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"Praise The Lord" We survived Maria with only the loss of some Shingles! WOW!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sandy Beachfront, 3 bedroom 2 ba. sleeps 6-8,Large wrap around screened in porch

I want to thank all of our incredible guests and Friends for all the prayers and interest in my welfare when I was stuck in Vieques for 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria. I know I would not have made it through the experience so well without your prayers! I stayed up the hill from our home during the 8 1/2 hours that Hurricane Maria pounded our Little Island and when I stepped out at 7:30 AM I was in total miss belief to see our home still standing on the Beach! I quickly ran down the hill and into the house I found only a loss of shingles on 2 sides of the roof and no structural damage at all! That was clearly a Miracle! The next 3 days I spent repairing the roof with what materials I had on hand and cleaning up tree damage. We were very blessed it could have been a total loss. I will be headed down to Vieques with a roofing crew the first week in November to repair and replace any damaged roofing. Amazingly the interior of our home did not sustain any damage at all. At this point we are just waiting on the power to come back; hopefully that will happen by Dec. 5th. Our home is on the 1st run so we may be sooner than later. Thanks again for all the prayers and keep us in mind on your future vacations our little Island will need as many guests as possible to bring it back economically in 2018! A very Huge thanks to my Wife,Cindy for working so very hard to get me home after the Disaster. 50 STEPS TO THE BEACH!! This Beachfront house lies on the North Shore of Vieques PR. at Bastimento Beach. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is only steps to one of the most beautiful beaches on this Caribbean Island. Watch the wild horses dance in the surf, enjoy the warm tropical trade winds and prepare yourself for one of the most relaxing vacations of a life time.

Enjoy snorkeling,sunning and swimming on the wonderful sandy secluded beach!

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Get out of the cold! High Season dates are filling up quickly. Reserve your vacation dates today. Call and ask for Jon. PLEASE see link below for owner's personal website.

Please let our 10 year experience in Vieques assist you in planning your vacation to Vieques. Upon your booking we can provide you with reputable services we have personally used in the past 10 years. Transportation from S.J.U. to Fahardo,Car Rental Agencies,Local Restaurants providing Vieques Cuisine,Gourmet boutique Restaurants,Bio-Bay Tour Operators,Day Sailing and even Massages on the Beach. Let us help you maximize your vacation to Vieques. Please take a moment and read what our past Guests had to say about their experiences in our home. Attention! Praise the Lord our Beachfront home received no damage from Hurricane Irma. We are so blessed and ready to serve you and your family! Oct. and Nov. dates available please let me help you make your vacation to Cieques a success. Thanks, Jon Schmidt

More Details

Owner
Jon Schmidt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Jon Schmidt

My wife and I fell in Love with Vieques in the Spring of 2001 and purchased this vacant 1/2 Acre Beach Front Lot. We purchase the adjoining lot 8 months later and built a small Bungalow. This 3br./2ba. Beach House was in our plans for 7.5 year until we finally built it in the spring of 2010. We spent Christmas in Vieques in 2010 and had a wonderful family experience. We hope our Beach Home can bring you and your families the same kind of wonderful experiences. Time spent with loved ones on the beach with your feet in the water,children snorkeling or making sand castles is truly priceless. Let me help you plan your vacation. Thanks, Jon Schmidt

Jon Schmidt purchased this house in 2001

Why Jon Schmidt chose Villa Borinquen

The Beach is only 50 steps from the house; The North end of our lot is actually the Beach. Our 3 children learned to snorkel at 2 and 3 years of age, because of the calm waters in the rock pool area.

What makes this house unique

Load up the cooler and be on the beach in 30 seconds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I participated in the construction of this home from the beginning. (The summer of 2009 through it's completion, February 1st. 2010.) We built this wonderful home with couples and families in mind. The 3 bedrooms offer plenty of privacy and the 2 bathrooms are very roomy. At $30.00 a bag, the laundry facilities are a must because they allow you to pack light! The full size kitchen is great for families who wish to "eat-in". The huge (520 square foot) screened in, wrap around porch offers ample space for dining and/or to enjoy viewing the beach and ocean. The wild horses put on quite a show periodically through out the day as they play in the surf, or graze over this acre of beachfront property. In 2003 we purchased this particular piece of property because our children were 3 and 4 years old at the time. Due to the safety of the reef 25 yards from the shore line, we could teach our children how to safely snorkel and enjoy the ocean at a very young age. So couples, newlyweds, friends and families come and enjoy our house! It's the best value on the beach! Call (913)219-9692 or e-mail www.viequesbeachhouse.com and let us help you plan your vieques get away. Sincerely,

Jon and Cindy Schmidt
Jan 2010
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Car: recommended

50 steps to the Beach!! This beachfront home is located on Bastimento Beach on the North Shore in Vieques PR.. Located only three miles east of Isabelle where there are two large grocery stores and multiple dinning establishments, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is only steps to one of Vieques' most beautiful beaches! Swimming, snorkeling, spearfishing, kayaking and shelling are just of few of the activities that await you.

