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John and Karen

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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VILLA ALTAMIRA

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Vieques - Villa Altamira

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Villa Altamira! This is your private get-a-way in paradise. Situated on a large private lot with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean, gorgeous sunsets and the distant lights of Puerto Rico. Expansive panoramic ocean views surround you. On clear days you can see the Mainland, St. Thomas and Culebra. You can enjoy the whole house including several decks and outdoor areas for relaxing. The rooftop patio has lots of room to lay out or watch the twinkle of the harbor lights and mainland. The Villa is designed for three level living. Everyone will be able to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the view, read or sleep in their hammock outside. For the Winter 2014 Season we have continued to upgrade the Villa. We have just completed a full renovation of the ground floor with new walk-in shower, ceramic tile flooring and stone sink and vanity. Extensive landscaping completed over the last several years is now fully grown and lush. The entire grounds is now enveloped in beautiful tropical vegetation, fruits and flowers.

A fully private free-form pool with waterfall is great for cooling off. The pool was resurfaced in 2012 and features accent lighting for lounging in the evenings. Enjoy the cool breeze-filled nights in the fully screened bedrooms. Newly added air conditioning in each bedroom will cool off those particularly hot days. Better yet spend the day and the beach and the afternoons by the pool. Explore the island then return to your home base Villa Altamira.

The Villa's floorplan is explained in detail on our web site www.villaaltamira.com. It is a three level Caribbean style villa with a rooftop patio. The ground floor is a private en-suite style living space with its own entrance. Perfect for family or friends who prefer additional privacy. This level connects to the rest of the villa via outside steps.

The island of Vieques is for those who enjoy pristine uncrowded beaches still unspoiled by crowds of tourists, good local groceries, and stunning natural beauty. The world famous 'Bioluminescent Bay' is a popular nature attraction. Many local restaurants offer wonderful food and entertainment. Night lifers need not apply as there are no casinos or crowds here.

Villa Altamira's architecture is traditional Carribean. The property offers luscious caribbean landscaping and ten-foot high ceilings as well as beautiful Spanish ceramic tile floors. The open, airy feeling of the house is enhanced by the large living room, French doors and expansive 12 X 28 foot outdoor deck and tiered design.

What is best here is that you can enjoy the best of Spanish and Caribbean culture while still feeling safe that you are on US territory. Do not forget all Puerto Ricans are US citizens so no problems with visas, customs or monetary change.

Please visit our own web site below for additional detailed information on the Villa as well as a Frequently Asked Questions pages about ALtamira. We have compiled every question every guest has asked us in the past, so try to stump us if you can! You may also click on the link below for lots of additional fotos of the property and of the Island of Vieques. You made the right decision to visit Vieques so please consider our humble Villa for your stay!

For more information, pictures and links go to our web site www.villaaltamira.com

Thanks again for visiting our site and your interest in Altamira. Please e mail or call with any questions!

Please contact us directly to inquire about any specials or discounts for your vacation. We may be able to offer lower than advertised rates if your weeks are available. Just ask! Sep/Oct/Nov weeks are still available....they could be your weeks.

Thanks

JOhn and Karen

Comments:

Greetings from San Marcos, Texas!

Hello Karen & John,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for a wonderful location to have our family get together. The only complaint from all, was that time was too short. The layout of the Villa gave everyone 'their space ' and yet be together. Pineapple stole our grandson heart. He was missing his two cats at home in Madison, WI. Now, he wants to return to the Villa to visit his new best friend.

We will do this again and we will stay at the Villa. I organize trips for women and I think your place would be ideal.

Again, thank you for a wonderful experience, XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi John and Karen,



We have arrived to our little slice of paradise, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This is a gorgeous house in an amazing location. We are so thankful to you for making this possible for us, and appreciate all the efforts you have made to keep the property so beautiful. We went to Red Beach today, but waited maybe too long as we got there around 1:30 and the sea was a bit rough. Did get to stand and enjoy a school of angel fish for a while. ( : Tomorrow, we are off to Mosquito Pier. Yay!



Annette was great, so welcoming and so helpful. My kids are LOVING the pool, my son LOVES the hammock, and Joe and I LOVE it all. We have found our way into town, but I’d read that there is a small beach close to the house where we can walk down and snorkel. Can you let me know where that is?



Anyway, we have 5 more days of glory, and will be sure to post a glowing review very soon!



