|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Casa Mariposa, which means Butterfly House in Spanish, is located on a high hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, Fort Conde Mirasol, and the town of Isabel II. The home's design with multiple outdoor decks, tropical flower gardens, and open room design allows the guest to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean in comfort.
The home has beautifully terraced gardens full of flowering plants and lush shady trees. The butterflies pause here in Vieques on their annual migratory route and the gardens are a welcoming place for them to rest. For happy travelers to Vieques, it also offers all that is desired for a great vacation. You might like to start your morning sitting on the house patio looking out to the ocean and watch the island ferry come and go while you sip your morning coffee.
The guests who enjoy cooking: Casa Mariposa has a state-of-the-art kitchen, with gleaming new appliances, ready for your use. The home literally sits in the tree canopy for incredible views so you can gather for your meal in the delightful high-ceiling screened-in porch and watch the evening sunsets. And as the darkness settles, you watch the lights come up on the main island of Puerto Rico. Makes evenings magical !
Casa Mariposa provides a wide array of snorkeling equipment, fins, beach chairs / umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, and beach toys. The home rental also provides a two person ocean kayak so you can enjoy the private beaches, mangrove lagoons, and shore line of Vieques.
If you don't feel like getting in the car to shop or go to a restaurant, just stroll down the hill the town of Isabel II - there's everything you might want, including bakeries, coffee houses, bars / liquor stores, grocery, the US post office, ATM/bank, and the town plaza, where local activities and musical events take place in the band shell.
The private home, easily accommodating 4 to 6 people, has two airy bedrooms with king size beds and ceiling fans (air conditioned if needed), two and half baths, an outdoor garden shower, and comfy living room couches that convert to twin beds. Television, Internet, iPod speakers, and a large library of novels and videos are available for your entertainment.
After you have made the decision to experience Vieques and Casa Mariposa, we can provide detailed suggestions on island activities / attractions that you can use to enhance your stay. Feel free to give us a call or email us for more information about the house and availability.
I really enjoyed my week long vacation at Casa Mariposa over the Father's day holiday with my family...it was awesome. I had originally thought it was a three bedroom but there ended up being plenty of room for 6 of us and the master bedroom was amazing with the air conditioning and all the space plus the sounds at night of the critters outside in the backyard little paradise was like putting in one of those relaxation nature cd's. There was no cable but we really didn't miss it because we had wifi for the phones and my tablet and we were really only there in the evenings anyway. My favorite room was the screened in sunroom, it was amazing, I spent a lot of time in there. I would love to have one of those back home. The lady that rented us the house (Marion) is really pleasant to work with and Nano that takes care of you there as well...I would highly recommend this place to people and I would like to go back sometime in the future, hopefully. My deposit was returned very promptly, w in four days. I did not want to come home, wish I could have stayed....
We had such a wonderful time at Casa Mariposa! Another traveler described it as a "tree house" and that is exactly what it felt like. There was nothing better then sitting in the dinning room surrounded by windows overlooking gorgeous views of the main island of Puerto Rico and the ocean. We thought this room, as well as the entire house and gardens, were even more lovely in real life then in the pictures. We also loved eating our meals on the outdoor patio which was nice and cool in the afternoon. I was traveling with my husband and four children - we all loved the house. It was perfect - a great, open layout and equipped with everything from every imaginable kitchen gadget to many games for adults and kids. We also loved the main bedroom - once the kids went to bed it was like we were at our own private resort. The owner and her caretakers were extremely helpful with the whole process, including helping us arrange for a rental car, porto crib and a car seat. We can't wait to return!
Got to Vieques for the 2nd time and Nano, the housing manager, was there to pick us up. Marion, the owner, was a great communicator and got us all set up. The house is great with modern amenities and 2 comfortable bedrooms. The full kitchen was great and we adored the sunroom, which looks directly at the beautiful nightly sunsets. The property is high on a hill with few neighbors, many lizards, chickens and cats and well kept plants! Ceiling fans and cross breezes keep it cool inside! We love Vieques and this house was perfect for our stay!
Casa Mariposa is a fantastic get away! The house is very quaint and very well equipped with everything you need. The views are fantastic, great local restaurants, beautiful beaches and snorkeling! It reminds me very much of my house in St Croix ,which we also called our tree house in the sky. Nano, the property manager, was very helpful as well as Marion, the owner, who provided a lot of information via email and in her beautiful book on the table with tips on restaurants, beaches etc..I definitely plan to return to this oasis in the sky. I suggest renting a car to explore all parts of the island. THANKS for a fabulous vacation!
The home was beautiful! My husband and children loved it! It was very clean, and affordable! Very good, calm location, spacious, we nicknamed it "The Tree House" because you are surrounded by trees and mountains-breathtaking! Nano the home attendant was very nice and helpful! We will definitely be back!
Casa Mariposa is a delightfully colorful charming home! We loved both the screened "sun" room surrounded by a lush garden with ocean views and the shaded balcony also with panoramic ocean views. There was plenty of comfortable living space to relax. The home includes a TV/DVD player and CD player too. The home is located above Isabella II and receives ample breeze to stay cool and both bedrooms have AC . The kitchen is well supplied and we found everything we needed. We especially enjoyed being in a quiet neighborhood. The caretakers live across the street so it was fun to chat with the locals in the morning.
One surprise was the variety of eating opportunities that Vieques offers; from excellent street food, pub fair, Mexican food, Puerto Rican dishes, casual to gourmet restaurants, local caught lobsters and fresh fish. You can go to the pier and see the daily fresh catch being brought in. The owner has a fine notebook including a description of the restaurants.
Driving and finding our way around the island was simple. Infact there is no traffic signal on the island.We were surprised by the beautiful coral reefs and snorkeling at several of the beaches. We found Punta Arenas to be the best. There are many hidden coves as well as a fort worth seeing. One highlight of our stay was the bioluminescent bay kayak trip. There is plenty of adventure activities to fill you days! The owner is easy to work with and gave us several tips to maximize our stay on Vieques Island.
Isabel II, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, basketball court
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 24 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$275|
Low Season Extra nights over a week is $160 a night
High Season is $210 a night
$275 deposit to confirm reservation
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.