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Expansive Views, Cool Breezes, Local Flavor

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Winter 2017 rates lowered to $160-$185 p/n

Adjacent to the Nature Reserve, on a hilltop in Barrio Monte Carmelo; sleeps up to 6 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 large wrap-around terraces with an outdoor dining area and built-in gas grill. Our beautiful, architecturally-designed home offers incredible views in all directions with breezes to match. Wake up in the glorious morning to unobstructed views of the Reserve and the island of Culebra, and even St. John and St. Croix on a clear day, or have a cocktail on the front balcony while you watch the lights of Vieques and main-island Puerto Rico twinkle in the distance. The countryside location is in the center of the island so you can be just about anywhere in 5-20 minutes — from the island's best beaches to restaurants and shopping. Our Viequense neighbors are friendly and respond in kind to a smile and a wave. Friendly dogs, wandering chickens and free-roaming horses are all a part of day-to-day life in Monte Carmelo, so if an insulated resort-like experience is what you're looking for, then our house is not for you. But if you are looking to experience real-life Vieques in the comfort of a safe and stylish house, then we have no doubt you will love it here. Free wifi and hard-wired computer access, washer & dryer. In high season, if only the master bedroom is rented with the house, the per-night rate is $200. The nightly rate is $220 for the house with all 3 bedrooms. Lo-season is $185 per night for 1-3 bedrooms. Note there is always only 1 party in the house at a time.

Jamie & Perri
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Jamie & Perri

We are Jamie and Perri and we live in Brooklyn, NY when we're not in Vieques. Jamie has a wine shop and Perri is a graphic designer. We love Vieques and we can tell you all of our favorite not-to-be-missed places so you can enjoy time there as much as we do!

Jamie & Perri purchased this house in 2006

Why Jamie & Perri chose Vieques Island

We love our mountain-top location with it's constant breezes and and unstoppable views of the Nature Reserve, the sea & distant islands, and Vieques itself. It's always comfortable, with no need for air conditioning, and when the mosquitoes are biting in town, the breezes keep them away on the hill. As a bonus, our house is located in the center of the island so it's equally convenient to get to just about anywhere you'll want to be.

What makes this house unique

• unobstructed views of the Nature Reserve, the sea & distant islands, Vieques and Puerto RIco

• constant breezes

• Completely renovated, unique architectural design inspired by Spanish-Colonial detailing, featuring a plethora of traditionally-made tile and woodwork.

• 2 large rear terraces, a front balcony, and a built-in outdoor gas grill

• located in the center of the island making all destinations within 10-20 minutes

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been fortunate to have blogger extraordinaire, Cassie of, and her lovely family as our guests twice this year. She took some fantastic photographs of the house that we would love to share with you. See Cassie's blog post about El Dormilon at:

TIP: When you land on the page scroll down real fast to the bottom of the post or it may freeze before all the images are loaded.
Aug 2014
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Vieques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite bath - toilet , shower , Great view to the nature reserve from the shower!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Shared bath with third bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined into 1 king bed
  • Master bedroom access to upper rear deck, with office/sitting area, and access to front balcony. If master bedroom only is rented, per-night rate reduced to $185 per night in high season.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Expansive Views, Cool Breezes, Local Flavor
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Perfect, as always!

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at the house, and we sure hope to come back. Our favorite destination in the Caribbean, no question. Perfect for a romantic getaway (done), for a trip with kids (done) and for a relaxing vacation with friends (done). Great hosts, no issues. We love D House

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Daniel! You guys are the best and are ALWAYS welcome. We will continue to to do the best we can to earn your stars! xo
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Beautiful and relaxing house

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a relaxing vacation in Vieques where we had stayed at Casa El Dormilon. The house is well situated on top of a hill which provides a beautiful view of the lush greenery of the island as well as the sea in the distance. It has a large terrace, a BBQ grill, outdoor seating. The interior is beautifully done with mosaic tiles and loads of character. The owners have done a wonderful job of creating a chic but comfortable vacation home. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, plates, utensils, etc. There are beach chairs and umbrella and sand toys which was great to have. And finally, the house is incredibly secure- the doors have multiple locks and the windows can shut down, making the house literally impossible to get into.

