We cannot say enough great things about our stay at UN POCO DE FE… a Leap of Faith. The Villa is gorgeous! The space is so well thought out and furnished with high quality, comfortable furniture. Owners Janet & Richard spared no expense. The Villa is perfectly designed for outdoor living in luxury, providing a huge terrace upstairs and huge patio downstairs with access to a big swimming pool that goes to 8 feet! - which we loved!! Each bedroom had it’s own outdoor shower with Le Labo products and Ralph Lauren towels to provide extra pampering. The owners provided board games, lots of books, gym equipment, beach gear, and stocked kitchen supplies making it super easy to cook. Nothing was lacking. There’s even an office space with great views in case you have to put in work time. The pool and acres of property were so well maintained, it was hard for us to leave the Villa each day to explore Vieques beaches. You are surrounded by gorgeous unobstructed ocean and jungle views being set atop a hill, and local birds are happy at home all around you with their beautiful songs and bright colors. There is no AC because it is not needed. Everything is screened and all doors can be kept open allowing the continuous breeze to provide a comfortable temperature. At night we would keep everything open and fall asleep to the sounds of Coqui and jungle life. One day, we got a special visit by wild horses grazing on the outside of the property - it was mesmerizing and so cool to see them in their natural habitat. Every morning, the wonderful team at La Finca Victoria next door served us a healthy, vegan breakfast and Yoga session which was perfect for setting your intentions for the day. They were so helpful booking massages for us which were done at the Villa, and were happy to help with anything. They are a great team of warm hearted people and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning’s with them. As for the team managing the Villa - Gigi, Alfredo and Alexa - what a terrific bunch of people. They were all super helpful making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy paradise and was always available - whether it was to provide beach hopping recommendations and ensure we were comfortable and happy. La Chiva, Sun Bay and Caracas are great beaches. Thanks to Janet for help securing a car rental when we had a hard time finding availability. It’s good to have an SUV/Jeep to get around. We cannot wait to return to Un Poco De Fe - it is a truly special place.
Jen K & Chris
I would be remiss if I didn't talk about this house. HOLY COW. It is simply magical. Let's put this into context - after two years of living through a pandemic, this property is like landing into a dream. This home is so perfect. Not one detail has been forgotten; from fully stocked kitchens (two of them!), each bedroom has it's OWN OUTDOOR SHOWER with fabulous products for body/hair, the pool is out of a photo shoot in DWELL or Architectural Digest! So many different spaces to curl up and chill or work. Morning sunrises or evening sunsets looking out onto the sea - you can find different parts of the house to appreciate the beauty of Vieques. The occasional wild horse sauntering in the distance reminds you that this is their island! (but don't forget to close the gates or they'll be hanging poolside!). Wait ... the grill for cooking up a storm in the evening time is great so don't forget to USE it! We grilled rib eyes one night and dined under the stars (which are gorgeous - so many stars!). Bedrooms are romantic. Sheets/towels/bathrobes are all white and you feel like you are on a cloud (beds are super comfy!). We rented a fun periwinkle blue Bronco and zipped into town in ten mins for groceries (there's a substantial mini-mart that has everything) but in 20 mins you have a full on supermarket. The mini-mart even had my FAVORITE Belgian beer! Back to the house -- Bose speakers are perfect for your Spotify playlist. And, there's a SPA walking distance from the house that is its own little oasis (FincaVictoria). We all bought stuff there along with massages (natural oils which smelled delicious along with some jewelry and caftans). Also - take advantage of a day at sea if you can - the snorkeling is beyond (highly recommend Nauti Mermaid Charters), and also do the clear kayak tour one night on the Mosquito Bay, a bioluminescent experience that you'll never forget! Thank You, Thank you. The villa in Vieques is the stuff of dreams. A round of applause to the owners of this property as it is absolutely STUNNING. It really is special. Bravo! I cannot wait to return.
January 2022 @ Airbnb