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Casa Serena - On the Best Swimming Beach in Rincon

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property description

Our Informal beach house is nestled in a lovely, tropical garden on a quiet, sandy beach. Casa Serena has 2 separate, beachfront units -- each with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room, and a 15-foot covered patio with barbeque -- looking west at the calm, warm Caribbean and spectacular sunsets.

We also have another house next door, Casa Tamara, with 2 units, each with 3 bedrooms. So, you can rent any combination of the four units, from 2 to 10 bedrooms.

In each unit of Casa Serena, The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. The second Bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be made into a King upon request and there is a second full bathroom in the hallway.

Our front garden with hammock and tropical fruit trees is shady and peaceful.

We have satellite TV, DVD, CD player and WiFi. We have air conditioning in the living room, not just in the bedrooms. We have a washing machine and dryer, private off street parking and a peaceful garden.

Swim and snorkel in the warm Caribbean waters right outside your garden. Pick your own exotic fruit in season. Watch the ever-changing sea and the brilliant setting sun from your patio.

And if you need even more space, look at our website for many photos of our other beachfront home, Casa Tamara, which is the next house on the beach, with 2 units of 3 bedrooms each

This is the perfect atmosphere for a private getaway or a family vacation.

Enjoying this wonderful beach with a choice of sun or shade. Read the review written by someone from VRBO!
VRBO stayed here - 07/08/2012 Mr. Bear and I decided to spend our long-overdue honeymoon in the relaxed town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. We were pleasantly surprised by the owner of Casa Serena, who took the time to describe the town and property in advance to ensure it met our expectations. She also provided us with maps, a list of restaurants and the necessary instructions to ensure we had a great stay.
Upon arrival, we could not believe the true proximity of the house to the beach – literally steps from the backyard gate! The crashing waves could be heard through the large screened windows – a constant reminder that we were on vacation even when we were indoors!

We feasted on the ripe mangos from the tree in the backyard, swam in the relaxing warm waters, and went snorkeling at the nature reserve just on the other side of town. Rincon and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer, but having Casa Serena as our “den away from home” made all the difference in the enjoyment of our stay.

Located in a residential neighborhood, Casa Serena is ideal for the laid-back bear who wishes to embrace the authentic Puerto Rico experience. (This picture is the almond tree just outside the backyard gate.)

Amenities:
We are unusual with AC in the Living room as well as the bedrooms
All rooms have ceiling fans
Satellite TV
VCR
Radio
CD player
Fully equipped kitchen
microwave
blender
coffee maker
all pots, pans, utensils
All Linens provided
Beach Towels and Beach Chairs
Barbeque Grill
Washer and Dryer
private off street parking
Iron and Ironing board
Telephone available
Outdoor shower to wash off the sand

Activities:
Swimming
Snorkeling
Surfing
Kayaking
Jet skiing
Bogey Boarding
Fishing
Scuba diving
Horseback riding on the beach
Tennis
Sports center
Lots of restaurants - from local fare to exceptional dining
Sightseeing includes a coffee plantation, caves and the rain forest
Casinos are 20 minutes away
OR JUST RELAX ON THE PATIO, OR ON THE BEACH!

Area: Rincon is a fishing village and a great beach town on the west coast, where the Atlantic Ocean and The Caribbean Sea meet. We are on the calm, warm, Caribbean side of Rincon

It is casual, not touristy.

It's a great place to come to get away from the big city, relax, swim, watch sunsets, go sightseeing, and relax. You don't need a car but it is useful. Near our house is a large supermarket, bakeries, take out food and the town of Rincon with stores, the town square, churches, video stores, and more, all within walking distance. It's just a short walk to some restaurants and a short ride to many more.

And sight-seeing is great, the tropical rain forest, Camuy caves, Arecibo observator and a coffee plantation.

Our Availability Calendar shows when at least one of the units is available; the other unit may already be rented.
If the calendar says that a date is not available, it means that both units are already rented.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a grassy fenced in yard, great for kids to run around and play and gated so they won't run into the water....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are no stairs within the house. Wheelchairs can go into the living area but not turn into the bedrooms or bathrooms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house. Smoking is permitted only outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Each bedroom has air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The master bedroom has a private bathroom, and there is a second full bathroom. The two twin beds in the second bedroom can be made up as a king size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Huge shower, the size of a bathtub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The shower is huge and easy to use for young children...moreless

  • We have an outdoor shower, just to wash off the sand from the beach.

