|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Romantic, Other, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Open your garden gate and step onto a quiet, unspoiled 8 mile beach. Swim, snorkel, or sail in the warm Caribbean waters. Enjoy relaxation and privacy in this lovely beachfront home with its glass living room wall which opens onto a 24-foot covered patio -- where you can enjoy delightful breakfasts or fabulous sunsets, and watch the dolphins and whales pass by.
Our Beachfront home has 2 separate, independent units, one downstairs with 3 Bedrooms, 3 full Bathrooms, and the other upstairs with 3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms.
Each unit has a master bedroom with queen size bed and 2 other bedrooms with 2 twins in each, which we can con...Read more
3 or 6 BR - Right on the Best Swimming Beach
Rincon, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
We are on the best swimming beach in Rincon, Corcega Beach. We have a garden back yard with fruit trees and lounge chairs. You can walk for miles along the beach. The beach bar at Villa Cofresi is a short walk down the beach. The supermarket is just 3 blocks away and there are many shops, bakeries and restaurants within walking distance.
We have a private driveway for off street parking on both sides of the house. Each unit has a private entrance.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$265 - $375||$265 - $375||$1,525 - $2,025||$4,600 - $8,000||3 nights|
|Apr. 23 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
Spring / Summer
|Sep. 3 2013 - Nov. 22 2013
|Nov. 23 2013 - Apr. 25 2014
|All Other Dates||$285||$285||$1,725||$6,500||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Other - $100 Cleaning Fee
- Tax rate - 7% of rental - Tax
- Additional guests - $20 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - per person per night for more than 6 guests
Additional notes from owner
Rates do not apply to Holiday weeks.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
New York City
The Best Beach Vacation Ever!
My Family had a wonderful time at Casa Tamara. We wanted to get away as a family to a relaxing beach location and this was perfect. We did some activities together, went to the Bio luminescent bay and zip lining all together and then some of the time our grown children went off to scuba dive and parasail and my husband and I relaxed on the beach.
There were many good restaurants but the kitchen is really well equipped so we cooked dinner a few times and barbequed twice, once with fresh fish right from the boat! The bedrooms were spacious and beds were very comfortable. The house is very nicely decorated but comfortable, not overdone. And, of course, the beach is wonderful, right outside the backyard, not rough at all while we were there. The backyard has lounge chairs and a great terrace, where we had our mornng coffee and watched the sunset in the evening. Great vacation in every way and I must mention that the managers were terrific, they were very responsive when we didn't know how to work something and gave us suggestions for shopping and restaurants. The owner of Casa Tamara, Nancy, is there from beginning to end.
She answered all of our many questions before we went and sent us a lot of material to look at and plan our vacation and checked in on us while we were there. Great Service all around. We are already planning to come back next year and bring another family to share the pleasure. Highly recommended!
Response from Nancy Renee - 05/13/2013
It was a pleasure having your family as our guests. Thanks for all the details on your review. Our service both before your arrival and during your visit is extremely important to us, so we appreciate your mentioning it. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
Have a great summer,
A wonderful vacation experience
The sound of the waves and the beautiful cross breezes make Casa Tamara a great place to stay--and it's in a great location. We enjoyed the sunsets right from the porch, as well as walking the down the beach to have a drink at one of the local hotels. The house is clean and well supplied, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. One thing that took some getting used to is the noise in this neighborhood (and in Puerto Rico in general!) And water pressure was sometimes very low due to regulation of water by the town. But these small downsides were far outweighed by the beauty and comfort of this place.
Response from Nancy Renee - 05/02/2013
It was a pleasure having you stay at our home. I agree, you have to get used to the local noises, especially the roosters waking you up in the morning! That's one of the charms of rural Puerto Rico. I am glad you enjoyed our terrific beach and watching the sunsets from our porch and thank you for mentioning our staff who are really helpful and responsive to any request. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Have a great summer,
Amazing beach house!!
My family stayed at this great beach front house and some of us stayed at the other house, Casa Serena, and we absolutely fell in love with them!! They are on the most amazing beach, and both houses were really well equipped.
Looking forward to staying there next year!
Response from Nancy Renee - 04/04/2013
Thanks for choosing our homes for your big family vacation. It's really very convenient for our big groups to have multiple units so that you have some separateness and are yet all together. I enjoyed being able to tell you all about Rincon and the surrounding area before your travel began. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Great family spot
We loved our week at the beach. It sure beats Minnesota snow! Our family enjoyed the 6 bedrooms, the lovely dining el fresco, the beach, the boogie boards and all the goes with playing in the sand. We got to see great surfing, tried a sunset cruise, went fishing and just relaxed. We recommend it for any family!
