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New large 2bedrm house in Esperanza: Casita Rosita

Rosie Dempsey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Rosie Dempsey

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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New large 2bedrm house in Esperanza: Casita Rosita

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Vieques Island House Rental Photos and Description

All in the neighborhood: beaches/restaurants/bars/bakery/water-sports

Stay at the charming CASITA ROSITA for lavish value, comfort and easy logistics—go carless if you want. CASITA ROSITA is a short block from the coast and the promenade: find 4 beaches, 8 restaurants, 4 rental outfitters, boutiques, vendors & the Malecon—our boardwalk where you can promenade, hear music or hit the culture/history museum. Bakery & market 4 doors, and around the corner from Casita Rosita. Our spacious 2 bedroom home was renovated in 2012 and has WIFI and air conditioning, as well as:

Light-filled large rooms, fully furnished indoor & out

Air conditioning, ceiling fans & an ocean view from the back yard

Large roomy bathroom, plus outdoor shower & dressing area

Watch wild horses roam by from our front porch or grill on the big back deck in tropical private back yard

Full complement of beach & snorkeling equipment

Casita Rosita features king & queen bedrooms in a fully equipped home, complete kitchen, all linens, hammock under the shade of our towering mango tree, front porch to watch the sun rise.

See/read lots more about Vieques at:

There’s a games table, desk, luggage racks, reading lights, outdoor furniture front & back. Kitchen includes a bar, microwave, filtered water spout, espresso and coffee makers, full complement of matching dishes, pans, etc. See our Pictures. Go to our website.

The best bio bay in the world is on Vieques. Other recreation fun: rent kayaks, jet skis, sail, snorkel by boat, motor scooter, tennis, yoga. OR Snorkel from shore! Swim to the little island in Esperanza Bay. Baseball field, basketball court, playground around the corner.

Inexpensive eats right in the neighborhood of of Casita Rosita:

Duffy’s – large mircobrew selection, only on the island, great nightlife

Belly Buttons – breakfast & lunch, but also special nights with chef’s: Wed: Paella, Thurs: Tacos

Lazy Jacks – a good drinking bar, brick oven pizza

La Nasa – fried Puerto Rican foods, locals eat here, great dancing out back over the water

Mucho Gusto – we like the conch salad and whole fish, Puerto Rican owned

Columbian Food Cart – Friday-Sunday, good/inexpensive vendor

Medium to Expensive Prices (in order) near Casita Rosita:

Tradewinds – specials are good value, view is lovely

Billi – love the whole snapper, try what was caught that day

El Quenepo – unique food, posh atmosphere, high end

Sports Rental Right in the neighborhood of Casita Rosita:

Blue Caribe Kayaks Snorkeling & fishing, snorkel rental, bio bay tours

Caribbean Fly Fishing Co. Saltwater fly fishing, deep sea/offshore fishing, beach charters in 28? Bertram

Fun Brothers Land & Sea Equipment Rental: scooters, jet skis, kayaks, snorkel gear, scooters, boat rentals & bio bay tours

Heaven Caribe Snorkel w/ local biologist

Maruader Sailing 34 ft/up to six guests, since 2003 licenced/insured

Vieques Paddleboarding: Stand on a surf board and paddle in Esperanza Bay, snorkeling, fitness.

Walk to Beaches:

From Casita Rosita you can walk past 3 house, turn at the coast road to the right and left to a short path driveway wide down hill to a lovely cove. Walk around the rocks to your right and get to a wide open coconut grove lined beach. Or walk to the Malecon down steps to the sea, or step to the sand all along Esperanza Bay, or walk the sand to the huge long beach of SunBay State Park.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge beaches are not to be missed, for the diversity of settings, beach entrances, and most make you feel you own the place. See the island maps in the house and distributed everywhere.

Snorkeling from shore by Casita Rosita:

The beach just down from our house has good snorkeling that continues along the high cliff and a short ways the other direction. Snorkel also on the west side of the little island you can see from shore—it’s a 15 minutes swim out.

SunBay State Park:

Just around the corner from Casita Rosita at the edge of the Esperanza neighborhood, the SunBay State park can be walked to along the coast, or driven to. This is a very long beach with a view to an island and an isthmus. Easy beach entrance, park casually just across the sandy road from the water. Access to bathrooms, snackbar, tapas & drinks delivered. Swim area is roped off.

