The Palm Cottages, on the North Shore of Vieques Island in Bravos de Boston neighborhood, comprises a residential compound that was formerly a church, its rectory, and several small out buildings. Located in the heart of the lovely Vieques Garden District, the cottages are surrounded by exceptional and mature tropical gardens designed and maintained by the well-known Bravos Boyz, whose offices are also located in the former sanctuary.
The Vieques vacation rental compound includes two cottages, the Palm Cottage and the Pool Cottage, which share a beautifully landscaped, private pool with a dramatic fountain. The Palm Cottages Entire Comp...ound is one of our favorite rentals and is very popular for larger groups needing four bedrooms with four bathrooms. The tropical oasis and grounds provide your own private sanctuary, and the locally known La Chata beach is just steps down the North Shore Road where Bravos Boyz love to take a morning swim, comb for beach glass or watch the surfers catch a wave.
The Palm Cottage was originally the rectory and having been completely renovated is a sheik beach hideaway. The Bravos Boyz used their signature polished concrete counters with concrete sinks fully integrated in both the kitchen and the bathroom. The Palm Cottage has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms making this an ideal place for four people to call home. The Palm cottage has a private outdoor shower with your own blooming orchid and surrounding tropical jungle. The Bravos Boyz design all of their properties with what they call a folly and the "Folly" of the Palm Cottage is a floor to ceiling screened room with beds and chairs for lounging. The words used most often to describe this room are Hemingway's Hideaway! The Palm Cottage bedrooms are air conditioned if you require it but it sits high to take advantage of the constatn breezes and the sound of the nearby surf will lull you to sleep. There is a living room and dining room all looking out to the tropical pool and fountains.
The Pool Cottage sits directly across the pool from the Palm Cottage and was carved out of the stage of the sanctuary as well as church offices and bathrooms. The Pool Cottage is offered fully air conditioned and with two bedrooms with two bathrooms en suite. The signature polished concrete counters and sinks are again seen here stylishly simple yet elegant. Both cottages offer acid stained concrete floors and our guests love strolling in and out of the cottages from the pool as the floors can take it all. The Pool Cottage has an inside living room as well as an outside living room and outside pool side dining on our signature polished concrete table for six to eight. One of the two bathrooms offers an outside shower.
Both cottages offer high quality thread count bed linens as well as white fluffy towels and bright colorful beach towels. The upholstered furniture is very comfortable as well as offering full package cable because watching a movie is relaxing, high speed wireless internet no further explanation needed and land line phones with free long distance to the United States just because! Additionally, we offer you a washer and dryer andbeach chairs and coolers so that you can reasonably stay in a Bravos Boyz house only needing to bring flip flops, a sarong and a bathing suit.
One of the delights of the cottages are the many tropical plantings the first of which are 30 foot Puerto Rican Royal Palms that Thom planted from seed around 2003. Additionally, there are Areca palms, Mac Arthur palms, Adorneidia palms, Figi Fan palms, Travelers palms, Coconut palms, philodendrums, orchids, scented Ylang Ylang and spider lilies, hibiscus, blooming bromeliads, bananas, pink, white, and red ginger, heliconias, gardenias, bright crotons, various types of ferns, a water garden with blooming lotus flowers, herbs and many other surprises including night sounds and visiting Iguanas.
At the Palm Cottages the Boyz have thought of everything to make this a vacation of a lifetime for you and if they forgot something they are always there to help. Our goal has been to create a brand with you in mind and to maintain that brand year after year.
Bravos Boyz have been getting fun press recognition for creating the Best Vacation Experience for their guests.See what the journalists are saying! Katie McElveen for Downtown Magazine NYC wrote, "Vieques Emerges as the New Must-See Destination in the Caribbean" Zach Stovall of Islands.com created their list of "Top Five Villas on Vieques". Four of five of their favorite villas are Bravos Boyz managed properties. Zach Stovall of Islands.com also wrote about Ex-pats doing what the rest of us only dream of" Best Islands to Live On: Meet the Expats". See the Boyz on page 10! Kelly O'Reilly of TheVivant.com wrote, "Jet-Set Guide: Top 5 Things To Do in Vieques, Puerto Rico",and created a slide show featuring Bravos Boyz managed properties. Lanee Lee of the Voyage Vixens wrote, "FlipKey Vieques Vacation Rentals: Sweet Island Stays" featuring Bravos Boyz properties.Uber cool Societe Perrier by Lanee Lee wrote, "Drinking In... Vieques, Puerto Rico" and interviewed the Boyz on their favorite island sips! See where they like to drink! There is nothing better than a mention in the New York Times... Hugh Ryan writes,"NY Times Travel Q&A;: Puerto Rico or Tortola for a 30th Anniversary"
The Palm Cottages Compound is professionally managed by the well known and professional property management company Bravos Boyz Real Estate and Property Management. Bravos Boyz was awarded the prestigious "RATED EXCELLENCE FOR 2011, 2012 and 2013" for property managers by Trip Adviser giving their golden seal for staying at a Bravos Boyz managed property. Experience a Bravos Boyz Managed Property, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
These rental cottages are well appointed, well maintained, and come fully equipped for your island vacation. Contact Bravos Boyz Real Estate and Property Management today and book Palm Cottages for your dream vacation.
