It’s been a few weeks since we vacationed in Vieques. It seems like months, though. I previously said I would show our hotel room because it was really great, so here are the pics!
I thought the trough tub looked intriguing from a design perspective, but it didn’t seem attractive from a relaxation perspective. My dad is a farmer (story here) and uses troughs to water the cattle and horses. I have to admit, that I have always had a secret fantasy of bathing in a trough, but it was sort of a hot weather on the farm fantasy.
Knowing that I may never have another opportunity, I couldn’t leave the hotel without trying the tub. It was powder coated and there was a false bottom, to raise the floor of the tub for human scale and comfort. A powder coated pipe was fabricated for over flow protection inside the tub. The leaning piece of wood, possibly teak, shown on the right side (pictured below) was the back rest. It was movable, so I moved it to the other end when I took a bath.
Surprisingly, it was very comfortable and two would have fit perfectly, but Jon was asleep! I am a slight germ phobe and I worked hard not to fixate on the cleanliness of the wood piece I was leaning against.
The wall was decorated with an array of knobs. Sometimes we hung our wet towels there or on our balcony’s towel rack.
The countertops in our room looked like beautiful reclaimed barn wood, but the decorator in me discovered they are laminate. They were really attractive! The cabinet doors are real wood.