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Dramatic Hillside House with a Pool and Ocean Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths sleeps 4

With banana, mango, papaya, pinapple, passion and bread fruit, avocado and lemon trees surrounding the house, we decided to name it 'Los Frutales,' Spanish for 'The Fruit Trees.'

The house and pool are perched on a dramatic hillside overlooking an expanse of government protected forests and the world famous Bioluminescent Bays. Beyond is a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Caribbean with St. Croix on the horizon, some 45 miles in the distance.

it is located minutes from the spectacular and unpopulated beaches of the southern shore: Media Luna, Blue Beach, Sun Bay, Red Beach and Navio Beach where 'Lord of the Flies' was filmed in the 1960's.

The two level, three-bedroom house is set on a little over one acre. It features two completely separate living areas: Upstairs has two bedrooms - a master bedroom with a queen, and a guest room with a full size bed. It has a bath, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and screened-in porch.

The roof has been recently converted to deck for sunning and dining.

The downstairs living room has DirectTV and DVD. The bedroom has a queen. The unit has a full bath.

The outdoor dining area is set in our courtyard garden of bougainvillea and palms.

The house has refreshing cross ventilation from the prevailing trade winds. The bedrooms are air conditioned for cool sleeping on hot nights.

For those of us who need to stay connected to the world, there is broadband Wi-Fi.

Our house manager meets visitors at the airport, helps with car rental arrangements, gives an introduction to the island and can provide deliveries of all sorts of provisions, gourmet foods, spirits and wines.

Other amenities include a Denon-powered, three-zone Bose speaker sound system with iPod dock, 5.8 GHz phone system, linens, towels, beach chairs & umbrella, outdoor gas grill and a laundry room with both washer and dryer.

Activities nearby the house include swimming, sailing, Ecotours, snorkeling, biking, sea kayaking, hiking, nature walks, bird watching, fine and casual dining and excursions to bars reminiscent of Hemingway’s Havana of the 40’s.

No children under 12. The maximum number of guests is 4. And no smoking, please.

Keywords: House

More Details

Property Manager
Michele Bullard
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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Amenities

Vieques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If meeting for checkin or checkout is required any time before 8:00am or after 8:00pm - an extra fee $50 is required and to be paid cash upon arrival
  • We do not meet for checkin after 9pm
  • If ferry arrival time is delayed due to any issues including ferry issues, there will be an additional $50 reschedule fee paid cash upon arrival
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
See above description

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Dramatic Hillside House with a Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Paradise Found in Vieques!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Los Frutales for 5 nights and absolutely loved it! The house is stunning with incredible views of 2 bays on the South side of the island. The pool was an added bonus in the morning and evening after a day spent on one of the many beaches in Vieques. There is a gigantic mango tree in the backyard and we were gorging on mangoes every day. Everything is in pristine shape, including the landscaping which I couldn't stop taking pictures of (kindof a gardening fanatic). The upper deck rivals any chic roof top bar in the U.S. and having a cocktail up there at night and watching the stars was fantastic. Michelle is so helpful and even has an app, Vieques Travels, that can give you pointers on beaches, adventure tours, restaurants, sites and more. Roosters & chickens do roam the island and those roosters start talking early in the morning. Suggestion is to run the fan & A/C in the bedrooms and I would suggest ear plugs. Once we did this, no problem in that area. My husband and I want to return with some friends to show them lovely Vieques and we definitely will stay at Los Frutales again when we return!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved hosting you and your family, such a pleasure. Hope to see you again soon
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5

Amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Michelle the property manager is very helpful and accommodating. Great views from the rooftop deck. The property is very private and the outdoor space is great. I would recommend this property to anyone considering a trip to Vieques.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Over the moon! Beauitful place, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Being our third trip to Veiques, we knew what we required: beautiful home, great views of the ocean and conveniently located. Los Frutales was all three and more. We were traveling with another couple. We wanted a place that would give each couple space. This home was perfect for that. Let's start with the house. The extremely cheerful and helpful Damien met us at Maritza's Car Rental and we followed him back to the house. It was gorgeous. Well manicured property, clean and airy. The house was immaculate with all the needs of a beach vacationer. Including beach chairs and coolers. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and such were immaculate. Location, location, location....We enjoy heading into Isabel II for grocery shopping, the farmers market , shopping at Funky BeeHive, and great restaurants such as Coqui Fire and Cafe Mamasongas . We also prefer the South Side beaches, SunBay, Media Luna, La Chiva and Black Beach. All of these activities are 10-15 minutes drive. Esperanza was close by with many dining choices including Duffy's and Bananas for lunch, Bili and El Quenepo for dinner. Out of this world. Mid Island for Last Course and Tin Box. (El Quenepo is our favorite.) Safety.. We felt perfectly safe in the house and on the grounds (everywhere really.) The local neighbors would wave and smile when we saw them.

