Little shanty, ENORMOUS view!
Little shanty, ENORMOUS view!
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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Rustic one-room cabin dwelling on a mountainside with front porch and wrap -around deck on view side. Comfortably fits two. Great get-away on your vacation to Western Puerto Rico. Situated in rural area with a view of the ocean, city and mountain

The space

Off the beaten path...

Set up in the mountains of Rincon near Aguada and Añasco, the space is a one room (16' x 16' - not including deck or porch) cabin-style dwelling perfect for couples or the solo traveler looking to get away from the traditional tourist lifestyle. It offers relative isolation without any hiking or dangerous terrain to traverse. Also provided are basic amenities including: indoor toilet; small kitchenette with sink; one propane powered burner for cooking; coolers (with ice provided at checkin); outdoor (but private) shower are all included - making it possible to stay in the cabin for the duration of your stay if you wish (with trips to the nearby store here and there for more ice etc).

Then there's the bed - built up on a special platform, the bed is high enough to see directly out of all the windows and enjoy the spectacular view every morning and night - or whenever you feel like lounging!

You are renting the entire space which includes the cabin, deck, porch and all closely surrounding areas. You should expect privacy as no one else will be staying with you. The neighbors should also keep to themselves generally, and have been informed that guests are staying here. But they're mostly not even in view of the cabin from their homes, so again, expect privacy.

I will most likely be off-premises for most of your stay here. I will greet you, guide you in, get you set up, and be on-call for any emergencies. Otherwise, you have it to yourself!

Located in a rural area, there are only a couple of neighbors and, for the most part, you won't have any need to interact with them. The driveway passes a couple of houses and goes right by the nearest neighbor on the way into the cabin.

Guest access

Accessing the Shanty requires crossing one of my neighbor's property as there are no other routes to get there. You will most likely have to park roughly 50-75 yards from the Shanty. If it's particularly rainy, it can be a somewhat muddy walk in certain spots, but totally worth it for the view and experience!

You are renting the entire space which includes the cabin, deck, porch and all closely surrounding areas. You should expect privacy as no one else will be staying with you. The neighbors should also mostly keep to themselves, and are aware that guests are staying here. But they're mostly not even in view of the cabin from their homes, so again, expect privacy.

Interaction with guests

I will most likely be off-premises for most of your stay here. I will greet you and be on-call for any emergencies. Otherwise, you have it to yourself!

Other things to note

Water - we run off of a gravity-fed system with a main 400 gallon storage tank and a smaller 60 gallon tank that is what you will be pulling from. The smaller tank will be filled before each renting so you should have sufficient water for dishes, toilet flushing, and showering. Please be reasonably conservative with the water as it doesn't have unlimited supply. This means: fewer flushes and shorter showers where possible. If your water stops, notify us immediately and we'll see to it for you. Please do not attempt to remedy yourself! Drinking water is supplied in gallon jugs in the refrigerator.

Electricity - At present, the house has only recently been re-connected to electricity and not all of the outlets and light fixtures are live yet. Currently, all of the power is on the back wall where the refrigerator is. There are sufficient outlets to plug in 3 additional items, but feel free to bring a power strip if you need more outlets.

Wildlife - This is a cabin set in a pretty nature-rich setting, but overall, you will be left alone. The primary exception - at least visually, as they won't harm you - are the lizards and geckos. They are all around during the day. Mostly outside, but definitely here and there inside, too. They eat insects and keep out of your way. At night, most of them go away but one has taken to patrolling around the one major light that's inside to get his nightly meal in. Other than that, we do our best to keep ants and other insects at bay. Let us know if you spot any large numbers of ants indoors.
Other animals - the only other animals you might expect to see are the neighbors' dogs and/or horses. The horses may come somewhat close to the cabin, but still generally keep a respectful distance. The dogs generally cross the property on their daily walks they take. We discourage feeding any of the animals as we don't want them to get used to approaching the cabin for food - especially the dogs!


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 1PM

If no property is damaged and no one is injured and nothing dangerous or egregiously loud is happening, it's your space for the time you have it. Enjoy!


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1 night minimum stay

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Julio User Profile
September 2017
Stay was great! Brandon was very informative on how to arrive to the location. Even though I lost track of the day and it got dark, I was able to find the shanty without any problems! We checked in, Shanty was nice and tidy. This is as natural as it gets. If you're looking to be one with nature, this is the way. At night before going to bed a popped a beer open and sat in a chair and just listened to the wildlife. Hearing the Coqui (mini frog that sings all night) was amazing. It is very calming. There are bugs and critters that visit here and there but that's exactly what I wanted. It's an amazing feeling. Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and experience different things. In the morning!! The view!! It is AMAZING!! Woke up, made coffee and had me a cigar with some banana bread. Thank you Brandon for everything and I will definitely visit again! Julio

Radames User Profile
September 2017
Amazing stay! Do yourself a favor and stay here at least for one night.

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
The most magical airbnb. Of course the most important detail is the surreal view, both in day and nighttime, that is breathtaking. For being in the middle of the woods I was surprised at how few insects there were. The cabin is also very clean! My husband and I spent two nights there. We did not do any cooking, but the surroundings are not as secluded as you would think. There are small convenience stores and restaurants nearby, as well as residents all up the mountain. All of the locals were friendly, especially the sweet neighbor whose yard you have to park in and cross to get to the shanty. He invited us to Casa Linda, a short walk from the house, with him. He has a couple of roaming horses and dogs you must pass to get to the shanty. The dogs are pretty vocal in greeting you at the gate but are harmless. We did check in after dark, but were fine with the guidance of a phone light. Brandon was very detailed and thorough in his instructions for check in and out as well as fast in responding. We drove to explore the nearby town of Rincon for some of one day, which we really loved. A most perfect experience for those looking for a stay off the beaten path.

Anna User Profile
September 2017
This place is even more amazing than the pictures make it look! Brandon was a perfect host and gave a detailed introduction to the shanty. It blew my expectations out of the water

Joseph User Profile
August 2017
Gorgeous view. Rustic yet elegant accomidatons. We'd love to return!

Ana User Profile
August 2017
The Shanty was the perfect getaway for us. It was 20-ish minutes away from Rincón's town center, where there are plenty of places to eat and drink. It was close to beaches, while also providing breathtaking mountain views and a secluded space. I only note that if you're used to sleeping in silence, come prepared with earplugs to assure a good night's sleep. There are many dogs around the area, birds and bugs, and they make noise. Also bring insect repellent sprays and candles to make sure the bugs don't get you. And lastly, it gets very hot in the morning, but extremely cool at night - we suggest leaving some windows open. But that's all a very small price to pay for the beauty of this place. The cabin has multiple windows and doors you can open so that you can appreciate the views from almost any angle. It's really such an amazing place to relax, it almost felt magical. Brandon was very helpful, an excellent host.

Bailey User Profile
August 2017
The shanty was the highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico. I only wish I would have booked more than one night!! We found bananas, coconuts, guava and this tasty fruit that I don't know the name of right in the backyard!

Rincón, Puerto RicoJoined in June 2014
Brandon User ProfileBrandon is a superhost.

I moved to western Puerto Rico earlier in 2014 for a life change/reboot, not really knowing what I'd end up doing - just trusting in myself to figure it out. I ended up meeting Sandy - the owner of the cabin and property - early on and eventually decided to come live and work at the cabin to build things, fix things and whatever else needed to be done to get the space ready for our lovely guests (you guys!)

About me? I'm a pretty simple guy. A musician/music producer on hiatus rediscovering myself and my abilities in a beautiful place! I'm currently, and rather avidly, re-reading G.R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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