PRIVATE CULEBRA DREAM HOUSE ON 6 ACRES ABOVE PEACEFUL BAY

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Owner/Manager Bonnie M. Anderson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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PRIVATE CULEBRA DREAM HOUSE ON 6 ACRES ABOVE PEACEFUL BAY

Culebra House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WAY THIS WEBSITE IS SET UP, OWNERS CAN NOT GIVE A RANGE FOR PRICES. THE PRICE QUOTED FIRST IS FOR A COUPLE ONLY. PLEASE READ THE FULL RATE INFORMATION BELOW.)

Let Casa Sueno be your Dream House during your special getaway to Culebra, the smallest of the Spanish Virgin Islands.

This custom designed and furnished modern home is one of a handful of exclusive high-end rental properties available on the island. It is beautifully situated to enjoy the cool breezes and magnificent Culebra rainbows while giving you stunning views of one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean from nearly a thousand square feet of covered veranda offering chaise lounges and a hammock. Casa Sueno is furnished with one-of-a-kind Latin American antiques and hand-crafted hardwood furniture designed for the home by Puerto Rico’s top wood craftsman.

The master suite (which has a Queen bed) provides a breathtaking view of the ocean from the moment you wake up. The master bathroom is unlike any other. The shower overlooks the bay and a private patio and garden. Open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors of the shower and enjoy the island breeze as warm water flows over you.

The great room of the main building is anchored by a fully equipped modern kitchen and bar seating around the cooking island, all overlooking the water and comfortable dining room and living room seating. Two plush full-size futons provide wonderful afternoon nap sites or can comfortably function as beds.

The second building offers two more bedrooms, a full-size bed in one and two twins in the other, which share a nicely-appointed bathroom. Laundry facilities are available for rentals of a week and longer.

Between the two buildings is a peaceful and beautifully landscaped enclosed courtyard, complete with a tropical water feature, designed and crafted by one of Puerto Rico's finest landscape architects. A courtyard bar area opens from the kitchen, allowing people in the kitchen to chat comfortably with those enjoying the serenity of the garden.

In the parking area is an outside shower, which allows you to rinse off before entering the home. Adjacent is a fish-cleaning station for anglers who have caught dinner.

Throughout Casa Sueno, imported Italian and Latin American ceramic tiles grace the floors and the bathrooms. Designer lighting, inside and out, along with unique fans in every room complete the picture of a comfortable island retreat. Beach chairs, coolers and beach towels help make visits to nearby beaches complete. A private dock owned by area property owners is minutes away and provides a delightful venue for sunset cocktails as well as dockage for Casa Sueno’s guests with boats.

The house is equipped with wireless high-speed satellite internet service, satellite television, a hardline phone (a calling card is needed for long distance calls) and a new generator that automatically engages if island power is lost, ensuring a comfortable stay. All three bedrooms have air conditioners, though they are rarely needed given Casa Sueno’s location on top of a hill, which guarantees delightful breezes coming through the home from any direction. A gate at the bottom of the driveway promises absolute privacy.

This exclusive property is just two or three minutes from Zoni Beach, one of Culebra’s favorite spots and less than ten minutes - primarily through bird sanctuaries – from town and from famous Playa Flamenco.

Casa Sueno is the ideal location for couples looking for a quiet secluded spot and luxury, as well as for families who desire space and comfort. Three couples would also be quite comfortable.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Owner/Manager Bonnie M. Anderson

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Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
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I am a retired national and international journalist, who worked in print, TV and radio. I was one of the first women war correspondents. I worked overseas for NBC News covering everything from the Contras in Nicaragua to the bombings in Beirut. I was also CNN's National Corrrespondent for years, then helped launch and manage CNN en Espanol. I retired from CNN as a Vice President. During my career i won 7 Emmy Awards and was the first Pulitizer finalist.

Owner/Manager Bonnie M. Anderson purchased this house in 2002

I bought these six acres in 1997 and then designed and built the home in 2002. This was my fulltime home for four years... my Dream House, Casa Sueno.

Privacy... six acres, overlooking a beatiful bay. Great location, luxury surroundings....