A couple tips. Buy a bottle of wine and head to the pier at Esperanzaor the Malecon for sunset. Fun to watch the sail boats. Stop by the fish market near the ferry and enjoy really fresh fish or on the road to Los Frutales, there is a fish guy... Drive in his driveway and honk. He has the best fish. I'm sure it is obvious we love the island, the beaches, the food and the people. This place is a true gem. Michelle and Damien are warm and kind and just a phone call, text or email away to help you with questions regarding the house or island. PS. We have Verizon and found the cell service working wonderfully. (Wifi as well.)It was football playoff time and we were able to watch the game on the tv downstairs.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super cool retreat in the hills with awesome views.

  • 5 of 5

I've been to the island 5 times...you could say I like the real grit the authenticity and the nature of things. There is something uber relaxing about a place where you don't have to bring 4-5 pairs of shoes. This house is great....clean and well equipped...and I say that as someone who also runs rental property and has stayed throughout Vieques. Great kitchen with sharp German Henckel knives...seriously! Awesome Bose stereo throughout property with internet radio :-) Nice Pool and you may get a visit from Los Satos, the local street dogs but they were cute pups and harmless. Roosters and iguanas are equally at home. Beach gear and snorkel stuff provided...nice touch. Michelle and Damien are great they know their stuff and made for a solid stay. I will come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI
5

Vieques Island paradise, beautiful home, amazing beaches, authentic food and people-Carribean Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 with two teen girls (age 16 & 17) thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I could write an essay on how much we loved the home and the island, but I'll try to keep it short! We were on the island 14 years ago so it was amazing to return with our (almost) adult children. This home is lovely with multiple places to relax and enjoy the views. We spent time on the rooftop deck in the morning, we used the cool cement dining table by the pool in the afternoon or for dinner. The room off the kitchen was great for quiet reading. The bathroom is wonderful, really nice shower and all the beds were super comfortable! The home has details like speakers all over, outdoor lighting, beautiful landscaping (flowers, palm trees, bushes..gorgeous), screens to keep the bugs out on all windows and doors, and views from many locations that are typical of the island. There are towels, lawn chairs, coolers for your beach days; the kitchen is well stocked with basics (spices, oils, venegar) and has all you will need if you want to cook in.

Others have commented about the roosters; and it's true, there are roosters all over the island, so no matter where you stay, you will hear them. It's part of the charm of the whole place. There are also horses all over in the road, at the beach...dogs lay in the streets and wander all over but we never met an unfriendly animal. Geko's scatter across the porch or in trees. This is really the beauty, charm and quirkiness of Vieques.

Travelers to Vieques should research what it is like on the island so they are not disappointed. There are many "houses" all over the island that are run down or in disrepair, but the residents are nothing but kind and welcoming. Scattered among these local residents are beautiful homes, like Los Frutales. As a mother of two girls, I never felt unsafe in our home or anywhere on the island and my girls often traveled about the island on their own.

The beaches; oh my, this is the Spanish Virgin Islands and the beaches rival St. John. Our favorites were Media Luna, Red and Blue. Navio for body surfing.

The food; Esperanza is where we ate most of our dinners and you can pick any open air, casual, welcoming restaurant. There is a food truck outside the entrance to Sun Bay beach that served the most amazing grilled chicken, beans and rice, empanadas.

A trip to Vieques is an experience of a lifetime. We'll rent here if we are lucky enough to come again.

Reviewed by a real life guest!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your kind words! We are happy you and your family chose to stay with us for your special vacation. Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Belmont, MA, USA
2

Wrong and deceptive location

  • 2 of 5

Nice house but the location is wrong and deceptive. In the middle of a low rent neighborhood. Get the location right and stop jamming VRBO with deceptive reviews.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: JD we are sorry that you feel this way. In no manner are we being deceptive of our location. It is pinpointed on the map. All the other guest reviews are authentic and in no way are we "jamming VRBO with deceptive reviews". We are located within a residential neighborhood, with a gorgeous ocean view. Nowhere in our listing have we stated that we are located in "an upscale or private community" - Vieques as a whole is an integrated community, and we are proud to live on an island that has tolerance for all, we have wonderful neighbors, we love the culture here, and we all look out for one another. With that said, Vieques is not an Island that can meet everyone's expectations, we understand this. We are sorry that you felt deceived.
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

There will be a rental agreement sent to you upon reservation acceptance

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.