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Brisas Del Mar - a Private Hideaway with Ocean & Harbor Views

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View from front deck.

View from front deck. Sunrise from the deck. A view from the side deck. Dining room, living room & kitchen form a large L. Living room sits beside dining area. Kitchen is open to, and behind dining area. Front deck. Front deck. Front deck. Front bedroom opens to front deck. Lizard on garden ornament. A view from a side deck. Small dipping pool. Coconut palm off of front deck. View from carport. Agava in the garden. A little over a mile away the ferry arrives.

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Culebra house description

Brisas sits on a hillside surrounded by partially shaded decks and interesting succulent gardens. The many windows & glass doors offer spectacular outlooks of the mouth of the harbor & Caribbean Sea and gardens. On clear days, you will see, the mountains of St. Croix on the horizon. From your hammock, through the trees you can see Fullodoza Bay. Vieques is in the distance to the right. The night lights of St. Thomas can be seen peeking through the hills to the east. Mesmerizing views are interrupted by occasional visits of one of the many birds that wing by. You will almost certainly witness hummingbirds gathering nectar from the brightly colored flowers. Full moon rises over the bay are spectacular. Star gazers will not be disappointed on moonless nights. Early birds can catch the sunrise. Owners live on island but not on property, allowing complete privacy. Brisas is private, peaceful, quiet and a nature photographer's dream.

Further description....: Lazy days, kick back, read and enjoy the sights from your perch on the hillside. Enjoy peace & tranquility, while surrounded by picturesque activity. Follow the dreamy sailboats as they come & go from Culebra to St. Croix, St. Thomas and other neighboring islands. Spy on the humming birds & other birds visiting our gardens regularly. From our dipping pool, enjoy osprey and/or hawk soaring in the blue sky above.

Nights are generally quiet. All winter Orion & the Milky Way are prominent in the night sky. Town lights are just far enough away so as not to interfere. Calm nights dive shops may book night dives & water taxi may offer moon lit tours of the bay.

Nothing is far on Culebra, the nearest beach is Punta Soldado, a coral beach & short swim to one of the many colorful reefs that dot Culebra's shoreline.

A 4wheel drive is necessary, standard & automatics are available on the island.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Toilet, Vanity Sink, Shower, Large Counter area across from sink for toiletries, Large shelf for towels. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Two double beds, one in each bedroom. House sleeps a total of four people. Beach towels, umbrellas, chairs and cooler; hammock, lounge chairs, outdoor table and chairs are available for your to enjoy.....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Small television for viewing DVDs...moreless

              • Games
              • Books For Adults
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Reefs
                  • Library
                  • Coin Laundry

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Large views of the Caribbean Sea and Vieques Sound...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Lots of natural surroundings, a little over a mile from town....moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Across the bay there is a small view of St. Thomas. On clear days you can see the mountains of St. Croix in the distance....moreless

                  • Town:

                    A short car ride away to everything you may need....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Dining:

                            Two tables for dining, one outside and one in, each seat four....moreless

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            In front bedroom. Overhead fans in both bedrooms and living area. ...moreless

                          • Internet:

                            WiFi...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            AM/FM DVD Player. Living rooms, dinning area & kitchen adjoin. 13 seats to choose from in those areas....moreless

                          • Secure Parking
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Backpack
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Stove:

                            Propane...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Stove
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Cooking Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Boat:

                            Fishing and guide boats will meet you at a dock 1/2 mile from house. Dive boats leave from town approximately 1 mile away....moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Kayaks can be rented on island. Tours can be arranged....moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Knee boards and snorkel gear can be rented on island....moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Large deck wraps around house from front to side....moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            Can be rented in town....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Hundreds of native plants, mature and newly planted, surround the property....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Large, roomy decks on 2 sides of house. Smaller deck in rear of house. Deck holds glass table that seats 4. A hammock is strung in 1 corner of the deck. There are 2 lounge chairs & a slider chair....moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Wonderful vacation rental!

                                Wonderful vacation rental!

