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Philip

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Casa di Mare Ocean Front Villa

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Bravos de Boston Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Perched on a small cliff on the Atlantic side of Vieques, Casa di Mare offer 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 Tradewinds blow by.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Philip (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Philip

I was born a raised in NYC. My dad was a passionate fisherman, a surf caster. He was part of the beach buggy assoation 1953 and loved Montauk. He took my mom and brother and me out of NYC every summer from the day I was born. I learned how to fish, dive and surf every summer till I was 18. Then I just moved to Montauk to do all the fishing and surfing I could, I lived that dream for 12more 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

Philip purchased this villa in 2001

Why Philip chose Vieques Island

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 my home that I keep, it will change you.

What makes this villa unique

The beach is accesable threw a private staircase on the edge of the property. The beach is quite private. There is also an outdoor shower and a huge patio with a grill and a wide open view of the green Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico and surrounding islands.

Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

Casa di Mare Ocean Front Villa
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
5

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: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beyond paradise, perfect size/location/comfort

  • 5 of 5

Seriously, this was better than my 4 friends and I could have hoped for. The sound of the ocean, the new steps down to the beach, the covered veranda, the landscaping, the view...Oh my god! We were in heaven. Completely stocked kitchen in terms of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cookware, etc. Everything was in really nice condition as well and had obviously been scrubbed prior to our arrival. And all new crisp white sheets and fluffy new towels too! My group will be going back again, we are hoping for Christmastime (or maybe a long, long Thanksgiving weekend). We were told that the owner had just made several upgrades which we really appreciated to. And the house is big enough for everyone to have some "alone time" to soak in the dreamy environment!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Location, Not Fancy but has everything

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time! The place is not fancy, and the furniture is not new but if you're more into nice views and a big grill to cook out everyday then this is the place for you. Loved that the place is private even though is surrounded by neighbors, and every sunset is prettier than the previous one. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you response it was honest and still nice. Thank you and come again. Philip
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5

Excellent property, host and unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

Philip was an excellent host! In response to the bad review, the power circuit is right in plain view. Mosquitoes are inevitable and the owner is available during the day. I had a wonderful experience, huge patio with an awesome grill, everything I could want in the kitchen, open air living room and the TV and AC worked just fine for me, as did the outdoor shower with hot water. Everything here was peaceful and paradise. I don't know how anyone could not like being here. The beach and palm trees are right out in front of the house and no other on the island, unless you are at the W could boast such preciousness without a higher price tag.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope the bad ones don't shadow the ones that want to shine! Never stop coming. Philip
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No Power No Deal ... YIKES ... GET ME OUT OF HERE!

  • 1 of 5

The description says that this is a 3,500 sq. ft. villa ... well, over half of the square footage is a covered patio. The picture is the view ... however, how can you enjoy the view out there, when the comfort factor in there is so unbearable?! What the owner will not tell you, is that if you have the A/C on in any of the bedrooms and turn on anything else ... you will blow the electrical circuits. Then, try to find the fuse box. It is hidden behind a full calendar. If you take a shower ... the showerhead is hooked-up to an electrical outlet next to the shower for hot water. That also blows the electrical circuit. So, NO hot showers ... NO fans = a miserable, hot night of sleeping. I chose to sleep outside ... until the bugs (mosquitoes) took me around 4 in the morning. So, I went into the living room to watch some TV ... well, good luck figuring out that wired mess. This is a place that has been added onto, in a hodge-podge neighborhood ... with no building codes to go by and put together like a Rube Goldberg Special. Plus ... you can't get ahold of the owner ... so, we spent as little time at this place as humanly possible. It's worth, maybe $50 per night ... but, only if the owner tells you in advance what all of the problems are! Consider it a camping expedition for MacGyver ...

The worst vacation experience that I've ever had, for the most money! NOT RECOMMENDED!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is not true. That is my response.
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Bravos de Boston Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season
Apr 3 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

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

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

Bravos de Boston Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Outside overlooking the ocean
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled and come with a built in love seat.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • There are 4 queen size beds. House sleeps eight
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Along with its romantic appeal, the villa caters to families and private parties. Housekeeping is available upon request and at the time of your departure. 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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