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Incredible Views of Lake Atitlan Only 10-15 Minute Walk to Town.

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Main House, high on the hillside, has spacious grounds and incredible views.

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Last updated: 08/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Panajachel villa description

Casa Juana is nestled into a hillside, inside a secure 3.5 acre compound, reachable by a private rustic staircase. Once inside the gate, your eyes will feast on a gorgeous manicured terraced hillside featuring magnificent stone walls and walkways, all built in the traditional Mayan style. The stairway leads you through a lush green grassy hillside, punctuated with flower beds which follow alongside a gentle natural waterfall, which runs for most of the year. The soothing, calming sound of falling water sets the mood for complete relaxation, away from the nervous bustling energy of town.

Please Note: The main house has a master bedroom, but other guests have to go outside and up a few stairs, to their private bungalows. Each bungalow, has its own private bathroom, with shower. The bungalow on the 2nd level has a bathtub, with a view.

So, this property may not be appropriate for families with very small children, who would have to sleep away from the main house, but is perfect for teenagers, who get their own space.

The house and bungalows rent for: $185.00 / Night (Weekday & Weekend).

The number of beds are limited, to just 2 double beds (Master Bedroom and Guest Bungalow)and a pair of twin beds (in upper Casita), so the accommodations may not be suitable for groups of adults when there are more than four people who do not want to share a bed.

The architecture of the main house is a blend of traditional Spanish and contemporary California styles, with rich beamed cathedral ceilings and bay windows in every room, each designed to frame the magnificent views of what many have called the most beautiful lake in the world.

It's furnishings are a mixture of contemporary and traditional Guatemalan furniture, hand crafted in the the Nahuala style. The main house has 2 wood burning fireplaces, one in the living room, adjacent to a built-in cushioned window bench and the other in the Master Bedroom, which has a double bed, and its own secluded terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of morning coffee while contemplating the tranquil view.

The house was built for ultimate privacy with the extra bedrooms away from the main house, occupying their own bungalows, a few steps away from the house, each set into its own part of the terraced hillside. The largest of the two, also having a double bed, fireplace and bathroom, with a tub; the perfect place to soak and enjoy the view. The 2nd bedroom, is in a small bungalow, with twin beds, has it's own bathroom, and enjoys the best views from its perch at the very top of the property.

The comfortable living room, with sofa, loveseat, large overstuffed chair and window bench, is the perfect place to relax, read, or watch a movie on the flat panel TV. Bring along your music too, as you'll find an iPod/iPhone docking station, with built in charger and speakers that can fill the rooms with your favorite music brought from home.

The full working kitchen, beside a modern stove and refrigerator, includes a coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave and blender. The kitchen is organized around a central island, surrounded by bar stools, serves as both an extra work surface, or a place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or a snack, or just chat with the cook.

The dining room table, is just a few steps away, tucked into another bay, with it's own window framing the ever changing skies over the lake. It's the perfect place to enjoy a quiet supper or to entertain, with dinnerware, glassware and tableware, with a complete service for 8.

And of course, the spacious grounds for outdoor living. There are 3 decks from which to enjoy the views and sunsets, as well as lots of little outdoor spots to relax, enjoy the view and spectacular sunsets, along with the sound of the water cascading down the mountainside.

Also, guests are welcome to enjoy the Maya Traditions Foundation's Medicinal Herb garden, which adjoins the property. Our guests can wander through and enjoy the garden, which is the #6 recommendation of things to see in Panajachel , and worth seeing. However, it's been suggested that when spending time there, arm and leg coverings might be a good precaution, as the chances of insect bites are greater than on our property itself.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but the layout of the house is not convenient for very small children as the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are not under the same roof. To get to the other sleeping quarters one has to go outside and up a few stairs. However, older children and teenagers love the arrangement....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Prefer mature adults and families. The house is not suitable for large groups of young single people, as the number of beds is limited. (2 doubles & 2 singles.)...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Three friendly dogs reside on the property. For those who don't like dogs, they can be kept in a separate penned area upon request,...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted outdoors and not in the house and bungalows. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 double

            This bedroom is inside the main house....moreless

          • Unatached Casita: 2 twin/ single

            This bedroom is in it's own semi-attached bungalow....moreless

          • Bedroom 2 - Guest Bungalow: 1 double

            In it's own bungalows a few steps up from the main house....moreless

          • Each bedroom is private and has its own bathroom.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Off Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • All bathrooms have showers. The bathroom in the Guest Bungalow has a bathtub with a window which looks out to the view of Lake Atitlan....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip Coffee Maker - uses cone filters which are supplied. Enough coffee to get you started....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Stove with 6 burners. Middle 2 burners have a griddle which can be used.....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Complete set of stoneware dishes. Lots of pots and pans and kitchen utensils....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped with dishes and silverware for 8 people....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Comfortable sofa and loveseat. Entertainment center with flat panel TV, iPod / iPhone speakers and CD player....moreless

          • Parking:

            Secure off street parking is available for 1 vehicle at street level....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            3 fireplaces. Living room, Master Bedroom and bungalow bedroom suite....moreless

          • Heating:

            2 Fireplaces in main house and 1 in the Guest Bungalow...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Streaming Internet TV provided via Roku Box. Includes most programming found in the USA plus Netflix. This is not cable TV and programming is US based and primarily in English....moreless

          • Books:

            There are a some paperbacks and older guidebooks which you are welcome to read....moreless

          • Stereo:

            CD Player with Stereo Speakers. Plus Docking Unit/Speakers for iPod/iPhone....moreless

          • Television:

            32' Flat Panel...moreless

          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            2 cell phones provided. Great for keeping in touch and calling the US. Use prepaid cards which you buy in town. Must be returned upon departure....moreless

          Outdoor Features

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    Gorgeous view of Lake Atitlan and it's 3 dominant volcanos....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Paragliding
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Churches
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $1,250
                  flat fee
                  New Years
                  Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  $450
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,100 $3,800
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Higher Rates during Easter, Christmas-New Years

                  Payment is in US dollars or in the equivalent in Quetzals.

                  Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your reservation but must do so 30 days before your are scheduled to arrive to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds

                  less 30 days before your scheduled arrival.

                  Credit Card payments will be charged to IXTnet.

                  20% due upon booking. Balance paid one month before arrival. In addition we require a refundable security deposit of $200 which can be paid when rental balance is due.

                  Payment can be made by credit card or Paypal. First Payment may be made by check, but will not be confirmed until the check clears.


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                  Last updated: 08/07/2014
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                  Location

                  Panajachel
                  Nearest Airport
                  La Aurora International
                  Panajachel
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Pan American Highway (CA 1)
                  Panajachel
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Restaurant Hama, Hotel del Sol

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Boat Tours of nearby lakeside villages

                  Solola Market Day

                  Day tours to nearby cities

                  Visit Maximon in Santiago Atitlan

                  Panajachel Nature Reserve

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: I am a screen writer & director and Internet Developer who lives in Santa Monica, California. When not working or traveling, I spend some time in Panajachel, where I represent the estate of my late former wife in an ongoing probate. If I am here working with lawyers on legal matters. when guests rent the house, I am happy to point them to places of interest around the Lake.

                  Why the Owner Chose Panajachel:
                  I do not own this property, but represnt the estate of my late former wife Jane, who came to this part of Guatemala about 20 years ago, where she setup a foundation to help widows of the 20 year civil war. She found this then undeveloped land and built a house for herself, where she spent many months per year. After her passing 5 years ago the property went into a long and continuing Guatemalan probate which I as one of the heirs have been asked to oversee from afar. The property itself is unique in that it provides serenity and is away from the hustle and bustle of Panajachel, a tourist destination in itself, but which is the jumping off place for most of the other lake towns. The house is located in it's own gated compound, on a secluded hillside in the 'Jucanya' neighborhood of Pana, an area pretty much unknown to the average tourist and is only a 10-15 minute walk from town center. Once you enter gate, you're transported to a serene world high above the lake with magnificent views and towering volcanoes, accompanied by the soothing sound of a waterfall which cascades down through the landscape from a mountain spring above. You are truly inside your own private paradise, yet close to everything you will ever need.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  The property provides you a place to get away from it all. A magical place to rest and recharge your own personal batteries. There is no better spot to sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the view of the ever setting sunsets over one of the most famous lakes on the earth. Yet, for those times when you feel the need to be connected, like picking up your email, or checking into your Facebook page, or phoning back home, there is wireless Internet and a cell phone to keep you connected. And, for those quiet times at the end of the day, a comfortable living room suite; a place to lie back and read the novel you brought with you or a Guatemala travel guide, to help you plan the next day or continuation of your Central American adventure.


