- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
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Hilltop home offering spacious and affordable accommodations less than a mile from world renowned Sandy beach. Beautifully furnished with spectacular ocean views, full kitchens, living/dining area, a/c, satellite tv, maid service, wireless internet, ocean view rooftop terrace with gas grill, and convenient access to all of Rincon's activities such as some of the best surf breaks on the island ideal for all levels, incredible diving at Desecheo island, crystal clear snorkeling at Tres Palmas marine reserve, sunset sailing, whale watching, parasailing, jetskiing, fishing or taking advantage of th...e puertorican hour and just relaxing in a hammock with a good book. Guests will have a 15% discount on our private or group surf lessons for all levels as well as a great selection of surfboards, body boards, beach rentals(chairs, umbrellas). House comfortably accommodates from 2 to 12 adults and we are always family freindly. Rincon is a great vacation destination for anyone and everyone whether you're looking to lie on one of our many pristine beaches, learn to surf or party all night at one of our beachside bars(far enough that they won't keep you up at night). Featured on Travel Channel's top 10 beaches of the world, it's a "must see." No US passport required!! and great deals on airfare into Aguadilla (half hour away) or San Juan (2-3 hours away). Experience the tropics without having to give up the comforts of home.Read more
Boarding House-Sleeps 2 to 12-Affordable Comfort
Rincon, Puerto Rico
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- A/C or climate control
- Housekeeping Optional
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
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82 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
A slice of heavenly home
Erica and her Boarding House were simply wonderful to us. Stayed here for a week-long yoga retreat, and absolutely loved the rooms, full kitchens, and gorgeous Caribbean-view rooftop deck. Erica herself couldn't be more lovely, and we simply loved our stay.
Cherry Valley, Pennsylvania
Great place to stay in Rincon!
Had an amazing week-long stay at the boarding house. Erica, the owner, did a fantastic job at accommodating us the entire time. I will definitely consider staying here again when I come back to Rincon!
feels like home, only nicer, and with an incomparable view!
Definitely stay at the Boardinghouse during your trip to Rincon! Why?
-the new rooftop deck is an amazing space to practice yoga, chill out in a hammock and read, lounge and catch some sun,or enjoy a meal and a fantastc ocean view at the same time.
-the apartments offer you the comforts of a hotel with the familiarity of home; kitchens allow home-cooking for longer [and therefore more economical] stays.
-its literally minutes' walk from the Banana Dang, Rincon's best acai and smoothies, and a smooth downhill stroll to the beach.
-Erica and Dante's smiles [if you're lucky enough to meet him] will light up your vacation even more!
-oh, and the Surf School! Boardinghouse also offers Surf lessons and board rental. Kill 2 birds with one stone.
Home away from home
The lady who runs the place is amazing. She is always smiling, understanding, attentive and willing to help.
We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, which was very comfortable, had everything you might need. There is a breathtaking rooftop where we meditated, did yoga and just hung out. The boarding house is close to the main beaches and there are great little places for breakfast, smoothing within a walking distance.
This was one of the most amazing places I stayed ever!! The place is magical. Erica and Ryan were attentive and responsive to our every need. They were very professional, our apartment was cleaned by a hired cleaning service at least 3 times during the week we were there and all towels and bath mata were laundered. There is an amazing roof top deck that has views of the ocean that will take your breath away! If you want a safe comfortable relaxing place to stay this is it for sure!!
A Peaceful Retreat, great location!
Erica's Boarding House was very comfortable. The rooftop terrace has wonderful breezes, comfy, furniture, and great views. The surf instructors are the best! Erica is incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect - right by Banana Dang, Maria's beach, and Domes Beach. Don't hesitate to stay here!
West Pittston, PA
We stayed in a very comfortable and beautiful apartment near the beach. The facilities were clean and Erica is a very pleasant person. Love that place
Great Place. Not Expensive. Everything you need.
Location was great. Surfing was great. Rental unit was perfect. Really highly recommend it.
Comfortable space, friendly people
Nice, clean, and spacious. The only downside is that it is not at the beach, but it is a very short drive to get there.
Boarding House is the best
The Family and I stayed at the Boarding House and had a great experience. The house was clean, the view from the roof is amazing and service was outstanding. Erica the owner/manager provided a surfing teacher for the family and we had the best time of our lives learning to surf. I highly recommend Boarding House if you want to get away from it all and enjoy nature, surf and food. Good restaurants close to the Boarding House and if not interested in restaurant you can grill your food on the roof grill and enjoy the view.
great surf lessons but didn't like the accomodations
We elected to stay at the Boarding House because we were taking surf lessons and it seemed convenient and there was a discount. The apartment was up a steep flight of stairs. The second floor common area was very poorly lit and the breakfast that was included was worse than bad. The apartment was clean and the double bed was comfortable. The pull out couch /bed was was in very poor condition and the sheets were old and stained.Erica was friendly but kind of spaced out. She needs to step up things professionally if she expects to be in the hospitality industry. She never told us about the roof top grill. We learned about it just before we were checking out. The people in the next unit told us about it. Surf lessons with Carlos were outstanding. We were all beginners and we all felt very accomplished after 2 days with him. Plan on booking the whole day to surf because depending on the weather the drive to the surf location might be far. Next time we would take lessons from Carlos but stay in one of the other hotels in Rincon like Lazy Parrot or Villa Cofresi. Read more
Response from Erica - 09/22/2012
wow Kathi, so sorry you were that dissapointed with your stay. I would have loved to have the chance to make it up to you instead of finding out 8 months later. While I do see your point about some things, I think others are exagerrated and slightly on the negative side but I guess it's all a matter of perspective. Terribly sorry I forgot to mention deck, maybe it was just an off day, happens to the best of us every one in a while. Glad you enjoyed your surfing experience and we would love to have you back for classes anytime whether or not you stay at house.God Bless!!!
