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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Rincón Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 levels, 4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

Puerto Rico’s Amapola House is a private getaway minutes from the quaint town of Rincon, nestled near sweeping hillsides and tropical scenery in the Caribbean islands. Located a few minutes away from pristine Sandy Beach and the best Rincon restaurants and bars, Amapola House provides a comfortable resting place for those that want to have an activity-filled day, but a quiet place to return to at night.

The owners make sure that Amapola House feels more like second home than a hotel. Built by the Avilés family, who has lived in the area for generations, the house features modern design and stylish décor. Named after the hibiscus flowers that used to bloom on the property of the family matriarch, Amelia Avilés, Amapola House features original paintings, family heirlooms and historic surfing photos and sepias of Old Rincon going back to the 1890’s.

Arriving Guests receive a tour from the house Concierge, who answers any questions about the house or what to do while in Rincon. Once situated, guests can sit in comforatble chairs and look out into the tropical scenery from the Starlight Veranda, the private suite terrace or the lower pool deck. They can also sunbathe on the Sunset Sky Deck, which also features a jumbo-sized spa tub, perfect for relaxing evenings.

Amapola House is a four-level vacation home with four bedrooms. All the bedrooms include large closets and either a queen bed or two twin beds. With three full bathrooms, the house comfortably accommodates up to eight people. Rooms are decorated in rich yellow and terracotta tones in a contemporary style. A private suite is located on its own level with a private terrace and outdoor dining area. Guests who like to cook on holiday will love the fully equipped kitchen and cocktail bar. Amapola House also offers a dining service for eight, and several great restaurants are minutes away.

Amapola House offers a unique vacation experience that vastly differs from others in the area. Located in a private area that is only reachable through nearly untraveled roads, it gives guests seclusion and tranquility, while still being close to the area’s best beaches and hotspots. The art, antiques and photos offer a glimpse into Rincon’s past and the history of surfing. Guests will truly feel at home at Amapola House, which was designed to do just that.

The golden sands and pristine waters of Sandy Beach are only two minutes by car and ten minutes on foot. Our Sky Deck sunsets are unforgettable and and the nights are filled with millions of stars and serious moonlight.

The interior is designer-decorated and contains a private collection of heirloom antiques and vintage photographs of Old Rincon and Surfing legends, which are part of The Amapola House Story.

The Amapola House 24/7 VIP Arrival & Departure Service includes a personal tour at check-in and personal assistance at check out. Additional Amapola House Concierge Services include local taxi service, airport transportation, baby sitting, maid and laundry service, as well as grocery shopping and catered food services.

Everyone that stays at Amapola House only regrets not staying longer and wishes to return soon, as indicated in our Guest Book entries.

Our kitchen and bar are well-equipped. Guest sleeps quite comfortably in beds with high-quality mattresses and high-count linens (no futons or pull outs). Extra large closets keep your living accommodations spacious.

Our oversized towels are plush and so are our beach towels. The large bathrooms offer rain shower heads, glass basins and oversized mirrors to allow you to pamper yourself as you prepare for the evening, after a day at the beach or a day trip.

iPod stereos, DVD players, flat screen TV's and full cable TV service provide entertainment between outings. High-speed wireless Internet keeps you connected when you want to be.

Our Concierge is always nearby and available to assist you during your stay at Amapola House and to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one.

To reserve your stay or for more about Amapola House, go Reservations or call us at 786-546-6653.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Peter Anthony
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Peter Anthony

Well-traveled owner who used those experiences when designing this Elegant Villa.

Peter Anthony purchased this villa in 2008

Why Peter Anthony chose Puerto Rico

I've lived in Rincón on and off for many years and our family has owned the property since the times of the Spanish Main. Simply put: The best place in the world.

