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Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove) - a Lovely Home in a Tropical Paradise

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Culebra house description

Caleta Tortuga, 'Turtle Cove' in Spanish, is located on a scenic hillside overlooking Ensenada Honda. Copy and paste this Google Maps link into your favorite web browser to see exactly where the house is located:

It is situated in such a way that the trade winds provide excellent ventilation year-round. For times when nature’s cooling isn’t quite enough, there are two air conditioners to help keep you comfortable. With two bedrooms and a futon in the living room, there is ample room for up to six. Two full bathrooms mean no waiting for the facilities. The front deck is spacious, welcoming and an ideal place to relax and plan your day. It faces south-southeast so watching a beautiful Caribbean sunrise with a hot cup of your favorite beverage is easy and convenient. The tiled kitchen features a full-size stove and refrigerator, blender, microwave oven and a complete assortment of cookware, utensils and accessories. For those seeking a golden glow, the wrap-around deck allows for ideal sun light no matter what the time of day. The Kenmore gas grill is there if you want to enjoy a juicy burger or sizzling steak. When you are ready to go exploring, you will find that Caleta Tortuga is just about perfectly located and only minutes away from anywhere on the island. Other amenities include ceiling/pedastal fans throughout, linens, towels, flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo with a docking port for your i-device/Android phone/music player.
For those unfamiliar with the island, Culebra is located about midway between mainland Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI. With a full-time population of only 1,800 people, it is quiet, peaceful and a haven for those who seek to unwind and feel stress melt away. In spite of our diminutive size and population, however, we are home to several stellar restaurants. Our favorite is easily Zacos Tacos, but don’t let the name fool you. There is far more on the menu than just tacos, although we have never found a reason to try anything else. Other noteworthy restaurants include Susie’s, El Eden and the Dinghy Dock, just to name a few. You will also find not only the world famous Flamenco Beach, but many less-traveled and equally breath-taking beaches, all waiting to be discovered by you. But you don’t have to take our word for it, because Travel and Leisure magazine named Culebra as its top island in the Caribbean for 2013!
When on Culebra, make sure you find the time to visit Isla Culebrita, the small island off the eastern shore. It is home to Tortuga Beach, the inspiration for the name of this home. Also on Culebrita are some fabulous tidal pools fed by waves coming in from the open ocean. The power and fury of this display is truly inspiring. We love to scramble across the rocks, find a good vantage point and just lose ourselves in the majesty. It is almost a spiritual awakening.

One final note: As has been mentioned in some reviews below, the house is in a residential neighborhood and your day just might begin with the roosters crowing. You might also see or hear evidence of dogs, lizards, iguanas and of course, lots of birds. After having vacationed on several different Caribbean islands, we have come to expect such “local color” and to us it is a welcome reminder that we are not in Kansas anymore. We mention these facts because we genuinely want you to love your stay on Culebra so that you will return again and again, regardless of where you choose to lay your head.

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            All our guests must be at least 18 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Due to elevated decks and railings, children must be at least 10 years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            As somewhat militant ex-smokers, it's important to us to keep the house smoke-free. If you are anything like us when we are on vacation, however, you won't spend a whole lot of time hanging around the house. The bottom line is simple: We have nothing against smokers, we respectfully ask that you do not smoke on our property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, we love our pets, but for the sake of our guests with allergies, we must insist that you leave them at home....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            There is a set of 18 steps that are the only way into the house....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master Bedroom with private bath, bidet and shower....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

            Double-size bunk beds, perfect for kids or singles....moreless

          • Both bedrooms have multiple windows, ceiling or floor fans and independently controlled air conditioner. The comfy futon in the living room easily sleeps two adults for a total capacity of six people....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Private bath in master bedroom and full bathroom in central hallway.


          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            iPod/music player docking station...moreless

          • Television


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic


          • Reefs
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Photography
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Overlooking Ensenada Honda Harbor and the Caribbean....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming


              • Dining:

                Beautiful glass-top table with more than enough room to spread out....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                AC in both bedrooms...moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided


              • Coffee Maker:

                Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. Hot coffee and a beautiful Caribbean sunrise on the veranda go hand in hand....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need for a week (or more!) in paradise....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully stocked with dished, flatware, appliances and accessories....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Full-size oven....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full-size refrigerator allowing you to stock up on groceries if you so desire....moreless


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 4
              from 3 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              6 night min stay
              $960 $2,880

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 9%


              Long term rentals welcomed! Rent four (4) weeks for the price of three (3).

              Cancellation policy:

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              Last updated: 10/15/2014
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              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About: We are the brand new owners of Caleta Tortuga and are very excited to be a part of this wonderful island. As a professional couple with plans to retire to Culebra within the next few years, we are offering our future retirement home to you while we count the days until we can live there full time.

              Why Culebra:
              After vacationing in the Caribbean on and off for several years and visiting many lovely places, we discovered and fell in love with Culebra in 2012. It is small, quiet and has everything we want and need. If you are interested in nightlife and wild times, Culebra might not be right for you. If you value seclusion and sparse population along with beautiful beaches and friendly locals, Culebra has exactly what you need.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This is a modest home with a beautiful view, lots of room to spread out and centrally located so that the island is at your fingertips. Yes, there are far larger, nicer, and more prestigious homes on the island, and if you want the ultimate luxury hideaway, click the back button and keep on looking. This house is all about charm, convenience and affordability.

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              • Street view showing front deck.

                Street view showing front deck.

              • That VIEW!!!

                That VIEW!!!

              • Kitchen/dining area

                Kitchen/dining area

              • Living room

                Living room

              • The view through the front doors

                The view through the front doors

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Master bathroom

                Master bathroom

              • 2nd bedroom

                2nd bedroom

              • Rear wrap-around deck with Kenmore gas grill

                Rear wrap-around deck with Kenmore gas grill

              • Brava is well worth the short walk.

                Brava is well worth the short walk.

              • The magnificent Brava Beach!

                The magnificent Brava Beach!

              • Aerial shot leaving Culebra;  Mathilda, our mascot, shows location of the house

                Aerial shot leaving Culebra; Mathilda, our mascot, shows location of the house

              • Another view from the street

                Another view from the street

              • Front porch

                Front porch

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Master bathroom

                Master bathroom

              • 2nd bedroom

                2nd bedroom

              • Hall bathroom

                Hall bathroom

              • View from front porch

                View from front porch

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              • Zoni Beach near sunset. Don't miss it.

                Zoni Beach near sunset. Don't miss it.

              • View from porch

                View from porch

              $160 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
              Minimum stay: 6 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/15/2014
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