VILLA ALTAMIRA. PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS. BEAUTIFUL NEW POOL.

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John and Karen Guernelli

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VILLA ALTAMIRA. PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS. BEAUTIFUL NEW POOL.

Vieques Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 large private bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Villa Altamira. A modern, architect-designed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a spectacular panoramic ocean view. Sleeps 10. The Villa has been renewed and renovated for 2013. Relax and enjoy beautiful sunsets from several decks and the pool. Ten foot high ceilings and French doors capture the cooling breezes. Very complete and comfortable but most importantly private. The whole house and grounds are for your exclusive use. The grounds have been newly landscaped to provide a lush tropical paradise. Koi pond with waterfall, a fruit orchard with bananas, plantains, passion fruit, lemons and breadfruit.

---For more photos & up-to-date information please click on owner's link at the bottom of this page.

Overview: If we don't drive to the main beaches, we often walk (10 min.) down to a little cove near the house called 'La Lanchita beach:' which is frequently deserted. In the evening we always walk into the village of Isabella Segunda (15 minutes) to wander around the plazas or to visit a pub. At times it's like having a holiday in Spain. Vieques is one of the few islands that we know of where you really feel safe to walk anywhere at night. Besides, the smell of jasmine is enough to lure you outside anyway! It is an easy 20 min. flight from the airport in San Juan (about 60 dollars) to the new airport on Vieques. You will be met at the airport or ferry by our agent and taken to the villa. Our agent can also arrange for a rental car to be at the house for you. The house has everything you need-- even books and towels. Just bring shorts, T shirts, bathing suits, and your favorite CD's!

We hope that you enjoy Villa Altamira as much as we do and that you will return more than once.

Guest Comments: ' I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your house and on the island. It was wonderful. The house was fantastic, the weather was great and the people on the island so friendly. We felt right at home the first day. JoAnne was great, she met us at the ferry and got us our cars, showed us around the house, and gave us pointers on the local restaurants and pubs (especially Al's Mar Azul!). We will definitely be doing this again! And thanks to you for all of your attention to detail in your e-mails. Everything was covered and if we had a question, we just pulled out your notes. We look forward to another trip to Vieques in the future! Happy holiday!'

Guest Comments: We just returned yesterday from our wonderful stay in Vieques, made more special by your lovely home. It was one of those few times when our expectations did not exceed reality. We loved the breezes on your upper deck (I called it my air-conditioning), the pool, the CD player, the kitchen and the barbecue grill! We actually found Secret Beach this time (last year we spent a couple of hours one afternoon and never did find it). We added a few notes of our own to your guest book, which will hopefully help future visitors. Thanks again for letting us share your home. We look forward to our next visit in Vieques.'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome

John and Karen Guernelli

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

25 Reviews Write a Review
Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
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Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101499
+ 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Philadelphia, Pa
5

Great House and location - very well equipped

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
This was a very nice house for a family with young adults particularly, as there is a separate apartment (air conditioned) attached to the house. Joe from the management firm met us at the airport, arrange a car for us and gave us tips on the island generally. The gardener/lands keeper Bob was very nice and made sure everything was in good working order. The pool is lovely and kept very clean, and the house has everything you need including beach chairs, umbrella, ice chests. The beaches are the best I've seen, and the bio bay a true unique experience - one of the reasons we went to this island and we were not disappointed. The stars at night are very clear given not much light pollution which we loved. I think the house location on the hill cannot be beat - I loved drinking coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening overlooking the ocean. Relaxing! The island is beautiful, not a lot of night life which was perfect for us. The weather very good despite being hurricane season. Although we only stayed three nights we could easily have spent a week here and really enjoyed it. I recommend the house highly to any age group.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. We are overjoyed when our guests have a great vacation. We want everyone to enjoy Vieques as much as we do!
John and Karen!
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business
Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101499
+ 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

All that one needs to relax and enjoy a vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Great property and house with all the amenities a family could need. House had wifi, beach toys, pool toys, snorkel, cooler, umbrella, beach chairs, PLENTY of beach towels, BBQ grill outside and more.

Great stay and would highly recommend though would not consider it walkable to downtown Isabel. Property is up on hill and drivers are a bit crazy. ;)
Owner's Response: Hi Marli,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We need to set up a fruit guide for the property so when particular fruits are in season guests can dentify them easily. The thick vines covering the front fence are passion fruit, the larger tree at the end of the driveway is a lemon tree, lime tree is at the east side of the property, bananas and yucca are next to the pool, and the large trees by the road are breadfruit's.We will continue to plant and improve the villa for your return.Have a wonderful Spring!

