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Spacious private grounds with a lovely ocean view  Back view shows casita off patio
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Spacious private grounds with a lovely ocean view  Back view shows casita off patio
A beautiful ocean view and cool breezes A large veranda provides a great eating space with ocean view
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Spacious private grounds with a lovely ocean view  Back view shows casita off patio
A beautiful ocean view and cool breezes
A large veranda provides a great eating space with ocean view
A complete kitchen with 2 refrigerators, washer dryer, everything you need to prepare a great meal.
This sunny full bath is located in the main cottage
Living room has flat screen tv, Roku with netflix, etc. and free WIFI
Our comfortable master bedroom provides a king bed and A/C
The cozy second bedroom holds a queen bed and A/C
Our private casita has a full bed and full bath plus A/C
A secluded back patio great for BBQing
beautiful grounds
Our lily garden blooms year round
Our lawn is private and surrounded by woods
back lawn is edged by woods and a river on two sides
lush landscaping
side yard
To quickly access the beach - you will walk through the gate and turn left up the road
To the beach!!!!
Walk across the field and you are there!!!
The lagoon is at the base of the hill
The beach out front is great for sandy walks and beach combing!!!
When the surf is up the waves are fantastic  and surfers might be seen.
Looking across the field and watching a sailboat drift by
This is our local herd of wild horses on their daily visit to graze in the field next to the cottage
Daily view from the veranda
When in blossom - our bottle brush tree by the casita is alive with hummingbirds
YES - We have flowers - -
and there is always a flower in bloom somewhere on the property!
front lawn
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Lovely home away from home”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

I stayed in this lovely home for 6 days with 5 friends. The house and the smaller house out back were lovely, clean, secure and well-stocked with everything you might need from cooking at home to chairs and flippers for the beach. Gloria, the owner, was super communicative and available for any questions that arose during our stay. The house is located near Isabel Segunda which I prefer to the more touristy town of Esperanza. I rented a car which I think is a necessity if you stay here (really a must if you want to check out all of the beautiful island). There were a/c's in all the rooms which was awesome and also helped to completely drown out the regular dog barking that goes on at specific intervals throughout the day at the Humane Society across the way. We all loved the place and would most definitely want to stay here again. Thank you Gloria for a lovely stay.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dana B
Crofton, Maryland
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“Comfy, cozy, well furnished and very convenient”
Reviewed 7 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We just returned from a wonderful trip to Vieques. The house was perfect for our family of five (3 boys - 17, 15, 11). Tranquility by the Sea strikes the right balance for people who want a comfortable, spotlessly clean home base for their visit. High ceilings, ceiling fans throughout, easy to keep clean tiled floors, lots of windows and plenty of spots to park tired bodies are all there. We thoroughly enjoyed the two beaches in front of the house (to the left is great for sea glass collecting and wading; to the right was sandier swimming) and used them each day. Do remember to bring water shoes, the beach is a bit rocky and there are sea urchins nestled in the little nooks and crannies. But, if you forget, as we did, just head down to Blackbeard's in Isabel Segunda for a reasonably priced pair ($16).

Gloria is a helpful, patient owner who has done a good job of anticipating the needs of her renters. Marcel and her friend, William, are generous-hearted gems who greeted us at the ferry, ferried us to the house and to the car rental company and showed us how to find the house. Marcel stayed with our sons at the house for the close to 45 minutes it took for us to get our car and return to the house and showed the boys all around.

Yes, you are across from the Humane Society and the dogs do bark occasionally. But, really, unless a little canine noise bothers you excessively, it isn't a problem. If the noise did get too loud for you, all you would need to do is turn on one of the window a/c units and you wouldn't hear them at all. Gloria's preparations for her renters go above and beyond and she provides all the necessary contact info you might need for the Humane Society.

We opted for the ferry over the airplane to Vieques and had an easy time of it. The $18 for our family of five to travel roundtrip ($2/person over 12; $1/11 and under) far outweighed the one hour delay we had when we left Fajardo for Vieques. Still, we had time over cash and the locals we spoke with did say universally that the airplanes are far more reliable.

Must do's: Biobay tour with Vieques Adventures (transparent canoe-kayak hybrids are the ONLY way to see the gorgeousness), snorkeling with Captain Judy of SeaVieques (probably the best money we spent on side trips) and, if there are fisherfolk in your crew, contact Captain J of Amity Charters (well-seasoned captain, knows the island and is a font of useful information!).

Oh yeah, don't miss at least one dinner and sunset at Al's Mar Azul. A scrupulously clean "dive" bar which serves tasty food, beautiful sunsets in an environment which simultaneously welcomes families, expats and others seeking a rum punch with a punch and a tasty frozen concoction!

Now that Southwest has direct flights from Baltimore to San Juan - we will be back!!!

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Liked least: I didn't get to see a hummingbird! But I watched iguanas eat flamboyan flowers!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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