About the property
- Townhome1320 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bikes (with helmets) for your use -Free phone calls to & from USA and Canada
Our resort, Palma Real is a small, quiet, beautifully landscaped community of homes. This is a very pretty, quiet place to vacation but at the same time a short 10 to 15 minute walk gets you to the best beaches, restaurants, shopping and nightlife Aruba has to offer.
Our townhouse is a very comfortable, well appointed home away from home. Everything you'll need for a comfortable stay and more is located within this home and the small, quiet resort of Palma Real. We often explain to people that when we're in Aruba, about 4 to 5 times each year, we want all of the comforts of home and so our guests enjoy all of the same amenities.
The townhouse boasts 2 master bedrooms with a full en suite bath in each. The third bedroom is on the 1st floor and there is also a full bath just across the hall.
We are just a 10 to 15 minute walk from Palm Beach itself and a little further to Eagle Beach but if you'd rather not take your car then you can get to the beaches, shopping or restaurants even faster with the use of the 4 bikes (with helmets) we keep at the townhouse for guests to use free of charge.
If you want to explore the island, you might choose to sign up for one of the great island tours or reserve a car or Jeep from one of the rental companies close by for a day or two. Otherwise, just walk, use our bikes or the local bus service and save the rental car costs!!!
Free calls to and from the USA and Canada. We keep a phone in the townhouse that you can use to make and receive phone calls to the U.S. and Canada...... and it's FREE!!!
As I said the townhouse has all of the comforts of home: Cable TV and high speed WiFi. Free telephone calls to and from the USA and Canada. 4 bikes (with helmets) for our guests to use. 3 pools within the community (including the kiddie pool). 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms - sleeps 2 to 6 people in comfort. Of course all of the utensils, pots, pans, plates, glasses, silver and cutlery are available for your use. Also, our management company is very close by and so if you have any problems, they will get them resolved. We checked before we hired them; they're the best management company on the island and they're committed to taking good care of our guests in Aruba.
Be sure to take a look at our reviews. We're very proud of our guest reviews and we strive to provide our guests with a wonderful vacation in this great little resort.
We have taken the damage deposit off of the 'rates' page. There is a $400 damage deposit that would be paid to the management company when checking in. The deposit can be done the same way you would pay a damage deposit for a rental car, i.e. putting a 'hold' for the deposit on your credit card and then it will be removed when checking out. We did it this way because if you pay the deposit through HomeAway or VRBO then your deposit is tied up until about a month after you leave. The damage deposit is required by our management company and is not waived even if you have bought damage coverage from another carrier.
Tom or Karen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Tom or Karen
We are Karen and Tom Szewczyk and we live in East Syracuse, New York. We're both graduates of Syracuse University and have worked at our professions for over 30 years. Tom is a portrait photographer and operated his own successful studio for 35 years in Central New York and also was/is a real estate consultant & investor/developer. Karen is a neo-natal nurse practitioner and loves taking care of little babies. We set a goal just a few years ago to own and manage a condo or townhouse in Aruba that we can enjoy ourselves but also make available for guests to enjoy as rental. We found this beautiful townhouse, went to Aruba to see it and just fell in love with the community and the area in general. We really hit a home run here. We also met and established a friendship with the couple who sold the townhouse to us. They owned the home for more than a dozen years. As they're growing older they wish to spend more time in the states closer to family. They pointed out a lot of upgrades they've done to the property and they have taken incredibly good care of this home. We're determined to do as good a job caring for this home as they have.
Tom or Karen purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Tom or Karen chose Keito
Our townhouse is located in a quiet gated community that is very close to the beaches and also the nightlife of restaurants and various casinos. When you're ready to 'go home' you have a nice quiet neighborhood to live in but you're always very close to the most active areas of Aruba for daytime fun or nightlife. We have friends who also have a rental property here and we noticed once while visiting that they had a completely 2nd set of everything; linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. We asked them why and they said that they don't like to use the same things that guests use. We feel that if it's not good enough for us then it's not good enough for our guests either; we DO use the same linens, dishes, silverware, beach towels, etc. that our guests use. When we notice something becoming a bit frayed or worn then we replace it, period.
