We are members of the Puerto Rico Hotel and
Tourism Association, Caribbean Villa Owners
Association, Trip Advisor, and also the Tourism Association of Rincon, which
we have been members since we started Sunset Paradise Villas over 16 years ago.
not part of
a large corporation, but run our property ourselves with direct contact with
many of our
are very involved and we are always improving our properties to maintain the highest standards
and to ensure high guest satisfaction.
We began Sunset Paradise Villas after our
first trip to Puerto Rico in 1995. While we were on
vacation, we found this “handyman special” beachfront home. Below
is a picture of the Realtor showing us the home for the first time. It had the best beach and views just right outside the door. After extensive remodeling, we began renting it out. It is now called
“Villa 1 lower” but at the time there was no “upper” or
“Villa 2” or "Villa 3".
Within a year after the first unit was purchased, we bought Villa 2, which was
also only one story. We then had two rental units. We then moved to Puerto Rico and built a second story on Villa 2
for us to live in. We built a large two bedroom unit that had everything we
wanted. But both Villa 1 and Villa 2 was always full, so we decided to
also rent out the upper of Villa 2. We then moved back to the states
and currently live in Phoenix.
After our move, we started to add a second story to Villa 1. Again, this was constructed
not as a rental, but as a nice place that we could stay in when we are back in
Rincon. We have again since decided to rent it when we are not staying there.
Many people loved the extras that are not found in a typical
rental unit in Puerto Rico.
Several years ago (2005) the small home next to Villa 2
became available. Although we really was not interested in building more
units, we thought we should buy this because we seem to be full and turning away more and
more guests. We took a very small (around 800 sq ft) home and turned it
into a 9 bedroom, 6 bathroom - Villa 3. To top it off, we installed a
swimming pool, spa, bathroom/shower/changing room, and covered areas to relax
all on the rooftop that spans Villa 3 and Villa 2. This is available for
all of our guests to use. It has been a long time coming and
presented many challenges, but we are now
finished and accepting reservations. It has
turned out better than we anticipated - our
finest unit yet.
We are both from Iowa, where we grew up. I have always been involved in real estate and Joyce, my wife, worked as a teacher and later, career counseling in a private university. We have one daughter, Alexis, who
is going to college at Fort Lewis in Durango CO. We enjoy the ocean and travel back to Puerto Rico as much as we
Also another very important part of our family is
Jake (pictured on the right) and Sam
on the left), two dogs we got from Puerto Rico. We love dogs and support
http://arfrincon.org an animal rescue foundation in Rincon, Puerto
Rico. We have brought back several "satos" or stray beach dogs to our home
here in Arizona. We also support dog rescues in Puerto Penasco, Mexico
These units are about us. We like relaxing places on the beach that we can
enjoy as our home and that others can come to and do the same. We take
pride in providing a clean and very comfortable place for our guests to
relax during their visit to the west coast of Puerto Rico. Rated as
one of the top places to stay in Rincon, by Trip Advisor.
Read our reviews at Trip Advisor