About This Listing
One of two new 1 bedroom apartments. The apartments are situated in the grounds of a privately owned house. The property has a very nice built in-ground pool, an outdoor shower and landscaped tropical garden. The property is completely walled and has off street gated car parking and located in a quiet new neighborhood. This property can also be booked in conjunction with the adjacent apartment, sleeping an additional two guests, suitable for 4 friends or two couples travelling together. (Please check our other listing 'Charming Apt #2 - Great Location' for details).
The apartment is only suitable for two adults.
Facilities: Good quality queen size bed – bathroom – linen – towels – weekly cleaning – hot water (this is not common in Aruba) – wireless internet – cable TV – well equipped kitchen – split air conditioning.
The price, is inclusive of gas, water, electricity, TV, WiFi and housekeeping once a week.
Available for weekly, monthly or long term rentals. Requests for less than 5 nights may be accepted at Owners' discretion.
The apartments are located 5 minutes walk from Madame Janette restaurant and a few minutes drive from Palm Beach, Eagle Beach and down town Oranjestad.
Should you wish, we can provide you with basic groceries for the fist day, so you can begin your holidays stress free.
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from airport if requested and we are available for same.
Shared access to the pool, between the apartment and the main house.
We also supply beach towels, cooler, snorkeling equipment and beach chairs for exploring secluded hidden beaches.
Interaction with Guests
Please note, we live on premises and are available to help with any questions you might have!
The neighborhood where our property is located is a quiet residential area, owned by locals and expats, not too far from the town center and beaches.
Parking is available on-site. Public transit is limited to public buses, which go along main roads, so renting a car to enjoy the island is essential, especially if you want to explore the island’s fantastic beaches, mangroves, caves, the natural pool and the National Park, best to be booked it in advance and picked up at the airport.
Other Things to Note
Check-out can be quite flexible if there is no impending arrival, if this is not the case your luggage may remain with us until you have to leave for the airport. Please let us know when booking your arrival and departure time so we can plan our reservations.
APARTMENT RULES & SERVICES
Electricity: The voltage is 110 volts.
Phone & Fax services
Keys: We charge $ 50 for the loss of a set of keys.
Toilets: Please note that only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. All sanitary products should be disposed of in the normal refuse.
Water: You can drink tap water, it’ the best!
Towels: Please don’t take our towels to the beach.
Pool/Beach towels: Please ask us for pool or beach towels, these are supplied for free. We charge $ 50 for the loss of same.
Beach Chair: We charge $ 120 for the loss or damage.
We can also provide a laundry service, the costs for the service are as follows: washing, drying & folding the items will be $ 20 and washing, drying & ironing the items will be $ 30
Room Service: maid service 1x per week is included, additional cleaning is available upon request at a small surcharge. End cleaning charge of $65.
Electricity is included for normal use up to 8Kwh/day. If you use more you will be charged $0.30 per Kwh. To prevent that, please be so kind to switch off the airco, lights & TV when not in the apartment.
It is important that renters understand this apartment is self contained and private, but it is on our property, so basically the pool and garden are shared (when we are there, shared with us... and when we are not, there may/or may not be renters in the other apartment).
We would appreciate if the apartment is left as nice as it was found.
No smoking also no electronic cigarettes allowed inside the apartment at any time. Smoking is allowed on the deck.
This is a private property, the apartment is for your use only. No parties or bring back to the house any strangers or 'friends' you may find on your travels, thank you for your understanding.
Please wash off sand before entering the apartment.
The privacy level is similar to a hotel with a beautiful back yard and pool.
Thank you & have a nice stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at patrizia's and alan's charming apt. Its located in a nice neighbourhood, just a 5 min drive to the main beaches and palmbeach. Everything is well maintained and superclean. The garden is lovely too. The garden and Pool are shared but it doesnt matter because the hosts are really nice!! Inside the apt is everything u need and more.... Ohhh and we loved the beach chairs and the cooler. You dont have to bring your beachtowels because the supply them....saves a lot of space in your suitcase. If you rent a car youmcan park it at the gated parkingplace...so you dont have to worry about that. It was our first time we travelled with airbnb and our third trip to aruba. Its really travel 2.0. So much better then any hotel we every stayed in. The pictures are just spot on...what you see is what you get... We were extremely happy with our choice to stay here. Its also a nice feeling that hey pick you up at the airport, so you dont have to find it on your own. Thank you for making our holiday a perfect holiday
Its rare that I can say that somewhere is exactly like the pictures, but this home certainly is. An incredibly welcoming couple in Aruba with a host of local knowledge to back them up. Nothing was ever a hassle or inconvenience, and we always felt welcome to ask another question about where to go, where to eat or what to see. The welcome book is the Wikipedia of Aruba with a host of things to do, and Patrizia herself can certainly add a few gems to it!
House is located in a quiet area and has excellent facilities. Perfectly adequate for any holiday with a fine kitchen and comfortable bed room. Pool area is perfect for relaxing away from the beach and secure parking for your car outside. Located at most 20 mins from the airport and 10 mins from two very well stocked supermarkets with plenty of European and American fare. Beaches are a mere 5 mins further, if even. Bed to beach could be done in less than 10 mins!
