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Walter Gurbo

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Japanese

Hilltop Apartment with Spectacular View of Ocean

38 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puerto Rico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

'Not Touristy'.

A real taste of Puerto Rico, a very safe,warm and friendly family block. Dead end street on top of the hill, overlooking mountains, farms, the Caribbean and ocean.

A 5-10 minute drive to the town and to all the beaches... at an affordable rate.

Rincon boasts some of the finest surfing in the world. Of course, the scuba and snorkeling is fantastic as well.

The unit has 2 Bedrooms(Sleeps 1-4), full kitchen and dining, BBQ and 1 Bath, is very comfortably furnished and cozy, has all the utilities you need for your stay, also has a lovely private terrace with the view of the ocean, the mountains and Desecheo Island!

Best for a couple. Recommended for a family with a small children.

Long term rent available.

Please note that the traveler reviews after December 11th 2013 are for the another unit in the same building.

Keywords: Private Apartment

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Walter Gurbo (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Japanese

About Walter Gurbo

I have found the inspiration in the vast beauty and tranquil pace of my home in Rincon.

I'm more than happy to share it. Guests comments have been very gratifying.

Walter Gurbo

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Walter Gurbo purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Walter Gurbo chose Puerto Rico

Beautiful beaches, stunning ocean & mountain view - safe friendly neighborhood - close to Aguadilla Airport - Good Restaurants and bars - Active nightlife and leisurely days.

What makes this apartment unique

Great for Swimming, Snorkeling, Surfing and Sailing - A interesting combination of Caribbean & American culture, a lot of English too! Warm Friendly people - lots to do - also a great place to do nothing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've just started to offer my place for rent and the guests so far have been very satisfied.I've made the price very reasonable in order to get people to try it.I hope in the future there will be a group of regulars who consider it there 2nd home too.Sheets and towels pots and pans are all there just go .Some one will meet you to give you the key.
Jan 2008
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

Hilltop Apartment with Spectacular View of Ocean
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 39 reviews
5

Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend was coming to visit me here in PR from England and since it was her first time in PR I wanted to take her to the most beautiful part of the island, Rincon. I was looking for something different than a hotel and this house was perfect! It is beautiful and away from all the crowds and noise but still close enough to everything that within 10 minutes we could be at any of the main beaches or the town center. The house was lovely! Very clean and the view from the balcony is spectacular. Really loved it. The landlord was a delight and everything was very smooth. I am hoping to go back every time I have a visitor while I'm living in PR which is fairly often. Absolutely loved the stay. The only thing I could say is a couple of the evenings were a bit too warm so next time I might bring a back up fan. When the wind is blowing nothing is needed though. Would recommend this location to everyone!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the sweet comment. We are glad that you and your best friend enjoyed Rincon and our apartment! By the way, we are very sorry to hear you felt warm in the evening. In the apartment you stayed, there is very nice ocean breeze throughout a year. We can also control amount of the sun light in the day time with the crank windows and to stay cool in evenings in that apartment. We had extra floor fans, too, just in case. (...Wish we knew your request.) We are sorry again. We will remember and make sure that we will always leave a couple of them there in the future. Thank you again for your stay!
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Budapest / Hungary
5

The Prefect Place in Rincon!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 2 weeks in Rincon surfing and stayed at Walters place. The apartment is equiped with everything we could imagine,it is very comfortable, quite and has a stunning view to the ocean. The sunset from here is amazing! Walter and his family are fantastic people, if we needed anything they were ready to help us out imediately. The neighbourhood is very friendly and the location is absolutely safe. We found it very comfortable and relaxing to be up in the hills. It is close to the city and the sea shore with all the benefits of being out of the crowded area. We recommend it to anyone from families to group of friends who like to enjoy a quite and cozy place.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. It was our pleasure having you two!
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5

Spacious and Value

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed nine days at the apartment with our seven year-old son. The 40-foot balcony was our favorite part, and we spent breakfasts, dinners, and sunsets out there. It was very peaceful and relaxing. My son loved the hammock and the swing down below in the lovely yard/garden. The lizards and extra space kept him busy exploring. The gas grill was a nice amenity. We used it several times to grill burgers. We made smoothies in the blender from the fresh fruits available at the fruit stand; more economical than buying smoothies at the beach. The grocery store is conveniently only a few minutes away in town and the fruit stand a block south from there. We found the kitchen could use more items for cooking, but we were able to get creative and make do. For lunch we'd highly recommend The Wok, a kiosko on the road near the entrance to Steps Beach.

We weren't bothered by the roosters in the a.m., but you could always drown out the sound with the fan on the air conditioner. Mornings and late afternoon/evenings when we were there were usually comfortable, so we only had to use the air conditioner a few times. But when we did they cooled off the room(s) nicely. Location is great; short drive to everything. The tv is for the dvd player and does not have any channels, but we didn't come to PR to watch tv anyway. We did watch a movie one afternoon when it rained, but even watching the rain come down in sheets on the tropical forest from the dry balcony was entertaining!

We felt this place was a good value and had plenty of space for us and would absolutely return and recommend to others. The neighborhood and area has a lot of character, and it was interesting to see first-hand how the locals live.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for a kind comment!! This unit is located lower than where we rent now. The current rental unit is rather cozy with the same amenities and with a smaller terrace, but you will have even more spectacular view.
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5

Nice time in Rincon

  • 5 of 5

The apartment worked great for us during our stay in Rincon. The apartment is located just a few minutes outside of Rincon in the country, a little tricky to find but everything in Puerto Rico is that way, but a quick call to Walter and he talks you right to the place, he and his family were very nice and helpful. It is nice and private place to stay. it has very nice views of the ocean and is very comfortable place to stay. It to me is pretty, authentic Puerto Rico with all the sites and sounds you would find in the neighborhoods outside of town. It had everything we needed for our stay and couldn't ask for much better. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and a nice comment!! Glad to hear you had a nice vacation. It was very nice to meet you, too!
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Brooklyn, NY USA
5

Beautiful view from balcony

  • 5 of 5

Walter was an extremely good host for our stay at his apartment, and responded immediately and informatively to our initial inquiry & further questions. The apartment is clean & exactly as pictured and described, clean and neat, with plenty of room and everything needed for our one week stay. The balcony with chairs & a hammock was a wonderful spot for relaxing and watching the sunset and the stars. It was an easy drive to any of Rincon's beaches. We truly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a kind review. It is our pleasure to host our guests. Always nice to hear our guests had a good time in Rincon. The drive to the beaches from our apartment is also spectacular. Beautiful small hills going up and down, blue sky, ocean breeze... . Hope you enjoyed those, too!
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5

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Puerto Rico and Walter and his family were extremely helpful and welcoming. Anytime we had questions or needed anything he was very quick to respond and extremely helpful. The apartment is great, spacious, and has everything we needed for a week away from home. My husband and I stayed the week and another couple joined us for 4 days and we had so much fun! It very close to town and yet far enough away that it is quiet and peaceful. The view is beautiful and we enjoyed hanging out on the balcony and we ate all our meals out there! I can't wait to come back and stay here again. You get way more than you pay for with this rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for a kind comment. We strive to keep the rate low. So, we are very glad to hear that our guests are happy with our price, too!
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Rincon Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$70
$490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

$60 to $80/night - utility and tax are included
5 nights minimum
refundable $100 security fee
Longer term negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Puerto Rico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sofas
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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