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Ocean Front Guest Cottage for 2 - Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

We are located on the gentle leeward west coast of Aruba at Mangel Halto, overlooking the Spanish Lagoon where the surf quietly surges upon the protective reef.

Windsong Villa & Guest Cottage is located 15 minutes from both Oranjestad and San Nicolaas. It is close to splendid restaurants and walking distance to grocery stores. Bus service is a 10 minute walk from the Villa. Car rental is available locally.

Windsong Guest cottage is in the garden behind Windsong Villa, a few feet from the shore and 50 meters to a sandy beach and a safe swimming area. It is a choice site for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.

The air-conditioned guest cottage accommodates 2 people on a king size bed that can become twin beds. The cottage has a well equipped European kitchen with stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and clothes washing machine. cable TV 28” flat screen with a built in DVD, Ceiling fan, fully tiled large washroom with shower.

We are Canadians residing in Central Ontario and Aruba. Our first visit to Aruba was a scuba diving holiday in January 2006. We fell in love with Aruba and its people then and in April 2006 purchased our home on Spaanslagoen Weg. Since then our villa and guest cottage have been completely renovated, the pool installed and pavers and garden put in. We've enjoyed several months living at Windsong Villa. Many weeks we have enjoyed the comfort and quietness of the guest cottage when the Villa has been rented to others. We love staying in the cottage.

We have done many shore dives at Mangel Halto in front of our house and at the Hole in the Wall dive site close by. Snorkeling and swimming are great too and just out the door!

Michael is a PADI certified Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor, # 211856. While in Aruba learn to dive with Mike Brown. Lessons can begin in the pool or in the sea across the road. You can even start the knowledge development portion by email. The rates are reasonable and competitive. If you are already a Scuba Diver and want to upgrade your qualifications to Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, or Dive master. Then ask Mike. Children can learn to become Bubble makers in the pool. An 8 yr old or older can become a Junior Open Water Diver. There are a lot of options for the whole family, including swim lessons for adults and learning to safely and effectively snorkel. Contact Mike Brown.

We have a Suzuki Grand Vitari 2003 vehicle that may be available to renters for use at $30.00 per day.

To see more pictures of Windsong Villa and Guest Cottage visit our website

We welcome you to Windsong Guest cottage!

Michael and Lois Brown, Owners

Keywords: Guest Cottage

More Details

Owner
Michael
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Michael

We are Canadians residing in Central Ontario and Aruba. Our first visit to Aruba was a scuba diving holiday in January 2006. We fell in love with Aruba and its people then and in April 2006 purchased our home on Spaanslagoen Weg. Since then our villa and guest cottage have been completely renovated, the pool installed and pavers and garden put in. We've enjoyed several months living at Windsong Villa. Many weeks we have enjoyed the comfort and quietness of the guest cottage when the Villa has been rented to others. We love staying in the cottage.

We have done many shore dives at Mangel Halto in front of our house and at the Hole in the Wall dive site close by. Snorkeling and swimming are great too and just out the door!

Michael is a PADI certified Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor, # 211856, Master Scuba Diver Instructor and DAN instructor.

While in Aruba learn to dive with Mike Brown. Lessons can begin in the pool or in the sea across the road. You can even start the knowledge development portion by email. The rates are reasonable and competitive. If you are already a Scuba Diver and want to upgrade your qualifications to Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, or Dive master. Then ask Mike. Children can learn to become Bubble makers in the pool. An 8 year old or older can become a Junior Open Water Diver. There are a lot of options for the whole family, including swim lessons for adults and learning to safely and effectively snorkel. Contact Mike Brown.

We have a Suzuki Grand Vitari 2003 vehicle, insured with roadside service that may be available to renters for use at $30.00 per day. It is not for off road adventures.

Michael purchased this cottage in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Aruba! This was our first visit and we hope to come back again.

We went to many places to eat and visit and our favorites were Zee Rovers, Marina Pirata, and Mangel Halto Bar. We especially enjoyed snorkeling right across the street. It was really nice getting up first thing in the morning and being on the beach after 50 feet of walking.

