CONDOS IN ARUBA
Your best choice for condos in Aruba
Review Submitted: March 21, 2010 Date of Stay: February 2010
"We have just returned from staying at this condo for the second time and we hated to leave. What a pleasure to deal with Anita and Dave.The condo is our home away from home. It is everything one would need plus more. From the comfortable king size bed to the luxurious walk in shower, the full kitchen with all its amenities and then the comfy leather furniture and TV and stereo. We spent much time by the pool just relaxing ,reading or chatting with new friends. The condo is a short distance to Palm Beach ,t
he high rise area with some wonderful restaurants. Somedays we took the beach chairs from the condo and travelled to Arashi Beach , Eagle Beach and Baby Beach.
We would sit on the balcony and enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine. It doesn't get much better than that...truly paradise.
We have shared pictures and stories of our holidays at Wacamya with family and friends and have highly recommended the condo to all.
We look forward to our next stay in 2011.
Thank you Anita and Dave..we love your condo.
We love Aruba
Review Submitted: April 23, 2009 Date of Stay: October 2008
We had the best vacation of my life. I swim very very often. The condo was very lovely, great place near Malmok ans Arashi and not far from the high rise hotel. So, tanks you very much, and i am shure we will rent again your condo for next year, we wait to see the flight schedule before reservation. (maybe after christmas) Thanks again.....
What a great hoilday !!!!!!!!
Review Submitted: April 23, 2009 Date of Stay: June 2008
Wacamaya has been more than mom & / or I could have hoped for! I had an intimate afternoon pool party here this aft and a few couples fell in love with this property .. I'll be forwarding your contact info to them when they return. It has been a sincere pleasure getting to know you Anita ~ I thank you for the lovely accommodation and look forward to meeting you one day (hopefully here!!) I will certainly let you know how the next leg of my journey goes ~ Off to Columbia tomorrow eve ... this time next week I'll be trekking the Peruvian mtns enroute to Machu Picchu
Review Submitted: February 20, 2009 Date of Stay: February 2009
Wacamaya was great-an easy walk if you want to, to the Marriott/high rise hotel strip (1km), but far enough away from the tourist crowds to relax. Great swimming pool & common areas,(grill area,patio & laundry room), small grocery across the street. Felt very safe and secure. Apartment was great-all kitchen amenities,TV & stereo,etc. Very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again. Rented from Anita-she was great,providing accurate info about apartment and Aruba. No surprises or disappointments-found everything just as described on website.
Guest: Stevenh (NB Canada)
Date of Stay: 01/11/10 Review Submitted: 01/11/10
“We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Aruba. Wacamaya Village and 14B worked very well for us – quality comfort and surroundings that made for a pleasant vacation from wake up to head on the pillow time. We met many lovely people at Wacamaya Village and around the island. It was so nice to have the washer/dryer, fully functional kitchen, BBQ on the verandah and internet access. What would we do differently? rent a car and cell phone to pick up on arrival at the airport. We will be recommending Wacamaya Village and in particular 14B to friends and family“. The Hudson’s, NB Canada Steve concurs!
Guest: Jane Cronk and Dave Adkins (McLean, Virginia)
Date of Stay: 04/20/08 Review Submitted: 04/20/08
Our stay at the Wacamaya condo was fantastic! We consider it a hidden jewel on what is our favorite island in the Caribbean. The condo was most confortable, and well furnished. We enjoyed the courtyard, with pool and cascading waterfall. Took advantage of the barbecue on several nights. The local food stores are well stocked, convinced we had the best steaks ever! Especailly appreciated the warmth and friendliness of owners and guests, we felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Planning another visit soon, expect it will be one of many Jane Cronk and Dave Adkins McLean, Virginia
Guest: Gary and Shirley Goodman (Toronto, Ontario)
Date of Stay: 03/19/08 Review Submitted: 03/19/08
Staying at the Wakamaya Apts was a real treat! Not only was it clean & comfartable, but but the huge pool, garden setting and the friendliness & warmth of both the renters and guests added much to our stay. We are in the process of booking again for 2009 !!
