About the property
- Condo538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights
One bedroom luxury apartment close to the beach
Golden Villas consists with spacious and comfortable apartments of attractive, contemporary design. Ideally located near Aruba's most beautiful and popular beaches. We are conveniently close to the island's best markets, malls and nightlife. Our cozy facility and genuine hospitality provide the luxury and ambience you desire, at very moderate rates.
Why stay in a bare-bones hotel room when you can make yourself at home at half the price?
Your host, Ricard Vidal, lives on premises and is available at anytime to see to your needs. He and his family are a delightful element of the ambiance of Golden Villas, where you are always a treasured guest, not just a customer. Do not hesitate to ask his advice regarding dining, shopping, entertainment and activities, he relishes the opportunity to insure you have the most memorable vacation possible. It is no wonder that in the two years Golden Villas has been welcoming vacationers, he has established a very loyal clientele.
Our spacious, air-conditioned apartments easily accommodate a family or group of four. The master bedrooms are equipped with king-size bed, plenty of closet space with a built-in safe, and a 40" smart TV with complementary satellite programming. The living room/dining area is large, with a queen-sized sofa bed and 50" LED TV. All rooms are fully screened and have sleekly styled blinds and windows for privacy and comfort.
The apartment has a contemporary, European-style kitchen, with all cutlery, dishes and cooking utensils provided. The kitchen and modern, opulant bathrooms have hot water heaters.
Our delightful community area is centered around the pool and a whirlpool bath (non-heated). We have charming palapas for shade, and lounges. The entertainment area features a deluxe gas barbecue.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, spanish, catala, Papiamento
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About Ricard Vidal
WELCOME TO GOLDEN VILLAS Your Aruban home away from home Ricard and Bel Vidal, originally from Barcelona, are hospitality professionals, and are pleased to welcome you to their lifetime dream come true: Golden Villas. The vacation complex is not only a business, it is also their residence. It was built with all the care and quality of a dream home, and patrons appreciate the attention to detail and style. Ricard and Bel are rightfully proud of their lovely complex, and it is their joy to welcome visitors to Aruba, their beautiful adopted homeland.
Ricard Vidal purchased this Condo in 2014
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Great Adventure!
This was our first time in Aruba and it was a most enjoyable vacation! The Golden Villas Condos that Ricard designed and built are very clean and comfortable! The pool is the center point of the outside area and it was cleaned everyday. It was so serene to see the pool, beautiful plants, and palm trees swaying in the wind outside your condo each day and night. The kitchen is well stocked and we had breakfast each morning by the pool. At night after dinner we had tea by the pool to wined down from the active day. We had room service every other day and that was the first time for us, when renting a condo. The location has easy access to all hotels and beaches. We do recommend that you rent a car so you can explore this safe island! Each room has helpful tour guides, pamphlets, up to date restaurant guides to plan your vacation. Ricard had written his favorite restaurants as well and that was most helpful. We did make reservations to restaurants a few weeks ahead of time to ensure an early dinner around 6. All restaurants were outstanding that we visited! They were LePetit Cafe (lunch, Palm Plaza), Madame Janette, Flying Fishbone (see sunset and fish flying and swimming while you dine), Terrazza Italiana ( go for lunch or dinner to view the beautiful ocean and sunset), Quinta del Carmen (near condo), and Papiamento Rest. (you can walk from condo). Ricard told us to use DePalm Tours for our two excursions because they are safe and reasonable. We went on a 4.5 hour snorkeling trip and 4.5 UTV Off-road Safaris. The snorkeling trip we went in the AM for better viewing of the fish and visited 3 sights. Open bar and a delicious lunch were served. The UTV Off Road Tour was awesome. We visited the Natural Pool, Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, California Lighthouse, and Bushirbana Gold Mill Ruins. The windy, bumpy, ride over the rocky terrain was so much fun! Each trip was $99.00 per person and it was well worth it! Drive to see the Donkey Sanctuary and meet these friendly animals. The people on the island are sincere and helpful! We walked the neighborhood and made friends with the local dogs. The beaches that we visited were Arashi, Palm, and Mangel Halto Beach. Mangel Halto and Arashi Beach were very private and there were natural trees for shade. Aruba is serious about the improving environment! Water is purified from the ocean and they stopped using plastic bags and all recycling is done on the island. Great choice booking Golden Villas!
