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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island

Hilary Vartanian

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Hilary Vartanian

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015
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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hilary Vartanian (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015

About Hilary Vartanian

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

Why Hilary Vartanian chose Culebra

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Pittsfield, MA
5

Peace, Quiet, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Hilary's island home. The house was well appointed for cooking and entertaining. It was fun to check out the library and take advantage of the dvd collection at night. Having morning coffee on the deck every day was wonderful. Culebra is not for the horse, golf and tennis set. There are plenty of things to do but at a very relaxing pace. There are adequate places to shop for supplies. There were a variety of restaurants to go for casual and excellent meals. If you go to Culebra for the peace and quiet, you will return to this property again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Royal Oak, MI
5

Perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I had an incredible stay on Culebra and it was made all the better by our stay at Hillary's casa. The house had everything we needed for our week-long stay-- well-stocked, clean and a great location. We loved coffee and books on the deck before heading out on the day's adventures. It was nice to stay in a home so obviously loved and cared for. I left a book for the library and plan to be back! Thanks Hillary!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Caribbean Bliss!

  • 5 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: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: 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!
5

Perfect Relaxing Vacation Spot- NO CROWDS!!

  • 5 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: Mar 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed it. Please come again!
5

well loved and cared for

  • 5 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: Jan 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

No Worries, Relaxation, Safe, Secure, and Private!

  • 5 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: Jun 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Culebra International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
dinghy dock
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Dewey Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dinghy dock
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Flamenco
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $2,000 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Culebra 2015
1 Feb 2015 - 1 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 7 nights
$2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Notes $350 housekeeping and caretaker meet and greet fee and free wifi.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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