"Our family and friends had such a great time at this house. We needed nothing. Hot tub was a highlight, sunsets are spectacular! Safe neighborhood, easy walk to beach! A slight workout coming back uphilll, but not bad. The area is safe and restaurants are close by and exceptional! We love Rincon and the area; 2nd time visiting the area and we will be back! Beaches and waves are beautiful. The house is nice size and well equipped. People are friendly. Banana Dang, Ode to the Elephants, Pools Bar & Grill… I'm missing it already!" - The Neils from Vero Beach, Florida.
"Amapola House is elegant, natural and a special place. Even though our flight arrived very late at night, the Amapola House Concierge was waiting for us at the house. Before going to sleep, we could not help pausing to admire the star-filled sky from the veranda. Next morning, we were awestruck by the deep green of the nature scenery, the perfect blue color of the ocean; we then knew that we had picked the best place to stay.
The house is decorated in a bright, welcoming and elegant manner. The historical surfing photos are large and dramatic and they fit nicely with the entertaining DVD of the first major surfing competition that we found in the media cabinet. The main hallway is a beautiful and interesting gallery of Old Rincon scenery photos and a 100 year-old heirloom mirror that evokes the old world influence of Rincon, which was founded in the 1700s.
The amenities are all top notch; the high-count bed linen, the plush white towels and the island style furnishings, which are beautiful and functional. The kitchen is very adequately equipped for a family vacation and the built-in wine cooler, bar and dining sets tastefully complete the wine and dine appointments.
In the days to come, we spent lots of time enjoying the Rincon area, mostly at the suggested places and activities we that found on the Amapola House website. We took day trips, swam in crystal clear water, rode horses on the beach, enjoyed a sunset sail cruise, the kids para-sailed, snorkeled and ran free on the wide golden beaches. Upon returning, we soothed ourselves in the rooftop hot tub, while watching the red and golden sunsets.
Having five restaurants and two bakeries within a five-minute drive was a plus; we had burgers, Thai, Sushi, rice and beans and we even had a delicious pizza delivered for the kids, who enjoyed their favorite shows on the flat screen TV.
While we did not need anything during our stay, the Concierge called to ask how we were doing, which was reassuring and made us feel like VIPs. The neighbors, humble campesinos, were friendly and gave us local fruit from their trees. The land below Amapola House is a small working organic farm with breadfruit, bananas, papayas, coconuts, yams, gourds and pigeon peas that are carefully harvested and sold to local restaurants.
The only regret we have about our vacation at Amapola House is not having planned a longer stay. As we closed the door behind us, we all felt like we should have spent more idyllic, fun-filled days at this beautiful vacation home. - Nat Hale from Los Angeles & London
"I stayed at Amapola House last Summer and preparing to stay again soon. It's quickly become my favorite Rincon spot to stay at. The thing about Amapola House is that although it's quite new, it's also natural and authentic- an instant classic! It's close enough to the beach, the bars and restaurants, but just far enough to spend quiet nights gazing at the stars from the hot tub on the rooftop deck. I've stayed in many Rincon places (from The Horned Dorset to Tamboo) and it's almost as if the owners of Amapola House took all the best features from all of them and synthesized them into this great villa. I read the history of the place at the Amapola House website and it's quite interesting- the old photographs and family antiques can only be appreciated by those who stay at Amapola House. The 1960's original Surfing photos are quite a blast. Anyone who wants to have a true Rincon experience must stay, at least once, at Amapola House Ocean View Villa." - Tom Partridge from Orlando, Florida.
“As avid travelers, we've had the opportunity to stay in a great variety of accommodations- from five star hotels in the world's capitals, to quaint B&B's in the French countryside. Every once in a while, we find the perfect combination of value, comfort, and a sophisticated design esthetic. Amapola House is just one of those places. From the comfortable beds with luxury linen, to the fully equipped kitchen (the wine cooler a winner!), to the plentiful hot water in the well laid-out bathrooms and the obvious care and detail of the décor. This vacation rental is tops! Speaking of tops, the sunset terrace affords a beautiful view of the magnificent Puerto Rican sunsets. Achieve a state of utter relaxation as you enjoy a glass of wine in the rooftop Jacuzzi as the sky turns crimson red around you! Amazing. Needless to say, we highly recommend this fabulous vacation home.” - Ruben Oliva, Esq. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Over the years, we’ve stayed in many guesthouses and B&B’s. Of the many places that we’ve stayed at, Amapola House has, by far, been the most beautiful and most elegantly (yet comfortably) appointed, with the most beautiful views that we’ve ever enjoyed. The back area is beautiful and fits the ambiance that you’ve created at Amapola House. We loved the elegant appointments in every room and the open feeling of the house, since the spaces were so beautifully designed and utilized, even on the rooftop terrace. Your attention to the many details of the interior design is truly extraordinary; from the pots and pans, to the luxurious towels in the baths and even the bar essentials. We absolutely will recommend Amapola House to our family and friends” - The Tuckers from Glenmoore, Pennsylvania.
"We stayed at Amapola House and the place is awesome! What you see on the Internet is what you are going to get and much more. The area is really quiet. The view from the balcony and from the roof is beautiful. We’re from Carolina, Puerto Rico and I felt like I was in another place. We just stayed for a weekend and on the last day we didn't want to leave, I would have liked to stay forever- I would like to live there! Everything at the house is just beautiful and we had everything there for us; we just bought some things at the supermarket to eat and drink and that was it! A friend who has stayed a lot in the area told us of the many places to go in Rincon, including the great bars and restaurants just minutes from Amapola House. We stayed in September and are planning to stay again in October. We really recommend this place. We Love Amapola House; it’s now our favorite place to stay in Puerto Rico!" - Martha Rosario (Jet Blue San Juan) from Carolina, Puerto Rico.