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Bougainvillea Drenched Casa Tuscany
Love Casa Tuscany and the owners Ken and Patricia! From the moment we entered the bougainvillea drenched courtyard, all the tension from the zany car ride melted away. The inn is located on a quiet street a block from the malecon. We loved being in town at night for gorgeous sunsets, relaxed walks with Paceña families and the live music floating out of bars and restaurants along the way. Dozens of beautiful beaches are just a short drive from the town center. Both Ken and Patricia had outstanding recommendations and called to make reservations for us right away. The boat trip to Isla de Espiritu Santo and a day at Playa Balandera are a must. The owners' love of La Paz is infectious. We highly recommend Casa Tuscany and plan on returning again.
Great B&B in the Baja
We have just returned from 10 days in the wonderful area of the Baja. Granted most of our stay was at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort. But we wanted to see another part of the Baja and experience more than just Los Cabos. We thought that midway thru our stay we would go up to La Paz (the capital of the Baja). I got online and checked out several hotels and B&B's. We chose Casa Tuscany for several reasons. l. They were very fast in answer questions via email. 2. Close to the Malecon and 3. the reviews from Trip Advisor. Easy to find, parking right out front. Upon arrival we were greeted by Patricia and Ken. They made us feel right at home. This inn did not disappoint us. 4 of us were staying there, we each had our own room. We had the Firenze and the other couple with us I believe had the Lucca. Both rooms were wonderful. The Firenze room is quite large, includes a double bed as well as a twin, along with a table, chairs, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and dishes. Bathroom was quite large and well stocked. The Lucca had a double bed, refrigerator and nice bathroom. All rooms come with a pitcher of filtered water and if you run out, they keep more on the patio in a ceramic container. We arrived in the mid afternoon and we were quite hungry from our drive which takes about 3 hours from Cabo. Patricia recommended a great little place about 5 blocks away. Great food and service. Can't remember the name, but be sure to ask about it. When ordering ask for 1/2 kilo of meat if there is only two, 1 kilo was plenty for 4 of us. Then for dinner we were off to El Patron where again we were not disappointed in the meal and the service was great here too. Great Margaritas. We awoke to breakfast at 8:30 am. Homemade waffles with strawberries. We were disappointed that we had not arranged to stay more than one night. There are so many things to do in La Paz and one day just did not do it. You can walk the Malecon any time of day or night and feel perfectly safe. Next year our plan is to either stay at the beginning or the end of our vacation for about 3 days, so we can enjoy more of Casa Tuscany and La Paz.
Thank You Ken & Patricia at the Casa Tuscany! A Fabulous Gem!
Prior to going to our Timeshare in Cabo San Lucas this May, we decided to drive up to La Paz for a few days to see what it was like! I researched on my favorite website - Tripadvisor - and discovered Casa Tuscany! What a Find!!!!
We stayed 4 days and 3 nights in the Romeo and Juliet suite.
From the moment we arrived it was Heaven!
Day one we talked with Patricia and Ken about my husband's food allergies (garlic, peppers, etc). which they definitely catered to for breakfast and recommendations for dining out.
At their suggestions, the first night we went to Rancho Viejo for the best arrachera tacos and margaritas we've ever had - for $12.00 Total!
Day two we were served the most wonderful homemade waffles with fruit and cream in the most beautiful patio setting ever! Patricia called a resort and arranged for me to have the most wonderful massage I've ever had - over an hour long and only $50.00! They also recommended a driver for us to see the beautiful beaches and other areas (we didn't want to drive).
That evening we dined at another restaurant they recommended, Tres Virgenes - and it was wonderful! Wonderful steaks! Very professional manager, chef, etc.
Day three we had a wonderful egg casserole dish (with yummy squash in it!) and fresh bread and fruit. That day we spent walking around - everything is within walking distance of Casa Tuscany! Beautiful boardwalk along the water! Lots of shops in the area too. That evening we dined at a French restaurant in a beautiful garden/patio setting that Ken and Patricia recommended - La Boheme.
Day four we sadly had to leave, but not until after we had the most wonderful keisch (sp?) and fresh fruit. And after I purchased one of Ken's wonderful oil paintings! They are beautiful!
The rooms all have A/C but believe me you don't need it. The wonderful breezes coming thru the windows and doors are fantastic. The Casa Tuscany is in a locked/gated area and you feel totally safe. In fact, you will feel totally safe throughout La Paz.
There is an Applebee's (yes, an Applebee's) within a block of Casa Tuscany where we went each day for a drink and free wireless internet access - and had the BEST grilled club sandwich and Irish coffees ever!
Sorry this review is so long! But everything we did while we were in La Paz was fantastic and it's all due to CASA TUSCANY and Ken and Patricia!!!!!
We will definitely return! Lewie and Elaine
Special find in La Paz
What a great find this bed and breakfast was. I can't remember the web site that took me to this place but I liked the look of it and it had great reviews. Eight of us did a sailboat charter on the Sea of Cortez for a week and decided to go early and spend some time in LaPaz.
We loved LaPaz and this B&B. Our hosts were were so nice, gracious and helpful. They even found us a driver to take the ladies grocery shopping in preparation for our charter.