Thank you, Lois and Mike for allowing us to stay in your cottage and thanks to Juan for the car service.
Feb 2018
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Pos Chiquito, Aruba

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot water in the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) The bed can be split to become two twin beds. Please inform the owner if you wish to have it split.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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Ocean Front Guest Cottage for 2 - Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
average rating of 4.93617 based on 97 reviews
4

Cozy cottage in gorgeous location

  • 4 of 5

Hosts and their property manager are friendly and responsive. Cottage is small, but big enough for our needs. Cozy and comfy for a couple. AC works fine. Only complaint is that the bed is not really a queen, but 2 twins put together. Not ideal for romantic snuggling.

Location is great--far enough removed from Oranjestad and all the resorts that the nearby beach (which is gorgeous) and restaurants are not crowded with tourists, but close enough that it's a pretty short drive or cab ride to bigger beaches, Oranjestad, or San Nicolas.

2 great restaurants nearby: Flying Fishbone and Marina Pirata.

Also strongly recommend checking out Arikok National Park. There are trails from Pos Chiquito that go into the park, or you can drive in from route 7 -- not far from the cottage. I ran there a couple mornings. Maybe 4 miles. Beautiful hills and access to the other, rockier coast with giant waves, dramatic cliffs -- sublime!

We rented a car, which I would also recommend, if you're interested in exploring the island. Otherwise there's only one beach and one nice restaurant within walking distance. (Although going to that same beach and eating at that same restaurant every day would still make a pretty awesome vacation.)

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wiscosin
5

Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing location! Mike and Lois will make you feel as though you are staying with old friends.

Walk to the Mangel Halto bar and meet the locals, great Chinese food and cold beer.

The Flying Fish Bone is a unique experience with fantastic food.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for two.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for snorkeling and sunset watching. The size of the and location of the cottage was just what we wanted-away from the crowds and "touristy" areas and comfortable for just the two of us.

Lois and Mike were very nice and welcoming hosts. Mike gave us WWII facts about part of the island that was very informative.

I think the actual cottage could use a little paint on the inside, but I would love the opportunity to stay here again, if allowed. I would also recommend the cottage to anyone looking for solitude and convenience to snorkeling.

If you go, try the Mangel Halto bar for friendly patrons and staff. They like buying you beers and playing pool, so be gracious and return the offer. Danki! (Thank you)

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! What more could you want than to look out at the Carribbean ! Serenity plus😎?Special thanks to Juan for always making us feel welcome. Lois and Michael, we love your place. Already thinking about our return trip

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new paltz, new york, united states
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I had a wonderful time at the ocean front cottage. perfect weather everyday , we walked to beach every day . we did not rent a vehicle and it was fine, we walked to the local grocery and restaurants . after spending most of the day at the beach we would come back to the cottage and that pool was the best ( and the hammock too) . we loved it .

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, ON
5

Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike and Lois for a wonderful vacation. It was so nice to be picked up by your Property Manager, Juan and not to have to worry with directions getting right off the plane. Juan took us to get our rental car and then took us to the cottage where he showed us around and we met Mike and Lois who are there for the winter. The cottage is in the backyard, but you have a separate entrance and share the pool and yard with the main house. It is a very quiet neighbourhood and very safe. We rented a car and found it very easy to get around, however the street signs are very few and poor and we had to use our navigational skills a few times. We loved BBQing in the evening in the backyard most nights instead of going out to the restaurants and there are a few close grocery stores if you dont have a car. The snorkelling across the road we found by far probably the best, but there are many beaches to investigate on the island. We even went scuba diving with Michael! Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday! Tracy & Henry, London, ON Canada.

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reina Beatrix, Oranjestad
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marina Pirata
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Mangel Halto
Car: recommended

Spaanslagoen Weg goes along the shore. It is a lovely and interesting walk in either direction. The neighbourhood is safe and friendly to walk through. The beach is very close where you can soak in the sun or find shade under a palm umbrella.

The main area for shopping is in Oranjestad; however there are many stores throughout the island providing whatever one might need. Two grocery stores are nearby. A bar restaurant frequented by locals and visitors provides good food and a friendly welcome. It is right at Mangel Halto steps from Windsong.

There are many places we love to visit on the island. Among them are Arikok Park. Here you can enjoy a scenic drive to beautiful wild beaches (No swimming there!). Don't miss the visitors centre. Several trails are of great interest. It is best to go on them earlier in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day.

The Archeological Museum in Oranjestad is an excellent place to learn the history of the island.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Pos Chiquito, Aruba

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$905
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$1,163
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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