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Reviewed April 18, 2009

I want to say only positive things about this inn. The innkeepers are wonderful - they put so much effort into making your stay comfortable, and they are incredibly helpful. These apartments, on the upside, are located right off the Malecon, the heart of Esperanza with many cute shops and excellent restaurants - so it is easy to walk from here to dinner, which we loved. However, we quickly realized that we needed a car anyway, to explore the wonderful beaches, get to the other town on the island and explore the island in general. Also, the beach right near the inn is not worth swimming in - you will do much better to get in your car and drive to the Sun Bay beach (you can certainly walk to it, but in the heat, and for us, with children, the car ride was better), or better yet, to the Blue Beach and other even more spectacular beaches. The apartments are clean and air-conditioned. However, ours was full of mosquitoes, even though the windows were screened. In addition, in spite of the wonderful trade winds and fresh air, you do have to keep the air conditioning running through the night to drown out the loud sounds of roosters right next door. For some reason, this inn has a mosquito problem. We did not encounter many mosquitoes on the island in general, particularly with the wonderful breezes, but for some reason they have found a home at the Esperanza Inn. The nice thing about the inn is you have the feeling of really living on the island, with residents next door, and a charming local-run bakery down the block (with delicious pastries). The downside is the neighbor next door has a rather depressing property that is basically a junkyard, with poorly kept animals living there. Overall, I give this inn a very good rating, but it depends on what you want. It's a great location, in terms of the town, and wonderfully maintained, with such incredibly nice innkeepers full of helpful advice. If you want to feel you are living right in town, it would be great for you. If you want a bit more comforts, a water view, and perhaps to feel you are somewhere quieter, it may not be the inn for you.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Thank bettina66
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Reviewed April 9, 2009

We arrived on April 2nd and were met by J. Ferguson, who, along with his wife Lisa, owns the Inn. Jay's offer of a cold beer or soda was very welcome after a long trip from Connecticut to Newark to San Juan to Vieques. This graciousness wasn't a one time gesture, but was present throughout our stay. Lisa, too, was kind and enthusiastic. They truly love Vieques and want to help their guests love it as well. Our one (large) bedroom apartment was equipped with a walk in shower in the bathroom, a huge closet with shelving and plenty of hangers, satellite TV (and YES the UConn Women won the national championship game and we were able to watch!), air conditioning in the bedroom, as well as a ceiling fan there and in the kitchen/dining/living room combination which holds a small table and chairs, futon, wicker chair, refrigerator, stove, coffee pot, microwave, sliding doors to a porch with more chairs and sometimes a view of paso fino horses coming by. There were towels for the beach and towels for the bath folded and waiting for us. Extra pillows, a tiny alarm clock and a lamp with an embroidered shade....the colors all said "caribbean"......the amenities said "we care". A washer and dryer is available to all for laundry in the evenings. There's Internet access in the lobby area, as well as an "Honors" system in place with a small community refrigerator full of beer and soda. Books, DVD's and games are stacked against a wall, with comfortable couches in the lounge, along with a container of "in case you forgot" items left by previous guests and added to, hopefully, as you leave. The pool is new, clean and inviting. The grounds and rooms are spotlessly clean. Esperanza Inn welcomes but it doesn't overwhelm; it is casual. You're ok here with a T-shirt and shorts.....and no one looks awry if your post-beach "look" is - well - sort of wet rat in paradise! If the above isn't enough to convince you this is the place to be......then add convenient, safe parking, half a block walk to the Malecon, a great bakery just a short stroll up the road next to a neighborhood grocery store.....and, finally, but maybe most importantly: this Inn and its owners have heart. They took in a very sick pup, got her the care she needed, fell in love with her, found her a great home, and plan to do the same again for the next animal in need. Kinda makes you feel good about choosing and so contributing to this particular Inn......as well as wondering what critter we'll find next year when we will definitely be returning for another week.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

This guesthouse is perfectly located, just a half a block from the main strip of restaurants and the Esperanza waterfront, but it's not right in the middle of the hubbub, as many of the guesthouses are. That said, sensitive sleepers may have trouble with the sounds of roosters and dogs pretty much anywhere in the town.

The people who work there are helpful and friendly, and offer many nice amenities, including complimentary breakfast, use of their laundry machine, board games, and a fridge stocked with soda and beer (paid for by the honor system.)

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2009

perfect location right off the strip, Walking distance to all activities in Esperanza, clean and great place for the money......great place to get lost and leave the world behind....... Added a pool which is a plus after a long hot walk in town and the beach......Breakfast was an unexpected surprise and brought a nice togetherness and ability to meet other guests...My husband and I were at the Inn for 3 days and we would recomend it highly. The only draw back I could possibly see is the construction close by that started early in the morning........

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank beneteaubabe
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Reviewed March 26, 2009

The sign on the front of the Inn says, "Paradise Found," and it's true. As a family of four, two couples, one in their 20's and one in their 40's we were able to find the perfect place to satisfy us all. We were introduced to Vieques by J and Lisa Ferguson who are the inn keepers. They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they did everything they could to make our stay more comfortable, including having extra pillows in our room as we requested. The inn is two houses from the malecone, "the strip" if you will in Esperanza, wehre all the restaurants and shops are. We rented a jeep for our stay but we didn't need it, the inn is walking distance from anything you could need. We had everything we could need, we stayed in a two bedroom apartment on the 3rd foor. We had our privacy and access to the roof deck that was an excellent place to get some sun or see one of Vieques' amazing sunsets. We loved it so much we have already set up a stay at the inn next winter!!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Thank mcgee282
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