sitting area that could be moved outdoorsContemporary roomy bathroom with glass bowl / sink,
Serena Apt. minutes from beach

Cijeli prostor

2 gosta


2 kreveta
Koliko je odraslih.
Koliko je djece.
Dob: 2 – 12
Koliko je beba.
Mlađi od 2
Maksimalan broj gostiju je 2. U to se ne ubrajaju bebe.
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My colorful, comfortable, beautiful bachelor apartment is away from high rise hotels. If you want to have a real island experience, this is the place to be, at the other side of the island, in San Nicolas. The beaches are only 5 - 8 minutes away.


My apartment can accommodate two people comfortably. What makes my listing unique is that it is so un-touristy. I am aware that nowadays people want to experience the real thing. People want a real connection with the culture and its people when they travel. My place is right smack in the center of San Nicolas, which has a rich history going back to the coming of the oil refinery, over 60 years ago, where more than 90 nationalities, 9000 employees, came to work here and lived together in harmony and created the birth place of Carnival in Aruba, the steel pan, and calypso music, which originated from Trinidad and Tobago.

Dostupno gostima

My guests will have access to: Visiting the nearby beaches such as Rodger's beach where you can buy fresh fish from the fishermen, Baby beach, known for its shallow waters, great for snorkeling. Boca Grandi the best beach and ideal conditions, for kite surfing in Aruba. Mangel Halto beach where you can go kayaking or snorkeling in and around mangroves. The caves on the north side, that Aboriginals used to inhabit and our well-kept and protected National Park Arikok. The Carubbian Festival, every Thursday in San Nicolas, where the main street is closed off and you can dance to live music, see a Carnival show, complete with a parade down the street, where every one is encouraged to join in, local cuisine and alcoholic beverages are on sale. Then there is Zee Rover, 10 minutes away, a popular seafood restaurant where you can eat freshly caught fish and shrimps with your fingers, served on a brown piece of paper, overlooking the docked fishermen boats and marina, or you can buy the catch of the day and take it home to cook it your self.
Close by is Flying Fishbone, where you can sit right on the beach, with your feet in the water if you wish so and where you can experience the most beautiful sunsets. Don't worry about getting your feet all wet and sandy. They have a special place where you can wash the salt of your feet and dry them off with towels

A few must visits in San Nicolas are:
Charlie's Bar, very popular with visitors on the island, filled with memorabilia, from many visitors from all over the world. Rum and Reef, bar and restaurant in Seroe Colorado, between Baby Beach and Rodger's Beach. So after your swim, you can go and have a meal here and chat with Maureen, a friendly host and bartender.

Interakcija s gostima

Interaction with Guests
I will be there for them in the afternoon/evening weekdays, the evening on saturday and most of the day on sundays, as much as they like and need me.

Ostale napomene

I would be happy to have basic food supplies like breakfast, beverages, snacks ready in the fridge so if you arrive on a late flight, there will be food for the next morning till you have a chance to go shopping. There is also a pre-paid use of electricity card. I will make sure I have one for your arrival, so you have electricity. You can reimburse the money when you arrive. I will have extra cards on hand in case you run out of electricity. You can rent a car at the airport on arrival or take a taxi to the apartment. Please discuss all these details in advance with me so that everything will runs smoothly.

Može primiti: 2
Kupaonice: 1.5
Spavaće sobe: Studio
Kreveti: 2
Dolazak: Bilo kada nakon 12:00
Odlazak: 13:00
Vrsta prostora: Cijeli prostor


Dodatni gosti $10 / noćenje nakon prvog gosta
Naknada za čišćenje $30
Sigurnosni polog $200
Tjedni popust: 15%
Vikend cijena $50 / noćenje
Komunicirajte samo putem Airbnba
Kako biste zaštitili svoje plaćanje, nikad nemojte vršiti novčane transakcije ni komunicirati izvan Airbnbove stranice ili aplikacije.
Saznaj više

Kućni red
Zabranjeno pušenje
Nije prikladno za kućne ljubimce
Zabave i događaji zabranjeni
Nije sigurno ili prikladno za djecu (2 – 12 god.)
Dolazak je nakon 12:00

I would like my guests and I to treat each other with mutual respect and always let it be known of any concerns or issues you may have and I will try my best to resolve them in a decent manner. The only rule is to have FUN!

