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EL NIDO (THE NEST) - ROMANTIC TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

Al and Mary Custer

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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EL NIDO (THE NEST) - ROMANTIC TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Culebra - El Nido - The Nest

One Acre Hilltop Caribbean Style House

Beautiful Caribbean style house surrounded by porches on secluded hilltop acre. Gorgeous panoramic views from every room.

When El Nido property became available we just couldn't pass it up. It is located on the next hill from our home and the views are amazing. We rebuilt the existing house and added the bathroom and surrounding porches. The project was a labor of love. My wife and I built the windows, shutters, railings, and cabinetry and my son made the unique bamboo furniture from Puerto Rican bamboo. They say when you build something by hand it has a heart beat. El Nido definitely has that.

El Nido is entirely off the grid - it uses solar energy and rain water captured in cisterns. Conservation is a must while staying on the property. Culebra is an arid island and grass fires are a danger. There is NO smoking allowed on the property.

The house consists of three pods all connected by a porch surrounding the house. One pod is the kitchen, living room combination. The bedroom with queen-size bed is another pod and the garden bathroom is the third pod. The bathroom is truly unique with the fourth wall entirely open to view the ocean.

As amazing as the house is, you will spend most of your time on the surrounding porches. The breeze is glorious and views breath taking. Sunrises and sunsets, sailboats in the distance - its hard to leave the porches!

If you LOVE the outdoors - Culebra is the place for you! You can stay a week and visit a different beach every day - all different, unique and gorgeous. You can take a water taxi to Culebrita for the day and explore the light house or just kick back on the beautiful secluded beach. If you like hiking you can explore Carlos Rosario or Brava Beach for the day. For the more adventurous Resaca Beach may be the thing.

If you have never tried kayaking here is your chance. Kayak tours are offered from Tamarindo Beach daily. Snorkel equipment is provided for snorkeling with the turtles.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Al and Mary Custer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Al and Mary Custer

My wife and I first visited Culebra in 1988 and we were hooked! Just could not get enough of Culebra.

We owned a small guest house for several years and finally made Culebra our home in 2001. We truely can not see ourselves living anywhere else. The fabulous beaches, coral reefs and relaxed life style make this island a paradise. The local Culebrenses are wonderful warm people.

Al and Mary Custer purchased this house in 2012

Why Al and Mary Custer chose Culebra

When El Nido property became available we just couldn't pass it up. It is located on the next hill from our home and the views are amazing.

What makes this house unique

The house is on a secluded hilltop but is close to town. Punta Soldata beach is about a mile away.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
Iles de la Madeleine, Qc
5

Most relaxing holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed the tranquility of the place, the view, the nice BBQ area, the outside shower, and the fact that it is independant in energy (solar and water from rain). The internet wire was broken, but it was even more relaxing! Quite a lot of mosquitos however, even at this windy place! I think the context of the 70 mm of rain, just before our arrival, caused an outbreak! Thanks to the very nice owners, Mary and Al!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. It was quite a compliment considering that you live on the beautiful island of Madeleine. Sorry about the Internet, but I have been assured that the new connection will be done shortly. In the meantime, a wireless hot spot is available. The mosquitoes were breeding, as we had 5.05" (128mm) of rain in the 5 days before your arrival. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you back. Thinking of visiting Madeleine. Thank you
Al & Mary
business
El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
5

Perfect piece of paradise!!!

