Raven Smith

Casa Tiny

  • Where:
  • Why:Vacation
  • When:New Years Eve 2016 into 2017
  • Who:Me and my husband
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Casa Tiny Private plunge pool, sunset and mezcal.

Private plunge pool, sunset and mezcal.

Casa Tiny My kind of concrete monstrosity.

My kind of concrete monstrosity.

Casa Tiny The morning view from the mezzanine.

The morning view from the mezzanine.

Casa Tiny The shower is open to the elements (and doubles up as a bath). You feel very close to nature without going full Tom Hanks Castaway.

The shower is open to the elements (and doubles up as a bath). You feel very close to nature without going full Tom Hanks Castaway.

Casa Tiny My husband drinking from the tap which every guidebook told us not to do. Rebel.

My husband drinking from the tap which every guidebook told us not to do. Rebel.

Casa Tiny I can’t think of a hammock pun but needless to say this was pretty frickin’ nice. You know in Les Miserables when she’s singing about a castle on a cloud? I totally get that song now.

I can’t think of a hammock pun but needless to say this was pretty frickin’ nice. You know in Les Miserables when she’s singing about a castle on a cloud? I totally get that song now.

Casa Tiny My feet.

My feet.

Casa Tiny Morning glory.

Morning glory.

Casa Tiny Mer-MAN.

Mer-MAN.

Casa Tiny Praying at the church of concrete.

Praying at the church of concrete.

Casa Tiny New Year’s Day skinny dip. No trousers!

New Year’s Day skinny dip. No trousers!

Casa Tiny Found trousers.

Found trousers.

Highs & Lows

  • The seclusion is amazing. You feel totally private but also the concrete structure feels super safe.

  • If you can’t be bothered to cook, Hotel Escondido is a 6 minute walk away and their food is delicious. Modern Mexican. Yum.

  • The building is just lovely from a design POV. It feels like such a great space. Good ju ju.

  • You literally can’t get groceries nearby. We had trouble getting a car last minute which meant our first day was spent in a taxi doing a round trip to the market at the nearest town. Boring but necessary.

  • You need a great book (or two) AND several magazines.

The Barometer

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  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Concrete guest house

  • Vibe

    Everything is concrete but the shutters - industrial in tone but actually very homey.

  • Location

    Remote AF but the coast is idyllic.

  • Rooms

    1!

  • Music

    There wasn't any.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Aranza de Ariño

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes pool, no gym.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant

  • Bar

    No

  • Minibar

    A few condiments but the idea is to BYO eats.

  • Children

    Eesh, the concrete stairs scream "no little kids!"

  • Price

    Medium. You are not going to feel short-changed. This is a real retreat form everyday busy life. Once you get that, it’s heaven.

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