Bali Retreat Aruba is a uniquely designed vacation home that blurs the line between the outdoors and the indoors, opening the house up to majestic rock formations, lush garden, natural cave, sand beach garden, and two swimming pools.
1) Aruba Tourist Tax (9.5% of the booking amount) + Aruba Environmental Tax ($3.00 per night). You don’t need to pay these at the time of booking, we will send you an Airbnb payment request for the tax amount two weeks before your arrival.
2) Utilities: We take electric and water meter reading when you check in and again on the checkout day, and the usage is charged at $0.29/kWh of electricity and $9.81/m3 of water. (Please note: we include 20kWh/day of electricity and 1m3/day of water in the room rate, which covers the usual operation of the house - pool pumps to keep the pools clean, garden lights at night, drip system to water plants, topping up the pools, etc).
Please keep in mind that as a small island in the Caribbean, the electricity is a lot more expensive in Aruba than in the US. The average utility cost for our guest has been around $250/wk when all four bedrooms are occupied, but the cost can be higher or lower depending on your usage of the air-conditioning.
Two weeks before your arrival, we will send you an Airbnb payment request for $500, which will be used to pay for utilities used during your stay. The balance will be refunded to you within 48 hours after checkout.
Please note that our pools have no safety fencing and there are large trees and boulders to climb on (and fall down from) in the garden. Please make sure any small children are under supervision at all times.
THE GUEST ROOM
Please note that the Guest Room does not have an ensuite bathroom - we suggest sharing the ensuite bathroom in the Beach Suite as it has two entrances - one from the suite and one from the garden; or using the garden bathroom in the Pool House. The Guest Room has a king size bed, a full size bed, and a twin trundle bed and is ideal for children, teenagers, or a small family, who are not looking for the extra touches of luxury that the three master suites offer.
The social areas of our house are open-air to take advantage of the beautiful Aruban weather. While Aruba has fewer mosquitos than the rest of the Caribbean or Florida thanks to its arid climate and rare precipitation, they do still exist. There are occasional flies, especially after it rains. You might see small geckos in the garden (they’re the good guys, they eat the mosquitoes). We fumigate and spray against mosquitoes and all sorts of insect weekly, which takes care of most of them, and we recommend using a bug spray, especially in the mornings and evenings. All the bedrooms can all be fully enclosed, but this house is built for people who enjoy the outdoors.
Two compact cars or one large car may park inside the property, additional parking is available right outside the property by the pedestrian entrance.
CHECKOUT & EXTRA CLEANING:
*checkout cleaning is $250 (included in your Airbnb payment)
*extra cleaning or linen service is available by request for $75
*there is a washing machine & dryer at the property, but if you would like additional laundry service, please ask Stuart for price and details.
Please note that Bali Retreat is a non-smoking property and smoking indoor is strictly forbidden and will result in the forfeiture of your entire security deposit. If you smoke outdoor, please make sure to use the ashtray provided and dispose of your ash and cigarette butts safely due to the high risk of fire in the dry climate and the abundance of wood, trees, and dry palm fronds.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS:
Please be considerate to our neighbors and refrain from excessive noise or loud music, especially after 9PM.
A partir do dia 10 de Março de 2018 - 13 de Março de 2018 a estadia mínima é de 1 noite.