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Palm Beach 3bdrm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beach Sleeps 2 to 6

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bikes (with helmets) for your use -Free phone calls to & from USA and Canada

Our resort, Palma Real is a small, quiet, beautifully landscaped community of homes. This is a very pretty, quiet place to vacation but at the same time a short 10 to 15 minute walk gets you to the best beaches, restaurants, shopping and nightlife Aruba has to offer.

Our townhouse is a very comfortable, well appointed home away from home. Everything you'll need for a comfortable stay and more is located within this home and the small, quiet resort of Palma Real. We often explain to people that when we're in Aruba, about 4 to 5 times each year, we want all of the comforts of home and so our guests enjoy all of the same amenities.

We are just a short walk away but if you'd rather not take your car then you can get to the beaches, shopping or restaurants even faster with the use of the 4 bikes (with helmets) we keep at the townhouse for guests to use free of charge.

If you want to explore the island, you might choose to sign up for one of the great island tours or reserve a car or Jeep from one of the rental companies close by for a day or two. Otherwise, just walk, use our bikes or the local bus service and save the rental car costs!!!

Free calls to and from the USA and Canada. We keep a phone in the townhouse that you can use to make and receive phone calls to the U.S. and Canada...... and it's FREE!!!

As I said the townhouse has all of the comforts of home: Cable TV and high speed WiFi. Free telephone calls to and from the USA and Canada. 4 bikes (with helmets) for our guests to use. 3 pools within the community (including the kiddie pool). 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms - sleeps 2 to 6 people in comfort. Of course all of the utensils, pots, pans, plates, glasses, silver and cutlery are available for your use. Also, our management company is very close by and so if you have any problems, they will get them resolved. We checked before we hired them; they're the best management company on the island and they're committed to taking good care of our guests in Aruba.

Be sure to take a look at our reviews. We're very proud of our guest reviews and we strive to provide our guests with a wonderful vacation in this great little resort.

If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can sometimes show you payments methods that will save you money.

We have taken the damage deposit off of the 'rates' page. There is a $400 damage deposit that would be paid to the management company when checking in. The deposit can be done the same way you would pay a damage deposit for a rental car, i.e. putting a 'hold' for the deposit on your credit card and then it will be removed when checking out. We did it this way because if you pay the deposit through HomeAway or VRBO then your deposit is tied up until about a month after you leave.

More Details

Owner
Tom or Karen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Tom or Karen

We are Karen and Tom Szewczyk and we live in East Syracuse, New York. We're both graduates of Syracuse University and have worked at our professions for over 30 years.

Tom is a portrait photographer and operated his own successful studio for 35 years in Central New York and also was/is a real estate consultant & investor/developer.

Karen is a neo-natal nurse practitioner and loves taking care of little babies.

We set a goal just a few years ago to own and manage a condo or townhouse in Aruba that we can enjoy ourselves but also make available for guests to enjoy as rental. We found this beautiful townhouse, went to Aruba to see it and just fell in love with the community and the area in general.

We really hit a home run here. We also met and established a friendship with the couple who sold the townhouse to us. They owned the home for more than a dozen years. As they're growing older they wish to spend more time in the states closer to family. They pointed out a lot of upgrades they've done to the property and they have taken incredibly good care of this home. We're determined to do as good a job caring for this home as they have.

Tom or Karen purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Tom or Karen chose Aruba

Our townhouse is located in a quiet gated community that is very close to the beaches and also the nightlife of restaurants and various casinos. When you're ready to 'go home' you have a nice quiet neighborhood to live in but you're always very close to the most active areas of Aruba for daytime fun or nightlife. We have friends who also have a rental property here and we noticed once while visiting that they had a completely 2nd set of everything; linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. We asked them why and they said that they don't like to use the same things that guests use. We feel that if it's not good enough for us then it's not good enough for our guests either; we DO use the same linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. that our guests use. When we notice something becoming a bit frayed or worn then we replace it, period.

What makes this townhome unique

Our guests have the free use of 4 bikes (with helmets) that we keep at the townhouse. With the bikes and because everything is so close by, you just don't need a rental car here. You can save the rental car money for other fun on the island. We're so close to everything you can walk or just take a bike a get there faster.

The townhouse has 2 master bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite baths. 1 bedroom downstairs with it's own full bath also. Virtually all of the comforts found in your own home can be found in this townhouse.

We have a 1 week minimum stay at our townhouse. If you were interested in booking a few days more than a week, we can quote you on that stay as well.

As an added bonus, we keep a telephone in the living room with an extension in the master bedroom. Using this phone you can make and receive FREE phone calls to the USA and Canada.

We also make an Aruba Cell phone available for our guests if you feel you'd like a cell phone. All you have to do is go to any supermarket or convenience store and buy some minutes for the phone. $10 or so is probably all you'll need.