                                • Guest Marianna L. (Cape Cod)
                                • Date of stay 04/05/08
                                • Review Submitted 04/30/08
                                Brisas del Mar was so much more than we expected. Everything you could possibly need and more. Jane & George were wonderful and always willing to help with a question or suggestion. House is immaculate and the attention to detail in the landscaping & decorative accents is quite clever and lovely. We plan to return as frequently as time and fortune allow.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: Wow, we love that our renters are so generous with their reviews. It is easy to have a nice home when everyone takes such good care of it. We truly appreciate your kind words.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                              • Best vacation...ever!

                                Best vacation...ever!

                                • Guest Judy B. (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
                                • Date of stay 07/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/24/13
                                We were looking for a get-away that was beautiful, tropical, and secluded. We found that, and more at Brisa del Mar.Simply put, we loved the house. Mornings on the deck, having our breakfast and taking in the beautiful harbor view was one of our favorite activities. We enjoyed Zoni beach the best, because of the seclusion. After the beach, we would go onto the dipping pool, which was relaxation personified. The tropical breezes and beautiful landscaping made an early evening in the dipping pool indescribable. Then we would either cook dinner in, and have it on the deck, or go out to one of the restaurants in town. We also have to give kudos to Jane and George for their cd collection, availability, and attention to detail! We cannot wait to return this time next year! Judy and Louis

                                Owner response: We love being able to share our little slice of Culebra with such guest as Judy and Louis. Perfect guest, respectful and appreciative of the beauty od Culebra... What else could we ask for? So glad you enjoyed your stay. Jane and George

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Lovely Place to Stay!

                                Lovely Place to Stay!

                                • Guest Polly N.
                                • Date of stay 03/19/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/07/13
                                I planned my recent return to Culebra at the very last minute, and I felt very very fortunate that Jane and George were able to graciously accommodate me! Their home was recommended by a discerning friend who lives on the island, and it absolutely was a relaxing and fun find. Jane and George were thorough in their introduction to the house and gardens, and very laid back owners to rent from. Their home offers everything one might need for cooking, going to the beach, dipping in the pool, listening to music, having movie nights (there was a fun collection of DVDs and books too) and resting well! Brisas is a tranquil place streaming with sunshine and delightful details that you notice more and more as you settle in. There is lovely local art subtly placed inside and out. There was an ample amount of shade on the deck, which is wonderful for me due to my very fair skin. I sat in the dining area overlooking the deck eating breakfast as the sun rose each day, watching the light change on the water and listening to the birds in the garden. The description of the house and grounds is true through and through....I love nature photography, and found myself crouching with my camera around little sculptured carvings, cacti, birds and plants in the gardens! I am thankful to Jane and George for their generosity and great host- and hostessing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Beautiful view, peaceful wonderful house!

                                Beautiful view, peaceful wonderful house!

                                • Guest Miranda L.
                                • Date of stay 02/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/10/13
                                We just returned from a lovely 7 days at Brisas del Mar. It was perfectly spacious enough for my family of four - my husband and I in the bedroom adjacent to the deck, and my 10 and 8 year old kids in the 2nd bedroom. They're used to sharing a double bed on vacations, so that was no problem. The view from the front deck is beautiful, as the photos accurately illustrate. Though an earlier review suggests the living area might be too small for 4 people we didn't find this to be true at all. We were there to spend most of our time snorkeling and hanging out on different beaches so were planning on being out all day. However, one of the kids was sick for part of the week so we ended up spending more time in the house than we expected to, and there was plenty of room. The small dipping pool in the back is fun for small kids, and a nice cool down for adults. The deck in the front is where we would spend much of our time, but we did find the need to go indoors from time to time when the mosquitos came out. The breezes from being up on the side of a hill are the house's best asset - and these breezes kept the few bugs away most of the time. We cooked at home most nights and would definitely recommend Zacos Tacos for a delicious, affordable meal out. We were happy to be able to use the house's 4 beach chairs, 4 beach towels and a beach bag. The one racket of Culebra I'd say is that the jeep rentals are overpriced, but oh well. We had an amazing time snorkeling right from the beach and saw sea turtles, rays, and a variety of fish. The waves can pick up every once in awhile at Playa Flamenco which can be fun for boogie boarding or just playing. Playa Zoni is gorgeous. All of the beaches were remarkable in the scarcity of people there! If you are seeking a relaxing vacation in a beautiful spot Culebra is a terrific destination, and Brisas del Mar is a great home base. We can't wait to return some day soon.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Great Views, relaxing wonderful house

