Exceeded our Expectations!
We just returned from a two week vacation in Aruba and although we've rented private accommodations in Aruba for the past half dozen vacations, this was the first time we've stayed in Tierra del Sol. Make no mistake: this is a class act from start to finish.
We were met at the guard house (Tierra del Sol is a gated community) by our contact, Olga, who was unfazed that we arrived early, and followed her to our home for the next two weeks. She took time to show us the property: Aruba Dreams was everything we had hoped for and more. A very spacious 4 bedroom house, it came with all the advertised amenities (microwave, gas stove, oven, fridge with ice/water dispenser, washer/dryer, central air) and the backyard view was like a picture postcard.
The house was spotless upon our arrival and features four bedrooms with adjustable air-conditioning, superior beds with duvets and extra blankets, and no shortage of bathroom and beach towels. There are three bathrooms, each with their own showers (and the master bathroom had a full length tub). The electrical outlets/overhead lighting was perfect to support two fussy women (and the man of the house enjoyed excellent WiFi response on his iPAD while he waited!).
Olga gave us a set of phone numbers should we encounter any issues, which we used (I'm rather embarrassed to admit) when we stopped up one of the toilets. As promised, the maintenace man came within 10 minutes of our call, and as with all the staff we encountered from the Tierra's gate staff to the property mgmt staff, he was extremely polite and responsive to all our questions. As promised, the pool was cleaned twice weekly.
Although part of the Tierra del Sol community, we rarely saw our neighbours and the feeling of seclusion was serene. Our favourite place was in the backyard in the comfortable seating area, where we overlooked the golf course and saw the Aruba landscape and abundance of wildlife just outside the walls: from swooping swallows to graceful egrets, the elusive Aruba Troupial and yellow Bananaquits to the little iguanas that occasionally visited.
The property mgmt team is superb: professional, responsive, timely - the perfect complement to the perfect house. We would definitely recommend this rental, and hope to return next year!
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