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Colorful 3 bedroom Caribbean Cottage has recently been given a face lift.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Villa Borinquen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a walk away from the beach

Newly remodeled cottage. Master bedroom with a queen bed, 2nd bedroom with a full size bed, 3rd bedroom 2 twin beds can convert to king size when needed. The kitchen has a microwave, toaster and coffee maker. There is a little convenience store about a minute from the house.Out the front door there is a small porch with a table and chairs with a peek at the ocean. The large yard is fenced mostly to keep the roaming island horses from getting in. I am about 3 minutes from Isabelle II the main town on the island. There you will find gift shops, fish market, restaurants and grocery stores. This town also has a bank and the islands post office. A rental car is ideal for this island. The beaches are isolated and breathtaking. The car can take you from one end of the island to the other in 15 minutes. Casa Perlita is away from the hustle and bustle of town. You can relax and enjoy the sounds of the surf, have a drink on the porch and relax. There is a path beside the house that a few of the island's horses use. If you have an extra mango, they would appreciate it. The home has air-conditioners in every bedroom and every room has a ceiling fan. My experienced Property Manager, Michelle, is your main source of information. She can help you in locating tours, getting a rental car, bring you to and from the airport or ferry. Locations for shops and churches. She will settle you into the house. You will have her phone number in case an emergency arises.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Tina Tepsic
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Tina Tepsic

I purchased Casa Perlita in 2012. It needed some TLC. I spent the following year repairing this 'little pearl'. I am not a real-estate mogul. I purchased this house because I fell in love with it. I have put my heart into every room. Some day I will retire on this beautiful island but until then, I'm offering this little slice of paradise to you, and maybe you'll fall in love too.

Tina Tepsic purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tina Tepsic chose Vieques Island

My husband and I first came to Viequez in 2011. We had never heard of this island but came with my brother and sister-in-law. We fell in love. The fact that you don't need to have a passport to come here from the United States is a plus. You can make a quick decision to come here and not have to wait 6 weeks to get your passport. The pace is slow, you are on Island Time. There is no rush, just a feeling of leisure.

What makes this cottage unique

When I sit on my front porch I can see a small stretch of beach and can hear the waves, the stress of the real word melts away. The local horses graze in front of the house on their way to the water trough make me feel like I'm the luckiest girl on the island. Throw them a mango and you have a friend for life. I have tried to locate and see all of the beaches on the island. It can be quite exciting to follow a dirt road that ends in a beautiful secluded beach. The north shore has the waves and reefs, the Caribbean has the white beaches and the blue, blue water. Snorkeling is great at Mosquito point by the pier. If it has been done in the ocean you can do it from this special little island.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Colorful 3 bedroom Caribbean Cottage has recently been given a face lift.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Boston, MA, USA
5

We fell in love with this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week-long stay at Casa Perlita. We absolutely loved it. The cottage has a large fenced-in yard with coconut palms, a breezy front porch, and every room in the cottage has a high ceiling with a ceiling fan. The windows are louvered, and have unobtrusive bars (painted white - you don't really even notice them) for security, so you can leave the windows open without worrying when you're out at the beach. We didn't turn the AC on even once. The cottage is bright and cheery, and very well cared-for. There were five of us: four adults and one 11 year-old child, and we felt like we had plenty of space. The kitchen is small, but perfectly functional. We cooked most nights and had no problems. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and nicely decorated. There was always plenty of hot water and pretty good water pressure in the shower. The cottage has new beach chairs (thanks!) and some snorkeling equipment.

The location of the cottage is great; it's a stone's throw from a pretty little beach with a swimming area perfect for kids due to a natural rock shelf about 20 feet from shore that protects it from waves. Walk down the beach to the East at sunset, and you'll probably see the horses that like to come and go through the sea grape bushes at the beach's edge. There are dogs around - some with collars, some not - but they're all oddly friendly. The local dogs and the horse next door got plenty of treats from my daughter. The neighborhood is pretty quiet - at night, you'll mostly hear the ocean and the tree frogs, but you will also hear local roosters (who are not at all hesitant about crowing well before dawn). It only takes about 5 minutes to drive into Isabel, where you'll find the nearest market, your source for rum, coffee, and non-essential items like food. I highly recommend Yaucono brand coffee - it's good and cheap. There's a fish market next to the ferry dock, but they close sometime around 2:00 PM. Look for huge tarpon in the little harbor. Isabel is less touristy than Esperanza, and has a cute little square and some pretty buildings. Most of the destination beaches are only 15 minutes away. They're all stunning. Head West to Punta Arenas for good snorkeling. The snorkeling's good along the protected side of the jetty (at "starfish beach") also at the West end of the island.

Damien and Michele, the property managers, were super friendly and extremely helpful.

