1 BLOCK TO BEACH! WALK TO EVERYTHING. 24/7 SECURITY/GATED SPECTACULAR CONDO
Donna Fried, Teacher and Homeowner
- english, spanish
About Donna Fried, Teacher and Homeowner
Donna Fried lives and works in NYC. She has been working for the Department of Education since 2006 as a dedicated and licensed ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to adult immigrants who come to America for opportunities to afford better lives for themselves and their families. She is known to them affectionately as "Teacher"!! Armin Silbersmith, originally from Romania came to the USA and settled in the Bronx (NYC) 50 years ago not speaking a word of English. After obtaining a college degree in Hotel/Motel Management, he worked his way up the ranks to being a Specialist on Wall Street and at 58, continues to work on the NYSE. As a couple, Donna and Armin are ambitious homeowners, avid travelers who had been to Aruba many times before deciding to buy their first carribbean property. They hope to build long and successful relationships with their tenants and are very excited about being part of this beautiful happy island.
Donna Fried, Teacher and Homeowner purchased this Townhome in 2014
Why Donna Fried, Teacher and Homeowner chose Oranjestad-West
This unit has been thoroughly gutted, re-built and re-furnished in 2014/2015. Walls removed, doors added, rooms enlarged, ceilings opened, lighting added, backyard paved and closets and drawers built in to consider the needs of tenants who want only the "best". No expense was spared in the 7 month renovation project. Every amenity has been considered even if it meant weeks delaying the rental.
What makes this Townhome unique
-the tenant's 100% satisfaction is our top priority -every comfort considered, even extra comfy beach chairs -entire unit remodeled upscale and elegant -owners very experienced in home rentals and tenant hospitality -we offer 5 star hotel-like amenities in a comfy home -contact the owners, not a rental agent anytime for anything -
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Was absolutely as described and then some. We were treated very well by both the owner and their local concierge. Very smooth process. Not to mention how close to the beach this location was! No more all inclusive hotels; we loved the total flexibility! Thank you! We will be back
All the 5-star reviews are for real
I've been using VRBO for a long time and I have never had such an amazing place and service. Donna and Petra are so informative and so nice. The place has everything you need and more. Loved the grill. Donna provides everything you need for the beach. The condo is safe and secure and beautifully decorated. The WIFI works really well. The location is perfect. The section of the beach nearest the condo is the most beautiful and uncrowded. Wonderful vacation in a wonderful place.
We cannot wait to return next year! Donna’s home has everything we needed and more. She and Petra were so sweet and kind and even had a flower arrangement waiting for me at the restaurant I went to for my birthday. I can’t say enough good things about this property and the wonderful people who created and maintain it.
Eagle Beach Condo
Aruba.......all I can say is wow! From the day we booked our vacation Donna has been amazing! She was very accommodating with the days we booked and adjusting our week due to airfare issues. We ended up booking 8 nites and it was the best vaca ever! The condo was very clean and updated and very well stock with all ur basic needs(from dishwasher/laundry detergent to all ur beach chairs, towels and coolers etc.) The condo complex was very clean and well maintained too. Also A short walk to the beach! We did up renting a car which was a good thing seeing we explored the whole island.... We shopped at the local grocery store for all our needed grocery’s. Donna was on hand at a moments notice if there was any questions. Petra and Sander were awesome and a lot of help too!! We vacationed with another couple and I can probably speak for them and my husband this was one of the best experiences with renting a condo! Being our 1st time to Aruba I will say we will definitely be back!!! Thank you Donna for our stay at ur condo!!! Truly one vacation that with not be forgotten!! Thanks Traci, Steve, Donna and Dan
SUPER CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL CONDO!
Where do I begin... over a year ago I booked this condo with nervous excitement. I had never rented on HomeAway anywhere out of the United States. Within minutes of booking my rental, I received a call from Donna. Instantly all of my concerns were gone.
Donna discussed in detail all of the amenities of her beautiful condo.
