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Tropical Treehouse

Barrio Pueblo Calle Julio Soto, Rincon 00677 Puerto Rico
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#8 of 33 Specialty lodging in Rincon
Tucked away among lush gardens and giant bamboo Tropical Treehouse provides a unique chance to experience island life. Let nature nourish you in our Caribbean stlye open air home. Enjoy the comforts of a private tropical retreat enhanced with original bamboo craftmanship and local art. Extensive balconies provinding expansive ocean views make this a perfect setting to experience a one of a kind getaway.
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kthomasva wrote a review Aug 2017
Norfolk, Virginia330 contributions106 helpful votes
Albeit, we are probably not the target population (mid 50's, overweight) for this sort of accommodation but I'm all about the experience regardless of my limitations (sore bum from a prior rafting adventure), like camping in tents and thankfully, I read reviews and was somewhat prepared. We rented the Buddha Hooch, larger of the two and further a walk from the car. To get there: GPS is a no go and DEFINITELY do not think you can find this place at night . Cowboy restaurant signs really helped. Look for the small strip shopping center off 115 that the directions refer to BUT you'll see FAMCOOP as the logo for Edwards Market and the center is an inverted L facing the street you want to turn on away from the water. There is medical marijuana store in the same center. Sherwin Williams is across the street. If you come in the way their directions have you drive, if you pass the Sherwin Williams store and Puma gas station on the left, you have gone too far. We found the Cowboy signs very helpful and once we reached that restaurant, the turn to the tree house is next left - you'll see a bamboo 'fence' - a clue. BE CAREFUL of the chain across the driveway - very difficult to see. You'll have to get out and open it. We arrived after a rain. This means mud and slippery leaves. Nothing but hiking/walking shoes to find this hooch. Seriously. And pretend you are camping and backpacking in because the trail is hilly, has roots for steps and is muddy at times. We took a duffel bag and a backpack in with the essentials. There are small markers to the Buddha Hooch but PAY ATTENTION the first time you are guided in because there are Ys in the path. The walk to the hooch seemed like forever but got easier each time I walked back and forth. And it's a beautiful walk through the many species of flora and bamboo. The Buddha Hooch is 2 levels. The base is a open shower, sink and flushable toilet. Yes, the toilet paper was wet due to rain. There were mismatched towels and wash clothes plus soap, shampoo. The stairs up to the first level have railings. This level is for cooking, with a frying pan, a pot and a french press for coffee plus some assorted condiments, coconut oil, coffee, etc... We did not cook nor did we bring any food other than bottled water. The top level can be reached by a ladder. This floor has two metal rocking chairs, a rug, coffee tables ad counter all round the hooch other than behind the mosquito netted bed. From the composition notebook of notes left by previous guests, it looks as though a family stayed there with a second bed brought up (the 10 year old drew a picture). Once we were shown the tree house, we were on our own and came up with a game plan - go eat a quick dinner before nightfall! When we returned, we opted to take a cold shower and retire for the night! We did bring battery operated fans from Walmart, flashlights and we did spray ourselves for mosquitoes as well as light 3 candles. The solar lighting is not conducive to reading but we with a flashlight and a headlight, I could read my novel. BEST TIP: Take a cold shower!...The cold shower/wet hair kept the humidity at bay and I turned off my very quiet fan after a while but nature is very loud so sleeping was spotty. The coqui frogs will lull you to sleep but the very close birds, dropping guavas on the metal roof, incessant dog parking the entire night and the occasional cow mooing kept my mind curious about what I was hearing. Even in the July heat and humidity, I found myself pulling up the covers in the middle of the night. Going up and down the ladder got easier each time I did it. We never did see the owner's son again to say thank you or that we were leaving in the morning. He runs the place during the summer months.The accommodations are sparse and pricey for what you get (except the bragging rights are priceless!). It is a experience, for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wear appropriate shoes - you are hiking in!!