New York, NY
We came for surfing lessons in Rincon and chose Boarding House - happily so! Erica was so helpful and sweet, the room was wonderful (fridge, fan, a/c, great bed), surfing lessons were a blast. Renting a car to get to Boarding House is probably better than paying $40 cab rates. Other than that, we definitely got our money's worth + an amazing experience. Thanks soo much!
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Got the Job the Done
Economical yet clean, quiet, and comfortable. I would stay here again. The a/c could have worked a little better but then again I'm a spoiled american. The free breakfast didnt look that appealing but once again I'm a spoiled american. The proximity to the surrounding surf breaks is great. All in all a good experience.
St Clair, MI
outstanding room with geat views.
The boarding house is excellant. Erica is wonderful host.
Highlight of our trip in PR
I won't repeat all the reviews. I would just like to say that staying at this boarding house and going to Rincon was the best decision for the trip. We really love the house and Rincon. I will definitely go back there and rent this house again. I even think we should move to Rincon to live. We spent a week at Fajardo prior to Rincon, I would say please don't waste your time at Fajardo:).
Amelia Island Fl
Staying at the boarding house made my stay in PR perfect
It was great to stay at the Boarding House. Erica was always just a text message away to help with anything from where to eat to how to find a place. The room was very comfortable, the roof was fantastic and breakfast good. Would stay there again. Carol
Elkhart, IN (USA)
You must experience Rincon
Whether its surfing, hiking, sightseeing or just relaxing Rincon is the place to be. The Boarding House is easy to get to from aquada or San Juan airports and tsunami safe as the owners pointed out. The Rincon area is very laidback with plenty to do no matter what your interests are. The food and drinks are great at the local restaurants and there are plenty to choose from. The surf school that the boarding house offers is great no matter what level surfer you are and our instructor (Carlos) really made the experience very enjoyable. Not only did he teach us how to surf but he also acted as a tour guide informing us of what was in the area and really made us feel welcome. If you already know how to surf he is also a great resource for finding the best surfing areas to match your experience level. Erica was great also and always was available for questions and directions. We would highly recommend Visiting Rincon and staying at the Boarding House!
We had a great time staying at the boarding house as well as while taking the surfing lessons. Erica runs the boarding house while Carlos is the surfing instructor and both do a great job. Everyone is warm and welcoming and our time spent there was very relaxing and refreshing.
The Boarding house was clean and well kept and provided a good breakfast each morning. It has a great rooftop deck where you can relax in the evenings.
The surfing lessons were excellent; my wife was previously afraid of the water but the instructors attention to safety and relaxing manner enabled her to stand up and surf on the very first day.
Rincon is one of the best and most untouched parts of Puerto Rico, the beaches are fantastic and there are great restaurants all over town.
We plan to return and intend to bring others with us next time!!
Nice, chilled out visit place to stay
My wife and and I stayed in the one bed room apartment and enjoyed it. My expectations were met based off the other reviews I read online. We stayed there in november 2011, when there werent others staying there. We were able buy food at the local grocery store and do some light preparation of food. The only problem that we had was low water pressure in the shower. After waiting a few minutes, the pressure went back up though. Erica was very helpful to coordinate our booking. I communicated via txt message with her most of the time and it was no problem. The rooftop canopy was lovely, with a nice view.
We got surfing lessons while we were there, and also really enjoyed that. Carlos and derek were our instructors and they were both good. Carlos is the main man, and derek was assisting him. They both gave their all and found is some nice waves for us. We were beginners.
Great for Us - Cute, Clean, Comfortable, Affordable
We were a couple plus one looking to go surfing in Rincon on a holiday weekend and this was a perfect little apartment suite for us with a great bedroom and a pullout in the living room and a kitchen where we cooked one night - only one small bathroom but it was clean and sufficient for our needs.
Its a long, hot walk or a short drive to the ocean, and at the top of a hill so not anything much in walking distance, but we found everything we needed in the area and ate well! Erica gave us some great suggestions in our price range and warned us about all the touristy places and was pretty much on hand (not always on site but avail by phone or text) whenever we had a question about something.
I didnt care so much for the "holiday" pricing, especially since no one else was staying there while we were, but I think the standard rate is really fare and they gave us a break on the minimum stay length so, once again, I think we did well. Also their surfboard rental prices are the cheapest we came across and the guy that rents the boards is really nice.
Great spot in Rincon
Erica and Carlos truly are fine hosts. The house is in a safe secluded location on the hill side above Sandy Beach. The ocean views are amazing, you can see all the way to the beaches of aguadilla. The provided breakfast got as off to the perfect start everyday. The place was very comfortable and I will definitely stay here if i return to Puerto Rico to vacation.
Paradise in Rincon
Rented at the Boarding House during august 2011 for two weeks. I managed to get the first apartment with 2 bedrooms for 10 days and I was switched over to a smaller apartment next door.
My stay and experience was wonderful. It is located in a quiet street away from all the night life but it is in walking distance to the beach and the local bars in the outskirts of the town center. You definitely need a car to get into town and the drive is less than 5 minutes.
People are friendly, the property is clean and very private. Neighbors are great and owners are very attentive and friendly. If you need surfing lessons Miguel and Erica are great and you can't beat the price.
I had to move from one apartment to another and the transition was smooth, housekeeping assisted with the transition.
And to put the icing on the cake Hurricane season came during my visit and the owners were great, they stayed on the property, provided generators for running water and electricity, they checked even throughout the night.
I will definitely return. There is wifi but the signal is weak.
Hope to see them again!!!
