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Spacious Hillside House w/Panoramic Ocean Views! (Sat~TV~, WiFi, ~A/C~, W/D)

Michael Wiack

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Michael Wiack

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2015
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Spacious Hillside House w/Panoramic Ocean Views! (Sat~TV~, WiFi, ~A/C~, W/D)

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Vieques - Casa Dos Chivos

Spacious 1-bedroom house with 9+ years rental history - check guest reviews

Recently discovered but still unspoiled, Vieques Island, off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, offers scores of gorgeous, pristine beaches, friendly residents and a wonderfully relaxed and healthy lifestyle. Island activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, wind surfing, kayaking, bicycling and night-time boat trips to the spectacular bioluminescent bay. Eating and drinking are also high on the list. Vieques has assembled a wide array of delightful restaurants and bars, each with it's own unique character. But of course, the main activity on Vieques is doing nothing at all.

Casa Dos Chivos is an attractively-decorated island house, situated in the Los Chivos hills of Vieques, with panoramic ocean views. The house consists of a very large great room with two seating areas, dining area and new, fully-appointed kitchen. A large balcony, with panoramic ocean views, wraps around the great room on two sides. Adjoining the great room is an air-conditioned master bedroom, with adjoining bath and shower.

This is the perfect spot for a romantic hideaway for two. So, leave your cares at home and enjoy your stay at Casa Dos Chivos!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Wiack (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2015

About Michael Wiack

We (Patrick & Michael) first visited Vieques in 2003 and immediately fell in love with the island. We bought our house the very next year and after much blood, sweat, and tears (and a few $$) have created a place that we think you will feel immediately at home in. Well over a hundred guests have stayed in our house and we have received many kind words of praise and compliments on our vacation villa and furnishings. We hope you'll choose to make Casa Dos Chivos your home in Vieques!

Michael Wiack purchased this house in 2004

Why Michael Wiack chose Vieques

Just read the reviews posted by guests:

'Awesome house and value for the price'

'I loved that is was not right on the beach but high on the hill, the flower fragrances wafting through the air were intoxicating'

'The property is beautiful, larger than it appears online and is conveniently located'

Guestbook comments from the owner

[Excerpt of review posted by this guest on Tripadvisor]

"In terms of where to stay, we rented CASA DOS CHIVOS (the upstairs portion) for the week. Sufficient words do not exist to describe how beautiful the house is or how wonderful our time there was. The owners are extraordinary people and their property manager is a wonderful woman who is totally organized, helpful and available if needed but in the background respecting your privacy if not. The king bedroom has air conditioning and the space is beautifully decorated and maintained. everything you need is provided and there is just nothing so wonderful as grilling at night on the ENORMOUS open terrace looking over Isabelle and the ocean. the breeze is consistent and fabulous, and the view of the milky way at night is to die for. we spent most of our house time on the terrace eating dinner, playing scrabble, stargazing and drinking wine. GO. stay with them. you'll love it.

The house is huge and has a downstairs suite which can be rented as well if you have a family. There's no pool at the house which some would consider a disadvantage but which we actually liked as it would have been too easy to stay put!! the house is about 10 mins from Isabelle and 10 mins the other direction from the south shore beaches."
Sep 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Hillside House w/Panoramic Ocean Views! (Sat~TV~, WiFi, ~A/C~, W/D)
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

SooooComfortable! Well appointed, clean, with attentive and helpful staff, this property is one to return and to recommend to others. The fresh breeze from the great view of the ocean is heavenly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario
5

Fantastic place to stay on Vieques

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling with another couple to Vieques and were delighted to find Casa Dos Chivos. It is the perfect place to stay on Vieques and only 15 minute drive to virtually anywhere on the island. It is a spacious, well appointed home with all the comforts that you expect and more. It is wonderful for two couples to stay, as each has their own space. The kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals when you decide not to eat at one the terrific restaurants in town.

The property manager, Renee, is delightful and very helpful in getting you oriented to the island. She met us at the car rental, and showed us to the property to help us check in. It was dark and we were appreciative of her assistance.

We will stay there again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A wonderful, well managed property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Casa Dos Chivos. The information online, including the video accessed from their website, was very informative and accurate. The property manager, Renee, met us at a local landmark and led us to the house. She gave us good information about the area and showed us through the house, taking time to explain all pertinent information about the property.

