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“Villa Del Sol” - 2BR Penthouse - Panoramic Ocean View/Pool/Short Walk To Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Penthouse Unit In Modern 3-Unit “villa De Sol” Perched High Above The Ocean

"Villa del Sol" is a delightful, modern villa with a 2BR Penthouse above and two charming 1BR apartments below. It is perched high over the ocean just a 5-minute walk from two beaches. Fully gated, it has a paved drive and parking, and an in-ground pool with panoramic views. The 2BR Penthouse is the jewel of our 3 apartments. It is really a special residence.


Since this is only our second full rental season and we don't have as much feedback for you to rely on as some other properties yet, we have priced Villa del Sol very competitively. We think you will find it to be a great value.

This dramatic 2-bedroom apartment is tastefully furnished with everything you will need for your stay, right down to the bedding, towels, and beach towels. All of the furniture and furnishings are brand new (this is our first rental season).

The Penthouse has an open floor plan that maximizes light and views. The modern, fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances (refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and 5-burner gas stove, and microwave) and Calphalon cookware. The living room has comfortable upholstered furniture. The dining area has a large dining table that will seat up to 6. The LR, DR, kitchen, and two large covered balconies (one with a gas grill) overlooking the pool all have panoramic views of the ocean and nearby islands.

The master bedroom has a new, high quality king bed, AC, a wall safe, plenty of storage, and an en-suite full bath. The second bedroom has two new xl-twin beds that can be made-up into a king bed. The 2nd full bath is adjacent to the 2nd bedroom. The apartment has a stacked washer and dryer.

The Penthouse has flat-screen TVs with cable in the LR and MBR. It also has a wireless security system, WIFI, and a cellphone booster. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, and snorkeling gear are also provided for your use.

The apartment overlooks a spacious coral-stone patio surrounding the new in-ground salt water pool with outdoor shower, bordered by palm trees and overlooking the ocean.

For larger families or groups, you can add one or both of the 1BR apartments below. Contact us re a discount on 2 or all 3 units. And if the Penthouse is booked for the period you are looking, The pair of 1BRs below, which have a connecting door, provide an ideal space for up to 6 people.


Our rates vary by season. In addition, in low season between May 1 and Nov 17 we offer a 10% weekly discount and 35% monthly discount. Here are our rental rates:


Jan 14 - Apr 30: $225/night (min 4 nights)

May 1 - Aug 30: $200/night (min 3 nights) $1,260/wk $3,900/mo

Aug 1 - Nov 17: $190/night (min 3 nights) $1,197/wk $3,705/mo

Nov 18 - Dec 20: $225/night (min 4 nights) $1,418/wk $4,387/mo

Dec 21 - Jan 12: $280/night (min 5 nights)


Jan 13 - Apr 30: $250/night (min 4 nights)

May 1 - July 31: $210/night (min 3 nights) $1,323/wk $4,095/mo

Aug 1 - Nov 16: $195/night (min 3 nights) $1,228/wk $3,705/mo

Nov 17 - Dec 11: $235/night (min 4 nights) $1,480/wk $4,582/mo

Dec 20 - Jan 11: $295/night (min 5 nights)


Jan 12 - Apr 30: $260/night (min 4 nights)


The majority of visitors to our villa take a morning flight into the San Juan International Airport (SJU) from their home city and then a 25-minute small airplane flight on Cape Air or Seaborne Airlines from SJU to VQS. Another option is to take a 20-minute cab ride from SJU to the other airport in San Juan, San Juan Isla Grande (SIG), and fly to VQS on Vieques Air Link or Air Flamenco. The flights from SIG cost less than from SJU.

We generally caution guests re taking the hour cab ride from San Juan to Fajardo on the east coast to take the ferry to Vieques. The ferry is inexpensive but it is unreliable and frequently full. A better alternative to flying from San Juan is to take a 1-hour/$100 cab ride from SJ to the small airport in Ceiba (CEI), also on the east coast. Both Air Flamenco and Vieques Air Link make the 10-minute flight to Vieques from Ceiba for $34-36 each way. The local airlines that fly to Viennese are (you will have to search for information on these airlines yourself as VRBO no longer allows us to post this information):

* Cape Air (from SJU only)

* Seaborne Air (SJU/SIG/CEI)

* Vieques Air Link (SJU/SIG/CEI)

* Air Flamenco (from SIG and CEI)


You will need to rent a car or jeep to get around on Vieques. Cars rented on the main island of PR cannot be brought over on the ferry. Here are the car rental agencies we recommend. Especially during December through April you should reserve your car well in advance, as cars can rent up fully during high season. You will have to search for information on these agencies yourself as VRBO no longer allows us to post this information.

