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Located right on the waterfront road in Esperanza, the Malecon, this one bedroom apartment of over 1000 square feet of interior and exterior living area offers comfort and incredible convenience. The blue-green waters of the caribbean are only 50 feet away. Sit either on the large balcony or amidst the lush garden area and enjoy the refreshing seabreezes while savoring the visual delight of the nearby tropical waters.
Let your spirit breath freely in the cool, spacious living-dining-kitchen area while cooking, eating, or lounging. Or if you prefer, dine at any of the fine restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the apartment.
At Guayacan Oceanfront Apartment you will be centrally located to have a great vacation within easy walking distance of the Sun Bay beach, restaurants, and convenience stores.
Apartment was nicely outfitted. Had what was needed to cook and eat with. Perfect location as well. We enjoyed the patio area where we sat and looked at the sea and people watched. The moon was a beautiful sight coming up. The bedroom was quiet and nicely furnished. Slept so good while there. Barry was a great host. Thank you. Hope to come back for another vacation.
We enjoyed our stay of 6 nights. I slept in ther bedroom and my daughter on the futon. It was a spacious apt and great location right on the water. Lots of room in this apt. All services could be walked to and the people watching from the balcony was extremely interesting. It was very busy and noisy at night on the weekends--bring earplugs. The bedroom was quiet enough. Shower was big and hot water good.
Skimpy on the amentities-no bath soaps or paper towels, only one toilet paper roll for a week, and the air conditioner above the kitchen counter and stove hood and lights were coated with long term dust and grease. Needs a cleaning. We were able to cook with what was supplied--had to buy oil and salt and pepper.Coffee pot didn't have a stem in it.TV is ancient but we didn't watch it much. Hopefully Baarry will go through the place between renters soon and fix the deficiencies. Like his and her liquid soap containers in the bath--one with no lid and both without soap.
Vieques was fine and the beaches fantastic and Esperanza the place to be compared to Isabella. We'd stay there again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment and would recommend it to others. Evenings on the Malecon can be noisy - music from nearby bars, etc. but the bedroom is in the rear of the apartment and with the air conditioner running, it was easy to sleep.
Location is the best reason to stay here. Being on the Malecon in Esperanza eliminates the need for a car if you just want to have close proximity to a great beach (Sun Bay), excellent snorkeling and good restaurants. We did rent a car for 2 days to check out some other nice beaches not within walking distance, but we would have been fine without it. Views across the street to the ocean are spectacular!
UNFORTUNATELY - the spectacular view advertised in the photos of the unit - and the main reason I booked the apartment- were not available -and the apartment was dark and cave-like instead of bright and sunny as expected. The sliding glass door facing the ocean was blocked by a metal hurricane door which was broken and locked in the down position. The property manager did not give any dates or present any plans for its repair. The vibe seems to be when things are broken - thats it, they're broken. Oh Well. So to enjoy the view we had to be outside on the terrace.
Also the restaurant downstairs, which was supposed to be our source for ice, is shut down. So I ended up walking to a local restaurant with a plastic pitcher every day and buying ice from them.
To be fair, when we arrived and found only an almost empty roll of T.P. with no back-up, my husband called the manager to complain, and he did bring us TP and some ice. But without a freezer, that was just for the day and we were on our own for ice the rest of the time.
The apartment is spacious, and with the loud AC, we never heard any street noise or the many roosters in the neighborhood, so we slept well. Even on a Sat. night, we didn't find the scene too crazy.
The apt. has an artsy vibe with lots of paintings and we liked that. Just LOVED having coffee and cocktails on the patio enjoying the view. But the kitchen is sparsely equipped, and we actually like to cook, so that was a factor, though not a deal killer. However, we were shocked at the absence of fresh produce in Vieques. As vegetarians, this was a challenge! Farmers market on Tuesdays seems to be the main source for produce.
Our neighbors in the other rental unit next door had similar problems with broken equipment - they had no working refrigerator, and some other issues. So, I would question the manager before booking and get assurances that everything will be in working order when you arrive.
But we still had a great time, and for the money, it was ok. Vieques is awesome! The owner of the art gallery downstairs is helpful w/ local info.
This place was amazing. Very spacious... clean... EVERYTHING was in working condition... just had a great feel to it. Met up with Barry without any hitches, he handed over the keys, explained a few things and that was it. We didn't have to contact him once during our stay as we had no issues with anything. Be sure to sign the guest book that's on the coffee table (sadly, we totally forgot)... there are great notes in there to guide you with whatever questions you may have about the island.
Right in the heart of all things Esperanza. Bars and beaches are right at your doorstep. Check out Duffys (get the chicken salad) and Lazy Jacks. Be sure to go snorkeling of the big pier down the street from the apartment to see some great, natural, water life.
If you are looking for a great spot to stay at in Esperanza, i HIGHLY recommend checking this spot out. There is a gift shop, clothing store and art gallery right beneath you and the owners were all very helpful and kind with any questions we had.
Barry, if you read this, thank you so much. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at your location. We are already planning our next trip so we will be in touch again soon.
The best thing about this place is its location - right on the main drag in Esperanza, an easy walk to Sun Bay, so not having a car was doable (but we still wouldn't recommend it - a car is pretty much a must, as we discovered). It was very spacious for two women willing to share a bed, and perfectly clean and nice, just fine for the price. Could be a little loud at night because it's right next to all the bars, but we didn't find that to be too much of a bother. The owner was very attentive and responsive. Overall we really enjoyed our stay there and would stay again if we returned!
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3 night minimum stay
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