What makes this villa unique

Enjoy the family antiques and heirlooms as well as historic photos from the 1890's to the present. Read our book 'The Amapola House Story' and view the original ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of the historic 1968 World Surfing Championship, which put Rincon on the map.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amapola House is a tranquil delight. A group of eight of us travelled to from Ireland to Rincon for a week's stay. This modern villa was immaculate with fantastic utilities and comfortable rooms. I would recommend renting a car if you were to stay here as it's a little off the beaten track, a ten minute walk from the beach and about two miles from the town of Rincon. There are many advantages of staying at this villa, watching the sunset from the rooftop, bathing in the hot tub whilst listening to music, having a nice glass of wine straight from the wine cooler in the kitchen and lots, lots more. You really have to see it to believe it! I would most certainly recommend a stay at Amapola House.
Mar 2009
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average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews
Waterford Lakes, FL

Amapola House: More Than We Expected

  • 5 of 5

We're among the first to stay at Amapola House, because it's brand new. It's much more than what we saw online. The stay was totally enjoyable. The place is quiet has everything you'd want for a beach-area villa and more. The view from the rooftop is awesome, with unforgettable sunsets, especially from the spa tub. We loved all the modern touches, such as super-quiet A/Cs, the bar and wine cooler, silky mega-count linens and super thick towels. The beaches, only minutes away, were pristine and we had great lunches and dinners at the many restaurants located at Sandy Beach; the beach bars had live music and friendly barkeeps and locals. We took advantage of the promotional introductory rates, but will gladly pay the full rate to spend more time at Amapola House when we return for our Winter vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At Amapola House, we appreciate the feedback that we receive from our Guests. We strive to improve our accommodations and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, by providing sensible lodging services in an elegant setting, surrounded by the natural beauty of Rincon.
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Breathe taking!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved Amapola House !! Amazing view, super clean, has everything you need when on vacation!! Nice quiet neighborhood! Very close to a nice beach ! Definitely coming back soon!!

Kat R.

Tampa, Fl.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time on our recent stay at the Amapola House. Myself and 7 friends stayed last week for my bachelorette party. From booking the house to arranging transportation to and from the airport, Peter and Elier made the experience seamless. The house is beautiful. The bedrooms are large and the roof deck is great for hanging out on. It is a quick walk to the beach and to the local restaurants and bars such as Tamboo and Casa Verde. We were able to arrange for groceries to be dropped off at the house before our arrival so we didnt have to worry about that when we got in. I definitely recommend this house to anyone thinking of visiting Rincon and hope to come back in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erin, wisconsin

Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Amapola House in February. There were six of us and we were very comfortable - kitchen was well stocked, bedrooms were comfortable and everything was very clean. The rooftop deck was our favorite spot and we enjoyed the hot tub. We loved being in a real Puerto Rican neighborhood and walking to the coffee shop every morning. Lots of good restaurants and nice beaches are a short drive away. The concierge was extremely helpful with recommendations and other support. We encountered some challenges during our stay and the owner was a real pleasure to work with. He made things right and was very fair to us. We would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed Rincon, its beaches and other natural attractions. It was our pleasure to make your stay as comfortable as possible and handling any issue that you expressed concern about, within minutes of hearing about it. A new air conditioning unit and backup generator were installed right after your departure. Along with our water backup system, you can be sure that when you return to Amapola House, your stay will be completely cool and comfortable.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is breathtaking! I stayed for a week with 7 other friends and can say we had more than enough room for everyone. The owner is excellent at responding back quickly and is more than helpful with answering questions. I will be returning back to this rental property and can still picture the amazing sunset view from the top balcony while relaxing in the hot tube.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At Amapola House we're constantly looking for ways to improve our guests vacation experience and comfort. Recent upgrades include an upscale wine cooler, quiet and energy-saving air conditioning, water & electric back-up systems, a gas grill and stove. Our sheets and towels are always soft and fluffy and the beach towels are huge and absorbent. Our personal Concierge services are also always improving. We thank you and look forward to having you back soon.
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Great Great facillity

  • 4 of 5

Overall impression with facility was great- clean and beautiful. Great view privacy, etc.

Very difficult to find and driveway needs work gravel pretty hard on car's narrow driveway sharp turn from very narrow street a little safety hazard.

