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Discover Paradise from our Oceanfront "Treasure" with Dazzling Sea Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 83 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Swim, snorkel, dive, explore--or simply relax at 1 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse.

Our newly expanded and upgraded home in the beautiful west of Curaçao is ideal for those who define vacation as setting their own pace, doing what they want, when they want – and not a thing more!

Perched just 40' from the edge of the plateau, we enjoy our small, gated resort's most expansive oceanfront view – 220 degrees of unobstructed Caribbean waters teeming with fish, turtles and dolphins. The lanai is ideal for breakfasts and watching the iguana wake up on the rock wall, while the upstairs balcony opens the view even more. We eat dinner there most nights, nursing our wine as the sky goes from screaming orange and pink to a breathless darkness peppered with silver stars.

We live here a few months a year, so everything from furniture and mattress, widescreen TV and huge fridge, to cutlery and cushions, has been chosen for "home away from home" comfort. Pluses include a 42" flat-screen with Direct TV, DVD, dedicated wireless internet, new microwave, hot water in kitchen and showers, air conditioners & ceiling fans upstairs and down, and large wood balcony dining table. Linens, bath and pool towels are also provided. New wall-to-wall sliding glass doors, along with screened & louvered kitchen entry and side windows take full advantage of the constant trade winds that cool the West without compromising security.

Stairs cut into the coral provide direct access to the sea. A few strokes into the ever-warm water take snorkelers over or divers into a reef that entices adventurers from around the world. It's only a minute's stroll to the resort's salt-water pool, nestled among lush tropical plants – enough to be close, but far enough for peaceful privacy.

Imagine green and yellow parakeets streaking across the sky, the scent of fresh wahoo crisping on the grill and the tang of lionfish ceviche. Then at dusk with drink in hand, you catch the elusive, green flash at sunset. You'll come to say -- "It's just another day in Paradise."

It's all yours at Treasure by the Sea, Marazul Dive Resort 10B. Thanks for checking us out.

Guest Access

Everything at our townhome and in our community of owners and guests from around the world is designed to make your vacation perfect -- from our new, 2nd floor writer's nook where you can email friends descriptions of the fabulous view out your window...the sparkling pool with shady gazebo and sun chairs...the rustling palms and brilliant flowers dotting the grounds.

Interaction with Guests

To ensure you have a wonderful time and take advantage of all our home and the island have to offer, we'll provide a Welcome Booklet in advance with directions, suggestions, etc. Of course, we're available by email or phone most any time to answer your questions. We are also very lucky to have Rene, an exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely personable manager, on site who's always willing to help.

The Neighborhood

By design, 10B is away from the crowds, but we're not isolated. Five of the island's top 5 of 38 beaches are just minutes from our door (exquisite Playa Knip, one of our very favorites, is a beautiful 5-minute drive), as are restaurants that have been rated #1, #2 and #3 – unmatched Sol Food canted out over the hillside across the bay; Landhuis Misje, an epicurean wonder; and elegant but earthy Trio Pinotti. In addition to our world-famous 'Alice in Wonderland' reef, the West is home to two National Parks, including wild, wave-crashing Shete Boka and jungle-like Mt. Christoffel, where a roller-coaster drive takes you to landuis ruins, glorious views, fascinating flora and elusive fauna, and the trailhead leading to the summit of Curaçao's highest peak.

Getting Around

The entire island of Curaçao has so much to offer, you'll want to rent a car to get out and explore (we'll recommend the local agency we use 100% of the time -- it's the best). The West is just the beginning. Farther afield, there's the capital city of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a stunning array of brightly painted Old World-style buildings, the Queen Emma pontoon pedestrian bridge (affectionately known as the Old Lady) spanning St. Anna Bay and linking both sides of the town -- museums, restaurants, and the oldest synagogue in the New World. And don't miss the flamingos, ostriches, wind-surfing, casinos, incredible shopping, history and more -- because there truly is something for everyone!

Note: "The Navigator's Treasure" by D.C. Monahan is available at select locations on the island. You can also purchase the Kindle version on Amazon, and the paperback edition direct from Nubble Mt. Press.

More Details

David and Cheryl Monahan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, A very little bit of French and German.
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About David and Cheryl Monahan

We're a couple of writers (with two grown sons) whose passion for traveling began in college when we backpacked around Europe for months. After living in Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, we returned to one of the most beautiful places anywhere, our hometown of Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. Then we discovered the sunny Caribbean island of Curaçao, which has become our second home. We're avid hikers, bicyclists, scuba divers, skiers, and recently walked the Camino de Santiago. In addition to writing, we've run large college-recruiting showcases for lacrosse and field hockey players. We often work 'on the road' so we can continue to see new places and return to old favorites. In addition to English, we speak a bit of French, German and muy poco Spanish.

