Welcome to Casa Dii  


Our Trips to Rincon 

the legend of angry mike

2011 April

2011 February

2010 Thanksgiving

2010 Film Fest

2010 ZipLine trip

Dec. 08

Sept. 08

Rincon House

Early 06 trip

Rita and John started visiting Rincon, Puerto Rico in 2004 to visit their good friends Timmy and Mary Smith.  They fell in love with the quaint little surfer town located on PR's west coast.  It wasn't long before Rita started looking into buying a house there, with her sister Mary and John Ryan.  After many trips, and looking at dozens of houses they found their dream home 100 yards from the ocean in Ensenada, Rincon.  John Sica wanted to name it after the Cassidy family so he came up with the name CASA Dii, since Casa means home, and the adress is D11, or Dii.  
The panoramic picture on top of this page is taken from the back deck of Casa Dii.  It is a great place to watch sunsets.  The picture above of John Ryan pouring champagne was taken the day we closed on the house.  there have been many trips to the house, you can use the links on the left to see some great pictures from them.

Guide to our Neighborhood

 Bars and Restaurants:  most are circled on map in house

Harbor Restaurant closest to the house.  You can see it from back porch.  Great bar in the back outside.   http://www.sunsetvillagepr.com/

Club Nautica  in the marina, great empanadias for lunch on the beach.  bar restaurant

Ancla Bar  Right on beach at Marina.  great food and drinks


Shipwrecks casual bar/ restaurants.  Outside tables.  Can walk there along beach or eat there for lunch when you go to beach in the Marina  http://www.rinconshipwreck.com/AHOY/Homeport.html

La Copa Llena at Black Eagle  – Sunset drinks.  Wednesday night is Gringo Bingo, great time.  Food changes all the time, the location has beautiful sunset. located just to the right of the Marina on the beach. 

Villa Cofresi – Hotel with great bar, beautiful sunsets, try their Piratas Special, a rum drink in a coconut.  Sit at bar for bar food, or restaurant for dinner.  Pool tables.  Fun at sunset.  http://www.villacofresi.com/

Calypso – Another sunset bar/restaurant.  Big surfing beach to watch while you have lunch.  Great happy hour 5 -7, casual. Duh.  Usually has live music.

Villa Antonio  next to Villa Cofressi.  great bar and good food on beach

Rincon of the Seas - next to villa Antonio.  has a pool that you can swim up to bar.  fancy place, good drinks and pizza

Irish Rose Left on 413, about a mile to playa escula sign, (steps beach) make right.   Go up long steep narrow hill to the top.  You will see the Irish Rose.  Great weekend Brunch.  Highly recommended.

Bars and Restaurants at Sandy Beach area –

Tamboo – for lunch its great, deck right on the beach.  Good food.  http://www.besidethepointe.com/

Casa Verde –  up the stairs good bar food, reasonable price.  surf bar atmosphere

Pools Bar – sushi, pool, karaoke, big screen.  Owner is Dennis, good friend.

Lazy Parrot Fun Place, several bars and restaurants.  great pizza. bars and restaurants upstairs and down, different menu’s and prices. recommend downstairs by the pool Worth going for dinner one night.  Now has mini golf.  http://rumshack.net/

Red Flamboya – good Spanish food, just before pools beach.

In Town Restaurants.

Lucky Thirteen  On 115 across from Edwards super market.  great barbeque food and mac and cheese.  also good breakfast.

Cowboys  barbeque restaurant out on the range.  great cowboy atmosphere, big bar and restuarant.

La Papa  in aguada but worth the drive, has stuffed potatoes that are oozing with cheese, chicken, turkey or whatever else you want to put in it


When you go to the beach we have five chairs, many coolers, snorkeling equipment, skim board, beach towels.  Check the closet next to front door (outside).  Spare key is hanging in first floor bathroom inside door frame.
We are fortunate to live right in front of a coral reef.
  Great for snorkeling, you see many colorful fish, turtles, lobsters, and coral.  Unfortunately, that means not always a soft sandy bottom.   Usually if you go out a little, its sandy. 

