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Your Private Oasis--Luxurious Estate Villa--Private Pool--Golf--Beach

Joe Stephens

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Joe Stephens

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Your Private Oasis--Luxurious Estate Villa--Private Pool--Golf--Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Noord Estate Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy the spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of the Blue Caribbean waters, the Arubian countryside and the California Lighthouse on your private oasis in the Tierra Del Sol Resort. This luxurious Estate Villa features two separate Master Suites complete with huge private bathrooms.

There are two additional guest bedrooms and the first floor study converts to a fifth bedroom, if needed. Other features include jacuzzi tubs, private balconies, elegant living areas on both floors, a complete gourmet kitchen and beautiful outdoor gardens. Relax by the endless pool listening to the soothing waterfall and Dolphin fountain, enjoy the beautiful wild parrots that visit the back yard or challenge the Robert Trent Jones designed championship course.

Indulge in a relaxing massage or enjoy a brisk workout at Tierra del Sol's Spa and Fitness Club. Our Home is just 1/2 mile from the beach, water sports, casinos and award wining dining. Rents range from $3,900 off season to $5,000 high season to $7,800 for Christmas and New Years.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joe Stephens (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Joe Stephens

Our families purchased the building lot at Tierra Del Sol in 2004 and it took 4 years to build our home. During the process we discovered the true meaning of 'Island Time'. Everyone needs to discover this for themselves.

Joe Stephens purchased this estate in 2008

Why Joe Stephens chose Noord

We had been traveling to Aruba for 15 years and just love the Aruban people, the pace of life, the beaches and the golf course at Tierra del Sol. When they opened the Bella Vista lots to allow for custom built homes we jumped at this chance and have enjoyed it ever since..

What makes this estate unique

Custom Built with a classic Mediterranean style exterior with a modern open living interior this 4 bedroom, with study, home features 2 grand master bedroom suites and two other ample bedrooms with 4 1/2 baths, including a pool bath with shower, private pool with fountain and waterfall. Great rooms (living areas) on each level with seating for all your guests and wonderful ocean and scenic panoramic views. Fully equipped Kitchen with seating for 10. Spa and fully equipped weight room available at additional cost.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Joe! All I can tell you is " there are no words to describe how we love your house! Best vacation ever! We love it much! We are already talking about next year for 2 weeks! Thank you so much!
Feb 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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based on 23 traveler reviews

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Your Private Oasis--Luxurious Estate Villa--Private Pool--Golf--Beach
average rating of 4.826087 based on 25 reviews
Maryland, U.S.A.

Are you ready to fall in love?

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my friends at this amazing property March 21th thru 29th,2009. The lay-out is perfect for 2 families,one extended family or a large group of friends like the ones that I traveled with. You could certainly eat out at a different restaurant every night within minutes of this home & experience great island food, but between the fully equipped kitchen & wonderful grill available we just couldn't pull ourselves away from this relaxing home to eat out very much. It was just too tempting to lounge pool side as the sun gently set! All of the bedrooms are very large with amazing views. The views of the lighthouse was my personal favorite! It goes without saying that this home would be a golfer's dream, as you could golf every day here & then relax in your own pool or hit one of the many clean beaches.

I did walk to a beautiful nearby beach more than once, but to experience the complete island you are going to need a car. I loved taking daily walks every morning & everyone that I passed was so friendly I just felt like I lived here. We went snorkeling & I highly recommend it. I have been many times in Hawaii & there you really have to be concerned with high waves. But not in Aruba!! I was amazed at how peaceful & calm the water seemed to be every day! Which makes snorkeling & diving a dream.

I did have a few questions before I arrived just to make sure that I brought with me the things that I needed & the owner always responded very quickly to my e-mails, which really gave me peace of mind.

All I can say is that the 8 days went way too quickly & to this day I wished that I had stayed for 10 days (at least)!! It is just well worth it, but I just wouldn't take the chance of staying any place other than this home because staying here was just such a big part of why this was our groups dream vacation. I hope you make it your's too, unless it's a week that I want to come back!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen: We are so glad you had a wonderful time and look forward to your return.
Ontario, Canada

Nice house with a great layout for families.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week here. We were 4 couples traveling together. We did have an issue with the Wi-Fi router crapping out on us. The good news is that Clifton was there the next day and got it replaced for us. This is a high end property without a doubt, but it is starting to show its age a bit. The Tierra Del Sol community is the best on the Island for sure, no worries there.


