See the Real Vieques. walk from ferry in the heart of town, walk to 14 rests, beaches town plaza newly painted, clean comfortable central location ceiling fans affordable, convenient and centrally located .
walk to the beach ....
PERFECT FOR THE ONE NIGHT BIO BAY PEOPLE
ALL CULTURES WELCOME A GAY FRIENDLY HOUSE
A PET FREE HOUSE
.A Great in town location on the main street convenIent great if you want to experience The BIO BAY AND CLEAR CLEAN BEACHES its a perfect match for the budget traveler.
Walk everywhere 2 blocks from plaza, near 9 rests and bars walk everyplace 2 blocks from the beach
private back apt Queen bed with a pull out futon can sleep 4 people perfect for 2 or 3 located in the back of my house with private bathroom and furnished kitchen gas stove refrigator dishes, pans and private patio washing machine and dryer new construction, new bathroom .
Fresh towels and sheets great for a weekend or full week new tiles freshly painted In the front of the house is 2 more bedrooms available individually look for my other properties
Centrally located 2 blocks from the plaza, black bread sports rental
ferry dock in isabel segunda 2 blocks from the beach and within walking distance of 9 rests bars, bank post office bakery.
private back apt with patio washing machine and dryer hammock and garden area.
entire house can sleep 8 to 12 people see other properties
Busy, sometimes noisy main street but close to everything 9 bars rests churches 3 grocery stores, beaches. 3 coffee and breakfast places great for a morning walk. Neighborhood is friendly, country environment kids on horseback, chickens and roasters in the street.
public transportation is few blocks away at ferry dock
Or I will arrange private transportation to all locations
My place is unique because it is is in the heart of isabel segunda you will see the real puerto rico a bar and church on every corner a real vieques community, friendly neighbors also
great cultural experience the real deal I am also a bilinqual tour guide
Please do not lose keys and return keys to me
nine rests and bars, art galleries, 3 grocery store, gourmet and health food grocery store
2 blocks from black beard sports rental, post office and bank right in the middle of town
I am there during high season jan til april after that time I have a house mgr
great friendly neighbors, the teenagers riding their horses up and down the street.
the corner bar playing great salsa music
We booked this home understanding it was a basic, simple home. I spoke with Pacifica one week before our trip to work out logistics for our arrival, as she was not going to be in Vieques during our stay. She was extremely informative, which helped me to grow more excited for our stay.
When the house manager picked us up from the airport, he mentioned that he had to go inside the house to ensure that we had clean towels and sheets. When we arrived at the house he handed us clean towels and clean pillowcases, which we found odd. After he left we took a look around to settle in and noticed that the house was filthy. The floors were so dirty, we didn't want to walk around without slippers; we even showered with our slippers. There was no toilet paper, or paper towels in the house. When we looked at the bedroom, the linens were soiled. There was a ton of hair on the pillows and sheets, which is why I suppose the house manager handed us pillow cases. Luckily, I brought sheets, which we used to ensure cleanliness. Additionally, the mattress is so poorly worn that it sinks and dips in the middle. My boyfriend and I each weigh between 115-135 pounds, so we are by no means large people. I could imagine if we were heavier we may feel the springs in our backs.
Pacifica warned us about the noise, so I can't really complain about that. However, it was indeed terrible and unbearable for my boyfriend. For someone like myself who usually sleeps like a log, the roosters and the dogs were crowing and barking all morning and all night - nonstop. We even had earplugs, as my boyfriend is a musician. That said, we couldn't bear to stay in the house one more night, so the next morning we set out to find a hotel. We lucked out and found inns with rooms, but not for consecutive days. We literally stayed at a different inn every day for the remainder of our trip: Trade Winds, Bananas, and then Flamboyan, which were all wonderful. Flamboyan was our favorite as Donna, the owner is a lovely and extremely professional person.
Maybe the quality of our stay in the house would have been improved had Pacifica been present. It was disheartening for two busy working people to look forward to their vacation and arrive to a filthy house. My boyfriend and I are far from ostentatious. I don't think our expectations were too high by thinking we'd have clean linens, and a house with a floor that had at least been swept.
As a person who has worked in hospitality and service I believe that the ethical thing would be to reimburse us for our horrible experience. I have not yet heard back from Pacifica........
Do not stay here. You are better off camping. The website photos are deceptive.
Marie, I cannot imagine you camping anywhere, really...., there are just some people who love to complain and look for the bad. Have you ever heard of the saying the glass is half full or half empty (this is a typical example).
You my dear are the typical spoiled American gringa who comes to a remote beautiful topical Latino island and finds everything to complain about. the mosquitos the bugs the humitity, they place we stayed in, my hair etc.
I checked in a average puerto rican family last week who stayed in the same apt you did and I had to laugh because they had only good things to say. and everything you hated they loved.. the puerto rican flavor of the island the roasters the salsa the flavor of the neigborhood.
I had to laugh because everything you complained about they loved.
Americans find roasters so annoying and loud, the young puerto rican 10 year old girl woke up this morning to say Mommy I love the sound of the roasters it makes feel at home and makes me think of my grandparants and how much they loved the sound of roasters in the morning, there is loud salsa music coming from the street and if you are not a salsa fan you will never be able to relate or enjoy any of the puerto rican culture, on this island please do not forget you are in Puerto Rico do some research before you come here to Vieques....
most people come back from the beach so sun burnt that a cool shower (remember our water is piped in from the rain forest on the main island is most refreashing i prefer cold water to scalding hot water which is your choice because of the differences in plumbing here.
