My kind of Heaven
My husband and I always look for the artistic place to stay, as far from the American hi-rise hotel concept as possible. This doesn't mean we don't want creature comforts, we just want them in a unique, atmospheric setting that reflects the culture we are visiting. This casita is extremely comfortable, full of very thoughtful details, and every inch of it very beautifully conceived. The photos sold me, and yet, they do not do justice to the property. Baja was a midway spot to meet our adult daughter for a getaway, and the casita was perfect. The loft, with its separate entrance, afforded a private space for her, even though we were in the same house. There isn't enough room here to mention all the details that make the home so easy to relax in, but a few are pretty outstanding. There is a separate, really beautiful bathhouse. A door leads from the bedroom, down a couple of steps, into the bathhouse. A set of doors blocks this path from view of the patio, offering privacy en route. Another set of doors leads from the patio into the bathhouse. There are two built-in couches in the living room area, with thick, very comfy cushions, and a reading light at each end. Four huge sliding doors blur the line between indoors and outdoors when left open. A long row of pegs in the bathhouse allows for beach towels and suits to be hung to dry for the next day. A light illuminates the grill outdoors, and another lights up the eating area under the palapa. These may sound like small things to comment upon, but they add up to the feeling that the whole house has been laid out with an eye to what it is like to actually live there. I'm a nester, and when I travel, which I do a lot, I like to feel that for whatever amount of time I am staying, I am able to make the environment my own. And....I love to cook. The fact that the kitchen was well stocked, the appliances of top quality, and the grill easy to access, were important to me. Pam, the owner, lives on the property, though her home is camouflaged by lush plantings surrounding the patio. She knows the area, is very friendly, and very helpful. My husband was an interior designer for many years, and was blown away by the artistry with which she designed and furnished the casita. All in all, it couldn't have been a better experience. I'm tempted not to publish this review, for fear that if word gets out, it will be booked next time we want to visit!
Families with Teenagers,
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