Otkazivanje rezervacija

Sigurnosna oprema
Pribor za prvu pomoć

Minimalni boravak: 2 noćenja

56 recenzije

Profil korisnika Franco
Svibanj 2017.
We really liked the place and enjoyed a lot. Private space with patio to relax at night with a cold beer after our kitesurfing day it was great. External shower to get rid of sands and shaded area to place your gear. Highly recommended for kiteboarders. 10min away from best kite surfing spots on the island. Great value for the money and we surely use it again for our trips
Profil korisnika Emerita
Emerita odgovara:
Thanks Franco for choosing La Serena Apartments. It was such a pleasure having you as guests. I am happy you enjoyed yourself and I look forward to hosting you again. Hopefully you will bring your wives along next time, so I get to meet them too. Arrivederci!
Svibanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Katerie
Travanj 2017.
First, what you have to know about this place; the host, Emerita is the best! She made us feel so welcome and was very helpful. She bought us groceries like snacks, breakfast items, wine and beer! It made our stay to Emerita's place very pleasant because the apartment has a beautiful patio where you can enjoy a big breakfast, the afternoon snacks and a cold drink at the end of the day. Here how I would describe my experience at Emerita's place: The apartment; 1- Like I said, beautiful patio with a table, a chair, a couch, a hamac. Also, Emerita put some lights around the terrasse, at night it's just beautiful and relaxing to sit there in the evening. 2- Inside: fully equipped kitchen. You can cook, bake and BBQ if you want. 3- Bathroom: Very big bathroom with big shower. 4- Very cosy apartment and Emerita put a very nice Caribbean touch with the decoration. The location: I recommend you to rent a car. It's very easy so drive and park all around the island. With the car you are less then 10 minutes drive from: 1- Beautiful Baby beach. You must go! I also enjoyed Rodger beach, next to Baby beach. Less crowded. 2- The nicest spot to take a kite surf lesson! The guy is a very good teacher and knows his thing! Way better then the lessons available in the Palm Beach area ( we tried both) Emerita will tell you where to go exactly. 3- Good local restaurants. Emerita can guide you with some very good inexpensive or more pricey local restaurants. She knows her town very well and knows where to go eat. 4- Arikok Park. Worth the time. You can drive threw the park and see nice beaches. If you like sports, I would recommend the few hikes available in the Arikok park area. The host: Emerita is wonderful. Like I said at the beginning, she is the best! I definitely recommend you to stay at her apartment.

Profil korisnika S
Travanj 2017.
I had the most delightfully pleasant stay at La Serena Apt. I enjoyed my 5 day 4 night visit to Aruba with my mother, as I celebration of her 72nd birthday. This MOST BEAUTIFUL space possesss a calm, serene, and welcoming energy. The apartment was fully equipped and functional, not to mention decorated beautifully. Emerita was the most delightful host. She remained in contact to ensure that we arrived safely to the location where we were escorted by her father (we were lost) and given the grand tour. It was apparent that she has covered very imaginable detail to meet the needs of her guest. My mother and I were greeted with chocolates on the bed, a fridge full with breakfast food and a lovely bowl of fruits. I was able to cook in the kitchen daily, as it was fully equipped with dinnerware, utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, name it. The outdoor living spaces was where my mother and I spent many early mornings and late nights enjoying the hammock, comfortable seating, soft lighting, as well as our meals, in the cool breeze. An added bonus was the enclosed outdoor shower that allowed me to shower beneath the full moon and stars. Emerita shared her wealth of knowledge and information on various sites, must sees, and helpful tips, making our experience that much more enjoyable. She accompanied us to dinner on our first night there, suggesting a restaurant that we immediately fell in love with. From start to finish our stay was perfect. From the secured parking that put my mind at ease with the rental car, to the citronella candles/mosquito netting, to surprising my mother with birthday gifts and acts of kindness on her special day, I could not have asked for a more perfect experience. I will definitely be returning and would recommend a stay at La Serena Apt without hesitation.
Profil korisnika Emerita
Emerita odgovara:
Thank you so much for your very beautiful review of your stay. For me seeing you and spending time with you was wonderful...Sometimes I didn't want to leave and go about my business (work) lol....but to hang out with you. I look forward to your next visit so we can continue this blooming friendship. Take good care of your selves. Big hug!!!!
Travanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Angela
Ožujak 2017.
L'appartamento si trova in una zona tranquilla appena fuori San Nicolas e non manca veramente di nulla. Qualsiasi necessità od utensile può essere recuperato facilmente dall'host, Emerita, che merita una menzione speciale. Lei è veramente una donna dolcissima, sempre disponibile per qualsiasi richiesta o nel consigliarvi una spiaggia o un posto carino dove mangiare. Ha mille storie da raccontare, ci ha fatto veramente piacere condividere una buona bottiglia di vino (da lei offerta, tra l'altro) e sentirci come a casa. Anche il fratello che ci ha accolto è stato molto gentile e disponibile. Ultimo ma non ultimo, ci ha fornito anche una macchinetta da caffè Nespresso con cialde, per viziarci ancora di più! Se tornerò ad Aruba prenoterò da Emerita ad occhi chiusi!
Profil korisnika Emerita
Emerita odgovara:
Grazie, grazie! Grazie dal profondo del mio cuore. Tu sei così gentile, Angela e Paolo. Vorrei anche avere indietro in qualsiasi momento, in un minuto....Davvero impaziente di esso! Io così molto apprezzato la vostra azienda. Spero di vederti di nuovo. Abbiate cura di voi stessi. Finché non ci rincontreremo. Ricevere un grande abbraccio da Aruba....Emerita
Ožujak 2017.

