Award winning private cottage directly on the sea! #1 rental on the island
About Seaside Don
International teacher, volunteer and small entrepreneur for almost 20 years...After 9 years in China I decided I wanted to see a real sunset again and moved to Curacao to teach history and philosophy. Started diving again and fell in love with the island, bought a property and built a little cottage for the first time in my life. It's been a special journey and I like to share it. Introducing people to Curacao and, specifically, to Banda Abou is a very fun part of my life. This is a special place with an incredible unspoiled natural vibration that you wake up to and when the moon is right or the breeze hits you properly it can make for a magical, magical experience!
Seaside Don purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Seaside Don chose Bisento
It's simply one of the most incredible spots I've ever seen. It's been a lot of work and a lot more to come but it's decidedly a labor of love and intention.
What makes this Cottage unique
Under-the-radar beauty and a place dedicated to grounding and loving.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
All Ac and fans must be off when not in use, thanks for thinking green!
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100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We really felt special and privileged to enjoy casa ba-oo for the week.!!!! Wonderful colors, water, food....totally loved our vacation in Curacao.
Glad you enjoyed your stay on the sea! Plenty of places for fresh fish! .Playa Piskado and Lagun are the nearby ones...Glad you enjoyed the snorkeling and exploring. Next time you can enjoy some chef service! Solar lights are up and running for the walkway, I had them ready to put in! Enjoy a great 2020! Seaside Team
Wouldn’t stay anywhere else!
My husband and I had an amazing time staying here and would return for another vacation.
The location is wonderful being pretty center to the island so nothing is too far away. We were able to drive to the north and south ends within a reasonable amount of time even during heavy traffic times.
We snorkeled pretty much the entire East side of the island and the Cas Abou area was in our top two. Lots of coral and different species of fish. Pay attention to when the tides are rougher to plan your swim.
The birds put us in routine by the second day. Make sure you put sugar out on the rocks on the porch rail. You will get to see some very beautiful and not shy tropical birds. Some get close enough to eat from your breakfast plate.
Every evening we watched the sun go down while having a cocktail and waited for the “green flash.” We never got to see it but that just gives us more reason to go back.
We made several meals and everything we needed in the kitchen was handy. I only wish there was a larger coffee maker.
Bed was comfortable and good size. Bathroom was adequate, I just wish it has a thick rubber mat since the bathroom floor and shower floor are the same.
All and all I think we found “our place” to stay every time we visit the island and we are actually planning to bring a group of friends with us to rent some of the other houses Don & Angie have.
A BIG thank you to Don and Angie for being so hospitable! You made our time there more enjoyable and less stressful!
Thanks for the review, we appreciate it! Part of taking care of our guests is keeping a larger coffee maker in our storage area, just ask! We like to take care of things and after almost 10 years renting the cottage we try to be as prepared as possible for any requests and try to anticipate a lot. Our info package can seem like a lot but it helps folks understand our services and area of the island so they can hit the ground running. You might want to try our chef service or couple's massage next time! With larger groups some folks rent the cottage spaces for 2 and 3 couples. Everybody has their own space but easy access to getting together. Can't be beat!! Enjoy a terrific 2020! Seaside Team
I was just perfect. Exactly they way I pictured it. His descriptions are very accurate.
Anytime we needed the owner or our concierge they were only an email away. Always able to help. We enjoyed this property immensely! The property was clean, we ate in almost every meal, and all the utensils we needed were in the cottage. The snorkeling right in front of the cottage was probably some of the best we saw anywhere on the island. I would definitely return to this property over and over again. Perfect 25 anniversary.
Great to share the seaside with you both for your anniversary! We really want people to feel at home and relaxed and are always happy to help with questions, guidance etc...Enjoy a Merry Christmas and a great start to the new year! Seaside Curacao Don
Two tickets to paradise
Casa Ba-ooo is an awesome little cottage in a breathtaking location! The pictures and description of the property are all accurate, but you need to experience this place for yourself to let your senses feel all the things that a photo can't convey: the constant, soothing sound of ocean waves, the warm, salty breeze, the inviting crystal blue water, and the magnificent, unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean. This was the perfect combination for melting away stress and really hit the "reset" button for us!
Don and Angie are friendly, knowledgeable, conscientious, and communicative hosts who made sure we were well cared-for during our stay. This was especially important to us since this was our first visit to the island.
If natural beauty, relaxation, and rejuvenation are your top priorities for your next vacation, then look no further!!
We LOVE welcoming new friends to the island for the first time! Bonbini! Glad you could stay a while and we look forward to seeing you back by the sea and continuing your explorations of dushi Curacao! We appreciated your attitude with that surprise rain event and will be sure to order up some more spectacular sunsets! Seaside Don and Team - GoPats!
Don and the property was amazing! Great snorkeling right out the door of the cottage.
