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Picturesque Caribbean Villa: Privacy, Pool And Views. 2 Miles From Zoni Beach.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The house sits on 5 acres on a hill. There are three bungalows lined north to south to catch the trade winds. The central bungalow houses the kitchen, living room, laundry and a half bath. There is a kid's outdoor shower on the deck. The kitchen's island seats six. Granite counters. The dining table sits out on the deck that surrounds all bungalows. The north and south bungalows have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom each, one with a queen size bed and the other with four twin beds. In case it's too hot, the bedrooms are fully air conditioned. The pool 10mx5m sits 10m out to the west and lower than the house. This protects it from the prevailing winds. There are four teak lounge chairs and umbrellas on the pool deck. There's also an outdoor shower. The view to the east is the Caribbean Sea and to the west Ensenada Honda, the bay. There are beach chairs, cooler and boogie boards in the carport.

Jimmy Rodriguez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Jimmy Rodriguez

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, attended university and grad school in the US and worked for a few years in Philadelphia and New York. My wife is from Mallorca, Spain. We live in Old San Juan in a 400 year old spanish colonial we restored four years ago. We have been blessed with two children, now 17 and 19, that spent a lot of time in Culebra when they were younger. We have two wonderful Tibetan Terriers that enjoy Culebra as much as we do.

Jimmy Rodriguez purchased this house in 2001

Why Jimmy Rodriguez chose Culebra

We love Culebra for the overall beauty of the place, the lack of development and the privacy. We love it when we go to the beach and see hardly anyone during the day. We love to sit out on the deck in the morning, drinking coffee, enjoying the view and just listening to the birds sing. At night, we love to turn off all the lights and stare at the Milky Way.

What makes this house unique

We designed and built this house in the traditional Caribbean way: cottages with high ceilings, storm shutters, coral stone floors, wooden decks and vibrant colors. We planted lots of palm trees and oleander along the front of the house. We set the pool, 10mx4m, to the west of the house to protect it from the trade-winds.


Fraile House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , 2 outdoor showers, next to pool and a kid-size on deck
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Picturesque Caribbean Villa: Privacy, Pool And Views. 2 Miles From Zoni Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a little bit of paradise. First off the location is private, and the views are just a wonderful as the pictures. The villa is situated on top of a hill with the ocean view on one side and bay view on the other, with a nice steady breeze. The pool was great for some morning swimming and cooling down after visiting one of the many amazing beaches. Beach time was made better with beach towels, chairs, and cooler provided. The kitchen was very well equipped and we used the BBQ almost every day. The two sleeping villas provided us with privacy and space for our family. Vacationing at this house was a wonderful escape that we highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacations in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience! This was my second time in this house. Perfect for family and friends getaway. This time we made dinner at the house all the time. There's plenty of space in the kitchen and living room area. The view from both sides of every room is beautiful. Both queen size and bunker beds are really comfortable. Is five minutes away from Zoni beach (one of my favorites in Culebra). You get in love with this place that you barely want to leave! Thank you Jimmy for another wonderful time! I would definitely come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorful piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This colorful piece of paradise was our headquarters in Culebra for the last week of July 2016. We were 2 families of 4. We shared the living area, and each family had the privacy of their own bungalow with their own bathroom.

We felt very close to nature, my daughter even spotted a reindeer on our first morning there. We played games, went to Culebra's amazing snorkeling beaches, spent time at the pool in the afternoons...we had quality family time.

Cooking is a lovely experience with the refreshing tropical breezes from north to south. Beach towels and chairs which were essential for our trip were included.

Jimmy, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We would love to return and would recommend the experience to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful and calming ... can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

After a couple of weeks back in snowy Canada I am dreaming of Culebra and of 'Crayola House' as we now call this beautiful home. We stayed here for 10 days during the latter part of January. As others have said, it has EVERYTHING you could want .... the kitchen is lovely with the cooktop nestled in granite in an open space with unbelievable views. The professional grade cookware was a special treat. I loved the fluffy white sofas where you could curl up after a day at Flamenco Beach and a refreshing dip in the warm pool. The teak chairs were so comfortable, sipping our wine under the umbrella. The beds were very comfortable and the setting just lovely. We travel all over the world and I would hesitate to recommend 'Crayola House'. Privacy, pool and views are just the beginning of the great things this home has to offer. And the owner, Jimmy, is fantastic! So quick to respond to emails, answering any questions we had. It was perfect ... just perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my brother and both our ladies as well as some friends of mine. We stayed for two days and all I can say about the place is that it is great. The kitchen and living space afforded all the comforts along with spectacular views of the sunset and the Culebra countryside. There is no AC in the kitchen but the many doors allow you to get quite the breeze going which makes it perfect. The living quarters are amazing and have the same design with double doors on either side as well as AC. The showers are nice and big and open. The pool is great, sufficiently large for lots of people plus it is far enough away from the house that you can have some privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent an amazing week in this gorgeous home where we hosted a very special event for our family and friends. I cannot say enough great things about this home and its owner Jimmy. The house is perfect both in its beauty and functionality. The architectural design of this home is flawless down to the most minute detail. The way the home is situated on top of the mountain where it is located takes advantage of majestic views, direction of the wind and the movement of the sun. The main room with the kitchen, dining and living areas was perfectly designed to maximize indoor/outdoor living taking full advantage of the amazing breeze that traverses the island and fills up the room. This home is meant to be enjoyed OPEN - all the doors open fully, a continuous deck surrounds all the buildings, and the placement of the pool are all purposefully and meticulously laid out create a feeling of peaceful bliss. Every square inch of the deck offers and gorgeous view. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and cozy. The bathroom is HUGE. The pool is perfect and has an outdoor shower to wash the sand off when you get back from the beach. The furniture both inside and outside the home is perfect and of excellent quality and craftsmanship. The main kitchen has two small fridges as well as a large one in the pantry/laundry room (which is also perfectly designed). In the pantry Jimmy has many things you might have forgotten as well as many useful things left behind by previous guests that will definitely come in handy so... pay it forward. Again, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this home and its owner. A class act all the way around. We will definitely be back to this property as soon as time allows. Thank you Jimmy for an unforgettable week in your beautiful home and kudos to you, your architect and everyone involved in the design, construction and upkeep of your most amazing home. One can feel the love and attention that went into it and it was very much appreciated by me and Nina. See you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julian and Nina, Thanks for your most generous review. We're very happy to have become an important part of your life. Come back soon. Best regards, Jimmy
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Benjamin Rivera Noriega (TJCP)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fraile House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are for up to 8 persons. Holiday rates (Christmas, New Year's, Holy week) are $5,000/week. Security deposit $500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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