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Bedrooms 3 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath

Barrero Beach House
TripAdvisor property ID 3868245

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Rincon today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 57 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $850, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 35% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Sep 15, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Joseph S.
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Calendar last updated:
15 Sep 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:30, Check out time:12:30
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rincon Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Waterfront


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (57)

Very Good – based on 57 reviews Very Good
57 reviews

Very Good

“joe paradise house”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2014

The barrero beach house, was one of the best stays we had in Rincon . it was me and my husband and my small maltese dog. we had a great time. The waves were very soothing day and night. beautiful area, nice and relaxing, neighbors were very friendly, my husband was invited to go fishing with the fishermens next door. the house was so comfortable , it had everything but food lol. joe is the uncle we never had . We cannot wait to get back there. not only is hes pet friendly but people friendly also. we had stayed in rinco paradores before but never again. Thank you joe for our best stay in such a lovely house. see you soon : )

“Barrero baby!”

Reviewed 10 May 2013

Awesome house! Joe is the man and will help with anything. Great location and veryyy easy to relax and forget about time here while enjoying the simple things. Rincon offers fun outdoor activities as well. Highly recommended. Just book it. You wont regret it.

“Your Private Beach-Spectacular Sunset!”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

Barrero Beach House is like living on a private beach. Joe(the owner)who lives just down the street is more like a host. On one of his visits to see how our stay was going, we stood together on our ocean view deck. I sipped on a "fresh mango" rum drink while Joe pointed out to where old shipwrecks lie underwater, just beyond the reef. Part of the reef comes to within 50 feet of the beach for great snorkeling. Tv is newer flat screen but we never turned it on. The water sea beckoned us. If you enjoy grilling fresh fish, Joe can help negotiate your purchase with the fishermen next door. This beach house has everything you need to enjoy your stay. We had 5 people with lots of room in the upstairs unit. Coconut palms provide some shade while using the sandy beach. There are plenty of beach chairs and towels to go with. Plan on spectacular sunsets, but a word of caution: The sound of the waves will lull you to sleep.

“A week in Paradise”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2013

I'm almost afraid to write this review because I want this house to be available for our next trip! It's like discovering a beautiful hidden gem and you want to covet it! We reserved the top floor 2 Br portion of the beach house for our 11 year wedding anniversary. There aren't that many pictures available online so we didn't really know what to expect. We were blown away. The first moment I saw the view from the balcony I felt like we had died and gone to heaven! The beach was right in our backyard! The water was clear blue and calm. We pretty much had the entire beach to ourselves. We spent our days swimming in the sea and collecting sea glass. There are fisherman next door. When you see them come in with their catch for the day, you can buy fresh fish directly from them. We bought a delicious pink snapper that we cooked on the grill.I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves at night. Every morning when I woke up and caught a glimpse of the view from the bedroom window I had to pinch myself because I thought I was still dreaming. I was in bliss for 7 days straight. That being said, If you are someone that needs luxury and likes five star resorts. This is not the place for you. This beach house has a more rustic charm. Everything you need is here. Stove, Microwave, toaster, Washing machine, Clothes lines, grill, towels, toilet paper and there was even some toiletries left over from previous guests that really came in handy. There is a TV here, but we didn't need it not when you have the ocean in your backyard. We spent our nights together gazing up at the stars instead. You can really move in and experience what it would be like to live in the Caribbean. Joe is incredibly helpful and available if you need him. The town is less than 10 minutes away with amazing restaurants and some nice nightlife on the weekends. I definitely recommend La Cambija for the pinchos. They're incredible! Hands down. Best anniversary we have ever had. Thank you Joe! We'll be back!

“Wonderful beach house vacation!”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2013

Our family of four really enjoyed the downstairs of the beach house for a five night stay. Joe was very good to work with and a great guy to sit and talk with. The view behind the house is incredible, the beach is perfect for a great getaway. We were fortunate enough to get some fresh crab and lobster from the fisherman next door too! The house had all we needed to get through the week, it has cable TV but we never turned it on with a beach in the backyard. 3 comfortable bedrooms and we all slept great, AC in the bedrooms if you need it but the nice ocean breeze and crashing waves will make you not want to turn it on. The neighborhood is great and we felt very safe there. Rincon is a great town to visit and this beach house is well worth the stay. We are hoping to stay again next year.

“Fantastico! The Carribean Sea will lull you to sleep, dazzle you”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2013

I find it very difficult to go back to my real life today after spending 8 wonderful days living in this hidden gem on the beach. Everything is as described, yet nothing will prepare you for the dazzling view, the lull of the surf and the fact that you are right on top of the ocean. Joe is one of the most attentive and generous hosts, and he really bends over backwards to make sure you have what you need. Everyone owes themselves a vacation like this where you can get out of the grind, put away the tourista checklist and simply get into the slow groove of this Puerto Rican village. The Calmado is just steps away and Monci will make you some of the best empanadillas in Puerto Rico, some that are made with fish caught next door. Have an Medalla beer or rum drink while she makes them for you, and she'll make them to go. Around the corner a man sells 10 mangos for $1. We stayed in the upper unit and it was spacious for four adults and one child. It offers large verandas on both sides of the home so that you can always relax in or out of the sun. There is also a live reef along the property line to the north. Sandy swimming to the south. Lots of shells to be collected during your long beach walks. Also a good location to venture into Rincon but trust me, you will want to rush back home to your veranda for the sunsets and your mango rum drinks. Also, stop at the roadside stands during the afternoon for the slow roasted chicken, pork, shishkebabs and more, it is authentic, delicious and it's what anthony Bourdain would do. Take it 'para llevar' to eat back on your veranda. A few things to know: beach chairs are provided, and there's shady spots provided by the coconut palms that hang out over the beach. The layout is so spacious that even if the house is fully occupied upstairs and down, there's plenty of room to spread out in the yard and beach. WiFi worked well. Bring a radio and you will enjoy the sounds of Puerto Rico as you sip your cool drink on the beach.

