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Joe Swider

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Rincon, Barrero Beach House in Puerto Rico

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Puerto Rico Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom. 1 bath, sleeps 6. upper 2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Barrero Beach House is a two level house with 2 apartments, 2 bedrooms and one bath upstairs and 3 bedrooms and one bath downstairs.The property is located right on one of the nicest beaches in Rincon.Barrero Beach House is a beach house in every sense of the word as you step out the back directly onto the beach. You could spit into the ocean or even fish from the back yard. The only neighbors you will have is a Catholic Chapel and a small fishing co-op village on the South side. A place where you can lay in a hammock or have a BBQ in a shaded yard just feet from the ocean.There are no other vacation rentals in the area and it is located in a very unique Puerto Rican neighborhood about two miles from town.For a truly Puerto Rican vacation this is the place with a beach colmado (small store) one block down the road with cold medalla beers and fried meat pies (empanadillas). Yard is completly fenced and each unit has it's own BBQ, balcony with table, washing machine and enterance. the yard is a common area.

You can pay more but not gong to get more. This is the lest expensive property in Rincon that is directly on the beach.

Other Activities: Have a BBQ on the patio and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Go to the Colmado Oasis and have a beer.

Mountain car tour.

Go to Camuy Caves and Radiostelescope.

Go to the lighthouse on Cabo Rojo.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Swider (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Joe Swider

Retired border patrol agent, wife public schoolteacher

Joe Swider purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Joe Swider chose Puerto Rico

Best price for this unique location

What makes this townhome unique

Sits on the beach and can get fresh fish next door from the fishermen


based on 7 traveler reviews

Rincon, Barrero Beach House in Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Affordable Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything you ever wanted in a private vacation getaway! What a value! A balcony outside overlooks the back yard with a hammock and palm trees, and the beach is right behind it, making for beautiful sunsets. This place has everything you need: a full kitchen with stove, oven, sink, microwave, and even a toaster. There is also a full sized refrigerator so you can stock up on groceries and cook for yourself. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom, and there is also a living area and kitchen table. Our kids had their own room, and we had our privacy! A washing machine and clothes line are in the back, making it easy to maintain clean clothes with all the beach visits. This place is not real fancy - it's a beach house, so don't expect the Four Seasons hotel. It's nice and clean with more space and amenities than you could get anywhere for the price, not to mention the incredible location right on the beach. The beds were clean and comfy, and the location was perfect. 5 minutes from downtown Rincon, 15 minutes from Sams' club. There is also cable TV, WIFI, AC units in each bedroom, and a BBQ grill in the backyard where we grilled some fresh fish we caught! I will be back and would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beach house. The owner, Joe, was extremely helpful with tips on places to go and where to eat. The house itself is right on the beach. We spent each morning with a cup of coffee sitting on the beach under the coconut trees. Just perfect! The bedroom are all air conditioned, and the ACs work well, so no matter how hot the day, the rooms cool off very quickly. Rincon itself is a very nice little town. The beaches are all beautiful. On the day we told Joe we were planning to snorkel, he stopped by and loaned us masks and snorkels. Joe's attention to our needs combined with the house's great location, makes this a perfect choice for those looking to escape the San Juan madness. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I want to Thank you Joe for being so attentive, the house was well maintained. The house is close to the beach like we desire. The locals are very friendly. I truly recommend this house to anyone, we will be retaining next year, if it is available. Joe, Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carlos thanks for the review it means a lot
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#1 beach

  • 4 of 5

Joe, thank you for the use of your home. We all voted and it is unanimous, your beach was the best one we seen the entire vacation. The boys (11 years old) were able to swim, find shells, build sandcastles. No seaweed to be seen (the beaches on the east side were covered in seaweed). Again thank you


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice stay and wish I had visited more but thank you for the review as I needed it. Joe
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Bridgman, MI

The Casa has a simple rustic Puero Rican style.

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you find a place that is so special that you just keep going back and so it is with us as we rent the Barrero Beach Casa for the fifth year. It is a wonderful place to stay right on the beach. I am sure you have seen pictures of couples in their beach chairs from the back with drinks enjoying a beautiful sunset and this perfectly describes the quiet romantic evenings at the casa. This is not to say there is not much going on as it is just the opposite during the day with lots of fun action to observe on the beach with people of all ages swimming, snorkeling and fishing. The water is usually calm, but at times the waves are big enough to attract the local surfers. The casa is located in a local neighborhood next to a small Catholic Chapel that has one service on Wednesday evening. There is a government fishing facility just past the chapel where you can buy fresh fish and lobster caught by the local fisherman using those colorful wooden boats that you see in all the Puerto Rico brochures. On the street side of the casa, you can see many tourists walking as the road travels right along the water for over a mile with beautiful views. Our landlord, Joe & his wife Pilar are wonderful folks and really go the extra mile to accommodate the renters to make their stay enjoyable. The casa has a simple rustic Puerto Rican style with air conditioned bedroom, WI-FI, and satellite TV. Rincon is blessed with the best weather on the island and has a great sports facility with a free gym and water sport rentals of all kinds. There is a large selection of restaurants with a variety of menus from low cost to international cuisine. Also there is a new large local supermarket and Sam's Club, K-mart, casinos and the movie theater are about a fifteen minute drive.

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  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and I think I will keep fox news
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BESTEST place to stay in Rincon area!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, THANKS JOE! We had an awesome stay at this place. We sayed in the 3 bedroom apt. downstairs. Although Joe was VERY hesitant to letting us stay but he accommodated us anyway. our original party was 8 people and turned into 10. 4 adults and 6 kids. We all had a bed to sleep in. If you want a place that feels like home, this is it! We tried to stay with Joe last year but it wasn't available. So if your planning to go to Puerto Rico and want a great place to stay, i'd book it today! We walked the beach daily and collected amazing amounts of sea glass. We would drive to the local surf spots and would be there in less than 10 minutes. We liked it that way because you can drive thru the town and get supplies on the way thru and also see the local culture. There's a great fishing village next door and fun to watch them come in with their catch and drive p the beach to get their boats parked. We went to San Sebastian's waterfall and its a must see. Its about a 32 minute drive from the house. We stayed 2 weeks and still it wasn't enough time to do everything that we planned that trip. But we come once a year and should be able to get our Ponce trip off the list. Also if you really want to feel the local vibe and hang with the locals. Just walk next store to the Cantina. Fun times had by all there. You also will find once tourist to the area and now turned locals. So you definitely will have someone to converse with if you don't speak Spanish. Also, PLEASE treat Joe's house as your own! Don't trash it or disrespect this place in any way! We love this place and would like to come back to it without blemish. Joe is an awesome host and we hope he allows us back to the best kept secret of Rincon. Thanks Joe! Your home was AWESOME!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: She cleaned the house after her departure so I had little to do.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Aguadilla (BQN)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
colmado oasis/ los Pescadores Rest
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mayaguez to Santo Domingo
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Aguadilla/ Mayaguez
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
115 and 429
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Los pecadores seafood
Nearest Beach
you are on it
Car: recommended

Google Earth 18.18. 19.75N touches one of the nices beach in Rincon, great swimming and snorkling

Other Activities: Boating, Parasailing, Live entertainment, Kayaking

Golf: Old Ramey airforce base in Aguadilla and Mayaguez


Rates & Availability

Rincon Townhome Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One week or seven nights is 850.00 plus one time 50,00 cleaning fee. I do not use low season high season rates

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Puerto Rico Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , beach shower
  • shower is with shower head heater. One bathroom on each floor outside shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • all bedrooms have A/C with cieling fan. Both houses rented together has room for ten
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hot water is provided by shower head heater. Yard has hammock. Smoking on balcony only

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