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The Garden Bungalow - Beachside Tropical Oasis, Saltwater Pool, Walk to Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Bravos de Boston House Rental Photos and Description

A three bedroom bungalow with all the comforts to make it your resort for a week

The GARDEN BUNGALOW is newly renovated and offers a chic and modern beach house vibe that is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring the stunning beaches that Vieques has to offer. This fresh and comfortable unit offers exceptional value and is located just a five minute stroll from La Chata beach where you can do a bit of beach combing or for the more adventurous, surfing when the waves are at their best.

This unit offers sleeping for six adults with three bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king bed with a private sitting area for reading, two with queen beds and two and one half baths. The beds offer high thread count linens and our baths are stocked with Egyptian cotton spa towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances including a refrigerator with an ice dispenser convenient for blending yourself tropical fruit drinks as well as all of the fittings to easily prepare a beach picnic or a gourmet meal served indoors in the dining room or al fresco on the expansive verandah. The kitchen and bathrooms are fitted with concrete countertops and sinks and the floors throughout are honed concrete that reveal an architectural finish. If you feel a night off from cooking is in order the Bravos Boyz can facilitate provisioning or assistance with catering if requested.

The GARDEN BUNGALOW shares a beautiful 14 x 28 foot crystal clear salt water pool with a dramatic water feature surrounded by tropical plantings and fruit grove. The Garden bungalow has its own expansive pool deck with chaise lounges and a shady poolside cabana with a powder room that allows maximum privacy and comfort for your poolside relaxation. This unit provides ample indoor living and dining areas and expansive outdoor spaces, making it ideal for larger groups.

The surrounding walled tropical gardens create a tranquil haven after a day enjoying the beautiful beaches of Vieques. The gardens boast a wide variety of tropical plantings including; spectacular Royal, Fishtail, Areca and Fan palms, showy Hibiscus, fragrant Ylang Ylang and Damas de le 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.

This GARDEN BUNGALOW provides all the comforts of home including Satellite HD Television and Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are air conditioned for maximum comfort. Beach chairs, hair dryer, cooler, safe, and BBQ are also provided as well as ample off street parking .

The GARDEN BUNGALOW is professionally managed and you will be met by our local team to pick up your car and get a tour of the bungalows, and they will be on call for your entire stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Murray Skinner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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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

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

Having two living rooms, two full kitchens, 4 different outdoor spaces, and five bedrroms and bathrooms make this very family friendly and conducive for larger groups.

Located in the Garden District it is in the best neighbourhood in Vieques and is only steps from the beach which is not very common for many Vieques rentals.

FAQ's

How long have you owned a house on Vieques?

We first visited Vieques in February 2011 and bought the bungalows in November 2011. The property underwent a 13 month renovation which retrofitted the main house and creating the second bungalow. The renovation included new furniture, appliances and bathrooms and was finished in December 2012.

Do you have air conditioning?

Yes, the bedrooms have 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 with a king sized beds, three with queen sized beds and the screened in room has two twin beds.

Are there beach chairs?

Yes, we have beach chairs for you to take to the beach.

Is there a cooler to take to the beach?

Yes! There are two large coolers with wheels.

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).

Do you have a telephones?

Yes, the plan includes free calls to the U.S. mainland.

Will my cellphone work?

There is coverage throughout the island but the signal may be weaker at some of the beaches.

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 offstreet parking spots for three vehicles

Do you have wifi or internet access?

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

The Garden Bungalow - Beachside Tropical Oasis, Saltwater Pool, Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Slice of heaven; very helpful managers!

