About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
2 Bedrooms - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4)
***Hurricane Maria Update 4/12/2018 - My house is up and fully operational. However, there are instances of island wide power outages as we are being supplied power by several large generators. But the unit has a small generator available to power the refrigerator and 1-2 small appliances. I also have 2 large cisterns for backup water supply.***
Are you looking for a totally relaxing and authentic Vieques get away that is truly a home away from home? Then look no further!!! You will have that feeling as this property was once my parents retirement retreat and is supplied with many of the amenities you enjoy at your own home.
Casa Anonna is centrally located on this beautiful small island in the residential neighborhood of Monte Santo, which is 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 spectacular panoramic view of the Caribbean from the unit and veranda as the property is nestled on a ridge top. From your private spacious veranda you look out upon Vieques and the coast line of Puerto Rico. Here you may enjoy your meals and/or your quiet time with refreshing island breezes.
The property is secured by a perimeter wall and gated entry and is surrounded by lush landscaping providing you ample privacy. Nested throughout the grounds are palm, avocado, banana, papaya, coconut, mango and tamarind trees. (Currently all vegetation is under regrowth after the hurricane but making incredible progress already!) Central to the property is the large private swimming pool with lounge chairs to relax in while taking in the views.
This unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom (total of 3 beds - 1 queen and 2 twins) which can sleep up to 4 people. (Queen size air mattress is available upon request to sleep 1-2 additional people. However, each additional person is $25 per night.)
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.
The living area has all of the essentials you will need for a comfortable stay. There are brand new ceiling fans through out the entire unit and AC units in each bedroom to ensure a comfortable stay when you are indoors (although that most likely won't be too often!) There is a flat screen TV with DVD player, Dish Network access and WiFi through out the unit.
The property does consist of three units and this rental post is for the second level of the property. The top level is my private residence (2 bedroom/2bath which can be rented when I am off the island - contact me for details.) The first floor is a one bedroom unit currently being remodeled. Each unit has its own private entrance and the position of each unit makes it feel like a private home.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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 Florida
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!
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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.
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.
Casa Annona - Home-like Comforts in Paradise
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.
Beautiful Grounds - Terrific Relaxation
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.
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.
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.
Pleasant Get-away on Vieques
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.
During the high season, we recommend that you confirm rental car availability before booking our property.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.