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Hilary Vartanian

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian

Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island

26 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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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

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful Romantic Caribbean getaway on the 'secret' Virgin Island
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful, Private Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great five days at Hilary's vacation home on Culebra. We were greeted at the airport and led to a wonderful home at the top of a lane. Our teenage daughter and a girfriend stayed in the casita next to the house and my husband and I enjoyed the well-appointed vacation home that has the amenities of home, but none of the pressures of it. Great view! We enjoyed the restaurants, beaches, and snorkeling of Culebra and hope to return someday. Thank you, Hilary!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you! We feel lucky that our home draws wonderful families like yours. We hope you will join us again!
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 (3 smaller children) and we loved the house. It is private, secluded and quiet. At the end of it's own dirt road you feel alone in the hills. The views are very nice and the breeze fairly constant. The house cross-ventilates beautifully. It is elegant, late-modern in style, simple and clean. We loved it. We used the snorkel gear for morning snorkels and the boogy boards for riding waves in the afternoon. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, house has all you need for great escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed in this house for two weeks. The very private house was equipped with everything you need for a quiet, relaxing time on Culebra. The deck, with hammock, table, chairs and grill was great place to relax at end of day enjoying the breeze and distant view of harbor.

The living area has chairs and 2 couches with plenty of room to relax enjoying reading with some of the expansive collection of books and DVD's. Also many games if you have a family group. Jessie, the caretaker was available by phone if you have questions. Hilary, the owner was very helpful with info sheet before our arrival. This was 2nd trip to Culebra. We hope to return again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic! Everything the description says and mor

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Casa Estrella. We were there from 7/14/15 to 7/22/15. The weather was perfect.

The house was exactly how it was described. Very open, airy, and comfortable. Great views of the harbor. Close to beaches with 4 wheel drive. The supporting information that Hilary provides makes the complete journey getting there and setting up house easy. I highly recommend this house. I will be back!

Thank you Hilary, Andy and Alex.

Jeff Natt, NYC

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Estrella - A Touch of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Having been the guest at Casa Estrella previously, it was wonderful sharing this comfortable cottage with our family as Culebra is the perfect escape for those who long for relaxing days at the beach, snorkeling with the island turtles and stingrays and enjoying the beauty of this small island. Casa Estrella is a cozy home that is not only well appointed for vacation excursions, but for downtime as it houses a wonderful collection of books on life in Puerto Rico and summertime reading selections, as well as a stocked set of DVDs and music for relaxing evenings for pretty evenings overlooking the bay. The owner's tips for adventure and restaurants were also spot on. Having just returned a few days ago, we're already longing for our vacation days at Casa Estrella. Maybe we'll come back again soon as third time may be just as much of a charm as this spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
£955
for 5 nights
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£191
£1,528
£4,585
 

Additional pricing information

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

Owner's 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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