  • 5 of 5

When we first walked through the gate, I couldn't believe that it really did look like the photos -- except even better because we were actually there! Everything about our stay was lovely; this house was conveniently located and offered plenty of privacy (we were there in the off season so lucked into having the whole property to ourselves -- there are two units on the property). We rented a Jeep for the drive to the Reserve beaches and honestly, the drive was part of the fun. If I could give six stars I would, because Miles was so incredibly attentive without being intrusive, and he was full of information and friendly connections on the island -- he went way out of his way to show me around one day just 'cause he caught me wandering down the block aimlessly -- and Betty was helpfully communicative in coordinating our arrival. There's a wonderful horseback ride guide nearby (Johnny Colon) and even walking around the block was beautiful. The salt water pool was refreshing and made life so easy and comfortable; plus it was a treat to float in it at night and stare at the night sky. The house was very clean, the kitchen was complete, and Miles had helpfully tipped us about the farmer's market (Tuesdays and Wednesdays I believe) so we could eat fresh veggies. The gardens on the property made us feel like we were in a magical suspended reality, made all the more special by the occasional sounds of horses clopping by. I personally also loved the next door neighbor's dogs and her big beautiful pig Portia, whom she very amicably introduced me to. This place is a special, special little gem. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us. Isn't Miles great? We hope to have you join us again.
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5

Amazing vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our time at the bungalows. The pool was incredibly nice and the house had everything we needed to make our five nights comfortable. The Bravos Boys team was attentive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to postb a review.
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5

Amazing stay!Best Holiday ever!Five stars!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better vacation!This property is so beautiful with every thing we needed.Amazing pool which our kids never got out of and tons of comfortable outdoor lounging.The beaches on Vieques are spectacular!The best ones are a ten minute drive.We would highly recommend this property and hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing. I know they are useful for other travellers. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for choosing the Garden Bungalow.
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5

Simply tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Vieques more than 25 times I found Laurel and Murray's home a dream. The outdoor living room by the pool was just wonderful. I/we usually spend days driving around the island spending the day a a variety of beaches. This year, we felt as though we could have it all at their home. One can be sunny by the pool while others could sit in the shade of the veranda which was extremely comfortable. If you felt like you were getting warm...just jump in the pool. There was no hurry to be anywhere and we cooked on the outdoor grill 4 of the 7 nights.The property is very lush with tropical plants everywhere and is beautifully maintained. We will be back and thanks for making our vacation at your home a very special time.

Jeffrey

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Jeffrey, it was our pleasure to have you and your group stay at the Bungalows. We hope you get back to Vieques soon for another relaxing vacation!
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5

Can't wait to come back...

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful - the grounds, the accommodations - everything was very clean and decorated tastefully. We had access to beach chairs, umbrellas, etc and everything we needed for numerous, enjoyable dinners on the candle-lit patio. Vieques itself is a surprising gem - from the many diverse and beautiful beaches to the wild horses grazing at the side of the road - a vacation we will not soon forget.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the bungalows for the 2nd time. We had a family get together for 2 weeks. We had 10 family members ranging in ages of 9 months to 83 years old. I have to say there was plenty of room for everyone. Even if you wanted some quiet time there were plenty of spots to settle in with a good book and a beverage. We made use of the fully equipped kichen and the outdoor grill. You could keep in touch with family back home using the wifi that is provided. The pool is beautiful and has an amazing water feature. Plenty of mornings were spent exploring LaChata beach which is walking distance from the compound. Any questions we had were answered promptly by Betty and Miles the very friendly property managers. There are quite a few places on the island that I would recommend. Sunset drinks at Al Marzuls. Dinner at coqui fire and lunch at mama songas. I will definitely be back to stay at this beautiful property. It is most definitely a Home away from home

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your stay and are glad that you feel it was your home away from home.
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Puerto Rico
Bioluminescent Bay
"One of the Natural wonders of the world. Whenever we have new guests on the island, this is..."
Blue Beach
"The natural beauty of Vieques beaches are world renowned. The beaches of Vieques have garner..."
Red Beach
"The first beach in the Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful crescent beach with shelters if you get t..."
La Chata Beach
"This beach is at the end of our street and it is a great place for a morning stroll while en..."
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Playa Grande
"A scenic, windswept beach great for long walks."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Vieques Airport. VQS
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Als Mar Azul
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Vieques Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
La Chata
Car: recommended

The Bungalow is located 120 yards from La Chata beach in the Garden District in Bravos de Boston. Vieques has been rated the number one Caribbean Island by Conde Naste magazine. It's unspoilt beauty and incredible beaches are the draw. This property is a perfect place to explore this incredible destination.

Rates & Availability

Bravos de Boston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,550
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,550
 
 
Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,650
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$5,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bravos de Boston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
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 Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Ceiling fan and AC
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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

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