|Space||2,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Aruba Escape, the only true Caribbean Villa near both Palm Beach and Eagle Beach, one of the Top-10 beaches in the world. Be sure to check out our Last-Minute Special Rates for some screaming good deals on last-minute travel!
Please read this NOTICE then continue to the property description.
NOTICE TO TRAVELERS:
Please check with us to confirm we have your dates available prior to booking. Simply use the SEND A MESSAGE” link to contact us to confirm we have your dates available before booking. No payment or credit card information is required to inquire about dates. Holiday rates are not shown, so please use the SEND A MESSAGE link to confirm available dates and holiday rates.
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Aruba Escape is cozy enough for a couple and grand enough for families and groups large and small. It accommodates from 2 people and up to 12 people with the optional guest suite.
And with over 400 5-star reviews on our Aruba properties, you can rest assured you will have a 5-star vacation here in your very own private Caribbean villa on "One Happy Island" ~ Aruba.
With its silky-white sand, turquoise-blue water and amazing sunsets, you'll experience Aruba at its finest.
Aruba Escape is not only close to Aruba's most beautiful and world-famous beach, Eagle Beach, but it's also close to Palm Beach, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, golf, casinos and much more. And it's just 5 minutes from 5 more fantastic beaches, including Boca Catalina, Hadicurarri Beach (the famous kite-sailing and windsurfing beach), Malmok Beach, Manchebo Beach and Arashi Beach.
Nearby you will find dozens of activities, including golf, every imaginable water sport, fishing, diving, and the California Lighthouse... all with breathtaking views of the windward coast of Aruba.
Your vacation escape is a beautiful Aruban villa, complete with arched windows and doors and lots of cool Caribbean architecture. This single-story home offers over 2300 square feet of living space that was designed in classic Aruban style, with nothing but comfort and convenience in mind. It features 3 bedrooms (with an optional 4th bedroom guest suite), 3 large baths with 6' walk-in showers, a large, fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and a round dining area overlooking the pool, gardens and covered patio. The large pool patio and garden area are perfect for for relaxing, barbecuing, sunning and drinking your favorite blender drinks. Yes, the blender is waiting for you, along with a barbeque, chaise lounges, beach chairs, coolers and everything you need for a good time at home or at the beach.
Unlike the crowded hotels, our home gives you both the seclusion and privacy of a Caribbean home coupled with the convenience of a great location. With both inside and outside dining and eating space, lounging and living space, cooking and bar space, we give you an Aruban experience like no other home in the area. The villa is air-conditioned and includes cable TV and high-speed internet.
The area is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Aruba and is very safe and very conveniently located. There are local sports bars, a famous martini bar, a great beach-side mojito bar... and our favorite - Bugaloe Pier Bar, where you can sit over the water and watch the sunset then listen to live music and dance into the night, all while floating over the Caribbean Sea... It's a stay you will never forget - we guarantee it!
It's the perfect location to experience Aruba's terrific weather and famous breezes, both day and night. Since Aruba is outside the reach of hurricanes, you can enjoy blue skies and comfortable breezes with 88 degree temps all year long. There's no bad time of year to visit Aruba!
So whether you spend the day on the beach, cruising on a catamaran or traveling the island, you'll come home to a beautiful villa with a private pool... all your very own.
Please e-mail us to CHECK AVAILABILITY by clicking on the "SEND A MESSAGE" link to the right. Please DO NOT USE THE "REQUEST TO BOOK" link or you will be asked for credit card information. Thanks!
Please check out our website, GreatArubaVacationHomes. com for details, promotions, savings on car rentals and activities and our exclusive Top 10 lists!
There's no shortage of fun things to do in Aruba, but some of the best things aren't promoted or even talked about. It's a mystery even to us, but we've done it all and we share it exclusively with our guests in our recently released 'Top 10 Cool Things To Do In Aruba That Nobody Will Tell You About.'
It will turn an otherwise great vacation into an amazing one. We guarantee it. Only our guests can experience the island in all its majesty and can see and experience many things they would have otherwise missed. You will not get this from any other vacation rental in Aruba.
Every travel website, hotel and tourism guide is going to promote the same ten or twelve tourist attractions that make Aruba famous, like Baby Beach, the Divi-Divi Trees, the Natural Bridge and the Natural Pool. If you've never seen them then maybe you should, but there's more... so much more. And you need not miss the ordinary to experience the extraordinary!
