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Custom Home 3 bed/3bath, Private Pool, WiFi, Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private Home- 3 Large Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Private Pool, WiFi, Walk to Beach

(UPDATE Dec 22, 2017) Home is in excellent condition and has public water & power. Rincon and surrounding beaches are in great shape. Custom built my vacation home with lots of outdoor areas to enjoy family and friends who want their own oasis and easy walks to town, beach, and restaurants. The private pool, lush tropical landscaping, and covered balconies are a favorite for most guests. The private outdoor shower is a must have for those wanting to go natural outdoors in private while showering... people continue to say they just love that experience.

Located within walking distance of beaches, bars, restaurants, a dive shop and sunset or snorkeling cruises, you are sure to find something for everyone in this centrally located private villa home. A short 3-minute drive will take you to the local grocery store that is well stocked with everything you would need while on vacation and if you head towards Sandy Beach from the house you are just minutes from the romantic Rincon Puerto Rico Lighthouse. For more information and to see the complete layout of the home including photos, beds, furnishings, and grounds look under the Amenities Tab page and select the home layout link at the bottom of the page.

-Upper Floor: (Sleeps 2 to 4) Large master bedroom with balcony, master bathroom with double sinks and walk-in closet, additional full bath, large dining area & living room, and French Doors that lead to a covered balcony with seating. There is a futon in the living room which could accommodate 2 children. There is also access to the on-site laundry room.

-Lower Floor: (Sleeps 4 to 5) 2 Large size bedrooms. One has a queen bed, full bath with shower, sitting room with full size futon, kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator, sink) table and outdoor covered balcony area. The other bedroom is adjacent and has a full and single bed. There is also access to the on-site laundry room.

More Details

John Bacon & John Velez
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About John Bacon & John Velez

I’m an avid traveler who stumbled upon Rincon Puerto Rico nearly 20 years ago and 10 several years ago decided to bite the bullet and build this home for myself and later decided to let others to enjoy it as much as I do. I live and work in Oregon and having been raised near rivers, the ocean, mountains and an abundance of nature came to appreciate what I consider the best kept location in Puerto Rico, Rincon! It’s geographically located on the very western tip of Puerto Rico with an amazing mix of locals and people from the States and even a scattering of people from Europe. I enjoy the long stretches of beaches that are not lined with big hotels but instead allow for a truly relaxing time with little restaurants, shops, bars and of course vacation homes. Snorkeling with the friendly wildlife (fish, manatees and turtles) is always a special treat that always brings a smile.

John Bacon & John Velez purchased this house in 2006

Why John Bacon & John Velez chose Ensenada

Perfectly located with easy 5 minute or less walks to the beach, town and restaurants, horseback riding, water rentals, diving, snorkeling and a short 2-minute drive to the romantic Rincon Light House and many other things such as street artists in Rincon Puerto Rico. The home is also equipped with a 600-gallon water cistern and a 22K Generac propane generator

What makes this house unique

What I enjoy most is the location of the home as it allows people to easily walk around much of Rincon without the need to hike uphill or be tied to using a car. The private pool, lush tropical landscaping and covered balconies are a favorite for most guests. The private outdoor shower is a must have for those wanting to go natural outdoors in private while showering... people continue to say they just love that experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Changes were made due to this double booking. A new system implemented for short time did not worked as expected with two points of reservations. One failed to communicate to the other point of reservation, causing an unacceptable review. From now-on all reservations will be directly with the owner and outsource department has been terminated. As mentioned by the prospects, DCrenters, I tried everything to find them a place to stay, but I was not successful and returned they full rent on the spot, immediately per there requested without any delay. I am very sorry this had caused the DCrenters the inconvenience of time wasted during their vacation looking for another place to stay. This was the first time since the house was build and I ensure any one this will never happen again. Sincere, J.Velez-Owner.
Aug 2010
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Ensenada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper Master Bath - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom
    Upper Full Bath - toilet , shower , Guest Bath
    Lower Full Bath - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill in Master and Kitchen
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Pool shower
    Private Outdoor - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower with hot water
  • There are three full bathrooms and two outdoor showers. The studio shower is out doors and backs to green space with plenty of privacy.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upper Floor - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite
    Lower Suite - 1 queen , Kitchenette
    Lower Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite
  • Two of the 3 Bedrooms have a bathroom off the bedroom, upper bedroom has French doors with balcony. 1st Lower Bedroom has French door to garden and patio to the pool and kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, ceiling fan, TV, and covered outdoor patio. 2nd Lower Bedroom has sink, dresser and small sitting table for 2 people. It has a twin and full bed as well as sink. All bedrooms have dresser drawers and areas to hang clothes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Home is just 5 minutes walking from the beach in the best neighborhood of Rincon and close to everything! If you are bringing an infant under 3 years old, we have a pack-n-play for your conveniences. Property equipped with a 22K Generac Generator.


