Great vacation home!
We were the first to rent this home & were very happy we did! Our family of 5 had a great time. It was very easy making arrangements with Anna,& we were met at the car rental agency by Elissa, who showed us the way to the house. This was especially nice, as Aruba does not mark the streets well, & even with a map, it is difficult to navigate. Once at the house, Izaira & Annie were great about showing us around & explaining how things worked in the house. As it was a new home to the property managers, Matt was also there to make sure all was well.
The house is as pictured;not brand new, but clean & well kept. It is a ranch but very spacious,& we did not feel cramped at any time. Our children (ages 16-22) loved having their own rooms & bathrooms. Each bedroom has an air conditioner, thus they could control how cool the room was, as well as a TV. A 5th bedroom does not have a TV but does have a phone (local calls are allowed) & internet/cable modems. While there is a large dining room & several sitting areas, we spent most of our time in the breakfast area, family room (the sunken room with the large TV), or outside by the pool. The kitchen is very nice, & there is an outdoor grill; however, we never cooked while we were there. There are several supermarkets within 10-15 minutes, & convenience stores are even closer. A rental car is a necessity if you stay here. There is a garage to keep the car off the street. The house is protected by a fence & an alarm system, & we felt comfortable leaving our belongings there while we were out.
Wi-fi is available, but we had to reconnect frequently, & it is a bit slow to load. We mentioned this to Anna, & as they were so prompt with taking care of other things, I imagine this will be remedied for the next guest.
One of the best things about the house is the back yard. The pool is a nice size & was cleaned twice while we were there. We loved the hammocks! There is even a bathroom with a shower outside behind the pool. The area is sheltered by high walls for privacy. If you have small children,there is not a fence around the pool (& no shallow depth except by the stairs), but the doors chime when you open them, to warn you if someone is entering/exiting the house.
It is close to Arashi beach (good snorkeling),10-15 min to Palm & Eagle beaches (beautiful!). There are good restaurants close by in Noord (We loved Gasparito's!), & it is easy to get to the high-rise hotel area for dining/shopping. We would stay here again!
Families with Teenagers,
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