Frank and Edith
We had a wonderful stay at the Boarding House in Rincon! The place is very charming with a great, cozy roof terrace. Erica, the owner, cooks very good banana pancakes! And, Carlos is a fantastic surf instructor, with lots of patience and a very very positive attitude, giving you the confidence to go for the big waves! We had a fantastic time, and if we go back to Puerto Rico, we sure will go back to the boarding house!
Felt right at home.
Spacious apartment. The kitchen came in handy. We were there for Irene,so we lost power for a day. Erica and Carlos got us power to the fridge and tv. Rental is close to beaches where the kids found lots of sea glass.
Neptune city, NJ
Karen and I stayed at the boarding house in april of 2011. We had taken a surfing lesson in Fla. the previous year and had a blast so we decided to vacation in Rincon. Erica and Carlos were the perfect hosts! I am in the hospitality industry and, let me tell you, they don't miss a beat. Their house is situated on a hill overlooking the ocean and the view is beautiful. They make you feel very comfortable. It is a very laid back place and the people we met while staying there felt the same way. It was like one big happy family! Most hosts would only go so far as to ask how your stay was going but Erica and Carlos would actually take time to get to know you. They give great suggestions for food, day trips and beaches. As for the surfing lessons, they were far out! Carlos and his team, Leo and Billy were great! Very patient and informative. They would actually watch what you were doing and make adjustments with you while in the water. It was great fun and, although i had trouble getting up my first day, i made it up the second day and actually sufred all day! It was great! They are very safety minded and the main thing they talk about is having fun. Erica is a great hostess and really goes out of her way to make sure you get the most out of your trip, not only at the house but in Rincon and outlying areas as well. We loved our trip so much we are planning another trip in June. Thanks Erica and Carlos for introducing us to the beautiful paradise of Rincon, Puerto rico!
Sun, Surf & Good Souls Here in Rincon, PR
The Guest house was the perfect place for out week long stay in Rincon to close out the surf season. We stayed in the studio but had breakfast up on and 24 hour access to the rooftop deck where you can see 360 around Rincon from one of its highest elevations. Thank's to our hosts and the laid-back accommodation (not to mention the first class Boardinghouse Surf School instructors led by Carlos) the 5 days we spent here were a dream. There was also a couple with their 9-year old daughter staying in the apartment above us, and Carlos has her up surfing her first hour in the watter. At one point she turned to her father with her board in hand at Jobos Beach and said "This is way better than Disney Land!" It was for us too. Thanks Erica & Carlos!
Wish we could have stayed longer!
We stayed at the Boarding House for 5 days and wished that we could have stayed longer... We rented the 1 BR that met our needs perfectly as we were traveling with our 6 yr old daughter.
The suite came complete with a small refrigerator, toaster oven and propane stove. With the grocery store within a 10 min. car ride and an included breakfast, were able to accomplish a budget conscious get-a-way that included surf lessons and a few meals out at some great local spots.
The surf lessons were awesome in Jobos. It was the perfect learning location for young and old alike. Crystal blue water, palm lined beach for shade, sandy bottom for swimming and instruction as well as a couple of beach-side reasonable restaurants/bars.. oh.. and amazing sunsets!
The drive to Jobos was about 30 min from the Boarding House, but well worth it! Carlos was a true host bringing along: beverages, snacks, beach chairs, unbrella, sun screen, towels, a boogie board for the non-surfers and even extra clothing for those that may have left something behind.
Our instructors Carlos and Leo were terrific, especially with our 6 year old that has not stopped talking about surfing since we got home. We are now on the hunt for boards.. and a way to get back to Rincon and the Boarding House soon!
My stay at the Boarding was better then I expected. The bed was very comfortable. The location is outstanding and the view is unbelievable! The price is reasonable. Erica & Carlos were very accommodating and always willing to please. I am looking forward to my next visit.
Do Not miss the chance to surf with Carlos and his instructors!
Boarding House Is a Great Place To Stay in Rincon
We stayed at the Boarding House for 3 nights before visiting Vieques for a week. What a gem! Carlos and Erica were extremely helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. We took surfing lessons one morning and Carlos is a great instructor! Don't miss the roof deck which has phenomenal views. We even took a yoga class up there one afternoon.
Great place to stay in Rincon!
We loved our stay in the studio at the Boarding House near Rincon! The bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever stayed in on a vacation and the towels were super soft. The rooftop deck was also amazing. The property owners were fantastic and couldn't have been nicer. Our only small complaint is that we wish it was a bit closer to the beach, but really, it didn't matter and we were so happy with our stay!
Would book well in advance to stay there again!
Large rooms, nice accommodation, superb breakfast, great rooftop terrace and balcony, perfect hostess (Erica), on-site surf schooling,+ snorkeling, ample parking, kitchen. Home away from home. Also, nice views. Quiet neighbors. Good housekeeping, on-site good value laundry.
I could go on!
Eat, Sleep, Surf.
Overall, I would give this a 4.5+, but that option did not exist. Erica and Carlos were fantastic. The views were beautiful and breakfast on the roof was heavenly. Carlos was great with his surf instruction (highly recommend). Erica was quick to help us out with reservations for a sunset cruise. If you are on the fence about if you should stay, let me put your mind at ease, stay at the Boarding House!!
Amazing place. Views, and the friendliest people you can imagine.
Fantastic spot for a beach excursion
My girlfriend, another couple and I just spent three nights of our Puerto Rican vacation at the Boarding House in Rincon, and I can't really say enough about how wonderful it was.
The accommodations are incredible for the price! Two large, clean and breezy rooms with a comfortable living room for a very low price. The location is great, while you'll definitely need a car to arrive and to get around the Sandy Beach area from here, you'll still be walking distance from some cool little bars (if you're adventurous like us!)
