Santa Barbara Plantation, Curacao
  • $1,695,000 US



Layout:The living area consists of an open plan kitchen, living-area and dining-area and enjoys a so-called Cathedral Ceiling (high ceiling) with several ceiling fans. Due to the height of the ceiling the temperature in the living-room is always pleasant. Via a great number of (aluminum) sliding doors, the living-area is directly connected with the spacious (covered) front-porch (veranda) and beautiful back patio. The European kitchen is equipped with high quality luxury appliances and the counter-top is made of 'Caesar Stone'. The bathrooms are likewise European and of high quality.

Attached to the main building is the master bedroom suite (consisting of a sleeping area, walk-in closet and luxurious and spacious bathroom) plus a second bedroom/TV room/study equipped with an AC.

Separate from the main-building is the functional annex. On the ground floor you've a spacious guest bedroom with a full bath and a convenient walk-in closet. On the 2nd floor is a functional study which features a balcony with uninterrupted views of Spanish Water and the Tafelberg and Seru Boca mountains.

The pool:The infinity pool, adjacent to the front-porch, is in excess of 11m in length and is therefore a perfect exercise amenity - and with its pool lights provides a remarkable evening experience.

The garden:The garden is beautifully landscaped and features many tropical trees and plants.

Other:The property has an underground water cistern to which all roof gutters are connected. The cistern water is used for the pool and irrigation of the garden. Hot water is provided by two roof mounted solar water heaters. All rooms are connected for fiber optic internet and television. All roofs fully insulated. The property is particularly energy efficient enjoying low utility costs.

The design:This property is designed by the renowned local architect David Bohorquez who was inspired by the Plantation Houses of Curacao in the look and feel. The layout consists of (1) main single story building connected to a second building incorporating the main bedroom complex, (2) a separate two story annex consisting of a spacious guest bedroom suite equipped with a full bathroom and walk-in closet - and a study/bedroom with a balcony providing spectacular views and (3) a third building providing a two car garage, the utility room/additional bedroom, a guest bathroom and a large storage room. With regard to layout, finishing and materials used, this Villa meets all the needs and demands of modern living.

The materials chosen all require minimal maintenance. The architect also took into account all important factors for living in Curacao. The property is very well positioned with respect to the trade winds and sun trajectory making it feel pleasant (year round) due to the (cross-) ventilation throughout. There is little direct sunlight entering the various rooms. All doors and window are equipped with bug screens which also assist with ventilation.

Seru Boca:Seru Boca Estate is the oldest and most mature sub-resort of Santa Barbara Plantation. Besides a large number of parcels adjacent directly to the Spanish Water, there are also a number of plots which are located at a higher elevation and which therefore have an unobstructed view of (among others) the Spanish Water and Tafelberg and Seru Boca mountains. Seru Boca Estate is located within short walking distance of Santa Barbara Beach, the hotel and the golf club house. Santa Barbara Plantation and Seru Boca Estate is a 24h secured resort by both land and sea.

Neighbourhood: Santa Barbara Plantation is situated upon 1,500 acres of pristine beachfront and expansive rolling hillside property surrounding the bay known as Spanish Water and the Caribbean Sea. It is located on the southeastern side of Curaçao, ideally sited to catch the prevailing year round trade winds.