Simple pleasures, Casual elegance .... on the beach!
Simple pleasures, barefoot luxury, private spaces. Old world charm, casual elegance, thoughtful amenities. Tranquility, serenity and peacefulness to refresh and recharge your spirit. A perfect spot to indulge in the ultimate of luxuries when time simply becomes unimportant. A chance to disconnect with your busy life; simply sit back and reconnect with your heart and soul. Now that’s vacation and that’s Baku!
Simply Baku offers 6 private guesthouses where the beach is just steps out your door. Located a bit "off the beaten path" away from high density tourist areas of Puerto Vallarta, Baku offers all the essential comforts and amenities you desire plus, personalized services by the on-site owners. The houses are ideal for 2 persons each or, travel with friends or familly booking accommodations for up to 12 persons.
The beach houses feature king size bed, double vanities and private dressing area; queen size beds are offered in the ocean view guesthouses - Casa de Vistas and Casa de Jardins. Each guesthouse offers a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathrooms, lovely living rooms, palapa covered terrazas and incredible views – all on a quiet beach in the quaint fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. La Cruz is also the home of the world-class Marina Riviera Nayarit.
Early morning sunrises paint the skies over the majestic Sierra Madre mountains while incredible sunsets wash the foothills behind us at dusk. Across the bay, Puerto Vallarta’s lights twinkle like glistening gems in the clear night skies, whales play in the warm ocean waters, sailboats snuggle into La Cruz’s calm harbor, fishermen arrive safely back at port with their fresh catch of the day. Walk out your door barefoot with your morning coffee and put your feet in the water’s edge. Catch a day of sun by the pool amidst tropical gardens or enjoy a restful siesta in a shaded hammock. What could be more heavenly!
Baku's guesthouses are meticulously designed and luxuriously appointed with the casual elegance of days gone by. You'll find many of the interior appointments hand-crafted from natural materials. Pebble designs, hand painted Talavera tiles, hand hammered copper sinks, rustic stone marble from the Yucatan, shell designs, bamboo crafted doors, thatched roofs from palm fronds (palapas), hand-crafted furniture and original artwork create a welcoming, luxurious living space with a rustic flair. The natural beauty of the outside environment touches your inside living space with endless view of the bay, mountains, beach and gardens. You’ll find candles to create a romantic ambiance at night while you can count on all the conveniences of North American living as well – luxurious linens, hot water, electricity, flushing toilets, purified water, fully equipped kitchens, etc.
The beach at Baku offers you a delightfully tranquil environment to get away from it all. There are no jet skis whizzing by; there are no vendors selling you their wares; there is little to no traffic except for Sundays when families often head to the beach for the day. Simply said, it is a natural, undeveloped beach with a touch of wild thrown in … a perfect spot to capture a feeling of being totally by yourself and away from it all.
Baku is located on the north coast of Bahia de Banderas (the western hemisphere’s 2nd largest bay) in the pueblo of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle away from the hustle-bustle of the more popular international resort destination of Puerto Vallarta. The sleepy village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is approximately 15 miles north from Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. Baku offers plenty of private spaces situated on more than 30,000 sq. ft. of private property away from gated condo communities and traditional resort lodgings. It is American owned and operated by Marianne Jacobs and Mike Loesch.
Join us at Baku and you’ll be touched by the romance of living in the tropics and the enchantment of the sea while enjoying a simpler, slower-paced life in a small Mexican village.
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Simple pleasures, Casual elegance .... on the beach! La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a small, sleepy fishing village and home to the new Riviera Nayarit Marina. While practically devoid of tourists, it offers a glimpse into the simpler life, culture and customs of a typical Mexican village. And, with a sizable expat community, you'll find live music entertainmnet almost nightly, 15+ restuaurants to choose from, wine and tequila bodegas, miles of beach and a malencon around the Marina for your morning power walking jaunts.
