The location of this private home in the small fishing village of Esperanza provides access to beaches, restaurants, local groceries, produce markets, kayak/snorkel rental shops, clothing and gift stores. The neighborhood is a mixture of local residents and renters. The homes are painted in a rainbow of colors; flowering bushes and trees abound. Magnolia House is cooled inside by ceiling fans and air conditioning. The house has been extensively rebuilt, replacing and enlarging the original structure to incorporate high ceilings, lots of windows, new appliances in the kitchen and an all new bathroom. The front patio is an excellent spot for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails.
There are two, comfortably-sized bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a pair of twin beds. The bathroom has a large, walk-in, tiled shower.
Whether you choose to swim, snorkel, eat out, cook in, tour the bioluminescent bay or read a book, you'll have a comfortable home base. In addition, you'll have the knowledgeable assistance of my caretakers who will meet you at the ferry or airport, if you wish.
As a retired school teacher with a love of reading, traveling and swimming, Vieques appeals to my sense of adventure. I've been a tourist in many places in the world, but I love actually having real estate to make me feel rooted and to give me a sense of belonging. It creates a balance between the 'foreign' and the familiar.
I chose Vieques because it's an island in the Caribbean!!!!
Magnolia House is private, yet part of a neighborhood that is vibrant. It's where real people live, people who get up in the morning, send their children to school and go to work. The beaches are exquisite and Esperanza is a village hosting world travelers while maintaining its own character.