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The Merry Milestone, Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

Family-friendly Savaneta vacation home with kitchen and balcony

  • Free WiFi

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Savaneta, Aruba
9.8.Exceptional.
  • This was our second year spending a month at the Merry Milestone and we couldn't be…

    Feb 9, 2020

  • House is older but very clean, well maintained and well equipped. The house has a nice…

    Mar 3, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Leeward Antilles - 1 min walk
  • Mangel Halto Beach - 8 min walk
  • Blue Parrotfish Water Park - 27 min walk
  • De Palm Island - 27 min walk
  • Arikok National Park - 30 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed

Bedroom 4

1 King Bed

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About this home

Our very spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom ocean front villa combines some of the most spectacular views over the lagoon and its reef with comfortable accommodation for up to 8 persons. Only a few miles south from the airport, the villa is located in the quiet area between the well-known restaurant Marina Pirata and popular Mangel Halto beach with the sea right in front of the house. The sandy beach at Mangel Halto is only a 5 minute walk!
Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, our fully air-conditioned house has a large porch overlooking the crystal blue ocean and reef with comfortable outside furniture including a dining table with 8 seats, a fully equipped -kitchen with breakfast area, a large open plan living area with flat screen TV and 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms:

The large Master bedroom has a King size bed right next to the largest bathroom. Next to that, a twin bedroom with 2 single beds. Next, a double bedroom with King size bed and a bathroom, which is shared by these two rooms. The 4th bedroom is a small double with a Queen size bed with its own entrance and bathroom in a separate part of th house, behind the large porch. See layout photo for details. Our laundry room with washing machine and dryer is at your disposal and of course you can stay in touch with the outside world via free WiFi.

Tastefully furnished, the Merry Milestone is for rent all year round on a weekly basis. The property has a built up area of 400m2 on a total lot of 1275m2. Activities within walking distance include swimming, diving, kayak trips (organised a few minutes walk along the shore) and snorkeling. Some good restaurants are within easy reach, as well as a small but well-stocked supermarket. For exciting nightlife, Oranjestad is a mere 10 minutes drive away.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have specific requirements or questions!


What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Leeward Antilles - 1 min walk
  • Mangel Halto Beach - 8 min walk
  • Blue Parrotfish Water Park - 27 min walk
  • De Palm Island - 27 min walk
  • Arikok National Park - 30 min walk
  • Balashi Gold Smelter Ruins - 33 min walk
  • Donkey Sanctuary Aruba - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ser'i Alejandro - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Arikok National Park Visitors Center - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Hooiberg (Haystack Mountain) - 5 mi / 8 km

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 7 min drive
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The manager

Barbara Schiphorst

Speaks: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (4306 sq ft)
  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/dryer

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Children's dinnerware

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's books
  • Water sports equipment
  • Casino nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Pool/spa

  • Water park access

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa Spanish Lagoon Pos Chiquito
  • The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon
  • The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*
  • Merry Milestone Ocean Front n
  • The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chris' Restaurant (2.2 mi), The Island Shop (2.2 mi), and Zeerover (2.7 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, horseback riding, and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like a water park and a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best place in the island if you want to relax.

    This home is located in the perfect place to see and do everything on the island. The snorkling is awsome right out the front. Rik is a great guy, he took great care of us. Thank you Merry Milestone we will be back.

    William W., Other trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home in Aruba

    We have utilized this home multiple it times. The property is kept in great shape. Barbara ensures that the house is maintained and upgraded for your comfort. The view of the spanish lagoon is wonderful, no better backdrop to Aruba. Area is quiet and close to beach. Access to the water will ensure your days are carefree and special. I really enjoyed morning snorkeling and afternoon dips to cool my heals. If you dont want to cook, within minutes of several restaurants. and there are places to supply your needs for cooking or refreshments. This place ensures you have more of what you need...quiet, access to real nature of Aruba and the piece of mind that comes with a well managed property. My guests and family love being here and will return.

    Other trip, Mar 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet house with an unforgettable view

    The house location was perfect! I love the spaciousness of the house! The house was not new, but it had everything we needed for living there comfortably for 8 days. We loved going out to do activities and explore Aruba and come home to a quiet sanctuary to relax, chill and take in the beautiful sunset every evening right across the street!!