Your best choice for condos in Aruba
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:52 PM
Subject: RE: Guest Review
I'm sorry that we missed saying goodbye to you too the Saturday we left. Kevin and I loved our trip to Aruba. Unit 6A was absolutely perfect! Beautifully decorated and had all the comforts of home! We enjoyed sitting around your beautiful pool and meeting so many nice guests! Pictures of your courtyard and pool do not do them justice! Truly a tropical paradise! What a treat it was to have a supermarket across the street for those little incidentals you sometimes forget at the last minute. So many things about Aruba we loved. To name one, Boca Catalina Beach. Kevin had the best time snorkeling there while I enjoyed watching the kids play on the beach and meeting people that came by bus from the cruise ships. And so many activities going on - the catamarans and Jolly Pirates ships with snorkelers, kite surfers and parasailing, not to mention the beautiful view surrounding the beach. And just minutes from Wacamaya Village!
The restaurants in Aruba are absolutely fantastic! We wanted to have dinner on the beach at sunset and we were not disappointed. I thought I would mention a few places that I thought were exceptional for their service, food and ambiance: Mathews Beachside, Barefoot, Flying Fishbone (all on the beach), La Tratorria at the lighthouse (for its beautiful view of the island), Bingos (great food - lunch & dinner), Gianni's and Texas de Brazil (Kevin loved the buffet/salad bar).
We hope to visit with you again next year. There are still more restaurants to visit and we just loved vacationing in Aruba!
Thank you for making this one of our best vacations ever!!
Give our best to Dave -
MP3 Ontario, Canada
Review Submitted: February 27, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011
Rather than sticking with the highrise hotels along the beach strip, opt for a condo rental instead. Much better than the hotel enclaves. We really enjoyed our stay here, it was central to everything and the condo was a great home away from home. The owners are great to deal with and go out of their way to make sure you have what you need for a great vacation. Their condo is well maintained, clean, tastefully decorated with lots of amenities to make eating in, if you want, easy. The gardens and pool area are always nicely maintained. You are close to everything here, and get a much better taste of Aruba than staying at the hotel enclaves.
Michael and Maureen
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Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:21 PM
Subject: RE: Guest Comments
Hello Anita & Dave-
Thanks-our travels home were safe (but sad of course-we never want to leave Aruba once we get there!). Kathie & I were extremely pleased with our two week stay at the Wacamaya Apts. in unit 5B. Our entire experience working with you was fantastic-from the moment we contacted you regarding information about the apartments until we left. You were always very prompt and courteous regarding any questions or concerns we may have had-before our arrival and during our stay. Since we had taken care of all of the paperwork prior to our arrival, checking into the unit was about as easy as it gets. Upon our arrival at the airport, we found out that the car rental we had arranged was not available, and no other vehicles were available from any other agencies-so we had to take a taxi to the apartments. When we opened the door to unit 5b, a bottle of champagne on ice was awaiting us-what a wonderful and pleasant surprise! Thank you for attempting to find us an alternative vehicle. The grocery store across the street was also very convenient for us, especially that first night. We were able to get items for dinner as well as some cold beverages.
We enjoyed everything about the apartment and the rest of the Wacamaya property. The unit was spacious and very comfortable, and had everything we needed. The pool/garden area was beautiful and always very clean-and very peaceful. There were times we truly felt that we were the only ones there! All of the other tenants/guests that we met during our stay were very friendly. We also enjoyed using the grill a couple of evenings and having a nice quiet dinner on our balcony. The location of the apartments was also very appealing to us-as we tend to spend most of our time at the beaches and the high rise hotel area-both of which were within a few minutes driving. There are also several fine restaurants close by.
We have stayed at other rental units on the island during our previous trips to Aruba, and found Wacamaya to be the best so far. We look forward to our next visit to Aruba (and Wacamaya!).
Thank you again for everything.
Curt & Kathie Lanzendorf
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Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: 5B-2012
Anita & Dave,
We wanted to thank-you for the oportunity to stay at Wacamaya this year. Although we are not new to Aruba, we were new to Wacamaya. We spent time in units 5B and 14B and enjoyed our stay in both. They were wonderful and unique in their own ways! They were very clean and had all we needed. On top of that, you and Dave were great and helped with any questions or concerns we had. We have been going to Aruba yearly since 1989 and have stayed at many of the high cost hotels and condos and these units were nicer than most and had all the privacy and comforts of home at a fraction of the price. Can't wait to return!