I was so excited!
We just had to wait a year!
Throughout the year, Donna texted and kept in touch in case I had any questions. She is a super friendly and charismatic person!
I am at the airport now waiting to leave beautiful Aruba... it was truly an amazing trip and our stay at Donna’s beautiful, clean and spacious condo was the best!
Everything was super clean and organized. 2 full bathrooms and a half bath downstairs on the main floor made it perfect for our family of 3. My 16 year old daughter loved having her own big beautiful bedroom and bathroom. High ceilings made everything so open... lots of sunshine throughout.
Each room had a big, beautiful TV with plenty of channels. There was WiFi provided upstairs and downstairs and it worked perfect...Even in the pool area, which I might add was very clean and quiet. We had the pool all to ourselves.
Donna provides beach towels which we enjoyed using. I enjoyed being able to have the washer and dryer in the unit to do any laundry... Donna provides all needed laundry supplies.
There were grocery bags provided for any food shopping you may do at the local grocery store, Super Foods which had many local flavors. Lots of cheese!
A car is a definite must here to enjoy every part of the island.
There is a small market right by the parking area at the condo called The Clover Mini Mart. It sells many healthy juices and snacks as well as chocolate, a few home supplies and sundries... that was a great treat for a quick ice cream, sandwich or cola.
We spent everyday enjoying a new sight or flavor in Aruba. Then we were able to come back to Donna’s lovely condo and enjoy a nice swim in the quiet pool.
We slept amazing and the air conditioning always felt great after being in the Aruba sun.
This was an amazing trip and it was a super smooth transition and experience all because of Donna’s kindness and attention to every possible detail!
She is a superb hostess and takes incredible pride in her rentals!
Petra was so welcoming and helpful once we were in Aruba. Thank you!
I can’t say enough wonderful things!
Best vacation ever!
Thank you Donna!!!
Wow, Dawn, thank you for that tremendous review. Sorry for my late reply. I'm glad your first experience renting a condo was so wonderful and you have decided, like so many, that vacation rentals is the way to travel. I'm so happy to have been part of it!
I love to hear the excitement in people's voices and read it in their messages! A year is so long to wait but you have all that time to prepare right?
I also really appreciate the details you did not leave out like how the AC was always working, the WIFI , etc. because there is so much "behind the scenes" work and effort we do to make every stay perfect and you acknowledged everything we did.
We appreciated you just as much.
Thank you Dawn for taking the time to write all that and we do hope you will call me again so I can instantly reply again.
Spotless condo with excellent location and a CONCIERGE!
We found the unit to be exactly as advertised and spotless. It's a full block from the beach, but the smaller of the 2 pools on the property is VERY convenient: a few steps outside the front door. The unit is a good size, and both couples appreciated having ensuite bathrooms. The concierge hired by the owners to assist us was extremely helpful.
Right after you booked, I'm glad we were able to speak a bit. Loved the picture you sent me of your feet in front of the pool. I didn't recognize them right away. LOL.
I make sure to tell Petra everything said about her and your comments made her feel very "happy". Alot of people think she's an integral part of their experience in Aruba!
Thank you so much for the five star review Ken. We truly appreciate it.
We are in the quaint "low rise" area of Aruba, 5 minutes direction to downtown Oranjestaad where the govt' buildings and all manner of shopping, dining, gambling and marinas are situated.
Being in the middle of Aruba offers many benefits. You're not more than 5 minutes drive from anywhere. And who needs the crowds and congestion of Palm Beach, not to mention the exorbitant big hotel prices?
You MUST try "Zenorahs" small but elegant Greek and Italian Restaurant steps from the condo. People who dine there say they travel from Palm Beach to eat there and make it part of their vacation plans when they return to Aruba.
A few steps closer to the Boulevard is the wildly successful ultra hi-end "Screaming Eagle" for their famous unmatched culinary presentations that fascinate the senses. And 5 star service. Their deserts are out of this world. Try eating in bed!!