If you are shy, you'll have to use the outdoor shower and toilet at night when it's dark. And don't forget to close the hatch after you climb the ladder to the top of the treehouse so you don't accidentally fall down through it!
Small leaves naturally continually fall down onto the sinks because it's outdoors, but the grit and rust around the sinks made it appear that they had not been cleaned in a real long time. There was a huge frog sitting by the spicket for our shower that was so big we thought it was fake! And a tiny frog was hanging out inside the toilet, but we never did hear the sound of any coci frogs in this area.
We had mailed our deposit 2 months ahead of time for the Sunset Hooch and our adult son had mailed his deposit for the Luna Hooch. We arrived too late to see the sunset because we couldn't find the place. They don't have a sign. We found the general directions to anywhere in Puerto Rico to be poor, at best. Eighty percent of the streets don't have street signs.
When trying to find the treehouses, we took the first sign for Hwy 115... Note that the directions to the treehouse say to take Hwy #2 coming from Aguadilla or San Juan and then take Hwy #115. There are 2 signs for #115 because it loops around and both ends come out on Hwy. #2.
Do NOT turn at the FIRST sign for #115, which also includes Hwy #111 and takes you through the town of Aguada.
The correct directions are for the SECOND turn onto #115! (If you are not paying close attention, though, you won't even see the first sign for #115.)
Also, the name on the sign of a small resort on the left side of the road just before the the treehouse is not exactly the same name given in the directions.
Jo was was a kind man very willing to let us use his electricity to recharge our camera overnight. However, he had a mix-up in our reservations. He was expecting our son for the Luna Hooch, but had lost my reservation for the Sunset Hooch and didn't know we were coming. Despite that, he reassured us that they sheets were clean. The next morning I found a t-shirt between the bed and the mosquito netting, so I'm not so sure sure....
Nevertheless, lying on the bed at the top of the hooch in the morning and just looking over the top of the forest at the ocean in the distance was an experience of a lifetime.
We stayed the night of Feb. 8, 2010 and it only got down to 74 degrees. We slept with only one sheet on top of us and we did not get cold. However, the water in the shower was cold and never got warm.
My husband has sleep apnea and has to sleep with a c-pap machine. He used a cigarette lighter adapter, which was a hook-up available in the Sunset Hooch. It did work the entire night without any problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have three treehouses located on 12 acres oflush tropical foliage, with fruit tree, 35 species of bamboo, and tons of privacy. Each "hooch" treehouse has a kitchenette with sink, solar hot water, two burner stove, dishes and utensils, and cooler. The bathroom has a sink, shower, and flush toilet. The upper penhouse suite features a queen size bed with mosquito net, and a killer view of the Caribbean sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tropical Treehouse Hotel Rincon