Hi All,

As of today all Maintenance Payments that have not been mailed need to be paid by Credit Card.  Between the delayed mail and the bank processing, there is not enough time for payments to be received and posted before the due date.  It is taking 3-4 weeks.

Please do not overnight or Express Mail Payments.  Please do not mail payments with a signature required.  Mailed payments go to a box and are later picked up by the banking service.

The Riu does not have a Fax.  Everything is by email now.  You can still fax me, text me, call me or email me if I can help facilitate your payment.

If you no longer want your Timeshare, please let me know.  I have a list of people who will take them over.  Please do not let them go to Foreclosure.  This is a costly process and a headache to handle.

My Fax is 757-965-6523

My email is:

My Phone is 757-536-4301 (Phone is the most difficult for me to get to)





All MAINTENANCE INVOICES have been sent by email.  If you have not received your Invoice by email, please let Karina know.  To make it easy, you may pay from the Letter.  

Karina will start on Trades & Accelerations for January & February.  If you sent in a request and no longer need it, please let her know right away.  If you have not sent in a request and need to request a Trade or Acceleration, please send this in right away.  MAINTENANCE must be paid in full before a Trade or Acceleration will be approved.  Please don’t send a request if you have not paid maintenance.  Once your Trade/Acceleration is approved, you have 10 days to confirm with your Credit Card Payment.  

NOTE:  There are not many weeks available in 2021 because of all the weeks that were moved from 2020.  

If you own Week 52 and want Week 53 in 2021, please email Karina or send her a Credit Card Authorization with a Maintenance Payment for this week. On the credit card form please note “Paying for Week 53”. You may only request Week 53 if you own Week 52.

I think rentals are caught up for today.  If I have missed your email asking to list a rental please resend.  As everyone will see from the list-it is overwhelming.  I cannot post as often as I have in the past so I am suggesting joining Redweek and posting your week for rent there.  This gives you immediate control of your listing.  The number of rentals because of COVID make it almost impossible for me to keep up.  If you are renting your unit, you need to complete a rental agreement for the renter and then a Member Guest Form for Karina and the renter.

If you need your unit listed for Sale, please send me the info.

All request need to be sent by email with Week Number, Unit Number, Dates, Price and Contact info.  If all info is not included I cannot post.  Please do not text, call or message me for rental or sale listings.  I need them all by email with complete info.



Rental Updates

Hopefully Rentals are updated again.  I am only posting about once a week.  I am also not making changes to prices so please pick your price for the first post.  There are more rentals than ever before and I can hardly keep up.

If I have missed your rental, please let me know.

Riu Palace Aruba Maintenance

In September Maintenance will be due again.  Invoices will be EMAILED this year and not mailed by USPS.  Please make sure to follow updates as there will be no way to track who receives their Invoice and who doesn’t.

Please make sure your email address is up to date.

Lastly-even amongst Covid, restricted travel, etc… Maintenance is still due.  In the timeshare world, maintenance goes on.  

If you have any questions, please let Karina or myself know.


Email Update

Today’s post is a test for all emails.  Many members do not update emails so it becomes impossible to maintain an accurate list.  

This year the Riu will EMAIL Maintenance Invoices so all EMAILS need to be correct.

If you have an EMAIL change please let me know.

COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately the Riu does not have procedures in place for emergencies. As we are faced with COVID-19 many find it necessary to cancel travel plans. There is nothing the Riu can do about tomorrow. However if your week is coming up and you will not be traveling, they will do an emergency Trade to a week later in 2020.  They will begin with Week 12 and go week by week as conditions update.

If Air Travel becomes restricted into Aruba, they will have additional options.

If you need a Trade, please send the Trade Form with the $75 Trade Fee on a Credit Card Form to Karina immediately🌴

Looking for 3 Nights 10/27-28-29

Looking for 3 nights October 27-28-29


Aruba Breeze Condo at Eagle Beach

One of our Members owns a lovely condo at Aruba Breeze at Eagle Beach.  His unit is often available for rent.  Below is the info:

· Submitted: Feb 11, 2018

· Stayed: January 2018

· Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Outstanding Condo, perfect location

This condo is exactly what you see in the online pictures. Very modern unit, large for 2 couples. and everything you need to enjoy your vacation. The french doors open to a waterfall pool on the left and also one that is situated steps away from the unit. This was a nice seating area in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee. As well, their is a covered bbq area with an outdoor dining table. The water is drinkable out of the tap and the unit also supplied ice so that we were able to cool our beer on our trips to the beach. With that the condo also supplied a nice sized beverage cooler and lawn chairs so that we were able to take to the beach. The beach is one of the nicest beaches i have seen in the caribbean. Eagle beach is a 10 minute walk from the condo. The beach is a long span of white fine sand with turquoise warm waters. I can say the only downfall of Eagle beach is the wind but without the wind you would most likely cook to death so settle for the wind! The condo is situated in a very secure area however Aruba itself is very safe. We took many walks at night and did not feel a bit unsafe. The area is full of shopping and restaurants. The choices are endless:) If your up to arubian food, try the heshi yeni and the awesome johnney cakes and of course the island breads. We rented a car so were able to scoot around the island to enjoy the capitol of Oranjested, Arushi beach, Baby beach, Mengel Halto beach. and Palm beach area. A half a block from the condo is a greek/Italian restaurant , Zuzuroh. A must to go and try this restaurant. Westdeck is also a must to dine, tons of live entertainment here and also around the area to enjoy. Nice grocery store to stock up for your vacation, a one stop shop to get all you need, good selection of wine, beer and liquor. Did some snorkelling at baby beach and Mengal Halto, some fish, its ok but not great but still fun to be in the water. All in all, we will be back, great island, nice friendly people and the most stunning beaches all at your finger tips as the island is so small ….all I can say is one happy island! Thanks for the wonderful stay, it was enjoyed by all!

Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare Facebook Group Page

I created a Facebook Group Page for us. If you use Facebook and would like to join here is the link:

I post Riu stuff on my personal page all the time and yesterday my kids convinced me to create a Group Page. Thanks to everyone who has posted so quickly. This page will allow you to post rentals/sales in another location, post pictures or just communicate with other members. There are several Aruba FB pages and it should be nice to have our own.

The website will not change. This is just an addition for all of us.



New Aruba ED Program/Embarkation & Disembarkation Online

Aruba has a new Embarkation and Disembarkation Program.  Prior to Aruba travel you can now fill out your documents online.  Thanks to one of our Members for sharing this info:
Aruba’s Online Embarkation & Disembarkation Program

Aruba is ready and waiting to extend its warmest greetings in welcoming you to the island and on your way to an unforgettable vacation experience. In the effort to facilitate your travel to Aruba, the Aruban Immigration Authority in collaboration with the Aruba Tourism Authority offer the first “bon bini” in the form of Aruba’s online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program.

This program offers you the opportunity to fill out the ED-card online as a convenient ahead-of-time alternative to the existing ED-card that is handed out on board all flights to Aruba. Just like the existing ED-card, the application of the online ED-card is free of charge.

Riu Palace Aruba The Amazing Staff

All of our favorite staff!

Baby Crib Rental Aruba

If you need to rent a baby crib to use during your timeshare stay, please contact Jasmin.  They have 3 crib sizes available.  In addition to babysitting services, Jasmin offers car seats rentals. stroller rentals and high chair rentals.

Exotic Seaside Retreat Homearama 2012 Norfolk VA

Thanks to everyone who asked me to share pictures of the Seaside Homes Exotic Seaside Retreat in Norfolk VA.  Our local Builders Association sponsors a home show every fall which showcases homes in one neighborhood and is open to the public for 16 days.  This year it returned to the neighborhood we build in for the 3rd time so as the grand finale to our show home days, we took on building a Bayfront Home. In the 30 year history of Homearama there has never been a Bayfront Home in Homearama. Our home sits on 120′ of bayfront right on the Chesapeake Bay.  We won 16 of the 18 awards with 13 being Gold.

For those of you who want to see pictures and the video, I am attaching the link to our website, articles and pictures.  The video is on the awards page.  Thanks to all who have asked to see the house.


House 10, the $1.695 million Exotic Seaside Retreat built by Seaside Homes, has many breathtaking features, but its crafty outdoor room created by landscape architect Jane Cantin really caught my imagination. The hard-scaped space, which borders an East Beach common area, offers an intriguing combination of privacy and breath-taking views. Furnished as a dining area for Homearama, it’s like a secret garden bordered with high evergreen hedges where you can retreat for privacy, but you can paradoxically see everything that’s going on around you. – Lia Russell, correspondent

Baby Cribs, Car Seats, Strollers & High Chairs for Rent in Aruba


How many times have you found yourself struggling to the luggage carousel at the airport with a pack-n-play,baby crib,car seat, and stroller? There is nothing more stressful than lugging baby equipment along with everything else you have to take to simply to leave your home. TBC-ARUBA has a full-service baby equipment rental company, delivers the comforts of home straight to your hotel room.
Our primary goal is to overcome the challenges parents face by providing an unparalleled service for babies and young children while traveling. 

Tender Babysitters Care currently operates in several Hotels in Aruba.
As a fully insured company, every staff member is background checked and many are National Child Passenger Safety Technicians.Every product and service Tender Babysitters Care offers is meticulously researched and tested prior to its offering,therefore ensuring an exceptional and safe experience every time. 

Our team is comprised of professional, entrepreneurial parents who understand first-hand the needs of our clients, allowing us to provide the personal service your family deserves! 

Whether you rent crib or a double stroller for your trip to an amusement park or the beach, you can rest easy knowing that you are using the highest quality equipment available. We offer a wide variety of popular name brand items,specializing in renting baby pack ‘n play, cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs, toys and much more. 

Don’t let the stress of travel slow you and your family down. Tender Babysitters Care is there for every step of your vacation. Request a quote today e-mail us at

Babysitting Services in Aruba

Tender Babysitters Care Aruba is a wonderful new babysitting service offered on the island.  Jasmin, who works in accounting at the Riu heads up this company.  For members with small children or grandchildren this will be a welcome service.

You may find Tender Babysitters Care Aruba online at:

You may also contact Jasmin directly at: