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Casa Dos Cuervos - Hilltop villa, spectacular ocean and island views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
villa
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Llave Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2 (sleeps 4 with futon)

A Caribbean hilltop villa, 'Casa Dos Cuervos', offers spectacular ocean and island views, cooled by constant Trade Winds. Secluded in a 5 acre lush tropical setting, we are the last house on the last road overlooking the west end wild life preserve. The casa is ideal for one couple. The main house is large, as is the bedroom which is connected to the main house by the roofline. The grounds are beautiful with gardens and palm groves.

The setting is very private and romantic, with large patios and a 10' x 40' lap lane pool. The luxury one bedroom, two bath home has a full kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, Scandinavian Professional cookware, washer and dryer, a living room with a queen size futon (for an extra person), and a dining room. The bedroom is furnished with all amenities, a plush pillow top queen size mattress and 1,000 count cotton sheets.

Handicap access is good.

Great sunrises and sunsets daily! And you may find a little magic on the hill.

Greeting at the airport: We have a property manager who will greet you at the airport, escort you to the casa, and check you out when departing. We believe you'll find her very friendly and helpful.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Ben Gasirowski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Casa Dos Cuervos - Hilltop villa, spectacular ocean and island views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at Casa dos Curvos. It was fabulous! Everything mentioned in the previous reviews is absolutely true. Yes, the road in is very rough, but definitely navigable and actually fun. We loved staying at the casa so much that we never made it to the Bio Bay or even out to dinner in the evening. When we returned from daily excursions to the many beautiful beaches or touring the island, we spent the evenings just enjoying the casa, the pool and the incredible grounds (imagine picking fresh lemons for vodka tonics!), and utilizing the fully stocked and equipped kitchen and grill for dinner (note: before shopping for food inspect the cabinets as you may find many "essentials" already there - Ben encourages their use and, of course, restock). The breeze that blows constantly on the hill is both cooling and refreshing, and the house stayed very comfortable throughout the day and evening (note: this comes from someone that does not tolerate warm sleeping temperatures well). I do not know if because of the breeze, the season, or something else, but we saw only 1 mosquito at the casa in the entire week. The island itself is a wonderful mix of amazing beaches (get to Navio if you have a jeep or walk to it), funky towns, good food, and nice folks. The horses roaming everywhere add to the scene, and try to be in town on the weekend to see Paso Fino horses and their riders "quick-stepping" their way through the streets. Overall, Ben has a magical place in Casa dos Cuervos. Don't miss it if you're visiting Vieques!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morristown, New Jersey
5

A truly exceptional property

  • 5 of 5

First of all, all the previous reviews are pretty much on the money, as is the listing data. What you can't really get a feel for from the listing and photos is the aura/vibe/atmosphere of the whole property (I don't want to get all "new age" here, but the property is an integrated whole - very serene). The house is very well maintained, but not new (no granite and stainless). It has a patina and has aged gracefully. Lots of artwork on the walls - it's someone's house, not a bland rental property. If it was all brand new it would seem out of place. The grounds are beautiful - mature plantings, great landscaping without being overdone or fussy. It helped that the island had had a lot of rain prior to our visit and everything was either green or flowering - beautiful, really beautiful. The "road" to the house warrants special mention. A few previous reviews have hinted at what an adventure is is, but they were being polite. Approximately 1/3 mile of pothole blighted paved road, and then the really interesting 1/4 mile of dirt path. The severe rain washed out sections of the dirt road (that had supposedly been recently graded). 4 wheel drive was an absolute requirement - partly for ground clearance, but mostly for traction on several steep sections with loose dirt/sand. Nothing scary, but its condition forced slow careful driving. This made getting from the house to the main road (route 201) an 8 or 10 minute drive. You are in Esperanza in 5 minutes once on the main road. If you accept "island time" when driving the access road you will find it adds to the experience and insures your privacy (it's just not a quick trip to get that bottle of wine you forgot, but not enough of a hassle to stop you from going). My wife and I went to Vieques to relax - both the island and the house exceeded our expectations. The house and land and view at the top of the island immediately caused the stress level to drop to zero.

