A TOUCH OF GLASS BEACH HOUSE, PRIVATE BEACHFRONT VILLA WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN

Julie Dechter

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A TOUCH OF GLASS BEACH HOUSE, PRIVATE BEACHFRONT VILLA WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN

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Three bedroom, three bathrooms, great for three couples, sleeps seven

A Touch of Glass Beach House is located on Glass Beach, on the quiet edge of the main town of Isabel Segunda, on Vieques' north shore. This three bedroom, three bath home comfortably sleeps 7 people, and offers the option of sleeping an additional person in a sleeping alcove/study on the main floor. The kitchen is very well-equipped, featuring stainless steel appliances and all the necessary kitchen equipment to prepare your very own island fiesta. The ocean views from the windows and patios will not disappoint, and a path through the tropically landscaped yard leads to the beach, where you can collect beach glass, swim and snorkel. You can also see El Yunque and mainland Puerto Rico and watch the sunset without having to leave the comfort of your lounge chair. The town plaza, shops, galleries, and restaurants are just a five minute walk from the house. The pristine beaches within the Fish and Wildlife Refuge are just a ten minute drive.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Julie Dechter

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Oneonta, N Y 13820
5

Fantastic Trip!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful stay at A Touch of Glass Beach House during our visit to Vieques. The house was amazing with comfortable living arrangements, beautiful views, access to a wonderful stone and sea glass beach, and so much more. Within walking distance to two great bakeries, a nice walk to either the lighthouse or the fort, and easy access to everything.
One of the main reasons we chose Vieques and A Touch of Glass was to have a vacation that was not so full of tourist attractions and commercialism. Walking the streets from the house to the bakeries and such we enjoyed interacting with the friendly and hospitable locals and being, at least in a small way, part of the local culture. A great experience to all of the Morells.
While staying in the Beach House we enjoyed the iguanas and crabs in the back yard, snorkling in the waters off the Beach House shore, and investigating the ship that is sunk nearby.
As for the rest of the island visiting the many beautiful beaches, the bioluminescent bay, and horseback riding were just a couple of the amazing experiences we enjoyed. Taking beautiful senic rides on Veiqueses interesting highways, snorkling at different locations, and enjoying the tropical weather made our relaxing experience at A Touch of Glass even better.
David Morell
Oneonta, NY
USA
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

PERFECT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My vacation at the Touch of Glass Beach House was amazing! We were welcomed by the property managers who are pleasant, friendly and helpful. They gave us a tour of the house and explained everything about the house. The house itself is to die for! Perfect for 3 couples!!! Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom. Each room has been recently updated including the bathrooms! The house was clean and provided all the necessary items needed for a week stay (i.e. kitchen gadgets). There are so many great things about the house! Beach front (lots of beach glass!! ), the incredible sunsets, the privacy from neighbors and noise. I would absolutely come back to A Touch of Glass Beach house!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Staten Island, NY
5

A Touch of Glass has a lot of class!

  • 5 of 5
I’ve recently returned from my fifth vacation in Vieques, Puerto Rico. It was The Best Vacation Ever, but I say that every time I travel to this laid back, barefoot, tropical paradise. I always stay at a gorgeous Villa located on Glass Beach aptly named, A Touch of Glass. I tried the W once, but after a few days and with the luck of a cancellation, I was able to finish my stay at A Touch of Glass.
Why do I keep going back to Vieques? – No traffic, no mega-hotels or casinos, no fast food, and no strip malls. This all adds up to, no problems. I also think La Chiva (Blue Beach) is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been on.
Why do I keep returning to A Touch of Glass Villa? I think it is perfect. I know reviews are supposed to be balanced with some good and some bad, but I never have a problem in this lovely house, which I wish I could live in, year round. The location on Glass Beach, gives the sense of seclusion while being only a few minutes from the heart of Isabel Segunda. The photos on the website don’t do it justice. I love the views from the decks, especially at sunset while sipping a PainKiller and longing in the Jacuzzi after a hard day of relaxing at the Beach. (I’m beginning to miss it already!)
The kitchen (yes, the kitchen) is wonderful and modern and big and was the site of some of the best times. My friends and I cooked wonderful meals there which we ate on the deck while listening to the sounds of the local tree frogs. Glass Beach is serene in the mornings and I loved having my morning coffee while beachcombing for that all elusive piece of red sea glass.
This last visit, I snorkeled, kayaked, rode a horse through the hills and the beach and explored ruins in the rainforest. Each night, I came ‘home’ to the comforts of A Touch of Glass and as I said “Best Vacation Ever!”
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
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3

