Our Spanish-style beach house offers year-round access to a semi-private beach (just steps away!), as well as relaxed accommodations for couples, small groups, or families … and their pets, too! This summer we updated the place with fresh paint and linens, fun accents, new lounge furniture, plus many functional improvements -- including space to sleep one more guest (up from 6 to 7). Villa Barranca, in the unspoiled Westpunt, is still the best bargain in Curacao :)
The bedrooms are large and private, each with its own air conditioner AND fan. All beds include a brand-new gel memory foam mattress topper. All linens are 100% cotton.
The master bedroom (called the Bird room because of the print on the linens), with a king-sized bed, has a view of the ocean. Bedroom #2 (Palm room) contains two twin beds which have been pushed together to form a king-sized bed. (They are attached simply with a hook behind the headboard and can be easily separated into two.) Bedroom #3 (Fish room) can accommodate 1-3 people.
The large open kitchen opens directly onto the open-air terrace, where numerous guests can dine or lounge. There is dishwasher as well as a washing machine.
There is also a small balcony off the master bedroom (Birds) where two can sip wine or coffee away from the rest of the group.
Finally, there is a sun deck beside the carport where guests can set up lounge chairs and tan while overlooking the ocean.
*** Please note: we installed a new outdoor staircase this year that leads directly down to the beach!
This is a private home - all areas of the house are accessible only to the group in residence. The beach is secluded - only visitors to our guest house, as well as neighbors and a few others, spend time there during the week. On the weekend it is more crowded (mostly with local families, rather than tourists).
The guest house is fully-furnished and supplied with all necessities (towels, bed linens, plates and glasses, etc.). If we are in town we will gladly help you get settled upon your arrival. If we're out of town, our property manager, Dirk, will be available. He and his wife, Inge, are knowledgable about the property and region, and can assist you in any way you need. Please don't hesitate to ask!
Electricity is expensive on the island. Each bedroom will be allotted ample AC for evening use. If air conditioning is used in excess, guests will be charged the going rate at the end of their stay.
Each bathroom has a newly-installed hot water heater in the shower. Please ask us or Dirk/Inge for a demonstration on how to activate the hot water.
- We request that guests smoke on the terrace only. We do not allow drugs on the premises.
All four adults in our household have teaching or writing interests/careers. One was born in a foreign country and speaks fluent French, and two have traveled widely. We hope that opening our guest apartment as Air B & B hosts will provide a positive international experience for our guests. Guests of all ages are welcome in our home.