Our experience absolutely could not have been any better. Joeanna and Hector had already offered to pick us up at the airport, but I had forgotten to follow up with them the day of our arrival. Nevertheless, they were right on time, and they scooped us up in their Jeep as soon as we landed. They were SO warm and friendly, welcoming us with all smiles. They gave us a brief tour of the island, showing us where the grocery store and best gas station were, giving us restaurant and bar recommendations, directions to the seaglass beach, etc. It only took 15 minutes or so, but it was super helpful. We felt very comfortable getting around on our own after this. They then dropped us at the Jeep rental place, and waited for us to get our rental squared away so we could follow them to the rental house.
The first thing we noticed upon arriving was the yard -- It is really beautifully landscaped. If you have the time, be sure to get Joeanna to give you a tour of all of the vegetation in their yard. They have hibiscus, ylang ylang, passion fruit, coffee plants & tons of other beautiful flora.
The guest house area where we stayed, Casita Ylan, despite being attached to the main house, has it's own entrance, &even it's own fenced in yard & patio area complete with a grill &string lights. So cozy and thoughtfully appointed.
Joeanna and Hector were right next door if we needed anything or had any questions, which was nice, but we definitely felt like we had plenty of space and privacy as well.
The interior was very basic, like a studio apartment... Small kitchen, small bathroom, and a bedroom, but it was everything we needed and more. We didn't plan to do a lot of cooking because we were only there for three nights, so we only used the kitchen for making coffee in the morning. But it was nice to at least have the option of cooking. The kitchen is small, but it had everything you would need to prepare a nice meal if you wanted to-- stove / oven / microwave / etc. Overall you get a great value for the money because it's bigger than a hotel room and has more amenities.
The bedroom was so cozy. We would sometimes leave windows open and fans on, and other times we'd go with the A/C. Either way was SO comfortable overall, & the bed was super comfortable & clean too.
We had SO MUCH FUN in Vieques, and we highly recommend staying at Casita Ylan. Joeanna & Hector were excellent hosts & our vacation was perfect.