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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