The Pool Cottage at the Palm Cottages, on the North Shore of Vieques Island in the beach side nieghborhood of Bravos de Boston, is one of the rental cottages at the residential compound which 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 tropical gardens designed and maintained by the well-known Bravos Boyz, whose offices are also located in the old church building. The ever popular La Chata beach is a one minute stroll down the road and a Bravos Boyz favorite for a quick morning swim, searching for sea glass or watchi...ng the surfers catch a wave.
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 if you want and with two queen bedrooms with two bathrooms. The signature polished concrete counters and sinks are again seen here stylishly simply yet elegant and practical. Both cottages offer 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.
The Pool Cottage offers high quality thread count bed linens as well as fresh white towels and bright colorful beach towels. The upholstered furniture is very comfortable as well as offering full package cable because watching a movie might be just what you want to relax, 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 washer and dryers 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 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, colorful crotons, various ferns, 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"
Bravos Boyz were awarded the prestigious "RATED EXCELLENCE FOR 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014" for property managers by Trip Advisor giving their golden seal for staying at a Bravos Boyz managed property.
Left on 05/01/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Jeffrey and Kathie . . . .
Pool Cottage proved to be everything that it was advertised to be - isolated enough to be private, close enough to town to be convenient, and offering all the beauty of a tropical island.
Well done . . . .
pefect getaway - already booked next year!
Left on 04/05/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | beth
We rented the Pool cottage for 7 nights, based on Flipkey and Trip advisor reviews. They didn't steer us wrong. The cottage is made ideal by its outdoor living space - table that easily fits 6 or 8, couch, chairs, tables, good lighting. The inside living room is small and stuffy, but who really cares where its 80 degrees with a soft breeze outside?
The s bedrooms are both air conditioned with units that are virtually silent. the beds are comfy, the sheets and towels of high quality. The bathrooms are small but entirely function and very clean, one having an outdoor shower. The kitchen is also functional but very small. If you are thinking of doing all of your own cooking, and a good kitchen is important, then rent the Palm Cottage - its kitchen is divine.
The Pool is a perfect size for laps or just relaxing. The water is lightly chlorinated, and the landscaping is luxurious, with different palms, bird song, breezes and blue sky. We were in the pool each day before and after the beach.
The location is terrific - close to Isabel II for good dining and stores, a short 15-20 minute ride to some of the loveliest beaches we have ever seen (and we have seen many), with another 10 minutes to Esperanza.
Overall, our Bravos Boyz experience was ideal - from being greeted at the airport and brought to the rental car office and then guided to the villa, to suggestions for things to do (gallery opens, etc)to an easy check out process. Tom, Laura, Theresa were personable, friendly, warm and inviting. We've already booked both cottages for next March for a family vacation with sons and daughter-in-law.
Peaceful, relaxing and sunny stay in Los Vieques.
Left on 03/30/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Sylvia flavin
What a wonderful jewel of a place. Landscaping was lush and tropical. The pool was beautiful and private with just the right amount of sun. Air con was a great respite when we returned hot and flustered. We especially loved the outdoor dinning as well as beach equipment. Beds comfy. And bathrooms looked after. A couple of umbrellas would have been nice. Overall we were pleasantly surprised with our stay and would most certainly recommend or stay again. Loved Oscars visits and ?Cali?, as well.
So, nothing I didn't like.
Fun in the sun or shade
Left on 03/19/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Milwaukee Nana
If your looking for peace and solitude it is here! Having the palm fronds blowing in the wind while your either in the pool or under the covered patio! Can't be beat. We stayed here two months. Never heard a siren or fire truck! Living in downtown Milwaukee we appreciate this quality. Oscar of course visiting was a extra treat Read more
You guys are the ideal perfect guests and we enjoyed you equally! See you next year!!!
All the staff at Bravos Boyz
Best of the Island
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | scheblanov
We were looking for a place that was somewhere in between the W and the rest of the rental properties we saw online with a secure WiFi internet connection and close to the beach. We got that and a whole lot more!
From being picked up from the airport upon our arrival to being driven back on our last day, we could not have imagined a better experience at The Pool Cottage courtesy of the Bravoz Boys.
The place itself is beautiful! Remote enough where you feel you might be the only person on the island, yet close enough to anything you might need. Plenty of parking for the rental car, about a 15 min drive to the most beautiful and remote beaches, or walk down the block to watch the gorgeous sunset on an amazing beach right next door. Just a 5 min drive to the grocery stores.
A perfect home base for a fantastic vacation. We actually spent 2 days just hanging out by the pool tanning, swimming and listening to music.
