Guest House on the Beach
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Savaneta house description
The Great Escape - an Antithesis to Civilization!
Away form the crowds of hotel bustle, in a paradise garden right on the beach, among the chirping of birds and parrots, and in the constant rhythm of the surf. Share your lunch with hummingbirds in the garden or with pelicans on the beach.
Escape to Robinson Cruso's world!
The house is in the fishing village of Savaneta, ancient port city and old capital of Aruba. It is situated half way between Orangestad and Baby beach, about a 7 minutes' drive from the airport. Step out of your bedroom and right onto a hammock or onto the white sandy beach of Savaneta's most romantic hide-away. This secure gated property is one of the only houses in Aruba built right on the water (not across the street).
It boasts two large bedrooms:one bedroom has a king sized bed with Romantic lace canopy, and the other room has full double bed, and a twin single bed which can be put together for a larger than king size bed. The kitchenette is perfect for light meal preparation. It has a new full size refrigerator, a microwave oven, a toaster oven, a coffee brewing machine, an electric double stove,and of course, a blender for those spectacular sunset drinks. Additionally, there is an outdoor kitchen area with sink in a marble mosaic countertop, and charcoal Bar-B-Q. Our modern bathroom with large walk in shower has just been upgraded to offer warm water which is unusual in Aruba.
'Castaway' Guest house is perfect for 1 or 2 romantic couples seeking a connection with nature in all of it's beauty.
Take out local food and bakery are available across the street, and a supermarket is located along the same street.
Aruba's most exceptional restaurants are within walking distance along our stretch of beach: the culinary thrilling Flying Fishbone, and the trasporting Old Man and the Sea are not to be missed. Also near by are the restaurants Marandi and Marina Pirata which require a short drive.
Scuba diving is recommended right off our beach. Put on your tank and swim directly to a pituresque 100 foot wall reef teaming with colorful fish and a family of turtles. It is also one of the best snorkeling sites in the Caribbean. Experienced English speaking dive master is a phone call away, and is available for private dives.
While staying at the villa, do not miss Zeerover, the fishermans' local club a few doors down. It provides fresh seafood to the restaurants in Aruba, and serves the 'catch of the morning' for lunch or sunset viewing in a truly local down-to-Earth wharf setting. When feeling adventurous, there is an opportunity to charter a fishing excursion there as well.
- 620 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- The house is in Savaneta, away from the maddening crowds. Savaneta is an authentic caribbean fishing village. It is an ancient port city, and it was the old capital of Aruba. It is currently also the home of the Dutch marine base. There are supermarkets and public transportation along the main road a short walk away from the house. However, the house sits on a side street that meanders along the shoreline. The little town which feels more like a neighborhood has a mixture of local flishermans' homes and weekend homes for the vacationing local 'elite'. Everybody seems to interact with the friendly disposition typical to Aruba. Savaneta is a quick 7 minutes drive from the airport. It is mid way between the capital Orangestad and the Eastern most town of Saint Nicholas. Baby Beach, considered by many one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is located in Seroe Colorado near Saint Nicholas at a short driving distance from the house. Another point of interest nearby is Mangel Alto, the beach in Pos chiquito, our neighboring town. There is a public access beach with areas organized for picnics and gatherings. Driving along the ocean in Pos chiquito always takes my breath away. And snorkeling in the pool like lagoon is an experience of a lifetime. The Arikok National Park is a desert park typical of Aruba's wild and arrid terrain. It extends north to the rugged coastline where huge waves crash against the steep rocks in rhythmic thump and salt spray. Few explore that part of the island, but the entrance into the park is very close by, and the drive well worth it. There are horseback riding tours and ATV rides to the park, and to the Natural Pool in it. Most importantly, the house is on the beach. It is a pristine white sandy beach with direct access to the warm clear water below. There is natural shade provided by the Divi-divi tree on shore where one can relax and rejeuvenate...moreless
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- Nearest Airport: Queen Beatrix Airport, AUA (aruba) at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Our/your own at our house at Savaneta
- Nearest Restaurant: The Flying Fishbone at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About: We fell in love with Aruba 20 years ago when we first visited as tourists escaping the cold of a New York City winter. But out of curiosity, seeking a variety of experiences, and wishing to learn about other cultures, we continued to explore other destinations in the Caribbean and Central America. No matter where we went, we always felt it was not quite as wonderful as being in Aruba. Aruba offered perfect hot weather, whereas in many other destinations we had to spend some days waiting for the rain to pass. In many other islands, we felt sorry for the native population, whereas in Aruba, we made friends with many of them. Aruba does not have shanty towns, it provides employment for most of the population who pride themselves as 'one happy island'. Most Arubeans speak English, Dutch, and Spanish so there is never a problem communicating. The white beaches are gorgeous, considered some of the most beautiful in the world, the water is clear and warm at 80 degrees most of the year. As far as water sports, there is everything available: incredible snorkeling and diving, world class windsurfing and kite surfing with steady trade winds, deep sea fishing, sunset cruises, jet skiing and tubing. Sunsets are breathtaking with many viewing sites (other than our own back yard...) serving drinks of your choice. At night, we love visiting our favorite restaurants. There are quite a few great restaurants serving gourmet food in transporting settings and Casinos stay open through the night. The more we had seen in the Caribbeans, the more we missed Aruba. Then on September 11, 2001 we were in New York City when it was under attack. Soon after that traumatic experience, we decided we wanted to find a home away from conflict. Now, we ventured on a hunt for a peaceful land where we could feel safe. After much research and exploration, we were lucky to find a property right on the beach in our favorite island. The property has an additional guest house which we are proud to share.
For many years, whenever we visited Aruba, we stayed at the big hotels on the island. But as a personal treat, as the icing on the cake, we made a tradition of ending our vacation dining at our favorite restaurant The Flying Fishbone in the remote fisherman's village of Savaneta. The taxi ride to the restaurant made us feel we were getting to see the real country-side. At the hotels' section, it was busy, crowded, and hectic. But as we drove away from there, we met a sense of quiet, a down to earth sensibility. So when we looked for a house in Aruba, we were insistent to find a house right on the beach. Very few (less than 40)of Aruba's homes are built on the beach-most are across the street so we were thrilled when we found an ancient house on the beach in Savaneta, the village of our best memories. We have since worked tirelessly to renovate, update, and modernize the home while keeping its traditional structure preserved. We cherish every moment we spend at our home. We hope you do the same.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
No words can describe the beauty of being on the water better than the pictures taken from our back yard/beach. When we walk into the house, there is a realization that we have landed in paradise. There is a different beauty to every hour of the day: The calm breeze of the early morning, the bright yellow heat of mid day, the pink hues that glide on the ocean, and paint the sand in the afternoon. It is constantly changin and trasforming until the sun finally kisses the horizon, and the sky goes on fire. The perfect viewing spot is in the hammock under the Divi tree on the beach. We try to spend all of our time outdoor in nature. As there are so few homes on the water in Aruba, it was a treasure for us to find. In addition, the main house is a typical 'kunuku' house traditional to the country side of Aruba. it was built more than 100 years ago of coral. We have tried to preserve its heritage while modernizing and improving its ammenities.
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Sunset at our beach
Cheers! Prost! A Votre Sante! Le'Chaim!
Entrance walk way
king size bedroom
Great room living area
Two large adjacent bedrooms
Second bedroom with full double bed and twin single bed
Marble mosaic countertop in the outdoor kitchen area
Our cozy guest house
King size bed
View to the water
bathroom with walk in shower and warm water (unusual in aruba)
Gathering of friends
living room space
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