Response from Nancy Renee - 02/27/2013
Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation. We love it when our guests really love their time at Casa Tamara. Please come back again for another vacation.
Have a great year,
Great Family spot
This was our second stay here. As always it is as advertised. The location is excellent. The beach is perfect for families. We will definitely be back.
Response from Nancy Renee - 08/11/2012
As always it was a pleasure to have you stay at our home in Rincon.
Thanks for coming and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Have a great summer,
The Family Man
Charlotte, North Carolina
Best Beach Vacation
My family and I recently stayed at Casa Tamara for one week. It was my second time to Rincon with my wife and two kids. We were very pleased with our trip! From beginning to end we felt as though the owner, as well the manager, who lives nearby, were both very accessible and helpful. The house, as well as its surroundings, were absolutely great. The house was equipped with everything we could think of, the furniture was comfortable, the decor was beautiful, the kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. The house is on a great beach, calm enough for the kids to swim and we could even go snorkeling right out front. The house is in a residential neighborhood so you really get a taste of Puerto Rican culture. I would highly recommend visiting this great beach-front property. And, on a personal note, I'd like to thank the owner for all of her advice. She, along with the manager, really made us feel as though we were as familiar with the town as any local. Their suggestions as to food, beach activities, etc. really helped maximize our vacation. Thank you!
Response from Nancy Renee - 06/07/2012
It was our pleasure to help your family get to know Rincon. We were so happy that you enjoyed our home and were so eager to learn about the local culture. We look forward to your next visit.
Beautiful vacation home!
This vacation home was absolutely perfect! I spent a few days with my husband, two teenage children and my parents at this home and it met all of our needs. Especially my parents who are elderly. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate us all. The home was well kept and had all the necessities to make us feel at home. The beach was literally just feet from the backyard. It was great to have the peace and tranquility of a cup of coffee on the patio in the morning or a nap on the hammock hearing the waves crashing on shore. The owner, Nancy, was great. She was available to help with any questions or concerns and she followed-up with me to make sure our stay was pleasant. I Definitely recommend it and will surely be returning. We stayed in Rincon to visit family and enjoy the activities. This location was convenient to all - grocery store, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding and great restaurants. We will definitely be returning.
Response from Nancy Renee - 06/07/2012
Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation. We are very glad that you enjoyed our home, our beach, our location and found the relaxation you wanted. I am also very happy that your elderly parents were comfortable and had an easy time in our home.
We look forward to your next visit to our home!
Marco Island, Florida
Everything we expected and more!
We were looking for a beach front Villa that where we could relax and enjoy the beach for our family of six as we were attending a wedding in Rincon.
Casa Tamara, was the perfect location and the perfect home for us. The Villa was well appointed and had all the amenities we needed. As a property manager and past hotel manager I am very particular and I found the Villa to be well equipped, clean and comfortable for a beachfront property. The water pressure was good, the a/c in the bedrooms worked great, there were new appliances in the kitchen and plenty of towels and linens.
We had plenty of beach chairs and great patio furniture.
I appreciated the fact that I could walk out of the Villa and have my coffee right on the beach each morning at sunrise.
Nancy, the owner was wonderful and followed up with us to insure that we had everything we needed, which we truly appreciated.
I would recommend Casa Tamara for anyone looking for a very casual beachfront vacation. We plan on coming back!
Response from Nancy Renee - 05/03/2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Casa Tamara relaxing in our home and on our beach, during your trip to Rincon for a family wedding. My staff and I work hard to keep the house well equipped with everything our guests may want, so it was so nice to read that you noticed and appreciated our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Thanks for choosing our home.
All depends on what you are looking for...
I spent a week in Ricon with my family (wife, kids) with the intent of a quiet beach house in a non-commercial beach town, spending the time swimming and relaxing.
Casa Tamara is located in non-commercial residential neighborhood, some shacks, vacant lots, wandering animals. There were condos and a nice hotel w/beach 5 minute walk away. We were warned of petty thefts, so we had to be vigilant about keeping the house locked. The house itself was very nice, decent furnishings, well stocked kitchen, nice decorations. The porch had a nice view of the ocean.
