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Beachside Favourite - Pool - Lush Gardens - Treat your Family and Friends

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, over 3,000 sq feet, walled compound with lush gardens.

The Bravos Bungalows, a premium vacation rental, is one of Vieques most popular house rentals with a salt water pool ideally suited for large groups. The property is carefully designed to cater to early risers as well as night owls. This exclusive property can serve as a secluded retreat for a couple, for several couples or a family to use as a base to explore the best island in the Caribbean.

Located in the Garden District in Bravos de Boston, the Bravos Bungalows offer all the amenities, convenience and top notch customer service from the time you are greeted at the airport and throughout your stay. Expansive outdoor living areas and gardens with a beautiful saltwater pool are the centerpiece of this property. The property includes two distinct two bungalows. The Pool Bungalow sleeps four adults in two bedrooms (one queen and one king ) and the Garden Bungalow sleeps six adults in the three bedrooms (two queens and one King Suite).

The Pool Bungalow offers a screened Terrace with additional sleeping for two singles or lounging.

Both bungalows are equipped with a security system, video surveillance, and a safe in each bungalow.

The Bungalows are situated between a beautiful 14 x 28 foot salt water pool with a dramatic water feature surrounded by tropical gardens and fruit grove. The kitchens and bathrooms are fitted with concrete countertops and sinks. The floors throughout the bungalows are a blend of polished concrete and travertine.

The crystal clear pool and its expansive pool terraces provide a tropical retreat for relaxing. Each bungalow has its own private poolside patio with comfortable chaise lounges. The gardens boast a wide variety of tropical plantings including; spectacular Royal, Fishtail, Areca and Fan palms, showy Hibiscus, fragrant Ylang Ylang and Dama de la Noche, vibrant Crotons, delicate pink and red Ginger, stunning Giant Lily as well as Citrus, Avocado, Papaya, Pomegranate, Banana and Mango in the fruit grove.

Both kitchens are equipped with modern large and small appliances with indoor and outdoor dining areas for those who wish to enjoy their own gourmet meals. Our property managers can also facilitate provisioning or assistance with catering if requested at an additional cost. Both units are fully furnished and modernly appointed providing all the comforts of home including Satellite HD Television and Wi-Fi.All bedrooms in both units are air conditioned for maximum comfort. The Bungalow’s beds offer high thread count linens and luxurious towels. Beach chairs, hair dryers, coolers, safes, and BBQare also provided for each bungalow as well as ample off street parking.

More Details

Owner
Murray Skinner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Murray Skinner

Avid Travelers currently living in Canada who have visited virtually every Caribbean Island. After spending a week in Vieques, we said this is it. The rest is history. Come and enjoy our property while visiting this amazing island.

Murray Skinner purchased this house in 2011

Why Murray Skinner chose Vieques Island

Here are what our guests have said;

*Our Christmas week at the Bravos Bungalows-The Compound was everything we hoped for and more. The property was perfect for our large group and had everything we needed. Thanks again. Can’t wait to return

* Great week for a group of 9 – 83 years to 8 months old. Stayed at the Bravos Bungalows compound for over two weeks and loved it. Tons of space for solitude as well as public areas for the whole gang. Clean and well equipped. We were pleased with this place and and all the well thought out amenities, Hdtv, A/C, pool, security, furnishings, gardens, location. We will definitely be back.

*My husband and I can’t say enough about this rental. From the moment we landed in Vieques we knew we had found a true Carribean gem. Then, we opened the gates of Bravos Bungalows and we knew we had chosen the right place to stay. Conveniently located we felt at ease and they promptly answered all out questions. The house was beautifully decorated, very clean, well equipped and felt just like home. The kitchen was so well equipped we enjoyed dining in most nights so we could enjoy the beautiful outdoor space and swim under the stars. The air conditioner units in the bedrooms are terrific and cooled them in minutes while you brush your teeth! Having la Chata beach a couple doors down made for memorable morning walks with our coffee and the best sunset view with the main island in the distance. The rental was so comfortable and relaxing that we even spent 3 days there by the pool. Just what the doctor ordered! We will be going back to Vieques again and will stay here again!

*Island vibe” as they say in america met all expectations and more.

What makes this house unique

The Bungalows offers two comfortable living rooms, two full kitchens, four distinct outdoor spaces, five bedrooms and bathrooms make this very family friendly and perfect for larger groups. The Bungalows check all the boxes, large gatherings and quiet nooks.

Located in the popular Garden District in Vieques and only steps from La Chata beach.

FAQ's

How long have you owned a house on Vieques?

After visiting Vieques in February 2011, we bought the bungalows in November 2011. The 13 month renovation retrofitted the main house and created the second bungalow. The renovation included new furniture, appliances, bathrooms, landscaping and pool.

Do you have air conditioning?

Yes, all bedrooms have their own A/C Units and each room has a ceiling fan.

How many bathrooms do you have?

Four full bathrooms plus a powder room.

How many does the guesthouse sleep?

10 comfortably, 12 if using the screened in terrace. The house has 5 bedrooms, two king beds, three with queen beds and the screened in room has two twin beds.

Are there beach chairs?

Yes

Is there a cooler to take to the beach?

Yes! There are two large coolers

Is there a Washing Machine and Dryer?

Yes

Is there a dishwasher?

Yes, each kitchen has a dishwasher.

Do you have a TV?

We have two HD TVs one in each bungalow, both with satellite TV (Dish network).

Will my cellphone work?

There is coverage throughout the island but the signal may be weaker at some of the beaches and depends on your provider

Are there roosters in Vieques?

