We are glad with the reviews of our guests:
Stay Februari 2023 – penthouse
A beautiful and wonderfully clean penthouse with 3 luxury bathrooms, a very complete and fine kitchen, large terraces, beautiful pool overlooking the sea. It was in a word just fantastic!!! and we enjoyed it immensely.
Stay Januari 2023 – garden villa
We have just returned from our stay at the Vila. We stayed here with my two children, my father and little brother. The space was perfect, just big enough for the children to play, and there was enough space for each one to retreat for a while. A nice and hygienic environment that we enjoyed to the fullest. The garden where the pool was elevated was ideal for my children. This ensured that they could not reach it so quickly. A beautiful villa in beautiful surroundings, we definitely recommend it!
Stay Januari 2023
I booked out both the garden villa & the penthouse for our family holiday over Christmas & New Year and it was AMAZING !
Both of the Villas are superb – I know it is a cliche, but the photographs really don’t do it justice.
The villas are huge, bedrooms are massive and the villa is really well equipped for cooking, dining and generally having a superb holiday in the sun.
The area of Jan Thiel is really safe (as is Curacao in general) and the villa is within walking distance of Jan Thiel beach where there are a handful of great restaurants / bars, a beautiful beach and a well stocked supermarket.
The communication with Simone prior to the trip was great and Marieke the housekeeper in Curacao was excellent.
All in all, one of the best properties I’ve ever stayed in and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone travelling to Curacao
Stay Augustus 2022 – penthouse
We had a nice stay at the Riccavita penthouse, the luxury was overwhelming, the pool was refreshing and the view from the pool over the sea was beautiful, worth repeating!
Stay Februari 2022 – penthouse
We stayed in this beautiful Penthouse for 3 weeks and it was amazing! It’s super luxurious, from kitchen to bedrooms and from the private pool to the view! The penthouse is located higher on a mountain so there was a breeze the whole day and night. Also no issue with mosquitos because of that. We didn’t use the airco once and slept like a baby. My kids loved the pool and it was maintained every week by a pool guy. The area is very safe and it is great do walks during the sunset in the neighborhood. It’s a walking distance to the Papagayo beach and the supermarket (Van den Tweel)
Had lovely contact with the owner Simone and the house manager. I recommend this villa to anyone who loves to spend their stay in Curacao in luxury and loves to enjoy a private accommodation that is still close to the beach.
Stay april 2019 – penthouse
Our stay at Riccavita was exceptional; not only is the Penthouse beautiful, but the views are extraordinary. The location is close enough (like 5-10 min. walk) to get groceries and go to the beach. The house is amazingly designed and it is also fully equipped for a wonderful time. The clean refreshing pool and big terrace area is lovely with a breathtaking view of the ocean. We and our children loved the house! All bedrooms have their own bathrooms. But the master bedroom is even more spectacular with a spacious dressing room and a en-suite bathroom.
No need to use air conditioning, just open the shutters to enjoy the cooling sea breeze. I have never slept this good in my entire life! Simone is a wonderful extremely friendly and professional person who will do anything to make you feel at home. Also the housemanager was very nice and flexible. If you are looking for a luxurious comfortable, modern and safe Penthouse in a location that offers nice beaches and an authentic Caribbean experience, look no further!
Thank you Simone, from the bottom of my heart, that we had the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful Penthouse!
Jesse S. said… Beautiful house
Stay januari 2019 – penthouse
Beautiful house/property. Easy check in. Great views and location. Would stay again!
Anonymous said. Stylishly enjoying the rich life!
Stay date December 3 – 9, 2018 – penthouse
The Riccavita Penthouse was a cooling oasis of peace and space. We were struck by the care and attention that had been given to the house. Neatly finished, tastefully decorated and neatly maintained (both the indoor and outdoor areas). By using adjustable shutters a lovely breeze blew through the house or you could opt for air conditioning. Likewise the choice of lying in the sun on the sunbeds or nestling in the shade on one of the corner sofas provided. The house can accommodate 6 people divided into 3 bedrooms. There is more than enough room for everyone, each room also has its own shower and toilet facilities. The value for money is favorable and comparable to the cost of a hotel stay if you divide the cost over the group. In addition, you do have much more privacy and the feeling of HOME AWAY, feeling at home while on vacation. Curacao is a charming island; Riccavita is near the cozy beach of Jan Thiel and overlooks the Spanish Bay and the sea. The neighborhood is very quiet, so you can enjoy the silence, bird calls, sun and sea…. Highly recommended!
Lillian L. said… Beautiful Property and relaxing stay!
Stay november 2018 – garden villa
This home was as beautiful as the pictures show online! We spent our anniversary at this property and would choose it again over ANY of the nicest resorts, just a short distance away. The pool has a wonderful view of the Ocean, which was so relaxing and serene. Luisa, our house manager, was very kind and thoughtful in welcoming us. Overall, our stay was a wonderful experience. Thank you Simone!
John H. zei Perhaps our best vacation rental ever!
