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Travelers' Choice 2014 Luxurious Lake View Private Beach Villa

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Just imagine having a view of three volcanoes.

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Marcos La Laguna villa description

Family (couple) friendly Casa Colina (1600 sq.ft) is magical. Set on a hillside of lush gardens, over looking exquisite Lake Atitlan with its 3 volcanoes , it offers everything to make your vacation unforgettable. You'll enjoy the huge picture windows, breathtaking views from every room,
12 ft.(3.6m) Ceilings, , open floor plan with an American style fully equipped brand new kitchen, dining and living areas with a marble wood burning fireplace . The three beautiful bedrooms each have luxury bedding and linens . The master has a queen bed and luxurious private marble bath. The others have a queen bed and two twin beds with an adjoining tiled bath. There is a marble powder room off the entrance hall. Relax on the 40 ft. outdoor stone patio, swim and sun from private dock patio. Step back in time and surrender to the magic of this very special place.

Getting to Guatemala is easy. So is getting from the Guatemala City airport to Lake Atitlan, one of the most exquisite and beautiful spots on earth with many luxurious rental vacation homes and villas to choose from.
We recommend hiring a private shuttle from the airport to Lake Atitlan. We always use a family shuttle service with three excellent and highly reliable drivers who greet guests just outside the airport and hold up large signs with their names. The trip takes 2.5 hours and ends at Panajachel , the gateway village to Lake Atitlan . The total cost, is $100. You have two choices for lake transportation to your hotel or your vacation rental house or rental villa. You can take a public boat called a “lancha” for Q 20 (about $2.70) or you can hire a private boat “lancha privada” for about Q250 (around $31.00) Whichever you choose, know that the last public boat leaves Panajachel at 7:30 pm . Tell the boat captain where you are going as soon as you get on board. For our guests, we arrange for a private boat to bring them to Casa Colina , our vacation rental home in San Marcos La Laguna , and the private dock for guests.

Keywords: Lake Atitlan Luxurious Rentals Family Couple Friendly Vacation Private Beach Waterfront 4 Bedroom House Villa Sacred Mayan site Guatemala Unbelievably Low Prices

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            Master bedroom ...moreless

          • Third bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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          • Second bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (2): two of the bedrooms have queen beds. Third bedroom: bedroom has two full beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Master bathroom with marble floor and walls...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Sink and marble floor and walls...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            coffee maker, toaster, iron & board, refrigerator, freezer, oven blender, stove top burners, cooking utensils, waffle maker, microwave, bottled water...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            A fabulous cook can be provided at additional charge....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Nature provides this...spring like temperatures year round. High of 78 degrees, low of 52 degrees. Perfect!...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Mayan wood burning stove is on front patio for fireside outdoor dining....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            laundry service is available at a small fee....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            beautiful guatemalan verde marble fireplace...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            This is available in Panajachel for a fee....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • PRIVATE BEACH, PRIVATE DOCK, FINNISH SAUNA, VIEW OF 3 VOLCANOS MASSAGE ON SITE, 3 MINUTES RIDE VIA PUBLIC BOAT TO CHARMING VILLAGE OF SAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA WITH 14 RESTAURANTS , GROCERY STORE AND SMALL BOUTIQUES....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Hundreds of audio CD for every age....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Hundreds of movies for every age....moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                A guest landline phone can be provided. Guest must purchase minutes....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                A guest cell phone can be provided. Guest must purchase minutes....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless internet in every room and outside....moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Beautiful Finnish sauna that can seat 4-8 people is available for guests....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    40 foot deck overlooking lake and 3 volcanos...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront
                  • Lakefront
                  • Lake View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Medical Services
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cycling
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hiking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Peak season
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $100
                  $800 $2,900

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                  High Peak Season
                  Nov 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $120
                  $1,000 $3,600

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 3%

                  Notes:

                  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                  These weekly rates are for 1-4 persons only.

                  These daily rates are for 1-2 persons only.

                  High season:$100 for each (above 4) person/week. $50 for each (above 2) person/night.

                  Low season:$80 for each (above 4) person/week. $40 for each(above 2) person/night.


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                  Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                  Location

                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Guatemala City (GUA)

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  HIKE SAN PEDRO VOLCANO, EXPLORE BY KAYAK. PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS.USE PUBLIC BOATS THAT STOP AT YOUR OWN DOCK AND TAKE YOU TO THE UNIQUE MAYAN VILLAGES SURROUNDING LAKE ATITLAN INCLUDING PANAJACHEL, SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA AND SANTIAGO ATITLAN, DISCOVER INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL HAND CRAFTED ITEMS AT UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICES

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: I was volunteering in Guatemala in 2002 when I saw Lake Atitlan. It was love at first sight. I knew immediately that one day I would live here. What I didn't know was that I would soon meet my now partner, David , that he would also fall in love with Lake Atitlan and that together we would buy property in 2006 and begin constructing a home in 2007. Casa Colibri, was completed in 2009 and during that time, we lived in Casa Colina , the original stone house on the property. The houses are very private, separated by a long stone stairway. In 2010, , we decided to renovate and furnish Casa Colina, (Hilltop House) and offer it for rental. We delight in sharing this 'paraiso' with friends and visitors .

