Cleanest Condo with each walk to the beach!
Condo: Great little condo, truly the cleanest of any VRBO-type place that we've ever stayed... even the inside of the drawers were stopless. You can easily walk to the beach with your stuff which was my #1 priority. (We stayed at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton for part of our Aruba trip and the walk from our room to the beach was about the same.) Here are other things I would want to know when booking: There is a small cooler and 4 chairs for your use at the beach. And two small beach towels per day. The living room opens to the patio/pool with a pretty view - plants for privacy and we never heard anyone out there. If you are a sensitive sleeper, be aware that the bedroom faces the main hallway. At night there are hallway lights that never turn off and the room is dim, but not dark. I could truly determine colors of items... Also it is right next to the metal staircase, so you hear late night arrivals and early birds - the guests weren't wild by any means, but there is no way to walk down metal stairs quietly. There is nothing the owner can do about this, so bring your eye mask and use your white noise app. The only other comment I have about the condo itself is although the couch makes out to a bed and there are a couple of air mattress in the closet, there is not bedding - there is one extra set of sheets, but no extra blankets or pillows. We didn't use this, but even on the king bed there are only 2 pillows and one thin coverlet. I asked the staff for another blanket, but the owner didn't have any, which was a bummer since my husband and I like to sleep at different temperatures. There are free shade huts on the beach, but you have to get there very early - like 7 a.m. to get one. There is a vendor on the beach that starts setting up around 8:30 that rents lounge chairs and umbrellas. The price varies based upon if there is a cruise ship in port. For us it was $40 for 2 chairs and umbrella on regular days and $65 on cruise ship days. There are soft drinks and beer for sale and food truck type options within walking distance down the beach. Cash only. There is a grocery store within walking distance < 1 miles by google or even less if you cut through the resort next door. We were able to walk back with our couple of bags, but there is a line of taxis waiting to take you home if needed. Prices were reasonable for an island. There is a very small market on site; however we were there from Saturday - Wednesday and it was neve