Included in your stay is a delicious and substantial breakfast prepared by Erica, which was always perfect to start us out on a day on the beach. And that leads me to where you eat it, the roof deck! Simply put, an amazing view, from a comfortable spot above the Puntas. The stars at night, and the shore by day are worth the price of admission. I saw at least four shooting stars.
We also took a surfing lesson with Carlos and Leo, and what a treat. None of the four of us had ever been on a board before in our life, but each of us "got up" at the end, with my girlfriend ending the trip with an addiction to the sport. These two really were amazing teachers, dedicated to the sport of surfing, being understanding of their students' abilities, and really just being a blast to hang out with.
Needless to say, we'll be back. I'm almost reluctant to give such a fantastic review, so I can be sure they'll have room for me in the future!
The Boarding House was a wonderful place to stay in Rincon. Erica is a very pleasant person who was extremely helpful to us, especially when I needed to call call her at almost 12midnight to help guide us to the home. Since we are a family of 5, we stay in the upstairs apt that was spacious, and very comfortable. Also very clean. Erica also provides a continental breakfast which was wonderful. The Boarding Room resides up on a mountain and it has a roof top verana that you can eat and relax and take wonderful scenic pictures. The beach is about 10-15 minutes away by car. I would definitely recommend the Boarding House to any visitors who want to experience a side of old world Puerto Rico that you dont get if you go to a major city. enjoy Read more
Response from Erica - 01/17/2011
Thank you so much Adrian for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us over new years. I do however need to correct the small detail that we are 10-15 minutes from the beach :) The beaches that you went to with your family are on the very southern edge of Rincon which is why it probably took you 10 minutes to get to with the traffic of new years weekend. But we have many beaches that are just 2-5 minutes from the house. Again, I'm so sorry to correct you I just need to give others a clear idea of our rental and our location. Hope we can accommodate you again in the future.
Our warmest regards always,
Erica, Carlos, and Dante
New York City
Beautiful, relaxed and unpretentious.
The Boarding House felt like our own private villa. We had a kitchen and living room and access to a gorgeous roof overlooking the ocean from on top of a hill. Everything was really clean and very tastefully done-especially considering the price. Erica was very sweet and offers great prices on surf lessons. Downside is you definitely are going to want a car to get around, it's located on top of a hill and no fun to walk to the beaches down the windy streets.
Wonderful place to stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Boarding House. Spectacular view from the roof, and within easy driving distance of great beaches and places to eat. Will definitely stay there again!
La Grande, OR
made the trip worthwhile
Erica and Carlos were awesome! They were both very nice. it was great to have breakfast every morning and the apartment was clean, spacious and with fantastic views! The rooftop area was really cool, with a hammock and bar-b-que. I would refer friends to this place because it is a great place to relax and be close to the beach. Rincon is a great little town as well. I thought I got a great deal and it was all worth the money and trip!
Wonderful value and great hostess
My family and I enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was fabulous.
For two people our room at the Boarding House was excellent. Located up in the hills, the view from the rooftop was breath taking. The Boarding House located a 2 minutes from the nearest beach. Restaurants, bars, shopping are very close, but you do need a car. We had a great time.
New York City
Good times, good surf in Rincon, PR
Loved the set up that Carlos and Erica have in Rincon. The location is perfect, located centrally between all the surf spots in Rincon and close to all the bars/restaurants etc. The house is really comfortable and nice, especially with the awesome roof deck which is essentially the highest point in the vicinity so the views are ridiculous. Really affordable place, and great value especially if travelling w friends. I will definitely be back.
An enhanced first experience of Puerto Rico and Surfing
We had a wonderful stay at The Boarding House.
The apartment is very comfortable and beds are amaizing! Above that Erica and Carlos make your stay even more nice always looking forward to improving their service asking for what you like at breakfast, what you want to do and giving you advices about where to find nice restaurants, nice beaches and nice waves to go surfing.
With a stock of 100 different boards, and an adaptive and flexible teaching, Leo and Carlos made my experience of learning how to surf wonderful. Not only are they great teachers always adapting their teaching to each students and to every weather conditions, but they above all also deeply want to share their passion about surfing.
The boarding house will definitely be a place I would like to go back for vacations.
We love the Boarding House!
The Boarding House is simply a great place.
My wife and I stayed for five days in March with our two children (9 and 12) so we could surf. We returned at the beginning November with two couples we vacation with each fall.
If you want a luxury resort and spa with casinos, shopping, nightclubs and non stop action, Rincon and the Boarding House are not for you.
But if you want clean, spacious apartments close to the beach that include a great homemade breakfast at a very reasonable price then the Boarding House is for you. More importantly, owners Erica and Carlos treat you like one of their favorite relatives coming for a visit.
We loved the new addition of the "living room? on the roof and spent every morning up there with breakfast and every night with a few drinks before bed.
And if you like great, reasonably priced food and drinks (Lazy Parrot, the Shipwreck, Rock Bottom, Calypso and Carlos' new burrito wagon at Sandy Beach), laid back beach bars, beautiful uncrowded beaches, great waves and friendly people, you'll love Rincon.
We'll be going back.
New York, NY
Close to Perfect
My wife and I spent five nights at the Boarding House recently on our second trip to the Rincon area. For us, The Boarding House is close to perfect -- the apartments (we sampled two) are comfortable and much more spacious/pleasant than a hotel room. The Boarding House is situated on the best piece of land in Rincon -- frankly, you could spend an entire vacation relaxing on the roof deck.Carlos and Erica could not be more pleasant, accommodating and helpful. One slight drawback is that there isn't much within walking distance -- but you will need a car when visiting Rincon anyway.
What an amazing view!