  • 5 out of 5
This is a great place for couples- breathtaking views, a terrific breeze and a romantic setting! The porch is an amazing place to sit and eat your meals or read a book, and the views from the bedroom and bathroom are incredible. Everything about this rental was well planned out. Plus it's just a short drive to the beach and downtown. Can't wait to stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you at El Nido and are so glad you enjoyed Culebra. Hope to see you back here every anniversary!
business
El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
Highland, NY
5

Returning to Paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect in every way!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guests! It was great to see you again. Hurry back!
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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
illinois
5

El Nido Culebra Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
El Nido is everything it is advertised to be. The photos and description do not do it justice. Must see to believe. The Nest is "off the grid", quiet with island style comforts, well maintained and the views of the island and the water from the fabulous wrap around deck are awesome at this hilltop property (rent a Jeep). I was thoroughly pleased with the villa and the owners are great. My biggest dilemma during my week on the island was deciding whether to spend another hour or two snorkeling and basking at one of Culebra’s incredibly beautiful, remote and serene beaches or returning to the Nest and chilling, while still finding time to stop by the Dinghy Dock for a fresh Mohito or two. I can’t wait to return to Culebra for another dose of laid back island time and put the world away for a few days. I will definitely stay at El Nido again.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love having guests that get it! It is great to see Culebra again with fresh eyes. We kept coming back for the same reason - to get "a dose of laid back island time and put the world away for a few days". You and yours are welcome anytime!
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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
Independence, Iowa
5

Kate and Jeff

  • 5 out of 5
What is there to say about El Nido? First, for the non-Spanish speaking, it can be referred to as El 'Neat-o". We would love to say that the place was hideous and that Al and Mary were really mean with hopes of ensuring that we would be the only ones able to rent it any time we wanted and for as long as we wanted - but this just wouldn't be true. Al and Mary were prompt, gracious and accommodating.

The internet worked perfectly as well as the solar power during an unexpected power outage on the island. El Nido is a precious treasure and the pictures truly do not do it justice (although the little rabbit looks JUST like his photo). The open-air shower was fantastic; the constant breeze rustling through the palm trees outside of the bedroom windows was an intoxicating way to fall asleep; we enjoyed staying in, most evenings, to cook our own meals in the perfectly appointed kitchen. After long days on Culebra's beautiful beaches, relaxing on the porch and soaking in the views was a perfect way to spend the late afternoon.

We just loved every minute of our stay at El Neat-o/El Nido.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed El Nido and Culebra! See you next year!
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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465698vb
-787-435-6873
Culebra Puerto Rico
5

Perfect! Simply Perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
This was the perfect spot for my wife and I's honeymoon. The pictures posted here is what sold us on El Nido. Once we arrived it was evident the pictures do not do this place justice. From the sun rising over St. Thomas to it setting over Vieques the view is amazing. We spent most of our time at El Nido on the porch enjoying the views. The open air shower was a highlight for us as well. The view from it is nothing less than spectacular.

We did not want for anything at El Nido. The kitchen was well equipped with all the cooking utensils and flat wear you could need. The stove is gas, has a great little coffee maker and a microwave for the left overs (if you eat in town you will have leftovers). The refrigerator/freezer is full size and has an automatic ice maker. Perfect for filling the little cooler Al and Mary have for you.

We felt like this was home. Thank you Al and Mary for making our honeymoon special. As I told you we will be back again and again and again and again........

Paul and Sondra B.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was great having you at El Nido! So happy we could contribute to making your honeymoon special. Sweet dreams of Culebra until we see you next year (or sooner)!

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Culebra Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dingy Dock
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Culebra - Fajardo
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dingy Dock
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Soldado
Car: necessary

Snorkel with the turtles from Tamarindo beach. Take a kayak tour to Luis Pena. Hike to Brava Beach for the day. Visit Flamenco Beach where the sand is like powder.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates listed are for double occupancy. Maximum number of guests is 2 adults and one child.

A minimum one-week stay during holiday periods may apply.
30% deposit on booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Payments made by check.

Cleaning fee additional.

Deposits are non-refundable unless booked period is re-rented.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Huge garden shower with entire wall open for fabulous views
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Sleep in luxury on custom made queen size bamboo bed. Ceiling fan and wardrobe. Recline with a good book and wonderful ocean view of neighboring island Vieques.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Beach bag provided and already stocked with beach towels. Beach chairs and cooler available for your island adventures.

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