About This Listing
This is a spacious studio in a small apartment complex close to Palm Beach, within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
This large studio has its own kitchen with a large fridge, gas cooker with 4 burners, coffee maker, microwave and plenty of crockery and cutlery.
This apartment has a nice sitting area with a comfortable sofa and chairs.
Our guests give us compliments about the quality of the bed. This is a queen or King-size box spring from the well-known brand name Serta.
The flat screen TV is mounted on a swivel arm and there is a wide range of (International) channels.
The private bathroom has a shower with hot and cold water. Right outside the apartment is a private patio with table and chairs. On the common court yard there are lounge chairs and there is also a BBQ.
Please keep in mind that the rate does not include the 9.5% room tax nor the Ecotax (US $ 3.-per night/per apartment).
We charge no service fees.
we have a swimming pool which is shared by the guests of the apartments and our vacation house.
the guests can also use the BBQ.
there is a private and secured parking lot
Interaction with Guests
we meet our guests for check-in and check-out and we try no to bother them during their stay.
of course we are everyday at the apartments and are always willing to assist where we can.
there is housekeeping everyday except Sundays.
Other Things to Note
the published rates on Air BNB do not include the local taxes on Aruba.
these taxes are:
1. the ecotax (US $ 3.- per night, per accommodation)
2. Room tax (9.5% of the rent)
these taxes are due with check-in.
the total amount charged by Air BNB consists of the rent plus a commission for Air BNB
Great hosting from Stephan: he picked us up and returned us to the airport at the start and end of our trip.
He also responded to requests exceptionally quickly, with a new coffee machine brought in less than 15 mins of me sending an email.
He also runs a local restaurant and we got a discount there, which was appreciated.
Made us feel very welcome and I'd definitely recommend it. Great place to spend a lazy vacation. Aruba was most enjoyable!
Apartments also had an outdoor BBQ (gas fired) which we enjoyed on two occasions. Strong wifi throughout.
Stephan was great! Very helpful and welcoming. We loved our time in their apartment and in Aruba.
Apartment was as described. However, we were a bit surprised it was all just one room.
Neighborhood felt safe and is walking distance to the hotspots/beach (about 10 min walk to shops/restaurants, 15 min to beach)
This property will meet the basic needs of its renters. I would equate it to a 3 star hotel level of accommodation. While it met the needs of my wife and young daughter adequately, there are certainly no frills offered. The bed, living room, and kitchen were clean and comfortable and the daily cleaning service was a nice plus. The location is near the high rise hotels but sits on a somewhat sketchy side street and the front entrance made us pause and ask "what did we get ourselves into". The biggest drawback was the cold shower, which the owners were unable to fix for us.
Stephan and the crew were great. It was an easy check in/check out process. The maid service was excellent. The location was very conveniently located to the high rise hotels. One surprise was that the WiFi internet was very good. The room included a pair of beach chairs which were nice to have. We definitely took them a couple times during our stay. Overall everything was clean and as pictured. The only negatives I have is that our phone didn't work. It was an issue with the phone lines for the whole place. Second is the room could use a detailed deep cleaning for some things like the couches.
We had a great stay at Pauline's Apartments. The location was convenient and we enjoyed being able to use the grill and the pool. Everything was as described and met or exceeded our expectations and we would stay here again when in Aruba.
Stephan was a wonderful host! We opted to have him pick us up from the airport instead of taking a taxi, and we met him in the arrivals hall no problem. It's short (~15-20 minute) ride over to the apartment during which Stephan pointed out all the major landmarks around the island and the essentials (good restaurants, grocery store, etc.)
We were pleased to see that when we got to the apartment, it was just as we expected -- spacious, clean, air conditioning, and beautiful bougainvilleas. He let us know about MooMba beach for chairs and we spent most of our time there. It was a lot of fun and easy to get to.
The apartment is a 15 minute walk to the beach, but it's very doable and a good way to get in some physical activity on an otherwise lazy beach vacation. There is a short stretch where you are walking on the side of the road and there's a lot of gravel, so be prepared for that.
Overall, a wonderful stay! I would definitely recommend!
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About the Host, Stephan & Thamar
Wij zijn Thamar en Stephan en wij zijn de eigenaren van Pauline's Apartments.
Wij zijn beide geboren en opgegroeid in Nederland, maar we wonen nu al meer dan 10 jaar met heel veel plezier op Aruba.