Other Amenities

  • A starter supply of toilet paper, paper towel and garbage bags is provided, dish soap ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An assortment of books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are right on the best swimming beach in Rincon...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful view of the beach from our porch and garden...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    WE are right on a beautiful Caribbean beach, you can walk right out to the sand. western view with fabulous sunsets....moreless

  • Downtown:

    It is a mile to the town plaza and there are many restaurants and shops on the road to town...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great view of the Sea...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    right on the Caribbean Sea...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of the Caribbean...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Really right on the water, just walk 20 steps and you are on the sand...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are no just near the beach, we are right on the water, the sandy beach of the Caribbean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a table for 4 in the dining area and another table for 4 on the outdoor patio facing the beach...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioners in every bedroom and in the living area. Also ceiling fans throughout....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Satellite TV, DVD player, CD, Air Conditioner, ceiling fan, adult and children's games...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Most US cell phones work at Casa Serena and calls are like calling any other state - not roaming...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for each unit....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway...moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    The landline can be used for local calls and receiving all calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    There are private cooks and many restaurants that provide take out food...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full selection of pots, pans, utensils, cooking gadgets, dishes, glasses, wine glasses and cutlery....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes, glasses, wine glasses, cutlery, and all the gadgets you might need....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Top if refrigerator freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New Ceramic Top stove with large oven, full size Fridge, ice maker, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, blender, juicer, great assortment of pots, pans, glasses, wine glasses, dishes, cutlery, gadgets, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    large...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    An assortment of spices and condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our covered porch has a great view of our beautiful Caribbean beach, sunsets, whales and dolphins in passing by, morning coffee, evening barbeques!...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    public course in nearby town and golf club also nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    can be rented nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lounge chairs and hammocks in our yard and table and chairs on the terrace overlooking the beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    public courts nearby...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    lots of rental shops nearby...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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from 57 traveler reviews
Enjoying this wonderful beach with a choice of sun or shade 07/08/2012

VRBO Bear stayed here:


Mr. Bear and I decided to spend our long-overdue honeymoon in the relaxed town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. We were pleasantly surprised by the owner of Casa Serena, who took the time to describe the town and property in advance to ensure it met our expectations. She also provided us with maps, a list of restaurants and the necessary instructions to ensure we had a great stay.
Upon arrival, we could not believe the true proximity of the house to the beach – literally steps from the backyard gate! The crashing waves could be heard through the large screened windows – a constant reminder that we were on vacation even when we were indoors!

We feasted on the ripe mangos from the tree in the backyard, swam in the relaxing warm waters, and went snorkeling at the nature reserve just on the other side of town. Rincon and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer, but having Casa Serena as our “den away from home” made all the difference in the enjoyment of our stay.

Located in a residential neighborhood, Casa Serena is ideal for the laid-back bear who wishes to embrace the authentic Puerto Rico experience. (This picture is the almond tree just outside the backyard gate.)

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 19 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$275 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,575 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$275 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,625 $6,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring / Summer
Apr 29 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,375 $5,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Sep 5 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$180 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,075 $3,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,075 $3,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

WE ARE OFFERING A 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL SUMMER AND AUTUMN RATES

The above rates do not apply to Holiday weeks. Christmas / New Years week is $2000 per week; Presidents' week is $1725

Rates are for 1 - 4 guests ; the rates are for one unit

For an additional child, there is an additional charge of $25 per night

Security deposit of $300 per week or part of a week is held shortly prior to arrival and returned after check out


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aguadilla or San Juan
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Villa Cofresi
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mayaguez or Aguadilla
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 115
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lucky 13, Villa Cofresi
Stella, Rincón, Puerto Rico
Nearest Beach
we are on the beach

Car: Recommended

Rincon, a small town on Puerto Rico's unspoiled West Coast, is known for its several MILES of sandy Caribbean beaches, the best big wave surfing anywhere in the Atlantic, terrific fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling, off-shore scuba diving, whale watching and much more. The area hosts many fine restaurants. El Faro, Rincon's lighthouse offers stunning views of the ocean and is one of two passive whale watching parks in the world. The surrounding area offers interesting side trips like coffee plantations, spectacular mountain driving, mini rain forests, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, Cabo Rojo's salt flats, Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope and the biologically wondrous Phosphorescent Bay. Golfing is available 25 minutes north in Aguadilla and casino gambling is 20 minutes south in Mayaguez.

