Looking for extra nights January 11 & 12 or January 2 & 3

If you have extra nights for rent please contact weltzy1002@aol.com

Looking for 1 Night November 15th

If you have the night of November 15th for rent please email jacqui139@aol.com


Looking to rent 3 nights October 30-November 2

If you have these nights for rent please contact lpieta@comcast.net

Riu Update

Hopefully you have replied to the request for address, phone and email changes if anything has changed since last year or if you did not receive your Invoice last year.  The updates are complete for this year.  If you missed the request and have a change, please email me.

Happy Almost Summer,


Reminder 1st & 2nd Floor Units

Just a quick reminder to all 1st & 2nd Floor owners-please take a couple of minutes upon check in to check the window locks in your unit.  This is a reminder from another owner who just spent three nights with his windows unlocked. It took a call to maintenance to get the lock fixed. As we all know safety is important today-even in Aruba.


A few beachfront units have had items stolen from the patios recently.  Please do not leave anything outside.  Most likely they will gone when you wake up.

January Update

Happy January to all!  Many of you have emailed to say you are no longer receiving emails from me/Blog.  Glad so many noticed.  I no long post individual ads for rental or sales.  There are so many rentals these days, I can hardly keep up with the Master List.  Please keep in mind rental policies:

All renters need a rental agreement with the Rules & Regulations.

Karina needs a Member Guest Form for every renter.

Karina does not need the Rental Agreement-just the Member Guest Form.

Please reply to inquiries quickly.  If you don’t, they email me.

Please notify me as soon as your unit is rented.

If I email you to confirm your rental is still available and you do not reply, I will not be able to list future rentals for you.


Not much new news to report.  Everything seems to be going well in Timeshare!

Divi Phoenix & Caribbean Palm Village for rent

Please email mburns@shorewest.com if you are interested.



Riu Important Update American Express

Effective today the Riu Palace Aruba will no longer accept American Express.

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive Timeshare Update

Karina has provided an update on the Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive.  All Themed restaurants (Krystal, Nautilus, Sayuri and Milano will have open seating from 6:30-9:00.  This means first come-first serve.  No one will wait in line to make reservations and there is not a limit to how many times you can eat in a Themed Restaurant.

Next door at Antillas-Palace All Inclusive guest may only eat at the buffet.  Themed Restaurants at Antillas are not available to Palace guest.  The bars, entertainment, beach and pool are available to Palace guest.  Just remember Antillas is Adult only.

The dress code has changed. The only Themed restaurant requiring long pants for men is Krystal.  For the other Themed Restaurants “Resort Casual” is allowed. Resort Casual is polo style shirts, button up shirts, nice shorts, pants, sundresses, skorts, skirts, dresses.  Nothing fancy but not t-shirts and jeans, cutoffs or tank tops.

Room Service is available with AI.  Mini Bar and Non Motorized Water Sport Activities are not included.



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 www.arubacribrental.com

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 info@tbcaruba.com

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: