We are Julia and Sjoerd, and we have 3 kids; Tom(11) Kim (9) and Lisa(2). We designed and built the cottage a few years ago. The cottage is our 2nd home and we love to stay there whenever we can. When we are not staying there it is available to rent. The setting is magical, lots of space, wide open views and fresh ocean breezes. It's very relaxing and the kids love playing outside and exploring the cunucu (country side). We love riding our bikes on all the little trails here and going for hikes. The views of the sunrises and sunsets here are amazing and the star filled sky at night in this area is gorgeous.
The cottage is located right on the edge of the nature reserve area known as Salt Spray Park on Aruba's north coast. The park extends from the cottage all the way to the ocean on the North Shore. It's off the beaten bath, in the middle of beautiful hiking and biking territory and still within 3 minutes by car of the high rise hotels, restaurants and beaches. Lots of privacy and freedom and an easy location close to the hotel area. It's complete with all the comforts of home and even has mountain bikes, snorkeling gear, body boards, We also offer our 2004 Jeep Wrangler with Garmin available for rent at a very friendly rate.
It's consist of a bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with shower and hot water, nice open concept kitchen, dining area, livingroom area and an upstairs open loft with a desk, 2 single beds and a toddler bed. We also have baby items available such as a crib, highchair, bath, toys etc. There's a covered patio with cozy bench and a super comfortable hammock. Also a picknick table in the shade of our neem tree. For kids we have kids bikes, a little electric jeep and a kids playground set.
There is hot/cold water, airconditioning in the bedroom and livingroom/loft, TV with cable, fast unlimited Wifi, a laptop, local cell phone with $5 calling credit, iPod docking station, radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, washing machine, Aruba Aloe amenities, and all bed and bath linens are supplied, even the beach towels. Also BBQ, washing machine, beach chairs, coolbox, mountain bikes, snorkeling gear, body boards,
The closest beach is Urirama which is on the North Shore, about 1 mile. There's surfing and body boarding here but only for advanced/expert surfers. You have to know what you are doing here because of the rocks. Nice quiet beach for beach combing, lots of driftwood. Almost as close are the beaches of Palm Beach, Malmok, Boca Catalina and Arashi. These are all reached in 3-4 minutes by car from the cottage. Beautiful snorkeling at Boca Catalina and with our jeep, the snorkeling gear and beach chairs you are good to go.
If you are looking for a special unique place to stay on Aruba and don't want to be with the masses then this is the place you are looking for. Please note that you do need a car at this location, but like I said we have our jeep available for you at a great price.
We hope to welcome you to the cottage soon!
Julia, Sjoerd, Tom Kim and Lisa
We really enjoyed our time on the island and this place was no exception. From the color palette to the pool it was very pleasant.
We had a great stay at La Boheme! The apartment was clean and fresh. Everything was new and Julia thought of every single detail, e.g. a coolbox and chairs to take with you to the beach, floaters for the swimming pool, some books to swap, free use of the washing machine & dryer. She even wrote a extensive guide about the apartments, Aruba, nice restaurants, cafe's and beaches and where to snorkel/dive.
If you're looking for a great place to relax after a hard day of... eh... sunbathing at the beach, choose La Boheme.