We really enjoyed our time at the Boarding House. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and the room was very nice just like in the picture. The kitchen was spacious, the bed comfortable, and there was plenty of space in which to put our luggage. The bedroom had a big window with a beautiful view, and we could keep the blinds open because no one could see in because the house is high on a hill. Probably the best part was the rooftop overlooking trees and the ocean. At night we had some wine on the roof and enjoyed the lights from cruise ships and the city. By day we rented some snorkeling equipment from Erica ($5) and went to a nature reserve beach only 5 minutes away, and we were amazed by the incredible snorkeling.
We had a few complaints, but they were minor. The water pressure in the shower was terrible. We would have greatly appreciated it if coffee had been provided because we didn't think to bring it in the first night because we were used to hotels having it available. Lastly, while we appreciated the privacy, it would have been nice if our hosts had been a little more available for questions. Erica was very responsive to texts and phone calls, but we would have appreciated a bit more personal service. These minor imperfections did not outweigh the overall experience though, which we really enjoyed. If we went back to Rincon we would definitely consider staying there again. Read more
Response from Erica - 11/10/2010
I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I thank you for your feedback. We have addressed the water pressure issue in that apartment and I have ordered the coffee packets. :) Hope to see you some time in the future.
Brad & Jan
St. Catharines, Canada
My wife and I came to Rincon to see a part of PR we hadn't experience yet. Erica and Carlos made us feel very at ease and were very helpful in making arrangements for us and suggestions for restaurants and sights which were all perfect. We had never tried surfing and had a great first time experience and felt the instruction made all the difference in both of us being able to brag that we were actually able to get on the wave. A very relaxing yet exciting vacation.
Arsenio Lopez & Diosdada Valera
It has a beautiful view of the ocean and also is very clean mine family enjoy it very much,and the beach near by.
An escape from reality
This is a great place to stay on a really nice part of the island. The service was warm and friendly and Carlos and Erica were able to offer lots of good suggestions about things to see and do in the area.They are very kind hosts and it quickly feels like a home away from home. The rooftop "lounge" is very special, particularly at sunset. We will definitely come back, and next time, surfing lessons for the kids too!
New York, NY
The best place I have stayed...
I have to say that in all my travels, Boarding House was by far the best place I have ever stayed. Erica and Carlos are the nicest people...The apartment was spacious, the rooftop was amazing and the location was relaxing. And Carlos is an awesome surf instructor!
I cannot wait to return!
New York, New York
Wonderful Island Retreat
My husband and I have just returned from a fantastic vacation in Puerto Rico. We stayed at a quaint placed called "The Board Housing" in Rincon. It is privately owned and operated by the owner's lovely daughter. The accommodations were all newly refurbished and very comfortable for 4 adults. The recently completed "patio" area on the two story roof top was our favorite place to hae coffee in the morning watching the sun come up and cocktails in the evening watching the moon light up the sky The tropical trade winds at night are something to behold. Relaxation couldn't get better. The Boarding House is less than a mile from the terrific blue waters and white sandy beaches. If surfing is your thing, by staying at the Boarding House you will get a 25% discount. Horseback riding, parrasailing, fishing and snorkeling are available. Eight restaurants are a very short distance from the Boarding House. Aguadilla airport is about a 1/2 hour away. The quiet private atmosphere of The Boarding House sure beats staying at large resort with all its hustle and bustle.
San Juan, PR
Great place to stay!
We stayed a weekend at Boarding House and had a great time!
Apartment was perfect! Everything you need. Water pressure was a little low sometimes, but besides that, it was great. Bed was super comfortable, and the kitchen works perfect for breakfast and snacks. Definately will return! :)
Midred and Friends
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed ourselves big time! We will be back as soon as schedule permits. The BBQ at the terrace was our highlight and the warm friendly service was lovely. See you soon, Erica!
Nathan Higginbotham & family
Service oriented owners with excellent, comfortable facilities
Eight of our family members, including five adults and three other grandchildren ages 14 to 19 stayed a week in two condos. We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, amenities and facilities. The beds were quite comfortable, linens changed every two days and lots of beach towels were furnished for all the water activities. We even initiated the new Grill on the roof for dinner one evening. Erica gave great suggestions for places to visit and was a wonderful hostess.
Dorado, Puerto Rico
This place was a perfect weekend escape from the usual demands of life. It was close to all major sightseeing spots in Rincon, and the best part was that it was extremely peaceful. My husband and I enjoyed it very much, and were grateful for Erica's service. The only negative was that it is quite difficult to find, so make sure that you give yourself time to get there. Otherwise, I would recommend this place to others and plan on staying again sometime in the future.
Great family vacation
The proprietors are very nice people; they made themselves appropriately available and added their good graces to whatever questions or requests we had. We were pleasantly surprised at the comfortable and beautiful accomodations.
With this rental, we included our teens in the surf school. The surf teachers were fabulous both in imparting their knowledge and love of the sport as well as in their ability to connect to the teens, despite some adverse weather conditions. Their relationships with locals and with other adventure business' made us feel like we too, were insiders, and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
It's very hard to put into words how beautiful the Boarding House rooftop area is, they have worked so hard to make it cozy and conducive to relaxing in the Caribbean air!
The experience was great. If yuo want a adventure experience, I recommended this place.
Friendly owner-goes out of her way to help you be comfortable.
Everything was very clean and comfortable. If you come with a family, the kitchen/living space will be a nice space for you. The roof area is great to see early in the morning or evening when it's cooler. It has a great view and space to lay around/relax. Erica is a wonderful person, very sweet and helpful. The area is safe and the snorkeling near the place is super! Just be aware the roads are narrow, always be on the look out around the corner. :) People are nice and respectful, just some corners are tight squeezes.
