Our Tropical Chalet is situated on the center of the island with 2 bedr, 1 bathr, full kitchen, comfortable and great outdoor living area. Peaceful surrounded by nature, no neighbors.
Your relaxing vacation hideaway on 'ARUBA, One Happy Island'!
This wooden house & land is private property and rented by owner (us). It’s situated in a peaceful neighborhood surrounded by nature and has a relaxing atmosphere (no direct neighbors). The house is fully made of wood and is called ‘Surinam style’ because of it’s elevation.
ON THE INSIDE:
Our chalet has got a cozy spacious living-room with a lounge area (TV) and a dining area (seats 4). For a tropical touch we don't have a/c in the living-room but ceiling fans and open-up windows to let the Caribbean breeze come through.
There is a complete kitchen; including refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove, oven, pots & pans, coffee maker, blender, etc etc.
Two fully furnished bedrooms with a/c and a king bed each. Double sheet sets are provided for each bed.
One bathroom with shower (hot water!), toilet & sink (towels + beach-towels included).
Our chalet comes with 2 TV’s (cable), DVD-player + selection movies,internet, free WiFi, washing machine, books, iron, hairdryer, cool-box and 2 beach chairs.
AT THE OUTSIDE:
In our Caribbean garden, right outside of the Chalet, you’ll find the large private lounge-terrace including garden furniture, BBQ and hammock. Under the famous Divi-divi tree in the garden we’ve created an extra terrace with two sunbeds for your ultimate relaxing moments. Great for reading a book, taking a nap or just listening to the sounds of nature. Lots of birds and small lizzards visit the garden! In this same Divi-divi tree our son has built a small tree-platform for playing. Your kids will love it!
(On the right next to the gate there is another wooden storage/garage which is used by us only.)
Beaches, downtown Oranjestad, Natural Bridge, Casibari Rock Formation & Airport are approx. 5-10 minute car-drive away. You'll need a car but there's a supermarket & some shops in walking distance.
-Central on Aruba, in Paradera area.
-No direct neighbors; lots of privacy.
-Perfect for families. Lots of play area on the property. Toys can be provided on request.
-Airport pickup service possible on request.
-Basic groceries available for late arrivals.
-Alarmsystem, fire-alarm, private parking
-Excl. maid service (possible on request; extra charge)
Each guest is offered 10 % discount at restaurant ?Que Pasa? in Oranjestad (website hidden) and at restaurant Marandi at the Laguna pier (website hidden) . These offers are unlimited and for our guests only, so you may even go there every evening! (but don’t forget to bring the flyer)
We live across the street and are always available for your questions or directions.
We hope to welcome you soon to our One Happy Island!
ps: you may follow us on (website hidden): Tropical Vacation Home 'Rooi Afo'
full private property
Interaction with Guests
We live close but not on the property. Guest must be independent.
Very peaceful residential area with lots of birds, butterflies, small gecko's etc. Supermarket is walking distance but you definitely need a car to get around.
no public transport
Other Things to Note
all bed linen, bath linen, beach-towels etc. are included and provided.
Please treat our house as is was your own. Be responsible and honest. We trust you with our property.
Tropical Chalet Aruba is een prima, gezellig, compleet ingericht huis in een rustig, centraal gelegen deel van het eiland. Het heeft een ruime tuin met een gezellige patio. We hebben in de drie weken van ons verblijf geen kennis gemaakt met de eigenaren.
The tropical chalet was just as described plus so much more. We enjoyed the unique design elements of the home. It was also clean and very well maintained. A big thank you to Jeanine, Addie and Max for making our stay very in Aruba very comfortable!
The Chalet was better than in the pictures. Everything was clean, neat and in good order.
The atmosphere is relaxing, and we found it Great to be able to go back here after a day off activities elsewhere.
The hosts were also helpfull and friendly!
This is a beautiful little house, set in a great location on the island. There's an equipped kitchen, washing machine, outdoor areas, all surrounded by cactus and scrub so that you're almost in your own world. (In a nice way!)
Like the posting says, only the bedrooms are air conditioned. We found the main room inside to be hot and humid, even with all of the windows open and the fans on. Sure, it was July, but it was hot -- it ended up being much nicer to just sit outside in the evening.
We had a rental car and found it really easy to get to the national park, to the southern beaches, and to the western beaches. Aruba is a small island, and easy to get around. We went into Oranjestad a few times too, but being so close to the 4 road, it was also easy to bypass the downtown Oranjestad traffic and get to where we wanted to be.
All in all, highly recommended, as long as you don't mind that it skews slightly rustic, and you might sweat a little. ;-)
"Het rode huis", zoals wij het noemde is een heerlijk huis. Het is ruim, licht en heeft aan alle kanten uitzicht op de tuin eromheen met prachtige grote cactussen en je kunt er veel vogels zien. De patio is een fijne plek om in de schaduw te zitten en te eten De keuken heeft alles wat je nodig hebt. Voor ons was het een echt thuis!
Back home today from a wonderful stay at the Tropical Chalet in Rooi Afo! The house is fantastic, even better than on the pictures. The neighborhood is quiet, the garden full of birds and lizards. Lovely! You'll definitely need a car to get around, but if you have one you can reach everything you like within 10 minutes. Jeanine gave us a warm welcome and stayed in touch with us during the stay. Very nice and friendly! Go find out yourself!
We had a lovely time in Aruba! The chalet is eclectic and charming. Addie and Jeanine are both kind and gracious. We felt at home on our holiday. I am happy to have had the pleasure of staying in the chalet-truly a memorable experience. Highly recommended! Thank you!!!
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Dutch married couple with 1 son (2002); working in the restaurant business & living on Aruba since 1998. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats and a turtle. We like to travel and explore new destinations. We are outdoor/nature people, but it definitely needs to be in a comfortable way...!
In 2005 we've bought an old, abandoned, 100% wooden, former Art-Studio and started remodeling it until a person could really live in it. After several years renting out a on long-term base, we've started with short-term vacation rental since January 2011.