"What a great stay at Casa de Pepito for our family of three's first trip to Vieques!
Octavian and Catherine's home has all of the gear you'll need for your time exploring as many of the beautiful beaches as you wish, it's ideally situated for a quick walk to the waterfront shops and restaurants on the nearby malecon, but it's also comfortable enough and well-appointed enough that you're tempted to stick around the house and lounge the day away in your home away from home in Esperanza.
This rapidly became our Casa de Pepito routine: Wake up; get a ham, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich from the bakery around the corner; decide which of the many beautiful Viequense beaches to visit that day; gather the beach towels, chairs, and umbrella; load up the cooler; and hop into our rental jeep to go visit a beach or two. In the evening - watch the kids playing baseball in the field across the street, walk down to the malecon for dinner and drinks, and buy some staples at the little store on the walk back.
Casa de Pepito's caretaker, Barbara, was a real joy to work with. She got in touch with us well in advance of our arrival, and once we arrived on the island, made sure we were very well taken of during our stay, including escorting us to the house to make sure we were comfortably checked in. Our flight arrived several hours before the official check-in time, and so I'd anticipated taking a drive around the island and stopping in a restaurant for a bit. Instead, Barbara took us right to the house as soon as we arrived. I'm sure that's not always possible depending on previous tenant's check-out, and though the early check-in was certainly not expected, it was very appreciated.
If you're looking for a vacation experience that allows you to feel a welcome part of the friendly Esperanza neighborhood, and is equipped with all you could possibly need for your stay on Vieques, Casa de Pepito is a perfect vacation home.
Note: Although I selected that I'd recommend this property for tourists without a car because you can easily get to shops and restaurants by foot, having a jeep is really the way to go so that you can explore Vieques and access the island's beautiful beaches."
Guest: krista v.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 26, 2015