Thanks so much,



Vivian
Jun 2014
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John and Karen

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We fell in love with Vieques when we first married and have loved it ever since.

John and Karen purchased this villa in 2002

The hilltop location is spectacular. Its close to town yet you feel like you are in your own private tropical paradise.

Lush vegetation. Fruit trees and privacy.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa Altamira
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
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Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
Philadelphia, Pa
5

Great House and location - very well equipped

  • 5 out of 5
This was a very nice house for a family with young adults particularly, as there is a separate apartment (air conditioned) attached to the house. Joe from the management firm met us at the airport, arrange a car for us and gave us tips on the island generally. The gardener/lands keeper Bob was very nice and made sure everything was in good working order. The pool is lovely and kept very clean, and the house has everything you need including beach chairs, umbrella, ice chests. The beaches are the best I've seen, and the bio bay a true unique experience - one of the reasons we went to this island and we were not disappointed. The stars at night are very clear given not much light pollution which we loved. I think the house location on the hill cannot be beat - I loved drinking coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening overlooking the ocean. Relaxing! The island is beautiful, not a lot of night life which was perfect for us. The weather very good despite being hurricane season. Although we only stayed three nights we could easily have spent a week here and really enjoyed it. I recommend the house highly to any age group.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. We are overjoyed when our guests have a great vacation. We want everyone to enjoy Vieques as much as we do!
John and Karen!
business
Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

The only bad part was having to leave...

  • 5 out of 5
We've been home from our trip to PR for a week, and our week at Villa Altamira is one of the sweetest family memories we'll share for a lifetime. It was me, my husband, a 14 year-old son, and two daughters, 13 and 12. We were in San Juan first for 4 days, and were eager to move to the quiet of Vieques after all the excitement.

We were in NO WAY disappointed by the Villa. Annette met us with an open and welcoming smile. The pictures don't do the place justice, and that hardly EVER happens. It's not that the pictures are bad; it's just that pictures can't capture the comfort and ease the place envelopes you with. It's bright and breezy, so clean, warm, and so well stocked. The views are amazing. The pool is beautiful, clean, and just cool enough to be refreshing without making you shiver. The grounds are covered beautifully with fruit trees (be careful though, I tried to pick a lemon and got stung by a bee!), bougainvillea, banana palms, and more. My girls took the upstairs, gleefully pretending it was their college apartment in NYC (goofy girls). My son grabbed the downstairs room, with the gorgeous bathroom (love the sink and tile). It was a little hard to have him so separate at night (as this space can be rented out separately), but we gave him a phone and had him lock the door. He loved having his own "boy" space. That's a great thing about this property, you really do have SO many spaces to just "be."

Some of our faves of the house: coquis at night, little geckos and iquanas by day, the landscaping, the hammock, the pool, a well-stocked kitchen, the AC in the rooms (it was HOT!), dining on the back deck watching the sun set on the water, drinks on the high deck, the laundry, and all the beach/snorkel gear for your use. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and after burn lotion, though.

Some of our faves on the island: BIO BAY (magical, you must do it!), snorkeling by the Mosquito Pier (we swam with sea turtles), snorkeling off the side of Cayo Afuero (tours not too expensive), Caracas/Red Beach was my #1, Navio was everyone else's, going down to the fishermen's pier to buy dinner from the fresh catch (saw a HUGE puffer fish in the water), COQUI FIRE PIT (Go and eat carnitas, YUM!), all the markets, Al's for drinks, Oh, and the horses, LOVE the horses, everywhere!

Thanks for making this little slice of paradise available, John and Karen, and for all the love and work you've put into the place. My daughter was right, it was SO hard to leave.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vivian,

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am not a good photographer so it is very hard as you say to capture any property and do it justice. I will make sure that Annette and Dennis get your feedback as well. We hope you have a wonderful summer and happy Fourth of July. Please let us know if we can be of service in the future!
Best Regards and thank you