I waited to respond back to you until after I arrived back to my mumble house to see was all the fuss was about.
In the six months I was away there was nothing missing, everything was in order I did not have dirty soiled sheets as you claim my new ceramic floors where not dirty as you claimed.
the overall condition of my house was good. My orginial house managers had a family emergency and had to leave a few weeks before your arrival. Granted I did not find my place in perfect order as if I would had been there, but it was no where near as bad as you make it appear.
I believe what we are talking about here is something call "cultural differences"
You are a typical ungrateful spoiled, self centered gringa who is always trying to get more than you pay for, with no concept of what it is like to live anywhere other than your own backyard. You are better off staying at an all inclusive resort when and wherever you travel to next. and pay $600.00 a night instead of finding a econo bargain starting at 58. per night for a private apt two blocks from the town square. with I might add beautiful fine art original photography. which you didn't mention at all. You should go somewhere and pay top dollar for the type of place you are wanting. Also I think you wanted to be seen where all the beautiful thin girls in the tiny bikinis stay on the boardwalk in Esperanza where they can be seen with all the other shicky shick jetsetters who come to Vieques Puerto Rico
I do enjoy Europeans and Asian world travelers so much better because there is a different attitude they have. this is what I am talking about .I find most American travelers in general are so full of complaints and are just to spoiled and picky. Best of Luck
I'll start with the good. All the people I interacted with were great. The house manager was great, very friendly and went out of his way to help us get around the island. The tour guide Pacifica referred me to was also great, he held a couple spots for us in the bio bay tour, which meant a lot to me, since everyone I had contacted before had sold out since it was in the middle of the high season, plus he was very welcoming, and a good guide.
On the other hand, I had been looking forward to being able to have a hot shower, as a treat, since I was camping with only cold showers available for many of the other nights of my trip. But the hot water was nonfunctional, and the house manager was unable to fix it while I was there, which made me question my decision to stay here instead of at a hostel.
One other thing, neither good nor bad, just factual, is that while it is conveniently close to the ferry and other amenities within the town of Isabel Segunda as is written in Pacifica's description, most of the activities an average visitor to Vieques would be interested in on the island (snorkeling etc.) are most conveniently done in the town of Esperanza, 8km south.
John most people in Vieques live year round with cold water., Vieques is a remote Tropical island in the ocean. Since we are talking hot water cold water,
I have the same unit $400.00 small electrical unit to heat water as they do in Europe I have recently changed out that unit for the typical systems used in PR which are an plug in electric for those wanting hot water. I find the water comes out skulding hot and usually is too hot.
In vieques typically the water and electricity goes out for 2 or 3 days at a time. what if that would have happened to you during you stay you would have had no water or electricity at all....thats what it is like living on a remote island in the caribbean welcome to what it is like living here in Vieques year round...then again theres always the beautiful beaches.
Nothing is cheep in Vieques and to get from one end to the other there are local buses taking you back and forth for $5.00
People that come to Vieques for just a few days do not really get a chance to see what Vieques is all about. I am located two blocks from black beard on main street where you can go on snorkeling and scuba tours whenever and where ever you like maybe stick to camping and sleeping in a tent next time I remind you my [prices are maybe 20. more a night than a hostel... stay at a hostel and save 20. dollars
the guests that are most satified with my place are those smart people who to to stay in Vieques forat least a week to get a better understanding what island life is like here Please don't knock Isabel Segunda the local town ..... Esperanza can easily be just another typical tourist trap in many ways come back to Vieques and stay longer next time return guests get a better discount the longer you stay the cheeper it is
The house need hot water , clean the bathroom and get out all things in the kitchen and bathroom gabinet. The refrigerator have too much old food,
Pacifica's home was very clean and in a great part of town. It was very easy to communicate with her and she provided great info about the area. Nice stay in Vieques!
Pacific was super nice, and even took us on a tour of the island. The apartment could use a little work, and it gets hot at night without A/C. Bring mosquito repellent to the island - mosquitos are all over the place. Pacifica's place is centrally located, which is great for walking around.
We loved staying here! The apt is just as described/listed - nothing more nothing less. Pretty simple, clean, comfortable, and has everything you need. It definitely gets noisy in the morning but at a pretty reasonable time.
The location is great! On more of the local side, close to the ferry and lots of bars and restaurants. More flavor than the tourist side but not as nice of beaches.
But the best part of this stay is Pacifica! She really makes it get job to ensure you're having a good time and falling in love with Vieques. If you don't have your own transportation she'll take you around for the same amount or less than the taxis, and you get enjoyable conversation with insights to the island on the way. Shes so hospitable and really makes you feel at home.
For a big bonus while we were there, Pacifica upgraded us to one of her oceanfront properties on our second night. It was amazing falling asleep and waking up to the ocean and just being completely removed. If you're willing to spend a little more, check out that listing.
pacifica was a welcoming host. We booked her place but when we arrived we found out it was it was double booked but she arranged for us to stay and another place on the island. Where we stayed was out of town overlooking the ocean and was rustic and beautiful. Perfect for us but we were lucky to have a car. so the this review is more about pacifica as a host rather than her apartment.
As a host she made us feel welcome and like we could call on her if we needed anything. she checked in on us during our stay and gave us recommendations for things to see on the island. Including an excellent bio bay tour. I recommend Pacifica as a host and Vieques as a place to visit!
Pacifica's apartment is a cute and cozy spot in a great location on Vieques. Really convenient to anything you might need and walking distance from the ferry (awesome if you don't rent a car). She was a wonderful host with a lot of great suggestions for us.