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Pura Vida Culebra; breathtaking ocean view luxury property

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

Pura Vida is a beautiful house overlooking Las Pelás Bay and the island of St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands). Unforgettable view of the greatest variety of ocean blue colors you have ever seen. One mile away from one of Culebra's most beautiful beaches: Zoní Beach. All rooms have inverter air conditioning and/or fans. Two master bedrooms with king size beds with private bathroom and balconies, both ocean and garden views. A third bedroom with queen size bed and a fourth with elegant comfortable bunk beds, both with ocean views. 58 foot lap pool with pool room overlooking the bay and ocean. Fully equipped kitchen in living area and second kitchen and barbecue at pool area. Comfortable living and dining area connected to balcony. Library. Wi-Fi connection, TV, DVD and i pod dock station.

Peggy and Carlos Steffens
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Peggy and Carlos Steffens

My husband is originally from Puerto Rico but went to school in California where he and I met and now reside. We discovered Culebra on one of our trips to Puerto Rico. As it turns out, Carlos’ grandfather was a trader/explorer and sailed the Caribbean frequenting our little bay as a resting spot. (The history of his sailboat, the Pocahontas, can be found in the Culebra museum.) Carlos has had a deep connection to this magical place ever since he was a boy in Puerto Rico. Unique fact: our children all played competitive water polo and two of our daughters are gold medalists from the London Olympics; they chose to celebrate their win here in Culebra!

Why Peggy and Carlos Steffens chose Culebra

This property offers breathtaking views of Las Pelas Bay, Culebrita and St.Thomas. You will see the most beautiful colors in the water as the sun,cloud and occasional rain pass over, it is absolutely mesmerizing. Our peninsula is called Punto del Viento for the constant winds that keep it cool and refreshing even in the hottest tropical weather. We love to swim and love the large lap pool. We love to boat, kayak, snorkel, paddle board and our little bay is the perfect playground. Plus Culebrita is a quick boat ride away and Zoni beach just minutes away by car. Culebra is a beautiful wildlife refuge with mangroves and turtle nesting sites, and we are surrounded by trails for exploring. In this tropical island, who would have thought we could find cacti? Culebra offers so many treasures to discover.

What makes this house unique

We built our home to take advantage of these beautiful views, to provide a place of relaxation, healthy living and adventure. We have one of the largest pools on the island and enjoy refreshing after long day in sun. We love our porch for the mesmerizing views of St Thomas, for the constantly changing colors of the water and for the most amazing star gazing. We love our proximity to all kinds of nature, the envigorating walk to Zoni, the breezes during our yoga sessions on the porch, the quick boat ride to Culebrita and the peace and serenity that is Pura Vida.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are enjoying the most amazingly relaxing, rejuvenating and nourishing time in your beautiful home! Living here for these days in Pura Vida feels like living inside a work of sublime art. Everywhere I look there is something to please the eye and soul. This is my third time here and each time there is something new and wondrous to discover!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fraile in Culebra

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Incredible view
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Incredible view
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Incredible view
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , At the pool room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , in the main house
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled with a combination of travertino marble, stone and / or quartz.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Each master bedroom has a private balcony and bathroom and ample closet space, and each has a 5 drawer chest. The room with a queen sized bed has an ample closet and the bathroom is shared with the room that has the twin bunk beds. All views of the rooms are ocean view and the master bedrooms have also a garden view. all bedrooms have inverter technology air conditioning. The main living area does not have air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Non smoking inside the house. Smoking permitted in the balconies and pool area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Pura Vida Culebra; breathtaking ocean view luxury property
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful Home and Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! Everything was immaculately kept and in working order. The layout of the house with the bedrooms separate from the living area made our stay so enjoyable. The stunning views, constant breezes and beautiful home made it easy to instantly relax and enoy our family time together. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC


  • 5 of 5

We booked Pura Vida for a girls' reunion trip and were we delighted with the beauty of the home and the surroundings! The views are stellar, and the porches are perfect for watching a gorgeous sunrise. The home is very well equipped with everything we needed, except an American coffee pot. Luckily, a local friend brought us one. No way could 4 women spend a week without coffee and we have no experience with espresso makers! The accommodations were fabulous. It was too cool to use the pool, but there is a lovely one available. Wifi worked well. Games and cards were a bonus. TV reception was great. The only thing that was a real aggravation to us were the locks. There are at the least 10-15 exterior doors that must be unlocked with a key from the inside. We had one set of keys, so unless you had the keys you couldn't open the balcony doors to your room. The key system was a real nightmare and we constantly commented that it wouldn't pass code in the US, as it was pretty scary to think of what would happen in a fire. All of that aside, the home is exquisite and Culebra stole our hearts forever. We will return!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm so sorry you couldn't locate the American coffee pot and it most definitely should have been left out for you. Regarding the keys, it is a problem and we are working to resolve it, your review will just kick us into gear. Hope to have you and your girlfriends back again!
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Pure Life!!!

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a laid back vacation with luxury accommodations on a beautiful caribbean island, Pura Vida is your place. A spectacular view in a private setting welcomes you to a well appointed, clean estate. The owners and local manager were great communicators and very helpful. Days were spent with a few morning hours around the pool before venturing off to one of the island's gorgeous beaches. You'll need to rent a jeep. Roads are good and easy to navigate. A day trip to the the little island of Culebrita is a suggeted extra adventure. Making arrangements with a local boat captain are easy to make. We spent the day with 'Captain Dave.' Highly recommend Culebra and the experience at Pura Vida. Just don't tell toooo many people about it. I won't want this little secret paradise to become overrun with touristy development.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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farmington, connecticut

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Second time at Pura Vita, great place for all as the sleeping area is separate from the main house. Everything was perfect again and we'll be back as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to "Culebs"

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing views on the island! Woke up every morning with a cup of coffee in the rocking chair looking out at St. Thomas. Pool, bedrooms and main house were perfect! Already planning my next trip back. Thank you Peggy and Carlos for opening up your beautiful home to us. Talk about an escape!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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There are no words!

  • 5 of 5

There truly are no words for this perfect home! It took my breath away as we pulled up and continued to do so throughout our whole trip! We stayed with family and friends and they all say the same! From the views, to the pool, to the bedrooms, everything is just perfect. We are already talking about booking another trip as soon as possible. Thank you to Carlos and Peggy for sharing their beautiful, dreamy escape with us, we cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nikki! We love when our guests appreciate the property as much as we do! Thanks for being great guests, we will hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Noriega Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Costa Bonita
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Ferry Service to Fajardo and Vieques
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many available
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Zoní Baech
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayak rental, snorkeling, scuba, hiking, beach combing, relaxing and turtle watch.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fraile, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £155.17 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.78
Tax Rate 7.0%

No pets
$400 - $950 daily; $3500 - $6300 weekly depending on season and # of guests.
(A 7% room tax will be added to bill.)
Christmas and New Years, premium rate applies plus week minimum stay.
All Holidays - premium rate applies
$200 Cleaning Fee
Call Owner for details on rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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