1st Floor, 1Bdrm, 1Ba In Esperanza,walkable to Beaches,restaurants,activities
Chip & Angie Hicks
About Chip & Angie Hicks
After traveling to various islands in the Caribbean, we knew immediately we had found "Our Island" on our first trip to Vieques. After several trips we found our home, and we hope to share it with others so they may discover the beauty of Vieques for themselves. In our travels we always stayed at small family owned places with a self contained kitchen for the option of eating in. Our kitchen is well stocked so that could be an option on your vacation as well, though we do recommend sampling some of the many restaurant options Esperanza and the Island have.
Chip & Angie Hicks purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Chip & Angie Hicks chose Vieques
Located close to the Malecon and beaches, and being within walking distance to everything in Esperanza, it's a great location for a vacation home.
What makes this Apartment unique
Located in a nice neighborhood with great neighbors, a mix of local residents and rental properties, within easy walking distance to bars/restaurants, and local attractions.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great few days in Vieques
Our host was very helpful with information about the area especially transport options and really helped make our trip so enjoyable. Thanks Angie and Chip
A Great Place to Stay on Vieques!
This was our second time staying at Dos Palmas (and our third time visiting Vieques). From the get-go, Chip and Angie were extremely prompt at communicating and they sent lots of helpful information for our trip.
Miguel met us when we arrived and gave us a thorough tour of the house. Just like our last time here, the house had everything we needed -- plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, and lots of household and toiletry items to make our stay comfortable. And, it’s so convenient to have the washer and dryer! Each unit has an air conditioner, but the breezes and fans keep the house nice and cool, so no AC was necessary! Everything was super clean and well maintained. The decor is lovely and the furniture is comfy -- it really feels like a home.
We spent lots of time on the front porch -- we love watching the happenings of the neighborhood. The back yard is very nice with a covered patio, large gas grill and the outdoor shower. We didn't use the back too much because we like to be out front where the action is. But, for people who prefer a little more privacy, the back would be excellent.
The location of Dos Palmas is wonderful -- right around the corner from Colmado Lydia and the bakery, not far from the beautiful and well maintained playground, and only a few minutes walk to the Malecon. But, it's far enough from the "hustle and bustle" that it's a peaceful place to come home to.
Thanks, Chip and Angie, for sharing your home with us. We would recommend Dos Palmas to anyone -- it truly was perfect!
Great 4 days in Vieques!
Chip and Angie's place really added to my enjoyment of Vieques. Great location - 2 min from Malecon, store around the corner. Everything needed was provided (beach chairs, coolers, sunscreen, etc.). Miguel was super friendly and the place was very clean and comfortable. I will definitely be checking availability when I return for my next trip!
A great place for a couple to unwind in this little island Paradise!
This property is a shining star in this community! Well maintained and no signs of the recent island hurricane damage. Everything you could possibly need was provided, even shampoo & soap! It tended to get a little noisy at night but we were also provided new earplugs. Frogs and roosters weren't bad but some vehicles would drive by with big loud speakers on their roof! However, the king bed was comfy and we slept good! Miguel (across the street) greeted us and gave us the walk-through as well as the keys. He made himself accessible anytime you needed anything. We had a great time relaxing at Dos Palmas on the front porch or back patio. We didn't even rent a vehicle because we could walk to the local market (around the corner) and to shops, restaurants on the Malecon and beaches! We walked the Esperanza beach which joined Sun Bay beach every day. Public transportation is always available on the island.
Our stay was initially scheduled the winter of the hurricane and we were given the option of cancelling or rescheduling our stay. Chip & Angie were very good at keeping us informed of the conditions on the island, as well as helping us with information & recommendations on getting to and around the island. We would stay at Dos Palmas again!
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Vieques and found everything you needed at our vacation rental. We're pleased that you found our location so convenient and everything you wanted to do within walking distance.
Chip & Angie
Great Apartment, Great Location, Great Island
The property is exactly as advertised - clean, safe, spacious, well appointed and the location is even more convenient than it may appear. A small, but well stocked grocery store is a hundred yards away and a walk to the closest restaurant and the Malecon took me three minutes with a handful of restaurants another two minutes down Calle Flamboyan.
Angie is a wonderful host and a wealth of information about the island. All the beach gear you could need is available for borrowing. Get out and explore!
Thank you for this kind review. It was nice to meet you, and I enjoyed chatting with you. I was also happy to share Vieques info with you and answer your questions. Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to have you return!
Great place in a fabulous destination
Our stay in Dos Palmas Casita was part of a long-awaited Caribbean trip we had originally planned for last fall. We had to postpone the trip because of the hurricanes and we were a little apprehensive to go this soon, but we’re so glad we did. While there is definitely still evidence of storm damage and recovery the limitations didn’t reduce our enjoyment at all. We had more than enough to do and Vieques was the highlight of our trip.
The Bio Bay was a “5” the night we went (with Fun Brothers) and it was still amazing. Really an adventure not to be missed.
Chip and Angie are great hosts and their place is super clean and comfortable. We had zero bugs, which is really remarkable in these tropical climates. The location is very convenient - easy walking distance to the Malecon and a nice market. The neighborhood is very clean and the neighbors are friendly.
We’ll definitely come back to Vieques again and we’d book Dos Palmas again.
Thank you for your honest review of our vacation rental, and in particular of Vieques.
The island was hit hard by hurricane Maria, no doubt about it,. While there is still much to be done recovery wise, the island has made great strides since the days and weeks after the storm. We're so glad you decided to make the trip, and that it turned out to be the highlight is just wonderful! Thank you again!
Located in the small beach side fishing village of Esperanza, on the southern Caribbean side of the Island.