sharon van der Spaan
- english, spanish, dutch
About sharon van der Spaan
My name is Sharon and I live if Aruba for 16 years now with my husband and two children. I renovated Lagoon Studios completely in 2016. Lagoon Studios is a new modern concept in the heart of Oranjestad. I hope that the clean, modern upgraded studio in combination with the unique central location makes your stay in Aruba unforgettable. Bon bini in Lagoon Studios.
sharon van der Spaan purchased this Studio in 2016
Why sharon van der Spaan chose Oranjestad-West
Location, location, location, you are 3 minutes away of the beach. Lagoon Studios are renovated in 2016 and therefor super clean. You will love staying here.
What makes this Studio unique
Location is super, you do not necessary have to rent a car. Nearly everything is close by. These are the best and cleanest studios in Oranjestad.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Exceptional studio condo.
Modern, clean condo in downtown Oranjestad. Sharon was an excellent hostess, assisted us with activities, transportation, and suggested the best restaurants. I highly recommend this rental.
Thank you for your lovely review Penny, all the best and I am looking forward to host you again in the future, sunny regards also for Norm
Perfect get-away! Nine nights was not enough!
Book now- read further if you have time! My husband and I returned to Aruba for the fourth time; this was the first visit on Aruba that we did not stay in a hotel. Several years ago we realized that, while traveling, we experience a much less touristy experience when we rent a studio or apartment from a local. Previously while on Aruba, we've stayed in the high rise district (it a bit too touristy) and we've stayed at the Renaissance. We enjoyed the lovely private Renaissance Island- you can still visit without staying at the hotel. If you are interested, just book a day on the Renaissance Island and a massage prior to your arrival; enjoy the island without the hotel.
First let me express how lovely Sharon, the owner, is! She will welcome you with open arms, and help you determine what to do and where to go - imagine a personal tour guide who will give you as much or as little attention as you desire - she's great! Her studios are exceptionally clean, the beds are comfortable (we stayed in studio #1 and studio #3 during out stay), and the location is safe. There is traffic noise (this should be expected while staying in a house in the city), but it does not detract from the visit.
A car is useful (but not necessary) to get around the island- rent a jeep if you want to tour the entire island without joining a tour. No car for us; My husband and I enjoy walking, and there is easy-access busing and plenty of taxis. Small local buses (vans), or large Arubus buses, run all day and are very reasonable. Save your money for food and experiences!
Are you a foodie? Plan in advance and book reservations at Table by White or Fred's. Table by White is much more of a foodie experience, my husband and I loved each bite more than the previous; whereas, Fred's is a bit more laid-back (and a two-minute walk from Sharon's studios. We truly enjoyed both restaurants and the different experiences! Read reviews on TripAdvisor if you are interested- you will need to make reservations in advance.
We definitely look forward to another visit with Sharon at Lagoon Studios!
downtown boutique luxury studio
We stayed in studio 1; this and the other units are top of the line; tastefully decorated, modern with all the comforts of home, only minutes from a sandy beach and downtown Oranjestad.
The hostess, Sharon, is friendly and welcoming. You couldn't ask for more. She
will assist you in making your holiday memorable while enjoying all that Aruba has to offer.
The location is great, you feel like part of the local community; everyday the locals pass and wish you a good day, and mean it. You get a good sense of how friendly and welcoming Aruba's people truly are.
First thing in the morning, when folks are driving to work, we found it was a great time to go for a walk south along the white sandy beach towards the end of the airport. The water is calm and warm and it is a great way to start your day. Returning for a quiet coffee and relaxation before heading to the beach or points beyond.
There are lots of great restaurants close by, Sharon will be able to assist you in your food adventures.
What we found to be really handy was the beach chairs , umbrella and cooler which we used daily.
We had an amazing stay at Lagoon Studio's.
Dear Kim and Martin, it was a great pleasure to have you as my first guests in Lagoon Studios. I always promoted the location in combination with the fact that the studios are super clean. I am really happy that you appreciated these features. I also enjoyed the conversations we had. I wish you all the best and hope to see you again in Lagoon Studios. Hugs and kisses. Sharon