Well-appointed villa on the corner of a coral cliff at Playa Lagún, overlooking the cove with 270-degree ocean view. Breezy & private palapa with wet bar and grill for outdoor living. Quiet retreat or knowledgeable local manager provides beach café, dive shop, bar, restaurant, easy car rental & transfers. Spacious!
The sunsets from this balcony are among the most beautiful you will ever see. With a changing sea- and skyscape in almost every direction, each evening seems to try to out-do the prior.
The space sleeps four more than comfortably:
Upstairs, you'll find one king bed, a private bath with open shower & separate tub with jets, walk-in closet, and a giant balcony with sun beds, a billiard table, and a hammock.
Downstairs, there is a guest room with two twins, convertible to king, a bath with shower and open kitchen/dining/living room.
BUT! This is Curaçao! It is 70-85 F year-round, so why be inside?
Outside is an even larger balcony with dining set and comfy sofas, and below are a chatting nook with a small palapa and teak chairs, a large patio under a huge palapa with a dining set, sofa and chairs, night lighting, a wet bar with double sink, a grill, and an extra refrigerator, and storage for more lounge chairs and extra sundries.
BUT! This is Lagún! The water is clear-to-the-bottom, warm and almost always calm, so why be on land?
A small gate leads to an outdoor shower, and a large gate to a set of stairs leading down the ocean side of the cliff to a lounge area. Below that is a platform FOR THE ADVENTUROUS. If you are traveling with children, please keep the gate to these stairs locked at all times.
The water is deep and clear. Leap if you dare (and at your own risk, of course). Note that the sea has washed out every ladder ever built there, so, while there is a way back up, it is a long reach over sharp rocks. The best plan is to wear swim shoes or shove a pair of flip flops into your swimsuit (who will see?), then swim or snorkel at your leisure to the beach. There, buy a fish, right out of the water, from the local fishermen, head up the stairs through the beach café (maybe check out the drink of the day), rinse off the salt & jump in the resort's pool, and then head home in time for sunset.
You will have full access to the house, except for a locked utility closet, and fenced areas outside are for your exclusive use.
(Side note: There is an "ancient easement" for fishermen to walk to the edges of the cliffs to sight schools of fish. Twice in ten years we encountered someone who stretched that easement to swim to the platform and fish with a pole. We find it's easier to handle this with grace and a friendly wave. If you are concerned, simply keep the gate at the top of the stairs locked.)
Shared facilities are secure parking, the pool and palapa, and the walkways between and around buildings. We have an easement to pass in front of the Bahia Inn and use the stairs to walk down to the beach. The café has grown across this area, but don't be shy about passing through at any hour--everybody is cool with it.
Because Ben, Peter & Thea over at Bahia will handle check-in, etc., they can hook you up with a first-rate dive shop on-site, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, local attractions, rental cars, airport transfers, and even pre-stock your fridge with a few essentials if you are arriving late. None of their services are included through us, of course, and you are not required to use them. We will be happy to point you in the right direction or help set something up. Let us know what you need!
We will be available by phone and email.
We will not be in the house, and probably not in Curaçao, during your stay, and so have arranged for a local in-person manager to look after your daily needs.
If anything at all needs our attention, do not hesitate to be in touch!
Ian and I (Mark) have three boys and own and manage a resort on the beach with fifty rooms and four beautiful rental homes in the heart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I have been in the hotel business all my life while Ian is a veteran and now lawyer by trade. The Corsair & Cross Rip Oceanfront has been with us for three decades and is now our life and joy (excluding the kids of course) to get out of bed every morning. When traveling we occasionally fall in love with a destination. Curacao was one of those occasions that we bought a vacation home to live in and rent. We actually bought one two bedroom home, one studio and one one bedroom townhouse over the course of eight years.
Lagoon Ocean Resort in Lagun is where we call home.