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Modern, Elegant Home Close to Esperanza Waterfront Restaurants

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Catherine Cretu
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Amenities

Esperanza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Modern, Elegant Home Close to Esperanza Waterfront Restaurants
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Lovely house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa de Pepito! The location was perfect-within easy walking distance to beach and restaurant yet very quiet at night. The house had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. We didn't cook much but the necessities were there for anyone who plans to cook. Aurelio met us at the airport and gave us a brief tour on the way to the house, we didn't need him during our stay but he was very friendly and I'm sure would have helped if needed. We rented a jeep and spent a lot of time at the beaches of the eastern preserve. Esperanza is lovely. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adventurer? Snorkel gear is in the house...

  • 5 of 5

Well-maintained and comfortable Esperanza base. Close to everything. Walking distance to restaurants, the waterfront- where artists and crafters set up booths, the preservation society, biobay tours, a neighborhood grocer and small bakery. You are across the street from a ballfield where on a weekend night you'll hear the small crowd's cheers in Spanish, "!A la Luna! ". The town is small. It's a short drive or hike to several beaches just outside town. Rent a jeep for the more (sort of) remote beaches but a rented golf cart will get you most places. Driving is not for the faint-hearted. Our last day we caught the ferry (eventually) and saw whales breaching the surface on the return to the main island. While you wait for the ferry, stop at Al's Mar Azul bar a half block from the ferry dock to watch the sunset, or shop the quaint boutiques and galleries of Isabel II. Build in an extra day in case the ferry doesn't run as scheduled.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Esperanza Gem

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay while visiting Esperanza. We stayed here with another couple and really loved the fact that both bedrooms are en suite. We did most of our cooking "at home" and found everything we needed to prepare our meals. Grocery store and bakery are a few blocks away which is very convenient. Aurillo was there when we arrived and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The owner, Catherine, called to make sure our check-in went smoothly which I really appreciated. House and yard are well maintained and very clean!! We walked to the "malecon" at the end of every day and enjoyed trying many of the resturants and local pubs. This was our second time visiting Vieques, but first time staying in Esperanza if we return we will most definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Island Home

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from this slice of paradise. The home is everything that is described and more. It is updated, extremely clean and has quality furnishings. Catherine is very friendly, helpful, and very hands on as an owner...a perfect combination. Aurelio, the propert manager is very accessible should you need anything during your stay. This house is in a residential area, yet within walking distance to a bakery, two stores, restaurants and the Malecon in Espernanza. It is on the right side of the island for exploring most of the beaches. In the evening, you can listen to the coqui frogs or possibly take in a softball game at the park across the street. For a small island, there are many things to do and see and this rental makes you feel a part of the community rather than a renter, even for a short time. One of the more relaxing vacations we have had in quite a while.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Esperanza House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,300
$4,750
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
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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