PROJECTS

These properties are owned and operated by Stephan Watts & team. He personally rehabs each one, oversees the design, construction and daily operations.

Each space is uniquely designed and thoughtfully curated with deliberate precision.

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DUNA by DW

Founder & Owner

Ultra-lux The seven self-check-in properties found at Duna by DW contain all the usual dreamer-hospitalities plus a vogue and well-appointed backyard pool. Unexpected florals by local designer Marco Toledo, bright white spaces, radiant porticos and desert accents beg you to add an extra day to your trip. And the super-fast WiFi, clean desks, and lobby-free quiet mean you can work from paradise—pausing at lunch, of course, for a four-minute walk to the beach and a mid-day Atlantic dip. Stop by the Dreamcatcher for salsa class and vegetarian snacks then drift back to Duna for an outdoor shower in the warm Caribbean sun. 

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APT by DW

Founder & Owner

Upscale two-bedroom apartments with outdoor tub.

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ROSA by DW

Founder & Owner

One-of-a-kind loft studios with breathtaking outdoor bathrooms.

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SELVA by DW

Founder & Owner

Upscale, remote hideaway tucked within the lush El Yunque Rainforest. In this tropical landscape of dense green flora, rolling mountains and ocean views, the modernist designs of SELVA offer an inspiring welcome to one of Puerto Rico’s most dramatic secluded settings.

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DREAMERS by DW

Founder & Owner

Located in the heart of historic Wilmington, North Carolina, Dreamers is a design-focused boutique inn offering luxurious amenities, invisible service, and curated guest experiences.

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MOOD HAUS by DW

Co-Founder & Owner

A 70's inspired house with different moods. Each unit is uniquely designed with its own color theme and named after a famous disco diva. Stylish, curated retro-vintage pieces outfit every suite and outdoor space. Mood Haus is situated in the heart of San Juan’s Food & Art District, only a few steps from the beach, restaurants, bars and shops.

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DREAMCATCHER by DW

Co-Founder & Owner

San Juan’s only vegetarian hotel is located in the pristine neighborhood of Ocean Park, only 200 steps from the beach. Guests may sign up for yoga classes on the beach, join a snorkeling excursion, or opt for nature-adventure tours outside of the typical touristy options. Throughout the years Dreamcatcher received many travel awards. In 2022 it was awarded with the 'Travelers Choice Award", Tripadvisor's highest recognition. 

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DADA JAJA by DW

Founder & Co-Owner

DaDa JaJa is a nonsensical word based around the idea of the European avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century named Dada or Dadaism. The property itself consists of 4 apartments. The units DA1 and DA2, share the same design codes - a mix of vintage and modern furniture in a lofty industrial space. The units JA1 and JA2, have completely different aesthetics. Think of a desert retreat in a tropical setting with airy white polished cement walls and organically shaped built-ins with calming neutral tones - a truly unique experience where anything goes.

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WALD HAUS by DW

Founder & Owner

Wald Haus is a serene rainforest retreat at the foothills of El Yunque. With a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces, all four air conditioned bedrooms are uniquely designed with comfort in mind. A fully equipped kitchen and BBQ grill ensures delightful dinners. The oversized, sun-flooded living room features breathtaking views, a Roku TV and plenty of comfortable seating. A midcentury design pool and covered terrace with hammocks overlook the ocean. At night, make sure to gaze at the starry night sky.

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CASA FRIDA by DW

Founder & Owner

Carefully restored by Stephan Watts and his partner, this 1930’s Art Deco house in the historic Santurce neighborhood boasts original creole tiles and geometric stylized ornaments typical of its era. This short-term rental home mixes modern sensibilities to create a more streamlined, clean look. The  beautiful structure is also the personal home of owner Stephan Watts and is outfitted with many personal details.

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DRIFT AWAY by DW

Founder & Owner

The Drift Away, located in Wilmington's Sunset Park neighborhood is only a drift away from Historic Downtown as well as Wrightsville beach. This three-bedroom home is full of sunlight, whimsical design, lovely lighting, and soft comfy spaces to lounge and relax.

It’s the perfect place for a weekend with friends and family. 

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TROPICALIA by DW

Founder & Owner

In collaboration with local Puerto Rican artist, Angel Pagán, this four unit apartment rental ranges from a studio to three bedroom apartments. Its design evokes a minimal tropical ease that many travelers have come to enjoy, as well as its walkability to beaches, restaurants, bars and shops.

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