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Home-Away-From-Home with Spectacular Pool and Panoramic Views of

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms + 1-bedroom apartment, 4 full bathrooms plus outdoor shower, sleeps 8

Vista dos Mares is a well-appointed hilltop home with gorgeous views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Our house sleeps 8 comfortably with 4 bedrooms/4 baths: Two bedrooms/baths in the main house, plus a private-entrance 1-bedroom/1 bath garden apartment below, and a private entrance studio apartment/pool house with another full bathroom, all with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen is fully equipped for home cooking, there's a Weber gas grill, and the dining room comfortably seats 8-10.

The highlight of Vista dos Mares is our 30' swimming pool and multi-level tiled decks, designed to fully complement the extraordinary panoramic Atlantic Ocean views. There is a glass block outdoor hot water shower and 4 separate patios with lounge chairs and tables: upper pool deck, lower pool deck, garden bedroom apartment terrace and, the bi-level orchid patio with Weber grill off the dining room. Other conveniences: full Wi-Fi, Dish-TV, DVD player, iPod dock, wet bar by pool, off-street parking for up to 6 vehicles.

NOTE: just the upper house, with 2 bedrooms, can also be rented if you have a smaller group. There will not be anyone else in the rest of the house or pool - it will still be exclusively yours. The price for the upper house only is reduced to $400 per night with a 4 night minimum.

Visit our web page: More information and photos are available; click the link below.

Vista dos Mares is ideal for families, extended families and up to four couples. There are 2 private entrance bedrooms and 4 separate, lush outdoor terraces and dining areas. We are easy to get to, centrally located on a high ridge between Esperanza and Isabel II -- where the breezes never stop! Our home can also be rented exclusively as a 2 or 3 bedroom property at a discounted rate, if your group is smaller. Please inquire.

Private chef available for meals cooked for you at home. How great to have your first night's dinner prepared for you when you arrive!

At Vista dos Mares, the scope of tropical island living flows organically from its cozy right-at-home interior to its expansive multifaceted exterior. The primary attraction of the outdoor area – aside from the views - is our state-of the-art swimming pool and decks.

Enjoy the comfort of our home while you are on vacation in the tropics. VDM has all the amenities you'll when living on-Island, including plush towels, new linens, pillows and mattresses --– just the way we like them. If you wish to do your own cooking, there is a modern, fully equipped kitchen conveniently open to the living room on one side and the dining room on the other. There is also a Weber gas grill on the patio.

There are ceiling fans in every room of the house. It is fully air conditioned but we’ll bet you’ll rarely need it. Perched at one of the highest points on the island, the comfortable breezes constantly criss-cross throughout the house from the “dos mares” -- seas on both sides.

If you are choosing to rent an island home for your vacation, you probably already prefer to experience an island like a local. That’s our preference too and we’d like you to make our comfy home yours for your stay on the very special island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

More Details

Owner
Andy at VDM reservations web desk
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Andy at VDM reservations web desk

We're two couples who purchased a little piece of paradise, fixed it up to be the type of home WE wanted to live in, and then decided to share it with others when we can't be there ourselves.

We fell in love with Vieques Island from our first visit -- between the having no traffic lights, the gorgeous wild horses wandering around, amazingly diverse bars and restaurants and the unbeatable beaches, we love the simplicity of this island ten years in.

Vista Dos Mares has been renting continuously for ten years and counting. Our reviews speak for themselves and we'd love to host you!

Andy at VDM reservations web desk purchased this house in 2006

Why Andy at VDM reservations web desk chose Vieques Island

The sweeping panoramic views did it for us. There was no pool when we purchased VDM, but we saw the opportunity to create an at-home experience with amazing Atlantic Ocean views from up on high. Plus the constant breezes make keeping the windows open, versus living in air conditioning a dream.

We also like having the private entrancew one bedroom and studio apartments. It works great for us when we're on-Island with friends. This feature allows a "separate but together" feeling.

What makes this house unique

VDM is unique because it's a home, not a showplace. We've tried to provide al comforts, but also add that personal touch of artwork, local crafts and cool furnishings suitable for living on a tropical Island.

