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'Castaway' Guest House on the Beach

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1, 2 or 3 Bedrooms Oceanfront on the waves

The Great Escape - an Antithesis to Civilization!

Away form the crowds of hotel bustle, in a paradise garden right on the beach, among the chirping of birds and parrots, and in the constant rhythm of the surf. Share your lunch with hummingbirds in the garden or with pelicans on the beach.

Escape to Robinson Cruso's world!

The house is in the fishing village of Savaneta, ancient port city and old capital of Aruba. It is situated half way between Orangestad and Baby beach, about a 7 minutes' drive from the airport. Step out of your bedroom and right onto a hammock or onto the white sandy beach of Savaneta's most romantic hide-away. This secure gated property is one of the only houses in Aruba built right on the water (not across the street).

There are two available guest houses on the property: one is a two bedroom and one bathroom (pics. 1-11), and the other is a one-bedroom and one bathroom (pics. 12-24). The two-bedroom boasts a master bedroom with a king sized bed with Romantic lace canopy, and the other room has full/ double bed, and a twin single bed which can be put together for a larger than king size bed. The kitchenette is perfect for light meal preparation. It has a new full size refrigerator, a microwave oven, a toaster oven, a coffee brewing machine, an electric double stove,and of course, a blender for those spectacular sunset drinks. Additionally, there is an outdoor kitchen area with sink in a marble mosaic countertop, and charcoal Bar-B-Q. Our modern bathroom with large walk in shower has just been upgraded to offer warm water which is unusual in Aruba.
The one-bedroom guest house is ideal for a couple. It offers a queen size bed, kitchen, renovated modern bathroom and covered patio Zen decorated living space.
'Castaway' Guest house is perfect for 1, 2 or 3 romantic couples seeking a connection with nature in all of it's beauty.

Take out local food and bakery are available across the street, and a supermarket is located along the same street.

Two of Aruba's most exceptional restaurants are within walking distance along our stretch of beach: Zerrover, the local's fishing station serving the "catch of the day", and the culinary thrilling Flying Fishbone. Also near by are the restaurants Arubaville, Barefoot and Marina Pirata which require a short drive.

Scuba diving is recommended right off our beach. Put on your tank and swim directly to a pituresque 100 foot wall reef teaming with colorful fish and a family of turtles. It is also one of the best snorkeling sites in the Caribbean. Experienced English speaking dive masters are a phone call away, available for private dives right off our beach or elsewhere on the island.

While staying at the villa, do not miss Zeerover, the fishermans' local club a few doors down. It provides fresh seafood to the restaurants in Aruba, and serves the 'catch of the morning' for lunch or sunset viewing in a truly local down-to-Earth wharf setting. When feeling adventurous, there is an opportunity to charter a fishing excursion there as well.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Option to use a one bedroom guest house or a 2 bedrooms guesthouse, or to combine them both into 3 bedroom set up. One bedroom has a king size bed, one with two beds: a double and a twin size beds. A separate guest house on the same property has a queen size bed, its own bathroom and kitchenette as well as a covered patio living room. please see photos. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    warm water heater for shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Modern Second bathroom is in the one bedroom guesthouse...moreless

  • Modern bathroom with a large walk in shower. Unlike most private properties in Aruba, we have warm water as well. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our guest house offers an opportunity to run away from the modern world. It does not offer hotel crowds, elevators or amenities, but to us that is its' beauty: We awaken to the sound of birds, waves and wind, wear a bathing suit, and pretend we are on a deserted island with no obligations at all. We swim along the shore or to the reef across the way, snorkel, dive, sunbathe, read, listen to music, or have a massage in afternoon. Sunset offers "sacred" restorative moments of beauty (there is no nicer sunset anywhere on the island). At night we dress up pretty, and walk or drive over to one of the restaurants in the vicinity, or we bring in food from the various take-out establishments. After dinner, we star gaze or watch a lightening show in the distance over the ocean. This house is all about an immersion in nature. It is set up for minor food preparation with light grilling and salads (not for heavy cooking). ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wifi provides our music and entertainment....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    We are front row on the Caribbean Ocean (not across the street!)...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in the oldest fishing village of Aruba, an old port....moreless

  • Village:

    Fishing village...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    counter top in kitchen, and of course, outdoor dining tables and chairs under a breezy full canopy Divi-Divi tree or on the beach. Tablecloth provided for those romantic evenings of wine and cheese......moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fan and Air conditioner in each bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    With French doors that open onto beach front veranda enclosed with a fence for security and privacy. Covered patio living room in the one-bedroom guest house. Our favorite living room is the beach...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easily available in front of the gate to the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Blue towels provided for bath, and red and white towels provided for the beach...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart coffee brewer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes for 4 people in 2 bedroom, and for 2 people in the one bedroom...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchenette layout with bar countertop. Indoor and outdoor sink. Bar-b-que available upon request....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new and stocked with ice. We will prepare a bottle of wine for your arrival. Please let us know if you require any food basics upon arrival...moreless

  • Stove:

    double electric stove top for very light cooking preparations in the two bedroom guest house, and a gas stove top in the one bedroom guest house....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Literally on the beach. Overlooking the surf. Serenading you with the song of wind and waves....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden of tropical flora and fauna. See pictures...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter season 2
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9.5%


Utilities are charged per use:

Electric $0.32/ kWh

Water $3.72/ m3 up to 6M3. (1m3=264.2 gallons=35.3 ft3)

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Queen Beatrix Airport, AUA (aruba)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Flying Fishbone
De Bruynewijk, Savaneta, Aruba
Nearest Beach
Our own beach at our doorstep

Car: Recommended

The house is in Savaneta, away from the maddening crowds.

Savaneta is an authentic caribbean fishing village. It is an ancient port city, and it was the old capital of Aruba. It is currently also the home of the Dutch marine base. There are supermarkets and public transportation along the main road a short walk away from the house. However, the house sits on a side street that meanders along the shoreline. The little town which feels more like a neighborhood has a mixture of local flishermans' homes and weekend homes for the vacationing local 'elite'. Everybody seems to interact with the friendly disposition typical to Aruba.

Savaneta is a quick 7 minutes drive from the airport. It is mid way between the capital Orangestad and the Eastern most town of Saint Nicholas.

Baby Beach, considered by many one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is located in Seroe Colorado near Saint Nicholas at a short driving distance from the house.

Another point of interest nearby is Mangel Alto, the beach in Pos chiquito, our neighboring town. There is a public access beach with areas organized for picnics and gatherings. Driving along the ocean in Pos chiquito always takes my breath away. And snorkeling in the pool like lagoon is an experience of a lifetime.

The Arikok National Park is a desert park typical of Aruba's wild and arrid terrain. It extends north to the rugged coastline where huge waves crash against the steep rocks in rhythmic thump and salt spray. Few explore that part of the island, but the entrance into the park is very close by, and the drive well worth it. There are horseback riding tours and ATV rides to the park, and to the Natural Pool in it.

Most importantly, the house is on the beach. It is a pristine white sandy beach with direct access to the warm clear water below. There is natural shade provided by the Divi-divi tree on shore where one can relax and rejeuvenate


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: We fell in love with Aruba 20 years ago when we first visited as tourists escaping the cold of a New York City winter. But out of curiosity, seeking a variety of experiences, and wishing to learn about other cultures, we continued to explore other destinations in the Caribbean and Central America. No matter where we went, we always felt it was not quite as wonderful as being in Aruba. Aruba offered perfect hot weather, whereas in many other destinations we had to spend some days waiting for the rain to pass. In many other islands, we felt sorry for the native population, whereas in Aruba, we made friends with many of them. Aruba does not have shanty towns, it provides employment for most of the population who pride themselves as 'one happy island'. Most Arubeans speak English, Dutch, and Spanish so there is never a problem communicating. The white beaches are gorgeous, considered some of the most beautiful in the world, the water is clear and warm at 80 degrees most of the year. As far as water sports, there is everything available: incredible snorkeling and diving, world class windsurfing and kite surfing with steady trade winds, deep sea fishing, sunset cruises, jet skiing and tubing. Sunsets are breathtaking with many viewing sites (other than our own back yard...) serving drinks of your choice. At night, we love visiting our favorite restaurants. There are quite a few great restaurants serving gourmet food in transporting settings, and Casinos stay open through the night. The more we had seen in the Caribbeans, the more we missed Aruba. Then on September 11, 2001 we were in New York City when it was under attack. Soon after that traumatic experience, we decided we wanted to find a home away from conflict. Now, we ventured on a hunt for a peaceful land where we could feel safe. After much research and exploration, we were lucky to find a property right on the beach in our favorite island. The property has an additional guest house which we are proud to share

