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ENCHANTING BEACHFRONT BUNGALOW. BEST BEACH FRONT ON THE ISLAND!

Nancy Narins

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014
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ENCHANTING BEACHFRONT BUNGALOW. BEST BEACH FRONT ON THE ISLAND!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Vieques Island House Rental Photos and Description

1 BR, 1 BA, full kitchen, sleeps 2-4, amazing beachfront location

This unique & rustic vacation cottage offers visitors the essence of Vieques. It's owners are committed to sharing with others the Vieques they fell in love with after seeking uncharted waters 20 years ago, and which they knew they found from the first moment they landed on what was then a barren airstrip with only a cargo container for a terminal and a wind sock for flight control.

The bygone quality of Vieques is captured perfectly in the Beach Bungalow. Resting on a secluded tropical lot surrounded by palms, sea grapes, and almond trees, this Vieques' most natural location with its tropical trade winds, front door view of the Atlantic Ocean, and neighboring protected lands.

Simplicity is the key to life at the Beach Bungalow. Stress is simply no match for this relaxed and comfortable setting!

Your Beach Bungalow Beach: For the more active and adventurous traveler, the Beach Bungalow offers a kilometer of empty secluded beach providing many activities: shelling, swimming and for snorkel enthusiasts, a coral reef only 45-yards from shore revealing red snapper, yellow fin tuna, conch, angel fish, and much more exotic oceanic life.

Walk West, you will pass a hundred yards of TIDAL POOL behind a coral breakwater creating the perfect swimming experience for the very young and/or the very mellow. Beyond that is one of Vieques prime beach glass locations.

Walk to the East and you have mellow Atlantic breakers as far as you can see and, for the adventurous HIKER, over 10 miles of Fish and Wildlife Refuge coastline completely inaccessible to vehicular traffic of any kind. KAYAKERS, knock yourselves out reassured that no matter how how far you go... the trade winds will gently drift you back home. Stay put and watch the sun make its way across the Atlantic to a perfect sunset!

Beyond the Bungalow -- Vieques Beaches: Starting with the Western end of Island, Punta Arenas is the farthest, and one of the prettiest, with great views of the Big Island. The Rompeolas (breakwater), for serious fishing and spectacular sunsets, is also out that way. The most accessible swimming beaches are in the Sun Bay Balneario. It is just east of Esperanza on the south side of the island and has 3 very different beach experiences, one of which is Media Luna, the best toddler beach on earth!. This vast Parques Nacionales area also has the bioluminescent bay. We recommend going on moonless nights with the BioBay Conservation group's pontoon boat and biologists, or another organized group. Many deserted beaches are on the East end Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The road to the main beaches is good, but feel free to explore off the beaten path. Other precious experiences are feeding wild horses, losing yourself on long walks through tropical hills and dales, and weekend nights at the NASA...dancing on the strip in Esperanza

Beach Bungalow Amenities: While the Beach Bungalow is little more than a beach shack, life doesn't have to be difficult here. The bed is soft and comfortable with 500 thread count sheets to soothe you after a full day of adventure. There are both indoor and outdoor showers and plenty of lush and thirsty towels.

Pack light as you will need very little here. There is a full sized washer and dryer for your convenience, as well!

You may not need much more than the sound and site of the ocean for entertainment but, just in case, there is a DVD player with an assortment of movies, an ipod dock with speakers,& a library of good beach books. Relax on the huge screened porch or stretch out on the comfortable futon style sofa with pillows and throws.

The kitchen is small but fully equipped. There is an outdoor grill for your fresh catch of the day!

Beach towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, coolers, snorkeling gear & floats are here for your waterfront enjoyment.

All you have to do is relax...

