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HIGH ON THE HILL WITH COOLING TRADEWINDS AND SWIMMING POOL

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

VILLA SITUATED ON 1 ACRE, 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS, SLEEPS MAXIMUM 10, 8'x40' POOL

RAVEN'S NEST DESCRIPTION

PERFECTION ON CULEBRA ISLAND......... GORGEOUS CARIBBEAN ARCHITECTURE.

HOUSE WITH POOL ON A ONE ACRE SITE WITH INDESCRIBABLE VIEWS.

FOUR (4) BEDROOMS AND FOUR (4) BATHROOMS ON VERY PRIVATE 1 ACRE SETTING.

CASUAL ELEGANCE AND FANTASTIC OUTDOOR LIVING WITH POOL, PATIO AND COVERED PORCH.

TERRIFIC OCEAN BREEZES. AND CLOSE TO TOWN AND BEACHES!

ALL FURNITURE IS BRAND NEW. IMMACULATE, BRIGHT AND FRESH!

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE PANORAMIC VIEW FROM THE LANAI...A BIT OF A TRADE WIND BLOWING THAT DAY! (Click on the video symbol at the top of the page).

Our home is situated high on the hillside above Punta Melones Beach, overlooking the bay to the east and the ocean to the south and west. The location of the house affords you the cooling breezes of the Caribbean and the views from sunrise to sunset.

As this is our family’s second home we have taken special care to make it very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The open floor plan of the inside as well as outside living spaces allows for true relaxation. As we are designers we have brought to the house wonderful original artwork and the quality of the furnishings is uncompromised.

Every room has a ceiling fan so you can sleep to the sound of the sea and awaken to the song of the birds. However, if you feel the need all the bedrooms are air conditioned for added comfort.

KITCHEN:

The kitchen is a custom chef’s kitchen with top of the line Jenn Air appliances. The propane stove has two ovens one small and one large for different cooking needs. The large capacity French door refrigerator holds enough to keep the family happy and is complemented with two freezer drawers and an icemaker. There is an abundance of cabinetry that houses everything that is needed. The cherry wood and the tiled counters create a professional look that is only outshined by the beautiful Le Creuset and Revere cookware and the unbreakable Cabo dishes and glassware. In addition to all the utensils required to prepare food there is a newly filled spice rack and generally the basics such as olive oil, etc. Our grandson, Oscar Waldman painted the scene of Cayo Norte when he visited at Christmas.

Off the kitchen is the laundry area and broom closet. The washer / dryer is for your use and is capable of small loads.

FAMILY LIVING AREA:

The seating area is very relaxed with a Seagrass sofa brimming with throw pillows. Four chairs, two Ceylon teak armchairs and two Seagrass wing chairs, add to the conversation or TV watching depending on your wishes. If you need more seating there are two Sanibel benches in the entry hall that can be multi purposed. There are unique compass and rope spool side tables and plenty of interesting lighting. The still life oil painting of flowers by Elizabeth Congdon is a striking contrast to the subtle colors of the upholstery. The Sony TV has surround sound, a DVD player and with the Dish TV there is also Sirius Radio. The French door unit adds light and cross ventilation making for a wonderfully cool place in the shade.

DINING AREA:

The large rustic pine harvest table is surrounded by blue and tan bistro chairs and there are two added counter stools so that you can keep the cook company or seat the kids there to dine. On the wall is a wonderful painting of pears by Katie Trinkle-Legg. The two French door units add so much cooling breeze that you may find it necessary to close them at mealtime.

MASTER SUITE:

King size West Indies canopy bed carved to look like bamboo, with two Barbados bachelor chests, is the focal point of the room. The two wharf scene oil paintings by David Lazarus and the San Juan’s Butterfly People art box create a wonderful room to wake up in. The view out one side is the garden and the other is the ocean.

There is a large closet area as you enter the room.

The bathroom is fully tiled with a double sink vanity with doors and drawers for storage. The walk in shower is complete with a soap and shampoo shelf, a tiled bench and window with the ocean view.

GUEST SUITE:

King size Havana mahogany four-poster bed has intricate turned legs and two Islandia bachelor chests on either side. The dark framed floral oil paintings and the dhories opposite the bed complement the view out the window to the ocean.

There is a closet in the room.

The bathroom is tiled and the vanity has drawers and a door to hold all your needs. The window looks out to the ocean. The walk in shower has a shampoo and soap shelf.

BUNK ROOM:

Two sets of naturally finished maple bunk beds, with clip on lights for after dark reading. There is a closet and two whicker bureaus. The large windows gain a view to the garden. The animal prints on the walls are a bit of folly.

