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CASA MARIPOSA - TOP OF HILL OVERLOOKING OCEAN AND ISABEL

Marion Solbert

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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CASA MARIPOSA - TOP OF HILL OVERLOOKING OCEAN AND ISABEL

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Vieques - Casa Mariposa

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Mariposa, which means Butterfly House in Spanish, is located up a high hill overlooking the ocean & Isabel Segunda. It has beautifully terraced gardens full of flowering plants & shady green trees. The monarch butterflies pause here in Vieques on their migratory route & the gardens are a welcoming place for them to rest. For happy travelers to Vieques, it also offers all that is desired for a great vacation. You might like to start your morning sitting on the front patio looking out to the ocean & town below & watch the ferry come & go while you sip your morning coffee. For beach goers there is snorkeling equipment, chairs, towels & toys. For those who enjoy cooking, Casa Mariposa has a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen, with gleaming new appliances, ready for your use. Gather for your meal in the delightful high-ceiling screened-in porch & watch the evening sun go down filtered through the trees. As the darkness settles, watch the lights come up on the island of Puerto Rico.

If you don't feel like getting in the car to shop or go to a restaurant, just stroll down the hill to town - there's everything you might want, including bakeries, coffee houses, bars, the post office, and plaza, where town activities and musical events take place in the band shell.

The private home, accommodating 4 to 6 people easily, has two airy bedrooms with king size beds and ceiling fans, two and half baths, and comfy living room couches that convert to twin beds. Television, Internet, and a library of novels and videos are available for your entertainment.

Feel free to give us a call or email us for more information about the house and availability. Bienvenidos!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Marion Solbert

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
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Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

AMAZING STAY AT THIS LOVEY BUNGALOW

  • 5 out of 5
Our 3 night stay at Casa Mariposo was just wonderful!! Couldn't have asked for anything more from this hilltop bungalow! It is so well stocked with everything you may need - ample towels, linens, chairs, pillows, cooking stuff, books, DVDs, toiletries, kayak, ample snorkeling gear, beach chairs, beach umbrellas - you name it and it's there! The house is decorated very tastefully too. The property has lovely gardens around and a patio to enjoy views and relax. Outdoor shower helps coming from the lovely beaches. Both bedrooms have large king beds, and we could easily sleep 3 on each. A/C is available in the bedrooms and fans in the living rooms. There are 3 comfortable futons in the living room to sleep 3 more should you need. 2.5 baths. Perfect for a large group! Ours was 7. The caretakers live right across, just in case you need them. And Marion was so very helpful and easy to correspond with! She gave great recommendations for beaches, snorkeling, dining and everything else in general about the island. Her hospitality and her amazing property made our stay just perfect.

Couple of things to keep in mind - the property is on top of a steep hill, so a stronger vehicle will be helpful. And the property is in Isabel, 15 minutes drive from Esperanza, which has most good eating places.

Take nothing away from this property though, you'll love it. The price is very reasonable and it would be hard to find greater value anywhere else on the island for the money you pay here. We wish we could have stayed longer. Totally recommended!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

AMAZING HOUSE AND ISLAND

  • 5 out of 5
My family of four spent an amazing 5 days on the island. The house is more beautiful than the photos. The garden dining room is a lovely place to drink coffee and look out over the hills then down to the ocean. The house has everything you need for cooking as well as extra personal items in case you forgot something. It was very easy to correspond with Marion and the care takers are right across the street in case you need them. We would definitely recommend the house and would love to return for a longer vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
Marin County, CA
4

GARDENS AND VIEWS FROM THE HILL

  • 4 out of 5
We've been to Vieques many times and would recommend this property! Our family of 4 enjoyed Casa Mariposa in early April 2013. The gardens and views create a wonderful setting at all times of day. The house worked so well for celebrations of easter and birthdays, as well as leisurely afternoons spent reading and napping. Beaches and amenities are very handy. The kitchen and facilities are fantastic. The owner and nearby caretakers are very responsive and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

LA VIDA TRANQUILA

  • 5 out of 5
This is a true island home—open, breezy, lovely views, surrounded by gardens, private. Days were spent at a different beach each day, ending with a piña colada at a waterfront bar in Esperanza. In the evening, when the sprinklers came on, I sat in the lovely garden watching hummingbirds dance in the water until the sun set over the hills. Inside the home is beautifully painted in island colors and furnished in true island elegance. Gourmet dinners were easily whipped up in the state-of-the-art kitchen. There is a large selection of DVDs to watch and many books to read, when one tires of sitting on the terrace, watching and listening to the wildlife. This is truly a home to live in. Nano and Aida, who look after the home, are muy simpáticos. Marion has thought of everything for a perfect island vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

WE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS HOUSE!

