Aug 12, 2012
There were six in our party and I can honestly say this was the best vacation I have ever had. The view is spectacular. The house had everything anyone would ever need. After staying at a few all inclusives and in hotels for vacation on other islands, I must say that renting this house on this island with our friends was the smartest and most enjoyable move we could have ever made. The bedrooms were comfortable and the living/dining area was excellent. The location of the house is smack dab in the middle of the island coast so if you want to go somewhere other than the lagoon(which was beautiful and convenient) like Baby Beach or to the hotel/casino area, you are no more than 20 minutes away in either direction. We spent quite a bit if time in the lagoon in the beach chairs that are provided, brought down a cooler of adult beverages, and relaxed only steps away from the house right in the crystal clear water. Good restaurants include Marina Pirata, which is right down the street, Flying Fishbone for dinner right on or even IN the water, and Zee Rover for lunch that you can literally see being hauled in off a boat before its cooked right in front of you. We enjoyed renting the 4 wheelers (you definitely need 8 hours to see most of the island). We also had a great time on our charter fishing boat "The Teaser" where we caught 5 fresh fish inside 4 hours. Shopping in the hotel area was fun for the wives as well, although the husbands didn't make out so well at the casino. Surprisingly we didn't eat out as much as we thought we would due the the great accommodations in the kitchen. We made great use of the charcoal grill at the house most nights. At the end of a day it was refreshing to know we didn't have to eat out if we didn't want to. We highly recommend Adolf at U-save for your transportation rental, and Ling & Son or Price Smart for your grocery and alcohol purchases. At night we enjoyed siting on the front porch looking at the water and kicking back in the chairs or the hammock. I really cannot say enough about how relaxing and refreshing it was to spend our hard earned vacation time in this beautiful island home. I would like to invite anyone reading this review to contact the owners and ask for our contact info if you would like to hear more from us personally about this spectacular property. I can safely say that although this was our first trip to Aruba, it will definitely not be our last, and I can not imagine staying anywhere else but right here.