Thanks, Luci! Glad you had fun for the short stay! Now you know where to come back for a longer time! I hope you had a chance to check out the other 2 cottages....Casa Ba-ooo remains a favorite! Can't beat the snorkeling in front of all of them but those blue-blue views at Ba-ooo, spectacular! Enjoy the summer and hopefully see you both again! Seaside Don
Perfect Beautiful Cottage for divers/snorklers. Amazing view and great location.
This was my reaction when we first got to the deck on the cottage. The view is amazing. The water is beautiful blue. This cute cottage was perfect for our romantic diving get-away. One of my favorite dives was right off the cottage! We woke up, sipped our coffee admiring the view, walked down the steps, geared up in the water and dove right off the cottage for a great morning dive! You can also snorkel to the right, left or in front of the cottage. We snorkeled to Cas Abou Beach one afternoon, stopped for a cocktail, laid on the beach and snorkeled back. The water is so refreshing and warm (82 F)! Another day we snorkeled to the right and saw a turtle!
The location was perfect for us. It was halfway up the island, so perfect distance between north and town. Took only 20 minutes driving to the northern dive sites and restaurants/bars. Took only 20-25 to Willemstad and the bars/restaurants down there. Only 15 min to Porto Marie Beach. We were able to explore the island, enjoy the dive sites, restaurants and bars without feeling we were in the car too long.
We grilled on the deck one night and enjoyed many beautiful sunsets. And the stars!! We were lucky to be there during a meteor shower and one night I saw over 11 shooting stars! Was amazing.
The welcome package Don and Angie provide has LOADS of great information and recommendations throughout the island. We were able to visit some, but not all. Gives us all the reason to come back! Don and Angie were fantastic. Don is a great host with a lot of knowledge of the island. Both super nice, accommodating and friendly. We are so happy to have booked this perfect place and meet these people. This was truly a first class, 5 star location, property and people.
Chicago! We sure do love having divers down here! (Doing a nice upgrade this week with a rinse tank and drying line) Everybody loves the snorkeling but I fell in love with the spot due to the diving and we appreciated other adventurers that enjoy going deep! That topography is something special...Real glad that you had a fun balance of exploring away from the cottage and enjoy the cottage itself. We want it to feel like a second home....Great that we could share some conversation and travel stories, very fun for me to connect to "back home" with a cold beer and splashes. Welcome back for more adventure and chill-down-time! Bonbini! Seaside Don
***if you see your dates are already booked...Please send an inquiry! There is one other cottage like this available but also booking fast!*** if that one is booked then there is also a seaside villa available for larger parties! Just ask!
Beachside, cliffside, private sunsets over the caribbean 365 sets-a-year!
This is one of only four seaside rentals on the entire island that comes within snorkeling distance to global top ten, cas abou beach! It's right around the corner! And, we've got 2 nice beach chairs, beach matt and a cooler so you don't have to rent those either!
Absolutely unique on the entire island! Seaside, cliff-high, efficient cottage perfect for a single or a couple wanting to enjoy raw nature in privacy. Newly built with glass fronted-wooden deck, shaded terrace with day bed, patio/hammock by the sea and native gardens. Full a/c when the breeze isn't blowing, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, counter top oven, fridge/freezer... And gas grill!
Feel the trade winds, listen to the sea and enjoy being part of one of the best, and private, natural settings on the island! Walk down the steps right to your private house reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just for a beer and a float! This healthy reef has amazing biodiversity and includes manta rays, spotted eagle rays (watch for them in the mornings!) and the occasional dolphin pod!
This cottage is simply spectacular! It's all about getting back to nature. Sunrise walks with flamingos, parrots, pelicans and trupials... Get rid of your tan lines in privacy...Swim/snorkel/dive/kayak explore beaches and back roads during the day...Meals outside in the breeze, world class sunsets and at night...Enjoy unbelievable moonscapes and watch constellations cross the sky! Unbelievable!
For your morning swim, snorkel, kayak or dive just head down the steps and there you are! Private beach borders one side of property, another isolated beach just a short swim (or 60 second walk) the other direction and world class cas abou beach for those who enjoy a longer swim (or 60 second car drive). Enjoy your coffee in the breeze as the pelicans pass by. Watch the dolphins from the deck or hammock! This cottage is pure r&r;! (stay connected with fast wireless and skype your friends at sunset! No tv!)
We just added a docking station to the media zone so don't forget your tunes! Bose bluetooth speakers!
Private outdoor shower with shaded area for the massage service over the sea!... Ba-ooo!
The cas abou community is private, gated, natural, tranquil and quiet. Centrally located between downtown (25 minutes) and westpunt (25 minutes) cas abou is the best of both worlds and perfectly located for your island get-away.
6 restaurants/beach snack shacks and shopping within 10 minutes!
300 ft2 inside, 200 ft2 covered terrace and 250 ft2 open deck - all one level
Easy payment with paypal or you can send a check to my address in the usa or a bank wire to curacao...As you like.
***with don and seaside curacao you can expect the absolute best in professional, clear and timely communication with every attention to ensuring an exceptional holiday! We really appreciate the excellent reviews of our cottage, thanks! Our job is to make sure you have a great holiday!