PALM BEACH 3DRM 3BATH-SHORT WALK/BIKE TO BEACHES SLEEPS 2 TO 6

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Tom or Karen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PALM BEACH 3DRM 3BATH-SHORT WALK/BIKE TO BEACHES SLEEPS 2 TO 6

Aruba Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

You really don't need a rental car here. Our resort is a small, quiet, nicely 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 and nightlife Aruba has to offer.

The 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.

Get to the beaches, shopping or restauarants 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!!!

This 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 just around the corner 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.

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Tom or Karen

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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. So far we've met 9 owners in this small community and they've all been very welcoming and wonderfully helpful; telling us that if we need any assistance to please let them know.

We really hit a home run here. We also met the couple who sold the townhouse to us. They've 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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949320
+1 3157508538
Aruba Caribbean
5

Everything you Need!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
It is very rare when you get what was advertised and reviewed but that is Palma Real! The unit has everything it advertises and you need. Gemma (wonderful!) the property manager from Happy Aruba Rentals was waiting for us when we arrived and went over the unit. It was well appointed, modern, clean, and had everything we needed but food and bathing suits! The location was great as we do not like to do the “touristy” things yet it was close enough to do them if you want but far enough away to avoid them. Tom the owner was great with communication and all information about the area and what to expect! I would recommend a car as the high rise area is only a half mile away but there are many great beaches within a 10 minute drive with less crowds and wonderful snorkeling areas. There is a great clean supermarket 5 minutes drive from the unit that also has a pharmacy in the plaza. You can walk to Barneys (great place for food and cocktails) and 4 other restaurants! I would recommend this unit to anyone from a couple as us or a family as your home away from home!
Owner's Response: We're always nervous when we see a review coming in; afraid that a guest will have something go wrong and reward us with a not-so-great review. It's always so gratifying to hear from people who had such a nice time and loved the townhouse as much as we do when we're in Aruba. Thanks Paul and we hope to see you again. Tom & Karen
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Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949320
+1 3157508538
Aruba Caribbean
USA
5

Quiet Neighborhood, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We knew the price was a bargain for this 3 br rental, but when we arrived, it was even better than expected!
The neighborhood is very quiet and the guard is frequently seen walking the premises just to keep things safe.
The house is well furnished and has everything you could possibly want on your vacation. We really enjoyed using the bikes and found that the beaches were a very short, pleasant ride.
The number one thing about this rental was in dealing with the owners, Tom and Karen. I quite enjoyed our email conversations prior to arrival and frankly, it made me feel more comfortable in renting a foreign property, over the internet. We had a couple hiccups during our stay but Tom was very easy to work with and always responsive. I can't thank Tom enough for such a great stay!
Overall, I totally recommend this rental. Great value, great location, great accommodation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949320
+1 3157508538
Aruba Caribbean
5

You will NOT regret staying here!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I admit I normally read the reviews but rarely do I write one. However, this time I felt compelled to. I rented this home for seven days last week and it was INCREDIBLE. Originally, it was going to be my boyfriend and I, plus four teens but at the last minute my boyfriend could not go due to work. That left me with four teenagers!!! No worries. The locals are so friendly and it is not much different than being at the local shore.

The home was excellent. It was bright, super clean, cheery and well stocked. The five of us never ran out of beach towels or bath towels and the kitchen had more utensils and tools than my own kitchen does. When he said the house was within walking distance to everything, that is so very true. You could do a lot of everything or a whole lot of nothing. There was also a phone at the house where you could call the US for FREE, and wifi was also provided, for those of us who cannot live without our smartphones.

We went to the grocery store and purchased breakfast items and chicken and other things for dinner. Food is very expensive in Aruba. The house has a very nice grill that was easy to use. There are also four bikes available which were great for the kids to use at times and ride around the development, and four beach chairs available for our use as well. In addition to being with walking distance to the beach, the development has two pools and the house has plenty of pool toys. The only thing we needed was our clothing. Everything else was provided. Tom is right when he says you do not need a car. You can walk everywhere. However, I found it to be easier when going to the grocery store or into Oranjestad.

