Submitted: April 12, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
We had a group of 3 adults and 4 kids ages 8 to 14 and had a great time at the house.
The good: spacious, modern house; cool rooftop deck; well landscaped yard; just steps to the beach; good food (Shipwreck); nice, protected beach with snorkeling (saw several sea turtles and lots of colorful fish), surfing, parasailing, etc.; multiple bathrooms; nice, clean sheets, towels, etc.; enough seating for 7; boogie boards, a cooler, beach chairs, and other stuff for guest use; good cable and wireless internet.
The not-so-good: The view is not as good as shown in the pictures - there are now condos between the house and the beach and an unkept open lot next door (where a hotel is planned... based on the billboard, anyway); no dishwasher; no air conditioning on the main floor (or the third floor) - only in the bedrooms; the floors were very dirty when we arrived... so bad, we got on our hands and knees and cleaned ourselves; the driveway/garage is a bit of an adventure to get into - not so easy to have a car.
Other: Upon arrival, we had some trouble finding the house, but the house managers were very helpful in providing directions. Good directions/instructions were provided before our stay. While we were here, we met a Nat Geo group that was doing a documentary on Lion Fish - we got to see the catch and ate sushi on the beach - was unexpected, but very cool; everyone we met at the restuarants, beach, shops, etc. was very nice - Rincon seems a very friendly town.
All considered we'd stay here again. This is a great location, even if the view has been diminished, and is a nice, large house for a group. At the price, it is a good value. When we come back to Puerto Rico, if we need a surfing town experience again, we'd come back to Casa Marina.
Helpful votes: 9/10
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