Paradise Can Be Yours


. . . by the week or month.

Casa Cascadas took a bit of a thrashing from Hurricane Maria a year ago. But I'm close to completing repairs. For the complete before-and-after story, I invite you to read the blog I posted about it:

I couldn't rent the house last winter, obviously, but I plan to be available starting in December.

I’ve reduced prices, too. Saturday-to-Saturday weeks are $2,695. Holiday weeks are $2,975.

I’ve started accepting bookings, and the weeks of December 1, December 22 and February 23 are already spoken for. 

Casa Cascadas, my writing retreat, is named after the soothing murmur of cascading waters. It offers sunrise-to-sunset vistas of the Caribbean Sea.


Situated on a secluded road atop a 300-foot-high mountain ridge overlooking miles of wooded parkland, the house enjoys a postcard view of the three bays of Vieques—including famed Bioluminescent Bay—and the twin islands off Esperanza.


Morning view from a guest bed

Centrally located within minutes of the two towns of Vieques and the Caribbean and Atlantic beaches, Casa Cascadas was designed by renowned architect John Hix and is in itself a work of art. The house is completely raw concrete, in the rustic Japanese Wabi-Sabi tradition, with ten-foot ceilings throughout. Several commissioned paintings and a collection of antique Buddha images are on display.


Balinese statuary accents the expansive 52-foot pool deck.


A meditative garden patio with a unique water wall and a commissioned, Calder-like steel mobile is at the rear.


The orchard yields star fruit, banana, and pineapple year-round.


There are two very private suites, each with king bed, bathroom with double sink and open-air shower. The suites are on the upper level of the house, separated by a shaded loggia. Guests have use of a separate kitchenette on the loggia level, with sink, fridge, range, coffeemaker and toaster. A cooler, beach chairs and beach towels are provided.


The fully equipped kitchen has a chef’s pantry behind, with a second sink, microwave, refrigerator, and laundry facilities. Counter space goes on forever.


In addition to Casa Cascadas, Vieques Island and its restaurants, activities, and beaches are also ready for the coming winter season.


Among the many allurements of Little Sister Island:

  • Numerous, pristine snorkeling spots
  • Forty—yes, forty—beaches 
  • Exciting restaurants—from beach pubs to gourmet
  • Convenient, quick, and customs-free travel


A recent sunrise I photographed, unfiltered, at Casa Cascadas

I’d love to have you as a guest, so let me know if you’d like to pick a Saturday-to-Saturday week. Or two. Or a month.

To reserve a piece of this paradise, or for details, email me at:

Three of my non-fiction books and a novel are available at my Amazon Author Page:

My new poem, “Summer Shout,” appears in the current issue of Poetry Quarterly:


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