*Maritza's Car Rental

*Island Car Rental

*Avis Car Rental

*Vieques Car Rental

*Chepito's Car Rental (older cars, less expensive, no website)


Cell phone from the continental US work in PR and on Vieques without roaming charges. AT&T seems to have the strongest cell signal here, but Verizon and Spring cellphones also work ok here. T-Mobile has the weakest coverage on the island, and only works intermittently at our Villa. None of the carriers provide signal in the furthest corners of the island.


Our local property managers Betty and Miles Gilreath will plan to meet you when you arrive on the island to lead you to our villa. They are very helpful and are readily available to answer questions or give you tips about island points of interest. Betty also manages Vieques Car Rental and can help you reserve a car or SUV (a vehicle is a necessity during your stay).


You should plan to rent a car or SUV for your stay. In high season this means booking well ahead to guarantee a rental. 4wd is helpful if you plan to visit the most remote beaches, otherwise 2wd will be fine.

It takes less than half an hour to drive from one end of the island to the other, but a GPS or cell-phone mapping program is extremely useful for navigating the island, as many roads are not marked, even the main ones.

Your house manual contains lots of recommendations for beaches, points of interest, and restaurants, and your house managers are a wealth of information as well.


You must be 25 or over to rent at Villa del Sol (the same applies to rental cars on the island). There is no smoking inside, and we expect music and TVs to be played at low volume between 10 pm to 9 am. You can look forward to a quiet, restful stay. You share the pool area, which is very spacious, with the adjacent apartment and the owners unit upstairs. You are welcome to use the available beach gear (coolers, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment), the charcoal BBQ, and the on-site washer/dryer.

More Details

Doug Smith
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2018

About Doug Smith

My wife Olga and I live in Ann Arbor, MI. Olga is from Madrid and teaches at the Univ of Michigan and I am a partly retired commercial Realtor. We started visiting friends in Vieques a few years ago and fell in love with the island. Last summer we had the chance to buy this wonderful, modern 3-unit villa with a panoramic view of the ocean. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our villa.

Doug Smith purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Doug Smith chose Villa Borinquen

We first visited Vieques in 2010 to visit friends from Michigan who had visited, rented, and ultimately bought a vacation home here. We fell in love on our first visit. Our visits grew longer and more frequent and we began to look for a home to buy. Lightning struck when we were lucky enough to be the first one to see this wonderful property. Halfway up the driveway I knew it was the one we were looking for and we made an offer the same day.

We spent much of the next year planning and carrying out renovations and modifications to the Villa. We added an in-ground pool and planted over 70 palm, fruit, and nut trees on the 1.5 acre property. We hope you will find Villa del Sol as delightful as we do.

What makes this apartment unique

You will find a wide range of available accommodations on Vieques in a variety of styles and locations. We believe that you will find Villa del Sol to be a unique combination of modern, tastefully appointed accommodation, wonderful location with panoramic ocean views plus a short walk to two delightful beaches, and very attractive pricing. We look forward to your staying with us.


Villa Borinquen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two high quality twin=xl beds can be combined into a king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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“Villa Del Sol” - 2BR Penthouse - Panoramic Ocean View/Pool/Short Walk To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Des Moines, IA USA

A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous. It started with a friendly greeting a the airport, making sure we got to the property and got settled in. The view is as awesome as the pictures. Beautiful and private. (you'll want to rent a car.) The property is clean, comfortable and nicely furnished, If you like to cook you'll appreciate the well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton Florida


  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied from A to Z. INCREDIBLE views, amenities, clean, new, beds super comfy, great location nice and quiet, short trips to Esperanza and Isabel downtown. Island was very easy to navigate. We cant wait to return with our kids. Beaches are gorgeous. Bio Bay not to be missed you cant believe it until you see it with your own eyes!! Thanks to Betty and Miles (property managers) so accommodating and informative. Thank You Doug for sharing your amazing home!! Highly recommend this villa!!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa del Sol

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a perfect getaway! Spectacular views. Close to Town and beaches. House is like brand new on huge gated private lot with pretty landscaping. Exceptionally helpful owner and property manager. Nice pool right outside with ocean view. Well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phillip and Melonie were ideal guests. They communicated well ahead of time, took very good care of the apartment, left it in great shape, and were very pleasant to deal with. We look forward to having them back again and highly recommend them to other hosts.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Vieques to Fajardo Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Voltios and Playa Borinquen

Vieques is a small, quaint, out of the way tropical island with the pluses and minuses that go with that. We think it is just wonderful. But its's probably not for everyone. There are no golf courses on the island, no casinos, no shopping centers or even large stores. Shopping on the island is limited to the "Supermercado", small corner markets called "colmados", three small hardware stores, and a handful of galleries and gift shops.

BUT YOU WILL FIND the numerous, uncrowded, world class beaches, friendly local residents, and numerous, high-quality restaurants to be a true delight.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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