Casa Papalote (Kite House) Playa

"Casa Papalote" house is an eco-friendly solar home located in the Quiet Playa Encanto beach community. It is about 20 minutes south of town and it is the perfect retreat if you want to get away from it all and enjoy beach walks. On this calm beach with white sand for miles, watch awesome sunsets, stargaze at night, build sandcastles, watch the birds fly and the dolphins go by, enjoy nature and the calm of idyllic little getaway.

This is also one of the best spots for kite-surfing with the south summer winds.

The Space

Property type: House
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2 Queen Size
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)


Kitchen Internet TV
Indoor Fireplace    


Weekdays: $75/night
Weekends: $75/night
Holidays: $100/night, $125/night Easter Week
Weekly/Monthly Contact
Extra people: $25/night/guest after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $45 main house
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Strict


First things first. Our homes are all No Smoking. There is no smoking anywhere on the property.

Due to solar power and no grid power we do not use this home in the summer months from mid-June to mid-September.

. . . and now for the good stuff.

Casa Papalote is the Kite House. It's a wonderful little one bedroom, one bath house, with a loft above the bed and bathrooms. You can even slide down a firepole for a quick exit from the loft.

The house is two houses back from the beach or about 200 feet from clean open beach access. There is a great spot to launch kites. The kite surfing in this area is great from March through November and some days in December.

Here is the kicker "It's a Solar Powered house". No electric from utility companies in this house. The refrigerator, cook top and water heater are LP gas but the lighting and some outlets are all powered by the sun. That is a feature we really love. Sunsets here are unreal as are the black sky nights with stars that just jump out at you and make you fall into a starry bliss.

It gets a bit too hot to stay in July and August but spring and fall are fantastic. Fall being our favorite with cool air and warm ocean water. The water starts to cool off just before Christmas most years and warms up again in March. We like April to July and October to Christmas.

The house is really laid back and comfy with two couches and a 7' LoveSac (bean bag chair). The kitchen gets new things every year: including cabinets, 4 burner cook top and maybe this year we will try out an oven. The small TV with DVD/VCR and a queen size bed make cozy sleeping. There's even a LP gas fireplace heater for those extra cold nights in the winter. There's no AC but most of the windows have been replaced and have screens.

Clean sandy beaches with almost the entire beach to yourself is not uncommon. If you are looking for an uncrowded place to vacation with quite starry nights, you have found it. Come see why this is called Playa Encanto (Enchanted Beach).

New starting in he fall of 2014 - Massage Therapy. We can provide a therapist if you like - $45.00 for one hour or two hours for $80.00. Contact Rita for more information on massage therapy while on vacation.

Please just ask if you would like a massage or spa service right at the house, horse beach rides or kayaks. We can arrange all of these activities for you.

Please note we have a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please contact us for more information.

The Neighborhood


Getting around


Other Things to Note

Please bring your own sheets (2 queen beds) and towels. The nearest laundry is about 25 minutes away so we no longer offer sheet and towels in this home. If you cannot bring your own, we will have to add $10 per night to the total. We are very sorry about this but our housekeeper Carmen has to take a taxi or find a ride to go out to the house from town and then all the way back with the clean linens and towels. It turns into an all day event to clean the house.

If you would like to have us bring out linens and towels, please let us know so we can adjust the price.

House Rules