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Villa Isabella, walk to the beach🏝

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large, very comfortable 2 bedroom villa. Walk to Palm Beach in 5 minutes!


My beautiful, newly renovated Villa Isabella is located in the Bakval/Saliña Cerca area, opposite the Marriott Hotel, very close to the best beaches in Aruba, within 5 minutes walking distance of the famous Palm Beach. Towards the North you'll find the Fishermen's Huts beach, Aruba's wind- and kite surfing paradise, on 10-minute walking distance.

At night you can walk in 10 minutes to the Palm Beach shopping malls with plenty of restaurants, bars, casinos, bowling, cinemas and clubs.

Several supermarkets are located in the area, only on a 5 to 10-minute walk. There is a bus stop on the main road in front of the Marriott Hotel. The bus will take you either downtown or the beaches at Arashi and Malmok and the lighthouse.


You’ll love my place because of spacious rooms, nice and comfortable outside sitting areas, the light and modern beach house atmosphere and for being so close to the beach. The house has 230 m2 living space (2400 sq.ft) is fully air-conditioned and is surrounded by a fenced-in tropical garden.

The huge European kitchen has top of the line appliances and is outfitted with anything you need for cooking. A large fridge/ freezer, oven, induction cook top, toaster, microwave, electrical hot water cooker, Senseo and filter coffeemaker. A laundry offers a washer, a dryer, iron facilities. The cozy back porch doubles as a dining area and the front porch is the perfect spot for your daily Happy Hour with cocktails. In the private back yard, you will find lounge chairs for sunbathing.

The master bedroom has a King size (195 cm) canopy bed, a TV set with full cable program, a walk-in closet and a en-suite bathroom with walk in shower (hot water in all showers).

The second bedroom has a full bed (135 cm), a sleep sofa (single size), a large closet and its own bathroom.

A half bathroom for your guests, a huge library, board games, beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler on wheels are all there for your convenience.

The house has a carport behind a remote controlled gate to safely park your rental car.

The house is good for 4 people: 2 couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, but also families (with max.3 kids). In case you like to rent the house for more than 4 adult people, please contact us before making the reservation.

Linens, towels, beach towels, basic toiletries (don't bring shampoo and conditioner) are included. We have 2 sets of snorkeling equipment for your convenience.

Please be advised that parties or any large social events are not allowed without prior written consent.

Pets are allowed only after consulting us and our written approval and require an extra cleaning fee of Euro 50, - per stay.

The minimal rental period is 7 nights.

It is important to us, that you feel happy, comfortable and safe at our home. Our manager is only a phone call away for all your questions and 24/7 available for emergencies. I myself can be reached on WhatsApp or email with a 12 hours’ response time. Most information you will find in the manual at the house. Any questions you might have beforehand you can direct to me by WhatsApp or email.

On your day of arrival, we provide you with a free first day groceries package for your convenience.

Information regarding rates:

A 9.5 % room tax, and the costs for final cleaning in the amount of 120 Euro will be added tot your daily rate.

An allowance for water and electricity in the amount of US$ 15, - per night in included .Over usage of utilities, shall be at your discretion and at your expense and will be determined at check out together with our manager. Of course we will read the meters at check in as well.

At reservation a refundable security deposit in the amount of Euro 300,00 will be added to the total amount.

Check in:

If you send us your flight information 1 week before your arrival we can arrange for your pick up at the airport (free of charge), If you chose to rent a car, we will give you detailed directions how to get to the Villa Isabella. The rental car company can call our manager for your estimated arrival time at the house in order for her to meet your there for check-in.

Our regular check in time is around 3 PM, however if you arrive earlier and the villa is ready we can certainly do an early check in.

On check out:

At check in we will already agree for a time for check out and your transportation to the airport on your departure day. Please be advised that our regular check out time is around 11 AM, however if you flight leaves later that day and we don’t have a check-in on the same day, we will do our best to extend your time at the house. At this point we will do the meter readings and check the house for any damages.

If you wish our manager can arrange for your free transport to the airport on your departure date. Please make sure to arrange for pick up time beforehand

More Details

Susan van Lier
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Susan van Lier

My name is Susan and I used to live on Aruba for 25 years. I moved back to Holland together with my daughter Isabella in 2013, thinking I might return in 2016. That didn't happen, but I do like to spend several weeks a year in my house, which actually still feels very much my home.

Susan van Lier purchased this villa in 2013

Why Susan van Lier chose Palm Beach

I have lived in this area most of the time I lived on Aruba. My parents owned a home just a few numbers down the street. We always preferred this area, because even though it is very central and close to the Hotels, it is still very quiet. Being so close to the beach is still very appealing to me and as I know, to many other people. Taking a morning stroll on the shore line or enjoying the ever beautiful sunsets are very precious to me.

What makes this villa unique

My guests love the decor and feel of the house, the large porches and most of all the location; only 5 minutes from the beach. My guests also appreciate how we are always available, how complete the house is outfitted and the services we provide.


Palm Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk in closet is attached
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed is good for 2 people, sofa is for 1, just in case
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed, a secretaire, a TV, a walk in closet and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a double sized bed, a smaller bathroom and a large build in closet, desk and a sofabed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Once a week cleaning is included if you stay longer then 7 days. If you need more hours, please check with me beforehand and we can make certainly make some arrangements.