Clean, quiet and beautiful
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. Loved the pool area and that it was just outside of our living room. Super clean. As others have mentioned, every other day it is cleaned and new towels given. I have never had that at any rental before. I really liked that the owner is right on site as well. He is so helpful and very nice. Quite frankly, everyone is very nice on this Happy Island! I am a light sleeper, and this place was perfect for me. I appreciated that the blinds completely blocked out the light in the rooms. We did rent a car, and I would recommend that you do as this is not within walking distance of the beaches and attractions, but is within a couple minute drive. We also liked the locked access to the rentals in addition to the keyed entry into our place. Plus there is a small safe in the rental for you to use. They kept up with the vacuuming and skimming of the pool. I was delightfully surprised with the additional lighting around the complex at nighttime. We had such a wonderful, relaxing, stress free time here. I highly recommend it!!
wonderful retreat in Aruba
This is a beautiful place to stay very nice accommodations, beautiful courtyard, pool and cabana. It has full-service kitchen, Wi-Fi, television and it is so clean and quiet. when we come to Aruba again we will stay here for sure. The owners are on premise and are very friendly and helpful.
An excellent alternative to the high rise area.
Ricard and his family have thought of everything that made our stay very memorable. The condo itself is pristine and has everything needed to be able to do some breakfasts and lunches and even suppers if you don't want to venture out to restaurants. The units surround a lovely pool and deck area that has ample shade or sun, depending on what you like, plenty of chaises and chairs so there is no having to rush out to claim territory as in the large hotels. Golden Villas is located near some of the best restaurants...Madame Jeanettes, Quinta DelCarmen and only minutes from the high rise hotel area. Our condo was cleaned every other day and new towels supplied at each cleaning. The guests mingle outside after the day's activities making it an easy social environment without commitment. To get to the beaches or casinos or shopping, a car is recommended and driving is easy on this island once you are used to the roundabouts. In short, Golden Villas provided a perfect place to enjoy a perfect island!
Wonderful, quiet, relaxing, immaculately clean, friendly, a GEM
I found this when a trading into a timeshare was not available. So happy that we did! I don’t believe you could find any better apartment for the price, Great Bargin, It is a small complex of 8 - 1 bedroom apartments. We had a very comfy king bed with luxurious sheets. A/C worked well, hot water plentiful with a rain shower head plus a hand held. Towels were changed every other day. They were thick and large. Beach chairs and cooler available in every unit. The pool was wonderful. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, all the essentials. An outdoor gas grill is available in the common courtyard area, it is very clean, which we used several times. Our only complaint, the TV stations are mostly in Spanish with NO USA major network, ie, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, there was an English CNN but don’t believe it was broadcast from USA. There are 100’s of stations you can scan through but many are not available to you. It would be nice to have the owners make a list of the stations available on the TV’s in their apartments. Indicate whether Spanish or English. We watched many English speaking TV shows with Spanish commercials. That was interesting. The owner Ricard is very personable and strives to please. He mentioned before we left that he was looking into his provider, Diirect TV-from South America to the possibility of adding more US major network stations. I hope this will include the networks I mentioned above. We were there during NFL Playoffs and hubby was very upset the games were not available to us in our vacation apartment. He doesn’t like to watch at sports bars. Thank you, Santa for your daily hard work keeping the property and units sparkling! You are certainly an asset to Golden Villas!
This was our third trip to beautiful Aruba. Normally we would aim for a beachfront rental and no car rental. We stepped off the beaten path and found a “jewel”! These condo’s are beautiful, clean and centrally located. Very quiet at night. The owner, Ricard, is very friendly and helpful with anything Aruba. He encouraged us to rent a car, took us to the car rental place, provided a local map and a list of amazing restaurants. We saw parts of Aruba we didn’t even know existed. This was our best trip to date. Would definitely recommend these condos and plan to return ASAP.
Located between Palm Beach and Bubali Area, very close to best beaches in Aruba. Brand new Superfood grocery store, Restaurants Sport Bars, Atm,s are two minuts by car.
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Child under 3 years don,t pay