Swimming was "the best in Rincon", good for snorlking, but somwhat dangerous for body surfing due to lots of rocks, ledges, and "potholes". We looked at other Rincon beaches and they were all great for surfing, not for swimming. We all had skinned shins from wading around. I luckily brought earplugs, as the house is screened with shutters, and there were numerous loud dog fights, chickens, cars with speakers several nights between 3-6am. It took a few days for us and our neighbors to get used to the place. I've been to several Carribean islands, and have rented cottages, so I understand this isn't a resort, or a hotel...its a beach house. Overall, I can see that some people would be fine with the various aspects of living local at this property. It really depends on what you are looking for and what your comfort level is. The owner and her local staff are gracious and provided plenty of good travel tips etc... The Rincon town is beautiful. The local restuarants were great and all the people we met were friendly and nice.
Response from Nancy Renee - 05/03/2012
I am glad that you found our house well equipped and comfortable. I am truly sorry that you had a lot of neighborhood noise. Unfortunately, this is typical of Rincon and Puerto Rico generally and not specific to our house. As you know, my staff and I are very responsive to any problem or request but can do little about the local culture. I hope you were still able to enjoy your vacation, our beach and our beautiful town.
A very good place for a reaxing stay.
We - four adults - stayed at Casa Tamara for a week in February 2012. The house (downstairs) was all that we had expected. The upstairs was occupied and this was very saitsfcatory as one did not feel shut off. The bedrooms (air conditioned) are excellent, the kitchen adeqautely equipped and the lounge very relaxing. The terrace is an ideal place to eat and to watch the sun go down. It is the location that makes Casa Tamara ideal. It is 50 yards from the beach, walking distance to a supermarket and a short drive to the coast road for visits. Yes, you do get loud speaker vans passing and dogs occasionally bark but that is part of Puerto Rico and it really does not disturb one. In summary this is an ideal place to relax for a group of adults or a family. The beach is safe for swimming albeit at points you need to avoid the (smooth) rocks and it is not crowded. All in all we would recommend Casa Tamara.
Response from Nancy Renee - 03/08/2012
Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation. I hope you have the opportunity to come back again for an other visit with your kids.
Kim and family
Fabulous family vacation
We just returned from a fantastic vacation in Rincon and I wanted to write a review before the memories fade! Last year my family stayed at Casa Serena and had such a great time that we decided to plan a big family reunion at both houses this year. We were hoping that having our whole family together, but in 4 separate apartments, would not be too much for all of us. It worked out better than we had imagined. Nancy was great to work with and the caretakers were so helpful - they even brought us fresh fruit from their garden.
We had 19 people in all. Each couple had a bedroom with a private bathroom, quite a luxury, and there were enough bedrooms for all the kids - and the beds were super comfortable. Both houses are beautifully furnished, had all the amenities and the kitchens were very well equipped. Since each apartment is totally separate, each family had their privacy, when they wanted it and we were all together, when we wanted that, wandering back and forth between the houses.
Since most people don't come in a big group, I want to say that the main attraction of the houses is the location. The houses are on the best beach in Rincon, maybe in all of Puerto Rico! And the beach is right there. We could roll out of bed and jump into the beautiful, clear, calm water of the Caribbean. The older kids loved snorkeling right in front of the house and the water was calm enough for the younger kids and my parents. Also, we were all very happy with the fenced in grassy back yard so that the kids could run around without running into the water, and some of us older folks could just sun on the lounge chairs in the backyard. And the hammocks were a great attraction - the teenagers tended to monopolize them.
I hope that my long description is helpful for people looking for a great vacation rental, for one family, a few friends or a big group. It is with much appreciation that I write. I am sure that we will be back again.
Response from Nancy Renee - 08/17/2011
I am very glad that your family reunion worked out so well. I hope you come back again with family or friends or by yourself for a quieter, relaxing get-away! Thanks for choosing our homes,
Eden Prairie, MN
Beautiful Beach and Wonderful Vacation
We had a wonderful time at Casa Tamara. It was all that we could have hoped for and more. Really, I cannot think of a thing that you should improve upon. Great access to all of the adventures of PR. We do hope to come back again someday. I can't think of a better vacation spot!
Response from Nancy Renee - 08/07/2011
Thanks for choosing our home and enjoying your vacation at Casa Tamara. Please come back again soon.
Another Great Time
I have to tell you that our 2nd trip back to Rincon and Casa Tamara was just as fantastic as our first. We ventured in to Utuado and spent the day on the Batey Zip Line. Highly recommend it and the road in and out is an adventure in itself ! We also went out to Desecheo Island for a day of snorkeling with the sea turtles, baracuda's and exotic fish - another great time. Went to Steps Beach and visited Old San Juan. The best part though was just chilling out at Casa Tamara and the beautiful beach. The people in Rincon and very friendly and we look forward to coming again to finish up on the sites that we missed.
