Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfortable Cottage Near to the Lake
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- Minimum stay:2-9 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Panajachel cottage description
Casa Solhana is one of two houses we have for rent in two of the most naturally beautiful areas of Guatemala. The other house is situated on the River Lanquin near to the stunningly beautiful National Park of Semuc Champey. The 2 houses can also be found at the web page www.raxha-rentals.com.
Casa Solhana was newly renovated in 2013 to create a rental for small groups and families wanting a home away from home. This fully equipped house allows your party a stay with comfort, peace and recreational facilities, close to Panajachel's center, and only 3 minutes walk from the Lake, in the most peaceful area of Panajachel.
The house was renovated using cypress windows, doors tables and wardrobes with attention to detail that give it a warm cottage feel.
Our house provides you with a fully equipped kitchen , 8 person dinner table, 3 bedrooms that sleep comfortably up to 8 people and 2 bathrooms with twin head showers. Other facilities include a beautiful 'Santa Fe Style' fireplace, large flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, cable TV, fast wireless, washing machine, iron and ironing board, ping pong table and dart board,BBQ, portable MP3 speakers, board games , sand box, toys and slide for young kids.
To maximize the ease and comfort of your stay we can offer a morning cleaning and washing service whenever requested at an additional cost. A mobile phone for your use during your stay and 2 push bikes for popping to town and the market are provided. If you wish we can even provide a fantastic home cooked breakfast at an additional cost.
The main en suite bedroom with 2013 pillow top King size bed has 2 open air balconies which look towards the lake and over the garden. This room has a comfortable sofa bed, coffee table, fan, dimmer lighting and wardrobe. The 'garden bedroom' with 2013 queen size bed, and wardrobe has private access to the lush flower filled garden, hammock and gazebo area. Next door we have the 'Twin room' with 2 single beds, large wardrobe and toys for kids. All bedrooms come with cotton sheets, new fluffy pillows, and tasteful decoration. We provide complementary flowers throughout the house and a large seasonal fruit basket upon your arrival.
If you visit us in your private or rental vehicle you will be happy to find that we have private parking for 2 cars, and still leaving space for the ping pong table.
The water is heated by a solar system with electric backup that ensures constant piping hot water.
The house is situated in a very quiet part of town and surrounded by lush greenery and trees and has a view towards the nearby hills, and a small part of the Lake. Most of the year the walls that separate the house from the road and neighbours are blooming with vibrant multi coloured bougainvillea and other flowers that attracts hummingbirds.
Casa Solhana is ideal for families. Having 2 young kids ourselves means we took pleasure in adding the touches of a sand box, small slide, pin pong table, dart board, and DVDs for all ages. Welcome home!
- 200 m²
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Child's Highchair
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Ping Pong Table
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Visitors to Lake Atitlan will enjoy the peace and beauty of Lake Atitlan, and enjoy visiting the villages around its shores. The lake´s inhabitants are mainly indigenous who speak 3 main Maya languages and dress in a wonderful variety of colorful hand made textiles. Panajcahel can be a lively town at night and a great place to shop by day. It is the capital town of the lake and therefore it´s main hub. If you like adventure you can also find this at the lake. World class paragliding, kayaking trips and volcano hikes make it an ideal location for adventure and relaxation. ...moreless
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My friends and I stayed at this amazing house for 3 nights. The owner was very accommodating even though we got in at about 10:30 at night. He was waiting there with keys in hand and a smile on his face. He took time out to let us know about how to get to different places in Panajachel and around the Lake. He also came by to check on us and make sure everything was okay. The location was perfect as you could walk about 1-2 min and grab a tuk-tuk into the city center. The house itself was amazing with great accommodations and cable which was a must for us as we are avid basketball fans. I would highly recommend it for a great stay in Panajachel and am I ever in the area again, I know exactly where I will be staying.
- Guest Atticus121 (Dallas, TX, USA)
- Date of stay 11/05/13
- Review Submitted 11/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks Larry and friends. Hope you can come back one day. Thanks for being such good guests. All the best, Matt.
Nice Find in Pana!
Nice Find in Pana!
