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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: 04/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • 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. The trek up the hill is over a hundred stairs, but the enchanting view is worth the extra effort. 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.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • 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

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Two 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are too many stairs to be convenient for wheelchairs....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

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • 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

  • Stereo:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 6 - 8 with a bay window overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No need for air conditioning. The average temperature in the house day and night is quite comfortable. In winter months, some nights might be chilly - extra blankets are provided...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a dryer on the premises but arrangements must be made with the housekeeper to use it....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    3 fireplaces. Living room, Master Bedroom and bungalow bedroom suite. Initial wood provided. Additional wood subject to a fee at current market rate for firewood....moreless

  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Wireless in main house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    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

  • 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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine on the premises, but arrangements with the housekeeper must be made to use it....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Freezer:

    Built into the refrigerator....moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week
Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,250
flat fee
New Years
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay

$450
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 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.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/09/2015
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Location

Panajachel
Nearest Airport
La Aurora International
Panajachel
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway (CA 1)
Panajachel
Nearest Restaurant

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

ZipLine in Nature Reserve

Kayaking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I am a screen writer & director who lives in California. When not working or traveling, I spend most of my time in Panajachel. 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.


Contact us

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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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/09/2015
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