Casa Cool Breeze is located on quiet Calle Cielo (Heaven Road) with a beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean.
Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and master bedroom balcony. It's just 7 minutes to town and 15 minutes to the beach.
Casa Cool Breeze is a romantic hilltop retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico. This "modern rustic" villa (built 2004) in barrio Monte Carmelo was created by a New York-based Puerto Rican performing artist as an escape from the rat race and secluded place to read, write, and recharge amidst the natural beauty of the island.
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Vieques for a tranquil setting, Casa Cool Breeze is my private haven where I have enjoyed many years of Caribbean adventures! Upon arriving in 2003 I wanted my home to have an open airy feel so I decided on a wooden structure, which tend to be cooler and less oppressive looking than standard concrete houses. The ceiling is 16' high at the highest point creating a natural open zen like feeling. The magnificent views and history of the mountain are what really drew me. Monte Carmelo is a historic place in Vieques, named after Sr. Carmelo the bee keeper who fought to reclaim the land from the Navy.
Camp Garcia, a nature reserve with some of the best beaches in Vieques is only a 15 minute drive. There is a local Colmado (bodega) just down the road from the house and the town of Isabel Segunda is 7 minutes away, Esperanza is 15 minutes.
The property is blessed with an abundance of volcanic basalt boulders and rocks which creates the feel of a Japanese rock garden. I usually greet the sunrise perched on the largest of these stones.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the rainforest in PR in the distance, as you sip beverages on the master balcony!
Friendly dogs, wandering chickens and free-roaming horses are all a part of day-to-day life in Monte Carmelo, so if an insulated resort-like experience is what you're looking for, then our house is not for you. But if you are looking to experience real-life Vieques then Casa Cool Breeze is your home away from home.
Cool Breeze is equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishes/glass ware /silverware, coffee pot, toaster (NO MICROWAVE) and internet with wireless wi-fi (no television). The house is naturally cooled by the gentle winds of our hilltop and ceiling fans in each room, meaning NO AC. Although there is a continuous breeze, during the summer months is does get hot in the home. If you plan on being home during the day in the summer, my place is not for you.
The home has two bedrooms and one spacious bath (with a modern soaking tub/shower and bidet) and easily sleeps 4 - 6 including the sleeper/Futon couch in the living room. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has one new queen size bed.
Guests have access to beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, 4 sets of adult snorkeling gear, two sets of snorkeling gear for kids, masks, snorkels and fins, hammock, and even sand toys for the kids.
The wonderful Miriam will be taking care of your needs during your visit. She will make arrangements to give you keys and show you the house and grounds.
If you have a young child, there is a booster seat available for the dining set in the closet of the master bedroom. There are also toddler toys in the bottom draw of the dresser in the master bedroom as well as some board games for adults. There is also a "Pack n Play" for infants which can be used as a crib.
If you are traveling with extended family or are attending a destination wedding and would like to be close while maybe not in the same residence, my wonderful next door neighbors Annette and Dennis have two listings right next door. They accommodate 2 adults/1 child. look for Yunque View or Cielo Studio!
**CHECK-IN is 3PM; CHECK-OUT is before 11AM.
Please honor the check out time. Miriam needs enough time to prepare the house for the next guests. Thank you.
Absolutely no smoking inside the house. Please respect this rule so that others may enjoy the house without any lingering odors. There is plenty of room outside to smoke.
IMPORTANT: Please use outdoor shower to rinse off sand before using indoor shower. Our pipes are made of simple plastic and can clog easily which can be extremely costly to repair.
Please no pets.