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Aruba - Premier Snorkel & Scuba Site

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy this spacious three bedroom, three bath house with its’ breathtaking view of the Caribbean! Share easy conversation on the beautiful open back veranda, which is constantly cooled by the trade winds. Have a refreshing beverage on your own front patio overlooking the Caribbean.

There is a larger beach tucked beyond a little stand of trees, complete with palm umbrellas to shelter you from some sun. The weather is fairly steady at 80 degrees with a constant trade wind, though not as strong as in the high rise area. 'Spanish Lagoon' is home to a wide variety of beautiful fish for the beginner as well as the snorkel and scuba enthusiast. It is the premier dive and snorkel site on the island. Take a stroll on the bank or pause at the concrete bench & table of the water’s edge right in front of your vacation paradise.

Aruba is a 52 week island. With less than 20 inches of rain a year, the weather is near perfect year round.

Your house will accommodate six people privately or up to nine with the included day bed and queen size air mattress. Bring the whole family or just enjoy a relaxing vacation for two! If the answer is location, location, location, we've GOT IT!

We have tried to incorporate everything we would want if we were visiting home away from home. Check out the Amenities Page for the full list of conveniences this house has to offer! Come back again and again to see what has been added.

Keywords: House


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A Lovely Home with Games, Noodles, Toys, Balls, Coloring Books, & Other Treasures to Keep the Little Ones Entertained, Not to Mention the Shallow Lagoon (adult supervision recommended)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank You for Not Smoking Inside & Please Dispose of Smoking Leftovers Properly So GetAwayAruba Always Looks it's Best....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a Ramp to the Front Door, one step, & Most Doorways Are Wide. There is a door without a step, however there would be one step up to the kitchen area....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach Chairs, Gulf Clubs, Books & Games, Puzzles, Snorkel & Fins, Noodles, Rafts (not to be used as a life preserver) & other beach games. Queen Air Mattress & Pump, Coolers, Beach Towels, Aqua Shoes, Wall Mount Hair Dryers in Each Bathroom, Binoculars, Safe, Beach Bags, Snorkel Equipment, Ice Cream Maker You Toss or Roll, Fox Video Console & Many More....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    A library you may take from and add to. Many popular authors....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit, Word Yahtzee, Rummikub, Pictionary, Monopoly..... & Puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Across the street...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Coloring books & crayons, Twister, Racko, Uno, Bingo, Parcheesi...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    16 bit Fox console featuring 7 games including bowling, tennis, darts,ring toss, golf, baseball & target shooting...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many family video & DVD choices...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Though you cannot actually see the beach (sand), it is across the street, tucked behind the Mangrove Trees. The Sea is completely visible from our front patio...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    About as close as you can get without walking out your door onto it....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are located at Mangel Halto Beach which is home of the Spanish Lagoon. The water is generally calm & all of the colors of the Caribbean. Breathtaking!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Stroll on the Bank. Enjoy a Cup of Coffee or Your Favorite Adult Beverage at the new coral wall at the Water's Edge or Just Sit on Your Front Patio & Enjoy This Breathtaking View of Your Caribbean Paradise....moreless

  • Water View:

    Watch for the orange fishing boats around 4:00 and go to the fish markets at the end of the street. Choose your fresh fish & they will clean it for you. Just leave a little tip....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Full House Air Conditioning or Choose to Open the Doors & Use the Ceiling Fans in Each Room for a Wonderful Island Breeze....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Desktop Computer with Windows OS & High Speed Wireless Internet....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Skype is a long distance program accessed through on-site computer. Recipient must have Skype service in order to be free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New Queen Size Beds Are Topped with Egg Crates & Mattress Covers, Then Outfitted with 440 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone is available. Having an island cell phone provides the convenience of knowing the phone number in advance for loved ones and being able to talk to others at the house....moreless