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Nicole S wrote a review Jul 2017
Oakland48 contributions20 helpful votes
So it sounds like this is not an uncommon occurrence, after reviewing the comments of other travelers. First of all, the place is hard to find with no signage anywhere. Do not try to find this place in the dark. I am a single mom, and I was super excited to take my son to stay in a treehouse for a few days! It took us a long time, however to find the spot during a torrential downpour and no one was answering the phone when we called. We eventually arrived only to discover that the owner had cancelled our 3 night stay and rented our room out to someone else even though I had already paid in full! My son and I were sent away late in the afternoon with no help to find another spot during a very busy holiday weekend. We were offered a pathetic, "I'm sorry, another traveler had your same name, so I cancelled you instead of her and rented your room out." My son and I had been traveling for seven hours, and we were sent away. I was in tears, hungry, exhausted, but as single parents do, I had to hunker down and be both mom and dad and figure something out fast. We ended up spending a lot more money at a resort down the street because these jerks cancelled our reservation without telling us. We didn't want resort life, that's the opposite of what we wanted and certainly did not want to cough up an extra $200 to have a place to stay for 3 nights.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Alexandra C wrote a review Nov 2016
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The place is absolutely marvelous! Is as close to a comfortable and completely natural experience you are gonna get. The owners really friendly and the place is just stunning. Going to sleep like that in the forest is a one of a kind experience everyone should have. And sunset/sunrise looks amazing from up there. BUT! If you want to completely enjoy your stay: 1-Take flashlight/headlamp with you. The trails have no lighting at all and trying to get from the entrance to your hooch without any lighting is not only impossible but really dangerous (on that note... Don't wear flip-flops! Puerto Rico is a tropical island and it rains a lot, so slippery mud + flip flops = disaster. 2-Take off/citronella candles with you. Even though they have a mosquito net around the bed those evil creatures can somehow sneak up at night and leave you with nasty bites. 3-Buy a battery operated fan. I don't know if I had bad luck and stayed during a hot weekend but its hard to get any sleep when there is barely a breeze and there are no outlets to connect a regular fan. 4-Take food with you. They have fully equipped kitchen (including seasoning, spam, etc). So buy a bag of a ice to store anything cold in the cooler they provide and take some food so you don't have to be going out all the time to eat. Believe me, the trail can be quite long.
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Date of stay: November 2016
568WIllieS wrote a review Jul 2016
Puerto Rico76 contributions17 helpful votes
If you're looking for a 'relaxed' not 'intense' outdoors experience this is it! Conveniently located minutes off the main Rincon Road (115) which has numerous restaurants, hotels, pharmacies, bakeries and gas stations. Safe and secure location, solar powered. I live in Cayey PR, (Google it) in the heart of the island that is known for its beautiful mountains and Lechon. My home is tucked only 3 minutes off the main highway and sits on a cozy 94 acres. Yes, writing this review should be hard for me, It's not! Even though in my own home I enjoy roaming through the jungle, listening to the wildlife and kicking back my hammock, Tropical Tree house (sunset hooch) blew my mind. This was my wife's gift to celebrate my birthday, this experience is something that I have dreamed of since I was a child but never got around to doing (Atleast beyond cardboard boxes). WE LOVED IT! It's a suttle outdoors experience, nothing extreme, just right! The images speak for themselves #ItsInsane Recommendations: 1-Do not GPS it, when driving on Rte.115 the road that leads to TT House is between the Econo Supermarket and the Puma gas station. If you go past either of those you went too far. I won't be too specific as to the location of this hidden Gem because that's what maintains it essence in my opinion. 2-Once driving up keep your eyes peeled for the entrance, when you arrive and have opened the chains at the gate, pull up to the main house and RING the bell to your right. Someone will come greet you. 3-The staff might be hard to get a hold of once your settled at some hours so, Even though prior guests are nice enough to leave some of these items for you, to play it safe I would suggest to purchase the following. -Citronella candles (Those with the metal vase) 2-3 should do it. These will not only keep the mosquitos away but give you a better atmosphere when dark. The lighting provided does the job but there's no light like candle light ;) -Spray on Off bug spray -Bag of ice -Cork opener if drinking wine -FOOD: if your hungry but don't want to drive back to the main road or cook yourself, I highly recommend The Cowboy, a new, clean, and standard priced restaurant maybe two minutes away driving, ten walking (recommend you drive). Go check out the goats, donkeys, bulls, the ranch/saloon type deco and the locally brewed beer. THATS IT! Kick back and relax, enjoy the surroundings. -Will
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Sunset has the best view
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Leysha Z wrote a review Jul 2016
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It was an awesome experience. It is something different. It's more like a connection between peace, freedom and nature. The nice experience of living just as you want in the middle of nature. Te ocean view between mountains and that fresh breeze air. We got there and we just refuse to leave. Recommended!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropical Treehouse
Which popular attractions are close to Tropical Treehouse?
Nearby attractions include Tres Palmas Marine Reserve (2.1 miles), Sandy Beach (2.8 miles), and El Faro Lighthouse (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropical Treehouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Tropical Treehouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tropical Treehouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include estela Restaurant, Mangia Mi, and Parrilleria Vacas Gauchas.
Are there any historical sites close to Tropical Treehouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tunel de Guaniquilla (5.4 miles), Central Azucarera Coloso (5.9 miles), and Ermita de Espinar de Aguada (7.0 miles).