My husband and I called the Lighthouse last minute (23 May 2012) to see if 1) they had rooms available, and 2) they were a decent price (other places we tried were $100+). Mary, one of the owners was very gracious and allowed us to stay 1 night, even though she usually requires 2, (we actually ended up staying another night), at a cost of $80/night. She picked us up from the ferry dock and was friendly and helpful right off the bat. The property itself is freaking adorable! Room was neat and clean, colorful and nicely decorated. Furnishings consisted of: bed, microwave, mini fridge, clothes drying vertical rack, larger shelving unit for your clothes, small patio type table, plastic chairs, beach towels, cooler, cups, plates, bowls and eating utensils. The last handful of items were way more than we expected and were much appreciated! Bathroom was also nicely decorated with a fish theme, and we had plenty of hot water. They had an outside shower so you can rinse off the sand upon entering the room. AC wall unit worked well and kept us cool. Bed and pillows were a bit firm for me, but my husband was fine. Location is great; not so near the tiny downtown area to be obnoxious, but close enough so a 10 minute or so walk will get you there. We felt safe walking around, even at night when we got lost after taking a wrong turn on the way back to the Lighthouse. The folks around their area were friendly, helpful, and fluent in English. We met a lot of great people during our time in Puerto Rico, and Mary and David are among them. Both were friendly and helpful, and we had some really great conversations with them. We WILL be back to Culebra and will stay at The Lighthouse again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located on the beautiful island of Culebra, The Lighthouse is up the hill from the airport, where tropical breezes await you. Your hosts David and Mary Wiedner will meet you at the ferry or airport and take you on a tour of the island or to pick up your rental vehicle. We offer many amenities including off street parking, a refrigerator and microwave as well as coffee pot in every room and a spacious private bath. We also offer beach towels and a cooler. Beach chairs are available. We are only 1.8 miles from beautiful Flamenco Beach and just a 3-minute walk to the grocery store. Should you elect not to rent a car, we are minutes away from a publico (minibus) route, or a 20-minute walk to town. We are on-site year round and look forward to making your vacation relaxing and memorable. ... more less