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Villa Altamira, Vieques

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Villa Altamira! This is your private get-a-way in paradise. Yes we are fully renovated since the damage from Maria. Situated on a large private lot with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean, gorgeous sunsets and the distant lights of Puerto Rico. Expansive panoramic ocean views surround you. On clear days you can see the Mainland, St. Thomas and Culebra. You can enjoy the whole house including several decks and outdoor areas for relaxing. The rooftop patio has lots of room to lay out or watch the twinkle of the harbor lights and mainland. The Villa is designed for three level living. Everyone will be able to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the view, read or sleep in their hammock outside. We completed a full renovation of the ground floor with new walk-in shower, ceramic tile flooring and stone sink and vanity. Extensive landscaping is now fully grown and lush. The entire grounds is now enveloped in beautiful tropical vegetation, fruits and flowers. The progress will continue in 2018.

The best about Altamira is the location. You are pretty much close to everything on the island. Walk to Isabella or take a short drive to the best beaches on the island. Want to hit the town no problem. Esperanza and the south side of the island are only a 20 minute drive. Have the best of it all including fun nightlife with lots of activities and restaurants as well as a private villa. Bananas, Lazy Jacks the Malecon not too far. Remember the island is not that big.

A fully private free-form pool with waterfall is great for cooling off. The newly resurfaced pool features accent lighting for lounging in the evenings. Enjoy the cool breeze-filled nights in the fully screened bedrooms. Newly added air conditioning in each bedroom will cool off those particularly hot days. Better yet spend the day and the beach and the afternoons by the pool. Explore the island then return to your home base Villa Altamira.

It is a three level Caribbean style villa with a rooftop patio. The ground floor is a private en-suite style living space with its own entrance. Perfect for family or friends who prefer additional privacy. This level connects to the rest of the villa via outside steps.

The island of Vieques is for those who enjoy pristine uncrowded beaches still unspoiled by crowds of tourists, good local groceries, and stunning natural beauty. The world famous 'Bioluminescent Bay' is a popular nature attraction. Many local restaurants offer wonderful food and entertainment. Night lifers need not apply as there are no casinos or crowds here.

Villa Altamira's architecture is traditional Carribean. The property offers luscious caribbean landscaping and ten-foot high ceilings as well as beautiful Spanish ceramic tile floors. The open, airy feeling of the house is enhanced by the large living room, French doors and expansive 12 X 28 foot outdoor deck and tiered design.

What is best here is that you can enjoy the best of Spanish and Caribbean culture while still feeling safe that you are on US territory. Do not forget all Puerto Ricans are US citizens so no problems with visas, customs or monetary change.

Please visit our own web site below for additional detailed information on the Villa as well as a Frequently Asked Questions pages about ALtamira. We have compiled every question every guest has asked us in the past, so try to stump us if you can! You may also click on the link below for lots of additional fotos of the property and of the Island of Vieques. You made the right decision to visit Vieques so please consider our humble Villa for your stay!

Thanks again for visiting our site and your interest in Altamira. Please e mail or call with any questions!

Please contact us directly to inquire about any specials or discounts for your vacation. We may be able to offer lower than advertised rates if your weeks are available. Just ask! Sep/Oct/Nov weeks are still available....they could be your weeks.

Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve and to have realistic expectations. We have done our best to describe our properties, however, guest expectations vary. If you have special requests or needs please ask before you reserve. We want to avoid renter's remorse or the old "this was not what I thought it was going to be like". In most cases guests never asked any questions!!!! Refunds at the time of check in are not permitted.


JOhn and Karen


Greetings from San Marcos, Texas!

Hello Karen & John,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for a wonderful location to have our family get together. The only complaint from all, was that time was too short. The layout of the Villa gave everyone 'their space ' and yet be together. Pineapple stole our grandson heart. He was missing his two cats at home in Madison, WI. Now, he wants to return to the Villa to visit his new best friend.

We will do this again and we will stay at the Villa. I organize trips for women and I think your place would be ideal.

Again, thank you for a wonderful experience, XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Keywords: Private Home/Villa

More Details

John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About John and Karen

We fell in love with Vieques when we first married and have loved it ever since.

John and Karen purchased this villa in 2002

Why John and Karen chose Bravos de Boston

The hilltop location is spectacular. Its close to town yet you feel like you are in your own private tropical paradise.

What makes this villa unique

Lush vegetation. Fruit trees and privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This house was the perfect place for our stay in Vieques. It was stocked with everything we could have needed in the kitchen and more. We made good use of the chairs and coolers on our trips to the beach. The view was amazing and it was very quiet and serene location. Annette was very helpful whenever we had questions and was very quick to respond to our inquiries. We highly recommend this house whether you have a few people or a lot. It had plenty of space. We hope to visit again in the future!""
Feb 2017
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Bravos de Boston Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Ground floor private suite with separate entrance
  • Queen size Beds (4), Queen futon, Baby Cribs (1) porta crib on site
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
PS: Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve. We have done our best to describe our properties, however, guest expectations vary. If you have special requests or needs please ask before you reserve. We want to avoid renter's remorse or the old 'this was not what I thought it was going to be like'. In most cases guests never asked any questions!!!! Refunds at the time of check in are not permitted


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Villa Altamira, Vieques
average rating of 4.84375 based on 45 reviews
Philadelphia, Pa