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p994087
+1 718-0422
Culebra Puerto Rico
Harrison City, PA
5

Great setting with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Wow – this place is spectacular! We stayed at Casa Sueno (Dream House) for my sister’s destination wedding. Everything about Culebra and this house is amazing. The pictures do not do this place justice!
The main building is enough room for a family of 4+. The other 2 bedrooms in the second building give everyone plenty of privacy and space. Speaking of privacy – this house is far off the beaten path – we barely saw anyone the entire week.
The property manager met us at the airport to guide us to the house. The house was spotless and ready to go. The ocean breeze keeps the AC off and the doors and windows open. As the other reviewers state, the secluded Zoni beach is right down the road. The remote Playa Larga beach is also a short drive.
We snorkeled and beachcombed at nearly all the beaches of Culebra. There are a few beaches that are hike-to that we missed due to children and seniors along, but still plenty of drive-to beaches to enjoy. Amazing sea-life at every beach!
We had plenty of family visit us at the house and golf carts made it there just fine; I don’t think you need a jeep to get here.
You will easily fall asleep in the veranda hammock; so relaxing and the fresh air will help charge your batteries!
Nothing bad to say about this property... The icemaker in the fridge even kept up to provide icewater and coolers for the beach daytrips. Also impressed with the amount of kitchen supplies that were included.
Stay here ASAP!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful house Bonnie!
Owner's Response: Dan,

First of all, congratulations to the new couple!

I am so happy you enjoyed your stay on Culebra and in Casa Sueno. Carissa, my incredible property manager, and I always want guests to feel welcomed and to enjoy the house. That it was more than you expected puts a smile on my face.

If you have better photos that show the house as it truly is, please share them with me! After years, I have not been able to adequately photograph the view or the house.

Thank you for this review... and I hope we see you back in Culebra.

All best,

Bonnie
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p994087
+1 718-0422
Culebra Puerto Rico
5

Perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This extraordinary property is beautifully situated with exceptional views of Maglar Bay. It is spotlessly clean and well appointed with many elegant touches.

The real highlight, however, is the front porch that overlooks the water. All of our stresses melt away as we either watch for shooting stars at night or the birds feeding at day. The sunrise is spectacular.

We have stayed at this house for two consecutive years now. The owner is so nice that you feel as though you are a guest in the home of a friend. The caretaker is extremely responsive and genuinely cares that you have a wonderful stay.

Culebra is not for everyone. It is rural and largely undeveloped. It is not a place to be seen. That said, it is not crowded and breathtakingly beautiful. If you need a place to truly relax and get away from it all, Culebra place to go and Casa Sueno is the place to stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Maren, I am SO happy that you and your family had another wonderful stay at Casa Sueno. Culebra suits you, and you suit Culebra. And as you've seen, the view and the ocean are more than willing to take in and dispense of all stress you bring with you! Hope you'll be back!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p994087
+1 718-0422
Culebra Puerto Rico
4

Excellent for a family vacation.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The house is very well located, it has a gorgeous view. Spacious and lovely open space for family to enjoy time together. Make sure lights and fans are fixed, specially in the kitchen area, there were a few not working properly. The food disposer was not working, and the kitchen faucets have to be checked too. The property manager was very helpful, although we did not get to see her, she was available by phone on our arrival day.
Owner's Response: Hilda, I'm glad you enjoyed the house. I would like to respond to a couple of your comments. Carissa, the property manager, was not able to meet you upon your arrival because - as you know - you changed your arrival at the last minute. As we had both explained to you, she does not live on Culebra full time. In order to accomodate you (even though we generally do not allow last minute changes), we had one of her parents-in-law (both know the house very well) meet you and greet you.

The kitchen fans and lights DO work. You have to use the switch on the wall and the remote. Both are well marked.

We will certainly take a look at the garbage disposal.

Thank you.

Bonnie
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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p994087
+1 718-0422
Culebra Puerto Rico
5

Better than Advertisedq

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
In desperate need of a vacation in the sun and wanting to get away from it all, we came across Casa Sueno on Culebra. Friends had given a good report about the island so we searched around for a suitable rental. The owners description of Casa Sueno sounded good, the reviews sounded good but you never know til you try. After spending a week I am pleased to report that the reviews were UNDERstated. The house is a gem, clean and well maintained beyond expectations, the view of Pela Bay is spectacular, and less than a mile from Zoni Beach, and the doors open to welcome teh breeze 24 hours a day. We couldn't have been happier. Carissa the housekeeper was very helpful with our first day navigating from the airport and always available to answer whatever questions we had about the island. Bonnie the owner was a great help prior to us making our decision by describing island life and is a great reference for the island as well as her house. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, and anyone looking for a relaxing stressless vaca shoud also.
The restaurants in town are not Michelin category but we don't travel to the islands for gourmet, NYC supplys thhem all week long. They are simply understated with good menus and well prepared food.
The beaches are to die for. There are no crowds. We found Zoni Beach to suit our needs and only a couple minutes from teh house.Zoni faces NE and gets a nice ocean breeze, with a great panorama including Culabrita and St Thomas and the Virgins in the distance ( a days sail away). The beach is about a mile long with a dozen or two people on it. Bring an umbrella and a cooler and you're in Heaven!
Need a vacation in the sun this is it. Not only would I recommend it to all my friends, but we'll be back next year. Bonnie thanks a gazillion!
Owner's Response: You're welcomed a gazillion! This is the only house I've designed and built from the ground up, and that you enjoyed it means the world to me. And that you love Culebra, my favorite beach Zoni (close to the house), means even more. Come on back! And thank you for your kind review. Carissa, who manages the property, is the best!

