4 bikes (with helmets) for your use -Free phone calls to & from USA and Canada
Tom or Karen
- english, spanish, Hablamos español un poco; nos gusta aprender
About Tom or Karen
We are Karen and Tom Szewczyk and we live in East Syracuse, New York. We're both graduates of Syracuse University and have worked at our professions for over 30 years. Tom is a portrait photographer and operated his own successful studio for 35 years in Central New York and also was/is a real estate consultant & investor/developer. Karen is a neo-natal nurse practitioner and loves taking care of little babies. We set a goal just a few years ago to own and manage a condo or townhouse in Aruba that we can enjoy ourselves but also make available for guests to enjoy as rental. We found this beautiful townhouse, went to Aruba to see it and just fell in love with the community and the area in general. We really hit a home run here. We also met and established a friendship with the couple who sold the townhouse to us. They owned the home for more than a dozen years. As they're growing older they wish to spend more time in the states closer to family. They pointed out a lot of upgrades they've done to the property and they have taken incredibly good care of this home. We're determined to do as good a job caring for this home as they have.
Tom or Karen purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Tom or Karen chose Noord
Our townhouse is located in a quiet gated community that is very close to the beaches and also the nightlife of restaurants and various casinos. When you're ready to 'go home' you have a nice quiet neighborhood to live in but you're always very close to the most active areas of Aruba for daytime fun or nightlife. We have friends who also have a rental property here and we noticed once while visiting that they had a completely 2nd set of everything; linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. We asked them why and they said that they don't like to use the same things that guests use. We feel that if it's not good enough for us then it's not good enough for our guests either; we DO use the same linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. that our guests use. When we notice something becoming a bit frayed or worn then we replace it, period.
What makes this Townhome unique
Our guests have the free use of 4 bikes (with helmets) that we keep at the townhouse. With the bikes and because everything is so close by, you just don't need a rental car here. You can save the rental car money for other fun on the island. We're so close to everything you can walk or just take a bike a get there faster. The townhouse has 2 master bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite baths. 1 bedroom downstairs with it's own full bath also. Virtually all of the comforts found in your own home can be found in this townhouse. We have a 1 week minimum stay at our townhouse. If you were interested in booking a few days more than a week, we can quote you on that stay as well. As an added bonus, we keep a telephone in the living room with an extension in the master bedroom. Using this phone you can make and receive FREE phone calls to the USA and Canada. We also make an Aruba Cell phone available for our guests if you feel you'd like a cell phone. All you have to do is go to any supermarket or convenience store and buy some minutes for the phone. $10 or so is probably all you'll need. If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can often show you payments methods that will save you money.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Tom and Karen’s place in Aruba is exactly as listed. It’s in a very nice location and all the amenities were perfect. Thank you Tom and Karen for a wonderful vacation.
We are so happy when our guests enjoy the townhouse and their stay in Aruba . We do try to make the townhouse your home-away-from-home and the description of the townhouse is done so that people reading our listing understand that our guests enjoy all of the same comforts of living that we have when we're in Aruba. Tom and Karen
Beautiful, spacious condo!
This was our 7th visit to Aruba over the last 10 years and our 5th time renting at Palma Real. We needed a larger condo this time to accommodate our family of six to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary for a two week stay! We can't say enough about how beautifully decorated and clean this condo is! It is so well stocked with everything that it made it so easy for us to settle in and feel right at home. Tom and Karen were wonderful to work with in making the reservation and their management company handled everything else for our visit in a very professional and pleasant manner. We have loved all of our trips to Aruba but staying at this condo was extra-special. Tom and Karen provided a welcome manual upon our arrival with recommendations for everything from places to rent a car to activities to the best restaurants on the island. This information was so helpful! We definitely plan to rent this condo again and would highly recommend it to anyone!
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. When our guests tell us what a great time they had and that our townhouse played such an important part of their stay then it makes our efforts very rewarding. Thank you so much for your kind comments and please come back to visit us again. Tom and Karen
It was an absolute joy to have stayed in your wonderful townhome. The decor was outstanding and the security guards were wonderful and very helpful.
We enjoyed meeting Marsha...she was so helpful with restaurants, etc. and a joy to be around.
Marsha is one of the representatives from our management company and they always go above and beyond to be sure our guests are comfortable and well cared for. We hope our guests will return again and again to this great island paradise. Tom and Karen
What an amazing week
We just returned from an amazing week! The home was just as described. The owners were so helpful and responded to questions quickly. We loved the gated area and meeting all the friendly people that were staying or living beside us. We had everything in the home we needed to travel to the beach, cook meals, and grill. The porch area was great to because there was always a breeze blowing through. The home was in walking distance to some of our favorite places to eat. The beds were also very comfortable. We will rent this home again in the future. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this home to anyone traveling to Aruba. Thank you Tom for allowing us to stay at your home on one happy island. We will be back again!
We always love to hear from our guests and to let us know what a great time they have. We work hard to be sure our guests are very comfortable and they enjoy the very same amenities that we use while we are in Aruba several times each year. Please do come back and visit again soon. Tom and Karen
Nice Aruba Gated Townhouse
Palma Real is a lovely property. #20 is Great for families or 2-3 couples sharing. Good separation/privacy between bedrooms. Everything you will need is there. Palm Beach is a 5-min drive—too hot to walk. (Ling’s supermarket is better by far; they have everything. Not impressed with Aruba restaurants but the LOCAL STORE is good. Avoid traveling on Saturdays or be prepared to endure 3+ hours in airport lines!!)
A very short walk or bike to 'restaurant row' where you can find world class dining in a large variety of restaurants. Of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, 2 of them are locted just a short distance from our townhouse.
In addition to world class restaurants within walking distance, there are also coffee shops and fast food restaurants very close by.
In Aruba with typically over 350 days of sunshine you're guaranteed nice weather for your vacation.