Charming Aruba Vacation Rental Home Near Beaches [#111384] | View Property
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps six privately
$1085 - $1295/wk US Dollars
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A home away frome home!
A home away frome home!
We had a wonderful time in this house that felt like a home! It gave us so much peace, away from the crowded hotel area. Everyting we needed was in place. And the swimming pool was a real bonus! We hope to come here again some time! Rogier, Nancy and family, Utrecht, Holland
- Guest Nancy (Utrecht, Holland)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Just got back from a week of sun and fun! There were 5 of us - 2 couples and 1. Being picked up from the airport and not having to find our way when we were very tired was fantastic - thanks Jaun and Mildred!!! We tried many beaches, hiked the park, climbed the dunes, saw a boa, a barracuda, a starfish and so much more. The house was perfect for our group and we had lunches at the beach and breakfast and dinner at the house. We swam in the pool, adopted a local dog and a local cat tried to adopt us. All in all, this property was everything it promised and more. Thanks again, I'll be back and will bring my husband and grandchildren.
- Guest Kat (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 03/07/12
- Review Submitted 03/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
1st time renting a home!
1st time renting a home!
We rented Dec.28. 2011- Jan. 8.2012 !! Our family of 5 had a great time. Jaun & his Partner picked all 5 of us up at the airport , in 2 cars, and brought us to the Villa. He also dealt with the airport, for us, and brought us our lost luggage!! They also drove us back to airport on our last day of holiday. The owners were in the Additional house same time we were renting. They were very nice and helpful. We barely new they were there! Thank you Joel & Victoria for your gracious hospitality and great knowledge of good places to see & shop in Aruba. The house is very nice. Internet is there, just ask Jaun for password. Cable T.V was a nice bonus!! The bedrooms are a nice size & the beds are very comfy!! Slept like a log!! They even have a BBQ to use! Came in very handy and cooked some very yummy meals!! Prices of Grocery's are the same price as in Canada. Very reasonable!! They also carry the same products that we have!! Soya milk was cheaper than what we pay at home!! Go to Price Save ( Arubas Costco) they have really good prices!! Also the one Chinese store is really cheap to. We got great use out of the beach blanket, towels , and chairs!! The car gave us great freedom! We went from one end of the Island and back!! More than once!! Baby Beach & Eagle Beach were our favorite beaches!! De Palm Island is a must!! Best , big blue Parrot fish & rainbow colored fish, and the waterslids are really fast!! Good for kids and adults!! My favorite place to shop was in Noord, the 2 story Chinese shopping mall, just left side of road on the way to the beaches!! Shoes for $10 - $15 us!! Clothing for cheap!! The Old Fisherman restaurant had the best drinks we tasted on the Island!! We went on the Jolly Pirate ship for a snorkling trip!! Well worth it!! Saw a Sting ray and a Yellow and white snake!! Also jumped off the rope!! There is so much to see & do on this island!! We didnt get to do it all! Next time!! We also spent many days just lounging by the pool, that is located right in our court!! We always had the whole pool to ourselves!! Very relaxing!! Defiantly will go back to Aruba some day!! When we do we will book this Villa again!! it was perfect and quiet!! They also give you a cell phone with a 30 min. Calling card! Also very nice to have!! It would have helped if we knew the country code for Canada. This Villa is in a great location for everything!! Close to it all!! Thank U Joel and Victoria 4 sharing New Years Eve with us and for your great Hospitality!
- Guest Momof3 (Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Date of stay 12/28/11
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This is my first time in Aruba, we had a wonderful time there. The house is beautiful with full kitchen. It is in a quiet location but very convenient to shopping, beach and signt seening. Juan is very nice, polite, responsive and helpful person. He picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. On the first night we happened run out of cooking gas, we called Juan and he quickly come to the house at around 9:30pm to help us. He tried his best to solved the problem on that day. He is really a great person told us a lot about Aruba from history, culture to other things. He made our trip a wonderful plus. Million thanks Juan. The house faces east we even didn't turned on A/C and enjoy the cool Aruba breeze. It really makes you feel good especially in the afternoon when you put yourself in the chair in front of the house. You may think you are in Heaven. The pitty thing is the Internet is not connected, the A/C in the car doesn't function well. Though we don't need A/C in the house, but the A/C in the car is still needed.
