Casa Zen beach house, bright & airy

House - Entire home/apt · Rincón, Rincón 00677, Puerto Rico

Casa Zen is an affordable family vacation rental in the quiet neighborhood of Ensenada in Rincón, Puerto Rico. House is steps to the Marina beach. The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve is around the block with world class snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing.

On the same block are also great restaurants, dive shops and bars. Other beaches and famous surf spots are a short stroll down the beach. This is Rincón at its best. Dare to explore it! The center of town is only a 15 minute walk away.

At Casa Zen you'll find the quiet relaxation you deserve, away from televisions, phones and air conditioning. The house features various open spaces such as wooden balconies and decks for meditation, yoga, exercise, contemplating nature, reading, relaxing, or getting a massage. You can eat out around the block or get inspired to cook in our spacious open plan kitchen! A Zen-Contemporary style sets this house apart. Custom made mosaics and original art adorn the walls. Listen to the sounds of nature you've forgotten. Taste simplicity with elegance. Connect back to nature, yourself, and your loved ones. Make this trip a special retreat from hectic lifestyles.

Our bright & airy remodeled house sits on a quiet lot with a view of mango, avocado and banana trees. The units can be rented individually (one bedroom unit and two bedroom unit) or together depending on the size of your party (6 max). The connecting two units can sleep six people. There are two bedrooms with queen size beds, one bedroom with two twin beds, one living area with a convertible futon/sofa, large kitchen, and large open living area. When you rent both units (the full floor) you can use all outdoor common areas with full privacy. One outside deck has a large dining table and another front wooden deck has a small table, an outside shower and hose. Additionally there are two wooden balconies you access from bedrooms facing the backyard and the beautiful mango tree.

Rental amenities also include:
Complementary Puerto Rican spring water
Ceiling fans in every room
Kitchen utensils, blender, coffeemaker, toaster, gas stove top and fridge.
Sheets and towels provided
Radio/Ipod dock
Optional housekeeping during your stay

WINTER/SPRING RATES (7 nights minimum stay):
1 bedroom unit rents for $560/week, $1,250/month (2 guests maximum).
2 bedroom unit rents for $910/week, $1,900/month (4 guests maximum).
Both units together: $1400/week, $2850/month (6 guests maximum).

We are a couple who live downstairs, for any of the guest's needs and questions about the area.

Around the corner from Casa Zen you can sail with Katarina Charters on their catamaran or dive with Taino Divers to Desecheo Island. You can also go whale watching, take a scuba diving class, or go snorkeling. How about parasailing on top of the Marine Reserve? Pintos R Us can take you on a beautiful horseback ride along wild trails and deserted coastlines. You can walk the beach and explore it, even if you don't surf or dive. Private surf and paddle boarding lessons are also available. The coastal topography is breathtaking as it is live with reefs and rock formations. Rincón has turtle nesting areas which are protected. Humpback whale watching in February/March is a favorite here. Steps from your stay are some great restaurants. From beachfront dining at Copa Llena to the Harbor Restaurant where you can sample typical Creole dishes.

Rincón is a small beach town in the western tip of Puerto Rico. Since the 1960's it has hosted many world surfing contests and had attracted tourism because of its great waves in the surf season. Now Rincón is known not just to surfers who look for a quiet place to practice their sport, but to world travelers looking for a beach town both hip and casual. Rincón has dozens of guest houses and a handful of larger hotels, and probably has the most restaurants "per capita" than any other single town on the island. From Casa Zen you can get to the town square in a 15 minute walk, or 2 minutes by car. Nearby there are banks, a post office, shops, supermarkets, bakeries, a library, a bookstore, cultural center, internet cafes, souvenir stores, and the city hall. Rincón has a variety of eateries, beachside cafes/grills, pizzerias, tapas bar, lots of seafood (try mahi-mahi or dorado) and typical "criollo" food. There's a yoga/pilates studio, La Paz, just half a mile from Casa Zen. They offer various wellness services and workshops for the community. At about two miles from the house, there's a public sports center with a gym, kickboxing, dancing, aerobics classes, indoor basketball, volleyball court, baseball field, and four tennis courts. These facilities are free to visitors. More information online: Municipio de Rincón, Tourism Association of Rincón, The Rincón Online Guide, Rincón Events Calendar, Rincón Weather (Typical Weather), Tourism Map of Rincón, (website hidden) map, La Paz Yoga & Pilates, Centro Cultural de Rincón and El Kiosco de Libros bookstore, Mercado Agro-Ecologico de Rincon (Farmers Market of Rincón).

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) with the US dollar as currency. Spanish is the official language, with English spoken in the tourism sector. The island’s population is close to 4 million, Rincón’s is only 15,000. Casa Zen is 35 minutes away from the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla. Most U.S. carriers as well as Condor (Frankfurt), Virgin Atlantic fly to Luis Muñoz Marin San Juan airport (SJU), a 2 and a half hour drive from the house. Another smaller airport in Mayagüez (30 minutes from the house) has connecting service with San Juan flights. There are various university campuses just 30 minutes away from Rincón.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $560 /week
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
  • During a recent trip to Rincon, Puerto Rico, my mother, brother and I stayed at Casa Zen and really loved the experience. Casa Zen is a complete home, with airy breeze-ways, a front balcony, open-air patio/porch on the side of the home, and back balconies connected to the queen-size bedrooms. An open-air kitchen area with kitchen island bar seating and refrigerator allows guests to cook whatever they would like, gather round and share their meals together and store food for future use. While the home does not have air conditioning, the place was perfect for us during December as one could simply open up the doorways and run the fans and invite a wonderful cross-ventilation that kept things cool and breezy and allowed for the relaxing sounds of the swaying bamboo outdoors and the chirping of the cute coqui frogs at night. The place was, indeed, Zen, and we felt completely at home and relaxed. Annette supplied us with clean towels and replenished them as needed. The Playa Tres Palmas reserve, as well as a number of bars and small night life places, are just down the hill and at night one can hear the waves from the balcony. I would highly recommend the place for the cooler months, but would recommend that A/C be installed and used if you plan to stay during the hotter months. All in all, it was a lovely stay and we felt completely at home in our "easy, breezy" tropical home away from home at Casa Zen!! We plan to return to Rincon and stay at Casa Zen in Spring 2014!

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