Reviews Casa Kootenay - La Paz, B. C. S.

4.9
based on 44 reviews
Penny and Colin (Alberta, Canada.)
Great location,great food,great fun !!

Our time in La Paz was definitely enhanced by staying at Leeanne's delightful Casa Kootenay . The compound is private & secure & beautiful with plants & flowers, areas to relax in sun or shade, a beautiful pool & hot tub & huge rooftop terrace overlooking the bay. We loved the quiet beachfront location & sitting on the terrace with a morning coffee or evening drink was the best way to start & end a day ! Leeanne has thought of every detail to make her Casa comfortable & welcoming. She is a natural hostess , an excellent cook & her warmth & affection makes you feel immediately at home. For us, as non Spanish speakers on our first visit to Baja , Leeanne & Herman's local knowledge & expertise was invaluable. During our 9 day stay they recommended several different activities & places to visit that we would otherwise not have known about & so we had many adventures ! Leeanne also arranged 2 tours for us ( which were incredible ) & the door to door & beach to beach service by Eduardo's Tours was an extra luxury ! We also enjoyed the use of a kayak to explore the mangroves across the bay & do some bird watching as well as the bikes for biking to the Malecon. Leeanne has thought of everything as she provides lovely thick beach towels , folding chairs , umbrella & cooler for your day travelling or at the beach. Leeanne has maps & brochures on area attractions & activities & books on local , birds & marine life. She is knowledgeable & helpful on local restaurants ,artizans etc You also have the use of the well equipped outdoor kitchen . Absolutely nothing has been overlooked to make you welcome & your stay extremely comfortable , relaxing & allot of fun We also had a surprise wine & cheese gathering one evening on the rooftop terrace to watch the sunset. Casa Kootenay is not only just a excellent base for your time in LaPaz but it's a lovely space in which to spend the day if you just want some "down " time . Spacious & airy sparkling clean en -suite rooms with all amenities & comfy beds ; large , delicious & varied breakfasts, great hosts , the lovely dog Ayla, beautiful courtyard & pool ,beach out the back door & helpful & happy staff all contribute to making Casa Kootenay not just a super place to stay but an excellent whole experience. We are so happy we chose Casa Kootenay & highly recommend it. We would definitely return. Thank you Leanne & Herman ( & Ayla )

Mature couple  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 5/2019

Henry MEILHAC (Grenoble France)
un "must"

Nous sommes venus sur les conseils d'une rencontre à Cabo Pulmo et vraiment nous ne regrettons pas d'être venus dans ce B&B. Très bon accueil .Nous avons passés 4 nuits. Chambre vaste, salle de bain impeccable, le ménage est fait tous les jours. Le petit déjeuner peut être servi de 7h30 à 10 h 00 copieux et varié et suivant votre goût. Vous pouvez utilisez la cuisine extérieure. La terrasse offre une belle vue sur la plage adjacente et la baie de La Paz. Pour vous rafraîchir si besoin une piscine vous attend dans la cour. Il est conseillé de réserver

Mature couple  |  Purcell Standard Room  |  stayed in 5/2019

Kandice
Wonderful Stay!

My Husband and I stayed at the Casa Kootenay for the beginning of April... 16 nights!!! YES! Back home for a bout a week now and we wish are still sitting at the garden table drinking cervesas and "dobles canales" (don't know if that's spelled right, but who cares, they are delicious and dangerous... you get day tipsy with those, but it's vacation, so who cares, you can siesta. ) Leeanne and Herman are wonderful hosts and welcomed us in with open arms and warm hearts. Leeanne and Alma made the most amazing breakfasts every morning and Jennie does an amazing job cleaning our rooms. We were quite pampered. I have never stayed at a "B&B" before and had my reservations, I have always felt that I was invading into someone house... way too weird for me. But Casa Kootenay is different. Never felt invasive or uncomfortable. Always had a space to ourselves even if Leeanne was fully booked. You can socialize and be introverts, whatever you feel like. Even hotels are not as private. The place is amazing, you feel secluded, but not stranded. The pool, rooftop patio with amazing views of the sunset and dolphins never get old. Leeanne is also amazing with tours, activities and knowledge about La Paz. She can help you find anything, she even helped me with going to the doctor for a bout of bronchitis. For the excursions, she booked a whale shark tour with Eduardo Tours, and he picked us up right at the beach in front of the Casa and dropped us off there too! No need to stress about finding a pickup/drop off spot somewhere random in a city you dont know. Really, what I am rambling about, I could go on, is this is simply a GREAT place to stay. Simple. Hope this sways your choice. :)

Not specified  |  Columbia Standard Room  |  stayed in 4/2019

Yorie Okada
Thank you for your hospitality!!!

We took advantage of our older son's spring break in April and decided to take a trip to La Paz. We had such a wonderful time during our stay! The place is open, relaxing with communal area, and our boys (age 5 & 7) freely roamed around the place as soon as they woke up. They loved the owner, Leeanne, and they followed her around (lol). There is a big but super gentle dog and 2 little turtles, and boys really enjoyed their company. My husband and I loved sitting on the rooftop facing the water. It was so pretty and relaxing. The Casa has direct access to the beach, so we took a walk every morning, collecting shelves. You can borrow stuff for beach (umbrella, towels, life jackets etc) so it was really convenient, too. We also went kayaking one morning - so enjoyable! It is located close to Malcon (less than 10-min drive), so very convenient. Our typical day during our stay - have home-made warm breakfast in the main kitchen, stop by the local supermarket to pick up snacks, this was another fun activity for the boys, hit the beach (Blandra, BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! - 20 min drive from Casa since there are no accommodation near the beach), come back to Casa to freshen up, then head out to Malcon. We were mostly on the go, but it would have been also nice if we relaxed at Casa. There are good eatery options, and Leeanne will show you all that! She also made sure that we would secure a spot for swimming with whale sharks (also fun!), and any other excursions. The place is tidy and clean, and you can also do your laundry there for 50 pesos (or something reasonable).. The rate is a bit higher than hotels, but it's worth every penny! We moved to a hotel in Malcon Area for the last 2 nights, but we even considered extending our stay at the Casa (unfortunately it was fully booked). Highly recommend for couples and families!

Family with young children  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 4/2019

Carol Swanson
49th Anniversary

This was our first visit to La Paz. We found this lovely quiet Bed & Breakfast on the Sea of Cortes. Leeanne made us feel welcome and was so helpful with all our questions. She loves people and is generous with creative ideas for adventures in the area including hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and searching for secret beaches. Our king bed was very comfortable. We loved the 2nd. floor patio with ocean breezes and many choices for sitting, including an outdoor daybed. This B & B is in a residential area, a 30 min. walk or an 8 min./ 2 dollar Uber ride to the Malecon and city center. We loved eating and drinking hand squeezed Margaritas at the La Posada Hotel within a 10 min. walk down the beach.

Mature couple  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 3/2019

Marina (Portland, Oregon)
Relaxed homey atmosphere

What a pleasantly comfortable and cozy place to stay during vacation! We are a group of three girls stayed in Casa Kootenay for 5 spectacular days. It felt like home. We loved the friendly and homey environment. We loved to gather for breakfast in the mornings at the one big table with other guests. I was amazed how we people from different countries and cultures were united as one family by simply having breakfast together. Thank you to our host Leeanne for bringing us together and embracing us with love in a place where everyone was far away from their home countries. I definitely recommend this beautiful and cozy place for different types of travellers, for a group, couples or a single traveller it will be the best place to stay in La Paz!

Group  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 2/2019

Barba (San Diego)
Fabulous Stay

We stayed at Casa Kootenay for seven nights. We received a very warm welcome from Leeanne She gave us a quick tour of the casa and sat down with us to explain the layout of LaPaz using a map. She gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants, many of which we dined in. Her recommendations were spot on. Leeanne made arrangements for our seal and whale shark tours. The tour operator she connected us with was great. The casa has a well equipped outdoor kitchen, which we made use of several nights. Our upstairs room was very clean and comfortable and had a small balcony with two comfortable chairs and a beautiful view of the bay. There was a large bottle of water right outside our door which we used to fill our water pitcher as needed. A different delicious breakfast was served every morning. If you had a tour that meant an early departure you were accommodated with an earlier breakfast. We used the kayaks one morning. There are also bicycles and paddle boards available for use, all without charge Ayla, the resident dog is beautiful and exceptionally well trained. We did not have a car so we used UBER to go everywhere. A ride into town was under $2. The taxi from the airport was about $25 but an UBER back was around $10. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here agin.

Mature couple  |  Thompson Premium Room  |  stayed in 12/2018

Susanne (Rossmoor, California)
Fantastic Stay

Leanne is a wonderful host. She welcomed us warmly to her lovely casa. She is a wealth of information on things to see and do in La Paz and provided us with excellent restaurant recommendations. She also made arrangements for the seal and whale shark tours and a wonderful not to be missed masseuse just down the beach from the casa. The breakfasts she served every morning were amazing. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the amazing views of the bay. It is a short UBER ride from the casa to wherever you want to go. If you are planning a trip to La Paz this is the place to stay. We look forward to returning to La Paz and staying with Leanne at Casa Kooteney again

Mature couple  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 12/2018

Laura & Hans (Creston, BC ,CANADA)
Relaxing Vacation from the first minute!!

We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time at Casa Kootenay. We came by rental car and could park right outside the B&B. Quick check in and already received a lot of great suggestions by wonderful hostess Leeanne. The place is located a bit outside of the centre of town, but we enjoyed to walk to town and back and felt always safe, even late at night. Wonderful room, very clean, with nice, private bathroom, AC, fridge, TV and coffee maker. Outdoor kitchen if you want to make yourself a snack. Roof terrace with an amazing view over the bay of La Paz. This is where Leanne hosted a lovely wine and cheese get together with the other guests, her partner Herman and her dog Ayla(?). Leeanne and Herman can answer any question of things to do, where to go out to and she even took us on a nice hike one afternoon with her dog up on a hill overlooking La Paz. Yummy, home cooked breakfasts to begin the day, a nice beach right in front of Casa Kootenay and “toys” to play with in the water. We only used kayaks to go to the mangroves across the bay, but there are Stand Up Paddle Boards and even windsurf boards. Also, a pool and a hot tub for a cool evening. Probably the best place to stay in LaPaz if you want a relaxed, laid back vacation in a private atmosphere with only a few other guests. Thanks Leanne, Herman and Ayla!!!

Mature couple  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 11/2018

Lisa
Tourist

Hidden gem! A fantastic upstairs terrace to sit and watch amazing sunsets. Comfortable and relaxing and away from the maddening crowds. Great beach...lovely pool and access to kayaks to explore the mangroves. If I return to La Paz I will return to Casa Kootenay.

Mature couple  |  Fisher Premium Room  |  stayed in 6/2018

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