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Casa Rubina, Caribbean Views From Private Hillside Hacienda

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Private 3 Bed/2 Bath Villa With Gorgeous Sea Views And Close To Beach

Casa Rubina is an elegant and charming villa, secluded yet accessible. It is easily reached from Esperanza or the north coast via paved roads. On the very private, gated property, you’re surrounded by nature, and you'll fall asleep to the songs of the tree frogs and wake to the music of the birds.

The interior of the house includes the living room which is open to the eating area and the recently remodeled kitchen. Walls of windows overlook stunning views of hills, forest, Sun Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond. The windowed hall/gallery leads to two bedrooms with jack-and-jill bath and ends at the large master bedroom with en suite bath. The master bedroom and second bedroom both have direct access to the pool area via doors to the outside. All 3 bedrooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans.

In addition to the pool, the outdoor living spaces include a wet bar, dining pavilion with seating for 8, and a gas grill cooking area. Steps down from the pool level is a wooden deck which is ideal for meditation or quiet encounters. Farther down the hill, rolling lawns are dotted with ancient trees. There's lots of room for games or an evening stroll and perhaps to pick bananas, mangos, papayas, guavas, limes or other tropical fruits on the two-acre property. Stay up late and be amazed by the stunning star display of the Milky Way and search for the Southern Cross. Dark skies make for phenomenal star gazing!

Now under new ownership and next door to sister property Quinta Jacaranda, see here on HomeAway #394769, the yards of the two properties are connected by a gate and can be rented together for a total of six bedrooms and up to 14 people.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Dechter/Vieques Realty and Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Julie Dechter/Vieques Realty and Rentals

Coqui Vacation Rentals, Inc. has owned the neighboring villa Quinta Jacaranda since 2011, which is also a lovely rental property available here on HomeAway/VRBO #394769. Now the two villas are available for rental separately or together. The Quinta Jacaranda management team of Julie Dechter and Renee Rybarczyk are offering the same excellent service at our newly christened Casa Rubina.

Julie Dechter/Vieques Realty and Rentals purchased this house in 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just returned from a wonderful family vacation in Vieques. The house and grounds made a fantastic background to many family meals and pool side gatherings. (BTW -- The kids thought the showers were out of this world!) We ate many dinners in the gazebo next to the pool, and then headed to the Bio Bay or into town to listen to the salsa bands during the annual Patronales festival. The bedrooms were very spacious, and the A/C was more than adequate to keep everyone cool even in July. We were able to sleep 6 people very comfortably in the house. We also loved the mango tree and had fresh-picked mango every morning for breakfast. There were plenty of beach chairs and towels for our daily excursions to Media Luna, Sun Bay, Playa Caracas, Green Beach, Playa Negra, Playa Grande, Chivas.... (you get the idea!). All-in-all, a vacation none of us will soon forget!
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Vieques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Seventh person can be accommodated in twin rollaway bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach chairs, cooler and two snorkel sets provided.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews
5

We loved it! The island is back on track and beaches are ready !

  • 5 of 5

Renee and Julie were the great hosts they always are ! The house is wonderful ; the outside space with pool and shaded area is perfect . Restaurants are open, food is amazing , and everyone is positive and welcoming . Vieques is always good for my soul but this time was special because visiting our friends and listening to their stories makes me love this place even more . Don’t hesitate to go to Vieques on your next vacation , you will love it ! Rich and Ann Marie LaVista

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Glorious week in Vieques with our 4 children and in-laws. Casa Rubina is in wonderful shape - with some nice updates since the devestating hurricane. Save for one broken window (boarded up), the home is in perfect condition. Renee (caretaker) and Julie (realtor) were responsive as always. While at home, we enjoyed delicious meals prepared in the full kitchen, stunning views over the island, and many hours splashing about the pool. The island itself seems to be recovering nicely - though I cannot speak for the many affected locals. Some businesses have shuttered and others have limited hours, and the beaches at the Wildlife Refuge are closed beyond Prieta (notably Chiva) - but this did not dampen our vacation one bit. Caracas was stunning as always, we had fresh bread and pastries every morning from Panaderia Viequense, enjoyed wonderful meals at the Vieques Food Park (Rincon del Sabor!), enjoyed a beautiful horseback ride with Esperenza Riding Company, and generalluy soaked up the relaxing and restorative Vieques vibe. This was our third trip to Vieques and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice, peaceful, quiet, well-maintained house in a great location. The view over the huge, sloping front lawn is fantastic. Isabel, Esperanza, world class beaches and the Biobay are all within minutes. The view of the sky at night from the pool area is incredible. Zero regrets - we would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Beautiful view and pool.

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely time on our annual family trip to Vieques. Casa Rubina had a lovely view and pool. We had some issues with the pluming twice that were delt with promptly . The AC in two of the bedrooms wasn't working properly, that was never addressed, which made sleeping uncomfortable. Also, the kitchen utensils, and dinnerware needed updating, cracked mugs and bowls, and sharpened knives. Although we had to clean up after two floods, and give the kitchen and dishes a good cleaning, we had an amazing time in Vieques, once again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier, we love Casa Rubina! Julie was so helpful with booking and Renee checked us in and gave us great suggestions which made our first stay on Vieques a lot easier. The property is huge and the view from the house is incredible. You almost don't want to leave the house. It is in the perfect location to everything and Sun bay, which was our favorite beach that we visited, is just a 5 minute drive from the house. We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rubina and cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing! Located right in the center of the island in a quiet area but at a short ride distance to everything. Expectacular view to Sun Bay and the Bioluminescent Bay. Think about something you might need during your vacation, there's somewhere in the house. Besides all beatiful beaches at Vieques, this house itself is an experience. Property manager Renee, was very helpful and kind at all times. They provide a binder with all the information you might need about Vieques, restaurants, beaches, etc. Loved the stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

Tin Box/Noche restaurants just down the road at intersection of 201 & 996. More restaurants, watersports, shops, etc. five minute drive in Esperanza. Airport, W hotel, town of Isabel and Fish and Wildlife Refuge, all just a ten minute drive. Truly an ideal location!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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