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CASA MARIPOSA –   “the butterfly house” 



Casa Mariposa is located on five acres of property in a secluded area about three miles from town. From a distance as you approach “Casa Mariposa” the unique design of its two structures resemble the wings of a butterfly. The location is also unique and special. The hilltop position of 205 ft elevation assures a commanding 360 degree panoramic view in all directions. The views to the south and west into the interior harbor of Culebra and outward to Vieques are particularly enchanting and assure the owners of dramatic sunsets and romantic star studded celestial nights.  Not to be underestimated is the equally important positioning in relation to the cooling trade winds this house offers.  Year round, day or night this location enjoys one of the finest locations for enjoyment of “free” and “green” air conditioning.  (see satellite pics)


Casa Mariposa is a rustic house that was used by the owners for weekend family retreats. The current condition would be described as needing improvement.  It was completed in 1998. The construction is concrete base, wood frame with ply-cem exterior walls. This design was created to take advantage of the incredible views and delightful breezes. There are two structures. The living structure – main building is two floors. The lower level of 650 sq feet is currently used as a playroom and for storage but could easily be converted into many other uses. The upper level is also 650 sq ft and is a very serviceable kitchen and living area that is perfect for capturing some of the best views in the Caribbean.  A main deck surrounds this level and serves to transform interior to exterior space.  The second building or the other wing of the butterfly contains the bedroom quarters. The interior living space is approx 944 sq feet. Here we have a master bedroom suite with bath and walk in closet and two additional bedrooms and one bath. The large deck that connects these two buildings also wraps around the bedroom building to facilitate outdoor enjoyment. The lower level of the bedroom structure is currently for dry storage but could be enclosed for additional interior living space.

Casa Mariposa

Casa Mariposa Living Building

Casa Mariposa Bedroom Building

This residence and property is perfect for a buyer who wants to take what is current and bring
it to a superior level and create something very special in the Caribbean. Remember in Culebra it is important to see what you have and not what is lacking.

Casa Mariposa Living Room Casa Mariposa Deck Views

Please note- the photos are limited due to the owners closing the house for the season

Some Details:

      Land Size- 5.19 cuerdas –approx 5 acres

      Total Interior Area approx 2244 Sq Ft

      Two rain water Cisterns Approx 10,000 total- however city water hook up is available

      Town electric

      Custom hurricane panels

      Property Taxes- $740 annually

$800,000 -reduced to $699,000