7 BR / 7 BA / Sleeps 14
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This was a family vacation for us and everyone was very pleased with their stay in this beautiful home. It is just as advertised on website. Very clean, comfortable and roomy. Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom so you had privacy.
The care taker of the property, George was great! Anything you needed, he was just a phone call away. He made great suggestions for sites to visit, restaurants to try and places to shop for grocery item. He was a great help since it was our first visit to the island.
The property owner, Edward was very helpful as well. Any questions we had before we arrived were just emailed to him and he replied very quickly. Anything we needed such as a crib, car seat or rental cars were waiting for us at the house when we arrived. He makes sure you have everything you need for a great stay.
A lot of reviews we read before going said beds were hard and uncomfortable but no one in our group had any problems with them.
We will definitely be coming back to Aruba and looking forward to staying here again!
Christmas in Paradise
I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our 9 day trip to Aruba and our stay in Edward’s lovely house. As many others have said before us, George, the property manager is an absolute wonder. He lives across the street and responded to our texts immediately, whether day or night. He was always there with a big smile for anything and everything we needed.
We rented a car and a mini van for our group of 11 from Edward and that worked out perfectly for all of us.
The kitchen is huge with plenty of room for several people to work in at the same time. A word of caution, if you are used to renting houses where there are abundant spices and staples, there was absolutely nothing of that nature, not even salt and pepper so you’ll have to pick it up when you grocery shop. There’s a bottle of body wash in each shower and hand soap in the bathrooms, with a few rolls of bathroom tissue. Plan to bring your shampoo, conditioner and any other toiletries.
The kitchen table is huge, and there is one sofa in the living room facing the only TV in the house. But somehow we still had some pleasant evenings watching Christmas movies all together.
The 7 bedrooms are pretty much identical with two full size beds, one large armoire, one table and a chair. The pool and outdoor area are wonderful, with two large tables, lots of chairs, many comfortable lounge chairs. There are lots of camp chairs all in their cases for an easy trip to the beach. There are large bath towels, 2-3 per room but no beach towels so we were happy that we’d each brought one. The beaches at this end of the island are very rocky. You will need your water shoes. We were able to pick some up for $15 a pair in the town shops.
We watched the weather reports for the island very closely for a week or so before we left. We found that all of the apps we used were very wrong. They predicted rain for almost the entire week we were going to be there. All we got was a 10 minute rain one afternoon and a longer one during the wee hours. The sun and breeze dried it up in no time and every day was beautiful. The sea water temps are in the low 80s, the ambient temp stays around 85 day and night with a very comfortable breeze.
Overall, we had a wonderful time with the house and our hosts helping to make it a perfect vacation. Thank you George and Edward!
I didn't have any issues with the property. I think they should improve upon the WIFI service because you could only get service if you were right down stairs in front of the box. They only have 1 TV which I think it should be more for 7 bedrooms with 14 people. I think they should offer cleaning for your stay because you're on vacation. I think they should have some king beds for couples and not 2 twin beds pushed together.
Best Vacation EVER!!!
This was the most awesome vacation we have ever taken! Edward was always super fast at answering my inquiries and George, ah George.... what can I say, he was phenomenal! He checked in with us each day to make sure we were okay and always responded so quickly to everything! He even came over to get us one evening when the baby sea turtles hatched and we got to see them go out to sea! This vacation was exactly what everyone in our party needed. The house is incredible, a bathroom for each bedroom and one half downstairs and another out by the pool! Waking up to watch the sunrise on the balcony was awesome and breakfast by the pool. Baby Beach was our favorite and we also enjoyed Arashi but it was more crowed. We will definitely be back!
I have stayed in many, many properties over the years and this was hands down the best experience overall. The house itself is awesome. As the previous reviews have said, they are basically 7 identical bedrooms each with full baths. There are 2 upstairs that share a huge balcony with nice views of the ocean.
The pool area is amazing and where we spent most of the time while in the house. We had Shirley cook for us one night and it was the best meal of the trip.
We all thought the beds were very comfortable and not sure why some posts say too firm. George, the property manager, was AWESOME. A super nice guy who is very responsive and fun to be with.
As far as location, for us it was perfect as somewhat in the middle of the island - on the coast- so a really easy drive to explore it all. The beach across the street is small and private and was a perfect place to chill.
This is NOT the touristy, built up hotel zone. There are still many buildings in the area under construction so if you are looking for a bunch of touristy shops and restaurants to walk to, this is not the place. Personally, this was perfect for us as it has a real local feel. The hotel zone feels more like Florida! You will need a car, or rely on taxis to get around. The island is super easy to drive so I recommend a car rental. The owner can help you arrange that at a great price.
The owner was great to deal with and responded to all my questions in less than 30 minutes, no matter what time I sent it!
We will definitely be back soon! I look forward to trying some of the other properties that this owner offers. I hear they are equally fantastic.
An amazing experience
We could not be more grateful for this beautiful villa to experience our getaway and where we got married! It is gorgeous and well-kept. The architecture is one-of-a-kind and stunning. The private pool and outdoor bar and patio is perfect for big groups. George was the perfect host and a gift of a human being. He went above and beyond to make our stay perfect! The home-cooked dinner by Shirley was to die for. We are still talking about it! We could not have possibly asked for more.
The villa is located on the leeward west coast of Aruba and overlooks the Spanish Lagoon where the surf quietly surges upon the protective reef.