"We had our wedding in Aruba and needed to find a place for some family members. We have a timeshare at the Marriott Surf Club, but we had a large group (16 people) so we decided to rent this house in addition to the timeshare. It was really one of the best decisions we made for our trip! Our family stayed here for about a week. My parents stayed here and they really enjoyed it because of its convenience and spaciousness. To save on costs, we cooked some of our meals and found that having a large kitchen and dining area for the family to convene and eat together was great! The two bathrooms were huge! The house is clean and it's close enough to all of the hotels in the Palm Beach area that it was very convenient. Additionally, it's very close to some very delicious, local restaurants including The Old Cunucu House restaurant, which was recommended to us by Elvin (he is the house's caretaker and overall, very great guy!) and 2 Fools and a Bull. Overall, it was really great! Elvin was very helpful and assisted us in getting transport from the airport to the house. Eileen was very good in communicating with us and answering any questions we had. We would recommend renting the truck: it is cheaper than renting from a car rental place and having the truck was just super convenient for whenever we needed to go anywhere. We rented a large minibus since our family was so large but the truck was very convenient for quick trips to the Aruba Surf Club or beach.
Just be warned that there are stray dogs and chickens roaming the area. It's very safe in the area, but don't expect a tourist spot. Personally, we liked that there were no tourists lingering about. The next neighbor was very nice!
The hotspot is a must! The house is also very close to a KFC, Chinese Take-out place, a Catholic Church, and a local supermarket. Some recommendations we would have for travelers: look through the coupons they give you at the airport, it'll save you money! You can get a free drink from the Old Cunucu House using one of those coupons! We would definitely recommend renting this house. Eileen is a great "landlord", Elvin a great caretaker and local connection, and the value for the house is just excellent! Aruba is so safe that you really don't need to worry about being off the resort and being at the house just gives you more chances to explore the island! The north shore is absolutelyyyyy amazing!!!"
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: December 4, 2014