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“Wonderful property and great value!” 5 of 5 stars
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Carr 201 Km 6.5, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Wonderful property and great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We visited Vieques for our first of surely to be many trips in January 2013. Stephanie and Howard, the new owners of the property, were extremely helpful in our trip planning. Stephanie was able to get us discounted airfare on our flights from San Juan to Vieques, as well as information for rental cars and various other questions I had prior to our trip. We stayed in both Casita Azul and Verde and loved them both - very comfortable and had everything we needed. Tyler, who is onsite and manages the property, was absolutely awesome. He is extremely knowledgeable about the island and seems to know EVERYONE on the island. He picked us up at the airport and carted us around our first evening, took us to get our rental car the next morning, gave us all the info we needed on the various beaches and sites to explore on the island, filled us in on all the restaurants, and even took us on a hike to the black sand beach. He also arranged and made reservations for all our tours and restaurants - it was like having your own personal concierge! Each evening when we would get back to Oreanda, Tyler always took the time to check in with us to talk about our adventures for the day and to make sure we were having a great time and that all was well and that we had everything we needed. I truly feel like we made a great new friend. The property itself is beautifully landscaped with an amazing view. It's just outside Esperanza (about a mile) which I found to be ideal - close enough to the town and restaurants, but far enough away to have peaceful privacy. We cannot wait to go back to Vieques and will defintely stay at Oreanda again. It gets my highest recommendation!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just returned from spending 2 weeks in Casita Verde and loved every minute of it. After researching and checking out many properties, we finally decided on Oreanda only to discover that it was in the process of being sold. The new owner Stephanie contacted us via e-mail and the whole process went smoothly. Tyler, her property manager was excellent, met us at the airport and took care of anything we needed. Thanks again Tyler for the dinner recommendations, the wine, coffee beans and your company.
We especially liked the location, close enough to Esperenza to go out for dinner but still far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet that is Vieques. The only thing that disturbed that quiet were the roosters crowing, but I'm told they are everywhere on the island. We are early risers so it didn't bother us all that much.
After a long day on the beach we loved coming 'home' to have drinks by the pool while watching the sunset.....what a perfect way to end the day!
We would absolutely recommend Oreanda to anyone who wants a quiet 'non-resort' type of accommodation.

Room Tip: Stayed in Casita Verde and loved it. Had a view of the ocean and hills.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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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
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Get the larger casita with the outdoor shower.
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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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Buffalo, NY
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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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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 #3 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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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