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R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Relax at this award winning beachfront rental, located on Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, only 30 minutes from the Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla or 2 hours from the Luiz Munoz airport in San Juan.

The ground floor rental unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a full kitchen and living room and outdoor dining that has ocean and sunset views. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms. Sleeps 6 people comfortably.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening, world class snorkeling and scuba diving right in front of the house with turtles, exotic fish and the largest elkhorn coral reef in the Caribbean. Stunning views of Desecheo island, whale sightings occur throughout the winter months and world class surfing can be had at Tres Palmas Beach. Take a short walk to other surf spots such as Dogmans, Maria's and Domes.

Fall asleep in the outdoor hammock or enjoy organic herbs from R garden while barbecuing with friends and family in the backyard. Head out to the many local restaurants and bars within walking distance. If you are looking for something to do other than surf, try scuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, shopping, movies and many more activities within minutes of the house.

More Details

Owner
Allison Richter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Allison Richter

Leon and I have lived in Rincon for well over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. After moving from NYC to the beaches of Rincon, we used to look up at skyscrapers, now we look up at the palm trees. Life doesn't get any better than this. We're able to swim or surf everyday at Tres Palmas, we hear the coqui frogs singing at night with the waves crashing on the beach, we get to see the most spectacular sunset every night and we eat fruit that falls off the trees in the neighborhood.

Allison Richter purchased this house in 2006

Why Allison Richter chose Ensenada

We had been renting a house in the neighborhood for years and was always on the look out for our dream home. Once this house went on the market we jumped on it. It had all three characteristics that we had to have. #1 VIEWS: incredible ocean views, stunning sunset views, and views to Desecheo Island. #2 LOCATION: Located in the Tres Palmas Marie Reserve on Steps Beach, which happens to be the prettiest beach in town. #3 PROXIMTY TO OCEAN: No need to get in the car to go swimming, snorkeling or surfing! Just walk out door and onto the sand.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, peaceful neighborhood, Steps from the beach. Starry nights, shooting stars, sunfilled days, gorgeous sunsets. World class snorkeling and scuba diving right in front of the house. On the rare occasion some of the biggest surfing waves in the world. Hawksbill turtles living on the reef in front of the house. Swimming with turtles. Watching whales breach from the deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I arrived at "R" house on a Monday and found it was very clean. The first thing you notice, besides the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, is the beautiful landscaping done by the Richter’s. They have used every square inch of property to perfect the overall tropical environment they live in; the surrounding landscape made you feel that you were in a special place. The house is perfect for its size. Ali had just had the bathroom redone and it was very nice, tile shower and open air feel made it seem bigger than it was. The closet in the hallway had everything you could think of when on vacation, the kind of stuff you probably forgot from toiletries to band-aids to sunscreen and bug spray. The covered porch in the back was were we would start our mornings, listening to the waves crash on the reef and watching the Yellow Crowned Night Heron (a beautiful bird) hunt the PR Ground lizards that live in the backyard environment; as well watching and listening to the wings of hummingbirds feed off the Hibiscus tree flowers, I miss it now as I write. They have consciously created an environment with certain plants and trees to attract the local wildlife, therefore creating an authentic and idyllic setting for those wanting to experience the real Rincon. The beach is nice soft sand and is truly beautiful with all the vegetation. The beds were very comfortable, there were umbrellas in the closets, quality hangers and plenty of closet space for a small family or two couples. The kitchen/den was perfect, nice large couch, a large flat screen TV with cable & HBO. It is obvious that the Richter’s have committed them selves to holding a high standard when it comes to the needs of those renting their first floor, the Richter’s want you back and more importantly they genuinely care about your experience. Whether you’re are a family a couple a small group or just want to get away by yourself "R" House is for you! My wife was 24 weeks pregnant and was comfortable the entire stay and we walked the beach everyday. Before I travel anywhere I do extensive research in all areas of life for the location I’m visiting. After doing days of research and after my stay here I can say with confidence that you WILL NOT find another rental in Rincon like “R” House. Do yourself a favor stop looking, check the availability schedule, give Ali a call, and you too will be lucky enough to experience Rincon’s own Shangri-la. Thanks for an amazing experience Ali we’ll be back!
May 2011
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Amenities

Ensenada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Additional outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request, Air conditioning in the bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Upper Unit available for rent Summer/Fall 2016 for the same price as the lower unit. Please inquire.

