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3 OR 6 Bedrooms -- Right on the Best Swimming Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 or 6 BR , fully equipped house on Corcega Beach

Casa Tamara has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, an open living area with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room and 25 foot covered porch with fantastic views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea. There is a private entrance and private off street parking. If you want more space, you can add the other apartment to have 6 bedrooms.

Casa Tamara has a master bedroom with full bathroom en suite and satellite TV; there are two other bedrooms, with 2 single beds in each, which can be made up as a king when requested. One of these bedrooms has a full bathroom en suite and there is also a third full bathroom. The living room has satellite TV, DVD and WiFi. The covered porch has a dining table for 6, recliners and a barbeque, as well as a great view of our fabulous sunsets. The bedrooms all have Air Conditioners and there are ceiling fans throughout the house.

We have a front garden with lounge chairs and hammocks, private off street parking, laundry room with washer and dryer and we are right on the best swimming beach on the Caribbean side of Rincon, with warm, calm water. Walk for miles on the beach, enjoy relaxation and privacy in our lovely beachfront home with its glass living room wall which opens onto a covered patio -- where you can enjoy delightful breakfasts and fabulous sunsets, and watch the whales and dolphins pass by.

++the rates and calendar are for one unit of Casa Tamara, with 3 bedrooms; If you want to rent the whole house, the rates are double those quoted++

If you need more or less space, our other home, Casa Serena, is next door and has 2BR and 2 full Baths. Please see HomeAway listing #312192 or VRBO listing #84616

***A1 founder Brian Raub started the vacation rental by owner business, and later sold A1 to HomeAway. He stayed in Casa Tamara and wrote that he greatly enjoyed his stay in our house and highly recommended it ***

Additional Information: All linens, towels and beach towels are provided. There is a washing machine and dryer, For your outdoor enjoyment, we provide lounge chairs, beach chairs, and an outdoor shower to wash off the sand. On our Caribbean facing front porch, we have a barbecue so you can cook dinner and eat while watching the famous, fabulous sunsets and there is a private driveway for off street parking. Our private villas are perfect beach houses for a secluded getaway or an extended family reunion.

It's a short walk or drive to nearby restaurants, supermarket, and the town of Rincon. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, other water sports, sailing, fishing and kayaking. sight-seeing, tennis, golfing, and varied restaurants are nearby. Wonderful sight-seeing includes a coffee plantation, caves, and bio-luminescent bay. Extra maid service and babysitting are available. Food shopping is nearby. We are convenient to three airports or we can arrange airport pick-up

Have an active day doing all the things Rincon has to offer or just lie on the beach, walk for miles, beachcomb, read a book, sunbathe and relax. Come and Enjoy!


More Details

Nancy Renee
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Nancy Renee

My mom and her friend, two teachers, went on a trip together, travelling around Puerto Rico during a school vacation. When they discovered Rincon, they fell in love with it and decided to come back with their husbands. The two couples had discovered their perfect Caribbean refuge. The following year, they decided they wanted a place of their own in Rincon. They knew what they wanted and looked for a house on a calm beach but close to everything. They found our other house, which they named Casa Serena, it was in the perfect location. They bought the house, totally gutted it, rebuilt it and spent winters here together. They vacationed at Casa Serena as much as they could and eventually started renting it when they weren't there. When my husband and kids and I went to Rincon for the first time, it was love at first sight! We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of everyone in Rincon. It offered something for everyone; my daughter likes to sunbathe and swim and relax in our garden, my son likes all kinds of water sports, my husband and I like to try all the new restaurants, relax and do some sightseeing. So my mother and I decided to buy the land next to Casa Serena and build a new, larger house. When we built Casa Tamara, it was designed as a rental home from the beginning, but since our extended family loves Rincon so much, we often reserve Casa Tamara or both houses for our own family and friends and have lots of room for everyone. My mother's friend who originally discovered Rincon with my Mom, moved to Rincon permanently when she and her husband retired; they loved Rincon so much that they never wanted to leave.

Nancy Renee purchased this house in 1991

Why Nancy Renee chose Rincon

My mom was early to discover Rincon and really found a house in the perfect location. We are on the best beach for swimming and since it is in a residential community, it is not filled with tourists, so most of the time the only people on the beach are the people renting the houses along the beach. It is almost like having a private beach and yet we are close to a supermarket, shops, restaurants and a short walk down the beach from a small family hotel with a beach bar, restaurant and equipment rentals. If you anyone wants to surf, it is a short drive to the surfing beaches.

