Sunny, private room with shared bath with a great ocean view to the south coast and Esperanza. We are 5-7 minutes walking to beaches, restaurants, pick-up for the Bioluminescent Bay tours, shops, grocery stores and a bakery.
The room has a queen and twin bed, dresser, and closet. It receives good breezes and there is also a ceiling fan and a desk fan for added ventilation. Bathroom and kitchen are shared with the owner, Kathy. Wi-Fi available.
Outside your room is a large balcony where you can relax and read, have meals or just swing in the hammock and watch the sun set over the mountains. The house is located on a quiet, residential street.
This room in Kathy's apartment is one of three apartments in the building. The other two apartments are rented to tourists as the "Casa de Kathy" guesthouse. This guesthouse has high ratings on Trip Advisor. See the other "Casa de Kathy" listings if you want a private apartment.
Since the bathroom is SHARED with the owner, Kathy, this room best accommodates SINGLE TRAVELERS. It can also be comfortable for two people, if this arrangement suits you.
There is also a dog and a cat, both very mellow, who share this apartment but do not have access to the private room.
Some amenities include snorkeling equipment, beach towels, beach chairs and coolers.
Vieques is a beautiful tropical island, 20 miles long and 4 miles wide, known for its pristine, sparsely populated beaches which attracts thousands of tourists each year. Vieques has been voted the Best Island in the Caribbean by the Travel and Leisure magazine.
There are many good beaches within walking distance including Esperanza Beach (7 minutes walking), Sun Bay, Media Luna & Navio (between 20 to 60 minutes walking), Coco Beach (5 minutes). Very good snorkelling can be found on Cayo Afuera (Outside Key) right off Esperanza beach.
In addition to the these beaches, taxis are available for visiting the Fish and Wildlife Refuge beaches. At Refuge beaches, you will find excellent snorkelling, especially at Playa Caracas (Red Beach) and at Playa La Chiva (Blue Beach). You need a car or bike to get to these beaches. Taxis to Red Beach: $30 for two people. Bikes for rent on the premises.
One of Vieques’ most famous and enjoyable attractions is the “Bio-Bay”. It is best experienced with little or no moon. There is one “electric boat tour” which is operated by Island Adventures. With the kayak tours, you paddle your kayaks out a short distance from the shore and see the fish light up as they swim past.
You may also arrange a horseback-riding tour with Esperanza Riding Company. I can also recommend a trip to the Conde Mirasol Fort & Museum and the Punta Mula Lighthouse in Isabel II and to the Puerto Ferro archaeological site north of the entrance to Sun Bay. In the west, visit the 375 year old ceiba tree, Mosquito pier, the ecumenical chapel & Laguna Kiani.
There area several good restaurants and bars on the boardwalk and street vendors on the weekends. On weekends, there is often live music at one or two places,
I have lots of tourist information and will gladly help you make the best out of your visit to beautiful Vieques. If I am going to the beach or the store, you can accompany me. At Casa de Kathy, Mi Casa es Tu Casa (My home is your home).
Kitchen, large modern bathroom, large balcony with ocean view, beach chairs & beach towels, coolers, additional outdoor shower, back yard amidst tropical vegetation, washer, clothesline.
An orientation to the beaches and tourist attractions is provided upon arrival. If you want more information, I am always available to help.
Quiet, residential neighborhood with lots of trees and flowers. Horses roam the streets. You can walk safely to the waterfront where you will find beaches, restaurants, shops and the pick up for the biobay tours.
Plenty of taxis and public vans to take you to the ferry or to the becahes for a reasonable cost. Only $30 rount trip to Red beach for two passengers - beats renting a car for $80 per day.
Casa de Kathy opened in 2003. We have been given many Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor over the years. You can be sure that you will be getting good value for your money.
Kathy was a kind, gracious and extremely helpful host. She gave us in-depth advice about snorkeling, beaches, taxi rides, the ferries, and island history and politics. Breakfast was healthful and delicious and her pets are very sweet and polite. We didn't spend a lot of time at the house, but the room was comfortable and clean, and the shared bathroom was always sparkling. The neighborhood is residential but has the usual Vieques circus of dogs and roosters so I'd recommend earplugs. We loved being so close to the Malecon, and with a great foundation of knowledge for exploring each day. She even rented us snorkel gear! Thanks Kathy!
Kathy was a great host. The room, situated next to the balcony, was perfect for resting and getting ready to go explore the island. She would always offer helpful and friendly advice for ways around the island and delicious food spots.
On the first evening after arriving on the island, Kathy invited me to join her and a neighbor to a nearby beach to walk her dog Lovey. Within minutes we came across a horse and her new born baby and with a light rain in the air a rainbow shot across the sky. no joke. we all stopped for a moment to take it in, as Lovey ran ahead this beautiful sight lit up our eyes. And thats when I realized this trail, this path wasn't on the maps. And it's because of Kathy that I was a witness to it. She was a great host and I was happy to have her wisdom to guide my own expeditions in Vieques.
The beach where we saw the the horses and the rainbow is Coco Beach (Playa Cocal) and is located just a ten minute walk from my house. It is a beautiful beach for walking, reading, snorkeling (if the waves are not too big), and seeing sunsets. It was a pleasure to share time with Rene who appreciated the beauty and history of Vieques.
Our stay in Casa de Kathy's was great. The location is really perfect, only a nice short walk from the beach and all the bars and restaurants. There is also a bakery and small grocery store a block away.
Kathy was very helpful with information about bio bay, taxis, beaches, snorkeling, and everything else we asked about. Her house is very nice and we were able to cook dinner once, very comfortably. She also lended us a small cooler to take with us for the day when we packed food to go to Blue Beach. She made us breakfasts of eggs, coffee, toast, and fruit each morning which was great. Even though we had the unit in her actual home and therefore were sharing the bathroom and common spaces with Kathy, it was not an issue at all for us as we were only there a couple of nights. If staying longer though, it would probably be nice to have your own space. Still, this was a great experience at a wonderful value. We recommend Casa de Kathy to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Esperanza, or in Vieques in general.
My boyfriend and I spent a couple day in Kathy's home and it couldn't have been more wonderful. We had a great time in Vieques and her home was a great place to relax. Kathy was a great host and offered a lot of suggestions for restaurants and activities on the island. Thanks Kathy!
Kathy is a great host. She upgraded us to the private apartment even when we only booked the private room, so we had more space and we did not have to share the apartment. She gave us very helpful information and tips for our stay in Vieques, explaining and answering all the questions. The room and the apartment are very nice, colourful, quiet and clean. She made our stay perfect.
I absolutely recommend casa de Kathy and I hope to come back soon!
Kathy was a great host. She upgraded us to a private studio with our own bath. She was very accommodating to us. The first morning we woke up to breakfast on our doorstep and the flowing morning she made us breakfast when we were ready. She has plenty of maps and books and an awesome welcome packet full of knowledge. We didnt stay in the room on airbnb but we did see it as well as the remodeled bathroom! the room has plenty of space for guests and a nice queen bed-- great for couples! She also has wonderful sweet pets! I definitely recommend staying here and spending multiple days in Vieques!