That's the environment that Kendra and Fernando are trying (and succeeding) in building in Yelapa. We've stayed in 4 different and unique spaces during our trips to Yelapa and there's was the easiest to just relax in. Most of the homes in Yelapa are beautiful, and MiraMar is no different, but Kendra and Fernando, having exerience living in the US, understand that management is key to a successful rental. The kitchen is stocked with the common things you would think to look for in an American kitchen (cutting board, wine opener, matches, candles, etc). Kendra is amazing at talking to you and suggesting the types of excursions that might make your trip the most enjoyable, without wasting your time and money on the ones that might not suit your group.
Fernando's cooking is phenomenal, and his restaurant "suffers" from the same excellent service. The only bad thing is that we ate at his restaurant the first night, and so were comparing every other fare to his--consistently in his favor. Fortuantley this problem with easily solved--we just ate different things at his restaurant and kept coming back.
What a beautiful house and life they've built here at Manta Ray and Yelapa. The house was amazing but it was a distant second to how amazing Kendra and Fernando husband were. Everyone on the cove is friendly but they take it to a new level. The invited us and our young daughters (3 and 6) to bake cookies on X-mas--what an an amazing memory and it was the best "excursion" we had on our trip. I can't wait to return this year and see the "addition" that Kendra was working on last December!
It was an honor being touched with such kindness, and whether I'm able to find availalbility with them or not, I've found my go to people for trips, food, and advice on soaking away the time with my family in Yelapa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At MiraMar we offer great service including top rated houses and activities as well as event planning. As one of the founding families, we know what Yelapa has to offer and we have made our services a step above the rest. We aren't a resort. Yelapa is remote, quaint, charming. Today there are still no roads into town, and the only way to get here is by boat. If adventure travel is your thing, come escape with us. ... more less