- Guest Bowen (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 04/18/11
- Review Submitted 04/28/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Thank you very much Joel and Victoria. The guest house was perfect for me and my wife. It was very cozy and had everything we needed for our trip. We wanted to spend most of our days at the beach and exploring the island. We wanted to find a place that was in a good location that we were close to the action, but far enough away that it didn't break our bank. I think we found the perfect place with your guest house. The kitchen was perfect for making breakfast in the morning and the bed was very comfortable to rest for the next days activities. Joel and Victoria were very helpful in helping us find our way on our first day. We showed up to Aruba with a lost suit case, no rental car after we had a reservation, and no dinner. They both helped save us with food, a ride to find a rental car, and the use of their cell phone to track down our lost bags. You will not be disappointed with choosing this property if you have a rental car to get you around. We drove to the beach every day back and forth multiple times per day. We also went to both ends of the island and explored multiple places and spent $43 US Dollars in gas in 7 days. You will not be disappointed.
- Guest JB (Blacksburg Virginia)
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/10/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: These guests were delightful! We are so pleased that they enjoyed Aruba and our guest house!
One Happy Island-Aruba
One Happy Island-Aruba
The house is a wonderful alternative choice to the island hotels for those who like the freedom to do what they please and really live away from it all, but yet close to everything. Juan made it easy by picking us up at the airport, and really made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. We felt like we had our own private pool no matter what time of day we went to the pool. The house was just perfect for us and our two children. While the beaches at the high rise hotels were great we preferred Arashi and Baby beaches, just because there were less people, and the snorkeling was great. we were there for Holland's World Cup finaal match, it was pretty crazy and would have been more so had Holland won, but anyway there was certainly a great display of patriotism. The car license plate-One Happy Island-Aruba just summed it up. we had a great time here, thank you Kruggels.
- Guest Nicky (Illinois)
- Date of stay 07/10/10
- Review Submitted 07/21/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Aruba 111384 Rental Review
Aruba 111384 Rental Review
In summary, this property is an excellent hotel alternative for the family seeking peace and quiet away from the hotel strips yet with easy access to multiple beaches. Who we are: Couple with 5 year old child. Experience with property: We recently completed our third visit in as many years. Even though we have visited several other islands and Mexico, we have returned to this island and this house in particular. Property Location: 111384 is located near the end of a dead-end street. Based on my observations over three years, most of the adjacent properties are owner-occupied. The neighborhood is quiet, the properties are well-maintained, and, other than the neighbors, the street sees no traffic. There are a number of beaches (Palm, Eagle, Boca Catalina, Arashi, etc) within a 10 minute drive, all with easy parking and access. There is a nearby neighborhood pool that was rarely occupied (other than by us). Property Description: 111384 is a clean, well-cared for 3 bedroom, 2 bath property. We've always found everything needed as far as cooking and sundries are concerned. We have always rented the owner's car, which is more convenient than an airport rental. Logistics: Easy. The owner (Joel) is responsive regarding availability, pricing, and methods of payment. Juan (the local property manager) is friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and accessible. He meets you at the airport, drives you to the property and brings you back to the airport. We have always been on the beach on both our arrival and departure days. Be sure to get directions to the Super Foods Dutch grocery, which has wonderful meats and cheeses imported from Holland.
- Guest jay f (cambridge, ma)
- Date of stay 03/24/10
- Review Submitted 04/05/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: This family has enjoyed our Aruba vacation home the last two years in a row. Their description of our neighborhood is very accurate. We are positioned in the cul de sac. The properties in that area are all owner occupied. We are also directly across from the community club house and swimming pool. The beaches of Aruba are within a six minute drive of our home. We offer our Hyundai Sonata as an option that can be added to your vacation package. Our property manager meets you at the Aruba airport with our car and escorts your to our Aruba vacation home.
there were 7 people in our group we rented both houses. we had plenty of room and such a wonderful vacation. juan was a dream from picking us up at the airport to fixing a small problem that came up. both homes were furnished beautifully and we had plenty of room. this is our first trip to aruba but our 3rd vrbo rental and we were not disapointed. we were in aruba for a wedding and had such a wonderful time. close to beaches and shopping but very quite at night and the neighbors even helped to put the minutes on the cell phone as we couldnt read papaiamento. would go back in a heart beat. temp drop was 90 degrees from aruba to landing at home in upstate n.y. sure wish we lived there.
