Beautiful villa in a superb location
Opal Villa is such a pleasant find! I researched extensively and picked it for my first visit to Aruba.
I emailed several rental companies inquiring about different properties. Geraldine from Aruba Happy Rentals has been the most helpful. She was always prompt and detailed with her responses, which helped me decide on this villa, and using their company. She always replied to my emails within 24 hours and even on weekends! Geraldine also kept in touch with us during our stay and made sure our requests were taken care of. The warm welcome from Albert and his colleague, the friendly communication with Gemma, and the efficient checkout with Rosie and Alex also made the stay very enjoyable.
Opal Villa was perfectly located in a quiet, upscale neighbourhood, just minutes from the beaches, restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and casinos. The pool was wonderful and the patio gorgeous. The pool was cleaned twice a week. We spent a lot of time chilling there.
The BBQ was very useful. We drove to Zeerover's in Savaneta to buy fresh fish and prawns, and grilled them for dinner. We also made most of our breakfasts in the well equipped kitchen of the villa. The one complaint was that all the pots and pans were old, scratched up Tefal with the coating coming off. I requested for a stainless steel pot and a frying pan , and the next day, a brand new set was delivered to us. Kudos to their customer service!
The house was beautiful, spacious and was very clean. The location was superb! The neighbourhood was tranquil and quiet, yet we could drive to the restaurants and casinos in less than 5 minutes. It was just 2 minutes' drive to Hadicurari Beach where we tried Stand Up Paddling. Also a couple minutes to Malmok Beach where the snorkeling was great. Arashi, Palm and Eagle Beaches were also very near.
The area was very safe .The garage was very helpful, as we could park our rental car which had the distinct V licence plate inside the garage, so nobody could tell tourists were renting this villa.
One problem with this house is that out of the 4 bathrooms, 3 of them have windows with no window coverings. That makes it very inconvenient for showering and using the toilets, especially when 2 of the bathrooms with no window coverings face the front road.
Overall, I am very happy with Opal Villa, especially its location. I am also very satisfied with Aruba Happy Rentals and definitely would use them again.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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