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Windsong Villa and Guest Cottage gate and marvelous view!

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • 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.

Windsong Villa & Guest Cottage 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.

Windsong Guest cottage is in the garden behind Windsong Villa, a few feet 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.

The air-conditioned guest cottage accommodates 2 people on a king size bed that can become twin beds. 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.

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 yr 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.

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 Guest cottage!

Michael and Lois Brown, Owners


Keywords: Guest Cottage

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+1 (705) 687-4689 May - Nov (Ontario, Canada)
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/19/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • King size bed (1) The bed can be split to become two twin beds. Please inform the owner if you wish to have it split....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Hot water in the shower. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some are in the cottage and more in the villa....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Ask about the DVDs available at Windsong Villa....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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. As soon as Guest Cottage guests go out of their gate they have a wonderful view of the Caribbean and Spanish lagoon. Windsong Guest cottage is just steps to an excellent swimming and snorkeling area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    available for local calls only. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good selection....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Good selection....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster oven, blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Cold packs available with cooler box for picnics. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The garden is fully paved with bricks and tiles. Outside the guest cottage there is a table with chairs for outdoor dining. There is also a table and chairs in the palapa....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The Palapa has a roof of palm leaves and provides a cool shady place for relaxing or eating. Table, chairs and BBQ, hammock and chaise lounges....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower gardens, mango tree. Lots of shade and sun. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool may be shared with the owners or with guests renting the Villa...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay

$650
High season
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay

$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Payment may be made through PayPal or by swift wire transfer.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reina Beatrix, Oranjestad
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marina Pirata
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

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, Master Scuba Diver Instructor and DAN instructor. 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. We have a Suzuki Grand Vitari 2003 vehicle, insured with roadside service that may be available to renters for use at $30.00 per day. It is not for off road adventures.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/19/2016

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Photos

  • Windsong Villa and Guest Cottage gate and marvelous view!

    Windsong Villa and Guest Cottage gate and marvelous view!

  • Windsong Guest Cottage, beside the pool, in the quiet & private garden .

    Windsong Guest Cottage, beside the pool, in the quiet & private garden .

  • Well equipped modern kitchen.

    Well equipped modern kitchen.

  • Bathroom with shower to the right.

    Bathroom with shower to the right.

  • In front of Windsong at the sea shore.

    In front of Windsong at the sea shore.

  • Spaanslagoen Weg, our road follows the shoreline.

    Spaanslagoen Weg, our road follows the shoreline.

  • Mangel Halto beach is just 2 minutes from our gate.

    Mangel Halto beach is just 2 minutes from our gate.

  • Mangel Halto (high mangroves) one entrance from the beach to swim and snorkel.

    Mangel Halto (high mangroves) one entrance from the beach to swim and snorkel.

  • French Grunts school around coral at Mangel Halto.

    French Grunts school around coral at Mangel Halto.

  • A school of blue tangs.

    A school of blue tangs.

  • Anemones sometimes shelter tiny Petersen shrimp.

    Anemones sometimes shelter tiny Petersen shrimp.

  • Cododo lizards visit the garden.

    Cododo lizards visit the garden.

  • Private entrance gate to Windsong Villa Guest Cottage.

    Private entrance gate to Windsong Villa Guest Cottage.

  • King size bed.

    King size bed.

  • Pool, palapa with BBQ and garden view from the front of the cottage.

    Pool, palapa with BBQ and garden view from the front of the cottage.

  • Spanish lagoon and the waves breaking on the reef.

    Spanish lagoon and the waves breaking on the reef.

  • Aerial view of Windsong Villa. Guest cottage is the smaller red roof.

    Aerial view of Windsong Villa. Guest cottage is the smaller red roof.

  • The swimming dock at Mangel Halto.

    The swimming dock at Mangel Halto.

  • French grunt at Mangel Halto.

    French grunt at Mangel Halto.

  • A wreck sunk in Spaans lagoen attracts divers and lots of fish and sea critters.

    A wreck sunk in Spaans lagoen attracts divers and lots of fish and sea critters.

  • French angel fish are often seen when snorkeling or diving.

    French angel fish are often seen when snorkeling or diving.

  • Iguana.

    Iguana.

  • Owners: Mike and Lois Brown

    Owners: Mike and Lois Brown

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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