Did not want to leave, will definitely come back!
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Scott
Stayed at the Palm Cottage over Labor Day Weekend. Perfect place for a quiet, relaxing and secluded getaway. The Cottage is beautifully decorated and impeccably maintained. You can enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool or read one of the many novels that line the bedroom shelves. If you're really lucky, you'll get to fall asleep to the sound of the nighttime rain gently cascading through the lush vegetation that surrounds the compound. The Cottage is located in the most desirable area of Vieques and a three minute walk to the beach. Highly recommended.
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Fife
The Bravos Boyz are very professional and made our vacation process a breeze from the moment I sent the email inquiring about the cottage, rental dates and fee for the weeks rental. The cottage and grounds are in excellent condition, so the pictures are an accurate depiction of exactly what you see when you get there. The cottage is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The cottage is very well managed and clean. Our family has visited Puerto Rico five times and now that we were fortunate enough to find this place to call home when we return. We will definitely return, only not soon enough for me. The cottages are the most beautiful, comfortable, relaxing, clean, and best situated place to stay on the island. We needed assistance with the tv, made a quick phone call, and someone came to assist us within a few minutes. Other than that we had the whole place to ourselves. It was private and had everything we needed to take to the beach and to cook in a few nights when we just wanted to relax by the pool. Thanks Bravo Boyz for making our vacation as a family one to remember. We will see you again soon!
Tess & Scott
Hemingway-esque, tropical paradise!
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Tess & Scott
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bravos Boys' pool cottage for a much needed week of rest & relaxation, and boy did we get just that at the Pool Cottage! Our check-in was seamless and we arrived to a spotless cottage equipped with everything: outdoor BBQ, two TVs, WiFi, full kitchen, lovely outdoor sitting area and a beautiful pool. Surrounded by palm trees and tropical flowers we had lots of privacy and the sound of the Coquis at night lulled us to sleep. This is the perfect spot to really unwind. We loved taking a dip in the pool each morning before heading to the beach (the Boyz provided us with all the beach gear you could need) and sitting on the patio in the evening with a tropical cocktail in-hand (yes, there is a blender too) was the perfect way to end each day. Vieques is a beautiful, unspoiled, island and I'd highly recommend the Pool Cottage as it's the perfect tropical paradise with a Hemingway feel. Read more
Tess and Scott we loved having you in the house and hope to see you here again one day. We are glad you were able to get "much needed" rest while staying at the Pool Cottage. Love, love your quote, "Hemingway-esque, tropical paradise!" and we will not forget you guys.
Ciao for now!
We loved it.
Left on 04/25/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Jen
This rental was exactly what we'd hoped for. The Bravos Boys and staff were so warm and hospitable. They picked us up when we arrived, and they checked on us during our stay. We spent a lot of time in the pool and outdoor areas. We loved having the kitchen and the grill so that we could cook some meals at home and make coffee in the morning. We also enjoyed having Oscar the dog visit and hang out with us. (This is optional - we are animal lovers.) It is nice being adjacent to the offices, because we could pop in and ask questions or tell them if there was an issue. (The ice/water dispenser on the fridge stopped working, and they dealt with it promptly.) The wi-fi was handy, too. After a day at the beach, the rental felt like our own little retreat, a cool sanctuary. Read more
Jen we are Bravos Boyz appreciate your taking the time to review Palm Cottages and we are smiling that you said, "We loved it"! That is our goal. We hope to see you and your family again very soon in a Bravos Boyz Property! Cheers.
Such an amazing cottage!
Left on 01/29/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Kyle
My stay at the pool cottage was incredible! To start, The Bravos Boyz were extremely friendly an welcoming. They made me feel very comfortable, and were very helpful in answering any questions I had. They also knew all of the best places around the island. The grounds around the pool cottage Were gorgeous and filled with lush plants and flowers. I really enjoyed the pool with the soothing sounds of the waterfalls. The cottage was extremely clean, and very charming. Everything you could possibly need for a long stay was at your fingertips. With two bathrooms and two bedrooms, the cottage is rather spacious and wisely set up. The bed was very comfortable and luxurious with very nice linens. I can say the same about the plush towels. This place is truly an oasis in paradise, but has all of the modern consciences that we have become accustom to. Overall, this place was an incredible experience and is on par with The W resort (where I have also stayed). I honestly could not ask for anything more. It was perfect!
