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Luxurious Private Villa with Pool at 750 Yards From Palm Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Fully Air-Conditioned 4-Bedroom Villa in Palm Beach Area With Private Pool!

Only 750 yards from the world famous Palm Beach, Merlot Villas offers luxurious private villas situated within an exclusive safe gated community. The villa has its own private garden with pool and features a modern interior, free WiFi and a roof terrace offering beautiful sunset views.

The Four Bedroom Villa with Pool is a 2500 sq. ft. modern private villa accommodating up to 8 guests. The private garden offers a pool with lounge chairs and a shaded terrace with dining set and built-in charcoal BBQ all for your comfort.

This fully air-conditioned villa offers a separate living room, TV room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom with kingsize bed and TV features a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. The three additional bedrooms (of which one located on the ground floor) all have attached twin beds and en-suite bathrooms with shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Frank Oudhuis
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Frank Oudhuis

Whether you are looking for a relaxing family vacation, a romantic getaway or a fun holiday with friends, Merlot Villas Aruba makes a memorable destination.

Why Frank Oudhuis chose Bakval

Merlot Villas Aruba is an exclusive community offering:

- Modern private villas with Pool

- Prime location only 750 yards from the famous Palm Beach

- Ranked "Excellent" on TripAdvisor

- Modern interior, fully equipped kitchen & free WiFi

- Safety of a gated community

What makes this villa unique

A warm welcome and personal attention in combination with the intimate atmosphere of our exclusive villa community, creates an ultimate Aruba experience.

Relax in your own private villa with pool, enjoy a private massage or spend a day at the beautiful Palm Beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bakval in Noord

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite master Bathroom (1st floor)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Additional Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (first floor)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (1st floor)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Additional Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (first floor)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Additional Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (ground floor)
  • The master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath is situated on the first floor. The master bedroom features a television, walk in closet and open balcony. The en-suite master bathroom has a shower, bathtub, toilet & sinks with grand mirrors. The three additional bedrooms with queen size beds all have there own bathroom with spacious shower cabin, grand mirrors and sink. One of these bedrooms is situated on the ground floor. All 1st floor bedrooms have access to the terrace which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Aruban sunset.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

This is the new "go-to" place to stay in Aruba. If you want to have a luxurious, private vacation then this is the place. Close to all activities and local shopping, the house was magnificent. Full kitchen, dining room, outdoor grill and all bedrooms have their own air conditioner and bathroom. Terraces all over and lounges all around the pool.

We had a great relaxing vacation and will definitely return to Merlot Villas !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You are always welcome at Merlot Villas Aruba. Regards, Frank
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Not Quite What We Expected

  • 3 of 5

Three couples rented this house from March 24 – April 1, 2018. Overall the house provided the six of us with a pleasant place to stay. The beds were quite comfortable; a full washer and dryer were onsite; the gated community gave an extract sense of security even though we never felt unsafe; it was a good location for walking to the beach; and driving to purchase food supplies, etc was a quick trip. We do feel that some improvements would enhance the stay of anyone renting this home.

Due to the wonderful weather of Aruba, it would have been nice if there had been outdoor furniture with cushions that would have allowed us to relax and enjoy the weather anytime during the day or evening. The wooden chairs around the table, although good for using when eating outside, they were quite uncomfortable to sit on for any length of time.

Although the home indicates a charcoal barbeque, we were not expecting a fireplace-like barbeque to cook with. Like most fireplaces, a lot of the heat was lost up the chimney and therefore, it took a long time for food to cook. As well, there is no oven in the kitchen, only a stove top. This was a big disappointment for us as we love to cook. Amenities on the website list a stove and in Canada, this typically includes an oven. We recognize that terminology differs around the world and we are now more aware of what to ask for.

As mentioned earlier, the beds were comfortable but lacked complete bedding. Ideally a bedspread would have been nice to give the rooms a finished look and to provide extra covers if needed. A blanket would also have been nice to have.

We knew from the website only one bath towel per person was provided but this is not enough for average users, particularly for three women. Also, there is only one hair dryer yet four full bathrooms. This was very inconvenient when we were getting ready to go out.

