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John

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
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Tranquil 3 bedroom villa minutes from beaches ,restaurants , shopping and golf.

11 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Noord - Villa Sol Palmas Aruba

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Covered Porch With Private Pool One Jump Away

******************** Visit our other Villa at www.homeaway.com/3903317 ***************************

Nestled in the Noord area of Aruba is the Sol Palmas Villa. This is a perfect vacation home for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Located close and with easy access to Eagle, Palm, Arashi Beaches beaches, restaurants and golfing . Sol Palmas offers discriminating vacationers a different style of vacation in an upscale and exclusive neighborhood. Free from the noise and often crowded facilities of the resorts Sol Palmas offers great value that rivals the expense of staying at a resort or Hotel.

Sabana Liber Villa Park is a quiet, safe, secluded and luxurious location conveniently located minutes from beaches, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. For your safety Sol Palmas has an alarm and security system.

Sol Palmas is fully air-conditioned and has a complete security system. It's spacious interior is beautifully appointed with rattan and wicker furniture. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances including a full sized refrigerator, gas stove and cook top, microwave, toaster oven, blender as well as plates and cookware. .There is a washer and dryer available for your use.

The floor to ceiling glass doors open onto an outside patio at the rear of the property with 2 steps to your own 25 x 15' private swimming pool. The pool is private and not shared. The property is fully fenced with soft lighting for the evenings.

Sol Palmas is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from the capital of Oranjestad for dining, shopping, sightseeing, grocery delivery and even a cruise ship terminal. Groceries and liquor are also available at the Wei Ming Supermarket, located only 1-2 minutes from Sol Palmas. Other amenities within close distance to this vacation home include two Robert Trent Jones golf courses, Aruba's most popular beaches, Palm Beach and Eagle Beach and the snorkeling destinations of Arashi and Malmok Beaches. It is also close to the Wind and Kite surfing location at the Fishermens huts. Whether you stroll along the beaches and watch the sunset, experience Aruba's bustling town center or even relax in the tranquility of this beautiful vacation home, Sol Palmas is the perfect vacation destination for you.

*** We have a special arrangement with an excellent car rental firm on the Island. As a guest of Sol Palmas, you are entitled to a discount on a quality car or van. Please ask for details********

No damage deposit required as we insure our guests for up to $5000US to cover breakage or damage. Ask for details

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER HOMEAWAY LISTING: VILLA SERENA AT WWW.HOMEAWAY.COM/3903317

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
John (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French

About John

Former IT executive who has travelled extensively and lived in different countries.

John purchased this villa in 2007

Why John chose Noord

My wife and I fell in love with Aruba on our very first visit in 2006. We had been searching for a place in the sun for years. Finally we found this Villa with its tropical gardens and the quiet and serene upscale and exclusive neighbourhood. In addition to the quiet surrounds, we loved the proximity to the beaches which are only a few minute drive away. The Villa is simple and straight forward and not a complicated house. It is in an extremely safe and upscale area of the island.

What makes this villa unique

The large private pool is ideal for families and couples. The rear patio is treated to the trade winds and a great place to sit and dine or have a cold beverage while watching the hummingbirds, iguanas and other tropical birds

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, clean air-conditioned 3 bedrooms, 2 baths villa with an open layout Kitchen and living room, 2 sliding doors allowed trade winds to enter and fill the common area with fresh air. Big clean pool and gardens with a great seating area to enjoy drinks in the evening. We were greeted by Julie the property manager from Living Today who showed us the ropes and guided us through the beautiful villa. They ensured that the BBQ propane tank was filled. New Beach, Bath towels and linens were available. We declined to have the property manager arrange a car hire for us and we regretted it as the car rental offices at the airport was a farce. Save yourself the time and book the car through the villa it will save you time and money and the car rental agency will pick you up at the airport and return you to the airport which is a plus. The gardens are lush and beautiful the outdoor eating area was great. Ten minute drive to Eagle and Palm Beach (depending on traffic), 10 min via car to the high-rise hotel area with ample of dining choices in the area, 5 min to the supermarket or 10min to a big chain grocery store. 20 minute drive south to Oranjestad and the California Lighthouse to the north. 25 Min drive to the airport. Lawn Chairs and a cooler were provided so you could enjoy the beach. We were lucky enough to meet the owners who provided us with great recommendations on excursions and dining, they were very welcoming. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return. We loved the villa and we highly recommend
Oct 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Tranquil 3 bedroom villa minutes from beaches ,restaurants , shopping and golf.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Return visit to Sol Palmas