  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Feel Free to Open Gate & Pull in...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only, however there is a cell phone on site for communication between home & other guests. You can place international calls from cell....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels & face cloths as well as beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer & Dryer are located on site in the largest bathroom...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Carafe free coffee maker Krups coffee grinder for fresher coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Even springform pans for cheesecake...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Solid dinner plates, utensils that you would use for company...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Find All of the Comforts of Your Own Kitchen Such as Microwave, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Large Griddle, Colanders, Measuring Cups & Spoons, Pots & Pans, Spring Form Pans, Cookie Trays, Etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Water & Ice Dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with 5 burners...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wind Down as You Take in the Sunset Over the Caribbean....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 27 regulation holes on the island & another At the Divi Aruba. There is also Adventure Golf, the largest miniature golf course in the world ...moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are Kayak trips that convene right in front of the house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enjoy the Cooling Trade Winds as They Gently Roll Over the Back Lanai. the Winds in Pos Chiquito Are Not as Strong as They Are in the High-Rise Area. Take the Large Folding Table Out on the Back Veranda to Play Games, Enjoy Meals or Sit & Chat....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel equipment, tubes, noodles, etc. However, can we suggest that you check into Aruba Bob, a snorkel adventure. Check it out on YouTube. We accept no responsibility....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Sorry no jets, but a bathtub with working shower heads at both ends in turquoise bathroom...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 29 - Dec 11, 2015
7 night min stay

Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 12 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Christmas week 2014
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Year week 2015
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
President week
Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
Apr 16 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


50% Initial deposit is due at signing. Balance & Security deposit due 30 days prior to occupancy. Payment options include personal check, cashiers check or PayPal

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Marina Pirata
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mangel Halto is across the street

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: horseback riding, exploring, kayaking, ArubaBob & SeaBob


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We met through e-harmony late in 2004. Fell in love immediately. We married in March of 2006 & came to Aruba for our honeymoon. GetAwayAruba is the result of that trip.

Why the Owner Chose Pos Chiquito:
Welcome to our little piece of paradise. We came to this “happy island” in March 2006 for our honeymoon. We loved the weather, the food, and the people. We didn't want to leave. We drove 350 km during that visit, searching for a place to come back to again and again. Spaans Lagoenweg 43 is that place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The open view from the back veranda, right through the great room, across the front lanai, beyond the beautiful gardens to our little stretch of beach and into the inviting lagoon. This three bedroom rancher is nestled in a small residential community. The neighbor folk are friendly and helpful, as we found all natives to be. There is a larger beach tucked beyond a little stand of trees, complete with palm umbrellas to shelter you from some sun. The weather is fairly steady at 80 degrees with a constant trade wind. The lagoon is warm enough to just “walk right in”. It is like having a large shallow pool with no chlorine needed. There is a coral reef at the outer perimeter, home of many beautiful fish. A snorkel experience that you can walk to!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Wow!


  • Wow!
 French doors to back patio and sliding wall of windows that face the sea!

    Wow! French doors to back patio and sliding wall of windows that face the sea!

  • Beautiful Beach 
 Sun Shelters

    Beautiful Beach Sun Shelters

  • Resident Pelican

    Resident Pelican

  • Your View - Our Best Feature!

    Your View - Our Best Feature!

  • Not a better place on the island to view majestic sunsets!

    Not a better place on the island to view majestic sunsets!

  • Fabulous views

    Fabulous views

  • Cheers!


  • What A View !

    What A View !

  • Spacious Kitchen with all of the amenities.

    Spacious Kitchen with all of the amenities.

  • Beach Entrance Among The Mangrove Trees

    Beach Entrance Among The Mangrove Trees

  • Beautiful Sunsets from the front patio

    Beautiful Sunsets from the front patio

  • Shell garden

    Shell garden

  • A Pelican landing at dinnertime

    A Pelican landing at dinnertime

  • Greater Shelter For The Sun Shy

    Greater Shelter For The Sun Shy

  • 3 Beautiful queen bedrooms with 3 full baths

    3 Beautiful queen bedrooms with 3 full baths

  • Under The Sea

    Under The Sea

  • Home away from home

    Home away from home

  • Under the sea

    Under the sea

VRBO #178881

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Pos Chiquito #178881

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