If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can often show you payments methods that will save you money.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Palm Beach in Noord

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All 3 bathrooms are full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs has a queen size bed and ensuite bath. The 2nd bedroom upstairs has a full size bed and ensuite bath. The 3rd bedroom, downstairs, has a full size bed and a full bathroom across the hall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We have 4 bikes with combination locks for our guests to use. You'll have the use of an Aruba cell phone that you can use when you just install less than $10US in minutes; a real convenience. We have phones in the townhouse that will make and receive FREE calls from and to the USA and Canada.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Palm Beach 3bdrm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beach Sleeps 2 to 6
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
5

A Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for my family of four for our stay in Aruba. It gave us each our own bedroom and bath, plenty of room to spread out. It offered a wonderful kitchen and living area. The complex is very quiet and the pools were quite nice. A great location to walk to all of the nightlife in Palm Beach and the area was safe. We rented a vehicle, which I thought was key. We drove to all different beaches to experience the unique features of each one. Reasonable use of water and electricity and we did not have to pay any extra.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Aruba and at Kalm Townhouse so much. We work very hard to assure our guests are comfortable and well cared for and it's so rewarding to hear this great feedback. Thanks - Tom & Karen
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5

Palma Real stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Palma Real was excellent. The townhouse of Tom and Karen was well equipped and comfortable. We already booked to return next year and are staying in the same place.

This was our 10 th time coming to Aruba . Yes we love the island and the friendly people.

We even had a first. We witnessed a thunder storm on a desert island!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Great location, wonderful area, plenty of room, pools never really busy, 10 minute walk to high rise action and several really good resturants.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our trip to Aruba. We have been there a number of times, staying at the hotels. This time we chose the townhouse. This was truly the best vacation ever. The townhouse was not only fully stocked with anything we could imagine needing, it was perfectly clean and so very comfortable. We enjoyed the bicycles, the bbq, the outdoor patio, too. The pools in the community were clean and we swam every day. We rode the bikes down to the area where the hotels and casinos are, or we walked. It is not far. There are a lot of beaches close by, too. We always enjoy Wacky Wahoo's restaurant, and, of course, Gianni's and Linda's Dutch Pancake house. The appliances all are new and worked great. We cooked breakfast and lunch most days, and sometimes dinner, too. The beds in every room were very comfortable. The neighbors in the community were very friendly, too. Oh, and a great bonus, there is a mobile phone to call to make local reservations or to call family or friends that are staying in Aruba also. There is also a phone to call home in the United States for free. That was an amazing help! And, oh, the washer and dryer!! We were there for two weeks. Our adult children came for one of the weeks and there were six of us there. There was plenty of room. It was just an amazing family trip and we will definitely do it next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It's always nice to hear that people had a really great time at the townhouse and in Aruba. We put a lot of time and money into keeping the townhouse updated and so when anything begins to show some wear, we typically replace it. The LG front load washer / dryer recently bought is a good example. I told the management company to buy LG as they have a very good reputation and reviews. When I found what they cost after they were installed, I nearly fell over and so it's so nice to hear them mentioned in the review and we're very happy they work so well. Thank you again, we do appreciate your comments.
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5

Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and clean. Its location was ideal as close to plenty of eating places, an excellent supermarket and not far from the beaches. We used the pool each day and this was clean and well looked after. We had hired a car so it was easy to get about Aruba. The bikes at the townhouse were used and also a marvellous rucksack/cool bag was used more than once. We were able to visit plenty of beaches with our favourite being Baby Beach. My family was able to snorkel and on two occasions went on deep sea fishing trips catching mahi mahi, tuna and barracuda. The weather was hot all the time we were there. I can't recommend this property enough - it was more than I could have hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful accommodations- Cabbage patch location

  • 5 of 5

We were an adult family of 4. Three bedrooms and three baths made for a very spacious and comfortable 8 night stay. The unit was very well and thoughtfully equipped. Bikes, beach chairs, water floaties, snorkels etc. were a pleasant surprise. We walked Palm beach each morning and adventured around to other areas and beaches of the island during the day and also enjoyed the pool and conversations with other vacationers and residents of Palma Real. We were met upon arrival at the unit by very helpful and informative property managers - that were available if any issues with the rental. We had none. We felt safe staying there and the security staff were all friendly. Everyone in Aruba was - by the way. We enjoyed a few meals in and a number of fabulous meals and happy hours in restaurants near by. The owners are great communicators and clearly caring and involved with their unit. Great experience and we would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Rena Beatrix
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Barney's Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wacky Wahoo's & Many Others
Car: not necessary

A very short walk or bike to 'restaurant row' where you can find world class dining in a large variety of restaurants. Of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, 2 of them are locted just a short distance from our townhouse.

In adfdition to world class restaurants within walking distance, there are also coffee shops and fast food restaurants very close by.

In Aruba with typically over 350 days of sunshine you're guaranteed nice weather for your vacation.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Palm Beach, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
15 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£773
for 7 nights
£773
£2,860
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£696
for 7 nights
£696
£2,203
 
 
High Season
15 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£966
for 7 nights
£966
£3,479
 
 
Christmas - New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 7 nights
£1,082
£3,788
 
 
High Season
15 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 7 nights
£1,044
£3,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£773
for 7 nights
£773
£2,860
 

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates include all taxes and government fees

Payment: Acceptable payment methods are personal check, bank transfer of funds, Western Union, eCheck, credit card or PayPal. Any payments made by international funds transfer, credit card, eCheck, PayPal or or any vendor charging a fee to send funds will be subject to a 3% processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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