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Dos Palmas-3Bdrm, 2Ba,One Block to Caribbean,Malecon,restaurants and activities

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3Bdrm/2Ba Upper Unit

HURRICANE MARIA UPDATE-

We are now accepting reservations as normal. **We have been reconnected to supplied electric via the islands grid.** We are offering a price reduction, so if you're thinking about visiting Vieques don't hesitate to send us an inquiry, or book your dates directly!

Most businesses, if not all, have reopened and are eager for tourists, vacationers, and returning guests, etc., to come to Vieques during the remaining "high" season-typically Dec-Apr.

Car rental agencies, supermarkets, neighborhood colmados-(small convenience type stores), and some Bio Bay Tour operators are all open and available for business.

In Esperanza, most of the restaurants along the Malecon have reopened.

The Beaches are still Sandy, the Water is still a Tropical Blue, and the Weather is still Beautiful, currently averaging in the 80*'s

Dos Palmas Vieques Vacation Home-

2nd Floor Unit - 3Bdrm/2Ba, Comfy Living Room, Well Equipped Kitchen, Dining Area, Breakfast Bar w/High Backed Chairs.

Master Bdrm w/AC, Queen w/Private Bathroom

2nd Bdrm Queen

3rd Bdrm Twin Beds/ can be converted to King Size Bed. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and additional floor fans.

Spacious Front Balcony to enjoy the Tropical Breezes.

Wifi and Smart TV, along with a Bluetooth Harmon Kardon speaker system.

Secure parking in the gated carport and driveway. Remote operated gate for your convenience.

In the rear of the house in a private nook, is an Outdoor Shower Area surrounded with lush tropical plantings.

Also in the backyard is a covered gazebo seating area for relaxing, along with a BBQ grill for grilling your favorites, the local catch of the day, or lobsters from the fish market!

Vacation where there are quite possibly more free range horses than people.

Do a guided night kayak tour to witness the remarkable and mysterious greenish blue glow of the Dinoflagellates in Mosquito Bay-the worlds brightest Bioluminescent Bay

Experience beautiful, secluded tropical beaches that you will most likely have all to yourself!

A short 1 Block walk to the Malecon, but far enough away as not to be affected by the sometimes boisterous late nights. A 1 block easy walk to several beaches. And an easy 2 block walk to restaurants/bars. A very short walk to Lydia's Colmado, (neighborhood market), which is convenient for any small items.

Sit out on the front porch and watch as horses freely roam the neighborhood, looking for the greenest grass to nibble on!

While you don't need a rental vehicle since all of Esperanza and several beaches are within easy walking distance, you may wish to rent one to explore all that Isla Nena has to offer, including the numerous beaches within the Wildlife Refuge.

Dos Palmas is located in a nice residential neighborhood with great neighbors, a mix of local residents and rental properties.

There are dogs, cats, chickens, horses, iguanas, and mongoose that freely roam Vieques, and at times the neighborhood as well. You will undoubtedly see and hear several varieties of Vieques wildlife during your stay. It's totally different than our neighborhood in the states, and that's why we love it as we do.

TRAVELING TO VIEQUES-

Vieques can seem to be a little daunting to get to at first glance, the good news is that once you do arrive you won't want to leave!

There are several options in traveling from SJU to Vieques, and the price for each can vary greatly. When guests book with us we send them an email detailing the options available, along with the most up to date pricing to help them decide which option would work best depending on their budget and travel times.

Thank You for considering our vacation rental home.

Chip & Angie

More Details

Owner
Chip & Angie Hicks
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Chip & Angie Hicks

After traveling to various islands in the Caribbean, we knew immediately we had found 'Our Island' on our first trip to Vieques. After several trips we found our home, and we hope to share it with others so they may discover the beauty of Vieques for themselves.

In our travels we always stayed at small family owned places with a self contained kitchen for the option of eating in. Our kitchen is well stocked so that could be an option on your vacation as well, though we do recommend sampling some of the many restaurant options Esperanza and the Island have.

Chip & Angie Hicks purchased this house in 2014

Why Chip & Angie Hicks chose Vieques

With the spacious rooms and large front balcony to enjoy the breeze, and being within walking distance to everything in Esperanza, and the proximity to the F&W beaches-it's a great location for a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

Located in a nice neighborhood with great neighbors, a mix of local residents and rental properties.

It is within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants, and local activities, and the Esperanza waterfront.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Adjoining Bath in Master Bedroom Main Bath off Hallway
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can convert to King size bed
  • 3Bedroom/2Ba Upper Unit
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Dos Palmas-3Bdrm, 2Ba,One Block to Caribbean,Malecon,restaurants and activities
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Dos Palmas was perfect !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had planned a cruise out of San Juan in April, but at the last minute the cruise was shortened due to a mechanical issue and we found ourselves with 4 nights in Puerto Rico and wanted to try something new. Friends of ours had been to Vieques, raved about it, and thus it was on our "bucket list". So we decided at the last minute to go there. We were very fortunate that Dos Palmas was available! It is in the heart of Esperanza in a residential neighborhood and a five minute walk to the Malecon, Esperanza Beach, and Sun Bay which was spectacular. We also took a short cab ride to Caracas Beach which is probably one of the nicest we have ever been to. We wanted to get a rental car, but it was a holiday week and given the last minute nature of the trip there were no cars available. Honestly, that worked out just fine because we could walk almost anywhere and the cabs were very reasonable and on time.

