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Make this your best vacation ever! Spacious house, Private pool Walk to beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + we do have 1 comfy roll away bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Will donate 1 nights rent towards the island of St Maarten. They have been devasted by hurricane Irma. Please come and enjoy a hurricane free vacation while donating to help the beautiful people and animals of St Maarten

A R U B A Your stay in paradise awaits!

Make this your best trip ever!! Big House, Private Pool, Walk to Palm Beach! The weather is almost always perfect with lots of sunshine and not a lot of humidity! Come back to Aruba or visit for the first time - you will love it!

This private vacation home on the island of Aruba is located in the safe, quiet, upscale neighborhood of Salina Cerca and a moments’ walk from Palm Beach. Our villa can sleep up to eight; with 3 bedrooms - each with a flat screen TV, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, brand new large size washer and dryer, cable tv and FREE Wi-Fi! The spacious air conditioned living room has a large flat screen TV and leads into the dining room, that seats eight comfortably, and a kitchen that share an open floor plan. The two back doors open to a large covered patio, BBQ grill and private pool! Our home is only 2 blocks from the Marriott Hotel and Palm Beach and driving distance to Eagle Beach which was just ranked #3 of the world’s most Beautiful Beaches! If you have never rented a home before definitely try it!! For Less than a price of a small room you can actually have your own big beautiful house, with all that was just mentioned above. If you really want to go all out, we can supply a full time pool boy (see below) ha ha!

We work to make sure you have a wonderful time and will help you plan everything!!! I also have a wonderful lady that will come to the house and Babysit the kids while you go to dinner or the casino or for a late night walk on the beach. I can help you plan any excursions to make your trip spectacular!!

Keywords: villa, private pool, walk to beach,3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, private home, sleeps 8, fully air conditioned, safe, clean, spacious, new washer/dryer, Big open kitchen with new dishwasher! cable tv, free wifi, landscaped, perfect location great price! Much better value than a small room!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Marie

Hi my name is Marie. I am lucky to have my wonderful husband who is a native Aruban! My husband and I met in Aruba and were fortunate enough to have owned a great watersports business on Eagle Beach. Business was amazing – we were able to work on the beach together, in our swimwear and maintained year-round tans. What a life! Although we now reside in NY and my husband has traded the white sand for the white snow, we decided that our dream was to retire and return to Aruba. We bought this house, in a great neighborhood, that we hope will make you feel as at home as we do. Fortunately, we have had many delightful families enjoying our home and the amenities that we are proud to offer. Since Frans and I both have lived on the island, we are available to assist you in planning an incredible family vacation, romantic getaway, or even honeymoon. Our knowledge of the island is enhanced by the many friends and connections we maintain. We can assure you that you will be well-guided and treated with excellence. We will even share the best kept 'secrets' of the island that only the locals know. Whether you want to hang with locals and feel a like a true Aruban, enjoy complete privacy and intimacy, or explore the adventure of the island with your children, then we can be your tour guides! Share our home, our history, and add to the legacy of which we are so proud. We love Aruba and know you will too! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in planning the vacation of a lifetime!

Warmest regards,

Marie and Frans

Marie purchased this villa in 2011

Why Marie chose Bakval

Our home is close to all the beautiful beaches, fine dining, casinos, movies, and water sports etc... Oh and Aruba is out of the Hurricane belt!

We can assist with picking restaurants and navigating you around the island so you can enjoy the true Arubian experience!!! We can guide you to places tourists never find! Our rates are negotiable if staying longer than a week.

What makes this villa unique

You can walk to The Palm Beach area which is dotted with an eclectic menu of delicious ethnic and international fare. The mall Paseo Harencia entertains shoppers with liquid fireworks, synchronized swimmers, Carnaval shows, live music and six movie theatres while they explore the eclectic roster of fifty retail stores and seven restaurants. Also the Palm Beach Plaza is an impressive new multi-level shopping Mall with ample ground level parking located in the high-rise area, one block from the Holiday Inn Aruba. The largest mall in the southern Caribbean, Palm Beach Plaza is an all-day family entertainment center with prestigious retailers, an eight-screen movie theatre Mega Plex, post office, mini-market, restaurants and food court. The children's entertainment floor features a kiddie-train, rock climbing wall, bowling alley, electronic game zone, thrilling cable slide & indoor supervised playroom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bakval in Noord

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King size bed in the Master bedroom, 1 Queen size Bed in the middle bedroom, 2 Double Beds in the third bedroom, we also have a twin size comfy roll away if needed!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
if you are a smoker Please Only smoke outside The house is smoke Free ;)


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Make this your best vacation ever! Spacious house, Private pool Walk to beach!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I went to Aruba for the first time 4 years ago. We returned two years ago and my then boyfriend proposed in the place that we both love so much. When it came time to start planning our wedding, a destination wedding has always been a dream. Aruba, we both knew, was the place we wanted to be married. Instead of going to the hotels, we wanted a place where our close family and friends could stay with us and just enjoy and celebrate in this special time. I began looking on VRBO and found Marie’s house. Just by looking at the pictures I was in love. I contacted Marie immediately as we were looking to stay near the hotels and by the description I knew this would be the right place. I did send other inquiries out as well but did not receive the genuine and quick response like I did from Marie. She helped me plan EVERY detail of not only my trip, but guided me with all the wedding details as well. She put me in contact with a wedding planner who helped with the ceremony piece of our wedding. Marie then helped me with the reception. She called various restaurants to get menu and pricing details, then spoke with me on the phone for many hours to review the information. When we came to a decision, Marie called the restaurant to make our reservations and set up all the necessary details that we had discussed. She helped relieve so much of the stress of planning a destination wedding! Marie also generously helped with making our hair appointments for the day of as well as finding us a wonderful photographer. I don’t think our wedding would have been such a success if it wasn’t for her guidance and help. Marie also helped get my family and friends homes to stay in around her house. When we arrived in Aruba, Marie had the buses waiting for us to bring us to the homes where we were staying. We arrived at Marie’s house and we were ecstatic. The house was spotless and had everything that was listed as amenities. We had plenty of room for the 6 of us staying at the house. The grounds and pool are just fantastic. We had a dream wedding weekend. All of our plans were set out for us, including dinners and activities before we arrived! I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a spectacular Aruba experience. The location, home itself and owner go above and beyond your wildest dreams!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall a good place to stay, but has some issues.