Jo-Anne & Henry
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Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:36 PM
Subject: RE: Guest Comments
“The gardens, courtyard and pool area is absolutely gorgeous. The condo unit was extremely clean and had beautiful décor – you settle in and totally feel at home. This was our second visit to Aruba but first staying at Wacamaya and we’ll stay here whenever we visit from now on. Dave & Anita are the perfect hosts, providing suggested restaurants, and directions to various island attractions. Aruba and Wacamaya are the perfect vacation location. Rick and Jan”
Hi Anita and Dave -
Good to hear from you. Being Mr. and Mrs. now is so exciting for us. We had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun time in Aruba, and despite my usual tendency to get homesick, it was tough for us to leave. Thank you so much for offering us such a great place to stay. We wanted an experience outside of the usual hotel, and we got it; it felt like home to us. And now we understand why so many of the people that we talked to go back to Aruba year after year. :)
Mark & Kelly
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know what a great time we had. Your condo has all the comforts of home and we really enjoyed it. The courtyard/pool area is beautiful, but I have to admit we spent most of our days at different beaches. We tried to get to as many as we could. Having a car allowed us to really explore the whole island - and I don't think we missed too much. We snorkeled, went to the National Park, went downtown shopping, and our favorite part of the day was watching the sunset from various beaches. I took over 120 pictures - it's all so beautiful. We met your friends Sharon and Gary - they had some good info about the island and also seemed very nice. I think I'll work on my siblings and their spouses to make a plan to go back.
We had the most wonderful time at your condos in Aruba (14B and 5B). It was a perfect location - away from the heavy traffic from the high rise hotels and crowds, yet close enough to the action and beaches. The apartments were well maintained; beautiful inside and out. It met all of our needs. The kids enjoyed the pool every day and the premises had a beautiful garden to enjoy. Aruba is a very beautiful island, and we were able to visit it all! I have to say Manny was excellent to work with after we arrived and on checkout. Everything was exactly as you described. Thanks so much for allowing our family to enjoy your condos. We also appreciate your attention to all the details. We gave your info to tripadvisor a place that gives reviews of places- hope you don't mind sharing your secret hide away. We gave it 5 stars.
Fond du Lac, WI
P.S. Again thanks for checking in on us after we left behind all the info regarding the island. I thought I would never be one of those crazy unorganized people, but I guess it happens. Truly a beautiful place - you are so lucky! Thanks for allowing us to stay!!!!!!!!
On a recent visit to Aruba, we stayed at the Wacamaya Apartments for four weeks. We previewed the condos the previous year and met Anita and Dave. At that time, we made arrangements for our recent visit. We were impressed then and were not disappointed when we arrived this year. The premises are very well maintained with a large pool and waterfall. Lots of pretty flowers and shrubs all over. We stayed in 5B and 6A. Both were clean, large and tastefully decorated. Everything we needed was there for making meals. All appliances were in good working order. There is a grocery store across the street which is very handy. Both units had nice walk-in showers with hot water. The beds were great, very, very comfortable. Living room and bedroom had fans and air conditioners. While I prefer fans, the choice was there. Our favorite restaurant is Madame Janette. We go every year, and always enjoy. We also like The Buccaneer and La Scala. There are so many good restaurants. We look forward to a return visit to Wacamaya. Thanks Anita and Dave.
Yvonne and Philip
Hi Anita and Dave,
Just wanted to tell you both what a pleasurable experience it has been meeting you. Anita, even during course of communicating to organize the condo rental
you were a queen of charm and professionalism, you just made whole process easy and uncomplicated.
Wacamaya was everything it is described to be on the rental site. That was such a relief because in past have been disappointed many times when complex
doesn't live up to its description. Wacamaya is what a vacation should always be, comfortable, relaxing and it definitely has a " HOME " feeling.
We loved the first week getting around on foot and bus everywhere. Condo is perfectly situated only a 10 minute walk to high rise beach near Marriot, and
second week with the car rental gave us a chance to visit so many other attractions that were a little distance away.