PS: Ben, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with and has a great network of managers on the island to get you to the house and settled in.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mineapolis, MN, USA
5

Beyond Belief

  • 5 of 5

After several years of separate vacations, and on our honeymoon no less, my fella and I wanted nothing more than a gorgeous location to hunker down for a week & cook, sun bathe, read & wander in to a town once in awhile. The Casa provided the ultimate version of our vacation vision. It's an adventurous ride to the property (yes, you most decidedly need to rent a jeep) and the views once you get to the top of the hill are so worth it. No one believes the pictures are real. The yard is perfect, and filled with creative landscaping and a huge variety of native plants. The house is a unique structure with a gigantic open floor plan, big beautiful kitchen and a separate bedroom full of windows and local art. Unless we were away, the doors and windows were always open, making the song of the coqui frogs or the swishing of palm fronds our constant mood-enhancing soundtrack. The pool is perfect for actual lap-swimming or lounging with a tropical drink.

Colleen, the caretaker, is a delight. She's easy to communicate with, provided tons of useful information about the island and made herself available during daylight hours. Ben also called to check on us, which was kind!

If you want peaceful luxury in a perfect climate, this is your place. You're just a bumpy (fun!) 10 minute ride from Esperanza and a little more than that to the island's myriad beaches and activities. Honestly, though, once you've got your groceries purchased, you won't want to leave.

Thank you Ben! Thank you Colleen! We will be singing your praises to other travelers and hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wixom, Michigan
5

It's like Christmas morning when your 5 years old!

  • 5 of 5

Remember waking up on Christmas morning to find the presents you wanted waiting for you? You were pretty sure you knew what you were getting or hoping to get and you were so happy you couldn't contain the joy. That's what it feels like to drive up to this place. Seriously, how many adults get goose bumps about a place they have already seen photos of and researched diligently on-line? You know what you rented so why do you feel like a kid laughing at how great it really is? We just kept laughing and smiling the whole time.

Everything that previous reviewers have said is true about the responsiveness of the owner, the helpfulness of the property manager Colleen, the conditions of the property, the grounds, the view and the amenities of the villa.

What is hard to put into words is the appreciation you have for the vision of what has been created here and a sense of gratitude that you have an opportunity to stay. It’s personal and private. You have a sense of wonder that a place like this exists and the person who owns it is willing to share it with you. Every direction your eyes can look has been carefully planned and tastefully done.

One caveat, the road leading to the villa is not for timid drivers. You should be comfortable driving a 4WD in off road conditions. To be fair, it rained while we were visiting so the conditions may have been rougher than usual. We liked the added adventure of driving steep inclines then covering the backside of the hills that had deep ruts and holes. The first section has pavement, then it turns to dirt and has some more pavement strips later on, then dirt again. Hey, that’s how you get all that privacy! We had a Jeep Wrangler and had to drive carefully. I wouldn’t let that stop you from visiting but you should know to expect that and get a 4WD.

I already want to go back. I know what I want for Christmas, my own Casa Dos Cuervos.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, serene, restoring.

  • 5 of 5

This was possibly one of the most peaceful & relaxing vacations we've had. It isn't just the beautiful simplicity of the casa; the remote hilltop setting, the rustling of the palm grove in the steady breeze, & the unobstructed view for miles all combine to absorb the stress from you & put you in a contemplative mood. Colleen, the house manager, met us at the airport so we could follow her to the house. She then gave us a brief but thorough primer on how the house works & how to get around Vieques before giving us her cell phone & leaving us to decompress. Ben, the homeowner, was responsive to my inquiries & was a pleasure to speak with by phone. He even called the house on our second day just to make sure we were happy or see if we needed anything. I felt comfortable that I could call either one if we needed anything at all; we didn't. The house & grounds, like Vieques, are unfussy, refreshing, & tranquil; luxurious in its solitude. Thank you Ben, for the privilege of staying in your special home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA
5

Awesome property that offers the utmost in privacy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casa for a week. We loved the house, the pool, the privacy and everything this property offered. Colleen the house manager is phenomenal! She was very helpful with any of our questions. If your looking for great views, exceptional accommodations and awesome privacy this is the place for you. We hope to return again sometime soon! The views at night are absolutely incredible! A must see!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Vieques Island is about 7 miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico. You can get to the island by plane or ferry. The casa is situated in the west end hills, overlooking the west end wild life preserve. The towns, Esperanza and Isabel Segunda are about 5 minutes and 10 minutes away, respectively. And the beaches are between 5 and 20 minutes away, with good snorkeling and swimming. It's a small island.

You'll find unspoiled beaches, a bioluminescent bay, wild Paso Fino horses, and grazing Brahman cattle.

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Rates & Availability

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Owner accepts payment in:
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In season rates
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Extra nights prorated at the seasonal rate.
$300 refundable security deposit.

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Amenities

Llave Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • additional outside shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , futon in main house
  • Queen size plush pillow top mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a CD player with an eclectic collection of CDs, and Bose iPod docking stations.

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