Why De Bruynewijk, Savaneta, Aruba:
For many years, whenever we visited Aruba, we stayed at the big hotels on the island. But as a personal treat, as the icing on the cake, we made a tradition of ending our vacation dining at our favorite restaurant The Flying Fishbone in the remote fisherman's village of Savaneta. The taxi ride to the restaurant made us feel we were getting to see the real country-side. At the hotels' section, it was busy, crowded, and hectic. But as we drove away from there, we met a sense of quiet, a down to earth sensibility. So when we looked for a house in Aruba, we were insistent to find a house right on the beach. Very few (less than 40)of Aruba's homes are built on the beach-most are across the street so we were thrilled when we found an ancient house on the beach in Savaneta, the village of our best memories. We have since worked tirelessly to renovate, update, and modernize the home while keeping its traditional structure preserved. We cherish every moment we spend at our home. We hope you do the same.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
No words can describe the beauty of being on the water better than the pictures taken from our back yard/beach. When we arrive at the house, there is a realization that we have landed in paradise. There is a different beauty to every hour of the day: The calm breeze of the early morning, the bright yellow heat of mid day, the pink hues that glide on the ocean, and paint the sand in the afternoon. It is constantly changing and trasforming until the sun finally kisses the horizon, and the sky goes on fire. The perfect viewing spot is in the hammock under the Divi tree on the beach. We try to spend all of our time outdoor in nature. As there are so few homes on the water in Aruba, it was a treasure for us to find. In addition, the main house is a typical 'kunuku' house traditional to the country side of Aruba. it was built more than 100 years ago of coral. We have tried to preserve its heritage while modernizing and improving its ammenities.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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  • West apt. "Great room" sitting area

    West apt. "Great room" sitting area

  • West apt. bedroom  with king size bed

    West apt. bedroom with king size bed

  • Welcome Home entry walk

    Welcome Home entry walk

  • sink area in same bathroom

    sink area in same bathroom

  • Let the breeze in...the sound of the waves...and that view!!!

    Let the breeze in...the sound of the waves...and that view!!!

  • East apt. newly renovated modern bathroom

    East apt. newly renovated modern bathroom

  • East apt. one bedroom daytime

    East apt. one bedroom daytime

  • beach front dance floor

    beach front dance floor

  • garden paradise on the water

    garden paradise on the water

  • Aaaahhh...Leisure in Paradise...

    Aaaahhh...Leisure in Paradise...

  • setting of a beautiful day...

    setting of a beautiful day...

  • Drinks on a mellow afternoon...

    Drinks on a mellow afternoon...

  • Kitchenette (fridge, coffee-maker, toaster-oven,microwave, dual electric burner

    Kitchenette (fridge, coffee-maker, toaster-oven,microwave, dual electric burner

  • W-Second bedroom with double and twin(single) beds, closet, fan& air condition

    W-Second bedroom with double and twin(single) beds, closet, fan& air condition

  • Modern bathroom with on demand shower water heater

    Modern bathroom with on demand shower water heater

  • Welcoming you back for a nightcap...

    Welcoming you back for a nightcap...

  • East apt. covered outdoor living room patio. Cheers!

    East apt. covered outdoor living room patio. Cheers!

  • East apt. kitchenette and indoor dining

    East apt. kitchenette and indoor dining

  • East apt. Bedtime retreat

    East apt. Bedtime retreat

  • Private entrance to the beach

    Private entrance to the beach

  • 3 natural steps to the water

    3 natural steps to the water

  • Savaneta Fishermen back with the "catch of the day"

    Savaneta Fishermen back with the "catch of the day"

  • Inside looking out

    Inside looking out

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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