John and Karen
business
Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
danvers, mass
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 out of 5
The entire experience from booking to check out was a pleasure. John and Karen were easy to work with and they always were very timely with responses. We traveled with 4 adults (2 couples). We used a rental car that Karen and John recommended. It was a pleasure to rent from Jurgen. He was easy to contact, had quick responses and greeted us at our arrival. The property manager, Annette, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. She was always extremely prompt with answering our emails and texts. She escorted us from Jurgen’s car rental to the villa and provided suggestions for beaches to visit and places to eat. She contacted us prior to our arrival to confirm our dates and ensure that the villa was ready for our stay. We found Villa Altamira well maintained inside and out. It was comfortable, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The views are amazing, and the pool was a great place to hang out at the end of each day. The Villa is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. We had a great vacation and recommend choosing Villa Altamira. We look forward to returning.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda
Thank you for your kind posting. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Sharing your experience helps us and future guests learn more about Villa Altamira. As always we would love to host your family again when you return to Vieques. We strive to improve the villa each and every year so that when you return it will be even better!
Best Regards
John and Karen
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Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

All that one needs to relax and enjoy a vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
Great property and house with all the amenities a family could need. House had wifi, beach toys, pool toys, snorkel, cooler, umbrella, beach chairs, PLENTY of beach towels, BBQ grill outside and more.

Great stay and would highly recommend though would not consider it walkable to downtown Isabel. Property is up on hill and drivers are a bit crazy. ;)
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marli,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We need to set up a fruit guide for the property so when particular fruits are in season guests can dentify them easily. The thick vines covering the front fence are passion fruit, the larger tree at the end of the driveway is a lemon tree, lime tree is at the east side of the property, bananas and yucca are next to the pool, and the large trees by the road are breadfruit's.We will continue to plant and improve the villa for your return.Have a wonderful Spring!

Best regards
John and Karen
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Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

Amazing retreat to stay in Vieques

  • 5 out of 5
As soon as we arrived in Vieques the house manager greeted us and took us to the amazing Villa Altamira house. The house is way beyond what we expected and the pictures in the profile don't do it justice! The house is very private and large. You can comfortably have 8 people in the place and still have plenty of room to hang out. Since there were only 3 of staying at the time it felt like we each had our own floor. The spacious floor plans of the house made it very easy to be with everyone and we still had space for our own time! The pool is amazing as well as the tropical grounds. The kitchen was so comfortable to cook in and had everything we needed! We hung out most of the time in the covered porch. We played cards, had many great dinners, and enjoyed sunsets from the porch! I don't have one compliant about staying as Villa Altamira! Me and my friends will definitely be coming back as we enjoyed the house and the beautiful island of Vieques. Last but not least the house manager was great at answering any questions we had about the house and Vieques. All in all we had an amazing time and we didn't want to leave. Book this place to stay with your family and friends you wont be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Ernesto! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Karen and I are very happy that you had a good vacation. We will continue to improve the Villa in the future and we take the concerns of our guests very seriously. Please return in the future as we would love to have you visit again.
Warm regards,
John and Karen
business
Villa Altamira
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p84964vb
1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
Vieques Puerto Rico
5

Villa Altamira is exactly as described

  • 5 out of 5
Five of us had a great experience at Villa Altimira. The three en suite bedrooms on three different levels worked well for us. The views from the terrace overlooking the ocean between Vieques and Puerto Rico were incredible reminding me of a scene from a movie. The only caution is the parking, though off street can be difficult to manage. The house was clean and well equipped, everything you need is available at Altamira. It really was hard to leave, as the swimming pool really is perfect.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you Max! We are so happy you had a good stay! We will continue to improve the Villa and and we would be honored to host your family again!
Happy Spring!

John and Karen
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Vieques International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Isabella Segunda
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
La Lanchita
Car: recommended

Sun Bay Beach gets Blue Flag for the first time. “The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to 3850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).” See their description of Sun Bay here

http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Awarded+sites/2012/Southern+Hemisphere/PuertoRico/PuertoRico/SunbayBeach

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
1 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,814
for 7 nights
$1,814
 
 
Christmas
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
8 night minimum stay
$3,045
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,456
for 7 nights
$2,456
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice. Please ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agreed to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance. We cannot take responsibility for unreasonable guest expectations or assumptions.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Ground floor private suite with separate entrance
  • Queen size Beds (4), Queen futon, Baby Cribs (1) porta crib on site
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
PS: Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve. We have done our best to describe our properties, however, guest expectations vary. If you have special requests or needs please ask before you reserve. We want to avoid renter's remorse or the old 'this was not what I thought it was going to be like'. In most cases guests never asked any questions!!!! Refunds at the time of check in are not permitted
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