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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Noord, Aruba

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clelievre...
Saint-Colomban, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect stay in Aruba”
Reviewed 1 December 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a marvalous vacation experience in Aruba. Our Barbulete rental was a great part in the success. The host, Ruud, came to pick us at the airport and showed us the main roads while driving back to the house. In the fridge, there were ample provisions to get us started for our 6-week vacation. Ruud was very attentive to our needs. The fridge suddently malfunctionned and Ruud was quick to replace it with a new fridge! Ruud gave us detailed informations on the activities on the island, how to get to the beaches, to the main food stores, He also told us never to park in Oranjestad at parking places with an orange rectangular box (there is no sign indicating that we can't park): you would get a parking ticket.

The swimming pool is a recent addition to the house and is of a decent size. It was maintained twice a week. Water and electricity are very expensive in Aruba and all renters will charge you extra if you consume too much. We were overcharged approx. $2 per day, which is quite reasonable considering that we stayed there at the most hot and humid time of the year.

Ruud also provided with beach chairs that we used every morning at Arashi ou Eagle beaches. In the afternoons, we liked sitting around the swimming pool.

We rented Ruud's car. A bit old but very reliable, we had no mechanical problem with it.

The house is of a decent size for up to 5 people. The washing machine was used a few times. There are numerous channels on the cable. Internet was fast and generally reliable. We often ate at the table under the porch. The A/C worked flawlessly. It is a must at night when the minimum temperature is around 27°C and the humidity is close to 100%, with light winds.

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: We would have liked an oven.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Tyrone S
Baltimore, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome !!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Our stay at Villa Barbulete was awesome !!! We (wife, 2 small kids and mother in-law) traveled to the island for a family member's destination wedding. The Villa Barbulete is an excellent choice for families with kids who rather prepare their own meals and provide space for their kids to run around and be kids. The furniture, the swimming pool and the kitchen areas were very relaxing and modern. The house is only minutes from the beach and hotel areas. The owner, Ruud van Heeringen was extremely helpful and gracious --- he picked us up from the airport when we arrived, he let us use his car during our stay and he gave us a ride back to the airport. I would definitely recommend the Villa Barbulete !!!!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: electric bill
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
29 May 2015
Thank you for the very nice words! You were fine guests to have! We sure hope to see you back with us in Aruba Villa Barbulete.
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Allisonki...
Brooklyn
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable Stay”
Reviewed 15 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The house was fantastic and had everything we needed. We loved the garden and the rooms. It was a good experience staying in an actual house vs a hotel. It felt like our own home.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Helchteren, Belgium
Reviewed 26 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: The service
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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