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Finca El Zapote. Lake House. Paradise on Earth. 20% Off Weekend Rates Sept/Oct

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Nestled in 10 acres of Botanical Gardens on the slopes of the Volcán de Fuego

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Last updated: 09/17/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Escuintla house description

Come and discover Finca El Zapote in Escuintla, Guatemala; what some people have called paradise on earth. Located on the slopes of the active Volcán de Fuego, it is the creation of a Norwegian pioneer and his wife, a famous Guatemalan artist. Together, they designed and planted 20 acres of Botanical Gardens. Exploring the gardens you will find a beautiful spring which feeds the natural swimming pool, the four lakes and an abundance of flora and fauna that make this place so spectacular, especially when the active Volcán de Fuego decides to put on a show. The farm has a long history of planting Quinine trees, which is used to cure malaria. It’s registered as a Private Nature Reserve, with conservation as a top priority. During your visit you will be able to participate in the following: walking in the gardens, Birdwatching, swimming in a natural pool, fishing in the lakes, rowing in a boat or kayak, enjoying lunch outdoors, or possibly a game of volley-ball! Here you will disconnect yourself from technology and the modern world, and feel connected with nature in all its beauty! If your stay is longer than 1 night, you can request at additional cost a Quinine Plantation Tour and Waterfall/River Trekking Tour.
The Lake House: This cozy house overlooks a beautiful scenery of the gardens where a lake with an island is located. It can sleep up to 6-8 people in 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms. It has a dining area, living room with chimney, outdoor porche area, and fully equipped kitchen. Included is maid and cook service, as well as complimentary breakfast, natural drinks, and light dinner. Lunch can be hired for an additional cost.

The Lake House: This cozy house overlooks a beautiful scenery of the gardens where a lake with an island is located. It can sleep up to 6-8 people in 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms. It has a dining area, living room with chimney, outdoor porche area, and fully equipped kitchen. Included is maid and cook service, as well as complimentary breakfast, natural drinks, and light dinner. Lunch can be hired for an additional cost.

Property Type

  • House
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Included In Price

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            Ideal property for children with many activities in Gardens...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Shared Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            shares a bathroom...moreless

          • Optional - small bedroom: 1 twin/ single

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          • Shared Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

            shares a bathroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Shared bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Entertainment

          • Books

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View:

            The Lake House has an amazing view of a beautiful lake which is used by hundreds of egrets as their nest....moreless

          • Lakefront:

            The Botanical Gardens at Finca El Zapote include 4 lakes...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            The magnificent Volcán de Fuego lies just behind the property. ...moreless

          • Rural:

            Situated on the slopes of the Fire Volcano, it is far from urban areas. ...moreless

          • Water View:

            The Botanical Gardens at Finca El Zapote include a water spring, natural swimming pool and 4 lakes...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            1 indoor living room, and 1 outdoor porche...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Both bath and pool towels provided...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            Includes cook and maid service...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            spices, cooking oils, filtered water...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove

          Outside

          • Boat:

            1 rowing boat available. Can be used for fishing as well...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            1 kayak available free of charge...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The property is located in Botanical Gardens of Finca El Zapote. 20 acres of tropical gardens grown since 1960's...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Outdoor grill can be requested for additional $5...moreless

          Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Natural swimming pool, clear water, has tarzan rope, trampoline, surf boards, lazy chairs, deck area. Long water slide next to pool can be requested for additional $30...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  1 night min stay
                  $300 $400
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest


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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Discounts available for late check-in or early check-out on 2nd night.

                  Discount available for 2 or more nights. Discount available without food and catering.

                  50% deposit required for reservation

                  50% balance required 5 days before arrival.

                  Rates are subject to change.

                  4 day minimum rent, 20% increase on Holiday Season Rates (Christmas, New Years, Easter). Inquire for quote.


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                  Location

                  75 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Guatemala City (Aurora International Airport)
                  7 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  RN-14
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Puerto San Jose

                  Car: Necessary

                   

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                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Nestled in 10 acres of Botanical Gardens on the slopes of the Volcán de Fuego

                    Nestled in 10 acres of Botanical Gardens on the slopes of the Volcán de Fuego

                  • Enjoy paradise on Earth for a few days!

                    Enjoy paradise on Earth for a few days!

                  • Indoor living room, next to the chimney

                    Indoor living room, next to the chimney

                  • Master bedroom, has a private bathroom

                    Master bedroom, has a private bathroom

                  • Natural swimming pool crystal clear water..Located 200m from the Lake House, it includes tarzan rope, trampoline, surf boards, lazy chairs, etc..

                    Natural swimming pool crystal clear water..Located 200m from the Lake House, it includes tarzan rope, trampoline, surf boards, lazy chairs, etc..

                  • Stunning Tamborillo tree towering above the pool!

                    Stunning Tamborillo tree towering above the pool!

                  • One of two waterfalls in the Gardens

                    One of two waterfalls in the Gardens

                  • Local wildlife includes 1m long iguanas

                    Local wildlife includes 1m long iguanas

                  • Your group can have lunch by the pool!

                    Your group can have lunch by the pool!

                  • Enjoy a relaxing chimney in the Lake House to wind down, or for the rainy nights!

                    Enjoy a relaxing chimney in the Lake House to wind down, or for the rainy nights!

                  • Fully equipped kitchen - Includes maid and cook service

                    Fully equipped kitchen - Includes maid and cook service

                  • Volcán de Fuego is very active and in constant eruption. Rivers of lava can be observed from the property

                    Volcán de Fuego is very active and in constant eruption. Rivers of lava can be observed from the property

                  • The Lake House enjoys an amazing view of one of four lakes. This one in particular is home to 250 egrets which nest in the island at night.

                    The Lake House enjoys an amazing view of one of four lakes. This one in particular is home to 250 egrets which nest in the island at night.

                  • Outdoor porche for dining, or relaxing with the view!

                    Outdoor porche for dining, or relaxing with the view!

                  • Dining room enjoys a beautiful view of Fire Volcano!

                    Dining room enjoys a beautiful view of Fire Volcano!

                  • All rooms have garden views! 2 rooms share one bathroom

                    All rooms have garden views! 2 rooms share one bathroom

                  • You can row a boat or use a kayak, and fish tilapia at the same  (catch and release)

                    You can row a boat or use a kayak, and fish tilapia at the same (catch and release)

                  • 10 acres of Botanical gardens include a water spring, natural swimming pool, 4 lakes, and a cementery.

                    10 acres of Botanical gardens include a water spring, natural swimming pool, 4 lakes, and a cementery.

                  • The property has 5 waterfalls in the canyons, separated from Gardens - Tour for additional cost

                    The property has 5 waterfalls in the canyons, separated from Gardens - Tour for additional cost

                  • Natural swimming pool... PARADISE!

                    Natural swimming pool... PARADISE!

                  • Room #3 with shared bathroom

                    Room #3 with shared bathroom

                  • Come stay at The Lake house

                    Come stay at The Lake house

                  VRBO #508739

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

                  $300 - $400 per night (USD)
                  2

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Speaks: english, spanish
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/17/2014
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