Gorgeous Villa la Sirena,A Mermaids Cottage overlooks busy working harbor, stunning sunsets perfect location, walk to shops,Pubs,restaurants.Perfect Romantic getaway for a one or two couples a family with an older child in two pretty Queen bedrooms
Beautiful furnishings ,incredible artwork, total attention to detail, fully equipped kitchen, this property is truly special! The ample deck was cantilevered and designed to maximize the views however it also means this villa is not suitable for young children. 7% PR room tax and normal cleaning is included in the price.
Location! location! location!. Incredible views, access to everything, off street parking and piece of mind security!
Interaction with Guests
Owner will meet and introduce client to the property and is always on call for help but you will not see them again until you check out unless it is your choice. we respect your privacy!
We do live nearby and if there is anything we haven't thought of or you forgot to pack please call us and we can very likely have it for you in short order.
We have lived on Vieques for 25 years , we probably have the answer to your questions about Vieques.
Never get bored , watch the constant activity around a busy working harbor! However the action starts early and we recommend that light sleepers roll down the shutters and use the AC if they want to sleep in.
Walkers and runners will find great routes to the East thru the quiet neighborhoods of Bravos de Boston and Santa Maria. Lots of shopping and dining options nearby.
It is always best to have a rental car in Vieques but public transportation is available just steps from the cottage at the ferry dock. We can pick you up at the airport or meet you at your car rental. You can walk from the ferry dock. The house has convenient and secure off street parking.
Other Things to Note
Watch the fishermen unload their catch, get there first for the freshest lobster and fish.
Pack light, we have a washer and dryer and we provide all soaps, shampoo, conditioner. All linens, towels, Beach towels and chairs, even some boogie boards and noodles are here for your convenience.
This is a beautiful home and we expect our guests to treat it with respect and leave the home as they found it. We will , of course do normal laundry and cleaning and hope guests will do the first load of towels the morning they depart and leave them in the dryer.
No Smoking at all please.
We may consider a small dog that does not shed but in general no pets allowed. We do not rent to smokers. We do not allow the use of Bleach by guests .
Please be Green, AC is to be used ONLY when guest is in the house. .We have super efficient Units and they cool down the bedrooms in less than 5 minutes.
Most of the candles around the house are battery operated, please do not attempt to light them! LOL!
We love the local children but we do not invite them in the house. The concept of vacation rentals is foreign to them and although you may enjoy their company the next dozen renters may not, so please do not invite them into the house.
One of the joys of renting a home in the Caribbean is being able to cook at home especially local Lobster.We encourage it! However guests need to immediately clean up the lobster carcasses and double bag them and get them out of the house and into the outdoor garbage can. There is something about local lobsters And the climate that create an unbelievably bad smell in a very short time, it will permeate the house and ruin your vacation and the next guests also.
Thanks for cooperating.
Our stay at Helen's gorgeous Villa Sirena on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico was relaxing, restorative (sleeping and waking to the soothing sounds of the ocean lapping up on the shore) and enjoyable. We most enjoyed sitting out on the deck eating breakfast, reading or just sitting. The home is super well-equipped. There was everything needed to cook at home and also sheets, towels, board games, bug spray, beach supplies and more. Helen's art decorates the walls and her husband actually built the house. It's stunning. It's also well-located in Isabel Segunda within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal, restaurants, bakeries and any amenities we needed. Helen was warm, informative and available if/when we needed her. Her place was a remarkable home-base for exploring the beauty and adventure Vieques has to offer. We hope to return in the future. Thanks Hellen!
The house is very well appointed and located and the view cannot be matched. After driving all over the island, I question whether there are any places to stay in Vieques with a view that beats the one from La Sirena.
Helen met us at the Marziti's Car rental near the airport and escorted us to the Mermaid's Cottage. Although the island is fairly easy to navigate once you got oriented, it was very nice to have her meet us. The cottage is stunning and well equipped with million dollar view.
Helen is extremely kind and her Mermaid Cottage is outstanding. We had everything we could have possibly needed in such a beautifully decorated space. Both bedrooms overlook the water and the deck is great for an outdoor breakfast. We enjoyed our vacation there and hope to be back! THANKS AGAIN FOR AN AWESOME TIME!!!
Helen was an amazing host who not only showed us around the house, but showed us around town. Her local knowledge really improved out stay at Vieques. Thank you so much Helen, your place is amazing and beautiful.
Helen's place is perfect and immerses you in Vieques immediately. I vacationed here with my mom and my partner and we could not have been more pleased. You are in a great, central location within walking distance to everything, but rent a car so you can experience the island (I particularly like Sun Bay and you need to check out Duffy's in Esperanza if you are looking for an Americanized meal with an Island twist).
While at Helen's, we woke one morning to an end to end rainbow right over the Atlantic, which could not have been more beautiful, echoing the feeling you have with the house itself with vibrant colors and comfortable living.
There is no TV, thank goodness. There is a grill and well-stocked kitchen if you are into cooking. The best restaurant we visited on Vieques was Conuco and even after four days in Old San Juan we haven't found a meal that has been able to compete.
Finally, he beginning of our trip was interrupted by TS Bertha and again Helen was very accommodating and offered to figure out how to cancel our booking if we had chosen to skip this part of our trip. I'm certainly glad we didn't.
Our stay was wonderful! The photos don't do this place justice it is absolutely stunning!!! The view is amazing, we spent a lot of time on the deck. It is decorated beautifully and the kitchen is great for cooking. You are right next to the ferry so you can get to lots of places. There are a ton of restaurants etc nearby (Helen has lots of suggestions in the house manual). We loved the taco place down the road! Esperanza is a quick 15 min drive ($15 by taxi if you don't have a car). The beaches are easy to get to as well. You can walk to sea glass beach or take a taxi to sun bay (get the empanadas!!). Helen was very helpful with everything! We will definitely be back!!
I am an Artist and a Real Estate professional. My husband and I love to travel and take at least one trip a year to South America and Chile where I was born. We like amazing scenery, ruins and great crafts.Our favorite recent destinations would be Peru, Guatemala and Vietnam and Cambodia .
I have said about my self "I am selling dreams" First as an artist and now as a real estate broker specializing in vacation homes, and certainly the cottage we own is another dream we love to share.
I have spent most of my life and career helping and hosting travelers.The Mermaids Cottage (Villa la Sirena ) is the first rental property we have owned but I manage several rental properties on our beautiful island for other owners.
My hosting style is to great you, orient you and to always be available either by phone, text or email but I am wise enough to give my guests their privacy and they will not see me again until checkout unless it is by their choice or I am dealing with some issue or request.