3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Covered Porch With Private Pool One Jump Away
- english, french
Author and a former IT executive. I have had the privilege of travelling and living in different countries.
John purchased this Villa in 2007
Why John chose Sabana Liber
My wife and I fell in love with Aruba on our very first visit in 2006. We had been searching for a place in the sun for years. Finally we found this Villa with its tropical gardens and the quiet and serene upscale and exclusive neighbourhood. In addition to the quiet surrounds, we loved the proximity to the beaches which are only a few minute drive away. The Villa is simple and straight forward and not a complicated house. It is in an extremely safe and upscale area of the island.
What makes this Villa unique
The large private pool is ideal for families and couples. The rear patio is treated to the trade winds and a great place to sit and dine or have a cold beverage while watching the hummingbirds, iguanas and other tropical birds. The Villa is in a quiet and peaceful area where you will not be disturbed. You can enjoy your own tropical garden.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Return visit to Sol Palmas
As promised, here is my second review of this property. And this second stay at John & Bobbie's Sol Palmas Villa on Aruba was simply wonderful. A place for just total relaxation after a day of sightseeing, touring, etc., with all the convenience of being close to everything the island has to offer, and then the benefit of privacy, security, and comfort back in your home away from the hotel strip! While it is not a perfect world for any of us and not everything was perfect during my first stay at Sol Palmas in August, the true test of superior customer service and genuine caring that you enjoy your stay in their home, was how once issues were brought to the owners attention, they responded immediately to correct them. And for the few items I brought to John & Bobbie's attention, they took care of them with no questions asked or with any objections. Just a wonderful "home" to spend your vacation in while on Aruba. I now have it reserved for a week next April, 2016!
So pleased that you had another great experience at Sol Palmas.
We do try to maintain a very high standard for our guests and thank you for bringing those small issues to our attention.
We welcome your return visit and know thatthisonewill be just as enjoyable
John and Bobbie
Let their casa.....become "your" casa!
I have given much thought before signing in to pen this review. My hesitation is I want to be fair to the island, and also to the property and it's owners, John & Bobbie, and yet, be as brief as possible so you will finish reading this review. We all vacation and travel for different reasons. Having said that, I went to Aruba to enjoy the natural beauty of the island; learn about the islands history and culture; meet the "locals"...as much as they would allow me; and submerse myself into the community by "living" on the island.....not just be a guest at a hotel; yet do all this with safety & convenience; while having a paradise to escape to with total luxury after a day of touring or exploring, beaching & sunning, shopping, all the touristy type things I also went to Aruba for. Staying at Villa Sol Palmas made all of that possible beyond my wildest expectations!! The home is exactly as presented on the site. I do not need to submit pictures as the ones the owners, John and Bobbie, have posted, are completely accurate and up to date. The home, the bedrooms, the en suites, the kitchen, the family room, the garden and the POOL.....yes that amazingly beautiful, refreshing, wonderful, & PRIVATE pool..are exactly as advertised. My communication with John and Bobbie before my trip was simply incredible. They spent as much time as necessary to review the amenities of the Villa, the beaches, restaurants, local info about supermarkets, shops, places of interest....I could not have asked for more consideration of my questions and concerns. If you are desiring to truly "experience" Aruba....while also staying in a beautiful, restful, relaxing, conveniently located "home" that provides "privacy" and security....I cannot encourage you enough to rent and stay at Villa Sol Palmas!! You will have all the memories the hotel guests have; beaches, restaurants, shopping, tours, etc.....yet you will bring back with you what it is like to "own and live" a home on a magnificent, intoxicating, mesmerizing.....tropical paradise! I've told them personally...but I will repeat it here on this review....Thank You, Thank You, John and Bobbie, for sharing your beautiful, warm, splendid property with those of us that long to be residents of such a paradise as you have found in Aruba!
I'll see if I have further comments in my next review as I am returning to this same Villa on September 15, 2015, and I can hardly wait! Does that in any way indicate how much I enjoyed Villa Sol Palmas? ;-)
We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy Aruba at our Villa, away from the busy tourist areas, yet be able to access all the beaches and. Restaurants easily form our convenient location. You are correct......staying at VillaSol Palmas is a relaxing experience.
We welcome your return visit so soon and hope that you enjoy it as much on this second visit. We love getting return visits from our guests
John and Bobbie
Wonderful Place and a Great Location
This was our first trip to Aruba and John and his team were great. The house and pool are wonderful and it is located near everything and yet far enough away from the tourist sites. We really had a chance to relax and enjoy the island life. John is a very responsive host and is very knowledgeable about the island and was a great resource for good restaurants and things to do in Aruba.
This was the fourth time at this villa and was as good as the first time. The property is beautifully maintained , obviously well cared for and loved by the owners. You can get everywhere and anything you need within 10 minutes, not that you need anything but your bathing suit and suncreen. You might want to check out Bobbie and John's second villa in Aruba...Villa Serena also on this website. Again beautiful and know know would also be a wonderful experience
This was the second time we stayed at Sol Palmas, and we even liked it more than the last time. The villa is situated in a upscale and quiet residential neighbourhood. It is close to the beaches and all the hassle, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful garden and large pool. It has a nice porch on which we spend a large part of our stay. Just reading, taking in the many birds and swimming in the poolmade up a perfect holiday for us. The house itself is nicely decorated and has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms and a seperate third toilet. The kitchen is well equiped and the television has many canals, BVN included. During our stay, we had friends visiting us, and they said next year they would like to stay at Sol Palmas instead of a timeshare. So will we, because if you have stayed here once, you will return.
A Fantasy Vacation
A fantasy vacation became a reality in April, 2014 when we had the opportunity to stay at Sol Palmas' the home of Bobbie and John Gray in Aruba. The large pool, garden and home amenities made it unnecessary to venture into the real world. Flowers , birds and even an occasional iguana, can all be enjoyed sitting poolside in the covered grove. The patio with barbecue, is ideal for dining, relaxed evening drinks
The worldly things, if desired (beaches,shopping,Casino) are only a 10 minute drive from this secluded upscale area.
So, have a swim,move to the grove for an appetizer, a glass of wine and let the world go by
Vera & Errol
Sol Palmas is located in a quiet area and very safe and private. For those seeking calm, the large private swimming pool and surounding gardens offer peace and quiet. Sol Palmas is only a few minute drive to the tourist area of Palm Beach and within 5 minutes of the beaches of Eagle Beach, Boca Catalina, Arashi and Malmok.
Guests can either BBQ or cook in, or drive to many world class restaurants located within 5--10 minutes.
Close by is the Historic Chapel of Alto Vista. A 2--3 minute drive.
On the way to the Chapel is Phillips Animal Farm. (Worth a visit for the kids)
Oranjestad the capital is less than 10 minutes and offers the fine shops of Prada, Cartier, Nine West as well as local merchants and the flea market.