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Lovely condo in Palm Beach, also for sale or long term rental by owner!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 master bedroom/bathroom, sleeps 2 plus 1 adult or 2 young kids on futon in LR

Lovely condo on the ground floor, with open plan kitchen, living and dining area. There is a private patio off the master bedroom. The complex is quiet, but only a few minutes drive to downtown Palm Beach with its shops, beaches, cinemas and night-life, or a 10 minute walk. The complex has two pools, children's pool and small playground. There is 24/7 security and parking outside the unit. A small grocery store, several excellent restaurants and banks are within a few minutes walk. The condo is charmingly decorated in 'Caribbean Ikea' style to make you feel you are truly in a tropical paradise. The kitchen is fully equipped, including coffee-maker, microwave oven, full size stove top/ oven and washer/dryer. There are ceiling fans in every room and A/C throughout. This is an ideal place for those who wish to stay in Aruba short term or for a month or longer, without the expense of staying at a resort hotel. Contact owner salrox7376ataoldotcom for long term rental or to buy!

Aruba has some of the best tap water in the world, thanks to a water purification/desalination plant installed on the island by the Dutch. So no need to buy bottled water or worry about eating salads etc or ice-cubes in drinks!

More Details

Owner
Sally Layton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Sally's from 26 March to 02 April. Couldn't have made a better choice. The condo was perfect for all our needs, very close to the Palm Beach strip and very centrally located for everything else. It's close to both pools in the complex, lovely grounds and the condo itself is very cozy and inviting. The kitchen is very well equipped and there was no shortage of beach towels. The beach chairs came in very handy. The air conditioning was great, however it was hardly needed with the number of ceiling fans. Thanks again Sally, for a wonderful stay
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Palm Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower is extra large (plenty of room for two)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a private patio off the bedroom, and the bathroom is en-suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please smoke outside only. The tap water in Aruba is the best in the world so don't worry about drinking it - the Dutch installed a water purification plant on the island and it tastes delicious.

Reviews

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Lovely condo in Palm Beach, also for sale or long term rental by owner!
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 26 reviews
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Overall a lovely stay

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in Palma Real for a week at the end of February, and enjoyed Aruba very much. Sally was very helpful in answering all of our questions before the trip, providing directions and advice. Checking into her condo was very easy, and we found the place to be rustic but very clean. It is exactly as pictured. Very nice location, walking distance to the beach, stores and restaurants. We only rented a jeep for a day for off-roading; we found walking and taking the bus was very easy and convenient.

Unfortunately, when we arrived at the condo there was no toilet paper and no garbage bags for the kitchen. Both Sally and Nora responded very quickly when we let them know, and Nora came by with supplies, however, we were only given 2 rolls of toilet paper (to last 2 adults for 7 nights). This is my 4th time renting a condo on vacation, and I have never encountered such a shortage of supplies. Yes, we could have kept contacting Nora, but didn't want to have to wait on her for our entire trip. We bought our own toilet paper, and dish soap (that ran out on day 3). I expected a better stock of supplies, especially when someone cleans the condo between renters, and should know what is low and in need of restocking. This is not something I want to worry about on vacation, and also do not want to feel like I have to ask for supplies daily (which is why we ended up purchasing our own).

The a/c in the condo was great, especially for sleeping. It was lovely to sit out back in the evenings and enjoy the warm weather. We were able to cook most of our meals in the condo, with the full kitchen, which was great. Very comfortable space for 2 people. Just be prepared for no extras - while she does have pots and pans, lots of dishes, and even tupperware for taking food out with you, there are no condiments, cooking oil etc. Just salt and pepper.

I would rent from Sally again, but would be better prepared next time. And would ask ahead about basic supplies.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the lack of supplies, Patricia; as I said at the time; this was the first, and definitely the last time for this oversight. Generally, enough necessities such as toilet paper, garbage bags, soap etc are provided to get you started, and then it is up to the guest to replenish as needed. We do not supply any cooking supplies such as oil etc. Every guest has different needs and preferences and buys their own. Any supplies left by previous guests could cause a health hazard and are usually disposed of by the housekeeper. Happy to hear that despite this glitch, you enjoyed your stay and that everything else met your expectations.
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4

Nice studio.Good location.

  • 4 of 5

Nice studio.Good location

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: short and sweet - thanks Piotr ;)
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4

A great place THAT'S AFFORDABLE

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in a quiet place in Aruba. It is a short half mile walk to the beach. We recommend renting a car though... because there is so much to see on that great little island. Aruba's best restaurant is across the street and there are a ton of other restaurants and night spots. There is a trade-off for the ocean view and all of the noise that comes with it. Sally was responsive to my needs and she has a local contact should you get into any trouble. We had the Internet go down several times but that is not Sally's fault. Since we spend so little time in the condo, we view the bed in the shower as being "most important". The shower was excellent, but the bed was average.

All in all, it was a great stay and I would rebook there.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim, for your positive review with some good tips for future guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay :) It's very difficult to find a bed that suits everybody, so I decided on a fairly firm mattress, with a soft mattress topper, and that seems to please the majority of guests. I look forward to your next visit - you were a pleasure to do business with !
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Westminster MD
5

Perfect location for us!

  • 5 of 5

As first time visitors to Aruba, we weren't sure what to expect. Sally's place was perfect for this couple. A car was necessary for us, as we didn't particularly like the crowds of the hi-rise area. Condo had everything we needed, pool was right there, and we never had problems parking. Loved it! Hope to return one day...

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a great vacation, Barbara, and enjoyed staying at my condo :) I look forward to your next stay !
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Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Great budget choice in Aruba

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was exactly as described and perfect for the two of us. It is nice to have a full kitchen, as eating out can be quite expensive in Aruba. The bed was comfortable and the house was well equipped. The air conditioning was a definite bonus as it can get quite hot in Aruba. The wifi worked well. (Note: The code for the wifi is beside the TV, the one on the sheet of paper is incorrect)

Sally's local agent was helpful and came right away to rectify the broken shower wand.

The walk down to Palm Beach is an easy walk of less than a mile.

We would stay again, and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lisa - I have corrected the mix-up of location of wifi password - thanks for pointing it out. So glad you enjoyed your stay:)
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5

Second Time Stay. Already Booked Third and Fourth.

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay! New air conditioning unit was a plus. Sally stays on top of her renter's needs and keeps everything up to date.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Local bar across the street from Palma Real
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Buccaneer, Linda's Pancakes, Whacky Wahoo's
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Palm Beach behind high rise hotels
Car: recommended

Palm Beach is the most popular town in Aruba for vacationing, with beautiful long stretches of sand, beach bars and all other beach facilities. Two piers with music, food and happy hour; casinos, restaurants, shops and night clubs and the ocean is crystal clear and warm all year round. 5 minutes drive north, you will find smaller, less touristy rocky coves and great snorkeling at Arashi and Malmok. Aruba has the advantage of being located outside the hurricane belt, so you never need to worry about the season and weather. The locals are friendly and most speak 3 or 4 languages, including English, so no worries there.

The tap water is among the best in the world as Aruba has its own water purification plant, so no problem there either, and no need to drink bottled water.

If you would like to stay a month or two or a year - no problem - the longer you stay, the less you pay! (per night)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50

- Payment to be made by check or credit card using PayPal. (There is a fee for using PayPal to help defray cost)
- 50% deposit due at time of booking; balance due 60 days prior to beginning of rental period.
- notice of cancellation must be received 60 days before your booking period begins for a full refund. Otherwise, refund is contingent upon owner re-renting property for same period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.