Left on 01/28/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | the Kearns family
A beautiful space and so much for everyone from 3 years old to 73! The pool was the highlight, surrounded by lush greenery, what a treat to wake up to. The two units were very nicely equipped...all the latest in machines, utensils,plates,glasses,etc.And comfy beds. Everything was perfect...great décor and a favorite - the screened cottage was the best. Laura and her husband were right there at the ferry to pick us up and give us a ride to the car rental..giving us hints as to where everything was and from then on it was the best vacation ever. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful spot!
Left on 01/20/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Alan Sanders
Every detail about our accomadations, local arrangements for arrival and everything else was perfect. Immaculate rooms , sweet "day room" up near the Palm Cottage, and complete kitchens made us all for more at home than home
Would jump at the chance to come back
Left on 01/04/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | BAB
The "Cottages" were perfect for our family vacation . The two cottages were separated by a lovely pool which complemented the Vieques beaches so well.
I'm told that the "Cottages" were appointed in typical Bravos Boyz manner. Comfy, stylish and well stocked for those who choose to cook for themselves .
We enjoyed the local restaurants but equally enjoyed the farmer's market, local groceries and home cooking. I highly recommend this or any of the Bravos Boyz properties. And for yoga enthusiasts, ask for Laura !
Rental tip 1: Rent a car. Bravos Boyz might be able to help with this.
Rental tip 2: if you don't rent both cottages, you may be sharing the space with another family/group. We were so happy to have this special place all to ourselves !
Paradise, great place, great people, great service. Bravos Boyz
Left on 04/18/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Rolando
The rental was beautiful and well maintained. The Bravos Boyz are friendly, responsive and really make you feel at home. The others on the island are equally friendly and responsive. Can't wait to return. Read more
Rolando you said it best and we appreciate all of your kudos. We love living in Paradise and we never stop striving to bring great service to you. We cannot wait to see you again in a Bravos Boyz Managed Property! Ciao.
Hood River, Oregon
Great cottages and pool. All expectations were met.
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Walker 7
The property and cottages were fantastic. Everything about the property met our expectations. The two cottages and pool were the perfect setting for a family of seven to be together for 10 days. Location of the property made it easy to get to the beach and everywhere else on the island. Our stay was great. No complaints. Bravos Boys staff was always helpful. Would come again to this property if in Vieques again. Read more
We always love hearing from you and of course we are thrilled that we met your expectations and that you found the property to be Fantastic. We will also pass on to our staff that you found them to be helpful! That always makes them smile! We look forward to seeing you on Vieques again one day and it was our pleasure to ensure that your vacation was everything you wanted it to be.
East Hampton NY
Your own Private Oasis
Left on 03/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Renco.
From the time that alberto met us at the airport until our departure 6 days later we were all completely relaxed and felt very well taken care of. Myself, husband, two teenage daughters and my Mother rented the entire compound and it was just perfect. The cottages are a private oasis in a colorful little neighborhood up the hill from Isabella 11.
The Bravos staff are outstanding, and Tom makes you feel like an old friend. We had a small issue with our rental car when we first arrived and Theresa went out of her way to help us solve it.
The cottages are impeccably decorated, an authentic feeling of old school Caribbean, yet completely modern at the same time.
This was our Third visit to Vieques, and our second time renting with the Bravos Boyz. Their service is 5 star, properties are clean, modern and chic. No reason to rent with anybody else!!
We will be back and I look forward to exploring one of their other properties or going back to our little Oasis. Read more
Thanks for taking the time to tell us how we are doing!
