Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Quiet Elegant Apartment 5 Min Walk to Town with Great Views

You sent a message to this owner.

The apt features beautiful & colorful Guatemalan fabrics and handmade furniture.

Calendar

Last updated: 03/31/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Marcos La Laguna apartment description

This private, secure, and comfortable second level apartment has a small kitchen with stove/oven and refrigrator, its own covered porch, and a wonderful view of Lake Atitlan and 7, including some live, volcanos. The short 5 minute walk to town makes it easy for shopping, activities, and restaurants, but far enough for quiet nights. The wood furniture for this apartment was hand built by me, having been a cabinetmaker in the states for 25 years. The queen orthopedic pillow top bed is provided with 100% cotton sheets, and the bathroom, with 24 hour hot water from a brass rain shower head, sufficient towels, and complimentary shampoo and soap for stays less than a week. The sofa converts to an extra bed for a child or third person.

The apartment is located inside a secure walled garden and has wifi internet access and use of the washing machine. There's a wonderful private garden to enjoy and often other guests staying with me in the house, or the other apartment, from all destinations, to chat and exchange information with. We can meet you at the public dock, or at Blind Lemon's Restaurant in the central area of San Marcos to help you with your luggage, or even arrange transportation from the airport in Guatemala City if you like.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    View of Lake Atitlan and 7 volcanos....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the property there are mountain views in the opposite direction of the lake....moreless

  • Rural:

    Just outside the quiet small town of San Marcos La Laguna, but only a 5 minute walk to stores and restaurants....moreless

  • Village:

    Traditional Maya village. People pass daily who work in the mountain fields and women pass with firewood for cooking....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 9 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$55
$310 $715
* 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:

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 03/31/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

Car: Not Necessary

Probably the main attraction besides the beauty of the lake is the friendly indigenous Maya people, especially the women with their traditional colorful dress.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I am an acoustic blues musician, who passionately loves pre war country blues. Although I was born and raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I have lived on Lake Atitlan, in San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala for twenty years and am married to Catarina, a Maya woman born here on the shores of this lake. I love the Guatemalan people and culture, and also have a restaurant here, called Blind Lemon's which features good food and treating guests to some live blues. I also occasionally have acoustic blues guitar workshops here and also have private students.I have two beautiful guest apartments here in San Marcos that have great views of the lake and it´s volcanos. I have built these with local workers who have been with me for years, and I have done the woodwork and built a lot of the furniture, as I worked for years in the states as a cabinetmaker. I feel that my wonderful quiet, secure, and beautiful compound here is much more enjoyable when I can share it with guests.

Why the Owner Chose San Marcos La Laguna:
I bought this property in 1995 and started building my house, which is in the same compound as the guest apartments in 1999. I love the location for the wonderful views, and for being a little apart from the noise and activity of the town. It is very natural and peaceful and loaded with tropical plants and birds.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The unique benefits of staying here is that you have a secure, peaceful, and quiet place to relax and enjoy and to explore from. Also my experience living here and with my Mayan family can give you some unique and interesting guidance to discovering and enjoying the culture and environment.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 1
 

Photos

  • The apt features beautiful & colorful Guatemalan fabrics and handmade furniture.

    The apt features beautiful & colorful Guatemalan fabrics and handmade furniture.

  • View from the front porch, 5:30 am

    View from the front porch, 5:30 am

  • Cypress armoire, named The Month of March, actually took me longer to build.

    Cypress armoire, named The Month of March, actually took me longer to build.

  • Comfortable armchair in the corner to relax or read by natural light.

    Comfortable armchair in the corner to relax or read by natural light.

  • Coffee or tea?

    Coffee or tea?

  • Bathroom sink with natural rock work walls. Faucet set in parabolic recess.

    Bathroom sink with natural rock work walls. Faucet set in parabolic recess.

  • Entrance to the 7 Volcanes walled garden. Apartment building above.

    Entrance to the 7 Volcanes walled garden. Apartment building above.

  • Afternoon gives way to evening.  Shot from the front porch.

    Afternoon gives way to evening. Shot from the front porch.

  • Walk way to the apt building.  This one is the upper.

    Walk way to the apt building. This one is the upper.

  • Wake to the lake!  Double window infront of the bed has great view of the lake.

    Wake to the lake! Double window infront of the bed has great view of the lake.

  • Queen bed with 400ct cotton sheets, pillow top orthopedic mattress.

    Queen bed with 400ct cotton sheets, pillow top orthopedic mattress.

  • Kitchen has about all you need.  If you don't see it and need it, ask!

    Kitchen has about all you need. If you don't see it and need it, ask!

  • Bath will stars and moons etc cut into the rock work floor and walls.

    Bath will stars and moons etc cut into the rock work floor and walls.

  • Sun from bath skylight reflects off of chromed solid brass rain shower head.

    Sun from bath skylight reflects off of chromed solid brass rain shower head.

  • View from the kitchen.

    View from the kitchen.

VRBO #604951

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

$55 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Apartment
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/31/2015
Email owner
Show Phone Number

Enter your email address to view the phone number

Please enter a valid email address

5023127777

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Quiet Elegant Apartment 5 Min Walk to Town with Great Views

San Marcos La Laguna #604951

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 3

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.