The perfect vacation!
Submitted: July 27, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
What a great week! My husband, two daughters and I had vacationed in Aruba three years ago at one of the low-rise all-inclusive hotels and decided to try renting a property this time around. And we’re so glad we did! This villa in Tierra del Sol far exceeded all of our expectations. It was well-equipped, comfortable, clean, peaceful, private, and close to the most beautiful beaches on the island.
We spent our mornings swimming and snorkeling at Malmok and Arashi Beaches and then returned to the house for afternoons of floating, lounging and barbequing by the private pool. Rather than take one of the Jeep Tours, we got a map and ventured to the north side of the island on our own to see some of the ‘wild’ coast and points of interest and discovered a whole different landscape. We noticed in our travels that day that the Jeep Tours seemed to be traveling the same route that we did so we feel like we saw all the points of interest…at our own pace…and without the pricey cost of the tour.
Along with our phenomenal accommodations, we sampled some delicious island cuisine and were never disappointed. We highly recommend the California Lighthouse for Italian food and the views. The Pelican Wharf, next to the Holiday Inn was very relaxed and had great local seafood/appetizers/cocktails/sunsets. We ventured into the city one evening and ate at L.G. Smith’s Steak and Chophouse. Delicious! Then on our last night we went to Pan Pan Restaurant and unanimously decided it was a four-star dining experience.
Our compliments to the owners of the villa! It’s beautiful…wish it was ours! And enough can’t be said for the property managers, Anna and Matthew. They were a pleasure to deal with! From my initial inquiry of the property up until the day we checked out, they went above and beyond making our stay a wonderful experience. Anna provided us with car rental, grocery store, and restaurant information. They got us settled into the villa, answered our questions, and left us with their contact information in the event of any further questions/concerns during our stay.
All in all, it was a hugely successful vacation for my family. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing vacation. We would definitely rent this home again and if it’s not available, we would contact Anna and Matthew to direct us to another property that they manage.
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