                                Great Views, relaxing wonderful house

                                • Guest sueballou (Fort Collins, CO )
                                • Date of stay 12/17/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/27/12
                                We just got back from 9 wonderful days at Brisas del Mar. The house is on a hill with amazing views of the bay and the sea beyond. From the bottom of the hill, the house is hidden from view by wonderful landscaping which makes it feel very private. The house is light and sunny in the morning and cool and shaded in the afternoons. The breezes kept it comfortable all day, even when it was still and hot down below. We spent most of our time at the house on the deck, reading, looking out over the bay and napping. The deck has shady and sunny places for most of the day including a wonderful hammock and a table for 4. But inside was cozy too for playing games at night or curling up with a good book. The trip started out well when we were met at the airport by Francie who led us to the house in our rented 4x4 (necessary) and showed us around. She was always available if we had a question and was very responsive. We cooked almost all our meals at the house although there are wonderful restaurants close by. But why eat out when there's such a lovely place to eat in? Culebra is magical with amazing beaches and incredible snorkeling right off shore. We snorkeled at a different beach each day and even right around Christmas, there were seldom many people there. We took a trip to the even smaller island of Culebrita with Sebastian who lives in the pink house on the hill which was also great. We were looking for a quiet place to escape and relax. That's exactly what we found at Brisas del Mar. Jane was very responsive to all my questions and helpful with advise as it was our first trip to Culebra. The driveway is very steep (hence the 4 wheel drive) and there are stairs to the house, so it isn't appropriate for those who have trouble with stairs or hills, but otherwise, that just adds to the charm of the house.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Looking forward to next year

                                Looking forward to next year

                                • Guest Tim L.
                                • Date of stay 02/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/12/12
                                I have stayed at Brisas for two - three weeks a year for 3 years now, and I'm looking forward to my next trip in February already! We have been going to Culebra for about 15 years now and have stayed mainly in rented houses all around the island. I love Brisas as it is a quiet location, yet near enough to town that you can walk there if you want. I have also found it peaceful, very reasonable, has excellent views and all you need to do your own cooking. George and Jane have been extremely friendly and helpful, and have done a great job of landscaping the area with indigenous flowering plants that make the place look great - echoing other reviews, you need a four wheel drive to get there! The description given is accurate - it's a well equipped place in a peaceful, quiet location and has two bedrooms. I would think it ideal for one or two people. I feel the living area inside is small for handling 4 people very long, but the deck overlooking the harbor and sea is large and relaxing. One thing to note, if you are an avid TV watcher, don't go there - there is no TV. Entertainment at the house is enjoying the peaceful, quiet surroundings and music, with an occasional video which are supplied if you so desire. Also, books can be checked out at the "new" (3 year old?) library in town. The "dipping pool" I thought would be a joke before I first went there, but have found it a great place to cool down and relax after snorkeling the areas of Culebra and I highly enjoy it. As I stated, I am looking forward to next year and continuing to rent there in the future--

                                Owner response: Thanks so much! We are very fortunate to have Tim as a regular customer and always look forward to his yearly visits. Jane/George

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • peaceful, relaxing, everything you need

                                peaceful, relaxing, everything you need

                                • Guest Jenn (Cincinnati, OH)
                                • Date of stay 03/19/11
                                • Review Submitted 03/29/11
                                We had a great time. House is clean and well maintained, in a quiet area, and has everything you need. The owners, Jane and George, were quick to respond to questions before we came via email. They live in Culebra during the high season (lucky them!) and were easily accessible if needed. Cost was reasonable compared to other houses we checked out on the island. The pictures and description were true to life. Loved the view, and the shaded as well as sunny areas of the deck. Very much appreciated the beach umbrella and beach chairs. You DEFINITELY need a four wheel drive vehicle to get to the house, the driveway is steep and rocky. Everything (Dewey, beaches etc) is a short drive away. I think maybe a bit more info on Culebra could have been provided. We had to look pretty hard for a laundromat, would have been nice to have that info provided with the other material they had on the island. Also we didn't find the clothesline until about halfway through our trip, but otherwise got a great orientation to the house when we first arrived. Finally, there is one gas station, and they get gas once a week on Wednesdays. We think we tapped them out on Saturday when we left, and we didn't even fill our tank completely. Some of these "insider" things would have been nice to include, but obviously didn't make or break the trip! We figured it out and will be prepared for next time. We would definitely return to Brisas del Mar - if Jane and George ever want to sell, I hope they'll let us know! I almost want to provide a bad review so no one steals "our" house for next year, but just can't lie!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Owner response: What a beautiful review! Thank you so much. We aim to please and are happy when we hit the mark. Just as a matter of interest, the second gas station should be back in operation sometime within the next year. Keep your fingers crossed! George and I feel very fortunate to have such a lovely spot on the hill, as well as very lovely guests to enjoy it. If is easy to have a nice place, when everyone is so respectful of it. Thanks again. Jane

