It was perfect from start to finish! Except for the rag tag rooster next door that I am determined to make a capon on my next visit!!! Beth & Peter have created a shangrila for those of us who enjoy a beautifully appointed home from which to enjoy this special island. We had everything we needed to be comfortable, at ease and feel "at home." Rachel, from Bravos Boyz, was incredibly accommodating to our schedule for check in/out as we aren't your normally timed guests. Beth's recommendations for the island were spot on. One of my favorites is the not-so-bilingual conversation daily at the fish pier ... we somehow managed to convey the spirit of coastal Maine to the darling fishmonger who provided us with gorgeous conch, grouper and yellow tail. Al's Azul bar quickly became home base in the afternoons after amazing daily discoveries of a new beach - each different and special in so many ways. The Haven entertained friends from home that we randomly met at the farmers' market and we were pleased to serve very local seviche with guacamole made by our 11 year old "tour supervisor" and niece. Everyday was an adventure thanks to the great Jeep rentals from Maritza Island Car Rental and we were thrilled to explore every inch of the island. After many hours at a different beach we said "oh darn, we will now have to go back and enjoy our awesome pool." Hard life, but we persevered. I think on day 2 we wrote in and requested the same time next year! I am officially in love with the Haven and the quirky, special island of Vieques!
The Haven is absolute perfection and the Bravos Boyz are even better! My family (six adults total) traveled to Vieques this past December and spent a week at The Haven. Even before we arrived at the island, the Bravos Boyz took care of us! Their team was in communication with us, checking in on how we would be arriving at the island and providing us with information on tours and restaurants.
On our travel day to the island, the Bravos Boyz team stayed in communication with us to make sure that they were at the airport in Vieques in time for our arrival to take us to the house. Even though our flight to the island was delayed, they adjusted plans and made sure they had enough cars to pick up all 6 of us and our luggage at the same time. This made our arrival super smooth!
Once we arrived at The Haven, we were in awe! It is exactly like the pictures! The pool is quite large, surrounded by 12 luxury lounge chairs with tables, two sets of two chairs and a table, two weber grills, and beautifully landscaped. Each floor has a balcony with two chairs and a large table that seats about 8 people each.
This complex has a total of 5 bedrooms, two downstairs and three upstairs. One of the three bedrooms upstairs is more like a private suite with its own entrance, large closet, and bathroom. All of the other bedrooms are pretty equal in size, with two bedside tables and hooks to hang clothes. These rooms do not have closets. All of the bedrooms are equipped with queen size beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, all with showers. Some of the bathrooms have 1 sink, some have two. We all had plenty of space to get ready!
There are also two living rooms and two kitchens. The kitchens are fully equipped with everything you could need to cook: pots, pans, mixing bowls, utensils, as well as a coffee maker, and blender. We cooked breakfast every day at the house and found everything we needed! The two kitchens both also each have dishwashers and refrigerators with icemakers and water dispensers. There is also two laundry rooms with full washers and dryers.
The Haven also comes fully stocked with everything you would need for a day at the beach or the pool! There are several coolers, cooler bags, and plenty of Tommy Bahama beach chairs that can be worn as backpacks. We took the chairs and one of the cooler bags to the beach everyday! This made getting ready for a day at Playa Caracas easy and time spent on the beach comfortable. There were also pool noodles and an inner tube so you can spend your days floating in the sun in the pool!
When renting The Haven, you are not only getting a beautiful home, you will also be working with an amazing company. They truly know how to take care of their clients and make them feel like family while staying on the island, from the moment they pick you up. Before we arrived in Vieques, I downloaded the Bravos Boyz app, which included information about our rental and information about the island. This app rocked! We could find information about restaurants, things to do, weather, lunar calendar to plan a Bio Bay trip, and information about our rental. We were constantly using this app to find restaurants that fit the dietary needs of people in our group.
The staff at Bravos Boyz is top notch! Most of our interactions were with Thom and Alberto, and I can not say enough wonderful things about these two individuals. When they took us to our rental property, they showed us all the important places we would need to know, such as the gas stations and grocery store, and made recommendations on where to eat and what to see! We were in Vieques for NYE, and they gave us suggestions on what to do! All of their recommendation were spot on! While we were in Vieques, we had a situation occur with our rental car, and the Bravos Boyz came to our rescue. They were always quick to answer any question we had, make a recommendation, or save they day when it came to a sticky situation! They said that they treat their clients like family, and that is 100 percent true!
Bottom line, this house is a tropical oasis and the Bravos Boyz are a top notch company! If you are looking for an outstanding rental with space and luxury amenities, look no further! Our family can't wait to head back to Vieques and rent from the Bravos Boyz again! Thank you Alberto, Thom, and the Bravos Boyz crew for making our vacation to Vieques one we will never forget!