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BETTER THAN HOME AWAY FROM HOME: DESERT DOLPHIN ARUBA

Joe Stephens

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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BETTER THAN HOME AWAY FROM HOME: DESERT DOLPHIN ARUBA

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Noord - Desert Dolphin Aruba

2 Master Suites, 3 additional large Bedrooms, sleeps 10

Enjoy the spectacular 360° panoramic view of the Blue Caribbean waters, the Aruban countryside and the California Lighthouse on your private oasis in the Tierra Del Sol Resort. This luxurious Estate Villa features two separate Master Suites complete with huge private bathrooms. There are two additional guest bedrooms and the first floor study converts to a fifth bedroom, if needed. Other features include whirlpool tubs, private balconies, elegant living areas on both floors, a complete gourmet kitchen and beautiful outdoor gardens. Relax by the pool under the majestic palms basking in the sun with the desert beauty and ocean views. Enjoy your morning coffee to the sites of the beautiful wild island parrots that visit the back yard or challenge the Robert Trent Jones designed championship course. Just 1/2 mile from Aruba's white sandy beaches, water sports,scuba and snorkeling, casinos and award wining dining. Aruba Golf, Aruba Scuba, Aruba Rental Home:

Aruba Golf, Aruba Scuba, Aruba Vacation Rental: Tierra del Sol Golf, Some of the best scuba and the largest ship wreck in the Caribbean near the island.

Aruba Restaurants: World Class dining at it's best all within minutes of this Luxury Vacation Rental Home.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Joe! All I can tell you is " there are no words to describe how we love your house! Best vacation ever! We love it much! We are already talking about next year for 2 weeks! Thank you so much!
Feb 2013
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Joe Stephens

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The Desert Dolphin offers the perfect blend of privacy with the convenience of being able to take advantage of all the wonderful sites and activities that Aruba has to offer with the security of being in a gated community.

Access to a championship caliber golf course and the ocean both within walking distance of our front door.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
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Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
Maryland, U.S.A.
5

ARE YOU READY TO FALL IN LOVE?

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed with my friends at this amazing property March 21th thru 29th,2009. The lay-out is perfect for 2 families,one extended family or a large group of friends like the ones that I traveled with. You could certainly eat out at a different restaurant every night within minutes of this home & experience great island food, but between the fully equipped kitchen & wonderful grill available we just couldn't pull ourselves away from this relaxing home to eat out very much. It was just too tempting to lounge pool side as the sun gently set! All of the bedrooms are very large with amazing views. The views of the lighthouse was my personal favorite! It goes without saying that this home would be a golfer's dream, as you could golf every day here & then relax in your own pool or hit one of the many clean beaches.
I did walk to a beautiful nearby beach more than once, but to experience the complete island you are going to need a car. I loved taking daily walks every morning & everyone that I passed was so friendly I just felt like I lived here. We went snorkeling & I highly recommend it. I have been many times in Hawaii & there you really have to be concerned with high waves. But not in Aruba!! I was amazed at how peaceful & calm the water seemed to be every day! Which makes snorkeling & diving a dream.
I did have a few questions before I arrived just to make sure that I brought with me the things that I needed & the owner always responded very quickly to my e-mails, which really gave me peace of mind.
All I can say is that the 8 days went way too quickly & to this day I wished that I had stayed for 10 days (at least)!! It is just well worth it, but I just wouldn't take the chance of staying any place other than this home because staying here was just such a big part of why this was our groups dream vacation. I hope you make it your's too, unless it's a week that I want to come back!!
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen: We are so glad you had a wonderful time and look forward to your return.
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Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
Westminster, MD
5

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING.

  • 5 out of 5
This was our 3rd trip back to Desert Dolphin Aruba and we hope to go back again. Staying with friends in this beautiful home made it very comfortable with plenty of room not to get in anyone's space. We spent most of our time out on the patio and in the beautiful pool. We had dinners at the wonderful Pincho's Bar & Grill in town, the Hyatt Restaurant and Tomato Charlies by the high rises. The other nights we enjoyed cooking in the gourmet, fully stocked kitchen. Shopping in town or at the Beach Plaza Mall by the high rises is wonderful. We did a wonderful snorkeling adventure by Roberto recommended to us by the owner and the property manager, Clifton was very kind and accommodating to all our needs. My husband and I would highly recommend Desert Dolphin Aruba to anyone who wants to experience a beautiful vacation in a very comfortable, elegant home in a great golf course community.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phyllis; It's always a pleasure to be able to have wonderful folks like you enjoy our vacation home. Hope your return trip is soon.
business
Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME IN THE PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 out of 5
All the amenities you'd expect in the luxurious Golf Course community of Tierra Del Sol. Spend your days relaxing at the pool or take a short 5 minute ride to your choice of beautiful beaches. Fully equipped kitchen if you prefer to eat in though many fabulous restaurants are just minutes away. Don't forget to walk to the clubhouse to take in the views! There are a number of spa services available and a gym available for a slight fee. This was my first trip to Aruba...hopefully not my last!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. I hope you, your family and friends can visit again real soon.
business
Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
5

EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at the Desert Dolphin Villa exceeded expectations. Joe was very responsive to any questions or inquiries we had. Clifton the grounds manager was unbelievably hospitable and made sure that we had everything we needed. The Villa is spacious and clean, the grounds and view from all angles of the villa are gorgeous and we spent many of our evenings sitting outside watching the sunset over the ocean with the rays hitting the beautiful pool.

I would highly recommend this villa, just not during what will now be our annual vacation week. :O)
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexa: I am so glad you had a wonderful time and we look forward to your return visit.

Joe
business
Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN ARUBA

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from seven days at the Desert Dolphin and couldn't have been happier. All of our needs were met and any extras were happily provided. The pool was large, with a wonderful view of the lighthouse, and many hours were spent in the backyard lounging. The two master bedrooms were perfect for our two families and we were never in each others way. We loved the location - very close to shops and the beaches. We'll be back!
  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful time and we look forward to your return.
Joe
business
Better than Home Away From Home: Desert Dolphin Aruba
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p205701
+1 4105919332
Noord Aruba
Melbourne, Florida
5

HAD A WONDERFUL TIME HERE

  • 5 out of 5
I couldn't ask for more. The golf course is about a 5 minute walk (or 2 minute drive) from the house. (Prepare for some strong breezes to test your skill.) The pool is wonderful with plenty of comfortable chairs for all my friends. We hosted a family get-together one evening for 14 people (some from the Island and some from another hotel) and had plenty of room in the kitchen to cook, grill outside, and seat everyone for dinner. The bedrooms and baths are well appointed. The seating areas are designed to meet all desires (leather furniture, upholstered with ottomans, or Tommy Bahama style). Everyone had their choice based on what they needed for backs and legs after enjoying the beaches, golf, and life in Aruba. Can't wait to return.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Aruba International
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Malmok
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tierra del Sol
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Tierra del Sol
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tierra del Sol
Car: recommended

We are located in the resort area call Tierra Del Sol, a gated golf course community near the Palm Beach, beach and hotel area. You can view the California Lighthouse and the Ocean from the pool, patio and bedrooms. We are walking distance to Malmok and Arashi beaches or a short 3/4 mile drive to Palm Beach. Enjoy golfing, scuba diving and just relaxing during the day and fine dining and an abundant night life.

Other Activities: Aruba Golf, Aruba Scuba, Aruba water sports, gambling, Fishing, Hiking, sailing

Golf: Robert Trent Jones designed course Tierra Del Sol. 18 Championship Holes carved out of the desert with ocean views on almost every hole.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Noord, Aruba

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas 2014
19 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
$7,000
for 6 nights
From
$1,150
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$8,100
 
 
New Years 2015
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
$7,000
for 6 nights
From
$1,150
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$8,100
 
 
High Season 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 2 May 2015
6 night minimum stay
$4,800
for 6 nights
From
$775
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,875
for 3 nights
From
$625
From
$675
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,265
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit 250
Notes Additional maid service is $100 per night. Prior to Booking rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Noord, Aruba

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool Bath
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • Master Suites both have his & her sinks separate dressing areas, large walk-in closets, walk-in showers, jacuzzi tubs and a separate throne rooms with bidet. Third bath is shared with a large walk-in shower. Fourth bath is on the side of the house under the stairs for use with the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Suite 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sitting Area & Large walk in closet
    Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private garden area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Study
  • Master Suites each contain their own jacuzzi tubs, separate walk-in showers, His & Her sinks, large walk-in closets , private entrances. First floor suite has French doors to pool and a private garden area. Second floor Master has french doors to balcony and panoramic water view , executive desk to handle that occasional email or work related issue. Perfect for 1 to 4 couples. Study has a futon that folds out to 2 twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The half bath on the first floor is located near the study.
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