About This Listing
Unique apartment with a convenient in-town location. In addition, this apartment has, literally, the best view in town.
(note: please inquire about discounts for stays of 4+ nights, also please shoot me a message before submitting a reservation request for one-night stays as I only accept them depending on other reservations, and if this space isn't exactly what you're looking for, check out my other two listings on the same property--different but equally attractive)
Big upgrades for the 2014-15 season to an already 5-star-rated space!!!
Located on top of the hill in Isabel II, this is a chance to stay in a convenient, affordable, and one-of-a-kind apartment. It is the only unit on the second floor of the building and has fantastic views of the surrounding area, the last Spanish Fort in the New World, and the ocean/main island. The apartment includes a stocked kitchen and dining room, a dedicated living room, a bedroom with air conditioning and a comfortable Simmons queen bed, and a small sun room/half bedroom with a day bed (or inflatable full bed) for third guest. There is also wi-fi, computer speakers for your laptop or smart phone, and your beach necessities: full-size beach towels (rare in PR), telescope chairs, and a cooler, among other items.
This apartment is definitely a great chance to experience local life in Vieques as well as the convenience of having everything you need within walking distance--get fantastic Puerto Rican coffee at Roy's or La Panaderia in the mornings, stroll through one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world on the way to a drink and views at Al's Mar Azul in the afternoon, and walk down to holiday festivities in the town plaza at night. The benefits of the in-town locale does come with the occasional noise of daily life and the roosters crowing in the a.m. (although that's pretty much everywhere on the island!)
If I am not in Vieques during your stay, the property manager lives nearby if a problem should arise. Also, having lived and worked on the island for a number of seasons, I am happy to provide advice regarding any and all aspects of the island, and to answer any questions you might have before and during your trip via airbnb, phone, or e-mail.
3 guest maximum ($30/night for 3rd guest) (waived for kids 8 and under--Vieques is a great place for kids!), and I generally limit stays to two nights or more, although I will sometimes take single night reservations depending on the existing schedule. Also, check-in/check-out is generally flexible, but if schedules of those checking in and checking out conflict, you are welcome to stash any gear, use the bathroom, etc. in the locked extra apartment if arriving early or leaving on a late flight or ferry.
Anything and everything in the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as desired. I think I'm fairly competent at reading people and generally default to staying out of guests way and erring on the side of privacy.
Everything you need within walking distance, and great neighbors to boot! While Vieques is a rough-around the edges kind of place and I definitely live on one of the nicest and safest blocks in Isabel.
Publicos (taxi vans) are generally easy to flag down from main street if you don't rent a Jeep/Car/Moped. They're reasonable cost-wise, though they won't take you to a couple of the most remote beaches.
Please respect the apartment as if it were your own. Vieques can be a pretty quiet place after dark and neighbors can hear everything at all hours as windows are always wide open to let the breeze through. so please no loud noise or music after 9:00/10:00 on weekends.
And if you could be mindful of the vintage pajilla chairs--don't sit on them while wet, etc--it would be appreciated!
No Smoking in the apartment!
The description and pictures of this place were not able to fully embody exactly how charming this accommodation was. Every detail of it seems thought of- the characteristic lighting, caning detail on furniture, lighting, even the book selection is interesting! All of this nestled into a true local neighborhood on Vieques- very conveniently located near the ferry. My friends and I really enjoy integration into a more local experience, especially when more of the touristy activities can be accessed very easily via a short taxi ride. The people of Vieques are beautiful, friendly, eager to help in any way they can, and warm. Mason's listing will be a forever go-to on my without-a-doubt return visits to Vieques. Mason himself was extremely helpful and accommodating. Even though he was on holiday himself, he was readily available and very responsive for anything we needed. The house was equipped with beach chairs, towels, cooler, floaties, bug spray, lotions, aloe, and there were 3 waters and 3 beers in the fridge for us upon arrival (which was AWESOME after walking up from the ferry on a hot day). I could probably go on about it, but I say all this to say if you are looking for a true Vieques experience without sacrificing comfort and charming accommodation, this is the place for you. Mason seems like such a cool guy! My friends and I all agreed that this host+housing could not have been more perfect for my birthday trip to Vieques. Thank you so much :).
Mason was very responsive and attentive. It look like he has been working on his house and when I stayed there was some part of the house that wasnt finished. Some part of the room look different than what was shown. When I got there he just got done with tiling the deck so we were able to use it. Bathroom was sort of small and shower pressure wasnt so powerful. The penthouse was spacious and the lights in the living room was cute but I think its was a little overprice. $90 a night would have been reasonable especially during the fixer and upper process. Once the place is finalized i believe it will have a lot of potential.
For clarification, work on the apartment was completed when Joanne stayed there. I believe she is referencing the tools and materials outside of the downstairs apt (which was used as the base for the upstairs upgrades) or maybe the exposed beams and corrugated ceilings look unfinished? Apologies for the unsightliness outside the downstairs apt. I've cleaned the area and gotten everything stored out of the way.
Mason was a great host and his apartment is in an awesome location. Great design, al the amenities and quite comfortable.
We rented a moped right down the street. The patio/roof deck was very romantic.
He gave good recommendations, knows the area.
Bottom line: stay here if you go to vieques.
Mason was incredibly accommodating, kind, and a great host. The space was perfect, though it is noisy, for my taste... Particularly on Friday and Saturday night.
Mason is constantly seeking to improve, and happily shares what he knows about the island. If you don't mind street noise, roosters, and intense stairs to get to the front door, this is an ideal place, with an exceptional host!
Excellent choice! You wont regret if you stay in Mason's, everything is very clean so you will feel at home! The neiborhoud is very friendly so you will always find good company.
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