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Modern chic in a tropical setting with pool and views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

This house is all about luxury and peacefulness. You are in your private garden of Eden. If you are looking for a villa with total privacy surrounded by a tropical garden, this is the place for you. The lap pool features a shallow end great for kids and there's a great covered patio for the parents to relax and enjoy a great vacation.

The inside of the house is pure luxury: central air conditioning, European gourmet kitchen, modern bathrooms, great art on the walls. But best of all, even in this little Eden, you are close to everything that Aruba has to offer: beaches, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, golf and much more...

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017


Bakval Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Modern chic in a tropical setting with pool and views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 5 (3 older kids), had a wonderfull time in this perfect house.

Everything is top end quality and everything is there to make your stay perfect. Francois is always very easy to contact when you have a question. He gives the best possible service.

If you want a really good stay on beautiful Aruba, then this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi to the whole Van de Waart family. It was a real pleasure to meet all of you and hopefully next year we'll see you again on Aruba and then I can meet the rest of your Aruban family. Sunny regards,François.
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Rock Hill, SC


  • 5 of 5

This house is stunning; very modern and functional.

The pool is the center of this delightful villa. Close to very good restaurants and beaches but far enough away from the high rise hotels. Very quite location with little traffic.

Helmut Voigt

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellport New York


  • 5 of 5

Villa was beautiful and extremely comfortable Well maintained and a great place for 2 couples as the bedrooms are very separated we had a great time on Aruba thank You

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erma & John, It was a pleasure to have you stay at the villa and thank you for bringing that fridge part... I know you love ST-Martin but maybe you'll one day prefer Aruba. François.
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults stayed over the holidays and through New Years. The home is beautiful and inviting. The pictures do a good job of showing how beautiful the home is.There is enough space for everyone to get away from each other if they want but also come together for meals and just hanging out. The house had everything we needed from beach chairs and towels, cooler, barbeque, DVD player and a well stocked kitchen.

We ate all dinners outside as it was so pleasant and would often play games after dinner, spending very little time inside.

The master bedroom and bath are large. The upstairs bedrooms are average size and have a lot of storage space. We rarely had to use air conditioning.

The kitchen is large and is a fun place cook. There were many times that all six of us were doing some thing to prepare a meal. Our favorite meals when going out were at Barefoot and Yamenga.

We felt very safe and liked being a little distance from the beach scene. We had a car and went to different beaches each day.

We are runners and it was about.8 miles to the beach road which was pleasant to run on.

Francois was very responsive if we needed him for anything. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in this amazing Aruba vacation rental for 10 days. We can't wait until we return. The owners, the Phillipsen's, created a beautiful and peaceful getaway. The home is very large, and is outfitted with marble floors, high-end appliances, glamour bathrooms, and an oversized washer and dryer. It's bright, open and expansive. The house was immaculate when we arrived, and the property is obviously very well-maintained. The property manager, Francois, lives nearby and provides constant maintenance as necessary.

The house came equipped with more supplies than we expected. Everything from soaps and detergents, to high quality bath and pool towels, and beach chairs are supplied.

The house is extremely secure. It is equipped with safes, an alarm system, electric blinds, and a front gate. Within the first day they were very easy to use. The area feels very safe. But it gave us invaluable peace of mind knowing the Phillipsen's home, and our valuables were protected while we were out having fun at the beach. Never a worry about the house.

Francois, the property manager, is a gem. He quickly responded to our emails from the U.S., and phone calls in Aruba. He answered all of our questions, and put us at ease.

For anyone concerned about the utility cost, it netted to about $35 a day. This isn't much considering the rent is very fairly priced. To be safe, we relied on the trade winds to keep the house a comfortable temperature when we were home during the day, and only used the a/c in our bedrooms while we slept. We used water liberally (though not waste fully).

We spent most of our "home time" reading, eating, swimming, and listening to music out back. The covered areas are never hot, even during a 90 degree day. Our favorite time to hang out and talk with each other was in the evening. I can't begin to describe how beautiful it was outside at night with the trade winds blowing.


I highly recommend renting a car. The house is short drive 5 minute drive to beautiful beaches and plenty of restaurants. The largest grocery store in Aruba, Superfood, is only 15 minutes away. There are several other grocery stores, but Superfood had

everything we needed.

A huge thanks to Francois for his help, and to the Phillipsen's for sharing their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had an awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast in Aruba. We arrived to find the house just as it was described - very clean, fully stocked kitchen, beautiful pool and convenient to grocery stores and Eagle/Palm Beach as well as the northern beaches i.e. Malmok and Arashi. There were 5 adults on the trip who stayed for a week and the house was large enough that we didn't feel like we were in each other's way. Francois was extremely helpful from the time we booked the reservation and throughout our stay. He was only a phone call away if we needed him while we were there.

You will need to rent a car if you plan to do any sightseeing. We visited several of the major attractions - from the California lighthouse in the north to the Carubbean festival down in San Nicholas. The Alto Vista Chapel and natural bridge are both a must-see!! And if you're up for casual dining by the ocean, you must visit the Zeerover Restaurant in San Nicholas! Mmm mmm good!

Although we could have used the A/C more often, we chose to rely on the constant breeze coming through the windows/patio doors. There are stray dogs and other animals in the area, but not too many to be a nuisance.

We would definitely recommend this location to visitors to Aruba. Francois is a great property manager. We wish we could have stayed longer. It was our little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reina Beatrix
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Palm Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $368.64

Renters get a $100.00 credit per week towards utilities (water & electricity) and the difference will be calculated with a meter reading upon your arrival and when you check out  and deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit of $300.00 is paid CASH at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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