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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
6 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Spacious apartment in a big tropical garden with hummingbirds in the center of Aruba. The closest beaches are only 10 minutes by car. But there is so much more to see. We love to help you on this discovery, with ideas for activities, day trips and interesting places. We strongly advise you to rent a car to get most out of your holiday. The space is big enough for a family of 4. The bed room has a queen size bed and a pull out queen size sofa/bed. We don't charge for children up to 12 years. We do respect your privacy, but if you wish, we will be there for you, to help to make your holiday a superb experience.We are living just a mile outside Santa Cruz, close to the National Park Arikok (good for hiking and mountain biking). Because we are located exactly in the center of the island, you...Spacious apartment in a big tropical garden with hummingbirds in the center of Aruba. The closest beaches are only 10 minutes by car. But there is so much more to see. We love to help you on this discovery, with ideas for activities, day trips and interesting places. We strongly advise you to rent a car to get most out of your holiday. The space is big enough for a family of 4. The bed room has a queen size bed and a pull out queen size sofa/bed. We don't charge for children up to 12 years. We do respect your privacy, but if you wish, we will be there for you, to help to make your holiday a superb experience.We are living just a mile outside Santa Cruz, close to the National Park Arikok (good for hiking and mountain biking). Because we are located exactly in the center of the island, you are never far away from anything. Please check our pictures for just an impression. Santa Cruz is a village with shops and restaurants. Two supermarkets are in walking distance (3-5 min). The nearest bus stop is a 10 min walk. We speak English, we spreken Nederlands, hablamos Español, nos ta papia Papiamento, wir reden Deutsch en wy prate (Wâld) Frysk.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Our place is not suitable for pets. Inside the house smoking is not allowed, but outside the building it is no problem at all.
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Dionicia & Reinier M
Hosting since April 2014
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe try to make your holiday a superb experience. After you make a booking, we will send you information about things to do, car rentals and maps to reach our place. In the apartment there is a booklet with information about the apartment, shopping, restaurants etc. If you want your privacy we will not disturb you after the explanation during the welcome tour. If you have questions, if you want more information or if you just like to have a talk, we will be there for you.

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Reviews (8)
Mariska
Mariska
Oranjestad, Aruba62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heerlijke vakantie in tropische tuin
Ruim een week verbleven we in het vakantiehuisje in de tuin van Dionicia en Reinier. We hebben het er geweldig gehad. Door Reinier gastvrij ontvangen met een rondleiding door de mooie, groene tuin. Hij heeft steeds voor ons klaar gestaan. Prachtige tuin om te zitten met zicht op de tropische planten, hagedissen en kolibries. We hebben enorm genoten. Prima lokatie voor vakantie! Zeker als je iets anders zoekt dan de high rise hotels.
Visited September 2022
Written September 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dionicia M
Dionicia M
Dank je wel. We hebben genoten van jullie enthousiasme.
Written October 11, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Road546588
Road546588
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
MERAVIGLIOSA ARUBA
Il posto è suggestivo, in mezzo alla natura, chiaramente adatto a chi non ama stare in mezzo alla confusione. La casa è piccola e modesta, ma pulita e con una cucina ben accessoriata. Il giardino è ampio il posto giusto per rilassarsi dopo una giornata al mare, privo di rumori, l'alba è accompagnata dal canto dei galli . Per me e per la mia famiglia è stato un giusto compromesso per non spendere eccessivamente nelle altre strutture presenti sull'isola, che sono tante ma tutte con costi molto alti. Se volessi tornare ad Aruba tornerei sicuramente qui.
Visited December 2019
Written January 9, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacationer386167
Vacationer386167
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heart stealing treasure
We really loved the beautiful garden full of flowers, pineapples, palms and fruit trees. Reinier showed us the nest of a breeding hummingbird. He and his wife Dionicia were the best hosts you can wish for. They gave us lots of information and even printed small maps of places we could visit. The place is centrally located on the island, so with a rental car you can easily visit places. We hope to come back in the future.
