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Villa Altamira, Vieques

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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. The progress will continue in 2015.

The best about Altamira is the location. You are pretty much close to everything on the island. Walk to Isabella or take a short drive to the best beaches on the island. Want to hit the town no problem. Esperanza and the south side of the island are only a 20 minute drive. Have the best of it all including fun nightlife with lots of activities and restaurants as well as a private villa. Bananas, Lazy Jacks the Malecon not too far. Remember the island is not that big.

A fully private free-form pool with waterfall is great for cooling off. The newly resurfaced pool 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.

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!

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.

Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve and to have realistic expectations. 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.


JOhn and Karen


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

Keywords: Private Home/Villa

More Details

John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About John and Karen

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

John and Karen purchased this villa in 2002

Why John and Karen chose Vieques

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

What makes this villa unique

Lush vegetation. Fruit trees and privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This house was the perfect place for our stay in Vieques. It was stocked with everything we could have needed in the kitchen and more. We made good use of the chairs and coolers on our trips to the beach. The view was amazing and it was very quiet and serene location. Annette was very helpful whenever we had questions and was very quick to respond to our inquiries. We highly recommend this house whether you have a few people or a lot. It had plenty of space. We hope to visit again in the future!""
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bravos de Boston in Isabel II

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Ground floor private suite with separate entrance
  • Queen size Beds (4), Queen futon, Baby Cribs (1) porta crib on site
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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Villa Altamira, Vieques
average rating of 4.9 based on 43 reviews

Great House and location - very well equipped

  • 5 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: Aug 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Vieques Has It All

  • 5 of 5

Villa Altamira was perfect for us! We love the view, the pool, and the sorrounding grounds. The kitchen is well equipped and the BBQ is an excellent addition. Annette was extremely helpful. We would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Zolymar! Thank you so much for staying at Villa Altamira. We are so happy that you had a good stay. Have a wonderful summer! Warm regards John and Karen
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This house is awesome

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the house and all the help Dennis was to us. Dennis was very helpful with providing info and was timely with all texts. We had 2 families at the house and it was perfect for us all. The pool was awesome and having a washer and dryer was great. We actually recommended the place to people we meet on the island, we will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! We hope you can return again to enjoy Vieques and Villa Altamira! Sincerely, John and Karen
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Hingham, Ma.

Heaven on a Hill

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our 8-day family vacation (six of us) and stayed at Villa Altamira in Isabell II. What a totally comfortable, relaxing experience we had! Dennis, the property manager, met us at the car rental and escorted us through the narrow, twisting neighborhood roads to the top of the hill high above the town of Isabel. The house sits nestled in a beautifully kept, thick, lush landscape that surrounds the property and provides maximum privacy. He thoroughly acquainted us with the house before departing on the first day, including going over the map of the island with us, good places to eat in both Isabel and Esperanza, where to get groceries, etc. – a huge help in getting us acclimated to the island. Although we were out the door and on the beach each day by 10am, it was pure heaven to wake up each day to the sounds of nature and the 180 degree vistas of the ocean that lies between Vieques and Puerto Rico. A magnificent sight! We returned each late afternoon to the quiet, pleasant surroundings of Villa Alta Mira, took a dip in the pool, showered and hung out before going into town for dinner (or preparing a BBQ at home on the porch). At night, you can actually hear the faraway roar of the waves crashing on the shore. No kidding. You really can! The house itself is neatly furnished, clean as a whistle and well equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen and a great big gas grill on the porch. The pool area is private with ample space for 6 adults to lounge, snack or just take in the scenery. The pool is in pristine condition, crystal clear, with a waterfall and seat that you can hang out under the waterfall. There are lemon and lime trees on the property that we picked from to use in our guacamole and margaritas. There is also a sound system for the outside areas (porch and pool) that is controlled from inside the house. There is air-conditioning in all the bedrooms as well as ceiling fans. There are ceiling fans in the main living/dining room/kitchen areas as well as on the porch. The house had six nice beach chairs for us to take on our daily beach excursions – a huge plus! (One chair broke on the first day and we texted Dennis. When we got home there were two new Tommy Bahama beach chairs waiting for us! We can’t say enough about the house and the care put into making it a perfect oasis for relaxing and enjoying Isla Vieques. We hope to return in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and I are so glad that you and your family had a good time. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback as other travelers find this information extremely helpful. It is very comforting for those planning their vacations to be able to read actual detailed information on places they're planning on renting. We hope that you can return to Vieques and stay at Altamira again! Have a wonderful and healthy spring. John and Karen
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Island Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Altamira is the perfect vacation home in Vieques! I was amazed that the house was even better than its description. The owners, John and Karen, were extremely responsive, helpful, and kind during the reservation and payment process. The house is located on a hill with plenty of property surrounding it and a gate for privacy and security—you really do feel almost secluded in the middle of a friendly neighborhood. It’s only a ten-minute walk into the main town of Isabel where there are restaurants, convenience stores, bakeries, coffee shops, and bars. If you rent a Jeep, you can explore the entire island easily—nothing is more than twenty minutes away. The house itself is designed perfectly to allow for plenty of privacy for everyone. I love that each bedroom is on its own floor with its own bathroom. It’s a perfect spot for several couples—there were four adults during our stay. This is one of the most well-equipped rental houses I have ever stayed in, with plenty of cooking supplies, towels, and even flashlights and candles for when the electricity went out! We really enjoyed being able to use all of the beach gear (cooler, chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, etc.), and we were saved from having to buy or rent any equipment. The house was extremely clean and well-taken care of, and the property managers (Annette and Dennis) were only a text message away for immediate assistance with anything we needed. We especially enjoyed playing games on the covered deck in the evenings and swimming in the beautiful pool morning, afternoon, and night! I also made much use of the outdoor shower. The views from all over the house are incredible. We loved looking at the stars from the rooftop deck, and my fiance actually proposed to me on the upper pool deck at sunset! I can’t wait to get back to this incredible house on this incredible island! Thanks so much John, Karen, Annette, and Dennis!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Melissa, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and detailed review. Other guests were contemplating coming to Vieques or possibly staying at Villa Altamira will deeply appreciated. We know that life gets real busy when you get back from vacation and the taking the time to leave a review let alone get all the other things that need to be done done is difficult. We truly appreciate you taking the time. If you have any suggestions for improvement in the future we take our guests concerns and suggestions very very seriously. We hope you can come back to Villa Altamira and Vieques again. Warm regards John and Karen
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family who wants to go snorkeling/ sunbathing during the day and then comeback in the afternoon and spend time at the pool. The house have everything you need. If something is missing you just call and the housekeeper fix it in a moment!! We loved this house💛

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good stay. We hope you can return soon! Best regards John and Karen
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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



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bravos de Boston, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

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