Ratings based on 10 verified reviews

4.6 out of 5
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4 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Breathtaking views and awesome snorkeling

Posted 12-Oct-2018 on HomeAway
The owners were so gracious and helpful and we had an informative property manager just a couple houses away. The house was quite functional for our family with a wonderful pool. Just off the back was some of the best reefs that we snorkeled. Tons of colorful fish, moray eels and even an octopus were present in our explorations. Just up the road (about 20 mins) was some fisherman who sold the catch of their day; very fresh!
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

This home exceeded all expectations! From the first day it felt like home.

Posted 24-Sep-2018 on HomeAway
Everything about this home was amazing. The view is unbelievable and it made us all want this stay in the pool all day. To be honest we were not 100 percent comfortable on our first trip to the house as it is off the beaten path. The ride is well worth it! We would definitely stay here again!
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Beautiful property and very enjoyable vacation.

Posted 19-Aug-2018 on HomeAway
When you go on vacation and can forget work it is perfect! The villa was wonderful. We went off and enjoyed Curacao each day and loved coming home to enjoy cocktails at the pool, listening to the waves and the wonderful breeze. My husband and daughters loved the scuba diving and we all enjoyed the Blue Room and snorkeling. We enjoyed Shete Boka, and Hato Caves. We had a very enjoyable day in Willemstad and fun day at Klein Curacao. Great vacation, beautiful villa, great owner, and very helpful property managers.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Awesome Views

Posted 10-Jul-2018 on HomeAway
Location was perfect -- it was very hard to find a reason to leave the house. The view from the pool was amazing, and the house very comfortable. Close to beautiful beaches and snorkeling.
2 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Great location yet with issues

Posted 07-Oct-2017 on HomeAway
We loved the location but we went there as divers and this location is not a shore dive. The shore was steep rocks with very rough waves that would prevent a sane person from diving here. The house was nice yet there was a strong septic odor on one side. I think there may be an issue with the septic tank. The local manager was fabulous. Due to a blizzard at home we had to stay three extra days and he and his wife we very accommodating. This was our first time on Curacao and we were there to see if it was a place we would want to own a house. In the end we decided we preferred Bonaire and have bought a house there due to better diving and a slower pace.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Fantastic getaway!

Posted 13-Feb-2017 on HomeAway
The place was perfectly away from the busyness of town to allow for relaxing comfort. We were conveniently close to numerous beaches and just a quick drive to the national parks. Dirk and Inge were fabulous hosts and live close by if we needed anything at all. Highly recommend this rental! The description was spot on, with magnificent views and all the comforts of home!
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Fabulous Christmas Family Vacation

Posted 31-Dec-2016 on HomeAway
Wow! We have been coming to the Caribbean for about 40 years at Christmastime, have stayed about "all over" the islands, and found nothing better than what we had here on Curacao, The villa, with the separate fourth bedroom and bath, was a delight. Two "living room" spaces, so plenty of room for all or our 8 family members - three generations, ages from 4 to 79. Right on the ocean coral cliff, with the surf gently washing its base. I got into the water from the house. Need the sea to be relatively quiet, but using the locked path (keys come with the villa rental - the path is next to the yellow wall next door), going down to the water (about 50 feet or so) is quite safe. Getting in and out is not hard if the surf is not running. Most of the time getting in and out is ok. I'm the 79 year old. Carefully check the current. The house was well equipped - kitchen completely furnished, and beach towels were in abundance. About everything worked, though the house is older, and not everything is perfect. But the a/c units were splendid, the ceiling fans worked well, the stove is fine, as is the fridge and the microwave. The outdoor gas grill worked too. The clothes washer and dryer worked well, and the blender got a workout making smoothies. Dirk and Inge were here when we arrived to show us the details, and were always "on hand" at their house nearby to either fix or explain. They keep the villa spotless. The kids scuba dived every day twice from the car at sites nearby. About the best dive site they visited was the one right out in front, using the red gate next to the yellow walled house next door. The three beaches off San Juan were the best dives. There is a 8 NAF fee (for the car and everyone inside it, not individually) to use the beaches each day. The reefs are alive and beautiful - green morays (huge), spotted eagle rays and lots of lionfish, some huge too. The villa is remote from built up areas, in a dead end cut de sac of about 15 houses, most of which were not being used while we were here. What's left of a hotel is about a quarter mile away (you pass through it coming and going to the house). Abandoned several years ago. There's a protected beach there with no chairs, but safe shallow swimming in the ocean. The road to the villa from the main road (Soto) is bumpy, but quite manageable, with several "sleeping policemen" to slow down for. All in all just a delightful Christmas for our family. We're coming back next Christmastime.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Stunning oceanfront view

Posted 15-Dec-2016 on HomeAway
Great house for a large family, and a perfect place to relax
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Wonderful Week

Posted 22-Nov-2016 on HomeAway
If you're looking for a beautiful rental home in a quiet area of the island then Coral Reef Villa is a great choice. We found the house to be better than pictured and was one of the cleaner and better furnished homes that we've had the pleasure of renting. Dirk and Inge were wonderful hosts and having them live just a few houses away was an added benefit. The house sits on a cliff in a small neighborhood overlooking the ocean and provides unbelievable views and snorkeling that was much better than expected. In fact after initially planning on visiting as many different beaches as possible during our vacation we found ourselves preferring to just stay at the house to enjoy the pool and tremendous snorkeling right in front. We had daily visits from parrots and looked forward to seeing the neighborhood cats that we wanted to bring home with us. You will definitely need a car if you rent the Coral Reef Villa and should plan on stocking up on groceries when your flight arrives. Everything is a bit of a drive from this location but we found the peace and quiet to be well worth the longer drives. While exploring the island we found St. Christoffel Mountain to be a challenging climb and really enjoyed Shete Boka National Park, swimming with the turtles at Playa Piscado and the many sights in Willemstad. While most nights we went out for dinner we also cooked in and found the kitchen to be more than adequate for our needs. We will definitely be back to Curacao and I can't imagine us even considering a different home or location on the island.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Schönes Haus in toller Lage!

Posted 16-Oct-2017 on HomeAway
Wunderschöner Blick auf das Meer. Wir haben sogar Delfine vorbeiziehen sehen. Unsere z. Teil erwachsenen Kinder haben sich im Pool mit dem fantastischen Ausblick vergnügt. Schönes Schnorchelgebiet direkt vor dem Haus. Ganz herzliche und hilfreiche Betreuung durch Dirk und Inge, die uns sogar noch einen tollen Grill organisierten.Vielen Dank für alles noch einmal! Schönes Haus , leider öfter Stromausfall. Dies war der einzige Wermutstropfen!