This house is magnificent. We spent 2 weeks there with a friend and our 2 kids. We've never rented a house so furnished, everything is included, dishwasher soap, spices, microwave, lots of beach towel and a BBQ. Fridge, oven and dishwasher are in stainless, there is an ice cube distributor on the fridge, the gas stove has 6 rings !
The location is excellent, 5 minutes by car to the nice and quiet Malmok, Boca Catalina and Arashi beaches, 12 minutes to Palm Beach, restaurants and shopping area. If you want to see fish, Boca Catalina is the best place for snorkeling. The northern extremity of the island, 10 minutes by car, is the best place to see the Sunset. Just follow the road north, find a place near the water and wait.
To give you an idea of the small size of Aruba, Baby beach, which is at the opposite side of the island, is only 45 minutes from the house. By the way, in our opinion, unless you have a baby, don't go to Baby beach, it does not worth the trip.
If you're looking for a nice and quiet neighborhood less than 15 minutes by car to everything this is the place. There's a small supermarket less than 2 minutes by car from the house, but we suggest driving 15 minutes to the large IGA for better choice and prices.
The house is perfect for a family with a nice private swimming pool and a huge covered patio with a dining table that can sit 10 people comfortably. A pool maintenance guy comes twice a week. There is an exterior shower, very useful when you arrive from the beach.
Contrary to some other houses, there is a very nice garden with palm trees and flowers. We saw hummingbirds every morning. There is only one neighbor, so it is very private and quiet.
The kitchen is huge and there is a large collection of spices. There are a lot of utensils and cooking gadgets and pans. The house is new, modern and super clean.
There were some minor inconveniences. The queen and king beds are in facts 2 single and twin beds that are next to each other. The $100 allowed per week for water and electricity is not enough for a family, we were careful and we exceeded by more than $130 after 2 weeks. The air conditioned of the master bedroom is noisy, even in quiet mode. We used earplugs at night and it was correct.
We insist that these were minor inconveniences, this is definitely the house we will be looking to rent if we go back to Aruba one day.