check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch, papiamento

Secure And Private Villa With Pool/Hot Tub Jacuzzi In Palm Beach Village

12 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Palm Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Villa With Amazing Balcony Beach View, Sleeps 10-12

This 5 bedroom, 4 bath villa is very private and secured, fenced off by 12 feet high foliage and remote controlled motorized gated garage which easily accommodates up to 4 full-sized cars. This villa easily sleeps 10-12 persons, including 2 hard-to-choose from master suits fit for a honeymoon.The fully equipped kitchen includes most common seasoning and sauces, over sized coffee maker with starter coffee- and tea packages, microwave, dishwasher and full laundry with dryer. Separate breakfast and elegant formal dining areas. Complimentary villa-wide wifi and cable tv. Complimentary (local) telephone calls with villa wide intercom service. Daily maid service is included for that hotel-like feeling. In-Home Chef cooking is available.

Elegant Living room with flat screen smart TV with HDMI and USB jacks and complimentary Apple TV. Fenced-off kids friendly outdoor pool with overflow hot-tub Jacuzzi. Down-stairs two-bedroom close-able suite with large indoor Jacuzzi, ideal for a family with kids needing parenting, having one king size bedded bedroom and the other with two full-sized beds. Upstairs Master suite equipped with king-size bed, flat screen tv, walk-in closet and bath with rainfall shower and in-bath sitting, private balcony with amazing resort views. Poolside 2nd master suite also with king size bed, private bath, kitchenette with microwave and flat-screen tv. Additional (5th) suite with two full size beds, private bath, kitchenette and optional pull-out king size sofa. Cozy loft sitting area. Front porch sitting area. Poolside area with romantic love seat with umbrella, cozy poolside lounge chair corner and a comfy gazebo featuring a 9-piece wicker sofa set and ambient electric blue lightning, complete with Bluetooth speakers. Backyard or poolside bbq (both gas and coal provided) areas. The villa is fully air-conditioned and fanned and has hot and cold water running throughout. Lockable storage in- and outdoors. Safe-vault on site for your valuables. Although it states that the villa easily accommodates 10-12 persons, parties of up to 18 persons have enjoyed their stay here. Prices are very competitive and are based on an occupancy of 10 adults. There is a surcharge for every adult over 10, children between the ages of 3 and 15 count as half an adult while babies under the age of 2 are free of any surcharge. Fully air conditioned, there is plenty of room around the villa for pull-out sofa's (provided). For smaller parties, the villa can also be rented in her 3 (main house only) or 4 bedroom version at even better pricing, so do inquire about that if your group is small. We never rent the spare suites independently, so you still keep your privacy when renting a smaller version of the villa.

The beach itself, the Palm Beach with it's (South Beach) entertainment areas, is a safe 5min walk away featuring sizzling nightlife, bars, casino's, restaurants, cinemas, shopping malls and high-end, high rise hotels with an abundance of beach activities. And, because all beaches in Aruba are public, one can set up camp on any beach, even in front of the Hyatt, Marriots or the Ritz Carlton (beach chairs and coolers provided in the villa). Palm Beach, arguably one of the finest beaches in the world, has no beach side rental properties apart from the marquis hotels. Renting a villa in Palm Beach Village, just across the road to the beach and the touristic center of Aruba, is therefor your best option. Having 5-star amenities, the Palm Beach Fortress is smack in the middle of it at a fraction of the price of the marquis hotels in front of her. Grocery- and liquor stores are just around the corner including most fast food franchises like the McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC and Domino's Pizza. It is close to everything and you will be hard pressed to find a better location. Luxuriously equipped, you really don't need to bring anything other than your toothbrush.

Palm Beach is arguably one of the best beaches in the world because it has no catch. No sharks like the Red Sea beaches, no deadly jellyfishes like off Bondi Beach, Australia. No sea snakes or water spiders like in Thailand's Ko Pikhet or Ko Samui. No vending harassment like Jamaica's Negril Beach. Just crystal clear warm sea water and snow white beaches. The best part is the embarrassing safety: you can fall asleep for hours and still wake up to find your wallet or camera just where you left them.