Other Refuge Beaches:

On the southwestern side of Vieques includes Playa Grande–great for walking and listening to a loud ocean; and Playa Negra–a reak walk in. On the northern side, there are many beaches. These are all on the Atlantic.

WILDLIFE: Four species of sea turtles live in the waters of Vieques and nest on its shores, sometimes you can see them when snorkeling. Birds and frogs sing in this tropical ecosystem. Egrets stand on the backs of horses. Vieques feels out of time. The main streets are newly paved and wild horses roam them & the beaches.

Vieques is, again, voted the Best Island in the Caribbean (as well as in Bermuda & Bahamas) by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. We are famous for our natural landscape, on land and in the water, and dozens of unspoiled beach choices.

Stay at Casita Rosita and relax, or you can horseback ride, ocean kayak, bicycle, motor scooter, play tennis, take yoga classes on the beach or in studio, sail, boat, jet ski, surf, and scuba dive. Jump off the new and old piers in Esperanza Bay, paddle surf, explore lagoons & mangrove wetlands, an old sugar mill, and experience wildlife, from sea turtles to wild horses that roam the island. Plenty of healing massage therapists, including reflexology. Join the drum circle, sing your heart out at karoke, listen to a live band, eat at your pick of 43 restaurants.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rosie Dempsey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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About Rosie Dempsey

We have rented our home for over a dozen years. We understand the importance of helping you with logistics and getting the most out of your stay in Vieques. We bought a home in Vieques after working as volunteers there. We write for the local island magazine about wildlife, flowers and nature. We have traveled extensively ourselves as nature volunteers and have outfitted our Vieques home accordingly. We endeavor to make you comfortable and happy.

Rosie Dempsey purchased this house in 2011

Why Rosie Dempsey chose Vieques Island

Open, airy, bright, close to everything, water view, large rooms, stone floors, nice bathroom.

What makes this house unique

The prior owner gardened, so our soil is fabulous and we are intent gardeners. The huge mango tree, the nice neighbors, the closeness to everything, the consistency of the housing on this block, all made this house a great choice after looking at many. We were so lucky.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Seriously this house is your home away from home. Best garden on the block with fruit trees & more! The back yard is an awesome hangout spot because there's an awesome hammock to use & the lighting is great! Inside the house has everything you need & the best feature is the outdoor shower, you cant beat it. close to everything & peaceful. the locals were friendly & the neighborhood is charming, including the beautiful views of The Malecon. Great choice for a rental in Vieques!
May 2014
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New large 2bedrm house in Esperanza: Casita Rosita
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

The perfect vacation from your vacation

  • 5 of 5

Right from the get go Casita Rosita surpassed expectations. After a full tour of the house and the property by caretaker Ivonne, we settled into the cozy, homey setting that is Casita Rosita. Located right off the main drag in Esperanza on a quiet street just outside the town center, Casita Rosita could not be better situated. Just a minute walk from the water or a five minute walk from the town beach, you will pass through the tiny, yet beautiful town on the way to the beach. There are local bars, lots of restaurants and if you love to swim, snorkel or dive, the local Fisherman's Pier offers all alternatives. One of my favorite luxuries of Casita Rosita was the outdoor shower. There is a "regular" indoor shower as well that my wife and daughter used but I only used the outdoor version/scuba gear rinse :). The washer/dryer came in very handy and the rooms and beds were extremely comfortable. At the end of every day, when we came back from our Vieques adventures it was great to feel that we were coming "home".

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fabulous home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Casita Rosita! The house is decorated in an artistic and

comfortable way that was very warm and welcoming. There are ceiling fans in every room and the air conditioning keeps the whole house cool. They had everything we needed for the beach: a cooler, towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, stuff for snorkeling. We could easily walk to the main center of Esperanza, where there are restaurants and bars overlooking the water. There is a small market and bakery just down the street from the house, which was great for grabbing snacks and drinks on the way to the beach. I found it really easy to contact Rosie, the owner of the house and she was very nice to work with. I've already recommended the house to other friends from San Diego who love to visit Vieques and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington, DC

Great island vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a really wonderful time staying at Casita Rosita. The house is lovely, and had everything we needed to make our stay easy. We made use of the beach and snorkel equipment to explore Vieques' beautiful beaches. The house was very comfortable for the two of us, and could easily have slept another couple in the second bedroom, or a family with kids.

