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El Nido (the Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway

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Last updated: 07/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Beautiful Caribbean style house surrounded by porches on secluded hilltop acre. Gorgeous panoramic views from every room. With an elevation of 325 feet, from the porch see the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico, all of Vieques, part of St Croix, and parts of St Thomas.

When El Nido property became available we just couldn't pass it up. It is located on the next hill from our home and the views are amazing. We rebuilt the existing house and added the bathroom and surrounding porches. The project was a labor of love. My wife and I built the windows, shutters, railings, and cabinetry and my son made the unique bamboo furniture from Puerto Rican bamboo. They say when you build something by hand it has a heart beat. El Nido definitely has that.

El Nido is entirely off the grid - it uses solar energy and rain water captured in cisterns. Conservation is a must while staying on the property. Culebra is an arid island and grass fires are a danger. There is NO smoking allowed on the property.

The house consists of three pods all connected by a porch surrounding the house. One pod is the kitchen, living room combination. The bedroom with queen-size bed is another pod, and the garden bathroom is the third pod. The bathroom is truly unique with the fourth wall entirely open to view the ocean.

As amazing as the house is, you will spend most of your time on the surrounding porches. The breeze is glorious and views breath taking. Sunrises and sunsets, sailboats in the distance - its hard to leave the porches!

If you LOVE the outdoors - Culebra is the place for you! You can stay a week and visit a different beach every day - all different, unique and gorgeous. You can take a water taxi to Culebrita for the day and explore the light house or just kick back on the beautiful secluded beach. If you like hiking you can explore Carlos Rosario or Brava Beach for the day. For the more adventurous Resaca Beach may be the thing.

If you have never tried kayaking here is your chance. Kayak tours are offered from Tamarindo Beach daily. Snorkel equipment is provided for snorkeling with the turtles.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Culebra is an arid island and grass fires started by cigarettes are a danger. There is no smoking allowed on the property. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Sleep in luxury on custom made queen size bamboo bed. Ceiling fan and wardrobe. Recline with a good book and wonderful ocean view of neighboring island Vieques....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Huge garden shower with entire wall open for fabulous views of Vieques, Southeastern Puerto Rico, and stars at night. Your privacy is guaranteed with large planters on the outside floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach bag provided and already stocked with beach towels. Beach chairs and cooler provided for your island adventures....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    About a mile from the sleepy town of Dewey...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Views of the Islands from St Thomas, Vieques, and East Coast of Puerto Rico from under a covered deck...moreless

  • Rural:

    Sunrise and Sunset in a 3 room setting. Fully Solar powered with Generator backup...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine on porch with breath taking views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Not required as the Trade Winds always keep the property cool. Ceiling fans are in the living and bedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WIFI is provided but we can not always guarantee service. Conditions beyond our control may cause outages. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    TV with local channels...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    All bath, kitchen, and beach towels are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, pots, pans, blender, coffee maker provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything provided to make your stay comfortable...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small Microwave which is perfect for a couple....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, Coffee with Filters, plus numerous useful other items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with ice maker. Fridge is loaded with most condiments....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Burner Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks totally surround house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Numerous Palm Trees and Plants...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard
Feb 11 - Aug 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$205
$1,400
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$205
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rates listed are for double occupancy. Maximum number of guests is 2 adults.

A minimum one-week stay during holiday periods may apply.

40% deposit on booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Payments made by check.

Deposits are non-refundable for less than 60 days notice unless booked period is re-rented.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/05/2016
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Culebra Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dingy Dock
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Culebra - Fajardo
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dingy Dock
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Soldado

Car: Necessary

Snorkel with the turtles from Tamarindo beach. Take a kayak tour to Luis Pena. Hike to Brava Beach for the day. Visit Flamenco Beach where the sand is like powder. Get a water taxi to Culebrita and see one of the oldest lighthouse in the Caribbean. Tortuga Beach on Culebrita is the best beach in Puerto Rico.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My wife and I first visited Culebra in 1988 and we were hooked! Just could not get enough of Culebra. We owned a small guest house for several years and finally made Culebra our home in 2001. We truely can not see ourselves living anywhere else. The fabulous beaches, coral reefs and relaxed life style make this island a paradise. The local Culebrenses are wonderful warm people.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Sardinas II, Culebra, Puerto Rico:
When El Nido property became available we just couldn't pass it up. It is located on the next hill from our home and the views are amazing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is on a secluded hilltop on the Southeast side, but is close to town. Punta Soldata beach, which has been totally restored to it's former beauty, is about a mile away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of bathroom from side porch

    View of bathroom from side porch

  • Custom bamboo furniture in livingroom

    Custom bamboo furniture in livingroom

  • Bedroom wardrobe

    Bedroom wardrobe

  • View of Dakity from front porch

    View of Dakity from front porch

  • View from porch

    View from porch

  • Sunrise in paradise

    Sunrise in paradise

  • Inside bathroom

    Inside bathroom

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

  • House guest!

    House guest!

  • View of bay from porch

    View of bay from porch

  • Aerial view of El Nido - center of picture

    Aerial view of El Nido - center of picture

  • View of Vieques Island from porch

    View of Vieques Island from porch

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, July 18, 2016

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