- Guest diane wells (glens falls, ny)
- Date of stay 01/17/09
- Review Submitted 01/17/09
What a lovely house! We felt right at home in the neighborhood and very welcome by everyone around us. The house is spacious and fully equipped with everything you might need. I loved the peaceful patio in the back - great spot for a morning cup of tea or an evening glass of wine. We chose different beaches every day depending on the mood we were in. With the car, which is large by Aruban standards, we were able to enjoy the entire island and really get a feel for the local culture. Having the car, local cell phone and information on Aruba at the house was such a wonderful benefit and was all we needed to embark on our daily adventures. I would highly recomment this house to anyone looking for a non-high rise experience!! Juan the property manager was wonderful and made us feel not only welcome, but also safely connected to anything we might need. I hope you get an opportunity to enjoy this lovely home, the friendly nature and the awesome natural beauty of Aruba!!!
- Guest Jasmin El Kordi (Vienna VA)
- Date of stay 01/02/09
- Review Submitted 01/02/09
what a great house! let's you be in the middle of everything without the hassle of being in the middle of everything. renting the car and having the cell phone was such a great deal. house is clean, well kept, has plenty of ammenties, and quite roomy enough for our group of 5.Juan, with his friendly helpfulness embodies the spirit of Aruba.
- Guest Lisa Rufft (morgantown, wv)
- Date of stay 12/24/08
- Review Submitted 12/24/08
My husband and I stayed in the guest house in October 2008. The accommodations were exceptional!! We tend to stay away from hotels and found condos and homes are a much nicer way to travel. You will find the peace and quiet of a beautiful neighborhood instead of having all the hustle and bustle of a ton of people swarming you. This is truly appreciated if you've ever had an unpleasant "neighbor" in a hotel!! The place is beautiful and has everything you need to make yourself right at home. We really enjoyed how close the beaches and shops were. (without having them right under our noses) We also enjoyed the countless number of restaurants!!! Juan was wonderful and popped in whenever we had a concern or question. If you'd like to experience the best of Aruba and be as busy or as quiet as you'd like... you MUST stay here!
- Guest Ron & Lori Zwar (St. Joseph, Michigan)
- Date of stay 11/25/08
- Review Submitted 11/25/08
This was our first time in Aruba but not in the Caribbean. But all we can tell that Aruba is one of the most beautiful islands of the world. We had a great time there. The house and the car were very nice and comfortable. We'd like to thank you once again for your help, support and constant smileys.
- Guest Lilla, Eszter, Csaba, Meli, Zoli (Budapest, Hungary)
- Date of stay 09/15/08
- Review Submitted 09/15/08
We absolutely loved our stay at the Kruggel house in Aruba. We looked at a bunch of hotels but couldn't find something that we felt like really worked for our group. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It was very close to the beach and some great restaurants and shopping. Juan was great to work with and helped us with everything we needed. I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Aruba. It couldn't have been a better experience.
- Guest Kristi6 (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Date of stay 07/31/08
- Review Submitted 07/31/08
This was a wonderful place to stay. The house was complete with everything we needed. It is beautifully decorated inside and out. Juan, the property manager took great care of us. We look forward to our next stay!
- Guest Keith OGara (Crestwood, KY)
- Date of stay 07/24/08
- Review Submitted 07/24/08
We enjoyed our stay in the Kruggel residence very much, the house was nice and comfortable, the owner and property manager were responsive and helpful. I recommend it for travellers with or without children who want to be away from the high rise area, yet within a short drive from the beach.
- Guest Liliana Gheorghiu (Cambridge, MA)
- Date of stay 03/25/08
- Review Submitted 03/25/08
Our stay at the Kruggle's residence wasamazing. The house itself was beautifully decorated and includes everything guests would ever need. The beach is a short drive away. We were four adults and our usual routine was to go to the beach early and then return to the residence to shower and then shop or just hang around the house in the afternoon. We cooked most of our meals at the house and relaxed for a movie in the evening. As we drove around the island, in the great car that you can rent from the Kruggle's, we saw all the hotels, both high rise and low rise and were so glad that we had stayed at the Kruggle residence. The manager of their property is Juan. He is available to you 24/7. He is so delightful and will insure your stay at the residence is care free. We have traveled to the Caribbean for the last eleven years. Staying at hotels and all inclusives. This was the first time we have rented from VRBO.And the first time to Aruba. We will certainly return next year to the Kruggle residence.
