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OCEANFRONT casa di maré private villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful open space, view of private bay and ocean, shore access on property

Perched on a small cliff on the Atlantic side of Vieques, Casa di Maré offers spectacular views of the north coast of Vieques, the main island of Puerto Rico, towards El Yunque National Forest and on a clear day, the neighboring island of Culebra!

Located in the very desirable Bravos de Boston Neighborhood, this Vacation Villa is within walking distance of the Ferry Station and the main town of Isabel Segunda, with its Restaurants, Shops and Cultural and Historical Landmarks.

Casa di Mare is designed for the tropical Caribbean lifestyle. Lounge in the villa’s extended covered patio and watch the Fishermen on their boats go by as you enjoy your favorite cocktail or beverage. A set of steps on the property will place you at a private beach in front of the house.

Fall asleep to the subtle sounds of the Atlantic Ocean crashing at your feet while the cooling Caribbean trade winds blow by.

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Bravos de Boston Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    OUTSIDE SHOWER - outdoor shower , overlooking the ocean!
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled and come with a built in bench.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • breakdown of bedrooms: room 1: private attached bath, fan, queen bed, dresser room 2: private attached bath, queen bed, dresser room 3: attached shared bath, full bed, dresser room 4: attached shared bath, queen bed, dresser
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Along with its romantic appeal, the villa caters to families and private parties. Linens and towels are provided, along with a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor gas grill with a huge entertainment patio, sweeping ocean views, plants galore, an outdoor shower and four cozy bedrooms, one that has a flat screen TV.


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OCEANFRONT casa di maré private villa
average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews

Doesn't get much better than Casa di Mare`

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Vieques before and were obviously a little concerned about finding the right house for a group of 4 adults and five kids. All I can say is we made an excellent choice. Phillip and his crew were terrific. They checked in on us as we arrived and made us feel welcome. April, our local contact, was available for all of our questions and concerns. The location is terrific. Its an easy drive from the ferry. We rented jeeps for our stay and there is room for 2 vehicles to park at the house. When you open the modest blue door it will make you smile. A wide open view to the Caribbean that is framed by beautiful flowering shrubs and perfectly placed palms. The open porch is where we spent most of our time. The bedrooms each open up to the porch. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking which we did a lot of. There is a fresh fish market by the ferry. If you have small kids they will love the house. There are a set of stairs that goes down to a rocky beach at the base of the cliff the house sits on. Its not great for hanging out but if you want to let the kids explore its perfect. If you enjoy snorkeling you have a treasure trove of rock formations and little canyons to check out. We saw tons of fish,turtles, puffer fish and rays right from our beach. Awesome!

Exploring the island from this location is a breeze. You can easily pick up rt 200 or take the back streets to town by following the shoreline and hop on rt997 and make your way to the beaches in the preserve or check out Esperanza in 20 to 30 mins. Overall just a terrific expereince.

TIPS AND FYI....Be prepared for a lot of wild dogs around town. They dont bug you but they will go through your trash. I spent a few times cleaning up trash because they knocked over the trash barrels. We kept the trash inside the compound until we left. All the rooms have air conditioning except for one. It was not a big deal for us because the nights were cool and there are ceiling fans. However, if you are there during hotter months or sensitive to heat keep that in mind. The clothes dryer runs on propane. We ran out of propane on our last day there. It might have been a minor inconvenience if we were staying longer but quite frankly it was a bonus to pack light and have the ability to wash our clothes down there so again not a big deal. Important to say all of our questions/concerns were address immediatly.

We loved the house and would 100% go back. Thank you April and Phillip

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind words! you were excellent guests and we'd love have you back anytime:)
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  • 5 of 5

