One bedroom luxury apartment close to the beach
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About Ricard Vidal
WELCOME TO GOLDEN VILLAS Your Aruban home away from home Ricard and Bel Vidal, originally from Barcelona, are hospitality professionals, and are pleased to welcome you to their lifetime dream come true: Golden Villas. The vacation complex is not only a business, it is also their residence. It was built with all the care and quality of a dream home, and patrons appreciate the attention to detail and style. Ricard and Bel are rightfully proud of their lovely complex, and it is their joy to welcome visitors to Aruba, their beautiful adopted homeland.
Ricard Vidal purchased this Condo in 2014
Check-in: 3:00 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.
It was the second visit to Golden Villas and we enjoyed the stay again very much. Ricard keeps the property pristine. It is located near everything vacationers wish to access.
Awesome.quiet and peaceful
Golden villas is a fantastic.way.to experience the quiet.side of beautiful aruba! Richard and Isabel are such great hosts anything needed is only a whisper away.! I would recommend this awesome and clean and well.kept.property to.anyone.looking for a.relaxing.stay away.from.the high rise bustle..P!enty.of.restaurants within the area .I.would recommends rental car much easier to move about..very easy to move about the island! All in.all.Awesome!!!.thank.you Ricard! We will definitely come back to Golden villas!!!
The complex was clean, inviting, and very comfortable.
The rooms were excellent. Clean and spacious and well laid out. Thank you for the cooler and beach chair use. Housecleaning did an amazing job, and very friendly. Our stay was quite enjoyable. Thank you. Highly recommend it.
Cozy little place with cute commons area and refreshing pool
The good: We were booked 2 days here prior to staying at a private home during our visit. Our plane was canceled by the airline and we didn't make it in time for the first night. Of course, we couldn't get a refund, but the owner was willing to change our dates, which was very nice of him (although didn't do us any good since we already booked another place).
The apartment was clean and stocked with everything we needed. This included beach towels, chairs, and cooking supplies (although we never used them). The place is very secure and you have to have a code to get into the apartment area. Everything is tastefully decorated inside. Communication with the owner is great and answers quickly. The commons area and pool area is very cute and nicely decorated and clean. The privacy blinds on the apartment is an added plus because it also helps keep the hot sun from shining in.
Great location and minutes away from everything. Iguanas roaming around and beautiful parrots in the trees. Connect with nature.
When we checked in, we were told everything worked. We couldn't get the water/ice machine to work and there were ice trays in the freezer so I assumed that it actually didn't work.
The air was not turned on and it was so hot in there that it took all the way up until late that night to cool down. So, we stayed by the pool and then left for dinner. I understand leaving the air off when no one is renting, but if you are expecting it to be rented and someone arriving, I would have thought they would have turned it on to be comfortable for new arrivals.
I always shower prior to going to bed and late that night I turned the water on and nothing came out. We had no water. I had to go over and knock on the owners door (owner was out of town and had someone staying there) and they said there was a water boiler leak and they turned the water off and called maintenance to come the following day. She said it shouldn't have been on our side though. She woke up another lady (I believe the cleaning lady that lives on the premises) and she did something and turned it back on. Nice hot water but the shower head does not stay up and is so heavy it slumps over and hits the wall. I had to rig up something to make it work which made it hard to shower.
All in all, we didn't stay here long, but liked the place, with a few minor issues, and the location was great and only minutes to the beach and activities and food in the area.
Great place to rent.
A good place to vacation without the crowd
Very quiet, safe, and relaxing.
A Great Adventure!
This was our first time in Aruba and it was a most enjoyable vacation! The Golden Villas Condos that Ricard designed and built are very clean and comfortable! The pool is the center point of the outside area and it was cleaned everyday. It was so serene to see the pool, beautiful plants, and palm trees swaying in the wind outside your condo each day and night. The kitchen is well stocked and we had breakfast each morning by the pool. At night after dinner we had tea by the pool to wined down from the active day. We had room service every other day and that was the first time for us, when renting a condo. The location has easy access to all hotels and beaches. We do recommend that you rent a car so you can explore this safe island! Each room has helpful tour guides, pamphlets, up to date restaurant guides to plan your vacation. Ricard had written his favorite restaurants as well and that was most helpful. We did make reservations to restaurants a few weeks ahead of time to ensure an early dinner around 6. All restaurants were outstanding that we visited! They were LePetit Cafe (lunch, Palm Plaza), Madame Janette, Flying Fishbone (see sunset and fish flying and swimming while you dine), Terrazza Italiana ( go for lunch or dinner to view the beautiful ocean and sunset), Quinta del Carmen (near condo), and Papiamento Rest. (you can walk from condo). Ricard told us to use DePalm Tours for our two excursions because they are safe and reasonable. We went on a 4.5 hour snorkeling trip and 4.5 UTV Off-road Safaris. The snorkeling trip we went in the AM for better viewing of the fish and visited 3 sights. Open bar and a delicious lunch were served. The UTV Off Road Tour was awesome. We visited the Natural Pool, Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, California Lighthouse, and Bushirbana Gold Mill Ruins. The windy, bumpy, ride over the rocky terrain was so much fun! Each trip was $99.00 per person and it was well worth it! Drive to see the Donkey Sanctuary and meet these friendly animals. The people on the island are sincere and helpful! We walked the neighborhood and made friends with the local dogs. The beaches that we visited were Arashi, Palm, and Mangel Halto Beach. Mangel Halto and Arashi Beach were very private and there were natural trees for shade. Aruba is serious about the improving environment! Water is purified from the ocean and they stopped using plastic bags and all recycling is done on the island. Great choice booking Golden Villas!
Located between Palm Beach and Bubali Area, very close to best beaches in Aruba.
Brand new Superfood grocery store, Restaurants Sport Bars, Atm,s are two minuts by car.