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R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

77 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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.

The ground floor rental unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a full kitchen and living room and outdoor dining that has ocean and sunset views. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms. Sleeps 6 people comfortably.

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Allison Richter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Allison Richter

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

Why Allison Richter chose Puerto Rico

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
May 2011
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R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
average rating of 4.987013 based on 80 reviews

Warmest, most relaxing hospitality ever

  • 5 of 5

Coming from NYC, desperately in need of stress relief, R House couldn't have been a better sanctuary. This was my first trip to Rincon, my first time in a Marine Reserve. Waking up on my first morning in such a fresh, clean and comfortable environment to the sound of the water not 60 feet away, I quickly lost all track of time: which was exactly what I wanted.

The proprietors were so easy and helpful, charming and generous.

Snorkeling every morning in the coral gardens, eating simply and well, and within walking distance of a great town. This is my new go to.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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This place is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed now at both R house and R villa and we can't decide which we like better. This was our second trip to Rincon and we can't wait to go back. The house is in a great location and has everything you need to enjoy your trip. We cook a lot because of dietary restrictions and the kitchen is great. It had everything we needed. This felt like a dream vacation snorkeling everyday and relaxing on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The title says it all...this place is truly wonderful and pictures cannot begin to do it justice. The house is immaculate, and 30 steps from the back door is the beach, where you step into a post card. Well equipped kitchen and bathroom, including all items needed if something is forgotten (sunscreen, aloe, shampoo, soap, etc). The bedrooms linens were incredible, and individual AC units in each room kept the rooms exactly where you want the temp. Felt a calm sense of relaxation, sitting in the hammock listening to the waves make their way to the shore...Great info from the binder on the coffee table. Breakfast must be had at Leon's orange food truck, if possible, because it was the best meal we had while in Puerto Rico, and we had some knockouts. Home grown fruit and veg, combined with extreme attention to detail, and wonderful presentation...a true PR brekky. We will stay here again, no doubt!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place - well thought out!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed two times at R House and the experience has always been very good. Leon and Allison are great hosts who have taken the time to think through all the needs you may have during your stay. If you need something - most likely the house already has it or they can provide it within a short time. The beach right in front of the House has a natural pool that forms with high tide that is very convenient for families with children.

The house feels fresh and clean with all the furniture and appliances in very good condition. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Sartell, Minnesota

Great place on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay,will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Would return in a heartbeat.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. Open the backdoor to your own little oasis. Feel the ocean breeze through your windows at night. Allison and Leon take care of you. Thanks again guys!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rafeal Hernandez Airport - BQN (Aguadilla)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Shipwreck Restaurant, Club Nautico at the Marina
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Kilometres
Local Road 413
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carta Buena, Shipwreck Restaurant, Copa Llena
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Steps Beach
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Rincón House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change for holiday weeks

A 50% deposit is due immediately to hold the reservation. The remaining 50% is due upon arrival or before. I accept online credit card payments through Homeaway and VRBO, check, money order, cash or paypal.

If a guest has to cancel the reservation I will put the rental back on the rental market. If I’m able to get the house rented again for the dates that were booked, I will refund their 50% deposit. If I’m not able to get it rented again, I keep the deposit.

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Rincón House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Additional outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request, Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Upper Unit available for rent Summer/Fall 2016 for the same price as the lower unit. Please inquire.

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