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Simple Pleasures, Private Spaces, On the Beach

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2016
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

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 where time simple becomes unimportant. Now that’s vacation and that’s Baku!

Now offering brand new, private beach bungalows that are unique to the Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit coastline --- they are literally on the beach, “feet in the sand” on the beach. In total, Baku offers six spectacular private, guesthouses ideal for 2 persons each, or travel with friends or family for ideal accommodations up to 8 persons. The beach houses feature king size bed, double vanities and private dressing area; queen size beds are offered in the beach view guessthouses - 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 new world-class Riviera Nayarit Marina.

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!

The guesthouses at Baku , meaning a place of tranquility and serenity, are meticulously designed and luxuriously appointed with the casual elegance of Vallarta lifestyle where 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 youself 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. While many guests often forget what time it is and/or simply stop caring about the time, we promise … we’ll get you to the airport on time for your return flight!

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've always wanted to live on the beach; came to Puerto Vallarta for vacation, fell in love with the people, culture & customs and began searching for property to buy. We settled on property in La Cruz in 1998 and moved here full time in February 2001. We started the guesthouse business in 2004; it just evolved and took on a life of it's own. We now expanded it 6 guesthouses.

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peaceful and beautiful. The lulling sounds of the ocean, children playing in the distance, birds chirping - all made this a restful and enjoyable stay. Marianne and Mike provided helpful info and answered any questions we had. The place is beautifully furnished and landscaped which all help with the attitude and atmosphere of a peaceful haven. Plenty to do - or plenty of opportunity to do nothing - just what we needed. Martie and Blas, New Mexico
Mar 2010
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5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Okotoks, Alberta
5

Genuine Mexico, Unique Getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

My husband found Marianne and Mike's little piece of heaven online a few years ago, and we took a chance. Our children were grown and it was time to try something other than an all inclusive. We have been so completely taken by our experiences at Baku, that we return whenever we possibly can. I have shed tears each time we have left, because it has been such a tranquil, fun, relaxing vacation. Marianne and Mike have become our friends, and they provide a place like no other for a vacation to get away from it all. The little fishing village of La Cruz has everything you need, music, restaurants, culture, friendly locals, and simple pleasures, without the crush of noisy tourists. The owners offer suggestions for what you are looking for; in suite massage,a personal chef, eating out, daytrips,etc. The town of La Cruz is just right to enjoy Mexican culture, and just enough to do to keep you as busy (or not) as you like. The accomodations are immaculately clean and tended to daily. If it's time for you to have a getaway like no other, it's time for a romantic getaway at Simply Baku!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill and Garnet, muchas gracias for such a glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms when the spirit moves you! Marianne and Mike
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5

A prefect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We love it here! My wife and I have stayed at a number of places over the years in and around Banderas Bay, but none as welcoming and unique as Casa Baku. Mike and Marianne are fantastic hosts, never intrusive, but always avail be. Great accommodations; oceans views at our front door and the town of La Cruz out the back door. Taxis and busses are readily available for outside trips; everything in town is within walking distance. There is a great selection of restaurants, local entertainment and town markets.

Bucerias is 15 minutes by bus and even better, an hour (give or take) down a beautiful stretch of beach. There is a real synergy to the town of la Cruz that keeps my wife and me wanting to go back year after year. We always feel safe, welcome, happy and relaxed.

At night, looking out over the bay and seeing the lights come on downtown, puts everything into perspective and there is no better feeling that being in La Cruz. We highly recommend spending your vacation time at Casa Baku.

Rick and Nancy, Vancouver BC 2011

  • Submitted: May 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK
5

Casa Baku is Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Marianne and Mike have built the most fantastic cottages on the beach in La Cruz. The location is unbeatable, and the cottages are beautiful. The ocean is literally just outside your door. The area is quiet and well protected. The cottages are perfect for couples. We highly recommend taking advantage of the meet and greet service to get there from the airport without the usual taxi hassles. We completely enjoyed our Mexican meal prepared in our cottage by a local woman who was entertaining as well as talented in the kitchen. Purified water and daily maid service rounded out the amenities and made us feel like we were in a 5 star hotel. The wireless internet access worked flawlessly and the pool was always clean. The grounds were well kept and all transactions were handled efficiently. We'll be back.

Jim, Anchorage, AK

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK
5

Casa Baku is Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Marianne and Mike have built the most fantastic cottages on the beach in La Cruz. The location is unbeatable, and the cottages are beautiful. The ocean is literally just outside your door. The area is quiet and well protected. The cottages are perfect for couples. We highly recommend taking advantage of the meet and greet service to get there from the airport without the usual taxi hassles. We completely enjoyed our Mexican meal prepared in our cottage by a local woman who was entertaining as well as talented in the kitchen. Purified water and daily maid service rounded out the amenities and made us feel like we were in a 5 star hotel. The wireless internet access worked flawlessly and the pool was always clean. The grounds were well kept and all transactions were handled efficiently. We'll be back.