New York woman
Love the pool
Left on 01/09/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | New York woman
Anything we wanted the Boyz would help with. Fantastic service. We love the easy convenience of the pool house. Safe neighborhood, can walk to town. Pool fountains provided white noise one night when locals partied. Easy to get to, safe. The best? the pool, the warmth, the plants, visits from Don Oscar, privacy.
Please don't let anyone know how beautiful it is . . .
Left on 12/16/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Mmkay
This cottage is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed in. I wish my own home looked and felt the exact same way. I love the concrete floors and sinks, they are awesome. The pool is perfectly blue without the smell of chlorine. Of course the people are amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better experience and the main part of that was this cottage.
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | TNOLES
Everything was perfect in every way for my family. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Palm Cottage. The pool was outstanding and the bedrooms were cool and beautiful. The decor was beautiful and functional at the same time. We loved the concrete floors and outdoor showers. It was a very short walk to a great beach for shelling and sea glass. We will certainly be back someday.
A definite hideaway
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Happy Vacationer
My parnter and I stayed in the pool cottage and it was great. We were fortunate enough that there was no one staying in the cottage across from us so it was nice and quiet. We had everything we needed and the guys were really accomodating with helping us out when needed. The pool is great and there is a fountain that is great for ambiance. I think if there was a family staying across from us it may have put a bit of a damper on our vacation but there are so many beautiful beaches to explore during the day regardless. Many roosterd roaming about so hope you are not a light sleeper!
Left on 03/26/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Carolyn
Our stay at The Pool Cottage was sublime. The atmosphere created by The Bravos Boyz in this little oasis defines restful. The amenities are top notch, combining comfort and luxury. The perfect retreat for a tranquil week spent reading, listening to music and floating in the pool. The gardens are a lush feast for the senses. The location is convenient for venturing out to gather food or explore the many beautiful beaches of Vieques. The kitchen is well equipped, we enjoyed cooking most of our meals and dining poolside. It would be marvelous to rent both the Pool and Palm cottages with friends or family. The setting is very private. Truly lovely !
North Liberty, IA
The Pool Cottage is paradise!!!
Left on 08/04/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | John
Upon our arrival, Alberto was very helpful with picking up our rental car, recommending restaurants, stores, and showing us around Isabel Segundo II. We lucked out since it was slow season. We had the whole place to our selves. Kids were in the pool all of the time. The outdoor living area and dining table were perfect. We felt secure being right behind the Bravos Boyz office. The cottage is a five minute drive from town. There is a beach a short walk from the cottage, but the best beaches are worth the drive to the south end of the island.
Left on 07/06/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Andrea
Vieques and the Pool Cottage were fantastic! Our vacation experience was a thousand times better than staying at an overpriced resort. Every detail of cottage was so well thought out - it reminded me of something out of an architecture or design magazine (I wish I could hire the Bravos Boyz to design my home!).
The location was also great - close to town, and only a block from the beach. As for Vieques, I feel like I found a perfect quiet paradise. It was laid back, relaxing, lots of unspoiled beaches explore - all to yourself, and such nice people. My only hope is that it doesn't become overrun by resorts and overdevelopment once the word gets out. Vieques is perfect just the way it is.
Left on 06/09/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Grace
We stayed over Memorial Day weekend for a family friend's wedding, and found the Pool Cottage to be very much worth the stay. It felt like we were much more immersed in the culture of Vieques, rather than if we had been staying at a touristy hotel. We were surprisingly the only ones staying at the property over the weekend so it was nice and peaceful, and we had the pool all to ourselves. The house had plenty of amenities, including a nice kitchen which we unfortunately didn't get a chance to use. We especially liked how the floors were concrete so it was easy to come and go from the pool without ruining any carpets. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend renting a property from Bravos Boyz instead of staying in a hotel in Vieques.
Kyle and Mary Jane
Left on 05/16/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Kyle and Mary Jane
We were extreemly happy with our stay at the Pool Cottage. Everything was as perfect as it can get when it comes to a vacation rental. The cottage had every comfort of home, including vacation pets. The attention to detail was what made the Pool Cottage so wonderful. Beautiful surroundings, great location, wonderful staff, as close to paradise as it comes. Thank you so much for a very memorable summer vacation.
The Most Relaxing Vacation Ever
Left on 05/03/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Rebecca Hamilton
Everything was super - elegant accommodations with plenty of basics (copious hot water, flat screen tv with plenty of channels, great swimming pool, air-conditioning). This was just a lovely, lovely, experience and clearly preferable to the W Hotel which is overpriced and underserviced. One note: mosquitos are a problem. So ask owners to make sure screens fully attached around doors and bring mosquito repellant.