“This is a perfect beach house, just what we were looking for!”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2013

Joe was the nicest host ever! We were several hours early for our meeting time at Burger King so Joe cancel his appt just so we did not have to wait. He took us to the house, showed us around, then we followed him to the nearest grocery store. The house was perfectly located right on the beach and equipt with all the amenities you need! This was a great vacation for us and we would recommend this place to our friends!!

“It was magical!”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

Joe kept in touch with us from time to time until we actually arrived in San Juan. He gave us great directions on how to get to Rincon via the southwest and met us promptly at the Burger King on 115 in Rincon. There really is no way to describe how to get to the house to someone who hasn't been there, so the Burger King is perfect. From the first moment we opened our eyes in our beach-facing bedroom, we knew we had done the right thing. Joe was a great host, very available and willing to help. The house is a real beach house - sand, wet towels, lived in - perfect unless you're looking for the Ritz - which we weren't! The front door opens right onto a terrace, down the stairs and across a small yard and there you are -- right on your own practically private beach in paradise. Barrero is on the Carribean side of Rincon, so it makes for fantastic swimming, not to mention collecting shells and sea glass. The weather for our entire stay from December 1, 2012, through the end of January, 2013, was fantastic. And the sunsets are unrivaled anywhere in this world. The more "American" part of Rincon - where the surfer culture thrives, and the bigger hotels are located, is not too far away - a short drive gets you to any of the other beaches and hotspots all over Rincon. But we hardly left Barrero - it was so quiet, so peaceful, so truly serene, that by the end of our vacation we were making plans to stay longer and to return next year. The people of Puerto Rico are warm, enthusiastic, and charming; they made us feel welcome. And I have never been to a more beautiful place in the islands, many of which I've stayed at in the past.

“No Thanks”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2012

So we decided to stay at Barrero Beach House after reviewing all the great reviews here on Tripadvisor. After six nights, we beg to differ. First, we got directions to a Burger King parking lot--not the property--after the owner received our $150 deposit. In this day of GPS and GoogleMaps, I'm certain we would have found the property had we been given its true location. Second, we waited almost an hour at the Burger King parking lot and concluded this was a fraud after several unreturned calls to the owners. Our poor seven-year-old daughter was distressed when we drove away after telling her the beach house wasn't happening. We stopped at a local resort, hoping to find a room and--lo and behold!--the owner called but left no message. So I called him back and he said he had forgotten about us--not a good thing, pray tell. However, we decided to stay for our little girl's sake. If you read the amenities section on this site, it reads "air conditioning." We assumed that meant the whole house--nope! Only the bedrooms have window aCs and one didn't work! Another amenity, "high-definition TV", sounds really great, doesn't it? In reality, the Tv's picture was faint and had a permanent green tint. In his initial email to me, the owner, Joe, wrote, "Oct is a good month as it usually don't rain much." Ha! It rained everyday. But while we were there, an acquaintance, who also lives there, confirmed that in fact September and October usually have the most rain. Oh, and one more thing: Joe cut down all the shade branches/trees in the backyard depicted in his photos but failed to inform us before our arrival! Isn't that grand? So, if we had known that we would spend almost an hour in a hot parking lot wondering if we had been the victims of a fraud; that "air conditioning" does not include the living/dining/kitchen areas; that the TV is dying; that all backyard shading was removed; and that it rained every freaking day, we would have stayed elsewhere. No thanks!

Response from the owner Ralph was correct My phone was out and he had to wait so I am sorry for that. I am sorry I can not control the weather maybe he should have went to a desert area as we get rain in PR. The TV was replace and the repair man told me it had been hit in the screen and therfore unfixable.In pr we have very few central A/C due to the cement house which are had to insulate and it is true the shade tree was cut down for safty reasons. I am sorry Ralph had such a hard time here. Next time he might try the Horned Dorrest Pimavera Holtel in the area which is rated four stars and 600.00 per night. I wish he had stayed elsewhere as it seems he would complain if he was not hung with a silk rope.

“Fun, relaxing getaway”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2012

Booked our stay based on others review and found it to be a perfect spot to start our vacation in Puerto Rico. Wished we had booked all of our time there (stayed in El Yunque last few days) and know to do that next time! Joe was a great host, our flight ended up coming in late, we got to Rincon around 2am and Joe was there to welcome us! Visited several beaches, had an amazing horseback ride (Pintos-R-Us, Julie) and took in some sights. The whole vibe changed on the East side of the island, crowded, touristy, not as laid back as the West side. Hope to get back again and will definitely try to stay at Barrero Beach House!

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