Casa di Mare was awesome. Perched on a cliff overlooking the north shore of the island, the view is beautiful from the patio, the lanai and the overlook. We had four couples and the layout of the house is perfect for a group as each bedroom opened up separately, everyone could come and go without disturbing anyone else. Kitchen is very well equipped, hard to beat a meal with a great view! Ample space, public beach just steps away. House was very clean, AC's worked great, laundry got a workout, no issues. Loved the outdoor shower, probably our group's favorite amenity. Walk into 'town' is good exercise, especially the hike back which is primarily uphill. Local supermercado surprisingly well stocked, including liquor and decent selection of wine. We did not rent vehicle, but made friends with local taxi driver to explore various parts of the island. HIGHLY recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Incredible views! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Casa di mare was incredible! The ocean views were stunning from sunrise in the morning to spectacular colors of sunset in the evening, the turquoise colors of the water were beyond soothing to the soul! My 3 friends and myself enjoyed our last week on Vieques to the fullest at Casa di mare--we enjoyed preparing meals in the kitchen and dined on the outside lanai every night. The pier is very close and we stopped by to get some locally caught snapper and lobster which was so delicious. The bedrooms were very comfortable and everyone appreciated the spacious layout--especially the outdoor space as that was our main interest to gaze at and enjoy the ocean. I loved the outdoor shower and never even used the inside shower--who wouldn't want to stare at the ocean while showering!?! We did many outings to local beaches and snorkeled as well as went sailing with Capt. Judy of Sea Vieques (she is awesome!)--every day was full and it was so wonderful to come "home" to our captivating views and relaxing vibes of Casa di mare! April the manager was very helpful--from the beginning when I had questions before our arrival as we planned our trip she was happy to offer us ideas of where to eat and what to do as well as when we arrived she was kindly accommodating--the line for the wifi was damaged right before our arrival and April worked very hard to get it promptly fixed and was very communicative as well as friendly and upbeat. I have nothing bad to say about this piece of paradise--but I will add what I found helpful as far as dealing with mosquitos--which frankly is part of island life and is not a criticism in any way of this beautiful home--we covered up our drains every night in the sinks and showers to help not attract them to standing water, seemed to really help. I do not use toxic chemicals and brought my own plant based bug sprays which worked well in addition to keeping my fan on at night which I enjoyed anyway. We had one friend that the mosquitos really loved (they can pick favorites for sure) and her one piece of feedback was that she wished she had a mosquito net over her bed. Again I just share this to help others--but in no way would it ever hinder me from returning to Casa di mare, this home and its location/view was truly the highlight of our 3 weeks on Vieques! I absolutely loved staying here! Thank you Phillip and April and many blessings on all whom have the chance to stay at this piece of tranquil paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Good location and a BIG place- we only had 3 people but you could take a big crew with you. The house was clean and exceeded our expectations. We liked the large family area and sit there in the morning and evening and watched the waves roll in. As stated it was a good location and the Island is beautiful. We had no problem with electricity and the AC's and fans worked great. Vieques is unspoiled and "old school" as far as charm and not over developed- and the people could not have been nicer- I mean they could tell if you were confused (which happens often to me) and they would volunteer help or information- really felt safe and welcomed. Went to several of the beaches- a couple just right up the road- and of course to the bio bay- now that is a sight you do not see often! Would recommend Vieques and Casa di Mare if you want a get away for relaxing, no stress time away. Our only problem or mistake was only staying 3 days- but we have more family that didn't go, so I'm sure we will be back soon. Also visit the El Yata restaurant just down the road at the Ferry Landing- Juan will take care of you and they pour heavy on the rum!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: great guests! we'd love to have you back any time in the future!
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A Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Wow! It's been months since my stay here, but when I close my eyes and think of my happy place, I am back! This is my idea of staying in paradise. Wonderfully comfortable and delightfully accomadating. Spacious enough to enjoy being with friends while also being able to enjoy the many special areas of the property for privacy and alone time too; a perfect combination of excitement and relaxation. The architecture and surrounding island flora provide the perfect private island retreat with fantastic views of the Caribbean Ocean, with its romantic sunrises and sunsets. There is an accessible beach below the property for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, fishing, etc. Safe and easy access to magnificent underwater views of the coral reef's diverse aquatic life is one of the many highlights of this little piece of heaven. I simply cannot recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: lovely guests! welcome back any time! thanks so much again:)
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Best Birthday Ever

  • 5 of 5

I Philip DiMaria the owner of this awesome ocean front property recently stayed as a guest with my girlfriend on my birthday weekend. I booked a flight and we were on or way to Vieques. When we arrived at the airport Danny was there to pick us up and took us for frozen drinks in Esperanza. My girlfriend was delighted to see the sailboats in the bay and was quickly falling in love with Vieques. When we got to the house we were greeted by Margret who had my home picture perfect and up to my standards. Girlfriend approved! I took her places only a local would know about and she was so amazed. She won't stop talking about the beaches,snorkeling and of course the bio bay. It was so nice to share it with her, and show her around this wonderful island. I have been around the world with my girl and she says what I've always known. There is no place like my home! Thank you Margret and Danny for your wondeful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About april

The owner Philip was born and raised in NYC. His father was a passionate fisherman. He was part of the beach buggy assoation in 1953 and loved Montauk. He took his mother, brother and him out of NYC every summer since the day he was born. He learned how to fish, dive and surf every summer till he was 18. Then he moved to Montauk to do all the fishing and surfing he could, he lived that dream for 12 more years...

Then one day In 99 I tripped over vieques island that was truly not on the map. My admeration for beauty and pure bliss sucked me right into vieques and viequensse living, I never looked back. Viva Vieques

april purchased this villa in 2001

Why april chose Bravos de Boston

This is one of the prime spots for surf, has the best accessible views and has the space, privacy and proximity to amenities that you desire. It has a way of keeping the piece of you that wants to stay. If you stay here in his home, it will change you.

What makes this villa unique

The shore is accessible by a private staircase on the edge of the property. And the property is also just steps from an additional public, but very quiet beach in the cove. There is also an outdoor shower and a huge patio with a grill and a wide open view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico and surrounding islands.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Happy New Year!

We have returned from a wonderful week at Casa di Mare and in Vieques. We

really loved it! Your home was perfect for us and we loved all we saw, did,

and ate! on Vieques.
Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Vieques Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Al's Mar Azul
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vieques Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Al's Mar Azul
Nearest Beach
Bravos Beach
Car: recommended

Bravos de Boston is a stretch of beach on the North side of Vieques, overlooking the Atlantic and Caribbean seas. The villa boasts breathtaking views of the ocean, with the beach access on the property, snorkeling, surfing and sunbathing right at your feet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

I would like to say first off that there is NO smoking in the bedrooms! smoking is permitted any where else. If you choose to smoke in the bedrooms you will be charged a $500 cleaning fee. If you have a problem with the plumbing there is a shut off valve in the SE corner of the property by the street. If a circuit breaker trips and the Electric goes out there is a panel box located in the kitchen behind a picture of a airplane crash. My septic can not Handel any baby wipes, paper towels, feminine wipes or excess tissues. If you have any problems past your own capabilities Danny is available to assist you at all times. Don't be afraid to call any time. When you use the Kayak please remember to tie it up to the almond tree and don't leave the paddles on the beach.
WARNING. Do not take the Kayak out when the ocean swells are up!
ALSO. Have a great time!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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