Great House and location - very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice house for a family with young adults particularly, as there is a separate apartment (air conditioned) attached to the house. Joe from the management firm met us at the airport, arrange a car for us and gave us tips on the island generally. The gardener/lands keeper Bob was very nice and made sure everything was in good working order. The pool is lovely and kept very clean, and the house has everything you need including beach chairs, umbrella, ice chests. The beaches are the best I've seen, and the bio bay a true unique experience - one of the reasons we went to this island and we were not disappointed. The stars at night are very clear given not much light pollution which we loved. I think the house location on the hill cannot be beat - I loved drinking coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening overlooking the ocean. Relaxing! The island is beautiful, not a lot of night life which was perfect for us. The weather very good despite being hurricane season. Although we only stayed three nights we could easily have spent a week here and really enjoyed it. I recommend the house highly to any age group.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. We are overjoyed when our guests have a great vacation. We want everyone to enjoy Vieques as much as we do! John and Karen!
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

We had a family vacation at Villa Altamira last week. It was perfect for six adults. Our young adult grandson enjoyed the down stairs with his good friend. The house had everything we needed for our stay. The beach chairs, towels and cooler really made our beach trips easy and fun. The beaches are great we really enjoyed the snorkeling. We enjoyed looking at the water and sky at night. The pool is very nice as well as the lawn furniture around the pool and porch. We enjoyed eating most of our meals on the porch. It was a plus to have a washer and dryer. You you do need a car to get to the beaches. We had a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara Thank you for your review. Thank you for staying at Altamira! We are happy that you got home safely before the hurricane. Warm regards John and Karen
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Great location! Beautiful house.

  • 4 of 5

Our trip started off a bit rocky due to lost luggage by Southwest. Then, even though our flight on to the island was delayed 1 hour..Annette was still not at the airport to meet us as planned. In fact, once we did meet with her and explained our luggage situation, she did not offer any assistance with the local airport as to how we can get our luggage brought to the island. Let's just say is was a poor first impression.

As far as the house goes, we loved it! Great location and layout. We were so excited to have AC as well. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the kitchen was well stocked and the views were amazing! The people on the island are so very nice, friendly and laid back. Island time!! Rent a vehicle, get to the beaches and relax!! We will certainly visit this island again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vieques Has It All

  • 5 of 5

Villa Altamira was perfect for us! We love the view, the pool, and the sorrounding grounds. The kitchen is well equipped and the BBQ is an excellent addition. Annette was extremely helpful. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Zolymar! Thank you so much for staying at Villa Altamira. We are so happy that you had a good stay. Have a wonderful summer! Warm regards John and Karen
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This house is awesome

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the house and all the help Dennis was to us. Dennis was very helpful with providing info and was timely with all texts. We had 2 families at the house and it was perfect for us all. The pool was awesome and having a washer and dryer was great. We actually recommended the place to people we meet on the island, we will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! We hope you can return again to enjoy Vieques and Villa Altamira! Sincerely, John and Karen
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Hingham, Ma.

Heaven on a Hill

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our 8-day family vacation (six of us) and stayed at Villa Altamira in Isabell II. What a totally comfortable, relaxing experience we had! Dennis, the property manager, met us at the car rental and escorted us through the narrow, twisting neighborhood roads to the top of the hill high above the town of Isabel. The house sits nestled in a beautifully kept, thick, lush landscape that surrounds the property and provides maximum privacy. He thoroughly acquainted us with the house before departing on the first day, including going over the map of the island with us, good places to eat in both Isabel and Esperanza, where to get groceries, etc. – a huge help in getting us acclimated to the island. Although we were out the door and on the beach each day by 10am, it was pure heaven to wake up each day to the sounds of nature and the 180 degree vistas of the ocean that lies between Vieques and Puerto Rico. A magnificent sight! We returned each late afternoon to the quiet, pleasant surroundings of Villa Alta Mira, took a dip in the pool, showered and hung out before going into town for dinner (or preparing a BBQ at home on the porch). At night, you can actually hear the faraway roar of the waves crashing on the shore. No kidding. You really can! The house itself is neatly furnished, clean as a whistle and well equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen and a great big gas grill on the porch. The pool area is private with ample space for 6 adults to lounge, snack or just take in the scenery. The pool is in pristine condition, crystal clear, with a waterfall and seat that you can hang out under the waterfall. There are lemon and lime trees on the property that we picked from to use in our guacamole and margaritas. There is also a sound system for the outside areas (porch and pool) that is controlled from inside the house. There is air-conditioning in all the bedrooms as well as ceiling fans. There are ceiling fans in the main living/dining room/kitchen areas as well as on the porch. The house had six nice beach chairs for us to take on our daily beach excursions – a huge plus! (One chair broke on the first day and we texted Dennis. When we got home there were two new Tommy Bahama beach chairs waiting for us! We can’t say enough about the house and the care put into making it a perfect oasis for relaxing and enjoying Isla Vieques. We hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and I are so glad that you and your family had a good time. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback as other travelers find this information extremely helpful. It is very comforting for those planning their vacations to be able to read actual detailed information on places they're planning on renting. We hope that you can return to Vieques and stay at Altamira again! Have a wonderful and healthy spring. John and Karen
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Vieques International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Isabella Segunda
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
La Lanchita
Car: recommended

Sun Bay Beach gets Blue Flag for the first time. “The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to 3850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).” See their description of Sun Bay here


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $25 + Tax

Rates are subject to change without notice. Please ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agreed to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance. We cannot take responsibility for unreasonable guest expectations or assumptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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