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“Marvelously Relaxing Experience. Uplifting!”
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The pool at Vista Dos Mares overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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The pool at Vista Dos Mares overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
VDM's pool has its own 'beach' area to lounge in the water!
No comment needed...
Outdoor poolside heated glass block shower.
View from VDM's outdoor poolside wet bar.
Entrance gate to VDM.
VDM Livingroom.
VDM's living room has an unobscured panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
The dining room, just off the kitchen and the barbeque deck.
Dining room seating area.
Two level barbeque deck, facing the Carribean Sea, off the dining room.
VDM's kitchen is fully loaded and open to the dining room on one side and living room on the other.
The Master Bedroom, king bed.
Adjoining Master Bath with two person glass block shower.
VDM Guest bedroom.
Private entrance one bedroom apartment's living room, with a pull out futon bed.
One bedroom apartment bedroom, queen bed.
Private entrance studio apartment, q
The VDM pool 'beach' at sunset.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Richard E
Woodside, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Marvelously Relaxing Experience. Uplifting!”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Staying at Dos Mares was a marvelously relaxing experience! We are very happy to have spent a special family birthday weekend in such an uplifting place. The spacious home has lovely views of sea, sky and islands. It is equipped with everything needed and more. We cooked plenty of meals in the comfortable kitchen. It was great to enjoy the resort-like pool area for breakfast, amazing sunset views, and of course... just hanging out at the pool. We also enjoyed the BBQ area and the terrace on the east side of the home, which is where we had our dinners. Our daughter loved being able to take a hot shower in the outdoor shower by the pool everyday after splashing and swimming in the pool :) The managers of the property, Adrienn & Jared are lovely and very professional people. I can't wait to have another celebratory occasion to justify staying at Dos Mares again. In the meantime, we have pictures to cherish the lovely time spent there.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Drew M
Chicago, Illinois
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“Paradise within Paradise”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My wife and I stayed at Vista Does Mares for 10 days, and every single one of them was spectacular. Isla de Vieques is an incredibly beautiful place, from the bioluminescence of Mosquito Bay, to the volcanic sands of Playa Negra—and even so, we occasionally had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the comforts of the house. Likewise, the food on Vieques is varied and excellent, but more than a few nights we stayed in and grilled and blended up cocktails with fresh fruits and good, cheap Caribbean rum.

Vista Does Mares sits on one of the highest points on Vieques, and you really can see both seas, both sides of the island, from inside the house and from the wrap-around veranda. The pool is something to behold, offering privacy while also opening onto a view of the lush hills that roll down to the beach. And there's air conditioning, but we never turned it on once, so effective (not to mention soothing) were the breezes blowing through.

Adrienn greeted us at the airport, and she and Jared made our stay that much lovelier. They take great care of the house, they're great people all around, and they know the island like the back of their hands (and not incidentally, pretty much everybody on the island knows and loves them, too).

In short, we really cannot recommend Vista Does Mares highly enough if you're planning a trip to Vieques. It was an absolute joy, and we'll undoubtedly be back!

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Liked least: Honestly, every single thing about it was wonderful.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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EddysWorl...
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Your Own Five-Star Resort”
Reviewed 16 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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For my third consecutive yearly trip to Vieques, I decided to treat myself to a first-class, no-holds-barred Caribbean experience. And that is exactly what I and five friends got at Vista Dos Mares! Andy, Michael & Co. have thought of everything to make your stay perfect, right down to the cold bottle of wine waiting in the fridge after a long journey.

The house is a dream and the views of the seas are stunning. Every detail is lovingly attended to, from the pool towels and bedding to the incredibly well-equipped kitchen, from the lovely tableware to the excellent beach chairs. The artwork in the house, mostly by Caribbean artists, deserves a review of its own. Everywhere the eye lands there is something beautiful and delightful to see.

The pool area is spectacular but an added bonus is how gorgeously lit it is at night (and the great sound system). Dining at the teak and stainless table by candlelight, with the stars above and the tropical plantings lit all around us, was unforgettable. And everyone was thrilled with their rooms. The one-bedroom apartment and the studio, which are located beneath the main house, are exquisitely designed and appointed. And there is a "hidden" deck below the pool area (not pictured) that has a giant hammock, a fourth outdoor table and chairs, and a comfortable seating area. It's a great place to catch the late afternoon sun and enjoy pre-sunset cocktails.

The giant outdoor shower is another great feature, as is the barbecue terrace, with its own table, chairs and comfy sitting area . . . with gorgeous views of the Bio Bay and the Caribbean. Every appliance was in tiptop shape, and the A/C worked well throughout the house; although the breezes made it unnecessary, some opted to close their windows and pump the A/C to drown out the island's legendary rooster population. Others adapted!

Vista Dos Mares is the perfect place to stay while getting to know Vieques, a magical tropical island free of tourist hordes, cruise ships, and large-scale resorts, and replete with deserted white-crescent beaches, forest-canopied roads, stunning reefs and wildlife (oh, the sea turtles!). It's simply the Caribbean at its unspoiled best.

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Liked best: The pool, the view, and the central-island location.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brad C
New York City, New York
1 review
“Beauty and Serenity with a great view!”
Reviewed 16 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

As an international flight attendant, I've had the opportunity to see and enjoy many beautiful and relaxing destinations around the world.
At the top on my list is Vista Dos Mares on the island of Vieques. Set atop the highest hill on the island, the compound provides an almost 360 degree view. Every direction is of beauty and adds to your sense of calm and serenity.
Vista Dos Mares is actually more than just a typical house. Actually, it’s a complex of three separate but together units, the two-bedroom, two bath main house with full kitchen, dining room; below, there’s a separate entrance one bedroom unit, and my favorite -- the private entrance Studio. Each area is charming and uniquely functional.
The natural beauty of the surrounding area only adds to the appeal of Vista Dos Mares. The infinity pool is spectacular, for both lounging in the day and watching sunset at night. The communal dining areas and numerous decks are really intimate and comfortable; I have enjoyed many delicious meals with friends, enjoying the panoramic views.
The island of Vieques itself is virtually untouched by development, maintaining a secluded charm. And yet, the island boasts some of the most creative and diverse restaurants in all of Puerto Rico. The waters surrounding the island are crystal-clear and beautiful, some of the finest I've seen in all my travels.
Whether you're walking on one of the many serene white-sand beaches or exploring the quaint town center, the island of Vieques is a truly relaxing destination.
At every departure, I look forward to my return. I’ll be back to stay at VDM again!

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Liked best: Views, pool, comfort, beauty, hard to narrow it down.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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thomashea...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not your typical vacation rental”
Reviewed 19 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
2
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You'll notice as soon as you see Vista Dos Mares you'll realize that this is no typical vacation rental. The owners have decorated and equipped it to be a place where they enjoy spending their own vacations, and that really makes a difference to how renters experience the place. The decor is both attractive and comfortable. The house is filled with lovely examples of local arts and crafts. The kitchen is equipped with the sorts of equipment you'd buy for your own kitchen. The grounds and plantings are immaculately maintained. All this plus spectacular views and a location convenient to both Isabel Segunda and Esperanza. We left it with regret and a strong resolve to come again.

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Liked best: The spectacular location.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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