La Finca's Casa Nueva
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
La fincaâ€™s newest addition with the highest viewpoint on the property. Casa Nueva's balcony off the main bedroom offers a gift of undisturbed views everywhere; overlooking flamboyan trees and the Caribbean to the south. The house sleeps up to four comfortably with two private outdoor showers, a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, and two daybeds in a large open living room downstairs. The kitchen opens out onto the outside dining area and a second bathroom.
Casa Nueva can also be rented with (or without) the adjoining cabanita, a small free standing perfect for another couple, or the kids, for an additional $110/night
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La Finca's Casa Nueva
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
Vieques is a small island about eight miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico. And although it officially belongs to Puerto Rico, Vieques is geographically part of the Virgin Islands, which lie to the east and south,is roughly 21 miles long and three to five miles wide.
La finca sits in the hills, three miles away from both the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans. Yes it means you will probably want to rent a car to visit our beaches and hidden historical sites, but it also means we are far from the noise and pace of our "beach" towns.
The main activity on Vieques usually involves its remarkable wide open beaches. There are officially over 50 of them. Some are great for snorkeling, some for body surfing, kayaking or beachcombing. Imagine walking for over a mile on white sands not a building in sight with only a handful of other folks at the beach. That's not uncommon on Vieques.
Vieques' climate is moderate with temperatures averaging 83 degrees year round. The island is home to over 120 species of birds, as well as Puerto Rico's famous coqui and other tropical native frogs, with wild horses and cows freely roaming the hills.
The island has 9000 residents, with two main towns: Isabel Segunda, on the north Atlantic side, and Esperanza, a smaller fishing and tourist community, on the southern Caribbean coast.
Spanish is the official language, although English is spoken just about every where. Being a US territory, Vieques has a US Post Office, and the currency is the US dollar. There are several ATM machines in Isabel Segunda.
Until 2003 the US Navy controlled roughly 2/3rd of the island, but they have left it now primarily as either nature preserves or open land. Although some of the former Navy land is restricted, many of our most beautiful public beaches are on this land. This complex history and the diminished availability of private land has kept developers and cruise ships off the island, and helped to keep Vieques relatively undiscovered.
There are all kinds of things to do -- from diving and snorkeling to bone-fishing, and other charters available, as well as kayak rentals and great mountain biking.
Vieques has a great history and is home to the last Spanish fort built in the New World, now a fabulous historical and art museum. There's also the Esperanza Museum and private art galleries. Shopping is relatively minimal, ranging from local handmade pottery and jewelry to paintings, Caribbean clothing, and T-shirts.
All kinds of cuisines are available on Vieques. Dress is very casual and most restaurants are open-air. Offerings range from local seafood and regional specialties to gourmet, vegetarian, and burgers. There is one restaurant within walking distance to the finca.
Groceries are about the same price as in most US cities. Fresh fish is available at the dock in Isabel. We'll point you in the right direction to find everything you need.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$170 - $195||$170 - $195||$1,500||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 1 2011 - Apr. 30 2012
|May. 1 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$185||$185||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $30 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s)
- Tax rate - 7% of rental - Tax
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great for Wedding groups with tropical relaxation with seclusion
This was my second stay at La Finca and I very heartily recommend the place to couples or groups looking for a rustic and relaxing vacation. I visited previously in March 2010 with my fiancee to scout out locations for a destination wedding. During that trip, we stayed in one of the small buildings called the Casita.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we returned about 10 months later with a group of approximately 16 people who mostly stayed in the rooms in the main Guesthouse. My wife and I stayed in the Casa Nueva building, which is across the lawn from the main guesthouse at La Finca. Casa Nueva was very comfortable and quite secluded and peaceful. We got a lot of use out of the full kitchen and the grill. It is two levels with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs and outdoor solar-heated showers just outside. The place does not have air conditioning - you don't really need it- but does provide fans and mosquito nets over the beds. It has a pool too, but we were too busy exploring the island's beaches to use it. The property that La Finca is on is very beautiful with it's own starfruit tree that produces more fruit than everyone can eat. The place is quite secluded ( a good thing in my opinion) being in the interior of the island and is only short (10-15 minute) drive from the two towns on the island. Lastly, the management was extremely helpful and attentive in giving advice, directions, and just generally friendly but not intruding in any way.
What we liked best:
-the ability to have other members in the group staying with us in the adjacent buildings
- the full kitchen facilities
-the starfruit and coconut trees that we got to harvest from
-the management's advice and help.
-the mosquito nets over the bed
-the outdoor solar-heated showers
-the generally rustic nature of the place
-the location - it is secluded and you should plan ahead to rent a jeep/scooter or plan to use taxis/publicos. I highly recommend renting your own transportation to have the most freedom.