"Our family of 4 with two teen girls (age 16 & 17) thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I could write an essay on how much we loved the home and the island, but I'll try to keep it short! We were on the island 14 years ago so it was amazing to return with our (almost) adult children. This home is lovely with multiple places to relax and enjoy the views. We spent time on the rooftop deck in the morning, we used the cool cement dining table by the pool in the afternoon or for dinner. The room off the kitchen was great for quiet reading. The bathroom is wonderful, really nice shower and all the beds were super comfortable! The home has details like speakers all over, outdoor lighting, beautiful landscaping (flowers, palm trees, bushes..gorgeous), screens to keep the bugs out on all windows and doors, and views from many locations that are typical of the island. There are towels, lawn chairs, coolers for your beach days; the kitchen is well stocked with basics (spices, oils, venegar) and has all you will need if you want to cook in.
Others have commented about the roosters; and it's true, there are roosters all over the island, so no matter where you stay, you will hear them. It's part of the charm of the whole place. There are also horses all over in the road, at the beach...dogs lay in the streets and wander all over but we never met an unfriendly animal. Geko's scatter across the porch or in trees. This is really the beauty, charm and quirkiness of Vieques.
Travelers to Vieques should research what it is like on the island so they are not disappointed. There are many "houses" all over the island that are run down or in disrepair, but the residents are nothing but kind and welcoming. Scattered among these local residents are beautiful homes, like Los Frutales. As a mother of two girls, I never felt unsafe in our home or anywhere on the island and my girls often traveled about the island on their own.
The beaches; oh my, this is the Spanish Virgin Islands and the beaches rival St. John. Our favorites were Media Luna, Red and Blue. Navio for body surfing.
The food; Esperanza is where we ate most of our dinners and you can pick any open air, casual, welcoming restaurant. There is a food truck outside the entrance to Sun Bay beach that served the most amazing grilled chicken, beans and rice, empanadas.
A trip to Vieques is an experience of a lifetime. We'll rent here if we are lucky enough to come again.
Reviewed by a real life guest!"
Guest: Milwaukee Family
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: April 13, 2016