Both Good & Bad

Both Good & Bad
  • 3 of 5
First the good. The house is lovely and set up well for 2 couples. It would also work well for a family as there is a separate TV room downstairs with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It's great that you can get out of the house from all the bedrooms. The upstairs is very comfortable and has all the amenities. Sunsets from the upper deck were spectacular and we found some sea glass on the beach below. It is walking distance to town - groceries, restaurants, the few stores in town, coffee shop. We always felt safe walking around town.
Now the Bad.. The house sits on a dead end street next to several abandoned homes and abandoned vehicles. The house on one side has a barbed wire fence and an abandoned refrigerator lying on the sidewalk. The home's alarm system announces every time a door is opened, which gets annoying. The Sea Glass beach is covered with pebbles, and the water is murky. Since the town is the 'government town', there aren't as many people walking around at night, and the stores were closed in the evening. We didn't realize that most restaurants require reservations, so we couldn't just walk up and hope for a table.
Vieques is a beautiful island. The beaches are spectacular, the water was warm, the people are friendly and the food was excellent. If I were to return, I would choose a home near Esperanza or a small hotel.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our home. It is perfect for 3 couples or a vacation for an extended family as it has one bedroom suite upstairs with 2 additional bedroom suites downstairs separated by a sitting room with satellite TV and a library of DVDs. Each bedroom also has its own deck so you can enjoy different views of the ocean from each. The house is centrally located, so you have the option of staying in and cooking your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen or walking to a local restaurant. The rest of this response deals with the negatives aspects of the review, which really have nothing to do with our home but I feel it is important to respond to in order to put them in their proper context.
The location of the house is at the intersection of two streets in the town of Isabel Segunda (the main town on Vieques). It sits on the edge of a hill above Sea Glass beach. The house does not sit on a dead end street; by virtue of the fact that the house sits facing the beach, we are happily situated so that no roads pass by the side or front of the house. Many homes on Vieques were hit very hard by the last major hurricane and there are homes in varying stages of repair. This is no different than what I noticed on a trip very recently to the Jersey Shore almost two years after Hurricane Sandy. As for the barbed wire fence, many of the local people cannot afford to have wrought iron or even chain link fencing but have to make due with barbed wire.
The house’s alarm system is normally set to “chime”. If a guest prefers otherwise, the chime function can simply be turned off. A call to our caretaker could have easily remedied that. Because Sea Glass beach sits on the north side of the island, the currents are such that the beach is sandy or rocky depending upon the tide and the time of year. However, it is not hard coral like other beach-front homes on Vieques. As to the “murky” water, one attributes that to the tide as we have a wonderful little reef in front of the house that has great snorkeling. During the high season (when this guest stayed), every restaurant on the island books up and requires advance reservations. I don’t think a guest’s lack of prior planning or expectations regarding the development of Vieques should have an impact on the review of our home. Vieques is a developing island, which is what gives it its charm and appeal.
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
5

Return to Touch of Glass Beach House

  • 5 of 5
I had wanted to return to the Touch of Glass Beach House ever since I had last visited. I really liked the new doors in the garden/yellow bedroom! They let in these wonderful fresh breezes from off the ocean and I went to sleep each night to the soothing sounds of the ocean!
Every evening we all sat on the balcony facing the ocean and watched the rosy sunsets while sipping piña coladas. ;-) Muy bien! I have so many photos from those evening sunsets!
Even my little doggie was happy to be back! She insisted on starting each day with morning walks on the beach. I'd let her outside and she would be running down the stairs to get to the beach fast! I love Vieques as a travel destination! There are plenty of things to do, like exploring the remains of a sugar plantation or horseback riding but it was great to also relax on the beach. I hope I can return again soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291663
787 741-0330
Vieques Island Puerto Rico
Gulfport, FL
5

Private In Town Location

  • 5 of 5
While you are in the heart of Isabella the house itself is very private and lovely. You can walk to town, go to restaurants, the market, bars and coffee shops. We were two couples and the house was set up so that we had our privacy and plenty of room. It could easily accommodate 3 couples or a family. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glasses, pots, pans etc. There was Wifi access. Beach chairs, towels, a large cooler and an umbrella were provided. The property manager Joey was quite helpful. The sunsets from the deck are beautiful. We enjoyed our stay at Touch of Glass house.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
VQS
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
in Isabel II
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Glass Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
in Isabel II
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in Isabel II
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Vieques Island Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2014/15
Nov 15 2014 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Christmas week $3,000, New Year's $3,500, President's Day and Easter weeks $3,000
$500 refundable security deposit
50% due upon booking, balance due 30 days prior to check-in
Payment via Pal Pal
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Amenities

Amenities

Vieques Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , sleeps three
  • Three comfortable bedrooms, all of which have their own bath and private terrace, make this home perfect for couples and singles.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Not appropriate for children under six (6) years
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