Visited March 2018
Written April 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dagmar S
Dagmar S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ruhige und erholsame Lage abseits der großen Hotels
Für Menschen, die sich für die Natur und die Bewohner der wirklich kleinen Insel interessieren, ist die Lage des kleinen Hauses ideal. Die freundlichen Vermieter haben für die trockenen Verhältnisse einen ungewöhnlich grünen Blumengarten angelegt. Schmetterlinge und Kolibris flattern umher. Ein winziges Kolibrinest mit flauschigem Nachwuchs und verschiedene Früchte waren zu bestaunen. Zwei schattige Sitzplätze laden zum Verweilen ein. Wenige Fahrminuten entfernt ist der Eingang zum Nationalpark. Ein Auto ist zu empfehlen. Bei vorsichtigem Fahren braucht man auch im Nordosten nicht unbedingt einen Allradantrieb.
Visited December 2017
Written December 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dionicia M
Dionicia M
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Es war eine Freude, Sie als Gast zu haben.Viel Vergnugen in Colombia.
Written December 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hyndradra
Hyndradra
France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Des vacances inoubliables avec des personnes fantastiques....
Nous avons séjourné dans cette jolie et charmante maisonette située dans un jardin magnifiquement atypique. Située au centre de l'île, nous avions accès facilement et rapidement à toutes les commodités(commerces, plages, restaurants, lieux touristiques, aéroport...) Nous avons été reçus par les propriétaires comme si nous étions des membres de leur famille. Reinier, Dionicia et Denise nous ont apportés toute leur attention et leur gentillesse. Ce sont des personnes qui sont à l'écoute et qui vous conseille si besoin. Nous avons adoré prendre nos petits-déjeuners dans le jardin aux regards des colibris et des lézards et surtout dialoguer en plusieurs langues avec nos hôtes... Nous y retournerons avec un immense plaisir :-) MERCI BEAUCOUP Thank you so much...Gracias por todo..Danki...Dank u zeer !!!
Visited November 2017
Written November 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dionicia M
Dionicia M
We missed you the moment you left. Merci beaucoup. Au revoir.
Written November 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JANGE-Travelers
JANGE-Travelers
Pennsylvania11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful Apartment
The Beautiful apartment in big tropical garden is one of the best deals on the Island. We stayed for 3 weeks and loved it. The apartment is the perfect size for a couple. Dionicia and Reinier are great hosts. They will help you with anything you need. Its located in the center of the Island so a vehicle will be needed but that is the best way to get out and explore. If you are looking for a clean, affordable, private, peaceful, and relaxing place to stay? You found it!! This Apartment is just great. The only cons for us was the size of the refrigerator. Since our stay was longer we ate in the room a lot, plus I like to keep beers cold for the evening. Second would be the bed. It was comfortable for the first few days then we started waking up sore. We always have a hard time finding places with amazing beds. Especially at this price range. All and all, if you want an amazing place to stay while in Aruba give the Beautiful apartment in big tropical garden a try. You will not be disappointed.
Visited April 2017
Written June 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dionicia M
Dionicia M
Thank you for your nice review and for being such great guests.
Written June 4, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DARIO VICTOR F
DARIO VICTOR F
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
EXCELENTE DEPARTAMENTO CERCA DE TODO CON UNA ATENCION MARAVILLOSA
queria agradecer a los anfitriones por permitirnos estar a gusto junto a mi esposa disfrutando de una excelentes vaciones en su hermoso departamento en el cual nos sentimos muy comodos teneindo todo lo necesario para que asi fuese , con respecto a la isla es hermosa , recomendamos ampliamente su departamento y por supuesto la isla tambien Muchas Gracias
Visited May 2017
Written May 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness693071
Happiness693071
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Understated and Perfect for Us!