Our best vacation ever.
Left on 04/06/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Jane
My husband and I traveled with our two teenagers to Vieques PR this March. Our stay at the Pool Cottage was perfect. The house and grounds were as beautiful as they were depicted in the photos, if not more so. The salamanders, chickens, and roaming horses added just a splash more flavor to our stay. The management company made sure that we had everything that we needed and we can't wait to return.
Derek and Julie
Relaxing, Rejuvinating, and Perfect Vacation.
Left on 03/06/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Derek and Julie
This was the best place that my wife and I have ever stayed. We had an amazing vacation and it was the perfect place to get away from work and spend time together. The house, pool and atmosphere were a tropical paradise, and it was so nice to have the Bravoz Boys close by as they were more than welcoming and more than helpful in helping us have an amazing stay in Vieqes. We would and will come back in a heartbeat. We sat outside until very late most nights cooking on the grill and sitting at the amazing table in front of the pool and enjoying the cool breezes. The inside of the house was so comfortable, and well decorated, we felt at home almost immediately. We recommend to the fullest this property, or any from the Bravoz Boys.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Home away from Home
Left on 03/01/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Andrea
I would stay at any of the Bravos Boyz locations but the Pool Cottage has tons of contemporary island charm, quiet atmosphere and everything you could possibly need to make your stay on Vieques the best. My teenagers were very happy, they swam, read, listened to music, played checkers, and chilled by the pool. We were 20 minutes from the best beaches ever and close to the market. No matter where you stay on Vieques, you have to drive to enjoy everything so reserve your car early. Thank you to Thom,Alberto, Christina ( I didn't meet everyone) and also a special hug for Oscar.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Perfect Extended Family Setting
Left on 02/08/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Juli K
Palm Cottage had everything we could have imagined. It allowed a group of three familes to share space, while also having separate places for privacy. The set-up was ideal for cooking and hanging out, very kid-friendly (Although would be great for just adults too!). The pool was perfect and the service was unparalleled. We appreciated all the little touches - outdoor shower, towels provided, even a grater for making fresh coconut shavings! Easy access to all of our island day-trip destinations.
Our favorite place
Left on 03/12/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | jljsaj
Vieques is amazaing, and staying with the Bravos Boyz you are sure to be spoiled! This piece of paradise is wonderful. We will be back, again and again...
Left on 02/24/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | 52761
As the folks told us as we were arriving and they were leaving, "You're gonna love this place!" And we did, this is as close to perfection in the Caribbean as you can get. Just look at the pictures, Oh My!
Palm Cottages are really two cottages within a walled compound, facing each other across a custom built pool with a beautiful water feature at one end. Palm Cottage was the first unit to be restored. The compound was originally a church, office, and rectory. We stayed in Pool Cottage which was restored a couple of years ago by the owners as a place to live while they built a home for themselves.
This is tropical chic with all the amenities. The cottage oozes charm and comfort. Nothing has been overlooked. Two bedrooms with AC, cotton linens, private baths with fluffy white towels. One bath has an outdoor shower, both use concrete custom cast with sea glass for the vanities. Trendy lighting with accents lights and dimmers in every room. Satellite TV, free phone for local and US calls.
The kitchen is fully stocked with high end equipment, stainless side by side refrigerator with all the ice you need in the door. Full size stove and dishwasher, and again, cast concrete for counters and sink. Very classy.
But it's the outside that is to die for. Pool Cottage has a fully covered veranda running the length of the building. Fully furnished with an outdoor living room and jazzy concrete dining table to seat six. Sofas and chairs upholstered, end and coffee table, even lamps and a sideboard! All this sits immediately by the pool! Fabulous.
The owners are Real Estate Brokers, managers, and landscapers. It shows-Palm Cottages are named for the numerous varieties of palm on the property. From the wall of fan palms on one end of the pool to the 60 foot palms towering over the other, the property is lushly landscaped. With the gated and walled enclosure this compound is extremely private and quiet.
It is not overlooking the ocean, but you can hear the waves
Left on 02/23/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Suzannah
Our stay at the Palm Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The house was contemporary, yet comfortable and had everything we needed. Whether it was wine glasses, baby spoons, or a beach umbrella, the Palm Cottage had it all. The pool and outdoor living area were incredible. There was a table for having dinner outside and then a seating area to play cards and have some drinks. When the kids were napping, we could lounge in the pool or in a chair. The gorgeous beaches were close by and Thom was very friendly and accommodating. I loved having access to a washing machine too!! We couldn't have asked for more!!
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