This was a perfect house for us. After a horrible day of plane trips, we finally made it to Pana to find this sweet, clean cottage. Fresh fruit and flowers! It was perfect for us to visit with friends we hadn't seen in two years and to explore Lake Atitlan and Panajachel. The cottage was as the listing described. It slept 7 of us comfortably. Having 3 teens, there was room to move around,play games, use the wifi, etc. There were bikes, phones, available. The house was secure and there was a place to park our pick-up. The treat for us was after a long day of exploring, shopping with teens, and swimming, a storm came in and we lit the fire in the living room and just chilled. Matthew was very helpful!!! We would definitely rent the house again---especially if there is a group of us.
- Guest Rudy (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 11/24/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks very much William. Hope you can visit again soon.
A Comfortable Location from which to explore Lago Atitlan
A Comfortable Location from which to explore Lago Atitlan
Our family of four spent 3 days/4 nights in this comfortable home stacked full of amenities. In addition to all the many extras listed on the page (internet, dartboard, table tennis, hammocks, hot showers, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, DVD library, bikes, local mobile phones, etc), we were greeted by vases of fresh flowers, coffee beans ready to grind, lovely decorations and a beaming host ready to answer any and all questions (including getting us to the nearest grocery store). It is true, the home is located in the quiet part of town, so a ride in a tuk-tuk (local scooter taxi) or an adventurous bike ride is needed if you want to eat out, but in return you get privacy and quiet ( other than the odd rooster crowing) and a stroll down to a quiet part of the lake front. If you can drag yourself out of the cozy bed one morning, a 6.30 am walk along the lake edge brings unparalleled serenity and stunning views. Obviously, the property is not on the lake and so you wan't get the lake views, but you get a lovely "home" to return to after a day of breathtaking views, or adventurous zip-lining or peaceful rides across the lake, or shopping in the local towns. Or a wonderful place to spend a lazy day playing games, snoozing in the hammock and enjoying the well-maintained garden. We had a rental car and we were grateful for the secure parking (but three cars would be a squeeze). Finally, Matt, the owner was always available, very attentive and full of good local advice. Thanks for making our stay enjoyable. Definitely gets a "like".
- Guest Alastair (United States)
- Date of stay 06/17/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you very much for the review Alastair, we´re very happy that you had a good time at the Lake and at our house. Hope you can visit again one day. All the best, Matt.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|christmas / new year
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2014
9 night min stay
Apr 10 - Apr 18, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
- Pet Fee: $15
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $100
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Guatemal city at 95 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Monterrico at 155 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Panajachel centre at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Panajchel centre at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I am originally from the UK but have been living abroad for 18 years. After traveling and working in Latin America for nearly 3 years I decided to settle in Guatemala where I co-developed a well known hostel in Lanquin, where you can find the breathtaking Semuc Champey National Park. About 5 years ago I decided to move to Panajachel with my wife and 2 Young daughters.
Why the Owner Chose Panajachel:
I decided to renovate this house, mainly for its location and for having 3 bedrooms. It´s situated in a peaceful part of town only 3 minutes walk from the lake,and 3 minutes from our family home. It´s a fantastic point to base yourself for a visit to Panajachel and all of Lake Atitlan. Private boats can be hired from near the house for trips to other Lake side towns.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house has a property next door that has a large garden, which makes the house feel even more spacious and green. Few Tuc Tucs pass by this road. The security is fantastic in this quiet part of town, and the house has a large main gate and walls which give it superior privacy. Being only a few minutes walk from the lake means that it´s easy to pop off to see the sun set or rise. The house has a very intimate cottage feel, a quaint front porch and green garden. The community where the house is situated is very friendly and has plenty of small shops nearby for buying food and drink for the house.
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Casa Solhana front and drive.
View of the house from the quiet street through the main gate.
View of house from the garden-
King bedroom with 2 terraces.
'King Bedroom' fan, dimmer lights, cypress furniture.
Living room. Sofa seating for 6. Fireplace. Patio Access and garden view.
Santa Fe style fireplace and living room.
View from the laundry área, showing the dart board, ping pong table and gate.
View of fully equipped kitchen from King Bedroom.
View from the living room.
Cypress Patio with breakfast table hammock, Access to Garden room.
Patio and hammock.
King bedroom with 2 terraces.
'Garden bedroom' with 2013 Queen size bed and private access to garden & patio.
Ensuite Bathroom, King bedroom.
Santa Fe style fireplace.
Very well equipped Kitchen.
Up to 8 person dining room table.
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