The villa is associated with Aruba's premier wedding planner, so why not have a wedding here. Aruba's most famous Dive Master is also associated with the villa so you can plan some nifty dives or even get your internationally acknowledged PADI dive certificate in 5 days. The owner, Dr. Riley, has lived in this villa for years and is a member at the prestigious Tierra del Sol 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed championship golf course and can arrange hard-to-get T-times at member-guest prices. Many touristic outlets are close by the villa. Off-road quad trips, bicycle rentals, beach activities like catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing or simply some fun beach tennis.

Many prefer renting a villa like the Palm Beach Fortress over an expensive hotel because a hotel does not have the privacy a villa offers and is fivefold the price. And you keep the cool amenities and a lot more money in your pocket to do what you really came for: enjoying the island feeling, the beach and Aruba's year round sunny weather (it never rains in Aruba and if it does, you don't have to get wet) cooled by the ever present Passat winds. Aruba is one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean because of it's high standard of living, stable political climate (Dutch owned), ridiculous safety, of course the sun and world wide renowned beaches but primarily by it's utterly friendly and always ready to help people, most of which speak 4 languages fluently, including English and Spanish.

So if you're planning a visit to Aruba, weather it's a short winter break or having a wedding, a summer vacation or a golf trip with friends, don't hesitate to contact us. We are always ready to make your trip a memorable one.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed
Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch, papiamento

About Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman

The owners, Dr. and Mrs. Hunt and Helen Riley lived in this villa until they moved out in the summer of 2011 and now live in the Malmok area. The former Riley Residence was then renovated for vacation rental purposes. Dr. Riley is a busy plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon and has his own private clinic in the Eagle Beach area. Reconstructive and hand surgeries are performed in the local fully equipped and modern hospital of Aruba, the Horacio Oduber Hospital, while cosmetic procedures, including body contouring like liposculpture, tummy tucks and breast augmentations, facial rejuvenation procedures including facelifts, blepharoplasties and rhinoplasties, injectables like botox and hyaluronic acid fillers, are performed in the private clinic, the Riley Surgery Center. Renters are offered discounted prices for cosmetic procedures (visit www.rileysurgerycenter.com for details). Wife Helen is the clinic manager and also does most of the property management, including checking in- and out. The Riley's have two daughters, Amber (1998) and Jade (2000) and a son, Tim (2007). Dr. Riley is also a valued member of the Tierra del Sol Golf and Country Club and features a single digit handicap. After intense renovations, the Palm Beach Fortress was ready for vacation rent in December 2012. The owners make it a point to give maximum value for a reasonable price.

Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman purchased this villa in 1996

Why Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman chose Aruba

This property was the former residence of the owners and has special sentimental emotional value. For these reasons, the villa is kept in top condition. The villa is situated in the calm and rustic Palm Beach residential area, which is completely paved and sleeping policed making it a safe surrounding for children, yet is within walking distance (a safe 5 min walk) of the sizzling Palm Beach/South Beach entertainment areas and Aruba's most famous beach, the Palm Beach with all kinds of aquatic entertainments. It's private and secure architecture allows you to shut out the world, sunbathing, a late night swim or whatever you're comfortable with.

What makes this villa unique

Unique benefits include accessibility to reduced priced cosmetic surgery, fillers and Botox. Central location to most of Aruba's marquee features like the championship Robert Trent 18-hole golf course at the Tierra Del Sol Golf & Country club.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Secure And Private Villa With Pool/Hot Tub Jacuzzi In Palm Beach Village
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families that vacationed together. This home was perfect for us.

The location of the house was good. Although you can walk to the Palm Beach area, we had rented a car, and therefore allowed us to explore the island and it's different beaches.

