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Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove) - A Lovely Home In A Tropical Paradise

Erik and Nancy

Member since: 2013
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Erik and Nancy

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2015
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Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove) - A Lovely Home In A Tropical Paradise

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Culebra - Caleta Tortuga - Turtle Cove

2- Bedroom/2- Bathroom Overlooking Ensenada Honda/spectacular Views/great Locati

Caleta Tortuga, 'Turtle Cove' in Spanish, is located on a scenic hillside overlooking Ensenada Honda. Copy and paste this Google Maps link into your favorite web browser to see exactly where the house is located:

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It is situated in such a way that the trade winds provide excellent ventilation year-round. For times when nature’s cooling isn’t quite enough, there are two air conditioners to help keep you comfortable. With two bedrooms and a futon in the living room, there is ample room for up to six. Two full bathrooms mean no waiting for the facilities. The front deck is spacious, welcoming and an ideal place to relax and plan your day. It faces south-southeast so watching a beautiful Caribbean sunrise with a hot cup of your favorite beverage is easy and convenient. The tiled kitchen features a full-size stove and refrigerator, blender, microwave oven and a complete assortment of cookware, utensils and accessories. For those seeking a golden glow, the wrap-around deck allows for ideal sun light no matter what the time of day. The Kenmore gas grill is there if you want to enjoy a juicy burger or sizzling steak. When you are ready to go exploring, you will find that Caleta Tortuga is just about perfectly located and only minutes away from anywhere on the island. Other amenities include ceiling/pedastal fans throughout, linens, towels, 32-inch flat screen TV and DVD player.

For those unfamiliar with the island, Culebra is located about midway between mainland Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI. With a full-time population of only 1,800 people, it is quiet, peaceful and a haven for those who seek to unwind and feel stress melt away. In spite of our diminutive size and population, however, we are home to several stellar restaurants. Our favorite is easily Zacos Tacos, but don’t let the name fool you. There is far more on the menu than just tacos, although we have never found a reason to try anything else. Other noteworthy restaurants include Susie’s, El Eden and the Dinghy Dock, just to name a few. You will also find not only the world famous Flamenco Beach, but many less-traveled and equally breath-taking beaches, all waiting to be discovered by you. But you don’t have to take our word for it, because Travel and Leisure magazine named Culebra as its top island in the Caribbean for 2013!

When on Culebra, make sure you find the time to visit Isla Culebrita, the small island off the eastern shore. It is home to Tortuga Beach, the inspiration for the name of this home. Also on Culebrita are some fabulous tidal pools fed by waves coming in from the open ocean. The power and fury of this display is truly inspiring. We love to scramble across the rocks, find a good vantage point and just lose ourselves in the majesty. It is almost a spiritual awakening.

One final note: As has been mentioned in some reviews below, the house is in a residential neighborhood and your day just might begin with the roosters crowing. You might also see or hear evidence of dogs, lizards, iguanas and of course, lots of birds. After having vacationed on several different Caribbean islands, we have come to expect such “local color” and to us it is a welcome reminder that we are not in Kansas anymore. We mention these facts because we genuinely want you to love your stay on Culebra so that you will return again and again, regardless of where you choose to lay your head.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erik and Nancy (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2015

About Erik and Nancy

We are the brand new owners of Caleta Tortuga and are very excited to be a part of this wonderful island. As a professional couple with plans to retire to Culebra within the next few years, we are offering our future retirement home to you while we count the days until we can live there full time.

Erik and Nancy purchased this house in 2013

Why Erik and Nancy chose Culebra

After vacationing in the Caribbean on and off for several years and visiting many lovely places, we discovered and fell in love with Culebra in 2012. It is small, quiet and has everything we want and need. If you are interested in nightlife and wild times, Culebra might not be right for you. If you value seclusion and sparse population along with beautiful beaches and friendly locals, Culebra has exactly what you need.

What makes this house unique

This is a modest home with a beautiful view, lots of room to spread out and centrally located so that the island is at your fingertips. Yes, there are far larger, nicer, and more prestigious homes on the island, and if you want the ultimate luxury hideaway, click the back button and keep on looking. This house is all about charm, convenience and affordability.

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Reviews

4.4
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove) - A Lovely Home In A Tropical Paradise
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
5

a fantastic Culebra home!

  • 5 of 5

Erik and Nancy have a wonderful place! The house is in pristine condition, with all of the amenities necessary for a pleasant and easy stay on the island. The view from the porch is fantastic and provides a relaxing spot when you you have torn yourself away from Culebra's beaches and waters.

Dick, the very personable caretaker for the property, lives across the street and is available to answer any questions.