Response from Nancy Renee - 08/03/2011
It's so good to hear that your second trip to Casa Tamara was as great as the first. Thanks for the suggestions for future guests. There is so much to do in Rincon and surrounding area. And, as you say, the best part is relaxing on our beach. Please come back soon.
Family Aberg from Sweden
Another day in paradise
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Tamara. We received a lot of useful information before the arrival so we didn't have to spend time searching for shops, restaurants etc. The location was perfect and the beach just outside the house was great for swimming, snorkling or just relaxing. The area where the house is situated is very nice and quiet, except for the roaster who woke us up each morning. The porch is wonderful and very well equipped with furniture and grill. It is a fantastic place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We would really like to come back and spend another day in paradise.
Response from Nancy Renee - 08/03/2011
I am so glad that you enjoyed the house. When we have guests who come from Europe as you did, from another culture and another language, I am especially pleased that you appreciated all that Rincon and our home has to offer. Thank you for the photos, I have put them on our website - take a look - they are beautiful.
Please come back again.
Minneapolis, MN USA
Go to Rincon Puerto Rico
I read in several places that Rincon has the best beach in Puerto Rico. Although I haven't been to other beaches in PR, we loved the one that was right outside of Casa Tamara. We rented the lower level of the house which had 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which was perfect for my husband, myself, our two grown daughters and son-in-law. The house is clean and comfortable, but is a bit older and shows some of the normal wear and tear of a beach home. The value however is excellent; I couldn't believe the price for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house that is right on the beach. We loved Puerto Rico and would not hesitate to go back. The weather every day was perfect, the food delicious and cheap, and the people couldn't be friendlier. This was the most relaxing vacation our family has ever had. From the outside porch, wonderful warm breezes, great lounge chairs and hamocks, and comforting sound of the waves, we couldn't ask for more.
Response from Nancy Renee - 04/15/2011
Thanks for enjoying our house on the beach. Yes, the salt, moist air does cause wear and tear on a house that is right on the beach, so we do make the extra effort at upkeep and upgrades as you must have noticed. But being right on the beach is definitely worth it!
Please come back again.
New York City
Location, Location, Location!
Just back from a week spent at the upper unit of Casa Tamara.
We've been to Puerto Rico many times. This is just a beautiful spot. Fantastic, spacious porch overlooking the ocean (loved the gravity loungers!) Gorgeous sunsets every night where we enjoyed plenty of cocktails (our apologies to our downstairs Canadian neighbors for that off-key sing-a-long that one night ;-)). The apartment itself is roomy and well-equipped. Beach towels and chairs to carry down to the beach, just yards away from the house. Ample natural shade on the beach. Outside shower to wash off the sand and salt.
Nancy Renee is an excellent, very attentive host and it was nice to know that we could call her if we had questions about anything.
While we cooked all of our dinners at home, we went out for lunch several times. We highly recommend the fish tacos at the Pool Bar at the Lazy Parrot. Ate there twice. We also had lunch out at El Fogon De La Curva a few times (take a right on Rt. 115 and it's about 3 miles up on the right). They never had enough fish to open the fish market attached to the restaurant but they did have very basic but very good food cheap. ($9 for a piece of fish with two sides.) Try the grouper, red snapper, lion fish and roast pork.
One other recommendation is that you might want to consider bringing good ear plugs (I'm a light sleeper so I came prepared). Puerto Rico is an island with lots of roosters and dogs and cats and they begin their symphony in the early morning hours.
We ended our trip Saturday morning by getting up for a sunrise swim in the ocean. I highly recommend this! The water was warmer than it was midday (and midday was a comfortable temperature). It's hard to describe how spectacular it is to wade in the calm, warm ocean as the sky reflects pinks, purples and yellows. Heavenly!
Response from Nancy Renee - 03/16/2011
We love it when our guests enjoy our home and appreciate everything we work so hard to accomplish. Thanks for choosing our home and all the great information for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
This place is paradise for us.
The is our 16th year at Casa Tamara and it remains our home away from home. We love the house, the beach, the neighborhood, the surf, and the relaxed, laid back environment. The house is well equipped and beautifully situated on the beach and is well cared for.
We travel all over the world and we are always happy to return to our three weeks here.
Response from Nancy Renee - 03/02/2011
Thanks for sharing our home for your winter vacation for the past 16 years. It is so gratifying to hear that it is your home away from home.
Please keep coming for many more years.