Yes, like them or not they are all over Vieques and In Bravos de Boston. They are part of the culture and the island's charm.

Is there parking available for a car?

Yes! We have off-street parking spots for three vehicles

Do you have wifi or internet access?

Yes, we will provide the access credentials when you check in

Amenities

Bravos de Boston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • One Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All with Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Arrangements can be pre-arranged for in house massage or a private chef.

Reviews

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5

Great property on Vieques

  • 5 of 5

Family of 9 celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary with a first time to Vieques. Loved the gardens, the pool, the outdoor spaces, AC in bedrooms and outdoor shower via one of the bedrooms. Murray was super responsive for reservations, and Betty & Miles met my parents at the car rental which was above and beyond what most would do. Took the coolers to the beaches often since most have no concessions, worth getting ice and drinks for that reason. Well appointed.The only thing that would make this even better is luxury linens, thicker bath towels, and being on ocean front with no neighbors nearby, but that is really getting picky and it was a great place for us and our family. Be ready for lots of insect sounds and frog sounds, roosters and the like, most of which were a pleasure to sleep to. Loved Murray's book about the house remodeling process, you can tell it was a labor of love and patience. Finally, be prepared for the island mosquitos. Brutal, even in the partially shaded areas, around the pool too. But a small price to pay for a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home for big family and worked well with parent in wheelchair.

  • 5 of 5

We we're a family of 9 and one parent in a wheelchair. The house was very clean and spacious. Highly recommend For a large family.

I have family on the island so I was able to mail a handicapped bath chair which fit perfect in the bathroom. There is not a lot of option on the island for someone handicap but we made it work and she had an awesome time. Miles was exstermly helpful with all our request. The Medalla in the fridge was a nice welcome after a long day of traveling. Overall very nice house!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful Christmas for a Family of 8

  • 4 of 5

This gorgeous pair of bungalows was just the place for 6 adults and 2 young children. The pool is saltwater, the fountain is pretty. Kitchen has everything you need for quick meals. The bedrooms have ample space. The pictures on VRBO are accurate. Showers give you nice warm water. Bring sandals to cushion your feet on the concrete floors and be really careful not to slip coming in from the pool. One more thing to know before you go -- bring good ear plugs. The surrounding neighborhood is noisy -- the rooster awakens around 4AM, cars going by play music starting around 6AM, and there's a nearby property that hosts parties. You absolutely need a rental car to be sure to get what you need at your convenience. Grocery stores close around 5p, so not ideal if you are planning on stocking up on the day of arrival. Regardless, this property is a hands down beauty -- it must be one of the best on the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing feedback to us and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have not heard of a nearby property hosting parties before but we assume it was a gathering related to the Christmas season. We believe this to be a one off situation and we are serious for any inconvenience.
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Bravos Bungalows

  • 5 of 5

Great house...very clean and updated appliances...beautiful gardens and pool...close to ocean....property managers very friendly and attentive...loved our 8th year coming to Vieques...highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We would love to have you join us for your 9th return visit.
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AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Bravos Bungalows was even better than the pictures or the description!! Loved that it is located in a neighborhood and not a resort area. It is stocked with everything you can need and more. Murray was wonderful to work with to reserve the Bungalows. Miles and Betty were so informative and helpful during our stay. We were so in love with Bravos Bungalows, we did not want to leave. Wish I could give it a 10 star rating!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay at the Bravos Bungalows.
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Best vacation house EVER

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough nice things about this property! The pictures do not do it justice. This is by far the nicest vacation house that I've ever stayed it. Plenty of room for 6 adults! We actually ended up having one room that no one stayed in. Beautiful pool! Beautiful lush greenery outside! Everything about this property is perfect! I will definitely stay here my next trip to Vieques!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Vieques Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.45 Miles
Al's Mar Azul
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Ferry to Fajardo/Vieques
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Conuco
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
La Chata
Car: recommended

The Bravos Bungalows are within 15 minutes of Vieques' famous beaches and its world famous Bio Bay is a must see. There is a pleasent walk along North Shore Road to Vieques principal town of Isabel Segunda where one can find restaurants, bars, pharmacies and it's quaint town plaza.

Since the Bungalows became available for rent we have had many inquiries from colleagues and friends about Vieques. It obviously struck a chord with us, but it is safe to say that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. With that in mind we thought it wise to compile a list of reasons that might help distinguish if this is really a place certain people would like to visit.

Our sense is most people will love the place and likely return several times. But I also do know that there is a percentage of the population that will arrive in Vieques for whom their departure flight will not come soon enough. These are likely the same type of people who go to Italy and complain that the pasta is not cooked enough – “its El Dente”!

So let’s get started. You probably will not enjoy Vieques if you;

1) Need a weekly fix of North American style fast food.

2) Usually travel with your golf clubs while on vacation.

3) Are interested in eating out every night and don’t enjoy at least some part of your vacation to be self catering.

4) Are not content relaxing on a quiet unspoiled beach with a good book.

5) Immediately ask what the casinos and night clubs are like.

6) Expect all of the shopping and amenities to be just like what you have at home.

7) Do not expect to rent a vehicle.

8) Are not expecting to share the island with the odd mosquito and wild horse.

9) Will not find the peeping Coqui frogs and crowing roosters part of the islands appeal.

10) Do not find the joy in the little things in life.

Come and stay here and enjoy this magical island and make the Bravos Bungalows your home away from home while exploring this wonderful island.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.0%

We strongly urge guests to arrive by air as the Ferry is very unreliable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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