Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
Julie & Pat Dubray
Why Julie & Pat Dubray chose Oranjestad-West
I came for a visit and fell in love with the climate, people and Oceania Resort. .
What makes this Condo unique
Oceania Resort is a beach front luxury condominium. Condo sleeps 6 comfortably and Master Bedroom features king size bed, marble bath, walk in closet and a balcony with a panoramic view of Eagle Beach. Guest room has 2 double beds and large second bath. Living room features a second balcony to enjoy Aruba's incredible sunsets
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay at Eagle Beach
Enjoyed our stay last week at Oceania Resorts 315. Everything was just as pictured on the VRBO site. A prior review noted scratchy pots but the ones I found there were certainly in ok shape with a few looking brand new.
One additional item that would be helpful was a second or third refreezable ice pack. One day we forgot to put it back in the freezer and it would have been handy if there was a second available. We put ice in some plastic ziploc storage containers that we brought with us which worked fine.
Our only other issue with this unit and perhaps it is just that we have extra sensitive noses but there was a definite damp/musty smell everytime you came in from the outside. Our noses adjusted quickly and it wasn't too big a deal. After a few minutes you didn't notice but if you went out to dinner or to the beach it was there again. Perhaps because of the proximity to the ocean it can't be helped. As for me, I will add air fresheners to my VRBO kit in case I need them next time. There was also a slightly sour smell in one of the bathrooms that bothered our noses. We discussed this with Anne when checking out. This is the only reason I can't give this condo a 5 star overall rating. To me, 5 stars means all was perfect.
We were thinking we could eat a little more in but with groceries really expensive the only meal we had in consistently was breakfast. We brought breakfast cereal with us and bought almond milk, berries, bananas and a few nectarines. Super Food grocery store was close by.
This unit was in a great location for us. Easy access to the beach. We appreciated the beach chairs and the cooler with ice pack from freezer kept some extra water cool as temperatures soared into the 90s last week. Having a washer/dryer to use was a plus as well.
We had a car which we rented from National and we explored the island driving up to California Lighthouse one day, snorkeling down at Baby Beach another day, another day drove over to Baby Bridge and the gold mine ruins.
Very close to the butterfly farm which we enjoyed 3 times. If you visit the butterfly farm go early in your visit and you can go back free for the rest of your stay. Also close (5 minutes by car) to the high rise section where there are great restaurants. Some restaurants we enjoyed were Gianni's, Azzurro (enter through Playa Linda resort), Garden Fresh Cafe and the Fish House.
Anne was a delight who gave us the lay of the land when we arrived.
Perfect for our needs!
This was our very first time in Aruba. As a family with 3 young children, this place met all of our needs. First of all, Oceania is beautiful! It was very well-maintained and clean. We loved the pools and it was never crowded while we were there. It was also very easy to access Eagle beach right across the street. The condo has lots of beach towels, beach chairs, a small cooler and even sand toys which my kids really liked playing with.
The condo itself is clean and comfortable. We felt at home. The kids loved having many kids TV channels available to watch too. If I could suggest one thing, it would be that the pots and pans need an update. A lot of them were scratched up.
Overall, we really liked our stay at this condo. I don't like crowds and noise so I appreciated the serene feel of the place. We had a great vacation!
Haesun, thank you for your review and we do appreciate you taking the time. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation in Aruba and thank you for staying with us. I forwarded your suggestion regarding the pots/pans to Pat so she can replace them....thank you for that suggestion. We look forward to your return. Julie & Pat
The perfect condo
This is a wonderful condo right on Eagle beach. The condo itself is great. Spacious (we are a family of four, travelling with a grandmother), modern with a million dollar view. It has comfortable seating in the lounge and a well equipped kitchen. The condo complex is very well maintained and the pools were an added bonus and a lot of fun. In addition there were never many people at the pools or using the facilities, so the whole atmosphere felt very private and relaxing. The beach, which is right across the street is spectacular. Powdery white sands, clear warm water and we saw lots of fish swimming close to the shore. The beach was also not crowded. The location is close to lots of restaurants, a great grocery store and additional activities for our kids. We had a rental car which worked for our family but I imagine you could get a taxi easily too. We had an amazing vacation and hope to have the opportunity to come back again.
Thank you Shirly for taking the time to write such a lovely, detailed review; we do appreciate it. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything that Aruba, our condo, and Eagle Beach has to offer. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to your return. Julie & Pat
This condo is in the perfect location on beautiful Eagle Beach. The condo had everything we needed; we really appreciated having the washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen. Condo complex was quiet, felt safe, and was seriously just steps away from the beach. You can watch the sunset from the balcony. Also nice to have a cooler and beach towels. Would definitely book this condo again!
Thank you Danielle for taking the time to review our condo. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and mentioning some of the amenities. So glad you were able to take advantage of the beach chairs, coolers, and towels that are available to our guests. Thank you for vacationing with us and look forward to your return!
Julie & Pat
Amazing spot on Eagle Beach
We stayed for 10 nights in July of 19 at this wonderful property. Communication with both the owner and property manager was terrific - full directions/instructions well ahead of arrival, and the manager met us on arrival day.
The property is just beautiful - the views are breath taking from the balcony. The condo is very well equipped with nice pots/pans/dishes and fluffy towels. There are beach towels and chairs as well, and a washer dryer to make it all fresh again as well as a vacuum to take care of the inevitable sand. Oh, and the all important coffee maker - bring your fave to brew. Coffee on the balcony is a must every morning.
You can walk right out the back of the property to Eagle Beach and many restaurants are in walking distance. The location could not be better!
We will be back!
Gary, thank you for your review of the condo and communication with our guests. We strive to make it a smooth reservation process and answer any questions to help have a wonderful vacation in Aruba; sounds like we succeeded. You are 100% correct...coffee on the balcony is a must or a bloody mary! Glad you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to your return! Julie & Pat
Great Location !
Nice property, courteous, and efficient staff. My wife and I had a pleasurable time away! Relaxing.
Thank you Nick for your review! We enjoyed having you stay with us and happy to hear your Aruba vacation was relaxing and a good time. We look forward to your return in the future. Julie & Pat
The Butterfly Farm, Donkey Sanctuary, ATV tour of the Natural Pool in Arikok National Park, Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, downtown Oranjestad, Baby Beach for snorkeling, submarine ride, snorkeling and sunset cruises, and many more activities.
Renaissance Hotel has a Private Island available accessible by a boat ride and offers drinks, food, and non motorized water sports and spend the day with the pink flamingos. De Palm Island is also an all-inclusive island for a fun-filled day.