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ON THE SEA! Couples only! Private-Natural-Tranquil-Exceptional and Exclusive

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Award winning private cottage directly on the sea! #1 rental on the island

After inquiring, please review your attached info materials for important tips!

Prices for the rest of the year have been dropped to 225USD/night when booking in June! No surprises! Check those reviews out!

Best sunsets and ON. THE. SEA. Private, natural and spectacular!

Check those reviews and videos out! Real-deal, unique seaside cottage with steps into the sea! It's all about being private and surrounded by nature. ON THE SEA!

Now available...The owner's well maintained SUV, kayaks, private massages, private chef, guided dives....full services to exceed expectations and go with unparalleled views!

Beachside, cliffside, private sunsets over the Caribbean 365 sets-a-year!

300 ft2 inside, 200 ft2 covered terrace and 250 ft2 open deck - all one level. Owner made stained-glass and art projects to set the stage.

This seaside rental comes with daily free entrance to global top-ten, Cas Abou beach when you also rent the cottage car! 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. 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!

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!

Included in rent:

24-7 help with anything at all!

Welcome bottle of bubbles!

Bath and beach towels

mid-visit quick clean with towel and linen changes

Beach cooler

Beach chairs

Beach matt

Normal water and electric use

NO SURPRISES, just the great service that our reviews and reputation are built on. We want you to have a great trip!

Professional service options include:

Use of cottage car

Private chef

Private massages

Private guides for land and sea adventures

Private sail charters

Private fishing charters

Easy payment with paypal.

***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!

More Details

Owner
Seaside Don
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

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 Curaçao

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Most folks use the outside shower-helps to water the plants!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2X2m bed with AC and en suite bath, sliding doors to terrace
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
2011 - 2016: Awarded - 'Excellent' and 'Top Vacation Rental' rating in Tripadvisor NOW AVAILABLE...The owners nicely used SUV for rent at 35USD/day-Perfect island car! ***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! Just ask! 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! Walk down the steps right to your privatehouse reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just for a beer and a float! This cottage is simply spectacular!

Reviews

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ON THE SEA! Couples only! Private-Natural-Tranquil-Exceptional and Exclusive
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from nine days at Casa Ba-ooo and wish we never left! The property was just perfect for two and the setting provided endless hours of pure relaxation; sunrise, sunset, star gazing, it is amazing at all times.

We started the day with coffee on the deck to take in the incredible view and listed to the waves wash up just underneath us. We spent our days at many of the amazing beaches that were all just a short drive away, and then would make our way back to the cottage in the mid-late afternoons to enjoy the sun setting right in front of us. We just could not get enough of that view!

Don and Angie were tremendous! From the time Angie met us at the airport to the time she brought us back, they were both so very helpful and accommodating. The information packet they provided was amazing; we used so many of their suggestions and found hidden gems we would otherwise never have found.

Wish we could have stayed longer and cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: NEW HAMPSHIRE Takes a Winter Break! Great to have you guys visit for a nice long stretch. It's always fun for us to see the island through the eyes of first time visitors! We like to think it's the best location on our island and we're glad you took advantage of the proximity to our local beaches. I know what you mean about coming back to our little cottage and enjoying those sunsets! We hope you are on track for a return visit so we can continue to show you a special, relaxation holiday and discover more of our hidden gems! Enjoy the seasons and hope to see you when those winds start blowing cold again! Seaside Don and the Team
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Harpswell
5

Creative, Delightful, and Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

The first thing you see is a mural of an orange and black oriole, a troupial. The next is the Caribbean, below you and spread out before you. Don't overlook the gecko mosaic made of shells on the wall by the door, though. We were so focused on the view of the sea that we almost missed the gecko. Hard to believe that, but the view absorbs you. All day the view absorbs you, and into the night. We had drop dead sunsets with green flashes, Venus and Mercury soon thereafter, and moonlight from a full moon reflecting as a beam on the ocean.

The cottage is well equipped such that you can cook just about anything. it's quiet, comfortable, and designed cleverly. The bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom are inside a retractable glass wall. (You can close the wall and windows for air conditioning. In a week, we did that only once.) The living room is outside the glass wall under a roof, with a wide arch that opens the Caribbean to you. Outboard of that is a deck. To the side is a set of stairs to the water--and magical snorkeling. Under the deck is another sitting area, hammock, and outdoor shower.

Don and Angie were gracious, thoughtful hosts. Don clued us in about a monthly local festival, one of the highlights of our visit. They were both hospitable, well-informed, and open about what to do, where to go, and their reflections on Curacao's culture and history. If we had needed anything, we would not have hesitated to ask either Don or Angie.

A few tips: take a lightweight long-sleeved shirt and pants to cover up. The sun can burn, even in the shade of the living area, when it reflects off the water. Also, take bug spray. We were happy to have it when the breeze died. Mosquito netting around the bed worked fine for sleeping with the cottage wide open. Finally, snorkeling: rash guards keep you from burning your back. Better yet, if you wear glasses, google on "prescription dive masks." You can get them inexpensively, and they make snorkeling unbelievably cool for people who have only before seen vague colored blobs.

Ba-ooo is charmingly trippy, quirky, creative. For a couple, it's perfect.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maine! Very nice to have you both at the cottage for your base of explorations! I certainly enjoyed our "field study" along the north shore. Great to have some experts help me understand the rocks and formations of our special island. Thanks for the time you took with that, real fun! Enjoy a quick end to winter up there and the birds of spring! Seaside Don
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Alberta, Canada
5

Quiet, natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Ba-ooo for a week after staying elsewhere on the island. It was paradise! So comfortable with all of the self-catering amenities we were looking for in a safe, pristine, natural environment. Don & Angie are so friendly and accommodating they made us feel right at home like old friends. Their Seaside Curacao team delivered everything as advertised and more! Highly recommend Lisa, private chef, so talented and friendly and Anouk and her colleague for a wonderfully relaxing couples massage right on your deck. Captain Manchi is an island historian with so much information to share! He will teach you the “traditional” hand-line fishing technique and you’ll enjoy his friendly company so much you won’t even mind if the fish aren’t biting,

Thanks to all of you for making our third visit to Curacao the best yet! See you all again next year,

Sincerely,

Gordon, Louanne and Maddy

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ohhh Caanadaa... Great to have you by the sea! Very nice that you really got yoru vibe going with the massages and chef service etc...That's the way to have a holiday! Really nice meeting you all and looking forward to seeing you again next February. There is no finer recommendation than folks booking their return while they're still enjoying the first round! Have a great year! Don and the Team
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5

LOCATION & SERVICE 5 STARS*****

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Casa-BA-OOO over the Christmas holiday and had an awesome vacation. The location of the cottage can't be beat as it overlooks the beautiful blue-turquoise waters of the Carribean ocean. Sunrise coffee on the deck, short drive to beaches for diving or exploring the island, breathtaking sunsets, and star studded night skies makes this the BEST location on the island. The pictures are accurate, but you have to experience a stay to appreciate the level of detail Don has put into the décor and furnishings. You will have everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully stocked for preparing meals, which we did a few days, but mostly we enjoyed the restaurant suggestions Don provided. All were spot on! We enjoyed dinner at Kome, el Lanternu, Trio Penotti,, Daniels, and De Buurouw.

Daily stops to Ricky's roadside stand for delicious, fresh fruit smoothies after a diving was a great way to refresh!

Which brings us to diving in Curacao. There are so many beaches that you can shore dive from, BUT one of the BEST reefs is right in front of the cottage! The steps down to the sea make (rent tanks from B-Diving at Casa-Abou) easy access to one of the nicest reefs on the island! Also check out, Playa Marie (at Coral Estates), Playa Kalki (Go West Diving), Kokomo Beach and Porto Mari. The outdoor shower under the deck was perfect for rinsing off dive equipment and refreshing after a dip in the ocean.

The service that Don and Angie provided was five star! From the time we made our reservation to the time we had to leave this magical location, they were there to answer any questions we had and provided all the information we needed during our stay.

We have visited other islands and always stay in cottages or villas and Casa-Ba-OOO is our favorite so far! We were having such a good time, we extended our stay and plan to return!

Joanne & Ray

Memphis, TN

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J&R! GREAT to have had a chance to chat it up with you both and hear about your 16 dives in front of the cottage and across the reefs of Banda Abou! We appreciate your enthusiasm and appreciation of the experience we try to create at the cottage and for our guests. Holidays are important and we want you to enjoy the things that are important...privacy, spectacular nature, exceptional service and relaxation all in an incredible setting! GREAT that you could extend your stay like that. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Don and the Team
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place. The view from the deck is amazing; it feels as if you are floating above the water. Don and Angie are terrific hosts who were available for anything we needed. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Don provided a great information packet that was an invaluable guide to hiking, eating, and beaches. And the beaches — fabulous! We went to a different beach everyday and they were all so wonderful. If you are looking for crystal clear blue water, great and easy snorkeling, peace and quiet away from crowds and resorts, this is your place!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Go Badgers! A great thing about those beaches is that you can enjoy a different one every day for a month! We enjoy having guests that appreciate the views from the cottage but also get out and explore, terrific! C'mon back for a nice long visit! Stay warm until then! Seaside Don
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5

Amazing Sunsets and Shooting Stars!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cas Ba-ooo for the last 4 nights of a 12 day stay on Curaçao. The Cottage was everything we hoped it would be, its artistic decor was very pleasing. The view from the kitchen window is amazing, like you're looking at a painting but its real! With pelicans flying by the deck, orioles singing to us, iguanas coming for a visit and being able to snorkel right off the steps to the ocean we felt close to nature. The highlight of this cottage began every night just before sunset. The sunsets and stargazing were spectacular!

Don and Angie were very down to earth and very informative for things to do in this area of the island. We really enjoyed this area and the beach next door Cas Aboa. Don suggested on our last day to go for lunch at Landhuis Daniel and we enjoyed it very much. Thankyou for a wonderful vacation and hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shooting Stars! Ba-ooo! Some folks actually plan their visits on big celestial events and we're glad you got a nice surprise with the Gemini meteor shower, terrific! I know what you mean about that kitchen widow, too! We love it when folks can really get their chill on and take advantage of all that nature has to offer at the cottage. In the last few weeks we saw whales and dolphins from the deck! C'mon back for another anniversary and stay a while! Enjoy a Merry Christmas and sharing the holidays with love and compassion! Don and the Team
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
E Lanternu etc...etc...
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Blue Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
E Lanternu etc...etc...
Car: necessary

***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 two seaside rentals on the entire island that comes with daily free entrance 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!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Curaçao

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season for 2
Apr 21 2018 - Jun 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$317
 
 
Summer Season for 2
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$343
 
 
Fall Season for 2
Sep 15 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$317
 
 
Winter Season for 2
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 19 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$343
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$317
 

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