- Guest Libby Stinson (St. Louis park, Minnesota)
- Date of stay 03/15/08
- Review Submitted 03/15/08
We had a great time staying in Joel and Victoria's beautiful home. Five of us stayed in the main house and had plenty of space, we had a very relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home,everything you need is there, even had our very own pets right outside the door every morning. The neighbours were very friendly always waved or spoke when you went outside. Joel and Victoria were vacationing in the guest house while we were there and were so helpful suggesting places to eat and to visit, it was great to meet them in person and spend some time with them. Then there is Juan, what a sweetheart he is, all you have to do is call him and he is ready to help you out. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy hotels then this is the place to go. It is a short drive to the beaches and restaurants but was not a real problem for us and there is a pool across the street from the house you can use as well. Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Guest Ron and Donna (Alliston, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/14/08
- Review Submitted 02/14/08
Very pretty home
Very pretty home
I am late in writing a review. I never write them, no matter how good or bad a property is. However, we are planning another Caribbean vacation, and as I reminisce about our time in Aruba, 10 days at this lovely home, I felt I should add mine to the positive reviews. Basically, I ditto everything that others have said. We visited the island in January, 2008, and found everyone gracious and helpful. The home has everything you could possibly want. The master bed was very comfortable and the bath is huge, bright, and spotless, (as is the entire home)! The pool IS right across the very narrow street and only a few people used it, mostly children. This house is in a friendly neighborhood that is ultra quiet. We did not realize the benefit of a car, but with it we explored the entire island There were a lot of glorious things we would have missed had we stayed at one of the high or low rise resorts on the main beaches. There are other beaches (where the locals hang out) that are much less crowded and more beautiful than Palm Beach and Eagle Beach- we especially loved Baby Beach and Arashi Beach. The island itself is amazing, and I have gained appreciation for its beauty over the two years since we went. The "countryside" is basically sparse grass, tumbleweeds, and dry, barren, "desert"-type land with plentiful, healthy, large cacti growing freely, which is such a stark contrast to the stunning Caribbean sea which is almost always in view in the background. We feel sad because of the bad publicity that Aruba has received over the Natalee Holloway incident, because, regarding the friendliness of the island and the receptiveness of Americans, we learned that prior to the Holloway incident, there was a more laid back and "free" atmosphere in Aruba. Unfortunately, this tragic event has taken its toll on tourism there, and I think the locals are wary of Americans because of their feeling that we "blame them", and also because our US government made itself such an intrusive presence after the incident, turning this lovely and peaceful place into one giant crime scene. I'm only saying this because I think Aruba is lovely, totally safe, and uniquely beautiful based upon other locations I have visited in the Caribbean. It has character and feels like "home". My only regret is that I did not have the privilege of visiting when it truly was a happier island, but, hopefully with time that will be restored. I'm out of 'characters' =)..... GO!! You'll love it!!
- Guest Aruba is Love (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 01/21/08
- Review Submitted 05/14/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: What a great surprise to get this review more than two years after this family's visit with us. Our guests are so correct in pointing out the safety and tranquility of Aruba. The locals that we know feel awful about the political and economic impact of the tragedy in 2005 with Natalie. Most of them missed some days of work as almost the entire island volunteered in the search process. Arubans are wonderful people. Many or our neighbors are native to the island. Staying at our home will offer you a very authentic feel for the island and its gracious people.
WOW! What an amazing home! This was my first trip to Aruba and my husband's second. The choice to rent a home was an easy one, as that's what we prefer when we travel, and we are so fortunate to have found Joel and Victoria's home. What a beauty! The home is wonderfully decorated, included all amenities we could want, the neighborhood was very cute...it was perfect in every way! And working with the Kruggels to arrange the rental was very easy and extremely friendly! The property manager, Juan, was wonderful to work with. He was so helpful and knowledgable and really helped facilitate a fantastic vacation for us. Until we're able to purchase our own home on the island, we hope to rent from the Kruggels again. Thank you for helping make our 5th anniversay vacation such a success!