  • 5 of 5

As promised, here is my second review of this property. And this second stay at John & Bobbie's Sol Palmas Villa on Aruba was simply wonderful. A place for just total relaxation after a day of sightseeing, touring, etc., with all the convenience of being close to everything the island has to offer, and then the benefit of privacy, security, and comfort back in your home away from the hotel strip! While it is not a perfect world for any of us and not everything was perfect during my first stay at Sol Palmas in August, the true test of superior customer service and genuine caring that you enjoy your stay in their home, was how once issues were brought to the owners attention, they responded immediately to correct them. And for the few items I brought to John & Bobbie's attention, they took care of them with no questions asked or with any objections. Just a wonderful "home" to spend your vacation in while on Aruba. I now have it reserved for a week next April, 2016!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam So pleased that you had another great experience at Sol Palmas. We do try to maintain a very high standard for our guests and thank you for bringing those small issues to our attention. We welcome your return visit and know thatthisonewill be just as enjoyable Regards John and Bobbie
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Let their casa.....become "your" casa!

  • 5 of 5

I have given much thought before signing in to pen this review. My hesitation is I want to be fair to the island, and also to the property and it's owners, John & Bobbie, and yet, be as brief as possible so you will finish reading this review. We all vacation and travel for different reasons. Having said that, I went to Aruba to enjoy the natural beauty of the island; learn about the islands history and culture; meet the "locals"...as much as they would allow me; and submerse myself into the community by "living" on the island.....not just be a guest at a hotel; yet do all this with safety & convenience; while having a paradise to escape to with total luxury after a day of touring or exploring, beaching & sunning, shopping, all the touristy type things I also went to Aruba for. Staying at Villa Sol Palmas made all of that possible beyond my wildest expectations!! The home is exactly as presented on the site. I do not need to submit pictures as the ones the owners, John and Bobbie, have posted, are completely accurate and up to date. The home, the bedrooms, the en suites, the kitchen, the family room, the garden and the POOL.....yes that amazingly beautiful, refreshing, wonderful, & PRIVATE pool..are exactly as advertised. My communication with John and Bobbie before my trip was simply incredible. They spent as much time as necessary to review the amenities of the Villa, the beaches, restaurants, local info about supermarkets, shops, places of interest....I could not have asked for more consideration of my questions and concerns. If you are desiring to truly "experience" Aruba....while also staying in a beautiful, restful, relaxing, conveniently located "home" that provides "privacy" and security....I cannot encourage you enough to rent and stay at Villa Sol Palmas!! You will have all the memories the hotel guests have; beaches, restaurants, shopping, tours, etc.....yet you will bring back with you what it is like to "own and live" a home on a magnificent, intoxicating, mesmerizing.....tropical paradise! I've told them personally...but I will repeat it here on this review....Thank You, Thank You, John and Bobbie, for sharing your beautiful, warm, splendid property with those of us that long to be residents of such a paradise as you have found in Aruba!

I'll see if I have further comments in my next review as I am returning to this same Villa on September 15, 2015, and I can hardly wait! Does that in any way indicate how much I enjoyed Villa Sol Palmas? ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy Aruba at our Villa, away from the busy tourist areas, yet be able to access all the beaches and. Restaurants easily form our convenient location. You are correct......staying at VillaSol Palmas is a relaxing experience. We welcome your return visit so soon and hope that you enjoy it as much on this second visit. We love getting return visits from our guests John and Bobbie
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5

