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R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

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


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

Allison Richter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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 Puerto Rico

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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Rincón House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Additional outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request, Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Upper Unit available for rent Summer/Fall 2016 for the same price as the lower unit. Please inquire.


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!

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
average rating of 4.9569893 based on 96 reviews

I was expecting something else

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival, I was a little set back realizing that this was not the entire house being rented to me for the price I paid for two days .The home is very beautiful but the refrigerator did not work well .There was a point when I walked in the kitchen all the stuff in the freezer was melted. We never figure out how to turn the TV on . The beach is nice, and the home owner does have everything in the hall closet ,from Sun block to little lanterns for the beach at night and board games . Though the beach is nice to look at, it is a protected reef so swimming is limited. This is great for snorkeling or diving but you can not just enter the water from the house . You have to watch out for see urchin's . Once you do get pass the rocks you can not step on the bottom of the ocean because of the reef . We tried to take the paddle boards out but there were no paddles . The maintenance man was at the house both days we were ther painting and fixing things ( he was very nice ) Over all it was nice, I was just expecting something more!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Quiet and private

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights at R House at the end of May. It was in a great location and truly backed up to the water with only a few steps down to the beach. Really enjoyed the tide pool when the tide was out...eels, starfish, crabs, urchins, and fish were all great to see. My son went snorkeling just on the other side of the coral barrier and spent 10 minutes following a sea turtle in fairly shallow water.

Overall, we were pleased with the house. Wifi worked well (not much cell signal in the area - which was fine as we switched our phones to wifi calling). There was a large washer and dryer - perfect for our needs. Only downside was we never got the TV to work in any capacity despite a couple of calls and texts.

The house is just like the pictures and the space you occupy is just as described, but you may want to note the part you stay in does not include the upstairs..despite that, we always had the backyard to ourselves and never heard any noise.

Grab a bottle of Don Q and hang out in the back..if you're lucky, you'll see a big Iguana eating passion fruit from the tree across the street.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dorado, Puerto Rico

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location and easy check in. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Allison and Leon have created a perfect spot to soak up some beach time. The house right on Steps beach (literally steps away) has beautiful plantings surrounding and a lovely backyard to sit in during the day or evening. The hammock is the perfect reading spot. The apartment is tastefully done open and airy with enough space for the 4 of us to not be on top of one another.

Allison and Leon are gracious hosts who are super generous with their property and their knowledge of the area. Adore them

It was a fantastic break from the hectic nature of our lives. Feel restored and replenished and certainly hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning! Magical! Perfect! We loved everything about our stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is such a perfect place to stay. Falling asleep and waking up to the crashing waves, catching every evening sunset. The location is perfect. The house is luxurious. It has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

R House is absolute perfection. The beach right outside your backdoor, close to great local restaurants and bars, and fun, attentive owners. We will most certainly be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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



Rates & Availability

Rincón House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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