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Pura Vida Culebra; breathtaking ocean view luxury property

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


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:
12 January, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Pura Vida Culebra; breathtaking ocean view luxury property
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
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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Gorgeous house and view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely swimming pool long enough for laps. Well-maintained and equipped house. Comfortable beds. Spectacular views. Quiet but only a 15 minute drive to town. An even shorter drive to the best beach on the island. Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thurston, thanks for being a great guest, we'd love to have you all back! Hope to see you soon.
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Georgetown, TX


  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida was breathtaking! We wanted to escape and this place provides it. As we approached the house the view was spectacular and our excitement grew. One of our favorite rooms was the living room/ balcony. When you first walk in, the ocean vibes embrace you. It is very relaxing and rejuvenating to sit in the rocking chairs on the deck and see the waves playfully washing up on the shore below. Drinking coffee in the rocking chairs in the morning before the kids got up was also nice. The bedrooms were also great. Being able to wake up looking out over the ocean just adds to the beauty. And then there is the view from the showers. The beds and linens were top of the line. We slept great and woke up feeling refreshed each morning. The house clean throughout and kitchen well stock with all the home amenities needed for the stay. Manuel, the property manager, was great too. He was prompt at meeting us at the airport and showing us everything around the house. He check on us a couple of times to make sure we were doing ok. It was nice to play hard on the beaches and come back at the end of the day to a quiet oasis. This house is truly a little bit of heaven on earth. We are planning another trip to the house this year and hope to stay longer.

Thank you Peggy and Carlos for offering your home for us to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chuck, I only just now saw your review so thank you for posting! We love the house and it makes us so happy when our guests love it as much as we do. We do hope we can accommodate you the next time you come to visit:) Warmest regards, Carlos and Peggy
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This home, the view, the amenities, all stellar!

  • 5 of 5

We are still here and I never want to leave. Everything about this home is just stunning. I love that the main living area and the bedrooms are two separate buildings. As a previous reviewer wrote, I don't even want to leave the property because it is so beautiful. The architectural details are perfect and the owners are not shy about leaving their personal decor and wonderful linens. This makes for a high quality stay and you really feel like their guests, not just a renter. Thank you owners for sharing your beautiful home. We will probably return, if we don't build our own!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and are always looking to improve the property for our guests so thank you for your kind words. We 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £162 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 7.0%

No pets
$600 - $950 daily; $4200 - $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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • 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
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor 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. Children 6 or older welcomed.

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