The only thing that is important to note is regarding the 3 bedrooms. There are three excellent bedrooms and each with its own FULL bath. The bedrooms have a King size bed and two Queens so it does sleep six people. However, that really is two people per bed and in my case where I had two teenage boys (not brothers) and two teenage girls along, the boys were not sleeping in the same bed. The house is EXCELLENT but either a bunk bed option or a sleeper sofa would have made the home PERFECT. As it turned out, the couch was comfortable to sleep on and that worked out for us.

I would give this home a full 10 stars if I could for the house and the amenities and definitely for the ease of dealing with the homeowner. I cannot wait to go again next year.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949320
+1 3157508538
Aruba Caribbean
5

The Townhouse is PERFECT!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This was our first trip to Aruba. It was my daughter (21), Cousin (31), another cousin (51) & myself (53)...all women. The townhouse is perfect. It has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The pictures don't do it justice. It is so cute & very spacious. It is about a 15 minute walk to all the restaurants, bars & shops & another 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach. There are 4 bikes, but we choose to walk every where. There is also a car to rent, but we opted not to rent this time, but I think next time we will rent the car for the week. We did take a taxi a handful of times, but we had our own personal cab driver, which was great! The townhouse is super clean & decorated very nicely. The big TV is great, all though we didn't watch a lot of TV. The house phone is great & was used often. We did purchase minutes for the Aruba cell phone, which made it so easy to make calls in Aruba. There is a guard at the gate, but the area is completely safe, we walked at all hours of the day & night. The women from the management office was very nice. If you are looking for a great place to stay, with lots of room & at a great price, rent this townhouse!!! We are planning on going back next year & we will be staying here again!!! I want to thank Tom & Karen for having such a great place, so we can come & stay in Aruba!!!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Palm Beach 3drm 3bath-Short Walk/Bike to Beaches Sleeps 2 to 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949320
+1 3157508538
Aruba Caribbean
5

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The owner, Tom, was great and so was his management company Aruba Happy Rentals representative, Gemma. The townhouse had everything we need during our stay, especially the well equipped kitchen and the outdoor gas grill.

Perhaps, the one we'll talk and remember most about our Aruba trip was our first day's mishap. We supposedly were to meet our college daughter and fly together on the same connecting flight out of PA to Aruba. But it wasn't meant to be. Our flight out of Washington DC metro was delayed due to snowing... at the end of March (who would have thunk it!) Our daughter's flight from Raleigh to PA was on time so she was on route to Aruba by herself without much info regarding logistics and emergency communication (we asked her not to use her smartphone while in Aruba).

Long story short... We reached out to Tom in New York for help and the rest is history. Tom, in coordination with Gemma in Aruba, was able to send a taxi to the airport. The taxi driver, with a sign, waited patiently for our daughter but they ended up missing each other. Each went her own way, one back to her Taxi and one outside of the airport. Luckily our daughter was able to communicate with us via email using WiFi at airport, we relayed the info to Tom, and subsequently the info got to the taxi driver. Finally, the taxi driver picked our daughter up and then dropped her off at Aruba Happy Rentals. From there, Gemma drove her to the townhouse, gave her necessary instructions and then drove her to a super market for food shopping. All these seem simple but it's not that straight forward and simple!

Thank you, Tom and Gemma.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

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 dinging 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 almodt guaranteed nice weather for your vacation.

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Availability & Rates

Aruba Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Low+Season
Apr 15 2014 - Nov 14 2014
$950
$3,400
7 nights
 
 
High+Season Nov - Dec
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
$1,250
$4,100
7 nights
 
 
Christmas - New Year
Dec 15 - Jan 14
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$950
$3,150
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Aruba Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Holiday Resort
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All 3 bathrooms are full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs has a king size bed and ensuite bath. The 2nd bedroom upstairs has a queen size bed and ensuite bath. The 3rd bedroom, downstairs, has a double bed and a full bathroom across the hall.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
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.

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