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Catherine Cretu

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Modern, Elegant Home Close to Esperanza Waterfront Restaurants

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Vieques Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy your morning coffee or dinner al fresco on the spacious wrap-around porches of this light and breezy, fully-renovated house close to the Malecon in Esperanza. Featuring a modern, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, a gas stove, dishwasher, eat-in bar, and high ceilings with fans in every room, Casa de Pepito was designed to take full advantage of the prevailing breezes to cool the house. Sleep soundly in either the Coqui room with king bed, dressing room and private bath, or the Tortuga room's queen bed with private bath, all furnished with pure cotton bedding and thick cotton towels. While the trade winds keep the house cool on most days, the bedrooms are air-conditioned for sleeping comfort on warmer nights. Numerous fine restaurants, shops, bars and night life, a small grocery and local bakery, as well as water sport rentals and world famous Sun Bay Beach are just a short walk away.

Casa de Pepito is equipped with beach chairs, towels, umbrella, and coolers; beach toys and snorkel equipment; books, games, puzzles, a small DVD collection, a flat screen TV with DirectTV service, WiFi/Internet, and a CD player with a collection of CDs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Cretu (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

Modern, Elegant Home Close to Esperanza Waterfront Restaurants
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
5

Our 'home away from home' at the beautiful Casa de Pepito!

  • 5 of 5

This Vieques vacation was super special for my husband, son & I. We were hoping to experience the island in a more traditional setting and staying at this beautiful home in the heart of Esperanza was exactly what we were looking for and more! We loved everything about it, the comfort of the home and the amenities provided by the owners, the location in the village itself, a short walk to the Malecon, the local eateries, shopping & beaches.

The home itself is well manintained, immaculate, and has everything you might need for an island vacation. Having 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms was key as my 17-yr old son appreciated his privacy, as did we. The king and queen beds were super comfortable, and were outfitted with beautiful luxurious bedding that conformed to the serene white theme in each of the rooms. The bath linens were so fluffly & smelled so fresh, not like hotel towels! When in need, there was individual AC in each room as well. The kitchen was stocked with anything you would need to prepare and cook a dinner, even a Weber grill outside! Having wifi was beneficial when we wanted to connect, which we didn't do too often. We loved that the fridge had the water/ice feature, as we were able to refill bottles to take to the beaches everyday. As we did quite a bit of beach adventures and snorkeling, it was great to have a cooler, umbrella, chairs and extra gear to take along if we needed it, and we did! Upon returning from our days, the outside shower was a plus for cleaning off sand from us and our equipment. We thoroughly loved spending time on the porch in the mornings and evenings enjoying the island sounds of the birds, horses and frogs.

We knew as soon as we booked this home it was the best choice because a lovely rapport began with the owners, Catherine & Octavian. They were so willing to help us with suggestions for anything we needed or were concerned about, even car rentals. The caretaker, Aurelio, was super pleasant & friendly, and he provided great 'local' information; best snorkeling beaches, BioBay tours, where to shop locally for groceries & pastries (bakery around the corner!), and where to eat on the Malecon - Bananas for lunch, Bili for dinner, LazyJacks for pizza/bar. Book reservations for The Next Course & hit TinBox f/ BBQ.

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives; it's perfect for 2 couples, or a family looking to get away from it all, but close enough to experience real island life!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Welcoming and wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I had a wonderful, wonderful time staying at this lovely, well appointed home in Esperanza. The owners were responsive and very helpful with regard to travel tips and all the necessary details to make our first trip to this beautiful island an unforgettable experience for us. As others reviewers have noted, the home is very well appointed with everthing we could have possibly needed during out stay, The nextdoor neighbor gave us some of his fresh catch of the day - fresh snapper and a rock lobster on two occasions. The on site property manager, Aurelio, was great, meeting us at the airport and arranging for us to pick up our jeep after hours when we first arrived on the island. He was helpful and responsive with regard to some minor questions we had and made us feel warmly welcomed to the island and this lovely home. The accommodations Include up-to-date en suite bathrooms for each bedroom, very comfortable beds, hotel quality towels and linens, etc. We dined on the deck many times and used the charcoal grill that was provided. A lovely home, with responsive and professional property management. It is an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Just a lovely stay. Thank you, Catherine and Octavian, for sharing your Puerto Rican home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This one's a winner!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property. Octavian and Kathy quickly responded to our inquiries and it was a pleasure to meet them while there. Vieques is full of stunning beaches and great weather. The caretaker and his wife were very nice and even gave us 4 delicious fish (freshly caught) that we fried up--island style! The home was very well equipped and very comfortable for the four of us. Do not miss Mosquito Bay--the phosphorescent water is amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I made THE best choice.

