Esperanza-3BR-Walk to Beach&Malecon
Esperanza-3BR-Walk to Beach&Malecon
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Viva Esperanza II is a newly renovated second floor 3 BR apartment in the quaint fishing village of Esperanza, on the Caribbean (south) side of Vieques. We are an easy walk to the Malecon (waterfront w/restaurants, bars, shops), beautiful beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and bio bay tours. * PLEASE NOTE- This is a new listing, but we have been hosting in this home for over 3 years- we have over 130 positive reviews for our downstairs here- https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/100156 *

The space

Viva Esperanza II is a newly renovated 900 sq ft second floor 3 Bedroom apartment in the quaint fishing village of Esperanza, on the Caribbean (south) side of Vieques. We are an easy 10 minute walk to the Malecon (waterfront w/ restaurants, bars, shops). It is also just a short walk to beautiful local beaches (Esperanza beach 10 min; the Cayo 15 min, Sun Bay 20 min; Media Luna 30 min & Navio 45 min-1 hr), two piers to watch awesome sunsets, groceries, bakeries, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and bio bay tours (all bio luminescent bay tour companies meet here in Esperanza, only a few blocks away). The ferry dock in Isabel II and the Vieques airport are a quick 15 minute drive away (we can recommend taxi company for arrival/departure if you do not have a car rental).

We are also only a 5-10 minute drive to main entrance of the largest nature reserve in the entire Caribbean - the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Within the refuge you will find some of the most gorgeous untouched Caribbean beaches you have ever seen, such as - Playa Caracas (Red Beach), Playuela (Garcia Beach), Pata Prieta (Secret Beach), Bahia de la Chiva (Blue Beach), La Plata (Silver Beach) and Escondida. There is no development within the reserve area, so all of the beaches are in their beautiful natural state, and all you will see for miles is white sand, turquoise sea, rolling green hills, and palm trees. This is the Caribbean the way it used to be, before mass tourism. There are never any crowds, and you may even have the whole beach to yourself for a few hours as your own private tropical oasis.

The entire apartment has been completely renovated and everything inside is new, including - comfortable furnishings and high quality mattresses (1 Queen sized bed & 2 Full sized beds), ceramic tiles, a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a huge bathroom with a walk-in glass block shower, new ceiling fans throughout and air conditioners (in bedrooms only). It has been re-designed with a bright, airy floor plan, where the living, dining, and cooking areas flow together seamlessly, creating an open social space. The interior is decorated in a clean modern style with a focus on guest comfort. The kitchen is thoroughly stocked with everything you need to cook a great meal - a full sized stainless refrigerator & full stove/oven, pots, pans, utensils, plates, bowls, mugs, cups, wine glasses, toaster, and a coffee maker.

All towels (for both bath & the beach) and 400 thread count 100% cotton bed linens are provided. We also offer complimentary beach gear, such as comfortable Tommy Bahama chairs, extra large beach umbrellas and coolers for all of your seaside adventures. There is a small library with books, cards and games for guest enjoyment. We have a brand new 40 inch flat screen smart TV in the living room which connects to the internet so that you can stream shows and movies through Roku, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (account log in required), as well as high speed WIFI access, so you can surf the net from your laptop, tablet or phone.

Esperanza is the only area on the island that is so easily accessible by foot or bike to so many beautiful beaches, attractions and amenities (the beaches on the south side near Esperanza and the Wildlife Reserve are the best on the island, hands down). It is a small Caribbean fishing village with a very unique Vieques flair. All of our neighbors are Viequense, and most of their families have lived here for generations. This is not an isolated resort area or a gated development. We are a very small friendly local community. Viva Esperanza is the perfect place for people who want to have an authentic Vieques experience - to walk around town to restaurants, bars, shops, and incredible beaches, to immerse themselves in the culture, meet neighbors, perhaps practice their Spanish, and see the island through the eyes of the people who live and work here everyday.

As with every small town in Puerto Rico, there are many unique local sights, sounds and flavors - like the smell of slow cooked Sancocho on a Sunday afternoon, the sound of salsa or bachata playing on a tropical breeze, neighbors on Paso Fino horses trotting through town, children laughing and playing with their dogs, or the crow of a rooster welcoming a new day. Just a heads up: there are roosters everywhere in Vieques, in every single neighborhood no matter where you go, and it is a big part of our culture and island lifestyle. However, if you like to sleep late, the air conditioning will definitely block out any sounds, no problem. This is all a part of day to day life in Vieques, and it will be a part of your experience as well when you stay with us in Esperanza. Although the neighborhood is more active during the day, our neighbors usually go to bed early, so it is very quiet and peaceful at night, with only the sounds of the coqui frogs to lull you to sleep.