Reviews

Relax and enjoy this oasis just steps from the beach.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 15, 2016

You will not find a more private getaway along the beautiful coast of Rincon. The front entrance of this gem leads you right into the open living room and kitchen. The master bedroom is roomy and includes plenty of closet space. This lovely condo has everything you would need to enjoy a beach vacation including snorkeling equipment, which comes in handy since we were just steps from the beach. There is a patio off the master bedroom leading to the tropical backyard (where we spent most of our time!). We loved the view from the immaculate yard full of plush canopy of trees, plants, and orchids. The location is very close to town and local boat rentals. Allison was a pleasure to work with, always accessible, and provided everything we needed! If you are looking for an ideal vacation with private beach access and great amenities, you will not want to miss out on staying in this lovely condo!

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R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
average rating of 4.960396 based on 104 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The house is really amazing , clean , accesible to everything!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guayanilla, PR
5

R House ~ A Magnificent Place to Stay / Un Lugar Magnifico Para Alojarse

  • 5 of 5

It is a quiet, private and easy to reach place. The house is comfortable and spacious. It has everything you need to have a good stay. The kitchen is fully equipped. Also you can find basic articles for personal use. Everything was very clean and neat. Has a beautiful and well kept garden. A spectacular sea view. Direct access to the beach.

The beach being a marine reserve, is a perfect place for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding or just sit by the sea and relax.

The owner is very friendly and attentive. We really liked the house and the beach, we hope to return on a next occasion. Highly recommend.

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Es un lugar tranquilo, privado y de fácil acceso. La casa es cómoda y espaciosa. Tiene todo lo necesario para tener una buena estadía. La cocina está totalmente equipada. También puede encontrar artículos básicos para uso personal. Todo estaba muy limpio y ordenado. Tiene un precioso y bien cuidado jardín. Una espectacular vista al mar. Acceso directo a la playa.

La playa al ser una reserva marina, es un lugar perfecto para snorkear, kayakear, "paddleboarding" o simplemente sentarse junto al mar y relajarse.

La dueña es muy amable y atenta. Nos gustó mucho la casa y la playa, esperamos volver en una próxima ocasión. Altamente recomendado.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coopersburg, PA
5

Excellent, Just as described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 9 days from the end of June through the first week of July (2 adults, 2 kids). The location is fantastic. Snorkeled, swam and walked the beach every day. The scenery, sunsets are amazing. I won't re-write all of the 5 star reviews, but completely agree with them. The description for the listing is spot-on. Everything in the apartment worked great, Wi-Fi was strong. Allison was very easy to reach with any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and property conditions.

  • 5 of 5

Short stay but purely fantastic family quality time spent! The location simply invites and contributes to such environment.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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More than expected

  • 5 of 5

While the amenities listed do cover some of what there was to do, they don't really prepare you for how easy it is to do it. Being able to walk out and go snorkeling in as little time as it took to put on the equipment with no need to go anywhere else was much better than expected. The reef is literally right there. Since I'm very new to snorkeling, there was stuff to see for even my comfort level, with schools of fish present on the sheltered side of the reef in 1-2 feet of water.

Being able to hear the ocean from the bedroom was another nice benefit. Everything about the stay was easy and carefree. The locals at the restaurants were also very friendly, plying us with drinks once we told them we had never tried the Puerto Rico favorites. We stayed here to relax after our wedding, and while we could have relaxed if we tried, there was just too much fun stuff to do. If we had known about how it was ahead of time, we probably would have stayed even longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5

Relaxing, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The R house was perfect for or getaway! The house was clean, well equipped, gorgeous and perfectly situated. We snorkeled everyday. We toured the surrounding beach towns. Owners were really great. Lots of great tips on where to eat and things to see. Rincon is an awesome town! Visit the food carts you won't be disappointed! Also favorite restaurant hands down La Copa Llena just down the road at the marina. It is a must!! Poke bowl was amazing as well as the green curry!

If you are thinking about booking this house, do it. You won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rafeal Hernandez Airport - BQN (Aguadilla)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Shipwreck Restaurant, Club Nautico at the Marina
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Kilometres
Local Road 413
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carta Buena, Shipwreck Restaurant, Copa Llena
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Steps Beach
Car: recommended

Surfing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are subject to change for holiday weeks

A 50% deposit is due immediately to hold the reservation. The remaining 50% is due upon arrival or before. I accept online credit card payments through Homeaway and VRBO, check, money order, cash or paypal.

If a guest has to cancel the reservation I will put the rental back on the rental market. If I’m able to get the house rented again for the dates that were booked, I will refund their 50% deposit. If I’m not able to get it rented again, I keep the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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