Meet Scott and Bill, our year-round managers. In their two years at the finca these two have managed to win the hearts of guests and our island community alike. They not only offer an absolutely over-the-top dedication to custumer service, but they know the best Vieques has to offer, from restaurants to private coves, or the best place to rent a bike or snorkel gear. Bill and Scott both came to the finca after long careers in hospitality. Whether working in small inns or large hotels in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas, these two know how to make sure your stay is everything you dreamt it to be — be it small destination wedding, high school or college group or romantic getaway, or any other escape you need.
We are the lucky folks who found and bought this amazing piece of the planet, back in 1996 when it was known as NEW DAWN. With great help from many friends over the 20 years since, we’ve now turned our private finca into a full on, almost normal business, guest house and cottages; a retreat for large groups, a few families, romantic getaways, or solo eco-travelers. Vieques, un Mundo Mejor, (Spanish for “Vieques, a better world”) is the name of our corporation, the group of us that own it. la finca vieques is the name our property. By sharing the place with friends over the years, we’ve become somewhat of an institution, like our notorious predecessors. Folks stop by just to see the place they’ve heard so much about. Fine with us; chances are, once you see it — you’ll stay with us the next time. When we aren’t at the finca, friends manage the place, and we are at our small family homestead, little hill, on another island, Marrowstone, off the northern coast of the Olympic peninsula, where we raise lamb, fruits and vegetables. (That’s another place we love to share with friends. Come visit!) Back when we were “regular working folks,” Bill worked in architecture and healthcare design; Corky worked in sustainability and creative communications. We’ve been developing design improvements, eco-efficiencies, and alternatives, both in a small way here at the finca, and back in the States for a long time. (But who wants to talk about work? You’re interested in a vacation!) We’re hearty, avid, active travelers who prefer to travel without all the comforts of home. For all these years we’ve modeled the finca around favorite family-run places we’ve been lucky enough to stay at, from Burma to Chile, China to Spain. We strive to provide you with the best “eco travel” vacation on Vieques. We take that commitment, and just simple living & traveling seriously. We love sharing the finca with others who cherish it and a green lifestyle. (That’s code for – if you want a luxury corporate hotel, or swanky vacation home – you probably don’t want to stay here). We’re grateful to be stewards of the finca, and part of the Vieques community for almost 20 years, and look forward to having you here!
~ Corky & Bill Parker and the rest of the finca family, (a whole host of kids, partners, friends, and co-horts)