Marina and the Public beach have sandy entrances.  You can walk to both but I take the car to bring coolers chairs etc.  I recommend the Marina.  Make left on 413 to Taino Divers sign and make left.  Park as close to beach as you can get.  When you need a break from the sun walk over to Shipwrecks for a drink or lunch.

Steps Beach (sign says Playa Escuela)  make left on 413 about a mile you will see the Playa Escuela sign (drawn on a whale as are all beach signs)  Make a left and park at end of block or on side of road.  This beach has the best snorkeling.  No sandy entrances.  Slippery rock.  It is quiet, little to no waves.  Good views of the island.  Not many people, usually Americans.  Part of the Reserve Marina.

Domes and Maria’s Beach – Big waves, only recommended for surfers.  If you don’t surf but want big waves go to Sandy Beach

Sandy Beachleft on 413, stay on 413 bear right up hill when it splits (left brings you to calypso).  At top of hill where Bakery is, make sharp left, go down hill to bottom, will pass Pools Bar and rentals, on right.   When you pass Tamboo there will be a parking lot next to yellow condo’s on beach.  Park there.  Enter the water in front of Tamboo, no reef there.  Be careful, no lifeguards anywhere in Rincon.  Waves and undertow can be strong.  In Jan. 09 one of our friends got their pocket book stolen from unlocked car in parking lot, lock up!

Internet Access – We do not have wi-fi, however on the back deck you can get reception from the stores at the public beach.  Bring your laptop over there and ask them for the code and they will give it to you.

 Garbage gets picked up Tuesday morning.  All garbage must be bagged and place cans out front Monday night.  

Rincon Webpage - click this link to read thier webpage


Surfboard and Stand Up Paddle Surfing:

Good friends Jeff and Jean Sinclair rent stand up paddle boards phone:  787-421-4664  web page:  http://rinconsailing.blogspot.com/ 

Vista Mar -Bobby and Rachel, very nice people, rent boards and give lessons.  Stand up not that hard and fun.  787-823-5692

Fishing boat: Taino 787-823-6429

Parasailing  - Learn to fly

Sailing:  Learn to sail, Rincon Sailing  787-421-4664

Snorkeling and Scuba:  Taino 787-823-6429 or Jeff  can take you on  a personal snorkel trip in a zodiac, phone:  787-421-4664  web page:  http://rinconsailing.blogspot.com/ 

if you want to take an hour drive to the best snorkeling, go to La Paragua click here  you can rent a boat there yourself cheap and go snorkeling.  Johnny's boats is real cheap.

 Horseback Riding: 787-598-8614

 Casino –No tank tops or flip flops.  Air conditioning can be a little cold.  Take 115 south to 2 south.  Holiday Inn Casino on right side after Home Depot.

Zoo Mayaguez Here is there web site:  http://www.caborojopr.com/mayaguez-zoo-zoologico-puerto-rico.html

Water – must be turned on.  As soon as you come in front gate go to little garden on left behind garbage pails.  There is a lever at the top of a pipe, about one foot off ground in the front of the garden.  This turns on water.  To turn on Hot water, there is a light switch in the laundry room (same key as lock on front gate) above the water heater.  Turn switch on.

Food Shopping:

Econo – on route 115, circled on map.  About a mile from house

Liquor store: Beer distributor and liquor store.  On 115, past Econo on left, called Vista Mar Plaza (on map)

Bakery’s for breakfast: Pastries and breakfast sandwiches, bacon egg, sausage etc. Also for lunch have Spanish rice, pork, chicken.

 1. on route 115 past econo, past Liquor store on left.  El Bakery (on map). 

2. Also on way to Sandy beach, left on 413 to top of hill Puntas Bakery.

3. In the town square on the corner is a little bakery next to the Mexican restaurant.