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Cooling Trade Winds with Stunning Ocean Views from the House and Pool

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The arrival of the ferry is one of the many sights from the lanai.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

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.

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

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

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).

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath : toilet, shower

    Ensuite...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Ensuite...moreless

  • Poolside Guest Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Ensuite...moreless

  • Bunk Room Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Across the Hall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • • Other Outdoor and Beach Items Included: Beach chairs, cooler, and beach bags. • There is a whole house water filter, so no need to buy bottled water. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Many board games, puzzles, etch-a-sketch, etc...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network TV & Sirius Radio ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Connect your own Itunes to the system or listen to Sirius Radio...moreless

  • Television:

    40' Sony wall mounted flat screen with surround sound...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The small town of Dewey is 1 mile away, with grocery stores, an open air fruit & vegetable stand and many great restaurants....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    From the open lanai / porch you have a fabulous view down to the ocean to the east, south and west...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large pine harvest table with Paris bistro chairs and counter stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans throughout the house. All Bedrooms have Air Conditioning. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless Service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton sateen sheets are on the beds at the beginning of each week....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars in the upper driveway and two cars in the lower driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please bring your cell phone. There is a land line but the telephone can be out sometimes and repair on the Island is unreliable....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury Matouk bath towel and face clothe provided. One oversized beach towel per person each week....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Jenn Air stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet setup with Le Creuset and Revere cookware. Everything necessary to feed a large household. There is a fully stocked spice rack....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Jenn Air stainless steel large microwave with an exhaust fan for stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn Air stainless steel double ovens. One small and one large....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked spice rack....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Jenn Air stainless steel large capacity french door refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn Air stainless steel propane stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lower level terra cotta tiled deck surround the pool with varied seating areas and tropical plantings....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Tropical breezes abound on the main floor covered lanai with dining and comfortable seating areas that have expansive views of the ocean and surrounding islands....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Exotic tropical plantings abound....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Stainless Steel grill adjacent to the kitchen and dining area ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Solar heated 8' X 40' pool with expansive views of the ocean and surrounding islands....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 3 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,000
High Season
Nov 1 - May 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,000
Summer Season
May 2 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee @ week stay $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING WEEKS IN 2015 - 2016: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, 3 Kings, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. $ 5,600.00 each week.

Rates are subject to change until booking is made.


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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Culebra:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The arrival of the ferry is one of the many sights from the lanai.

    The arrival of the ferry is one of the many sights from the lanai.

  • Entrance to Raven's Nest

    Entrance to Raven's Nest

  • Gourmet kitchen with Vermont cherry cabinets

    Gourmet kitchen with Vermont cherry cabinets

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Family seating area showing the cathedral ceiling

    Family seating area showing the cathedral ceiling

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Poolside bedroom with queen bed

    Poolside bedroom with queen bed

  • Outdoor dining on the lanai with westerly view of Ensenada Honda

    Outdoor dining on the lanai with westerly view of Ensenada Honda

  • A comfortable place to read, sip coffee and watch the birds

    A comfortable place to read, sip coffee and watch the birds

  • The view over Punta Melones south to Vieques Island

    The view over Punta Melones south to Vieques Island

  • Lush plantings and multiple seating areas surround the pool

    Lush plantings and multiple seating areas surround the pool

  • A stunning view of the pool and Cayo Luis Pena Nature Reserve

    A stunning view of the pool and Cayo Luis Pena Nature Reserve

  • View of the house from the driveway

    View of the house from the driveway

  • Entry hall

    Entry hall

  • Open counter to dining area

    Open counter to dining area

  • Family seating area

    Family seating area

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Guest bedroom with king bed

    Guest bedroom with king bed

  • Additional bedroom with two bunk beds

    Additional bedroom with two bunk beds

  • Dining area on the lanai looking over Punta Soldado and Punta Melones

    Dining area on the lanai looking over Punta Soldado and Punta Melones

  • Put your feet up and watch the boats on their way to Cayo Luis Pena

    Put your feet up and watch the boats on their way to Cayo Luis Pena

  • Looking down on the pool from the lanai

    Looking down on the pool from the lanai

  • The pool has access from the lower driveway and outdoor shower

    The pool has access from the lower driveway and outdoor shower

  • Melones Reserve is a wonderful snorkeling spot just below the house

    Melones Reserve is a wonderful snorkeling spot just below the house

VRBO #600221

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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COOLING TRADE WINDS WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE HOUSE AND POOL

Culebra #600221

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