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Casa Buena Vida - Spacious 3/1 Top-Level Apartment

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Nestled in the trees just off 'the road to happiness' (Rd. 413), Casa Buena Vida is less than a 5 minute drive from all Rincon beaches and surf breaks. Sandy Beach, Maria's, Domes, and the Tres Palmas Marine reserve are all within a short drive.

This second level apartment consists of 3 bedrooms: 2 with queen size beds, 1 with a full size bed. There is a fully equipped full-size kitchen, 1 bathroom with a bath tub, living and dining area, basic cable tv, and Wi-Fi. All bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. Guests also have access to outdoor shower, gas BBQ grill and laundry room.

This property is ideal for a small group of friends or family looking to have a fun beach vacation for a great value. We provide all linens, towels, and toiletries. Our fully equipped kitchen gives guests the option to cook their own meals or dine out. You won't have to go far to enjoy some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the area or to have a full day of fun in the sun. Surf, paddle board, whale watch, snorkel, dive, charter a fishing boat, para-sail, sight-see, take a yoga class or get a massage... Rincon has something for everyone!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Talia Cruncleton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016

About Talia Cruncleton

A Rincon local born and raised, I have lived here for most of my life. I have over 16 years of experience in the local hospitality and tourism industry and manage several other vacation properties in the Rincon area. I am happy to guide guests throughout their stay, point them toward the best places of interest, and I'm just a phone call away if needed.

Talia Cruncleton purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Talia Cruncleton chose Puerto Rico

This property has a central location with easy access and is close to everything. The house is set back on a half acre of land and surrounded by lush trees and tropical foliage. This also helps to keep the temperature cool here year round.

Built in the late 1970's, it was originally a surf shop. We have recently remodeled this apartment, but have also kept the original terrazzo tile flooring and aluminum shutters which are typical to the area. It has a spacious layout with lots of room for families and small groups.

The meaning of 'la buena vida' is the good life; not in the sense of lavishness and extravagance, but rather enjoying the pure essence of life and the true meaning of happiness.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Casa Buena Vida - Spacious 3/1 Top-Level Apartment
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Great value

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at Casa Buena Vida. Easy access to downtown Rincon and all the local beaches. Located a short drive from zip lining, waterfalls, and snorkeling. The home was a great value for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Visit!

  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful stay at Casa Buena Vida. Talia was welcoming & incredibly accommodating. Tropical green exterior walls, comfortable, clean & cute interior, great surfing right down the road & falling asleep to the sound of kokee frogs at night- all made for a memorable vacation. Definately coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laid back Rincon

  • 4 of 5

So, we are gringos (husband, wife and 2 kids) newly relocated to Ponce, PR, and needed a break from the heat and the "bustle" of Ponce. Rincon is arguably our favorite spot in PR. Made a last minute 2 night weekend rental for Casa Buena Vida. From the start, Talia was very responsive and friendly. We arrived late (8pm-ish) on a Friday, and finally found the house with Talia help:) Talia greeted us with her daughter and was a perfect host. The rental is the top floor of Casa Buena Vida, and Talia is an on-site manager. She was never intrusive, yet very helpful when needed. There is parking, and the apt itself is 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with a living room and kitchen. Fully furnished and stocked with all necessities (bathroom, kitchen, books, tv, cable......etc.). Like most real PR homes, it has A/C units in the bedrooms to cool off, but rest of house only has fans. Such is life in PR, hot and muggy:) Casa Buena Vida does not have an ocean view, nor does it claim to. It is on one of the roads that leads to Sandy Beach and also loops around to the main part of Rincon. If you want to walk to the beach right out your front door, this isn't the place for you. For us, it WOULD have been perfect (see next paragraph:), since we had a car. Driving, you are 5 minutes to Sandy Beach, 10 minutes to Marias Beach, about the same to Steps, and 15 max to Rincon town.

So.....unfortunately, the neighborhood experienced a water outage on our first night:( If you live in PR, you are familiar with this. The next day, water was still out, so Talia offered us another of her properties (with water) down at Sandy Beach (one street back). Place was called Casa Diana, I believe. Very nice 2 bedroom apartment with a balcony overlooking the Sandy Beach strip and a view of the water, rooftop terrace, and Tamboo restaurant is in view. Highly recommend this place.

Oh, forgot to mention, we were able to bring our dog to both properties. Huge plus

For us, it was a great weekend, despite having to move locations. Talia was extremely friendly and helpful. All we wanted to do was chill out, eat, drink and snorkel. Mission accomplished!

Recommend Casa Buena Vida for anyone looking for a reasonably priced and well taken care of apartment near Rincon and the beaches, and willing to drive a few minutes. If you want beach front or pretty darn close to the beach, and want to be able to stagger home from Tamboo's, check out Casa Diana. Both properties recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. It's unfortunate you had to move during your stay, (although rare) water and power outages tend to happen around here from time to time. I'm happy we could accommodate you anyhow. It seems that your family (especially the kids) had a great time exploring Rincon. For future reference, the other property at Sandy Beach is called Casa Bianca. I would be glad to welcome you back to either place :)
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent house!!!! Talia es super chevere y amable. Todo super limpio y nuevo.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nice place in the hills...

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in the Rincon area-- spacious, clean and well maintained-- all amenities were as described. My wife and I used only one of the three bedrooms, and from what we saw around the area this seemed a very good deal for the price. With more people in the other rooms this would become an exceptional value. You need a car here, but then it’s only about five minutes to town and all the great west and north beaches. We recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Lovely spacious and airy.. Very comfortable homie

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Great location.. Close to everything yet peaceful. Talia the owner was extremely helpful and welcoming - we had everything we needed and it felt like we were home!! Beds were comfy too!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Aguadilla (BQN)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Steps Beach
Car: recommended

Located just minutes from all Rincon water sports activities and some of the best surfing beaches in the Atlantic. There are a variety of different surf breaks within a short distance to suit every different style and level of surfing. Our pristine beaches are also great for long walks, horseback riding, snorkeling, diving, swimming, and any other in or on the ocean activity you can dream of.

Rincon has no shortage of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Tastes range from your typical food stands and roadside 'chinchorros', to hidden gems and lavish and extravagant fine-dining. One of the best breakfast spots in the area, The English Rose, is just a short 2 minute drive. Down the hill a short ways, you have The Tamboo Restaurant, repeatedly named one of the best beach bars in the world. You have Sushi, Thai food, and some of the best Puerto Rican cuisine anywhere on the island.

Looking to relax and get away from it all? Take a yoga class at one of the local indoor or outdoor beachfront studios, get a massage, or check-out the Rincon farmers market on Sunday for a fresh taste of what Rincon has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Rincón Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 14 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 23 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Higher rates may apply during holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's Day and Easter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rincón Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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