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Ocean View family Retreat, pool, 5 minute walk to Beach ,Shopping,Restaurants

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
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Bakval House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms , pool, ac,wifi,gas grill, tv, Weddings, Retreat,

Walk to everything, beach, restaurants, shopping,

Lovely home! Four master bedrooms ensuite large living room, large kitchen, 5 th bedroom upstairs for kids that has A king, queen, pull out couch , futon,

Inside/outside dining. Built-in pool., gas grill . Walk across the street to beach. Great house for five couples. Perfect for wedding parties. New shopping mall within walking distance.

Additional Information: Any information not included in this site can be emailed to you.

We have contact numbers for guests who have stayed at our home. They are provided for serious inquires only.

We have a guest book at our house. We urge you to add an entry regarding your stay and anything that would be more helpful for future guests.

This house has a crib high chair and playpen.

Please call Westerly Chamber of Commerce for a reference 401-596-7761 ask for Lisa . We take Visa and Master Card for payments.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Barbara Stillman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Barbara Stillman


I fell in love with ARUBA when I was ten years old so I followed my heart and bought a house. i am 56 still loving Aruba and getting other people to fall in Love with Aruba.I have a daughter who has been traveling to Aruba for the past 21 years who also loves bringing friends to Aruba. Aruba offers Sun,beaches,Ocean,FineRestaurants,Casino,The best sunsets,and happy people every where.

Why Barbara Stillman chose Noord

This house is a great house because it has 4 master bedroom with your own private bathroom in each bedroom. It has a 5 th Bedroom set up for kids with a king bed, Queen bed, a pull out Couch and a futon. This house is a great house for a party . This house is on a very quite street on a large corner lot with your own private pool in the very large back yard with lounge chairs outside dinning gas grill. I bought this property because of its location, it's a cross the street from the Marriott Hotel And Casino And the Ritz Carlton, you can walk to the beach in less then 5 minutes, you can walk to the Palm Plaza Shopping Mall and all restaurants. The a bus stop across the street if you wish to travel downtown. You are in the heart of everything Aruba has to offer.

What makes this house unique

I have a private chef for hire to cook for you. You can walk to almost everything. This house is in a very nice area in Aruba.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Ocean View family Retreat, pool, 5 minute walk to Beach ,Shopping,Restaurants
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Best trip I ever had

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. Close to everything, clean, and would recommend to everyone with a big family or a bunch of couples. Will be back again

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your Aruba trip. Look forward in booking you again this year. Thank you Barbara
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This house is awesome

  • 5 of 5

This house is close to everything . Short walk to beach less then 5 min. Walk to mall and shopping area less then 10 min.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Hartford, CT

Great vacation house 👍

  • 5 of 5

this was our second trip to Aruba and second time renting this house. We love it and will never stay anywhere else! Owner is easy to deal with and caretaker is wonderful. House is huge, clean and has everything we could possibly need. Great neighborhood and great location. We plan to return to Aruba and this house every year!!!! One Happy Island! One Great House! Thanks Barbara Thanks George!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house.

  • 5 of 5

I was in a group of 7 that stayed here from Jan 24 to Feb 10. I must say that before our arrival I was almost fed up with the service I was getting from Barbara Stillman, taking a long time to answer my email questions or not answering at all and then I had to call her direct. We got billed twice and had to be refunded one amount which ended up in additional money because of the US exchange rate. However once we got into the house and met George and his wife Merci (caretakers of the property) I was quite pleased. George dealt with the few problems we had in the beginning very promptly. They were both pleasant and easy to deal with and were always professional. The house was very nice, pool & patio area being the best feature. A negative would be the internet was only available in the kitchen. The walk to the beach was accurate however if you wanted to get some variety in restaurants at reasonable prices and some shopping spots you had to walk at least 15 minutes. Taxis were very affordable and bus service was reliable so we didn't need to rent a car. We had an ant problem the 2nd week, I recommend not putting food of any type on the counters, as soon as George received our frantic call he was there within minutes clearing up the problem, and the ants never came back. Wonderful vacation, the house is definitely worth it.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Previous reviews misleading

  • 2 of 5

Previous posts made this house appear ideal but that wasn't our experience. First, it was difficult to reach the owner, particularly with concerns afterward. Our family (8 adults, 4 kids) was very excited for our Christmas/retirement trip for our dad and justly, we looked at all the travel boards and turned to the owner of the house for local referrals - activities, places to eat, etc.- thinking she'd have great advice, seeing as how she's been going to Aruba her whole life... nope. What I got repeatedly was, "Ask George." There's a book of business cards in kitchen but nothing cohesively put together for the guests, like other properties we've stayed at. George is her caretaker/chef for hire/chef @ the Marriott and he was also difficult to get hold of, given his busy holiday schedule. Since 1/2 our party was in Aruba prior to house stay, my husband contacted owner days in advance to see if we could get into property @ 12:30, ahead of reg 3:00 check in and Barbara agreed, gave us the code and said George would meet us then. We walked into a home clearly not guest-ready: hose inside entry way, buckets of chemicals, piles of linens in living room, dirty rag by the sink, dishes not put a way, cutting board on floor, a dirty cup of beverage, dirty linens on clothesline, bags of garbage by the pool & a bin of dirty towels in master bathroom. George, who did not arrive until 2:30, did not comment on whether or not Barbara had informed him of our early arrival. He cleaned up a bit, though my sister had to remind him to grab the trash, and took approx 15 mins explaining house functions and told us 1/2 the house didn't have hot water but they were waiting for a guy. George collected the fee the site says you are to pay him on arrival and left. When we still didn't have hot water over 24 hrs later, he was called. Best part of this house is it's size, despite a strange layout, and the pool. Photos should be updated as house is now yellowy/brown/beige, lush palm tree by pool is a stump, plaster is falling off side of house, fallen palm branches around pool, water damage inside, peeling doors, broken tv remote, mediocre wifi, general neglect.On the last day, George arrived with 2 women, who sat on front patio for over an hour without explanation. We expected more professionalism. Email me for further ?? Pics avail, all correspondence w/owner. Not worth it - save your $ for oceanfront hotel - we wished we'd never left Manchebo Beach Resort.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property+Great Location=Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation in February. We had 9 people in total, 6 adults and 3 kids. The house was perfect. Large enough for us all with room to spare. Having our own private pool to enjoy was great after a day at the beach or travelling around the island. The house is located in a great spot. The other reviews were right, 5 minute walk to the beech. 10 minute walk to the strip with shops and restaurants.

If you are planning on renting a house for your next vacation in Aruba, I would highly recommend this property.

Thank you Barbara for a stress free booking, and thank you George for your hospitality upon arrival.

Mark and Billey-Jo

Whitby Ontario

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Aruba airport Betrix
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Marriott hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Marriott hotel
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Marriott Beach
Car: not necessary

Palm beach- Aruba- Carribbean

Across the street from Marriott hotel and casino

1 block from beach.

Other Activities: 5 min walk to Beach ,Casino,Restaurants,Shopping Malls

Golf: Golf packages available upon request.


Rates & Availability

Bakval House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Set up fee paid in Aruba $300

Please pay the 300.00 set up fee once you arrive at the house in cash to the house manager.
We do not supply paper goods.
Check in 3:00pm
Check out 11:00 am you must be at airport 3:00 hrs before your flight

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Bakval House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft sleep. 5
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two outside dining areas. Have acess to private Chef and housekeepers for hire Set up and clean up fee for house is $300.00 5 Minute walk to Marriott beach and Marriott Casino Two fishing poles available and some snorkel gear available

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