The Casa Tuscany is a short walk- 1 block - from the Malecon-the boardwalk-like walk along the water., so we didn't need a vehicle while there. Very convenient location.
Since there were 4 couples and there are 4 suites, we had the place to ourselves. Pat and Ken had wonderful breakfasts for us every morning in the courtyard patio. Casual and comfortable as well as delicious.
Since I "found" this charming place, my husband and I got first pick of the suites. We, of course, chose the Romeo and Juliet with its rooftop patio. Very nice.
The whole experience there was wonderful and we all recommend it highly!
Great location, great rooms, great hosts!
We loved Casa Tuscany!
We stayed in the Romeo & Juliet Room upstairs where the room just kept going and going until you could see the rooftops of La Paz on to the Sea. The perfect place to read in the morning or share a margarita at night.
Patricia and Ken were able to give us the scoop on all the best places to eat and shop in town as well as what outlying towns and beaches to visit during our short stay. Ken is also quite the wine connoiseur, so do hit him up for good tips.
Casa Tuscany's location is ideal Off the main street, making it much quieter than many of the hotels, but within walking distance to everything.
Breakfast was excellent and served just about any time you wanted in the beautiful and cool courtyard. Birds, sweet smelling flowers and art abound.
Rooms are clean, cool, and simply decorated. The Romeo and Juliet was perfect for our three nights: Roomy and private with a balcony and of course the rooftop view I mentioned earlier. It is the most expensive room, but more of a room for its price than you can get in the States.
Also - Our experience in La Paz was that you had to dig out all of the Spanish vocab you could remember as most people in shops and restaurants (at least that we visited) spoke little to no English. We had a great time being as bilingual as possible, but it was nice to come home to English speaking hosts in order to ask more complicated questions about the city and its outskirts.
Highly recommended! Thanks Patricia & Ken!
This bed and breakfast is so beautiful, with the perfect location blocks from the sea. My boyfriend and I stayed there for five days in August and loved it! The owners, Pat and Ken are more than welcoming- offering suggestions for restaraunts and activities whenever asked. They will even book tours and excursions as well as airport transport if you need it. Every suggestion they gave us was dead on and we were better for their local knowledge. The breakfasts are filling and delicious and offer the guests a time to interact with each other. The room we stayed in, Sienna was very nice, great A/C in the heat of summer. Definately a great place to stay if one is looking for a personal, welcoming, off the beaten path experience in La Paz.
Our good fortune!
We had it all! A great place to stay just like home! Ken and Patricia treated us like family.
We were in a safe haven, close to the beach and downtown.
We felt “most welcome” and we were able to share all the “local information” someone needs when they arrive in a new community.
We had the “inside track” on the local restaurants, places to go and things to do. It really doesn’t get any better than this!
We are still trying to create “Breakfasts” as good as Patricia’s and Ken’s!
Need we say any more! Hilary and Joe - White Rock - Canada
A little overrated
We recently spent two nights in La Paz, where we've never been before, and stayed at the Casa Tuscany. My loved one had become a little irritable on the long stop-and-go drive into the downtown area, and announced that we would book a room at the first place we went to that was clean and under $100. Knowing I had just the one chance, and having found a parking spot on Calle N. Bravo, I decided to try the Casa Tuscany as I had read so many good reviews on this website. It was definitely clean, and for $90/night we booked a small cute room.
The operative word here is "small." We were given the Sienna room, which contained a bed and not much else. There was barely room to walk around the bed, it was that tiny. It felt sort of like a monk's cell. There was a luggage rack for one suitcase, but nowhere to put the second, which we kept zipped up and tucked under a small narrow stand. There was a small closet, but not a single hook to hang up a shirt or a bag, nor a dresser. There was no room on my side of the bed for a night table or lamp, so our bedtime was determined by when my partner decided it was lights out!
The bathroom was equally tiny, and there was nowhere to set out toiletries. There was no shampoo or conditioner supplied. There was no hairdryer. To have a shower, we had to turn the water on for a good two or three minutes before any semblance of hot water turned up, and then you had to place yourself strategically under the water because only about a dozen streams of water came out of the shower head!
Also, be aware that there is no pool here. That would have been okay if our room had been comfortable enough to sit in and read after lunch, when it was so very hot outside, but it wasn't, and the sun hits the upstairs patio as the afternoon wears on so it got too hot to sit out there. Luckily there are nice beaches outside of the city where we puttered around to keep cool.
On the positive side, Ken and Patricia are very pleasant people, and the morning breakfast is delicious. The courtyard is charming, and it's clean and quiet. The building itself is a block off the Malecon, so it's close enough to go for a walk downtown, but far enough away that you don't get the evening noise.
If you have your heart set on staying here, I'm sure you'll have a lovely time. Just be prepared for the drawbacks. But if you want a luxurious room and a sense of being pampered, put out the money and get one of the larger rooms, or try somewhere else.
Peaceful in La Paz!
My husband and I had a relaxing stay in this delightful B&B. We booked the Juliette room with its own balcony and a rooftop terrace - wonderful views! The room and bed were very comfortable. Patricia and Ken were excellent hosts and each morning created great breakfasts. The location is perfect for walking around town and beachfront - close to many things.
I recommend this inn for a tranquil stay while you are in La Paz.
Vicki from Sonoma Co., California