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                              • Brisas

                                Brisas

                                • Guest Jocko (Millington, NJ)
                                • Date of stay 04/17/08
                                • Review Submitted 04/29/08
                                The location is breathtaking and the house has everything you need. You need a four wheel drive to get up the steep driveway, and the water pressure in the shower is low, but the privacy and fabulous views will be worth it. 5 minute drive to best snorkeling beach I've ever experienced (Punta Soldado). Excellent restaurant at Bahia Marina around the corner. Perfect spot for my 11 year old to explore the reefs. Island is small so in 10 minutes you can drive to any of the other beaches, and 5 minutes to town. If you are seeking a get-away-from-it-all vacation, you can't go wrong renting this home.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                              • Great vacation

                                Great vacation

                                • Guest Joy B. (Boston)
                                • Date of stay 03/01/08
                                • Review Submitted 03/25/08
                                Brisas del Mar is in a perfect location - away fron the bustle of town, but only a 5 minute drive. You definitely need a 4 wheel drive car to get up the dirt road. After the first time, it is not so bad! The place is spotless. Very comfortable set up with all you need to have a great vacation. Kitchen is fully set up so you can eat in if you choose. Bed was very comfortable. Both the living area and the bedroom have sliding glass doors, so we always had a breeze and never used the A/C. George and Jane live on the island so were very available to answer questions. They spend a lot of time on the property (outside) but were very respectful of our privacy. A perfect house on a wonderful island!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: Happy to say we've never had disappointed renters .... and very grateful for this most recent review ... We live on a boat in Culebra from late November through early April. When we are in Culebra, we take care of the gardening and property maintenance, and are very careful not to approach the property when renters are at home. When we are not on Culebra, we have very friendly and competent people caring for our home. We have had a wide variety of people stay in our house, with multiple repeat customers, many of whom have left nice comments in our guest book and we hope that you will consider us for your next vacation. Thanks, George and Jane

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 23/23

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
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                              Base Rate
                              5 night min stay
                              $150

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Additional Fees and Taxes:

                              $150/night for 1 - 2 people and $200/night for 3 - 4 people. In addition there is a 7% Puerto Rico Room Tax that we are obligated to collect.


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                              Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                              Location

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                              • Nearest Beach: beach at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2000

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The property is off the road and very private with incredible views and fabulous breezes.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • View from front deck.

                                View from front deck.

                              • A view from the side deck.

                                A view from the side deck.

                              • Living room sits beside dining area.

                                Living room sits beside dining area.

                              • Front deck.

                                Front deck.

                              • Front deck.

                                Front deck.

                              • Lizard on garden ornament.

                                Lizard on garden ornament.

                              • Small dipping pool.

                                Small dipping pool.

                              • View from carport.

                                View from carport.

                              • A little over a mile away the ferry arrives.

                                A little over a mile away the ferry arrives.

                              • Sunrise from the deck.

                                Sunrise from the deck.

                              • Dining room, living room & kitchen form a large L.

                                Dining room, living room & kitchen form a large L.

                              • Kitchen is open to, and behind dining area.

                                Kitchen is open to, and behind dining area.

                              • Front deck.

                                Front deck.

                              • Front bedroom opens to front deck.

                                Front bedroom opens to front deck.

                              • A view from a side deck.

                                A view from a side deck.

                              • Coconut palm off of front deck.

                                Coconut palm off of front deck.

                              • Agava in the garden.

                                Agava in the garden.

                              $150 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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