|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Aruba Malmok Villa Bon Bida!
Upscale beach bungalow with all of today’s comfort and amenities. Oceanfront, quiet and safe. Privacy and luxury in the exclusive residential beach area of Malmok, the finest residential area on the island. Less than two miles from most restaurants, casinos, hotels and American style supermarkets.
Beside it’s beaches and the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course, this place is famous as the starting point for a real off road experience on the northeast side of the island. Make your trip by bike or 4X4 through the splendid nature of Aruba’s rocky coastline interrupted by white sandy “boca’s”.
Bon Bida, papiamento for the good life!
Living in style: Have your dinner on the seaside veranda with a beautiful sunset view or on the poolside patio in a romantic garden setting.
Spend your happy hour under the seaside palapa or at the poolside palapa.
The villa offers spacious living places, inside and outside. All rooms are fully air conditioned.
The villa has been completely refurnished and redecorated recently. The style is very tropical with modern, most Indonesian style, furniture. All of which was found in the beautiful home decoration shops on the island.
The villa is decorated with colorful paintings of local artists.
If you need more accommodation, with the annex property 'Casita Atardi' (HomeAway nr. 3468826) you have 2 extra bedrooms and 1 extra bathroom.
The Villa and the Casita both have their own playground, pool and privacy.
Outdoor living: Aruba’s famous coast is just in front of the villa and the ocean is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Other popular sport activities include windsurfing, kite-surfing and sailing.
The villa is next to the Golf Course of the Tierra Del Sol Country Club, which houses our favorite hill-top restaurant: Ventanas Del Mar, with its gorgeous views. Do not forget to enjoy the Spa!
What an amazing place! Exquisitely maintained and tastefully decorated, it was so much more than we expected in spite of reading the other rave reviews. Lies was there to greet us when we arrived and did an excellent job of informing us about the property. I'm not sure if the cleaning service is still offered 2x a week, but it was well worth the cost - Lies did an amazing amount of work in a relatively short time. The 2 refrigerators in the kitchen were perfect - we used one for all drinks and the other for food and snacks. There was even laundry detergent available for the occasion load of towels we needed to wash. It was also nice that the air conditioning was controlled in each bedroom - everyone was happy with the temperature.
I didn't realize there was cushioned rattan furniture outside undercover by the pool. This became one of our favorite places to congregate, and the sound system that played outside just made it nicer. The pool was larger than I expected (we’ve all seen those deceptive photos of other places!) and just as clean as it was in the photos - it is professionally serviced 2x a week and a skimmer screen is available to take out the few leaves that seem to find their way in. It was also nice that there were underwater lights (blue/purple) that come on automatically when it gets dark. This allowed us to safely stay in the water without turning on outside lights and drawing bugs! (We seemed to find plenty as it was!)
The location was perfect for us – within easy walking distance of Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina, and Catalina Cove for snorkeling! The local bus stop was right across the street so a trip to the high rises or into town was very easy ($2.30/trip). A walk across the street will give you some amazing sunset photos over the water and with the sun rising over the pool in the morning it’s a perfect place to relax into the day!
At the point we left we knew we wanted to come back but didn’t think we could arrange it until 3 years later, but we’ve managed to come up with a reason to go back again next year if there is time available in the rental schedule! Plus the trip for 3 years from now is still in the plans! Yes, we fell in love with the place and would recommend it to anyone!
All I can say it that this was the best family vacation I ever had. The Malmok Villa Bon Bida was even more fabulous than we anticipated. and the housekeepers were extremely accommodating. The two pools were well kept and beautiful and the villa had everything we needed. My wife and I brought all of our children and their significant ours and renewed our wedding vows under one of the two beautiful gazeboes and it was really special. We all loved it. And of course, it's Aruba!
Thanks for a wonderful vacation at a good price.
Dr. Ed Umlauf
We have visited Aruba the past 7 years and plan to keep returning. We (3 adult couples) stayed in this house for 15 days in January 2013 and loved it. Great location for snorkeling. One of the couples snorkeled everyday and could just walk across the street. Great outdoor area for relaxing.
Our experience at Villa Bon Bida was wonderful. We had a group of 5 couples and occupied the four bedrooms in the main house and one of the two bedrooms in the attached cottage. When we arrived we found everything to be immaculate. The cleaning staff was finishing up and they did not miss a thing. The entire property , including both pools, is kept updated and very well maintained. Mercedes is wonderful to work with and pays close attention to every detail.
The Villa is located in one of the nicest areas on the island. The ocean is directly across the road, and sandy beaches are within a very short walk. We did a lot of snorkeling and found that our area was one of the best in Aruba. We even found three sets of snorkeling gear available to us at the Villa. The property is so nice that you could spend your entire visit in the Villa, and never leave. Our favorite area was the veranda next to the main pool. The area is beautifully landscaped and attracts lots of butterflies and other friendly wildlife.
Night life is a short 5 minute drive, or you can catch the bus. Public transportation is easy to use and takes you to all the major population areas of the island. We rented a Jeep and a 12 passenger van from Royal Car Rental, and were very pleased.
Just a footnote, when we left, I accidently left $400.in cash one of the bedrooms. It was found and Mercedes immediately made arrangements to return it to me. Truly a class act!!!!! Thanks Mercedes!!!!!! We will be back.
This was our first visit to Aruba and we loved every minute of it. The Villa Bon Bida served as the perfect setting for our stay. The house was so well-appointed and clean, and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The owner, Mercedes, is very approachable and really goes out of her way to make sure your stay is comfortable and all of your needs are met.
The house was more than large enough for our two families, comprised of 4 adults, 5 kids and a baby. We spent our days lounging around the beautiful pool or at the beach. There were plenty of towels, beach toys, and other items you might not see in a lesser house (flat panel tv, whole house sound system, etc. ) We cooked a couple of nights and the modern well-stocked kitchen sufficed. The housekeeper, Martha, cooked one of our meals and, boy, can she cook!
Best yet, the house is right across from beautiful Malmok beach and just down the street from Arashi beach. Plus, we were so thankful not to be stuck in the resort district with the rest of the tourists. We definitely hope to come back to Aruba, and when we do, we will have no reservations about making the Villa our home once again.
We had a great time at this beautiful home with six kids and four adults. Great layout, amenities, pool- all were fantastic. Mercedes and her husband were great as well.
Aruba is one of the most temperate islands in the Caribbean. Constantly moderated by trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean, Aruba has an average daytime temperature of 82° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius), with the difference between median day and night temperatures, and between summer and winter temperatures just 3.6°.
Aruba is an island of contrasting terrain. The southeast has the white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and warm waters. Aruba has an arid, almost desert like interior. The northwest coast, exposed to the Atlantic, has a few white sand beaches, rough seas and a rocky coastline. In Aruba you will see wind-bent divi-divi trees, many different varieties of cacti, and unique rock formations.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 3 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015/2016 Chrismas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
14 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€500|
Rates are listed for the 4 bedroom villa and 8 guests
Extra fee for 4 more guests in the 2 bedroom Casita Atardi:
$ 1,800.- in the Spring/Summer/Autumn Season
$ 2,000.- in the Winter Season
$ 2,500.- in the Christmas/New Year Season
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.