I def. would stay at Erica's place again!
Relaxing weekend at Rincon
Memorial day weekend at Rincon
These people are excellent host, their service was great.
The home and area is awesome, peacefull and safe.
Spectacular view the apt. has all you need, just perfect.
During our stay although a rainy and cloudy weekend, it was all transparent becuase of Erica & Carlos warm hospitality.
We'll be back, hopefuly soon.
Love to travel!
Wonderful home away from home
We just loved staying at the Boarding House. It was like having our own little apartment in Rincon! And the breakfast served each morning was extensive and very filling to start our day. I liked that it was placed outside our door so that we could have breakfast in private in our own room. And the price for the huge room and breakfast was more than reasonable!
We'll be back
We stayed with Erica and Carlos for one week and it was very relaxing. We
were given the one bedroom and it was very nice. Yes, the bed, linens, pillows
were all super comfy, just as was written in the previous reviews. The rest of
the furniture and decor was also delightful. The breakfast was tasty and
plentiful. We loved the coffee, papaya and pancakes! The view from the roof
deck is spectacular! Best of all, Erica and Carlos were excellent hosts and
that's hard to get from a hotel. This would be great to stay for the summer.
There more good things to say about this place, but not enough room. You
cannot go wrong with these folks.
Just what we'd hoped for!
The rooftop deck overlooking the island and the
ocean, a full delicious breakfast, great advice of
places to go (the waterfall swim was great!) and a
friendly hostess made this a great 3 night stop in
Rincon. The room was clean, had everything we needed
and was inexpensive. Erica was right there when we
needed her but gave us space the rest of the time.
The location is great for exploring the west side of
the island although no matter how hard I tried with
multiple directions and maps, we never did figure out
the best way to get into Rincon from the main
Best place ever!!
Me and my husband stayed in Rincon for 5 nights. The first three nights were spent at a place right around the corner,and was not worth half the price, but we then swithed to Boarding House for the last two nights(within the same price range and definitly worth the price!). As soon as we entered the property we were blown away at the cleanliness and up to date decor. The bed was so comfortable and the view from the roof was amazing(360 view)!!! We stayed in the studio, but Erica was nice enough to let us glance at the other rooms which were more spacious for larger groups ( these were just as beautiful!). The room price includes a breakfast which was actually really good and was more than just toast and bagels. From the begining Erica was extremely hospitable, she offered any help whatsoever on any questions we had about the area. We even had a problem with our rental car and Erica and her husband went completely out of their way to help us resolve the situation. When we return to Rincon we will be staying here and will recommend to all of our friends and Family! We HGHLY recommend this to anyone staying in the Rincon area!
Fun in the sun
We absolutely loved Boarding House and Erica was amazingly helpful. Her homemade pancakes were a welcomed surprise and her friendliness was unmeasurable.
The home was perfect for our needs and the location was great. We were able to have breakfast while looking at the ocean and at night, we enjoyed starry sky on the roof.
Thank you again and we will definitely come back and stay with at Boarding House!
Relaxing Place to Stay!
My husband and I as well as 4 of our friends stayed in the 2 bedroom
apartment for a week and had a great time! We really felt at home at the
Boarding House and enjoyed our apartment as well as the front balcony, where
we ate breakfast every morning and the ocean top deck, where we spent time
at night enjoying the view. The apartment was nicely remodeled and very
clean. Erica made us feel right at home and was really great about helping set
up fun things for us to do as well as recommending good places to eat and
giving directions. The view of the hills and ocean from our living room was
amazing, and the beds, pillows, and bedding were as comfy (if not more so)
than our bed at home. Because I have back and neck problems, this is
something that I often have issues with on vacation. I would recommed the
Boarding House to anyone looking for a relaxing time!
San Francisco, CA
The other (& best) side of the island
You will enjoy the hospitality and laid back atmosphere of the Boarding House. The host is outgoing and helpful and the morning breakfast of oatmeal, muffins, eggs and beverages is tasty and a great start for the day. While in a quiet residential neighborhood, its only minutes to miles of beautiful beach and local businesses. We explored several parts of Western Puerto Rico but spent most of our time enjoying the beach and water near the Boarding House. Our 1 Bdrm unit was clean, spacious and reasonably well-appointed. (We donated a corkscrew and few other items). Erica, the host, was really helpful in arranging for beach chairs and snorkeling gear to be available at the Boarding House and provided lots of useful tips on touring and restaurants. Recommend the Tamboo for a casual dinner on the outdoor deck with the waves crashing below. Try the salad--its really the best we had in PR.
After arriving and spending our first days in Rincon and then going to San Juan (which was also a great experience) we agreed that our time in Rincon at the Boarding House was more relaxing and provided the best part of our vacation.
Wendel Klein Family
Quiet, comfortable, baby-friendly accomodations
This was our third trip to Rincon, Puerto Rico (this time with my infant son, my husband and sister), and we are very please with our decision to stay at the Boarding House. Erica was very accommodating of our needs, including loaning us a pack'n'play and baby bath tub for the week. When I needed to go to the ER with an infection she was very reassuring and referred me to a local hospital where I received great care.
The 2-bedroom apartment suited our party of 3 1/2 perfectly. There were two bedrooms with comfortable beds and nice, clean linens. The kitchen was clean and well stocked. The living room/dining room with satellite TV was perfect for lounging in. The apartment has very efficient ACs and has many fans to flow the air around for when the AC isn't needed. The decor was very tasteful, which as a designer I appreciate. The roof deck is perfect for sunbathing as well.
The Boarding House is located on a quiet hill above the northern Rincon beaches. If you've ever visited Rincon in high season, you may have noticed that the evening traffic can be pretty loud. So, if you want to sleep peacefully on vacation you can count on the Boarding House to provide you with a place to rest.
