About This Listing
great hide away for couples or couples with little ones...completely equipped and near the best beaches on the island.....1.5 miles from Isabel ll and 4.5 miles from Esperanza....1 mile from the gate of Fish and Wild Life reserve
Welcome! and many thanks for visiting our web site. We love meeting people and making new friends. We love sharing information about Vieques, what to do, were to go and anything that could make your vaction better. We can also be "transparent" and be totally out of your way if that's the way you prefer it. Birdnestudios are TWO well designed, beautifully decorated and fully equipped studio/apt. for your joy and comfort. Both are air conditioned, Gaviota and Pitirre. They are independently located on the same site so you can be close to your loved ones and still maintain your privacy.
A little resort with many amenities just for you, just click on the amenities tab to see. We are strategically located on road #997 on the side of a hill with a spectacular view of the east coast of the main island of Puerto Rico. Enjoy a romantic sunset, watching the rain fall on the main island, the birds singing every day of the year or the beautiful trees on our property or even pick a fruit when in season. Sit under the trees or try napping on a hammock.
Just enjoy your privacy and the sound of the breeze. Come kayaking or kayak fishing with me, or rent bikes for a day, come hiking and birdwatching...or let me wake up your appetite with a delicious freshly cooked paella or whole grilled fish....we are a little resort without all the hassle. Strategically located, we are only 1.5 miles from the main town of Isabel Segunda and 4.5 miles from Esperanza and only 1 mile from the entrance to the beaches on the Wild Life refuge.
No traffic hassle to go any where, no towns to cross to get to the beach. The birdnestudios is the place to stay when you want privacy, intimacy and yet when traveling with friends or loved ones because everyone is close by. We even have a well stocked convenience store at the bottom of the hill for those last minute purchases. Look on and enjoy like many others have, Your money can't go any farther than this. And please, very important, don't go anywhere without having all your questions answered. Visit my Gallery of pictures of Vieques, our property and many curious items....birdnest, way beyond your expectations... Oh yes, ....we are simply... just friendly ...everyone is welcomed ¡Bienvenidos! Mi casa es su casa. Hosted by Waldo and Ileana
You can enjoy all of one acre; the terrace, the jacuzzi, the fruit trees, the private parking area, the BBQ's....you can rent bicycles from us
Interaction with Guests
Hi: I will be available for you as much as you want me to, I will also stay away from you and respect your privacy if that is your preference. We have 1 acre of land, lots of room for all.
Our neighborhood is very quiet. we have a well stocked convenience store walking distance. we are 1.5 miles to Isabel Segunda, one mile to the entrance of the important beaches and 4.5 miles to Esperanza. We are 5 min from the ferry dock.
I recommend a car no matter were you stay......do not believe "walk to the beach" unless you are not planning to visit the best beaches....I do not recommend bikes because of the hills everywhere
There is a 7% room tax charged by the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. paid on arrival....Non-smoking apartments- smoking areas outside, NO PETS.....we like you to stay in touch while traveling if you have any delays so we know when to expect you and make arrangements for self check-in...love you to use our outside terrace but please clean after you particularly when children use it unsupervised...plenty of parking available but please stay within designated areas....
We love you if you help us with electricity saving...if you go to the beach or out to dinner please do not leave the lights and A/C on in your apts. A/C works fast.
I thought I'd never had to write this rule but it happened so here it goes:
No skinny dipping in the jacuzzi during daylight hours or when other guests, children or owners are in the property. Use prudence, be discrete, it can be embarrassing or offensive to others.
"Pitirre" is a self-sufficient, aesthetically decorated cottage that certainly lived up to our expectations. It is well furnished with a kitchen, barbecue, utensils and other amenities for those interested in cooking themselves. The Jacuzzi perched up on a hill provides much needed relaxation after a day of intense beach-hopping/hiking. Waldo, our host was prompt at replying to all our pre-arrival enquiries and even provided us with a generous list of do's and dont's in and around Vieques. Unfortunately, we did not get to taste his delightful paella this time! We will go back and highly recommended this place.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Waldo's. We felt welcomed... Waldo was very friendly and helpful, but gave us all the privacy we wanted. I had locked the keys in our rental car - he gave me a ride over to the rental agency to pick up a spare key.
The bed and rooms were very comfortable. We enjoyed our deck and had our own barbeque on the upstairs deck above our room. Location was great as it is located between the two towns of Vieques.
My girlfriend and I had such an incredible stay at Pitirre. Vieques is quite the experience and staying here with Waldo made it all the better. We were only in Vieques for 2 nights, but I feel that we maximized our experience. The place is only a 5-10 min drive to the beaches (which are incredible), town of Isabel, or the town of Esperanza. The guest house has a comfortable king bed, fully stocked kitchen and a nice bathroom. I can vouch for the bed considering I have a back problem. There is an A/C box in the bedroom but we found that we did not even need it. Three fans and multiple windows keep the place plenty ventilated and the temperature never became that bad at night. Bugs were never an issue either. We rented a jeep and were able to give the sand a quick rinse with the house's garden hose before returning it too--watch out for the cleaning fees at the car rental shops, otherwise. There is also some snorkeling gear, beach chairs, a cooler (so clutch!) and an umbrella.
