Beatiful Views and Great Location!
Submitted: March 14, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
My fiance and I stayed in the Surfwatcher apartment in March 2013 during our first Puerto Rican vacation, and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The location is perfect - nestled steps above a near-private beach with swaying palm trees and pristine blue water and some of the best sunset views in Rincon! We spent just about every morning and evening on the deck soaking in the incredible views. There are virtually no man-made structures in sight, which really makes this location special. You can snorkel and surf right out front which is a plus. The views are exaclty what you see in the pictures!
The Apartments at Pools Beach is situated just far enough from the busier Sandy Beach (separated by a small headland to just to the east) to offer plenty of privacy, but also close enough that we could enjoy the restaurants and bars at Sandy Beach just a short 2 minute walk away (Tamboo Tavern, Casa Verde/Big Kahuna Restaruants, the Mango Beach Shop, and Pool Bar are some popular spots). The Red Flamboyan restaurant just up the hill to the west is a great spot for some local cuisines and was one of our favorites. Check out the path to Maria's Beach as well.
Now for the basics - the apartment was stocked with all essential kitchenware and bedding, shower and beach towels, and the AC unit located in the bedroom worked great. It was very clean upon our arrival. There are also about 5 fans located througout and screens on all the windows/doors which make the place great to keep open at night. The sound of the ocean right outside is something we really enjoyed! There is enough dishware to cook about any meal, and the kitchen included a coffee pot, blender, microwave, stove, oven, full size fridge/freezer, etc. The apartment is set up to accomodate two couples (or a small family) with one bedroom and a living area with a futon that has privacy curtains, as well as two full bathrooms.
The owner James was extremely nice and helpful and prompt with responding to emails, answering all of our questions and providing many recommendations for our trip. Within a day of our departure (it was really a sad day when we left!) he had checked in on us about our stay and refunded the security deposit. The local manager, Elier, was super nice as well and had the place ready for us when we arrived. The customer service was excellent.
We highly recommend to anyone and will surely be booking our next visit here soon! Cannot wait to return!
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