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180 Steps To Caribbean/Beaches/Boardwalk/Restaurants

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Esperanza House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

leif elias
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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180 Steps To Caribbean/Beaches/Boardwalk/Restaurants
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Relaxing Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Small, simple and well kept! Excellent proximity to wonderful restaurants, beaches, and beautiful beach side walks :). Had all the basic amenities that one would need for a night or two stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfortable and convenient. Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property in Esperanza! We enjoyed visiting with Bruno and solving the world's problems.

This house is conveniently located just off the Malecon and main strip and so close to the Caribbean. I have a hip problem so I was hesitant about walking a lot, like to the beach, the grocery/bakery, restaurants, etc. but found it was really a breeze from this location.

We loved our visit and plan to go back. Thank you for your hospitality, Bruno.

Brent & Connie

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect home away from home with our 5 year old son!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing! We stayed for a week and didn't want to leave. My husband and I brought our 5 year old son and he loved it! My son's favorite thing about this property were the hammocks. Ha! There is one in the living room and one in the front yard by the table. During our stay he saw lizards and even a humming bird in the front yard. Everything was very clean and well-maintianed. The bed had more than enough pillows, which I always love. The whole yard is fenced in, so I never had to worry about my son walking out into the street or away from the property. The property owners, Bruno and Nancy were really helpful and gave us plenty of info for things to do and places to see during our visit. They live in a seperate unit above the property, but we had the front yard to ourselves, and had plenty of privacy. We were conveniently located near 2 grocery stores, so we made our breakfast every morning before we left to explore. The grocery stores were within walking distance so my husband was able to walk over and pick up whatever we needed. They had all the dishes needed to make a meal. They also had a Jeep we were able to rent and they were really flexible with us on the days we wanted to rent it. It was really nice to have the option to rent their jeep whenever we wanted to go farther than walking distance for our son. They even had a cooler in the rental we would pack up with snacks and drinks to take with us for the day. The days we didn't rent the jeep, Bruno gave us ideas of places to explore nearby. About a half-block's distance is a bar/restaurant called Lazy Jacks. We stopped by there often for a beer and their pizza or tacos. There are plenty of reastaurants within a few blocks of the property. Upon talking to Bruno about activities one day, we found out he was playing with his reggae band at a restaurant nearby so we checked it out and had a blast! On the weekend, (a few blocks away) down by the pier we found food trucks (try the alpacurrias), someone who chopped up coconuts to drink out of (coco frio), and a truck carrying a bunch of orange coolers with helados naturales (a cold treat similar to italian ice, but has a smoother texture). Also, on a side note, I found the free Vieques Travel app on my phone really helpful for looking up beaches and activities. Thank you, Nancy and Bruno for such a great stay! Our son will not stop talking about it. We hope to come back and visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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A great get away from the cold weather!

  • 4 of 5

The house was adequate...nothing fancy, but all we needed. Met our expectations for our budget! Bruno and Nancy were friendly and helpful, but gave us our own space. The location was great, easy walk to the Malecon and all the restaurants. Our favorite "happy hour" location was Bananas as they had very good fish tacos and margaritas. We really enjoyed our nice dinner at Bili's - food was excellent. Good breakfast at Bellybuttons!

Our favorite activities were just enjoying the beaches....but we also rented a kayak one day and a scooter one day, both very fun!

Thanks for a fun time away!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Wonderful!! Had great privacy and very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very cozy and overall great to stay in.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Quaint house in the middle of Esperanza

  • 5 of 5

I was in Vieques for my sisters wedding. Beautif island and great to talk to a few locals. Bruno made our stay very relaxing. He offered Bikram yoga in his yoga Pagoda. His property is wonderful! Feels like you're separate from the bustle but yet very close. Only steps away from the main strip in Esperanza and so many restaurants and be he's are within walkable distance. Bruno was a great host. He told us where good breakfast places are too. Would highly recommended his property!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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


Rates & Availability

Esperanza House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $60

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Esperanza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very spacious bathroom, full shower and bath towels provided.
  • 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
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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

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