Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beachfront Vacation Home

Villa Orleans is a Puerto Rico Beachfront home for families or friends on vacation. It has everything you need for a home away from home, so you can either hang out at the villa or explore the many things to do in Rincon Puerto Rico. Fish, sail, horseback ride, dive, snorkel, surf, or just hang out on the beach.

Rincon Puerto Rico Beachfront

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Barrero Beach Puerto Rico

Rincon Puerto Rico Beaches

Miles of beaches line Rincon.  When you visit Rincon, you visit because of the beaches.  Each beach has a name, because each beach has its character, shaped by reefs, tides and where its situated on the island.  I've hiked Rincon Beaches last year.
This year I'ved filmed  the beaches in Rincon and I'll share what I've learned.  Beaches are named by its most popular characteristic.  Barrero is the name of this section of Rincon where Villa Orleans is situated.

puerto rico beachfront villa 

This is a wonderful swimming beach, as it faces south, and it's protected by reefs keeping the tide currents away.  This is a great beach for privacy, as it's difficult to walk through.  The nearest public entrance is about a quarter mile away.  At times the ocean pinches the sea wall making walking to this beach difficult.
About a hundred yards away is The Horned Dorset Primavera, where movie stars and famous politicians hide.   They have a nice stretch of beach for walking or jogging.
There is area is great to explore with huge rocks and nice reefs along the shore.   The best time to pick up sea glass and sea shells is after waves have shaken up the sand, then sea glass and shells are exposed and waiting for you.

This road runs along the top of a wall that was once where the train ran its route.  The French built this  wall for the Spanish in 1890's.  In the fifties, the train went out of business and sold its properties.  Many think this train company belonged to the government, but it was a private enterprise.  Part of this train route travels through Villa Orleans as well.
Rincon PR

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Limpy our Beach dog

Limpy Beach dog
This is our dog Limpy.  She passed away.  She was important to Villa Orleans, as she was one of our guard dogs.  She knew who didn't belong on the property, yet was loving and affectionate with guests.
Limpy came to us through a friend, Felicia Miller,  who adopted her off the beach.  She could not keep Limpy in her apartment, so she fed her on the beach.  When Felicia returned to the states, she asked if we could take care of Limpy.
Limpy became Luke's best friend.  They roamed the beach and were always together.  Our neighbors even complained he saw them knocking down garbage cans together.

luke and limpy

When Limpy stopped eatting, so did Luke.  It was as though he knew.  I kept Limpy in my home in Mayaguez and took her daily to Rincon.  Luke knew she was dying.  He stayed near her. 

luke and limpy
I remember, when there are no guests,  I make surprise visits at night, I'd catch Luke and Limpy playing on the beach or swimming in the water.

limpy swimming
Limpy loved swimming.  She often swim at pelicans and chase them around.  She's the only dog I know who can swim and bark at the same time.
 She enjoyed our yoga retreats and could actually stretch.

limpy doing yoga

Limpy is a part of our family.  And she will be missed.

luke and fluffy

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rincon PR Cottage

rincon puerto rico cottage

This is The Casita, our third home at the Villa Orleans compound.  It's a Rincon cottage. One bedroom. Perfect for two.  So if you're coming down with a groups and you need a extra privacy, you close to your friends, yet a little farther away.
rincon pr cottage
$125 per night. 5 night minimum.  -787-433-6013-

Rincon Puerto Rico
Rincon PR