I planned a trip to Culebra last Christmas for ten days, and it turned into sixteen, because I got stuck with the U.S. blizzard/airline debacle in the new year (2014). Needless to say, Culebra is a very lucky place to be marooned! The first notable thing about my stay is that the owners and lady who manages bookings were exceptionally accommodating and kind about my needing to stretch my stay an extra six days. It was a hectic time, and they bent over backwards to help me sort everything out. About the place...this was my first time staying at the pastel house, and there were many things about it that I thoroughly enjoyed. Being able to walk to and swim at Melones beach was fun and a rare experience, as most rentals aren't so close to the sea on Culebra. I spent a lot of time on the patio/deck, which has shade and a latticed door you can close for privacy. The view from the apartment is beautiful, and you can hear the surf from inside! The layout is roomy and can easily accommodate more than just a couple. There is a full kitchen and I cooked at home most nights. This may sound minor, but I absolutely loved having the use of the washer dryer as well! In addition, it was nice being close to town, especially for Christmas and New Year's Eve. I would recommend staying at the pastel house for all of the reasons described above. Enjoy!