About this listing
*Please respond with Codeword for a more favorable response* This is a gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath Villa located steps from the ferry dock. A wide open floorplan with ocean views. A large rooftop patio offers stunning views of the Caribbean.
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This villa is gorgeous, the large rooftop patio offers great views of the Caribbean ocean.
2 master suites, as well as a sleeping nook can accommodate 6 people comfortably.
The dining room opens up onto another patio over looking the Caribbean ocean.
The kitchen is large and open, surrounded by windows so that you can always catch a glimpse of the sparkling sea.
The house is in the city, so throughout the day you can hear local music from the ferry. Expect normal city noise. It is still a very peaceful and calm property.
Please note that the bedrooms do not have doors. This is a attempt to keep air flowing through the house and temperatures cooler. We have sewn curtains for privacy.
There are a variety of excellent restaurants within walking distance, as well as grocery stores and other fun shopping.
A rental car is necessary to reach all the best beaches in Vieques. The majority of the best beaches are in the Vieques National Wildlife refuge, which has terrible roads and requires a Jeep to access. There is no public transportation and Taxi's will not drive to these beaches. It is generally accepted that a car is necessary to enjoy everything Vieques has to offer.
We provide a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Beach Beater for a additional $55/night for the exclusive use of our Villa Indigo Guests. The Jeep is not in pristine condition, it's a island car, so expect dents, scratches and other cosmetic imperfections. It does run perfectly and is more than adequate for the roads and beaches of Vieques.
If you are staying in Vieques longer than your stay at Villa Indigo we are able to let you keep the Jeep. You will have to put down a $250 security deposit on the car when you leave Villa Indigo.
The Jeep will be ready and waiting for you at the house when you check in. Payment for the rental car can be made via PayPal with your credit card.
Please note that cars rented on the main island are not permitted on the Ferry.
IMPORTANT!: The car rents on a nightly basis, just like the house. We ask that if you take advantage of our cars, you rent for your entire stay. That way, the car is ready and waiting for you when you check in, and you have it until you check out. It's more convenient than having to stop at the rental car office, (Codeword: Sofrito!) and it will be waiting for you at the house when you arrive.
Gas: It is VERY important that you return the car with the same amount of gas recieved. Every guest seems to think it's ok to just leave us cash and let us fill it for them. This is not OK and inconsiderate for both us and the next guest who arrives. The fee for not returning the car with the same amount of gas you received it with is $30 + the cost of gas, billed at $15 per 1/4 tank or less.
Check in for house and car is 3pm
Check Out for house and car is 11am.
This is flexible, depending on when the guests before you leave, and the guests after you arrive, and we do our best to accommodate everyone. When planning your trip please don't expect the house to be ready until 3 PM, and expect to return the car and house keys by 11AM.
I do want to take this time to warn you about the ferry. It is a absolute mess and incredibly un-reliable. It never runs on time, you have to wait hours for a ticket, and they often cancel ferry runs without any warning. Just yesterday I had a family with 2 small children wait 6 hours of their precious vacation time to get on a ferry. I strongly suggest you look into flying. There are 3 airports, Ceiba is right across the channel on the main island. Flights to Vieques are $35 each way. Isla Grande is the domestic airport in San Juan and flights are $75 each way. San Juan International is the big main airport, flights from here run between $90 and $120. since you are likely flying into this airport, flights from here are most convenient. The other 2 airports only make sense if you are visiting other parts of Puerto Rico before coming to Vieques. The 3 airlines that run these routes are Cape Air, Vieques Air Link and Air Flamenco. All of them have online booking.
If you plan on taking the ferry I cannot pick you up or personally check you in if you arrive past 6:30 PM. I will leave you directions to the house, and hide a key. I will personally check in with you the next morning. Keep this in mind if you plan for the 4 PM ferry; Chances are you will leave and arrive late.
Please provide me with your arrival and departure times a week in advance. I need to schedule your arrival with my house keepers.
A Note on Bugs. Welcome to the tropics! We have bugs here. Big Ones. Every property on this island, even the W, will have bugs. I'm sorry if you aren't used to them, but it's part of island living and short of A-bombing the property with toxic pesticides, there is nothing that can be done.
A/C: We do not have Air Conditioning in this house. Electricity in Puerto Rico is very expensive ($280 a month on this property!) , Any house that offers A/C will have a higher nightly rate. This house is fully screened, but the windows are open, A/C is not possible. We want to offer our guests budget accommodation, so in a attempt to keep costs down, we do not offer A/C. We do have ceiling fans and box fans for you to use.
