Esperanza large 2 bedroom house: CASITA ROSITA
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Great Location/great block: Stay in the most accessible and charming neighborhood in Vieques--Esperanza. CASITA ROSITA offers lavish value, comfort and easy logistics—go carless if you want. CASITA ROSITA is a block from 4 beaches, 8 restaurants, 4 rental outfitters, boutiques, vendors & the Malecon—our boardwalk where you can promenade, hear music or hit the culture/history museum. Bakery & market 4 doors away house. Our spacious 2 bedroom home was renovated in 2012, is fully stocked, and has WIFI & air conditioning, as well as:
Light-filled large rooms, fully furnished indoor & out
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Esperanza large 2 bedroom house: CASITA ROSITA
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
Esperanza is the most accessible neighborhood on the island of Vieques. Bakery and market four doors away. Four doors the other direction is the coastal road. A block away is the Malecon--our mainstreet with 8 restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, microbrews, beaches, incredible spots for watching the sun set. Bio bay tours, recreation rental all right here. Shop, hit the museum, right here. Promenade along the Caribbean Sea right here. Jump from the piers right here. Go horseback riding right here.
Park in front of our house. Great block, good neighbors who keep an eye on each other. Don't need a car to get around. Not everyone has to do the same thing.
Catch a shared taxi, called a public from the main drag or call one to pick you up.
How to Get to Puerto Rico-- How to get to Vieques:
FLY TO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico:
You want to fly into Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (code SJU), the big international airport in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. Low cost airlines that fly to San Juan, PR from the U.S. include AirTran (Southwest Airlines now owns them & their Rapid Rewards can be transfer to Air Tran) and Jet Blue.
GETTING TO VIEQUES FROM SAN JUAN:
Vieques is a small island 7 miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico. You will land at the San Juan international airport about an hour northwest along the coast from Vieques. To get to Vieques after you land in San Juan, you need to choose between a ferry from Farjado; OR a short small airplane ride from one of three airports: 1) International Airport in San Juan; 2) Isla Grande Airport in San Juan; and 3) Ceiba Airport, 10 minutes south from Farjado ferry dock.
Flights into Vieques run from 6:15 a.m . to 7:30 p.m. (depending on which airport) & out of Vieques’ only airport, 7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. All these airplanes are 8-10 seaters. There are enough options to coordinate with your flight into San Juan, as long as you fly in time to connect to a flight or ferry. Book this leg of the trip in coordination with your main flight. If necessary, you can consider spending a night in the airport at the Best Western, or taking the opportunity to go into nearby historic & charming Old San Juan.
It is less expensive to fly to Vieques from San Juan, if you switch from the international airport and take a $18 cab to the “Isla Grande” airport—you’ll think you’re in a Humphrey Bogart movie when you get there. Taxi vans (called PUB-LEE-COS) at the San Juan International Airport, just outside of the baggage pick up area exit, can take you to this smaller airport (or anywhere on the big island). It’s the same airlines, and the same planes, just less airport taxes. Flying from “Isla Grande” airport can cost $ 40 less, each way.
FROM SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL: To fly directly from San Juan international to Vieques, costs about $100 – 130 each way, depending on if you are buying one way or round trip, and which airlines you use. You can see the combined schedule of all the airlines in the Vieques Events (JUSTIN: internal LINK TO SCAN I have ATTACHed), but you must call the airlines, as times do change. Planes can fill up fast because they are small, so make your reservations immediately. Most regular flights are on Vieques Air Link**, Air Flamenco, Seaborne (only on Thurs. & Sun.) & Cape Air** (which offers a coupon book of 10 one-ways—around $ 77 each) that can be used by multiple passengers, and either direction, expires in 1 year.) Rosita’s personal favorites = **.
FROM “ISLA GRANDE” AIRPORT IN SAN JUAN: To fly to Vieques from the little Isla Grande Airport, costs about $ 75 – 100, each way, depending on if you are buying one-way or round trip, and which airlines. Regular flights from this airport are on Vieques Air Link & Air Flamenco. (Cape Air & Seaborne do not fly from this airport.) Take a $18 taxi van (called PUB-LEE-COS) to this airport from the international airport, outside the baggage area (15 + minute drive depending on traffic).