Personal Tips & Notes about Aruba:
- Check the weather before you go, Aruba can be windy!
- Ask Patrizia for some outdoor activities if they are your thing, she has plenty of local companies that are just excellent (Aqua Windie's is excellent for Scuba)
- Make an Itinerary, Aruba has a lot but not a 'huge' amount to do. I'd recommend to plan your days if you are spending longer than week on the island
- Rent a car. Aruba is meant for getting lost and having adventures. You can go anywhere in a standard car except the Natural Pool.
Just like the pictures, a little paradise on One Happy Island.
The apartment was very clean, spacious and comfortable. It povided us with a well equiped kitchen, airconditioning & ceiling fan in the bedroom, enough storage room for our luggage, and a great warm shower (very rare on this island). The owner made effort to decorate the appartement so it felt warm and inviting.
The deck was so nice and a great place to hang out with lots of privacy. The garden was neat and beautifully lit at night. The pool, hot tub and outdoor shower were amazing. The sunbeds are handmade by the owner and made it a pleasure to enjoy the sun and the refreshing breeze.
It was the first time we booked through airbnb. The communication with the owner was smooth and pleasant. We really enjoyed their hospitality and willingness to make our holiday a great success.
Thank you Patrizia, Alan, Luca and Sophie for letting us get to know you and the great time we could spend with you. We hope to see you again in the future.
For all the people who are looking for a great place to stay, this is probably one of the best places you could ever find.
will be in the house of Patrizia was a pleasant experience which was excellent, highly recommend this place if your looking for a beautiful place to be in Aruba? Patrizia's house is the one. This place is 5 stars ...odd lot aruba
Patrizia and Alan are the most gracious and considerate hosts. They offered outstanding guidance for all aspects of our visit. All of our interactions with Patrizia and Alan were enjoyable and down-to-earth.
The property is located in a compact neighborhood east of LG Smith Blvd. The neighborhood consists of one street and a small collection of residential homes. The street ends in a cul-de- sac, so there is no concern with traffic or privacy. Gated
parking is provided for your car.
The location is quite convenient. The popular Palm and Eagle Beaches are close - maybe a 12 minute drive. The drive to full
service grocery stores is no more than 10 minutes. Madam Janettes, a large pleasant restaurant for al fresco dining, is a
simple 5 minute walk.
The photos are very accurate. The peace and beauty of the setting can really only be experienced in person. The owners have
created a serene oasis that will soothe your senses.
Here again, the hosts demonstrated much thought to the comfort of their guests. The attention to details exceeded our expectations.We were impressed by the high standards in construction and design. Natural light is abundant and the screened windows allowed us to enjoy the breezes while we (website hidden) is installed, but we never felt the need to turn it on. The furnishings were high quality. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and spotless. The deck was a favorite spot for breakfasts and evening relaxation. So many extras were provided: cooler, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkling equipment, even cool drinks in the fridge to greet us on the first day!
Privacy and security -
We had absolutely no concerns about security or privacy during our stay. The 2 apartments share the pool/garden area with the hosts' home. All of the living spaces are within the walls of the family compound. This interior space is not visible from the street. Access is available only via a secure door, which leads to the gated driveway. We did not feel "walled in", as the setting provides the feeling of a private retreat. During our stay, another happy couple was housed in the adjoining apartment. We did not notice any noise from their apartment.
We highly recommend this property as a comfortable and carefree residence in Aruba. Thank you, Patrizia and Alan, for your kind hospitality during our fantastic holiday!
We zijn zeer gastvrij ontvangen. Wij verbleven in app 1. Een erg leuk appartement in een rustige omgeving. Je woont als het ware bij de eigenaren in de tuin. Met voor het appartement een eigen terrasje met veel schaduw en mogelijkheid om in de zon te zitten. Een heerlijk zwembad dat voelt als een prive zwembad. Verder alles aanwezig in het appartement, zelfs zonnestoelen voor het strand en 2 snorkelsets. Tussendoor werd het appartement nog een keer schoongemaakt (we waren een week) en kregen we schone handdoeken. De eigenaren zijn erg aardige mensen. Je zit dichtbij (met de auto) bij supermarkt, strand en veel restaurantjes. We hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad bij Patrizia en haar man en hun zoon.
Mijn man en ik hebben ontzettend genoten van het appartement, erg mooi aangelegde tuin en het heerlijke zwembad. Het appartement was heel schoon en is zeer goed onderhouden. We hebben ook heel leuk contact gehad met Patrizia, Alan en hun zoon Luca. Zij zijn heel gastvrij en behulpzaam. Het waren 4 super weken! Wij raden het iedereen aan om een langere periode bij Patrizia en Alan te boeken!! Jaap en Heleen
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About the Host, Patrizia
We are an European family living in Aruba with our son and love the outdoor lifestyle. We hope you’ll come visit us soon and that you’ll enjoy the peaceful surroundings and all this beautiful island has in store for you.