|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
We love Vieques! We were there 15 years ago and little has changed! There are a few more people vacationing there with more cars, but it's still a wonderful, laid back, friendly island. We took my 89 year old mother-in-law this time and she loved it too! She really enjoyed watching the iguanas and sitting on Glass Beach. We were happy that Red Beach is open now, it's the most beautiful beach I've ever been to!
A touch of glass beach house was very nice. It's very comfortable and has most everything you need. We were a little disappointed about a few things: there was no snorkel equipment and that would have been nice (it probably didn't say there was any and I assumed there was), the shower didn't drain well in the downstairs bathroom and the hot tub did not get hot at all!
But all in all our stay was wonderful! We loved being able to walk to restaurants, stores and bars from the house. Our favorite restaurant was Coqui Fire, right up the street! The food is great!
We really loved listening to the waves and coqui at night after the absolutely beautiful sunsets!!
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.
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!!!!
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!”
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.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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
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