What makes this house unique

Besides the best location in Rincon, our homes have other unique advantages. We have a fenced in garden yard, great for children to runaround and play without you being worried that they will run right into the water and also great for sunbathing or reading on our lounge chairs and hammocks. Our homes are not built right up to the houses on both sides, there is a private driveway for off street parking for each rental. AND it is a short walk to Villa Cofresi, with beach bar and restaurant and rentals of kayaks, jet skiis, paddle boards etc. And 3 blocks to the supermarket and a few restaurants and shops. Really the best location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I hope you & your family have spent the holidays in your lovely home in Rincon. My friends and I truly enjoyed our stay there in November. Your home is very warm & inviting and of course the location is perfect! We absolutely loved your beach and took daily walks along the shore. The sunsets were as spectacular as you had said they would be. The local people, food and coastal areas were all terrific. It was a vacation we will remember for a long time.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stella in Rincón

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Every bathroom is a full bathroom. Hairdryer in one of the bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can be made up as a king, cot available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Can be made up as a king, cot available
  • Any of the bedrooms with 2 twin beds can be made up as a king size bed. We can provide a cot and a portacrib
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a starter supply of toilet paper, paper towel, dish soap and garbage bags. There is a TV in the living room and in the Master Bedroom We have a manager nearby if you need help or advice with anything


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

3 OR 6 Bedrooms -- Right on the Best Swimming Beach
average rating of 4.97561 based on 48 reviews

Serenity by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Casa Tamara was the perfect tropical retreat for our family. Every afternoon we had a spectacular sunset. There is excellent swimming and snorkeling just outside the door.

We would gladly recommend staying at Casa Tamara.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation and being great guests. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Nancy Renee
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  • 5 of 5

Ms.Nancy, thank you again so much for accommodating our last minute booking. The villas were beautiful and clean! The beach was right there in the yard!! Nothing beats having dinner on the patio while watching the sunset! I loved how you had everything that we needed to cook, clean, and entertain. We could not have been more pleased or happy!!Thank you!

Mike & Reagan

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Reagan, Thanks for choosing Casa Tamara for your visit and for enjoying our home and our beach. We make every effort to provide everything our guests will need, so it is always gratifying when our guest tell us that we have succeeded! It was a pleasure having you and we hope you come back again for a longer visit. Thanks again, Nancy Renee
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You have to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Good day! If you are looking for a vacation that offers both the quiet of Caribbean Beaches and Breezes and the amenities of Resorts, look here! I have stayed at both ​Casa​ ​Serena​ and ​Casa Tamara​ (the adjacent property) every year (mostly) for the last 17 years. There are reasons I keep coming back. First, Rincon is a wonderful town, full of friendly people and great food. From the local grocery store to top notch restaurants and bars, this is a great place to vacation for variety of food and drink. The drive from San Juan is beautiful; and takes you along the coast and through authentic Puerto Rico. Having a car is the recommendation as once you are in Rincon the town offers everything from parasailing, jet skies, horseback riding, mountain-top B&Bs, deep Sea Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba, Whale Watching, massage and more! Also, Jeff Sinclair in Rincon is a massage therapist who will come to the house and give you a massage on the patio or beach!! HERE IS THE BEST PART! On the flip side, if you want quiet and calm, all you have to do is walk out your front door and it is in front of you... The BEACH! You have the best of all worlds! So while your family and/or friends may be off riding scooters around town, you can relax on the beach with your favorite beverage and think of... Mmmmm.... nothing! It has been wonderful working with Nancy and Gladys over the years. Nancy (owner) is very accommodating and checks in with you during your stay to assure your stay is outstanding. Gladys is the super nice, in-town, caretaker (of both you and the house) and is available 24/7 should you have questions or needs. I can not recommend staying at either Casa Tamera or Serena enough. You have excitement or serenity at your fingertips and the​ ​choice is yours from day-to-day. Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ricky, It is always a pleasure to have you as our guest at Casa Tamara and Casa Serena. For people who love the atmosphere of Rincon, we are told that our houses are great and in the best location. I look forward to welcoming you back in March. Thanks for your review, Nancy
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hi Nancy, I wrote this on behalf of my family.

My wife and I recently rented​ ​both Casa Serena & both Casa Tamara for a large family getaway.​ ​What a treat! Nancy, the owner, was very accessible ​before and during our vacation and ​Gladys, the super sweet ​manager​, greeted us at the homes and welcomed my relatives with a wide smile. The property was breath taking! The ​insides​ of the ​houses​ ​are​ ​very nicely​ furnished and​ fully​ equipped,​ ​including cable tv​ in the living rooms and in 2 of the bedrooms in Casa Tamara, WIFI, ​barbecues, lots of lounge chairs and plenty of​ beach​ towels. The porch is roomy and overlooks the Caribbean​ with view of beautiful sunsets. ​

We had a large family BBQ on the lawn, grateful to be away from the city but near to the action. Rincon has several great restaurants, amazing scuba driving​, snorkeling right in front of the house, parasailing, ​ and a very nice hotel down the beach for food, ​a beach bar​, dancing and ​they ​even​ rent kayaks and​ jet ski​is​. Some of us wanted to explore the island and there were a number of great day trips close enough to Rincon. We definitely plan on returning. ​

Thank you Nancy & Gladys for all of your warmth and help.​ My family and I loved it all!

