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"While I strive to be altruistic, there is still a selfish part of me. I almost am wary of writing a review because I hope to return back to Casa Paloma many many times and fear that everyone will realize what a magic place this is and there won't be any openings. Alas, we can not live our lives ruled by fear or scarcity, so i sit here to tell you the good word. This house is magic. Guatemala is magic. The town of San Marcos is magic. By magic, I mean that things that don't seem possible, become possible in a delightful and enchanting way. For example, I enjoyed staying in the house so much, walking in to town, chatting with the angelic gardeners Miguel and Mateo and the charming boat rides to explore other parts of the lake so much that when I called to change my flight to stay longer, the airline agent said, "You know what? I like you, I'm not going to charge you a change fee!" See....MAGIC! You can easily see from the pictures that it is a beautiful home, but you cannot see the lightning bugs that buzz around after sunset, the way the sky is pink some mornings just before dawn or feel the powerful healing energy of the sacred land around this home, town and country. Joyce's house and visiting Antigua is one of my most favorite trips I have been on and I look forward to going back again and again and trust that there will be enough time at the house for all of us. Blessings on your adventures and know that if you go to this house, you will receive extra blessings!"
Guest: Rochelle4Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"Pamakanya is amazing. What a festive, cool, unique and lovely home!!! We went with our 3 kids ages 4,7 and 9 and my 70 year old parents. We all fell in love. It's all so cool, the views from the upper house are incredible. I recommend at least one sunrise session from the deck (you can't actually see it but the sounds and morning light are captivating). Having our own dock, kayaks and houses was a delight. Katie and her whole crew were incredibly responsive, kind and accommodating from start to finish. 4 days wasn't enough and we'd LOVE to return if we can!"
Guest: Nicole Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"I recently stayed here with 2 friends. We are all writers and it was an idyllic spot in which to work on our novels, and when we weren't doing that we either went hiking or to the little farmers market on Saturday mornings to buy our groceries or just sat on the lovely patio reading or looking at the beautiful gardens, lake and volcano. Carlos, the guardian, a lovely man, attended to anything we needed. The kitchen was fantastically equipped. We hope to go back again soon!!"
Guest: JaneDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
"Wow- where do I begin? This place was amazing-from the views, to the service, attention to detail, the food and did I mention the VIEW???
David was great with booking and follow up, Daniel patient and awesome with coordinating our arrival and helping us with a couple items we left behind. Ronnie was great on site and saw to our every need-even booking transportation and a boat for a tour of the lake, arranging swedish massages etc.. Angela was our friendly and talented chef who prepared our healthy, delicious dinners.
This property is just amazing with breathtaking views, gorgeous decor, super super clean everything, and beautiful pool, fountains etc. There are A LOT of stairs, so consider that if someone in your group has mobility issues. I loved it- got to work off all the great food running up and down the stairs."
Guest: Amy C.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 7, 2015