Aruba vacation and travel information on Aruba hotels, beaches, restaurants and so much more

Go Back   Aruba Forums at Visit Aruba > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 68
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: lindaspooky
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Thursday, December 9th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,101
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: 2011 invoice

I don't know the answer to that. I bought my 1 bedroom in 2001, here are the fees since then:
2001 395
2002 420
2003 430
2004 480
2005 505
2006 Riu closed
2007 555
2008 555
2009 620
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Thursday, December 9th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,101
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: 2011 invoice

$820 and this year there is a $150 assessment for the new furniture

Linda
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, November 30th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,101
Posted By lindaspooky
2011 invoice

I just received my invoices today via certified mail. It was mailed from Miami on Nov 27th.

Linda
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Friday, November 19th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Yearly fees

I just sent Ruella an email telling her that I still didn't receive the mailed invoice. I know of one other member who didn't receive but she paid and has her cancelled check. I told her I would...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Friday, November 19th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Yearly fees

I still never rec'd anything in the mail either. I found out about it from emails and posts on the boards, not from Ruella or Richard. I'm in Aruba 1st 2 weeks of November so I pay there anyway. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Trip report with pic posted 10/29-11/12

Tina, it's posted under the trip report section

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Trip report with pic posted 10/29-11/12

Thanks! Janets coffee had Kahlua and whipped cream in it. Never saw it separate like that, looked really cool and tasted even better.
Forum: Aruba Trip Reports Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Trip report Riu Timeshare 10/29-11/12

Ruba

Thanks for reminding me to reset my ticker.

I overheard someone in Aruba say a bad day in Aruba is still better than a good day at home.........so true.

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By lindaspooky
Trip report with pic posted 10/29-11/12

Just posted our trip report.

Linda
Forum: Aruba Trip Reports Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By lindaspooky
Trip report Riu Timeshare 10/29-11/12

Just back from 2 weeks at Riu. More rain than usual but still a fantastic vacation.
Here’s our report….

We booked the park and fly package at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Newark. $99 a night...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Storm Track...

we just got back last night, we were there there from Oct 29. Had some rain the first few days, water was much warmer than we remember. Tomas created some pretty big waves on palm beach. Had...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,615
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Bakeries near Palm Beach

We went to Huchada at Certified last Saturday. great cakes and pastries

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,797
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Clarabell.

When I went on the website they did not show a $20 card. I only knew about it from these boards. I had emailed and asked about it and Iris said she would reserve one for me. The...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,797
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Thanks Charles, I'll do that!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,797
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Charles, thank you also for replying. In November I got a sim card at the airport, paid $20 for 54 minutes. Had absolutely no problems.

During my visit I reloaded minutes at the Digicel...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,813
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Car Rental Companys

We use Thrifty, pick up at the airport, keep for 2 or 3 days and drop at Riu. Do the opposite for the second week or last couple of days, pick up at Riu and drop at the airport. The Aruba Plus card...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Six people in a one bedroom?

Room 175 sounds like the oceanfront units. I don't think these are lock outs. Lynn, maybe you will know for sure.
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Six people in a one bedroom?

There's a family week 44/45 on the 3rd floor that always had 6. A couple with 2 young boys and their parents. They now have a daughter so there were 7 of them. They got a crib and 2 roll aways. Last...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 28th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By lindaspooky
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 6th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,604
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Casino Radisson Aruba closing down

This is our favorite casino as well. Usually there every night, I hope they can work things out, especially for the employees.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 29th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Alone to Aruba??

This is the first year I went solo. Same like all the above answers, I've met so many people over the past 17 years I never felt alone. Had several dinners out on my own, everyone was extremely...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 20th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: trip report 10/29 - 11/13 Mill - Riu

The first one was at Que Pasa, the second one with the tapas desserts was at Chef's Table
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 20th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: trip report 10/29 - 11/13 Mill - Riu

I posted the pictues on Photobucket, I don't think you need to join to look

Pictures by lpieta - Photobucket (http://s599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/lpieta/)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: trip report 10/29 - 11/13 Mill - Riu

I don't have them anywhere else. I could post them to photobucket if anyone can't open
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By lindaspooky
trip report 10/29 - 11/13 Mill - Riu

Left Newark on Continental on 10/29 on 8:30 am flight, took off at 9:30 landed at 1:20. Picked up my sim card at fast phones, they inserted and made sure everything worked fine. I ordered 84 minutes...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Jelishka

I'm guessing maintenance fees, acceleration fees, etc. While I was there some owners were paying Ruella in cash.

