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Palmetto Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 20 Culebra B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 25, 2014

I can't thank Susan and Paul enough for literally saving our vacation. Our accommodations on main island of Puerto Rico did not pan out. I called Susan and she helped us find a single night accommodation on the mainland until we could advance our air transportation to Culebra. She was able to take us in two days early. That was just the begining of our wonderful stay at Palmetto Guesthouse. The Palmetto is darling. From the moment you walk through the gate you feel at home. The rooms are clean, well decorated, and you have access to two kitchens and the cutest relaxing garden space. Palmeto is just a few blocks from the airport, but Susan is there with the big red truck to pick you up. Culebra is so easy to get around with a golf cart. There are several companies that also have jeeps and scooters. Parking was easy outside the Palmetto gate. The location is great. You can easily walk to a store, and several dining choices. We went to El Batey twice. Barbara Rosa's is a unique dining experience, great food and an extremely casual calm atmosphere. Snorkling gear, coolers, beach chairs and towels are provided. Susan keeps ice for purchase. We had a very special request for some local sailing information and Susan hooked us up with several grand resources. I just cannot say enough good things about Palmetto Guesthouse and Susan and Paul Moran.

Room Tip: Bouglevillia Room was great in the back of the house. Definitely get motorized transportation to ex...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Paul and Susan, the owners, have a fantastic place. We stayed four nights and loved it. They bring down coffee and hot fresh baked scones each morning. The rooms are small, but the communal kitchens (kept spotless) and sitting areas more than make up for it. They also have a computer with hi-speed internet for guests' use and free ferry dock/airport pick up.

The guesthouse is an easy 10 minute walk into town and there is a small market just three minutes away. The best beaches (Flamenco, Tamarindo, Melones) are 2 miles away and we found it easy to hitchhike to them each day. Dick and Cathie's Bikes will also deliver good quality mountain bikes to you for $20/day. Capt Sebastian will take you over to Culebrita Island (a great day trip!) for $50 round trip. He also provides free beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, and water guns for kids.

Paul and Susan also are a wealth of information for things to do and places to eat. I highly recommend a stay with them!

Room Tip: All the rooms can be a bit noisy due to the roosters all over the island. The rooms all have fans a...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

I read thru the recent reviews and not sure I have much to add but concur. Susan and Paul are accompanying, welcome, and fun. I too stayed in Frangipani and also found it pretty tight. They do have. Admitting room, and two small kitchens so it's not hard to cook your own food. They are wonderful hosts. Also enjoyed a day of sailing with Paul, catered by Michi. Very enjoyable. Walking distance to town.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at Palmetto and we would not hesitate to come back.

Susan, the hostess picked us up, and dropped us off at the ferry. The room was very clean and comfortable (with good AC). We were able to cook our own meals in the kitchen shared by all guests. We had access to free snorkeling equipment, and were 2 minutes walking from the golf cart rental place. This meant that we were able to go snorkeling on our own without having to purchase a group tour. Really worth it!

Again - this is a great choice!

Stayed: February 2014
1  Thank MishaMints
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Spotless with Character. The building is keep up well. Nice shower and AC too. The kitchen is very clean and everyone can use it. Paul and his wife treat you like a guest. They will also give you a ride to the airport.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was in Palmetto with my husband on holidays. The guesthouse is very nice and cosy. Susan and Paul are great owners and managers who were very helpful during our 2 days stay. We also sailed with Paul in his yacht and had a terrific sailing day on board and in Playa Tortugas in Culebrita Island.
The only really bad thing was our room (Frangipani), too small, we could hardly move inside. No room to place our luggage. All our clothes, etc, were kept in the bag. Also the A/C of the room outside was just near our room and when it was working was making such a noise that we couldn't sleep.
We were there 2 nights and we really suffer being inside the room. This room must be given to youngsters, it is like a hostel, more than a guestroom.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

A friend and I stayed at the Palmetto Guesthouse in August and we loved all of it. A short walk to the airport, jeep rentals, and downtown. It felt very cozy and Susan left out amazing scones every morning. We booked a boat trip with Paul and spent all day sailing and swimming and laughing. It sounds like a Mountain Dew commercial, I know! Paul and Susan were beyond helpful and so friendly. The dogs were great too! Palmetto Guesthouse had a very homey, warm vibe and the island was a true escape from the real world. Stay here and you will smile lots.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Palmetto Guesthouse

Address: 128 Manuel Vasquez St. | Barrida Clark, 00775, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Culebra
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Culebra
Price Range: $94 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palmetto Guesthouse is a small, six-room garden guesthouse located conveniently just 5 minutes from the airport. We are within 1 mile from the ferry, town, restaurants & stores and 1.5 miles to wonderful beaches, snorkeling & dive sites. Each of our rooms have a private bathroom, mini-refrigerator, fan and air-conditioning and beach towels. We have a kitchen and kitchenette for preparing small meals. Complimentary Puerto Rican Coffee and various teas are provided and each morning you will find fresh baked muffins, scones, cookies, etc. to enjoy as well. Come sit in the shade of our garden of palms, bananas and plumeria and read a book from our library or check your email on our free WiFi. Susan Moran, the onsite owner looks forward to making your stay in Culebra relaxing and refreshing. ... more   less 
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Palmetto Guesthouse Hotel Culebra

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