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Solar-Powered, Peaceful, Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Isla

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Main house has 2 full bedrooms & sleeping alcove. Master suite casita sleeps 2

Our classic beach house and master suite casita is powered by state of the art solar energy powered by TESLA that provides a rustic, peaceful, private, romantic, and truly off the grid getaway. On 5 lush acres which ends on our mountaintop--Its charms are simple and unpretentious. We hope you find peace and tranquility as well as perfect beach days every moment of your visit. Private dead end road, gated entrance, double sized deck, 2 bedroom house with sleeping alcove and master suite casita sleep up to 7 comfortably. Endless water and island views. One of a kind. Relax and recharge in paradise.

Hilary Vartanian
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Hilary Vartanian

We are a New York City family who is passionate about the the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the environment. Having traveled the world we have found a true peace and a slice of paradise here on Culebra.

Hilary Vartanian purchased this house in 2004

Why Hilary Vartanian chose Flamenco

This house is one of a kind on a peaceful, protected part of the island. The house has always drawn great people and our repeat renters are a testament to the comfort and beauty of the island and our home.

What makes this house unique

a large property with neighbors few and far between, a friendly helpful caretaker and a home that has every amenity needed for a relaxing beach getaway. Solar powered and fully stocked for a comfortable family or multiple couple getaway.


Flamenco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second full bath is in the casita
  • 2 beautiful, modern bathrooms with showers built for two with Rainfall showerhead, terracotta tile and sandstone. Please note second full bathroom is in casita and has gorgeous shower built for two. outdoor shower (hot, warm, and cold water) with custom mosaic privacy wall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main house. Private entrance to deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private entrance to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , sleeping alcove in main house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , maser suite casita w kitchenette, full bathroom, deck
  • 3 full, spacious bedrooms (one is master suite casita next to main house) Master bedroom has sweeping views of ocean and the harbor and private entrance to deck. Master Suite Casita has queen bed, full bathroom with walk in shower, kitchenette and private deck with water views. 2nd bedroom has private entrance to deck, reading area, and queen bed. Main house also has sleeping alcove. All bedrooms have direct access to decks. additional sleeping alcove is perfect for a child, babysitter or additional guest and has one twin bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Solar-Powered, Peaceful, Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Isla
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four rented this lovely hilltop home over Easter break. It has been lovingly decorated and has an AMAZING collection of DVDs, CDs, and coffee-table-style art, reference, and fiction books! We really enjoyed exploring these in our down time at the house and also enjoyed the gardens around the entryway.

Most of our time at Culebra was spent at the various beaches, with a new snorkel adventure every day. The snorkeling directly from the beaches was better here than any other Carribean Island we have explored! (We have been to many). The Coral were in excellent condition and the plant and animal life was so diverse, with very dynamic terrain. We saw turtles, rays, and squid on multiple days and even found an Octopus! The reefs that required hikes to assess the beaches allowed us nice options to escape the Easter weekend crowds as well.

This home is in an excellent location for exploring the island with a lovely view of the bay and hillside from the deck. The jeep ride up to the house was a bit intense the first time through, as it is very steep, but we got used to it after a couple of runs. :)

The only set-backs for us were that we had anticipated having access to the laudry machine (and packed lightly for the Flamenco flight to the island) but found out on arrival that we could not do laundry or take showers more than rinsing off the soap/conditioner since the island was experiencing a drought. As it turned out, it was not at all a big deal, but something to be aware of as a possibility.

Also, we had not noticed from the pictures and description that the master bedroom did not have a door and was open to the main space (and twin bed alcove). These are just items that could be important, depending on the group you are traveling with.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience at this house and my husband especially loved all of the open natural space that the property offered for him to practice his Thai Chi! This home had such a personal touch and a very playful personality to it that made it very unique! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We pride ourselves on creating a comfortable environment for our guests. The island does go thru periods of draught and we were happy to accommodate your request to use the washer dryer during your five day visit when you requested it. Most houses on the island practice the same kind of water conservation. In terms of the layout of the house, homes in the Caribbean are open concept as is ours and we have always found people have enjoyed the flow and design of the house. Although it is true there isn't a "door" to the master bedroom it was a design choice to have a step down into the master where you turn a corner to a completely private master bedroom with direct access to the deck. The twin alcove is described as such and the picture also represents that. Our guest casita provides a separate master suite as well which can be added to the rental. Thanks for your comments and we were glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Spectacular private setting for those seeking peace and solitude.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Estrella. It's perched very high on a steep hill with spectacular views and the most wonderful breezes. You must rent a 4WD to reach the house. as its completely private location is at the end of a steep dirt road. There's nothing more wonderful than breakfast on the big deck or dinner under the stars. We especially love this special house doesn't feel like a sterile rental unit. Rather it is a beloved family home with many wonderful books, great CDS and DVDS, games, art, etc. We love returning there after a day at the beach, taking an outdoor shower and savoring the complete peace here. The kitchen is very well appointed and there's a huge gas grill. Very special is a network of protected nature trails above the house. Hilary is a very experienced host and offers thorough information and support.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! There is nothing we value more than repeat visitors such as you. We like to say the house "draws great people" and you are a wonderful example. We look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect Honeymoon Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with sunrise views! We loved the location as it was minutes from a beach to snorkel at sunset! Easy to get to (4WD required) from town but very secluded and private. The property manager went above and beyond upon our arrival by bringing us to the beach when our rental car wasn't ready. The house had everything you could want and exceeded our expectations! We will be staying here again on our next trip to Culebra for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Culebra is a mixture of physical activities with the most peaceful and beautiful environment.

  • 5 of 5

The house was secluded at the end of a dirt lane with gate. Be aware a four wheel drive is definitely needed. We enjoyed the solitude and away from it all environment. It is exactly what we wanted. The house has no HVAC, and you don't want it or need it. It was equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, beautiful view! Very comfortable and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This was a rare vacation with my grown children and we had a wonderful relaxing time. It was also perfect that my husband and I could go to sleep early in the beautiful casita above the main house while the kids could stay up and watch movies. There was a varied and wonderful collection of books and films as well. The best part of the stay was being surrounded by nature and having a spectacular view! The drive up to the house is an adventure, and a four wheel drive sturdy vehicle is required. We rented from Carlos car rental. The golf carts you see puttering around the island are not appropriate for this location!

we would love to come back here!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Private Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great five days at Hilary's vacation home on Culebra. We were greeted at the airport and led to a wonderful home at the top of a lane. Our teenage daughter and a girfriend stayed in the casita next to the house and my husband and I enjoyed the well-appointed vacation home that has the amenities of home, but none of the pressures of it. Great view! We enjoyed the restaurants, beaches, and snorkeling of Culebra and hope to return someday. Thank you, Hilary!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you! We feel lucky that our home draws wonderful families like yours. We hope you will join us again!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Culebra International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dinghy Dock
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Dewey Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dinghy dock
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Our house is on the exclusive east side o the island close to town shops and restaurants yet completely private and on 5 lush hilltop acres on a gated dead end road. A perfect getaway with the luxury of a private property and close to the amenities that Culebra has to offer.




Additional information about rental rates

WIFI $15
pre/post Housekeeping $300
caretaker meet and greet $50

total fee for pre/post housekeeping, meet and greet and WIFI is $450. Casita available for parties of 5 or more at no additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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