I know for a fact one owner rented their unit thru Jeliska in January and they...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By lindaspooky
Just back 10/31-11-13

No major problems this year. My fifth floor unit (568) which was terrible last year was fine. New carpeting, all lamp shades in place, no water leaking from the sink. We all got new mattressess and...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Jelishka

I believe she was caught with her hand in the till.

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, November 16th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,099
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Is the Equator Band Still Around?

The last 2 saturday's they played at the Riu beach bar from 2 to 5. If you're not staying there you can't get in but you can hear them from the beach.

I also saw them listed to play at Cafe...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Ling & Sons

I usually bring a bottle of TGI Friday's Margarita's with me. Bubble wrap the plastic bottle and pack between clothes. Every year I look to see if any stores have that or the Jose Cuervo one but...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Friday, September 11th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,446
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: GREAT week at Riu-Apr.3-10

Thanks for the report, glad you had a good time. 7 more weeks for us, can't wait!

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,705
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Check your credit card statement carefully

Several years ago we had the same problem and didn't know until we were home and got a call from Chase. The card was used for internet purchases. They told us to make sure we call and tell them...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Monday, June 15th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,667
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Riu Just Keeps Getting Worse

Lynn, you are correct as far as space with our units. When we first heard about Riu taking over we looked at several other timeshares and although most were in better condition some didn't have the...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,667
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Riu Just Keeps Getting Worse

We have room 568, last year the carpet was so dirty we wouldn't walk on it barefoot. We mentioned it but didn't make a big deal of it. The person in the unit after us did and she was moved so they...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,667
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Riu Just Keeps Getting Worse

Unfortunately I think they are doing this on purpose to try to push us out.
I believe legally they can't so maybe they figure if they make the conditions so bad we'll all just stop coming.

I...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Daniels new book

I got an email thru his site that he'll be having a launch party at Manayunk Brewery in Phila on June 25th. Planning on going and getting my copy there. Can't wait.

Linda
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,525
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Robbery at Bugale

Wow, this is really upsetting. We stay at the Riu and I've always felt safe walking between the Radisson and Riu at night, even alone. In November the lights on the walk were out at the Radisson so I...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,774
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

For years now we've always brought in 1 bottle each, bubble wrapped and surrounded by clothes in our checked luggage. We've never been stopped and only this past November were we asked if we had...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,551
Posted By lindaspooky
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,209
Posted By lindaspooky
week 44/45 Riu

I currently have 568 week 44 and 362 week 45. I am looking to get a unit on the 3rd floor week 44 and possibly upgrade to a 2 bed on the 3rd floor week 45. I would appreciate if anyone could let me...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Monday, December 10th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,056
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Just returned

We also were a little concerned whether we would like all the changes. It is very overwhelming at first but after a few days we settled in. There is nothing different about the rooms, they are as we...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Monday, November 26th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,056
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Just returned

We normally fly Continental out of Newark on the Wednesday before our week starts. Usually we are the first flight in and never had to wait long to go through immigration. This year Continental...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, November 21st, 2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,056
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Just returned

We had a car for our stay from 11/2-16, there was plenty of room in the garage. The only thing we didn't like is the access to the garage. From the rooms you had to go up to the lobby and back down...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, November 21st, 2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,005
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: concerned about the 5th floor

Just returned from 2 weeks at the Riu. 1st week was old 526 new 568, 2nd week was old 332 new 362. Both units and I believe all units were completly painted. We did not have any smell or problems in...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,819
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: 10th year returning, so how do we.....

This will be our 16th consecutive trip. Back in September I emailed Francis Jacobs at Aruba.com notifying them of the dates we would be in Aruba and resort we will be at. I asked what we need to do...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Thursday, September 20th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,771
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Aruba Grand - TS

Yesterday, Jon Kirsher who heads up the Aruba Grand Timeshare Network emailed our group 2 reviews from members who recently returned. If you are not yet members please contact Jon Kirshner at...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, June 12th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,038
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Has anyone received the May letter?

I have not received the official letter, however, a copy was sent to those who belong to the Aruba Grand Timeshare network on June 8 by Jon Kirshner. Jon started and runs this network and is doing a...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,266
Posted By lindaspooky
recent photos

Some new photos were posted on the aruba-bb site from someone who just returned on Sunday. It's the 3rd post under the link "when will the riu palace be ready". Here's the link...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Sunday, March 18th, 2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,744
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Riu Grand letters

I just sent Loraine an email asking about booking extra nights, blackout dates and what the hut proceedure will be.

I think the AI options they are offering are very accommodating and fairly...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Wednesday, February 21st, 2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,745
Posted By lindaspooky
Re: Aruba Grand Timeshare Network

Just sent my info too. Never knew this network existed.

Linda
Showing results 1 to 50 of 68

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2006 -2011 - CaribMedia.com