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Helen Davis

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, spanish

Stunning Views From a Newly Remodeled, Beautifully Furnished Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of the Bravos de Boston vacation cottage rental

2 Queen Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps a maximum of 4 , no small children

Villa La Sirena or the Mermaids cottage has been converted from an old fisherman's dwelling. It doesn't have a flush wall or square corner anywhere,but has been lovingly rebuilt and remodeled to be the dream vacation spot for one or two couples or any other small group that would be comfortable sharing a cottage with just 2 Queen beds .There are no cribs, cots or pullouts available or space for them.This very romantic villa is perfect for a honeymoon or an anniversary. The cottage is not suitable for small children.

We have lots of towels and all the nice soft high thread count sheets are 100% cotton.Enjoy long hot showers as we have an on demand hot water heater for an endless supply. The mattresses are high quality.We have an assortment of pillows for every taste even a couple of down pillows if that is your preference.Both bedrooms have AC for warmer nights.

The cottage has a definite nautical theme and been finished with an eclectic mix of antiques, comfortable stylish furniture,and beautiful things collected from around the world. There is an extensive collection of whimsical art work, much of it done by the owner.

Overlooking the busy working harbor, the activity starts early and you can have your morning coffee or evening glass of wine on the ample deck and enjoy an ever changing panorama. Stay entertained Watching Tarpon hunt and the rays coming in close to shore, dolphins, turtles and large schools of fish are seen regularly. Pelicans and several varieties of seabirds provide constant amusement. House binoculars and a bird book are available. Watch as fisherman and ferries come and go, charter sailboats take on guests just below you and then watch perfect sunsets over Puerto Rico in the distance. Later on in the evening, you can spot your favorite constellations among the thousands of stars visible on a dark night.

When you can drag yourself away from the view you will find a gourmet kitchen with everything you could want (and if not just ask, as the owners live on island ). There is a 4 burner European gas cook top, a micro convection oven, sturdy Kitchen Aid cookware, and a full size dishwasher lots of counter space, good knives and a gas grill. We are just above the fisherman's dock, you can walk down when you see them come in and buy some fresh fish or better yet some local lobster. We have several pots big enough to steam or boil a lobster or two. If you miss the boats,one of the fishermen lives a few houses away and you can go see what he has available or put in a special order. Of course there is a blender for frozen drinks and a coffee maker, toaster oven and some cool cook books to inspire . You will love cooking at home and eating on the deck BUT if you prefer, get takeout because there is not a restaurant on the island that has a view like this one.

If cooking is not part of your vacation program, don't worry you can walk to half a dozen restaurants and get delicious drinks at the local bars, some just a few steps from the villa. Yummy nearby takeout is available, Pizza, great seafood stew , smoothies or Puerto Rican Specialties are all available within a few step or a hundred or so yards of the villa.

It is recommended guests rent a car for visiting the famous Vieques beaches, however you can walk to several grocery stores, Buen Provecho, the gourmet store has imported cheeses,and better quality meats and other treats ,The emporium has a great selection of spices and ingredients for more international tastes, two bakeries, the bank, the health food store, the post office and several gift shops are nearby.

Runners and walkers will find pleasant routes to the East on the un congested roads along the ocean in the quiet neighborhoods of Bravos de Boston and Santa Maria.

Sometimes you will see locals swimming in the harbor right in front of the house, and just beyond the ferry dock you will see some pretty sandy spots that are suitable for taking a quick dip. HOWEVER Vieques ' truly gorgeous beaches are located inside the Fish and wildlife reserve which is about a ten minute drive to the gate.There are many other beaches worth visiting, Green beach on the western shore, the three beaches inside the Sunbay state park , Black Sand beach and Playa Grande out beyond La Hueca. All of these beaches are just a short drive, and we recommend you rent a vehicle from one of the 10 or so licensed car rental agencies on Vieques. We do not offer a car with this property.Some guests chose to not rent and we can recommend several reliable local drivers who will be happy to chauffeur you to some distant beaches and further out restaurants . Publicos ,16 passenger vans that are a cross between a bus and a Taxi are available at the nearby ferry dock and meet all the incoming boats. They charge about $5 per person for a shared trip across the island.

If you enjoy walking ,you can walk from the cottage along the water to Sea Glass beach and beyond to some pretty beaches along the north shore.

Beach towels, coolers and good quality beach chairs are provided when you want to visit our beautiful beaches.We usually have a couple of Boogie boards if you want to try the surf at Navio or at certain times of the year, just around the corner in Bravos de Boston.

we are connected,there is reliable Wifi at the house and we enjoy a good signal for most cellular phone providers.

You can sleep well knowing the house is very secure with roll down hurricane shutters and modern security window and doors throughout.There is off street parking behind a convenient beeper operated rolling door. Mosquitos do not thrive near salt water and have never been a problem at this property, but just in case, the windows and doors have screens.

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Davis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Als Mar Azul
Nearest Ferry
0.09 Miles
Vieques Fajardo Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Mamasongas
Car: recommended

Watch the fisherman arrive with their fresh catch and walk down and to first choice of lobster and fish.walk to town for groceries and fresh bread in the mornings, several restaurants and bars just steps from the front door.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bravos de Boston, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 22 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016-17
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Rent is non refundable unless we are able to rebook the same dates less a $250 administrative fee. We will however credit the amount paid to a future booking if the space is available within a 6 months period.

Credit card only Visa or MC.
50% at booking, balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Bravos de Boston, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , stacking laundry in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two Queen Bedrooms
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming