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Casa de Kathy
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“perfect place to stay”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Clean ..... comfortable....well equipped... lots of towels.. even a choice of games we could play with our family. Kathy provided us with all the information we needed including some we didn't think to ask about. Close enough to town but away enough to be quiet. Great price!

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Biarritz, France
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

The place was nice, well decorated and clean : we were feeling like home. The only thing, it was very hot in the 2 bedroom apartment, and if you don't like the air cond. you don't have the choice if you want to sleep.
Kathy had provided to us all the good information to have a nice time at Esperanza! Books, maps, everything you need to know!

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was our first visit to Casa De Kathy. We were welcomed by Kathy with a tour of our studio room, which was perfect for us. We were impressed with all the amenities that Kathy had provided to us, as well as the IPod docking station. We really enjoyed the "homey" feeling rather than feeling like guest at a hotel. The private back balcony was very quaint, and great for sipping wine, and her location to restaurants and the ocean front was very convenient. In addition, Kathy was very helpful in putting us in tough with the Biobay tour after unsuccessful attempts on our part. Overall, this was a great experience and we fully recommend Casa De Kathy as a place to stay while visiting Vieques.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Our family if 3 adults stayed at the Casa de Kathy's 2-bedroom apartment for 4 nights. Kathy, the owner, was wonderful both before and during our stay. She sent us advance advice for transportation to her place from the Vieques airport, and she greeted us with lots of local information and advice when we arrived. During our stay, she brought us home-made rice pudding with a Caribbean accent as well as banana smoothies -- what a nice, personal touch! The apartment is on the ground floor of Kathy's 2-story house (she lives in the 2nd story) on a residential street about a 7-minute walk back from the Malecon in Esperanza. We had rented a jeep for our Vieques stay (which we highly recommend to all visitors to Vieques) so we didn't need to walk back and forth and the location of the Casa de Kathy was fine for us. We could park on the street right in front of Kathy's house. The apartment was impeccably clean, well furnished and equipped, and attractive. We loved the large trove of books, pamphlets, maps, etc on Vieques, the huge bathroom, and all of the beach equipment (towels, cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella) that Kathy supplied for free. We also rented snorkel equipment from Kathy for a very reasonable price (much cheaper than local rental shops). The air conditioning units in the 2 bedrooms were very efficient. Please note that the living room, kitchen, and bathroom are not air conditioned, but they have very good fans that did a fine job cooling the place to a reasonable temperature with the east and west-facing windows open. Although daytime temps were quite high outside, the humidity was low while we were in Vieques, but visitors in more humid seasons might well consider the lack of A/C in the non-bedroom areas a significant minus. But, all in all, we tremendously enjoyed our stay at Casa de Kathy and would highly recommend it to all!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa de Kathy for the week of 11/28-12/5. Our accommodation in the studio was lovely-large room with plenty of windows, modern bath and efficient air conditioner (which effectively blocked night noises if you don't want to fall asleep to the sounds of frogs, dogs, chickens and roosters. We found the night noises were not disruptive to our sleep and enjoyed the night breezes with the windows open.)

All was spotlessly clean, including both inside our room and all outside areas of the house. We rented a car for one day and walked the rest of the time to beaches (Sun Bay beach, Media Luna beach) and restaurants in Esperanza. We appreciated the location of the house in a residential area and always felt safe.

Kathy is an excellent host, ready to answer any question you may have. She is extremely knowledgeable about the island and is heavily involved in the community. She was generous with her time with us, providing us special breakfast treats and inviting us to attend a local concert at the Fort. We felt like comunity members, not just tourists.

The island is beautiful-enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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casadekathy, Owner at Casa de Kathy, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
It was a pleasure to host this lovely couple at Casa de Kathy. Having a week's stay meant they could take spend their mornings in the outside sitting area among the tropical vegetation. I enjoyed talking with them and was happy to invite them to a Christmas concert at our Fort Conde de Mirasol. I am blessed to have guests like these who come to Vieques to relax and learn about the local culture.
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Chicago
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We love nice places off the beaten path with a local flavor but without the crowds. We found it in Esperanza at Kathy's home. The location is nice,close to Malecon and restaurants and a bakery. Our room was very clean,cozy and comfortable with several amenities. Kathy is a very nice,warm person.She will go out of her way to make your stay the most enjoyable experience. She is very well organized and is a "walking tourist info"about everything in Vieques. In the room you have books,maps,info about trips. She organized our Bioluminescent Bay Tour (this is a must see!). We truly enjoyed our stay at her house and will highly recommend her place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Kathy's house is a quick (and safe, even late at night) walk to the strip, maybe about 8 min. Kathy was very well organized and had loads of info in the room about tips for enjoying your time on the island. Room was nice and very clean. There was no TV but the island is so fun that was the last thing we needed. Kathy was very helpful and did lots of little things that were nice, like letting us use the washer machine, bringing us a piece of cake, organizing a taxi from the ferry, and giving us a ride once when we needed it. It isn’t the least expensive place on the island but we enjoyed it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa de Kathy
Address: Barrio Esperanza | 367 Bromelias Street, 00765, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect Vacation Apartments. Walk two blocks to Caribbean beaches, coral reefs for snorkeling, bio-bay tours and boardwalk restaurants & shops. Studio sleeps up to 3 and two-bedroom sleeps up to 5. Discount for a week. Modern AC, TV/DVD & kitchens. Shared balcony with panoramic ocean-view. Located in quiet, residential village of Esperanza, fifteen minutes from ferry dock or airport. Resident-owner Kathy provides great hospitality and overview to Vieques culture, history, & attractions. ... more   less 
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