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Waterfront w/Amazing Views & Breezes-Path to Water

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA, Sleeps 6, Kayaks, Water Access

RATES: Rates are $315 - $457/Nightly or $1700 - $3200/Weekly based on time of year, # of people and length of stay. Average rates listed are for 2 people. Additional rates apply for additional people. (See below for more detailed pricing)

Waterfront - Picture perfect Caribbean views and a steady, cooling breeze, located on a 5 acre property, 4 miles from town and 2 miles from Zoni Beach. The house features a large (~700 sq ft) veranda overlooking Almodovar and Manglar Bays (aka Pela Bay), with panoramic views to Culebrita, Sail Rock and St Thomas to the east.

From the house, 70 feet above the ocean, an easy 80 yard trail leads down to the protected Pela Bay, where you can swim and snorkel or take the kayaks to explore the small nearby islands and many inlets. For the sport fishermen, Pela Bay also includes expansive flats for bone fishing, which you can access by kayak or on foot, and there is tarpon fishing in nearby Manglar Bay.


BEDS: KING, KING, TWIN, TWIN, (Twins May Be Converted Into Kings)

AMENITIES: Sat TV, Wifi, Gas Grill, Outdoor Shower, Ceiling Fans, Direct Access to Water w/Kayaks, Beach Chairs, Cooler

WEEKLY RATES: 2 Persons 3-4 Persons 5-6 Persons

IN-SEASON: $2200 $2700 $3200

OFF-SEASON: $1700 $2000 $2500

More Details

Property Manager
Marc Shulman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About Marc Shulman

We bought this property as a vacation home for the three generations of our family. As the family expanded, we built a second house at the other end of the property, and now rent the first house during the months when our children and grandchildren are busy with other activities.

Marc Shulman purchased this house in 2004

Why Marc Shulman chose Culebra

We chose this property because of its hillside siting above the water, its exposure to the steady breeze of the Trade Winds, and the extraordinary views that extend close-up from Pela Bay to St Thomas in the distance. We swim from our shore every day. With the kayaks we venture farther, searching out the turtles, rays and birds.


Fraile House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Time 10pm-8am Max Occupancy strictly enforced. Hold Harmless required to be signed by all adults. Use of kayaks strictly for rental guests.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - KING - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - KING - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Twins or 1 King - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins Can Be Converted into a King
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Twins or 1 King - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins Can Be Converted into a King
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Swim and kayak from the property


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Waterfront w/Amazing Views & Breezes-Path to Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Maine, USA

2nd visit--Loved it even more

  • 5 of 5

We never visit the same place twice, but our family was so taken with Culebra and this property that we decided to return for a 2nd (longer) visit.

We comfortably had six people in the home, and it can easily accommodate two families of four if needed. The trade winds out of the east keep the home very comfortable, even on humid days. The vistas were even more beautiful than we remembered. If you stay longer than a week, the renal company will provide a cleaning service and change the linens after a week.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My 2 teenage daughters and I enjoyed a week here. Spectacular views, spent much time on the veranda. Kayaked in the bay down in front of the house. A bit steep hiking down. Not a sand beach but very shallow reef where the kayaks are put in. Very comfy pillows and bed. Would def come back to this rental. The rental agency guided us to the property as it is off road and probably difficult to find by yourself. Great breeze and birds chirping. Very close to Zoni beach. Need a jeep to reach the property. Very secluded. Loved the collection of old newsletters about the island and the history and culture.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 days in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that we vacationed on Culebra, but the first time on a waterfront property at the "East End". The vista to the east looking across the Caribbean to St Thomas is spectacular. The house is simply furnished but very comfortable, and the steady breeze of the Trade Winds keeps the house at the perfect temperature. Many days we never left the property and swam, fished and kayaked in Pela Bay just below the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine, USA

Old school Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids (ages 5 and 8) rented this property in mid-April to escape chilly New England. We loved the views, the breezes, and the home. The pictures supplied are accurate. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and utensils. Of course, you need to buy food when you arrive on the island, but Michelle will help you. The owners live next door and are lovely people.

A Culebra vacation isn't for everyone, but if you are reading this, you probably want to get off the beaten path. The relaxed, slow, minimally developed island was exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the smaller house. Plenty of room for 4 including 2 teenagers. The house was in immaculate condition and was FULLY equipped. The view of the bay and St Thomas in the distance was spectacular. Having the kayaks was a big attraction and we used them a lot. Michelle met us at the Jeep rental and gave as a thorough orientation to the island, including a stop at the market and leading us to the house. We would stay here again and highly recommend this property. Everything on the island is an easy drive from the house and the breeze blows all day.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property a few years ago and had been looking forward to our return. Indeed, it was even better this time. As ever, the property is a quiet, beautiful sanctuary, and we spent much of the time on site, kayaking, swimming or reading on the veranda. The amenities -- most notably the restaurants -- in town have improved a notch.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Culebra Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Susies Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Dewey, Culebra
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Susies Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Zoni
Car: necessary

Culebra is a quiet, relatively undeveloped island with all the aquatic activities and a good but limited selection of restaurants and grocery stores. Culebra has the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean: Playas Zoni, Flamenco, Tamarindo are accessed by paved roads; other beaches, such as Carlos Rosario and Brava are accessible only on foot or by water and as expected are still present their natural, untouched beauty.


Rates & Availability

Fraile House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.5%

Rates listed are for 2 persons. Additional fees apply for additional persons. Stays of less than 7 nights may be available during Low Season (May 1-Dec 14), please inquire.
Additional cleaning fees may apply to stays of less than 7 nights.
Rates are based on double occupancy per room (eg: 4 persons would open 2 bedrooms).
Cancellation: Initial rent deposits are non-refundable unless we are able to rebook your same dates at a comparable rate. Any refund would be minus a $25 service fee. We recommend Travel Insurance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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