Welcome to our home, Cima del Mundo – Top of the World
Your hosts, Dennis and Deborah O’Keeffe, invite you to enjoy a casual and comfortable respite from the daily grind as you relax and decompress at one of our Vacation Suites here at Cima Del Mundo on Vieques Island. It is important to us that your stay on “La Isla Nena” become a treasured memory.
Well over 25 years ago, Dennis was introduced to Vieques through friends who had purchased a guest house. He fell in love with the island and its people. Fortunately, he fell in love with me, too!
Since 1993, as the couple who were to become “the O’Keeffes”, we had visited the island together multiple times each year.
It was during one of these visits, as we lay dreamily on Secret Beach (when it really was a secret!), I asked Dennis if he would ever be interested in living on “La Isla Nena”. I knew what his answer would be. He, however, seemed quite surprised when he learned his wife shared the same dream.
“Would you like to look at some properties to see what may be available?” he asked.
We actually found a house we liked, on our first day. Why, it even had an ocean view! Ocean view, that is, if you stood on your tippy toes on the roof.
We contacted the owner and with each successive conversation, the price increased as she realized the level of interest we had in her property. Odd things happen in real estate, here.
Heartbroken, what else could we do but heal our wounds with sunshine, salt water and Medallas on the beach? While sitting in our beach chairs reading, we saw, nestled in the sand between us, a piece of coral in the perfect shape of a heart (remember this part for the rest of the story). We thought it was cute, we kissed and brought it home with us.
Sometimes things are just meant to be. On Valentine’s Day of 2004, we received a call from our friend, back in Vieques, telling us he had found the perfect piece of raw property for us – complete with a million dollar view! He told us to come down immediately. We did. It was. It became ours in one day!
Early the following morning, we left our friend’s guest house with travel mugs of coffee and 2 beach chairs to watch the sun rise over our new “home”. It was pristine acreage on the top of the ridge separating Barrio Villa Borinquen from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge. We were overwhelmed with gratitude and awe for this little slice of paradise with its breathtaking views. We have been truly blessed with the friendship of Mary Kay and Doug and the grace of God.
It was that morning our vision for Cima del Mundo became crystal clear:
As fortunate as we have been, this home will welcome our friends and the friends we have yet to meet. Cima del Mundo is a place of tranquility, inspiration freedom, kindness, respect and relaxation.
It is our privilege to welcome travelers to our guest suites – to share our home and gifts with them.
We have two Vacation Suites, the Del Sol Suite and the Del Mar Suite. Each Vacation Suite is a full apartment offering all the comforts of a home away from home.
Sleeps 4 guests in 2-bedrooms, offering a queen-sized bed in each room.
Sleeps a maximum of 6 guests in 3-bedrooms, offering a queen-sized bed in the first bedroom, a queen-sized bed in the second bedroom and 2- twin beds in the third bedroom.
Each Vacation Rental Suite at Cima Del Mundo on Vieques Island is a newly constructed apartment offering all the comfort of a home away from home. In addition, the following amenities are provided for your stay:
Full size electric range, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishware, silverware, pitcher, ice bucket, ample counter space, linens, starter paper products.
Luxurious 100% cotton, high thread count sheets; comforters; Sealy Posture Therapy mattresses, down and down advantage pillows, bedtime reading lamps. Air conditioning and ceiling fans. Alarm clock available on request
Fresh, fluffy linens; full bars of soap provided; 1850 watt hair dryers, starter paper products, ceiling fan.
Appropriate seating for number of guests, multiple ceiling fans, dimmable lighting, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, iPod docking station.
Washer and dryer, detergent, brooms and mop for your convenience.
Coolers, “noodles”, beach chairs, boogie boards, sun umbrella, beach bags.
Safety & Security
First Aid kit
Electronic Security System
The exterior of your suite is well lit; taking into account your safety while diminishing light pollution.