With our 'Top 10 Cool Things To Do In Aruba That Nobody Will Tell You About' you will not only get to see all the things that people usually talk about but you be able to see and experience all the great things that NOBODY is talking about. And it's only available to our guests! So it's just another reason why staying at one of our 5-star properties will help make your vacation extraordinary!
PLUS: ALL OF OUR GUESTS RECEIVE OUR EXCLUSIVE:
-> Aruba's Top 10 Restaurants and Pier Bars
-> Aruba's Top 10 Most Popular Beaches
-> Aruba's Top 10 Secluded Beaches - some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, views and vistas that are just off the beaten path.
-> And our just released Top 10 Cool Things To Do In Aruba That Nobody Will Tell You About. It will make your great vacation an amazing one.
Please note: Please click on the SEND A MESSAGE link (just below the Request to Book link on the right hand side of this page) to check dates and ask any questions. We look forward to hear from you. Please DO NOT click on the REQUEST TO BOOK link if you'd simply like to inquire about available dates or you will be charged by this website. Please just click the "SEND A MESSAGE" link in the right column. Thank you!
We have been visiting Aruba, the most revisited island in the Caribbean for nearly a decade. It's the beauty, safety and friendliness of this island paradise that sparked our interest in investing there... and oh yeah, it's out of the hurricane belt.
We're from Pennsylvania, but have been renting property in Aruba for over 10 years and continue to grow our portfolio of rentals homes because we love the business of 'vacations'.
Through this listing and listings on VRBO and and other rental websites, in addition to our own websites, we have made the process of renting as easy as possible for our guests, who we know are just looking for an affordable vacation in a great location without a lot of aggravation. The rates you see are the rates you pay. We don't tack on added taxes, cleaning fees or utility surcharges, like many rentals.
We try to keep it simple, and our success shows in our reviews. The reviews that have been been made by past guests of our properties reflect their experience with us, with their stay at our property and with Aruba. They are listed not only on our website but on public rental websites and they speak for themselves. In fact, we have the most total number of reviews on HomeAway and VRBO, the world's largest rental websites, which is more than any other rental on the island. We encourage you to check us out at the website link listed below or learn more about us on our Linked-In page (because you should know who you are renting from) or shoot us an e-mail and ask away. We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about traveling to Aruba or about our properties. I think you will find our properties to be the best value around. That is why we use the word GUARANTEE!
Well, life is short so be sure to use one week of it in Aruba!
Mike and Kim
Michael purchased this house in 2012
This property, which we call Aruba Escape, Aruba is particularly special to us because it is near the world famous Eagle Beach and is also close to Palm Beach. From Aruba Escape, you can spend the day at the beach, snorkeling, out shopping, driving through the national park or just touring the island and then can come home to your relaxing, comfortable and inviting home, with great living space inside and out and a beautiful blue pool to enjoy a swim before dinner or a night out on the town. Being between the two most popular beaches in Aruba gives you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the quiet, uncrowded beaches of Eagle Beach by day and the nighttime hotspots of Palm Beach at night.
Aruba Escape is a house like no other in the Eagle and Palm Beach area. Besides the great features of the Caribbean-style home, the house is in a million-dollar neighborhood that is quiet and backs up to a park area. There is one continuous road in and out and almost no traffic.
There has a private master bedroom, with its own private bath. The other two bedrooms share a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower. The home has a large, fully equipped kitchen, dining and a large great room that looks out over the covered patio and garden . The patio garden features a round covered patio and open sun patio around the beautiful pool, a barbecue grill, lounge chairs and beach chairs.
There is no other house like it in the area. We are sure you will love it as much as we do!
We stayed at Palm Beach Escape and can't wait to go back. The house was so comfortable. It had everything we needed. We had coffee out on the patio each morning and cocktails at night. We spent many days on the sunny beaches in white sand, just a brief walk away. They even supplied us beach chairs and a cooler! We got a palapa (big straw umbrella) on the beach and we just took in the beauty, the sun, breezes and a few pina coladas. Their is service right on the beach! There was plenty for the kids to do along the beach and beach walk (like a boardwalk) and in the general area. Everyone had fun. Restaurants were great and Mike was a great help with any information or tips along the way. He also provided us with a great map, smartphone app and a restaurant discount card. We had it all. Booking for next December already!