Two of the three bathrooms we used had problems with the showerhead. They are not in good working order and if not careful, water would spray out of the shower and onto the floor. Hot water was also limited. If you were the first to shower, you had a hot shower; otherwise, it was more luke-warm to warm, which on some days, was refreshing after a day in the sun.

The couches in the house are in need of replacement. Not only are they quite uncomfortable, but they are showing significant signs of use.

For the price we paid for our stay. we felt a three star is the best we can provide.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your long review and nice to read the positive points and also good to read the pick-up points. One pick-up point for you when you rent a Villa the next time please communicate when you are here because most of your issues could be resolved in minutes :) We are not a hotel with a large staff and fortunate for you we also not have hotel prices but we respond very quick :) There is a combi oven/microwave and I think you did not know how to operate it. Blankets and covers where in the closet downstairs, extra towels could be arranged, we had also extra hairdryers and the shower head could be replaced in seconds :) The charcoal BBQ is very easy to operate maybe you only needed a short instruction. There is a boiler with sufficient hot water for 8 persons when you shower in an average way. We have more villas at Merlot Villa Aruba and you booked the 4 bedroom villa. We offered you also the Deluxe Villa which has a larger pool, extra shaded areas, lounge set, sound system and more. Unfortunately you did not take that villa because you told us you were on a budget. You are more than welcome the next time. Please rent the Deluxe Villa and communicate when there are issues while you are here. I can assure you that you will leave a 5 star review and a short thank you reply from me :) Regards, Frank
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Good location, close to beach and grocery shopping.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, nice and comfortable home to come back to after a long day of fun at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent and clean

  • 5 of 5

was very impressed. My family and I was very pleased with our entire experience. Very private,

Clean. Villa was fully equipped and close to town

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Earl for your nice review. You and your family are always welcome at Merlot Villas Aruba. See you soon ! Sunny regards, Frank
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Great house close to everything important

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while enjoying all that Aruba has to offer and found the location to be perfect. We booked many excursions through the Marriott. For the tours that would not pick us up at the house, we drove a few minutes to the Marriott where there is ample free parking. There is a small market just outside this gated community which is good for many last minute items or a very large supermarket about a mile away. We even found a phone repair shop nearby that had the parts and fixed my daughters phone within 2 hours. There are so many great restaurants to try that you will probably eat out a lot, but if you prefer to stay in this villa has a large kitchen with all the amenities. Since Aruba desalinates their water, the tap water can be consumed island wide and it tastes great. We really enjoyed having a pool to cool off in after we returned from our daily tours. The house was very clean and stocked with enough toilet paper so that we didn't have to run to the market day after arrival. The manager and his crew were very easy to work with from booking, payment, check in and out. They responded quickly and the few we met were very nice. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit Aruba.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dennis, Thank you for your review and it was a great pleasure having you as our guests at Merlot Villas. We are glad you and your family had a good time on our “One Happy Island” and enjoyed your villa and the private pool to cool off :-). We look forward welcoming you again on your next visit to Aruba! Sunny regards, Merlot Villas Aruba
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Aruba Intenational Airport Reina Beatrix
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
High Rise Area/Palm Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tierra del Sol Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.35 Miles
High Rise Area/Palm Beach
Nearest Beach
0.35 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the best part of Aruba lies Merlot Villas, a small exclusive gated villa community where luxury meets privacy. Merlot Villas Aruba is located in a quiet neighbourhood (right behind the Marriott Hotel) only 750 yards from Palm Beach (10 to 15 minute walk), one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. There is a mini-market right around the corner and golf courts, shopping malls, cinemas, bars and restaurants are also close by.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bakval, Aruba

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Soul Beach Festival
22 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
19 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
10 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Soul Beach Festival
21 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £373.55
Final Cleaning £112.06

- Rates are per night in USD and based on double occupancy, each additional guest is US$25 per night extra.
- Children up to 2 years stay free of charge (baby cribs available upon request).
- Rates include utilities (up to US$50 per night) and exclude US$150 final cleaning and 11% Tourist Tax/Environmental Levy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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