BATHROOM ACROSS THE HALL:

Tile and glass door make the shower in this bathroom unique. The vanity has drawers and a door and the top is tiled. There’s even an ocean view across the hall painted by Loretta Loder.

LANAI DINING AREA:

The Ceylon whitewashed table and chairs are arranged for the view and the breeze to the east and south. The chairs are cushioned for comfort. Seating for 6.

There is a Weber stainless steel propane grill and the tools to BBQ.

LANAI SEATING AREA:

This is my favorite spot to sit in the morning and have my coffee and watch the birds, the boats or read. In the evening you can watch the sunset and entertain in comfort on the cushioned armchairs and ottomans. Seating for 6.

DOWN THE EXTERIOR STAIRWAY TO THE POOLSIDE BEDROOM SUITE:

Queen size Adeline wooden bed and Asian hand carved bachelor chests. Flower prints, a whimsical metal mirror and the window view of the ocean complete the room.

The bathroom is tiled and the vanity has drawers and a door for storage. The window looks out to the ocean. The walk in shower has a shampoo and soap shelf.

The closet is sized appropriately for two.

SWIMMING POOL:

The pool is 8’ x 40’ built into the hillside affording a wonderful view of the ocean, Vieques Island and Cayo Luis Pena. Relax in the chaise lounges, dine at the round café table or sit in the swivel chairs. The lush tropical vegetation and two large umbrellas keep you in shade at any time of day.

OUTDOOR SHOWER:

You are encouraged to wash off salt and sandy feet before entering the pool or the house.

WE INSTALLED TWO ELECTRIC MOSQUITO TRAPS: ONE ON THE LANAI AND ONE DOWN BY THE POOL.

BEACH AND POOL TOWELS, BEACH CHAIRS, COOLER AND BEACH BAGS

THERE IS A WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER, SO NO NEED TO BUY BOTTLED WATER.

More Details

Owner
Valerie & Richard Norton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Valerie & Richard Norton

We live on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts and have a family business of architectural design, construction and property management. We have rented homes throughout the U.S. through VRBO and in addition to our second home on Culebra we have a family cottage on the beach in Nantucket that we rent.

Valerie & Richard Norton purchased this villa in 2014

Why Valerie & Richard Norton chose Culebra Pueblo

Raven's Nest was purchased in March 2014 as our family's second home after traveling to the island twice for vacation.. We have four grandsons and we wanted to be able to have family get-togethers here on Culebra. You will find the house is not furnished solely as a rental property but as a place where we can all meet and feel as comfortable as our home on Nantucket.

What makes this villa unique

We decided on this house because we are craftsman and we appreciate all the beautiful features that really make this house special. The well built structure, high wooden ceilings, the large ell shaped porch, the exotic plant life, incredible swimming pool with patio and the most important part of the house is that VIEW!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Iguanas with zebra striped tails

Roosters and baby chicks

Kitty cats

Puppy dogs

Deer (2 of them)

Whales (both at Zoni and from Raven's Nest deck)

Goats (3 of them on Culebrita)

Geckos

Pelicans (diving for fish at Melons)

Turtles (at Tamarindo Beach)

Sea urchins

Bees (ouch!)

Doves

One fish, two fish, red fish, yellow fish, blue fish,striped fish, translucent fish, mad fish, glad fish, sad fish, happy fish.
Feb 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Culebra Pueblo in Culebra

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Poolside Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Bunk Room Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Across the Hall
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Poolside Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Additional Bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
• Other Outdoor and Beach Items Included: Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, cooler, and beach bags. • There is a whole house water filter, so no need to buy bottled water.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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HIGH ON THE HILL WITH COOLING TRADEWINDS AND SWIMMING POOL
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 30 reviews
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So great to be back!

  • 5 of 5

Two years away from both Villa Raven’s Nest and Culebra was too long. We were so excited to get back after the hurricanes and see that the villa and the island had weathered the storms without major damage. While there are many businesses just beginning to reopen the island is as beautiful as ever and the beaches are still the best.

We had an amazing time snorkeling with the turtles fish and coral, exploring new areas of the island, beach combing, body surfing Flamenco and Zoni, just chilling at home, playing in the pool, discovering new businesses and seeing the damage from the hurricanes.

The house is the most perfect place to relax, that view will never get old and my morning coffee is not the same anywhere else. I could have used at least another two weeks there but we sadly had to return to work and school but we will make sure we don’t go another two years before returning. The island really needs you so please help them and chose Culebra for your next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW AND FOR BEING SUCH SPLENDID GUESTS! We are also so relieved that the Island is bouncing back so quickly. You certainly had a wonderful vacation at Raven's Nest and made the most out of your two weeks. I am hopeful that more tourists can see that Culebra is ready for business. Please come again!
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5

Culebra is back and all is well!

