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Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with Pool

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Last updated: 09/03/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Atitlan villa description

Villa Eggedal is one of the largest and most luxurious estates around Lake Atitlan. Spectacular is the only word to describe this ten acre walled villa located near the shore in the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel and you’ll arrive to privacy, luxury, spacious comfort, incredible views of the lake, mountains and volcanoes, and immaculately tended gardens and grounds.

Villa Eggedal is located 150 meters from the lake shore, which offers a sandy beach for swimming. A winding, uphill walkway leads to the estate and then through the grounds to the two studio apartments, two houses, and the owners private home with pool. (This property is definitely not suitable to handicapped renters or people with difficulty walking.)
Villa Eggedal is owned by a European aristocrat and art collector, and all the rooms are filled with beautiful antiques, paintings, rugs, sculpture, prints, and Mayan and world textiles.

Casa Wenche is the most secluded of the Eggedal rentals. This two-bedroom home offers the best views on the estate and its simple luxury and idyllic garden surrounding make it the perfect retreat. Living room, dining area and kitchen are all combined in a spacious common room leading out onto a 32 square meter terrace with one of the most stunning vistas on the lake. The fully equipped kitchen and ample dining space make this an ideal setting for a family or group getaway, and art-filled walls and tasteful decoration abound. This well-appointed house measures 118 square meters (1270 sq ft) and offers space for five in total: one bedroom with a double bed and the other with one bunk bed and one single. The ample stone-walled bathroom is located just off the common room. An outdoor terrace and barbecue area flank the entrance to the house and provide yet another opportunity to enjoy the surrounding garden and majestic views.
Small verandas, garden seats, patios, balconies, and shady lawn areas are nestled throughout the estate in a maze of winding garden paths. This is a paradise for birds and bird watchers alike with over 100 species spotted on the property alone. Papayas, avocados, citrus trees and a well-tended vegetable garden with fresh lettuce and herbs are all there for the picking to add some extra flavor to your sunset barbecue.

Staff provides housekeeping twice a week, and services like grocery shopping, laundry service and additional house-cleaning can be arranged for an additional charge.

Two studio apartments and a 4-bedroom home are also available on the estate, and Villa Eggedal can accommodate up to a total 17 people comfortably and privately.

Keywords: Luxury, Lake view, Garden, Bird Watching


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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Private Chef


                  • Children Welcome
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Lake View
                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area


                      • Linens Provided:

                        Linens will be changed twice a week with housekeeping....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Laundry service available for additional charge....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 10 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $750 $2,250
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $600 $1,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      150 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Guatemala city
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      La Iguana Perdida
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Santa Cruz
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Iguana Perdida, Santa Cruz

                      Bird Watching with over 100 species on the grounds alone - local English speaking guide available


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About: Villa Eggedal is owned by an aristocratic Norwegian art collector who visits for a few months every year. After first visiting the lake in 1980 he vowed to return one day. Since breaking ground in the 90's, the homes, gardens and decoration of this villa have been his labor of love.

                      Why Atitlan:
                      Looking for a place to live part of each year in paradise, and the sheer beauty of Lake Atitlan is unparalleled. As for climate, the Guatemalan highlands are known as the 'land of the eternal Spring' and the chirping birds, flourishing gardens and warm breeze are a welcome change from cold winters and city traffic.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Although you're staying in a luxurious villa, you're by no means removed from local culture. A five minute walk to local restaurants, two minutes from a swim in the lake, and a 10 minute boat ride to the local market mean that privacy doesn't have to mean isolation.

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                      Speaks: english, spanish



                      • View from the balcony

                        View from the balcony

                      • Pool on the property

                        Pool on the property

                      • View from the house

                        View from the house

                      • Pool on the property

                        Pool on the property

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $85 - $161 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 09/03/2014
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