We had never been to Aruba and took a chance on this condominium due to the reviews on VRBO. The unit exceeded our expectations. First, the unit is in a small, centrally located, gated community. Nothing is very far away in Aruba, but this condominium was 5-6 minutes from the hotel strip (lots of restaurants, and night life), a minute’s drive or a 5 minute walk from Eagle Beach, 10 minutes from a very good snorkeling beach, and only about 10 minutes from the airport and central Oranjestad. Second, although it was close to everything, the condominium complex is very quiet. The people who live or stay in the complex are older or with families and you don’t have to worry about partiers or other noisy issues. Third, the condo is recently updated and done so beautifully. The price was a bargain for the quality of the unit alone. Fourth, the unit layout is very practical. It has three bedrooms (one king, two queens) and three full baths. It is air conditioned. There is a washer, dryer, and dishwasher, among other nice appliances. The owners have stocked the unit with plenty of towels, including beach towels, and beach chairs, etc. The front of the unit has a grill with a utility sink, counters, and a garden hose on a tiled and walled patio which was extremely convenient for sandy beach goers and their water shoes, snorkeling gear, etc. There is a back lanai-style patio that was wonderful for evening relaxing. Finally, the owners have arranged with very helpful and responsive caretakers who answered any questions we had. We highly recommend this unit.
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
What a lovely home, close to the beach, private pool that changed colors during the evening. Large outside table for dinners. Fun to watch the iguanas in the nearby tree. Make sure you know how to shut off the alarm system. Only negative is the neighbors dogs bark all night long, but if you have the windows closed you didn't hear them.