Cozy studio apartment by the sea
Hosted by Sonia'S Place
Sonia'S Place is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Nice studio apartment with queen-size bed and private bathroom in the backyard. Just across the street from the sea in the desirable Malmok area. Malmok beach/nice little coves where you can swim are a 1-minute walk away, or go snorkeling at Boca Catalina (3-minute walk). It's only a 3-minute drive to the hotels, restaurants, bars, cinema and malls. There are different areas to sit and relax: on the backyard terrace in front of the apartment, the back porch or on the rocks by the sea (sunset).

The space

The studio apartment has a small kitchenette with a 2-pit electric burner/stove, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, a toaster and small fridge. There's also a bbq on the back porch. There's a little sitting area in front of the studio (in the backyard), but guests can also use the back porch of the house.

Interaction with guests

We are usually at home and available for any questions or to share a happy hour sunset drink on the porch.

Other things to note

There's a bbq available on the back porch
There are snorkel masks available for guests free of charge
There is a small cooler available to take to the beach free of charge
There are beach chairs available for guests to take to the beach free of charge

We have an iron and ironing board inside the main house (where we live).
In case you would like to use the washing machine it's $3 per load.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 11AM

Smoking is only allowed outside on the porch, not in the studio.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


17 Reviews

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Tray User Profile
October 2017
Sonia’s Place is the absolute perfect get away. If you love the crystal water of the carribean sea then you’ll absolutely love waking up next to it during your stay. Sonia is a dream host who not only will accommodate your trip but add necessary flavor to it. She tipped us on all the right places to eat, gave us gear for snorkeling, and even invited us into her own home. She made my honeymoon more than I could imagine. We had 0 problems where we stayed. The bed was comfortable, the room was cool to avoid the heat, the space was just enough to feel like home, & we can’t wait to come back. All in all this is the place you want to stay.

Isabel User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! Lovely location away from the crowds, fully equipped kitchenette and helpful hosts!

Nick User Profile
July 2017
Hosts Sonia and Steffan were great, extremely friendly and helpful with information on local culture, history, and dining. We enjoyed a sunset cocktail and chatted as the golden sun set below the blue sea. We had a great time. Thank you, Sonia and Steffan.

Vincent User Profile
June 2017
Our stay at Sonia's place could not have been better! Our hosts were very friendly and gave us great recommendations for local restaurants away from the resort areas. The apartment is comfortable and in a nice location behind the family home, which may it feel safe and secluded. The location directly across from Malmok Beach and walking distance to Arashi Beach made the site ideal for snorkeling, but is within a 10 min drive of the Palm Beach resort area and many restaurants and shops.

Jake User Profile
April 2017
Very chilled and clean accommodation near the beach. Nothing fancy, but contains all the amenities you will need from a studio apartment. Perfect, quiet nights sleep every night. The beach equipment provided makes going to the beach such a joy; the folding beach chairs (very good) and a food cooler come into their own on this island. Especially as some of the best beaches here don't always have facilities so just bring your own! All in all, great quiet location, beautiful beaches within walking distance (even in the heat), friendly owners, little extras. Great stay!

Andrea User Profile
April 2017
This place was absolutely amazing. It's close to the most beautiful beach of the island, Boca Catalina. It is also a quiet area so it's really relaxing. Close to the Arubus bus stop, you can get to Palm Beach or Oranjenstad by bus. Sonia and Steffen offered us a lift to reach the grocery store, because we were without auto. The place is really cozy and the kitchen is fully furnished. Cold shower was not an issue due to the warm weather, also in the late evening or early morning. Highly recommended, great value for it!

Anne-Marie User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time at Sonias and Steffens place. Both are perfect hosts. They gave us good tips what we can do. The house and garden invites to have a relaxed time. There are one of the best snorkeling spots across the street. We definetly would stay at this place again

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Sonia'S Place User Profile
After 22 years off the island (16 years in Holland) I've recently returned to the home where I grew up to fix up some rooms to rent on Airbnb. Eventually we hope to set up a veggie garden (quite a challenge in this warm and arid climate; everything on the island is imported) and …
Languages: Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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