About Casa Cala

The concept of Casa Cala started out of love, and need. We had been doing business as Casa Caesarea for over four years - offering luxury suites for overnight or extended stays to Israelis looking for a peaceful getaway or internationals seeking a "different" type of vacation. Anne (Kleinberg, the owner) was getting more and more recongition and her house was garnering attention from publications local and foreign. Her New York interior design background came into great use when she designed the house to the highest possible standard. An ecclectic mix of American and European style with a smidgeon of Mediterrean, the results were timeless, elegant and warm.


Casa Cala Facade
Casa Cala Facade


While living on the main floor of the house, Anne shared her space with guests who stayed in one of the bedrooms upstairs or in the apartment downstairs. Her two friendly dogs presided over the garden, unless guests requseted their removal. All seemed to be going very well until one bride after another started to appear. As their needs were different from the average guest (early check-in, lots of attendants, later check-out) Anne happily complied and adjusted her hours and rules.

Once the concept caught on, Anne decided to dedicate a name and a website to the burgeoning bridal business, and Casa Cala was born. (Admittedly she loves designing websites so this presented a perfect opportunity). As cala (also spelled kallah) means bride in Hebrew, what better choice? A business card followed as did Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Casa Cala Logo
Casa Cala Logo


Casa Cala is unique - to date we are not aware of another similar business. The concept is - treating brides to everything they could possibly need on their wedding day - as they get ready for the most important event of their lives. They are welcome to come eary in the day, or more recently they have been welcomed the night before. And they can bring their closest friends or family members with them. Sometimes the evening includes a quiet dinner brought in from a local restaurant, other times a trip to the lovely Caesarea harbor for a relaxed dinner. The bride can order a massage to be given in the Spa Suite or she can sit on the terrace with her favorite glass of wine and contemplate the change her life is about to take.

Casa Cala White Suite
Casa Cala White Suite
 

On the morning of the wedding, the team of professionals arrive - hair sytlists, makeup artists, photographers - as well as additional family members or friends. Sometimes the lower level apartment is used for the groom to get ready, or perhaps for guests traveling from overseas. By 1:00, Anne is busy serving a delicious gourmet buffet lunch in her kitchen and inviting the guests to sit down in the Main Dining Room and enjoy a wonderful break in the day's activities. The lunch provides a wonderful opportunity to relax, have a drink (we also toast the bride with a bottle of Cava), and enjoy delicoius food to get the bride and her entourage through the rest of the day. 

Bridal Lunch at Casa Cala
Bridal Lunch at Casa Cala


After lunch, the bride finishes the makeup and hair styling, gets into her dress, poses for the photographers and usually goes out to the garden for her first meeting of the day with her beloved groom. There's always excitement in the air as friends and loved ones stand by cheering as the couple turn around and face each other for the first time.

Bride Meets Groom at Casa Cala
Bride Meets Groom at Casa Cala


From Casa Cala they head off to the wedding. Anne sees to the straightening out of the lounge so that the couple have a lovely space to "come home" to after their wedding. Their first night as Mr. & Mrs. is spent in the romantic White Suite or the exotic Garden Suite. 

A light breakfast the next morning and by noon, our newly married couple is off to start the rest of their life together. 

We like to think that Casa Cala is where "And They Lived Happily Ever After" begins.

L'Chayim to Bride & Groom
L'Chayim to Bride & Groom