"This Vieques vacation was super special for my husband, son & I. We were hoping to experience the island in a more traditional setting and staying at this beautiful home in the heart of Esperanza was exactly what we were looking for and more! We loved everything about it, the comfort of the home and the amenities provided by the owners, the location in the village itself, a short walk to the Malecon, the local eateries, shopping & beaches.
The home itself is well manintained, immaculate, and has everything you might need for an island vacation. Having 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms was key as my 17-yr old son appreciated his privacy, as did we. The king and queen beds were super comfortable, and were outfitted with beautiful luxurious bedding that conformed to the serene white theme in each of the rooms. The bath linens were so fluffly & smelled so fresh, not like hotel towels! When in need, there was individual AC in each room as well. The kitchen was stocked with anything you would need to prepare and cook a dinner, even a Weber grill outside! Having wifi was beneficial when we wanted to connect, which we didn't do too often. We loved that the fridge had the water/ice feature, as we were able to refill bottles to take to the beaches everyday. As we did quite a bit of beach adventures and snorkeling, it was great to have a cooler, umbrella, chairs and extra gear to take along if we needed it, and we did! Upon returning from our days, the outside shower was a plus for cleaning off sand from us and our equipment. We thoroughly loved spending time on the porch in the mornings and evenings enjoying the island sounds of the birds, horses and frogs.
We knew as soon as we booked this home it was the best choice because a lovely rapport began with the owners, Catherine & Octavian. They were so willing to help us with suggestions for anything we needed or were concerned about, even car rentals. The caretaker, Aurelio, was super pleasant & friendly, and he provided great 'local' information; best snorkeling beaches, BioBay tours, where to shop locally for groceries & pastries (bakery around the corner!), and where to eat on the Malecon - Bananas for lunch, Bili for dinner, LazyJacks for pizza/bar. Book reservations for The Next Course & hit TinBox f/ BBQ.
We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives; it's perfect for 2 couples, or a family looking to get away from it all, but close enough to experience real island life!"
Guest: Tara V.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 5, 2016