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
We LOVED this house and enjoyed many afternoons at the pool and evenings relaxing with drinks on the veranda. Mike is fantastic to work with and, in addition to the wonderful accommodations; he provided many helpful resources and recommendations for our time on the island. We had several picnics on the beach & drank wine on the beach watching the sunset (cooler and chairs provided were awesome), explored the national park’s beaches and caves, hunted for sea glass, went on a sunset sail, went paddle boarding and kayaking, went snorkeling, dined at Papiamento, saw live music at Bugaloe’s and enjoyed pancakes at Dianna’s (twice - so good). Home was within walking distance to the grocery (less than 1/2 mile) and beaches (1 mile), as well as all the restaurants and bars (main strip is about 1.5-2 miles away, although there are tons of closer places to go!)! Couldn't have asked for a nicer week!
This home on a generous lot in the back of a small development provided a fun, comfortable place to enjoy Xmas and New Years for our family of 7 adults. The big front patio porch with long community table invites long talks, card games and casual meals. If it gets too hot, the beautiful pool with water feature is literally just a few feet away (it is immaculate too!). The interior is spacious, with comfortable bedrooms and storage. The guest house is a real boon if you have someone that needs a bit more privacy or perhaps has a baby who enjoys the night life. The kitchen is very functional and has room for several chefs/cooks for family meal prep and socializing. The individual a/c units offered temp comfort during an unusually wet/humid period for Aruba... phew! The rain did prompt two different episodes of a minor electrical circuit issue (on New Years and Xmas eves no less). Not to worry, the owner is well networked with local support and the issue was taken care of within hours ...hard to find that level of service back home, let alone on island time/holiday hours! We also got great lead up info re who to use, what to avoid etc from the owners, so we came prepared and avoided what otherwise could have been orientation annoyances. It is a good long hike to the beach, so we found having a car and getting to meals very useful. The Aruban hospitality elsewhere on the island was equal to our hosts' and it all makes a great getaway for your holidays. * one note: the Arubans like their fireworks for New Years ...for 3 days, very loud, everywhere and often... only mention this because if someone has a service member or first responder with PTSD challenges, avoid Aruba 12/31-1/2. I don't think there's a property on the island that is immune to this "enthusiasm". * Thanks so much Kim and Mike!
We stayed in the house for just about a week, while Hurricane Matthew distributed Aruba. We had no concerns staying in the house even tho knowing how bad it got outside. We have stayed in many homes in Aruba and the area of this house is very safe. It was only my husband and I and we ate out every day, but if your bringing your family you will have enough room to do as you need. Thank you for letting us stay here.
I just want to point out that I have stayed at two of Michael's places. This one and one in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I have to say that Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with and I would not hesitate to stay at another one of his places. He provides a list of the top things to do and eat in the area and the list is right on.
Aruba is a remarkable place to stay. The beaches are amazing. This house was great. We were there with extended family and it was big enough and bonus was to have the pool for the kids to swim in. The kitchen is big and was fully stocked. The bedrooms were big and nicely decorated. The Master bathroom / shower was great. The place was very clean and close the supermarket, eagle beach and palm beach. Aruba is a wonderful place to visit and spend some time in paradise.
However you define paradise this will fit the bill! We did many of the things on a "Top 10" list the owner provides which was a great starting point for exploring. I think we hit beaches on all ends of the island, took in the Natural Pool, did a number of water adventures including parasailing, enjoyed frozen drinks at tiki huts and made sure to take some time at Andicuri Beach! This spot was spectacular; in fact ALL of the beaches were fantastic. Like nothing we’ve ever seen. I cannot tell you how often we commented about the perfect location of this home. It was just far enough away from the hustle to have some peace, yet close enough to be somewhere we wanted to be within 5-10 min. As a family that likes to be active early, then head back to relax, swim, snack and regroup for later, this home gave us the space we needed with all the comforts of home. Most nights we found ourselves on the patio with a glass of wine, just talking about our day. It's not easy to get all of us to agree on anything...this home did just that. Cheers!
If you are looking for a great place to stay while in Aruba I would highly recommend you stay at this property! The home is beautiful and located close to the beach, grocery store and restaurants. The owner Michael is very helpful and responds quickly to any issues or concerns. We will definitely be back!
Our home, Aruba Escape is located in a quiet residential neighborhood called Bubali, across from the popular Eagle Beach area and just down the road from Palm Beach. It's just a short distance to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants, casinos, the theater, and much more.
