House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-7)
- english, spanish
About Tom Lowell
My wife, son, and I live in Rogue Valley Oregon where I am involved in piano sales and service and also real estate construction. We love Culebra and visit there as often as we can, usually twice a year.
Tom Lowell purchased this House in 2006
Why Tom Lowell chose Fraile
After visiting Culebra on our wedding anniversary, we knew we wanted to return and live like locals. We found our place and remodeled to double the size of it. We use it as a second home and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved our stay it was the perfect location! Close to Zoni beach which I prefer over Flamenco beach, less people. We also got to see leatherback turtles nesting areas on Zoni beach and the local school was there releasing the hatched babies which was really awesome! There were wild horses that came down the road every morning! The house has everything you need for cooking, the AC’s work great. We definitely will come back to Culebra and rent this house again!!!!
Nice Property and experience
Secluded and well maintained property. Recommend it and would go back next time I travel to Culebra.
Nice open floor plan. Plenty of space. Nice having washer & dryer.
Have been coming for 5 years
Thanks for your feedback.
Amazing little private place! Clean and comfy!
If you like it quiet and remote this is ideal. The caretaker is very accommodating.
Far from town and poor wifi. That's why it's called a vacation.
Needs Somes Updating
Our stay at owner Tom Lowell’s property entitled, “Culebra Island Secluded Vacation Rental House/One Acre Zoni” has been a generally good experience.
The location was quiet. There were no barking dogs, no crowing chickens, no traffic. The steep, rough, dirt road leading from the paved road to the house is only two blocks long. This makes access better than for many other Culebra rental houses. But, we are glad that it did not rain.
Half of the house is of concrete construction and the other half is of wood construction. The half constructed of wood is made of 2x4s and painted plywood with painted wood siding on the exterior. There is no interior wall surface here, simply exposed 2x4s. There are lots of windows all around.
We found the beds to be clean and comfortable and the appliances to be in working condition. The refrigerator, clothes washer, and dryer are quite new. The water had good pressure and the shower was hot. Tom has a new toilet and vanity in the bathroom.
The red sectional sofa shown in Tom’s photos is in terrible condition. The vinyl is not only worn but is completely gone in some spots. It needs to be replaced or the photo of the sectional when it was new should be updated. And while he is at it, Tom should replace the fabric lawn furniture outside on the patio. The furniture is badly torn and presents a bad impression as guests drive up to the house.
The kitchen is as dated as the photo of the kitchen suggests. The counters are primitive, the cabinets worse. And we found the lower cabinets to be padlocked closed. But there was an assortment of pots and pans on an upper shelf available for our use. And we found salt, cooking oil, and filters for the coffee maker. There is also a toaster and microwave available. The kitchen table is a plastic folding table with the surface broken on one side.
Prospective guests will be interested that I was asked to (and did) sign a contract before renting the house. The contract is pretty general except for part 6. on page 1. I quote, “...Renter agrees not to publish...any disparaging reviews of the premises on the internet...(or) it is agreed Renter has violated this contract and shall be liable for liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 to be charged to Renter’s credit card...” I can only hope that this has not had any effect on previous reviews. Tom, I request that you eliminate this part of your contract in the future.
This review is accurate. We are here now and have replaced both the interior couch, which peeled when guests sat on it with wet bathing suits. We also replaced the table and the outside cushions the reviewer referenced.
I have no problem with honest reviews, the no disparament contract clause is intended to dissuade review extortionists which do exist. We have addressed the reviewer's concerns and always welcome feedback!
Exclusive Zoni Beach area of Culebra 10 minutes from Dewey ** Mountain View: Ocean views from top of one acre parcel. 200 foot hike up driveway to upper pad. Surrounded by thousands of acres of virgin countryside, great hiking on jeep trails** Secluded location, 900 square feet, open spacious floor plan, ceiling fans, great countryside views, trade winds, 20 opening windows, Sat TV, wireless internet, landline telephone, 3 minutes to Zoni Beach, one of the finest in the Caribbean.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating and wildlife viewing