|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Casa Kristina, a place to relax and enjoy all that Puerto Rico has to offer... With 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs set up as two apartments, this home has plenty of space for large families/groups with just enough privacy for each floor. Great decor and convenient layout make Casa Kristina the perfect home away from home. Stay in and fix a home cooked meal in either of the two fully equipped kitchens or take advantage of the local bars/restaurants all within walking distance. Take your pick between two gorgeous beaches; Pools beach, great for snorkeling, surfing, and lounging, is just a 20 second walk to the South while Sandy Beach with excellent swimming, miles of explorable pristine sand, and beach-front bars is just a 20 second walk to the North. Take a dip in the newly constructed pool and fade away to the soothing waterfall sounds. Situated in a small, 'tucked away' neighborhood this homes offers enough privacy with great local hot spots still within reach. Relax.
I have been hesitant to write this review because we want to save it all for ourselves. We loved Casa Kristina and will hopefully stay there again in the future. For our needs it was essentially perfect. We were my family of 3, my brother's family of 4, and my mom. Very spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked - we ate in frequently so we could stay in relax mode at the house. However, it is also within walking distance a few good places to eat. Also within walking distance of Sandy Beach, which was the perfect swimming beach for us since we like to swim in waves, which weren't too rough. And Rincon is a really nice spot overall. We never even saw the property managers face to face, but they always promptly replied to emails and texts.
This home was perfect. This was our 3rd trip to Rincon, so we were familiar with the area, however you never know until you get there how accurate the listing is. It was exactly as described. You can not beat the location for the price - easy walk to 2 beaches with an ocean view right out front. Also, easy to walk to several restaurants and shops. We will be back.
Great house and a great location. We had the best vacation!!!
We rented this house with 9 friends and it was very comfortable. The description and pictures of this home were very accurate. The house was beautiful and clean. The master bedroom could use a curtain on the sliding glass door to keep the sun out in the morning but that is my only complaint. Everything else I thought was amazing! There are many restaurants with in walking distance, but they did close rather early as we went during the week. It didn't matter too much as we had food and a pool at home. The beach was also just a few steps from the house and the water was warm and clear. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Definitely my favorite vacation would love to go back with my family next time!
I went with a group of 8 and everyone had a great time. There are a few different beaches within walking distance. This is a laid back community so not a ton of night life or tourist but that is what we were looking for. We did have one issue with a toliet when we arrived but it was fixed very quickly. I would stay here again for sure. If you do want to go on day trips it is worth having a car which we knew before hand so we rented in San Juan. Price is reasonable for what you get. The property manager Gledys was very accomidating for any and all questions we had. It was great to relax on the porch and listen to the sound of the ocean at night. Overall the property was very well maintained and was exactly like what you see in the pictures.
We were thrilled to arrive at Casa Kristina having been met en route and escorted to the driveway (super helpful since we were in completely unfamiliar territory).
The accommodations were exceptionally clean with all the amenities we were anticipating and more. The view was spectacular and we spent many evenings sitting on the balcony enjoying a meal, good conversation and the view.
Plenty of clean linens made our trips to the beach and dips in the beautiful pool easy. We appreciated having the washer and dryer on site as well which made light packing very simple.
The walk to Sandy Beach truly was not more than a minute or two, and it was great for both surfing when the wind was right and for just playing in the waves for our younger kids (10 & 15). It was ideal for our family because we were unaccustomed to reef beaches which most of the others around Rincon are, and the sandy ocean floor and sand bars made for hours of fun. A strong current and a 1-2 foot drop-off at the shore-line make this a beach where smaller children (up to 4yrs) would be safest accompanied by an adult in the water.
The pool at Casa Kristina was shady in the afternoons, so it was perfect for the kids to play in when we'd had too much sun.
There were a couple of nice restaurants (Tamboo and The Pool Bar), a little shop (Mango Beach Shop) for renting surfboards, boogie boards and beach chairs--they also have beautiful hand-made sea glass jewelry, and a tiny convenience store (Casa Verde) all in walking distance.
Just a five minute drive on 413 to Maria's Beach you'll find Desecheo Surf Shop where we rented a surfboard for the week and our son (18) had a tag-along lesson to familarize himself with surfing over reef--the instructors there were welcoming, informative, helpful and fun--just ask for Billy!
The kids favorite restaurant was The Calypso Cafe on Maria's Beach. We had fun grilling food we bought at the local grocery--Econo--in town.
There is much bird activity to enjoy from the balcony and one pair of warblers was even building a nest in a flowering shrub near the pool--an added bonus!
This was truly our best vacation yet, and we highly recommend Casa Kristina to anyone traveling to Puerto Rico for the first time, or someone who is looking for a high quality location for their stay in Rincon. We miss it already.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
Christmas/New Years/President's Day weeks are premium rates, inquire for specifics.
Week minimum stay in high season unless filling dates. 3 night minimum in off season.