What makes this Townhome unique
Our guests have the free use of 4 bikes (with helmets) that we keep at the townhouse. With the bikes and because everything is so close by, you just don't need a rental car here. You can save the rental car money for other fun on the island. We're so close to everything you can walk or just take a bike a get there faster. The townhouse has 2 master bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite baths. 1 bedroom downstairs with it's own full bath also. Virtually all of the comforts found in your own home can be found in this townhouse. We have a 1 week minimum stay at our townhouse. If you were interested in booking a few days more than a week, we can quote you on that stay as well. As an added bonus, we keep a telephone in the living room with an extension in the master bedroom. Using this phone you can make and receive FREE phone calls to the USA and Canada. We also make an Aruba Cell phone available for our guests if you feel you'd like a cell phone. All you have to do is go to any supermarket or convenience store and buy some minutes for the phone. $10 or so is probably all you'll need. If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can often show you payments methods that will save you money.
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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.
Centrally Located Townhouse----Fabulous!
Our first vacation in Aruba and we will be back. Clean, well stocked and modern accommodation located in a quiet, secure, gated neighborhood. The owner and local manager were always only a phone call, or email, away. World class beaches, restaurants, beach bars and fishing all within walking distance. The included bicycles just put this experience "over the top"
We're always very happy to hear from guests that they had such a good time. We're glad to hear that you got a lot of use out of the bikes and thanks for the fishing pictures you sent. Can't believe how many nice fish you caught. Tom and Karen
Great little gated community, quality construction, has all the big and little things (bikes, towels, tons of accessories, hdmi, etc. etc. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Everything was perfect! Tom and Karen provided everything we could possibly need to enjoy our stay!
We felt like w were in paradise but with all the comforts of home! We could walk to the beaches or lively nightlife in ten from our lovely villa. The pool was nice and the people couldn't have been nicer!
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back and visit us again. Tom and Karen
My family spent the Christmas holiday at this lovely condo. We were a family of 4 adults. The 3 bedrooms and 3 baths were exactly what we needed. The unit was just as described. It was immaculately clean and well taken care of.
It was about a 10 minute walk to the beach. We walked it several times but also took our rental car often. We did not use the bikes that were provided.
The condo was very nicely equipped with everything that we needed-beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, backpacks and water bottles. The kitchen also had everything we needed to make our stay great. The beds were comfortable. We also enjoyed the grill and outdoor seating.
We were initially concerned about using over our allotment of electricity and water but we were well within the limits. We used the AC at night in all 3 bedrooms and occasionally in the living room for a few hours in the evening. There were 4 adults and we each showered every day and I did 1 load of laundry while there. So as you can see we tried to conserve but did not feel constricted by it.
The condo complex area was so well maintained. The security walked the premises often. It was nice to feel so safe. The pools were very clean and refreshing.
Tom and Karen were so easy to work with. They were helpful and informative.
I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone traveling to Aruba. It played a big part I our amazing Christmas holiday!
Thank you!! When we receive a review like this mentioning all of those areas that are so important to guests then that is a good part of our reward for all the hard work to keep the townhouse a very comfortable, enjoyable and welcoming home away from home. Tom and Karen
We really enjoyed the property!
The location was great .
Security staff was very friendly .
We ate at many different restaurants !
We walked everywhere or took the bikes !
My family and I spent a week at Palma Real October 14-21, 2017. The property is very well taken care of, secure and in a good location. The common areas; i.e. the pools are also very clean. The website accurately portrays the villa. The bicycles are a nice offering, but we found the main road outside the gate to be too busy and dangerous to ride. The availability of beach chairs and cooler came in very handy! I would recommend getting a car so you can see the Island. People are very friendly there!
We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Everyone in Palma Real tries very hard to keep our small resort very nice, clean and friendly. Regarding the bikes, most people ride bikes on the wide sidewalks on either side of the road. Also, if you cross the street and go a bit further, you can ride on the side road there instead of the busier road in front of Palma Real. Tom and Karen
A very short walk or bike to 'restaurant row' where you can find world class dining in a large variety of restaurants. Of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, 2 of them are locted just a short distance from our townhouse. In adfdition to world class restaurants within walking distance, there are also coffee shops and fast food restaurants very close by. In Aruba with typically over 350 days of sunshine you're guaranteed nice weather for your vacation.
Rates & Availability
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates include all taxes and government fees Payment: Acceptable payment methods are personal check, bank transfer of funds, Western Union, eCheck, credit card or PayPal. Any payments made by international funds transfer, credit card, eCheck, PayPal or or any vendor charging a fee to send funds will be subject to a 3% processing fee.