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Vieques, P.R.

A vacation rental in the barrio of Esperanza

Hurricane Maria Update

As you probably know, on September 20, 2017 Hurricane Maria rolled across Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico. Thankfully there were no serious injuries or loss of life on Vieques, but the storm left our infrastructure in shambles. Nearly a month later, as of Oct 17, 2017:

  • communication is difficult,
  • water is intermittent and needs to be boiled for consumption,
  • gasoline supplies are slowly improving,
  • food supplies are okay but fresh produce is a memory and meat is hit or miss,
  • most importantly, electrical power may not be restored for several more months!

Until our utilities are back to normal operation, we can't imagine offering our studio apartment for rent. Lights, occasional use of the ceiling fan, cell phone access, fresh water, access to resturants – these seem like must‐haves for a fun, relaxing vacation! So at this point we have refunded deposits for existing reservations, and until further notice we are not accepting new reservations for the 2017/2018 season.

We will update this page as soon as we have better news!

Casa Amarilla is a great little house on the island of Vieques. Vieques and it's sister island Culebra are the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands, sometimes referred to as the Spanish Virgin Islands.

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From our house you can see the island of St. Croix off to the southeast, and on other parts of Vieques you can easily see the islands of Culebra to the north and St. Thomas about 18 miles to the east. Our house is on a quiet cul-de-sac in the small fishing village of Esperanza, which is on the southern or Caribbean coast of the Vieques.

The entire second floor of the house is a private, completely self-contained apartment which can be rented by the week. The second floor includes a huge deck with glorious views of the ocean, the surrounding mountains and the evening sunset.

The brick walkway in the next picture is a short two block walk from the house. This is called the Malecon; it's the sea-side face of Esperanza with a row of restaurants, bars and shops. At the far end of the Malecon is small beach and the fishing pier.

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The third photo, the picture of the sunset, was taken from our deck looking west towards Coconut Beach. The mountains in the distance have been set aside as a Nature Preserve under the control of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Out of sight beyond those mountains, about ten miles further west, lies the main island of Puerto Rico.

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