|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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 an umbrella 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, coolers, boogie boards and bicycles in the tool shed.
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 14 and 16, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This was our second time staying at the house and we were again blown away by the views and the privacy that surrounds the property. After spending all day at the beach it was nice to go back to the house and enjoy the pool. The layout of the house was well thought out as the bedroom bungalows are away from the main area of the kitchen and family room. We will definitely be back. Thanks Jimmy!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates are for up to 8 persons. Holiday rates (Christmas, New Year's, Holy week) are $5,000/week.
Deposit of 50% of rental fee required to hold a reservation. Balance + Damage Deposit due 14 days prior to arrival. Deposit is forfeitable if reservation is cancelled within 14 days of arrival. Damage Deposit will be returned within 30 days of rental. PayPal encouraged.