We encourage a very relaxed and welcoming environment here. We want you to feel like you are at home :) Please make full use our kitchen, laundry, and living spaces as if they were your own, and allow us to share our love for Puerto Rico with you!
You will have your own private room in this 2 bedroom apartment. It is located in Rincon, Puerto Rico 2 blocks from the Villa Cofresi in a quiet and safe neighborhood. You can walk to the beach in 3 minutes, there is an amazing grocery store across the street, and several great restaurants and bars within walking distance as well.
Upon arrival you will receive a fresh fruit basket and a selection of simple breakfast foods to help yourself to during your stay. This includes all you can drink coffee and tea as well!
My girlfriend Frances and I are both artists, and are often working on projects around the apartment. We always have new art to display on the walls, and love creative endeavors. If you love art or music, don't hesitate to share it with us (and don't be afraid to play music anytime you want on the Bose radio in the living room!).
There is a full kitchen where we are often making breads, cheese, sauces and other foods from scratch. You have full access to the apartment and are encouraged to be comfortable and make yourself at home.
This includes free use of spices, oils, pots & pans, knives (they are very sharp!) and all the other kitchen toys. We keep the kitchen and the rest of the apartment clean and tidy at all times, which is extra important here in the tropics.
If you want info on any activities or help setting things up, my sister runs an activities booking website here in Rincon, so I can for sure help you out if you are trying to do tours or lessons or that sort of thing while you're here. Just search Rinconvacations if you want to check it out!
** I am currently making brie in the fridge, which uses penicilum bacterias, so probably don't want to stay here if you are allergic to penicillin**edit: brie is done *for now* I've moved on to beer :)
Edit2: Now there is blue, brie, and beer in the fridge
Please feel free to use the living room/kitchen, and the front and back balconies (which includes a laundry area with washing machine). In the apartment the only space that is off limits is my bedroom, but everything else is fine to use. Remember, we want you to feel completely comfortable while you are here as a special guest, and never to feel like you are intruding. If you stay here, we appreciate your visit!
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time me and my girlfriend will be coming and going, out running errands, going fishing, or working on the tattoo studio and art gallery that we are opening in the plaza in Rincon (which takes a lot of our time lately!).
We are always more than happy to take the time to share tidbits of info and fun things to do around the island, and if you catch me cooking up a meal, you will be invited to the table!
This neighborhood is very safe. We are on a short dead end street just off the main road in town, so there isn't much traffic. I know all my neighbors and they are very nice, considerate people.
There are small public shuttles that can help you get around Rincon if you don't have a rental car, as well as bicycle rentals a couple blocks away. Many of my past guests have stayed here without a rental car at all, and have had a great time, with the close proximity to so many convenient things nearby.
There is always ample street parking here, so don't worry about finding a place to park.
Other Things to Note
We have a small, extremely friendly little rescue dog here named Peggy! She is very quiet, playful, loving, and really likes to go run and have fun on the beach. She is completely housetrained, and not allowed to go into either of the bedrooms. We are in the process of training her, and we will show you all of the commands that she knows how to obey, and how to be a really good dog!
I just ask that you treat my apartment with respect as you would your own home. Abide by all laws and use the facilities at your own risk.
Greg was super cool to stay with. He was really welcoming and made me feel right at home. The room was in great shape and really clean, with private access to the bathroom. The location was great because it was very close to everything in Rincon, walking distance to the center of town and close to the beach. I would definitely recommend staying with Greg (in fact I've already passed his name to a couple of buddies).
The place was excellet and the bed was suuuper confortable!! Also the host was very available.
We had a great time staying with Greg and Frances. The whole house was immaculate, the bed was comfortable and Greg and Frances really made us feel welcome. They really paid attention to the details that made a huge impact, such as clean beach towels,a pretty tray of breakfast treats for us and clear directions from San Juan. We would definitely stay with them again if we return to Rincon. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Great place to stay. Super nice hosts and walking distance to beach and shops.
I stayed in this room for a Friday night with 2 friends. It was perfect for our needs. The house was clean and pleasant and in a great location. The beds were comfy, and the water in the shower was nice and hot. Greg was accommodating and easy going, and Peggy, the dog, was adorable.
Loved our stay. Clean, Simple, friendliest of hosts. They weren't there upon our arrival but left us easy directions and were available for texting. The beds were comfy, bathroom clean and kitchen easy to use. It's not in the midst of all the trendy bars and restaurants and but there are definitely a few fun places walking distance. Rent a car, it's all 10 min away. Thanks again for the awesome stay and we loved the hummus you made for our driving snacks! Yes the hosts are that awesome.
We stayed with Greg for 3 days at the beginning of January and had a lovely time.
The place isn't too difficult to find, but as we were getting in in the dark - definitely relied on Greg's directions, as per his recommendation.
Both Greg and Frances were very easy to communicate with before during and after our visit. Both are really open and gracious people/hosts.
They had really good knowledge of the veggie options in the area, which are GREAT for PR, they let us do laundry, shared delicious coffee with us every morning, had plenty of recommendations from snorkelling, surfing instructors to where to best see a beautiful sunset. Right from the start they invited us to a party where Greg works (Rincon Beer Company - a place with a really interesting beer selections) and continued to be inviting, friendly, easy going and overall lovely.
Greg's place is accurately described, the room is spacious and the apartment is inviting. They had some basic things in the room (like 'aftersun' which came in veerry handy, some lotions, towels and etc)
Overall thumbs up!
Also, cute Peggie the dog deserves a shoutout, she is absolutely adorable, and loves to play!!!
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I recently moved here from Portland, Oregon to surf and soak up some warm weather. I am usually cooking food from scratch, and making cheeses, hot sauces, and beers. I'm a tattoo artist and painter, and I help my sister with her website. I will get along well with just about anyone, and all are welcome here. My beautiful and lovely girlfriend Frances is living here now as well, and we love having guests and are excited to host interesting people!