Cool, comfortable and quiet.
Relaxing, Cozy Beach Bungalow
Hosted by Sam
Sam is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The Beach Bungalow is a super cute, clean, 1BR 1BA central to all that Rincon has to offer. Walk to coffee, BBQ, or organic food on your way to surf or snorkel in crystalline warm water. Then come home and relax to cool breezes and coqui frogs.

The space

This Bungalow has a beachy theme with clean lines, relaxing colors and a quiet, breezy atmosphere. While not on the beach, it's ideal for a single person, a couple or several friends wanting something centrally located to all Rincon has to offer. It's in a garden setting, on a quiet street just up from "Road to Happiness" Route 413 that leads to the best beaches in Rincon.

Perfect for a no-hassle vacation rental, this apartment features a gated walled yard, private entrance, a remodeled bathroom and a brand new kitchen equipped with a compact refrigerator, induction cooktop, coffeepot, microwave and all the pots, pans, kitchen gadgets, dishes and silverware you'll need.

The unit is furnished with a queen bed in a cool quiet room behind blackout curtains that tame the Puerto Rican sun. The bedroom has a ceiling fan to keep you cool. The Bungalow also has an airy extra room for storing surf boards or beach gear and its a good place to relax in the shade or in the cool of the evening.

The Bungalow is in a garden setting with lovely plumeria and papaya trees. Do you like to cook? Lemongrass and oregano grow right outside the door. Help yourself but please don't take more than you can eat.

The water pressure is great, and we have a solar hot water heater that, while saving the planet, gets hot enough to scald so please be aware. High speed WiFi is freely available.

Self-sufficiency: We haven't experienced the power outages that are common on the other side of town, but if we ever do, I have a backup generator. Furthermore, we collect rainwater in two cisterns and can maintain pressure for the whole property.

The Beach Bunglaow is comfortable, peaceful, safe and secure and a perfect retreat after a day charging waves, exploring the town or just relaxing at the beach.

Guest access

Parking is gated and secure.

Towels and linens are of course provided.

Bring your laptop or tablet. The house has free 20 meg wifi for your convenience. There is no TV but Netflix streams perfectly well.

For adventuring, I have a number of amenities available to my guests. First, beach towels. I have plenty. There's no need to bring your own. I have a wheeled cooler, feel free to take it to the beach or wherever you're going. I also have several sets of snorkeling gear available for your use. Finally, there are beach chairs and a small beach umbrella you can borrow, though you'll find plenty of natural shade at any of the beaches in town. Please be sure to return anything borrowed, and please rinse off snorkeling gear before replacing it in the bin.

All of these items are located on the back patio. Help yourself and have fun!

Interaction with guests

I live on the property but certainly respect my guests privacy. I'm generally available to answer questions or give advice or recommendations about things to do and see in Rincon.

Other things to note

Many people come here for the surf, which is world-class. The Bungalow is located less than two miles from Domes, with Maria's, Pistons, Dogman's, Tres Palmas and Steps even closer. Steps is a terrific place to hang out and snorkel, and there are terrific scuba diving charters that run to Desecheo and Mona islands. You can find those at the marina just a half-mile away.

Downtown, with bars, restaurants, shops and a brewery is less than a mile away. Everyone comes out for the Art Walk in the town square on Thursday nights, and for the Farmers Market on Sunday in the same location.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people £12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £27
Security Deposit £117
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £70 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

1. Respectful and responsible parties ONLY.

2. We live on the property, we have neighbors and we all value the peace and quiet of the surroundings. Please no loud music or other noise after 10 PM.

3. Please conserve water and energy. We use solar hot water but it's not unlimited. Remember to shut off fans and lights when you're not using them.

4. This is a very safe neighborhood yet it's still a good idea to lock up when you leave. Remember to take your key!

5. Please, no smoking in the house. If you smoke outdoors, please dispose of your ashes and cigarette butts appropriately.

