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R Villa At Steps Beach with POOL and BOCCE Court

Bedrooms 3
Space 148 m²
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Pool, Bocce, Great Ocean Views, Walk To Beach

This newly renovated home, located in the Ensenada neighborhood is walking distance to steps beach and a handful of excellent restaurants and bars. Just a quick drive (30 minutes) from the local airport, rafael hernández airport (bqn) in aguadilla or 2 hours from the luiz munoz airport (sju) in san juan.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from the back patio or talk a short walk down the road to dip your toes into the warm water at steps beach. Take advantage of the world class snorkeling and scuba diving at steps beach with turtles, exotic fish and the largest elkhorn coral reef in the caribbean. Stunning views of desecheo island, whale sightings occur throughout the winter months and world class surfing can be had at tres palmas beach. Take a short walk to other surf spots such as dogmans, maria's and domes.

Cool off in our newly built 15x30’ salt water pool. Enjoy cooking in our fully stocked kitchen, or barbecuing on the back patio with friends and family. Have fun playing bocce on the 50'x10' court in the backyard. Outdoor dining under the covered patio seats 10 people comfortably. There’s plenty of other seating around the pool and covered area’s for resting and relaxation. The home comes fully stocked to meet your every need. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms.

Head out to the many local restaurants and bars within walking distance. If you are looking for something to do other than surf, try scuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, shopping, movies and many more activities within minutes of the house.

More Details

Allison Richter
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Allison Richter

Leon and I have lived in Rincon for well over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. After moving from NYC to the beaches of Rincon, we used to look up at skyscrapers, now we look up at the palm trees. Life doesn't get any better than this. We're able to swim or surf everyday at Tres Palmas, we hear the coqui frogs singing at night with the waves crashing on the beach, we get to see the most spectacular sunset every night and we eat fruit that falls off the trees in the neighborhood.

Allison Richter purchased this house in 2013

Why Allison Richter chose Ensenada

We own the property next door that has Carta Buena, Rincon's only local juice bar that serves juices, smoothies and light fare. When the house next door went up for sale we immediately knew we wanted to purchase it. We're thrilled to see our vision unfold.

What makes this house unique

R Villa is located in the most desirable neighborhood in Rincon. It's within walking distance to the Marina where all kinds of water and land activities take place. We're within walking distance to many restaurants and bars such as Carta Buena, Shipwreck Restaurant, Copa Llena Restaurant, Joe's Bar at Club Nautico, Steps Quick Lunch and Dogman's Deli.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ensenada, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly added master bathroom has high end fixtures and linens
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated, high end fixtures & luxury linens
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bath included, air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shared bathroom, air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , trundle bed included, shared bathroom, air conditioning
  • There are three bedrooms. Bedroom #1 and #2 have queen size beds and ocean views. Bedroom #3 has a trundle bed included with the double bed. All the bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly added 50'x10' sunken bocce court with regulation size balls


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R Villa At Steps Beach with POOL and BOCCE Court
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 75 reviews
Brookline, MA

Great Pool and Back Patio

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at RVilla. The house is a bit dated in a coupe places but it is very clean and well kept. We always had hot showers, no power loss, the water is clean and drinkable, and the internet was working (a bit spotty at times, but working).

The highlight of the property is the pool/back patio/grill/bocce area which is awesome. Beautiful view not only of the ocean and sunsets, but also of the gardens/farm behind the house. We had all our breakfasts on the back porch and a few dinners - it was great.

There are multiple sets of snorkel gear (sized for older kids/adults) and beach toys in the laundry room. And a fun add-on is the smoothie stand right next door. We visited every morning for a smoothie or two and some pumpkin or banana bread.

Allison was fantastic. Responsive and when our car got a flat tire she helped us get it taken care of right away. We recommend.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Just what you want in a rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained, great location, responsive owners. And a killer view.

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, very relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect, pool was relaxing, property was close to beach and host was very receptive, and even offered us a free night! Unfortunately the wifi was still out which I was not made aware of which I would have liked to know.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton CT

What a View!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great rental! I went with 3 girlfriends and 1 male friend for a total of 5. I will list the positives because there was no negatives!

1. Ocean Front View

2. Walking Distance to several beaches

3. Walking Distance to several great restaurants.

4. The porch

5. Carta Buena smoothies and coffee

6. The landlady Allison is beyond accomodating

7. The pool was to die for!

8. Rincon is a very interesting spot, I have been to PR a dozen times and it is hands the best place to go!

9. The house was immaculate

10. ALL 4 beds were comfortable

I will return!

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Jordan, UT

Beautiful house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay in R Villa at Rincon. The house is clean and comfortable. Ali’s communication and attention to detail is amazing! It’s a short walk to the closest beach and a short drive to all of the Rincon beaches and food. The pool and bocce court were a lot of fun, and we loved relaxing on the huge back porch with ocean and sunset views!

Before the hurricane we booked another house of hers, and it got damaged, so she offered to refund us or upgrade to R Villa at no extra cost.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view, pool, and backyard!

  • 5 of 5

We had a guys weekend at R Villa and loved it. The bocce ball court was a huge hit with the crew, we ended up playing hours of the game. The saltwater pool is also really nice and the sunsets from the house were absolutely stunning. It was a little less private than I had imagined (the neighbors were a little close and the hurricane has knocked down a bunch of the trees), but I would definitely come again. They provide a book with recommendations that I thought was incredibly well done. And finally, the house isn't luxurious (I can have high standards because of my beautiful wife), but it's really clean and comfortable for some time in beautiful Rincon. I wish we had stayed an extra day or two!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Rafael Hernandez Airport (code:BQN)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Joe's Bar at Club Nautico at the Marina
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Punta Borinquen Golf Course, Aguadilla, PR
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway #2
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carta Buena
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ensenada, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter 2018
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.12

Rates are subject to change for holiday weeks
A 50% deposit is due immediately to hold the reservation. The remaining 50% is due upon arrival or before. I accept credit card payments through the VRBO/Homeaway site, check, money order, cash or paypal.
If a guest has to cancel the reservation I will put the rental back on the rental market. If I’m able to get the house rented again for the dates that were booked, I will refund their 50% deposit. If I’m not able to get it rented again, I keep the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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