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Moonrise at Bravos Beach Cottages - Charming Compound with Pool - Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4 in beds, 2 more on pullout sofas

Moonrise Cottage is located in the lovely beach-side neighborhood of Bravos de Boston and is a block from beautiful La Chata beach on the Atlantic! Located on a 1/2 acre lot, Moonrise is part of the Bravos Beach Cottage compound of three rental units in two buildings, surrounding a swimming pool and gazebo, and set amid tropical gardens.

Moonrise Cottage is of newer construction and was designed by well-known architect Stanley Hutchinson. The main living space - Great Room, kitchen, balcony, and one bedroom and bath - are on the second floor, with a second bedroom with ensuite bath and private patio on the first floor. Two loveseats in the living room convert to single beds, especially good for children and bringing the total of guests we can accommodate to 6.

Moonrise is especially nice for couples traveling together, with the bedroom suites very private from each other.

Moonrise can be rented individually or with Sunset (HomeAway 3022922) and Starlight (HomeAway 3022926).

Please Note: We will waive the $50 Credit Card Fee if you pay by check. If you would like to do so, please let me know!

The design and furnishings in Moonrise are contemporary and ideal for Caribbean living. The main living area on the second floor has an open floor plan great room including kitchen, dining area and living room with vaulted ceilings - very comfortable and convenient. Decorated in blues and greens, it's designed for relaxing.

The fully-equipped kitchen with contemporary concrete counters has a huge island with bar - perfect for assistant cooks, as well as spectators! Or if you'd prefer, you can grill poolside by the gazebo on our gas grill.

The living area has comfortable seating and satellite TV, we also have WiFi so you can stay connected! The two comfy loveseats open to single beds, great for kids. There is a treetop-level balcony off the great room with exquisite garden and poolside views - a perfect place to watch the full moon rise if your timing is right!

One bedroom with contemporary teak furniture and queen size bed is just off the great room with its own bathroom en suite. A washer and dryer are also located on this level so pack light - you can do your laundry while you're here!

The second bedroom is a very private haven on the the first floor. It has a King size bed and its own bathroom en suite, along with a private patio opening to the pool area and gardens.

Moonrise is great for two couples traveling together, also great for a family traveling with grandma and grandpa - mom, dad and the kids can sleep upstairs, with the kids on the sleeper sofas, while grandma and grandpa have their own space on the first floor.

The pool area is the outdoor focal point and is shared between the three units. Set amid tropical gardens, you can work on your tan poolside or relax in the gazebo for shelter from the sun. There are ample deck areas to comfortably accommodate many people. The pool is treated by a salt system converter that creates an environment with minimal chlorine - good for your skin, hair and swimsuit.

The gardens are a delight at Bravos Beach Cottages - you are surrounded by mature producing coconut palms, bananas, plantains, guavas, and papayas. Fiji fan palms, coco plumosa palms, Christmas palms, foxtail palms, prehistoric cycads, blooming tropical heliconias, fragrant Lady of the Night, bougainvillea, tropical crotons, ixora, pink oleander, giant Bird of Paradise, beach naupaka, hibiscus, dracaenas, frothy ferns, many varieties of philodendron and an array of colorful bromeliads. This is a garden that will draw you in to discover the wonders.

In addition, you can customize your stay into your own compound at Bravos Beach Cottages by adding Sunset Cottage (HomeAway 3022922) and/or Starlight Cottage (HomeAway 3022925) for larger groups.

More Details

Cheryl Donakowski
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Cheryl Donakowski

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 purchased this house in 2011

Why Cheryl Donakowski chose Bravos de Boston

Bravos Beach Cottages is a great place for a big group - we host a lot of family reunions and extended family vacations - but we also rent the units individually so it's a great place for a smaller group or family. We've had a great time remodeling it and turning the gardens into the lush, tropical Paradise it is now. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

BBC is in a great location - just a mile from downtown Isabel Segunda, the main town on the island - so you are close to restaurants, shopping, groceries, ATM, etc. And we are only a block - an easy 3-4 minute walk - from La Chata beach. We are one of the few properties on the island that can accommodate 18 people with lots of great gathering spaces AND a lot of room to spread out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I rented all the units and brought the whole family...children and grandchildren. We had the amenities of a 5 star hotel with the privacy to be ourselves. The accommodations were excellent...pool a delight and a special treat for the children. Beaches galore, all kinds, private and secluded, snorkeling, public, waves, calm just great! Local food delicious, had to adjust to island time but no problems there. Everyone in our family is from age 67 - 1 had a fabulous stay and we would all do it again! It was a great bucket list vacation!
Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Isabel Segunda
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Isabel Segunda
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Isabel Segunda
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
La Chata
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.

Bravos Beach Cottages is located in the beach-side Bravos de Boston neighborhood, just outside of the main town of Isabel Segunda and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, atm, etc. It is also only about 15 minutes to the world-class beaches in the Nature Preserve and about 20 minutes from Esperanza, a charming fishing-village on the south shore with waterfront restaurants, shops and water sports.

A 'must see' attraction on Vieques is the Bioluminescent Bay on the south side of the island, within the Nature Preserve. Microscopic creatures in the water emit a beautiful, unearthly glow during night-time kayak or pontoon boat tours. It's considered one of the best of it's kind in the world! Guided tours are available and highly recommended!


Bravos de Boston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to queen bedroom on second floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to king bedroom on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom is on second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bedroom is on first floor.
  • The queen bedroom is on the second floor, off the the great room, and has ensuite bath. The king bedroom is on the first floor, in a private setting, with ensuite bath and private patio. Two loveseats in the living area open to provide sleeping space for two others. We can sleep 4 in beds and 2 more on sleeper sofas, for a total of 6.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing, enjoyable stay at Moonrise. The property manager met us at the airport and from that moment on we were on island time. Moonrise is perfectly situated to enjoy the entire island. We were able to walk to the Atlantic beaches and find beautiful shells and sea glass. Moonrise is less than a five minute drive from Isabel II, and a 15 minute drive to the gorgeous Caribbean beaches. All kitchen amenities are provided: we were able to prepare breakfasts, lunches and an occasional dinner during our week long stay. Get fresh fish at the fishing pier in Isabel II and grill it pool-side at Moonrise - you won't be disappointed. The gardens are gorgeous - keep an eye out for lizards and iguanas. I look forward to our next stay at Moonrise.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for a group of 4 adults. We had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. We only lacked a corkscrew and that was immediately provided by the manager of the property. We are making plans to return very soon and hopefully rent the entire property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $59

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