Left on 01/02/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Familia UF
We rented the Palm Cottages, entire compound, for our family Christmas holiday. We were 8 adults and 2 toddlers. The place is beautiful, clean, and the service outstanding. We had a great time and the place is awesome. We really enjoyed the pool, the bbq, and all the facilities. Loved the outdoor showers! December has a lovely weather, and there are good supermarkets in the area (although you need a car). The cottage has washing machine and dryer, and both houses are well-equipped. It is ideal if you rent the entire compound.
We only rate it as 4 stars because the location is not excellent, although good enough. While there is a beach at walking distance, the beach is not child-friendly - has big waves and currents, and is rocky. Might be good if you are looking for surfing of body boarding. Vieques has beautiful beaches on the other side of the island, at about 15-20 minutes drive.
Overall, we loved the place and the service is excellent. The people were very nice and friendly. We would definitely recommend the place, and hopefully come back in the future.
Left on 04/11/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Catherine
Our family of three has just returned from an eight day stay at the Bravos Boyz lovely Palm Cottage (two days) and the Pool Cottage. I can honestly say I do not have a favorite as they were both charming and comfortable. The Palm Cottage has a larger kitchen and interior space while the Pool Cottage has wonderful exterior space and two bathrooms (great when you have a teenage girl)! Both cottages have an outdoor shower and the one at the Palm Cottage is huge (including orchids). The "folly" at the Palm Cottage was beyond charming and a great place to read and nap. The cottages are very comfortable and well decorated. The linens and towels were lovely and there were lots of books in both cottages. The kitchens have everything you could need or want with modern appliances and both have outdoor grills. The cottages each have their own washers and dryers so pack light. Beach chairs, coolers and boogie boards are all there. The Bravos Boyz have thought of everything. We have rented a lot of houses and this was at the top. The beautiful landscaping and stunning pool created a wonderful oasis and it was hard to pull my husband and daughter away for the trips to the beach. There is a nice, small beach a short walk away and I swam there a couple of times. We had some wonderful moonlight swims in the pool. Great restaurants which Olivia in the front office recommended. I felt very safe and secure there with the office in front and everyone was so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this property or any property the bravos Boyz manage. They are a first rate operation!
Left on 02/29/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Island To Island
Four women, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, plenty of relaxing space and a pool. What more could you ask for? Well, whatever we did ask for, we got! The onsite management was happy to help in any way - and did!
We were blessed with great weather and great accommodations.
The Caribbean blue was our perfect color!
Left on 01/29/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Mary B
To describe the Palm Cottages as perfect sounds trite, but our experience there lacked absolutely nothing!! We were three middle-aged adults, who inhabited the Pool Cottage, and two young adults, who inhabited the Palm Cottage. This place is Paradise. No kidding. The Boyz created a luxurious Caribbean retreat within walkable distance (by anyone's measure) of Chata Beach. It is also convenient to town and all Isabel II has to offer.
Our experience on Vieques was fabulous and memorable -- beautiful beach after beautiful beach -- but just lounging at the Palm Cottages was a favorite activity. The compound is in a lush tropical garden that is peaceful and private, and the pool is gorgeous. The cottages are tastefully appointed and decorated in soothing colors with crisp white linens, creating a classic yet also contemporary Caribbean theme. The folly is a perfect place to nap or read. And we thoroughly enjoyed entertaining Oscar the dog and Cali the cat in the comfortable outdoor living areas.
The Boyz do extremely well with the details - from the personal greeting at the airport, the tropical floral arrangements everywhere, the bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge, and the most luxurious bath and beach towels I have ever seen in a vacation rental. In fact, we were complimented more than once a on our beach towels! No skimping.
As fairly competent cooks, we had many enjoyable meals at the compound, and the kitchens were fully and thoughtfully equipped. We did have to pick up a muddler to make mojitos, though, and that made a dandy souvenir.
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Martin Edel
We would definitely stay at Palm Cottages again. The place was great, well located and had the Bravosboyz office at the front. That was a great convenience since we had access to Christina, who was great, and Tom and alberto. The rooms were spacious and clean.
The negatives were slight and easily remedied (except one). There should have been mosquito netting in the main house as the mosquitos were fierce. We had our share of strays (cats, dogs) but my wife loved all of them. We arrived in time for New Years and one neighbor had a party that lasted until 3 am with a sound system -- that was the negative that was difficult to remedy.
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