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From: McLaughlin, Sandi
To: 'Anita Truman'
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:52 PM
Subject: RE: Guest Review

Hi Anita,
 
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 -
 
Sandi McLaughlin
 
 great spot
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


 

----- Original Message -----
From: Curt Lanzendorf
To: 'Anita Truman'
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

 

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----
From: hmbjo59@comcast.net
To: Anita Truman
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

Massachusetts

 

 

 

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From: Rick and Jan
To: 'Anita Truman'
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”

 
 
01/01/12
Hi Anita,
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.
Sincerely,
Carolyn
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
From: GSNYC_04
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:29 PM
To: anita.truman@bellnet.ca
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.

Thanks again,

Matt and Jaimee
Danny & Christel said...
Mar 15, 2015


Great place to stay!!

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Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 27, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
We stayed in unit 12b. Both the unit and the complex are very well kept. The location is perfect...close to the uncrowded, beautiful beach of Arashi as well as the busier hotel areas that have all the restaurants and shops. The condo had everything we needed and very roomy for 2 people. (I can't imagine being confined to a hotel room while on vacation for a week!) We were able to make any meal we wanted to (usually breakfast) which actually allowed us to enjoy the complex more (balcony, pool). Btw, the local convenience store is only a very short walk across the unbusy street which comes in handy for snacks, eggs, etc. We've stayed at close to 20 vacation rentals throughout the U.S./etc, and this unit/complex rates in the top 3. We will definitely stay at Wacamaya again! If you have any doubts about staying here: don't, because you will miss a great opportunity! However, you really need a car if you stay here or anywhere except the hotels..which is actually a plus b/c the island is so easy to navigate b/c of it's size you will find yourself checking out all the beaches, etc like we did! Enjoy your trip!
Recommended for: Tourists without a Car,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway
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Anonymous said...
Mar 15, 2015

Beautiful Oasis!!!!

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Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 21, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
Our family stayed here for 2 weeks and couldn't have chosen a better place for quiet relaxation that you just can't get at the larger resorts. Our 2 kids (aged 8 & 10) loved the pool and my wife & I enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the oasis-like setting. It was a great place to kick back and read or have a beer and just relax. Our typical day would usually involve an early beach excursion to one of Aruba's many pristine beaches with a late afternoon retreat to the pool. Dave & Anita were perfect hosts and did everything to ensure our stay was great...many thanks guys, we hope to be back again in the future and will be sure to give you a call.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway
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Mary K said...
Mar 15, 2015

Perfect !!

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Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 19, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
My husband and I spent the last 9 days of February at the Wacamaya Apts. and it was just perfect! This was our first time in Aruba and our first time renting from an online vacation home rental site . We have done several all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and wanted to try something new. We were so pleased with the rental as it was just as presented online. Anita and Dave were very easy to work with and were available to answer any questions before and during our trip. The apt. was exceptionally clean and comfortable and other tenants at the complex were so very friendly. We spent most of the days at the pool just relaxing and several trips to the various beaches to enjoy a long walk or snorkeling. We used the grill to make most dinners and were very pleased with the grocery stores in the area (IGA and Super Foods were amazing). We hope to return to Aruba and would not hesitate to rent through Anita and Dave again. Thanks everyone!!
Recommended for: Age 55+
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Karen said...
Feb 27, 2015

Fabulous vacation

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 10, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
This is our 2nd vacation stay at Wakamaya & we absolutely love it! The units are clean, beautifully decorated & the kitchens have all the conveniences of home. The courtyard with the pool is like a little piece of paradise. This is a small complex & it is peaceful & well cared for. I saw Manny almost every morning, working in the courtyard. He does a terrific job of maintaining the grounds. We have talked with other guests around the pool & everyone was pleased with their accommodations. My husband & I rent a car and visit a different beach everyday. All the beaches in Aruba are public & free. You park your car & are in your beach chair is 2 minutes. Aruba is a very safe island & the people are extremely pleasant. Anita & Dave do an excellent job of running this complex. Booking is a snap. Anita answers her e-mails promptly & is a pleasure to work with. Beautiful island, beautiful complex, spectacular vacation! We hope to return to Wakamaya next year. Karen & Bob Dracut, MA
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Sightseeing,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway
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Cory said...
Feb 24, 2015

Best Vacation Ever!

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 7, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
My wife and I stayed at Wacamaya Apartments for 10 days in February 2015. The condos were clean and spacious; the complex was amazing and well kept. Anita and Dave provided wonderful service; hands on for any questions, concerns or requests. This along with beautiful weather, friendly people and lots to do, has us booking next year already.