FROM CIEBA AIRPORT: Take a taxi van 1 hour/40 minutes south of San Juan International to the Ceiba airport (about 5 miles south of the Farjado ferry) and take a 10 minute flight for about $25 – 35 one way. Call airlines below, English spoken at all the toll free numbers.
• Vieques Air Link Toll free reservations: 888-901-9247. Back up local office in a pinch: 787 -741- 8331/3266. Vieques airport: 787-741-8211 or -0508.
• Cape Air Toll free reservations: 800-352-0714. Vieques airport: 787-741-7734.
• Seaborne Airshuttle Toll free reservations: 1-866-359-8784.
• Air Flamenco Toll free reservations: 877-535-2636. Local office: 787-724-1105 or 787-721-7332.
TAKE A FERRY
This is the cheapest route if you have the time & especially if you are a group. Taxi vans (called PUB-LEE-COS) at the San Juan International Airport, just outside of the baggage pick up area exit, can take you to the Ferry dock in Fajado (no more than 1.5 hours), for a set fee of $80—which can be shared by a group that presents itself together—ask on your flight into San Juan if anyone wants to share a taxi van to Farjado (pronounced FAR-HAD-DO). There is usually a tourist aide who speaks English at a stand right there on the sidewalk and can show you the published rates.
Once in Farjado, the ferry is very inexpensive, $2 one-way or $4 round trip. The office to buy tickets is across the street and around the corner in a trailer with a metal canopy. The other direction across the street is a breakfast/lunch coffee shop/café. There is a pizza joint inside the Farjado ferry station. The ferry ride can be 45 minutes or 1.5 hours—see the schedule—depending on which ferry you take. Note: Very occasionally, the ferries are delayed or full, or canceled for bad weather. The Fajado Inn is recommended in such rare instances. Note: the ferry ride can be very pretty standing outside (the new cargo ferries don’t allow one to stand outside, but do offer great seats & a group TV). Rough weather can cause the ferry to be choppy.
Both cargo & passenger ferries take passengers, but on the cargos there are substantially less passengers. Buy tickets only in person. The new cargo ferries don’t allow one to stand outside, but do offer great seats & a group TV, and go twice as fast. Rentals are not allowed on the ferry! Note: when the cargo ferry gets their fill of cars, they leave early, and if transporting gasoline, they will further limit passengers—about once a week, one ferry. Farjado also has ferry’s to other destinations. There is an area on the left of the ferry dock station for passengers going to Cuelebra. Vieques passengers leave from the right side of the inside of the station. Vieques cargo ferries leave from outside the station across from where you bought the tickets. Vehicles load first, and then passengers. On all ferry’s the elderly and women with children are given preference. Here, a ferry is called (LA-LAN-CHA).
FERRY TO VIEQUES: Schedule MON. – FRI. Departs FARJADO:
4:00 a.m. cargo
6:30 a.m. cargo ++
9:30 a.m. passenger
10:30 a.m cargo ++
1:00 p.m. passenger
2:30 p.m. cargo ++
4:30 p.m. passenger & cargo ferries (cargo often leaves early around 4, as soon as it fills)
8:00 p.m. passenger (taxi not waiting for this ferry—arrange pick up)
SAT. ONLY Departs FAJARDO:
9:30 a.m. passenger & cargo ferries
1:30 p.m. passenger & cargo ferries
5:30 p.m. passenger & cargo ferries
SUN. ONLY Departs FAJARDO:
11:00 a.m. passenger & cargo ferries
5:00 p.m. passenger & cargo ferries
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: February 25, 2014 ◀▶
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- less than 5 nights rental = CLEANING fee | $100 per stay
- Damage deposit | $250
- Pay via FlipKey | 3% of rent
Additional notes from owner
$ 100 cleaning fee added to rentals shorter than 5 days
- Wireless Internet
- Pet friendly - No
- Smoking allowed - No
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- 1000 square feet