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Casa Anonna - Breathtaking Panoramic Views and Cooling Breezes

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms - 2 Bath - (Sleeps 6)

***Hurricane Irma Update 9-11-17 - My house did not sustain any damage and is available for booking.***

Are you looking for a totally relaxing and authentic Vieques get away that is truly a home away from home? Then look no further!!! Casa Anonna was my parents home and now it is my residence when I am on the island...it is not just a rental property! You will truly have a feeling that this is your home away from home with many of the amenities you enjoy while at home. The property does consist of three units and this rental post is for my private residence which is the top level. The two other levels are occupied by long term renters and one is my caretaker who can help you with anything you may need during your stay. Each unit has its own private entrance and the position of each unit makes it feel like a private home.

Casa Anonna is nestled on a ridge top providing spectacular panoramic views of the Caribbean from both the front and back verandas. It is centrally located on this beautiful small island in the residential neighborhood of Monte Santo, which is located mid-way between the two main towns on the island, Esperanza and Isabel Segundo. Its location makes for easy access to all shopping, dining, nightlife, sight seeing and to many of the beaches (although they are not in walking distance from the house due to the hill.) All of the essentials you would need such as top notch restaurants, grocery stores, post office, gas stations, bi- weekly produce truck, and tourist attractions are just minutes away.

Marvel at the fabulous panoramic view of the north side of Vieques and the coast line of Puerto Rico from your private spacious veranda. Here you may enjoy your meals and/or breezes and your quiet time. Enjoy the same views from the large swimming pool. Lush gardens are an integral part of the landscaping including banana, papaya, coconut, mango and tamarind trees.

The living area has all of the essentials you will need for a comfortable stay. I have put brand new ceiling fans through out the entire unit and there are AC units in each bedroom to ensure a comfortable stay when you are indoors (although that most likely won't be too often!) I provide a flat screen TV with Dish Network access, DVD player and WiFi through out the unit and on the veranda. (Sometimes you can even access it at the pool but I don't guarantee this as each device's receiver can be different.)

The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and contains all of the large and small appliances you will need to have the ability to make any or all of your meals at home.

There are two bedrooms (total of 3 queen sized beds) which can sleep up to 6 people.

More Details

Owner
Owner/manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Owner/manager

I officially live in San Jose, CA but I am currently trying to be semi-retired and spend as much time traveling or in Vieques as I can.

Owner/manager purchased this villa in 1992

Why Owner/manager chose Vieques Island

This was my parent's retirement oasis. My mom found out about the island from a great friend who moved down to Vieques and started one of the first B-n-B's on the island. We started coming annually as family in 1989 just after Hugo and fell in love with the island and the people. They bought the home in '92 and then poured a whole lot of love and sweat into creating the sanctuary that I have inherited and am now trying to maintain.

What makes this villa unique

Truly is a "home away from home" and not just a rental unit. Gives you a real feeling for life on the island but with the comforts you want while on vacation. Can't beat the views and the breezes, it's so easy to get sucked in and fully relaxed...always takes my breath away no matter how often I experience them!

Amenities

Vieques Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master BR Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have AC. Two brand new mattresses in Master BR as of July 2015.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful rental was perfect for our family of four. The house is so well equipped all your cares vanish. It is just like home! It is located right between Isabela and Esperanza so you can get anywhere on the island in minutes. We loved taking in the beautiful views while we drank coffee and had our breakfast on the veranda in the mornings. The property is covered in fruit trees and we enjoyed the pool in the evenings after a tough day relaxing on the beach. The sound of neighborhood roosters made us a bit manic after awhile, but we did our best to tune them out. And we never could figure out how to get air flow through the living room in the evenings so it cooled down. But these were minor disturbances in an otherwise idyllic setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I loved our stay at Casa Anonna over New Years 2016. We rented the top level apartment of the 3-story building for 7 days. My favorite place was the balcony which looked north over Vieques and in the distance the ocean. Our property was clean, well appointed and well cared for. The mattresses were firm and provided a good night sleep. The kitchen had a generous supply of utensils, dishes and plates. The pool was great after a hard day at the beach and the landscaping was beautiful. We had privacy yet always felt safe. The caretaker who lives on the first floor was responsive and friendly but not intrusive.

The property is in the Monte Santo Hills neighborhood. It is a steep drive to the property. You definitely need a vehicle. Also, this property has stairs to get to the 3rd floor.

