This guesthouse is run by Molly and she is easily the hardest working woman on Culebra. It looks humble/rustic on the outside, but it is really well-equipped for your vacation, including private bath, comfortable beds, extremely clean rooms and no bugs (nearly impossible on this very buggy island!) Molly included a refrigerator in the room which was really useful, and outside our room was a screened in porch/kitchenette. This provided a functional kitchen/dining area, and a hang out area (with hammock) that made our living space seem that much bigger. It is helpful to buy a few simple grocery items when you get there; because the laid back Puerto Rican attitude sometimes means no restaurants are open or perhaps are not open when you want them to be. Molly also has an above-ground pool which I think is pretty rare on this island, and a nice treat. There are beach accessories provided to guests free of charge; and we really gave the snorkeling equipment a workout. It was nice to have that provided without having to either buy it or lug our own from home.
I should also add that in terms of location, the Casita is kind of in between downtown and flamenco beach; you could walk to either if you are somewhat fit. Most people take a cab or rent a jeep because it's just hot and there are no sidewalks to the beach. I personally can't think of a location that would be better, because nothing is going to be central to everything.
Molly herself is a really friendly person, providing lots of advice on what to do, and what not to do! Molly even provided us a ride to the beach a couple of times and a ride to the grocery. Naturally we did not expect it, but Molly even cooked all her guests a meal on our last night there, and I think nothing shows how much you care about people than to cook them a loving (and delicious!) meal. We had a beyond wonderful time, and we intend to come back. We would not even consider staying anywhere but Casita Tropical. Thank you Molly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small Garden Guesthouse.All first floor units -Two small guest rooms accomodating 2 guests each with, TV, AC, private bath and kitchenette, screened in patio.-One large guest room accomomodating 6 guests with 3 ceiling and 3 floor fans, kitchenette and TV, open air screened in windows. House accomodation with private bathroom, kitchen, livingroom with TV, 2 bedrooms with AC and full beds, up to 5 guests. (Can combine with large efficiency for larger groups) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casita Tropical Hotel Culebra