'Cunucu', meaning countryside or farmland, is a traditional style of Aruban architecture on the island. It was built in stages with an original main house consisting of a hadrei, or gallery, and a kitchen containing a fireplace flue, or flagon, situated so the tradewinds carried the smoke away from the house. Dormers were added later for the children's bedrooms as well as a second hadrei for extended family. Our guest apartment is in part of the original hadrei of the home.
With emphasis on authenticity, comfort and value, our apartment intentionally wasn't made over to look like a Palm Beach hotel room. Located in a quiet seaside village, our home is away from the crowded tourist areas, but still easily accessible by car or bus, should extra nightlife be desired. For savvy travelers who want to get to know the real Aruba, we offer a quiet, clean, comfortable retreat in a small, friendly Aruban neighborhood. Here you can sample local living while still being in excellent close proximity to some great restaurants and beaches. We provide a spacious living area with high beamed ceilings, full kitchen, cable TV, wifi, a queen size bed and even hot water for your showers, something quite unusual in typical Aruban households. Beach towels, chairs and cooler bag are ready and waiting too.
While there are amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, snorkeling and even a gym, within walking distance, we do recommend a car rental to see everything the island has to offer. So you can plan and look forward to your trip, We provide an e-guide for all our guests prior to their trip with apartment information, local map, tips and recommendations for tours, hidden and popular places to eat and general things to do on the island.
** Please note - this property has the bedroom upstairs in the original dormer bedroom. This is an older historic home and although quite sturdy, the stairs are a bit steeper than that of their American counterparts (see photos). Anyone having difficulty with stairs, or, anyone who is extra tall, will not be comfortable here. That being said, anyone looking for charm, character and authenticity, this is your place!