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Julie Dechter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Three bedroom, three bathrooms, great for three couples, sleeps seven

A Touch of Glass Beach House is located on Glass Beach, on the quiet edge of the main town of Isabel Segunda, on Vieques' north shore. This three bedroom, three bath home comfortably sleeps 7 people, and offers the option of sleeping an additional person in a sleeping alcove/study on the main floor. The kitchen is very well-equipped, featuring stainless steel appliances and all the necessary kitchen equipment to prepare your very own island fiesta. The ocean views from the windows and patios will not disappoint, and a path through the tropically landscaped yard leads to the beach, where you can collect beach glass, swim and snorkel. You can also see El Yunque and mainland Puerto Rico and watch the sunset without having to leave the comfort of your lounge chair. The town plaza, shops, galleries, and restaurants are just a five minute walk from the house. The pristine beaches within the Fish and Wildlife Refuge are just a ten minute drive.

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Dechter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 24 traveler reviews

A Touch of Glass Beach House, private beachfront villa walking distance to town
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Coatesville, PA USA

Getting away from the cold winter!

  • 4 of 5

We love Vieques! We were there 15 years ago and little has changed! There are a few more people vacationing there with more cars, but it's still a wonderful, laid back, friendly island. We took my 89 year old mother-in-law this time and she loved it too! She really enjoyed watching the iguanas and sitting on Glass Beach. We were happy that Red Beach is open now, it's the most beautiful beach I've ever been to!

A touch of glass beach house was very nice. It's very comfortable and has most everything you need. We were a little disappointed about a few things: there was no snorkel equipment and that would have been nice (it probably didn't say there was any and I assumed there was), the shower didn't drain well in the downstairs bathroom and the hot tub did not get hot at all!

But all in all our stay was wonderful! We loved being able to walk to restaurants, stores and bars from the house. Our favorite restaurant was Coqui Fire, right up the street! The food is great!

We really loved listening to the waves and coqui at night after the absolutely beautiful sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate your feedback. While no one has asked about snorkel gear before, it is a great idea to have some at the house for guests to use. We'll be sure to address that and your other comments as well. Thanks again!
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Oneonta, N Y 13820

Fantastic Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at A Touch of Glass Beach House during our visit to Vieques. The house was amazing with comfortable living arrangements, beautiful views, access to a wonderful stone and sea glass beach, and so much more. Within walking distance to two great bakeries, a nice walk to either the lighthouse or the fort, and easy access to everything.

One of the main reasons we chose Vieques and A Touch of Glass was to have a vacation that was not so full of tourist attractions and commercialism. Walking the streets from the house to the bakeries and such we enjoyed interacting with the friendly and hospitable locals and being, at least in a small way, part of the local culture. A great experience to all of the Morells.

While staying in the Beach House we enjoyed the iguanas and crabs in the back yard, snorkling in the waters off the Beach House shore, and investigating the ship that is sunk nearby.

As for the rest of the island visiting the many beautiful beaches, the bioluminescent bay, and horseback riding were just a couple of the amazing experiences we enjoyed. Taking beautiful senic rides on Veiqueses interesting highways, snorkling at different locations, and enjoying the tropical weather made our relaxing experience at A Touch of Glass even better.

David Morell

Oneonta, NY


  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My vacation at the Touch of Glass Beach House was amazing! We were welcomed by the property managers who are pleasant, friendly and helpful. They gave us a tour of the house and explained everything about the house. The house itself is to die for! Perfect for 3 couples!!! Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom. Each room has been recently updated including the bathrooms! The house was clean and provided all the necessary items needed for a week stay (i.e. kitchen gadgets). There are so many great things about the house! Beach front (lots of beach glass!! ), the incredible sunsets, the privacy from neighbors and noise. I would absolutely come back to A Touch of Glass Beach house!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Staten Island, NY

A Touch of Glass has a lot of class!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve recently returned from my fifth vacation in Vieques, Puerto Rico. It was The Best Vacation Ever, but I say that every time I travel to this laid back, barefoot, tropical paradise. I always stay at a gorgeous Villa located on Glass Beach aptly named, A Touch of Glass. I tried the W once, but after a few days and with the luck of a cancellation, I was able to finish my stay at A Touch of Glass.

Why do I keep going back to Vieques? – No traffic, no mega-hotels or casinos, no fast food, and no strip malls. This all adds up to, no problems. I also think La Chiva (Blue Beach) is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been on.

Why do I keep returning to A Touch of Glass Villa? I think it is perfect. I know reviews are supposed to be balanced with some good and some bad, but I never have a problem in this lovely house, which I wish I could live in, year round. The location on Glass Beach, gives the sense of seclusion while being only a few minutes from the heart of Isabel Segunda. The photos on the website don’t do it justice. I love the views from the decks, especially at sunset while sipping a PainKiller and longing in the Jacuzzi after a hard day of relaxing at the Beach. (I’m beginning to miss it already!)

The kitchen (yes, the kitchen) is wonderful and modern and big and was the site of some of the best times. My friends and I cooked wonderful meals there which we ate on the deck while listening to the sounds of the local tree frogs. Glass Beach is serene in the mornings and I loved having my morning coffee while beachcombing for that all elusive piece of red sea glass.

This last visit, I snorkeled, kayaked, rode a horse through the hills and the beach and explored ruins in the rainforest. Each night, I came ‘home’ to the comforts of A Touch of Glass and as I said “Best Vacation Ever!”

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Cod

Both Good & Bad

  • 3 of 5

First the good. The house is lovely and set up well for 2 couples. It would also work well for a family as there is a separate TV room downstairs with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It's great that you can get out of the house from all the bedrooms. The upstairs is very comfortable and has all the amenities. Sunsets from the upper deck were spectacular and we found some sea glass on the beach below. It is walking distance to town - groceries, restaurants, the few stores in town, coffee shop. We always felt safe walking around town.

Now the Bad.. The house sits on a dead end street next to several abandoned homes and abandoned vehicles. The house on one side has a barbed wire fence and an abandoned refrigerator lying on the sidewalk. The home's alarm system announces every time a door is opened, which gets annoying. The Sea Glass beach is covered with pebbles, and the water is murky. Since the town is the 'government town', there aren't as many people walking around at night, and the stores were closed in the evening. We didn't realize that most restaurants require reservations, so we couldn't just walk up and hope for a table.

Vieques is a beautiful island. The beaches are spectacular, the water was warm, the people are friendly and the food was excellent. If I were to return, I would choose a home near Esperanza or a small hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vieques is a developing island, which is what gives it its charm and appeal.
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Return to Touch of Glass Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I had wanted to return to the Touch of Glass Beach House ever since I had last visited. I really liked the new doors in the garden/yellow bedroom! They let in these wonderful fresh breezes from off the ocean and I went to sleep each night to the soothing sounds of the ocean!

Every evening we all sat on the balcony facing the ocean and watched the rosy sunsets while sipping piña coladas. ;-) Muy bien! I have so many photos from those evening sunsets!

Even my little doggie was happy to be back! She insisted on starting each day with morning walks on the beach. I'd let her outside and she would be running down the stairs to get to the beach fast! I love Vieques as a travel destination! There are plenty of things to do, like exploring the remains of a sugar plantation or horseback riding but it was great to also relax on the beach. I hope I can return again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
in Isabel II
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
in Isabel II
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in Isabel II
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Glass Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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May 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

$500 refundable security deposit
50% due upon booking, balance due 30 days prior to check-in

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Puerto Rico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , sleeps three
  • Three comfortable bedrooms, all of which have their own bath and private terrace, make this home perfect for couples and singles.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Not appropriate for children under six (6) years

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