An enchanting retreat invites you to the cliffs of Monte Santo Playa. El Secreto, a private, walled and gated one-acre oceanfront estate is defined by its thoughtful architecture, curated furnishings and design, serenity and staggering 180-degree Caribbean views.
One of the island’s premier properties, this tranquil refuge was sensitively designed by the creative team at Studio BAXI to showcase the beauty of nature and renew the soul. Here, modern architecture, clean lines and polished surfaces combine with rustic island warmth, organic shapes, and natural finishes. Materials used by Caribbean builders for centuries have been incorporated throughout. Living brass that ages to a rich patina. Warm mahogany. Cloud-textured concrete.
Enter the home through an unassuming corrugated metal courtyard door and you step into a breathtaking world dominated by views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors that span the full living area disappear, magically blurring the lines between the refined interior, the expansive pool, and the ocean. An open-plan design, whitewashed ten-foot ceilings, large sliding windows and pure ocean light combine to create a sublime ambience.
Two private primary suites flank the main living area, each with king bed, intimate seating area and indulgent en suite bath. No arguing over the best bedroom here, both open onto the pool deck and the glorious views beyond. Indoor/outdoor rainhead showers, double sinks, fresh towels and linens, low-profile smart TVs and full wi-fi enhance the settings.
More upscale amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, powder room, stacked washer/dryer, AC and ceiling fans throughout, Home pod speaker system, and security system.
After a day of island adventures, return to drink in the sunset from your expansive pool deck, or the sunken sunset lounge area, while grilling your dinner and enjoying a glass of wine as you retire along with the sun. Recline on the stairs that run the full length of the pool—an ideal place to lounge in the water and drink in astonishing twilight views of the ocean, the town of Isabel Segunda, the island of Culebra, and Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest. A shaded lanai and patio, large grassy yard and fruit orchard complete the outdoor spaces. Enjoy a meal at one of Vieques’ restaurants or stop at a nearby grocery store to orchestrate an al fresco home dinner.
Later, as the star-filled night sky, rolling waves, and soft trade winds bathe you in bliss, you just may find yourself wanting to make El Secreto your home away from home forever.
*This is a setting created for adults; no children under sixteen.