Relax at this award winning beachfront rental, located on Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, only 30 minutes from the Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla or 2 hours from the Luiz Munoz airport in San Juan.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening, world class snorkeling and scuba diving right in front of the house with turtles, exotic fish and the largest elkhorn coral reef in the Caribbean. Stunning views of Desecheo island, whale sightings occur throughout the winter months and world class surfing can be had at Tres Palmas Beach. Take a short walk to other surf spots such as Dogmans, Maria's and Domes.
Fall asleep in the outdoor hammock or enjoy organic herbs from R garden while barbecuing with friends and family in the backyard. Head out to the many local restaurants and bars within walking distance. If you are looking for something to do other than surf, try scuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, shopping, movies and many more activities within minutes of the house.
Leon and I have lived in Rincon for well over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. After moving from NYC to the beaches of Rincon, we used to look up at skyscrapers, now we look up at the palm trees. Life doesn't get any better than this. We're able to swim or surf everyday at Tres Palmas, we hear the coqui frogs singing at night with the waves crashing on the beach, we get to see the most spectacular sunset every night and we eat fruit that falls off the trees in the neighborhood.
Allison Richter purchased this house in 2006
We had been renting a house in the neighborhood for years and was always on the look out for our dream home. Once this house went on the market we jumped on it. It had all three characteristics that we had to have. #1 VIEWS: incredible ocean views, stunning sunset views, and views to Desecheo Island. #2 LOCATION: Located in the Tres Palmas Marie Reserve on Steps Beach, which happens to be the prettiest beach in town. #3 PROXIMTY TO OCEAN: No need to get in the car to go swimming, snorkeling or surfing! Just walk out door and onto the sand.
Quiet, peaceful neighborhood, Steps from the beach. Starry nights, shooting stars, sunfilled days, gorgeous sunsets. World class snorkeling and scuba diving right in front of the house. On the rare occasion some of the biggest surfing waves in the world. Hawksbill turtles living on the reef in front of the house. Swimming with turtles. Watching whales breach from the deck.
My wife and I arrived at "R" house on a Monday and found it was very clean. The first thing you notice, besides the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, is the beautiful landscaping done by the Richter’s. They have used every square inch of property to perfect the overall tropical environment they live in; the surrounding landscape made you feel that you were in a special place. The house is perfect for its size. Ali had just had the bathroom redone and it was very nice, tile shower and open air feel made it seem bigger than it was. The closet in the hallway had everything you could think of when on vacation, the kind of stuff you probably forgot from toiletries to band-aids to sunscreen and bug spray. The covered porch in the back was were we would start our mornings, listening to the waves crash on the reef and watching the Yellow Crowned Night Heron (a beautiful bird) hunt the PR Ground lizards that live in the backyard environment; as well watching and listening to the wings of hummingbirds feed off the Hibiscus tree flowers, I miss it now as I write. They have consciously created an environment with certain plants and trees to attract the local wildlife, therefore creating an authentic and idyllic setting for those wanting to experience the real Rincon. The beach is nice soft sand and is truly beautiful with all the vegetation. The beds were very comfortable, there were umbrellas in the closets, quality hangers and plenty of closet space for a small family or two couples. The kitchen/den was perfect, nice large couch, a large flat screen TV with cable & HBO. It is obvious that the Richter’s have committed them selves to holding a high standard when it comes to the needs of those renting their first floor, the Richter’s want you back and more importantly they genuinely care about your experience. Whether you’re are a family a couple a small group or just want to get away by yourself "R" House is for you! My wife was 24 weeks pregnant and was comfortable the entire stay and we walked the beach everyday. Before I travel anywhere I do extensive research in all areas of life for the location I’m visiting. After doing days of research and after my stay here I can say with confidence that you WILL NOT find another rental in Rincon like “R” House. Do yourself a favor stop looking, check the availability schedule, give Ali a call, and you too will be lucky enough to experience Rincon’s own Shangri-la. Thanks for an amazing experience Ali we’ll be back!
We loved our stay in the R House. It was absolutely perfect. Comfortable, clean, cozy, everything you could want; sound of crashing waves, peaceful setting, privacy, a sweet dog (snickers) to come say Hi when your missing your dog from home and friendly owners who are very helpful should you need anything, beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, walking distance to the Carta Buena for fun/healthy smoothies and food. Sunshine/warmth/breezes-what more can you ask for. Just loved this spot.
Great apartment with wonderful amenities. Everything you forgot to bring is there.Water toys, beach chairs,
beach towels. There is a very functional kitchen. We really enjoyed having breakfast on the deck. walking distance to the beach, surfing, to a great juice bar which even has lunch. It is truly a great get away with family or friends.
Your first impression will be the internal layout is a little quirky, but that quickly passes when you realize there is no better location in Rincón. There are very few other houses on steps beach, the marine reserve, and this one has a great yard, the only thing you hear is the crashing of the ocean, and you have absolutely world class snorkelling a few paces out the back gate. Snorkelling gear provided too, and your hosts in the upstairs unit are very cool. For surfers you are 4 mins drive from the magic corner starting at Maria's, and if Tres Palmas is working the house is very close to where you paddle out (good luck!). I've stayed in Rincón at least 20 times, and this property is certainly amongst the best.
Outstanding place, everything it advertises and more. Clean and lovely and really does back up on the beach. Completely stocked and Allison and Leon are happy to help you with everything from restaurant recommendations to fun outings. Would definitely come again.
great location right on the beach; peaceful sleeping with waves crashing in the background; great surf and helpful owners made our family vacation a great time. enjoyed our stay at the "R" house so much more than at the ritz carlton in san juan
This was our second stay at R House and it was even better than the first time! We've rented other homes in Rincón, but this home has the absolute BEST location with the most beautiful beach and the most awesome hosts you could ever imagine, by far! They are super awesome people! The locals we met always made a point to say how nice they both are when we’d mention where we were staying. Snickers is a huge plus too! Especially since we can't bring our dog. She's a sweetie :)
The house is perfect! It’s light and airy, clean, tastefully decorated and surrounded by windows. A beautiful view no matter what room you’re in. No need for ac as there are ceiling fans and floor fans that compliment the trade winds. The sheer white curtains in the bedrooms are a special touch too. They blow with the breeze and really pull that whole tropical feel together. It's amazingly relaxing as well as romantic! Just imagine the sound of waves crashing all night long along with coqui frogs singing to you while you sleep in a super comfy bed or hammock and feel the ocean breeze!
Everything you need at home you will find here. Comfy couch, TV, wifi, fully stocked kitchen with seasonings, paper towels, soap, aluminum foil... The bathroom has soap, shampoo, towels, tooth paste, a hairdryer... All linens are provided and are comfy too. There’s also a closet in the hallway with band aids, sunscreen, aloe, candles, asprin, a cooler… all kinds of stuff. You’re covered! But, if you need something that’s not there, the Econo Grocery store is only about 7 minutes away. No biggie!
The town is small, but there are plenty of places to eat and drink. There’s a guide book provided with more than enough options and recommendations. You will find that everywhere you go people are friendly and willing to help in any way they can. Just be friendly yourself. It’s a safe place and perfect for those who hate tourist traps. You won’t find huge casinos or touristy type stuff here, just a slow, sleepy surfing town.
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve and Steps Beach are the best part of all! Especially the tidal pools that form right in front of the house - WOW!!! I could just lie there all day! There’s always tons of unique shells, glass and sea life. Every single day is a new adventure.
I could go on, but I'm out of characters.
You can’t go wrong here. Ali and Leon have gone above and beyond to make their home a place of complete relaxation for the appreciative vacationer. You'll love it! Book it ;)
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