This was our fourth visit to Culebra and Caleta Tortuga was far and beyond the best lodging we have rented. We highly recommend it!

As for the roosters and dogs mentioned by other reviewers: chickens and roosters run wild everywhere on Culebra - including all of the beaches. The crowing is an inescapable (and I think charming) part of the local color. Dogs are ubiquitous as well. A big part of Culebra's charm is its traditional Puerto Rican character. Be prepared to enjoy these rough edges that, hopefully, won't be sanded away by rapidly growing tourism

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to hear from you the next time you plan a trip to Culebra. Erik and Nancy
5

wonderful lodging on Culebra!

  • 5 of 5

Erik and Nancy have a wonderful place! The house is in pristine condition, with all of the amenities necessary for a pleasant and easy stay on the island. The view from the porch is fantastic and provides a relaxing spot when you you have torn yourself away from Culebra's beaches and waters.

Dick, the very personable caretaker for the property, lives across the street and is available to answer any questions.

This was our fourth visit to Culebra and Caleta Tortuga was far and beyond the best lodging we have rented. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John and Ruthie! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Erik and Nancy
5

Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations. Great view. Well equiped. Perfect location. Nice and helpful neighbors. Dick is great caretaker and very helpful. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts! It was a pleasure to be part of your trip. Regards, Erik and Nancy
5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Caleta Tortuga stands out as my favorite accommodation in Culebra. My good friend and I have been making an annual trip to Culebra for the last 5 years as a way to escape the frigid winters in New York. This year, we decided to share Culebra with a few other friends. I have stayed in several different places throughout the years and Caleta Tortuga is certainly our favorite and we plan to stay again next year. The home has everything you need and more! From snorkeling gear/beach items to extra towels/linen and a fully stocked kitchen (my friend was so happy to find a tostonera to make us homemade plantains for breakfast!), you don't need to worry about having to buy anything but whatever groceries you like to cook during your stay. This certainly made our arrival in Culebra a seamless experience. Dick, who is the house caretaker, was so easy to reach from the very first moment we arrived on the island and was a wonderful help, available at all times. Erik and Nancy, the owners, were extremely professional, prompt and a delight to interact with remotely. I could go on and on about how great of an experience we had this year and Caleta Tortuga was responsible for a major portion. If you like to wake up to nature's alarm clock (roosters crowing) hugging a fresh mug of coffee while overlooking the bay as the sun rises up from the eastern horizon, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. Caleta Tortuga gets my highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Domenick and his friends were an absolute joy to work with. We are overjoyed that the home met your expectations and look forward to hearing from you when you prepare to plan your next trip to Culebra. Thanks! Erik and Nancy
4

Clean, compact, view of harbor

  • 4 of 5

We stayed art Casa Tortuga for one week. The apartment was clean, had nice furniture and lovely bathrooms. The balcony looked over the harbor and was a good a good place to watch the sunrise and sunset. The kitchen was well equipped, and we cooked in several times. There were masks, fins and beach towels provided, as well as an outdoor shower to wash the sand off. The caretaker, Dick, was very helpful and told about the best beach: Brava. The apartment is in a neighborhood so it's not completely private, but Culebra is so laid back it didn't matter. We rented a golf cart and it was great. Shopping and beaches were all within easy distance. We had a wonderful vacation. The snorkeling was fantastic, especially when we swam with turtles.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Newark, DE, USA
4

A pleasant place to stay in Culebra

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Caleta Tortuga, would stay there again, and would recommend it to friends and family looking for a nice, low-key, clean and comfortable rental. Luxurious it isn't, but the bathrooms are nicely appointed, the towels and linens were new and of good quality, and beach gear (snorkels, beach chairs) are kindly provided. The owners and property manager are very nice and responded promptly to our questions and concerns.

Restaurants: aside from Zaco's Tacos and one of the Flamenco kiosks--the one at the back, Dona Mari's--we didn't care much for the dining (we found it overpriced for what it was). You are better off, if so inclined, stocking up on groceries and making your own meals, using the gas grill provided at the house. Attractions: we never got tired of beautiful Flamenco Beach, but also enjoyed Tamarindo, Zoni, and snorkeling at Carlos Rosario.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Prices & Availability

From $171 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Long term rentals welcomed! Rent four (4) weeks for the price of three (3).

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Private bath in master bedroom and full bathroom in central hallway.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with private bath, bidet and shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Double-size bunk beds, perfect for kids or singles.
  • Both bedrooms have multiple windows, ceiling or floor fans and independently controlled air conditioner. The comfy futon in the living room easily sleeps two adults for a total capacity of six people.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming

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