We very much enjoyed staying at this house on the beach. This was a first for us renting a house in Aruba. The layout of the house is open and airy and we had plenty of room. The bedrooms were decent with comfortable beds. Each of the bedrooms have their own air conditioner which worked nicely but the doors do need to stay shut at night since there is no air conditioning in the rest of the house. We had more than enough bath towels for each of the bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities. We used the grill which is brand new and ate outside on the deck everyday. There is no air conditioning in the main part of the house but once you open up the front windows and the doors on the back of the house, the breeze will flow. Next time, we will bring bug spray because the mosquitoes do come out at night sometimes if there isn't a strong breeze along with purchasing some citronella candles for the sitting area. We spent much of our time on the deck area at night just sitting and talking. The best part of this house is the view, the snorkeling, the beach, and the pool. We were provided beach towels for the week. Pretty much every morning, we would go out snorkeling for a couple of hours. We brought our own snorkeling equipment but there is some at the house to use. You are less than 20 steps to great snorkeling! Arashi beach is gorgeous white sands with turquoise waters. Very easy to walk up to the house to get a drink or snacks. Do bring water shoes to walk back and forth because of the rockiness in some areas. It was perfect for us to snorkel, spend time at the beach, and then come back and laze by the pool. Do make sure yo keep the gate closed in the back by the pool because people will try to walk through up to the road. Joy was nice to work with and answered our questions. Just a FYI you can't flush toilet paper in the toilets, this must be disposed of in the trash can. Make sure to get extra plastic bags to go in the trash cans. There are also two dogs next door that bark. The washer and dryer are located on the outside deck with plenty of line space to dry. Overall, we had a wonderful time at this house and it is a nice place for a large group to stay.
Our whole trip was amazing from the initial contact with Joy, she was very helpful and quick to resond to questions or requests. We were amazed once we arrived at the property. It was exactly the relaxing getaway from Boston that we needed. The ocean views, snorkeling behind the house, and pool were exactly what we were looking for. We had made dinner and bbq's and the house was equipped with everything we needed! We also made a day trip to baby beach and the coolers and beach chairs were available to take with us! "If" we needed anything I know Joy wouldve been on top of it. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with the property or Joy helping us book our trip.
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