Anita, you are a true sweetheart. I have witnessed how your kindness has no limits, not only do you move heaven and earth to make your condo renters as
comfortable and happy as possible but I have seen how wide your kindness spreads when you actually went out of your way to help a renter who rented from
another owner who was not available at that time, by lending her your own personal hairdryer.
Wacamaya is a true gem and anyone lucky enought to rent there will get the lucky bonus of having to deal with Anita and Dave "rare gems". What else
would we expect to find in a garden of eden "Wacamaya" in ARUBA.
Gia and Walter
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:29 PM
Subject: Dearest Anita, We had such a wonderful time. Your condo is everything you explained. So comfortable, very well decorated, and convenient. I happened to see the condo next door because of an outage they had in their condo. I did mention your condo name,#and how very easy it was to rent with you.. I don't want to send you a photo of me with the Burns as I feel asleep in the sun. I did find a sunscreen with 85% Again thank you and I will consider you condo and recommend it.. God Bless.
Nov 29- Dec 5 2012
Words cannot express how pleasant you both made our trip to Aruba. You two are very customer focus when attending to potential guests/guests. You promptly respond to e-mails, gave particulars to questions asked and gave your honest opinions when needed. The purpose of our trip to Aruba was to celebrate my other half's birthday and with the assistance of Anita I was able to make his special day one to remember.
The pictures do NO justice to how beautiful the condominiums at Wacamya are. The waterfall crossing the pool and the gorgeous trees surrounding the lounge area wonderfully compliments the condos. We stayed in unit 14B and not only the place, but also the atmosphere made you feel at home. All of our basic needs plus more was provided at the condo ranging from items needed to cook to items needed when heading to the beach. Anita and Dave literally thought of any and everything one would need in order to nestle into the home away from home condo. Wacamya is definitely a place we will visit again and again thanks in large parts to Anita and Dave. You both are amazing and kind individuals and it was a joy booking with you!!!
Ty and Curtis
The unit #14B was superb and exactly what we were hoping it would be. The furniture and fixtures were all above average. We made good use of the kitchen and the grill to make many of our meals while in Aruba. The location of the apartment complex was ideal. Far enough away to feel like we were staying off the tourist strip, yet close enough where we could easily get anywhere we wanted to during the day. We spent most of our days walking palm beach in the mornings and then spending the rest of the day at one of the many nice beaches in Aruba (Arashi, Malmok, Boca Catalina, Baby Beach, Eagle beach, etc...) On nights where we went out for dinner, or when the sun had just taken too much out of us, we would come back earlier in the day to the apartment complex and sit by the pool. The pool area couldn't have been better. There were plenty of chairs and chaise lounges, the water was a good temperature, and the people that were there were all very nice (including the couple from Illinois). I also was very entertained by some of the large lizards in the courtyard. Manny was great, he handled the cellphone well. Fortunately we didn't need his assistance for anything else during our stay. I had brought a couple floats for our trip and left them in the closet for future guests.
Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment. We really had a wonderful vacation. This was our second time in Aruba and we hope to be back again very soon. We will contact you when we are ready to plan our next trip.
Matt and Jaimee
From: Skip Bonnett
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2013 7:55 AM
Subject: RE: Rental Review - Aruba Condo Rental 2013
Words alone cannot describe our most recent three week visit to theWakamaya Village complex, and your unit #6A. Our stay was complimented by beautiful, rain free, hot weather on a daily basis. The facility was clean and provided everything that we needed. Your grounds are very well cared for by Manny, who is indeed a gentleman and very helpful with providing local information. It was rare to encounter others at the pool deck, which provides the ideal location for total relaxation. As you know, we met the Childs on a previous visit, and we were so lucky to befriend them, and have them share time with us once again. Without a doubt, we will return. Thank you again for your assistance in the setting up of our recent vacation.
Skip & Angela Bonnett
Thunder Bay, ON
We were lucky enough to extend our stay, while on the island
of Aruba, at Wacamaya. The communication
with Anita even before we arrived was very quick and precise. Once we arrived, we were very happy with the
accommodations. We stayed in unit 4B and
loved the proximity to the pool. Being
on the first floor made it easy to come and go as we wished. The condo had everything we needed, including
beach chairs. It was very clean and well
kept. We won’t hesitate to stay here
Darrell and Carrie