Short version: great house, great owner, better than advertised, more below. But first, Vieques itself (first trip) is so organically rich, real, lived-in and and un-touristy I almost hate to say so publicly lest I contribute to spoiling it. This home is in a very-safe-feeling area of houses (some fancy, some knockabout) about a 10 ish minute stroll down a hill looking out over the sea, past occupied (not just vacation) houses, wandering chickens and horses, and the occasional friendly neighborhood dog, to the Ferry Dock. Great, responsive and helpful owner provided many useful suggestions by messaging which helped us make the most of a last-minute plan change which diverted us from a planned trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico instead to Vieques due to a passport glitch -- super way above and beyond feedback and advises from a remote owner. Interior of the home was perfectly clean, everything worked, furnishings tasteful and in nice shape, beds comfortable, kitchen good for cooking -- all better than hoped. We loved many things about Vieques -- one can find an empty beach -- repeat: empty beach! -- the ratio of tourists to locals is low, you can drink the water, feels very safe, the wandering horses are mind-blowing -- but the overall is that Vieques is a real, not a manufactured, experience. If you want an island that is the equivalent of a fenced off all-inclusive or a Disney package experience, it's very probably not for you. Now, one huge caveat: vehicle. We got very, very lucky and found a vehicle to rent after we got to the island, but it was just dumb luck. To see the many, many beaches you practically MUST have a motorized transport and these are at a premium. One way told us the way to visit Vieques is first to confirm a car, then to confirm a house, and then to buy the air. Sounds about right to me. You don't need much of a vehicle -- a golf cart will do (car is better) -- nothing is more than about 20 minutes away at 35 mph from anything else -- but there are many things you won't see if you don't have a vehicle. Writing this, I wish I were back there now. Oh, and the best time to see the bioluminscent bay is when there is no moon but we went at half moon and it was still magical. Bon voyage.