Jane & John
Super Winter Vacation
This is our 4th year and we plan to stay longer next year. As before, swimming in warm waters, walking along the fine sand beach, lunches and dinners in the many great local places as well as on the veranda with spectacular sunsets to
end perfect days at Casa Tamara, and with all the comforts of home-Rincon; a surfing center, restaurants from simple to haute cuisine, a supermarket a few blocks down the road, day trips into the interior rain forest or along the coast-what more could you ask for of a Caribbean vacation?
Response from Nancy Renee - 03/16/2011
Thanks for coming to Casa Tamara for your 4th year and of course we look forward to welcoming you back next year for an even longer visit.
We work very hard to make our home very comfortable, well equipped and the best place for a relaxing get-away. So it is great when we hear that we succeed. Thanks again,
New York City
Casa Tamara was all we wanted and more.
Conveniently located yet private, with beach at your back door, clean, welcoming, quiet, attractive and ample space. Best part was sunsets from the porch as well as morning times to hear the ocean and see the clear skies. We four had plenty of room for privacy, comfortable beds, good kitchen to work in. Nancy Renee is a wonderful host and owner of this lovely home. We did not want to leave and would come back in a heartbeat. Looking forward to next visit.
Response from Nancy Renee - 02/02/2011
Dear MV, I am so glad that you enjoyed our home on the best beach in Rincon. Yes, sitting on the porch watching the sunsets is one of the delights of Casa Tamara - and during the season you can watch the whales and dolphins pass by during the daytime. That's also quite a treat. Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you back. Keep warm up north! Nancy
Three weeks in Paradise!
We really had the vacation of our dreams! Casa Tamara was super... I don't think there was a thing we needed that wasn't there! Beds were very, very comfortable! The porch, yard, and beach were divine... being back in New Hampshire is such a rude awakening!
Thanks for checking in on us when the power went out. We located the candles and flashlights you told us about, and had a delightful dinner by candlelight!
Hector and Gladys were amazingly helpful. They checked in on us from time to time, always answered our calls -and were so pleasant and nice!
All in all, we loved Casa Tamara and our Rincon vacation. Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us!
Response from Nancy Renee - 01/31/2011
Thank you for choosing our house for your Rincon vacation. We love our home, our beach and our town and are so happy when our guests love them as well. We hope to see you back again soon.
Have a good rest of winter,
Joanne from Upstate New York
Attractive, clean rental on a beautiful beach
Now that I'm back in the frozen north, I can't stop thinking of the beautiful beach in front of Casa Tamara. The house is attractively and thoughtfully furnished, with more nice touches and extras than most places. I liked the location, but it was a bit noisier than I had expected, perhaps due to the holiday. The owner, Nancy Renee, supplied a useful book of information about Rincon and PR and the local manager, Gladys, is great.
Response from Nancy Renee - 01/28/2011
Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our beautiful beach, it is definitely a fantastic asset. Thanks again and please come back for another vacation.
Spring Hill, Kansas
Our Carribean getaway, the home away from home!
We had such a wonderful time! It was a great adventure for our family, especially the kids to see/hear/be with all the different surroundings. The house was very well equipped to handle us, even for my very curious 18mth old! We felt very safe at all times and Gladys - she was just so wonderful to us and was so easily available to us. The fruit basket and food that was stocked ahead of time per our request was so wonderful to have available for the kids when we first walked in. We were easily able to use all the kitchenware and had all that we needed for any of our home cooked meals. The high chair and pack-n-play was a lifesaver! The Bathrooms were large and accommodated all 3 kids when we needed to! Closet space was amazing, especially since we stayed for a week and had over 8 bags for 5 people. I also can't tell you how much of relief it was to have 2 washers/dryers!!! It made it so very easy to clean everyone's clothes at once.
You have such a beautiful and wonderful place. It really felt like a home away from home. We look forward to the next time we can take the family there again!
Response from Nancy Renee - 01/01/2011
It was a pleasure having you share our home and it gratifies us to have you appreciate the effort that Gladys made to prepare for you and make you all very comfortable. I saw a picture of the fruit boat, it was truly a week of art. Please come back again anytime.
Have a great winter,
The perfect family vacation house!
I apologize for the delay in sending you a note about our wonderful stay at Casa Tamara. First let me begin by expressing my sincere thanks for your constant help before we even arrived! Our special requests, our large group accommodations, our changes, and most importantly my arrival date miscommunication. I was so impressed with your extra efforts to help us the day before our arrival. You took the stress out of planning a family vacation. Once we arrive, we were overwhelmed to be welcomed in to your beautiful Casa Tamara with the beautiful fruit display Gladys & Hector had arranged for us. It was a beautiful way to end a long day of travel.
