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

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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

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Speaks english, spanish
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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
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 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
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Both Good & Bad

Both Good & Bad
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

un paraiso al alcance de tu mano

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Las mejores vacaciones que he disfrutado desde hace años. Nos reunimos unos amigos, y la verdad que no pudimos estar mejor. La casa tiene una ubicación privilegiada, con vistas de sueño. Equipada al máximo, decorada con muy buen gusto y todo tipo de detalles. Hay que resaltar la limpieza de la casa. La casa está situada en una zona muy tranquila y rodeada de naturaleza. Todo está a cinco minutos a pie, restaurantes, supermercados, excelente panadería. El manager de la propiedad nos facilitó todo tipo de información para disfrutar a tope de la zona. Muy recommendable. Sin duda volveremos.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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

VIEQUES- Most Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is a short review, more to follow, just wanted to get the word out--

A beautiful, perfectly located house, incredible island, most gorgeous tropical waters!

I spent two weeks here, the first ten days with family (5 adult children, one two-yr old grandson); the last week with a friend. The house has EVERYTHING you need; it is private; cannot hear from one bedroom to another, perfect. A few minutes walk to town- groceries, restaurants, shops.

Very low-key, non-touristy island.

Beaches- everywhere, all open to public, although we hardly saw anybody on any of the beaches (and we visited 14 beaches!).
Favorites- Navio for waves, Media Luna for shallow water, Playa de Punta Arenas "Green Beach" for best snorkeling.

Must visit Museo de VIeques in Isabel; Bioluminescent Bay near Esperanza (we used Abe's Tours for the kayak trip- fun people).

Will write more later on restaurants, etc.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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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Vieques Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2013/14
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Summer 2014
May 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes $500 refundable security deposit
50% due upon booking, balance due 30 days prior to check-in
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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
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
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
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Not appropriate for children under six (6) years
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