A bit too expensive-

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amapola House is constantly being improved and fresh gravel is always scheduled after the Summer washout rains. Amapola House is quite easy to find by simply entering "Amapola House" in Google Maps. Our Concierge always awaits our guests upon arrival and is ready to provide last minute directions, or meet them at a designated point on the main road. We are always making sure that our rates are equal, if not better, to the similar properties in the area, especially during the off-season, when we offer great rates for our 4 level, 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom ocean view home, with room for up to 8 guests, who enjoy our pool and rooftop hot tub, among the many other amenities that we offer, for less than a hotel room.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Aguadilla International (BQN)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
5 Beach Bars
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
5 Seaside Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Sandy Beach - Pools - Antonio's
Car: recommended

Google Error Note: Google has incorrectly added the nearby town of Aguada and an incorrect 00602 zip code to our location. Our true location is Amapola House, Carr Vista Linda (413 Interior), Bo. Puntas, Rincon, Puerto Rico 00677. There are no actual house numbers in our rural area.

Rincon is a wonderful and secluded beach town that has allowed time and the troubles of the world to pass it by. It is a special place, filled with delightful sights, sounds and friendly people. If you haven't been to Rincon, Puerto Rico, visit us soon, but be warned: you may never want to leave.

In Rincon, a palpable positive energy perks you up and makes you want to swim, dive, fish, snorkel, surf, body-board, sail, hike, ride, eat, drink, party and find romance.

Surf big waves at the north beaches, then snorkel in the calm waters at the south beaches. See humpback whales frolic near the shore, during the Winter. Take a boat trip to nearby Desecheo Island and go fishing, snorkel its shallow emerald pools, or dive a reef wall. Explore tropical forest and seaside nature trails. Eat & Drink at our great restaurants and beach bars and enjoy a wide range of delicious Caribbean cooking. In Rincon, Puerto Rico, USA, no American Passport is required.

Other Activities: casinos, clubs, salsa dancing

Golf: Golf at nearby Borinquen Golf Club, located only 25 minutes away from Amapola House.


Rates & Availability

Rincón Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

We offer a Special 10% Rate Discount for reservations that are paid in full when booking. Amapola House is located in the quieter section of a residential beach area community and is not suitable for events or student and singles party groups. Amapola House is rented to responsible adults over the age of twenty-five.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rincón Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass Sink & Shower Wall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Glass Sink & Shower Wall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Glass Shower Wall
  • The main bathroom has glass sink, a tub and rain forest shower head. The master bathroom has a glass sink and a glass block shower wall with a rain-forest shower head. The fourth bedroom suite has a private bathroom with a glass block shower wall and rain-forest shower head.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , XL Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private Suite with Full Bathroom & Terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 Twins convert to 1 King upon request.
  • The master bedroom has a tropical view, a queen bed and a large closet. It offers an Internet network cable outlet, as well as wireless access. The second bedroom has a tropical view, a queen bed and a large closet. The third bedroom has a tropical view, two twin beds, convertible to a king bed and a large closet. The fourth bedroom suite is situated on its own level and offers a tropical view, a queen bed, private bathroom with glass block shower and rain forest shower head, private terrace with dining table, Wi-Fi and network outlet, flat screen TV with cable service, a clock radio with iPod connection, compact refrigerator, coffee-maker and a microwave oven.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities include: Covered Pool & Deck. Beach Chairs and Towels. Starlight Veranda with chairs; Rooftop Sky Deck with spa tub, dining table, bar and sun deck chairs. A/C in all interior areas. Ceiling fans. Wi-Fi and network outlets. Flat screen TVs with cable. Stereos with iPod connection. Wine cooler. Well equipped kitchen. Stove with oven. Table service for eight. Bed sheets & towels. Outdoor shower. Automatic back-up water and lights. Parking for two cars. Washer, dryer, Iron & ironing board. Amapola House VIP Arrival & Departure Services include a personal familiarization tour at check-in and personal assistance at check out. You'll be provided with your own up-to-date guidebooks and our local newspaper that tells you all the places to go and everything that's happening during your stay. Additional Amapola House Concierge Services include local taxi service, airport transportation, baby sitting, maid and laundry service, as well as grocery shopping and catered food service.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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