Contemporary Treasure.......Legal Tax Haven
Just seven miles off the eastern tip of Puerto Rico’s mainland sits Vieques Island, an exclusive paradise and tropical playground of a growing number of celebrities from the worlds of sports, entertainment and politics. With magnificent beaches, a magical bioluminescent bay, and world-class cuisine, this exquisite island is located in the only legal tax haven in the world for American taxpayers and business entities from around the world who move to Puerto Rico.
Perched atop the central ridge of Vieques, Casa Cielo commands breathtaking panoramic views of both the Caribbean and the Atlantic. At nearly 400’ above sea level, the estate is impervious to flooding, storm surge, and tsunami. It is immune to the salt-encrusted windows and corrosive salt spray environment of beachfront properties. The privacy and security problems inherent in beachfront homes are not issues for this 6.4 acre estate. Some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches are less than a 15 minute drive from the property. Casa Cielo was designed to be hurricane resistant and entirely self-reliant -- with 38,000 gallons of cistern water storage and a 400amp automatic generator that can power all of the villa’s electrical systems. When a power failure strikes Puerto Rico and power & water supply to Vieques is interrupted, Casa Cielo carries on unperturbed. Additionally, the property is gated and fenced, making it a heaven on earth for both dogs and horses.
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The estate is bursting with an array of tropical flowers, many fruit trees (including bananas, limes, 12 varieties of mangoes, quenepas, tamarind, papayas, avocados, etc), and a large organic vegetable garden where heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, arugula, brussels sprouts, beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers, melons, eggplants, and a variety of herbs have flourished.
Casa Cielo was featured in this 14-page spread in Florida Design Magazine.
Casa Cielo Photos
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Open plan glass-enclosed Master and Kitchen pavilions ~ mahogany floors, doors, windows, and spectacular 360° views.
MAIN UPSTAIRS BALCONY
Running the full length of the villa, this south-facing balcony overlooks the pool deck and the Caribbean Sea.
Enchants with exquisite craftsmanship, enveloping comfort, luxury of space, and unobstructed views.
DAYBED CHAISE IN MASTER
One of three distinct lounging areas in the Master, anchored by built-in mahogany bookshelves and overlooking the Caribbean.
MASTER WHIRLPOOL BATH FOR TWO
Dramatically aligned beneath a 20' skylight in the center of the Master pavilion and overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Views to the north from the double vanity and views to the south from the in/outdoor double shower with private balcony.
Light and shadows dance upstairs between juniper sunshades, glass stair landings, and the master & kitchen pavilions.
Seating for 10 at the custom Armani Home dining table.
Designed by a professional chef, the kitchen is both exceptionally functional and visually striking.
LIVING ROOM AREA
Comfortable Holly Hunt & Armani seating and incredible views over the Atlantic and main island of Puerto Rico.
Intimate breakfast spot with Christian Liaigre table and Armani chairs overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
Overlooks the hot tub deck and Caribbean Sea.
Ascending the entrance staircase, the pool deck and Caribbean Sea burst into view as a great welcoming surprise.
A veritable work of art, the custom mahogany and glass staircase seems to float atop the entrance pond.
Numerous comfortable seating areas both under roof and under the stars, with plenty of room for bands and dancing.
There is no end to memorable meals at the custom teak Sutherland dining table overlooking pool and Caribbean Sea.
Gardens are brimming with a variety of tropical flowers, and coquis serenade in the evenings.
HOT TUB DECK
6-person Vanguard Spa situated at the highest point of the villa is just magical at night under the stars.
The fully equipped outdoor kitchen makes everything from informal poolside snacks to formal catered receptions a breeze.
Four well-appointed guestrooms located their own separate wing provide privacy for guests and hosts alike.