Jim and Karyn, Anchorage, AK

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK
5

Casa Baku is Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Marianne and Mike have built the most fantastic cottages on the beach in La Cruz. The location is unbeatable, and the cottages are beautiful. The ocean is literally just outside your door. The area is quiet and well protected. The cottages are perfect for couples. We highly recommend taking advantage of the meet and greet service to get there from the airport without the usual taxi hassles. We completely enjoyed our Mexican meal prepared in our cottage by a local woman who was entertaining as well as talented in the kitchen. Purified water and daily maid service rounded out the amenities and made us feel like we were in a 5 star hotel. The wireless internet access worked flawlessly and the pool was always clean. The grounds were well kept and all transactions were handled efficiently. We'll be back.

Jim and Karyn, Anchorage, AK

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Why the Owner Chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: We didn't buy a vacation rental - this is our home! We bought property and live here full time - what's not to love about living in paradise?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International airport at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : lots of them in La Cruz at 750 Metres Nearest Golf : many beautiful golf courses in Nueva Vallarta at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hiway 200 at 700 Metres Nearest Restaurant : fresh seafood just down the beach at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : we are on the beach! Car: not necessary

Whether you’re up for lazy days or “not so” lazy days, you’ll find it's your choice at Baku. Take a 5 minute stroll down the beach to one of the local palapa restaurants for an ice cold cerverza (beer) and “huachinango entero” (grilled whole red snapper) or stroll through the village to get your favorite homemade ice cream. Visit the local Wednesday tiangi’s (markets), pick out your fresh catch of the day at the “Pescaderia” (fish market), listen to an evening of live music talent, dine out at one of the local restaurants featuring European, Italian, Mexican, German, French, American or Mediterrean cuisine, visit an art gallery featuring Huichol handcrafted art (local native Indians), or participate in yoga or Spanish classes. Swimming, beach-combing, walking, snorkeling and sunbathing are popular activities as well. And then, of course, there is the favorite sport of simply “doing nothing” with the exception of curling up in a shady, cozy spot and merely soaking up the beauty and tranquility surrounding you.

Nearby Puerto Vallarta offers world class shopping, first class dining, Mexican fiestas, mariachis, numerous art galleries featuring famous Mexican artists and more. Or head out to the northern tip of the Bay to Punta de Mita for a delightful day on the beaches sitting under palapas, where the shopping comes to you. You can find almost every Mexican craft available there - hand-woven blankets, jewelry, hand-crafted wood objects, talavera bowls and platters, leather goods, etc. Or enjoy a romantic evening at one of our favorite restaurants, El Dorado, where food is outstanding, service is remarkable, and sunsets are exceptional.

The whole Bay area is steeped with opportunities for snorkeling, fishing, whale watching, sailing, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, scuba diving, eco-tours, jungle adventures, kayaking, boogie boarding, jungle adventures, horseback riding, golfing at six different courses, hot springs and more. The list seems to be endless.

Upon returning from a day of adventuring, Baku offers you awesome views, private spaces and gentle sea breezes. At night the sounds of gentle waves will lull you off to sweet, peaceful dreams. So whether you’re fancy is watching sunrises paint the skies glorious colors, soaking up the sun, lingering over conversations with candles glowing in the night or simply gazing at the twinkling stars, we‘re sure you‘ll be soothed by the tranquility and serenity of Baku.

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Amenities

From the Owner

The Unique Benefits at this House: Awesome sunrises, majestic mountains, the sea, the beach, incredible nighttime skies, proximity to the many great restaurants in town, steps from the Sunday market as well as the fish market offering up fresh seafood daily; the whale watching from you house, the warmth and charm of Mexico.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village

Attractions

  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • * Private, gated property * Palapa covered terrazas * Purified water * Fully equipped kitchen-refrigerator, stove top range/oven, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker & grinder, placesettings & dinnerware for four, cook-ware, paper products & starter "stuff" * Full bath decorated with Mexican tiles, pebbles, bamboo, marmol, copper sinks * King & Queen size beds with luxurious linens * Pools exclusive to guests lounges, umbrellas & water toys * Beach towels, beach chairs, cooler * Outdoor shower and bathroom * Iron, hair dryer * In house security safe box * Cable TV, CD and DVD player * Wireless internet * Loaning library of books, CD's and DVD's * Yoga mats * Tikki torches, luminaries or bonfires on the beach * Dining for two under the stars complete w/ Tikki torches * Owners on Site for conceierge services * By Request/Appointment: Spa services, chef services

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