We just spent two weeks in aruba and rented this house for our stay. It was so comfortable and had everything we needed from kitchen supplies to snorkeling equipment (although we had our own). There is a washing machine outside and then you hang the clothes to dry which I decided was quite fun! The beds were very comfortable. We ate a lot of meals in and the kitchen was fine to cook and eat in as well as the grill outside. Martha across the street is very sweet and always willing to answer questions. The house seems close to everything...short drive to the beach restaurants and everything you need. A couple things (not to be negative, just things we didn't realize). There is no AC upstairs so no one wanted to sleep up there. Also there was no wifi yet but we just checked it at Cinnabon or Starbucks or 5burgers. The owner is so helpful and even checked in throughout our stay to make sure all was well. We are definitely returning to aruba and hope the house will be available again!
Great place to stay. I feel like home. The house has anything you need. I really recommend it. The house is very comfortable. And the housekeeper Martha is a very nice person.
We had a great time. The house was great for us with all the conveniences of home - except for a dryer. I have to say i totally enjoyed hanging our laundry out on the line - clothes smelled so fresh and with the crazy wind, dried very quickly, too !
The couple we were with had been to Aruba many times so they showed us all the places the locals go to. Pam, Pam, The Kitchen, Linda's Pancake House were all great and inexpensive places.
Grab all the tour books you can and check out the descriptions of the places and take advantage of the coupons offered.
We also enjoyed Bijoux (Nash) and Diamonds International (Rocky) jewelry stores. Very nice.
We took the ABC Jeep tour which was great, too.
I totally would recommend this home to anyone thinking of going to Aruba. The couple across the street - Martha and Elliot - were very helpful as well. We needed them a few times after our friends let to find a place to go for a tour or a restaurant. They were wonderful people and felt like we knew them for years.
This the fifth month we've rented this property. We were unable to travel last year but since we were there last I couldn't help but notice the owners have been doing some upgrades. The house contain just about everything you need. Martha the housekeeper and her husband Elliot are always friendly and helpful. I would recommend this house to anyone interested in enjoying Aruba away from tourist area but still being close to everything.