Our first, and lasting impression, is that this is a beautiful property, well appointed, well maintained, and well managed. We were not disappointed in any way with our stay there. The house was clean and spacious. The view from the balcony was beautiful and we ate several meals there. We visited many beautiful beaches and did a tour of the bio bay. We had planned our trip to coincide with a new moon and the bio bay was amazing!

The property owners, Michael and Patrick, were informative during email exchanges before our visit. They have done a really great job creating a welcoming place to visit. We would not hesitate to visit this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Wellesley, MA
5

We Can't Stay Away

  • 5 of 5

I don't want to sound sappy but Casa Dos Chivos is pure perfection…from the decor, to the location, to the comfort, to the solitude on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We've been coming here at the end of January for the past four years and now seriously cannot/would not consider going anywhere else. The house is, quite simply, our much loved home. It fits us to a T and we greet each day with joy and deep gratitude that we're able to spend a week each year in paradise. See, I told you I'd sound sappy. But, believe me, every word is true.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

We loved almost everything about Los chivos .... my husband and I rented the top level 1 bedroom. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. If you plan to prepare and cook your meals it is a great set up. The views are incredible and the king size bed is very comfortable. There are ceiling fans in every room including the bathroom, so there was always a lovely breeze throughout the house. There is a gas grill on the outside deck. The house has great books and the owners have left an invaluable book of information regarding the island which we found very useful. Renee, the house manager, was quick to respond to any questions or problems we had during our 6 day stay at Los chivos. We did have a problem with the gas grill, which was very dirty when we arrived. By the 3rd night it wouldn't light. The next day Renee had someone come to clean it and it did work the following night but on our final night, after purchasing fresh meat and fish, the grill would not start so we had to cook it stovetop inside. The stove in the kitchen is dated and does not light easily so the finished meal was not quite as good as it could've been. If grilling outdoors is important to you, I advise that you inquire if the grill has been cleaned and tested prior to your arrival.

The kitchen and bath are pretty clean but the kitchen stove/oven could definitely use an upgrade. There is a laundry room but it's down a spiral outdoor staircase and then below the driveway - so it's a bit of a haul. Other than that, I would say that for the price the place is great.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Casa Dos Chivos - we sincerely appreciate your feedback and take our guests' comments very seriously--as we've often stated, our goal is for every visitor at Casa Dos Chivos to have a truly wonderful experience. Renee did get someone to inspect the grill the day after you contacted her and he reported to her that he found it clean and in good working order. After you left Renee had no difficulty lighting the grill nor did the guests that followed you report any problems. We're sorry you had difficulty with the grill and we'll be sure it remains in good working order for future guests. Thanks again for your nice comments.
Philadelphia, PA
5

Gorgeous and comfortable getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Casa Dos Chivos. The house was perfect for our one-week getaway -- thoughtfully furnished, conveniently located, and incredibly comfortable, with beautiful views from the top deck. Many thanks to Patrick and Michael for making this a vacation we will never forget!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Vieques Airport (VQS)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
In Isabel II
Car: necessary

Casa Dos Chivos is situated on a ridge that runs along the middle of the Vieques. The island is only 4 miles from north to south so our house is a short drive to just about every beach and restaurant on the island. The Bioluminescent Bay on the south side of the island, the best beaches on the island on the old Navy base (Red, Secret, Blue, Orchid), and Sun Bay beach are just a short drive away. Just to the west of Sun Bay is the village of Esperanza with many fine restaurants such as Tradewinds, Duffy's, Bili, and El Quenepo.

The largest grocery store and only 2 gas stations are less than 2 miles from the house along the north side of the island.

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Prices & Availability

From $120 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
20 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$540
for 4 nights
From
$135
$903
 
 
Off Season
1 May 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$480
for 4 nights
From
$120
$800
 
 
High Season
29 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
$540
for 4 nights
From
$135
$900
 
 
Xmas Holiday
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
for 5 nights
From
$150
$1,000
 
 
High Season
2 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
4 night minimum stay
$540
for 4 nights
From
$135
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$480
for 4 nights
From
$120
$800
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Notes Maximum occupancy is limited to no more that 2 persons.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming

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