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Michelle O. said...
Mar 1, 2015

Private Tranquil Oasis

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
February 7, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1.
This was our 4th visit to Aruba and also to Waycamaya Condos and with each visit it was just as spectacular as the first. It was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated...then you walk out into this garden that is hidden from the road and you feel as though you have walked into your own private paradise. It’s just gorgeous and dreamy. With all of the plants groomed to perfection that surround the inviting pool. With the birds chirping and water-fall that makes this tranquil sound as it drops into the pool below. There is an ease that comes over you when you know that for the next 14 days this would be our very own ‘secret oasis.’ Far enough away from the crowds, yet close enough to Palm and Eagle beach which made it easy to go there at any time and enjoy all the night life and beaches whenever we wanted to. We rented condo 6A however, we went into a few of the other condos and they were laid out very similar, so if 6A isn’t available there are other condo’s that are nice as well. There is a grocery store right across the street which made it very convenient for us, if we forgot something. Although, don’t worry about getting groceries in Aruba because around almost every corner you will find a grocery store. Ling and Son was about 10ish minutes away which is where we did most of our grocery shopping. During our stay we used the bbq at least 8 times, because we like to eat dinner in, used the pool to cool off after a long day adventuring or going to various beaches around the island. The kitchen has all the essential utensils, pots, pans ect. There is a Styrofoam cooler, chairs and beach towels available as well that can be used to take with you to the beach. The property is located in a prestige part of Aruba which is called Noord. Plan to rent a vehicle to get around in, because there is so much that this friendly, safe island has to offer. From the deep blue, white sandy beaches to the rough waters, cliffs, dirt roads and hidden gems like old abandoned fishing huts and caves that can be found along the shores of the island. You are also close to great snorkeling spots like Arashi and Malmok beach. The lighthouse is also only about a 7 minute drive which you can watch a spectacular sunset. If you are looking for a place that is affordable, close to all the great beaches, nightlife and restaurants while still maintaining a private serene atmosphere then this is definitely the place for you to stay.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Romantic Getaway
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Cindy C. said...
Mar 10, 2015

everything we could possibly need

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
January 27, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
My husband and I spent 2 weeks in late January at the amazing Wacamaya apt. We rented apt. 9A from Anita and Dave and have nothing but good things to say about both of them as well as the unit. Any questions I had prior to our trip were answered quickly and were always helpful. We met them both in person in Aruba as they made themselves available to us on the island for advice as well. The unit was so cute. Just perfect in that it had everything we could possibly need, was easy to keep clean and the view was so nice over the pool and gardens. Grocery store across the street was so handy but we went into town and got groceries at the large grocery store for the most part. I would definitely say you need to rent a car to get around Aruba if you want to see the island. There are several beaches nearby but again, too far to walk so the car definitely a must. So in summary, I would definitely recommend Wacamaya and dealing with Dave and Anita. As a matter of fact, I have already recommended them to 2 friends. I would love to return to Aruba and would never do all-inclusive on that island. Too much to see and do off the resort and so many good restaurants. Do your homework before you go and you won't need to take out a second mortgage to pay for your vacation in paradise. =

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Judith R. said...
Feb 9, 2015

The reality equals the hype

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)
Date of Stay
January 18, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0.
Anita and Dave Truman, Property Managers extraordinaire of Aruba Condo Rentals.....they represent many of the units at Wacamaya Apartments in Aruba as well as some private homes & guest houses. I have rented from them for the past 4 years and spent the better part of the winter at Wacamaya. When I think of them, I think of integrity, dedication, tenacity, cleanliness & devotion. Anyone renting an apartment from them is assured of getting a spotless unit, the finest of service & the unit they rented in fine condition. Because they live on the island during the winter months you will be guaranteed they will be there to follow up on any issues you may encounter. As a woman travelling alone, I appreciate the safety of the property – the gates enclosing the parking lot are locked at 6 pm nightly. And being gone from home most of the winter, the Wi-Fi internet access allows my magicJack to connect me to loved ones. A car is a MUST as Wacamaya is in a residential area. There are other condos available for rent at Wacamaya, other than the ones managed by Anita and Dave. But beware, few owners or other 3rd parties representing the owners, will have your back the way they do. Their units are as they appear in the photos and the contents of the condo are exactly as described. What a wonderful experience to be in Aruba at Wacamaya !
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car
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JOANN R. said...
Dec 8, 2014

Sometimes you don't always get what you pay for. This place offers so much more

Rooi Santo 5D/E, Noord, Aruba, Aruba (172714)


Date of Stay
November 2, 2014
Helpful votes:1/1.
My husband and I rented this condo for a week in Nov 2014. We were very pleased with this condo it was clean, spacious and offered everything that we needed to make our stay fabulous. What we enjoyed most was quietness. The pool was never crowded, however we did enjoy it in the wee hours of the morning. We've traveled to Aruba often, by far this was our best visit ever. Manning the care taker was awesome. We enjoyed being close to high rise hotel area. Dining was not an issue if we decided to go out instead of cooking. Smokey Joe's is a must ribs were great. We saw more of Aruba this trip (leisurely) than ever before. My luggage was 3 days late. This didn't put a hamper on trip. It could not have been better. We look forward to do this again soon. Thanks Anita and Dave for all of your pre vacation help and assistance along the way.
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway
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