About this listing
Beautifully furnished apartment, convenient location, all with a great view and breeze.
(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.)
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 than others, though 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. 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!