Casa Alta is a spacious house in the rural Villa Muneco area offering you full comfort. It has a 35-ft balcony where you can enjoy the scenery and the constant breeze. You can prepare a BBQ meal or relax in the hammocks reading or watching hummingbirds sip sugared water from the feeders. The house is about a 5 minute drive from beautiful Flamenco beach and close to downtown. The large and private lot is surrounded by mature trees in which you will no doubt see a few iguanas chilling on the branches taking in the sun.
The inside has high ceilings with fans in the living/dining/kitchen open area. The kitchen is fully equipped, the huge master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest bedroom has a double bed. Both rooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. There is also a queen sofabed in the living room. The house offers high speed internet and is equipped with sound system, satelliteTV and DVD recorder/player. A very comfortable rental property for couples or a small family.
The island of Culebra lies approximately 17 miles east of Puerto Rico, 12 miles west of St. Thomas. Its dimensions are 7 miles long (11km) and 3 1/2 miles wide (5km) . Our house is centrally located close to beaches and downtown. Very affordable taxis and publicos are available to drive you around or you can rent a jeep, golf cart, or bicycles (if you are in good physical shape)..and the weather is usually perfect!
CASA ALTA RENTING TERMS & CONDITIONS
Responsibility of person making the reservation
The person making the reservation (referred to as “Guest”) with us is responsible to read and understand these Terms and Conditions. By making a reservation with us the person making the reservation is agreeing to all these Terms and Conditions for themselves and all others that may be staying in our house.
Check in Time
Check in time is 4 pm of the arrival day, and check-out is at 11 am of the departure day. Early arrival or failure to depart at the agreed upon time could result in an extra days rent. Any special request can be made in writing to owner prior to occupancy.
Guest agrees to use and occupy the rental property for short-term vacation purposes only. Guest may not use the rental property for any other purpose without prior written consent of Owner. Guest agrees to refrain from using the rental property for any unlawful purpose or any purpose deemed hazardous.
Casa Alta has a maximum occupancy of 6 persons. The person making the reservation and agreeing to these terms and conditions must be 21 years of age or older and must be one of the occupants. Failure to comply with this requirement is grounds for immediate eviction and forfeiture of rents and deposits. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the unit, property, grounds, etc...
Pets and Animals
This agreement does not allow for the presence of pets or animals and the presence of such is grounds for immediate eviction and forfeiture of all rents and deposits, plus any amount to recover cleaning and damage as a result of the presence of said pets or animals.
Fire Hazard and Smoking
There are some periods during the year where Culebra has a very dry climate. During these periods of the year it is very important to be careful with fire hazards. At all times, please be very careful with disposal of cigarettes, the use of barbeque grills, and all other potential fire hazards. If you smoke, we would ask that you smoke outside the house and properly dispose of your "butts" in a secure way to prevent littering and fires.
Inspection of Property
Guest will immediately upon taking occupancy make an inspection of the property with our house manager and report any damage, breakage, malfunction, or other problem on the property.
Quiet Hours are from 10pm to 8am. Please be considerate of your neighbors at all times. Never play music, cause noise, or otherwise interrupt the tranquility and rest of your neighbhors and other guests. Note that Culebra does have a population of wild roosters, iguanas, deer, horses, wild boar, dogs, cats, birds, etc. It is probable that you will hear roosters during your stay in Culebra.
Guest agrees to properly use and operate all furnishings, appliances, plumbing fixtures, electronics, fireplaces, and other equipment available on the rental property. Guest agrees to return the rental property to the condition it was at the commencement of the rental term. Guest is responsible for breakage and repairs of any kind to the rental property during the rental term. The house manger will inspect the property before guest depart and can demand immediate reimbursement of damages voluntarily administered due to negligence.
Right of Entry
The house manager reserves the right to enter the rental property at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspecting the property and ensuring occupancy limits. The house manager may also enter in the case of emergency or for the purpose of making such repairs of alterations as may be necessary for its safety or preservation.
The Agent, Owner, and all other's related to the Agent, Owner, it's affiliated companies, suppliers, vendors, employees, or any other people or entities otherwise associated with the rental property assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury to any person or personal property during your rental. This includes losses, damage or injury due to acts of God, theft, utility outages, services rendered by others, or services involving transportation. The agent and the Owner of the property assume no responsibility for any additional expenses incurred due to any aforementioned occurrences or conditions. Guest agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Owner from any loss, liability, damage or cost incurred due to Guest's occupancy.