Amenities

Vieques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sinks, 2-person shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , All new fixtures
    Garden Apt. Bathroom - toilet , shower , with large dressing area, new fixtures
  • In addition to the 4 bathrooms, there is a wonderful, spacious, glass block hot water outdoor shower near the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Studio - 1 queen , separate entrance, near pool
    Garden Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , includes a living room with full futon & outdoor patio area
  • There are 2 bedrooms upstairs in the main house, each with private bathroom. The garden apartment and studio apartment each has its own private entrance and full bathroom. In addition to a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, the garden apartment also has a living room sofa that converts to a pull-out futon in the living room; there is a lovely garden patio outside the apartment. The home can also be rented with exclusive use as a 2 or 3 bedroom property is your group is smaller. Please inquire about the reduced rate.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Vista Dos Mares is situated on one of the highest points of the island in the Los Chivos section of Vieques. From this central location, you are an easy 10-minute drive to the port town of Isabel Segunda, the Caribbean seaside village of Esperanza or many of the best secluded beaches in the world. You are also close to most of the island’s diverse and delicious restaurants. Stay at our house and live in a real neighborhood. Feel what it’s like to live on a beautiful tropical island.

Reviews

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Laurel, Maryland
5

Fantastic! Beautiful and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Vista Dos Mares was everything I could have hoped for and more. Everything about my experience was excellent from the booking of the property to the ride back to the airport.

Andy was great to work with. Adrienn the house manager is wonderful. She picked us up at the airport and took us to get rental car. Helped us with logistics and great recommendations for beaches, shopping and restaurants.

The pool area is a slice of heaven. We spent a good amount of time enjoying the pool and also the patio outside of the dining room where we grilled dinner a couple of nights.

Comfortable beds, plenty of linens and towels. They even had shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the showers. Fully stocked kitchen too. Would love to come back for a longer stay. We had five wonderful days and I recommend staying longer. Can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea, Thanks so much for your lovely review! We love when our guests "get" what we want to share in Vista Dos Mares -- a real home where you can put your feet up and feel at home in our home (and pool). We would love to host you again. Our many return guests get a 10% discount. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Andy
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Vista dos Mares is spectacularly located on the ridge extending along the spine of the island with outstanding views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic that stay with you long after you have left. The house is very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped, and it is adorned with interesting art. The house manager is friendly and very helpful. This is a large property with a self-contained apartment on the lower level and a superb swimming pool. There are wonderful sitting areas outside the house to admire the views, have a drink, and enjoy the breeze and night sky. Sunrises and sunsets in Vieques are exceptionally colourful in our experience with yellows, pinks, reds, blues and violets stronger than we get in the UK. The magnificent beaches of Vieques are all within easy reach, as are Isabel and Esperanza.

This is a house that tells you it is loved by its owners Andy and Mike. We felt extremely fortunate to be able to spend two glorious weeks in this magnificent location.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Adrian, thanks so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled you "got" the TLC we put into our home and that you felt the vibe. We want our guests at Vista Dos Mares to feel like they are living in a home during their stay, not a hotel or an over-designed showplace. We hope you'll journey back to visit us again one day in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Andy & Michael
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5

Paradise within Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Vista Does Mares for 10 days, and every single one of them was spectacular. Isla de Vieques is an incredibly beautiful place, from the bioluminescence of Mosquito Bay, to the volcanic sands of Playa Negra—and even so, we occasionally had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the comforts of the house. Likewise, the food on Vieques is varied and excellent, but more than a few nights we stayed in and grilled and blended up cocktails with fresh fruits and good, cheap Caribbean rum.

Vista Does Mares sits on one of the highest points on Vieques, and you really can see both seas, both sides of the island, from inside the house and from the wrap-around veranda. The pool is something to behold, offering privacy while also opening onto a view of the lush hills that roll down to the beach. And there's air conditioning, but we never turned it on once, so effective (not to mention soothing) were the breezes blowing through.

Adrienn greeted us at the airport, and she and Jared made our stay that much lovelier. They take great care of the house, they're great people all around, and they know the island like the back of their hands (and not incidentally, pretty much everybody on the island knows and loves them, too).

In short, we really cannot recommend Vista Does Mares highly enough if you're planning a trip to Vieques. It was an absolute joy, and we'll undoubtedly be back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas
5

Vista Dos Mares

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed 2 weeks at this fabulous home. Wendy (property manager) met us at airport and helped us to our rental agency & to property. The home was just as described. There was a very helpful book with pamphlets and business cards which detailed all area activities, restaurants, beaches, etc. The beds, baths, kitchen, pool were all well-stocked with all needed amenities. We did all the island activities including sailing with Marauder owner/crew Nate & Kevin, bio bay tour (Vieques Adventure-same Kevin on our tour), jet skis, eating/drinking and of course laying out by pool or visiting lovely area beaches. We even had massages by Ingrid Bergman at the property and she was fantastic! Very laid back and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Island -- Amazingly Comfy Villa !!

