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Casual Living with Spectacular Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Both sunrises and sunsets can be experienced with views of St. Thomas and the outer harbor of Dewey. on a wrap-around porch. This hilltop full one bedroom casita is located 180 feet above sea level on a five acre lot. Perfect for the eco-traveler.

Unlike many of the house in the town of Dewey, the location is very quiet. All adjacent lots are also five acres. The main road to town and beaches is more than 1/2 mile away. Our access road is a dead end, and serves only 5 properties.

The height of the property which is centered on the top of the hill nearly always has a breeze, which eliminates the need for air conditioning.

Let the ocean sounds and trade winds breezes lull you to sleep.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About The Owner

This property has three houses on it. The one we will rent sits away from the other two. My husband and I are retired and spend 6 months a year here. From mid November to mid May. We are most always on the property to make sure your stay is comfortable. We don't use property managers.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Culebra

We bought the property for the views

What makes this house unique

270 degree stunning views of St. Thomas, Manglar Bay, Culebrita Island, Mosquito Bay, Vieques Island, Dakity Bay, El Yunque mountain.

Every day is a 12 hour day (6:30-6:30) allows lingering on one of the eight beaches around the island. If waves are too heavy on one side, go to the other side, there's always a quiet beach somewhere!

Amenities

Fraile House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Casual Living with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Peaceful, private and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here in February 2017. It's a beautiful spot and the house is perfect. It's secluded, spacious and the breeze blows through day and night. The first night the night sky was star-filled. After that the moon was big and beautiful. We watched the sun set, the moon rise, the moon set and the sun rise. All from the deck. The house is convenient to some of the most beautiful beaches. We took a boat to Culebrita, where we spent an incredible day. We hiked down to Brava Beach and were the only ones there for several hours. Although we had minimal interaction with our host, she was available and provided recommendations. I would recommend Culebra and especially this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We love sharing our hilltop property with its great water views, sunrises and sunsets. It is a special place, so quiet with cool breezes nearly constantly. We hope you will become repeat guests like most of our others, many of whom have come here for many years.
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5

We love staying here

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time coming to the casita and we've already signed up for two weeks in 2016. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Culebra! The Corys are wonderful hosts - they know the island inside and out and have lots of helpful tips on where to eat, shop, etc. As others have said, it's a beautiful, peaceful place to restore and refresh body, mind, and spirit. Sitting on the deck each morning, drinking coffee and looking at the spectacular view, is just heavenly. The house is located about 15 minutes away from beautiful Zoni beach in one direction or town in the other direction. Easy drive to everything on the island.

This is the vacation spot where we can unplug and really relax. We look forward to it every year and it always ends too soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so fortunate to have multiple repeat guests that get the essence of the island and enjoy it as much as we do. It feels like family coming to visit and we look forward to have then come back each year.
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Noblesville
5

A Special Place to Enjoy 25th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed staying here because of the beautiful views at sunrise, throughout the day, and at sunset. It was more secluded than a lot of the options and provided a special sense on just the two of us in this amazing environment. Having lived only in the US midwest, knew nothing about marine life but we thoroughly enjoyed all of the days of snorkeling, especially at Carlos Rosario. My wife especially enjoyed relaxing on the beaches. We would hike to a beach like Brava or Resaca and be the sole spectators of the amazing beauty.

Culebra has a "community" culture that was a refreshing complement to the beautiful surroundings. Not being a major tourist center in the Caribbean, it retains the blessing of locally-owned businesses that we really appreciated. If you are seeking a high-end vacation with homogeneous and pristine facilities then perhaps another island is the choice for you.

The house was pleasant and our hosts were very kind and informative about the island. Whenever a need arose, they quickly found a solution. There were nice windows with screens to let in a cool breeze. The bed was comfortable, including memory foam or some similar material. Basic appliances and a grill were helpful for us to prepare an occasional romantic home dinner. The weather was nice there as usual. Time slowed down!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear from you both separately after your trip to Culebra. What a great place to pick for your anniversary. Again thank you for taking the time to review us
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5

Heaven - rainbows every morning. Sunsets every night!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I considered going to St. John last Christmas - luckily we landed on Culebra and picked this perfect little cottage with gorgeous views, flowering plants (even an orchid attached to the palm we parked under). A quick drive from Zoni beach with a kitchen and a sunset balcony the views and vibe were perfect. Our hosts couldn't have been more generous or helpful. Nothing's "brand new" or "super lux" it's laid back, unpretentious but it's all comfortable and for us - it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This past December, Culebra did experience more rain than usually and after each shower the rainbow could be seen most often both ends it was magical.
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5

Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a perfect getaway; this is it! We were looking for a quiet place away from the hustle of town, had spectacular views, and was quaint… Hard to believe and asking a lot, but we found it. Because it is at the top of the mountain there is a constant breeze that kept the bungalow at a perfect temperature with no bugs. The bonus was the VIEWS are SPECTACULAR!

Chap and Margo were very hospitable and attentive if we had questions. They even supplied the cooler and beach chairs! We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, RI
5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for that unique and special vacation destination this is it!

The house sits at the very top of a hill with steep slopes falling off both on both sides provides for dramatic sunrise and sunsets over the water. At night St. Thomas shimmers in the Living Room window on one side while the bay sparkles under the moon 200 feet below. The long water views are completely unobstructed.

The rustic décor fits with a charmed island almost untouched by modernity. There are NO chains on this island. Don't worry lots of good little places to eat. Our favorite spot was the Dingy Dock..you sit on the dock and enjoy the bay view with your refreshing drink and enjoy the food.

The owners were very knowledgeable and helpful about the island so don't be afraid to ask for them ideas. They live in another house on the property, but the houses sit so that you don't notice them at all.

The house is very clean and has the all supplies you need from cooking pots to towels and even a small cooler to take to Flamenco beach. A list of helpful hints is found to help guide you on places to eat, food shop and things to do.

Overall this had to be one of the most relaxing trips in a long time. You just can't

beat the million dollar view. Starting your day off with a cup of coffee watching the sun rise and ending the day with a cocktail at sunset! We have already booked for next year.

Things to do: scuba diving, rent a bike or kayak, kayak snorkeling trips, beach, yoga and simply relax.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Damage Deposit $100

50% upon reservation
Balance due 30 Days prior to arrival

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