Waldo was such a gracious host. He happily explained the nuances of each beach and how to find the best spots and most solitude at each location. He also had excellent restaurant recommendations and advice. We hope we will be able to stay with him again in the future. This was our first time in Puerto Rico and we sincerely hope to return!
Thank you Stephen and Olivia...you were great folks to host, very low maintenance as we say in the business...I'm glad you squeezed everything out of the island in such a short time...I wish you the best of luck in your medical career and remember to come back to this island to help the poor when your are done with the big cities...ciao...waldo
sorry you missed the paella!!!
Waldo is an amazing host. Always helpful about our inquiries, picked us up from the ferry because we couldn't find a taxi. The place was beautiful too, kinda far away from the central cities but it was still easy to reach Esparanza.
The property was wonderful and the host was very accommodating. We had a wonderful time utilizing the hammocks, hot tub and other amenities. Waldo was very helpful and answered all our questions, provided great suggestions and even got us supplies that were in our apartment upon arrival. Everything was exceptional and we'll definitely stay here again when we come back!
When we think of 5 star places, we think of Waldo's property. Situated in a great location about 10 minutes from the best beaches in Vieques, staying here is way, way better than any resort. Waldo is very kind, knows the island backwards and forwards (his guidebook is the most comprehensive I've ever read), and he is willing to share his favorite beaches and places to eat.
His apartment has everything, and his place has a great view of the bay and the main island. There is no better place to stay on Vieques.
The only thing we regret is that we did not have the chance to eat his paella!
This was a very clean and easy to use space. Waldo greeted us as we arrived and told us basically anything we needed to know about the property and island. Waldo was very kind and let us know where to go if we wanted (it was New Year's Eve) to enjoy the festivities on the island. Waldo did a great job of giving us privacy after this point and answered our questions when we had a few about checking out. We loved the view, the Jacuzzi, the beach equipment, and the island in general. The kitchen had everything we needed for the 2 nights we ate in versus going out on the town. The restaurant reviews Waldo has in a little welcome packet are spot on. We ate at Bananas and loved the Mofongo and Paella. If you visit the island do a Bio Bay tour and use Abe's, it was a great experience. If you have the calendar flexibility, try to plan your trip when the Moon phase will be at a New Moon. If we make another trip to Vieques Island we would definitely stay with Waldo again.
Hi folks...thank you for your visit and comments...I will check the packet but it is here on ABB info, basically we allow guests to stay all day if no one is checking in on the day of departure or you can check in upon arrival if there is no one checking out that day...Have a great year and hope to see you back again in the near future....waldo
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About the Host, Waldo (José)
The birdnest is operated by Ileana and me (Waldo), oficially José. Ileana is a glass and mosaic artist and my right hand in yourpersonal cuisine venture providing esperience and knowledge in the kitchen and cooking areas.
I am a former banker and business consultant in Puerto Rico and South America, very glad to be retired. Vieques was our choice for its beauty, tranquility and proximity to San Juan. (So we can escape occasionally to a Big City environment)
My wife and I build our first studio for our children but fate took one to Spain and the other to the Amazons, our youngest stayed in Puerto Rico. We decided to venture into hosting since we enjoy entertaining people. We have had no regrets. We have made some many new friends and are able to share many thoughts on many things and also give them the best Concierge service you can not get in any 5 star hotel. I will tell you anything you want to know about Vieques and if you are stopping over in San Juan I can help you in that also. So just ask away.
Yes, we have to put up we lots of inconveniences but the rewards are overwhelming and very much worth it. It's a choice. As a spare activity, I cook for my guests and folks that request of my services. My menu is on (website hidden) under yourpersonalcuisine tab although we can always be creative and work outside the menu. Check it out and let me know if I can cook for you. We have three children with very interesting lives. Our oldest daughter lives in the Amazons of Venezuela and you can visit her (email hidden)e is the proud mother of our two grand children, go visit her. Natalia speaks; english, french, portuguese and spanish. Tamara is the jet set member of the family and lives in San Juan working in the tourism industry on behalf of the government of Puerto Rico. She travels through Europe. She speaks italian, english and spanish. Alexis is the youngest and is a lawyer turned realtor turned entrepenuer , in short, a business man working very hard at it. Alex speaks english and spanish.
We hope that you like what I have prepared for you on. All is as is. I am constantly adding things to the Nest in order to make your stay more memorable. In all honesty, I do not believe you can find a studio with all the amenities and concierge services from me at these rates. I have been advised by some customers to raise my rates so people can think our place is of greater value. I refuse to do that. This thinking is what got us in the financial mess we live in today and professional marketers (I am an MBA-Syracuse in Marketing) are greatly responsible for that. So trust me, the studios were built for my family to come but as you read earlier, destiny had something else in mind for them. So, we decided to rent. Have no regrets.
Have any questions, please call. I believe we have a good product. Read the guest book comments and the reviews, they speak out loud. I wish everyone that has stayed here wrote but I guess some are shy. Some day I'll print some of the comments left on the studio guest book. I hope you decide to come to Vieques. If you decide not to join us, please drop by and check us out any way. We'll be looking forward to have you the next time around and many times after that. ciao...waldo and Ileana, your hosts.