Wonderful Place and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Aruba and John and his team were great. The house and pool are wonderful and it is located near everything and yet far enough away from the tourist sites. We really had a chance to relax and enjoy the island life. John is a very responsive host and is very knowledgeable about the island and was a great resource for good restaurants and things to do in Aruba.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Perry
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth time at this villa and was as good as the first time. The property is beautifully maintained , obviously well cared for and loved by the owners. You can get everywhere and anything you need within 10 minutes, not that you need anything but your bathing suit and suncreen. You might want to check out Bobbie and John's second villa in Aruba...Villa Serena also on this website. Again beautiful and know know would also be a wonderful experience

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Fantasy Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A fantasy vacation became a reality in April, 2014 when we had the opportunity to stay at Sol Palmas' the home of Bobbie and John Gray in Aruba. The large pool, garden and home amenities made it unnecessary to venture into the real world. Flowers , birds and even an occasional iguana, can all be enjoyed sitting poolside in the covered grove. The patio with barbecue, is ideal for dining, relaxed evening drinks

and conversation.

The worldly things, if desired (beaches,shopping,Casino) are only a 10 minute drive from this secluded upscale area.

So, have a swim,move to the grove for an appetizer, a glass of wine and let the world go by

Vera & Errol

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect re-visit

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at Sol Palmas, and we even liked it more than the last time. The villa is situated in a upscale and quiet residential neighbourhood. It is close to the beaches and all the hassle, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful garden and large pool. It has a nice porch on which we spend a large part of our stay. Just reading, taking in the many birds and swimming in the poolmade up a perfect holiday for us. The house itself is nicely decorated and has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms and a seperate third toilet. The kitchen is well equiped and the television has many canals, BVN included. During our stay, we had friends visiting us, and they said next year they would like to stay at Sol Palmas instead of a timeshare. So will we, because if you have stayed here once, you will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Reina Beatrix Oranjestad
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Local bar on road to Alto Vista Chapel
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Either Tiera del Sol or Divi Links
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barleys or Old Cunucu House
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Palm and Eagle Beaches
Car: recommended

Sol Palmas is located in a quiet area and very safe and private. For those seeking calm, the large private swimming pool and surounding gardens offer peace and quiet. Sol Palmas is only a few minute drive to the tourist area of Palm Beach and within 5 minutes of the beaches of Eagle Beach, Boca Catalina, Arashi and Malmok.

Guests can either BBQ or cook in, or drive to many world class restaurants located within 5--10 minutes.

Close by is the Historic Chapel of Alto Vista. A 2--3 minute drive.

On the way to the Chapel is Phillips Animal Farm. (Worth a visit for the kids)

Oranjestad the capital is less than 10 minutes and offers the fine shops of Prada, Cartier, Nine West as well as local merchants and the flea market.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Noord, Aruba

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
£1,459
for 7 nights
£1,459
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380
Tourist levy £48
Cleaning after 1wk £91 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Sol Palmas has a property manager to support you with concierge services. Included in the rental rate is an allowance of $75/week for water and electricity. Cots are available on request. At checkin a cleaning fee of $120 and the Aruba Govt tax of $3/bedroom used/night is payable. An obligatory Tourist tax of 9.5% appliesStays of 2 weeks or more, an interim cleaning is required at a cost of $60. Xmas/ New Year a $250/wk surcharge applies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Noord, Aruba

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The 2 Bathrooms are equipped hot water and fully tiled showers. The main bathroom has twin wash basins. There is a small guest bathroom is located off the living room of the Villa.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Well appointed Caribbean themed. Independent airconditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom. Garden views from front and side windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Quiet smaller bedroom with view to pool
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed and each bedroom has its own air conditioner with individual control. Each room has a view of the garden or pool. The bedrooms are separated from the main living space and are very quiet and private. The bedrooms are away from the main living room and kitchen area and therefore offer maximum privacy. The design of the Villa provides shade. Given the Villas location it is extremely quiet for sleeping, reading and relaxing.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Villa is conveniently located just a short drive away from all major attractions, spas for massages, restaurants, beaches, golf courses, water sports, shopping and main hotel area. Beach chairs to take to the beach are provided

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