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Casa de Tortuga
Reviewed 4 January 2011

last november kris and i walked down front street in Lahaina for about the 50th time, still enjoying every minute of it, and once again saying "don't you wish we had been here 50 years ago, before Hilo Hattie and the Crazy Shirt guys... If you have ever felt this way, whether in hawaii or key west etc.. go to Vieques, stay in Esperanza, and stay at Casa de Tortuga. We were there for a short while in december, and other than Hawaii, it's one of the few places around the world we've ben to where we want to get right back to.
It's not often that as a guest you immediately feel like family, but both casa de tortuga and esperanza make you feel this way. this place is special. go now...

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2010

We just finished a 3 night stay at the Casa De Tortuga - and it was wonderful!!
Matt the owner was very accommodating and flexible with our questions and needs - we loved the DVD library available free of charge with great titles, the beach towels and beach chairs that were also available. The private pool is lovely and enjoyable. The location is convenient right next to the beach and boardwalk -
While Breakfast is not included, the room is fully equipped and we walked for 3 minutes to the nearby convenient store and Bakery - for a few dollars you get bread hot from the oven with some pastries for dessert - and you got the prefect breakfast in your room.
all these and more make Casa De Tortuga a winning choice for your Vieques stay.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

Casa de Tortuga is about 1/2 block from the Malecon in Esperanza and around the corner from a fairly decent grocery store. The room was perfected appointed and we were ready to move in for at least a month! Small pool in the back, perfect temperature and chairs to lounge on. Our hosts, Matt and Caitlin were personable and helpful. I was ready to adopt them! Our most exciting time was when an iguana fell out of a tree and was chased into the pool by Matt's dog Pickle. Caitlin has a great coffee spot with bagels just a short way down the Malecon. Beautiful beaches and good restaurants nearby. And a kayak trip to the Bioluminescent Bay made our stay perfecto! Oh yeah, we will definitely go back to Esperanza and we will definitely stay at Casa de Tortuga.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

If you plan on staying in Esperanza, this is probably the best place to stay. It's very close to the Melecon strip but not located directly on the strip (if you need rest and quiet, you won't get any staying on the main street). The accomodations are comfortable, rooms are well decorated, and the service is great.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

My family and I (two small kids, mother-in-law, and my spouse,) spent six nights at Casa de Tortuga in the Surf Shack. This space is absolutely perfect for this type of familial situation, with three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living area, and a private balcony, which is nearly as big as the interior unit.

It appears that the Casa was completed earlier this year and everything is in great shape. The grounds are beautiful with a small pool, access to grills, and trees that have mangos, breadfruit, star fruit, and guavas. You can't beat the location, with the Malecon (e.g. downtown Esperanza) one block~ to the south. A bakery is located within a minute, or so, walk to the northwest (this bakery is amazing having fresh pastries every morning except on holidays). Additionally, there is a small grocery store next to the bakery.

I read the only terrible review given, and I obviously didn't have the same experience. Matt, the manager, lives on-site on the ground floor and is there 90%+ of the time. If he isn't, he leaves a phone #. Clean towels are available, if you ask. Additionally, you can borrower beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, etc (no need to bring this equipment). Please note, that the only part of the surf shack that didn't have hot water was the kitchen sink; otherwise, the shower and sink in the bathroom does, and it's readily available. Also note that all water on Vieques that isn’t via a water heater is the same 86F~ temperature (pool, rain, sea, etc)!

This was my second time to Esperanza, and I will definitely go back and stay at the Casa as this was one of the most relaxing vacations ever, and yes, that’s with the whole family!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Casa de Tortuga

Address: #6 Calle Hucar | BO Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Isla de Vieques
Price Range: ₹ 5,509 - ₹ 16,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa de Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Tortuga is set in the heart of Esperanza, just a half block away from the waters edge and a 5 minute walk to all of the towns restaurants and bars. We have studio, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units, which include either a kitchenette or a full kitchen. The grounds include common areas with barbecue grills, and wonderful pool for cooling off after a day at the beach. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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