6. Please wash dishes as soon as possible to not attracts ants or other tropical "guests".

7. . Please be sure to bring any personal items that you might need, including hair dryer.

8. The property is shared with me (your host) and sometimes other Airbnb guests. Therefore, it’s very important to not bring anyone to the property that has not been previously authorized by the host. Under no circumstances may you bring an extra person to spend the night. This is a breach of safety and very disruptive.

9. Please enjoy your stay at The Beach Bungalow and understand that the beach nearby is the place to have gatherings of people or parties. The house itself is only shared with those I welcome as my guests.

10. There are big trash bins outside of the property where you can place your trash daily.

11. Please do not flush personal care items in the toilet.

12. If there is anything i can do to make your stay more comfortable, contact me and I'll see what I can do. Enjoy yourself and the property and thank you for abiding by these rules.


Cancellations

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Courtney User Profile
September 2017
For the most part we enjoyed our short vacation at Sam's place in Rincon. It was pretty central and decently walkable to downtown and some of the beaches nearby (though the roads rarely had sidewalks and many drivers blew past us). The farmers market in the main square on Sunday morning was fantastic and we enjoyed hanging out at the Steps beach area upon Sam's recommendation. However, we were a bit put off by the lack of transparency in the accommodations of the rental. The lack of air conditioning was a bad surprise upon our late-night arrival, though there were a few large fans in the closet that helped get the air moving. Additionally, the lack of proper door/screen door into the unit meant that a lot of cockroaches got into our space even though all of the food was sealed in the refrigerator. Overall it was a good place to stay as long as you know how exposed the space is to the outside environment.

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Great spot conveniently located near town and Steps Beach.

Niek User Profile
July 2017
This location is perfect if you want to stay in Rincón. The apartment is nice and cozy, clean and easy to find. The communication was excellent as well.

Candace User Profile
July 2017
Sam's place has the best location and close to the best beaches. It was cozy and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay very much. Would come back for sure!

Harrison User Profile
June 2017
Sam's place is exactly as advertised, and he is very kind. Helped us quickly resolve issues that arose with the wifi and frequently checked to make sure we were doing well.

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
This place was exactly what we needed! Great location and amazingly fun neighbors upstairs

Ryan User Profile
April 2017
Chill spot, clean and comfortable. Quite neighborhood. Easy access to everything. Loved it!

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Rincón, Puerto RicoJoined in June 2011
Sam User Profile

Hello! I have five listings on AirBnB, all in my home town of Rincon. I've used Airbnb a number of times in my travels and its always been a positive experience, so I decided to become a host.

I love that technology like Airbnb has let me pursue a life of maximum freedom and mobility. I travel regularly for festivals, dance events, canyoneering, scuba diving, surfing, Baja desert trips, the Pacific Northwest and waterfall jumping, and I manage a theme camp at Burning Man. Right now I'm learning kitesurfing, which is thrilling and scary at the same time. (Those kites are powerful!)

When traveling I enjoy both the journey and the destination, but as much as I am afflicted with wanderlust, my favorite part of travel is always the departure. Heading off on an adventure always holds so much promise.

I love good dogs and good people. I've worked at various things over the years, usually self-taught, often self-employed, and always open to the next thing. My current pursuits are metal fabrication and building construction.

I moved to Rincon from San Diego on a quest for more personal freedom. After thirty years on the mainland, Puerto Rico filled the bill! I invite you to come experience all this island has to offer. I can give you advice and recommendations from a fresh perspective of a surfer and diving enthusiast. So far I have discovered the best barbecue and a really good woodfired pizza place, as well as where to get handmade tacos of all kinds and the coldest drinks in town. In addition, I surf most every day and I can give you directions or maybe even a ride to the best breaks for the conditions.

When hosting or traveling, I enjoy meeting new people and sharing illustrative life stories. I like welcoming and feeling welcome, and I prefer people relax and make themselves at home while at my home. Above all, I respect my guests' privacy.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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