The property is located in the center of the island in an Aruban neighborhood. The apartment is separate and in the rear of the main property. The property is beautiful with many tropical plants and shade trees. Reinier was the consummate host offering helpful advice and recommendations. To take full advantage, a rental car is a must from this central location. You are very close to groceries, gas, restaurants (including fast food offerings), a few minutes drive from Arikok N.P. or Oranjestad, ~10 minutes from the south (beautiful sunsets) and north (stargazing) shores and either end of the island (e.g., Baby Beach, California light house and all white sand shores in between) are <30 minute drives. The apartment was clean and contained all necessary amenities for enjoyable simple living. AC and a comfortable bed made for restful sleep. Essential kitchen amenities and a charcoal grill well enabled basic meal preparations. The shade of the tamarind tree provided a gorgeous patio location for morning coffee and evening beers. In full disclosure, we offer two possible cons. The first was a close neighbor with chickens; however, their morning greetings were surprisingly impossible to hear in the bedroom and did not affect sleep. The second was an absence of hot water showers in typical Aruban fashion. Hot water is not common for Aruban homes as the islands water supply is a constant 24degs C; which we easily acclimated to especially after the day's activities in the sun. Thank you Dionicia and Reinier for making your lovely property available to us. We cherish our stay. Keith and Mary Anne
Visited January 2017
Written February 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dionicia M
Dionicia M
Dear Keith and Mary Anne, Thank you for your nice comment. We loved to have you as our guests. You will always be welcome. Dionicia and Reinier
Written February 4, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rita H
Rita H
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best place ever.
We spent three fabulous weeks here. It is centrally located and away from the tourist traps. We enjoyed drinking our coffee under the tambrine tree watching the birds and on occasion have wonderfull conversations with our host and hostess. The garden and flowers are beautiful. The apartment had everything we needed and very clean and comfortable. Reinier and Donica are the kindest people that u could meet and are very willing and helpful to assist in anyway. This place is truly a home away from home and to this day we still drop a line to each other my brother and sister from another land. We would most definitely stay here again.
Visited February 2016
Written November 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rita H
Rita H
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best place I have stayed at ever.
Everything that is said about the apartment is true. We enjoyed our coffee under in Tamron tree every morning and everyday got to watch the hummingbirds enjoy the beautiful and colorful Fowers that surrounds the yard. This is very close to everything you want to do and see in Aruba away from the busy tourist resorts but close enough to visit. Our host and hostess are the nicest and most helpful people you could ever meet. We enjoyed and miss today the history and conversation we were able to have with our host and hostess. This place only let's us rate as a 5 but it is a ten. You could not go wrong by staying here. We travel every year for three weeks to different places and this is the best place we stayed at. Decided to stay away from the resorts and expensive beach front properties and it was the best choice ever.
Visited February 2016
Written March 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
About the neighbourhood
We are located in a quiet small street 300 meters on the right before RANCHO LOCO. They offer horseback riding tours for small groups to the NATURAL POOL. Not too far away is the entrance to the National Park ARIKOK. If you book a day in advance, you will get a tour with a ranger included in the price. U$ 11 for a day, but Afl 25 ( $14) for a year. You can walk early in the morning to the Natural pool, drive through the park and visit the caves with red colored drawings from the Indians, or visit an old plantation with a fresh water well. In Santa Cruz you can rent mountain bikes and follow some special roads in the park.The closest beach is Mangle Halto, where the locals go. It is nicely surrounded by mangrove trees.
Getting around
The nearest bus stop is a 15 minutes walk under a warm sun. So we strongly recommend the use of a car. If you come back you can ask a mini bus to take you to our place for just a few $$. Public transportation is working well when people go to their work or when they go home. So in the middle of the day and specialy at night or in the weekend it is bad.Beside that public transport does not go to those nice special places on Aruba you should visit.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Take from the airport one of the roads leading to Santa Cruz. 50 meters from the roundabout in the center of Santa Cruz is a supermarket called MUNDO NOBO. Take the road that is passing in front of the supermarkets entrance. Continue strait till you reach a crossing. On the left side is a pond on the right side market TAI LIE WAH. Continue strait up hill. Take the second road on your right. You will see a sign RANCHO LOCO at the beginning of this street. Take the small street on your right after 50 meters and look for number 19 B
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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