Author: Greg Markle (---.227.166.13.Dial1.Denver1.Level3.net)
Date: 01-04-05 20:30
We just returned from a trip to Culebra in December. Playa Flamenco has to be the prettiest beach we've ever seen! We wanted to post a warning, though, to anyone considering dealing with Druso Daubon at Harbour View Villas.
We paid in advance for a long stay at one of the Harbour View Villas. Big mistake. (There's a reason the Daubons make you pay everything by money order up front.) The place turned out to be uninhabitable. It was dirty, hot, falling apart, and sans air conditioning or even screens. Our son got 112 mosquito bites in one night and was completely miserable. We told the Daubons about conditions at their villa and asked for a partial refund. They would not give us any portion of the money back. They were completely unconcerned and said we should use more Off.
We moved to Culebra Beach Villas on Playa Flamenco, where the people were sympathetic about our dealings with Druso. They gave us an apartment for half price, and we loved staying there. We found out that Druso re-rented our villa while we were still in Culebra! (Our condolences to those folks.)
We lodged a complaint against Druso with the local police and tourist bureau. They weren't surprised, telling us that they had received many complaints before about Druso. The tourist bureau does not endorse Harbour View Villas. We'll probably never get our money back, but we wanted to warn others about having any dealings with this guy.