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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Culebra, Puerto Rico

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CLBTSE
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantasic”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Bahia Vista! DiDi was very helpful and responsive to our questions.
The apartment was very clean and VERY well-stocked! The kitchen had everything we needed and more! (even a rice-cooker!)
The bedrooms were air-conditioned and very comfortable while sleeping.
Bath towels were provided, as well as beach towels for our use.
A Cooler and beach chairs were also available for use.
There was a TV and Internet, however, we did not use either.
We will definitely stay again!

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Liked best: Loved that we literally only needed to buy our food. Kitchen was well-stocked!
Liked least: the roosters.....but they are all over the island.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Tim:

Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to your next visit.

Jaime
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Michael M
Greenbush, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Love the View Into the Bay”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our second trip to Villa Bahia. Need I say more? The place is great with tons of living space, comfortable furniture and beds. And that spectacular deck overlooking the bay. Lots of amenities including coolers, beach chairs, towels, iPod player, even the frozen water bottles which can be used to drink or for the cooler. Did I mention the outside shower?

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Liked best: That beautiful deck
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Michael:

Thanks you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit.

Jaime
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Lcs1290
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect rental”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The view and large deck are lovely. The house was spotless and nicer than it looks in the photos. The owner and property manager are very responsive and easy to work with. The kitchen is well stocked.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
30 Mar 2016
Than you for the nice review. We look forward to your return.
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beachwear...
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
“Comfortable apartment, good location, spacious balcony, difficult driveway”
Reviewed 14 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is a comfortable, clean upstairs apartment, not big or fancy but ok for 2 or a family of 4. Good location. Very nice, spacious balcony with comfortable chairs, etc. No washer, but manger will do laundry for small price. Driveway a bit difficult with on street parking, culvert and some steepness. Some upgrades would be nice--linens, wine glasses, beach chairs and stuff.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Feb 2016
Thanks for the nice review. The transition from the street to the driveway is a bit bumpy and we have been trying to get it fixed for awhile. Hopefully this month we can get someone to get the job done.
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Lori P
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

This was my second year staying at Villa Bahia Vista. My two daughters, 24 and 26 years old, and I had such a good time last year that we returned. The property is extremely comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay and all the amenities necessary to enjoy an island vacation. Situated in a residential neighborhood the property is located close enough to walk to restaurants, bars and shops and a short distance from some great snorkeling and beach going.

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Jan 2016
Thank you Lori for the nice review we look forward to your visiting us again this year.
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Deb H
Millersburg, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful View of the Bay - Soft Breezes”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This upstairs apartment has been completely remodeled and comfortably furnished. It's the perfect size for 4 people! Very close to downtown, in a quiet neighborhood. Nice cross-breezes kept the house cool. The manager lives downstairs and is very friendly and helpful. The unit was professionally cleaned before our arrival and good coffee was provided for us. Everything was in working order and we could simply relax and enjoy the view. Also, there are screens on every window and door, so the mosquitos and geckos are kept outside where they belong!
If you rent a golf cart or jeep (and you probably will want to, unless you are very fit) it's nice to have the off-street parking area in the rear of the house.

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Liked best: Just outside of the main town with plenty of restaurants nearby.
Liked least: The roosters crow at all hours of the day and night.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Feb 2015
Thank you for the very nice review!
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vtchemist
Gainesville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Centrally located, well appointed, responsive management.”
Reviewed 7 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed at this property for four days and three nights in November of 2014. The owner (Jaime) and manager (Deedee) were both fabulously responsive to my phone calls both before and during the stay. They were always quick to return my calls and happy to provide advice not only on how to enjoy the property, but the island of Culebra as well. DeeDee even offered to meet us at the ferry dock and take us back to the property personally.

The rental unit is the upper floor of the home. DeeDee (the property manager) lives in the unit on the lower floor. It was great to have her so close when we had a question or problem. She is very quiet and respectful and were never disturbed by her presence in the unit below.

The home has two bedrooms, each with a 3/4 bath. One has a queen bed, the other has a bunk-bed with a lower full and an upper twin-sized mattress, so if you are traveling with teenagers, brace yourself for some sparring over the sleeping arrangements ;-) There is also a pullout in the main living area which can sleep two. We did not use this, so I can't comment on how practical and comfortable it is. Both bedrooms have wall-unit air conditioners. The main area has none, but there are ample screened windows that can be opened to encourage airflow.

There is a dryer on the porch of the rental unit which is free to use to dry your beach towels at the end of the day. DeeDee has a washing machine in the lower level unit where she stays and will run laundry for you at 10 dollars per load.

Mosquitoes are prolific on the island, so keep the screens in place and use some of the insect killer spray before you leave the property for the day so that you can come back to a minimum of insects waiting to feed on you after a full day of dealing with them on the beach (pack your DEET!) You will also have to closely monitor the windows on the East side of the home, as the rain usually blows in from that side. We had to dash to close those windows a few times as brief but heavy rainstorms popped up.

Deedee has two very cute, quiet, well-behaved dogs who paid us regular visits on the porch of the property. She offered to restrain them during our visit, but we enjoyed their company so much that we wouldn't have any of that. If you feel differently, she seems happy to comply. The next-door neighbor also has a large collection of cats, all of which seem well-cared-for. A few of them found the courage to approach us, but were never a problem.

The kitchen is very well appointed considering the location and price. Small appliances such as a microwave, coffee maker and even an espresso machine are all provided. Sundry items and even a full spice rack are all there. We were a bit shocked to learn that there is no hot water in the kitchen, but apparently this is the norm in this region, so pack your patience for hand-washing dishes with cold water.

After a dismal attempt at enjoying some fine dining on our first night in Culebra, we instead loaded up on groceries at a small market and cooked our own for the remainder of the stay. Cutlery, cookware and the electric range were all clean, good quality and in working order.

The driveway is steep (welcome to Culebra!) and grass/dirt, so you should consider renting a Jeep if you plan to stay here. We did and it made it much easier to get around the island as well as back home.

The view is very nice. Sunrise happens just over the bay and except for a few power lines which make snapping the perfect photo from the balcony a bit challenging, it really is a wonderful sight to wake up to.

In summary, this place is extremely well appointed for a home in Culebra (Mainlanders - adjust your expectations!). The property is situated centrally on a neighborhood street of the island. It is off of the main road that leads back and forth from town to the beaches, so traffic noise is not an issue, but you should expect a bit of late night or early morning noise from the many cats, roosters and other critters that wander the island at night.

Overall, I think this property offers a very comfortable place to stay as your explore Culebra. If we ever return, we will certainly stay here again.

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Liked best: Responsive, helpful management
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Dec 2014
Ron:

Thank you for the very detailed and thorough review. A couple of the items you mentioned will be addresses next year. We are installing a new concrete driveway in January 2015 and sometime in 2015 we will install a solar hot water heater that will provide hot water to the kitchen. We appreciate the feedback and are always trying to improve the property.
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