David and Cheryl Monahan purchased this townhome in 2015

Why David and Cheryl Monahan chose Sabana Westpunt

Marazaul 10B is the polar -- or should we say "tropical" -- opposite of our home at the foot of New Hampshire's White Mountains and Mt. Washington, the Northeast's highest peak. Much as we love to ski, we also love diving into Curaçao's unbelievably turquoise, 82-84° waters in the middle of winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David & Cheryl

We had a fantastic time in Curacao and at Treasure by the sea!

My girlfriend's sister's family stayed across the street at (a neighboring property) and there is just no comparison. The view is intoxicatingly beautiful at Marazul. The villa was great even without the view. Dropped your names to Sunshine at SOL food. She was preternaturally nice. Hit lots of beaches for sun and snorkeling. Swam with the turtles a couple times. We took the day trip to Klein Curacao. We purchased some art from Nina Sanchez's gallery. A great week indeed! We hope to be back another year but will definitely recommend your villa. Thanks again
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Sabana Westpunt

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Due to our strict cancellation policy we strongly advise that you purchase Vacation Rental Cancellation Protection.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Perfectly located on 1st floor. Great for storing gear.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private en suite on 2nd floor.
  • Both bathrooms have large walk-in showers with on-demand hot water. Divers and swimmers will especially appreciate the convenience of the 1st floor bathroom for stowing all their gear.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1st Floor LIving Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortably accommodates 1 extra adult.
    Master - 1 queen , Firm mattress with memory foam topper.
  • Newly expanded to nearly double original size, the large master bedroom situated on the 2nd floor of the townhouse now features a writer's nook and twice the window area to take advantage of the amazing panoramic sea views. A wall-to-wall sliding door opens onto the spacious balcony with additional dining table and chairs -- ideal for spectacular sunsets and romantic moonlight dinners.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 10B at Marazul. The owners provided lots of great information to help us settle in. The townhouse was exactly as advertised, no surprises! We enjoyed several beaches, and snorkelled almost every day. Made some new friends and loved Curaçao. All the residents get together at sunset to cheer the green flash over a glass of their favorite beverage. Turtles were great at the fishing dock and we saw dolphins feeding and playing our last night. We highly recommend this listing and hope to be back again next year. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Deb & Reid

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure when our guests have such a great stay they want to come back again. As Deb and Reid noted, a big part of 10B's charm, aside from our incredible location right on the Caribbean Sea, are the people who come together there, Marazul owners and guests alike. And what a send-off! Dolphins playing right out front -- we couldn't have scripted a more magical last night for you! It goes without saying that you were the best of guests. We look forward to having you back!
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Great location and exactly as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described and pictured! Loved the location and quaintness of the area. The condo had everything we needed including the ideal place for watching the sunsets on the porch or balcony off the bedroom. Loved this convenience!!

The "welcome packet" provided was especially helpful! Cheryl included everything you might need to know once you arrive in Curacao. This packet came in handy so many times!

Thanks for opening up your beautiful home. We truly enjoyed our time here!

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Voorhees, New Jersey

A Week In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

David & Cheryl's home is just as described and pictured. Clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Knowing that they live there part of the year is what swayed me. We have stayed at Marazul before, you really can't beat the location. Having an entry point right on property makes it even better. One day I snorkeled over to Playa Kalki and back, along the cliffs. So much to see, even saw a river of fish. Never saw anything like that before!

Excellent communication, they answer questions promptly. The welcome booklet is very thorough. I also recommend their book, I enjoyed it.

I highly recommend staying here, we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you were happy our little piece of Paradise lived up to your expectations. The location in a peaceful, picturesque fishing village at the end of the island is what attracted us there in the first place. And having the chance to share it with you and other like-minded guests makes it even more special. One of our favorite snorkeling routes is along the cliffs around the bay -- we see something different every time, but a river of fish! How incredibly exciting! We look forward to hosting you at 10B again.
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Peaceful and beautiful oceanfront location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a 10-day vacation at Marazul, townhouse 10B. I’d visited Westpunt as a snorkeler in 2006 and was excited to return as a scuba diver. Marazul met our requirements for a peaceful/beautiful/safe oceanfront property, near a reputable dive shop, with onsite sea access. 10B is at the quiet end of the resort and has a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and space to store clothes and gear. It is clean, well-equipped, and a good size for two. The louvered windows let the breeze pass through—we didn’t need the AC. It comes with a drying rack which we placed on the porch. With the wind, this arrangement dried things out quickly. The cleaning crew came once to mop floors and swap out bedding/towels.

