VILLA ALTAMIRA. PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS. BEAUTIFUL NEW POOL.

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
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi John and Karen,



We have arrived to our little slice of paradise, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This is a gorgeous house in an amazing location. We are so thankful to you for making this possible for us, and appreciate all the efforts you have made to keep the property so beautiful. We went to Red Beach today, but waited maybe too long as we got there around 1:30 and the sea was a bit rough. Did get to stand and enjoy a school of angel fish for a while. ( : Tomorrow, we are off to Mosquito Pier. Yay!



Annette was great, so welcoming and so helpful. My kids are LOVING the pool, my son LOVES the hammock, and Joe and I LOVE it all. We have found our way into town, but I’d read that there is a small beach close to the house where we can walk down and snorkel. Can you let me know where that is?



Anyway, we have 5 more days of glory, and will be sure to post a glowing review very soon!



Thanks so much,



Vivian
Jun 2014
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John and Karen Guernelli

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Speaks english, spanish, italian
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Villa Altamira. Panoramic Ocean Views. Beautiful new pool.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 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
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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

The only bad part was having to leave...

  • 5 of 5
We've been home from our trip to PR for a week, and our week at Villa Altamira is one of the sweetest family memories we'll share for a lifetime. It was me, my husband, a 14 year-old son, and two daughters, 13 and 12. We were in San Juan first for 4 days, and were eager to move to the quiet of Vieques after all the excitement.

We were in NO WAY disappointed by the Villa. Annette met us with an open and welcoming smile. The pictures don't do the place justice, and that hardly EVER happens. It's not that the pictures are bad; it's just that pictures can't capture the comfort and ease the place envelopes you with. It's bright and breezy, so clean, warm, and so well stocked. The views are amazing. The pool is beautiful, clean, and just cool enough to be refreshing without making you shiver. The grounds are covered beautifully with fruit trees (be careful though, I tried to pick a lemon and got stung by a bee!), bougainvillea, banana palms, and more. My girls took the upstairs, gleefully pretending it was their college apartment in NYC (goofy girls). My son grabbed the downstairs room, with the gorgeous bathroom (love the sink and tile). It was a little hard to have him so separate at night (as this space can be rented out separately), but we gave him a phone and had him lock the door. He loved having his own "boy" space. That's a great thing about this property, you really do have SO many spaces to just "be."

Some of our faves of the house: coquis at night, little geckos and iquanas by day, the landscaping, the hammock, the pool, a well-stocked kitchen, the AC in the rooms (it was HOT!), dining on the back deck watching the sun set on the water, drinks on the high deck, the laundry, and all the beach/snorkel gear for your use. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and after burn lotion, though.

Some of our faves on the island: BIO BAY (magical, you must do it!), snorkeling by the Mosquito Pier (we swam with sea turtles), snorkeling off the side of Cayo Afuero (tours not too expensive), Caracas/Red Beach was my #1, Navio was everyone else's, going down to the fishermen's pier to buy dinner from the fresh catch (saw a HUGE puffer fish in the water), COQUI FIRE PIT (Go and eat carnitas, YUM!), all the markets, Al's for drinks, Oh, and the horses, LOVE the horses, everywhere!

Thanks for making this little slice of paradise available, John and Karen, and for all the love and work you've put into the place. My daughter was right, it was SO hard to leave.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vivian,

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am not a good photographer so it is very hard as you say to capture any property and do it justice. I will make sure that Annette and Dennis get your feedback as well. We hope you have a wonderful summer and happy Fourth of July. Please let us know if we can be of service in the future!
Best Regards and thank you

John and Karen
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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
danvers, mass
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
The entire experience from booking to check out was a pleasure. John and Karen were easy to work with and they always were very timely with responses. We traveled with 4 adults (2 couples). We used a rental car that Karen and John recommended. It was a pleasure to rent from Jurgen. He was easy to contact, had quick responses and greeted us at our arrival. The property manager, Annette, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. She was always extremely prompt with answering our emails and texts. She escorted us from Jurgen’s car rental to the villa and provided suggestions for beaches to visit and places to eat. She contacted us prior to our arrival to confirm our dates and ensure that the villa was ready for our stay. We found Villa Altamira well maintained inside and out. It was comfortable, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The views are amazing, and the pool was a great place to hang out at the end of each day. The Villa is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. We had a great vacation and recommend choosing Villa Altamira. We look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda
Thank you for your kind posting. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Sharing your experience helps us and future guests learn more about Villa Altamira. As always we would love to host your family again when you return to Vieques. We strive to improve the villa each and every year so that when you return it will be even better!
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

All that one needs to relax and enjoy a vacation!

  • 5 of 5
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. ;)
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Map

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

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Vieques Island Villa Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

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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