About Kep Garden Café & Guesthouse AKA: 'Casa Kep'
DBA: Kep Garden Cafe & Guesthouse, also known as CASA KEP, we are a small private eco-friendly guesthouse and café encircled by a gated garden, tucked away in the foothills of Kep national park and just a 3-minute walk from Kep beach.
Our vision is to make every guest (we are LGBTQ-friendly and wheelchair accessible!) feel like they have connected with Kep's natural surroundings and can leave the stress of life behind for a few days. We take pride in the small details that we provide our guests, including. welcome drinks, free home-cooked rustic breakfast served into the afternoon, large comfortable beds enclosed in mosquito netting abound with fluffy pillows, and so much more... We, at Casa Kep, try to provide all that you need to relax. and just breathe. If you want to learn more about what we offer guests - check out our Stay with us or Activities pages.
Here at Casa Kep Garden Café and Guesthouse we are eco-friendly at the core and striving for sustainability. We feed our garden with local organic fertilizers and compost, we harvest rainwater for the dry season, we gather food from our developing permaculture garden, we use local organic products for almost everything, we use energy efficient appliances and lighting and local organic toiletries and cleaning products.. We are trying to give back to nature more than we take.
Since it's inception, Casa. Kep has been a female owned small business. Casa Kep was founded by a female couple back in the early 2010's, a couple of years later it was passed on to a female artist who ran it with her husband and a couple of years later to a l female baker who ran it with her partner. However, as many tourist establishments could not predict or plan for, Covid 19 hit and being closed for almost two years, Casa Kep once again changed hands. In May of 2022 Casa Kep was passed on to it's current female owner, Kate.
Kate is a Canadian/American who settled in Cambodia more than a decade ago, where she dedicated her first ten years to teaching design thinking, business, and sustainability at international universities in Phnom Penh. However, Kate was looking for a quieter life, away from the noise and stress of Phnom Penh.. Somewhere she could reconnect with nature, bake a few pies and other goodies and share her vision of sustainability with visitors.. She fell in love with Casa Kep the moment she walked through the gate and bought it that day. It reminded of her grandparent's farm where she spent her childhood, as well as her homestead back in Vermont Although the place is small, it's full of good energy and love. As all of us fell in love with Casa Kep, we hope that you fall in love with it as well..