About the property
- Cottage1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
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.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Villa Borinquen
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.
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Beautiful quiet place
This place was perfect for two family's! We had a great time, the house was fully equipped, especially with everything in the kitchen, kids movies and snorkeling kit! Damien was very friendly and helpfull, and we had the best taxi driver ever; Jorge! The beach in front of the house was perfect for kids too! We would recommend this place to everyone!
Thank you for your warm response and staying at Casa Perlita. We pride ourselves with making sure each guest is comfortable. Damien is a great asset to our team. Casa Perlita is family friendly and I'm so happy you enjoyed our home.
The Perfect Get-A-Way Cottage
Casa Perlita was the perfect cottage for our stay in Vieques. It had all of the amenities plus more. The beach towels, chairs and cooler were especially handy. If going to the beach is your thing, you are in luck, a nice, quiet beach is only a short walk away. We hope to return to Vieques in the future and will definitely request to stay in Casa Perlita again.
I'm so happy you had a fun and relaxing time at Casa Perlita. We will have the welcome mat out when you and your family decide for a return visit.
This darling little house was perfect for our family. We traveled with 4 kids and 2 adults. The house was clean and well supplied. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. There was a grill, plenty of dishes, etc. The beach closet was perfect- snorkels, fins, beach chairs etc. The décor was lovely. Michelle, the property manager was knowledgeable and friendly- she even helped answer questions about the island throughout the stay. Tina, the owner, was so responsive and kind while I was preparing for the trip. Just a one minute walk to a lovely beach. 100% would recommend!
We fell in love with this cottage!
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!
I'm so happy you were enchanted with the Island of Vieques and our home.
Perfect spot to stay in Vieques!
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!
Relaxing Vieques holiday
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!
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.
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
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
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All rates are quoted at 4 person occupancy. Please add $50 per person per week for additional guests at any age.