Profil korisnika Laura
Veljača 2017.
I felt soooo good in Emerita's place. She was not there, but her brother Freddy welcomed me. The house is simple but with all you need to feel at home, with all the tools in the kitchen, towels and soaps in the bathroom, free food for breakfast and more! Wow! All things that I did not expect. I absolutely loved it and Emerita's family who lives in the same courtyard.

Profil korisnika Giada
Siječanj 2017.
I stayed just couple of days at Emerita's place but I felt like home. The place is cozy and private and Emerita is a great host, always ready to help if you need something, it's a pleasure talking to her. I thought the public transportation worked better and more frequently to get you at Colorado sore (where the best waves are) and Baby Beach, but unfortunately didn't. I'm suggesting you guys, if you are planning to stay in San Nicolas, to rent a car, a 4x4 wuold be perfect. As soon you'll reach Baby Beach and you'll get hungry don't even think to stop at Big Mama Grill but walk couple of minutes till the Rum Reef Bar and Restaurant right next to the Jads Dive Center, is worth it. Don't miss for any reason Mango Halto beach, amazing spot where you can chill and do both, diving and snorkelling and you are gonna have such an amazing experience. On the way back to San Nicolas don't forget to stop at Zeerover Restaurant where you'll eat deep fried fish and shrimps and cold beers and absolutely stop also at Kamini's kitchen. Please try the Roti, Shrimps and curry Goat she is a Queen and the food is lovely. The locals are going to help you anytime so it's not gonna be difficult find the places as long you'll get your own car to reach all these beautiful pieces of Paradise. Have Fun!!!
Profil korisnika Emerita
Emerita odgovara:
Grazie Giada, for your kind words...Reaaly enjoyed getting to know you...You are always welcome back!!! Until we meet again....real soon I hope
Siječanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Timothy
Kolovoz 2016.
Even though we didn't get to meet Emerita during our stay (she was out of the country herself) she was incredibly helpful and responsive leading up to our trip. She provided recommendations for places to eat (we're vegetarian), things to see and things to bring. The space itself was just what we expected. Plenty big enough for 2 people with tasteful decorations and some food provided for weary travelers. The proximity to Baby Beach, as well as the southeastern (wilder) side of the island are big pluses. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Profil korisnika Emerita
Emerita odgovara:
hi T
Kolovoz 2016.

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San Nicolas, ArubaČlan od Prosinac 2011
Profil korisnika Emerita

I am an Aruban born Canadian, so Aruban by nature and Canadian by nurture. Have lived and worked in Toronto and New York, as a performing artist and an educator, combined for over 30 years, gives me a good idea what experiences guests long for. Nowadays a lot of people want an authentic experience when they travel abroad and connect with the local people and its culture in its own environment. And in this way building life long meaningful relationships and repeat visits.
A bit about Aruba:

I am curious, self assured, trust worthy, loyal, patient, gregarious, generous, a good listener, a lover of life, wisdom (earned).

Love to travel, play percussion, sing, learn new things, like sports, games, water sports etc.

Favorite destinations: Italy, New York, Montreal,
I would love to visit Brazil, Thailand and France one day
Explore Africa and its many traditions of music, dance and art
Books: I like reading autobiographies of people who have survived against all odds, high consciousness books,
I would like to learn to cook like a gourmet chef
I like thrillers, comedies and films based on great novels
I like musicals on Broadway
I love World Music, Jazz, R&B, Soul Music and Classical Music
I love Italian and Thai cuisine, but also sushi, Caribbean food and yes seafood

As a guest i would be respectful and find out what the "protocol" is in your home. what is expected and stick to the arrangement. i would like to get to know my host as a person and also to get tips on where to go, to eat etc. I would let my host know when to expect me back and call if i am going to be late if I am sharing a house.

As a host I would do all of the above and do my best to make it a wonderful experience. i would invite my guests for a welcome drink, coffee or a meal. I would make sure everything was clean and in working order.

My motto for life is: when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
I prefer to look at my glass as half full rather than half empty.

Jezici: English, Español, Français, Nederlands
Stopa odgovora: 100%
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