Assignment and Sublease
Guest may not assign this Agreement or sublet the rental property or any portion thereof without prior written consent of the Agent. Only those guests who are explicitly stated on this agreement are allowed to be present at the rental property.
Compliance with Law
Guest agrees to comply with all statutes, ordinances, and requirements of all municipal, state, and federal authorities.
Failure of Owner to insist on the strict compliance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of Owner's right to enforce any such term or condition.
This Agreement may be terminated by Owner in the event of breach by Guest of any portion of this Agreement. In the case of termination, the house manager may, to the extent permitted by law, re-enter the rental property.
By accepting to occupy the property, guest agrees they have read, understand and agrees to adhere to all terms as a condition of use and the use by family, guests, and invitees.
We had a great experience staying here- very helpful and reachable hosts at every stage of our stay. Thank you!
The arrival was impeccable, place was very clean. Maria, the house manager, was able to resolve any issue quickly and efficiently.
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Alta, and overall would recommend it to others, but prospective guests need to make sure their expectations correspond to the quality level of this accommodation. Pluses: a spacious apartment with a large veranda with hammocks + nicely appointed kitchen + clean bathroom + great parking space below house for those renting vehicle. Minuses: the entire property has a "70s" (dare I say outdated) feel to it, and in my opinion will need to be updated some time in the near future. Also, this property is not for those who sleep lightly due to the cacophony at all hours of day and night caused by a flock of roosters that haunt the house's yard and immediate surroundings.
Husband and I stayed in Casa Alta from 12/18/2014 - 1/2/2015 and had a fantastic time! Ginette and Jean Claude went over and beyond in terms of communication both about the house and the island of Culebra. The only negative was I didn't get to meet our hosts in person. They wrote up a great welcome guide that was on the coffee table when we arrived that was extremely helpful in terms of getting us settled in. The house was spacious and clean when we arrived with TV with satellite, WiFi, full kitchen with dining-ware,towels and a extra set of linens if needed. We went to Milka's and stocked up on the essentials we would need as we were staying for an extended period of time. The neighborhood was great! Nice mix of locals and vacation rentals. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome!
My favorite part of the house was the super large porch with two hammocks, which are awesome for reading and relaxing.Hose was the MVP of the trip as it was great to be able to rinse the sand from feet and snorkeling gear after days on the beach. We would definitely stay at Casa Alta again in the future.
The check in and check out process was very easy and the house was conveniently located right next to the airport. Keep in mind though that there are a lot of chickens and roosters around that go at it at all hours of the day. We didn't mind it cause we wanted to get our day started early anyways. Overall the house was very spacious and comfortable and we had more than enough room for the 2 of us. The only downfall was that we did see a couple of roaches.
Our stay at Casa Alta was very comfortable! The house is very spacious. It is centrally located and has a nice view of the surrounding hills. Flamenco Beach (#3 in the world as per Trip Advisor!) is about a 7 minute drive. The rooms were clean and so was the rest of the house. It was funny waking up to the roosters around the area early in the am but we didn't mind. Thanks Jean Claude and Ginette!
Culebra island: it was a beatiful and gourgeus beach, blue water, white sands. Perfect
Location: the house is very well located. Next to the airport, 2 mins away from the groceries store and 5 minutes away from zony, flamenco and tamarindo beach.
Shape of the house: not in good shape. The yard needs lots of work, it was not clean, no enough towels, trash bags, etc. The AC units were dirty and the whole house would shake once you turn on the AC. The biggest downfall was that the house was not clean, the bathroom smelled very bad, the sheets smelled like they were not washed. I would not stay here again and i wouldnt recommend it.
This is the first time we have had such a harsh review and we were very surprised. We looked into the situation right away and learned that there had been a last minute replacement in cleaning staff that did not do a thorough job. We regret that our guests did not contact us immediately upon arrival so we could have taken care of the situation right away. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world but we always try our very best to make our guests happy and would have definitely attempted to work things out.
I am president of a company organizing road running events as well as cycling events and Ginette has a company specialized in hand lettering and graphic design. She also does contractual work in sales and marketing. We discovered Culebra over 25 years ago and have been going back ever since.