Our Availability Calendar shows that the house is unavailable only when both units are rented; if one unit is still available, the calendar will show that the date is available.

Other Activities: kayaking, beachcombing, relaxing

Golf: Three airports serve Rincon, Aguadilla Airport, Mayaguez Airport and San Juan Airport

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: My mom and her friend, two teachers, went on a vacation together, travelling around Puerto Rico. When they discovered Rincon, they fell in love with it and decided to come back with their husbands. The two couples had discovered their perfect Caribbean refuge. They looked for a house on a calm beach and found this one in the perfect location. They bought the house, totally gutted it, rebuilt it and spent winters here together. After my mother brought me in on the secret, we decided to build Casa Tamara next door. The two couples vacationed at Casa Serena as much as they could and eventually started renting it when they weren't there. The other couple loved Rincon so much that they moved to Rincon permanently when they retired. When my husband and kids and I went to Rincon the first time, it was love at first sight! We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of everyone in Rincon. It offered something for everyone; my daughter likes to sunbathe and swim and relax in our back yard, my son likes all kinds of water sports, my husband and I like to try all the new restaurants, relax and do some sightseeing. A number of years ago, I took over the rentals and truly enjoy spreading the message of this very special vacation town.

Why the Owner Chose Stella, Rincón, Puerto Rico:
My mom was early to discover Rincon and really found a house in the perfect location. We are on the best beach for swimming and since it is in a residential community, it is not filled with tourists, so most of the time the only people on the beach are the people renting the houses along the beach. It is almost like having a private beach and yet we are close to a supermarket, shops, restaurants and a short walk down the beach from a small family hotel with a beach bar, restaurant and equipment rentals. If you anyone wants to surf, it is a short drive to the surfing beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Besides the best location in Rincon, our homes have other unique advantages. We have a fenced in garden yard, great for children to runaround and play without you being worried that they will run right into the water and also great for sunbathing or reading in our lounge chairs and hammocks. Our homes are not built right up to the houses on both sides, there is a private driveway for off street parking for each rental. AND it is a short walk to Villa Cofresi, with beach bar and restaurant and rentals of kayaks, jet skiis, paddle boards etc. And 3 blocks to the supermarket and a few restaurants and shops. Really the best location.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Casa Serena - On the Best Swimming Beach in Rincon

    Casa Serena - On the Best Swimming Beach in Rincon

  • The Fabulous Sunset from our House

    The Fabulous Sunset from our House

  • Dining Area and Kitchen

    Dining Area and Kitchen

  • The Second Bedroom

    The Second Bedroom

  • The Porch with a great view

    The Porch with a great view

  • Another View of the Living area

    Another View of the Living area

  • The Second Bedroom

    The Second Bedroom

  • The Beach in Front of Casa Serena

    The Beach in Front of Casa Serena

  • Two of our Guests on our Beach

    Two of our Guests on our Beach

  • My Nephew Playing in the Water

    My Nephew Playing in the Water

  • Casa Tamara, next door with 3 or 6 BR, 5 full baths

    Casa Tamara, next door with 3 or 6 BR, 5 full baths

  • Part of the Terrace in the Shade

    Part of the Terrace in the Shade

  • Our Guests in the Water in front of our House

    Our Guests in the Water in front of our House

  • Living Area with Kitchen

    Living Area with Kitchen

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • One of 4 full Bathrooms

    One of 4 full Bathrooms

  • Second Living Area

    Second Living Area

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • The second porch with great view of the Beach

    The second porch with great view of the Beach

  • What a Beautiful Sunset

    What a Beautiful Sunset

  • Mother and Son Walking on our Beach

    Mother and Son Walking on our Beach

  • Another view of Casa Serena

    Another view of Casa Serena

  • Part of the Garden with lounge chairs and hammocks

    Part of the Garden with lounge chairs and hammocks

  • Beautiful Garden with Terrace along the Beach

    Beautiful Garden with Terrace along the Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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