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(90 traveler reviews)

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Custom Home 3 bed/3bath, Private Pool, WiFi, Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Sunsets
average rating of 4.711111 based on 91 reviews

Third year at Casa Ensenada. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 6 spent another wonderful week in Rincon at Casa Ensenada. The home truly feels like our home as we've come here for 3 years. The location is so convenient to the town, stores, beaches and restaurants and the private pool is the cherry on top! John Bacon and John Velez are great landlords and keep the house in tip top shape. We will surely plan another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to finally get to meet you and your loved ones this year. Thank you for spending your vacation in Rincon and choosing to stay at Casa Ensenada! Enjoy the rest of your time in Puerto Rico and we look forward to seeing you again! John B. & John V.
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Great Central Location

  • 4 of 5

Like a fisherman who hates to give up his spot. Casa Ensanada is in a great location. Beautiful views. The property is very well landscaped. I highly recommend the Home to families looking for some privacy. Pool was a great asset. Plenty of room inside.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, Casa Ensenada was the perfect place for our vacation. The owners and staff were very cordial and engaged with us throughout the trip. The property is very well kept, the landscaping is gorgeous (much more beautiful than the pics!). We enjoyed the pool, watching the sunset, and just sitting by the porch taking it all in. We were able to bring some of my family members who were affected by Hurricane Maria and they were got to spend Christmas with us in Rincon, taking a nice break from daily life in PR! All in all, this was a very positive experience for our whole family! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home but with a few set backs !

  • 3 of 5

Casa Ensenada is a beautiful home for family or even a group of friends to share. We loved the lay out but had a few issues with the AC set up being set up as celsius and that created confusion and discomfort. But I have to say that I contacted John Bacon and he took care of me and my family by correcting the issue asap. Communication between the owner and renter is of the utmost importance and I feel that I was accommodated appropriately. We also want to thank Jonai Rodriguez who was so kind to us and made sure we got whatever we requested as soon as she could ! Overall our experience was satisfactory. Thank You

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to have a great home away from home experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend this home for friends and family.

  • 5 of 5

Initially I had my doubts about this place until we opened the gate and saw the private pool surrounded by beautiful landscape providing a welcoming feeling. The house is well kept with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. My wife enjoyed reading the guest books with positive comments about their experience in the house and of course added ours. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shipwreck Bar & Grill
"Great location to enjoy dinner or a drink. Only 5 min waking distance from the house. "
Harbor Restaurant
"Nice Restaurant and Bar next to the ocean. Some nights they have a live band playing outdoors"
Taino Divers
Calypso Cafe
"Grab a drink and food watch in this laid back open air restaurant/bar."
Joe's Pub Bar & Grill
"Reasonably priced food and drinks on Black Eagle Rd by the Marina Beach in Rincon"
Villa Cofresi
"Enjoy a wonderful Coconut Drink or Dinner on their deck while watching the sunset."
Supermercados Econo Rincón
"Grocery Store in Rincon"
The English Rose / La Rosa Inglesa
"Great for Breakfast, definitely make a reservation on the weekends."
Tamboo Beside the Point
"Great place to grab food or a drink during the day. Night life there is usually a younger c..."
Rincón Beer Company
"Enjoy a locally brewed beer in the Rincon Plaza"
Rincon Paddleboards
"Rent a paddle board and enjoy the water..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Shipwreck- 4 to 5 minutes walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Shipwreck- 4 to 5 minutes walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Marina's Beach - 5 minute walk
Car: recommended

This home is centrally located and near Marina's beach and less than a 5 minute walk to fantastic beaches, restaurants or the town plaza. Near all the best snorkeling and surfing beaches in Rincon and the beautiful famous light house of Rincon. The house is located in Colinas De Ensenada and is located on the left.

Other Activities: Casinos, sailing,wave running, kayaking

Golf: Borinquen Golf Club located a short drive to Aguadilla, was the first public golf course in Puerto Rico. A favorite of President Eisenhower built around 1940. Set atop a cliff side promontory, this par 72 course offers a sweeping view of the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Property is equipped with 600-gallon water cistern and a 22K Genera Generator.
Cleaning Fee $175 per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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