​Joseph and Family​

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe, It was a pleasure having you and your family at our two houses. I spoke to your wife and she told me that she particularly liked having two houses so that she had a little privacy in the morning for her morning coffee and could gradually get up before joining the whole group for the day. Thanks for choosing our homes and for your appreciation of the attention we give to our houses and to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Nancy Renee
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Casa Tamara for a lovely, relaxing, and comfortable stay in Rincon. Located in Stella in the southern part of Rincon, Casa Tamara is ideally situated for guests who enjoy being on a swimming beach during the day, but still want to be close to the delicious restaurants in "town." We stayed in both the upstairs and downstairs apartments, and found them both to be beautifully appointed, immaculately clean, and quite spacious. The sunset view from the upstairs terrace is breathtaking. We enjoyed cocktails from the terrace every evening before heading out to dinner. Nancy, the landlord, was a pleasure to work with - responsive and accommodating - and also a wealth of information on all the fun that Rincon has to offer. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vera, I am very gratified that you enjoyed your vacation at Casa Tamara. It was our pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks for choosing our home. Nancy Renee
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  • 5 of 5

We were in Rincon for a wedding in 2014 and we stayed the week of Thanksgiving in Casa Tamara. About 60 other wedding attendees stayed in various places scattered through the immediate area. By the end of the week, we had learned that we "Hit the Jackpot" with Casa Tamara. Here's why: The property provides direct access to the beach. You simply roll out of bed and a few steps later, you are on the beach. It simply does not get better than that. At night, the surf puts you to sleep. Having never experienced life on a farm, the first morning was definitely a shock when the roosters sang. But this turned out to be part of the charm of the whole place. The property provides secure and level parking, on site laundry equipment,and a remarkably well equipped kitchen. Cooking and meal preparation is a breeze with several grocers, bakeries, and street side vendors selling fresh local produce all providing all the basic necessities. Do not overlook the street vendors preparing rotisserie chicken al carbon! This will be the most delicious thing you will eat and very inexpensive ($8 for a whole chicken). We rarely operated the window AC units but when we did, they performed adequately and as expected providing plenty of comfort. All baths were clean and well appointed. The only thing I would have liked was a good quality Weber Kettle Grill. The one provided is usable but The Weber is the gold standard for charcoal grilling and I really missed it. Nevertheless, we were able to grill delicious skirt steak that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We enjoyed our stay so much that on our last day we all decided to come back in November 2015. And we did! Nancy was very helpful and so was Gladys. They located someone to prepare delicious traditional "pasteles" for us and these were a big hit too. If you are in Rincon, there is little to be gained by staying anywhere else at any price.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rick, Thank you very much for you terrific review. It is very gratifying to know that you appreciated everything we do to make our guests as comfortable as possible. I am also happy that you enjoyed the local culture including the pastelles we had prepared for you ahead of time. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks, Nancy Renee
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Aguadilla (or San Juan, 100 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Villa Cofresi
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
In Aguadilla and in Mayaguez
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Villa Cofresi and Lucky 13
Nearest Beach
We are right on Corcega Beach
Car: recommended

Rincon, a small town on Puerto Rico's unspoiled West Coast, is known for its several MILES of sandy Caribbean beaches, the best big wave surfing anywhere in the Atlantic, terrific fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling, off-shore scuba diving, whale watching and much more. The area hosts many fine restaurants. El Faro, Rincon's lighthouse offers stunning views of the ocean and is one of two passive whale watching parks in the world. The surrounding area offers interesting side trips like coffee plantations, spectacular mountain driving, mini rain forests, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, Cabo Rojo's salt flats, Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope and the biologically wondrous Phosphorescent Bay. Golfing is available 25 minutes north in Aguadilla and casino gambling is 20 minutes south in Mayaguez.

Our Availability Calendar Shows A Date Unavailable Only When Both Units Are Rented. If One Unit Is Still Available, The Calendar Will Show That The Date Is Available.

Other Activities: parasailing, kayaking, beach combing, just relaxing on the beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stella, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Spring / Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £97.37 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £233.7
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates and payment schedule do not apply to Holiday weeks; The rate for Christmas / New Years is $2800; Presidents' week is $2425
Your Rental Agreement will be emailed to you as soon as the reservation is made.
25% deposit is required to make a reservation
rates are for 2 - 6 people, rates are for one unit. $25 per night for additional guests
Details of payment and policies are on our web site
Security Deposit of $300 per week or part of a week will be held shortly before your arrival and returned after check out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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