  • 5 of 5

This Villa has everything you need for a "feels like you live there" tropical island vacation. There are two beds/baths upstairs and two private entrance apartments downstairs. Great for couples who want to be together but also separate!

The views are nothing short of breathtaking, totally panoramic of the Atlantic Ocean from the spectacular swimming pool (with outdoor shower)as well as of the Carribean Sea from the back barbeque deck.

Kitchen is fully stocked and the house in general is decorated throughout with really fun decor touches, making it feel like someone's comfy home, not a showplace...

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! The experience you describe is exactly the one we want all our guests to feel, and exactly the type of tropical home WE want to return to when we're on-Island. We do get many return quests, and sincerely hope to count you and yours as members of the VDM family!
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Harrisburg,PA
5

A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Vista Dos Mares for a week from July 15th-July 22nd. This was our third time on the island, but our first time in this house. For this trip we had family and friends with us, and our daughter, Maggie, who is 20 months old. Our whole experience was a fantastic, and we will definitely book this same property next year. The pictures and description were right on target, and the house and views are even more breath-taking in person. It had EVERYTHING we needed- including beach toys that my daughter LOVED (even more than the ones I bought and spent $40 to ship to the house). Beach chairs, towels, coolers, condiments in the fridge, satellite TV and Sirius radio, shampoo, citronella candles- it was all there. Another nice thing was that we had access to all the shows she watches at home through the satellite TV, so she could watch Sesame Street and her other shows when we wanted to relax and have some down time. The wireless internet was fast and consistent- this made my hubby happy, as he could keep up with his fantasy baseball. Wendy, the property manager, was so helpful; she connected us with a rental place for the pack and play and car seat (Patty at "Nu to You"), recommended a place to stay the night before our rental started (Casa de Amistad- Julie was so sweet and the place was clean, cute and so cheap), and she helped us find a chef to make dinner for our first night (Zach in Vieques made a DELICIOUS meal- the mango sorbet and salsa were super yummy), and the babysitter we hired- Christine (she was sweet and professional, and even though I did not think I would be comfortable with having a complete stranger watch our daughter, my fears were at rest once I met Christine). There were a few plumbing issues when we were there, and Wendy had someone out immediately to take care of them. The best part of vacation was seeing how much our daughter enjoyed it. The house was so perfect- there was plenty of room to set her pack and play in our room. It was windy when we were there, so most of her days were spent with Daddy in the pool. The pool could not have been any more perfect for us. There are two levels, as shown in the picture, and a deeper part. The shallow parts were perfect for Maggie to "swim" around in and play with her toys. She spent hours upon hours in the pool. The set-up was so nice; we could watch her while we swam in the deeper part, or sat in the chairs and relaxed, but we didn't have to hold her. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments on your stay(s) at Vista Dos Mares! Your description captures the family experience we want our guests who stay at VDM with children to have. We hope we can add you and Maggie to our growing list of returning guests. We'd love to you join the VDM family!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Vieques Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
From Fajardo to Isabel Secundo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
All within a 10 minute drive
Car: recommended

Vista dos Mares is a unique, well-appointed hilltop home with gorgeous views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Our house sleeps 8 comfortably with 4 bedrooms/4 baths: Two bedrooms/baths in the main house, plus a private-entrance 1-bedroom/1 bath garden apartment below, and a private entrance studio apartment/pool house with another full bathroom, all with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen is fully equipped for home cooking, and the indoor dining room table comfortably seats 8-10.

The highlight of Vista dos Mares is our 30' swimming pool and multi-level tiled decks, designed to fully complement the panoramic Atlantic Ocean views. There is a glass block outdoor (hot water) shower and 4 separate patios with lounge chairs and tables: upper pool deck, lower pool deck, garden bedroom apartment terrace and, the bi-level orchid patio with Weber grill off the dining room. Other conveniences: full Wi-Fi, DVD player, iPod dock, wet bar by pool, off-street parking for up to 6 vehicles.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Please contact us about all terms of the rental agreement.
Rental available for longer periods. Please contact us for special rates for more than 7 days.
The rental rates for Vista dos Mares are $2,900 per week for 2/3 bedrooms or $3,500 per week for the entire
house including private 1-bedroom apartment (4 decks, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, awesome pool). We do have holiday rates for Christmas and New Years that are negotiated individually.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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