We would definitely stay at Casa Perlita again. Hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you were enchanted with the Island of Vieques and our home.
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5

Perfect spot to stay in Vieques!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Perlita on my first trip to Vieques was absolutely perfect! The house was extremely clean, had plenty of room for storing clothes/personal items, and not to mention a fantastic location! A beautiful beach is only a 2 minute stroll down the street. You can hear the ocean from the covered front porch which was perfect for relaxing and reading a book on our down time. The bathroom is large and the shower is great! My favorite parts of the house were the colorful rooms, amenities/toiletries left for our use and how safe I felt during my stay. The property managers Damien and Michelle were so kind, helpful and made great tour guides and restaurant references! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Somerville, MA
4

Relaxing Vieques holiday

  • 4 of 5

Overall, my family and I really enjoyed our time at Casa Perlita. I was surprised, though, at check-in to learn that we only had access to two of the bedrooms, as one of the reasons we selected that cottage was because it was advertised as a three bedroom. The bedroom with the largest bed was locked. My husband, 1-year-old, and I shared a full size bed much to our disappointment. Had we had the queen size bed, our comfort level would have risen exponentially. Another area of concern was the taped up screens on the front door. Though we kept the doors locked at all times, the holes taped up in the screen were disconcerting. Finally, the bedrooms are air conditioned but the living/cooking area is not. It can get pretty steamy in the living area as a result. On the positive side, we loved the location, close proximity to Isabel Segunda and Playa Bastimento were a real treat! Barb was also wonderful to work with. She is an efficient communicator and helped us secure furniture and stroller for our baby. We loved our time on Vieques!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We are heading to Vieques in December. We were planning on putting in a air conditioning system in the main living area and with your polite reminder that, and new screens on the front door, will happen then. I'm sorry you did not get to take advantage of the master bedroom. I will review the policies with our management team and clear up the misunderstanding. You should have had access to the bedrooms. Thank you, again for your review.
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5

Special Place

  • 5 of 5

A group of seven of us stayed in this house in March 2014. We were greeted at the ferry by the helpful house manager, Barbara, and were shown into the house and given helpful advice about the island. The house is a great property with dozens of wild horses around, plenty of friendly lizards and a great and friendly neighbor. We LOVED our vacation and thought the house was perfect. Thank you to the owners for providing a great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ozone park
5

Caribbean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Love love love it Had a great time with the family.

Beach was right up the road. We stayed for 2 week's and will be back next year each room has a AC and Barbara the caretaker was very nice and helpful.

The yard is gated so the kid's can play.

Was very clean and a lot of DVD for the family to watch movie's.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Island Home in Prime Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Perlita during our stay in Vieques and I'm so glad we did. The house is so charming, clean, bright, and in a really great location! I loved how brightly painted each of the 3 rooms were, each having it's own 'theme'. It gave the house so much character and made choosing your room very fun. The living room/common area offers enough seating for everyone to sit together and be comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped so we could prepare our own meals if we chose which is always a plus. The location of this house was so nice because it's surroundings offer a peaceful and quiet solitude which was perfect for the early mornings and nights. You can't beat the sight of wild horses in your front yard while enjoying coffee in the mornings!

The location was also amazing as it is only a 2 minute walk from the beach where you can go snorkeling or swim in the shallow waters. Also being only about 5 minutes from town, a 10 or 15 minute drive to Esperanza and a 20 minute drive (tops) to the other beautiful beaches...I couldn't be more impressed.

Playa Grande, Green Beach, and Las Chivas beach are the most beautiful beaches EVER and are just a quick drive from Casa Perlita. I definitely recommend this cottage to be your home during your stay in Vieques.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Red Beach
"If you want gentle waves and lots of sun this is the beach for you. Many times you will be ..."
Enjoy the Beaches and Natural Adventures
"Sun Bay is a very popular destination in Vieques. Not far from the town of Esperanza. The h..."
Bioluminescent Bay
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Car: recommended

Casa Perlita is located in the Barrio of Villa Borinquen. Outside of the hustle and bustle of Isabella II. Bastimento Beach is a local favorite with little tourist traffic. This is the beach that is a quick 2 minute walk. Take a towel and a drink, you'll be set for awhile. There is a reef that will break the waves. This has made a swimming area which is perfect for first time snorkelers and kids of all ages. If you need a little more of a challenge, hop over the reef and do some serious snorkeling. Sitting on the porch you will see the local horses graze by on their way to the watering trough. Throw them a mango and you will be their friend for life! The island is small and you can get around it in less than 45 minutes. So, you're never far from anything. Exploring off the main road usually ends in a beautiful beach that you may be the only one there. I encourage you to find the many hidden treasures that Vieques, the Island of Enchantment, has to offer.

Directions: FROM AIRPORT

To get to Casa Perlita from the airport follow the main road (S.R. 200) to the east, Downtown Isabel Segunda. Once in Downtown, just after passing La Viequense Deli and the Vieques Air Link offices on the right, stay on the right side. You will pass the Town Square (La Plaza) on your left. Turn left at the end of the road and pass in front of the Catholic Church. Turn right after the church. You are back at SR 200. Continue the road towards Barrio Santa Maria in the east, pass the high school, pass the baseball park, pass the Humane Society all on your left. Not even a quarter mile after the Humane Society, you will see a muti color house yellow/Red/Green buildings on the beach side, on the left make a right & a quick right

FROM FERRY

To get to us from the harbor. As you get out of the boat, go right towards the Ocean View Hotel. Turn left in front of the Ocean View Hotel towards the Plaza. At the corner of the Plaza and the City Hall (before the Catholic Church) turn left. Follow SR 200 until you see the beachfront muti color house yellow/red/green buildings on your left, beach side make a right & a quick right

Rates & Availability

Villa Borinquen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
spring break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Additional guest after 4 $50
Property Damage Protection $59

All rates are quoted at 4 person occupancy. Please add $50 per person per week for additional guests at any age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Villa Borinquen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King
  • 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds that can be moved to make a King.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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