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Villa Hammaka is a private house right on Curacao’s Spanish Water bay, with breathtaking views of the beautiful landscape and sunset skies right from your private beach and pier. After leisurely waking up, you can enjoy the morning breeze while having breakfast on the porch or under the pergola by the beach. When you are ready, grab some snorkel gear and search for the hidden "treasures" around the pier. Afterwards, you can catch up on your reading while relaxing in one of our hammocks. If you want to be more adventurous, you can take a car to experience the many attractions Curaçao has to offer. Be sure to get back to the house in time to pour your favorite drink, put your toes in the sand and capture the breathtaking sky at sunset.

Can you picture yourself here? We can accommodate you! The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and can sleep a total of 6 people. All of the furniture is teak and the linens are high quality, with 400 thread count sheets. This is our private beach house that we are sharing with you, so we only provide what we would want for ourselves!

If you would like, we can pick you up at the airport and can hit the grocery store on the way to the house to ensure you are fully stocked. If you would like a car to explore the island, we can help you rent one for a fair price, and we will supply you with a map and a list of the "must see" spots on the island! We do recommend that you rent a car to get around if you would like to leave the house to replenish supplies or even just to see the local area.

To give you an idea of distances, the closest grocery store is around 5-10 minutes away by car. The closest restaurant is the Boathouse restaurant, which is just up the street within walking distance. The Jan Thiel beach area, which has four restaurants, from casual to upscale, as well as beach bars and shopping, is around 5-10 minutes away by car. The downtown "Punda" area, where the historic "handelskade" is located, is around a 15 minute drive from the house. You will find shopping, restaurants, bars and the cinemas there as well. The Santa Barbara resort, where you will find golf, tennis and restaurants, is also around 15 minutes away in the other direction. So, you are basically within a 10 to 15 minute drive of most everywhere you’d like to go!

We were so lucky to have found Heather and Villa Hammaka for our weeklong stay on Curacao. We loved the privacy of this beautiful property, and enjoyed beginning and ending each day relaxing in the hammocks overlooking the bay. Heather met us at the property when we arrived and showed us the fully stocked closet with bath and beach towels, chairs, fishing equipment and more. She told us about the closest grocery stores and restaurants – we took her recommendation to visit a new gelato place up the street and ended up going 3 times during our 5 night stay! AC in the main bedroom made sleeping very comfortable, and we loved the big shower head. Heather was very helpful when we had an issue with the security system and the water going out, due to construction next door – we never felt bothered by the construction, no early morning or late night interruptions! It was wonderful after spending a day in Willemstad or at the beaches on the west side to come "home" and relax in a hammock with a glass of wine. We truly feel regenerated after our trip to Curacao, and have Heather and Villa Hammaka to thank!

We stayed at Villa Hammaka for the first part of our 12 day vacation on Curaçao. We also stayed on west side of island which is quieter but would recommend staying on both sides of island, we would do the same thing again. You can see the sunrise really well on villa Hammaka side, no sunrise views on west side. Partial view of sunsets at Villa Hammaka beautiful pink skies, full on view of sunsets on west side.

The villa was very well stocked with plenty of towels and everything you need in the kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and really nice shower too, there was another bedroom but we didn’t use it as it was only the 2 of us. We enjoyed grilling some steaks and burgers on the charcoal grill out on the deck. We enjoyed a day of swimming off the dock and laying on the floatie tied to the dock. In the mornings we would get up before sunrise and sit and watch the sun come up with our coffee and enjoyed the breezes and the sailboats. Close to nice beaches, restaurants, grocery stores and Willemstad to enjoy the city. At the end of the day it was nice to come and enjoy the breezes and lay in the hammock. Heather was lovely and very informative and always available for any questions we had. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to be back.

The house is located on a *secluded* lot on the Spanish Waters inlet, a place where boats & catamarans (flying flags of a variety of countries) come for safe harbor. There is also a nearby marina with sea kayaks, kite-surfing & SUPs (stand-up paddleboards) available to rent and a variety of activity on the water to entertain. Several points of interest nearby: the historical fort, shopping, restaurants, public parks & beaches and other activities. (We were there for scuba diving and found a couple of dive shops close by.)

Your safety is a chief concern of the home owners, providing its occupants a real sense of security. The house is behind a remote-controlled gated entry and has lines-of-sight beams surrounding the perimeter as well as the house itself, to be secured each night before retiring. And, the security company may stop by if something is disrupting the beams (such a long towel blowing on the clothesline).

The interior of the house is spacious without taking up a lot of real estate— a very efficient layout. 2 bedrooms, each with a king bed (ideal for a traveling couples) and private bath; and, a nicely equipped kitchen/living area. In addition, there are several outdoor spaces to be enjoyed—a large covered area w/ large dining table, a smaller table under the pergola right by the water, and yet more seating out at the end of the dock. We also appreciated the outdoor shower for rinsing off scuba/snorkel gear after use.

Heather de Paulo was responsive to our Qs related to the house & tourist attractions—before & after arrival; and had some basic groceries waiting for us in the refrigerator since we were arriving very late. She also provided airport shuttles, since the house may be challenging to find for island first-timers. Don’t overlook the vehicle (Toyota RAV-4) that is offered—it was clean and can get around anywhere your touring may take you. It was a huge bonus to have waiting for us at the house and not have to deal with one more thing at the end of our long travel day getting to Curaçao.