Stay April 2018 garden villa
We prefer to rent houses and villas when we travel and we’ve done it several times. This villa in Jan Thiel beach is every bit as advertised – and even better! It’s a spacious, open, airy villa with both indoor and outdoor living rooms, a well-furnished kitchen, its own pool, deck and outdoor eating area and three great bedrooms (especially the master suite). Simone’s artwork is displayed throughout – lovely! The night breezes allowed us to sleep with the windows open and enjoy the evening air. We cooked dinner on the outdoor grill twice during our stay. This villa had the most elegant wine glasses of any house we have ever rented. The gym and spinning studio was nearby and we spent time at Jan Thiel and Mambo beaches most days. This was our first trip to Curacao; Simone and her onsite agent Luisa helped make it a wonderful trip for our family. We’ll be back.
Andy l. said… A fairy tale
Stay March 2018
Hello future ‘ resident ‘ of Riccavita, We have had our guard under the penthouse for a week and it was in 1 Word: GREAT. The great weather worked out with it. The penthouse is equipped with all amenities, an unprecedented luxury, more spacious than this you’ll find nowhere, the choice of materials and architecture is stunning, the beautiful art fits great in the rooms, the view is Heavenly and the swimming pool is invigorating and inviting. But not all the way you fly to Curaçao to only enjoy the penthouse, even though ….. The island offers anything and everything. Beautiful beaches, nice people, good food and drinks and then you come later in the afternoon, ‘ home ‘ and then wait there another delicious unabashed luxury. Until next time, dear greetings
Natasha T. said… Fabulous place!
Stay 31 jan. 2018 – 14 feb. 2018 – garden villa
We spent 2 wonderful weeks at this exquisite property. What a luxurious treat to stay in such a beautiful home. Spacious, clean and decorated tastefully to the finest details. There were many days that we spent the day lounging in the beautiful garden at the pool, barbecuing for an al fresco meal. Such a personal welcome from Luisa the manager who explained everything to us to make us feel comfortable along with a chilled bottle of white wine waiting in the fridge upon arrival. The location of this home is ideal with Jan Thiel beach within walking distance, grocery store within walking distance along with many lovely restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is the most beautiful on the island, safe and offering spectacular views. We called it the “Beverly Hills” of Curacao. There is also the best snorkelling spot on the island about 5 minutes away. The owners George and Simone sincerely want you to experience the most comfortable holiday to the very last detail. Comfortable beds, fine linens, top quality appliances in a kitchen that has everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. We especially enjoyed the spacious shower, while the shutters are open, allows you to feel like you are showering outside. Every aspect of this home is sheer modern luxury. We had no need for air conditioning offered in the bedrooms because of the beautiful refreshing ocean breeze. This home allows you to enjoy fresh air no matter where you chose to sit. We thoroughly enjoyed the salt water pool which was sparkling clean and refreshing. You can’t help but feel like a celebrity staying here especially when the tourist bus comes by and they mention “Riccavita” and the passengers want to take photos of this outstanding home. I had to hurry up and book for next year before my friends scoop up this gem.
Paul N. said… Picture perfect
Stay 19 dec. 2017 – 3 jan. 2018
We stayed at Riccavita for 2 weeks during Christmas and New Years and rented both the up and the downstairs. We had 10 family members and was a great space. Was lovely to have 2 kitchens. Kitchen and living areas were great with all the amenities. Villa was in a very good area close to beaches, golf and groceries. The vehicle that came with the unit was a good size for 5 people comfortably. Pool areas were very nice but would have benefitted with a ladder or steps for easier access. Beds were singles with separate sheets and could have been more comfortable if a single sheet and cover could have been used. Would definitely go back!!!! Luisa was great and did a grocery shop for us before we arrived as our flight came in the evening. Thank you!!!
Tracey said… Absolutly fabulous stay at Riccavita
Stay 24 nov. 2017 – 2 dec. 2017, gardenvilla
We had a fantastic holiday enjoying all the luxury the villa offers. It has everything you could possibly want. Would definately go back To stay at Riccavita. The best villa in Curaçao. We Highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a luxury place to stay in jan thiel.
Gian said… Amazing villa with incredible facilities and comfort
Stay 6 nov. 2017 – 13 nov. 2017, penthouse
The best holiday we have ever had… Priceless.. Thanks to Simone for her kindness and to Luisa for being always present for any inconvenience. Simply the place to visit again and again and again…
Charles A said…. Great Property in the Best Neighborhood
Stay 14 july 2017 – 24 juli 2017, penthouse
We had the great fortune of selecting Riccavita for our vacation in Curacao last week. We selected the Penthouse and could not have been happier with the home, its condition, the architecture and clean uncluttered Interior design. Luisa (the Riccavita welcome staff and housemanager) was pleasant, responsive and helpful). Riccavita is certainly one of the nicest homes on the island. You will enjoy.
Erika G. said…
Stay 14 jun. 2017, penthouse
My family recently visited Curacao and we stayed in the brand new Penthouse at Riccavita. We were extremely impressed with the accommodations. The kitchen and bathrooms are spectacular! Very clean lines and nicely appointed. The owners are very considerate, friendly and cooperative which simplified the booking process. Riccavita is located near Jan Thiel Beach so restaurants and other activities were convenient. The owners even allowed us to use their car which I highly recommend! Thank you for the fabulous vacation.