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Cheryl Donakowski and Frank Misplon

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Casa Tolteca - XMAS NOW AVAILABLE! - Stylish Modern Villa Private Pool & Views

15 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Villa Borinquen Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8

Casa Tolteca provides the tranquility and beauty you expect in a tropical vacation. The villa offers four bedrooms and three baths, including two master suites with ensuite bathrooms. Completing the picture is an exquisite 30 foot pool, two outdoor showers, as well as almost a half acre of grounds with tropical gardens, ensuring a tranquil vacation. The house was selected for the Vieques House Showcase Tour!

The villa is only 5 minutes from the main town on the island and less than a 15 minutes drive to the best beaches. Located in the hills overlooking the countryside, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, Casa Tolteca gives you the relaxation you crave, the carefree living you need, and the vacation you deserve.

*** Looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation? We own another property on Vieques with two 2bdrm units and one 3bdrm unit - all around a gorgeous swimming pool! If you are interested, please contact me

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Donakowski and Frank Misplon (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Cheryl Donakowski and Frank Misplon

We live in northern Michigan, where we all appreciate a warm, sunny escape in the winter! We owned two vacation rental properties on St. John in the US Virgin Islands, and as it became more developed and crowded we looked for another island that would be as quiet and peaceful as St. John was a few years ago. We found Vieques to be the perfect place for us - plenty of great (protected) beaches, lots of great restaurants, wonderful people, and a lot of peace and quiet!

Cheryl Donakowski and Frank Misplon purchased this villa in 2010

Why Cheryl Donakowski and Frank Misplon chose Vieques Island

Casa Tolteca is a great house in a great location. We have plenty of room for groups to gather together and also plenty of room to spread out. With the pool deck, covered porch, living room, upstairs library area, and roof deck there is a space to suit everyone.

We are also in the perfect location, in a residential neighborhood in the hills about 5 minutes outside of Isabel Segunda, the main town on the island. As a result, you are close to restaurants, groceries, gas stations, ATM, etc. We are also very near the road to the entrance of the Nature Preserve and are within 10-15 minutes drive to most of the world-class beaches on the island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

....after 5 different visits to Vieques. We were a party of 8 adults an 3 babies. Opposite to our horrific experience at Beso del Caribe (also in Vieques) where the security deposit was unjustly kept by the owners after their property manager lied to them, and we were even bitten by fleas, our experience at CASA TOLTECA was JUST WONDERFUL. This was our 5th visit to Vieques and so far THE BEST EVER. The beautiful landscape, very nice and ultra clean accommodations, together with all the amenities one can think of for a great vacation, definitely made CASA TOLTECA our home away from home in Vieques.

Thank you Cheryl, thank you Cheo!'

We can't wait to go back!!!!!
Sep 2014
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Casa Tolteca - XMAS NOW AVAILABLE! - Stylish Modern Villa Private Pool & Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

Why stay at The W when you can stay @ Casa Tolteca

  • 5 of 5

Everything you read here is true: This comfortable rental is magnificent and the managers are extremely nice and accommodating. Why go elsewhere?

I would just add that you have wasted your vacation if you did not kayak on the Bio-luminescent Bay. Try booking your stay when there is no moon (do an internet search on "Vieques moon calendar") and ask Cheo for recommendations on kayak tours. If you like to cook, bring ingredients from the big island to save some money. Otherwise, ask Cheo for places to eat. I had the best Trifongo ever at Rincon del Sabor (food trailer). In addition, I loved the guava colada and the Tres Leches with Coquito (PR's authentic concoction of rum, coconut milk and condensed milk) at the restaurant Conuco on Isabel Segunda. Rent a jeep to explore the best beaches on the island. My favorite: Pata Prieta (calm waters in a secluded beach-- it's paradise).

