My wife and I stayed at Villa Gallega for 5 days in the suite in the lower level of the house. Area rugs were placed on the cool tile floors. There is a mini-fridge, with a mediterranean-style bathroom and toilet. Next to that is an open closet/dressing area. A large porch with seating is accessible through patio doors. The property was ringed by vegetation, and is quiet. On a couple of mornings we saw a neighbor's cow walk by below the property line.
The house has beautiful, clean, modern architecture with a huge marble-floored, great room (living room, dining area, and kitchen) that opens out on two sides out to a large deck through giant patio doors with shutters that can keep out the sun and heat during the day. The deck is ringed by sets of cables, instead of slats, so that when you're enjoying a drink on the deck (or in the great room), you have a clear, unobstructed view. (We don't recommend this space for young or undisciplined children, as there are wide spaces between the cables.) The view is stunning! You look out over the green hillside below and out to the azure water in the distance. We spent one peaceful night sitting out on the deck watching a dramatic lightning and cloud show out over the water moving slowly from neighboring Culebra Island. (Although there is a large flat screen TV/DVD player and stereo in the great room, this natural show was better than anything we could have seen on the ol' tube!) Finally, there is a hottub just below the deck level for a relaxing soak if you get a little cool in the evening.
There are two bedrooms and a bath on the main level as well as a bedroom and bath on the upper level (which has another deck w/ another fantastic view). The house is located along a narrow partially paved road on a hill. The parking space is tight, but nothing unmanageable. There are security cameras around the house perimeter, although we never felt unsafe on the island. It's a friendly, low key place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vieques vacation Villa Gallega, offers an immense infinity with pure mineral water pool, unique, breathtaking and spectacular ocean views. Villa Gallega Vieques, is located on Martineau Hill a peaceful, quiet, private hill in a gated community, right in the center of the Island. The Villa has 4 bedrooms, two of which are master suites, and 4 bathrooms, every room is air conditioned. The master bedroom has parquet floor and its private deck. There is a large Hot Tub on the main deck, full kitchen, maid service, surround sound, 3 plasma TV, internet connection, phone service, etc. The Villa offers total security and maximum privacy, it is in one of the best locations of the Island, just 4 to 10 minutes away from every beach, downtown Vieques, supermarkets etc. A-16-N Villa gallega is simple minimal, modern and spacious, serene and very private. It can be reserved exclusively through ICARVS Property management LLC New York City. ... more less