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nancy Narins (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128536
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Dayton, OH
5

Charming beach house in quiet location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this property over the Christmas holiday, and we will definitely be back again! The house was very comfortable, with a great view of the secluded beach. There's a full kitchen if you'd like to prepare your meals, or there are many restaurants just a few minutes away. The location is very quiet - there are very few houses nearby, so at night you can really hear the coqui frogs. The balcony of the beach house is screened, so we were able to sleep with the doors open to the ocean breezes without worrying about mosquitos getting in. Nearly every morning there were wild horses grazing in the yard, which we loved. Bring DVD's to watch in the evening if you don't speak Spanish, since the local stations are not in English. Pack light, as there is a washer & dryer & plenty of towels.
There's fantastic snorkeling off of many of Vieques beaches, and a trip to the bioluminescent bay is a must!! The island is very family-oriented, so this is a great place for familes with young children. Many of the beaches have shallow, calm water that is perfect for the kids to play in. This was our best vacation yet, and I highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
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Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

Perfectly flexible

  • 5 of 5
This is a great property, and I think one of the few with direct access to the waterfront. The beach is fantastic and nearly deserted, and being at the end of the road keeps things nice and peaceful. We had a wonderful stay there, and the best part was the management staff, who are very flexible and communicative and do a wonderful job. Hopefully will be back someday soon! You definitely need a vehicle for this location unless you don't want to go anywhere, but other than that the unit has everything you need but for groceries, and even some of those!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
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Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

Peaceful Island Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent an enchanted week on the island of Vieques. We were thrilled to find the Beach Bungalow and loved its out-of-the-way location and the omnipresent sound of the ocean right out our back door. The home was perfect for the two of us - so many "extras" I didn't expect to find in an island rental. Beach chairs, cooler, a few basic food supplies, some basic toiletries, washer / dryer, tv, dvd, snorkel equipment, and more. It was like visiting something owned, cared for, and prepped for you by your family. There was ample - and incredibly helpful - communication ahead of time and upon arrival, Annette was the kindest, most informative hostess ever. We loved Purple Beach (right out the back door) and marveled at the wild horses we sometimes saw walking there. We did have some neighbors that were a bit loud a couple of nights - but not loud enough for us to go over and talk to them =) so it really wasn't that bad, you know? We plugged in the A/C and shut the doors and windows so we couldn't hear them and went to bed early. =) All in all our stay was relaxing, romantic, and wonderful! I would definitely recommend this rental on so many levels!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
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Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Omaha, Nebraska
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5
Wife and I stayed for 5 days late Oct 2012. Fantastic out-of-the-way location but easy drive back into Isabella Segunda for the rather pleasant nightly paseo on the square. House was just right for us -- the big doors out to the porch were great and provided fantastic ocean views and sounds day and night. No bug/pest problems indoors or out. Horses out front and back were always a treat to watch. Vast majority of the time we had the beach completely to ourselves; good snorkeling directly off the beach (watch for riptides). Snorkelling, beach chairs and other beach kit provided. Kitchen was just fine, ceiling fans and AC unit in bedroom in good working order and kept things quite comfortable. Hot water in the shower was off-and-on but was not a bother for us. Nice having the outdoor shower right by the door. We didn't need anything fixed/repaired while there, but Annette was fantastic about getting us settled in and checked out. Dealing with the owner was not in person, but equally friendly and easy.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128536
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

One of our best family vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week in this little cottage on the beach with our two children, ages 5 and 8. The kids slept comfortably on the futon and we all enjoyed listening to the waves from our beds. The waves at the beach at the house were a bit rough for us for swimming but we loved taking walks and shell collecting by the house. The caretaker gave us great tips for the best beaches and local restaurants. Everything we wanted to do was within a 15 minute ride and we loved the solitude of the house. We will definitely be back one day (hopefully soon!) Thank you for a wonderful home base for exploring the beautiful island of Vieques.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
We love to hear that others love the Beach Bungalow in the same way that we do!
We promise that ,when you return, it will be exactly as you remember it -- perhaps even better!
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Enchanting Beachfront Bungalow. Best Beach Front on the Island!
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Vieques Island Puerto Rico
2

Hot!

