When i was planning my vacation to curaçao, i was in a big doubt about the place of my stay, i wasn't decided if i wanted a place in downtown, to have all the places at hand, or if i would prefer to be away, so i can get more rest and peace. Furthermore, there wasn't a place that i could see as a best choice, cause each one had their positive and negative points. I was afraid for instance, to get a place in downtown and it smells bad due to the oil refinary (it proved to not be true anyway when i got to downtown, at least that week) and at the other hand, i didn't want to drive long distances every day to get to the tourist locations.
A friend of mine that was getting along insisted that dolphin heart house was worth, and as i was disappointed with all other places and liked a lot of the house, i decided to be there, even having to drive long distances every day... That later proved to be one of the best decision i've made in my life. We were getting the main house, it's meant to be for 6-8 people, but we were 3!
When we arrived at the street that the house was located, we passed by the house without noticing it, and we keep searching for it. My surprise was that the hostess of the house did notice us, and followed us by car, stoped and asked if we were the ones that would occupy the house. Lucky she was that attentive! Thanks to her we saved a good time!
So we were finally in the house, luckly again, the hostess knew to speak portuguese too (she lived in portugal), so she gave us a lot of details of the island. Our first impression of the house was that it was too big for only 3 people, in other words, we loved it! The neighborhood was quiet, the place was pleasant and well maintained.
In the morning, we've woke up and run directly towards to the balcony. That was an amazing view, we had the entire ocean in front of us! That was the reason why we rented the house, the reason we decided to be far away from everything, and i can assure you it was worth! That may be the best vision a person can get in the island, just in home.
That same day, we run down to that ocean to snorking and got to see a school of fishes (you can see it every day, it's wonderful). We've brought just one gear to snorking, but later on we've discovered the house had a trunk with a lot of useful things to snorking and relax on the water, do not miss it, it's located right in the gate you pass through to get to the ocean.
Thanks to the balcony having table and seats, we had our breakfast always there, so every morning was a funny event, cause besides the amazing beautiful view, there's birds singing and tagging along after our food, iguanas down there also waiting for our food, a amazing beautiful view and we got even to see dolphins once!
The house has a safe you can put your value things on, a good fridge that gives you broken ice by it's door, a regular stove and all the things you can possibly need to cook, plates, glasses, forks and knives, towels, a clothes line and even a hammock at the balcony. Beware of the kitchen, it has ants, but it do not bothers me. All the rooms had air conditioner (even though we thought it wasn't freezing that much). I felt like i was really in my place.
There's a good beach at foot distance and the ocean just in front of the house, everyelse you would like to get it's best to go by car, remember, the paradise is far away from almost everything. By the way, the owner has a car you can rent by a reasonable price, even though we rented ours at the airport.
If you want a advice, i highly recommend this place to you stay at, do not mind for the distance of the tourist points, you'll may prefer to stay at the dolphins heart house, it's a nice place!
My review is related to the "Main House" of Dolphin Heart House, i don't know how the studios are, but by the guests smile, i would give a try. I hope i could help you about your decision (give me a helpful vote if so =D), have a nice trip!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DolphinHeartHouse is a Unique OceanFront AccomodationExperience the peace and beauty of simply magical sunsets and impressive Caribbean night starry skies.Be enchanted by the waves and the sound of the Caribbean Sea in all her colorful beauty....and perhaps (the) Dolphins passing by. Dolphin Heart House is a free-standing house located directly Oceanfront at the Caribbean Sea Coast in the idyllic and authentic fishing village 'Lagun'.It's the perfect location for those seeking peace and rest (stillness) in a natural environment, far away from everyday hectic living. The Dolphin Heart house comprises of the Main House, suitable for six to seven persons and 2 studio's each suitable for 2 persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- DolphinHeart House Accomodations Curacao/Willemstad