The home was comfortable, had full amenities throughout the home. Apple tv was a hit with the kids as they wind down in the evening, the pool and jacuzzi was awesome. The guest wings outside were a great addition. The house is air-conditioned, although the breeze is great in Aruba. The home has enough towels, great seating around the house ( indoors and outdoors), Beach chairs and large cooler that we used a lot. We ate in home quite a few nights as the BBQ grills were easy to use.

Having a cleaning lady come everyday was an awesome addition to this rental. Bathrooms, beds and kitchen were always clean, and fresh towels everyday. You cannot ask for more!

Dr Riley welcomed us on our arrival, and gave us a home tour and tips on eating out etc.

I would definitely recommend this home. Great location with everything nearby.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Clovis, California
3

Mixed Bag of Tricks

  • 3 of 5

This review is a consensus of 10 adults that stayed at the VRBO property from Dec 29, 2015 to January 8, 2016. This property is a mixed bag of tricks with some good features and lots of mediocre features. The good - clean premises, 5-10 minute walk (not scenic and with a busy street to cross) to beach, shops and restaurants, roomy house, outside shower, pool, Jacuzzi, butane BBQ, outdoor furniture, beach chairs, plenty of towels, garage parking for several cars, daily housekeeping, washer and dryer

The mediocre – four bedrooms had no closets, no electrical outlets in bathrooms, the bed linens were old, pillow cases not provided in two bedrooms in lieu of decorative pillow shams, in-house telephone useless, no garbage disposal, dim lighting, tiny shower/bathroom in one casita, lukewarm water for bath/showers and water in outside Jacuzzi did not warm up.

Out of all the properties we have leased through VRBO this was a let down. Reality check – this property is not a villa, but a three-bedroom house with two one-bedroom apartments. Swimming pool/jacuzzi a nice feature. We strongly feel that the property was not worth the extra cost during holiday season. We concentrated on the positive and had a fantastic family get together in Aruba. Owners are nice people.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Super safe, convenient - a great place to be happy

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling with 3 families- which included one set of grandparents, 3 couples and 9 kids (ages - 10-17) and had rented 2 villas in the Palm Beach area of Aruba. One was the PB Fortress owned by Hunt and Helen, and we are very grateful that we had these 2 properties. The kids all wanted to be together (day and night!!) so the adults divided ourselves between the 2 villas. We all had ample space. We used the Fortress as the home base, as this is where the kids congregated after a long day of swimming, snorkeling, beach volleyball or beach tennis, or a road trip to explore some of Aruba's unique landscapes, sunsets, dining and gelato. The fortess is ideally located and very private, safe and convenient for any group of travelers who really enjoy spending time together. We walked to many great dining places, and even enjoyed watching the Star Wars movie premiere at the cinema across the road.

Helen greeted us with typical Arubian hospitality when we arrived, and makes every effort to ensure her guests have a phenomenal visit. Unfortunately we were unable to meet Hunt personally, but he was very informative and accommodating online, and helped make booking this villa an easy process.

If traveling with a group, and interested in a "home away from home" in beautiful Aruba, this Palm Beach Fortress is an idyllic place to spend some time on this happy island.

We will definitely consider returning to this villa when we return to Aruba.

Cheers,

Joe

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
Houston, TX
5

Fantastic Vacation Home in Aruba!

  • 5 of 5

The home was as described. We had 9 people and plenty of beds and baths to make the entire vacation pleasant. The daily maid service was included, and was a nice change of pace from a typical rental home, allowing us to enjoy our trip without a lot of cleanups from meals, baths, etc. The swimming pool and hottub were fantastic and saw much use after the hot sightseeing and beach weather! All appliances worked well, and the washer/dryer were very handy and allowed us to pack lightly. Internet worked pretty well, and was only down due to the outside cable company's issues, and then only a few times.

