About the owners:
Ricard and Bel Vidal, originally from Barcelona, are hospitality professionals, and are pleased to welcome you to their lifetime dream come true: Golden Villas.
The vacation complex is not only a business, it is also their residence. It was built with all the care and quality of a dream home, and patrons appreciate the attention to detail and style. Ricard and Bel are rightfully proud of their lovely complex, and it is their joy to welcome visitors to Aruba, their beautiful adopted homeland.
Palapas and tables surrounding pool area
Chairs and tables at each apartment outside
BBQ shared grill
Security fence with access code
Air-condition unit in bedroom and living room
Bedroom with King sized bed
Pull out sofa bed in living room
European styled kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and utensils
hot water showers
free wireless internet
50" lcd tv in living room and smart t.v in bedroom
Your hosts, Ricard & Bel, lives on premises, and are available at anytime to see to your needs. They are a delightful element of the ambiance of Golden Villas, where you are always a treasured guest, not just a customer. Do not hesitate to ask their advice regarding dining, shopping, entertainment and activities, they relishes the opportunity to insure you have the most memorable vacation possible. It is no wonder that in the two years Golden Villas has been welcoming vacationers, they have established a very loyal clientele.
ABOUT THE CONDO:
Eight one-bedroom suites surround an attractive pool deck. Contemporary styling and all modern conveniences insure you will enjoy your visit to the fullest. Comfortable community areas and large bedrooms provide privacy when you want it and congenial, social gatherings.
Every thought has been given to complete your stay. There is a comfortable pool deck with plenty of palapas for shade and a whirlpool bath. You will find outdoor showers to wash off the sand and salt when returning from the beach, and a giant gas BBQ for great outdoor dining and fun.
We have convenient parking with video surveillance and key-coded security entrances.
Golden Villas is only minutes away from both Palm Beach and Eagle Beach, Aruba's prime shorefronts. Close by you will find gourmet and budget supermarkets and diverse restaurants, ranging from inexpensive take out food to elegant haute cuisine.
We were booked 2 days here prior to staying at a private home during our visit. Our plane was canceled by the airline and we didn't make it in time for the first night. Of course, we couldn't get a refund, but the owner was willing to change our dates, which was very nice of him (although didn't do us any good since we already booked another place).
The apartment was clean and stocked with everything we needed. This included beach towels, chairs, and cooking supplies (although we never used them). The place is very secure and you have to have a code to get into the apartment area. Everything is tastefully decorated inside.
Communication with the owner is great and answers quickly. The commons area and pool area is very cute and nicely decorated and clean. The privacy blinds on the apartment is an added plus because it also helps keep the hot sun from shining in.
Great location and minutes away from everything. Iguanas roaming around and beautiful parrots in the trees. Connect with nature.
When we checked in, we were told everything worked. We couldn't get the water/ice machine to work and there were ice trays in the freezer so I assumed that it actually didn't work.
The air was not turned on and it was so hot in there that it took all the way up until late that night to cool down. So, we stayed by the pool and then left for dinner. I understand leaving the air off when no one is renting, but if you are expecting it to be rented and someone arriving, I would have thought they would have turned it on to be comfortable for new arrivals.
I always shower prior to going to bed and late that night I turned the water on and nothing came out. We had no water. I had to go over and knock on the owners door (owner was out of town and had someone staying there) and they said there was a water boiler leak and they turned the water off and called maintenance to come the following day. She said it shouldn't have been on our side though. She woke up another lady (I believe the cleaning lady that lives on the premises) and she did something and turned it back on. Nice hot water but the shower head does not stay up and is so heavy it slumps over and hits the wall. I had to rig up something to make it work which made it hard to shower.
All in all, we didn't stay here long, but liked the place, with a few minor issues, and the location was great and only minutes to the beach and activities and food in the area.
Great place to rent.
If we were to come back to Aruba we probably wouldn't stay in this condo only because after we left this place, we stayed in a very large and private home on Safir and it will probably be where we would stay again (or at least in the area).
I would however, recommend this place to others. It was nice enough and had everything you could need there.