Your hosts, Lauren and Edison, lived full time in Vieques for 5 years and over that time renovated this house with their own hands from the ground up, with much love, hard work, and support from friends, family and neighbors. Our dream was to create a small guest house in our home where visitors could experience and appreciate the unique spirit and magic of Vieques. It has been a true labor of love, on an island which we truly fell in love with, and are honored to share with you. Both of us have worked in the travel and hospitality industry for many years and have a passion for creating an awesome island experience for everyone who stays with us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and help you plan the best vacation possible. We love helping our guests explore our favorite parts of the island, and sharing all of the special places that make Vieques so beautiful and exceptional.

Although we no longer live on Vieques full time, our property managers Janet & Ricky will be there to meet you at the house when you arrive, check you in and help you with anything that you need during your stay. They are a lovely Viequense couple who were raised here on the island and can give you all of the inside info that only a local can provide. They are fully bilingual in English and Spanish, live nearby and can be onsite if anything comes up, and they will definitely take great care of you during your stay.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to give recommendations regarding travel logistics, sights, car, scooter or bike rentals, tours and outdoor adventures, restaurants, etc, or just point you in the direction of our favorite reef or untouched beach. We look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing the incredible natural beauty of Vieques with you, your friends, and family!

Please be aware that there is another 2 bedroom Airbnb rental on the first floor of our home, so there may be other guests renting the downstairs apartment during your stay. However, we find that all of our guests are extremely respectful of each others complete privacy and quiet relaxation time, and are generally very warm, friendly and neighborly.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $15 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $74 NZD
Security Deposit $444 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

17 Reviews

Accuracy
Communication
Cleanliness
Location
Check In
Value
Ivonne User Profile
July 2017
Excellent, clean, the attentions and recommendations of Lauren & Edison's was excellent. We have fun and have a great memories for this vacations. We recommended the place.

Andrea User Profile
July 2017
Amazing house! Exactly as described, great communication with owners from beggining to end & also with the manager. Totally recommend and hopefully visit again!

Eleanor User Profile
June 2017
The house description was accurate and clean. We had no complaint about the house. We did have issues with the neighbourhood and were not happy with all the noise.

Nicki User Profile
June 2017
The home is beautiful and clean! We felt safe and comfortable during our stay! The owners are over the to helpful with any questions or needs you may have! House is close to local attractions and restaurants but you will finally need a rental car on this island to get yourself around. FABULOUS trip!!

Marimeli User Profile
June 2017
The place was identical to the pics. Very cute and comfortable. We all loved it and wouldnt think twice about staying here again on another visit to Vieques! The hosts were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our visit very much.

Marimer User Profile
May 2017
The place has exactly EVERYTHING you need for your trip to Vieques. Complimentary beach chairs, and beach cooler is a PLUS! Lauren & Edison are easily accessible and the property administrator, Janet, is always available if you need anything. Would definitely stay here again!

Anna User Profile
April 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed Lauren and Edison's home. It was perfect for our family of five. Although everything is a few blocks away, we suggest renting a vehicle prior to your stay. It will allow you to make out out to the absolutely stunning beaches in the wildlife refugee area. A vehicle will also make it more convenient to get to your grocery needs. Ricky and Janet were great! They gave us many suggestions about Vieques and were to find things we needed. Vieques is a great place to rest and relax and Lauren and Edison's home is definitely a spot you'll enjoy.

This host has 139 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Your hosts, Lauren and Edison, lived full time in Vieques for 5 years and over that time renovated this house with their own hands from the ground up, with much love, hard work, and support from friends, family and neighbors. Our dream was to create a small guest house in our home where visitors could experience and appreciate the unique spirit and magic of Vieques. It has been a true labor of love, on an island which we truly fell in love with, and are honored to share with you. Both of us have worked in the travel and hospitality industry for many years and have a passion for creating an awesome island experience for everyone who stays with us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and help you plan the best vacation possible. We love helping our guests explore our favorite parts of the island, and sharing all of the special places that make Vieques so beautiful and unique.

Although we no longer live on Vieques full time, our property managers Janet & Ricky will be there to meet you at the house when you arrive, check you in and help you with anything that you need during your stay. They are a lovely Viequense couple who were raised here on the island and can give you all of the inside info that only a local can provide. They are fully bilingual in English and Spanish, live nearby and can be onsite if anything comes up, and they will defininitely take great care of you during your stay.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to give recommendations regarding travel logistics, sights, car, scooter or bike rentals, tours and outdoor adventures, restaurants, etc, or just point you in the direction of our favorite reef or untouched beach. We look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing the incredible natural beauty of Vieques with you, your friends, and family!

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The neighbourhood

Similar listings