The Studio apartment is located in Bakval Noord, walking distance to the beach, hotels,casinos, restaurants, shops and other atractions. 300 meter from the Marriot Stelaris Hotel & Casino and the Ritz Carlon Hotel. The bus stop of the public transportation is also 300 meters from the Apartment. You have a nice Supermarket 500 meters from the apartment and a small one 100 meters.
The near Beach is Fisherman Huts 400 meters, there you can do kitesurfing windsurfing or any kind of water sports and you have at 1,5 kmts Boca Catalina a paradise for snorkelling, also 2,5 kilometers you have Arashi another cristal turquoise water beach and a good snorkelling spot.
Includes room, kitchenet, bathroom, internet wireless, tv.
Wonderful Accommodation and Hosts!
Both Fernando and His wife were wonderful and extremely helpful and kind. Went out of their way for us to provide whatever was needed or requested. They made our stay in Aruba that much more special.
Loved your place sooo much we stayed twice while in aruba :)
This was our second stay with this lovely family. The apartments Fernando and Helena have attached to their home are within walking distance to the high rise resorts as well as the beach. Rooms are very neat with full kitchens for cooking, cable television, and free Wifi. I would Recommend you stay here if you would like a reasonably priced experience in Aruba nearby to the resort scene without staying in a pricy hotel.
Fernando thank you so much for the stay it was awesome :) your home is very beautiful :)
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Fernando's house for 6 nights. We had a lovely stay and were extremely satisfied with the accommodations. Fernando was a great communicator, helped us with recommendations, and answered several questions during our stay. He was an ideal host!
A few pieces of information for future guests:
- I recommend renting a car. Although Fernando's place is a quick 7 or 8 minute walk to the beach (Palm Beach), in order to truly appreciate and see the island, a rental car is a must. We were happy to rent a car (Fernando's place includes parking) so we could explore the fantastic beaches all across the island like Baby Beach and Mangel Halto. Additionally, the rental car allowed us to escape the high-rise tourist area and visit some restaurants outside of the hotel district. There are several great restaurants near Downtown Oranjestad like Pinchos Bar and Grill and The West Deck and some other restaurants about 30KM or so in the town of Savaneta like Zeerover and Warung Djawa.
- Bring a lot of sunscreen! Additionally, we decided to bring a beach umbrella so we could hang out at any beach. Since Aruba has miles and miles of beaches, a beach umbrella allows you to stop at any place along the beach and relax. Some beaches have palapas, but since these are shared you might not get one.
We would definitely recommend Fernando's studio since it was perfect for our stay. Enjoy the sunshine!
fernando and his wife were fantastic hosts!
very kind, accommodating and always available to answer any questions i had before and during the trip.
the apartment is a good size and in a great location on a quiet street. it's a very short stroll from the new ritz and the marriott and the beach.
i highly recommend staying here when you're in aruba.
A very nice apartment. We had a nice stay. Within walking distance to beaches and grocery stores. Fernando and his family were very accommodating and friendly.
Very clean private room with private bathroom. Convenient to the Noord area (northern area) of the island. Also just a short drive from the airport. This was perfect for our short stay on the island to visit a friend who lives in Aruba.
Fernando and his wife were very accommodating hosts. They let us use their local phone to make reservations. Our departure time also overlapped with the next visitors arrival time and they were kind enough to let us store our bags in their house and clean up after a day at the beach before heading to the airport.
Highly recommend if you are looking for a more authentic experience of the island away from the high rise hotels.
The apartment was a convenient and comfortable home base in Aruba. It was easy and pleasant to coordinate with Fernando. We were attending a family wedding at the Marriott, which is a 10-minute walk away. It was great to have our own haven away from the hustle and bustle and the heat.
Fernando and his family are some of the loveliest people you could hope to meet and they are incredibly helpful when it comes to both planning your trip to Aruba and planning your days one you are there. Anyone into kitesurfing should stop reading and click the "Book Now" button, as Fernando is an instructor and mentor and his place is walking distance from some of the best kiting on the island. We didn't end up doing any kiting on this trip, but he had good local advice for pursuing our scuba diving and dining habits. The unit was clean, fully self-contained and it got cleaned twice during our stay.