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Recent Vieques Island reviews

  • very homey and as described

    "My family spent a week at Upstairs Casa Jenny and loved it. Bring earplugs or a noise machine if you are sensitive as the roosters do their job first thing! We loved it. Dave was great to deal with and financial transactions were smooth and as expected. Most impressive was Kikito, the property manager. He went out of his way to help us, was available by phone for questions, picked us up at the airport and gave us a driving tour to acclimate. We loved Esperanza and will return again in 2015!"
    Guest: Libby D. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
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  • Couldn't have been happier!

    "We were so pleased by our week rental over Christmas at Isola. Our family includes two college age kids and we enjoyed the porch more than we could have imagined. We drank our coffee while reading the paper in the morning (wireless worked great!), watched the sunset over cocktails in the evening before dinner and stayed up late at night playing card games and talking. Not a single mosquito, but I understand that may have been the time of year. The beds were comfortable and the whole house was spotless. The kitchen had just exactly what we needed (a set of measuring cups would have been useful) and we cooked most of our meals there including Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners. The lobster from the fisherman was delicious and lobster pot and gas grill were great to have. Our little beach in front was a great place to do a little fly fishing in the evening - my husband's favorite activity - and we took an evening swim a few times. We had fun exploring the rest of the beaches on Vieques but the best part of our whole trip was this house..."
    Guest: Pam C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 9, 2015
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  • Quiet, relaxing, perfect getaway for our family of 5

    "We had the pleasure of staying at Mockingbird Hill for 8 glorious days with our three young children. We used the main floor of the guest house, which was immaculate and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen, comfortable beds and linens, plenty of towels, and even hand and dish soap. The washer/dryer were very handy as well. MBH is perfect for those who want to truly experience the natural beauty of Vieques while getting away from noise, congestion, and roosters. The views are spectacular, and the constant breeze keeps the property comfortable. Lack of light pollution lends an equally gorgeous starry sky at night. The pool is lovely and a nice alternative for those days you don't wish to visit the beach. You can drive to the beaches within 10-15 minutes, and there are two newish delicious restaurants just down the street. Though we only used one home, this would be a fantastic property for a larger group, as you can travel together, but still have some separate space. Both the owner and property manager were very speedy in their responses, and easy to work with. I would stay here (and hope to stay here) again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • I fell in love with Vieques

    "We thoroughly enjoy our stay on Vieques. It was so much more (and so much more beautiful) than we imagined. Pura Vida was a perfect size home for us- the kids (which are more like young adults- 15 & 22) loved having their own space- to read, listen to their music and do their social-media thing. (YES! free Wifi) The house came with plenty of board games & movies which we made very good use of after long days on the beach. The house had everything we needed, it was comfortable & roomy & the location was perfect. We learned our way around quickly with Joe & Mimi's help (They were really awesome) and we enjoyed so many great beaches and some FANTASTIC meals. After a few mornings, even the Roosters didn't seem so bad :) (side note; if you're a light sleeper, I suggest ear plugs but that goes for ANYWHERE on the island....) The house had a very powerful AC system that was recently put in. It was so powerful that we really didnt need it the entire night... Most nights we would wake up freezing at 2 or 3am and shut it off completely. The house is within walking distance to El Malecon which is filled with GREAT places to eat & drink. The house was also 3 short blocks from a delicious town bakery that sold the most amazing, piping hot, bread and pastries!! We'd walk over to the bakery in the early morning (he closes by noon) and we'd make some great breakfast sandwiches before we would head out. The kitchen is equip with everything you can possibly need. Coffee Maker, Blenders.. They also supply beach chairs, beach towels and for families with small children; plenty of sand toys and things of that sort. Much to my surprise there was a washer and dryer on the back porch which made keeping the clothes fresh and dry a lot easier. The small yard also has a clothes line to dry off damp clothing that might not necessarily need to be washed. There are many wonderful and secluded beaches to visit on Vieques and most of the time, there will be very few people sharing the beach with you. I cant speak enough about the food. WOW!! Consistently good no matter where you went. Having the SUV was a MUST!!!!!! Yes, you can walk to places from the house but you'd be doing yourself an injustice not having a car there and venturing out. Driving is easy and you quickly learn that there are only 3 main roads.... You cant go wrong! I can go on and on about Pura Vida & Vieques but I will just end it by saying; We WILL BE BACK!!!!!!"
    Guest: Jacqueline I. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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Vieques Island Travel Tips

Travelers to Vieques Island Vacation Rentals

Vieques Island is a long narrow island that forms part of Puerto Rico. It is one of the country’s premiere eco-friendly destinations. Most of the development is in the center of the island. The coastline and beaches are mostly national parks and nature reserves. The result is a pristine island destination. This attracts travelers who enjoy exploring overland. Many of the beaches can only be accessed over rough gravel roads and you will need a Jeep or 4x4 in order to drive there. There are many areas that can be explored by hiking. Photographers will find ample opportunities to capture the beautiful beaches and dry coastal forests on film.

Getting to Vieques Island Resorts

Flying from North America, you will route through San Juan in Puerto Rico. From there, you will need to take a taxi to the ferry port in Fajardo. It is advisable to pre-book a taxi for this transfer. The drive takes approximately an hour. If you do not pre-book a taxi then you are likely to pay much more. The last ferry to Vieques Island departs at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on if it is a weekday or weekend. Ensure that you have enough time for the ferry connection. If your flight arrives late into San Juan, you can stay overnight in Fajardo or the nearby seaside town of Luquilo. You can then get the first ferry out the next morning without having to travel too far. Once on Vieques Island, you can either hire a Jeep to get around or use a taxi to transfer to your rental home. If you plan to do lots of exploring then it’s advisable to rent a Jeep. A normal car is not suitable as many of the roads to the nature reserves are made of gravel and quite badly eroded. Rental companies will not allow you to take a standard car to the beach, instead they will insist that you hire a Jeep or similar 4x4.

Vieques Island Travel Attractions

One of the island’s most famous attractions is the Bioluminescent Bay. It is a unique natural phenomenon that is amazing to experience. It is best viewed at night when you can see the full effect of the microorganisms as they light up in the water.

Other attractions that are quite unique are the wild horses that roam the island. They were originally brought to the island in the early 1500s from Spain, with the objective of setting up a breeding project. After the collapse of the short-lived gold rush, horses became Puerto Rico’s primary export product. Today, many wild horses can be seen on the island. Horseback rides can be arranged from certain stables on the island who have trained horses available.

Near Green beach is a magnificent Ceiba tree believed to be more than 300 years old. It grows right alongside the road. Make a stop to view it while on your explorations. The tree makes for some fantastic photo opportunities.

There are many historical sites on the island. At the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Esperanza, there are a small shop and museum. Here, you can obtain more information on places of interest on the island.

Staying on Vieques Island

Many of the rental homes on Vieques Island are located high on the hilltops. This means that you have spectacular panoramic views of the island and surrounding seas. Set in peaceful natural surroundings, it’s like having your own private island abode. The rental villas on Vieques Island are perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. When you are not exploring the island’s natural treasures, you can spend your time on the porch admiring the view and enjoying a favorite book.

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