Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Lovely, welcoming & relaxing!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The location of this private home in the small fishing village of Esperanza provides access to beaches, restaurants, local groceries, produce markets, kayak/snorkel rental shops, clothing and gift stores. The neighborhood is a mixture of local residents and renters. The homes are painted in a rainbow of colors; flowering bushes and trees abound. Magnolia House is cooled inside by ceiling fans and air conditioning. The house has been extensively rebuilt, replacing and enlarging the original structure to incorporate high ceilings, lots of windows, new appliances in the kitchen and an all new bathroom. The front patio is an excellent spot for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails.

There are two, comfortably-sized bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a pair of twin beds. The bathroom has a large, walk-in, tiled shower.

Whether you choose to swim, snorkel, eat out, cook in, tour the bioluminescent bay or read a book, you'll have a comfortable home base. In addition, you'll have the knowledgeable assistance of my caretakers who will meet you at the ferry or airport, if you wish.

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About The Owner

As a retired school teacher with a love of reading, traveling and swimming, Vieques appeals to my sense of adventure. I've been a tourist in many places in the world, but I love actually having real estate to make me feel rooted and to give me a sense of belonging. It creates a balance between the 'foreign' and the familiar.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Vieques Island

I chose Vieques because it's an island in the Caribbean!!!!

What makes this house unique

Magnolia House is private, yet part of a neighborhood that is vibrant. It's where real people live, people who get up in the morning, send their children to school and go to work. The beaches are exquisite and Esperanza is a village hosting world travelers while maintaining its own character.


Esperanza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Magnolia House has hosted several honeymoon couples, mother-daughters vacations & girlfriend getaways as well as many families enjoying the warmth and delights of a tropical island. Please Note: I do not accept credit cards, only a personal check or PayPal.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lovely, welcoming & relaxing!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Warm, welcoming and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with Casa Magnolia. Loretta was extremely helpful and Jay (the propert manager) was fantastic! He spent time with us going over what beaches to see, which places to eat and other activities to do. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit, Jess. I understand the two of you even went to one of Jay's music gigs. That's awesome! I hope you do return for more adventures on Vieques. Best, Loretta
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Welcoming and cute

  • 5 of 5

The Magnolia house was the perfect renal for my daughter and I. It was spacious, comfortable and had all of the comforts of home. It had a full kitchen, two bedrooms that were kept comfortably cool. Neighborhood was very nice And we had off street parking. Loretta was easy to deal with and made the rental process easy, Jay was the absolute best!! He answered all of my questions prior to arrival. Jay met us upon arrival and kept in touch to make sure we were doing ok during our entire trip to the Vieques. He informed us of anything that we needed to know while we were there. He went above and beyond to make sure and assist us to get back to San Juan during bad weather upon our departure, and therefore decreasing our stress and anxiety. I will definitely recommend the Magnolia house, Loretta and Jay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Week

  • 4 of 5

What I loved best about my stay here was living "in the neighborhood." I loved hearing the music of neighbors, the roosters, the doggies, the frogs. It was so fun to rent bikes and bike down to the main strip. The bakery around the corner was amazing. Joe and Mimi were helpful beyond my expectations. I stayed there with my husband and two teen/pre-teen kids. They loved every minute. If you're going to stay here, please treat the doggie well (we named her "Coqui" after the frog-type in the area). She's sweet as can be.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect home base for exploring the island

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Vieques and this sweet house was the perfect place to begin and finish our days exploring all it's natural beauty. Joe was tremendously helpful and welcoming when we arrived and gave us lots of great advice on snorkelling, restaurants and beaches. The house was clean, comfy and spacious for our family of four, and we also appreciated having beach chairs and a washing machine. Also really loved being able to make our own breakfasts and lunches, though the restaurant options on the malecon were so great that we always walked down for dinner and a nice evening stroll. Our favorite way to travel is to stay in places that are charming, budget-friendly and allow us to feel connected to a place or neighbourhood - Magnolia House was the perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen, You sum up what I hope my guests experience! It's a pleasure to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Magnolia House and your visit to Vieques. I do hope you return. After the long winter, it's a great place to soak up the sun. All the best, Loretta
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A Wonderful Place to Bring in a New Year

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Magnolia House for six days and found it perfect for our needs. We loved that it was on a street with people who live there year-round as we prefer to not spend out time in "tourist only" areas. The location was ideal for us -- it's a few blocks away from the Malecon, a few blocks away from one of the main grocery stores in Esperanza, and a 10-15 minutes walk to Sun Bay. The absence of internet allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in being in Esperanza and being with each other. The porch is a perfect spot for some evening cocktails. If we return to Esperanza, I'd pick the Magnolia house again!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Magnolia House and it was once again fantastic! I am hesitant to let the secret out of the bag :) Magnolia House is walking distance to the Malecon where you can stroll, eat, drink and people watch! The house is incredibly comfortable with everything you need. We especially enjoyed sitting outside to read in the afternoon.

This year we discovered the joys of snorkeling and there were splendid sights rights off the pier in Esperenza. You can spend your time here without a car easily or rent a car or scooter for easy outings to the beautiful beaches on the island.

A special thanks, once again, to Joe and Mimi for making the trip extra special with their information and tips. Coqui Grill in Isabel II is fantastic and Tin Box has delicious oysters, fresh salads, and a great happy hour.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vacation time is so precious and I am grateful that you chose to spend it at Magnolia House... twice. Thank you I am pleased that you recognized Mimi and Joe's outstanding support and will definitely pass it on to them. Don't worry about letting out any "secret." What happens in Vieques, stays in Vieques!
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Esperanza House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

*** The Vieques tax as well as the 7% Puerto Rico Tourism tax are included in the rental rate.

PLEASE NOTE: I do Not accept credit cards, only personal checks &/or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

You might like these similar properties