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Elizabeth Baird

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, dutch

Unique Exceptionally Beautiful Eagle Beach Penthouse - Private Terrace & jacuzzi

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Oranjestad-West Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 story penthouse with private roof terrace and jacuzzi, 3 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths

Welcome to the Penthouse, a perfect vacation paradise for families, friends, honeymooners and couples! The Penthouse is the ONLY 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath penthouse condominium at the Divi Resort and contains everything you and your family would possibly need for a fabulous vacation just steps from gorgeous Eagle Beach which is always featured in the TripAdvisor top 10 beaches in the world! The Penthouse is located on the first class Divi Village & Golf resort and is just a few minutes leisurely walk through the resort to the most beautiful, yet uncrowded beach on Aruba, and is directly across from the resort's main infinity pool with swim up bar and water slides! In addition to its spacious and beautifully decorated interior, what makes the Penthouse completely unique is its totally private second floor terrace - it is the perfect spot on the island to watch the famous Aruban sunsets and relax in your own private jacuzzi! The private terrace is the largest at the Divi, and has breathtaking views of the golf course and ocean with a sunset view, connecting you effortlessly with the wonderful Aruban breezes and sunshine! It is attractively landscaped with local palms and plants, with comfortable upholstered seating areas, sunning lounges, hammocks, a shade trellis, a dining table which seats 8 comfortably, and a professional standard gas grill. And the terrace is DIRECTLY accessible from the penthouse interior! From the upstairs living and bedroom area, simply walk out onto your private terrace and hop in the Jacuzzi, flop in a hammock or watch the sunset from your choice of several comfy couches with a beverage from the wet bar! The two levels of the Penthouse are connected with an interior spiral staircase, with exclusive elevator to the terrace as well. State of the art lighting makes the evenings on the Penthouse terrace especially wonderful!

Steps from the pool and beach! The penthouse is a short 1 minute stroll from the main infinity pool at the Divi with swim-up bar, cafe and children's areas with water slide. Spectacular Eagle Beach is less than a 5 minute walk or you can hop on the free golf cart shuttle that the Divi runs constantly around the resort which you can pick up right outside the door. The penthouse is stocked with everything you need to enable you to just show up, unpack your swimsuit and hit the beaches! There is a fully stocked “beach closet” with lots of different size coolers, beach toys and chairs & floats for your use.

Because the Penthouse is located in a first class full service resort and not just a 'condo complex' you have the peace of mind knowing you will be taken care of plus all the added extras you won't get from staying at a non-resort property! The penthouse local manager will also take great care of you, can do pre arrival grocery shopping, and will make sure everything about your stay is perfect!

In addition to two spacious ensuite bedrooms with luxury bedding decorated with local art, the first floor of the penthouse has a large and comfortable living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, which open onto two balconies with seating overlooking the golf course and a lovely stream. It is a wonderful area for birdwatching! There is also a small office with full size computer, free internet and a printer for your use! Wander up the spiral staircase from the living room and you will arrive in the upstairs 'great room'. It is a wonderful entertaining space with a flat screen TV, wet bar with refrigerator, interesting décor and furniture.

The master suite on the main floor has a king bed, walk in closet, flat screen TV/DVD, large marble master bath with double granite sinks, double water jet rain shower with massaging wall jets (!) and separate toilet and bidet room. The second bedroom on the main floor has a king sized bed, which is convertible into two twin beds upon request, walk in closet, flat screen TV/DVD, and private bath with rain shower. You will find the third private bedroom upstairs, with direct access to the deck with a comfy king bed. Also upstairs, but not connected to the bedroom is a 3rd full bath with rain shower!

Everything is included in your stay! The Divi Owners Residences at the Divi Links Resort are newly constructed, luxury condominiums which enjoy the full benefits of the Divi Resort including restaurants, golf, tennis, fitness centre, swim up pool bar, etc. The beach has beach huts and loungers free to our guests. Unlike at other condos for rent on Aruba, you won't have to lug your own chairs to the beach or pay to rent them every day. Just bring your towel (also provided free by the Divi) and cooler (which we provide)! The nine hole golf course is exceptionally well maintained, with weekly tournaments and specials and you can also take lessons. Additionally, there are 5 tennis courts, non motorized water sports, a fitness center and a rock climbing wall. Windows on Aruba is renowned for gourmet cuisine and romantic views. There are several more casual dining options at the Resort as well.