I’d forgotten how hot and humid Curacao can be; we spent most of our time underwater or in the shade by the pool. We dove twice at Marazul and found the reef to be healthy and filled with our favorite tropical critters. Thank you to whomever planted the markers to help us find our way back. The steps and ladder leading into the water were easy to navigate, with solid railings. Though we’d planned to dive primarily from shore, we changed our minds after meeting the folks at Go West Diving. Their boat goes to the best sites along the northwest shore, and they’ll store your gear overnight in a locked, ventilated room. We also dove their house reef, Alice in Wonderland. We recommend a night dive there!

We ate breakfasts, most lunches, and one dinner at the townhouse. The owners supply plenty of dishes, utensils, pots/pans. The small, flat-surface cooktop took some getting used to, but we appreciated its easy cleanup. Regarding groceries, we stocked up initially at the Centrum near Willemstad and again in Barber. Barber has two grocery stores (we preferred the once closest to the village), and a pharmacy and gas station. For dinners, we liked Rancho El Sobrino (2-minute walk from 10B), Sol Food (open Fri-Sun), and Trio Penotti (reservations recommended).

We scouted out other accommodations in the area and think Marazul is the best choice. For a reasonable price you enjoy private ocean access, lovely grounds with quiet and social spaces, birds and iguanas, and a playful goat. It is also secure—unfortunately, there is petty crime on the island. The beach lots are patrolled, but even so, we saw a broken-into car at Playa Kalki (just don’t leave anything in your car, you’ll be fine).

Happy travels!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, noisy neighbours

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed most aspects of our stay in this northern part of Curacao. It is a quieter part of the island than the Willemstad region, with lots to see and do, and a relaxed pace to it all. Good range of restaurants, beaches and things to see.

The Marazul property generally is well located, maintained and secure. The unit we were in, 10B , was well equipped and maintained, clean and had a beautiful view of the ocean. It has been a very unusually wet couple of months (much needed after several years of drought), which transformed the island into a very much greener environment than usual, I gather. I has also brought lots of mosquitoes, which were a bit of an issue for everyone- local or visitor.

Our only issue with the stay was that a large group of young people had rented the unit next door, and kept very late hours. We gather there is supposed to be a 10:00pm noise restriction, but this was certainly not enforced, and there seemed to be no effective way of doing so. For people wanting to dive in the mornings, being kept up late by the neighbours put a damper on our week. This issue has nothing to do with the owners of 10B, but is something that the property management should be more active in addressing. If anything was done in response to our complaints, it had no effect on the behaviour of the night hawks. Something for the property managers to be aware of, I think.

Otherwise, a beautiful location, and one we would think of coming back to, for sure.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, We're so glad to hear you had a great time with the area and the townhouse itself. As for the loud neighbors, to our knowledge we've never had "party" kids on the resort. It's generally very peaceful and quiet. But this is certainly something we'll address with our board and our manager. Best, David and Cheryl
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Charming little townhouse in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from 9 days in Curacao where we stayed at David & Cheryl Monahan's little townhouse at Marazul Dive Center. For us it was the absolutely perfect space in the perfect location. The duplex itself is clean and uncluttered and feels much more spacious than it is. Breezy and bright and with a gorgeous view out over the water. The perfect home base from which to explore the northern and best part of the island away from the ungodly traffic of the Willemstad area in the South. (there are only a handful of main roads on the island and all of them are two lane so getting about can be tedious) And the diving and snorkeling in the northern part of the island is superb. But perhaps the best part of the rental experience was David and Cheryl themselves who couldn't have been more gracious, generous and helpful. They were always available and always looking to improve the townhouse in any way they could. Lovely people, lovely place, lovely island.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Murphy -- we're happy to hear you both enjoyed everything that drew us to our part of the island and Marazul itself -- your review should be very helpful to prospective guests. We're glad we were able to share our townhouse with you and would welcome you back any time.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hato International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Rancho El Sobrino
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Blue Bay
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Rancho El Sobrino
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Forti
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Sabana Westpunt

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$108.9

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us for discounted rates for two weeks or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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