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

By far this is one of the nicest villas on the island! The house and grounds are clean and maintained, well appointed with everything you need for a comfortable vacation. Beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear and coolers are provided which was very handy. We cooked on the poolside gas grille almost every night. Cheryl (owner), Kelly and Cheo (house managers) are super friendly and helpful (they also have a island vehicle for rent which I highly recommend). Location is convenient to both towns and the beaches. Beds are comfortable with high quality linens. The house is spacious so there is plenty of room to spread out and relax without being on top of each other. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wow!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish a class act. The booking was informed and responsive. The caretaker a delight, warm and friendly with great info. As for the Villa words cannot do it adequate justice! A beautiful, stylish property. It does not feel like a sterile vacation rental. It is a wonderful home. A flowing, easy living floor plan that readily accommodates a family of 8. The towels and linens are great, well equipped kitchen, great showers, plenty of hot water. No problem with internet and if you have Sprint you do get mobile service at the Villa! The grounds are a delight, lush and vibrant color. The neighborhood feels safe and exhibits the local community. A short drive to town or beaches from this central location. The black bottom pool provides warm water and endless fun.

The Villa is so well equipped from beach chairs to ice chest to snorkel equipment it really is a dream come true.

Our first trip to the island and we loved it.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property to the most discerning travellers.

It was hard to say goodbye to Casa Tolteca. We feel fortunate to have spent such a wonderful time there.

If I could ask for one thing it would be an electric kettle! After being in the UK for a few years my family have become tea addicts!

Five stars...10 out of 10

Cannot wait to return to this paradise.

California family of eight.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house, easy, comfortable, a great place to return to after a day at the beach. The kids, 4 and 8, loved the pool and exploring the property. The adults, much older, loved it all, especially the lovely third floor bedroom where we, the grandparents, hid out from time to time. Cheryl is a great host and her caretakers are there for anything you might need. WE hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Lovely & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely and relaxing place! The house supplied all we needed from the kitchen down to the pool chairs & towels.

The beds and linens were comfy, as well as the furniture.

Beautiful outdoor living area too.

Kelly & Cheo were great hosts and even rented us their Jeep for the week.

Would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great location for a family.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable home for 8 individuals although we only ended up with 6. From the booking with the owner to our connection with one of the managers, Cheo, at the airport and questions to Kelly the other manager by email or phone, it was a fantastic experience. Easy drive to the fish market and the grocery store with a small store nearby for essentials, (beer and ice). The kitchen is very well stocked and easy to prepare wonderful meals in. The bathrooms were nice. The bath towels and the beach towels were very generous. Having the on-site washer and dryer was great. My husband and I had been to Vieques before but was so happy to introduce this wonderful island to our son and his wife and our daughter and her fiancé. I would stay at this property anytime I was able to come to my favorite island.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: recommended

Vieques is the last of the unspoiled Caribbean Islands. If you want golf, and nightlife, this island is NOT for you. If you want empty beaches, quiet evenings overlooking the tropical landscape, great restaurants and nice people, come to Vieques.

Our home is perfectly located in a residential neighborhood in the hills, 5 minutes out of the main town of Isabel Segunda and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, atm, etc. It is also only 10-15 minutes to the world-class beaches in the Nature Preserve and about 15 minutes from Esperanza, a charming fishing-village on the south shore with waterfront restaurants, shops and water sports.

Other Activities: Kayaking in the BioBay, exploring Vieques countryside

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Rates & Availability

Villa Borinquen Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$475
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
 

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Amenities

Villa Borinquen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom also opens onto an outdoor shower with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The upstairs master suite bathroom is equipped with a shower for two with rainshower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , own bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , own bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can be made up as king or two singles
  • Two downstairs bedrooms have queen beds, the third is a king that can also be made up as two singles. One of the queen bedrooms is a second master suite with ensuite bathroom and a private outdoor shower. The room also opens on a private patio. The other two bedrooms downstairs share a full bath. The second floor master suite has king bed, a full ensuite bath and French doors opening onto its own patio and the three-sided sun deck. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioners, just in case you need a little cooling off.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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