My husband and I have been traveling to Aruba for years. We have stayed in many of the hotels and have enjoyed each place we have stayed. 2 years ago we decided to take a chance and rent a home and I must say it was one of the best decision we made. We have found renting this home to be so much more enjoyable and a lot less expensive. It is wonderful to have your own private pool and yard. No fighting the crowds for a chair by the pool, front row every time! No having to walk 1/2 a mile to get a beverage or use the rest room!
Most people say "when I go on vacation I don't want to cook", and we don't either. We go to the grocery store and buy some of the basics (snacks and beverages) and then tend to have dinner out most nights. Sometimes we just enjoy staying at the house and having a BBQ and watching the sunset from the observation deck (which was new this year).
The house is in a great area which is very quiet and safe. It is only about 1 mile from the golf course and the Marriott. My friend and I enjoy walking each morning a great loop from the house, to golf course, over to ocean and down to Marriott, and then back to house. The guys enjoy golfing, so it is nice to jump in the car and be there in less than 5 minutes.
Like the other reviews, I agree renting a car is a must. It is worth it so you can go to some of the smaller beaching (which are also close to the house) and enjoy without a lot of crowds. The house provides beach chairs also.
My other concern when renting the house was what do I do if something happens while I am staying there?? With Kaz & Maria we have always had all questions answered very promptly. They will send you a very detailed list of all things about the house and how everything works, which is very much appreiciated. If there is any problems while your there, they have 2 great people who will be there in minutes to help you.(One of them will be there the day you arrive to welcome you and show you the house).
I hope if you are reading this and are on the fence about staying here, this will help you .All pictures and descriptions are very accurate.
I am the type of person who is always nervous about trying something new and I am so happy this was one chance I decided to take.
I hope you do also, you will be as happy as are about the place!!!
Kim & Lenny (from Maine)