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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz La Laguna house description

Step into a different world. Lake Atitlán is one of the most exquisitely beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by volcanoes and steeped in indigenous culture, it's an intoxicating place to spend your vacation. Palatalik is a lovely, comfortable new lakeside house, designed by a Guatemalan architect and built by local craftsmen. It's on the 'car free' side of the lake -- accessible only by water taxi from the nearby town of Panajachel.

Wake up to the sunrise over Atitlán and Tolimán, two of the three volcanoes visible from our house. Fall asleep watching the natural light show created by storms caught miles away behind them. In between, you can swim from our dock in the clear, cool waters of the lake, walk to a nearby restaurant for lunch, take a boat to a nearby village to study Spanish, climb the volcanoes, or ride horses...or just hang out on one of the three terraces and read or watch the local fisherman go by in their wooden canoes.

The house is great for families.

see our house website:

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff
          • Housekeeper


          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single


          • The third bedroom has a bunk bed with a trundle beneath. The living room has two sofas that are the size of extra long twin beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


          • The master bath has two showers and a tub. Guest bathroom has an outdoor shower with a fantastic view of the volcano....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Restaurant and Internet cafe with cheap wireless access located 4 minute walk from the house. ...moreless


              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All


              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Volcano
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                The path winds down to the water's edge, through a beautifully maintained garden. There is also a private jetty for the landing of boats. ...moreless

              • Lake View:

                East out on the terraces and you will see what we mean. Even the view from the kitchen sink is stunning....moreless

              • Mountain
              • Lake
              • Mountain View:

                Stunningly beautiful views of two volcanoes from almost every room in the house. And walk down to our private dock to see the third one....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Internet:

                        We just had 'proper' wifi installed. Who can live without it? [posted June 5, 2013]...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        (2) Fireplace in the living room and in the master bedroom...moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Safe
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Telephone

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Catering Available
                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker


                          • Boat Dock
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            There's a lovely flagstone terrace outside the dining room, a breakfast terrace in front of the house, and a partially-covered terrace outside the master bedroom....moreless



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                          Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Guatemala City
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Isla Verde Atitlan

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Lakeside, volcanoes, mountains, western Guatemala

                          Other Activities: Nature reserve with awesome zip lines!


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2013

                          About the owner: Hi, I am Royston 'Rory' Delaney, proud,new owner of Palatalik. I am an attorney who spends most (too much) of the year in Boston, Massachusetts.

                          Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz La Laguna:
                          It is said that if you swim in the waters of Lake Atitlan, you will return. That turned out to be true for me. I came here in 1995 on a meandering journey through central America and, of all the places I have seen then and since, this is where I left my heart. So, nearly twenty years later I returned with my wife and three children (10, 8 and 6) for Christmas 2012/2013. When the family saw the splendor of the lake and the wildlife they needed no persuasion that this was the place for us and so we bought Palatalik from Debra who built it six years earlier. Now the children are planning tree houses and learning Spanish. I was impressed by the location, but on a more mundane level I was impressed with the build quality of the house and its cleanliness! It is tidier and cleaner than my home in Boston! I hope to retire to the lake some day, but in the meantime the house is available for others to enjoy. Royston ('Rory') Delaney

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: spanish, english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Palatalik, side entrance

                            Palatalik, side entrance

                          • Kitchen of Palatalik

                            Kitchen of Palatalik

                          • Sala of Palatalik

                            Sala of Palatalik

                          • Master bedroom, with fireplace and terrace

                            Master bedroom, with fireplace and terrace

                          • Our private dock

                            Our private dock

                          • Master bathroom, with tub and two showers

                            Master bathroom, with tub and two showers

                          • View from the side terrace

                            View from the side terrace

                          • View from the kitchen.  It looks better in real life. :)

                            View from the kitchen. It looks better in real life. :)

                          • Built in sofas in the living room

                            Built in sofas in the living room

                          • Kayaking in the bay of Santa Cruz

                            Kayaking in the bay of Santa Cruz

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 15, 2014


                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

                          View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
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                          Speaks: spanish, english
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