... and Local Flavor. Adjacent to the Nature Reserve, on a hilltop in Barrio Monte Carmelo; sleeps 2-6 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 large wrap-around terraces with an outdoor dining area and built-in grill. Our beautiful, architecturally-designed home offers incredible views in all directions with breezes to match. Wake up to unobstructed views of the Reserve and the island of Culebra, and even St. John and St. Croix on a clear day, or have a cocktail on the front balcony while you watch the lights of Vieques and main-island Puerto Rico twinkle in the distance. The countryside location is in the center of the island so you can be just about anywhere in 10-20 minutes — from the island's best beaches to restaurants and shopping. Our Viequense neighbors are friendly and respond in kind to a smile and a wave. Friendly dogs, wandering chickens and free-roaming horses are all a part of day-to-day life in Monte Carmelo, so if an insulated resort-like experience is what you're looking for, then our house is not for you. But if you are looking to experience real-life Vieques in the comfort of a safe and stylish house, then we have no doubt you will love it here. Free wifi and hard-wired computer access. The high-season rate is $220 per-night; If only 1 bedroom of the 3 is used with the house, the per-night rate is reduced to $200. In low-season, the cost is $175 per night for the house.
1.Smoking is not allowed in the house.
2.People other than those in the Guest party may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3.The Homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4.Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
5.Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6.Pets or neighborhood dogs are NOT allowed on the premises, however friendly and cute they may be.
7.Keep the gate closed at all times to keep the horses out of the garden.
8.All house doors should be triple-locked (bolts, button and key) when away from the house and overnight.
9.Keep rear and side louvers mostly shut when away from the house to prevent unexpected rains from soaking the interior furnishings. Rain often comes and goes suddenly and is commonly very horizontal.
10.Please use the floor bolts to secure open doors in place. Strong winds can damage unsecured doors by banging them into the concrete house.
11.Housekeeping: While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. If your stay is greater than 2 weeks, we will provide cleaning services/linen change free of charge once every 2 weeks. There is a washer/dryer and other cleaning supplies on the premises if needed. No bleach is permitted for laundry use or elsewhere, and all washes are to be done with cold water.
12.Theft, loss and damage: We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house for any reason. We have supplied beach towels for beach use to be returned to the house. Towels, kitchen supplies, etc., are inventoried, and if found missing or unreasonably damaged, we will deduct the value from your damage deposit. We understand that blood stains are sometimes unavoidable. If blood stains on linens or towels should occur, please attend to them promptly to avoid permanent damage.
13.Water and Septic: The house is on a septic system. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you may be charged damages.
14.Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
•The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
•A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
•The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted;
•Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
The house was impeccable, with gorgeous details, and beautiful views. The location on top of the hill not only allowed for the views, but also the trade winds that made this house so comfortable. Perri was a very helpful and informative host. His caretaker and the small rental car company he recommended were both really helpful when we arrived to Vieques. I would absolutely stay in this house again (and this is coming from someone who never repeats vacations). Do bring ear plugs b/c Vieques is full of wandering horses, dogs, and roosters, who can get noisy at night.
Even more stunning than the pictures. The verandas are spacious, the views are expansive, and the rooms are decorated with real elegance. Perri's suggestions were excellent, and Miriam, the caretaker, was warm and helpful. We definitely hope to come back.
Excellent communication! Perri and Miriam so friendly and helpful. The villa is very comfortable for a quiet relaxing holiday. Neighborhood is good. Fantastic view. I highly recommend for holiday in Vieques!
I must say that Perri and Jamie were exceptionally gracious and welcoming. I felt very comfortable in my conversations with them and felt totally at ease in my choice to stay at Casa de Domillion. Perri gave us great info about the island and good choices on what to do and where to eat. We will definitely be back for a great relaxing vacation in such a beautiful house with such a pleasant tropical breeze.
We just spent the most wonderful few days in Vieques! Perri was a great host, sending us guidelines to the house, as well as tips to enjoy the island that were absolutely spot-on and saved us time and money for sure.
The house is so so so beautiful, airy and comfortable. The decor is lovely, and the views, especially from the master bedroom, are spectacular. The sunshine in the morning is particularly wonderful. The garden is lovely and lush, we even picked pomegranates from the trees for snacks.
The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, and we ate almost every meal at the little table on the terrace outside the kitchen. What a treat!
The house also had everything we needed for the beach, including towels, a cooler, snorkel gear, and even floatie toys.
The neighborhood is pretty secluded, up on a hilltop overlooking the jungle. a great place to forget about the rest of the world. There are stray dogs around, and they come looking for scraps, but they are not dangerous. They do bark quite a lot at night time. Also the wind from the ocean, though it cooled us off and smelled divine, made some noise at night also. What we missed sleep we more than made up for with the relaxing experience of the house and the island in general.
I really can't wait to go back with a few more people! Only two of us went this time, but six could very comfortably stay there. It is a perfect place for a romantic, secluded getaway, or a group party-vacation.
For future guests: Many of the residents on Vieques do not tie up their dogs or horses which is why you'll find them roaming throughout the island. It's part of the island culture. Monte Carmelo is a Viequense neighborhood and the area pups are indeed owned by residents. They are friendly and cute, but we recommend not feeding them to try to keep them at their own homes.
This house is breathtaking, forget windows, there are doors everywhere that open up to beautiful views and a cool breeze. I stayed here as a getaway with my best girlfriends for my bachelorette and it was just what I wanted. It was relaxing, and ultra comfortable. Merriam the house keeper was super accommodating after check out my friend had forgot her passport and ID, Merriam mailed it to me, thanks! We made friends with the neighbor Abe and he played the guitar for us, we had choir going, it was so much fun! We bought groceries and made breakfast every morning, we ate on the balcony over looking the mountains it was quite the experience.
The house is beautiful - the pictures are great, but the house is even nicer than what's conveyed in them. We really appreciated that beach chairs, an umbrella and a cooler were available to use. It made our beach days more comfortable.
The view is amazing and it comes with nearly ever-present breezes that keep the house cool. The area is off the beaten path, yet still convenient to town, beaches and Esperanza.
Perri made booking easy and she checked on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Miriam was very helpful and also checked in to make sure everything was good for us.
On our last day, we started talking about when we could go back. This place is that nice.
We are Jamie and Perri we live and in Brooklyn, NY when we're not in Vieques. Jamie has a wine shop in lower Manhattan, and Perri is a graphic designer. We love Vieques and we can tell you all of our favorite not-to-be-missed places so you can enjoy it as much as we do!