Submitted: May 1, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
My wife and I stayed at Casa Kaylen for two weeks in January 2013 and recommend it. The house sits on a hillside covered in tropical trees and plants. As the breeze moves the leaves through the patterns of sunlight, you can see hundreds of tints of green plus pink, orange, red, yellow and purple. It is a mini manicured jungle and we loved it. Many times we saw monkeys in the trees above the house.
The big square red tiles on the floor of the kitchen-dining area extend outside the house to the patio which is private to the world and surrounded by a white guard rail. It offers a view of the sea and the north coast beyond Quepos. One can sit out there and watch the sun lighten the sky in the morning and turn the leaves to black silhouettes in the evening. It is so private that one can take a shower in the house and sun dry on the patio au nature should one (or even two) feel the au nature impulse.
The sea and the coast north of Quepos are also visible from the bed. It is wonderful to awake in the morning with this view.
Rebecca visited us several times, was always available by house phone, answered our questions, was friendly, informed, polite and very likable. Her Husband, Jacob, understood the house systems and was immediately available to fix or supply anything we needed. Since they were both Americans, there was no language barrier. If you rent a VRBO house, anywhere you will be lucky to get on-site property manager as responsible, competent and attentive as Rebecca.
The superb Espadilla beach is of fine, grey powder sand. It is long, wide and dramatic with little surf. It is terminated on both ends by cliffs running into the sea, backed by steep jungle and out in the sea studded by rocky islands which are apparently fragments ejected by a long ago volcanic eruption. Most of the beach is untenanted by bossy life guards and those few on duty don’t aggrandize themselves by annoying people as is often the case at US beaches. Over half the people on the beach are tourists. You can walk to the beach and take the bus back to the house.
You can buy really fresh fish at Martec at the bus station in Quepos. If you want primeval jungle covering ravines, suspension bridges and plunging in river pools visit the Rainmaker Park about 20 km north of Quepos. It is 100 times better than the park at Manual Antonio.
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