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Oceanfront Villa: Snorkeling & Diving at Mangel Halto

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Windsong Villa overlooking Spanish Lagoon.

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We are located on the gentle leeward west coast of Aruba at Mangel Halto, overlooking the Spanish Lagoon where the surf quietly surges upon the protective reef.

The villa is a few feet back from the shore and 50 meters to a sandy beach and a safe swimming area. It is a choice site for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.

Offshore pelicans dive for fish, kayaks pass, fishing boats go through a passage in the reef, and in the distance freighters and cruise ships pass. Here children play, snorkelers gaze at fish, and scuba divers head out to the coral reef.

Windsong Villa is located 15 minutes from both Oranjestad and San Nicolaas. It is close to splendid restaurants and walking distance to grocery stores. Bus service is a 10 minute walk from the Villa. Car rental is available locally.

The kitchen, dining and living areas are large. Ceiling fans in these areas and almost constant breezes keep the area comfortable.

The fully equipped European kitchen includes stovetop, wall oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender. The washer and dryer are in the laundry/utility room next to the kitchen.

The bathrooms are fully tiled with hot water in the showers.

Cable TV - 48' flat screen in the living room with a DVD player. The house has a monitored security system.

In the garden our air-conditioned guest cottage accommodates 2 more people on a queen size bed that can become twin beds. For the house and the cottage the total possible accommodation is 11. The cottage has a well equipped European kitchen with stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and clothes washing machine. cable TV 28” flat screen with a built in DVD, Ceiling fan, fully tiled large washroom with shower.

The guest cottage can be rented with the house or separately. Prices quoted are for the house only. For more information on adding the cottage to the rental contact the owner. For a calendar showing guest cottage availability please see our vrbo website 224448.

We have a Suzuki Grand Vitari 2003 vehicle that may be available to renters for use at $30.00 per day.

To see more pictures of Windsong Villa and Guest Cottage visit our website.

We welcome you to Windsong Villa!

Michael and Lois Brown, Owners


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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Two steps into the Villa. One step into Guest Cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Single is window seat....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King size bed may be divided to become two singles. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    King size bed may be divided to become two singles. ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed In Master Bedroom,King size beds in Bedrooms 2 and 3. Beds May Be Separated Into Twin Beds, Window Seat/Day Bed in Master Bedroom Two More Can Sleep on Our Air Mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Demand hot water in shower. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Demand hot water in shower. ...moreless

  • Ceramic tiled fully.

Other Amenities

  • A Private Paradise entirely enclosed by an 8’ wall colorful blossoms at all seasons. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    In living room. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs are available in Villa and Cottage....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Windsong Villa is right on the shore. There is a wonderful view of Spanish lagoon and the Caribbean. Windsong Villa is just steps to an excellent swimming and snorkeling area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Highchair available if necessary. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms and Guest Cottage....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Villa...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating and TV. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In villa and in guest cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher:

    In Villa...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Villa Has Fully Equipped European Kitchen. Cottage as Well Equipped European Kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    In Villa and Cottage...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large Back Garden Around Pool and Jacuzzi, Tiled and Paved....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Large Palapa in the Garden at the Back. Lovely Place to Relax or Have Meals. Glass table seats 8. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Shallow Area for Children. Jacuzzi - Jetted and Aerated, with a Waterfall. Pool and Jacuzzi are maintained twice weekly....moreless

 

Reviews

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Apr 15-Dec 14  $2000/week (Villa Only)
Dec 15-Apr 14  $2500/week (Villa Only)
Apr 15-Dec 14  $650.00 USD/week (Guest Cottage Only)
Dec 15-Apr 14  $800.00 USD/week (Guest Cottage Only)
Plus $300 refundable damage deposit for each reservation.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reina Beatrix, Oranjestad

Car: Recommended

Spaanslagoen Weg goes along the shore. It is a lovely and interesting walk in either direction. The neighbourhood is safe and friendly to walk through. The beach is very close where you can soak in the sun or find shade under a palm umbrella.

The main area for shopping is in Oranjestad, however there are many stores throughout the island providing whatever one might need. Two grocery stores are nearby. A bar restaurant frequented by locals and visitors provides good food and a friendly welcome. It is right at Mangel Halto steps from Windsong.

There are many places we love to visit on the island. Among them are Arikok Park. Here you can enjoy a scenic drive to beautiful wild beaches (No swimming there!). Don't miss the visitors centre. Several trails are of great interest. It is best to go on them earlier in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day. The Archeological Museum in Oranjestad is an excellent place to learn the history of the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are Canadians residing in Central Ontario and Aruba. Our first visit to Aruba was a scuba diving holiday in January 2006. We fell in love with Aruba and its people then and in April 2006 purchased our home on Spaanslagoen Weg. Since then our villa and guest cottage have been completely renovated, the pool installed and pavers and garden put in. We've enjoyed several months living at Windsong Villa. Many weeks we have enjoyed the comfort and quietness of the guest cottage when the Villa has been rented to others. We love staying in the cottage. We have done many shore dives at Mangel Halto in front of our house and at the Hole in the Wall dive site close by. Snorkeling and swimming are great too and just out the door! Michael is a PADI certified Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor, # 211856. While in Aruba learn to dive with Mike Brown. Lessons can begin in the pool or in the sea across the road. You can even start the knowledge development portion by email. The rates are reasonable and competitive. If you are already a Scuba Diver and want to upgrade your qualifications to Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, or Dive master. Then ask Mike. Children can learn to become Bubble makers in the pool. An 8 year old or older can become a Junior Open Water Diver. There are a lot of options for the whole family, including swim lessons for adults and learning to safely and effectively snorkel. Contact Mike Brown.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Windsong Villa overlooking Spanish Lagoon.

    Windsong Villa overlooking Spanish Lagoon.

  • View from the villa.

    View from the villa.

  • Front room, sitting room, door on the right leads to the bedrooms.

    Front room, sitting room, door on the right leads to the bedrooms.

  • Dining room and kitchen.

    Dining room and kitchen.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Window seat in master bedroom is also a single bed.

    Window seat in master bedroom is also a single bed.

  • Ensuite bathroom.

    Ensuite bathroom.

  • Bedroom 2.

    Bedroom 2.

  • Bedroom 3.

    Bedroom 3.

  • Under the Mango tree to Pool, Jacuzzi, Waterfall & Palapa

    Under the Mango tree to Pool, Jacuzzi, Waterfall & Palapa

  • Aerial view of Windsong Villa and Guest cottage and pool right on the shore.

    Aerial view of Windsong Villa and Guest cottage and pool right on the shore.

  • View from the front door through to the garden.

    View from the front door through to the garden.

  • Sitting room looking toward the front.

    Sitting room looking toward the front.

  • Dining room table expands to seat up to eight.

    Dining room table expands to seat up to eight.

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed.

    Master bedroom with queen size bed.

  • View from master bedroom.

    View from master bedroom.

  • Ensuite shower with hot water.

    Ensuite shower with hot water.

  • Guest bathroom with hot water shower.

    Guest bathroom with hot water shower.

  • Garden, pool and palapa.

    Garden, pool and palapa.

  • Mangel halto entrance to a safe and sandy beach

    Mangel halto entrance to a safe and sandy beach

VRBO #178945

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/24/2015
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(705) 687-4689 (Ontario, Canada) May - Nov
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