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Bed in Aruban Country side apt 1
Hosted by Desiree
Desiree is the host.
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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You just found the perfect get-a-way. (total 3 apt) The home away from home. Surrounded by all kinds of animals including donkeys, you come for your rest. Just relax and have fun. BBQ, Snorkeling equipment, ice cooler & beach chairs available.

The space

The apartment is located in Savaneta in between Oranjestad and San Nicolaas. The bus stops in front of the apartment. Will bring you down town Oranjestad in 30 minutes. Mini market across the street, for small shopping. Beaches 3 km from the apartment or on the other side of the Island. This is on the North side close to all the hotels.

Guest access

The apartment is for 2 guest at a time. Here is a link to my other listings: and

Interaction with guests

If you need me I will be available. Either by phone or in person.

Other things to note

Tap water is of very good quality. You do not have to buy bottles of water

Smoking allowed
Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $50 NZD
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please smoke outside, the apartment isn't big and not everybody likes the smell of stale cigarettes. Outside are a bench, table with chairs.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Felix User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our staying at Desirees lovely apartments. Desiree herself was always helpful. She offered to take us to the beach and recommended places to us that are worth visiting. If you want to snorkel, she has the equipment at her place. So just ask or it. We'd definitely spend another week at her accommodation

Ajuni User Profile
August 2017
This was my first experience with Airbnb and overall it was okay. The place was perfect in size for my friend and me. The kitchen was easy to use and utensils were provided as well. There were also towels in the bathroom, which was a nice surprise. There were a lot of animals on the property, so if you do not like them, then I would not recommend staying here. At times they would make a lot of noise too, so just be aware. It was hard figuring out the bus system, because the buses do not come that regularly and they were not always going in the direction that we wanted to go in. One issue was bugs and lizards; we kept the doors and windows closed at all times, but they would sneak in. I recommend using bug spray around the apartment daily. The apartment has an AC unit and a TV as well, which were nice amenities. It is safe to say that you get what you pay for while staying here.

James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
August 2017
My friend and I loved staying at Desiree's home. Luckily when we were there, the other units were empty so it just felt really nice and felt like coming home after a long day. Internet and AC worked fine. There is a small grocery store right across the street. We went everyday for snacks and ice. Desiree has a beach chair, snorkel equipment and small coolers ( fit a bag of ice and 4 sandwiches and many drinks with a little space left). The home is close to several beaches such as mangel halto. There's other "no name" beaches nearby as well. Desiree was very accommodating..let us check in a little early, and gave me a bag of rice when my phone got wet at the Beach. We enjoyed using her propane grill to cook dinner. zeerovers is nearby.. they sell fried fish and shrimp and has a great atmosphere. You can eat right on the dock by the water. It does get busy at dinner time. I highly recommend Desiree place especially her 2nd or 3rd units which are newer.

Andi User Profile
July 2017
Desiree is such a lovely person with a lot of cute cats:-) it was a fantastic stay and of course me and my boyfriend would come again:) the studio was great with an comftorbale bed!! Thank you Desiree!!

Kelly User Profile
July 2017
Good location, quiet and peaceful. It has a nature feel to it and is two blocks off of the main road behind the gas station. The host was extremely helpful before my plane landed and also was very helpful during my stay and even afterwards . The host made sure I was able to go home with clean clothes . Everything I needed was minutes away from the location. This was a good experience and will definitely return and use this apartment. Good location , good environment and a good trip overall.

Theresa User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay away from the hectic touristy areas. Desiree was so friendly and responsive prior to our arrival and during our stay. She was always available to answer any questions and provided us a cooler and beach chairs which came in super handy during our stay as we explored the island. Definitely recommend renting a car to get around. The apt is clean and compact, but enough space for 2 people. Equipped with a nice little kitchen and an outdoor area to sit as well. The animals were an extra added bonus! Wifi and AC worked all the time. Apt 1 has "tepid" water which was a minor concern before arrival, however after a couple mins in the shower the water warms up and was not an issue. Would recommend staying here for a casual, clean and relaxing place off the beaten path.

Natercia User Profile
February 2017
Desiree is wonderful and her grounds are that as well.

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Savaneta, ArubaJoined in August 2013
Desiree User Profile

I am a Dutch woman of 56 years and live on Aruba since 1997. I am the manager of the Donkey Sanctuary on Aruba and that is my full time job. I rent out my apartment to be able to give my children an education and to save for my retirement.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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