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New Large 2bedrm House in Esperanza: Casita Rosita

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Red room includes luggage racks, bureaus, closet hanging, books & alarm clock.

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Esperanza house description

Stay at the charming CASITA ROSITA for lavish value, comfort and easy logistics—go carless if you want. CASITA ROSITA is a short block from the coast and the promenade: find 4 beaches, 8 restaurants, 4 rental outfitters, boutiques, vendors & the Malecon—our boardwalk where you can promenade, hear music or hit the culture/history museum. Bakery & market 4 doors, and around the corner from Casita Rosita. Our spacious 2 bedroom home was renovated in 2012 and has WIFI and air conditioning, as well as:

Light-filled large rooms, fully furnished indoor & out

Air conditioning, ceiling fans & an ocean view from the back yard

Large roomy bathroom, plus outdoor shower & dressing area

Watch wild horses roam by from our front porch or grill on the big back deck in tropical private back yard

Full complement of beach & snorkeling equipment

Casita Rosita features king & queen bedrooms in a fully equipped home, complete kitchen, all linens, hammock under the shade of our towering mango tree, front porch to watch the sun rise.

See/read lots more about Vieques at: http://www.viequesrentalbyowner.com/

There’s a games table, desk, luggage racks, reading lights, outdoor furniture front & back. Kitchen includes a bar, microwave, filtered water spout, espresso and coffee makers, full complement of matching dishes, pans, etc. See our Pictures. Go to our website.

The best bio bay in the world is on Vieques. Other recreation fun: rent kayaks, jet skis, sail, snorkel by boat, motor scooter, tennis, yoga. OR Snorkel from shore! Swim to the little island in Esperanza Bay. Baseball field, basketball court, playground around the corner.

Inexpensive eats right in the neighborhood of of Casita Rosita:

Duffy’s – large mircobrew selection, only on the island, great nightlife

Belly Buttons – breakfast & lunch, but also special nights with chef’s: Wed: Paella, Thurs: Tacos

Lazy Jacks – a good drinking bar, brick oven pizza

La Nasa – fried Puerto Rican foods, locals eat here, great dancing out back over the water

Mucho Gusto – we like the conch salad and whole fish, Puerto Rican owned

Columbian Food Cart – Friday-Sunday, good/inexpensive vendor

Medium to Expensive Prices (in order) near Casita Rosita:

Tradewinds – specials are good value, view is lovely

Billi – love the whole snapper, try what was caught that day

El Quenepo – unique food, posh atmosphere, high end


Sports Rental Right in the neighborhood of Casita Rosita:

Blue Caribe Kayaks Snorkeling & fishing, snorkel rental, bio bay tours

Caribbean Fly Fishing Co. Saltwater fly fishing, deep sea/offshore fishing, beach charters in 28? Bertram

Fun Brothers Land & Sea Equipment Rental: scooters, jet skis, kayaks, snorkel gear, scooters, boat rentals & bio bay tours

Heaven Caribe Snorkel w/ local biologist

Maruader Sailing 34 ft/up to six guests, since 2003 licenced/insured

Vieques Paddleboarding: Stand on a surf board and paddle in Esperanza Bay, snorkeling, fitness.

Walk to Beaches:
From Casita Rosita you can walk past 3 house, turn at the coast road to the right and left to a short path driveway wide down hill to a lovely cove. Walk around the rocks to your right and get to a wide open coconut grove lined beach. Or walk to the Malecon down steps to the sea, or step to the sand all along Esperanza Bay, or walk the sand to the huge long beach of SunBay State Park.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge beaches are not to be missed, for the diversity of settings, beach entrances, and most make you feel you own the place. See the island maps in the house and distributed everywhere.

Snorkeling from shore by Casita Rosita:
The beach just down from our house has good snorkeling that continues along the high cliff and a short ways the other direction. Snorkel also on the west side of the little island you can see from shore—it’s a 15 minutes swim out.

SunBay State Park:
Just around the corner from Casita Rosita at the edge of the Esperanza neighborhood, the SunBay State park can be walked to along the coast, or driven to. This is a very long beach with a view to an island and an isthmus. Easy beach entrance, park casually just across the sandy road from the water. Access to bathrooms, snackbar, tapas & drinks delivered. Swim area is roped off.

Other Refuge Beaches:
On the southwestern side of Vieques includes Playa Grande–great for walking and listening to a loud ocean; and Playa Negra–a reak walk in. On the northern side, there are many beaches. These are all on the Atlantic.

WILDLIFE: Four species of sea turtles live in the waters of Vieques and nest on its shores, sometimes you can see them when snorkeling. Birds and frogs sing in this tropical ecosystem. Egrets stand on the backs of horses. Vieques feels out of time. The main streets are newly paved and wild horses roam them & the beaches.

Vieques is, again, voted the Best Island in the Caribbean (as well as in Bermuda & Bahamas) by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. We are famous for our natural landscape, on land and in the water, and dozens of unspoiled beach choices.