We did a lot of our own cooking, and the kitchen was outfitted with everything we needed. The house gets plenty of light, and has a big, pleasant back yard.

If we took another trip to Vieques, we'd definitely stay at Casita Rosita again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mendocino, CA, USA

Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

Family trip to new locale, so easy to get around to restaurants and beaches—reduced logistics a plus. House has everything and is very comfortable. Temperatures were perfect. Slept hard after days on beautiful beaches. Loved the outdoor shower, bakery around corner, the yard and all the places to sit outside and lounge.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Loved Casita Rosita

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casita Rosita and LOVED it! The location is perfect; able to walk to restaurants and beaches. There is both a backyard deck and sitting on the front porch. The living room is really nice. We thought it was a great value for a 2 bedroom house. Check out the pictures that were drawn by the owner. Really beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful stay at Casita Rosita

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic winter vacation on Vieques and loved staying at La Casita Rosita. It is a lovely house with 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full) and a large room that includes living/dining room and kitchen. There is a comfortable front porch and a back patio with wonderful landscaping. The house has everything you could ask for from a beach cooler to snorkel sets as well as a fully stocked kitchen. We did not have a car and were able to walk to 3 beaches (loved Sun Beach) , all of the Esperanza restaurants, and the kayak rental. There are two small grocery markets in walking distance but it is probably best to stop in the larger market in Isabel Segundo to stock up on more varied essentials. Definitely order flan from the caretaker Yvonne; it was the best we ever tasted. We used a taxi to go to Caracas (red) Beach and it was beautiful and well worth the cost. We also did an excellent biobay tour with Bieques Ecotrip; the group was small – just 10 people- and the leaders were entertaining and informative. We took a prearranged taxi (Luquillo taxi) from the airport to the Farjado ferry- Luquillo taxi bought our ferry tix ahead of time so there was no stress in having a ferry space. At La Casita Rosita, Rosie is a great hostess and really helped us prepare for the trip and work out some of the details. All in all we had a fabulous time on Vieques and at La Casita Rosita and can’t wait to go back some day soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lora for your kind words. Note that its one KING bed and 1 QUEEN.


El Quenepo
"Best Restaurant on the island"
"Only Microbrew pub on the island with well priced Americana fare, facing the beautiful ocean..."
Bananas Guesthouse and Restaurant
"Love their gazpacho, muscles appetizer, blender drinks."
Trade Winds
"We always go our first night in town as it is closest to CASITA ROSTA, and has lots of fish ..."
Lazy Jack's
"Great Hang Out Spot: This is a bar for people who love bars, the young, drinkers, karokites"
"VIEQUES CONSERVATION & HISTORICAL TRUST Great little museum right on the malecon with exhibi..."
Malecon House
"Check out the posh boutique on the first floor on the right."
Colmado Lydias Vieques Puerto Rico
"The market around the corner from CASITA ROSITA, it has a little of everything you might nee..."
Car: not necessary

Esperanza is the most accessible neighborhood on the island of Vieques. Bakery and market four doors away. Four doors the other direction is the coastal road and the beach just beyond that. A block away is the Malecon--our mainstreet with 8 restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, microbrews, beaches, incredible spots for watching the sun set. Bio bay tours, recreation rental all right here. Shop, hit the musuem, right here in Esperanza. Promenade along the Caribbean Sea right here. Jump from the piers right here. Go horseback riding right here.

Park in front of our house. Great block, good neighbors, nice houses. You don't need a car to get around. Not everyone in you group has to do the same thing. More freedom at this location. Walk to Sun Bay, too.

You can also catch a shared taxi along the boardwalk road.


Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Vieques Island House Rental Rates

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Jun 19 2015 - Dec 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

< 5 nights CLEANING fee $100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%

* 3% fee if you want to pay through VRBO--the fee they charge I pass on to you. No fee to pay by by check directly to owner.
* You have the choice to pay a security deposit of $250 that can be refunded, or a $49 non refundable fee for rental insurance. You let me know so I can alter the contract or the online payment request.

* More than 4 persons results in an additional fee via discussion with the owner/manager, generally $30 for a 5th person per day.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Vieques Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Snorkeling gear, beach bag, beach toys, beach towels, beach spread, beach chairs, beach umbrella, lifevest. Board games, puzzles, cards, books, DVDs & music CDs.

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