Welcome to my home!
Experience your own private guesthouse with front row seats to the beach, the sea and awesome views of the majestic Sierra Madre mountains.
I look forward to hosting your vacation and offering you a tranquil, peaceful, private space to recharge your spirit and soul.
You´re probably wondering what inspired a former high-tech professional to pick up and leave life in the US and move to Mexico? As with many gringos, my first Mexican experience was a vacation to the internationally renowned tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta. With return visits to Vallarta, I found myself falling in love a bit more with the the people, the culture and the customs of Mexico. The third visit ignited my wanderlust; I voted to rent a car to explore areas beyond Vallarta proper. The exploratory day trips led to the discovery of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a small, sleepy, fishing pueblo, located on the north shore of Bahia de Banderas. However, a “world away” from the hustle-bustle activity found in PV. La Cruz, a village deeply rooted in traditions, offers a leisurely, charming ambience, beaches undiscovered by tourists and a fishing economy that provides fresh fish and seafood daily.
I always knew I wanted to live on the beach, walk outside and stick my feet in the sand. After all, I grew up in the summers at our family cottage on Lake Ontario in upstate New York, near the Thousand Islands. That´s what we did —- spent the whole day outside, feet in the sand, often rebelling when we got called to dinner at night. In 1998, we took the jump and bought raw, undeveloped, beachfront land in La Cruz. Actually, the property had been used as a “dump”for all sorts of construction ruble. The initial construction in 2001 was a 2 story building which provided living quarters on the 2nd floor and a garage and storage areas on the ground floor. The concept of “Casa de Huespedes” (guesthouses) started in 2003 with the conversion of the garage to a guesthouse. The original intent was to provide accommodations for visiting family members. From there, it simply snowballed, taking on “a life of it´s own.” Today, there are 4 beachfront guesthouses and two beach view guesthouses situated on an acre of lovely beachfront property.
With the addition of the new, world class Riviera Nayarit Marina in 2008, La Cruz blossomed with new restaurants and entertainment. What is a sleepy village by day, now offers first class food, drink and live music entertainment from around the world, by night. And, still the charm of our small, quaint Mexican village continues on.
The process has been fun, challenging, stressful, frustrating, clearly filled with trials and tribulations …. the newness of living in a foreign country, a new language, new laws, new customs. Never a dull moment for sure! Along the way, I also became a Mexican citizen and now hold dual citizenship in Mexico and the US.
The journey has been incredibly rewarding. I have met awesome people; kind, generous, spirited souls. New friendships have been created and my life has been enriched, thanks to Simply Baku´s guests.
So, I invite you to …..
Fall in love with Baku, recharge your spirit and jazz you soul! Experience the endless opportunities for fun and relaxation, romance and laughter. Or simply “do nothing,” reveling in the pure joy of a simpler life.
Come join us and experience the magic of Baku!