REAL ESTATE & VACATION RENTALS
"SPECIALIZING IN CULEBRA SINCE
Since May 2017, Culebra Island Realty has transferred the representation of all real estate
listings and vacation rental homes to Island Realty and Culebra Property Rentals.
Culebra Island Realty LIC #7885
PO BOX 444, CULEBRA, P.R. 00775
For Real Estate Inquiries Contact:
Island Realty, LLC
Ken Plaia PR Lic# C-18896
Todd Plaia - 787-435-3955
For Vacation Rental Inquiries Contact:
Culebra Property Rentals, LLC
Operating Under Island Realty/Ken Plaia PR Lic# C-18896
Michelle Plaia - 787-435-3441
We look forward to seeing you on island!
Ken Plaia, Todd Plaia & Michelle Plaia
Since our vacation rental business was created in 1997, it has always been our goal to establish a strong base of repeat clients. We have accomplished this goal by only representing homes that meet our qualifications, our high standard of cleanliness, our competitive pricing, our consistent reliability, and prompt service. We can proudly state that our client base has more than a 66% repeat rate.
Culebra Island Realty offers personalized service from the initial booking of reservations, through your check in and while you are on Culebra we are here to assist you and answer questions. We promptly answer all emails inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone inquiries to Cheryl at 787-435-6596. We are always happy to provide information about our special little island, travel information options and vehicle rentals. We meet you when you arrive on Culebra and assist getting you to your rental home with a brief explanation of where to go and what to do while on Culebra. In short our goal is to make your Culebra experience an enjoyable life long memory.
Rental Rates --"In season
rates December 15th thru May 1st” “Off season Rates May 1st thru December 15th"
Our rates are listed for a typical one week minimum stay. Each home we represent has its own maximum occupancy A week stay is seven nights. Ninety- eight percent (98%) of our guests stay a week or longer, and we prorate out stays over a week for example - 8-13 nights. We do NOT require a Saturday to Saturday schedule. The schedule for each home is based upon the individual schedule of each house.
Maid service and / or extra linens and towels are typically supplied in all homes depending upon the length of a stay over a week. Effective- APRIL 1st, 2004- The government of Puerto Rico in an effort to promote tourism requires us to collect a tax on all short term vacation rentals.
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation. Deposits are non-refundable, unless after you cancel we are able to rebook the time you reserved with another reservation. If this occurs we can refund your deposit minus a $25 service charge. The balance of the rent, tax and damage deposit is due at check in. Since 1997 until 2014 we have had less than 15 cancelations and were able to rebook a majority. However, these are privately owned homes -and the owners cannot be expected to suffer the loss of your cancellation. So we recommend to renters if they are troubled by the possibility of a cancelation that they should seek out travel insurance. After you select a rental home, Cheryl will provide you with a "booking email" that will advise you with costs and payment method. As most of our reservations are committed to a month to a year ahead of time US Postal First Class Mail works well with delivery normally within 3-5 days. Finally security/damage deposits are required on the homes we represent and cover loss, breakage or excessive cleanup and are promptly refunded via US Mail a few days after check out. We check you into the vacation homes but guests check out on their own.
Typically check-ins are
guaranteed by 3:30PM and if possible many times earlier. Checkout is by 10:30am.
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location of rental properties
Click on a SECTION listed below to see available rentals
SECTION #1 - ZONI
ZONI BEACH AREA: Zoni Beach is a mile long sand beach located on the secluded eastern coast of Culebra. Zoni Beach faces St Thomas, Culebrita, and Cayo Norte and the water is normally calm. Typically during the winter season Zoni Beach has about 30-50 visitors, however many times you can be the only person. The nearest commercial building is back over four miles on a paved country type road. Zoni Beach is a timeless treasure. As for the past thousands of years, the Leatherback Turtles come back each year to nest. The nesting is done at night during late March to July. We ask that you respect their Zoni legacy in the evening hours of nesting as it is they that keep this treasure timeless. The Leatherback Turtles are an endangered species and are protected by the Endangered Species Act. Therefore- now and forever there should be NO building on Zoni Beach.
SECTION #2 -
WATER FRONT PROPERTIES: As the four one mile long beaches of Culebra are protected from building it is unqiue and rare to have a waterfront rental home. The homes listed below are all located in a private community located just off the road to Zoni Beach about two and a half miles from town and the nearest commercial building. This private community has a minimum of five acres a house zoning. Each of these waterfront rental homes offers outstanding Caribbean views.
SECTION #3 - SECLUDED
SECLUDED RENTAL HOMES- Each of these rental homes is located on the quiet secluded eastern side of Culebra. They are about midway between Zoni Beach and the small town of Dewey. So you are a short five minute ride in either direction and about the same to Flamenco Beach. Each of these homes is located on a minimum of five acres of property in a private community zoned five acres a house. Each of these quality rental homes offer outstanding views and cooling trade breezes.
SECTION #4 - MELONES
A very exclusive small private residential community of one acre residential zoning that is located above Melones beach on the secluded west coast of Culebra. There are ten residences in this community and only a few of them are offered as vacation rentals. The Melones beach area is quietly renowned for its calm waters, excellent swimming, exceptional snorkeling and awe inspiring sunsets.
SECTION #5 - SELECT
SELECT AFFORDABLE HOMES : The homes listed below are closer into town. These homes work well for folks that are looking for something more affordable but do not sacrifice on comfort or cleanliness. They are also perfect for guests who want to be closer to town and want to do daily diving or plan on using Flamenco Beach during most of their visit. Please be assured that Culebra Island Realty does not accept a rental home unless it meets our standards. These homes offer excellent interiors with attractive furnishings and the properties have good to very good views of the interior harbor.
CULEBRA UTILITIES UPDATE
Satellite TV, Internet, Water and Electric - Please note that all of the homes we represent have both Sat TV and WiFi Internet. Each home in its individual ad will advise a renter of what is available at individual houses. The Sat TV is either provided by Dish or Direct TV and the Internet is provided by an independent company called Culebra Wireless. Typically the service is excellent and consistent but this is a rural island in the Caribbean so on occasion the service might have a problem. If it does the provider will be notified immediately but after that neither Culebra Island Realty nor the owner are responsible for the timely response or actual fix of the problem. Usually it is done quickly but on a very rare occasion it is not and might require more extensive work. These are very uncommon occasions but if they do happen there are no refunds or rebates to renter as we cannot guarantee these services. There is city water to all the Pueblo properties. The city water is potable and is commonly consumed on Culebra. The electric to Culebra has historically been extremely stable and consistent and the Pueblo properties because they are located in the small village area have the best record of little or no interrupted service because this area is the first to receive electricity from back-up generators located on Culebra. Maybe 15 times a year the electric might go out for a few hours and that is normally to correct an issue or upgrade a system.
Effective MAY, 2017