About Us

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.

¡Mi Casa es Su Casa!

 

Well over 30 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’Keeffe’s”, 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, we received a call from our friend, back in Vieques, telling us of a perfect piece of raw property – 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 headed out 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.

It was that morning our vision for Cima del Mundo became crystal clear:

As fortunate as we have been, this home will welcome our family, 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.

 

 

Located at 270 feet above sea level (mountain top for Vieques), your fully equipped apartment is high above the tree tops. We enjoy a quiet residential neighborhood without close neighbors or roosters!

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.

The Del Sol Suite

Sleeps 4 guests in 2-bedrooms, offering a queen-sized bed in each room.

The Del Mar Suite

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.

 Amenities

Each Vacation Rental Suite at Cima Del Mundo on Vieques Island is a newly constructed apartment offering all the comforts of a home away from home. In addition, the following amenities are provided for your stay:

Kitchen:

Full size electric range, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, upscale flatware, cooking utensils (including sharp knives!), pots and pans, dishware, barware, pitcher, ice bucket, ample counter space, linens, starter paper products.

Dining Room:

Round glass table with enough chairs for all to congregate.

Bedrooms:

Luxurious 100% cotton, high thread count sheets, comforters, Sealy Posture Therapy mattresses, down alternative pillows (both soft and firm), bedtime reading lamps, closet. Air conditioning and ceiling fans. Alarm clock available on request.

Bathrooms

Fresh, fluffy linens, welcome hotel amenities, full bars of soap provided, 1850 watt hair dryers, starter paper products, ceiling fan.

Living room

Appropriate seating for number of guests, multiple ceiling fans, air conditioning, dimmable lighting, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, iPod docking station.

Laundry room

Washer and dryer, detergent, brooms and mop for your convenience.

Fun stuff

Bose Soundlink bluetooth speaker, coolers, “noodles”, snorkel gear, beach chairs with drink holders, boogie boards, sun umbrellas, beach bags, beach towels, playing cards, dominoes.

Outdoor shower

Gas grills

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.