Villa Bougainvillea, Tango Suite

Apartment - Private room · Caya Frans Figaroa, Noord, Aruba

The Space

On Malmokweg, en route to Tierra del Sol Golf Course, three lovely studio apartments in a private residence a few feet from famed Malmok Beach in Aruba. Seperate garden entrance, large landscaped pool, tropical garden, full bathroom, kitchenette, hot water, TV, Free Wi-Fi. Must be a dog lover.

Expect to do nothing, but sit around the pool and watch the flowers grow, the birds nesting in the trees, and the lizards sunning themselves on the wall! Free WI-FI naturally everywhere.

Beach, beach, beach! Golf too!
No shops, excellent restaurants within 2km, but otherwise we are a beach side neighborhood!

The public bus stops out side our gate, it goes to town, the schedule is flexible and on island time!

Your welcome committee, your host and the dogs and the proximity to the beach!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $903 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was the best, most hospitality I have received this far through my experiences with air b n b. Rona was an incredible host and the property and rooms were surrounded with arts and lots of beautiful interior design. The pool and outside courtyard was gorgeous! I highly recommend this for anyone traveling for some time to Aruba!

    March 2014
  • We felt completely welcomed from the very first moment. Her place is an oasis: a beautiful garden with all kinds of flowers, sun lounges, a well-maintained swimming-pool and lovely dogs that protected our own studio unit. The unit itself was absolutely amazing because it was decorated like a real home with pictures, books and nice furniture. The beds were comfortable, the air-conditioning kept it cool. There was even a little kitchen with a microwave and a toaster and cutlery for 4 persons. The bathroom had a window with a beautiful view on palm trees and beautiful flowers.
    The location is nice too because to the beaches it only takes you a couple minutes (less than 5 to Malmok, 10 to Arashi) and the neighborhood is quite.
    Furthermore it is important to me to mention that she has several people looking after the place.
    We would definitely recommend this to our family and friends and we hope you have a nice experience too.
    Our hostess Rona is warm and funny and we wish we could have spent a lot more time with as she has a magnetic personality.

    August 2012
  • Great place to stay! Walking distance to the beach, beautiful villa, nice pool. Very relaxing experience! The apartment was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I highly recommend this place. Thank you for your hospitality Rona!

    May 2012
  • My husband and I booked this trip back in January. We were looking for a quiet and relaxing break from the busy streets of New York City.
    We booked four nights at Rona's house and on the day we checked in we aleady knew we should have booked the full week!

    The room was comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen equipped with a coffee machine, a toaster, a microwave and a small fridge was very convenient. It had all we needed to prepare a breakfast or a alight lunch.

    Also we enjoyed the peacefulness of garden and the pool area a lot!
    It was perfect to take a break from the sun in the shade of the beautiful trees surrounding Rona's colorful garden.

    The house is only a few minutes away from the restaurants and the entertainement area. A rental car is a must tough if you want to easily navigate around the island.

    We had a great time and we'll definitely go back. Rona was absolutely wonderful! She recommended a few restaurants and places to check out around the island. We were never disappointed by the suggestions she made.
    We will definitely recommend to a friend or to anybody looking for a nice and relaxing vacation away from the big resorts and overpriced restaurants...

    March 2012
  • Fantastic location - across from the best beach on the island - Malmock beach: very quiet, clearest water, coral reefs, no tourists, beautiful sunsets; 3 min away from gorgeous white sand Arashi beach; walking distance to Palm beach, all resorts and other attractions.
    Villa - relaxing pool and great patio; very functioning suits, each equipped with private kitchen and all necessary appliances, lovely decor, bedding/towels, cleaning service, wi-fi all included
    Rona - loveliest host ever: easy, accommodating, friendly and a barrel of tips and advices about the island

    March 2012
  • Villa Bougainvillea is paradise! I hope that I can stay there again next year!

    January 2012
  • Villa Bougainvillea is paradise! The apartment was wonderful. The patio, garden and pool were fantastic! It is only a block to pretty, uncrowded beaches; and the owner is delightful!

    I will definitely come here again!


    January 2012
  • An excellent first AirBnB experience.

    Really enjoyed our stay at the Villa Bougainvillea. Rona was incredibly nice and made us feel at home. The apartment itself was very clean and there was more than enough room for us. Everything (refrigerator, microwave etc) worked well. The outside pool area was nice as well with chairs to enjoy the sun but we spent most of our time at the beach.

