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First timers in Culebra 2006
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: J. Melendez (
Date:   02-17-06 23:01

I am trying to arrange vacations for 2 families this summer. We are trying to find a house that can accomodate both families (total 4 adults 4 children). Have looked over the list of various guest houses and would like feedback on Casa Ensenada and Culebra Ocean View. Specifically I have the following questions:

1. How near the beaches?
2. How near restaurants?
3. Are these location well kept (i.e. clean)?

We are planning on taking the ferry from Fajardo and leaving our rental cars their. Does anyone know about parking for 3-4 days?

Thanks for any response!

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Re: First timers in Culebra 2006
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Debbie (
Date:   02-18-06 10:47

You may be happier renting an entire house from Culebra Island Realty or Vacation Planners, rather than a few rooms at the guesthouses you have listed. Neither Casa Ensenada nor Culebra Ocean View are near the beaches. Flamenco is a 10 minute drive from either; Zoni is 20-25 minutes. It's possible to rent a house much closer to Zoni with a full kitchen and yard for the kids to play (when they're not at the beach). See: and

Ensenada is within walking distance of restaurants. There is a restaurant on-site at Culebra Ocean View, but you really need a car to get other places from there. It is located high on a hill that is a brutal walk back up. Coming down's not bad. . .

You can park your car in the Fajardo lots for $5/day. The lots are fenced and seem secure. We have done it with no problems.

Happy Diving!

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Re: First timers in Culebra 2006
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: ilia benabe (65.23.229.---)
Date:   02-19-06 09:20

Hi: We have a two bedroom apt. (6 persons) maximum 8 each extra pays $25. per night, complete furnish apt. with A/C, Direct TV, fully equipped kitchen, screens, ceiling fans, private parking, balcoy 13 x 26 with hammock,chairs, table, futton, terrace with BBQ, quiet place with spectacular view of Ensenada Honda Bay and two third of the island with constant tropical cool breeze. Price per night including tax: $218. 10% discount for six nights or more. We are located half distance to town (4 minutes by car) and half distance to beaches Carlos Rosario and Flamenco. Also we have discount on car rental by JM RENTALS, INC., representative of Thrifty Car Rental tel. (787)742-0521. For more inf. you may contact (787)644-7300 or send e-mail.

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Re: First timers in Culebra 2006
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Pablo (
Date:   02-19-06 19:09

big thanks on the responses. Special thanks to Debbie, I think your information is pointing us in the right direction. - Muchas Gracias!

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Re: First timers in Culebra 2006
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Jackie Pendergast (
Date:   02-20-06 15:54

Some houses may be the best accommodations for families, but many have a 7 night minimum.

Guesthouses rent for shorter terms, although we have many weekly and monthly rentals.

Casa Ensenada has three rental units, sleeping 2-4 each or 10 combined (or 13, with cots). Each unit has a separate entrance, kitchen facilities, a hot water sink, a private bathroom with hot shower, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and satellite TV.

The two larger units, Grande and Estudio, sleep 4 people and are right next to each other. They walk onto the patio -- right on the Ensenada Honda with it's own dock and a free double kayak. Also, lots of lounge chairs, a picnic table and grill.

Renting Casa Ensenada is like having your own cabin right on the ocean. Yet, you can walk out the front door and be within walking distance of a number of restaurants, gift shops and grocery stores and on the bus route to Flamenco Beach... a $2, 10 minte ride..

Our rooms are kept very clean. I refer you to the guest reviews on our website at You can also click on it's listing in the shelter section of this website.

There is gated parking for your car near the ferry.

I have sent you information separately with a more detailed descriptions and how to reserve a room.

I hope you consider staying at Casa Ensenada.

Jackie Pendergast

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