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Stephanie Rooijakkers

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

Boutique Style Apartments, One-Bedroom Unit, 100 yards from Palm Beach

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow


Bakval Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom Apartment Suite

Each One Bedroom Casita is uniquely decorated and features a separate bedroom, spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, colorful living area with comfortable sofa and a fully equipped kitchen. It includes full air-conditioning, ceiling fan, Caribbean furnishings and a private patio with a BBQ, hammock and outside dining set. The bedroom features either two queens or one king sized bed and can accommodate up to four guests.

  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephanie Rooijakkers (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

About Stephanie Rooijakkers

Together with my sister and a small team of dedicated staff do we run Boardwalk Resort Aruba. Boardwalk is a small property with 14 beautiful one and two bedroom apartment Suites. In 2012 all units underwent complete renovation. The resort is based on a former coconut plantation, with lots of Tropical plants and vegetation.

Why Stephanie Rooijakkers chose Noord

Boardwalk Resort Aruba lies tucked away next to the Palm Beach shoreline. It is one of the island's most charming and intimate properties. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is a five minutes walk to the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Another 5 minutes walk and you have access to all of the area's exciting nightlife, restaurants and activities.

Privacy, intimacy and relaxation kicks in from the moment you walk into this little oasis, where an authentic island ambiance reigns. Fourteen suites, named after little houses in spanish, namely 'casitas', are spaciously spread out in tropical gardens with swimming pool and jacuzzi, creating a very private and authentic setting to unwind in.

Each spacious and fully renovated and airconditioned 'casita' is foreseen of all comfort you could hope for; from large living rooms and fully equipped kitchens to hammocks and charcoal BBQs on your private oversized shaded patio. Our friendly housekeepers will make sure to keep your Casita spick and splendid, during your stay.

Boardwalk guests have free access to Moomba beach club's beach lounge chairs, which is located on Palm Beach. Complimentary beach towels, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, coolboxes and WIFI are offered to our guests.

You can count on management and staff to arrange tours, car rental, etc. and to provide you with invaluable local info.

What makes this bungalow unique

Small and relaxing Boutique-hotel

Renovated Apartment Suites foreseen of all Modern Comfort

Fully Airconditioned Suites: Livingroom & Bedroom

Palm Beach at 200 yards (200 meters)

Close to all action: restaurants, shops, activities & casino within walking distiance

Daily Housekeeping & fresh beach towels

Free WIFI on the property

Save on eating out with your private BBQ and full kitchen

Hammock on every patio

Free use of snorkeling gear, coolbox and foldable beach chairs during stay

Free use of beach chairs at Moomba beach club

Bus stop in front of the hotel and free parking on property

Non-Smoking rooms

In-Room Spa services available

Excellent kite and windsurf spot in front of hotel


based on 7 traveler reviews

Boutique Style Apartments, One-Bedroom Unit, 100 yards from Palm Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
chicago, il

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Boardwalk! It was spacious, clean, relaxing, and convenient. We loved having a separate bedroom and kitchen/living area. The pool was small, but perfect for our little girl. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and it was just across the street from the beach. Even though the casitas are close together, the greenery and layout make it a very private, relaxing getaway from the real world.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal place to recharge

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this hotel is incredible. The service, location, amenities, atmosphere, ambiance, everything is perfect. We will certainly recommend it to anyone and hope to stay there again real soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Litchfield, NH

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Boardwalk and plan on making it our go to place in Aruba! The owners Kimberly and Stephanie were so accomodating and friendly, they even serve Rum Punch on Friday at 5! Our casita was the perfect home away from home. Just a few minutes walk to the beach and a short drive to everywhere we wanted to go. It was the perfect place for us because it was small and quiet and exactly what we wanted in a vacation place. I absolutely loved the two kitties that came to visit me daily and Lola the sweet little dog in the office helped make being away from my pets at home just a bit easier! I cannot wait for my return visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real gem on a small island!

  • 5 of 5

Everytime we go to Aruba we stay at the Boardwalk, which is a small oasis with a personal service.

The new owners, Stephanie and Kimberly, are doing a great job by turning this place into a real gem!

We would chose the Boardwalk over any hotel; it's our 2nd home.

We would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Aruba; it's a paradise in paradise!

Tom & Babs

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom & Babs, It is always a true pleasure to have you stay with us and we are already looking forward to see you again in November. Greetings from the Boardwalk team
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  • 5 of 5

I love this place!!!! it's a peacefully place!!! its not like all the resorts and hotels full of people, in Boradwalk you can really relax, and the best of all is that its really close to the beach. I definitely will come back to Boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice place!

  • 5 of 5

It's a cool place - a much more personal and intimate experience than a chain hotel.

The casitas are really your own little house, with full kitchen, living room area, and bedroom, also patio, hammock, table and chairs, BBQ grill.

The kitchen is stocked with silverware, cups, grill tools, plates, etc. The king size bed in the casita is really nice.

The beach is about 2 minutes walkin.

The owners of the Boardwalk are extremely friendly and lovely girls, and helpful with things you need both at the hotel, and around the island. They also let you borrow any equipment you want from their office, including snorkelling, fins, etc.

They me get a cheap deal on a rental car for the week (much appreciated and very convenient), and gave advice on best beaches for snorkelling, swimming, en restaurants etc.

The property is safe and quiet, has security each night after 6PM.

So, Give it a try - you won't regret it! I want to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Snorkeling, Watersports, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Golf, Tennis

Golf: Tierra Del Sol Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Bakval Bungalow Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We also offer a two bedroom casita and a studio with a separate bedroom.

All the prices/promotions at the Event rate are per night based on double occupancy.

Promotion Conditions: Check our website

Promotions not valid during 21 december, 2013 - 05 January,2014 and Carnival holiday.

A deposit of 25% is required to guarantee a reservation. For reservations of less than 4 nights, we require full payment to guarantee the reservation. We recommend making reservations well in advance. You may book online or alternatively, call or email to authorize a credit card transaction for deposit.

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Bakval Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1-Bedroom Casita - 1 king , 2 queen
  • Our casita has a spacious bedroom with elegant bedding consisting of luxurious down comforters and all cotton duvet covers. The large living room features an adjoining kitchen. Your private patio, furnished with a hammock, teak patio set and charcoal BBQ grill, is surrounded by tropical garden area and faces the sunset. Ceramic tiled floors, rattan furnishings, tropical fabrics, colorful prints and ceilings fans complete this very private, tropical, comfortable relaxing and elegant retreat. We offer one-bedroom casitas with a king size bed or two queen size beds. Sleeps a maximum of 4 people. In our two-bedroom casitas sleeps a maximum of 6 people. We also offer a three-bedroom casita on request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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