|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
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Villa Serena offers you 3 well appointed air conditioned bedrooms with ceiling fans, 2 full bathrooms, a guest powder room, all linens and towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, glassware, utensils and amenities. The Villa has a large open concept living, dining and kitchen space. There are large panoramic windows to view the gardens and private pool.
Free unlimited use WiFi is available to our guests
There is an outside covered patio with BBQ with dining and seating. In addition there is a poolside lounge area. The living and dining areas are cooled by the continual breeze and ceiling fans
The Villa is equipped with a monitored security system and is fully walled. There is covered parking for 2 cars.
The property is fully landscaped with tropical plants and palms which also surround the pool. At night the gardens and pool are well lit for your enjoyment.
The rear terrace by the pool is perfect to sit at after a day at the beach and enjoy a cool breeze the breeze from the trade winds.
The Villa is equipped with a washer/dryer. There is hot water to all bathrooms and kitchen. The property is professionally maintained by a property/rental manager, a gardener and a pool crew. There is a Flat screen TV and a library of Videos and CDs for your viewing and listening pleasure.
A cleaning service available upon request in addition to the one time cleaning after checkout.
The Villa is minutes away from some of the best beaches in the world. Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Mamok and Arashi Beachs are within an easy few minute drive. You are also minutes away from world class shopping and 2 golf courses.
Close by is an excellent little supermarket for coffee, bread, milk, and other supplies
There are 2 sliding doors that are screened and open onto the rear poolside patio.
What a wonderful villa! Everything was perfect! Staff were extremely nice! John and Bobby are wonderful people and made us feel right at home! Thanks so much for an incredible week and we will be back!
WARNING!!! Staying at Villa Serena could drastically reduce your stress levels, slow your metabolism, extend your lifespan, and make you want to move to Aruba. If you are a Go, Go, Go kind of vacationer your activities are just a short drive away, but you have been warned...it will be very hard to motivate yourself away from the calming seduction the villa provides. She is beautifully decorated and amazingly landscaped. She is private and secure. You may find yourself trading your plans of jet skiing for poolside bird watching (hummingbirds/troupials/bananaquits/doves). We have had the pleasure of staying at both Sol Palmas (a few doors up) and Villa Serena both owned by Bobbie & John. Both of the villas are gems on the island. We have done hotel stays on Aruba, but nothing compares to going local. If you require daily pampering then house rental may not be for you, but if you truly want peace and quiet, look no further. Fear not...if you don't want to cook you are only minutes away from pretty much any kind of food your heart desires. John and Bobbie hold the management company they use to very high standards so any issues you may encounter are quickly resolved. There is a reason we are repeat guests. The island is great, the villas are awesome, and the hosts make you feel at home! Enjoy...just don't book when we want to be there!
Villa Serena is heaven on earth in the most true sense of it. The property is so unbelievable nice and quiet. We were more than happy just to stay in our own garden, enjoying the peacefullness, the birds, the refreshing pool and the beautifull landscaping. The interior of the house is stylish and has everything you desire. There is art everywhere and the furniture and beds are comfortable. Actually, I don't want to write this report as I don't want too many people finding this gem and lowering my change to rent it again next time. But John and Bobbie are such nice people, they deserve to be able to rent out this house. Forget about hotels, forget a out timeshares, forget about other houses, if you want a perfect hideaway on Aruba, Villa Serena is the place to go!
What can we not say about Villa Serena and we are very fussy. It truly lives up to its name. It is a private, beautiful place to relax and experience absolute peace and tranquility. The property is exceptionally maintained. Just sit back and enjoy the birds, iguanas and be embraced by the warm trade winds. The house is open, extremely clean, comfortable and easy to live in with all the amenities you could ask for. The pool and outdoor seating areas offer several views and atmospheres to chill and chat. We truly enjoyed our stay and were rather overwhelmed by what it offered us. We will be going back for sure. Oh yes, while I was there I took the opportunity to see your other property, Villa Solpalmas. Another precious find. Thank you for renting to us. We will return for another perfect escape.
Timmothy and Michele
Villa Serena is nestled in a small Villa community. The location of the Villa guarantees a continual breeze from the Trade winds off the Atlantic. It is very pleasant to sit on the covered patio and enjoy drinks or dinner in the refreshing breezes.
For the adventurous, it is possible to take in a skydiving experience. The Skydiving company accompanies you during the jump from a height of 14,000 feet at the north end of the island.
The Villa is located only a couple of miles from the historic Alto Vista Chapel which is located at the top of mountainous terrain and with a fabulous view of the ocean. On the way to the Chapel you can ascend a hill to the water tank and take in majestic views of Oranjestad, the High rise hotel area and north to the California lighthouse.
For children the Phillips Animal Farm is only minutes away with various animals in a zoo like setting. In addition it is a 15 minute drive to the Donkey Sanctuary where you can feed carrots and pet the hundreds of donkeys.
A short drive north will take you to Malmok and Boca Catalina where there is great snorkeling and Aruba's living reef with parrot fish, sea turtles ( at certain seasonal times) Barracuda and many other species of fish. Off shore about 1/4 mile is the wreck of The Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. This scuttled German World War II freighter is a great relic to both dive to or snorkel.
Within easy driving distance are the high end boutiques in Oranjestad at the Renaissance Plaza. You will find other great stores and restaurants here and it is worth making a day trip.
For quiet beach-time relaxation, we recommend Eagle Beach with its vast length, soft white sand and turquoise waters. Drive and park free in the little tree lined park next to the Costa Linda Beach Resort. Here it is private and quiet.
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning||$120 + Tax|
|Tourist Levy||$63 + Tax|
An Aruban Tourist levy of $3/bedroom used/night is collectible at time of check in
Guests are met at the Villa by a representative of Aruba Living Today, our property/rental management company
We provide Beach chairs that can be taken to the beaches
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.