                  Why the Owner Chose San Marcos La Laguna:
                  Aldous Huxley described Lake Atitlan this way: ' I think I have just seen what may be the most beautiful lake on earth. Picture Lake Como with volcanos...it is almost too much' He was right. The natural beauty is totally breathtaking. The weather is spring like all year . The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, the indigenous people are friendly, hard working and very kind. San Marcos , the nearby village, is a charming place, no cars, shops run by local artisans, 15 restaurants with delicious food at unbelievably low prices, an array of spas with highly skilled massage therapists and healers. We also have a home in Atlanta and can get here on nonstop flights in 3 hours. We have a driver pick us up for the 2.5 drive to the Lake and the village of Panajachel where we then take a boat for a 30 minute ride to our own dock. Arriving back, we always look around, in awe, breathe in the clean fresh air and pinch ourselves that we live in such a magical place. a

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  If you rise with the sun around 6 am , you will see the indigenous fishermen already out on the lake in their handmade pagoda boats, fishing the same way their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. You will also hear the songs of the 43 different species of birds residing here.. By 7:30 am , if you're up, you'll greet Gaspar, our amazing gardener, who has not only a gift for growing all kinds of colorful plants and flowers , but probably has the widest, loveliest smile you've ever seen. So. mornings are delicious here. If you like, we can provide a cook to serve you a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits , pancakes, huevos rancheros or whatever you like. . We love to swim and Casa Colina offers probably the best location on the Lake for swimming...very safe and private. We enjoy immensely the international community of Lake Atitlan...our neighbors are from everywhere: India, England, Sri Lanka, France, The Czech Republic, Norway, Spain..and on it goes. Like us, they were drawn to the Lake's unique beauty and tranquility.. We have gained tremendously by becoming very involved win nonprofit organizations. I , for example, chaired a capital campaign to build a new hospital in the village of Santiago Atitlan which was dedicated and opened in November, 2010 (I am also a trustee of Friendship Bridge , a micro finance program for the poorest women of Guatemala) . David and I both love taking guests to visit local artists' studios and places that most tourists rarely see. We also love being only a 1.45 hour ride away from Antigua, the original colonial capital of Guatemala, a very beautiful city with exquisite hotels, restaurants, museums and galleries. We don't own a car. We know 3 excellent drivers and use them for our trips and for all our guests. We usually go around the lake via public boat (it comes by every 30 minutes) but our next door neighbor has a private boat service which we and our guests also use. .


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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Just imagine having a view of three volcanoes.

                    Just imagine having a view of three volcanoes.

                  • A spacious master bedroom with queen bed that has a private marble bath.

                    A spacious master bedroom with queen bed that has a private marble bath.

                  • A spacious beautiful marble master bath with high ceilings.

                    A spacious beautiful marble master bath with high ceilings.

                  • Cozy 3rd bedroom with two twin beds, spectacular lake views from every room.

                    Cozy 3rd bedroom with two twin beds, spectacular lake views from every room.

                  • An American style kitchen has everything. A fabulous cook can be provided.

                    An American style kitchen has everything. A fabulous cook can be provided.

                  • The Atitlan rental house has an open floor plan, high ceilings, huge windows.

                    The Atitlan rental house has an open floor plan, high ceilings, huge windows.

                  • Private dock for sunbathing and swimming,
enjoy kayaking.

                    Private dock for sunbathing and swimming, enjoy kayaking.

                  • 'We are having the time of our lives'(John O.,Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

                    'We are having the time of our lives'(John O.,Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

                  • 'I believe I've seen...the most beautiful lake in the world!' (Aldous Huxley)

                    'I believe I've seen...the most beautiful lake in the world!' (Aldous Huxley)

                  • Open floor plan, high ceilings, huge picture windows, dining and living areas.

                    Open floor plan, high ceilings, huge picture windows, dining and living areas.

                  • Private dock for sunbathing and swimming,
enjoy kayaking.

                    Private dock for sunbathing and swimming, enjoy kayaking.

                  • Charming 2nd bedroom with queen bed, spectacular lake views from every room.

                    Charming 2nd bedroom with queen bed, spectacular lake views from every room.

                  • Beautiful 2nd bathroom. This newly renovated lake front villa has everything.

                    Beautiful 2nd bathroom. This newly renovated lake front villa has everything.

                  • Dining and living areas with a handsome marble fireplace, original paintings.

                    Dining and living areas with a handsome marble fireplace, original paintings.

                  • Casa Colina offers unequaled panoramic view of Lake Atitlan and 3 volcanoes.

                    Casa Colina offers unequaled panoramic view of Lake Atitlan and 3 volcanoes.

                  • Villa offers guests an ideal and safe area for swimming, rafting and kayaking.

                    Villa offers guests an ideal and safe area for swimming, rafting and kayaking.

                  • Beach chairs, life vests, towels and rafts are available for all guests.

                    Beach chairs, life vests, towels and rafts are available for all guests.

                  • The sunrises on lake Atitlan are spectacular,possibly only outdone by the sunset

                    The sunrises on lake Atitlan are spectacular,possibly only outdone by the sunset

                  • Lake Atitlan's natural beauty is almost beyond belief. It is almost too much.

                    Lake Atitlan's natural beauty is almost beyond belief. It is almost too much.

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, May 15, 2014

                  $100 - $120 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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