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Oceanfront Villa: snorkeling & Diving at Mangel Halto

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

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

Keywords: House and Guest Cottage

More Details

Owner
Michael Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Michael Brown

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. Our villa and guest cottage were 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.

Michael Brown purchased this villa in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Over the last two years we have been resident in Windsong Villa for more than 8 months. When we are not there, guests rent the villa however they tend to forget to write a review. Please check the reviews for Windsong Guest cottage at vrbo.com/224448 to see what our cottage guests say about Windsong and the area.
Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reina Beatrix, Oranjestad
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Mango Halto Bar
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Main Nort South Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marina Pirata
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Mangel Halto
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.

Amenities

Pos Chiquito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Demand hot water in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Demand hot water in shower.
  • Ceramic tiled fully.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Single is window seat.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed may be divided to become two singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King size bed may be divided to become two singles.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A Private Paradise entirely enclosed by an 8’ wall colorful blossoms at all seasons.

Reviews

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Oceanfront Villa: snorkeling & Diving at Mangel Halto
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 58 reviews
5

Beautiful Villa with outdoor dining area and pool

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Villa. Enjoyed the outdoor BBQ/dining area and pool. Beach right across the road. Nearby restaurants were beyond my expectations.

The cottage was perfect for my family and I would definitely recommend this place. The owners were more than eager to answer questions and provided useful information and suggestions on things to do on the Island. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great mid-island location and gorgeous ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

It was a trip of a lifetime for our family of five (kids aged 10-16). We enjoyed being away from the resort area and with-in a short drive to such beautiful beaches. The accommodations were great. We found it to be very spacious, clean and comfortable; and the pool area was a big hit with the kids. We especially enjoyed barbequing and eating in the outdoor dining area. The owners were warm and welcoming, and gave us all the information we needed to make the most out of our stay. We hadn't expected the snorkeling and scuba diving, directly in front of the villa, to be so excellent. We also took advantage of their in-house PADI scuba diving instruction; first-rate! We wholeheartedly recommend you choose this oceanfront villa as your home base when travelling to Aruba.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Northern lady

  • 5 of 5

I have had the privilege to stay at this property several times and am always overwhelmed at its beauty. The villa is so comfortable and accessible to the sea just outside the front door. I have enjoyed snorkeling in front of the villa and have seen many beautiful fish and coral there. Some days I chose to just swim in the ocean, walking on the clear sandy bottom.

Eating out on Aruba was very enjoyable, especially dining at some restaurants on the sandy beaches in the evening, watching the large sun sink into the ocean.

I will return.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

good time

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed the villa

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

awesome holiday home

  • 5 of 5

it was a very nice holiday and the house is very nice! it was clean, and a lot of space.

very nice garden and Pool!

de location was perfect, near to the beach of mangel halto.

also de kids had the time of their lives at this place. a baby crib was all arranged at arrival. so perfect

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for Divers, Snorkelers, Fishemen or Families.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean and well maintained. We did not notice any of the negative things mentioned in the previous review. We were two families with four children ages 2-16 years. We had no concern for safety, quite the contrary, the neighbors are very nice. The beach is a short walk away. Diving and snorkeling are great right in front of the villa. Fresh caught, cooked on site seafood is right down the road. The property manager is one of the nicest people we've ever met and made sure that we were taken care of. We did have an issue with the refrigerator that was immediately taken care of. Thanks Juan! We were there during Christmas and had a wonderful time at the villa. I can see how some pretentious people may not like this villa, but that is also the reason we loved it. It's certainly not downtown amongst all the touristy chaos. The villa is just far enough away that you are not blinded by the casino lights, but can get there quickly if you so choose. Having visited Aruba on multiple occasions, staying in High Rise, Low Rise, Time Share, Condo, etc... We can say that this was our best experience yet.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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