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Main House, high on the hillside, has spacious grounds and incredible views.

                    Main House, high on the hillside, has spacious grounds and incredible views.

                  • Once inside the gate, the Mayan walls and staircases lead you to up to the house

                    Once inside the gate, the Mayan walls and staircases lead you to up to the house

                  • The living room as seen looking from the bedroom towards the kitchen

                    The living room as seen looking from the bedroom towards the kitchen

                  • The living room fireplace, window seat and magnificent view from the window.

                    The living room fireplace, window seat and magnificent view from the window.

                  • The dining area in a bay window opposite the appliances and countertops

                    The dining area in a bay window opposite the appliances and countertops

                  • Main House Master Bedroom patio. Great spot for morning coffee.

                    Main House Master Bedroom patio. Great spot for morning coffee.

                  • Main House in background. Guest   Bungalow on right, 12 stairs up. Add $75/night

                    Main House in background. Guest Bungalow on right, 12 stairs up. Add $75/night

                  • Guest bungalow bedroom. Has a fireplace & private bath with tub/shower

                    Guest bungalow bedroom. Has a fireplace & private bath with tub/shower

                  • The fabulous view from the deck outside the Guest Bungalow

                    The fabulous view from the deck outside the Guest Bungalow

                  • Casita: 10 stairs aboce the Main house. Has a killer view. - Add $50/night

                    Casita: 10 stairs aboce the Main house. Has a killer view. - Add $50/night

                  • Casita: Another angle, looking towards door to bathroom. Sleeps 2

                    Casita: Another angle, looking towards door to bathroom. Sleeps 2

                  • The house from the garden. Covered patio is the perfect lace for wine at Sunset

                    The house from the garden. Covered patio is the perfect lace for wine at Sunset

                  • The soothing sound of falling water greets you as you enter the gated property.

                    The soothing sound of falling water greets you as you enter the gated property.

                  • The living room as seen from the kitchen. Master Bedroom and Bathroom beyond.

                    The living room as seen from the kitchen. Master Bedroom and Bathroom beyond.

                  • Flat Panel TV hides in a corner cabinet. Has Internet Tv from USA & Netflix.

                    Flat Panel TV hides in a corner cabinet. Has Internet Tv from USA & Netflix.

                  • The modern kitchen with a central island at its focal point.

                    The modern kitchen with a central island at its focal point.

                  • Main house Master bedroom: Sliding doors lead to a private patio.

                    Main house Master bedroom: Sliding doors lead to a private patio.

                  • The Master Bedroom Fireplace and large built in desk and workspace.

                    The Master Bedroom Fireplace and large built in desk and workspace.

                  • Lawn beside front porch. The stairs on the left leads to the 2nd Bedroom Suite

                    Lawn beside front porch. The stairs on the left leads to the 2nd Bedroom Suite

                  • Guest Bungalow, looking toward closet, desk and entrance to private bath.

                    Guest Bungalow, looking toward closet, desk and entrance to private bath.

                  • Stairway behind house, leads up to 3rd bedroom in small bungalow with twin beds.

                    Stairway behind house, leads up to 3rd bedroom in small bungalow with twin beds.

                  • Casita interior: twin beds, has fabulous view & its own private bath.

                    Casita interior: twin beds, has fabulous view & its own private bath.

                  • Cistern catches the flow of waterfall from above before letting it cascade below

                    Cistern catches the flow of waterfall from above before letting it cascade below

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                  Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                  $185 per night (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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