The protection of the reef and the zero entry beach provide the perfect spot to teach children and beginners how to snorkel. For the more adventurous, a deep water reef lies 50 yards from the shore. PLEASE see link below for owner's personal website.

Amenities

Villa Borinquen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , all rooms have ceiling fans
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , all rooms have ceiling fans
  • Main Bathroom features and tub and shower combination with vanity lighting and a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. So pack light and start relaxing.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 'Pack'n'Play Available'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , closets and chester draws in each Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , There is a "Pack and Play" available at your request.
  • The Master Bedroom features a queen size bed, chest of drawers, air conditioning, ceiling fan, radio/alarm clock and closet. The 2 other spacious bedrooms feature queen size beds, chest of drawers, ceiling fans, and closets. All beds are brand new Posturpedic mattresses. We now have the availability to Rent Portable Air Conditioners units for the 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms at the rate of $8.50 per day,per unit(from a local rental Co.) this fee must be paid prior to your arrival so we can pick-up/install the unit(2 units $17 per day). Most guests are pleased with the ceiling fans in each room; If you must have a/c in every bedroom this is a great new option!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This Beachfront House features a 8 foot by 65 foot wrap-around screened in porch. That is over 400 square feet of outdoor living space. So dine, entertain or just unwind to the sound of the ocean!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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"Praise The Lord" We survived Maria with only the loss of some Shingles! WOW!
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5

Simply Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this home for about a week in early August, 2017. It was *magical*. We loved Vieques and this home was perfect for us - we could cook, walk out to the beach with our coffee, enjoy the books, games and amenities, drive to all parts of the island and basically unplug on this extraordinary island. We already have recommended Jon's home to many friends! Special thanks to Jon for helping facilitate our last minute booking and to Freddy for being so kind and available to us. We absolutely hope and plan to return. Thank you for a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Vieques and we were overwhelmed with the beautiful beach at our back door! The Vieques Beach House had everything we needed and more.

Jon, the owner was very helpful. He answered all our questions and provided us with many contacts to help us successfully navigate our entire trip.

We fell in love with the island and we will definitely go back and stay at the Beach House again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The beach directly behind the house is gorgeous, and it was a perfect place for our children ages 10, 8 and 6 to snorkel and swim and enjoy a day at the beach. The house worked well for our family, and playing games on the porch was a wonderful way for us to spend our evenings enjoying the ocean view and peaceful sounds of waves.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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5

A great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We (4 women over 50) had a wonderful stay! We were comfortable in the house and really enjoyed watching sunsets on the beach. We could not have had a better place to stay in Vieques.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded beaches, perfect weather, wonderful food

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent our honeymoon ten years ago in the white beach house and have returned four times the past 9 years. Being from Kansas we plan a week vacation in December or January to a warm destination to get away for at least a week from the brutal Midwest weather. This year the wind chills were below zero at home while we were relaxing on one of the beautiful secluded beaches of Viequez. The Schmidt's beach house is great location and you can drive anywhere on the island in less than 30 minutes. The food & drink at the restaurants is great and not expensive. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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A wonderful escape place

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable experience on our Vieques vacation much due to the very comfortable and well equipped accommodations. The property was clean and well maintained with an exceptionally helpful management team. It was located on a beautiful walking beach and close to many of the most popular beaches and restaurants and the quaint town of Isabel where you can find almost anything you'd need on vacation. We loved the location and the comfy beds, along with a fully stocked kitchen and some bonus items including toiletries, kitchen condiments, beach chairs and many other helpful staples that we didn't need to supply. A very relaxing environment on a drop dead gorgeous setting!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $17 per person per night

Please take advantage of this great Summer pricing! BEST VALUE ON THE BEACH! This is not a duplex or a multi-family rental. This is your own house on the beach so it is perfect for family's or couples! PLEASE see link below for owner's personal website. Experience the Caribbean's best kept secret this Summer! All taxes and fees are included in our low weekly price!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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