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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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: www.casa-atitlan.com

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

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  • 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

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • 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

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

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

  • 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

  • Mountain
  • 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 & Adventure Activities

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

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet:

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

  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • 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

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

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


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Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • 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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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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