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180 Steps To Caribbean/Beaches/Boardwalk/Restaurants

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom First Floor Of House, Sleeps 4, 1/2 Block To Everything

1 bedroom 1st floor unit on large property sleeps 2-4.

We offer a new memory foam core queen bed in an air conditioned bedroom. Bright and airy, traditional vieques home, solid and comfortable.

(For kids or additional guests: queen size pull out couch in living room, or queen size air mattress for bedroom)

Full indoor bathroom, with huge shower.

Fans, great breezes from trade winds, a/c in bedroom.

Large private yard in the heart of the best tourist neighborhood in vieques.

Tree lined yard, landscaped front yard, large plantings.

Village living, no car necessary. Large fenced yard.

High speed wifi included. Washing machine with clothes line.

2nd floor apartment is owner occupied nov-may, may be available for rental june-sept, please inquire.

See sunrise & sunset from your front porch in esperanza.

Outdoor seating area for four people. Large lot excellent for star gazing & sunsets. Tropical plants & bamboo grove surround yard.

Complimentary use of beach chairs, towels, and snorkel gear. Fully equipped kitchen, linens, bath towels, and beach towels included.

From our home you are 1/2 block away from the beautiful deep blue caribbean ocean. Simply walk out your front door down 1/2 a block to the 'malecon', the 'boardwalk', where you can stroll along the promenade to watch breathtaking sunsets, take a swim in the ocean, eat at any one of the 9 restaurants on the strip, enjoy a cold cocktail, shop the boutiques, hear music, or take in culture at the vieques historical trust. Also on the malecon are water sports rentals (jet ski's and kayaks) and the world famous bio-bay tours leave from there as well.

2nd floor efficiency apartment may be available to rent along with 1st floor unit, sleeps 2, has separate entrance, it's own bathroom and kitchen. (owner occupied nov-may)

No need to rent a car, because everything is right out your doorstep:

- 1 block to 4 beaches

- 2 blocks to a bakery and (2) grocery stores (green store & lydias)

-1/2 block from a family friendly playground, with basketball court and baseball diamond.

-1/2 block to restaurants, shops, and museum

-15 minute walk to sun bay, one of the largest beaches in vieques

Beach accessories provided:

Beach towels, beach chairs, floaters, fins, snorkels & masks provided.

Walk down the street to our boardwalk called 'the malecon' and step into the caribbean sea, or a restaurant or the island only bar with a huge micro brew selection, or one of the best restaurants on vieques: quenepo resaurant or billi restaurant. Eat and dance with the locals la nasa on the waterfront with cheap beer and traditional fried foods. Cheap good eats at bananas or duffy's with occasional live music.

Rent and book tours right on the malecon for the biobay, kayaking, jet skis, charter boats leave from our fishing pier. Watch the sunset from the best spot in vieques--the esperanza fishing pier. Go snorkeling by boat or sailing from esperanza. Go horseback riding or to the nigh tours on the best biobay in the world.

Esperanza, our fishing village, also has a great small museum with local natural history, culture, and arts, and workshop events and lectures. They also host the recycling center for eco-conscious visitors.

You can snorkel right in the bay, you can swim to the island in the bay. There is so much to do here without getting into a car. But if you want to rent a motor scooter, or take a publico (our shared taxis) this is the spot.

Our home is a an easy place with kids: we have a fenced yard, walk to beach for quick trip and be home for a nap, big park and playground the other end of the block! Big new gazebo in the huge play park at the other end of our block from the ocean.

Little kids love to play around the small pier. Horses walk by on the street.

We are located at 66 orchid lane, 'calle orquideas' in esperanza on the caribbean side, 12 minutes from the ferry, 15 minutes from the airport. Easy and inexpensive access via publico or private taxi.

More Details

Owner
leif elias
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About leif elias

We are a very active, retired couple in our early 60's. New Grandparents to twins girls, Vegetarians, we teach a yoga class each morning in our Yoga Gazebo, free to our guests. We are happy to assist with any aspect in the planning of your trip!

leif elias purchased this house in 2007

Why leif elias chose Vieques Island

We found the island of Vieques when our daughter decided to get married here in 2007. We just fell in love with Esperanza, the charming old fishing village seemed like the perfect place for our retirement. The island has so much to offer, beautiful pristine beaches, nightlife, and culture.

What makes this house unique

The close proximity, 1/2 mile, to the Malecon's beaches, Shops, and Restaurants is the reason that we fell in love with our house. We think you will too!

Amenities

Esperanza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very spacious bathroom, full shower and bath towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Also has a queen size airbed to sleep an addition 2 guests
  • Bedroom has 1 queen size bed, a desk and chair, A/C, and an optional queen air matress
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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180 Steps To Caribbean/Beaches/Boardwalk/Restaurants
average rating of 4.25 based on 24 reviews
Kansas City
5

Perfect island experience

  • 5 of 5

Perfect small house for a small family of four. The kids shared the futon bed and loved playing in the hammock. We were able to enjoy short hikes to the Esperanza beach and a day hike to further beaches. Restaurants, groceries and a bakery was all in walking distance. Bruno was even able to drive us back to the ferry for 10$. Everything worked out great!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very unpleasant.