Stay at Casita Rosita and relax, or you can horseback ride, ocean kayak, bicycle, motor scooter, play tennis, take yoga classes on the beach or in studio, sail, boat, jet ski, surf, and scuba dive. Jump off the new and old piers in Esperanza Bay, paddle surf, explore lagoons & mangrove wetlands, an old sugar mill, and experience wildlife, from sea turtles to wild horses that roam the island. Plenty of healing massage therapists, including reflexology. Join the drum circle, sing your heart out at karoke, listen to a live band, eat at your pick of 43 restaurants.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Snorkeling gear, beach bag, beach toys, beach towels, beach spread, beach chairs, beach umbrella, lifevest. Board games, puzzles, cards, books, DVDs & music CDs....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Screen and speakers for you to hook up your lap top for streaming movies....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large 10x 20 deck with seating...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Swimming
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Tennis
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      SUMMER Sale
                      Aug 15 - Nov 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $115
                      $800
                      WINTER 2014 -2015
                      Nov 16 - Dec 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $950
                      CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS WEEK
                      Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,680
                      2015 WINTER
                      Jan 9 - May 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,250
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $170
                      $950

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • If 5 nights CLEANING fee $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      * ONLY STAYS OF 5 NIGS OR LESS ARE SUBJECT TO A CLEANING FEE: $100

                      * 3% fee if you want to pay through VRBO--the fee they charge I pass on to you. No fee to pay by by check directly to owner.

                      * You have the choice to pay a security deposit of $250 that can be refunded, or a $49 non refundable fee for rental insurance. You let me know so I can alter the contract or the online payment request.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Esperanza is the most accessible neighborhood on the island of Vieques. Bakery and market four doors away. Four doors the other direction is the coastal road and the beach just beyond that. A block away is the Malecon--our mainstreet with 8 restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, microbrews, beaches, incredible spots for watching the sun set. Bio bay tours, recreation rental all right here. Shop, hit the musuem, right here in Esperanza. Promenade along the Caribbean Sea right here. Jump from the piers right here. Go horseback riding right here.

                      Park in front of our house. Great block, good neighbors, nice houses. You don't need a car to get around. Not everyone in you group has to do the same thing. More freedom at this location. Walk to Sun Bay, too.

                      You can also catch a shared taxi along the boardwalk road.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We have rented our home for over a dozen years. We understand the importance of helping you with logistics and getting the most out of your stay in Vieques. We bought a home in Vieques after working as volunteers there. We write for the local island magazine about wildlife, flowers and nature. We have traveled extensively ourselves as nature volunteers and have outfitted our Vieques home accordingly. We endeavor to make you comfortable and happy.

                      Why the Owner Chose Esperanza:
                      Open, airy, bright, close to everything, water view, large rooms, stone floors, nice bathroom.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The prior owner gardened, so our soil is fabulous and we are intent gardeners. The huge mango tree, the nice neighbors, the closeness to everything, the consistency of the housing on this block, all made this house a great choice after looking at many. We were so lucky.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Red room includes luggage racks, bureaus, closet hanging, books & alarm clock.

                        Red room includes luggage racks, bureaus, closet hanging, books & alarm clock.

                      • New cutom cabinets of Coaba wood--Puerto Rico's sustainable mahogany.

                        New cutom cabinets of Coaba wood--Puerto Rico's sustainable mahogany.

                      • Air conditioning, original botanical art, reading lamps for your comfort.

                        Air conditioning, original botanical art, reading lamps for your comfort.

                      • Surrounded by a groomed garden of tropical plants, Casita Rosita feel private.

                        Surrounded by a groomed garden of tropical plants, Casita Rosita feel private.

                      • Cushioned lounge chair and cushioned love seat on front deck--now with railing.

                        Cushioned lounge chair and cushioned love seat on front deck--now with railing.

                      • Huge deck: water view beyond deck

                        Huge deck: water view beyond deck

                      • Outdoor shower and dressing area

                        Outdoor shower and dressing area

                      • Large bathroom

                        Large bathroom

                      • Mangoes for the eating in season from our back yard.

                        Mangoes for the eating in season from our back yard.

                      • Esperanza Bay has 4 beaches, and leads to Sun Bay State Park beach.

                        Esperanza Bay has 4 beaches, and leads to Sun Bay State Park beach.

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • 15 x 30 great room with seating for everyone

                        15 x 30 great room with seating for everyone

                      • Back bedroom: THE YELLOW ROOM

                        Back bedroom: THE YELLOW ROOM

                      • Seating out front on the porch.

                        Seating out front on the porch.

                      • Game table or desk along outside wall.

                        Game table or desk along outside wall.

                      • Tropically enclosed back deck.

                        Tropically enclosed back deck.

                      • Walkway around deck to shower.

                        Walkway around deck to shower.

                      • Walkway to front yard

                        Walkway to front yard

                      • Cabinet drawers, soft light lamp, racks & hooks adds to bathroom amenities.

                        Cabinet drawers, soft light lamp, racks & hooks adds to bathroom amenities.

                      • Look west to Mt. Pirata

                        Look west to Mt. Pirata

                      • The promenade, called the Malecon, begins a block from Casita Rosita.

                        The promenade, called the Malecon, begins a block from Casita Rosita.

                      • Front porch view of  great neighbors across street through the fragrant blooms.

                        Front porch view of great neighbors across street through the fragrant blooms.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

                      $115 - $240 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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