  • 2 of 5
The house was very charming. Every thing you could need was in the house. The house next door is about 5 feet away, which wasn't a problem as the occupants left the day we arrived. When we first got there the property manager told us the house was very hot because the dryer was running. He also said that they were putting a new roof on the house and it was not finished yet. The house never cooled down. The first night we did not get to sleep until 2 am because of the heat. The next morning we left by 8 am due to the heat in the house. That night when we returned from the beach, the house was still incredibly hot inspite of running the two air conditioners and 4 fans all day. The power started surging and then went out. At that point we left and checked into the W. The owners did refund half of our rental fee and offered us 1/2 off a stay next year, as we did not give them a chance to rectify the situation, although I don't know how the heat problem could have been rectified in a week. Maybe at a different time of year, this house would be okay. Also the beach is public. The locals came both days we were there in trucks and on horseback, drank beer and left the beer cans on the beach. This was not in the owners control, but something you need to know prior to renting this house. The owners did let us know that they have installed new high powered fans as they experienced the same heat when they went down a week or two later, so maybe that problem is now fixed.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no question that summers in Vieques are hot. The trade winds, cool ocean breezes , and ceiling fans usually keep the Beach Bungalow quite comfortable. We were, therefore, quite concerned to receive this guests' complaint. We went down for a 5 day stay as soon as availability allowed to investigate this complaint as our #1 priority is providing as close to a perfect getaway as possible. Although we did not use the a/c at all during our stay, we did replace ceiling fans with more high powered models. Nor did we experience a power outage during our stay -- but recognize that they do happen from time to time on Vieques. Our plan, just in case, was to move the mattress onto the screened porch to capture the cooling ocean breezes for better sleeping.
As for the beach, all beaches in Vieques are public beaches. Occasionally islanders will come on horseback or via car to enjoy the cool waters. More often than not, the beach is virtually deserted save for a few wild horses or local fishermen who meander by. Beach Bungalow's unique location adjacent to the protected lands means that if even if someone happens to situate themselves on "your" beach , a five or ten minute stroll will take you to another beach that you can have all to yourself!
When planning a vacation, it is important to keep in mind that Vieques is an island off an island. Its power and water systems are far from perfect but. alas, that is part of the charm of the island. Expect the unexpected. Even with its imperfections, Vieques -- and the Beach Bungalow -- is sure to steal your heart!

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Vieques Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Santa Maria
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Isabella II
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Isabella II
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Bastimento (Purple)
Car: recommended

The Beach Bungalow lies on Bastimento Beach -- also known as Purple Beach--within the parish of Villa Borinquen. The Bungalow is five minutes from the shops and restaurants of Isabella II on road 200 (North Shore Road). One of the greatest assets lies in our unique location on Bastimento Beach and in respect to the Largest National Park in the Caribbean system. 'Our' beach has 100 yards of natural coral breakwater for wading and shallow childsafe swimming, ending in a treasure trove of beach glass to the West. 100 yards to our East, the 16,000 acres of National Park has endless inaccessible beaches, exotic tropical birds, and aquatic life. If you enjoy strolling and exploring beach, you can walk nearly 10 miles of beach which is entirely uninhabited and untouched by human development.

Look for our green roof at http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=18.158751,-65.42251&z=19&t=h&hl=en

and zoom out to see what a truly amazing location this is!

Other Activities: Sea shell hunting on your private beach

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Rates & Availability

From $245 Per night

Vieques Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$245
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Off Peak -- $950/week

Peak -- $1450/week

Holiday-- $1650/week
50% Deposit to hold dates
Balance due 60 days prior to check-in
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Amenities

Vieques Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bath w/laundry - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is great to cool off prior to entering
  • Full-size bath with a full-size laundry facility, including brand new washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen size futon
  • The bedroom also opens up to the balcony inviting the ocean into your room with a six foot free-span doorway. Peace and tranquility will be a large part of your island retreat. If you have ever dreamed of waking to soft ocean waves and breezes carrying the cleanest imaginable air that has traveled thousands of miles over ocean to reach you, dream no more.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cell phone service is available in most of Vieques and wireless phone internet connection is available at the Beach Bungalow. Most U.S. cellular providers have service including A.T.T.,Verizon and Cellular One. Check with your cellular provider for your service info. Long term tenants are welcome, please phone for info.

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