About the property
- House1925 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 10
Joan and Ron welcome you to Aruba, Palm Beach, and the Parrots' Nest.
There is no holiday charge for Thanksgiving or Carnival.
This beautiful home is located near the best beach in Aruba, Palm Beach, which is close to Eagle and Arashi Beaches, the California Lighthouse, Divi and Tierra Del Sol golfing, casinos, fine dining and just about every water sport imaginable, including wind/kite surfing. Walking out onto the covered patio or tiki bar you will be offered a view of a cactus grove with wild green parrots and iguana, a Brazilian stone lounging area surrounding a 463 sf (43 sm) backyard swimming pool (beautifully lighted at night), and a view of the salt pond, and in the distance, the Caribbean and its spectacular sunsets.
We are receiving inquiries almost daily, so we must honor confirmed reservations on a first come, first serve basis. The best method to inquire is email, which we check several times per day. While stays can be for as few as 5 nights during the rest of the year, we request a stay of at least 7 nights during the holiday season. The weekly rate will be prorated by night, as at other times of the year.
The living room features two sofas, two loveseats, and a dining table that seats 8. On the patio and around the pool, there are two tables that seat 10 people comfortably. Also provided is a gas grill.
Cable TV offering 57 channels is hooked to all of the TVs. In the living room there is also a 3 CD/cassette/am-fm entertainment center. And throughout the house, there is high speed Wi-Fi access through our wireless router. Also, the house has a telephone that can be used for local and international incoming calls and outgoing local calls.
If you enjoy a little gambling, the Marriott Beach Club Casino and Ritz Carlton Grand Casino are only a few minutes away. There are many other casinos just a little farther south toward the capital city of Oranjestad. Also, Oranjestad has world class duty free shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars, all within a 5-10 minute drive.
There are many rental cars companies outside of the airport terminal; we recommend Tropicar or Super Car Rental for very competitive rates and excellent service.
Again, welcome to 'One Happy Island'
Please contact us at the number listed below for additional information.
Ron or Joan Graham
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, Joan Speaks Some Spanish/Italian/French
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Ron or Joan Graham
Retired Couple Living in Washington, DC
Ron or Joan Graham purchased this House in 2008
Why Ron or Joan Graham chose Opal
A very roomy, modern, and comfortable home. inside and out.
What makes this House unique
Private Pool and backyard Tiki Bar.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this was the perfect house for an extended family vacation. The home is beautiful and well maintained with a large, well equipped kitchen. There are 3 dining tables, 2 grills and a tiki bar on the patio with plenty of space to enjoy meals outside. We had a great time walking to the beach; this house is close to kite surfing, wind surfing and snorkeling tours. The pool is clean and offers a relaxing change from the sand at the beach. The hosts are courteous and very knowledgeable of the area; they made our entire vacation worry free and communicated with us about the home in advance. If you're traveling to Aruba with a large family or multiple couples, this is the home for you!
Thank you so much, Mary Louise and family! We also truly appreciated the lovely note you left us @ the house. Now we're very happy to share your "official" review w/ vrbo/homeaway users who may be looking for a large home. Many of our guests have rented cars, but those who didn't liked our proximity to beaches and everything else in the area (restaurants, shops, casinos, etc.)
Great Vacation in Aruba May 2013
The property was exactly as described: spacious, well maintained, clean, close to Palm Beach. The pool is clean and nice. The house is located in villas area which is very quiet. The AC system is good with separate units in each room. The owners were extremely accommodating with everything from the start to the end, they answered through e-mail within a couple of hours, and took care of small issues which came up in the house right away. The owners who are Americans established really efficient network of local people to take care of the house. Very important: no hidden fees, no surprises. Will definitely recommend this property to others
Thanks, Roman, for your kind words! It was our pleasure hosting you and your group. We especially appreciate the shout-out to Rosy and Jefferson, our local friends, without whose assistance we could not do this. Please come back!
My girlfriends and I were in Aruba to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Eight days of bliss. We had a blast!! The house was as pictured and described. Ron and his wife were very attentive to details. They made sure we had everything we needed to have a comfortable location to rest at days end.
Loved the house and the location
We had 6 people staying in the home and everyone had their own space. Location was key. Close to the beach, walking distance to Palm beach and it's night life. Loved the pool area with shade for those who didn't want to be in the sun. Just had one question for the owners while we were there. They answered my email promptly. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. (Shhh. don't tell anyone!)
Thank you so much for the kind words, Janet. We loved having you! Other guests have also commented that the location is great---close to everything, but on a quiet cul-de-sac. Our house manager Rosy, our electrician/maintenance person Jefferson, and Rosy's husband Robinson are fantastic! In fact, Robinson and his friends built the palapa, which provides the shade you mentioned. We could not do this without the help of our wonderful local friends!
Great family friendly home!
This home was perfect for our family. We had six adults and two children. We spent time at Palm Beach which is only a five minute walk. The pool was great ! Our grandchildren loved to go swimming first thing in the morning. I can’t wait to go back!
Thanks so much for writing, Carol and Jim! You also left us a very nice note and your granddaughter's artwork @ the house, which we loved finding when we arrived the same day you left. We're glad that everything went well during your visit, especially the 2 special family events! We also like our proximity to the beaches.
Please come back!
Sunny and Ron
Amazing friends & family vacation house - perfect for us.
Dear Sunny and Ron!
We spent an amazing week at your beautiful house and highly recommend it to everyone.
What we loved the most about it:
1. Perfect location- right behind Ritz Carlton resort. 5 min walk to the beach.
2. Spacious beautifully decorated outdoor area around crystal clean pool.
Comfortable lounge chairs, plenty of shade. For the sun lovers - the upper deck with an ocean view.
3. All 4 bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and have plenty of storage areas.
4. The living / dining room is very accommodating with a long table, 3 comfortable couches and several side tables.
5. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, utensils, pots and pans and even a spice rack!
6. Overall the house is very clean, comfortable and well organized.
Shopping bags for the supermarket, lots of beach towels - all the little details, that made our stay truly enjoyable!
We are looking forward to staying at your house again.
Sincerely yours Alex and Paul.
Dear Paul and Alex, thank you so much for your kind words. We are very glad that your group had a great time!
We also love our outdoor area and spend a lot of time there, counting iguanas (our grandson's favorite activity) and going up to the roof deck to watch the sailboats in the sunset.
We have been truly fortunate to have had such wonderful guests, your group included. Please come back!
Sunny and Ron
A five minute walk is Palm Beach, a beautiful white sandy beach where the the Pro Am wind-surfing tournament is held annually. There are also plenty of white sandy beaches up and down the west coast and within driving distance; most within a 10 minute drive. All beaches in Aruba are public (this includes the beaches at the hotels) and most have free public parking areas. Also, most of the hotels have umbrellas and chairs, but may charge visitors for use. Boca Catalina, one of the best snorkeling locations on the island, is only a 3 minute drive. The public bus stop is only a 5 minute walk; the buses provide service to most of the beaches, Oranjestad, and, with connections, the south and middle parts of the island. Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking, miniature golf
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- The Environmental Fee is $3.00/day/person. The prepaid fee of $105.00 is calculated based on 5 people staying for 7 days - once we know how many people are in your party and how long you are staying, we will adjust the final payment accordingly. - During the Christmas/New Year weeks the min stay is seven nights. - Lower Prices Considered For 2 Or More Weeks - Min 5 Nights Stay - Check out time is 11:00 am and check in time is 4:00 pm; this will allow the maid plenty of time to get the house prepared for our next guests. - Pets are welcome for an additional cleaning fee of $50 per week.