Future Pool with a View

There’s a new home being built in San Fuego, Aruba. The home will feature a large swimming pool with a nice view out over the island. Here’s a photo of the current status of construction.

poolfuegSan Fuego is centrally located on the island. It’s also an elevated area. From the second story of homes here, you can see the Caribbean sea to the west. To the east, there is the Arikok National Park. The builder tells me there will be a covered pavilion at the end of the pool to offer some shade. In the foreground is the porch that surrounds the house.

There are a number of pleasant areas to build a new home or buy an existing one here in Aruba. If you’re looking for a vacation home or another place to hang your hat, think about one here.

Bon dia.

Brisas del Mar no more

For many years, Brisas del Mar restaurant served diners in Savaneta, Aruba, DWI. It went through various owners, quality levels, and styles. Last year, a small storm managed to do some major damage to the waterfront building housing the restaurant. The owners decided not to reopen. Now the building is being demolished to make way for some waterfront villas. Here’s a photo of what remains of the old building.

brisasaKind of sad to see it in this condition. However, just to the right of this photo, you’ll find a billboard announcing the new villas. Here’s a look at that.

brisasbThese villas are a bit out of character for Savaneta, where time has sort of stood still these last 50 years. Nonetheless, people want to live beside the ocean and it’s the rare property here that can offer the opportunity. Oh, well.

Bon dia from Aruba.

San Fuego Residence, Aruba

San Fuego Residence in Aruba is a small development located near the center of the island. It is also at one of the highest points on the island. The houses being built here have the advantage of fronting a brand new concrete road as well. Lot sizes range from 1,000 square meters to over 3,000 square meters (about 1/4 to nearly a full acre.) I made this short video to show three houses under construction. You’ll see the foundation of one, roof details of another, and a complete roof on the final one. People ask me about home construction here in Aruba and I hope this video answers some questions.

The fortunate owners of these homes will soon be enjoying the steady breeze and beautiful views that can be found in San Fuego. I would build a two-story home here because from the second floor it is possible to see all the way to the Caribbean. Similarly, this would be a great place to have an amateur telescope to view the stars and planets. Many nights are clear and given that there aren’t many houses in this area, there is very little light to ruin your star gazing.

Having a home in Aruba is a wonderful thing, especially if you find a place like San Fuego which is more “authentic” than a huge development in other spots. Here things are quiet, casual, and welcoming as opposed noisy and hectic. Choose your vacation home wisely, don’t compromise your goals, and do frequent inspections during construction.

Bon dia from Aruba.

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