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Amazing ocean front vacation rental with spectacular view.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 970 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique vacation rental with amazing views and spectacular sunsets!

FEATURES

Hidden Gem is an amazing vacation rental built on the volcanic cliff with magnificent ocean view and lots of privacy. The rental is part of a larger villa which will never be occupied while you stay here. Your privacy is guaranteed. Hidden Gem Curacao features 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, closet and private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be adjoined into a king size bed. There is a private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The kitchen and inside dining area are modern and fully equipped. There are several terraces and a patio overlooking the ocean. A private walking path takes you down to the ocean where you can swim and snorkel.

AMENITIES

Hidden Gem Curacao is equipped with high speed wireless internet. There is no TV or radio. The kitchen has all appliances needed for a home cooked meal such as with refrigerator, com-bi oven-micro wave and dishwasher. There is AC in the bedrooms. The private access to the Caribbean Sea is absolutely fabulous like the million stars you see above you at night. Truly an amazing Hidden Gem in Curacao.

LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS

Cas Abao is a breathtaking nature area located at the South West side 30 driving minute's away from Curacao International Airport and 40 car minutes from Willemstad. The nearest beaches are only a few car minutes away. Grocery store is in driving distance. Hidden Gem is located in the quiet and up-scale residential neighborhood Cas Abao. The beautiful Cas Abao beach is just a few minutes away.

RATES & CONDITIONS

When using the second bedroom there is a surcharge of US$ 30.00 per night.

More Details

Property Manager
Jolanda (Jo) van Gils
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • French doors opening onto the patio, closet and AC. There is a extra charge of US$ 30.00 per night using the second bedroom.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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Amazing ocean front vacation rental with spectacular view.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
5

Killer View

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen had all amenities that we needed. Used the outdoor grill multiple times. The bedroom is a little small, but it was fine for us, but the outdoor space/terrace was incredible. This apartment is all about the deck and view. We enjoyed the terrace so much, we had a hard time tearing ourselves away to explore other areas. We always made a point to be back “home” before the grand finale – the sunsets which were gorgeous from the deck.

If we had one minor complaint, it would be hot water in the shower. We try to conserve water by taking “boat showers”; rinse, turn water off, lather up, turn water on, etc. By the time we got hot water we were almost done showering and when it did warm up, it was fleeting. More of a nuisance than anything.

We chose this area as we wanted to be closer to snorkeling/beaches than town. Most of the places we visited were within 20 minutes or less from this property, whether it was different beaches, restaurants or grocery stores/mini marts. The Cas Abou area is very peaceful and quiet at night.

Jo was extremely wonderful to work with in securing this property and gave helpful advice on the island. Zita was delightful in checking us in/out of the property. They both were awesome.

We’re hoping to return.

Heidi & Jim

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location...

  • 3 of 5

We just returned from our 8-day stay at Hidden Gem. It's an amazing property with the most beautiful views that we saw on the island. The ladder to the water is great (although bring water shoes, since the ladder is metal, so its hot & slippery). Jolanda was very helpful via e-mail, before & during our stay.

The rental is small but we expected that. What we did not expect, was for only the 1 small bedroom to provide air conditioning, as it was extremely hot during our stay with minimal breezes through the few small slats in the windows for air to circulate.

The big thing we were bothered about is that the listing specifically said "AC in the bedrooms, kitchen & living area" (although this has been changed in the past 2 hours, since I wrote to the manager & told her we were disappointed that it was not "as advertised").

When we arrived after 13 hours of travel last Wednesday, 3/28, exhausted & sweating, the rental was completely closed up with no window slats opened, so we dripped through our 10 minute "check-in" with the property manager, who showed us the keys, the ladder to the ocean & the remote control for the air "conditioners". After she left, we realized the remote did not work on the kitchen air conditioner, so texted her & she responded "The kitchen unit does not work". We asked if it could be fixed & she responded "The owner says the unit will not be fixed during your stay".

We always rent homes with kitchens because after a LONG hot day on the beaches, we like to relax & make dinners at home sometimes, rather than going out for dinner 8 nights in a row. Sadly, there was no way we could do that at Hidden Gem because the kitchen was over 89 degrees at all times, even with the small window slats being open all day and night. We couldn't cook hot food & then eat in that hot of a space.

The outdoor area is large & lovely. Once the sun sets, you need the 2 stand up fans they provided, blowing right on you to keep you cool AND to keep the mosquitoes from biting.

So we spent most of our time outside on the porch with the fans on us.

We left our 2 rafts, a pair of water shoes & a snorkel mask for future renters.

This is definitely a FANTASTIC location on the island, but we're disappointed that we spent the extra money on this rental with its spacious full kitchen, since it was too hot to use it. For just the 2 of us, one of the many smaller, less expensive rentals would have been a better choice for us, with more than one cool room.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your feedback. Unfortunately the owner decided on using the trade winds to naturally cool down the property, except for the bedrooms which are equipped with AC. Doors can be opened to the kitchen/living area. It is common practice on the island since electricity is extremely expensive. Shutters and fans are in place and the property can be opened up. We are sorry to learn this was not sufficient for your needs and like to apologise for the inconvenience.
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5

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful views, excellent privacy, crystal clear water. A bit of a drive from Willemstad. On arrival we were disappointed that it was so hot inside, especially after a long flight and getting a rental car (a must) in the un-air conditioned airport. The air and fans should be turned on a bit before guests' arrival to relieve the heat. We were surprised, however, to find some welcoming snacks, juice, and even a bottle of wine! The outside area is amazing. There are several comfortable seating and eating areas on the expansive patio, which included lighting for evenings, and a fan for when there wasn't enough breeze. I loved watching all the birds right on the property, especially the hummingbirds. The swimming right off the property was great, once we got the nerve to go down the ladder. There is an outdoor shower when you climb out. Playa Cas Abou, Porto Mari, and Playa Kenepa are gorgeous beaches with some palapas, dive and snorkel shops, food and drinks, and beach chairs. They do charge entrance, and for chairs. The only other complaint is that we weren't aware the landscapers would come early (I think it was on Thursday), and be there for hours with loud blowers. Had we known, we would have planned an early excursion for that day. We would definitely recommend this beautiful rental.

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for the review and staying at Hidden Gem. I am sorry about the airport situation, unfortunately it is not in our hands. We have made arrangements with the gardeners. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to welcome you back in one of our properties in the future. TIP: Ocean Resort Blue Lagoon (listing 470023) Excellent for 2 persons!
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. The location is perfect to get anywhere you want to go on the island and feels very private. We also loved the beautiful view every day and how close it was to Playa Cas Abou, our favorite beach for snorkeling. The neighborhood is quiet, and very few cars pass by. I can't say enough about Jo and her team. Many thanks to Brigitte especially for picking us up at the airport at midnight to take us to the property when we were unable to get our rental car.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanks for staying at Hidden Gem! Great to have you! Tip for next trip: Ocean Resort Blue Lagoon (listing 470023) excellent for 2 persons!
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5

Great location, helpful management

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with roomy kitchen and 2 full baths. No living room but ample sitting area on covered back porch. Right on the water about 20 ft up on a cliff overlooking the the crystal clear Caribbean. Great for sunsets and access to water via steps and a ladder.

The management company was readily available and friendly. Kitchen was adequately stocked but could have used more paper goods and disposables.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hidden Gem and leaving a review. For clarification: The kitchen and living area are integrated, many outdoor terraces to enjoy meals or sunsets too. Love to welcome you again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Curacao International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cas Abao Beach
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Blue Bay Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cas Abao
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cas Abao Beach
Car: necessary

Direct access to the ocean via private stairs.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Curaçao

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 6 2019
10 night minimum stay
C$379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$530.81
Cleaning fee C$121.33 + Tax

USD 350.00 cash security deposit is due upon check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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