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Villa Destino - Tropical Estate w/Private Pool and Breathtaking Caribbean Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 4 bath villa seamlessly opens to pool and breathtaking views

Spectacular views of the Caribbean, the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay and Cays of Esperanza greet you as you walk through the gated entry of this very private tropical estate. Beautifully landscaped grounds provide a peaceful paradise with breathtaking views from both levels of this large two story villa.

Indoor/outdoor living best describes this luxury Vieques villa rental as the rooms seamlessly open to the outdoors so you can fully enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle. The first floor features a modern kitchen, living room, full bath, indoor and outdoor dining, all open to the 30 foot pool.

On the upper level there is a large master suite with a queen-size bed, bathroom en suite, and french doors leading to the private terrace. The second guest room offers dramatic Caribbean views, a queen-size bed and en suite bath. The third guest room has a private bath and includes a king-size bed, a separate sitting room, and views of the Caribbean and pool area. Also on the second floor is a den/study for watching movies or lounging with a book. The generous covered porch and terrace provide a peaceful space for relaxing and viewing the Caribbean, the vast nature preserve, the lush tropical gardens, and the surrounding hills. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT VILLADESTINO-VIEQUES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VILLA DESTINO AND VIEQUES.

Villa Destino is located in the quiet hillside neighborhood of Destino. It overlooks the best beaches on the Island and is just a short drive to the two main towns of Isabel Segunda and Esperanza.

More Details

Owner
Mary Kay Lee
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Mary Kay Lee

When we moved to Wisconsin in 1998, we started visiting the Caribbean to escape the cold winters and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the beaches. During our many visits, mainly to the US Virgin Islands, we started dreaming of owning a vacation home in the Caribbean. Then, in 2014, we visited Vieques for the first time, fell in love with the island, and knew the time was right to make our dream come true. We started looking at homes for sale during that very first trip, and purchased Villa Destino one year later in March 2015. We have made several improvements to the property since then and we hope that our guests enjoy Villa Destino as much as we do.

Mary Kay Lee purchased this house in 2015

Why Mary Kay Lee chose Vieques Island

Vieques is a beautiful unspoiled Caribbean island. The harder choice was which side of the island was better suited for the perfect vacation experience. Initially, we were tempted to buy a house in the Bravos de Boston neighborhood, where most of the vacation rentals are located. These properties are generally situated on the north side of the island (Atlantic Ocean side) close to the ferry and the main town of Isabel Segunda. While the Bravos de Boston neighborhood is relatively close to the water, the area is more congested and the north shore beaches are not very good for swimming because of the waves and rocky shoreline. During our visits to the island, we learned that the best swimming beaches are located in the National Wildlife Refuge on the south side of the island (Caribbean side). Imagine calm blue and turquoise waters and miles of white sand beaches. The Destino neighborhood, where Villa Destino is located, sits on the edge of the wildlife refuge overlooking the south side of the island. Villa Destino is perfectly situated to take advantage of these breathtaking views. Even better, it is just a short 2-3 minute drive to the entrance to the wildlife refuge.

What makes this house unique

What is truly unique about Villa Destino is that the villa opens to the outdoors on both levels and allows you to really enjoy the warm tropical breezes and abundant sunshine, whether indoors or out. It also provides amazing views from almost anywhere on the property.

Villa Destino provides an incredible luxury experience at a fraction of the cost of a stay at the "W" Hotel or other high end vacation homes. When you consider that Villa Destino has its own private pool, incredible views, private gardens, full amenities, with better access to the south side beaches, Villa Destino is an easy choice.