The house was perfect for our family. We all enjoyed the ease of walking out the door and stepping directly on the wonderful beach. The beach toys available made playtime fun for the kids. It was nice to have these available to use and not have to buy or pack in a suitcase. The house had everything we needed and we were pleased with everything Casa Tamara had to offer. The yard was perfect too! The boys even found coconuts to open and eat! We celebrated my 40th birthday by ordering traditional Puerto Rican meal to go family style. We used one of the restaurants suggested in your information book (Rincon Tropical). It was fabulous! What a treat to eat delicious food on the upper balcony of the house while watching an amazing sunset. Our entire family will always remember our fantastic stay at Casa Tamara!
Thank you again for such great hospitality!
Carrie Powell & Family
Response from Nancy Renee - 12/09/2010
Thank you for being our guests and enjoying our house, our beach and our fabulous town. Helping families have reunion vacations are a great pleasure for us. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Relaxing Beach Vacation
Just what we needed!
We just got back from PR last week and can't stop thinking about how fabulous it was. I got off our flight into DC and burst into tears, we had such a good time.
The place was perfect for us (and our friends, who stayed in the villa next door). We all loved the proximity to the beach and the surf was just right for the kids (ages 9, 8, 7 and 4). The big boys boogie-boarded and snorkeled, while the 4-year-old loved playing on the sand for hours at a time. We really enjoyed being able to make all our meals at "home" and that everything we needed was in walking distance. We also appreciated all the suggestions made in the binder the owner left (and sent to us prior to our trip).
We can't wait to come back next year!
Response from Nancy Renee - 12/26/2010
Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation and now that you made your reservation for next year, we look forward to having you at our home again! Have a great winter, and we will welcome you back in just a few months.
Great place away from the traffic and madness of San Juan, yet not so far from it all. We had everything we needed beach chairs, hammocks you name it, it was there. No loud music, and the beach almost to ourselves, no one else other than people renting other homes. The accomidations were comfortable, and spacious. Is great for families, couples or anyone that is looking for a peaceful vacation. You have surfing, snorkling, and many other water sports just a few miles away. Would rented again. Plenty of restaurants in the area.
Response from Nancy Renee - 12/26/2010
Thanks very much for choosing our home for your vacation. we are glad to hear that you found everything you needed and truly apprciated our beautiful town and beach.
Please come back again,
Casa Tamara was exactly what we were looking for. We came to Rincon for the first time with another family for a week. The house was beautiful, clean and comfortable.
It is really right on the beach with a backyard that has hammocks and lounge chairs so that you have a choice of relaxing on the grassy backyard or on the sand. The Sea at Casa Tamara is calm and warm at this time of year. I liked relaxing on a float and my kids were very happy snorkeling for hours at a time. We also rented a kayak twice. We traveled to Cabo Rojo one day, but really liked our beach better than any other we visited.
We were surprised to find that the kitchen had all the utensils and equipment that we needed for cooking a number of big dinners at home. On the nights we went out to eat, we found a number of very good restaurants, mostly reasonably priced. We went out on a boat to Desecheo Island one day and everyone enjoyed that. My oldest son took a beginner lesson in Scuba diving. And we did some sightseeing.
But mainly we enjoyed relaxing on the beach and exploring the local area.
We went to sleep listening to the waves, which is really incredible for a city person.
The whole week was terrific. We would recommend Casa Tamara and Rincon to everyone looking for relaxation, beautiful clear water on a seemingly private beach and the comforts of home away from home.
Response from Nancy Renee - 07/07/2012
Thanks for all the details for prospective guests. It really is helpful to hear all the details. Thanks for taking the time. I am really happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Casa TAmara and were able to do so much that Rincon has to offer. I hope you come back again.
My husband and I and our grown sons stayed at Casa Tamara Downstairs May 18th - 25th. We enjoyed Casa Tamara. The location is perfect with the beach right at our doorstep. We loved swimming in the perfect Caribbean waters. There is a reef just off the beach with amazing wildlife. To have that kind of snorkeling right at our door was fabulous. We saw all kinds of tropical fish and even a sea turtle. The accommodations were more than comfortable and very clean. Having 2 en-suite bathrooms was great for privacy. Everything was provided, cable, wi-fi, even books and games. The managers, Gladys and Hector were helpful and friendly. They brought us fresh fruit that we enjoyed. The house had everything we could have wanted. The owner provided information about the area, restaurants etc. which enhanced our stay. Our family had a great week and I would recommend it to anyone.
Response from Nancy Renee - 07/07/2012
Thanks for enjoying our home and sharing in all the delights that Rincon has to offer. I am so glad the you mentioned the great snorkeling right in front of Casa TAmara. It is quite amazing that you can see so many varieties of sea life a few yards from our front door.
