4 Bedroom 4 Bath with Private Pool
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Esmeralda Escape - 2/1/2020 - 2/13/2020
Overall, we had a very nice stay at Esmeralda Escape.
Very large private back yard.
Comfortable furniture throughout the property.
Very comfortable beds and nice bedding/pillows.
Efficient air conditioning.
Property is very close to the major points of interest on the island as well as Superfoods.
Property very well equipped with beach supplies, pool toys, sheets, towels, coolers, etc.
Very helpful owners.
Hot water. The house has a tankless water heater. In the main house you had to run the water for several minutes in order to get hot water and the back house never had hot water, just tepid at best. Being that we're supposed to conserve water we felt bad about how much water we were wasting in order to get hot/warm water. I would recommend installing a regular hot water heater and ditching the tankless one.
Dishes - would be nice if more dishes matched. I would recommend buying matching dishes from a restaurant supply place and shipping them to the island.
Management Company - We were led to believe that we had to be checked out on our last day so they could check meter readings, get keys, etc. We requested they be at the property at 6:15 a.m. but they did not arrive until almost 7 a.m. They told us they would read the meter and charge us if we owed anything. Although we still made out flight with time to spare it was a bit of a stressful way to end our fabulous vacation on Aruba.
Way too many keys to carry around. I would definitely recommend trying to rekey some doors so they use the same key. It just doesn't look very professional to hand guests a jumble of multiple key chains attached together with 25 keys on it.
I would stay at this property again as long as the hot water situation is fixed.
Thank you so much for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We also love the privacy and location! Glad you liked the upgrades that we have been making to the furniture and that you found the coolers and toys useful during your stay.
I had not heard of any issues with the hot water reaching the guest house. We will work with our professionals on the island to investigate and resolve the issue. My apologies for the unclear communication from the property manager on your check-out. I will work with them to correct the issue going forward. Thank you for your other recommendations! We will continue to work on making our guest experience the best it can be!
We truly hope you will come back and visit us soon!
Susan and David
Susan Sullivan or David Van Noy
About Susan Sullivan or David Van Noy
Susan and David live in Charlotte, North Carolina but their heart is in Aruba. The first time they traveled to Aruba they knew it was where they wanted to spend their time. They have traveled the Caribbean and love the people and the land of Aruba. Susan loves coming to the island to practice her photography which you will find throughout the home.
Susan Sullivan or David Van Noy purchased this Villa in 2018
Why Susan Sullivan or David Van Noy chose Westpunt
Esmeralda Escape is exactly that...a wonderful escape. Once you arrive at Esmeralda Escape, the Aruba breeze welcomes you to the courtyard where you can forget your worries, enjoy the sun or shade, relax in the pool and make beautiful memories with your family and friends.