Check in at Merlot Villas was very smooth! Loved the location and the amenities of the villas! They are starting to show their age and need a little painting, some new furniture inside and out as well. Pool was great, always clean! Outdoor lounge chairs were old and two of them ripped out and the cushions on the outdoor couch was also ripped. Was very disappointed to find a couple of dog piles outside near our pool area. They need to pay attention to more detail on cleaning up, also found someone's t-shirt in the landscaping out by the pool as well that was not ours. Dishwasher did not work and handle on the washing machine was missing and had to stick my finger inside where the handle was supposed to be to get the machine started. The villas are in a great area and liked that it was gated, felt very safe. Great location with a store right around the corner and high rise hotel area nearby as well. Glad we rented a car because it is quite a walk to get to the beach. Overall we enjoyed all the amenities that the villa had to offer as far as the stocked kitchen and bedrooms had their own bathrooms. You will need to buy toilet paper and soap and shampoo because there is only enough to get you started. Unfortunately it stated soap and shampoo in bathrooms but we did not have that in all bathrooms. We thought the villas were nice and would consider staying in them again if we had 7 people going but they definitely need to pay more attention to cleaning up and to start a little upkeep on them.
The villas were beautiful and the staff (Frank & Kim) did everything to make the stay easy and great
Stayed from January 28th to February 4th (which was not long enough). We were 8 couples from Canada renting two villas from Frank. The location is perfect as Palm Beach is around a 12 minute walk and there is a grocery mart directly across the street which had everything we needed for our stay. The villa is clean and comfortable with the bare necessities. We ended up buying cleaning products as we are fussy about keeping our counters, showers, bathroom sinks and tables clean :) The AC works very well to keep you cool on those hot nights. The beds were comfortable, showers worked great and the pool (although small) was perfect for cooling off after a long day at the beach. Both Frank and Ivan are personable and very accommodating and we enjoyed our chat with Frank. We will return and I highly recommend.
We had a lovely stay here. 4 bedrooms each with its own full bath, adequate kitchen with ample eating and cooking supplies, washer and dryer, and lovely private patio with pool. Interior space and furnishings are very comfortable, clean, well maintained. Safe gated and walled enclave and electronic security system. Superb location, 100 yard walk to grocery store, coffee shop. 10 minute drive to beaches, casino, Palm Beach hotels and shopping. 20 min drive to Oranjestad. We would stay there anytime we're in Aruba. Great value!
The villa was beautiful and very close to everything. Bram and Frank were always available when needed. We will definitely be staying here again. Thank you guys!
Spent a week with extended family at the Merlot Villas...gated...a few blocks from Ritz and Marriot of Palm Beach...hired Chef Tony for breakfasts and a few dinners and it was worth every $...great meals...Lerita the concierge was amazingly helpful to coordinate all the fun things to do on the island...overall very happy with our choice to avoid the chaos of the high rise hotels