  • 5 out of 5
My family of 5 (3 kids age 7-12) stayed at Casa Mariposa in July 2013. A recent Christmas card from Marion, which flooded us with wonderful memories of our time in Vieques, prompted me to finally write a review. This is a lovely house, complete with everything you can think of needing on vacation. Marion lives in the house for extended periods during the year, which means she has made the house very comfortable for herself, and, consequently, her guests. Stacks and stacks of beach towels (wash one set, use another while they dry!), baskets of snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas, exceptional blender (better than mine at home!), lovely dishes, extra sheets, she has thought of everything! The kitchen is beautiful. The garden is extraordinary and well-kept. Each morning we had coffee on the veranda, watching the ferry arrive while the rising sun revealed St. Thomas and PR's main island.

Things you should know: 1) For better or for worse, the master BR is far enough removed from the 2nd BR that you can't hear noises between the 2. 2) Only the bedrooms have AC. Though it was summer and very hot, we were at the beach all day, so didn't care, as it cooled down at night. 3) Spend the little bit of extra $ and rent from AVIS. The informal arrangement Marion has with Butch may work if you have very low standards, but buyer beware. Our prearranged car was waiting for us, but was a total beater (including questionable tires, something you don't want for those hard to reach beaches) and, deal-breaker, did not have enough seat belts for our family, despite the fact that we asked Butch this very question in advance. We abandoned Butch and got a great deal through Costco rental and picked up a very comfortable, reliable, and new Jeep (with AC!!!) at Avis, for about $10 a day more.

All in all, we fell completely in love with Vieques, its incomparable beaches, and especially Casa Mariposa. Everyone in our family wants to come back to Vieques and all agree that we would stay at beautiful Casa Mariposa, this time for a much longer visit.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Casa Mariposa - Top of Hill Overlooking Ocean and Isabel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p324961
+1 916 708-5277
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

BACK AGAIN... FINALLY!!!

  • 5 out of 5
It took us 2 years to return, but we finally made it! To return back to Casa Mariposa was eye opening... Life goes by so fast, and these moments mean everything! Why or how did we wait this long to return? We wanted to stay for 2 weeks, but with work, we could still only get away for one week again... But this time, I actually cried when we left, I was so touched by our time there. This time, we slowed it down... and in doing so, we saw and experienced the most incredible things. The butterflies and hummingbirds were EVERYWHERE in the gardens at Casa Mariposa... just two years ago, we were in such a rush to explore beach after beach, we didn't stop to see what was going on in our very backyard! Gorgeous caterpillars the size of our hands... hens and their chicks scooting right alongside the neighborhood cat squads... And there is a HUGE iguana that lives right in the treetops, very close to the sun room where we had our coffee every morning. When we found him, we began looking for him every day... and he was always there. Interestingly enough, we arrived just in time for our government to shut down. At first, we were bummed because as we had remembered, the beaches were just amazing, and it's hard to imagine experiencing Vieques without them. But honestly, in retrospect, it was the best thing that could have happened to us. It forced us to explore other parts of the island, other activities... if it hadn't been for the shutdown, we may have never met Capt. Judi with SeaVieques. The best sailing and snorkeling charter I have ever experienced in my life. We loved every minute of it. I highly recommend her tour of Cayo Blanco.

Marion, thank you once again for opening your home to us... thank you to Aida and Nano for taking care of us... we really got the chance to talk with them and get to know them even more so and we have sort of grown attached to them. I just can't imagine not having this little haven to escape to and let everything go... Marion, your home will forever be that to me and to Eric and we love you for it!!! Thanks for everything and we will be back for sure!!!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Vieques
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Isabelle II
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
1 mile to the Atlantic , 5 miles to the Caribbean
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Mar Azul
Car: recommended

Isabel II, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, basketball court

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2014 - 15 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
$600
for 4 nights
From
$150
$950
$2,700
 
 
High Season
16 Nov - 31 Mar
4 night minimum stay
$840
for 4 nights
From
$210
$1,350
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$700
for 4 nights
From
$175
$1,120
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $275
Notes Low Season Extra nights over a week is $160 a night
High Season is $210 a night
$275 deposit to confirm reservation

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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Grey Water System
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Custom outdoor tropical beach shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom and guest room separated. Extra couch beds in the living room. Porta crib can be put anywhere. No linens provided for crib
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
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