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Villa Isabella, walk to the beach🏝
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Location location location!!

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home! Location was perfect. We felt so comfortable in the house. Will definitely be back. Until next time Isabella!❤️

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your positive experience. I am happy you felt so much at home, because that is what we aim for and consider the best compliment. We loved having you as our guests and hope to welcome you vack in the future to gave another great vacation and such happy times on Aruba. Thanks again, sincerely, Susan
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Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Villa Isabella. The home and its location are wonderful. The home is very close to some of the best beaches in Aruba (our favorite was Arashi). It is very nicely decorated and well appointed with everything you will need. Manon, the caretaker, was super helpful and kind. She made sure our stay was relaxing and stress free. An extremely nice touch is that when you get to the house there are supplies (eggs, milk, juice, coffee) for your next morning which was convenient since we came in on a 6:00 p.m. flight. We would definitely come back to enjoy this house again! A plus!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your kind words. We do our best to make your vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, so it's always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback. We loved having you as our guests as well and hope to welcome you back another time!! Sincerely, Susan
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The property is beautiful. The villa is well decorated and very comfortable. Close to the hotels.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. Susan was amazing at answering all our questions and making us feel welcome. Manon was also great at giving suggestions about what to see and do. She did everything possible to make our beach days wonderful. The house was very well equipped for any cooking and preparation.

The outdoor eating area is a real plus.

We were able to use the pool at the Marriott without any issue. Snorkelling was fun.

A car is helpful to get around the island and pick up groceries although there a supermarket at the end of the street.

Just a great place! Highly recommend.

We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very gapoy you had such a great time and it was valuable vacation time well spend. Hope to welcome you back next year!
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Perfect location, great property & wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I travel frequently & have stayed in various types of accommodations from hotels to apartments to homes all over the world. Villa Isabella is easily one of the nicest & most well equipped vacation rentals that we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Right from the minute that I booked the Villa I could tell that this experience would be different than most we encountered. Susan, the owner, maintains very good communication with her guests. She provided us with a great deal of information & was always available for any question that arose. Her replies were always prompt.

We stayed for 10 nights in February & brought another couple with us. Due to a long flight delay we arrived very late at night. Manon, the property caretaker woke up & met us to provide us with a tour of the home & answered all of our questions. She is very friendly & available throughout the stay for questions or anything that might arise. The villa is very spacious & clean. The 2 bedrooms each have an en suite bathroom & provide total privacy. We found the master bedroom to be very nice, having a walk-in closet/dressing room. We found the kitchen be modern & very well equipped. Our cooking was mainly only breakfast but one could easily cook anything imaginable with the appliances & utensils provided. Eating can be done at the counter between the kitchen & great room, but I suggest sitting outside & enjoying the large covered patio that is surrounded by a very private & walled yard. The property is very secure with an alarm system & remote controlled gate to the covered car port. We felt very safe in the quiet neighborhood but still kept the gates closed & the alarm on.

The property is very conveniently located with the beach & water activities less than 5 minutes away & countless restaurants & shops full of nightlife less than 10 minutes away. Susan provides just about everything that you would need for your vacation. Each bathroom had an ample supply of towels & toiletries. There were folding chairs & several beach towels to take to the beach. There is a laundry room with a washer & dryer, so pack light if you prefer. During our stay Susan had her house keeper Maria stop by once to clean the villa. Susan notified us first to make sure the time was convenient. I highly recommend Villa Isabella & could not think of anything that I would have needed or would have changed. You cannot go wrong renting from Susan & staying at Villa Isabella.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and your appreciation of our efforts. We are very happy to hear you had a great stay at our house and hope that your Aruba experience was one to remember dearly and to repeate in the future. Thank you and we hope to see you again!
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Close to everything, but peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Villa Isabella, as with the first time, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I would highly recommend this location, it's First Class! Thanks to home owner Susan for keeping her place so nice. And also to Manon the Property Manager for taking great care of the house!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and everything you need for the stay is there. A nice touch was they even had some fresh milk, eggs, breads, meats, etc so we had some breakfast in the morning. Breakfast and dinner on the outside covered back patio was the way to start and end the day. They provided coolers and towels to take to the beach. If you like snorkeling they provide mask and fins as well, but we have our own. The best places for snorkeling on the island are a short drive to Boca Catalina Beach and Arashi Beach where all the adventure tours bring their paying customers, but you can do for free. If you want to get a free shaded hut at the beaches get there by 9 am. Manon the care take was great also.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We loved you and your family having as our guests. Manon and I love to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Susan
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Reina Beatrix Aruba
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
palm Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tierra del Sol
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Marriott and Ritz Carlton
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

All watersport activities are either on the beach at Fishermen's Huts (windsurfing, paddleboard and kitesurfing) on a 10 minute walk or in front of the hotels, all along the Palm Beach strip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $138.7
Pet Fee $57.79
Refundable Damage Deposit $346.74

Room tax at 9.5% per night and end cleaning in the amount of 120 Euro will be added tot your bill.
Airport transportation and a basic groceries package are included
Any over usage of electricity and water (with 15 Euro/day the standard usage) will be measured and charged at check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.