Hola world! My name is Melanie Smith. I am 39 years young and relocated the west side of Puerto Rico April 2012 with my husband Paz in search of sun, beach, Spanish language/culture, and a simpler, more full filling life! Following in my carrier path, we started a Bilingual Pre School in Rincon, Pr in Aug 2103 called Mamma Mel's Learning Center . We are very proud of our little school and it consumes most of my time and energy but it is a labor of LOVE! Paz is a bamboo artist and also is part of the healthy food movement here in Rincon serving up prepared Organic fair at the weekly Sunday Farmers Market in the Rincon Plaza. We moved here from Seattle, Wa and, no, we don't miss the rain :) We love sharing our home to travelers as we spent about 8 years backpacking around the world (with short work stints in between). We always loved staying with locals as opposed to hotel rooms because we love the "local info" and feeling of being in a community as opposed to being "a tourist." We are excited to give travelers in Rincon that opportunity as well. We have a very nice home, a block from one of the most calm swimming, snorkling, and diving beaches in Rincon - Corsega (Corsica) Beach. We have beach chairs, floaties, coolers, boogie boards, snorkling equiptment, etc that we are happy to share as long as you treat them kindly. We are relaxed people and not big party'ers and ask that you not be ragers as well. We love microbrews and sipping cocktails at sunset but you will rarely find us not in control of our actions :) Our neighborhood is flat and great for biking if you don't have a car. There is a bike rental place nearby too! The bar down the street sells Coco Frio for $1.50 as well as beer and liquor of course. Beachfront Bars and Restaurants are within a 10 - 15 minutes beachfront walk. We also have 2 very adorable little girl 2 year old dogs. They are both sweet as pie. So, apparently, must be dog friendly...Need I say more? We love our life, home, puppies, beach, and nightly sunsets! We welcome kind, respectful, and conscious people into our loving home. Cheers!