We have already recommended this house to our friends and would come back again! Hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous and perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. And, it was so beautiful it was a little shocking. I walked around saying, "oh my god" for a long while.

The house is up on a hill with amazing views.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beatific views, Carribean crosswinds and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This home is well thought out and clearly a lot of love and attention has gone into this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish I could keep this place a secret! It is Goodness!

  • 5 of 5

D house is perfect!!! We are very descrimating travelers, have our own travel app and blog (Kate's Goodness), and we know Goodness when we see it. This is Goodness. Here are top-10 reasons:

- terrific hosts (house manager Mariam is great - warm, welcoming, punctual); all communications timely and informative, no issues

- marvelous "architecture digest" house - huge windows, balconies and terraces, open spaces, beautiful tiles, perfect comfortable furniture, everything is so well designed and thought through

- every detail is just right, every detail matters

- great location on top of a hill, with amazing vistas of the island and the sea

- real Vieques neighborhood, very central and so close to gorgeous beaches, the town, airport, everything...

- beautiful garden with own papaya and pomegranate trees

- outside grill to cook fresh sea food straight from the fish market only 10 min away

- board games and great library of vacation books

- wifi works super well

- everything you need for the beach

We can't wait to go back. So lucky to have discovered this place. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home, Great Views, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

I rented El Dormilon for a week to celebrate my father's retirement. The home is beautifully renovated - the tile work is beautiful, the outside access and views cannot be beat (you are on the edge of a neighborhood and the preserve) - and the layout was perfect for my father, sister, and me. The common floor (living, dining, decks, kitchen, full bath) allowed us to spend a lot of time together in the mornings and post a day at the beach. I'd highly recommend going to the Farmer's Market and looking for local produce! The kitchen is stocked with a coffee maker and all of the supplies you will need for cooking.

I've been visiting the island for many years and this was the first time I rented a house. I'm glad we did, as you cannot get the same neighborhood and home-like feel, yet have the privacy and space you will get in a hotel or guest house. You will need to rent a vehicle, but you should do that anyways so that you can explore the many beaches the island has to offer!

Miriam will welcome you to the house. She's absolutely wonderful and will go out of her way to be helpful and to ensure you have a comfortable stay while in Vieques. I'd also highly recommend you work with Juergen from Abreeze for a car rental. I've rented from several places on the island and he was, by far, the easiest to work with, his prices are more reasonable, and you won't have a Jeep that matches all of the rest of the tourists' jeeps on the island. :)

Not to miss while in VQS: Buen Provecho Market (great deli sandwiches for the beach), Al's for sunset, Coqui Fire Cafe, Tin Box, Conuco, El Quenepo, and El Blok rooftop. Playuela and Caracas are my favorite beaches, the former being a short hike, but it's worth it! If you want shade, get to Sun Bay early and set up under one of the palm trees.

Have fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Vieques is a small, unspoiled island 7 miles east and a world away from the main island of Puerto Rico. Our neighborhood, Barrio Monte Carmelo, is a rustic, local, hilltop community centrally located between the Island's best beaches and the towns of Esperanza and Isabel Segunda. In 10-20 minutes you'll be on the beach in the Nature Reserve or at one of the island's best restaurants. Our Viequense neighbors are friendly and respond in kind to a smile and a wave. Friendly pups, chickens and free-roaming horses are all a part of day-to-day life in Monte Carmelo, so if an insulated resort-like experience is what you're looking for, than our house is not for you. But if you are looking to experience real-life Vieques in the comfort of a safe and stylish house, than we have no doubt you will love it here. We especially love the house in the peaceful early-morning hours when the light is glorious and the birds are singing!


Rates & Availability

Vieques House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Lo Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2016-2017
Nov 19 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

If only 1 of the 3 bedrooms is used in high season, the per-night rate for the house is reduced to $185 from $200.
Payment in full plus a $200 refundable Damage Prevention Deposit is required to secure your reservation. Full refunds are issued if cancelation is made 1 month prior to you arrival date. Partial refunds are issued if cancelation is made 2 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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