    Yi W., Other trip, Mar 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Phenomenal Fun

    We are group of 6 that stayed for a week. The home is spacious and incredibly comfortable with an unbeatable view. Great sleeping with comfy beds and air conditioning units we ran at night in each room. Kitchen well supplied for all our cooking needs and we did make 3 dinners and most breakfasts and lunches. Ate every meal out at the outside table and seating area looking out to the water. Phenomenal snorkeling right down the stairs to and fro Mangel Halto beach. We explored other beaches with our all around favorite being Baby Beach and the best for snorkeling at Boca Catalina. We explored the whole island and felt so fortunate to stay at such a lovely location away from the tourism chaos but easily accessible to all. Rik Maes is a fantastic guest service manager! He met us at the house and helped us get settled by answering all questions and providing a map he marked up with locations of the grocery stores and some sites we requested in the area. Couldnt have been a better trip. Highly recommend the Merry Milestone!

    kris e., Other trip, Mar 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    beautiful view

    The location and the view are exceptional. I am glad I chose this home over one in baby beach or in the northern beaches. In this area, it felt like there was a nice mixture of local folks and tourist people. We were able to enjoy the nearby Mango Halto beach, as well as easily head down to Baby Beach or up to Arashi Beach, both of which are also very beautiful. I loved the large outdoor covered patio area, with the amazing view, and also the view from the kitchen looking out on the turquoise waters. I would stay in this house again, but I will say that I think it might be time for some of the appliances to be replaced such as the refrigerator. There is an electricity budget which I don't think was mentioned in the description. It turned out we were well under this usage budget but it took us a few days to figure out how much we could use the air conditioning without going over the budget. I would recommend to bring some kind of water shoes, not just flip flops. I forgot to and it was fine, but some places in the water they would be good to have. The view and especially the sunsets are world class. I could happily live in this home for an extended time.

    John L., Other trip, Aug 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A little paradise in Aruba!

    This was a nice quiet location with plenty of space for 7 adult family members. Lovely view with a wonderful out door eating and relaxing space. We enjoyed snorkeling in the ocean that was just across the road from the house. Thanks for sharing this little paradise in Aruba!

    Ann T., Other trip, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious beautiful clean.

    It was more than what we expected in beauty and peaceful. Very please and highly recommend this house.

    philip d., Other trip, Mar 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful house in a wonderful place!

    The Merry Milestone was everything our extended family needed for a memorable getaway. We stayed a month and welcomed many friends and family members to this great home. The location is perfect - in a quiet residential area not too close to the overdeveloped tourist area of the island, yet close enough to great beaches, restaurants and things to do. Having the sea just across the small road was the perfect incentive to swim and snorkel, sometimes twice a day. The house is very large and quite comfortable, outfitted with all the basics needed for a great stay. We spent most of our time in the huge outdoor living area, leaving only to visit the beach and cook meals in the large kitchen. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nicer experience of Aruba; we liked it so much, we're already booked for next year.

    Dave B., Other trip, Feb 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Fine stay

    We spent 10 nights here. The view is fantastic and the yard and patio are lovely spaces. The house is a very large place and has the feel of once being a very loved home that accommodated large gatherings. But, at the time we stayed, it had the air of a once-loved home that has become a bit worn. The furniture in general needs updating/cleaning. Little things around the house needed repair/attention, e.g., cracked tile. The pans probably should be replaced, but are usable. These are mainly cosmetic issues, but still detract. The owner has informed me that they are in the process of updating, so these comments may be old news by the time you read this. The dinner, glass and serving ware is abundant and good quality. The master bed was firm and comfortable. We like to stay away from busy tourist areas and this location fit that bill. Location has easy access to all the rest of the island. Rik is a very responsive manager and good to deal with. We travel extensively and always stay in rentals from VRBO and the like around the world, often in the ABC islands. I know others have stayed here and raved, but I can’t give it five stars. A little more TLC and it would be right up there.

    Nancy W., Other trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Outstanding home and vacation in Aruba

    First of all really want to thank Barbara in easing our concerns about scheduling our trip during these pandemic times, she was wonderful and reassuring! The home was just perfect for our family of 8, some tweens, teens and young adult children with mom and dad. Layout is great, the beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked with nice appliances, linens and towels plentiful. Location in our minds can't be beat. It was our first time in Aruba and we debated about staying up near the hotels but this was much better for our family. Really could drive anywhere within 20-25" max except maybe the periphery of the National Park. The best snorkeling we found was right across the road and at Mangel Halto just down the street! We brought our own snorkel gear, really a must if you like to snorkel as we could go whenever we wanted. Rik, the property manager, was excellent, went over the top on New Year's Day when the dryer wouldn't turn on, didn't expect anything to be done that day, but he was there within the hour for a quick fix. Really can't say enough about this property, the island and people of Aruba. Thanks Barbara and Rik!

    Edward H., Other trip, Mar 28, 2021

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