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PEACEFUL ROMANTIC CARIBBEAN GETAWAY ON THE 'SECRET' VIRGIN ISLAND

Hilary Vartanian

Speaks french, italian, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Hilary Vartanian

Speaks french, italian, english
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PEACEFUL ROMANTIC CARIBBEAN GETAWAY ON THE 'SECRET' VIRGIN ISLAND

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Culebra - Casa Estrella

2 Bedrooms plus separate master bedroom casita. 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Our classic beach cottage and master suite casita provide a rustic, peaceful, private, romantic, and truly off the grid getaway. On 5 private 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, endless water and mountain views. One of a kind. Relax and recharge in paradise.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Hilary Vartanian

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks french, italian, english

We are a New York City family who is passionate about the beach. 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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Culebra Puerto Rico
5

CARIBBEAN BLISS!

  • 5 out of 5
We greatly enjoyed our rejuvenating stay at Casa Estrella. The villa was warmly appointed with rustic island decor, and well-stocked with all of the comforts and amenities one might need (kitchen utensils and appliances, movie and book library, beach gear, towels and linens, etc.), making the place truly feel like a second home. We spent most of our evenings and mornings on the spacious deck overlooking the bay, grilling up seafood--it was the hotspot of the villa for us. Even though the villa does not have AC, it's position on a hill adjacent to the bay brought in a constant stream of breezes.

We also were happy with the location of Casa Estrella in relation to the rest of Culebra--it was set back from the more populated downtown area, becoming our own little nirvana to escape to after the day's adventures. We really couldn't have asked for more in terms of a Caribbean getaway... don't hesitate to see for yourself! Culebra is an enchanting island, and Casa Estrella encapsulates its uniquely beautiful vibe with perfection.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for this lovely review. we like to say the house "draws good people" and you were the latest great renters!
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Culebra Puerto Rico
NYC
5

PERFECT RELAXING VACATION SPOT- NO CROWDS!!

  • 5 out of 5
If you want to enjoy a variety of beaches without crowds, then Culebra and this house are for you. This cottage-style house is bright and airy, charming and uncluttered, and has a great deck on which we grilled and ate most nights. Best of all, the owners provide detailed instructions and recommendations before arrival, so you are prepared. They don't prepare you for the secluded beauty of the house, and unspoiled natural beauty of this small paradise, though. This is definitely the BEST of the Virgin Islands if you want to relax and enjoy the beach. All 6 of us LOVED it.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed it. Please come again!
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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island
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Culebra Puerto Rico
5

WELL LOVED AND CARED FOR

  • 5 out of 5
had a lovely time with my boyfriend here on this sleepy island while attending a wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed mornings and evenings on the porch watching the sun and moon rise, listening to the sounds of nature around us. The owner was very organized and made sure we found everything we needed.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island
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Culebra Puerto Rico
5

NO WORRIES, RELAXATION, SAFE, SECURE, AND PRIVATE!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family/group of six had, what we believe, to be the most relaxing vacation ever staying at this wonderful property!
Nadeen was a wonderful meet and greet host who made us feel so relaxed and comfortable adjusting to the property for the first time after a long travel day for our group and gave us great tips for enjoying our stay in Culebra even more!
The home was spacious, clean, had wonderful views of a bay on the hilltop deck, and we felt so safe which is hard to say these days.
The variety of books, music, and movies in the home was an added bonus for all of us.
Hillary, the owner, made the reservation process a joy and we thank her for the privilege of staying in the home.
A great bonus was the recently built separate casita for my wife and I which was fantastic for privacy.
Thanks again, a five star experience!
Todd and Ashley D.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Culebra Puerto Rico
5

SUPERB GETAWAY!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family fell in love with Andy and Hilary's beautiful cottage located just a few minutes from town but up a secluded hill with a beautiful harbor view. The cottage was so clean and like the other reviwers have written, well-appointed in tasteful art and comfortable furniture, kitchen supplies/utensils, a wide array of literature, DVDs and music CDs to choose from, a lovely deck plus a fun outdoor shower. The outdoor shower was an extra perk to clean off sand so as not to track it inside. We enjoyed visiting the beaches, all so different from each other, snorkeling and beachcombing and then coming back to our own quiet, restful haven to relax. Hilary e-mails you very detailed information regarding Culebra life, restaurants, stores, beaches, library, etc. so when you arrive (as newcomers) you feel like you have been to Culebra before. She is very thorough and her descriptions are right on regarding beaches, stores, etc. There were fans in every room to provide sufficient cooling but the daily island breezes coming in through the screened windows and doors were wonderful and calming for sleep. The little booknook bedroom was enjoyed immensely by our 12 year old son while our daughter and International student from China shared a room and my husband and I had a lovely room with dressers and closet space provided for everyone. The galley kitchen is neat and well stocked with pots and pans, spices and plenty of cookbooks to peruse. The landscaping is very nice and respects island flora. This was our first time staying in a home while vacationing and our experience was definitely 5 stars, thanks to Hilary and Andy! We hope to return! The Comeau Family and Fan Feng
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Culebra Puerto Rico
5

RELAXATION SUPREME

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first Carribbean experience and we hit the jackpot. This cottage is warm and inviting, well appointed and ready to welcome you. The deck was our prize location and having coffee early in the morning ranks with the best of our experiences. There is a wonderful library and supply of games and DVDs for activities. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen or grill ready for all culinary adventures and the outdoor shower a treat after a sandy beach day.

The beaches are beautiful and varied. We would snorkel in the morning, retreat to the house for lunch to,get out of the hottest sun and pick a different beach for afternoon body surfing or reading until sunset.

We found good food at reasonable prices at The Dinghy Dock, el Eden, Zaco's Tacos and Heathers. Small markets offered most of what one needs for food and supplies.

If you are looking for tennis and golf and a wild night life, Cu
Ebra is NOT for you. If you want to relax, enjoy your friends, visit outstanding beaches, put this place on speed dial.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Culebra International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Dewey Ferry
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Flamenco
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Club Seaborne
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bahia Marina
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
five night rate
26 Jun 2014 - 1 Jul 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,071
for 5 nights
$1,500
 
 
Weekly rate
6 Jul 2014 - 12 Jul 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
for 7 nights
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Please note casita is $50 additional per night.
Notes $300 housekeeping and caretaker meet and greet fee. Currently replacing wifi with cable wifi. Will be operational by August 2014. Wifi available at library and bakery in town.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second full bath is in the casita
  • 2 beautiful, modern bathrooms with shower built for two with Rainfall showerhead, terracotta tile and sandstone. Please note second full bathroom is in casita outdoor shower (hot, warm, and cold water) with natural privacy through landscaping.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 full, spacious bedrooms (one is master suite casita next to main house) Master bedroom has sweeping views of ocean and St. Thomas and full deck. Casita has separate bathroom kithenette and deck. 2nd bedroom has private entrance queen bed and day bed. All bedrooms have direct access to decks. additional sleeping alcove is perfect for a child, babysitter or additional guest and has one twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • diving
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
Notes:
Wifi is a challenge on the island. We are installing cable this summer and hope to have very reliable wifi soon. Until then, library and bakery in town have wifi.
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