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Casa Sara in Esperanza - Enjoy plenty of space and privacy walk everywhere

Wilma and Peter DePavloff

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, russian
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Wilma and Peter DePavloff

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Speaks: english, german, russian
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Calendar last updated:
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Casa Sara in Esperanza - Enjoy plenty of space and privacy walk everywhere

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Vieques Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, all amenities

Occupying the best location in Esperanza Casa Sara offers you space and privacy in our three bedroom two bath palm and bougainvilla shaded house. Since we have two stories and all three large bedrooms are located upstairs, guests will have the opportunity to spread out over two floors, be private, read, enjoy the Caribbean view from the upper deck or bond with the family in our large dining room/kitchen. You can sit among the bougainvilla blossoms downstairs, too.

Park your rental jeep in the driveway alongside the house and hang your beach towels in the sunny backyard. We have a washer and dryer should you not choose the clothesline, a fully appointed six or more eat-in kitchen. and our house keeper/greeter whom you will have met by now, lives within view of our front door and can answer your questions, sell you a homemade flan, find a babysitter or rent you a crib.

When you can tear yourself away from Casa Sara take an easy walk down the Malecon for a wider view of Esperanza. Big sailboats, a cruise ship in for the day, four star restaurants such as El Canepo and the Block and many other choices. Easy walk to Sun Bay or drive or get a publico ride to other secluded beaches.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Wilma and Peter DePavloff (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, russian
Response time:
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Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About Wilma and Peter DePavloff

You wake up because you hear a different noise. You walk out on the moonlit veranda and notice Orion is just overhead. A large cruise ship lit like a birthday cake is on the horizon. The sound you heard was a wild horse eating date palms from the neighbor’s tree, beautiful under the stars. You appreciate the air, soft and warm, caressing you as tradewinds blow at your light clothing. The night sky is so bright and so close you never want to go back to bed or inside ever again.

The alpha dog across the street notices you. All the puppies are curled up in little heaps here and their across Paco’s moonlit yard. “Pinto” may bark at you as a stranger in paradise, or he may recognize you as a member of the pack, come back after a long absence. But don’t forget for now you probably are a stranger in paradise and you will see and hear things you never have before. The roosters will crow to make the sun rise, dogs with their superior senses will see that the cat walking down Calle Tintillos is actually a menacing chupacabre and they will cry out the alarm. Finally, you do go back to bed, maybe to hear another neighbor start his car to go work at the early shift at Morales “Super Disquento”.

Later, as the warm sun streams in, bringing with it enticing smells from the bakery up the street, it is time to get up and go get fresh coffee and sweet rolls. At that moment you realize that you don’t know day from night and it doesn’t really matter. You are living in the real world of the stars, phases of the moon and tide, movement of the planets, and the rhythms of life of all things. You have been accepted in paradise.

Stylish sterile air conditioned rooms hermetically sealed against everything except your own boredom, loneliness, cultural expectations can now be seen for what they are. A neurosis civilization has induced in you and now it is passed. Esperanza has healed you and you are living a new adventure.

Wilma and Peter DePavloff purchased this house in 1999

Why Wilma and Peter DePavloff chose Vieques Island

Not to be a stranger in paradise.

What makes this house unique

You are living in a small neighborhood. The morning starts with people getting to their jobs and children going to school. You will probably sleep late, eventually having a cup of coffee in a sunny spot on the bougainvilla draped veranda. You may walk up the street to get fresh bakery bread and sweet rolls. By now the neighborhood is empty and the world is yours, save for the mother hen and her chicks scratching in the yard, a family group of horses ambling down the street, a young lizard peeping out from under a conch shell. By noon all this changes and you will notice the delicious smells of home cooking. After enjoying their luncheon the neighbors will take a siesta, while you may decide to walk down to the Malecon, stopping at the local museum, perhaps shopping on your way to Sun Bay or any other gorgeous beach. In 2009 Sun Bay was voted the best beach in the Caribbean and has been the scene of a wedding or two. Coming home in the late afternoon you will discover salsa and other tropical sounds as Esperanza enjoys the local version of the cocktail hour. By eight thirty all will be silent. Your neighbors go to bed early. You may find yourself sitting on the veranda again, observing the Southern Cross in the night sky or walking under huge tropical stars to see how the fishing is going on the pier or having a drink in any one of a number of small charming bars and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Peter,







Happy new year! Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Casa Sara. It is a lovely house and we definitely enjoyed Vieques. Also, I want to state that despite Annette/Dennis' family situation that occurred, they were both so pleasant to deal with and quite helpful with many inquiries we had.







I am checking to see if there is anything we need to finalize to complete our stay and have the deposit refunded.





Thank you!