We hope you come back for another vacation.
have a good year,
Can't get any closer to the beach
We just got back from Casa Tamara (April 2010). It was the perfect location for us - two couples and our two teenaged daughters. The water was just the right temp - not too hot, not cold at all. We had the option to hang out on the beach or when the sun was too much we could hang in the backyard or the patio and still get the ocean breezes and hear the surf. My wife and her friend enjoyed getting fresh fruit and produce from the roadside stands and trying (and succeeding!) at making local cuisine in the well-equipped kitchen. I don't understand why there were not more people on the beach (not that I'm complaining, just wondering) - Rincon deserves more love from the travelling public than it is currently receiving. I generally don't tend to return to places I've been to, more because there are so many places I'd like to see, but Puerto Rico in general and Rincon in particular could well be exceptions. For what it is worth - we have recently been to Puerto Morales (south of Cancun) and to St. John V.I. and while those places had their merits, I much preferred the friendly laid-back vibe of Rincon.
Nancy is personable and professional as are her local caretakers.
We Want To Go Back ASAP!!!!!!
To say that Nancy Renee's Casa Tamara vacation house on the beach in
Rincon, Puerto Rico is an island of unforgettable relaxation and restful
enjoyment would be an understatement!!
The 6 adults (three couples)
who spent over a week there in April found the local people to be very
friendly and helpful (we got lost, ran into a local who knew where we
were staying, and said, "follow me!!!" and we made it there!!)
accommodations at Casa Tamara were more than ample. The spacious kitchen
(with large eat-in area) was open to the living room which gave the
appearance of openness and spaciousness. The three bedrooms, two with
private bath, and the third bath in the hall worked well for the three
Air cnditioning? Such, but we did not need it! The ceiling
fans kept us cool, both day and night.
The constant lapping of the
ocean waves on the beach, which is a 10 second walk from the covered
back porch/deck, calmed nerves and helped in the regeneration process.
After all, isn't that what vacations are for???
And if you wanted to
read your favorite book or two, please do; the covered porch/deck has a
very large table on one side and a barbie on the other, making it
excellent venue for eating in!!
There is plenty to see in the area as
well!! From the famed lighthouse where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic,
to the neat little restauants, there is plenty to keep your mind off the
Of course, nature's symphony was there as well, as could be
attested to by the crowing of the roosters and the barking of the local
doggies...but that made the lapping of the ocean waves on the beach just
that much more welcomed!!
Return? You betcha!! The three couples are
already planning their return visit to Casa Tamara next year.
watch out roosters, you might end up on our barbie one night!!
Mary and Connie
Green Bay WI USA
Wonderful time, two beautiful casas
My sister Connie, her husband Greg, and their two children invited me to join them on their vacation this year (3/27/10 to 4/7/10).
What a delight to spend our vacation in such comfortable accomodations with the beautiful Caribbean at our doorstep. We spent a fun-filled week in Tamara and our last 5 days in Serena. Our plan had been to move to a hotel after the first week but we had enjoyed Tamara so much, we jumped at the chance to make Serena our home when it became available.
Casa Serena, though smaller than Tamara, was just as nice in every way. The kids had a blast. The ocean waves were just big enough to thrill them and we celebrated my sister's son's birthday on the spacious, Tamara patio (complete with presents, cake, and pizza (the birthday boy's dinner of choice). The kids were relieved that the Easter Bunny knew of their whereabouts and that he had hidden their Easter baskets in Casa Tamara and scattered Easter eggs in the back yard for them to find. If future renters happen to find any stray eggs, you'll know how they came to be there).
We had such a great time in both casas - enjoying the tropical surroundings, beautiful beach and sunsets, great meals on the patio - my sister is a wonderful chef - and the peaceful surroundings. We shopped for groceries and inexpensive island clothing (some real bargains) in a little mall just 3 short blocks from the properties and had some great dinners out at The Rincon Inn and Rincon by the Seas. Had we stayed longer, I'd have many more fun adventures to report - Rincon has so much to offer. But our goal was relaxation and great times with the kids and we had both!
Your property caretakers, Hector and Gladys are lovely people and were very attentive.
Thanks for everything Nancy. You have two beautiful, well-managed places anyone would enjoy. We will enthusiastically recommend Casa Tamara and Casa Serena to others.
