We just returned from a fantastic vacation in Aruba. It was our first time visiting the island and have already decided to return next year and rent this condo again. It is truly a lovely, comfortable and welcoming home. Donna's attention to detail is apparent in the furnishings, the decorations and the extra amenities that she provides in the home. There was a beautiful and very much appreciated gift tray awaiting you upon arrival, containing snacks, coffee, tea sparkling water and wine. The two upstairs bedrooms are not only beautiful but contain comfortable beds and lovely linens and towels. Each bedroom has its' own beautifully renovated bathroom with a fantastic shower. The downstairs is a lovely living area and the convertible couch can sleep two more people comfortably. The powder room on the first floor is an added bonus. The front and back patios extend the inside living space outside into the sun. Quite charming to eat breakfast outside every morning. The kitchen is delightful. Donna has supplied all of the dishes, pots, utensils and appliances needed to cook an entire meal or just make coffee. Whatever you prefer. There is a grill and cooking utensils on the back patio should you decide to make a BBQ. The front patio and the patio off of the master bedroom overlook a swimming pool providing quite a serene view.
Donna's condo is in a phenomenal location. It is a five minute walk to Eagle Beach, which is gorgeous. Donna has provided beach chairs, towels and a cooler so you can spend a relaxing day at the beach. It is a five minute drive to a huge, fantastic super market which makes filling the refrigerator an easy and fun experience. It is three miles from Palm Beach, where the high rise hotels are located. We walked there a few times along the ocean, a beautiful walk, or only a five minute drive by car. There are many fantastic restaurants within walking distance and even more if you prefer to drive.
Donna responded to our emails immediately. Upon our arrival we were greeted by her property manager who walked us through the entire house, answered our questions, and made us feel welcome.
My husband and I really enjoyed our two week stay in the comforts of a beautiful apartment and surrounded by the exquisite beauty of Eagle Beach. We hope to return to both the apartment and Aruba next year.
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What a fantastic home away from home. Donna has thought of every detail to make this condo a wonderful respite from the crowds and hotels. This was our third trip to Aruba and have stayed in a time share by the low-rise hotels previously--this was the first time we chose to stay more on our own at a condo, and we are so glad we did!! In addition to the stunning place itself, you are just a few minutes walk to Eagle Beach, multiple restaurants, and two lovely and quiet pools on-site. One thing that sets this unit apart from other rentals is that the owners have provided beach chairs and towels--we met many other people on the beach who were not so lucky, and had to pay for chairs every day. Other small details that really made the difference--Donna had snacks waiting for us upon arrival after a very long trip, she provides laundry detergent, beach bags, coolers, a grill and accessories, kitchen and bathroom amenities, even varieties of pillows! If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely stay at this condo. Wonderful all around--can't go wrong!