REAL ESTATE & VACATION RENTALS
"SPECIALIZING IN CULEBRA SINCE 1997"
For Vacation Rentals -info & reservations:
Contact Cheryl Galasso: 787-435-6596
Culebra Island Realty is owned and operated by Jim & Cheryl Galasso. They moved to Culebra from Long Island, New York in 1994 with their two young children Amanda and Nick to enjoy a Culebra adventure for six months and are still enjoying their adventure. In their prior lives Jim worked in law enforcement on Long Island and Cheryl was an Addictions Counselor. Cheryl has practiced Astanga Yoga since 1996 and has been a certified teacher since 2000. Cheryl offers Body-Mind-Soul Wellness vacation retreats in Culebra for any groups or individuals interested as well as specialized 11th Step Retreats for addictions. Practitioners are also welcome to inquire to present their own Culebra retreat, Cheryl will assist in putting it together through Culebra Island Realty. Please check out her website: www.culebraretreats.com
Culebra Island Realty is the oldest established licensed real estate/vacation rental company on Culebra and is recognized by the Puerto Rico Department of Tourism. Jim is a licensed real estate broker and Cheryl is a licensed sales agent in Puerto Rico. Since, 1997, they have specialized in vacation rentals of some of Culebras’ finest privately owned homes. Culebra Island Realty represents some of the most exclusive residences on Culebra, but no matter the price range chosen you will enjoy quality and value. They represent fine homes in all price ranges. Cheryl is the reservation manager will be pleased to assist guests with information and reservation management. On Culebra between guest houses and small hotels there are only about 350 rentable rooms. This limits the accessibility to Culebra. So Culebra Island Realty offers visitors the affordable opportunity to enjoy the island from a different perspective and with more privacy and comfort.
Since our 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 boast 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 will happily assist you in choosing the right vacation home for your individual needs and price range. Please note that calls to Culebra are NOT an international call and actually ATT, Sprint and T-Mobil cell services are in- network in Puerto Rico. 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.
GENERAL RESERVATION INFORMATION:
Rental Rates --"In season rates December 15th thru May 1st” “Off season Rates May 1st thru December 15th"
Our rates are listed for a one week minimum stay. Each home we represent has its own maximum occupancy allowed and the rates of each home for less than that maximum occupancy is discounted except during Christmas- New Year and occasionally some other high season times . A week stay is seven nights. Since 98% of our guests stay a week or longer, our price structure which is discounted for a one week minimum was created to make it most affordable for these clients. We cannot prorate these rates for stays under a week. However, you are welcomed to stay longer and we do prorate out days over a week. We do not require a Saturday to Saturday schedule. The schedule for each home is based upon the individual schedule of each house.
Effective- APRIL 1st, 2004- The government of Puerto Rico in an effort to promote tourism require a seven percent 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 all 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, although depending upon on scheduling, that time can be extended.
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