Book your own Beach House in Colourful Pietermaai, Willemstad

Did you know that Pietermaai is one of the most beautiful districts of Willemstad? And that you can find the best restaurants of the island here? This district is really upcoming and everywhere nice bars pop up in the small colorful alleys. You can find very nice boutique hotels here, but my favorite is Beach House Pietermaai.

Beach House Pietermaai is all yours with a private pool and with a fantastic sea view. Cindy and David, the owners of Beach House live at the front of the authentic colonial house and welcome you with open arms. As a guest you will feel right at home because Beach House Pietermaai feels immediately as home and everything is just perfectly styled.

Beach House Pietermaai, Willemstad

Cindy the hostess of the house is if you ask me, the best host you could wish for. She has an eye for detail and together with her husband they have completely rebuilt this old house into a great private home with private pool for a perfect getaway holiday at Curacao.

Once you walk left through the gate into the small alleyway and put the key in the wooden gate to open it, you won’t know what you see or where to look when the door opens. For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@diaryofkasia) take a look under the highlights “Hotel Tips” for the Insta Stories I’ve created or just scroll down for all the beautiful photos of this special stay.

Back Beach House Pietermaai

Welcome drink with a view

Upon entering, a cold bottle of bubbles was immediately waiting with a personalized attention on the chalkboard. What I love about Beach House Pietermaai is that the living room has a huge sliding door that can be opened all the way, merging the house with the patio.

Even on a rainy day (not very common) but we happened to have a day of non-stop rain, it was great to stay here, because you feel that you really become one with nature. And it is quite impressive when the sea is turbulent and you sit inside dry and warm, because on Curacao is never cold 🙂

After rain comes sunshine

Curaçao is now also popular by digital nomads or people who want to go abroad for a longer period of time to work abroad or to spend the winter in a warm country. We did that too and it was really great to experience that.

The government has even introduced “At Home at Curaçao” and thus eased the residence conditions for this group so that you can now even stay for a year on Curaçao. Fortunately, the Internet is super fast here (fiber) and reliable at Beach House Pietermaai. Just perfect for remote workers who want to stay for a long time on Curaçao.

Vincent and his new workplace

Beach House Pietermaai is suitable for 4 adults or 2 adults with 2 children, because they have a separate studio (with private bathroom) as well right next to the pool with direct sea view. We ourselves slept with our 2 daughters (1 and 3 years) in the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Do you want a home tour, take a look here:

Sitting area, living room

Open kitchen with sea view

Feeling home

Master bedroom

Ensuite bathroom

View from the patio

Kids having fun

Pietermaai District

Pietermaai is known for all its fine restaurants and cozy bars and all within walking distance. Here are a few restaurant tips for the fine taster among us:

  • Nultwintig: dining on a high level with Dutch top chefs
  • BijBlauw: for a delicious lunch or dinner under the stars
  • Heeren at the Sea: delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Restaurant Mosa: highly recommended, very good dinner!

Wall painting in the streets of Punda

Nice tips what to do in Pietermaai

  • Zeven Oven & Cups: Fresh sourdough bread, Spelt bread, sweet potato flour balls and delicious cake at micro bakery on Gomezplein in Punda
  • Mistral Bistro: with live music and cozy terrace
  • Meow: Nice hip store with summer outfits
  • Happy Paintings: for exclusive and cheerful art prints
  • Los Caballeros: New beach bar in the heart of Pietermaai directly on the beach!
  • Zanolino Gallery: Zanolino Art Gallery & Studio of artist Gio Zanolini
  • Dundu Tours: for a nice cheerful city walk
  • LivCuracao Car Rental: trendy Fiat 500 (open roof) rental cars
  • Iguana Ride Curacao: Discover Willemstad with an electric scooter
  • CurTukTuk: Explore Punda and Otrabanda with a real tuktuk and private guide.

Colorful Pietermaai

Pietermaai is best known for is its colorful houses, which are a especially favorite among the Instagrammers among us. What is really fun to do and a tip from me to rent a Tuk Tuk and book a tour through the districts Otrabanda (the Other Side) or Punda (the oldest district of Willemstad).

Instagram Spot “Scuba Lodge”

Restaurant Mosa

Wall painting at Mosa

Mosa, Pietermaai

Beautiful wall paintings

Coffee Drive Thru in Pietermaai

Across the street from Beach House Pietermaai you will now also find Pietermaai’s first coffee drive thru “Van Gogh Specialty Coffee” at the parking lot immediately to the right of the light blue building (see picture below).

As we speak, starting next week you can pick up the tastiest coffee made by a real barista at the black Van Gogh Oldtimer Citroen van that you can drive around without having to get out. Very Covid proof and believe me, really good coffee is scarce in Curacao so if you’re in the neighborhood, don’t forget to stop by.

Van Gogh Specialty Coffee

At Van Gogh Specialty Coffee you enjoy delicious and honest coffee. Quickly, with quality and without having to leave your car, through the Coffee Drive Thru! So if you’re in the neighborhood or on your way to Willemstad, quickly drive past Curaçao’s first Coffee Drive Thru.

Barista Fabian makes the most delicious coffee. He grew up with the coffee culture of Colombia and has a nose for the best coffee beans. He evaluates coffee and beans like a wine connoisseur evaluates his grapes and wines. With passion and expertise. I would say judge for yourself and then don’t forget to tag them on Instagram @vangoghcoffee 😉

Van Gogh Specialty Coffee

To conclude

Pietermaai has stolen my heart and gives such a different view of the island than the rest of Curacao. The real bon vivant comes here to celebrate its holiday with the best restaurants within walking distance, the cozy bars hidden in the colorful alleys and every time you see a new trendy bar in this neighborhood opening its doors.

Choosing Beach House Pietermaai was also the best choice for a wonderful vacation in Curacao. Once you’ve been here, you want to go back so be sure to book ahead, because Cindy and David get many returning guests who have discovered the beauty of this special piece of Pietermaai.

Colorful Pietermaai

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