-Good sized pool with a large patio/deck area. It supplies good shade when needed.

-The open kitchen and great room is perfect for 8 people.

-There was enough chairs inside and out for all of us.

-There is great closet/storage area upstairs and down.

-Clifton was there to care of any needs we had.


-The lounge chairs by the pool need to be replaced. You sit against the steel bars.

-The layout is NOT ideal for 4 couples. Only two of the bedrooms have ensuites. The other two rooms must share a bathroom.

-Most of the bedrooms do not have blinds/curtains, so you are up with the chickens.

-The interior could use a coat of paint, especially the doors and trim. But not a big deal.

Overall Joe and Clifton were very good to deal with and very efficient. It was a good experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Villa !!!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Aruba at the Desert Dolphin !!! Located in the most prestigious place on the island, Tierra Del Sol, this home was beautiful !!! Great outdoor seating by the pool and on the patio, excellent for day and night time socializing. Minutes from the beach. Well decorated, spacious and open. Worked perfectly for our party of 8. Clifton was terrific and very accomodating and made our stay even better.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time in Aruba and could enjoy our home. Hope you will visit again soon. Happy Thanksgiving. Joe

Villa with Elegant Luxury

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I were in search of the perfect villa. The Desert Dolphin exceeded our expectations. The Tierra Del Sol gated community provided security and peace of mind. The Villa was clean and decorated with sprinkles of simple elegance throughout. The furniture was updated and comfortable. The 2 Master Suites were spacious and cozy. The beds were comfortable with quality linen. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal or if you just needed to whip up something quick and simple. The covered patio was perfect for relaxing and grilling.

The second story wrap-a-round balcony provided the perfect view for the beautiful sunsets and the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. The refreshing pool was rejuvenating. Watching the beautiful butterflies flutter throughout was very tranquil. The garden was well manicured.

Joe - Owner demonstrated customer care and professional service.

Clifton - Property Manager picked us up at the airport and was very accommodating, ensuring we had everything needed to make our stay a comfortable one. We will definitely return to Desert Dolphin and highly recommend this villa for a great vacation.

Thank you Joe and Clifton


Upper Marlboro, Maryland

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Villa with Simple Elegance

  • 5 of 5


We did an extensive search for the perfect Villa for our girlfriends get-a-way vacation. We found just that and more in the Desert Dolphin. The pics shown on the website were the actual rooms shown advertised. Desert Dolphin embrace you with sprinkles of simple elegant decorations throughout the home. The 4 bedroom luxury villa had all the comforts of home. Beginning with the 2 beautiful large master suites and 2 roomy additional rooms. The beds were extremely comfortable with clean quality linen. The bathrooms were clean and fresh. The 2 large open living areas were the perfect rooms to spread out and find your favorite reading corner.

The Tierra Del Sol Community and Country Club is a beautiful location. The ocean and lighthouse view from the second story balcony is gorgeous as well as the breathtaking sunsets.

The spacious and open fully stocked kitchen was one of our favorite gathering spots. We gravitated there in the mornings from the moment we smelled the aroma rich coffee brewing and hickory smoked bacon cooking and every evening after a delicious night cap.

Mid morning sun bathing by the dolphin pool was enjoyable as we watched the beautiful butterflies flurry to and fro while enjoying a delicious lunch under the covered patio.

Owner Joe is very professional and provided quality customer service. He was patient as he answered our many questions. We can't say enough about Property Manager Clifton. From the time he picked us up from the airport and throughout our 7 wonderful night stay, he was extremely accommodating, professional, cordial and knowledgeable. Thank you again Clifton for making our stay a fabulous one.

We had such a lovely time in Aruba and we look forward to our next visit. We are already planning our next trip. Desert Dolphin will certainly be our first choice in Villa accommodations.

Thank you again Joe and we appreciate all your efforts to ensure we had such a wonderful and enjoyable vacation in your home.


