I almost hate to post this because I don't want the secret that is Villa Ensenada to get out! We booked our trip to Rincon at the last minute as a spontaneous getaway for President's weekend. Given the popularity of winter travel to PR during that week, our first, second, third, and fourth choices were all booked up. We found Villa Ensenada in the B&B section on Trip Advisor and booked it based on the 4 glowing reviews, despite a mediocre website which was a bit vague and with few pictures.
We were absolutely not disappointed. The owners Hiram and Florie maintain their gorgeous guesthouse right on the ocean at Maria's beach, one of the prime surfing spots in Rincon. The sunsets each night were out of this world, and we enjoyed each one sipping wine and sitting in adirondack chairs on ther expansive deck. There are only 5 guestrooms (4 apartment style, and 1 hotel style unit which we were in) so it felt like a private paradise. The pool and grounds were meticulously maintained. There was a great grill and eating area as well as laundry services for guests' use, but we did not use either of these since our trip was so short. We cannot wait to go back for a full week next year and rent one of the apartments and bring some other friends with us.
There are two things which are helpful to know: 1) the villa is difficult to find as there is no sign from Route 413 and the mile markers are hard to read. But it is beachside at marker 2.2. 2) They only take checks and cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A little off the beaten path on Puerto Rico's sunset coast, we have created a stress-free oasis beside a beach that the locals have pretty much kept to themselves. Discover the pleasures of a relaxing place that you can call your home. Spend your evenings in your balcony sitting in a wicker chair and watching breath taking sunsets on another perfect day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Ensenada Hotel Rincon