Our home, Aruba Escape is located in a quiet residential neighborhood called Bubali, across from the popular Eagle Beach area and just down the road from Palm Beach. It's just a short distance to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants, casinos, the theater, and much more.
Other Activities include ATV rentals and tours, catamaran, sky diving, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, wave-runners, helicopter tours, a submarine ride, Arikok national park, nature hikes through the National Park, and so much more.
HERE ARE ANSWER TO THE MOST FAQ'S:
How close is the property to the beach?
Just outside the low-rise hotel district, 1 mile to the beach...an easy walk, bike or drive. All beaches are free and parking in plentiful.
Do you provide beach chairs?
Yes. We provide a limited number of beach chairs and a cooler. Beach towels are not provided.
How far are you from the airport?
A 10-15 minute drive.
Are there any additional costs or cleaning fees?
No! The rates you see are the rates you pay. No cleaning fees or utility surcharges.
Are there additional sleeping accommodations?
Yes. There is an optional guest suite which features a kitchenette, full bath, queen-size bed, and cable TV. There is also a queen-size air-bed available.
Is a deposit required to rent the home?
Yes, a $200 refundable security deposit. Proudly, we have never had to keep a deposit.
Do we need to rent a car?
It is strongly recommended to rent a car. Taxis are very expensive and there is a lot to see and do all over the island. There are 5 great beaches within 2-3 miles and dozens upon dozens of sites and activities throughout the area.
Will my cell phone work on the island?
Yes, and there are phones for rent at the airport. There are no hard-wired phones at the house.
What is the best time of year to travel to Aruba?
Any time of year is a great time of year to visit Aruba. The weather is consistently beautiful (88-92 degrees) with a comfortable, steady breeze. Summer is getting more and more popular, so reserve early. We do sell out July and August.
What do I do if I want to reserve the home?
Simply send us an e-mail and let us know what dates you would like to reserve. We'll e-mail you a reservation agreement.
What days can I check-in and check-out?
Will you hold my dates while I shop for airline tickets?
Yes, just e-mail us and we'll hold your dates for up to 48 hours while you shop for airfares.
What is the best way to shop for airfares?
You can search airfares of all carriers at once and use the 'expand travel options' to show fares for up to three dates before and three days after your chosen dates. It will show all flights, rates, and date ranges. We recommend booking through the airlines website, however, rather than through Orbitz.
Do you provide maps and information on Aruba?
Yes. There will be information about attractions, restaurants, tons of activities, a map and discount coupon book and brochures.
Can I Google-Map the location?
Aruba does not use street names to the extent that most countries do. Many sections of Aruba have names, but the individual roads do not. This makes Google mapping very difficult. The map page of our website shows where the home is located. As you see, it is close to Eagle Beach.
What currency do I use?
The U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere throughout the island. The local currency is called the Aruban Florin (AFL). $1 = AFL 1.75 - One U.S. Dollar is equal to 1.75 Aruban Florin.
Is the drinking water safe?
Aruba’s water meets the highest quality standards of the World Health Organization and is distilled in the world’s second largest desalination plant. When you buy bottled water in Aruba you are buying tap water.
What is the drinking and gambling age?
Are there medical facilities?
There are two hospitals. If you are on medication, be sure to bring all your prescription medicine with you. Foreign prescriptions cannot be filled in Aruba.
Service Charge and Tips:
Some restaurants have a service charge, which can be deducted from your usual tip.
Downtown Oranjestad, Main Street, which is good for daytime shopping, is open 9 am - 6 pm. Eagle and Palm Beach Malls and Hotel Areas are open night and day and have restaurants, clubs, nightlife, casinos and are open well past midnight.
When leaving Aruba:
US Customs and Immigration Aruba provides the services of the Department of Homeland/Security/ U.S. Customs and Protection (USCBP) for all passengers departing on flights to the U.S. To allow sufficient time to clear both Aruban and US procedures which include Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated screening of passengers and luggage, passengers are requested to be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.
The voltage in Aruba is 120 volts, the same that is used in North America. No adapters are needed.
If I'd like to hold the reservation while I shop for airfares, what do I do?
Just send us an e-mail and let us know.