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Stunning Waterfront Cottage, Villa la Sirena
Hosted by Helen
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Gorgeous Villa la Sirena, A Mermaids Cottage overlooks busy working harbor, stunning sunsets perfect location, walk to shops,Pubs,restaurants.Perfect Romantic getaway for a one or two couples, or a family with an older child in two pretty Queen bedrooms.

The space

Beautiful furnishings ,incredible artwork, total attention to detail, fully equipped kitchen, this property is truly special! The ample deck was cantilevered and designed to maximize the views however it also means this villa is NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. 7% PR room tax and normal cleaning is included in the price. THIS VILLA IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 4 GUESTS WHO WILL BE COMFORTABLE SHARING 2 QUEEN BEDS. There are no cribs,sofas, pullouts, cots etc. or space for them.

Guest access

Location! location! location!. Incredible views, access to everything, off street parking and piece of mind security!

Interaction with guests

Owner will meet and introduce client to the property and is always on call for help but you will not see them again until you check out unless it is your choice. we respect your privacy!
We do live nearby and if there is anything we haven't thought of or you forgot to pack please call us and we can very likely have it for you in short order.
We have lived on Vieques for 25 years , we probably have the answer to your questions about Vieques.

Other things to note

Watch the fishermen unload their catch, get there first for the freshest lobster and fish.

Pack light, we have a washer and dryer and we provide all soaps, shampoo, conditioner. All linens, towels, Beach towels and chairs, even some boogie boards and noodles are here for your convenience.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Security Deposit $642 CAD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

Check ins are between 4pm and 8pm, by appointment only. Check in is strictly before 8Pm. We do not meet the ferry that leaves Fajardo at 8Pm or the occasional Cape Air Flight that arrives after 8. If you miss your connection there will be a charge of $100 for arrivals after 8pm payable in cash at the time of check in. We do not provide transportation to the car rentals.

This is a beautiful home and we expect our guests to treat it with respect and leave the home as they found it. We will , of course do normal laundry and cleaning and ask guests will do the first load of towels the morning they depart and leave them in the dryer.

Once Again!

We are not a hotel and have no staff available for very early or very late check ins. Normal check ins are between 4pm and 8pm. Checkout is at 11am. We may be able to let you in early if we do not have a check out the same day but never before 9am and never after 8:30pm. WE DO NOT MEET THE FERRY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE FAJARDO AT 8PM . it is often hours late. Please make travel arrangements accordingly, we do not leave keys with a third party
Be considerate of neighbors an no loud noise after 10 pm.
We will send you a sheet to fill out that requests your travel arrangements.Please fill it out and return to us, We own or manage several rental properties and we need to know in advance how and at what time you will arrive. If you can not get it to us because you do not have a scanner or fax PLEASE CALL US!
Keys must be returned to our office upon checkout, please do not leave them in the house.
No Smoking at all please. We do not rent to smokers.

We may consider a small dog that does not shed but in general no pets allowed.

We do not allow the use of Bleach by guests .

Please be Green, AC is to be used ONLY when guest is in the house. .We have super efficient Units and they cool down the bedrooms in less than 1 minute. When you leave for the day shut off the AC and pull the shade curtains on the deck so the house will be cooler when you return.

We have the most expensive electric costs in the world and the price you are paying DOES NOT include running the AC all day. If you want the AC on all day please contact and we can charge you for the extra usage. If that is not acceptable please book elsewhere. There are comparable homes nearby that do not care if the AC 24/7, they charge $100 DOLLARS MORE PER DAY THAN WE DO.

Most of the candles around the house are battery operated, please do not attempt to light them! LOL!

One of the joys of renting a home in the Caribbean is being able to cook at home especially local Lobster. We encourage it! However guests need to immediately clean up the lobster carcasses and double bag them and get them out of the house and to a garbage can that is emptied daily, not the one at the house. Garbage cans at the ferry dock just steps away or at the Plaza are emptied daily. It takes less than a minute to walk to the ferry dock.
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If that can not be done immediately we suggest you Freeze the carcasses and dispose of them in a public garbage can near the ferry or plaza as soon as possible. There is something about local lobsters And the climate that create an unbelievably bad smell in a very short time, it will permeate the house and ruin your vacation and the next guests also. It is such a problem that we are forced to charge $40 to guests who chose to dump carcasses in our own cans. Garbage pickup is sometimes only every 2 weeks, the charge is for a private individual to come to the house and haul our garbage to the dump.
Pleas cooperate.

Thanks for cooperating.


Cancellations

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Mathieu User Profile
May 2017
This place is a real gem. Very tastefuful design augment the comfort of all the amenities. Clean, functional and well stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'La Sirena'.

Edwin User Profile
September 2017
The place have everything you need to have an amazing vacations at Vieques. Rent a Jeep and explore this island which have a lot to offer. For example, a lot of beaches (Blue Beach, Black Sand Beach, Caracas Beach, Playuela Beach, etc), US Navy bunkers, ruins, puerto ferro Lighthouse, etc. Four stars just for the Host which was unprofessional writing me in cap locks and telling me that we were careless. We were very responsible with the house and leave everything clean and in perfect condition when we left. We just used the dryer to clean the towels as she requested. She want to make us responsible for a problem with the dryer. Complete the check out with her in person to avoid this bad experience. We were very happy with our vacation until her message arrive saying that maybe she will charge approximately $1,000 for a dryer. See some sentences of the message received below so you can understand: "There appears to be significant damage to my property from your careless action. ... I am very very unhappy"

Rajendra User Profile
August 2017
House is very convenient for family of four. Helen is very resourceful and have good beach equipment in the house. Helen js very thoughtful and taken care of lot if details. One thing is you need to make reservation if car/jeep well ahead and absolutely needed. Vieques island's beaches are simply amazing and less crowded. Try local food in Esperanza. Food trucks are really good if u want to taste authentic Puerto Rico food.

Zlatin User Profile
August 2017
Views from the apartment are breathtaking! The location is great and Helen and her team are really welcoming and friendly!

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
I love this place! It was beautiful, cozy and practical.

Rob User Profile
July 2017
Helen's place is very nicely decorated and in a very convenient location. It's less than a hundred meters from the ferry dock and is located directly above the fisherman's market. Sunset's and stargazing over the water is excellent on the porch. This place is set up perfect for one or two couples or a family. The location can't be beat but it can also be a little noisy with the ferry and fisherman so close. It wasn't a problem sleeping with the AC on and the hurricane doors rolled down. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend

Christine User Profile
July 2017
One of the best Airbnbs I've stayed in so far!

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Helen User ProfileHelen is a superhost.

I am an Artist and a Real Estate professional. My husband and I love to travel and take at least one trip a year to South America and Chile where I was born. We like amazing scenery, ruins and great crafts.Our favorite recent destinations would be Peru, Guatemala and Vietnam and Cambodia .
I have said about my self "I am selling dreams" First as an artist and now as a real estate broker specializing in vacation homes, and certainly the cottage we own is another dream we love to share.
I have spent most of my life and career helping and hosting Mermaids Cottage (Villa la Sirena ) is the first rental property we have owned but I manage several rental properties on our beautiful island for other owners.
My hosting style is to great you, orient you and to always be available either by phone, text or email but I am wise enough to give my guests their privacy and they will not see me again until checkout unless it is by their choice or I am dealing with some issue or request.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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