  • 5 of 5

Part of a destination wedding. I was able to visit the houses the other guests rented and I can tell you, none could compare with the amenities, cleanliness, size and LOCATION of this house. As everyone else mentions, having two large bedrooms and baths really made this comfortable. The kitchen was spacious and had everything you need. EASY walk everywhere. I had a dinner party for 15 guests and we had plenty of room. The house is set back from the street so you don't hear the traffic. Loved it, thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casa De Pepito has everything

  • 5 of 5

The charming house is clean and the yard area is fenced and very well kept. The beds are very comfortable. We were traveling with another couple and having two bathrooms was perfect. We walked to the little bakery around the corner and got our morning doughnuts then walked to the sitting area on main street and looked out over the water. We walked to town every evening for happy hour and dinner. It was a enjoyable walk not to strenuous. We couldn't ask for a better location it was perfect. I highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is the way to experience Vieques

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay at Casa de Pepito for our family of three's first trip to Vieques!

Octavian and Catherine's home has all of the gear you'll need for your time exploring as many of the beautiful beaches as you wish, it's ideally situated for a quick walk to the waterfront shops and restaurants on the nearby malecon, but it's also comfortable enough and well-appointed enough that you're tempted to stick around the house and lounge the day away in your home away from home in Esperanza.

This rapidly became our Casa de Pepito routine: Wake up; get a ham, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich from the bakery around the corner; decide which of the many beautiful Viequense beaches to visit that day; gather the beach towels, chairs, and umbrella; load up the cooler; and hop into our rental jeep to go visit a beach or two. In the evening - watch the kids playing baseball in the field across the street, walk down to the malecon for dinner and drinks, and buy some staples at the little store on the walk back.

Casa de Pepito's caretaker, Barbara, was a real joy to work with. She got in touch with us well in advance of our arrival, and once we arrived on the island, made sure we were very well taken of during our stay, including escorting us to the house to make sure we were comfortably checked in. Our flight arrived several hours before the official check-in time, and so I'd anticipated taking a drive around the island and stopping in a restaurant for a bit. Instead, Barbara took us right to the house as soon as we arrived. I'm sure that's not always possible depending on previous tenant's check-out, and though the early check-in was certainly not expected, it was very appreciated.

If you're looking for a vacation experience that allows you to feel a welcome part of the friendly Esperanza neighborhood, and is equipped with all you could possibly need for your stay on Vieques, Casa de Pepito is a perfect vacation home.

Note: Although I selected that I'd recommend this property for tourists without a car because you can easily get to shops and restaurants by foot, having a jeep is really the way to go so that you can explore Vieques and access the island's beautiful beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
VQS airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lazy Jack's
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Isabel Segunda
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo-Via Ferry/Plane
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Trade Winds
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Sun Bay Beach
Car: recommended

A short walk to the waterfront, restaurants, bars, shops, small grocery and bakery, Casa de Pepito is located in a safe, friendly neighborhood in the small Caribbean village of Esperanza. Walk to nearby Sun Bay beach. Take a night tour of the world's most pristine Bioluminescent Bay. And with a rental car you will be able to visit many more pristine Caribbean beaches, the museum and art gallery at Fort Conde de Mirasol (1845), the Playa Grande Sugar Mill ruins, and many more points of interest around the island.

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Rates & Availability

Vieques Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,300
$4,750
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Vieques Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Grab bars in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) Excellent mattresses and fine cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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