With banana, mango, papaya, passion and bread fruit, avocado and lemon trees surrounding our home, we decided to name it "Los Frutales," Spanish for "The Fruit Trees."
The house and pool are perched on a dramatic hillside overlooking an expanse of government protected forests and the world famous Bioluminescent Bays. Beyond is a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Caribbean with St. Croix on the horizon, some 45 miles in the distance.
We are located minutes from the spectacular and unpopulated beaches of the southern shore: Media Luna, Blue Beach, Sun Bay, Red Beach and Navio Beach where "Lord of the Flies" was filmed in the 1960's. Take a little tour of the beaches of Vieques, filmed by house owner Andy Plesser.
The three-level, three-bedroom house is set on a little over one acre. It features two completely separate living areas: Upstairs has two bedrooms - a master bedroom with a queen, and a guest room with two twins. It has a bath, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and screened-in porch.
The downstairs living room has DirectTV and DVD. The bedroom has a queen. An adjacent, semi-private bedroom has two twins. The unit has a full bath.
The top of the house is dramatic roof-top deck for sunning, dining and star gazing in zero gravity recliner chairs.
The house has refreshing cross ventilation from the prevailing trade winds. The bedrooms are air conditioned for cool sleeping on hot nights.
The outdoor dining area is set in wood-thatched arbor surrounded by bougainvillea and palms.
Music is played inside and out via a three-zone Bose system with iPod docking station.
For those of us who need to stay connected to the world, there is a super fast broadband Wi-Fi network along with an Ethernet connection.
Other amenities include 5.8 GHz phone system, linens, towels, beach chairs & umbrella, outdoor gas grill and a laundry room with both washer and dryer.
Activities nearby the house include swimming, sailing, Ecotours, snorkeling, biking, sea kayaking, hiking, nature walks, bird watching, fine and casual dining and excursions to bars reminiscent of Hemingway's Havana of the 40's.
Our house manager meets visitors at the airport, helps with car rental arrangements, gives an introduction to the island and can provide deliveries of all sorts of provisions, gourmet foods, spirits and wines.