  • 1 of 5

Positive Comments: The location was fabulous (very close walking distance to everything in town - beaches, restaurants, grocery store) and had some A/C in the bedroom. There was a washing machine outside that worked well for us and an outside shower available (we did not use) in addition to the indoor bathroom. There was good counter and table space for luggage and personal items and an abundance of bath and beach towels. The size for our family was perfect and the indoor hammock was a fun touch. Our host, Bruno, met us immediately upon our arrival and gave us a quick tour, also sharing local spots to visit.

Negative Comments: At some point during the tour, Bruno cut his foot (I commented on it a few minutes later) and I found 2 fresh blood stains on the 2 throw rugs in the bedroom. There were leaks on the floor under the kitchen counter and in the bathroom between the toilet and shower. The bathroom, kitchen dishrag and sponge were dirty. There was dirt and hair throughout the house, although the sheets and towels seemed to be clean. There was a queen air mattress advertised that we planned to use while there but it was punctured and unable to be repaired. It was our understanding that it was punctured by the previous guests and seemed out of control of our host although he seemed inconvenienced that we requested for him to attempt to repair it after he mentioned first that he would do so. While Bruno told us when we arrived to contact him anytime, he seemed very annoyed when we called him at 9:30pm (immediately after arriving back after dinner and a BioBay tour) to let him know about the dirt, roaches & roach excrement (including in the upper kitchen cabinets where the dishes are kept) and to request pillowcases and sheets for the futon (there were 4 of us) and some hand towels as there were none in the house. He said that he had cleaned the house and couldn't believe that we found it unsatisfactory. He also told me that he hoped I "worked through my anger issues" and seemed to think that we were being unreasonable about the roaches/excrement. We originally planned to stay 3 nights here while on Vieques, however, because of the uncleanliness and roaches/excrement in various places, we chose to leave after spending one uncomfortable night there. While we understand that some presence of insects is expected in a tropical location, it was obvious that the host did not have same perspective of cleanliness that most guests expect.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you had such a negative experience! From our long history of positive reviews, it seems that you had a different expectation of the house and experience from the rest of our guests. I did make a point to call and check in with you when I heard you weren't happy, and I refunded the money for your stay. The happiness of our guests is top priority, but you had already checked out before I could help with your needs. I'm happy you found a place that was more suited to your liking, although I doubt in the same price point as our rental. Again, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the house, you seem to be an exception to a long satisfactory rental history. -Leif
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5

Close proximity to restaurants and beach, great host.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our trip to Vieques. We felt at peace and it was a nice break from a busy stressful city life. Vieques has beautiful beaches and several nice restaurants in Esperanza. The house was nice. It has everything for a confortable stay.

Bruno our host was wonderful. He was helpful, kind and gave us good advice.

Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado
1

Dirty

  • 1 of 5

Old coffee in coffee pot, lipstick on cup, leak under sink, very dirty and very dirty oven. Bottom of toilet leaked on floor, front door that would stick and not open, foul mouthed caretaker living upstairs, dirty yard, dirty rugs and roaches . Complained but nothing was done. After 2 and 1/2 weeks with 14 days to go I cancelled rest of stay. Unacceptable!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Qualicum Beach
4

Comfortable beach getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Can't beat the location! Fairly tidy one bedroom suite had everything we needed including laundry. Easy walk to absolutely everything yet off the main drag so nighttime for sleeping was quiet. Although the frogs will sing you to sleep. Nice long beach to walk and lots to do in the area. Bruno is the perfect host. There can meet him but never in your face. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond
5

Great apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just wrapped up eleven fantastic days here at Orchid Lane House. This is a perfect property for those who like and clean and comfortable simple place. Bruno looks after the property and lives upstairs and couldn't be easier to deal with. I loved chatting with him and he's a real genuine character who will go out of his way to ensure your stay goes off without a hitch. The property has a nice bedroom and work desk with an AC to go along with a living area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and shower. It's steps from the action on the Malecon in Esperanza and just up the road from Lazy Jacks - about 50 steps. There's also an island car onsite which you can rent if it's not being otherwise used. There's also a cool dog whose best friend on property is Babi the Vietnamese pot belly pig :) . I had a great stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Vieques Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lazy Jacks
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Isabell II
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Trade Winds, Lazy jacks, Duffy's, and many more!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Malecon
Car: not necessary

Orchid Lane House is located in Esperanza, just 1/2 block away from the beautiful deep blue Caribbean Ocean. Simply walk out your front door down 1/2 a block to the 'Malecon', the 'Boardwalk', where you can stroll along the promenade to watch breathtaking sunsets, take a swim in the Ocean, eat at any one of the 9 restaurants on the strip, enjoy a cold cocktail, shop the boutiques, hear music, or take in culture at the Vieques Historical Trust. Also on the Malecon are water sports rentals (jet ski's and Kayaks) and the world famous Bio-Bay tours leave from there as well.

No need to rent a car, because everything is right out your doorstep:

- 1 block to 4 beaches

- 2 blocks to a bakery and (2) grocery stores

-1/2 block from a family friendly playground, with basketball court and baseball diamond.

-1/2 block to Restaurants, shops, and museum

-15 minute walk to Sun Bay, one of the largest beaches in Vieques

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Rates & Availability

Esperanza House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$78
$450
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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