Upper Marlboro, Maryland

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon: Thanks so much for the wonderful review and I am so glad you and your friends had such a wonderful time. I hope you can return to Aruba soon. Sincerely Joe

Best Villa by Far

  • 5 of 5

The Desert Dauphin by far exceeded my every expectation. Everything you see is just want you get!!!

The villa is very spacious, luxurious and accommodating. Not to mention how comfortable the furnishings are and no expenses were spared when it came to the décor in the home.

I stayed at the Desert Dauphin along with 3 other friends and I must say we are and have always been a very particular group of women. We expect to have all the comforts we are accustom to and more. We got just that at the Desert Dauphin. The Villa was spotless, the grounds were well kept, and the dishes, pots and pans were of good quality. I honestly cannot say anything negative about the Desert Dauphin. The nights were peaceful, the bedding and mattresses were of great comfort, which is extremely important to me due to some issues I have with my back. Each room had its own air condition unit and remote to regulate the air flow. I had 7 peaceful and restful nights. It is truly a villa that you will enjoy and want to come back to time and time again. I can’t wait to go back.

The Desert Dauphin is nestled within Tierra del Sol. A beautiful golf course community with a spectacular view of the ocean, lighthouse and the high rises. We had a delicious meal at the Club house our first night. The staff there was also accommodating and friendly. We didn’t get a chance to enjoy any of the other amenities in Tierra del Sol, we simply ran out of time.

While preparing for our vacation, Joe the owner answered every question we had (and we had a lot). Clifton Lugay who is the property manager, oh my goodness, was the nicest and friendliest, personable person. He was at the airport waiting for us once we arrived. He provided us with a wealth of information and was always available in the event we needed anything at the villa or around town.

We decided not to rent a vehicle; we just didn’t want to bother with the unfamiliar, (traffic, road signs, roundabouts). Instead we met this wonderful taxi owner by the name of Henry Franken, whose services we used to go everywhere on the island. Henry was always prompt, polite, friendly, a gentleman and very knowledgeable of his homeland. It was blessing to us to have Henry escort us around town and bring us safely back to the villa at any given time of the day or night. If you don’t want to worry with the driving, do yourself a favor and contact Henry once you get on the island at 592-1600.

We truly enjoyed our stay at The Desert Dauphin.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I hope you can visit us again real soon. I'll also keep Henry's name on file for our other guests. Don't forget we give a 10% frequent visitors discount for any future stay.


Madame Janette's
"A little on the pricey side but good service and very good local food."
The Flying Fishbone
"Good food and dining on the beach. Food is pricey and it is a bit of as drive to get to."
Natural Bridge
"The bridge collapsed several years ago but it is still a wonder to see. "
Barefoot Restaurant
"Great food and service. Enjoy a sunset dinner with your feet in the sand."
Casibari Boulders
"part of a nice day trip."
Quadiriki Caves
Ayo Rock Formations
Ventanas del Mar
"Good Food. Service is wanting. Lunch is great on the outside patio. "
L.G. Smith's Steak & Chophouse
"Great steaks and lamb."
Petit Cafe (Le)
"Great place for lunch"
Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill
"Good drinks and bar food."
B52 BarBQue
"Good food in an out of the way place."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Reina Beatrix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tierra del Sol Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Tierra del Sol Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ventanas del Mar at Tierra del Sol
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Arashi & Malmok Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
California Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Great snorkeling Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Brand New Public Beach Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Tierra del Sol Golf Course and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Resort & Casino
Car: recommended

Our property is 1/2 mile from two of Aruba's most beautiful public beaches. Walk or drive and park. Robert Trent Jones designed course Tierra Del Sol. 18 Championship Holes carved out of the desert with ocean views on almost every hole


Rates & Availability

From $625 Per night

Noord Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
6 night minimum stay
New Years 2016
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Noord Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 queen , Bedroom and sitting area with full luxury bath
    Master Suite 2 1st Floor - 1 king , Elegant Ground floor suite with walk out to garden and pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large room with private balcony with ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private room off 2nd floor Great room
    Den/Study - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Day Bed that converts to two twin beds
  • King size beds (1) 1st floor master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) All other bedroooms, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request at an additional fee, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The study/den has a day bed that converts to two twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Spa, Weight Room, Tennis Courts and golf are available at Tierra del Sol

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