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Old Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 10:27 PM
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We just booked at this lovely little chalet just outside town right on the water in the town of Savaneta and wonder if anyone can tell us anything about it.
Aruba Beach Chalet is the name. very little info on it anywhere.
We have not been able to find anything on trip advisor or any reviews.

We booked it with Homeaway and it seems very nice but wonder if anyone knows anything about it.
IE: how far from town , area it is in, is it actually there ? LOL!

We chose to stay away from the High Rise as we love nature and wish to explore the island with our kids.
Plus the cost for a family made the High rises out of reach for us.

We are very excited and do not want to miss anything or STAY in the wrong area,if there is such in Aruba.

Any advice very welcome.
Also I hear the driving can be an experience. Can it be that bad, worse than a major City at rush hour (I do that everyday)

Thanks in advance.

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Old Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 08:16 AM
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i am sure you will get replies to location and the chalet but i can certainly answer the traffic questions and distance.

first, it is a small island. with a car, nothing is more than about 15 minutes from town and savaneta is less than that unless you get lost, lol. so you are all clear on distance.

traffic is simple. learn the road signs Aruba Traffic Rules And Signs - VisitAruba.com . obey the rules. beware of tourists that didn't bother to learn the road signs because they drive like fools at home. remember that tourists drink on vacations and they forget that there is a jail on the island. remember that locals drink on friday and saturday nights and forget there is a jail on the island. remember that speed limits are just numbers and tourists and locals both tend to forget the rules. in other words, it is like driving baltimore, dc, ny, boston, chicago, etc. drive defensively. the new government leaders are cracking down on many of the traffic failures so hopefully things will change. oh and yes, there can be traffic jams but mostly in town so unless you get there during an election rally (as we did last august) you will still get thru town within 15 minutes.

when will you be arriving on aruba?

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We just booked at this lovely little chalet just outside town right on the water in the town of Savaneta and wonder if anyone can tell us anything about it.
Aruba Beach Chalet is the name. very little info on it anywhere.
We have not been able to find anything on trip advisor or any reviews.

We booked it with Homeaway and it seems very nice but wonder if anyone knows anything about it.
IE: how far from town , area it is in, is it actually there ? LOL!

We chose to stay away from the High Rise as we love nature and wish to explore the island with our kids.
Plus the cost for a family made the High rises out of reach for us.

We are very excited and do not want to miss anything or STAY in the wrong area,if there is such in Aruba.

Any advice very welcome.
Also I hear the driving can be an experience. Can it be that bad, worse than a major City at rush hour (I do that everyday)

Thanks in advance.
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Old Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 08:31 AM
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We stayed there for 3 months and loved it. It is off the beaten
trek and you will have to take a drive to get to town or
the hotel district (far by Aruba standards)

But if you are looking at a place to get away from it all -
Just sit, relax and enjoy the water - you are in the
right place.

Cindy who owns it is an absolute doll!!!
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Old Sunday, January 24th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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We wanted to say thankyou to the wonderful replies.

It sure makes you Happy to be staying somewherewhen you know others have been and recommend it.....
Like they say Happy Island..

Yes Cindy has been so wonderful to deal with but we wanted to double check and the 15 minutes drive away from things willbe well worth from what I can see off the front porch.

Driving in Aruba sounds fun LOL! but we are not in a hurry so should be fine....
See you in a few weeks....
Thanks for all the advice.
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Old Sunday, January 24th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Just be really cautious driving on the 'death highway' from there
to town. It's a two lane (one lane each way) and there is a
big hill. You'll see 'hot rodders' in their 6 cyl cars trying
to pass tons of cars. It's crazy there so just be really
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