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Nearest airport: Puerto Vallarta International Airport, 15 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 11/11/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 11, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
We just returned from an amazing week at Casa Baku where we spent a week with 5 other couples at this gorgeous jewel of a resort that we had all to ourselves. Quiet beach front location in the quaint town of La Cruz where you can walk to some fantastic restaurants with live music and dancing, and a beautiful marina(check out the Sunday market there). We had chef Daniel come in for a romantic candle lit dinner on the beach with his own trio playing just for us( well ok, with 12 it noisy and fun!), massages by Sonia in our casitas, cool dips in our private pool or the ocean, a boat trip to snorkel, gorgeous sunrise and sunsets, long walks on the beach, need I go on? Marianne and Mike are very gracious hosts and everything at Casa Baku reflects their designer instincts and attention to detail.
“The lodging is beautiful, the grounds are lush, the service is e”
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Sharon and FloydReviewed Mar 13, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The service at Simply Baku was excellent. The Mexican style bungalow was beautiful, just like the pictures showed online. The landscaping was lush and well kept up. The hosts were right there to help with any need or request.
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle or the curve balls that life throws at you...this is the place, look no further.
The casita was perfect. Simply Baku has a wonderful location right on the ocean. The casitas are very clean, beautifully decorated in the very colorful Mexican style ... and include lovely tropical flower arrangements throughout. We stayed in the ocean view casita and thought we were in the Garden of Eden! Mike & Marianne, the owners thought of everything to make our stay totally relaxing. If we needed something, it was there. Simply Baku is quite unique... and is unlike the many condos and hotel rooms that are available everywhere... Simply Baku is a real treasure!
La Cruz is a small, quiet fishing village with many restaurants close by. If you want to stay in and cook, no problem...the casita has a full, spacious kitchen and the many tiendas (small stores) in the village have all you need to make a great meal. The marina in La Cruz has a fish market daily, where the freshest seafood can be had! It is a short walk away (10-15 minutes). Also...do not miss the Sunday market in the marina...a mix of farmers market, creative artisans and food vendors.
We will definitely be back! Thank you Mike and Marianne for sharing your special place with us!
Left on 02/27/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 27, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Every picture on the website is exactly what you will see except even more beautiful if that is possible.We felt like we were visiting friends who let us stay in their beautiful and tastfully decorated guesthouse.The guesthouse is kept sparkling clean, the bed is so comfortable and the grounds are lovely. The beach is quiet with no one bothering you. Marianne and Mike are always available if you need something but really all that you could want is provided. The village is interesting if you want to talk with the very friendly Mexican people. It is easy to get to other towns by bus. Our best recommendation is to say that we booked to return next year.
Thanks for taking your time to share your experience at Simply Baku. We have a huge, warm welcome waiting for you when you return next February! Marianne and Mike
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A Gem in Paradise”
Left on 02/15/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 15, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
We can't say enough about our experience at Simply Baku. The garden house looked good in the pictures, but you never know if reality will measure up. In this case, it exceeded our hopes, right from the fresh guacamole and ice cold Coronas greeting us in the fridge, to Marianne and Mike's responsiveness to our every need, to the spacious exquisitely decorated guesthouse surrounded by lush gardens with a small but ample view of Banderas Bay. We fully enjoyed the patio, pool and BBQ shared only with the guests upstairs. Marianne and Mike have thought of every detail, even providing items like beach towels, bug spray and a flashlight.
Simply Baku is a unique gem, set apart from the plethora of cookie cutter condos and hotel rooms in the Puerto Vallarta area. This was the perfect place to host visiting friends and family while we stayed on our boat in the La Cruz marina just a five-minute walk away. La Cruz is the ideal small quiet town with beautiful beaches, lots of great restaurants and music venues, and is an easy local bus ride away from all the busy tourist attractions. The situation could not have been more ideal and everyone gave rave reviews. On our departure we left a deposit for next year. That says it all.
Left on 02/07/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 7, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Forget the hotels, Simply Baku is the place to come for the perfect beach vacation. The beautifully decorated casitas sit amidst palm trees and bougainvillea, on the beach, just a few paces from the bay. The fully outfitted kitchen boasts everything you might need to prepare a meal on the terrace. The king-sized bed with its romantic canopy and the spacious bathroom with its large walk-in shower are worthy of the most discerning sybarite. The sea breezes and pounding surf ease guests into restful sleep. Marianne and Mike have created a magical place, and they go out of their way to make guests feel at home, from the welcoming guacamole, beer, and tostados to the house book loaded with good advice about what to see and where to eat. With 23 restaurants in the village of La Cruz, cooking is entirely optional.
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