Read more about the penthouse below and read our guest reviews to see what others think!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Elizabeth Baird (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, dutch

About Elizabeth Baird

We fell in love with Aruba, its people and way of life from our first visit! I am an American from Kentucky, and my partner is Dutch, and spent his formative years living on neighboring Curacao. The Aruban culture welcomes and embraces everyone who is prepared for the easy life and friendship. We enjoy the Caribbean carefree lifestyle and also the European side of the culture, which influences the cuisine and arts. Our best memories are dancing to live local bands on the pier at Bugaloo, and to fabulous Cuban and Latin bands at Tropical downtown. We also love watching world class kite surfers at the Fishermans' huts at sunset. We have had some wonderful times at the Penthouse already, the deck is a romantic, wind cooled spot for cocktails and a great place to entertain a large group. As we currently live in London, we are best placed to use email to either answer questions or arrange a call.

Elizabeth Baird purchased this condo in 2010

Why Elizabeth Baird chose Oranjestad

We love the Divi Resort amenities, and there is no equal to beautiful Eagle Beach. You can walk for several miles up the beach, past sea turtle nesting areas and the sunsets are incredible from the terrace and balconies. Although all beaches on Aruba are gorgeous, we chose the low rise resort area due to it being much less crowded than the high rise hotel areas. We also chose this property over other nearby condo options because of all the extras that you get being part of a world class resort that you don't get a just a condo complex. At the Divi resort there are several pools, and if inclined you can play golf, tennis, wind surf, rock climb, and sea kayak. There are several restaurants and bars on the property as well. There is the Alhambra casino at the Divi or you are 5 minutes away from your choice of casinos at the high rise hotels and plenty of live music. Grocery stores are a 2 minute car ride away. We looked at several other condo options and the Divi's combination of amenities and facilities and proximity to the beach were unsurpassed. We think you will love it too!

What makes this condo unique

We DO NOT use a generic managment company to manage the Penthouse and your vacation. We like to share our home with like minded guests and provide a unique personal experience. We have a local friend/manager on the island to answer questions, help with arrangements, do pre-arrival grocery shopping, and assist you on the ground with whatever you may need. You will be well taken care of by us and the Divi! As this is a full service resort and not just a condo complex, you have all the added extras that you won't get from staying at condos!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)
Unique Exceptionally Beautiful Eagle Beach Penthouse - Private Terrace & jacuzzi
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews
London, UK
5

fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is more than you can imagine! Beautiful interior and fabulous exterior living space are beyond your expectations. Every detail is thought of and ensures that you will visit again! Elizabeth is a master of detail. We will be sure to stay at the penthouse again! The penthouse and Aruba...what's not to love?!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saginaw, Michigan USA
5

Was a great vacation We will be back

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great, everything you need for a great vacation. The beds was like sleeping in heaven. I would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at Elizabeth and Jaap's home and it is exactly that, a home. This isn't just a house, but they have thought of everything to give you all the comforts of home. Our family has severe allergies and Elizabeth and Jaap go out of their ways to make sure that their staff has done a thorough job of cleaning and removing items with our allergens, so that we can start relaxing as soon as we walk through the door. Their home is truly a tropical getaway. The upper deck is an absolute plus for hanging out at any time of the day. Since The Penthouse is centrally located, it is so close to some of the best beaches in the World. It is also right around the corner from premium shopping and grocery stores. It is also so large that for the 6 adults and 2 kiddos, there was still plenty of space to relax and not feel crowded. We can't wait to go back next year! Elizabeth and Jaap, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making sure we have a great time. Your home is worth every single penny.

Best,

The Saba Family

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Aruba, and I wanted to say a big thank you to Elizabeth and Jaap for use of their beautiful penthouse. We traveled with another family for a total of 7 people and never once felt like we were on top of each other. The entire penthouse is well appointed and recently renovated. Little touches like having 3 different sized coolers available for use made road trips to the beach a breeze. We also really appreciated the Apple TV's and Bose Soundlink. I felt like we were at home with being able to "beam" movies from our laptops directly to the flatscreen on the wall. The top deck is MASSIVE and the hot tub was used nightly. Their visitor's welcome guide was extremely helpful with things not to miss and restaurant recommendations. Divi beach is an easy walk across the street and was never crowded. We were always able to get a palapa and chairs(both free) since you are staying in the penthouse. World famous Eagle beach is close by, but honestly Divi beach was where we went mostly out of convenience. We traveled to Curacao after Aruba and although our home we rented was beautiful we always found ourselves comparing it to the Aruba penthouse. So if your thinking about an Aruba vacation don't hesitate in renting this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Penthouse!!

