Does not live up to expectations
We rented out both units for Christmas and overall we had an amazing time in Vieques - beautiful beaches, great people, lots of fun. We had been looking forward to this trip for almost a year so maybe my expectations were too high, but the facilities at Cookie's Paradise left something to be desired. We are not luxury travelers so it more or less fit the bill, but this is one of those classic cases where the pictures and promises on the various websites over sell what you actually get. The units could definitely use some updating - there were several broken pieces of furniture, the grill was in bad shape, most of the place had a bit of a "tired" feel to it. in addition to that we had a few problems during our stay and the caretaker was less than immediate in her assistance - we ran out of gas for the oven and it could not get fixed for 24 hours or so. The other important thing to note for families with young kids is that the pool is decidedly not kid-friendly (the railings have huge gaps that lead to large drop offs).
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that the property was not to your liking. This is a remote Island. Nobody has complained to date on the contrary. Everyone speaks highly of Isabel the caretaker. I'm sorry your gas ran out in the stove but there were 2 Barbecues with gas that you could of used. If you expect a real luxury I suggest for you to stay in the W retreat next time. As I see you will not be happy in vacation rental homes in a laid back Island. Do expect to pay 10 times as much.
Helpful votes: 10/11
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