|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This unique & rustic vacation cottage offers visitors the essence of Vieques. It's owners are committed to sharing with others the Vieques they fell in love with after seeking uncharted waters 20 years ago, and which they knew they found from the first moment they landed on what was then a barren airstrip with only a cargo container for a terminal and a wind sock for flight control.
The bygone quality of Vieques is captured perfectly in the Beach Bungalow. Resting on a secluded tropical lot surrounded by palms, sea grapes, and almond trees, this Vieques' most natural location with its tropical trade winds, front door view of the Atlantic Ocean, and neighboring protected lands.
Simplicity is the key to life at the Beach Bungalow. Stress is simply no match for this relaxed and comfortable setting!
Your Beach Bungalow Beach: For the more active and adventurous traveler, the Beach Bungalow offers a kilometer of empty secluded beach providing many activities: shelling, swimming and for snorkel enthusiasts, a coral reef only 45-yards from shore revealing red snapper, yellow fin tuna, conch, angel fish, and much more exotic oceanic life.
Walk West, you will pass a hundred yards of TIDAL POOL behind a coral breakwater creating the perfect swimming experience for the very young and/or the very mellow. Beyond that is one of Vieques prime beach glass locations.
Walk to the East and you have mellow Atlantic breakers as far as you can see and, for the adventurous HIKER, over 10 miles of Fish and Wildlife Refuge coastline completely inaccessible to vehicular traffic of any kind. KAYAKERS, knock yourselves out reassured that no matter how how far you go... the trade winds will gently drift you back home. Stay put and watch the sun make its way across the Atlantic to a perfect sunset!
Beyond the Bungalow -- Vieques Beaches: Starting with the Western end of Island, Punta Arenas is the farthest, and one of the prettiest, with great views of the Big Island. The Rompeolas (breakwater), for serious fishing and spectacular sunsets, is also out that way. The most accessible swimming beaches are in the Sun Bay Balneario. It is just east of Esperanza on the south side of the island and has 3 very different beach experiences, one of which is Media Luna, the best toddler beach on earth!. This vast Parques Nacionales area also has the bioluminescent bay. We recommend going on moonless nights with the BioBay Conservation group's pontoon boat and biologists, or another organized group. Many deserted beaches are on the East end Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The road to the main beaches is good, but feel free to explore off the beaten path. Other precious experiences are feeding wild horses, losing yourself on long walks through tropical hills and dales, and weekend nights at the NASA...dancing on the strip in Esperanza
Beach Bungalow Amenities: While the Beach Bungalow is little more than a beach shack, life doesn't have to be difficult here. The bed is soft and comfortable with 500 thread count sheets to soothe you after a full day of adventure. There are both indoor and outdoor showers and plenty of lush and thirsty towels.
Pack light as you will need very little here. There is a full sized washer and dryer for your convenience, as well!
You may not need much more than the sound and site of the ocean for entertainment but, just in case, there is a DVD player with an assortment of movies, an ipod dock with speakers,& a library of good beach books. Relax on the huge screened porch or stretch out on the comfortable futon style sofa with pillows and throws.
The kitchen is small but fully equipped. There is an outdoor grill for your fresh catch of the day!
Beach towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, coolers, snorkeling gear & floats are here for your waterfront enjoyment.
All you have to do is relax...
We stayed in this property over the Christmas holiday, and we will definitely be back again! The house was very comfortable, with a great view of the secluded beach. There's a full kitchen if you'd like to prepare your meals, or there are many restaurants just a few minutes away. The location is very quiet - there are very few houses nearby, so at night you can really hear the coqui frogs. The balcony of the beach house is screened, so we were able to sleep with the doors open to the ocean breezes without worrying about mosquitos getting in. Nearly every morning there were wild horses grazing in the yard, which we loved. Bring DVD's to watch in the evening if you don't speak Spanish, since the local stations are not in English. Pack light, as there is a washer & dryer & plenty of towels.
There's fantastic snorkeling off of many of Vieques beaches, and a trip to the bioluminescent bay is a must!! The island is very family-oriented, so this is a great place for familes with young children. Many of the beaches have shallow, calm water that is perfect for the kids to play in. This was our best vacation yet, and I highly recommend this property!
