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Villa Monplaisir - secluded spot on Palm Beach. Short walk to beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Location:

Villa Monplasir is situated in the residential part of the Palm Beach giving you both privacy and a convenience of a great location.

Just short 10 minutes walk and you are on Palm Beach described by tour guides as ... Aruba's best stretch of wide, sugar-soft sands. Calm waters make this a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers.

Palm Beach is a home to many of the island's top resorts such as Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba Marriott Resort, Occidental Grand Aruba and RIU palace Aruba and dotted by water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. After sunset the Palm Beach area just off the beach comes to life as buzzing clubs and casinos in Aruba offer an upbeat nightlife ... or if you get shopping spree visit two of the largest shopping malls in Aruba plus cinema theaters, water fountain shows bowling and Spa facilities.

5-10 minute drive to many of Aruba's turquoise crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. Eagle Beach, Manchebo Beach also known as Punta Brabo, Hadicurarri Beach (the famous kite-sailing and windsurfing beach), lovely offshore snorkeling beaches Malmok , Boca Catalina and Arashi.

Villa is a close drive to many of Aruba's finest restaurants including Madam Janette's, Gasparito, Chalet Suisse, really there are too many to name. There are also plenty of casual and fine-dining restaurants you can simply walk to Wacky Wahoo's and The Old Cunuku House - 2-3 minutes walk. Want to create your own fine dining or home cooked meal? SuperFoods, one of the finest groceries on the island is a 5 minute drive and villa's kitchen is well-equipped and ready to assist as you prepare home cooked feasts!

Villa:

You will enjoy it's cathedral ceilings in all rooms creating a very airy feel to the space. The open floor plan offers you a spacious living area, European style kitchen and dining area.

For your comfort and privacy each bedroom has it's own bathroom and large walk-in closet. All bedrooms have an UK King - size beds. Third bedroom also has two sofa beds. So first and second bedrooms sleep 2 each, third bedroom sleeps 4 - that's total of 8 plus if needed living room has two sofa -futons which convert to full size beds or day beds. That adds up to total of 10 people.

Each of the bedrooms is situated for utmost privacy and opens up to the court yard with large beautiful patio surrounding the cool blue rectangular swimming pool that invites you to take a dip. There is also a cabana with an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill.

Beach towels, coolers, beach chairs and of course noodles to float on are provided. You just fill up the cooler with your favorite beverage, snack up and bring the sunscreen. (Neutrogena wet skin SPF 85+ is recommended).

Oh! And all rooms have smart TVs, Internet and hotspot. Variety of games suited for all ages and taste is there as well.

Villa has a Vonage Internet service setup so you can call to many countries for free. Here is a partial list: United States, Canada, Denmark,Netherlands,United Kingdom, Australia,New Zealand ,Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Greece,Italy, Norway, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Ireland, Israel, Japan , Mexico, Spain, Sweden.

So enjoy your Aruba vacation and villa Monplaisir. ... And please do not forget your flip flops ,,, as Kelly Elmore wrote 'Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.'

More Details

Owner
David and Helen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About David and Helen

We live in US and We're IT Professionals

David and Helen purchased this villa in 2012

Why David and Helen chose Aruba

We bought this property because we liked it's unique layout and location:

L-shaped with a totally private courtyard, Villa is airy and well ventilated - all rooms have cathedral ceilings, and all closets are walk-in.

It takes about 10 minutes to walk to Palm Beach which is one of the best beaches on the island plus upscale shopping, eating, entertainment.

We love snorkeling so when we come here we rent a car and go to our favorite Boca Catalina beach which is just 10 minutes drive.

We live in US and come to our house in Aruba every year. While we are back in US our villa is taken care of by a very good management company we hired.

Guest services, cleaning, gardening, pool care, etc - all taken care off.

We love our house - hopefully so will you if you choose to rent it.

Best,

Helen, David

What makes this villa unique

Unlike the crowded hotels, our home gives you both the seclusion & privacy &

the convenience of a great location just outside the hotel area, close to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, sister in law and I rented this house for 12 nights. Location was amazing. Walking distance to beach, restaurants and bars was less than 10 minutes. House was very spacious inside and out. Great pool to cool off in. Plenty of lounge chairs and a covered lanai if you needed to be in from the sun. We had a very relaxing vacation at this house.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Palm Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Vanity
  • Outdoor shower by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 king , U.K. King Private Bath walk-in closet, AC, Smart TV
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king , U.K. King Private Bath walk-in closet, AC, Smart TV
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , U.K. King Private Bath Walk-in closet, AC, Smart TV
  • For your comfort and privacy each bedroom has it's own bathroom and large walk-in closet. All bedrooms have an UK King size beds ( 160 cm x 200 cm ) and third bedroom also has sofa-bed. So first and second bedrooms sleep 2 each, third bedroom sleeps 4 - that's total of 8 plus if needed living room has two sofa-futons which convert to full-size beds or day beds. That adds up to total of 10 people. For Little travelers: Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System it can be used as highchair and toddler booster or the infant feeding booster and youth chair to accommodate two children simultaneously. Full-size crib/toddler bed/daybed/full size bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Villa Monplaisir - secluded spot on Palm Beach. Short walk to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

A perfect gem !

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for two weeks, perfect location near beaches. This house had everything we needed to cook for two weeks. Went to local grocery superfoods and Ling and sons. We will stay again and hopefully longer. Thanks Helen and David for sharing your amazing home so other people can have a great experience in Aruba.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, modern, spacious and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Aruba we are already thinking about returning next year! This property is in a perfect location! Close to beaches, major hotels and restaurants. It's a no-brainer!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Fun-tastic location, complete relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We've simply had fantastic time at this villa.

For one because of it's privacy I was finally able to completely unwind.

House is clean, comfortable, spacious, and has a very warm aura about it.

Owners David and Helen were very easy to work with, Julie and Marijka

from management company - friendly and helpful.

Beautiful Palm Beach, and strip - all within 10 minutes walk.

Famous Wacky Wahoo's seafood place is 5 minutes walk.

I would highly recommend this villa, and will stay here again

next time on Aruba

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear a great review from our namesakes :)
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5

Great Location! Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

The Location was Perfect, The house was great, and the Owners you outstanding! This was our first time to Aruba and will definitely be going back! The owners were very good with responding to all questions and to our great surprise even gave us a gift card to Fishes restaurant which was outstanding! Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location & Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular home located a short distance from the beach and shopping. David & Helen were very welcoming and communication was easy and great. Highly recommend this lovely home! Perfect for a family. Our next trip... this will be our preference to stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great 2nd stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Villa Monplaisir. David and Helen continue to be exceptional hosts and the property is delightful, comfortable and extremely well located. Its spacious layout and bedroom configuration makes it perfectly suited for our family. We are all hoping to return in 2018!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Hard Rock Cafe,Bugaloe Pier Bar and many more
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
180 Metres
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Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

Walking distance -- 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 7-10 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, tennis

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $8 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

--Check in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 10:00 am ( We are flexible with times if we don’t have any guests arriving the same day)
- Children up to 2 years are free of charge.
- Long term rental is welcome. Please ask for our prices.
- Dogs are welcome for an additional cleaning fee of $100 per week
--Utility allowance for water and electricity up to $250 USD per week
All Rental Rates listed above are subject to tax.
The Tourist Tax is 9.5% & the Environmental Levy Tax is an additional $3/night per occupied bedroom ($9/night for use of all 3 Bedrooms) which is equal 15% - for tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.