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“Beautiful casita!” 5 of 5 stars
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Oreanda
Carr 201 Km 6.5, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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Miami, Florida
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“Beautiful casita!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon in Rincon and Fajardo (April 2012). After staying at luxurious El Conquistador, we wanted some peace and quietness before coming back to NYC.
Mary and Kirk were very welcoming and really helpful, they arranged for us to rent a car with Chepito and suggested restaurants and places around.
We stayed at Azul, the house is cozy and has everything you may need, they even have beach towels, beach chairs and coolers you can bring with you to the beach. Mary baked a bread and had coffee and milk for us our first day here. I think it was a great touch and it says a lot about them taking care of their guests.
The house is close to El Malecon, where all the action is taking place! Many restaurants, bars, and the best beaches.
Overall, we had a great stay in Vieques! If we plan to go back, we'll definitely considered staying here again :-)
Thanks Mary and Kirk

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had such a great time visiting Vieques and staying at Oreanda was just awesome. The Azul cassita was perfect, we had all the comforts and a beautiful pool. You will LOVE it, Tyler did an amazing job and made us feel right at home......

We can not wait to come back and visit again!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We just got back from our stay of 5 nights at the Oreanda. We really enjoyed our stay. It's remote enough to be away from the busier tourist spots, but extremely close to Esperanza on the South Side of the Island. The accomodations were great, and the gentleman who managed the property was extremely helpful to us throughout our entire trip, and proved an invaluable resource on advice regarding beaches, best places to eat, and helping us to reserve tours. The property itself is beautiful, and when were weren't at the beach, we enjoyed relaxing pool side or in front of our Casita (we stayed at Verde). Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent 3 days on Vieques and spent 2 nights at the Oreanda. Mary and Kirk--as everyone else has mentioned--are incredible. They were helpful in providing us information about the island. We felt like we were in our own little world when we were at the Oreanda with its beautiful views of the mountain and ocean. The Oreanda is well situated to local bars, restaurants and the beach. We truly appreciated Mary and Kirk's hospitality. They picked us up from the ferry, took us to get our rental car and gave us a tour of the island on our way to the Oreanda. We couldn't have asked for better hosts.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The Oreanda is outstanding. We stayed in the Casita Verde from 3/29-4/1. Right from the initial reservation inquiry through our stay, owners Mary and Kirk were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. They offered great advice on where to eat, the bio-bay tour, renting a jeep, and really helped us out getting discounted airfare back to San Juan.

Our first day there was marked by rain all day, but since I got to sit on the porch of the beautiful casita, listen to the rain, look out at a gorgeous view of the rainforest and ocean, while enjoying beers and cigars, I can't really complain.

The casita is a great size and tastefully decorated. An open layout, with high ceilings, a nice kitchen and comfortable bed really made it seem like home. Small touches like scones and beverages in the fridge when we arrived, a library of movies, music and Vieques info, and the well-equipped kitchen (coffee and coffee maker, dorm-sized fridge, toaster oven, plates/cups, propane stove, cleaning supplies) made it outstanding.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and as mentioned previously, offer great views. The casitas and main house are spaced perfectly to offer both privacy and ease of access. The pool and deck area, with hammock makea nice common area.

The Oreanda is roughly 2 minutes from Esperanza by car. Convenient yet far enough to avoid the noise of the bars, if that's your desire.

The Oreanda is on the market, so I hope the new owner(s) are half as good as Mary and Kirk, because we will be back!

Room Tip: Casita Azul's shower is outside, apparently.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was our first stay on Vieques and we could not have been happier with our lodging. Mary was very helpful right from our first inquiry email till we left to head back to the main Island. Kirk picked us up from the Airport (we flew Cape Air from San Juan to Vieques, ask Mary about discounted rates for this flight) and on the way to Oreanda he stopped at the market so we could pick up a few items and gave us a tour of the town. We had the opportunity to stay in both units and each was great. If you like to cook, Azul has a little more room for the kitchen. Bed were comfortable, rooms nice and clean and will stocked even with cds for all musical tastes. During our stay we rented a motor scooter to get around which was fun but if you want to bring chairs for the beach you will need a car. Mary and Kirk were helpful in providing information on the beaches, car and scooter rentals, bars and places to eat plus interesting landmarks and ruins to explore. You can walk to the beach, but it is a distance. We had a great time and highly recommend Oreanda and Vieques.

Room Tip: If you will be eating out most of the time, stay in Verde.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Mary and Kirk's casitas and grounds exceeded our expectations. The view from the pool area and our casita were gorgeous. The stars at night are breathtaking. The photos here don't do the place justice. It's a great location, just a few minutes from restaurants and very close to fantastic beaches. We were able to make coffee in our casita each day (they provided the coffee), and everything we needed was provided including beach chairs, coolers, towels and umbrellas. Mary and Kirk helped us choose restaurants and found a reliable bioluminescent bay tour company after the one we found on our own failed us. (We went with Abe's and it was great). One of the casitas does not have a bathroom door, so that could be awkward depending on who you're with. We loved just hanging out with Mary and Kirk and their precious dogs. Their place has just gone on the market, so if you're thinking of buying in Vieques, this place is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oreanda

Address: Carr 201 Km 6.5, 00765, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty lodging in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy views of the sea, outdoor living island-style. Only a mile from Esperanza our two private casitas offer the best of Vieques: lounging by the pool, sensational sunsets, great hikes, outdoor kitchen with grill, tennis and horseback riding nearby. Pick a spot to explore, run to Playa Grande or grab a good book and unwind. The perfect blend of hospitality, independence and nature therapy. The tradewinds and fans help keep the air moving; please note we take an eco-friendly approach and do not have AC. ... more   less 

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