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Last updated: 06/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Isabel II apartment description

The Purple House is a landmark in the heart of Isabell Segunda. In 2007, it was reconstructed to be a two story house with three units - a back apt., a front business space, and the 2nd floor vacation rental space, but it will always be the Purple House!

The Purple House is close to the plaza where traditional cultural events & festivals are held. Sitting on the balcony, you can hear the music from the festival. And, when there is no celebration on the plaza, you will still feel the rhythm of daily life of Viequense.

Yes, at times there can be traffic, but not so much that it will prevent you from parking right in front of the entrance. If the sound of the cars passing when the lancha arrives bothers you, there are two radios with a variety of white noise rain, thunder storms, ocean, coquis.& more (feedback from disgruntled renters who found it too noisy).

The Purple House is located on a cul de sac on Munoz Rivera, the main street that runs through town, three houses from the Atlantic Oceans. Recently, this end of Calle Munoz Rivera, has been going through a revival. Across the street is a high end food mart with fresh meat, produce and even deli food! Coqui Fire, two blocks away, is considered the best restaurant on the island by locals (You will need a reservation). And, of course, you must go to Al's Mar Azuls, two blocks away, for at least one sunset.

You will want to rent a car (or scooter) to go to Esperanza and the beaches on the Carribean side of the island, but Glass Beach is a 2 minute walk around the corner. There is a view of fort to the south. In the evening, the lights of the lancha entering and leaving the harbor are particularly beautiful.

The apartment is a light and breezy open space on the second floor with two balconies. It is not air conditioned, however there are ceiling fans in each of the rooms - and an a portable fan, should you need more. There is one (lovely) main bedroom with a queen size bed, jacuzzi, and attaching bathroom - so, PERFECT for a couple. There is a small second bedroom with a full size bed replacing the futon that had been there (previous tenants said it wasn't very comfortable. And there is a daybed in the great room - so 5 can sleep there comfortably!

The kitchen is equipped: microwave, toaster, food processer, blender, coffee pot & more. I recently sent down muffin and cake pans, should you be in the mood to bake. Off of the kitchen is a small balcony perfect for morning coffee, solitude and reflection. A washer, dryer, and dishwasher are in the unit.

The Sahara dust is everywhere - not much you can do about it. (I wash my feet in the jacuzzi).

The space is new to the market (had been a long term rental for several years) so it has been recently stocked with everything you might need for a comfortable and relaxing tropical vacation. Snorkeling gear can be rented at Black Beards up the street.

There is a television (but no Direct T.V). Dvd rental is available on the island, and the collection of dvds and paperbacks in the unit is ever increasing. Internet access is hooked up and ready to go. You will find a Bluetooth speaker to play the music you have on iphones, tablets, etc.

The house-caretaker, Jay, will meet you and give you 'the lay of the land' of the house and island. He can only be described as wonderful, and he can be contacted for questions and concerns.

A stay in Isabell Segunda differs from what you will experience in other parts of the island. Isabell is the main municipality of Vieques. There are restaurants, shops, galleries, calmatos, and a grocery store, one tenth of the size you'd find in the U.S. You can find a small niche of nightlife. There is Open Mic. and karaoki on particular nights at Mar Azuls.

Close to the ocean, you may not be tucked away in the remote hillside, but you will wake up to roosters, and undoubtably will come upon wild horses and aguanas as they wander about wherever they please.

Enjoy Vieques!

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed ONLY on balconies...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 and older...moreless

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            Maximum 20-25 people...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            jacuzzi in bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 double


          • -Master bedroom - queen size bed, jacuzzi & attached bath -2nd bedroom - double futon -Daybed in great room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet


          • -One full bath with shower -One Half bath off great room

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster


          • Parking:

            On street - always available parking...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • No traffic lights; passport not required; US currency Iguanas, wild horses, coqui at night, and, roosters at crack of dawn.............moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Books


                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    One off great room Smaller one off kitchen...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Black Beards - down the street...moreless


                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront


                  • Churches
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing


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                  5 night min stay
                  $800 $2,800
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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 06/24/2014
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                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  225 Metres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  125 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Glass Beach
                  175 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mar Azuls
                  175 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Recommended

                  Bio-luminesent Bay


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About: School administrator in western MA. Purchased original Purple House in 2006 - renovated it to make 3 units: downstairs -commercial, back apt., upstairs -recently made into vacation rental.

                  Why Isabel II:
                  Went to Vieques w. family in 2004 for short vacation & came back w. purchase agreement. Also have land in Villa Bourinquen - 180 degree view of Culebra & main island. Beaches horses, iguanas, & coqui.......

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  First season on market- very low rates compared to comparable rentals

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                  Speaks: english



                  • 'The Purple House'

                    'The Purple House'

                  VRBO #501410

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $120 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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