The birdnest is operated by Ileana and me (Waldo), oficially José. Ileana is a glass and mosaic artist and has her working/teaching studio on premises.You can see some her work on under the tab "Glass Art" once the reservation is accepted and we can communicate.
I am a former banker and business consultant in Puerto Rico and South America, very glad to be retired. Vieques was our choice for its beauty, tranquility and proximity to San Juan. (So we can escape occasionally to a Big City environment)
My wife and I build our first studio for our children but fate took one to Spain and the other to the Amazons, our youngest stayed in Puerto Rico. We decided to venture into hosting since we enjoy entertaining people. We have no regrets. We have made some many new friends and are able to share many thoughts on many things and also give them the best Concierge service you can not get in any 5 star hotel. I will tell you anything you want to know about Vieques and if you are stopping over in San Juan I can help you in that also. So just ask away.
Yes, we have to put up we lots of inconveniences but the rewards are overwhelming and very much worth it. It's a choice. As a spare activity I cook for my guests and folks that request of my services. My menu is on (website hidden) under yourpersonalcuisine tab although we can always be creative and work outside the menu. Check it out and let me know if I can cook for you. We have three children with very interesting lives. Our oldest daughter lives in the Amazons of Venezuela and you can visit her (email hidden)e is the proud mother of our two grand children, go visit her. Natalia speaks; english, french, portuguese and spanish. Tamara is the jet set member of the family and lives in Madrid, Spain working in the tourism industry on behalf of Puerto Rico. She travels through Europe. She speaks italian, english and spanish. Alexis is the youngest and is a lawyer turned realtor turned entrepenuer , in short, a business man working very hard at it. Alex speaks english and spanish.
We hope that you like what I have prepared for you on. All is as is. I am constantly adding things to the Nest in order to make your stay more memorable. In all honesty, I do not believe you can find a studio with all the amenities and concierge services from me at these rates. I have been advised by some customers to raise my rates so people can think our place is of value. I refuse to do that. This thinking is what got us in the financial mess we live in today and professional marketers (I am an MBA-Syracuse in Marketing) are greatly responsible for that. So trust me, the studios were built for my family to come but as you read earlier, destiny had something else in mind for them. So, we decided to rent. Have no regrets.
Have any questions, please call. I believe we have a good product. Read the guest book comments. I wish everyone that has stayed here wrote but I guess some are shy. Some day I'll print some of the comments left on the studio guest book. I hope you decide to come to Vieques. If you decide not to join us, please drop by and check us out any way. We'll be looking forward to have you the next time around and many times after that. ciao...waldo and Ileana, your hosts.