PRIVATE CULEBRA DREAM HOUSE ON 6 ACRES ABOVE PEACEFUL BAY

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

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

Owner/Manager Bonnie M. Anderson

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Speaks portuguese, spanish, english
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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
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Private Culebra Dream House on 6 Acres Above Peaceful Bay
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 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
Bethlehem, PA
5

EVEN BETTER THAN EXPECTED

  • 5 of 5
The top ten best things about our stay (in no particular order)
1. The breeze through the house.
2. The view from the veranda.
3. The hills, which provided great exercise on walks.
4. Proximity to Zoni Beach
5. Zoni Beach, where the water is clear and warm and the sand is pristine.
6. Snorkeling with sea turtles.
7. Snorkeling at Flamenco Beach.
8. Carissa the house manager, who was very attentive.
9. The shower in the master bathroom.
10. Tranquility.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had a good time... and enjoyed Zoni, our turtles, our beaches and our little island in general! AND Carissa, my property manager, who is the absolute BEST!
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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

EXQUISITE PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We spent most of the week lounging around our beautiful villa, enjoying the cooling breezes and the gorgeous view of Manglar Bay. We had breakfast and dinner on the veranda every day listening to the birds and gazing at the sailboats. This place is stunning! All the windows and glass doors and being surrounded by nature give one the feeling of being in paradise. This is a luxury home with gorgeous furnishings and interior design. My husband and I enjoyed our daily walks along the dirt road at the bottom of the driveway which lead to one of many beautiful beaches on the island. The bed was ultra comfortable with a billowy comforter and lots of cozy pillows. We loved the big kitchen and dining area as we ate in all meals. Everything was immaculate and the home fairly well-maintained The location is prime- secluded but centrally located. Bonnie, the owner, was very helpful, warm and welcoming. Basically we tore ourselves away from our beautiful abode early afternoon, took the jeep to Flamenco Beach for a couple of hours, stopped at the grocery store, and happily returned "home" around 5:00 PM to start dinner every day . It was simply peaceful & relaxing! Thank you so much Bonnie. We would definitely recommend Dream House to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb,

Your review has me beaming! I am so happy that you two enjoyed the peace and nature of Culebra and Casa Sueno. Come back!

All best,

Bonnie
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Culebra Puerto Rico
Harrison City, PA
5

GREAT SETTING WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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+1 718-0422
Culebra Puerto Rico
5

BETTER THAN ADVERTISEDQ

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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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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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters 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:
  • basketball court
  • 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.