    It is located RIGHT near the water, maybe 200 meters. The beaches it is right next to are some of the prettiest, but not just sand. They are the sand and rock mixes you'll see if you (website hidden) Malmok beach. We liked it because it wasn't nearly as crowded and it was good for snorkeling. Location is about 1500 meters from the main strip at Palm beach. We had a car so that wasn't a problem (parking right at palm beach for 65c/hour.).

    Had a great trip, can't complain.

    January 2012
  • We stayed in the Tango Suite for 2 weeks and just got back home to Sweden. We assure you - you won't find a place like this very often! If it's available - book TODAY!
    You are located about 5 minutes (w car) from Palm Beach area up north the coast line. 2 minutes by foot to the absolutely gorgeous and not very crowded beaches Boca Catalina & Arashi - which were the ones we liked best. This is were all the snorkeling tour boats stops, so you just hit the ocean and start snorkeling right away. cause you´re already there :)

    The suite is very much what it looks like in pictures, comfy, clean. Small kichenette with refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave. The bed is great and bathroom big and clean. Great woman cleaning the room approx 3 times/week. Outside your doorstep you have direct access to the pool area and the incredible garden and hopefully great neighbours. (Rona please send our best to Janet and miss Thelma)

    The dogs should have their own review! Takes their job seriously but once they know you they love you and they wants to be where you are. One of them will be your friend at the door step at any time :)
    Rona is amazing, makes you feel welcome and very relaxed from the first minute. You won´t see her much (busy lady) but once you do she will offer you the best advice and stories from her island.
    Aruba in general is very safe, clean BEAUTIFUL. Big plus for the water being able to drink everywhere...
    We did not rent a car, and it worked for us. BUT the buses don't go up here after 8 pm, so then you will take a cab. (We paid between $8-18 for a ride back.)Walking to Palm Beach Area will take you about 25-30 minutes and is a great way to start the day before it gets to hot.
    We will never regret stying here instead of a crowded resort and if we come back to Aruba (which we WILL!) we would stay here again. Thank you Rona and the best to your staff too!

    January 2014
  • Our trip to Aruba in August of 2013 was our first airbnb experience, and Rona made it one to remember forever. From the moment we arrived at her gates, Rona welcomed my wife and I into her home with open arms. She introduced herself and the dogs, her gardener, and then brought us right to our room and showed us around. The room, which is actually a little studio apartment, is exactly as advertised on the website. It's even more beautiful in person though! It has that Aruban charm complete with exposed beams and gorgeous cabinetry. In fact, I visited several hotel rooms over the course of my stay and our studio was better than most of them. The best part is that this place is about a three minute drive from the high rise hotels, five minutes from Superfood, and about ten to fifteen minutes from downtown. There's also a beautiful tourist-free beach less than a couple blocks away. You can't get much better than that. It's great to travel to the touristy area during the day, and then relax back at Rona's at night. Definitely rent a car to get around. I spent a lot of time talking to Rona over the course of a couple mornings and espressos; she is a fountain of information! She is an amazing person, a real sweetheart, and I truly enjoyed hearing all about her life and about the island of Aruba. She can give you advice on anything whether it be the best restaurants to go to, the best tours to take, or advice on how to be an entrepreneur. Rona does it all! She runs a magazine, writes many articles for the local newspapers, consults with big name hotels for marketing, and even has her own radio show. She is a true renaissance woman. I wished we could have spent more time with her, but she is a busy woman! On to the grounds. They are well-kept, lush, and beautiful. I used the pool and surrounding area for at least a couple hours each day. Also, there are so many different things to look at while walking around including antiques, little lizards, birds, and the occasional iguana climbing the wall. It truly is something to see, and Rona employs a small army of people to keep her property looking that way. I would choose this place over a high rise hotel every day! And if you need the whole resort pool experience, park at the Marriott and enjoy their pools for the day free of charge. I could use way more than 500 words to describe this place, but you have to see it for yourself. Spend time with all of her dogs, especially Tiger. He is an absolute sweetheart and we fell in love with him. Spend time getting to know Rona, and explore her lovely grounds here at Villa Bougainvillea. You'll enjoy every second that you're there! When I go back, I won't stay anywhere else.

    August 2013
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Tichon ironi H, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
You will love Aruba from the Malmok Beach point of view, away from kids, elevators and wall to wall carpets. We offer serenity and beauty, mixed in with island hospitality. I am a writer/journalist, and a built-in resource for what ever's going on here . . .
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