Beautifully furnished apartment, convenient location, all with a great view and breeze.
The space includes a stocked kitchen, living area with fantastic views of the last Spanish Fort in the New World as well as the surrounding hills, bedroom area with a new and very comfortable Serta bed (mattress and pillows protected by hotel-grade allergen-proof cases for any allergy sufferers), an extra air bed if needed, clean bathroom, wi-fi, Bose computer speakers for your laptop or smartphone, etc. The apartment also includes just about all you need for a great day at the beach: cooler, chairs, beach towels, etc.
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: the trucks coming off the cargo ferry, roosters crowing (although that's pretty much everywhere on the island!), and the occasional kid playing reggaeton while driving down main street. Some weekend and holiday nights are noisier (i.e. the aforementioned reggaeton traveling up the hill from main street) than others, and some can be very quiet. For this reason, I keep the rates the same on weekends and holidays as the weekday rate
While I spend a lot of time in the States, 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 Vieques, and to answer any questions you might have before and during your trip via airbnb, phone, or e-mail.
2 guest maximum and I generally limit stays to two nights or more, although I will sometimes take single night reservations depending on the existing schedule. Please inquire about discounts for stays of 4+ nights. 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! Vieques is a rough-around the edges kind of place and I wouldn't say there are a ton of great blocks on this island. But I do think I live on one of them.
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 (except for a couple of bars and town parties) and neighbors can hear everything as windows are always open to let in the light and breeze. so please no loud noise or music after 9:00/10:00 on weekends.
And if you could be mindful of the vintage pajilla furniture--don't sit on it while wet (stretches the pajilla), etc--it would be appreciated!
NO SMOKING in the apartment!
My experience at Mason's was wonderful. I enjoyed staying in the neighborhood walking distance to restaurants. Safe area very friendly neighbors you get to see the real Vieques. Mason was awesome communicating through the entire time. I would highly recommend staying with Mason. Very helpful and outgoing! I will be returning thanks Mason! Sarah feb 2015
Walking distance from ferry. Clean and well stocked apartment. We rented a jeep and enjoyed a short stay on Vieques.
Mason was very communicative, forthcoming and accommodating. Nothing felt difficult or secretive with Mason. He went out of his way on several occasions. A classic great host on all levels. The location is great. The space is useable for many formats. Many amenities are provided. The furniture and bed are handsome and comfortable. I can't give you one reason not to stay with Mason.
Mason was a fantastic host for us: he stacked up the fridge with food and drinks before we arrived and gave us more free drinks later. He was a laid-back,friendly and very helpful. The apartment was very clean, and actually it was bigger than what I imaged by looking at the photos. The location of the apartment was great: walking distance to many local restaurants and stores in the town of town of Isabella. I would highly recommend his place to anyone!
We had such a wonderful experience in Vieques! Mason was a great host! He greeted us when we arrived with cold water, beer and a friendly smile. I was a little concerned at the location of the apt but it worked out perfectly! We were a short (maybe 10 min) drive to the nice beaches in the reserve--which you have to drive to the beaches no matter where you stay, as there are no hotels/rentals in the reserve. The apartment in general was nice. If you're looking for luxury, this is not your spot. However, the bed/pillows were comfortable, water was hot and the place was clean. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back!
Mason is so friendly and helpful, he gave us lots of advices about our trip in Vieques island. And his apartment has been decorated as a your home. He also prepared bottles of water and beer, which helped us a lot. The neighborhood is okay, kind of noisy in the daytime, but during the night they were quit.
Amazing vacation! We headed to Vieques for 8 days and couldn't have had a better time. Mason is such a great host & his apartment was perfect for us & in a great location. The neighborhood was extremely safe, we never felt scared, and the neighbors (and locals in general) were extremely warm and friendly.
Right in town there are several great spots to eat and sea glass beach is cute too! We ended up renting a car (worth every cent) so got to see almost every beach, historical & natural spot on the island. Feel free to contact me for recommendations.
Masons spot really was perfect and he was amazing, attentive and so friendly! He greeted us upon a late arrival & even had water & welcome beers to greet us. Can't rave enough! Cheers!!!
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