$5 Million Can Buy You a Castle in Rincon, Puerto Rico
If you have $5 million to spare you can be the proud new owner of the Castle of Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 9,000+ square foot mansion that sits atop a private mountain in Palatine Hill is playfully referred to as the “JLo Castle” by local residents… and for good reason. The gated fortress boasts its own watch tower, helicopter landing pad, an extensive security system and more.
According to Forbes:
The Castle of Rincon has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, a library â€œguarded by an armored knight,â€ and a great room peddling a wood-paneled ceiling and seating for 100 guests. Thereâ€™s a rooftop observation deck and you can take your pick of either the glass elevator or the floating spiral staircases to access it. Balconies wrap around most of the main house and doors slide open to catch the mountaintop breeze. Outside, the coral deck hosts a saline pool with spa, a wet bar, and a changing area with bathroom and laundry facility (so you donâ€™t have to drag wet clothes inside).
Other buildings in the gated compound include a guest house, a three-car garage with attached wine cellar, a carriage house and a â€œbarnâ€. The driveway tapers off to a helicopter landing pad as well. And scaling down the side of the mountain is an actual lookout tower. The Hellings (current owners) use it primarily for meals, as it offers views of the entire valley and beachfront below.
The listing agent Nicole Travis claims that the compound is powered by 95% green energy and the utility bills usually run around $75 per month due to the installed wind turbines and solar panels. For those of you worried about doomsday, the current owners also added a 30,000 gallon water reserve tank.
What more could you ask for? A video plus photos of the mansion in Rincon below