What our guests are saying!
We keep coming back....
We return to Simply Baku because it is the right combination of comfort, privacy, independence, service & location in a friendly laid-back town. First class accommodation without pretension. Sun, margaritas, salsa & guacamole. What more does one need?
Response: And, I enjoy welcoming you back every time :)
I stayed at Simply Baku for a week in March with my husband and daughter. We stayed in a beachfront casita, and my sister stayed in a beachview casita. Both were beautiful. Marianne has done such a fabulous job with these places. Gorgeous colors. All the amenities you could want. Lots of little touches to make things comfortable and beautiful. Great housekeeping and groundskeeping service. You can request that Ernesto cut you a fresh coconut to sip from. And the maids did things like hang my jewelry up, or find the perfect place for my shoes. Marianne is a fabulous hostess! She picked us up from the airport and stopped by our casita at some point each day to see how things were going. She set up a massage for me and a mani/pedi for my daughter for her birthday. Great view from the canopied bed straight to the beach and bay. Beach was quiet and felt almost private. Don't miss the fish market (daily) and the Sunday artisan's market. If you're a vegetarian, check out Octopus's Garden (caters a little to gringos, but food really was delicious). La Cruz is a great little town. Feels very authentically Mexican and not too touristy. Cobblestone streets. Dogs running along tin roofs. People out sweeping their sidewalks every morning. Friendly. We will definitely return to La Cruz and to Simply Baku!
Response: Lisa, thanks for sharing your experiences at Baku! And, the positive words on the services provided by the staff; they appreciate it greatly :) You\'ve nailed our pueblo ... a charming, friendly Mexican pueblo that is a bit off the beaten path so as not to be \"too touristy\" as you said. A warm welcome awaits you whenever you choose to return to Baku.
What a wonderful time we had at Simply Baku! Marianne is absolutely an amazing gracious host. Leaving nothing to chance, no detail left undone. From making reservations, transportation arrangements, recommendations for activities in and around LaCruz working with Marianne was a joy! Thank you Marianne for sharing your piece of paradise, making us feel so welcome. We enjoyed daily visits from Poncho, too. Celebrating my 60th birthday with my best girlfriend in such a special place makes for beyond compare memories. Our beachfront guesthouse was perfect, peaceful, and relaxing. I will definitely return to Simply Baku and next time stay longer.
Response: Sue, I am delighted that Baku was able to contribute to a memorable birthday celebration for you! I look forward to welcoming you back. P.S. Pancho sends a big, sloppy kiss :)
Hard to Leave!
We've taken many vacations over the years, in many countries, but Simply Baku proved to be the most peaceful and relaxing spot we've ever found. Marianne has created the most wonderful beach cottages, exquisitely designed with joyful colors and allowing the feel and sound of the ocean to be a part of the experience anywhere you are, inside or out. The architecture, workmanship and decor of the cottages is stunning and still completely in sync with the environment. Wherever you look you can't help but notice that every detail has been thought about and received the full attention of Marianne's wonderful sense of design. If you are looking for something quite luxurious but still embedded within the community, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the pictures of Baku - this is probably the only time in our experience of TripAdvisor and similar sites where we felt the reality was even better than the photos! We were at Baku at the end of March. By then, the ocean was already warm - ideal for bobbing in the waves. We loved the additional services available from fresh juices to guacamole, to dinner prepared at the cottage by a local chef. Wonderful food is available at many of the restaurants both in La Cruz and nearby in Bucerias. We left happy and relaxed and just wishing we had many more days to be there. We will go back. Thanks, Marianne! Michel and Swati.
Response: Thanks Michel and Swati for sharing your experiences at Simply Baku! I am delighted that we could provide the peacefulness and relaxation that you were looking for. I enjoyed our chatting, sharing of a meal together and getting to know both of you. Here\'s hoping you carry a piece of Baku\'s spirit with you .... \'til next time! A warm welcome awaits you whenever you choose to return.