  • 5 of 5

If you are contemplating a Caribbean vacation Culebra and Raven's Nest is where you want to go!

First the house is more splendid than shown in the photos. We loved every minute on the lanai enjoying morning coffee or our rum drinks after a great day in the water. My wife loves to cook and the kitchen is totally set up for any "chef". And the pool with that view!!

Each day we went to a new beach location. Whether it was to snorkel or swim there is no shortage of locations on this fantastic island. The fish, coral and turtles were outstanding. We even lucked out on witnessing a leather back turtle hatch on Zoni Beach. Never seen anything cuter than that. Watching those tiny turtles waddle to the ocean as if they had done it the year before. What a delight!

The island has power and water and most restaurants and stores are taking credit cards. (It's still a good idea to bring some cash though)

Valerie lowered the rental rate temporarily as we are asked to conserve energy. So the air conditioners are only run at night. (Which by the way we never used them anyway as the air at night was so soft and cool) And some minor hick-ups like the dishwasher was damaged by the power fluctuation during the two hurricanes. But to be honest those are minor problems, when you are there to enjoy all the beauty the island has to offer.

This is our second stay at Raven's Nest and we are already planning our next trip, as Culebra is now our Go-To vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you had such a good time. I can only hope that your review and word of mouth will spread to bring future guests to Culebra. The merchants and businesses really need the tourists to return. I am happy to welcome you and your family back to Raven's Nest anytime. Thank you for your business. Best wishes, Valerie
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5

Extraordinary Home! It is more beautiful than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Raven's Nest was probably the best family vacation we have had in years. The moment you get out of your car every where you look there is something beautiful to look at. Whether it is the endless view to the water or the way the interior is designed. You can clearly tell that Valerie takes great pride in her home.

The house is furnished very comfortably and the artwork is fantastic. The kitchen was set up as if a professional chef would soon walk through the door. The bedrooms are furnished with gorgeous solid wood beds and bureaus. The bedding and towels are super luxe.

We spent most of our time, when not snorkeling all the great spots, on the shady lanai. Morning coffee watching the sun rise and evening cocktails watching the sun set. You can enjoy a good book during the day if you want to just sit there and watch the grand kids swim in the pool.

WE WILL DEFINITELY BE RETURNING TO RAVEN'S NEST. Thank you to Valerie and Rick

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property with stunning views! Valerie, the owner, is very helpful with any additional island info you need. A+

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very important to me that our guests are well informed about Culebra Island prior to their stay at Raven's Nest. Thank you for your review. Most of all I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our home.
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4

Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

Enjoy Breathtaking views of the ocean and harbor from very comfortable seating on the spacious deck. Have your breakfast on the outside dining table, very peaceful! Views from the master bedrooms are incredible. Large indoor dining room table and open living room, with views. Bedding seemed new and very comfortable with king sized beds. Kitchen stocked with plenty of dishes , pots, pans, large cooler. Beach chairs and beach towels were great. The pool was great for a dip after the beach. An unbelievable house. Ok, the ONLY reason why I didn't give it a 5 star. the pool was not treated while we were there. By the 3rd day, it started to turn yellow. We didn't swim in the pool after the 3rd day. There are chairs by the pool, but, no lounge chairs. There were no "glass," wine glasses. We like to have nice wine, in glass, not plastic wine glasses. We bought some wine glasses and left them there. There are no hand towels for the bathrooms. (buy paper towels). they don't provide hand towels. Very limited kitchen hand towels, bath towels and face clothes. However, the caretaker bought two more bath towels for us. We were told because previous renters used all the hand towels to wipe up early little spill. However, there is a washer and dryer, if you want to do laundry. There are no screens in the master bedrooms. I think because it would obstruct the unbelievable views, but it does get buggy. The owner was very nice to deal with and very professional. If you rent this house, you will love it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our family... 3 generations! Sunrise and sunset from same lanai

  • 5 of 5

Ravens Nest is well designed , well supplied and well kept. The location is gorgeous but does require a car.. if you ever want to leave!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that your family had such a fun time. Culebra is truly a special place for a laid back family vacation! The photos, you emailed me, of your adventures on the island made my winter days bearable. You were such wonderful guests. I hope that you will return again. Thanks for the great stories written by your grandkids in my guest book!
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Culebra Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mamacita's Bar
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Fajardo to Culebra Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Heather's Pizza
Nearest Ski
2850 Miles
Vale
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Melones Point
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £189.78

SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING WEEKS IN 2018: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. $6000.00 each week.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING WEEKS IN 2019: New Years Eve, 3 Kings Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. $6000.00 each week.

Rates are subject to change until booking is made. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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