5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Villa With Balcony Ocean View, Sleeps 10-12, close to beach.
Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman
- english, german, spanish, dutch, papiamento
About Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman
The owners, Dr. and Mrs. Hunt and Helen Riley lived in this villa until they moved out in the summer of 2011 and now live in the Malmok area. The former Riley Residence was then renovated for vacation rental purposes. Dr. Riley is a busy plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon and has his own private clinic in the Eagle Beach area. Reconstructive and hand surgeries are performed in the local fully equipped and modern hospital of Aruba, the Horacio Oduber Hospital, while cosmetic procedures, including body contouring like liposculpture, tummy tucks and breast augmentations, facial rejuvenation procedures including facelifts, blepharoplasties and rhinoplasties, injectables like botox and hyaluronic acid fillers, are performed in the private clinic, the Riley Surgery Center. Renters are offered discounted prices for cosmetic procedures. Wife Helen is the clinic manager and also does most of the property management, including checking in- and out. The Riley's have two daughters, Amber (1998) and Jade (2000) and a son, Tim (2007). Dr. Riley is also a valued member of the Tierra del Sol Golf and Country Club and features a single digit handicap. After intense renovations, the Palm Beach Fortress was ready for vacation rent in December 2012. The owners make it a point to give maximum value for a reasonable price.
Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman purchased this Villa in 1996
Why Hunt Riley/Helen Werleman chose Palm Beach
This property was the former residence of the owners and has special sentimental emotional value. For these reasons, the villa is kept in top condition. The villa is situated in the calm and rustic Palm Beach residential area, which is completely paved and sleeping policed making it a safe surrounding for children, yet is within walking distance (a safe 5 min walk) of the sizzling Palm Beach/South Beach entertainment areas and Aruba's most famous beach, the Palm Beach with all kinds of aquatic entertainments. It's private and secure architecture allows you to shut out the world, sunbathing, a late night swim or whatever you're comfortable with.
What makes this Villa unique
Unique benefits include accessibility to reduced priced cosmetic surgery, fillers and Botox. Central location to most of Aruba's marquee features like the championship Robert Trent 18-hole golf course at the Tierra Del Sol Golf & Country club.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location, excellent property
Spacious villa, large living area, nice outdoor area and amazing owners. We loved the place and enjoyed the atmosphere!!
Fun family vacation
We had 6 adults and 8 kids with us and the house was perfect. Each family was able to have their own area. One family stayed in the guest house, a family upstairs, and a family on the main floor. We were able to walk to palm beach, the grocery store and the palm beach mall. We loved aruba!! The pool was great and the outdoor seating perfect. Emma was wonderful and so helpful. The wine delicious!! Thank you
Wonderful and Beautiful
Very quiet neighborhood and love the privacy
Great for big group. On the best part of the island.
We chose this property because we had 11 adults and 1 baby and wanted everyone to have a bed. We had a terrific week. We spent a bunch of time outside in the multiple seating areas around the pool. The owners are friendly, responsive, and helpful. I was a little nervous because the property allows smoking outside and a couple in my party are highly sensitive to those smells. There was no hint of a smoke smells anywhere. Thanks for letting us use your house for a terrific and memorable week in a beautiful place.
Could have been 5 stars; however, ..........
First off we loved Aruba! It really did help that other than late afternoon, sleeping and early morning we weren't at the house. When we landed I reached out to the owner via the VRBO app as requested and was informed the home wasn't going to be ready on time as the previous renters left late. This wasn't a big deal as we took our time getting to the home. We stayed for 2 weeks. Now the owners: The good - the wife is very pleasant and does her best to accommodate. The bad - the doctor isn't! We had numerous things go wrong with the home. The washing machine starting leaking our first time using it.... Almost 2 weeks later it was finally fixed!! Then the home had a terrible smell... Turns out the septic tank needed to be pumped out and the timer was set to run the pump to move water out in the afternoon, should've been early morning per the Dr.
Also, the gas tank the heats the hot tub was empty after the 3 day. Per the Dr. that was our fault! What? Turns out the guy who delivers the propane tanks said we didn't use it up he was a week behind changing out the replacements... Nice!! The A/C went out in the Master Suite upstairs also. Lucky for us the wife was on it and was fixed in 2 days.
Again, could've been a 5 star but due to the Doctor it's a 3 star for us. I rented this house for my wife's 50th birthday because of the other reviews that were favorable but feel I should be full disclosure so others know what can happen if things go wrong.
Still a great trip overall and home has tons of room BUT only talk to the wife is my strong recommendation!!!
AWESOME, HELPFUL AND ATTENTIVE
I can't thank Helen enough for her helpfulness and thoughtfulness!! She was so warm and friendly. My family and I LOVED the house. It was perfect for our party of 9. Helen helped us get acclimated to the area - showed my sister where Dunkin Donuts was (VERY important) and 2 others in my party where the supermarket was.
Luz is the NICEST woman I've met. Although it was difficult to communicate at the beginning of the week as I don't speak Spanish, by the end of the week we were communicating via Google translator and are now Facebook friends. She was there with a friendly hug when she arrived.
I'm looking forward to an annual trip to Aruba - I hope to be a guest of Helen's and Dr. Riley's again.
The pictures shown on the website do not reflect the current furniture and updates. The house is even more beautiful in person.
THANK YOU Helen and Luz for a WONDERFUL week.
Aruba, Dutch owned with a stable and democratic government, is the premier (beach) vacation destination in the Caribbean. It's year round sunny and warm climate ensures the perfect vacation. The home is just a safe, 5min walk to our world famous and Aruba's finest beach, the Palm Beach with a wide diversity of entertaining and shopping. However, optional to renting the home include a BMW X-5 SUV, a Lincoln MKX SUV or Lincoln MKS AWD Sedan rental vehicles at reduced rates.