The Sands - Harbour View is one of two units within the Oceanfront compound of The Sands. The Harbour View unit is on the second floor with four bedrooms and two bathrooms and shares a swimming pool with the Harbour Bluff unit. The views are extraordinary of the Main Island of Puerto Rico, Culebra and the Vieques Harbour.
The oceanfront location makes The Sands - Harbour View a popular vacation rental. You have it all here with the swimming pool and the ocean and it is all up for you to decide. There is excellent snorkeling in front of the house as well as pristine sandy beach.
The furniture was recently covered in white denim for a fresh modern beach house look and there is a comfortable living room as well as a separate TV room which makes Harbour View ideal for large groups or families with children to spread out. The house sleeps 8 but the TV room has a futon and can accomodate two more.
The kitchen has everything you need to create a perfect Caribbean meal including all new stainless steel appliances, cooking utensils barware silverware, dishes and small appliances.
The balcony is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser with commanding views of the Atlantic ocean as well as twinkling lights of the town of Isabel Segunda. You can watch the ferries come and go as you relax on the breezy balconies.
The tropical grounds are well maintained and beautiful with brightly blooming bougainvilleas, Hibiscus, Spider Lillies, Birds of paradise, a variety of palms including, Coconut Palms, Areca Palms, Traveler's Palms, MacArthur Palms, giant Birds of Paradise, Heliconias, fragrant ylang ylang as well as the ever-blooming bananas and plantains.
Bravos Boyz have been getting 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 vacation 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 Sands - Harbour View is professionally managed by the well known and professional Vieques vacation 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 Advisor basically giving their golden seal for staying at a Bravos Boyz managed property. Experience a Bravos Boyz Managed Property, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
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Additional amenities include: beach towels, sofabed, security system, 24 hour on call maintenance, iron/board, stove/oven, living room, ice maker, washer/dryer, public beaches, children allowed, smoking outside only, provisioning, private chef/catering, beach umbrella rental, meet and greet, dining room, queen bed, tennis courts, twin bed, babysitting/child care, daily housekeeping, full sized refrigerator, beach chairs & cooler, coffeemaker....Read more
Left on 04/09/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We enjoyed Vieqeus very much and the house was perfect for our needs. The pool and beach were ideal and we loved eating dinner outside on the patio. The roosters were definitely noisy but that's just island life. I would definitely recommend.
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I echo what one of the previous reviewer said. The house is nice and spacious - great light and a great breeze throughout the house.
Our biggest issue with this house was the chicken coop that is right next door (probably 10-15 feet away from one bedroom window). The rooster starts around 4am and the chickens follow and they are loud. Our fellow travelers heard them in every room. So if you like your sleep, this probably isn't the best place. For this much money, we would have expected something better.
The bathrooms are in desperate need of updating - they are straight from the 60s. We tried to give the kids a bath in the tub but there is no drain plug (there is also no drain plug on one of the sinks, so don't drop anything!).
There is also no wine opener, so this didn't get remedied even after the last reviewer wrote about it.
The beach is just down a staircase. It's a bit rocky, but great for finding shells and sea glass. It's also very secluded so we had the entire beach to ourselves almost every day.
The owners clearly invested in some things in the house - a big TV, sound dock for ipod, great security system. And the bedroom furniture was quite nice.
The service we got from Bravos Boyz was quite good (with one major exception below). They were there to meet us at the airport and were very prompt with their communications before and during our stay. However, if you are traveling with kids, Bravo Boyz says on their site they have Babysitting. They do not. I called and they said they do not know anyone - no one in their office has kids so they had no idea. Thankfully we found someone but this was just flat out false advertising.
Left on 02/20/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The view is the best thing about this property. Location is a bit off the beaten path, but the island is so small, not a problem.
It was good to have a washer and dryer on site and we used it several times. Furniture in living room was newly covered in white denim.
Each bedroom had its own sink in it,an excellent idea when sharing two bathrooms.
If more attention to detail is paid and about $5k put into it, it has the potential to be a superior rental property.
The condo was not as updated as we would have hoped. There were 8 of us there for four nights. Some things were missing and some things should have been repaired. However, if no one that stayed there ever told the Bravos Boyz they would not have realized this. For example the jalousie windows in the master bedroom leaked and when it rained the clothes under the windows on top of the suitcases and on the furniture got wet.
The kitchen sink/dishwasher drain leaked all over the kitchen floor. We needed to be extra careful not to slip and fall. When we called the manager, she came over immediately and also brought extra towels with her so we could keep it dry. Then she sent a plumber and he determined that it would be best if he repaired it when no one was in the rental unit as it required dismantling the cabinet under the sink. So we kept the towels on it.
There was no cork screw in the kitchen. There was no hair dryer in the unit. Not enough toilet paper was left for 4 couples for 4 days. The hot water would run out before we all had showers.
The porch furniture had very old gray covers and they were pretty gross in some areas.
The main bathroom has a rusted center drain and tile work in the shower was not good. No flashlights in the bedrooms as indicated in the handbook, only one working bulb in the outside floodlights. Beach chairs that are provided should have been replaced a long time ago. Half were broken and could not be used.
The perfect house for our group's vacation- gorgeous view!
Left on 06/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Katelyn Tully
Our trip to Vieques was absolutely wonderful. The Sands was more than we had hoped for based on what we had seen on the internet- the view was just amazing. We were a group of 6 twenty-somethings and found the house to be very cozy and beachy. The island is small, so we were a short drive away from everything we wanted to do. The Bravo Boys were so accommodating- from picking us up at the ferry to advising us to take the short flight back to the main island. We had some difficulties with the alarm system, but a locksmith was quickly sent to fix it. The pool was a perfect spot to come back to after venturing out to various beaches during the day. The only complaint I could offer is that the doors did not provide much privacy or block any noise. They even provided grills, so we picked up fresh fish at the docks and grilled one evening. The Sands was perfect for us, and definitely one of the nicer houses we saw on the island. I would recommend it to families and young couples- anyone looking for peace and quiet (besides the roosters!) and an amazing view. Read more
Thanks so jmuch for taking the time to review our newest vacation rental "The Sands - Harbour View". We are as excited about it as you are and we love that you found The Sands to be, "The perfect house for our group's vacation- gorgeous view!". We are also glad you felt accomodated and that you found Vieques to be "absolutely wonderful". We hope to see you again and many thanks from The Boyz!!!
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