check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

Jon Schmidt

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Beachfront! Beautiful 3br. - 2ba. home, sleeps 6-8

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Villa Borinquen House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 2 bath sleeps 6-8,Llarge wrap around screened in porch.

Just completed February 4, 2010. 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. Thanks, Jon Schmidt

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jon Schmidt (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Vieques Island

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 and let us help you plan your vieques get away. Sincerely,

Jon and Cindy Schmidt
Jan 2010
  • 1 of 1


based on 27 traveler reviews

Beachfront! Beautiful 3br. - 2ba. home, sleeps 6-8
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Lovely House

  • 4 of 5

Honestly we were skeptical our first two days in Vieques. The town was a ghost town and we had no idea of the level of poverty on the island (the poverty is not an issue as much as the petty crime rates that we were unaware of). We embraced the island and quickly fell in love with the beaches. Also after talking to some locals we felt much better.

The beaches are out of a movie! We loved La Chiva ten and eleven and the kids loved Caracas for the waves! Starfish beach near the pier is a must go to! Weirdly the restaurants were open Tuesday-Friday more than the weekends. There are some dogs that roam near the house and we caught n that having water outside from the hose is what kept them around so we did not provide it and they seemed to leave for most days. And the horses! They are really awesome but you really must close the gates and be careful while closing the gate as a horse ran past me to get in the yard! Thankfully Ron was able to give me a tip of how to get them out (clapping and walking behind them)! The house met our expectations and the beach at the home is beautiful. Be aware that the wifi is on 'island time' and we did not get cell reception in the house. A landline would also be a real benefit for emergencies.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic choice for Vieques

  • 5 of 5

We are done looking! This is the house and location you want to stay at, and Jon the owner and Ron the caretaker are the professionals you want to deal with. An amazing vacation without a single complaint. The house is even better than expected, and the beach more beautiful. The many beaches on vieques are great but the one at the house is special. We have rented all over the caribbean and Mexico and this was the nicest rental experience we have had, the island is unique, the house and beach are amazing, and Jon the owner and Ron the property manager are absolutely great to deal with, every single detail covered before arrival. Rent this house with confidence!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exceeded our Expectations

  • 4 of 5

Wow, wow, wow!

We were greeted warmly by Ron as we arrived at the Beach house. The whole process of reserving the property was flawless and we received prompt emails from both Jon, the owner, and Ron, the property manager, before, during and after. The house was comfortable and exceeded our expectations. So very nice to walk a few feet and be on pretty much a private beach. We enjoyed the snorkeling equipment provided and the house had ample beach towels and toys to keep us occupied. Loved the outdoor shower and bbq.

I would recommend renting a car for the time you are there. We spent as much on taxis as a car rental would have cost and we would have had more freedom to explore the beautiful island. Caracas Beach was amazing, sugar sand beach and the kids loved swimming in the protected bay. Playa Grande was very cool for body surfing. We took Ron's suggestion for having a meal at Bieke Bistro and it was superb. The food carts as you go into Caracas Beach (another Ron suggestion) were awesome for wraps to take to the beach for a picnic. Coqui Fire was our last night meal-highly, highly recommended.

I would like to recommend Al's Taxi Service for the ride from the airport to Fajardo. Very helpful and friendly. On the island, Jorge, was efficient, fun, and knows where to go. On time and prompt, especially when we needed to catch the ferry. May I also suggest motion sickness pills for the ferry? Just in case. A good thing to have so you can enjoy the incredible views on the ride to Vieques.

Highly recommend the Bioluminesence Bay tour. So beautiful and to kayak the bay after learning its rich history was amazing.

Remember to bring plenty of sunscreen! And visit Black Beard Sports if you need a cool long sleeved swim shirt- a necessity if you are snorkeling for as long as we all did!

What a beautiful island! People were very friendly and we have all vowed to learn Spanish to enjoy all the island has to offer. Cannot wait to return and enjoy your beach house again, Jon. Thank you very much for sharing your vacation home. Can definitely see why you and your family fell in love with this spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Already planning for next year

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for quiet, clean house with access to your own private sanctuary, then this is the spot for you. Jon the owner and Ron the property manager have a great spot you can call your own.

The home is clean and well kept. Town is close enough for you to grab groceries for a few days so you never have to leave. You can go to the beach, come back to the house and grab a snack or lunch or cool drink and head back out to the beach. Then Repeat. There are good food options in town if you need someone else to cook for you.

If you are happy with cooking for yourself, making your own drinks and enjoying the ocean 100 feet away, then this is the spot for you.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect Vieques Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had thought we were going to have a good trip and a special time away from the stresses of life, but our experience at the Vieques house infinitely exceeded anything I could've ever imagined. The location is perfect. You can literally walk out the back door and find yourself upon a gorgeous Caribbean beach. We woke up early a couple of mornings and watched stunning sunrises. There is amazing food to be had in Isabella Segunda which is a short 3 minute drive away. We highly recommend Coqui Fire. The kitchen at the house is fully equipped for making meals at home as well.

Ron, the site manager, could not have possibly been nicer or more helpful. His suggestions for food and things to do were perfect. I forgot a necklace and earrings at the house and Ron is shipping that back to me! It's gestures like that that really make the Vieques house a special experience.

We would love to return and highly recommend the rental! The only thing that I wish was different would be that we would've had more time!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the best choice I could have made for our vacation. It was our private paradise! Because we were there in September, there were few people spotted on the backyard beach, so we considered it our very own. The house itself offered our family of 4 enough space when we needed it during the trip. It was a great base to come home to after exploring the island, and allowed us to cook and eat meals together in the kitchen. I highly recommend the house and Robert, who manages the property. The property was well maintained and offered everything needed for the stay, including beach equipment. Thanks to Jon for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Villa Borinquen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer 2016
May 2 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Winter/High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Villa Borinquen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers