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Ocean Front Guest Cottage for 2 - Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

More Details

Owner
Michael
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Michael

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.

Michael purchased this cottage in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

First time in beautiful Aruba. From the moment we stepped off the plane and Juan “in a million -the Aruban Ambassador” greeted us with hugs and laughter, we knew we were in a good place. Mike and Lois instantly made us feel comfortable and welcome and their lovely Windsong Cottage was perfect! Pool a delight. Loved sitting under the mango tree seeing lizards and iguanas and hummingbirds! We came to snorkel and it was the best I’ve done to date! The coral, the fish, eels, squids, octopus, bristle worm and on and on. The colors when sitting along the water in the mornings and then again for sunsets… indescribable! The tap water is excellent. We had a great time exploring the neighborhood on foot. Zeerovers – best seafood ever! Can’t wait to return to Windsong the most perfect place in Aruba!
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Pos Chiquito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot water in the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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Ocean Front Guest Cottage for 2 - Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 92 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! What more could you want than to look out at the Carribbean ! Serenity plus😎?Special thanks to Juan for always making us feel welcome. Lois and Michael, we love your place. Already thinking about our return trip

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new paltz, new york, united states
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I had a wonderful time at the ocean front cottage. perfect weather everyday , we walked to beach every day . we did not rent a vehicle and it was fine, we walked to the local grocery and restaurants . after spending most of the day at the beach we would come back to the cottage and that pool was the best ( and the hammock too) . we loved it .

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, ON
5

Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike and Lois for a wonderful vacation. It was so nice to be picked up by your Property Manager, Juan and not to have to worry with directions getting right off the plane. Juan took us to get our rental car and then took us to the cottage where he showed us around and we met Mike and Lois who are there for the winter. The cottage is in the backyard, but you have a separate entrance and share the pool and yard with the main house. It is a very quiet neighbourhood and very safe. We rented a car and found it very easy to get around, however the street signs are very few and poor and we had to use our navigational skills a few times. We loved BBQing in the evening in the backyard most nights instead of going out to the restaurants and there are a few close grocery stores if you dont have a car. The snorkelling across the road we found by far probably the best, but there are many beaches to investigate on the island. We even went scuba diving with Michael! Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday! Tracy & Henry, London, ON Canada.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO, USA
4

Quiet Modest cottage with good price and great owners

  • 4 of 5

I would say this is a good place to stay in Aruba depending on your needs. FIrst if you want to be in th middle of thearuba tourist scene this is not for you. It is in a mostly quiet neighborhood with lots of locals. This rental is a small cottage behind a larger house that a retired Canadian couple liv in during the winter. SEcond it you want a fancy modern type condo this is not for you. The cottage is modest but comfortable. It has an older television and hot water is available in the shower only. The owners really are lovely people. They invite us for Christmas Eve dinner. The husband is a certified dive instructor who took us out to the reef across the street. The place met our needs. We did venture out to baby beach and to eagle beach. All in all it worked well for us. We are a couple in our 60s. We found great restaurants to eat at locally and really it was not far to get into the city

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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california
5

Excelent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 amazing days at the guest cottage in Aruba. Right across from the best snorkeling on the island. The views were great and the neighborhood was quiet. The bus station and local market store were within easy walking distance. The cottage had everything we needed and was nice and peaceful at night. Juan was a great ambassador who picked us up from the airport, gave us a tour of the area, gave lots of good local advice, and dropped us off again at the end of our time. We snorkeled every day and sometimes twice a day. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. Thanks Mike and Lois.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 9 days. We so loved the privacy and comfort of this cottage and felt very safe here. It is away from the crowded resort areas, so it was nice to come back after a day of site seeing and have peace and quiet. Mike and Lois are wonderful hosts, and answered our many questions with patience.We appreciated seeing Juan's smiling face when we landed in Aruba! It was so nice to be picked up from the airport, and he showed us the area before taking us to get our rental car. Mike, Lois and Juan are all very friendly and we felt grateful for their help. We explored the entire island from north to south, east to west and ate at a lot of different restaurantsl! Marina Pirata was very close and was one of our most favorite places to eat. Loved the close proximity to Mangel Halto beach from the cottage! The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. WE would definitely stay here again! Thank you for one of the best vacations we have had!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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