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth was such a joy to deal with, any questions were answered quickly. The penthouse has the WOW factor as soon as you walk in. It has everything you can possibly want or need for your vacation.... beach toys, noodles, coolers, games. We used Eric who did some grocery shopping before we arrived which was so convenient after a long day of travel. The wine and beer were much appreciated! We used the rooftop deck for some dinners and having the hot tub was so nice and relaxing. A short distance to the beautiful pool and as well as the beach. Thank you for sharing your Aruba Penthouse with us! We would love to come back again someday. Regards, The Wood Family

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Top notch condo to enhance stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Penthouse. It was plenty of room and good amenities for our family of 5 (including three children under the age of 8) and two other family members who joined us. The rooftop patio was awesome! My husband thought the master shower with the dual shower heads and all the jets were the best thing since sliced bread! The pool was a short walk and the beach was convenient to walk too as well. Elizabeth's helpful hints handbook was such a great resource. Very safe area.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Our penthouse has breathtaking views across the beautiful Divi Golf Course to the ocean! From our private terrace you can watch magnificent sunsets in the evening and in the morning watch the cruise ships come in. We are approximately 2 minutes from the main pool and a 5 minute walk to the beach - or take the free Divi shuttle to the beach which stops just outside the penthouse! Unlike the other condo rentals on Aruba, the Divi provides nice beach huts and loungers to all guests free of charge! Just bring your towel and cooler!

Other Activities: The beach and pools at the Divi resort are gorgeous and uncrowded, a vast difference from the high-rise hotel area. Our favorite days are early morning walks on the beach and hanging out on the terrace at sunset with friends or having a romantic evening listening to music and grilling out with just the two of us!

Golf: The Divi Resort has a first class 9 hole course that is rarely crowded and professional golf instruction. There are weekly tournaments and promotions at the lively clubhouse!

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Rates & Availability

Oranjestad-West Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Holidays 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Low Season 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Super Peak Season 2016/17
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Low Season 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Super Peak 2017/18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Peak Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

PLEASE NOTE - THE "SERVICE FEE" THAT NOW APPEARS ON A QUOTE IS NOT OURS, IT GOES DIRECTLY TO HOMEAWAY/VRBO AND WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS. IF YOU BOOK THROUGH HOMEAWAY/VRBO WE CAN NOT REMOVE, WAIVE OR REDUCE THIS FEE. Please call us if you want more information. Rentals begin on a Saturday, although we may be able to accommodate other day requests. For major US holiday seasons, a week's rental is required. Guests are responsible for paying the Aruban Environmental tax on checkout directly to the Divi Resort ($25) and all personal resort and phone charges. To complete the rental, you MUST send an email with the names and ages of all guests!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Oranjestad-West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , bidet , Wall jets and rain shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Second Ensuite Bath - toilet , shower , Rain shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Brand new full bath w/rain shower
  • The Master bath is a joy to come home to after a sweaty day at the beach - 2 person marble rain shower with 8 wall jets! And no fighting for room with the double sinks! Separate toilet with european bidet as well. The second bath downstairs is ensuite and has a soothing rain shower. Half bath in the hall downstairs for those sleeping on the pull out or guests. And, another full bath on the second floor with rain shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two comfortable sofa beds - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second sleep sofa upstairs & 2 comfy EZbeds - great for kids
    Second Ensuite Bedroom downstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed converts into 2 single beds in this bedroom
    Master Suite on the main floor - 1 king
    3rd Bedroom - Top floor king bedroom - 1 king , Beautiful bright bedroom, gorgeous artistic details!
  • All mattresses are brand new as of 2015! One master bedroom with California king pillowtop mattress, second bedroom has 2 twins pillowtops, converted into 1 king on request. The third newly added bedroom on the top floor has a king pillowtop mattress and is beautifully bright and open but with maximum privacy. There is a double sleeper sofa downstairs and one double sleeper sofa upstairs, plus 2 portable single beds along with plenty of linens and pillows. We also have a pack & play and can arrange baby cots if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Divi meal plan is also available to our guests. If you are interested, let us know and we will send you the pricing.

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