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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, greek

Punta Aloe- Sweeping View of Ensenada Bay & Charming Breeze

9 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Playa Sardinas II Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Punta Aloe is one of the original, exclusive developments on Culebra. The location is only an 8 minute walk to town, sweeping bay views and surrounded by old growth fruit, palm and nut trees. You'll have access to two private docks (for dinghy tie-up or swimming). Sailboats can be anchored or moored. The house is quiet and convenient for holiday travelers. Our family has owned this property for 30 years and demonstrate pride of ownership with recent upgrades including new kitchen cabinets, new refrigerator, new ceiling fan and updated bathroom.

The home sits atop a hillside to afford beautiful views and may not be appropriate for anyone with physical problems climbing stairs. This is the only rental unit in this home. You will not be bothered by the sound of footsteps, children, construction or dogs... only Coqui and the sounds of the Bay.

Please Note- Although we do provide free WiFi, the connection speeds across the island are often quite slow (more similar to dial-up from the late 80s) and intermittent.

It's fine for checking email, but downloading movies, skype calls, etc. can be unreliable or unrealistic.

This is an island-wide reality & one that helps reinforce the 'slow-it-down & take it easy' approach to life the Culebrense enjoy year-round.

If your need to work from Culebra, it's best to rely upon your Mobile Telephone Internet connection. Culebra is part of The United States of America and most service providers do not charge extra. Call ahead to make sure...

Keywords: Private Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, greek

About The Owner

We're a family of four that was in search of the perfect quiet island. We found it in Culebra.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1980

Why The Owner chose Culebra

We first came to Culebra in 1979. At that time it was hard to find rentals, so we bought a house that we could use for family trips.

What makes this villa unique

The huge wooden decks are signature features on all Punta Aloe Properties. The views of Ensenada Honda, Moon-rises over the Mountains are amazing. The Frigate Bird's daily commute (right around happy hour) is always a fun treat to see from the decks.

Reviews

4
based on 9 traveler reviews

Punta Aloe- Sweeping View of Ensenada Bay & Charming Breeze
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews
Mount Desert, Maine, USA
3

Great view!

  • 3 of 5

We spent 12 nights in beautiful, friendly, wonderful Culebra. We snorkeled every day. It was amazing. We rented a golf cart from Jerry's Jeep. They were great to deal with and I would highly recommend them. The golf cart was fun!

This studio has some pros and cons. The view is amazing, the breeze is delightful (we never needed the AC), and the location is perfect. It was an easy walk into town, in fact we did it every night for dinner. It took between 15 - 20 minutes. It came with beach chairs, a beach umbrella, two different size coolers, and even a flashlight. The bathroom has a shelf where we could unpack our stuff. Also, it is very private. We could see no one from the deck and it was delightfully quiet when the neighbors' dogs weren't barking.

This is not the cleanest place we have rented. It was swept and wiped clean for us but under the sink, in the cupboards, in the corners, in the shower were in need of a good solid cleaning. The studio is in need of new sheets. The beds unmade themselves every night and we often found ourselves waking up on the pad rather than the bottom sheet. Also, the beds can not really be made into a king. It is two singles pushed together but they are still two twins with a space between them. We were invited to use the top deck, which the website shows nice furniture, but there is just a hard picnic table and benches. Also, there is nothing really nice to drink out of - just three clouded plastic tumblers. Some nice plastic wine glasses would be a much appreciated offer. And, you will definitely need water shoes for the swimming dock. The ladder is full of barnacles and the ocean floor is slimy.

Having said all this we had a wonderful time and fell in love with Culebra.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful week in Culebra!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous week here. The location of the apartment was excellent. The neighbors were very quiet at night. The manager, Alberto, was charming and helpful and the owners seem truly interested in feedback to do their best to make their guests comfortable. There were numerous helpful extras- a small cooler to keep drinks cold in, two beach chairs, an umbrella and a really nice new frying pan among the kitchen supplies. It is a compact place, but perfect for two. We actually found the internet was not the problem we anticipated from past reviews- several spots had fine internet and at other times we could pick it up further from those areas. We snorkeled every day while in Culebra and ate fish every night.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a small villa located at the top of 60+ steps. Seems like a long climb but when you reach the top the reward is a spectacular view of the bay. This house is the highest in the neighborhood. For an even better view we climbed to the owner's deck (with their permission). The property landscaping is lush. The deck was a great place to relax with coffee and watch the sunrise. Cooling cross winds kept the villa comfortable even in daytime heat. There is an air conditioner but we did not use it.

The villa is about one mile(1.6 km) from Dewey, the only town on the Culebra. Except for driving to the beaches, we were able to walk to town for everything else.

It was as expected. The local manager, Alberto, was very responsive. We texted him for something while at breakfast and it was at the villa by the time we walked back.

Some suggestions:

Do not count on WiFi internet access. It is present but weak and gets interference from another WiFi that shares the same channel. Disconnects are frequent. I had ATT 4G service which was exceptional everywhere on Culebra so it was a minor issue for me but had I been planning to use my PC I would have been disappointed.

Bring clothes pins--there is a clothes line and the constant breeze makes for great drying conditions.

If you want coffee get it in Puerto Rico before coming to Culebra. Most other needs are available at Milka Market which seems to have a little of everything, including clothes pins.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the Wonderful Review :) Good point on the WiFi> we updated the listing. The challenge with the WiFi is actually not specific to our installation. We have and pay for High Speed Internet... but download speeds are often the equivalent of slow dial-up. High Speed Internet service throughout Culebra & much of the Caribbean is generally very low speed (by current North American Standards) with intermittent service. We've found that during the day, the service is more spotty than at night. We offer free WiFi as a convenience> but if your plan is to work from Culebra, it's best to rely upon your Mobile Telephone Internet Connection. Culebra is part of The United States of America and most service providers do not charge extra. Call ahead to make sure. thank you!!!
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4

Amazing view

  • 4 of 5

Even without a car you can get to the apartment by walking from the ferry station. Its close to the town but also secluded from the tourist crowd. The apartment's deck is the best part of this place. Was so nice to waking up to a view like that every morning and having your coffee. The owners told us that we can use the upstairs deck too, which had a even better view of the island. There are nice restaurants around the town so you don't have to worry about food, but if you want to cook, there are all the basic kitchen stuff in the apartment. We loved Culebra and enjoyed our stay a lot.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location & property. Owners are terrific. Very private & serene.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Simply Perfect Culebra...

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Culebra. The apartment was fantastic! Close walk to town, but far from the hustle & bustle of any street noise. The owners let us use the upstairs deck which was AMAZING...!! The grounds are nicely manicured and planted with lush tropicals like Papaya, Passion Fruit, Breadfruit, Citrus, etc. Exactly as advertised & presented- Would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Sardinas II Villa Rental Rates

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Amenities

Playa Sardinas II Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom towels, soap bar and bath mat are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Twin or Single Beds (2). The 2 platform type, twin beds are placed together as a 'King Bed' or can also be easily separated for two. Sheets are provided.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Dock Access for Boats less than 13 feet.

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