  • 3 of 5

This is a very spacious house, well equipped and very comfortable. Maria was an excellent host and tried her best to do everything she could to make our stay pleasant. The 3rd bedroom with 2 queen beds, the beds were not as nice as the other two rooms. Probably great for smaller kids. But adult children found them uncomfortable. The walk to the beach is about 15 min unless you want to go through the swamp in front of the Marriott. Then the walk is less than 10. The property is older but well kept, but definitely not modern. After being there for two weeks I did wish we had some cleaning service at least once while we were there. The pool was great very clean and the again the host was fantastic, even helped us rent a car and provided transportation to and from airport wish is very nice since the cars are small. Overall I would recommend to a group of people who planned on staying at the house a lot but for me I felt like I paid a lot For what I got and would probably not stay in a private place again, I much prefer the resort and timeshare amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at your home in Aruba! The house was perfect for our family of 4 and 3 grandparents. Very accessible to the beach and restaurants. What a beautiful, clean, and friendly island. We hope to return! Thank you, Marie, for arranging our rental car and van shuttles from the airport. Special thanks to Stacy, your house manager. We enjoyed meeting her, and she provided us with many ideas for sightseeing and visiting places around Aruba. She was exceptional. Thanks to Reno too.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Aruba! Really cute house, wonderful back yard in the perfect location.

There were 4 of us and while this house could fit 6, we found it nice for each couple to have our own side of the house with our own private bathroom. There is a fully stocked kitchen although with all the great restaurants in Aruba we went out every night. There are beach chairs and coolers which we used every day and took to the various beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will return one day. There is no hot water and I was a little nervous going into it but you really don't need it. The water is always warm.. not hot... but warm. Showers worked out just fine. Also- if you are an animal lover (as I am) check out New Life for Paws and Aruba Flight Volunteers and see how you can help the unwanted animals of Aruba find a better life. I did and can say its so rewarding and simple to do!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location/Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this house in a great location (just a across from the Marriott's & Ritz), but because it is off the main drag you enjoy the seclusion of a private house with a pool without the crowds of tourists if that is not your thing. However, if your thing is the crowds and being in the direct mix of all the hustle and bustle of the tourists, its just a quick walk around the corner and you are right on the sands of Palm Beach amongst all the high rise resorts. If the location is not enough, Marie is simply amazing to work with. My son and I were traveling in from Europe and my family members were traveling in from several locations in the US, I provided Marie with a list of things we would like to do during our week on the island and she set everything up (from paddle boarding to skydiving). Marie knows the island after having lived there herself and running a water sports business, so she knows who to pair you up with to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience. For our paddle boarding adventure, I would have most likely booked with an outfit on Palm Beach (merely because I was getting all my info from Trip Advisor and the internet)... but Marie set up our lesson with a trusted outfit, who picked us up at the house, took us to beautiful tranquil waters, and not only taught us how to paddle board properly (I almost made it the entire 3 hour exclusion without falling at all ... but towards the end I did tumble into the waters surprisingly trying to get off my board), our guide provided us with some history of the island and ensured we had an amazing experience. Additionally Marie provided us with a transfer to and from the airport (and found us a very reasonably priced rental car ... not brand new, but we were there to experience island life, not a "best" car competition). Beyond all the reservations and touring arrangements, she suggested amazing restaurants to dine at, and sites to see which were not on my list.

The house was great, for 6 of us (my parents, sister, 17 year-old son, nephew and myself). The layout of the house worked perfectly for us, as my son and I were able to share the room with 2 queen beds, my sister had her own room, my parents had the master suite and my nephew had the twin bed. The living room/dinning room/kitchen is an open floor concept, the dinning table on the veranda is great for lunch and dinner. The pool was perfect size for our needs, some water aerobics, light swimming and splashing and sunbathing.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This house is across the street from the Marriott hotel and close to the beaches. We drove to the beaches because it was nice to be able to experience all the different beaches in the area. We went in March and there was no traffic, no crowds and plenty of room to sit and enjoy. The house had three bedroom two baths a large gathering area and beautiful pool. Marie the owner helped us with restaurant reservations, tour reservations and horse back riding plans. We could text her for directions or advice and she responded immediately. There is no hot water in the shower but after a long day out or on the beach it was perfect. We would definitely return here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing by your own private pool! steps away from your own big private house! Across the street from the Marriott and Ritz Carlton! Palm beach is within walking Distance and Eagle Beach and Arashi Beach (my favorite) are about 4 min away. We bought the house because of the location it is the best spot ever! its so peaceful and next to everything! on a quiet dead end side street! Please enjoy it Come stay here you will Love it! And I will make sure you have a wonderful time and will help you plan everything!!!


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Prices for this holiday villa in Bakval, Aruba

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Additional pricing information

Tax and Cleaning are included in the nightly rate. Holiday rates are $500 a night for holidays.
Please contact owner for staying for less than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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