Pura Vida in Culebra is a 5 bedroom luxury villa on 5 acres with views of Las Pelás Bay, Culebrita and the island of St. Thomas. Property is located on the quieter and more private side of Culebra with gorgeous views of the greatest variety of ocean blue colors you have ever seen. One mile away from one of Culebra's most beautiful beaches: Zoní Beach and just a 15 minute drive to the famous Flamenco Beach. All rooms have inverter air conditioning and/or fans. Two master bedrooms with king size beds, private bathroom and balconies. A third bedroom with queen size bed, fourth with comfortable bunk beds, and poolside room with queen bed, private entrance, separate bath and kitchenette. All rooms have ocean views. 58 foot lap pool with pool room overlooking the bay and ocean. Fully equipped kitchen in living area and second kitchen and barbecue at pool area. Comfortable living and dining area connected to balcony. Library. Wi-Fi connection, TV, DVD and i pod dock station.
5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 12
Peggy and Carlos Steffens
- english, spanish
About Peggy and Carlos Steffens
My husband is originally from Puerto Rico but went to school in California where he and I met and now reside. We discovered Culebra on one of our trips to Puerto Rico. As it turns out, Carlos’ grandfather was a trader/explorer and sailed the Caribbean frequenting our little bay as a resting spot. (The history of his sailboat, the Pocahontas, can be found in the Culebra museum.) Carlos has had a deep connection to this magical place ever since he was a boy in Puerto Rico. Unique fact: our children all played competitive water polo and two of our daughters are gold medalists from the London Olympics; they chose to celebrate their win here in Culebra!
Why Peggy and Carlos Steffens chose Fraile
This property offers breathtaking views of Las Pelas Bay, Culebrita and St.Thomas. You will see the most beautiful colors in the water as the sun,cloud and occasional rain pass over, it is absolutely mesmerizing. Our peninsula is called Punto del Viento for the constant winds that keep it cool and refreshing even in the hottest tropical weather. We love to swim and love the large lap pool. We love to boat, kayak, snorkel, paddle board and our little bay is the perfect playground. Plus Culebrita is a quick boat ride away and Zoni beach just minutes away by car. Culebra is a beautiful wildlife refuge with mangroves and turtle nesting sites, and we are surrounded by trails for exploring. In this tropical island, who would have thought we could find cacti? Culebra offers so many treasures to discover.
What makes this Villa unique
We built our home to take advantage of these beautiful views, to provide a place of relaxation, healthy living and adventure. We have one of the largest pools on the island and enjoy refreshing after long day in sun. We love our porch for the mesmerizing views of St Thomas, for the constantly changing colors of the water and for the most amazing star gazing. We love our proximity to all kinds of nature, the envigorating walk to Zoni, the breezes during our yoga sessions on the porch, the quick boat ride to Culebrita and the peace and serenity that is Pura Vida.
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Pura Vida was the ideal home away from home for our group of 11 people ranging in age from 3 and up. The pool. The views. Comfortable beds. Space to cook and enjoy meals for 11. We rent a lot of properties using HomeAway and this was by far our favorite. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Five stars for sure!
So happy you and your family enjoyed Pura Vida! We love it too and hope to have you back again soon!
Perfect way to enjoy the Spanish Virgin Islands!
The stunning photos don't do Pura Vida justice - this was the perfect place for 8 adults and one infant to experience Culebra for the first time. The baby loved the pool and (because the sleeping quarters are separate from the living space) we were able to accommodate everyone's schedule. The fresh ocean breeze helped us maintain a pleasant temperature in the common area, and the kitchen is perfectly appointed to allow the creation of both light and full-scale meals. The balcony is a wonderful place to see the sun rise in the morning (over Culebrita and the USVI) and to see the brightly gleaming stars at night (with no interference from artificial light). While on the island, we enjoyed SCUBA diving, snorkeling, a side trip to Culebrita (highly recommended) and fishing (catching!) bonefish and tarpon. Can't think of anywhere else we would have rather been than Pura Vida on Culebra!
Hi Stephen! Thank you for your beautiful words, we are so glad you and your guests enjoyed Pura Vida and Culebra as much as we do! Getting out and enjoying the island is so much fun and having Pura Vida to relax and recuperate after a full day is just the best! It is truly a special place and we are always happy to have guests like you. Hope to see you again soon!
Amazing location, terrific ammenities, helpful support, a perfect part of paradise
The location, due to its remote nature, requires planning and coordination, but the effort is more than worth it. The house(s) are in terrific condition and designed for relaxation and re-charging. The kitchen is complete and enables the hosting of meals and entertaining. The rooms are well appointed and have great air circulation for a fantastic night sleep. We endorse this property.
Thanks Mariely, so glad you enjoyed Pura Vida! We are constantly working to improve the property and appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you back in Culebra soon!
Pura Vida is a piece of paradise ! Exceptional!
Pura Vida is a piece of paradise that should not be missed! An absolute stunning 5 acre property nestled atop a beautiful lush mature nature preserve. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the windward islands with St Thomas and the US Virgin Islands within reach. This property has a split level design with the main building holding the living quarters on the top floor -with stunning views- and a large studio with Kitchenenet on the lower level overlooking the Olympic-sized pool. A separate building holds the 5 beadrooms with individual restrooms. Excellent property for a family retreat or company getaway. Get ready to enjoy the beautiful sunsets/sunrise and the cruisliners charting the waters below. Turn off the lights and enjoy the most beautiful starry nights and count shooting stars in the company of good friends ! Your hosts Penny & Kaki will make you feel right at home and will look after all your needs. Absolutely an experience you will never forget ! Enjoy life to the fullest at PURA VIDA !
Jorge, thank you so much for taking time to review Pura Vida! We are so happy you and all your guests enjoyed this spectacular property as much as we do. Pura Vida offers something for everyone and each visit is different. We are so glad you had a night under the stars, one of my favorite things to do.
We hope you come back to visit soon!
We loved everything about Pura Vida. It’s was the first time any of us came by plane to the island of Culebra. So, it was a new experience exploring the island and it’s beaches by car and we loved every second of it. The house is perfect as simple as that. The view is breathtaking at any given time of the day. Magical.
We will surely come back! 🏖🍃☯️♥️
Thank you for coming and supporting this beautiful little gem, Culebra. And we are so happy you enjoyed Pura Vida, it is a special place and we are constantly trying to improve it so appreciate any feedback. We do hope you will come back soon!
Beautiful location, amazing views. Paradise!
We loved the house! Great space, beautiful views everywhere you turned.
Hi Marisol, so glad you enjoyed the house and Culebra! We are always working to improve it for our guests so we really appreciate the comments:) Hope to see you back again soon!
Other Activities: Kayak rental, snorkeling, scuba, hiking, beach combing, relaxing and turtle watch.