For such a quiet location, the Boarding House is in a very central location. It is close to restaurants at Pools, Bunger's, Tamboo, Casa Islena, The Lazy Parrot, Banana Dang, Happy Burger, and Rock Bottom bar. The beaches are all close by and at Sandy Beach you get 25% off rentals and lessons at the Boarding House.
BEST of all were the "continental" breakfasts. Erica would silently deliver food to the hallway outside our apartment and there it waited for us every morning. I cannot tell you how great it was to have fresh fruit, oatmeal, home-baked treats, coffee, tea and juice available to us. It was the icing on the cake! Thank you Erica ;-)
Great location and wonderful hospitality!
We recently stayed at The Boarding House on our travels in Rincon. Not knowing the city very well, I did a bunch of research online and found this home which featured very reasonable rates and what looked to be nice accommodations. When we got there, it was exactly what was shown online - a very nice place to stay! We booked the tiniest room, and it was all we needed for the two of us. A great view, quiet, and close to everything. After staying there for 3 nights, Erica so graciously upgraded us to a larger "apt." and it was SO nice. We were very appreciative!
Anytime we wanted to do the various activities around the island, Erica would help us look into times, prices, locations, etc, and she was very helpful with everything. Her husband, Carlos gives surf lessons as well (which I highly recommend). He was a great teacher, and it was a very cool experience.
I cannot say enough good things about Erica and The Boarding House. We are so grateful to have gotten to stay there, and we will definitely be returning!
Thanks so much!!
New York City
The two of us (both women) stayed in the 2 bedroom Bajacu suite at the Boarding House. The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and the beds were excellent. The view of the ocean is exactly like it looks in the pictures: beautiful! Be sure to check out the roof deck. Erica was the perfect host. We woke up each day to a fantastic breakfast outside our door (if you were expecting just coffee and a few pastries, you're in for a treat).
One of us took her first surf lesson during the trip and the instructor (Leo) was amazing. Very personable and fun to be with, he also knew the perfect beginner's spot and got her standing up the first day. The waves in Rincon were too big for beginners when we were there, but Erica and her instructors knew where to send us (unlike other people we asked who said there were no places to go when the waves got big). They've got a great range of boards to rent from soft beginner boards to regular shortboards. We're definitely coming back.
I ultimately chose the Boarding House because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor. As it turns out, the experience and services I received far exceed any one review I've read. From making my reservation, to checking in after hours, to the simple "let me know if I can do anything for you", to the warm smiles.........Erica was truly a gem in making my experience in Rincon comfortable. I traveled alone, and stayed in the basic room which provided my own bathroom, a VERY comfortable bed, microwave, fridge, TV with satellite, ceiling fan, AC, and plenty of drawers to store my things. The daily continental breakfast was perfect for starting the day. The rooftop has a huge deck area with lounge chairs to catch up reading, enjoy a cup of tea, or star gaze at night. The ocean view from my window, and from the rooftop was breathtaking. Situated in the hills of Rincon, you can truly appreciate the peace and quiet of nature, while still being only about a 3 minute drive to the beach. Erica's husband, Carlos, runs a surf school and yoga classes on the beach. I took 3 surf lessons, and I will NEVER forget what an encouraging, exhilarating experience Carlos and his crew provided me!!! You get the personal attention you need to STAND UP on your board, and many, many pointers in the process. I have never had so much fun, and learned so much about the ocean, waves, and surfing! They really make it about you, what you want from the surf school, and most importantly, they keep it fun!!! I didn't have a chance to take the yoga classes, but from the die hard yogis I've spoken to, it was also a great experience that actually challenges you. Erica and Carlos, thank you for an unforgettable trip! I will never forget your kindness, and the welcoming experience I had in Rincon! Wishing you both every happiness and success in your ventures! Julie from Chicago
long distance traveller
chilling out in rincon
The boarding house is a perfectly relaxing spot to enjoy all the charms of Rincon. Great rooftop deck to sip cocktails in the evening and check out the waves in the morning. Our apartment had a kitchen and two bedrooms. It was really big and perfect for four people. Erica had a great breakfast in the morning with oatmeal, cereal, homemade buns and hardboiled eggs - it was all anybody needed. She was also a tremendous help with any questions or problems that we may have had. All of us would go back and stay at the Boarding House - so don't bother looking any further, just book your stay there!!
Peter, Larry, Marilyn and Pat
east hampton, ny
peaceful, quiet, pleasant
Boarding House, Rincon- We'll be back!
We stayed in the two bedroom, 'Bajacú Suite' and it was perfect for us. My wife and I had a comfortable double bed and our two daughters had a double bed each in a huge bedroom on the other side of the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was spacious. Everything from mattresses to towels was top-rate.
The view from the top-deck was awesome and it was the perfect place for waiting for 3 ladies to 'get ready'. . .
We had a continental breakfast every morning and generally took it up to the deck. Erica, the manager is a delightful hostess and was very helpful with suggesting things to do, phoning around to check availability, make bookings etc.
The informal setting suited us and it feels more like a vacation when you can sit in view of the sea with your morning coffee and pastry while your P.A [Erica] arranges your day's activities. There is much to do in and around Rincon. I would recommend a car [there is ample parking] for getting around because it is hilly and even a short stroll can be hard work.
We took advantage of the guest discount at the Boarding House Surf school and learnt to surf during our visit. Also highly recommended!
We saw a lot of Puerto Rico during this vacation. After our week in Rincon, we also stayed in San Juan and Esperanza [Vieques Island]. Of all the places we stayed, the Boarding House in Rincon was the most comfortable, even compared to the 4-star Caribe Hilton in San Juan. . .Nuff said!
The Boarding House is in Picturesque Rincon. The location is perfect with a
fabulous view from the balcony and/or the roof. The beach access is right
down the street, where you can take surfing lessons, go snorkeling or just
relax on the beach. The surfing lessons can be obtained by talking to Erica the
property manager. There were six of us and we had ample space. Erica was
very helpful and aimed to please and she succeeded. What I liked the least
was that our stay was too short.
Home from Home
Coming from Ireland where hospitality and friendliness are second nature, it was an absolute pleasure to find myself in Rincon. I left San Juan after one day with the intention of spending only a couple of days in Rincon and then travel on around the island of Puerto Rico. This all changed however when we arrived at the boarding house.
After two days I asked Ericka and Carlos if it would be ok to stay for the rest of the week such was the fun I was having. The 413 is known as the “road to happiness”. “I say never leave the 413”.
Between the accommodations provided, surfing lessons and overall warmness that both Carlos and Ericka displayed I have no hesitation is saying that this was the most enjoyable holiday I have had and I will be returning with friends and recommending to friends the Boarding House. After all Carlos did manage to get a picture of me surfing which is quite an achievement!
Slante agus go reibh meile maith agat! (Irish saying for good health and million thank you’s.)
The Boarding House Rocks!
My friend and I called several places on the way to Rincon from San Juan and found the Boarding House to be the best deal on the west side of the island. We didn't have high expectations of the place since it was priced right but we were instantly proved wrong.
The Boarding House was recently renovated and fully loaded with A/C, TV, and an a roofdeck with 360 degree views. Erica and Carlos are an amazing couple that provide service equivilant to a 5 star hotel. Our plan to stay 2 nights turned into 6 and I definitely plan on a return visit.
Not only is the Boarding House centrally located to the town, beach and bars but Erica will point you in the right direction to neighboring towns and tourist attractions. They also rent surfboards and give lessons which I highly recommend even if you just get out and float around.
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY!
MY HUSBAND AND I STAYED AT THE BOARDING HOUSE
FOR ONE WEEK IN NOVEMBER. IT WAS SO PEACEFUL. THIS WAS NOT OUR FIRST STAY THERE, WE ARE REPEAT GUESTS.
WE LOVE THE VIEWS AND THE EASY ACCESS TO GETTING TO THE BEACH. ERICA AND CARLOS, THE MANAGERS, ARE
GREAT IN REGARDS TO HELPING YOUR STAY BE A MEMORABLE ONE. THE ROOMS ARE CLEAN AND DECORATED QUITE NICELY. WE WILL BE RETURNING AGAIN IN FEBURARY TO CELEBRATE MY HUSBAND'S BIG 6-0 BIRTHDAY! I WOULD RECOMEND THIS VACATION RENTAL TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN RINCON TO ENJOY THE BEACHES, SURFING OR JUST RELAXING AND ENJOYING
THE PEACEFUL LITTLE TOWN!
L.M - PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.
Terrific experience, lovely owners and amazing surf instructors!
My husband and I stay a week at the Boarding House in a one bedroom apt. where we were treated extremely well. Not only was the apt. perfect for cooking, sunrises on the roof, fresh coffee and pastries in the morning, it is in a great location for hopping around the island (car needed to get to all the different beaches)....Erica was happy to book other excursions for us too. The surf lessons were excellent as well; Carlos and Matt the surfing instructors were delightful to work with and very accommodating.
Lake Worth, FL
Comfortable, clean and great bargain
We have now stayed at the Boarding House at least 5 times now and are planning our next stay again for this winter.
The units are comfortable and clean and that goes esepcially for the mattresses as one can tell they didn't cut corners on them.
The view of the ocean is incredible from the roof deck and a great place to unwind with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down or just read a book.
The house is located within the residential section of Puntas (most desiable area of Rincon) which is away from the the bar and resturant noise in the evening yet no more than 2 to 3 minutes to get to.
Erica and Carlos, who run the Boarding House, are a wonderful couple and always ready to answer questions or help plan an activity for their guests.
In addition, they run a surf school and beach rental business right down on the beach so anything from umberllas and chairs to snorkeling and surfing gear is readily available.
Bottom line: great place, great deal!
Hace tan solo dos dias que llegamos de Rincon, de Boarding House y tengo que decir que fue excelente. La casa es muy bonita muy acogedora. El cuarto, que fue el mas pequeño, estaba impecable. Erica fue muy amable con nosotros y no nos hizo falta nada. El toque de las flores en el cuarto me encantó! El lugar fue el complemento perfecto para una excelente estadia en Rincon. Lo recomendamos completamente. La casa tiene una vista espectacular! Gracias por todo Erica!
Carla & Eddie :-)
Melisa & Yackxel
Great place to stay!!!
I highly recomend the Boarding House. Our rental was very clean and well equiped.
We enjoyed every day seeing the sunset from our room as well as in the deck. Great
Carla & Brian
New York City
Beautiful Little Hideaway
My husband and I recently rented a beautiful one bedroom apartment at the Boarding House. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the unit to find it so beautifully furnished and immediately felt at home - not at all like a typical hotel. The views are only surpassed by the sweet and friendly proprietess, Erica who made us feel completly at home. The surfing lessons by her husband Carlos made the trip something really special. We can't wait to go back!
Perfect, Tranquil Getaway
My husband and I rented a 1 bedroom apartment at The Boarding House for a weekend visit. The location was exactly what we were looking for-away from the noisy bars but close enough to walk to the beach... with an amazing view of the ocean and plenty of breeze to sleep by. The apartment was fully equipped and we wanted for nothing. The continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise, and speaking of pleasant, so was our charming host, Erica. The owners also offer surf lessons, which we had so much fun trying! We will absolutely return.