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We have just come back from Aruba, staying at Topaz 15 and we loved every minute. The house was perfect for us and the neighborhood was so quiet! In fact, with four children we were concerned that WE were the noisy neighbors! Michel welcomed us when we arrived and stopped by when we left. There was everything we needed and it really was a 'home-away-from-home'!
I just want to tell everyone that I was very U happy with the house we got ...
-No hot water
-Terrible mattress in bedrooms(esp master bedroom
-3 Rolls toilet paper and no paper towels
-No air conditioning in main room and bedrooms had broken blower vents
-not clean floors. My feet we're black the first day(why I pay over $100 for cleaning?)
I feel in no way is this a villa. Especially $200 plus usd a day house. Worst outta 6 villa in Aruba ... I got better ones for $150 a day
My friends and i want money back
For this .....
As a first time Airbnb user, I was a bit skeptical to say the least about renting a home in another country. That being said, my family and I are so happy we chose to rent this place from Michel. He was a great host from start to finish. He was very fast at replying to our emails and proved to be an expert on what the island has to offer. I would recommend Michel and his rentals to anyone!!!
The house was just as it is described. Clean, safe and peaceful. The house was fully equipped with anything you would have in your own home. Linens, towels, WiFi, Cable, security system, pots/pans ect. Any questions for Michel and he was over in a few minutes.
Although Aruba does not have many street signs, we found it very easy to find when leaving the airport. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood just down the road from Palm Beach and the California Lighthouse. There is a grocery store also within walking distance however I wouldn't suggest buying any food goods from them. The prices were very high and the cashier tried to charge us too much. There are many large modern grocery stores near Palm Beach that you'd much rather go to.
We also are very happy we rented a Jeep. Having your own mode of transportation allowed us to see every inch of Aruba including the many great restaurants. A Jeep is not needed but if you are planning on seeing the natural pool or the caves located in Arikok National Park, a Jeep is a must. Since the Aruba is only 19 miles long we were able to see all attractions in the 5 nights/6 days in Aruba.
Again, my family and I had a great time and we are happy we rented this home from Michel. With such a positive experience using this service, we will be sure to use it again on our next vacation as we saved so much money going this route.
Loved this house, we spent 9 nights there. Property was exactly as described and even better! The outside area is spectacular and private it was a great spot to cool off after touring around the island. We loved the outdoor shower.The neighbourhood was very quite and a short drive from the high rise area. Kitchen was FULLY equipped with anything you could hope for, from a great fridge to an amazing blender. The Wifi worked great. Rooms and bathrooms were very good. We did not require much assistance but if we did Michel was more then willing to help. I text him a couple of times with some routine island questions and he responded immediately or arrived a few minutes later! Michel was an amazing host. We would not hesitate to return.
We had a wonderful 10 days at the Topaz villa! It is true to its listing and Michel was an excellent host. This was our first Airbnb experience, so we were slightly nervous, but everything worked out perfectly. The neighborhood is very quiet and only minutes to the high rise hotels and beautiful beaches. It suited our needs very well and we felt comfortable and safe. The kitchen gave us the option to prepare our own meals and the pool and private backyard was a treat. Most everything (stores and shops) were close by. We did have a rental car. Overall It was very affordable and we do hope to come back. hartelijk bedankt!
Michel greeted us promptly as we arrived. The home was just as it appeared in the photos and came with everything and more than listed in the details. Every little thing was thought of at this property. I know some may expect a lot when renting a home, but I have rented before on the island of Aruba and surely this rental has topped my previous on many ways. First off, Michel was extremely easy to reach and very helpful in absolutely anything we needed. The house was exceptionally clean and prepared in every way for our arrival. Everything you need is in the kitchen, the bathrooms and the bedrooms to make a pleasant experience. We walked (although many people in Aruba find us crazy!!) to the small grocery about 5 mins away and anything else we couldn't find there, we either got near the hotels or at the much larger superstore (which is just a few minute cab ride/drive away). I would absolutely recommend this home and Michel in general to anyone looking for a rental on the island. He has several listings so should have something for anyone. I go to Aruba often and it goes without saying that we all agreed we will definitely find ourselves back at this home on Aruba again in the very near future.
The reservation was canceled 26 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Michel fue un gran anfitrion, siempre pendiente de nuestros requerimientos. La casa cumplio con nuestras expectativas, las fotos son totalmente ajustadas a la realidad. El barrio es muy tranquilo y queda muy bien localizado a 10 minutos de la playa y la zona hotelara en un carro. El barrio es muy tranquilo y la vista trasera es espectacular.
Our stay in Aruba actually made more pleasant comfort of the house of Michel, and although the island has amazing beaches, comfort, tranquility and spaces designed for our break did the house became one of the principal axes of our walk.
The house has a very nice and according to neighborhood buildings tropical architecture, which incidentally is very quiet, safe and close to the largest and most beautiful beaches as well as area restaurants and supermarkets. On arrival everything was clean and we loved the house because it has everything one would need, in addition to taking back the pool, overlooking the desert surprised us every day with the sunsets, starry nights and delight local fauna and flora.
Michel, our host was very friendly and always responsive to our concerns and give us the house in excellent condition and was attentive to the reception house for our departure, as well as the concerns that arose in the days of our stay. We think there is a reliable and serious person in addition to pursuing your hosts feel comfortable.
Nuestra estadía en Aruba en realidad la hizo más agradable la confortabilidad de la casa de Michel, y aunque la isla tiene playas increíbles, el confort, tranquilidad y los espacios diseñados para nuestro descanso hicieron que la casa se convirtiera en uno de los ejes principales de nuestro paseo.
La casa tiene una arquitectura tropical muy bonita y de acuerdo a las construcciones del vecindario, que por cierto es muy tranquilo, seguro y cerca de las principales y más bellas playas, así como de la zona de restaurantes y supermercados. A nuestra llegada todo estaba limpio y la casa nos encantó porque cuenta con todo lo que uno puede necesitar, además de tener en la parte posterior la piscina, la vista hacia el desierto nos sorprendía día a día con los atardeceres, noches estrelladas y deleite de la fauna y flora local.
Michel, nuestro anfitrión fue muy amable y receptivo siempre a nuestras inquietudes y nos entrego la casa en excelentes condiciones y estuvo atento a la recepción de la casa para nuestra partida, así como de las inquietudes que surgieran en los días de nuestra estadía. Nos parece que es una persona confiable y seria, además de procurar que sus anfitriones se sintieran cómodos.
very good evrey thing !