We had a wonderful stay at this bungalow. The walls open to a large screened-in patio that overlooks a great beach. We slept with the walls open and woke each morning to the sound of waves crashing and a nice sea-breeze. The bungalow had everything we needed for a week long stay. There's a grocery store near the town just a short drive away.
Most of the restaurants we went to were in the town on the other side of the island, in Esperanza. I would recommend renting a vehicle, but it's a beautiful drive.
This is a great property, and I think one of the few with direct access to the waterfront. The beach is fantastic and nearly deserted, and being at the end of the road keeps things nice and peaceful. We had a wonderful stay there, and the best part was the management staff, who are very flexible and communicative and do a wonderful job. Hopefully will be back someday soon! You definitely need a vehicle for this location unless you don't want to go anywhere, but other than that the unit has everything you need but for groceries, and even some of those!
My husband and I spent an enchanted week on the island of Vieques. We were thrilled to find the Beach Bungalow and loved its out-of-the-way location and the omnipresent sound of the ocean right out our back door. The home was perfect for the two of us - so many "extras" I didn't expect to find in an island rental. Beach chairs, cooler, a few basic food supplies, some basic toiletries, washer / dryer, tv, dvd, snorkel equipment, and more. It was like visiting something owned, cared for, and prepped for you by your family. There was ample - and incredibly helpful - communication ahead of time and upon arrival, Annette was the kindest, most informative hostess ever. We loved Purple Beach (right out the back door) and marveled at the wild horses we sometimes saw walking there. We did have some neighbors that were a bit loud a couple of nights - but not loud enough for us to go over and talk to them =) so it really wasn't that bad, you know? We plugged in the A/C and shut the doors and windows so we couldn't hear them and went to bed early. =) All in all our stay was relaxing, romantic, and wonderful! I would definitely recommend this rental on so many levels!
Wife and I stayed for 5 days late Oct 2012. Fantastic out-of-the-way location but easy drive back into Isabella Segunda for the rather pleasant nightly paseo on the square. House was just right for us -- the big doors out to the porch were great and provided fantastic ocean views and sounds day and night. No bug/pest problems indoors or out. Horses out front and back were always a treat to watch. Vast majority of the time we had the beach completely to ourselves; good snorkeling directly off the beach (watch for riptides). Snorkelling, beach chairs and other beach kit provided. Kitchen was just fine, ceiling fans and AC unit in bedroom in good working order and kept things quite comfortable. Hot water in the shower was off-and-on but was not a bother for us. Nice having the outdoor shower right by the door. We didn't need anything fixed/repaired while there, but Annette was fantastic about getting us settled in and checked out. Dealing with the owner was not in person, but equally friendly and easy.
We spent a wonderful week in this little cottage on the beach with our two children, ages 5 and 8. The kids slept comfortably on the futon and we all enjoyed listening to the waves from our beds. The waves at the beach at the house were a bit rough for us for swimming but we loved taking walks and shell collecting by the house. The caretaker gave us great tips for the best beaches and local restaurants. Everything we wanted to do was within a 15 minute ride and we loved the solitude of the house. We will definitely be back one day (hopefully soon!) Thank you for a wonderful home base for exploring the beautiful island of Vieques.
The Beach Bungalow lies on Bastimento Beach -- also known as Purple Beach--within the parish of Villa Borinquen. The Bungalow is five minutes from the shops and restaurants of Isabella II on road 200 (North Shore Road). One of the greatest assets lies in our unique location on Bastimento Beach and in respect to the Largest National Park in the Caribbean system. 'Our' beach has 100 yards of natural coral breakwater for wading and shallow childsafe swimming, ending in a treasure trove of beach glass to the West. 100 yards to our East, the 16,000 acres of National Park has endless inaccessible beaches, exotic tropical birds, and aquatic life. If you enjoy strolling and exploring beach, you can walk nearly 10 miles of beach which is entirely uninhabited and untouched by human development.
Other Activities: Sea shell hunting on your private beach
Off Peak -- $950/week
Peak -- $1450/week
50% Deposit to hold dates
Balance due 60 days prior to check-in