Cooler? We had one... will get another asap. Beach umbrella? You're on. Having lived there for years I'm not sure how to anchor it in our amazing Trade Winds, but we will find a way! Just want you to come back and be happier.

Thank you.
Bonnie
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
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Culebra Puerto Rico
Trujillo Alto, PR
5

Peaceful and Fun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My wife and I stayed at Casa Sueño March 2-6, 2013. Our son (21) stayed with us only for the first night. Reservation process was easy. The owner and her assistance were great and fast responding to e-mail messages or text within minutes. This house is at the top of a hill with a beautiful ocean view, much better view than what you can appreciate in the pictures... The first two days, there was a constant breeze, air conditioner was not necessary. We slept with all windows open. Our son slept on the comfortable futon in the living room and he enjoyed the breeze. I liked the sound of the breeze through the house. The last two nights we used the air conditioner in the master bedroom and it worked great. The house was very clean, the description of the property and amenities accurate, we had everything we needed. The property provides total privacy without being secluded, it is just a 3 minutes drive to Zoni beach and 10 minutes to downtown. Of course you must have a car. We rented a two-doors Jeep from Carlos Jeep Rental. The property has parking space with an electric gate.

In terms of the Island of Culebra, I'll tell you that it is a very rural island with BEAUTIFUL beaches. Flamenco beach is gorgeous but our favorite is Zoni beach. Make sure you walk all the way to the left end of Zoni beach where people builds small towers with balancing rocks, just a fun curiosity... In spite of the simplicity of this rural island, you will find excellent restaurants. Service is courteous but usually slow, so, go enjoy your food but don't be in a hurry. There are several small markets in the island where you can buy all the supplies you will need.

If you like SCUBA diving, there are two diving operations in the island: Culebra Divers and Aquatic Adventures. This time I did two tanks with Aquatic Adventures. They had divers and snorkelers in the same trip. I enjoyed the trip and felt safe during the dive. We also did the Jet Ski tour with Culebra Eco Tours. It is a fun two hours tour, including some snorkeling time at Tamarindo beach, where you can swim with turtles.

Finally, I must mention the shower at the master room at Casa Sueño. It has a glass window that opens toward the ocean view. There is a special magic to it!! You must be there to understand the feeling, so go for it.... ;-)
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed Casa Sueno and the island of Culebra! Thank you for the review. All best, Bonnie
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
In town
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
In town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Zoni
Car: necessary

Zoni Beach, which is about a mile away from my house, is where Leatherback turtles nest in great number every year. Depending on when guests are on island, you can see new nests OR, if you get up very early, you might catch some baby turtles making their way to the sea. Look but don't touch! They are protected.

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Availability & Rates

Culebra House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Notes

  • From $250/nt to $450/nt
  • Holiday rates, dates and length of stays may vary. PayPal accepted. Email for details.
    4 nights minimum rental for rest of year. No EXCEPTIONS! . Pay for four nights, stay less if desired.
    For TWO people only: $250/night or $1,600 per week. Front, main bulding only. A single (one) additional person in front building (futons) will be additional $100 per night.
    Both buildings (3 bedrooms), up to 10 people: $450/night or $3,000/week.
    7 percent tax will be applied, as well as an $89 damage insurance policy.

    Full payment required before check in. At least 50 percent required to reserve the property.

    To conserve energy on this tiny island, we ask that the AC units in the bedrooms be turned off when the rooms are not being used. Electric bills exceeding $150 MORE than usual per week will be passed on to renters.
  • PayPal accepted. Email for details.
    4 nights minimum rental. No Exceptions. Pay for four nights, stay less if desired.
    For two people only: $250/night or $1,600 per week. Front, main bulding only. Any additional people in front building (futons) will be additional $100 per night each.
    Both buildings (3 bedrooms), up to 10 people: $450/night or $3,000/week.
    7 percent tax will be applied.

Amenities

Culebra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The master bath is unlike any other.... with a door that opens onto the balcony (but there's a privacy wall so don't worry) so that you can feel the breeze AND enjoy the amazing view while you shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two full-size futons in the living room that are incredibly comfortable. No kidding. They, too, enjoy the great morning view. Fans overhead... great for sleeping overnight or daytime naps.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
An IV filter, in addition to two other filtering systems, guarantees that the cistern water is potable. There are more amenities than I'm listing.