This is a great house with a great location. When I read how the house was 2 blocks from downtown I was a little nervous that it would be noisy/not enough privacy. Instead it was the best of both worlds. When at the house and at the water we had complete privacy, quiet and relaxation. But it was so convenient to walk a couple of blocks to get donuts in the morning or pick something up in the grocery store. I felt totally safe walking around on my own (even as a petite woman and tourist) unlike other islands we have visited. The downtown is tiny and quaint. It is smaller than Esperanza which I preferred though we made several easy trips into Esperenza as well. We have rented several other houses on other islands. I have quickly learned that when a house sleeps a certain number it does not mean they are all nice/comfortable sleeping arrangements. Usually when a house says "sleeps 10" I expect 6-8 comfortable beds. This house truly comfortably sleeps as many as it claims it does. You could easily have 7 couples there comfortably and with privacy. We were shocked that there were two other kitchens in two of the bedrooms in addition to the kitchen in the main house. All the rooms offered air-conditioning but we never turned our on bc we preferred the fresh air and breezes and the sounds of the waves. Many houses we have previously rented only provide the bare minimums. This felt like a home that friend was lending to you and trusted you with. They were not nickel and diming us by any means. In fact, we felt pampered by the owners with all the extras they provided: nice shampoos, A GIFT BASKET!, plenty of towels, bags of ice for our beach trips, and much more. The kayak was a lot of fun and a bonus. I just asked my husband what I should add about the house and he said "It was a perfect house for vacation. There was nothing for them to change." We adored the house manger, Marc. He spent a ton of time with us when we arrived showing us the house and high-lighting the island on a map for us. You can tell he loves the island and he wanted to be sure we had all the info. we needed to make the most of our time. He even brought us sturdy boogie boards when he heard we were exploring one of the beaches w/bigger waves. And he offered to take us to the airport the last day even though I had planned on using a taxi. It was so convenient to have the kitchen stocked by Bueno Provenco (sp?) upon arrival. They were great too. And btw Vieques is GORGEOUS!