Amenities

Vieques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King can be converted to 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Home is just beautiful, gardens are lovely, and pool was wonderful with the best view imaginable. Beach chairs, 6 large beach towels, umbrella, toys and even some snorkel gear all available.Several coolers to pick from, groceries very close, and great grill and outdoor table as well. We packed too much! Laundry on site was very helpful. We recommend booking quick commuter flight over (we used Vieques Air Link) and pack light. Cool at night with room air conditioners. Really lovely home and would stay again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Destino Villa

  • 5 of 5

A great house, quiet apart from roosters and peacocks. WIth a fun pool for the kids, and fabulous views of Vieques, it is a great choice for a stay on the island. Karen the manager was super helpful, and it was an easy and comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Vieques and we truly enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for three couples. The location was great and both Esperanza and Isabella were easily accessible. The house was well equipped for our beach outings. We felt very safe at the house. One comment, I think a small safe would be nice. Karen was always a phone call or text away. She was extremely helpful. I would go back. What a beautiful island and house. I read the reviews about the water pressure and regulating the water temperature in the shower; this is true, but not a deal breaker.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic luxury villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A large 2 stories villa.

2nd floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 with their own bathrooms, and the 3rd with a bathroom directly across the hall, a sitting area with a terrace offering fantastic view onto natural preserve and bays. Several comfortable chairs and a table on the terrace, the best place to watch sunset. All windows on the second floor have screens. All bathrooms are well supplied with high quality large towels and toiletries. Since the villa is build on a steep hill, the back side of the floor is also a ground floor with outside areas.

1st floor has an open floor design, and once you open 5 large wooden doors leading to the pool area, it feels like you are outside. There is another full bathroom on this floor. Very well equipped kitchen, with high quality appliances, cookware and dinnerware. Next to it is a large dinning table, our favorite place to have lunch away from sun with excellent view over the pool. The rest of the floor is a large living room area with 2 large sofas, coffee table, etc.

Pool: almost the length of the house, shallow on one side, and deep on the other (7 or 8'), quite good for casual swimming. There are chairs and lounges, and a large umbrella around the pool; after 2pm there is an area with a natural shadow there, great for an afternoon nap (or drink). Entrance to the villa is protected by remote controlled gate, then there is a large (3 car) parking area inside, and then you open a locked door/gate to enter inside the pool area. It feels safe and private.

Location: on a hill, away from any traffic, within a 5 min drive to the entrance to the natural preserve - the main reason to visit Vieques, location is perfect. Our daily schedule included the morning trip to the different beaches inside the Preserve (most often - La Chiva), from 7:30am to 11, taking our breakfast with us (coolers are supplied); and another trip from 4 to 6pm. The location of the villa made it possible. There are beach chairs to take with you, and a supply of large high quality beach towels. Another advantage of this location - equal proximity to the centers of civilization (meaning, food) in Vieques - Esperanza and Isabel.

Service: the villa is well maintained, clean and in order. The pool is cleaned regularly. Communication with the owner is clear and almost real time. The manager (Karen) is doing a great job, always just an instant message away if you need anything. Her knowledge of local specifics is very impressive.

The best place we have stayed in Vieques.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pavel for the very thorough review of Villa Destino. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of the villa and the lovely island of Vieques! We do hope you choose to come back and stay with us again.
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5

Pure Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and In-laws stayed at the amazing home. It was the perfect vacation. None of us had ever been on the island and were amazing by the beauty of the island. The Villa provided the perfect place to sit and reflect on the beauty as well as make it so you never want to leave. All three bedrooms were perfect and gave everyone the space they needed. The kitchen is set up for gourmet cooking and we did that every night! This house is so beautiful and the owners as well as Karen make it so you never have to worry about anything. It's all right there and if you have any questions, Karen is just a text away. The air conditioners worked great in each room and there are fans throughout the entire house making the house cool. We loved that the center focus of the house is the great views, as well as the indoor/outdoor living. We have vacationed in many places and rented many houses, but Villa Destino has been my favorite and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for the lovely review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you are able to return to the lovely island of Vieques and choose to stay with us again.
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Wonderful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great views, lovely pool, very spacious!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

World's Brightest Bioluminescent Bay

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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