- Guest Angie and Jon Springer (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 12/18/07
- Review Submitted 12/18/07
Joel & Victoria's Vacation home in the Aruba is feels like home away from home. Everything about the home feelings warm and welcoming. The vacation home has everything a guess needs to feel comfortable. Plus of the location of this home is a few minutes from beaches, attraction areas and shopping area. I will definetly stay there again.
- Guest Sunita Ramdihall (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 11/04/07
- Review Submitted 11/04/07
This residence is amazing!! The Krugels do everything to make your stay pleasant!! If you have any questions about the residence feel free to email me! I stayed in the guest house the first week of October. It accomodated me in every way!! I can only speak positive things about the house!! The neighbors were wonderful too!! If you stay there you will understand every single compliment!! Enjoy :)
- Guest Heidi Harczynski (Indiana)
- Date of stay 10/15/07
- Review Submitted 10/15/07
What can we say? I think all of your previous guests have covered almost everything! We also felt that your house was a true "home away from home". The decor was wonderful the landscaping amazing. Your home had everything a family would need. I know you all put a lot of thought and love into this home. The neighborhood was friendly with "built-in" kids for ours to play with. All of your neighbors we talked with had nothing but nice things to say about you, and after staying at your home I can see why. We hope to be able to stay at your home again and maybe one day meet you all! Juan is an amazing "ambassador" for your home and the island of Aruba. There was nothing he didn't take care of if we needed it and he is a genuine caring person. We all feel lucky to have met him and I'm sure you know how valuable he is. He really made us feel safe and welcome. Thanks again! We are missing Aruba already so I'm sure we will be back soon! Sincerely, Lisa, Lawrence, and M.
- Guest Lawrence & Lisa Greene Levine (Troy, Virginia)
- Date of stay 08/25/07
- Review Submitted 08/24/07
First and foremost, we couldn't have asked for a better host in Aruba. Property Manager-Juan's hospitality, patience, and attentiveness were spectacular!He truly represented what tourists boast about with regard to the people of Aruba and their genuine kindness. Masha Danke Juan!!! I cannot begin to describe how beautiful the Kruggel's home is and how comfortable they have made it for their guests. It was truly a home away from home for our family! It's obvious how much thought was put into the home as we really didn't need a thing aside from groceries!!!! In addition, the the décor of the home is absolutely exquisite. Kudos to Mrs. Kruggel! Please note that I was very skeptical renting via the internet but I know that I was truly blessed initiating contact with the Kruggel's and renting their home and the Izuzu Rodeo for that matter. It was a great experience driving on the island and the Rodeo was quite comfortable. All in all the vacation was fabulous!
- Guest Biguita (Staten Island, NY)
- Date of stay 08/02/07
- Review Submitted 08/02/07
We had a fantastic vacation. Joel and Vicki's house is beautiful and absolutley perfect for a family getaway! The house is extremely well equipped with everything you need. The neighbours are friendly and very helpful. The house itself is extremely well situated to Palm Beach and the Norhtern End of the island. There are plenty of restauants nearby, we liked the ribs at Smokey Joe's! We have stayed at hotels in Aruba before but if you are looking for a relaxing fun filled family vacation, Joel and Vicki's house is the way to go!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/17/07
- Review Submitted 07/17/07
What a gorgeous and comfortable house! We loved staying here with our group of 7 people. The house and the guesthouse are furnished beautifully. The location is ideal with being 10 minutes from the high rise hotels. Joel and Victoria were some of the nicest people to work with as was the property manager Juan. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to have all the comforts of home on vacation.
- Guest Brooke Ethington (Bountiful, UT)
- Date of stay 05/24/07
- Review Submitted 05/24/07
We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable brand new cunucu (island style)house. It was very comfortable and very well appointed. Rather then staying at the gigantic hi-rise tourist traps of Aruba we liked staying here. It was only three traffic lights from the beach and not far from town and had its own pool for when you were not at the beach. Lara and I would definately recommend staying at the Kruggel's Arubian hideaway rather then fall victim to the big chain hotels that are not even on the nicestest beaches Aruba has to offer. This is a highly recommended alternative to the norm. Sincerely, Lara & Rich
- Guest Rich & Lara (Yonkers, NY)
- Date of stay 04/15/07
- Review Submitted 04/15/07
Guest comment entered by owner
The home will be ready for our first guests in late February of 2007.
- Guest Kruggels
- Date of stay 02/10/07
- Review Submitted 02/09/07