Hanna
Dec 2013
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Bathrooms2
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Reviews

3.8
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Casa Sara in Esperanza - Enjoy plenty of space and privacy walk everywhere
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews
Burlingame, CA
5

Bright Airy and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sara holds a special place in my heart because it was home base for me when I got married on Sun Bay Beach. (Note the owner's current pics don't fully represent Casa Sara's charm, though they do have a website with more updated photos.) It is a cozy and tastefully decorated by the artist-owner. The neighbors are friendly. The location is perfect as it’s a 2 minute walk from the Malecon, so if you don’t feel like getting in your car to drive, there are restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from simple (Belly Buttons) to elegant (El Quenepo), practically at your backdoor, all right on the beautiful bay in Esperanza. I looked at more luxurious locations (homes and hotels) on the Isabel side of the Island, but preferred the authentic, local feel and slower pace in Esperanza, the activity and restaurants along the Malecon, and the gentle Caribbean waters on the south side of the Island. You can’t beat the beauty of Sun Bay beach and the kayaking in the bioluminescent bays, which are minutes away from the Malecon.

Casa Sara is a modest but relaxed and artsy home, with plenty of room for family and friends to gather and make memories (including the kiddies). The house was bright, clean, and well stock with all the necessary amenities. The beds were comfy. The breezes were plentiful, and the house is surrounded by enough greenery to feel private. The location is conducive for great morning walks. You’ll see famous Paso Fino horses meandering by the house. We have wonderful memories of sitting out on the balcony in the evenings and seeing small groups of them playfully chasing each other down the street. Do be prepared for the neighborhood roosters crowing in the morning, though we got used to it after a couple of days and it didn’t really bother us. We were looking for an authentically get-away-from-it-all experience.

We’ve used VRBO to book much more posh accommodations London, Hawaii and Turkey. Casa Sara and Vieques are by far our favorites (and best value) and we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Great location but lots of noise! Barking dogs!

  • 2 of 5

Vieques is a wonderful place, and we had many enjoyable times there. Sun Bay beach is fantastic! Casa Sara was a nice comfortable house and very well located, with a short walk to the Malecon and the water. We enjoyed sitting on the upper and lower porches of the house, watching the horses go by, chickens scratching in the yard, and listening to the roosters crowing. We loved the roosters, but the problem was the rest of the noise, especially the barking dogs! The house has no air conditioning but this was OK because it is open and airy. We slept in the two front upstairs bedrooms and they have large sliding glass doors with screens, opening out onto the porch. Of course, we had to sleep with the glass doors open for ventilation. Across the little street, about 50-60 feet from our beds, were eleven dogs, living outside in a fenced yard! The whole group barked together at intervals ALL night long, and some in the day as well! Next to them were two large dogs, behind us was a large dog, and two houses down were two more, etc. and they all would join in. We lost a lot of sleep due to the noise! There were also lots of very loud vehicles going by and very loud music off and on in the neighborhood. This is a local residential neighborhood, and I imagine the noise is common, but potential renters of Casa Sara who are seeking a quiet, peaceful vacation, should look elsewhere on Vieques.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Boston
5

Perfect Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Minimal,well-organized, bright and conveniently located, and with an interesting original Art Collection. We all enjoyed Casa Sara, and plan to return!

-David

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Springfield, MA
3

Convenient but be prepared for noise

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights - still had to pay the full week! It is convenient, and spacious upstairs with 3 bedrooms. However, the living room/kitchen are sparsely furnished, and the art may or may not be to your taste. It is dark inside during the day. I got the feeling not much has been done to it for years, the info the owner provided was from 2007. It was clean, so kudos to the cleaning woman. The big problem is the noise - with roosters crowing starting at 3 am, dogs barking at 2 am for hours, and other noises. I didn't mind the street noises - cars & music, and if you can tune everything out you might be ok. We did love staying in Esperanza, with a quick walk to the beach where you can walk for hours, and to the restaurants. There are plenty of places to stay in Vieques, and I would recommend being choosy.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Vieques
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tradewinds
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Isabel II
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tradewinds
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Malecon

Bio-luminescent night-time bay tours

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Rates & Availability

From $259 Per night

Vieques Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off season
Apr 30 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$259
$1,500
 
 
winter
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,600
 
 
holiday week
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 29 2016
151 night minimum stay
$1,850
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes Casa Sara is conveniently located in the Caribbean seaside village of Esperanza. People eat a noon day meal and go to bed early. It is peaceful but you will occasionally hear the full range of village family life, including horses, roosters, dogs and even a parrot.
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Amenities

Vieques Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bath features terrazo shower, teak seat, grab bar
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs tub shower backyard/Caribbean view
  • Downstairs bath w/tiled shower, upstairs bath w/tub shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Opens to upstairs veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to upstairs veranda
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Views of Caribbrean and trees
    living room - 1 twin/ single , single bed/couch with sheets and pillows
  • Queen size Bed In each bedroom, Artwork, dresser, closet Caribbean view. Hand painted floors. Upper balcony and all windows are screened.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your cell phone works here, Internet wireless connection at Archeological museum down the street.Your IPhone wireless works here.

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