Best regards
John and Karen
business
Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101499
+ 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

Amazing retreat to stay in Vieques

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
As soon as we arrived in Vieques the house manager greeted us and took us to the amazing Villa Altamira house. The house is way beyond what we expected and the pictures in the profile don't do it justice! The house is very private and large. You can comfortably have 8 people in the place and still have plenty of room to hang out. Since there were only 3 of staying at the time it felt like we each had our own floor. The spacious floor plans of the house made it very easy to be with everyone and we still had space for our own time! The pool is amazing as well as the tropical grounds. The kitchen was so comfortable to cook in and had everything we needed! We hung out most of the time in the covered porch. We played cards, had many great dinners, and enjoyed sunsets from the porch! I don't have one compliant about staying as Villa Altamira! Me and my friends will definitely be coming back as we enjoyed the house and the beautiful island of Vieques. Last but not least the house manager was great at answering any questions we had about the house and Vieques. All in all we had an amazing time and we didn't want to leave. Book this place to stay with your family and friends you wont be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Ernesto! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Karen and I are very happy that you had a good vacation. We will continue to improve the Villa in the future and we take the concerns of our guests very seriously. Please return in the future as we would love to have you visit again.
Warm regards,
John and Karen
business
Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101499
+ 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

Villa Altamira is exactly as described

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Five of us had a great experience at Villa Altimira. The three en suite bedrooms on three different levels worked well for us. The views from the terrace overlooking the ocean between Vieques and Puerto Rico were incredible reminding me of a scene from a movie. The only caution is the parking, though off street can be difficult to manage. The house was clean and well equipped, everything you need is available at Altamira. It really was hard to leave, as the swimming pool really is perfect.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you Max! We are so happy you had a good stay! We will continue to improve the Villa and and we would be honored to host your family again!
Happy Spring!

John and Karen
business
Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101499
+ 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
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"5 Stars in Every Way !"

"5 Stars in Every Way !"
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I normally try not to give a 5 Star rating unless a place really stands out in every way. And Villa altamira does just that! The house is exactly like what is represented in the photos and text. It is well cared for, and located on a spectacularly beautiful landscaped lot; complete with a wonderful pool overlooking the views towards the North and main island of Puerto Rico. The property is located on one of the highest points above Isabel Segunda and is within walking distance to bars and restaurants, although I highly recommend renting a jeep to explore the island. My daughters felt very secure in the locked compound, and we had no petty thief issues at the house or anywhere on the island. Although that is in issue to definitely be aware of on Vieques.

The main reason for the 5 star rating for me is the wonderful attention to details. First, the initial communications with the owners during booking was wonderful. Then followed up by updates and co-ordination with the management team. This was very reassuring when sending in our scheduled booking payments prior to arrival. The owners even verified that we had arrived safely. Dennis and annette (property managers) could not have been better. Dennis met us upon arrival at the Ferry, and drove us to the house for check-in. Dennis' care for the property is very evident. He takes pride in the house and all the landscaping. We had an absolutely awesome time at Villa altamira. It was a joy to return to the Villa after a long day of exploring the Island of Vieques. Annette met us for final check-out, and she was a delight to work with. She even took a picture of our family from the upper deck, which will be our family Christmas card this year.

Thanks to all of you for making a memorable family vacation at Villa altamira, we look forward to returning.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Vieques International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vieques

Things to do: Relax around our new pool, walk into the village of Isabel Segunda for restaurants, great ice cream, and people watching in the town square. Vieques has some of the finest beaches in the world. Try a different beach every day and come 'home' for a drink on our roof top patio with beautiful views of a Caribbean sunset.

You will be met by JoAnne, our friendly agent and taken to the house. She will assist to make your vacation special.

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Availability & Rates

Vieques Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$1,650
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 14
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,250
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Vieques Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three bedrooms and three bathrooms ensure your privacy. Also two outdoor after-beach showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Can be configured as two twins and a queen as well.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable and Fully screened! All the extras you deserve including a cooler for the beach, beach chairs, towels, hammocks and two BBQ grills a portable smoky Joe Weber grill and a propane grill for your big cookouts! Air conditioning in every bedroom!
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
4 queens, 2 twins, 1 fold-up bed. Gas BBQ; 2 outside 'after-beach' showers; new washer and dryer, ten foot ceilings with fans, extensive decks; rooftop patio, beach chairs, coolers. Newly added air conditioning in every bedroom!
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