The home was very nicely furnished, tastefully decorated, impeccably clean and well stocked with anything you needed for the stay with towels, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, kitchen spices, etc. It was like we never left home ! All you really need to do is bring yourself and everything else you need is there ! We really liked the book left in the living room with brochures on where to go, where to eat, etc.

The owners, Chip and Angie, were great to deal with and helpful in booking the home and answering questions we had.

My wife and I are also VRBO owners for a home on the Outer Bank of North Carolina and we know the effort and care it takes to make a great vacation home and experience. Chip and Angie get a "10" in our books for this wonderful home. You can really tell they care about it and want their guests to have a great vacation.

The wild horses were fun to watch as they walked down the street and we enjoyed the wildlife around us. Regarding the roosters - - it is a tropical island and wildlife is everywhere. We actually enjoyed seeing and hearing them ! It truly beats the sounds of traffic, sirens, car horns, and all the city noises back home any day !!!

Steve and Maribel

Towson, MD

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home, clean, anoaded with all the goodies like chairs, snorkelgear etc. fit perfect with our family of five. Very central location with minutes walk to our favorite bakery and the maleclon. Yes there are plenty of roosters. It welcome to vieques. Great place to stay

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, homey, well stocked,comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house with Everything you could need. We were really impressed by how well it was stocked! It made it very easy for us traveling with 5 year old twins. We spent days at the beaches and relaxing dinners at home or on the Malecon. Super clean and comfortable and homey. Thank-you. Kellie O

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at our vacation rental home. We're happy to hear that you found everything you needed at the house- allowing you to spend carefree days at the beach, that's how vacation should be spent! Thank you for your review
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5

The house was great- had everything we needed! The neighborhood was loud but otherwise wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house was great- had everything we needed! The chickens, passing cars and neighbor dog were very loud- which is hard with little ones that won't keep in the earplugs. Otherwise wonderful.

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you found everything that is provided, and didn't need anything for your stay. The chickens can be loud at times, as in any island neighborhood or the Caribbean in general. Thanks again!
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Great Location, Incredibly Noisy

  • 3 of 5

Loved the location. The apartment is only a couple blocks from the Malecon (a.k.a. boardwalk) in Esperanza where there are a lot of great restaurants. Our favorite was "Bananas". The Malecon has a wonderful paved walk along the ocean as well as a small beach at the end. Many of the tour operators have kiosks there, too. There is a sweet little bakery and a convenience store just around the corner. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed, including ear plugs in every bedroom. That's the down side. If you are looking for a place where you can sleep in while on vacation, this is not the place for you. The apartment is not air conditioned (except for the master bedroom) which is fine as far as temperature is concerned because there is a wonderful breeze and fans in every room. However, it means that you can't close the windows and stay comfortable, so every morning between 4:00am and 5:30am, the roosters (yes, plural) will wake you with their continuous crowing. The neighbor's tv/radio is turned on around 6:00am. Their dog, which is chained outside, barks during the night. I actually found the cocquis to be rather soothing. Next time we go to Vieques, I think we'll try to find a place where we can close the windows to help dampen the noise.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you found the location convenient and that you found everything you needed at the house. Unfortunately the dogs and chickens are part of island life, which is beyond our control. The ear plugs are made available in case they are bothersome, which is a common practice among most guest homes.
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Dos Palmas was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second multi-generational family trip to Vieques (grandparents, their children and grandchildren). We rented both units at Dos Palmas and it couldn't have worked out better for us. After making the reservations, Chip and Angie were really prompt at communicating, and they sent a lot of helpful information for the trip.

Miguel met us when we arrived and gave us a thorough tour of the house. It was great to discover that everything we needed was there -- plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, plus all of the household and toiletry items you need for a comfortable stay. Each unit has an air conditioner, but the breezes and the fans keep the house feeling great -- AC was not necessary at all. The decor was lovely and the furniture was comfy -- it really feels like a home.

The lower unit was great for the "seniors" so they could have some privacy as well as not having to go upstairs all the time. The upper unit was the "entertainment center" -- cooking, games, socializing mostly happened upstairs. We spent a lot of time on the porches of both units -- often when the upper porch was in the sunlight the lower porch was shady, so we went back and forth between the two. We love hanging out on the porch watching the happenings in the neighborhood -- lots of horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and one day a scarlet macaw landed on the neighbor's tree -- what a treat! Nico (Miguel's dog) liked to join us on the porch for some petting time.

The location of Dos Palmas is so great -- just around the corner from Colmado Lydia and the bakery, and only a few minutes walk to the Malecon. But, it's far enough away from the "action" that it's a peaceful place to come home to.

Thanks, Chip and Angie, for sharing your home with us. I would recommend Dos Palmas to anyone! It was perfect!

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that your large family enjoyed both units of Dos Palmas. Sounds like you put the beach gear, (chairs, boards, coolers), to good use. That's great-that's why we provide them, so guests don't have to worry about bringing them along or finding them once here. Thanks again!
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Antonio Rivera Rodriguez
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Belly Buttons
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
ATM Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tradewinds
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Esperanza Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer '18
May 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$224
C$1,405
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$224
C$1,405
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$95.83
Damage Deposit C$383.31

Damage Deposit to be returned within two weeks of checkout date
No refunds for early departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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