Greg, Connie, Elena, Max, and their Auntie Mae
Casa Tamara downstairs apartment
Two friends joined my husband and me for a two-week stay at Casa Tamara in the downstairs apartment which was perfect for us—so comfortable and well-equipped. As two “older” couples we were not so interested in the big surf on the Atlantic side of Rincon so were delighted to find our Caribbean beach much calmer and delicious. Under the shade trees along the shore, we spent most mornings reading, swimming, and snoozing (no mosquitoes!!). Occasionally when the wind shifted (3 or 4 times during out stay), it whipped up the surf and we chose not to go in because of the strong tow. We also explored some of the nearby beaches which were appealing but not as lovely as ours, we thought. However, we ventured all the way down to the tip of the southwest coast beyond Boqueron and the salt flats of Cabo Rojo (great birding) to an exquisite beach called Playa la Playeula. A tip: if you are planning a trip south of Rincon to Joyuda (with its terrific fish restaurants), Boqueron (with clam and oyster kiosks), or further on to Guanica , avoid the main highway #2 through Mayaguez by cutting over to the shore on Routes 102 and 100 and then east if you want on 101 and 116. Highway #2 is a horror of auto dealerships, malls, and slow traffic. Back to Rincon and Casa Tamara: Gladys and Hector were generally on hand with advice when we needed it. Gladys and a helper came by once a week for a thorough cleaning. There were plenty of towels and beach towels and an easy to use washer/dryer that we shared with the upstairs tenants. We generally ate out for either lunch or dinner—and quickly settled on Shipwreck as our favorite restaurant. Flamboyant in Barrio Puntas was also very good as were some of the smaller typical Puerto Rican restaurants nearby. The beachside restaurants and bars (e.g., Tamboo and Calypso) tended to be filled with young people, surfers. We cooked for ourselves several times and only discovered at the end of our stay the large attractive Edwards supermarket just at the end of Calle 14 in the mall across Route 115. We also found a fish supplier (usually around 1:30 pm) near the restaurants about 7 km on the right going north on 115 toward Highway 2. The villa kitchen is fully equipped (with some condiments and spices as well) and there is a grill outside on the villa’s roomy porch. We spent many a wonderful evening there with our drinks and dinner. In fact, all four of us agree that our stay in Casa Tamara and Rincon was a big success. Thank you
A little piece of paradise....
Our family (two adults, three kids ages 9, 12, and 15) had a truly fabulous
week at Casa Tamara!! Prior to our arrival, we had been provided with a
comprehensive packet of information about the villa, the town of Rincon
and surrounding areas, and an expansive list of places to eat, shop, and
entertain ourselves. When we arrived, the villa had everything we could
possibly need, and was cozy and clean. Although we did enjoy some local
Puerto Rican cuisine, we made good use of our kitchen and ate many meals
there. This saved a little money for us, which we put to good use taking
part in some fun island activities (a deep sea fishing charter, a trip to the
Phosphorescent Bay in La Parguara, and a Zip Lining Adventure were
favorites!). The beach by Casa Tamara was incredible - very clean/clear,
with beatiful, soft white sand. The water was calm enough to swim, but did
get enough waves that the kids could boogie board to their heart's content!
There were many times when we were the only ones in sight on the beach.
The location of Rincon and this rental were ideal for us. We enjoyed the
quiet and relaxing surroundings of the villa, but were within easy driving
distance of more things than we could possibly find time to do!
We have vacationed annually for many years - from luxury trips to tent
camping - and our week in Puerto Rico at Casa Tamara gave us just the
right mix of relaxation and adventure. It is definitely a favorite destination
for our family!
JK & JM
Super Winter Vacation
Swimming in warm waters, walking along the fine sand beach, dinner on the veranda, spectacular sunsets to
end perfect days at Casa Tamara, and with all the comforts of home—Rincon; a surfing center, restaurants from simple to haute cuisine, a supermarket a few blocks down the road, day trips into the interior rain forest or along the coast—what more could you ask for of a Caribbean vacation?
JK & JW
A great home on a beautiful beach
We had heard about the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico from friends who vacation on the island every year. After a little research of many of the more desirable beach towns we settled on Rincon, a small surfing town on the island’s northwest coast. We had no desire for a busy, noisy tourist trap so we were very happy to find Rincon to be the laid-back, authentically Puerto Rican town we imagined. The home at Casa Tamara, with its beautiful, natural tropical landscape, footsteps from a practically empty beach, put us immediately into vacation bliss. The location was everything we were looking for… walks on the beach, snorkeling in the warm clear waters, short walks / rides to great food and spirits, and a good base camp for attractions we were interested in on the northern and southern coasts. What a nice, comfortable, well managed home. We have found our winter getaway! Can't wait to go back!