A note on Beach Umbrella's : We no longer offer beach umbrellas. Vieques can be windy, and our guests have repeatedly been breaking the beach umbrellas we keep buying for the house. We've gone through at least 15 in the last 6 months. If you need a beach umbrella they are sold at the Black Beards, the grocery store and many other shops for around $30. I also highly recommend Palm Trees for shade :)
Cancellation policy: We maintain a strict cancellation policy. This once again has to do with our budget pricing, if you cancel at the last minute, then it is un-likely the house will re-book. We as hosts will lose the income, and we won't be able to offer this rate for all of our guests. I'm terribly sorry, but I absolutely cannot offer any refunds on any last minute cancellations. Please understand this policy when you book. When booking, you agree to this cancellation policy and I cannot make any exceptions.
Problems: If you have any problems with anything, I will do my best to fix it as soon as humanly possible. Vieques runs a little slower than the rest of the world. Nothing is going to happen on a Sunday. If you email me at 11PM saying you're having a problem with the toilet, I won't be able to fix it until the morning. It is very important that you call me as soon as any problem arises.
Guests have access to off street parking for one vehicle and use of the rooftop patio.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can expect to be greeted and oriented to the island upon check-in and have text message communication for any concerns and questions.
Isabel II has access to the ferry which services Vieques from the main island of Puerto Rico. Within walking distance are several restaurants, grocery and mini-markets, scenic views from the Punta Mulas Lighthouse and the Conde de Mirasol Fort, and sports outfitters and souvenir shopping.
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Guests must provide us with their arrival times 1 week in advance.
The place is amazing! It was perfect for us. I would move in tomorrow if I could :). I love how she has the place decorated and set up. The curtains on the doors made it easier for the breeze to cool the whole place. We left there thinking we wanted to go home and take all the doors off in our house lol. There's a kind of openness to it that feels peaceful. The location is perfect. Our only regret is that we hadn't spent more time on the rooftop. It had the most beautiful view. I did yoga up there in the mornings, and just wished I had that back home.
There is no AC, but it wasn't too bad at all. We were a little worried, because it was hot when we walked in. Once you open it all up inside it felt great. The wind that comes through keeps it comfortable. It got a little noisy in the mornings, with the roosters and loud cars. Also, the mornings seemed to be the warmest inside. But that was all perfect for us, because it gave us a reason to get up and get moving for the day. This place will give you an authentic island experience. We loved it! We hope to come back here, next time with another couple to enjoy the space with us.
We had a blast! Vieques is amazing! The Villa wasnice, clean and gigantic for the two of us. 3 rooms and 3 restrooms. Quite hot at night, no AC! But its always hot in Vieques and thats why we were there ;) So nothing to complain. The Rodeo (car) is absolutly necessary and a great advantage of this airbnb! Altough its a old car and we think kind of an expensive car, because its a really old car (1997). To sum up, we had a really good time and we can recommend Jillians Villa for sure.
Villa Indigo is a great place from which to explore the island. The house itself is pleasantly colorful and boasts amazing views of the water which is only a minute away. Jillian was e trembly helpful and responsive, so was Rodeo, the Jeep she rented us. Don't hesitate to ask her for recommendations about things to do around the island.
The house could not be closer to the ferry. That was very convenient. The upstairs rooftop was amazing. The house was pretty hot at night, but the bugs were not bad at all. I just wish we could have stayed longer.
This was my third time staying in Vieques in a rental house, and even though I prefer staying in Esperanza, this was so nice and convenient. It had AMAZING views, was a large space (one of the largest I found on Airbnb), and was right across from the ferry so that we were able to walk to the house upon arrival! No A/C but plenty of fans. Overall amazing place to stay!
Place looks exactly as the pictures. House is incredibly close to the ferry, for those who decide to take it to Vieques. Very responsive host. Didn't have any problems. Would recommend.
We stopped in Villa Indigo for just one night, and everything was perfect.
House was ready on time, easy check-in and check-out process.
The house is nicely decorated and had everything we need.
Compared to Vieques hotels, this was the best price/quality ratio.
I definitely recommend this, if you are planning your vacation on Vieques.
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About the Host, Jillian
My husband and I are lucky enough to make our living in the beautiful Vieques, Puerto Rico.
We run our own photography company here on the island, EP Anderson Photography. I also work for the W Retreat and Spa and Elliott is a freelance photographer for a company back in the states.