The house was situated only a 5 minute walk to Palm Beach shopping and beaches, Moomba Beach, and the many varied watersports companies. It came with a large cooler and beach chairs, towels, etc. that made our frequent trips to the beach much easier and enjoyable. Dr. Riley also arranged rental cars for us, which I would highly suggest as they are priced under the typical price for them in Aruba at the airport. Taking taxis with 9 people and their luggage was definitely the way to go, as the cars there are small and couldn't handle the luggage and the people without multiple trips to the airport. The cars he provided were ready and waiting for us in the closed garage at the house.

There were only a few problems that Dr. Riley resolved nearly instantly after we notified him of them. One AC unit went out completely, and he had a completely new unit installed and made functional while we were out at the beach. Other issues were minor and were taken care of immediately by Dr. Riley. He was very easy going and ultraresponsive to our needs.

Overall, I would highly recommend this home for larger groups or families, including those with small children. The price, car provisioning, and the quick and courteous service provided by Dr. Riley and Helen to any issues we found make this a property I will rent again on our next trip to Aruba! Danki Dr. Riley and Helen!

John Grills

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your kind words. We always try to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible but your group's sportsmanship facing above than average problems made that easy! Thank you for making us look like heroes;-) Hunt and Helen
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great property, great owner!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house!!! We stayed from 09/26 to 10/03 and we had a wonderful time. Dr. Riley is a very nice and honest person. The house is very big and with lots of room. It is very close to the beaches, malls, hotels and restaurants. Miriam, the lady who clean is very nice and friendly. It was awesome to find the house clean and new towels when we came back from the beach. I can't wait to come back to the beautiful Aruba and specially to the fortress!! Thanks Dr. Riley, I had a great time together with my family from Venezuela.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deyaliz and Marc for your spontaneous and great review! Maracuchos are always welcome to our home, you made sure of that! I'm positive Venezuela will someday once again be the great country it used to be but don't let that keep you from visiting us again! Helen and Hunt
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the villa for 10 nights, and we were very happy with it - lots of space and privacy for 2 families, and a very nice setup. Dr. Riley is an attentive host, who provided great recommendations for tours and dining. The daily maid service is a nice touch too, as you find the beds made, and clean towels when returning in the afternoon. All the amenities at the villa are as described, and it’s gorgeous!

The villa is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood, and at the same time within walking distance from the beach, restaurants and shopping.

I would recommend it to anyone going to Aruba, and we are already considering going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica for finding the time for your nice review, especially knowing you are soo busy! Next time you come down, leave your lab top at home! And thank you for being such responsible and attentive guests! Dr. Hunt Riley
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Palm Beach Entertainment Center/South Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tierra del Sol Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
20
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

Aruba, Dutch owned with a stable and democratic government, is the premier (beach) vacation destination in the Caribbean. It's year round sunny and warm climate ensures the perfect vacation. The home is just a safe, 5min walk to our world famous and Aruba's finest beach, the Palm Beach with a wide diversity of entertaining and shopping. However, optional to renting the home include a BMW X-5 SUV, a Lincoln MKX SUV or Lincoln MKS AWD Sedan rental vehicles at reduced rates.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low 2016
May 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,300
$11,880
 
 
super high
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
high
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,725
$17,000
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
$5,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,300
$11,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.75%

Pricing is based on an occupancy of 10 adults. There is a surcharge for every adult over 10. Children under the age of 15 count as half an adult while babies under the age of 2 do not count towards occupancy. Parties of up to 18 have enjoyed their stay here. Fully air conditioned, there is plenty of space about the villa for pull-out sofa's (provided).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Palm Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom no.1 with king size bed, sitting area, flat screen tv, personal fridge, walk-in closet, private bath and balcony with spectacular resorts views; Master bedroom no.2 with king size bed, sitting area, tv, private bath and kitchenette with microwave, coffeemaker and small fridge. Bedroom no.3 with king size bed and pull-out sofa in downstairs closable suite, along with bedroom no.4 with 2 double beds. The 2 bedrooms in the downstairs suite share a large bath with an indoor large jacuzzi and separate shower. Bedroom no.5 also has 2 double beds with kitchenette, fridge and private bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers