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CASA ANONNA - ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEWS AND COOLING BREEZES
Vieques Island Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4)
The 2nd Level of Casa Annona.
Casa Anonna is located on the ridge of a hill in the Monte Santo section of this beautiful island. Marvel at the fabulous panoramic view of the north side of Vieques and the coast line of Puerto Rico from your private spacious veranda. Here you may enjoy your meals and/or breezes and your quiet time. Enjoy the same views from the large swimming pool. Lush gardens are an integral part of the landscaping.
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this charming and relaxing property in the hills of Vieques. Pool and grounds were beautiful and well maintained. Kitchen was very functional and has basic accouterments. The views are phenomenal and the large deck out the back is just a wonderful place to have coffee in the morning, BBQ, or top off the day with a drink in the evening. A/C works well in the bedrooms. Be forewarned there is a big hike up the hill from the parking area particularly if you have heavy luggage.
Rated 4 stars due to basic furniture, no television or internet access (unless your cell access works - spotty), beds were a bit uncomfortable, hot water runs out very quickly so difficult for 2 people to shower one after the other. I've stayed in some places that had things like beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear, etc for guest use - this unit did not. However, for us, none of these things were a major issue.
Overall, the place is a tremendous value for what you get and it certainly provides peace, quiet, privacy and has great fruit trees, shade and an awesome pool. Would rent again.
Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
Stayed: May 2013
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. These is internet access. It is hard wire. The heavy luggage can be unloaded right by the rental. The are beach chairs and a cooler. The rentor needs to ask the property manager.
When we booked this house, we did so on faith as there was almost no info online from prior travelers. After spending a week at Casa Anonna, I am shocked there are not more raves. This is the second floor of a three story home. Owner on top and full time caretaker below. Nonna is there only part of the year. Still, the unit is so private with a gorgeous veranda and ocean views to die for. The grounds are immaculately landscaped and there is a private pool that only the renters use. The jungle and the wildnerness surround the home. The house is in Barrio Monte Santo. Super close to everything. The kitchen just underwent a full remodel and we were the first guests to enjoy it. It had pretty much all utensils and appliances but no spices or pantry items. The decor is not fancy but is tasteful and everything is well maintained. Nonna went above and beyond and was so kind. She even volunteered to let the puppy I adopted stay with us until we left.
I hesitate to write this only because I don't want this place to get so full we can't go back. We had a perfect stay.
I loved Nonna and Carl's vacation rental. It was clean and provided all the amenities we needed. Kitchen loaded with all the cooking equipment needed to prepare a good meal, clean bathroom--and even a great view from the shower!--and two bedrooms, allowing my husband and I some privacy from our two kids! The view from the veranda was amazing. The eye can stretch across the Atlantic side of the island viewing the mainland of PR in the distance--we enjoyed watching the main ferry come and go each afternoon. The pool was a hop, skip and jump away--I definitely recommend renting a place with a pool just to relax waterside minus the sand--and our kids especially enjoyed the pool. At night, we enjoyed being lulled by the coqui frogs, and in the mornings awoken by the distant call of roosters, which you see everywhere on the island--that and wild horses! Vieques is truly magical due to its blend of rustic charm and Caribbean lure, and Nonna's and Carl's apartment is in a good location because just at the top of the hill from their place one has 360 views of the island, including Sun and Mosquito Bays. Esperanza, a great spot for ex-pats and tourists--is literally a 5 minute drive. We recommend the bioluminescent tour at night. AMAZING! Also, our favorite beaches, Playa Caracas (Red Beach), and Sun Bay were a 5-8 minute drive. Red Beach was THE best, I think. We swam in calm surf with tropical fish. Really cool. Better shade at Sun Bay, though.
The only drawback I can think of to Nonna and Carl's is the mattress and pillows needed updating, but when we suggested this to Nonna, she replaced them immediately. They take their rental seriously and want guests to give them their feedback so they know what needs improvement or a little extra attention.
We DO plan to return to Vieques and would definitely rent this unit again. And that reminds me, we have two, sometimes LOUD, kids, yet Nonna and Carl did not seem phased by this. We TRY to keep our kids' voices low, but if you are a parent, you know that doesn't always happen. Nonna and Carl just seem to go with the flow and want their guests to feel comfortable.
Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
Stayed: Jan 2011
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