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Casa de Kathy
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Reviewed 12 June 2007

In our second visit to Vieques we made the wise choice to stay at Casa de Kathy! The two of us stayed in the smaller suite at the rear of the house which was private, clean, neat, relaxing and very comfortable. We cooked some light meals in the mini kitchen and enjoyed the private bath. Kathy went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and fun! The best part of our stay was in getting to know Kathy and hearing her stories of the liberation of Vieques from the US Navy. Her knoweldge of the history, the places to see, good local places to eat and the fact that she knows the people of Vieques made our stay very special. The many snorkeling spots and beautiful beaches make this little island a very special place to relax and enjoy her natural beauty! Take some of the cheap underwater cameras, sunscreen and rent a jeep to visit the beaches. When we return for our next visit.....our first choice in where to stay is at Casa de Kathy!

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2007

We arrived much later than we had planned at Casa de Kathy (it had been one of those travel days from Hell). Kathy was waiting for us and gently scolded us for not calling to let her know we'd be late (my phone did not work and I never even thought to ask someone else if I could borrow theirs). She had spent a good deal of time arranging our transport in San Juan, and she was worried about us when we did not show. Regardless, she was gracious enough to drive us
the short distance to dinner.

The next morning, we walked to a bakery and grabbed some fresh bread and pastries. Kathy made us cafe con leche and served us some fresh papaya from her garden. We enjoyed a late breakfast on her patio with
a nice view of the ocean.

She's an interesting character, one of those arrested for trespassing
during the protest movement to stop the bombing runs on the island. She actually spent time in a federal prison.

Casa de Kathy has two rooms for rent. We had the smaller efficiency and it was fine for the three of us. Our young son slept on a blow-up mattress.

These are not quarters to rent if you're going to spend a lot of time
in your room. But, with all the beautiful beaches there, we would you
want to do that?

Kathy is very accommodating and thoughtful-- just like Mom!

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2007

We stayed for 2+ weeks at Casa de Kathy. After reading up on places to stay we chose to stay there. First I must say the Vieques has everything anyone would want and choosing the right place to stay is most important. Kathy is the best!!! We stayed in the Studio but did tour the apartment both just beautiful, clean and friendly. If you go take advantage of Kathy and learn all she has to offer places not to miss, where to eat and yes what to do. Kathy's place is by far the best we have had in all of our travels as we pick small islands and cozy places to stay. Be sure to call ahead and rent a car we used Marco's great service and they went out of make sure our trip was great as did Kathy. The whole island is great and well worth the trip. We took lots of photos and hated to come home.

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed 29 March 2007

Casa de Kathy is a cute and cozy house. The two bedrooms were plenty large enough for four or five people. The rooms were clean and we plan on returning soon Kathy is a great hostess and knowledgeable about the island. She is very resourceful in accommodating and coordinating any mishaps. For example, she helped us with transportation from the mainland to the small tropical island and our return to San Juan. My wife and I enjoyed our stay and plan on returning next year.
Carlton and Allison

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank climbingcoach
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Reviewed 9 March 2007

We loved Casa de Kathy. It is a cute, roomie two bedroom apartment. Plenty of room for a family of 4. You can walk to the beach, the "town", stores, and great places to eat. The island is wonderful. There are so many beaches that you can visit and be the only one there. Fantastic island, wonderful apartment, I can't wait to go back.

Stayed: January 2007
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Reviewed 5 March 2007

Casa de Kathy is the perfect place to stay, whether you are by yourself, with someone special, or planning a family vacation with your family. My boyfriend and I stayed in a lovely little apartment that Kathy has, only minutes from the beach and the town of Esperanza. Casa de Kathy is your own home away from home, and her hospitality really makes you feel comfortable. I would whole-heartedly recommended your stay there.

Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed 5 March 2007

We stayed at Casa de Kathy's in January of 2007 in the large two bedroom apartment which is clean and comfortable. We cooked most of our meals in the spacous kitchen. There are two small grocery stores within walking distance. We did not rent a car during our stay because we found that it was not a problem to walk to the beaches nearby. The boardwalk of Esperanza has a lovely beach, restaurants, and shops. It is a easy five minute walk from Kathy's. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Kathy is an interesting and pleasant host, she can arrange homecooked meals for you, tell you about the history of the island and advise you on the best deals for car rentals, beaches, restaurants, Bio-bay tours and even taxis. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly.

Stayed: January 2007
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Additional Information about Casa de Kathy

Address: 367 Bromelias Street | Barrio Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Isla de Vieques
Price Range: £61 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 2 and two-bedroom sleeps up to 4. 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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