Our 3 week stay at Surrender was amazing. While the initial drive to the property may feel a tad bit on the sketchy side, the home is well appointed, immaculate and beautiful! Safety was never of concern to us as the property is in a secure area and well lite. Much attention to detail was paid in the construction of this home from placement away from winds to fixtures and upkeep.
I have rented home in many other places with far less communication, etc. and these folks went out of their way to make sure our stay worked and worked well! We had some special requests and questions - all of which were answered in a timely way with good information.
The area surrounding the home (Westpunt) is remote from town, but we knew that going into this and that is what we were looking for. There is near zero light pollution near the home and the stars are night rival any planetarium experience I have ever seen. The ability to dive from a manicured cliff right into the ocean and snorkel or scuba dive made the experience even better.
While staying here we swam with sea turtles, made trips into Willemstad and many other areas of the island and experiences the Christofel park area, Shete Boka, etc. We also took a day trip from the airport to Aruba for lunch one day. We spent a good deal of time cooking in the gourmet kitchen which is well appointed and lacking almost nothing.
The house manager, Hynrich, is an amazing man and an asset to the owners of this property. He (as we did also) treated the home a though it was his own. No stone was unturned and the property is in perfect condition. Even an air conditioning unit that didn't work was replaced within 2 days of our being there. That may not sound like much - but you need to remember that we were on island time here and things don't always happen quickly! Hynrich gave us some great
recommendations of things to do, places to go, restaurants, etc.
The pool was beautiful, warm and well maintained.
Bring nothing for the home, it's all there already. Nice sheets, towels, beach towels, etc. Just remember plenty of sun screen and have a good time!
The sunsets speak for themselves and are impossible to miss!
I can’t rave enough about this beautiful vacation home. It truly feels like home from the minute you step in. The outdoor space is magnificent and there’s absolutely no reason for you to leave. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen wonderful for cooking and the indoor space perfect for family. Probably the vacation home I have ever stayed in. Truly a place to relax and recharge. We can’t wait to go back
Great Villa that ticks all the boxes for a great vacation!
Villa lives up to all the write ups and even more.
Spacious, appointed well, great pool and private as can be.
There were just two of us and the place seemed like a palace on the cliffs of Curacao. Would be great for big families or groups. It was a great stay and all the help from support staff was great!
My extended family and I were on a mission to enjoy life with the mantra, "life should be memories and not dreams", and our expectations were definitively met with our recent July 2016 stay at Surrender Villa located in Westpunt-Sabana, Curacao. I have visited Curacao 4 times prior to this stay and certainly enjoyed my stay in the Willemstad area. Having traversed to the Western part of Curacao from Willemstad to explore the many beautiful cove-like beaches, I decided to look for a rental on that part of the island. Surrender Villa is as "west" as you can get with a flag and marker denoting the property by the Curacao government as being just that!
The property is located within a gated community and accessed via the Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Resort located near Playa Kalki. We were met by the local property manager who cordially welcomed us and amply introduced us to the Villa. We were a group of nine, and it comfortably accommodated all of us. We did not feel on top of each other with 4 bedrooms, three full baths, and a large family entertainment room that served as a sleeping area for my younger nieces with two pull out bed.
Surrender Villa is so tastefully designed with a fully modern kitchen and open floor plan. However the real 'star' of the Villa is the large Mediterranean outside pool area, where I think we spent more time outside than inside. The large infinity pool was paradise looking over the blue waters of the Caribbean, and being due West, sunsets were spectacular. Being from Philadelphia, I also enjoy nighttime outside forgetting how many stars are in the sky as we were certainly free from night light pollution.
The property owner Janet, was so very helpful during the rental process, from details on payments right down to her own personal recommendations of sights to visit on the island.
Besides being tastefully decorated, small essentials are there from beach chairs, towels, coolers, right down to even shopping bags! One day we did not even leave the property from morning coffee to dining al fresco utilizing the modern outdoor grill.
My nephew and nieces being brave took the plunge from the cliffs on the property as there is a sea ladder to enter back from the clear blue waters. Playa Kalki is within walking distance (15 minutes) however the true stars of Curacao are the West Coast Beaches as we visited Grote Knip, Klein Knip, Cas Abou, Playa Lagun, and Playa Jeremi, all within a 10 to 20 minute car ride. I would say a ride into Willemstad is about 50 minutes. Small shopping marts are a few minutes away with larger grocery stores I would say about 30-40 minutes away. Hato Airport is about a 35 -40 minute ride from Surrender Villa.
I can't say enough about Surrender Villa. As one of my brother-in-laws stated "this is living the dream"!
PS: I must not forget that there is a view of the Caribbean from almost every room!
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Villa Surrender was the perfect place for our family vacation, offering privacy and luxury in a magnificent setting.
The villa itself is gorgeous - tastefully decorated in a way that made it feel both comfortable and elegant. Plenty of room with lots of different areas to relax and spend time together. A bit isolated, but anything needed was either available at the house or could be arranged by Hynrich, the property's wonderful caretaker.
The house is situated on the edge of a cliff, with gentle trade winds keeping the temperature comfortable and insects at bay. The patio is the perfect spot for sunset viewing.
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