What our guests are saying!
The ocean’s serenade, the picturesque views and the tranquility seeps deep into your soul; a feeling of abandon and freedom invades you. I really wish I could have stayed longer.
An absolute Gem and you can’t go wrong here, right on the beach in paradise
The place to stay on the beach in La Cruz .......beautiful right on the local beach front casas that are classy, modern with a mexican flare...access to wifi, pool, lush landscaping, pick up from airport, rental car available, well stocked kitchen, massages, a cook, daily maid service...lots and lots of extras. Mike and Marriane have paid alot of attention to detail and making sure you are happy, they are the most gracious and willing to meet your needs hosts and have thought of everything you would want as a traveller so you can pack light. Their sprawling property is one block from downtown.The price is is very reasonable too for being on the beach. The beach has alot of stones and rocks but you can swim at both ends...great shelling every morning, loungers to watch the beach all day, you can walk to the local beach favored by the Mexican people with food places called La Manzanilla which has no rocks and soft sand bottom and gentle waves. We toured up the coast further and nothing compares to the Manzanilla beach and the beach at the other end by the casa; it is the best beach and La Cruz deliciously quiet and quaint still. Lots of choices for food shopping and eating all over this town and the awesome fish market within walking .....most all in walking from the casas. We stayed in the garden casa during the hurricane for night and it was very nice too but we love the ocean view and terrrace here at our seaside casa. So quiet and no loud all inclusive business going on here and sleep and eat when you want and make your own premium drinks at the casa. Complete and total luxury and relaxation on the menu here what we needed from our busy lives and 5 children. Apparently the rest of this stretch of beach in front of the casa is more gentle but we were there during hurricane Jova. They took every precaution to make sure we were safe. I highly recommend this accommodation. We don’t usually go to a place twice but we will be back, some guests have come back 8 years in a row.
This place is truly a Gem!! Marianne and Mike have created an amazing gift for their guests. We have travelled all over the world and this Oasis is a must for those travellers wanting a special place. The beautiful lodging and location within a lovely and lively integrated Mexican town, make this place one of the most memorable vacations we've had. To have spent time with such enjoyable and kind hosts requires many more visits!!! Elesa and Gerry, British Columbia,Canada
Response: Thanks, Elesa. We enjoyed having both of you as our guests and look forward to your return. Best Regards, Marianne and Mike
An incredbile vacation experience!
This past February marked our 6th year at Casa Baku. We have three weeks’ vacation each year and going to Casa Baku in the town of La Cruz Huanacaxtle takes that time and turns it into something that transcends an ordinary vacation. From the first time we met Marianne and Mike and from the first night we spent in La Cruz, we felt like we had come home. The views of the beach and the ocean are mesmerizing, tranquil and beautiful, all at the same time. Sometimes there are sail boats and fishing boats, sometimes sea birds and whales. And sometimes, there is nothing at all but the sparkle of the waves as the sun hits the water. Each year, there are subtle changes in the town that remind us that time never stands still no matter where you are, but at least in La Cruz Huanacaxtle, it does not move as quickly as it tends to everywhere else. While you can feel a thousand miles away when cocooned in the lovely little garden oasis that Marianne and Mike have created, stepping outside the door leads to a whole new place of discovery. Any regular visitor to the town of La Cruz will have their favourites…the best tacos, the coldest beer, the freshest seafood, the friendliest restaurant staff, the best live music…In a town where every experience is unique arguing the best of the best it can make for lively debate. The point is, you can never go wrong…. Taxis are in expensive and can easily take you to Sayulita or Bucerias or Puerto Vallarta, but do not miss the opportunity to take the local busses. At $2 to $3 it is an experience not to be missed. Or take a walk to Bucerias along the beach (we’ve done it in an hour, but count on an hour and a half deepening on the tide) This walk never ceases to hold new charm and new discovery each time we do it. At least one trip into Vallarta adds to the vacation experience, but personally, we have found that it holds less appeal each year and always head back to La Cruz with the content feeling of heading ‘back home’ This feeling is intensified in the evenings, as you look and see the lights from town come on slowly, across the bay. There is a warm and cozy feeling knowing that while everyone else is over there, you are the lucky ones at Casa Baku. Whether it’s starting your morning sipping a freshly brewed cup of the fabulous coffee that Marianne provides and watching the sun come up, or ending the day with a glass of wine and listening to the waves, there is no better place
Response: Thanks for the glowing review ! We’re delighted that you appreciate Baku and our village as much as we do. And, we love that you choose Baku as your vacation home year after year. Here’s to year #7 coming up soon !