Other Activities include ATV rentals and tours, catamaran, sky diving, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, wave-runners, helicopter tours, a submarine ride, Arikok national park, nature hikes through the National Park, and so much more.
HERE ARE ANSWER TO THE MOST FAQ'S:
How close is the property to the beach?
Just outside the low-rise hotel district, 1 mile to the beach...an easy walk, bike or drive. All beaches are free and parking in plentiful.
Do you provide beach chairs?
Yes. We provide a limited number of beach chairs and a cooler. Beach towels are not provided.
How far are you from the airport?
A 10-15 minute drive.
Are there any additional costs or cleaning fees?
No! The rates you see are the rates you pay. No cleaning fees or utility surcharges.
Are there additional sleeping accommodations?
Yes. There is an optional guest suite which features a kitchenette, full bath, queen-size bed, and cable TV. There is also a queen-size air-bed available.
Is a deposit required to rent the home?
Yes, a $200 refundable security deposit. Proudly, we have never had to keep a deposit.
Do we need to rent a car?
It is strongly recommended to rent a car. Taxis are very expensive and there is a lot to see and do all over the island. There are 5 great beaches within 2-3 miles and dozens upon dozens of sites and activities throughout the area.
Will my cell phone work on the island?
Yes, and there are phones for rent at the airport. There are no hard-wired phones at the house.
What is the best time of year to travel to Aruba?
Any time of year is a great time of year to visit Aruba. The weather is consistently beautiful (88-92 degrees) with a comfortable, steady breeze. Summer is getting more and more popular, so reserve early. We do sell out July and August.
What do I do if I want to reserve the home?
Simply send us an e-mail and let us know what dates you would like to reserve. We'll e-mail you a reservation agreement.
What days can I check-in and check-out?
Will you hold my dates while I shop for airline tickets?
Yes, just e-mail us and we'll hold your dates for up to 48 hours while you shop for airfares.
What is the best way to shop for airfares?
You can search airfares of all carriers at once and use the 'expand travel options' to show fares for up to three dates before and three days after your chosen dates. It will show all flights, rates, and date ranges. We recommend booking through the airlines website, however, rather than through Orbitz.
Do you provide maps and information on Aruba?
Yes. There will be information about attractions, restaurants, tons of activities, a map and discount coupon book and brochures.
Can I Google-Map the location?
Aruba does not use street names to the extent that most countries do. Many sections of Aruba have names, but the individual roads do not. This makes Google mapping very difficult. The map page of our website shows where the home is located. As you see, it is close to Eagle Beach.
What currency do I use?
The U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere throughout the island. The local currency is called the Aruban Florin (AFL). $1 = AFL 1.75 - One U.S. Dollar is equal to 1.75 Aruban Florin.
Is the drinking water safe?
Aruba’s water meets the highest quality standards of the World Health Organization and is distilled in the world’s second largest desalination plant. When you buy bottled water in Aruba you are buying tap water.
What is the drinking and gambling age?
Are there medical facilities?
There are two hospitals. If you are on medication, be sure to bring all your prescription medicine with you. Foreign prescriptions cannot be filled in Aruba.
Service Charge and Tips:
Some restaurants have a service charge, which can be deducted from your usual tip.
Downtown Oranjestad, Main Street, which is good for daytime shopping, is open 9 am - 6 pm. Eagle and Palm Beach Malls and Hotel Areas are open night and day and have restaurants, clubs, nightlife, casinos and are open well past midnight.
When leaving Aruba:
US Customs and Immigration Aruba provides the services of the Department of Homeland/Security/ U.S. Customs and Protection (USCBP) for all passengers departing on flights to the U.S. To allow sufficient time to clear both Aruban and US procedures which include Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated screening of passengers and luggage, passengers are requested to be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.
The voltage in Aruba is 120 volts, the same that is used in North America. No adapters are needed.
If I'd like to hold the reservation while I shop for airfares, what do I do?
Just send us an e-mail and let us know.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2017 Rates ~ 5-Star Vacation
Jan 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
E-mail us for 17 Holiday Rates
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
We are the only rentals in Aruba that have NO HIDDEN COSTS, NO ADDITIONAL TAXES, CLEANING FEES OR UTILITY SURCHARGES.
THE OPTIONAL GUEST SUITE is required for parties of 9 or more, including children. The rate is $150/night. The guest suite is only available to you or your guests. It is not rented to others. It includes queen bed, queen air-bed, full bath, and kitchenette. See listing for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.