We love Vieques and Casa Anonna. We'll be back, for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA USA
5

Casa Annona - Home-like Comforts in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Annona for a month this winter to avoid the terrible weather of Boston. We enjoyed our time at Casa Annona from the minute we arrived. Our apartment, on the upper 3rd floor, was very comfortable for all parts of the day from the early morning time breakfast on the terrace watching and hearing the colorful birds, to a refreshing swim at the pool after an afternoon at the beach, to a tasty dinner cooked in the well-designed kitchen and enjoyed on the terrace watching the sunset over a distant Puerto Rican sky. One more lovely feature of our stay was the breeze that began each morning and cooled the apartment each day and night. Casa Annona is ideally located mid-way between the busy Isabella and the quieter Esperanza, however even more important, it is very handy to the most wonderful beaches in the National Wildlife Refuge. We have vacationed the last three winters in Vieques and have learned most of the ins and outs of the lovely island. Casa Annona has been the best of our accommodations on the island. We look forward to our next visit to Casa Annona.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
4

Beautiful Grounds - Terrific Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this charming and relaxing property in the hills of Vieques. Pool and grounds were beautiful and well maintained. Kitchen was very functional and has basic accouterments. The views are phenomenal and the large deck out the back is just a wonderful place to have coffee in the morning, BBQ, or top off the day with a drink in the evening. A/C works well in the bedrooms. Be forewarned there is a big hike up the hill from the parking area particularly if you have heavy luggage.

Rated 4 stars due to basic furniture, no television or internet access (unless your cell access works - spotty), beds were a bit uncomfortable, hot water runs out very quickly so difficult for 2 people to shower one after the other. I've stayed in some places that had things like beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear, etc for guest use - this unit did not. However, for us, none of these things were a major issue.

Overall, the place is a tremendous value for what you get and it certainly provides peace, quiet, privacy and has great fruit trees, shade and an awesome pool. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. These is internet access. It is hard wire. The heavy luggage can be unloaded right by the rental. The are beach chairs and a cooler. The rentor needs to ask the property manager.
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Portland, Oregon
5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

When we booked this house, we did so on faith as there was almost no info online from prior travelers. After spending a week at Casa Anonna, I am shocked there are not more raves. This is the second floor of a three story home. Owner on top and full time caretaker below. Nonna is there only part of the year. Still, the unit is so private with a gorgeous veranda and ocean views to die for. The grounds are immaculately landscaped and there is a private pool that only the renters use. The jungle and the wildnerness surround the home. The house is in Barrio Monte Santo. Super close to everything. The kitchen just underwent a full remodel and we were the first guests to enjoy it. It had pretty much all utensils and appliances but no spices or pantry items. The decor is not fancy but is tasteful and everything is well maintained. Nonna went above and beyond and was so kind. She even volunteered to let the puppy I adopted stay with us until we left.

I hesitate to write this only because I don't want this place to get so full we can't go back. We had a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Asheville, NC, USA
5

Pleasant Get-away on Vieques

  • 5 of 5

I loved Nonna and Carl's vacation rental. It was clean and provided all the amenities we needed. Kitchen loaded with all the cooking equipment needed to prepare a good meal, clean bathroom--and even a great view from the shower!--and two bedrooms, allowing my husband and I some privacy from our two kids! The view from the veranda was amazing. The eye can stretch across the Atlantic side of the island viewing the mainland of PR in the distance--we enjoyed watching the main ferry come and go each afternoon. The pool was a hop, skip and jump away--I definitely recommend renting a place with a pool just to relax waterside minus the sand--and our kids especially enjoyed the pool. At night, we enjoyed being lulled by the coqui frogs, and in the mornings awoken by the distant call of roosters, which you see everywhere on the island--that and wild horses! Vieques is truly magical due to its blend of rustic charm and Caribbean lure, and Nonna's and Carl's apartment is in a good location because just at the top of the hill from their place one has 360 views of the island, including Sun and Mosquito Bays. Esperanza, a great spot for ex-pats and tourists--is literally a 5 minute drive. We recommend the bioluminescent tour at night. AMAZING! Also, our favorite beaches, Playa Caracas (Red Beach), and Sun Bay were a 5-8 minute drive. Red Beach was THE best, I think. We swam in calm surf with tropical fish. Really cool. Better shade at Sun Bay, though.

The only drawback I can think of to Nonna and Carl's is the mattress and pillows needed updating, but when we suggested this to Nonna, she replaced them immediately. They take their rental seriously and want guests to give them their feedback so they know what needs improvement or a little extra attention.

We DO plan to return to Vieques and would definitely rent this unit again. And that reminds me, we have two, sometimes LOUD, kids, yet Nonna and Carl did not seem phased by this. We TRY to keep our kids' voices low, but if you are a parent, you know that doesn't always happen. Nonna and Carl just seem to go with the flow and want their guests to feel comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.4 Miles
Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Vieques Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Esperanza
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Sun Bay
Car: necessary

During the high season, we recommend that you confirm rental car availability before booking our property.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
A small processing fee will be added to rentals paid for with a credit card.

Rates become negotiable if we have space unbooked less than a week out from your planned stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.