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Al and Mary Custer

Member since: 2013
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El Nido (The Nest) - Romantic Tropical Hideaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Playa Sardinas II vacation house rental

One Acre Hilltop Caribbean Style House

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Al and Mary Custer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

Location

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Playa Sardinas II, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
Feb 11 2016 - Aug 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
C$271
C$1,851
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$271
C$1,851
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

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

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Playa Sardinas II, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Beach bag provided and already stocked with beach towels. Beach chairs and cooler provided for your island adventures.