We just arrived back home from staying at Casa Ladera in PR for a week. The home owners were delightful, informative, and helpful in every way. The home is excactly what is mentioned on their internet site. They left out nothing!!! The pool is beautiful and relaxing. We recommend staying at Casa Ladera to anyone looking for a perfect relaxing home away from home.
We stayed at Casa Ladera in mid-August of 2007. The house, and property, are lovingly cared for by the owners. They are both very kind and have a lot of great information about the island. I suppose that is what makes Casa Ladera a fine place to stay. We stayed in the upper unit of the main house. It is big and airy. As someone who renovates high end apartments I assure you that my standards are very high. Casa Ladera handles the basics invisibly, as should be the case. (A/C, toilets flushing, drains draining) and is well stocked for those intend to cook and hang out on the property. It's the sort of place that is well suited for the self suffcient, european style traveller. The pool seemed awfully big and my daughter and I really enjoyed playing in it.
Many times photos and brochures of vacation properties cleverly conceal flaws about a place. If you're considering Casa Ladera rest assured that you're getting a solid base for your adventures.
If you like dogs you'll love the dogs that will greet you as if you're family, upon arrival.
Vieques, in the Spanish Virgin Islands and in sight of better known St. Thomas, is everything one dreams of in an island paradise still mostly untouched by commercial developmant. The many white sand beaches (and one black lava sand beach) are uncrowded and often completely empty. Casa Ladera is a beautifully kept up gated estate with many fruit trees, flowering shrubs, and a huge well maintained pool shared by only the three apartments.
My wife and I plus our adult son and his fiance chose the upstairs of the main house and enjoyed a spacious, clean and comfortable two bedroom space with full kitchen, two full baths (the pool area has an additional bath), and a breathtaking view of the unbelievable blue water with the islands of St. Thomas and Culebra in sight. The living room, dining area and full kitchen have a vaulted ceiling, while a gallery (upstairs porch) runs the entire front of the building facing the sea. The entire indoor space is centrally air-conditioned.
Adjoining the pool is a covered al fresco dining area complete with refrigerator, sink and gas grills. Our week in paradise went by much too quickly and we look forward to returning to Casa Ladera again.
A group of four of us stayed in the upstairs rental at Casa Ladera and just returned yesterday. We had an amazing time and didn't want to leave.
The upstairs was spacious and well-decorated, and contained all the appliances and accomadations that you could ever need. We didn't spend much time inside, as we were off exploring all day, and generally cooked meals and hung out outside in the beautiful pool area.
Jen was able to pick us up at the airport and give us some very useful information regarding the island. Also, the property offers a convenient car rental, which is necessary to explore all of the amazing beaches that Vieques has to offer.
The beach is a short walk from the house, and is actually quite a unique beach. Though not the best for swimming, there is nice sea glass, and great snorkeling on the far left side.
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After thoroughly researching our beach vacation we chose Casa Ladera based upon the Trip Advisor reviews. The property was exactly what we had hoped for: Clean accomodations, a large beautiful pool, quiet and comfortable. Our upstairs unit was well appointed with new appliances, AC, satellite TV and tiled floors. The owners Jen and Lauren made us feel very welcome and provided lots of helpful island advice. Without doubt, this island has the most perfect beaches in the Caribbean. A wonderful week in paradise!
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