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Luxurious Villas with a Spectacular View

Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
  • Villa2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Villas, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

Guatemala - Adventurous, Restful, Romantic, or Together with your Family – Villas Km5 on Lake Atitlan is, the perfect place to stay.

Between the picturesque village of Santa Catarina and the lively town of Panajachel, these villas perch above stunning Lake Atitlan and are a haven of tranquility and beauty.

With magnificent views of Lake Atitlan from all rooms,the villa consists of a huge living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and large covered balcony with open fireplaces. On the lower floor, the two bedrooms each have their own bathroom and balconies.

Adjacent to the villas is a large jacuzzi and wood burning sauna, a covered shared lounge area and a fireplace. Here you can relax, have a drink or a meal and perhaps, meet another traveler who like you, has come to explore this small, exotic country.

You can wander down to the shore of the lake, through the fruit and coffee trees on the property and once there; swim read a book or just sit and watch the local fishermen.

In addition, we can arrange extra services to enhance your stay at Villas Km5. Upon request: a local cook can come and prepare fresh and authentic meals throughout the day or evening, a trained masseuse can be arranged for on-site massages, a local driver can accompany you on sightseeing adventures and the guardian who lives on the estate, is always on hand to provide information on where to go and what to see.

The owners of Villas Km5 are seasoned travelers; with a keen eye for detail and an appreciation of exactly what is needed to make you, their guests, feel at home. Villas Km5 is the ultimate home away from home.

Location

Perfectly nestled on the hillside of Lake Atitlan, Villas Km5 allows for full escape, peace, and privacy…

Villas Km5 is just 2 hours and 30 minutes by shuttle from the international airport in Guatemala City and just 20 minutes away by helicopter. For those wishing to venture further afield, Lake Atitlan is an excellent base from which to explore the country.

The property offers panoramic views of the neighboring villages and the lake’s three majestic volcanoes: Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. Just a few minutes to the Panajachel, (Pana) dock and you can charter a number of private boats to take you to any of the 14 Indigenous villages surrounding the lake. Alternatively, take the public boats and meet the locals as they travel to and from their villages.

Pana is one of the larger towns on the lake with plenty to do and see. Eat at one of the many good restaurants to taste the local fare, explore the village fruit, vegetable and flower markets and watch Mayan women create beautiful, woven textiles in the marketplace.

In the village of Santa Catarina, 5 minutes by Tuk Tuk from Villas Km5, you will find hand-woven tapestries, paintings and ceramics. The main street and those running off it, are filled with quaint shops bursting with artisanal offerings from the villagers. Follow the main street down to the shores of the lake or venture to the top of the village where you will find, onion and corn plantations. Stand amongst the fields of flowers overlooking the village and soak up the beautiful views of Lake Atitlan.

Feeling more adventurous try: the zip-line through the forests on the mountainside, walk up to the local waterfall from where the views are breathtaking, or venture further on a hike up to the volcanic peaks. Just about an hour away from the lake, you can take tours of Guatemalan coffee plantations or explore the World Heritage listed old city architecture of Antigua.

End your days with a drink at one of the many hotels, local bars, or relax at Villas Km5 and watch the sun set through the peaks of the volcanoes.

Owner

Marcel

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Feb 13, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • For a fifth guest on futon bed is also available for $25 per night

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Lake View
            with an undisturbed view
          • Lakefront
            villas on the lake shore and access to the lake
          • Mountain View
            views on the volcanos
          • Village
            Mayan village of Santa Catarina and Panajachel
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront

            Theme

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

                Meals

                  • Catering available

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        all linens are provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        the dryer is in the villa
                      • Covered Parking
                        2 cars garage
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        5 fire places 2 inside, 2 on the terraces and 1 in the outdoor area
                      • Firewood
                      • Garage
                      • Grey Water System
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Intercom System
                      • Internet
                        yes high speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room
                        sits 6 persons
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Secure Parking
                      • Solar Hot Water
                      • Solar Panels
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        All towels are provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        the washer is in the villa
                      • Water Tank
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                        Kitchen

                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Catering Available
                            Private chef available upon request (for additional fee)
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            for 6 persons
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            fully fitted and completed kitchen with all equipment plus washer and dryer
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            drinking water, kitchen paper,
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                6 persons
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    yes
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    cable
                                  • Television
                                    HD TV
                                  • Video Library
                                    please ask Andres our guardian

                                    Outside

                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        near by
                                      • Boat
                                        near by
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Sauna
                                                wood fired
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                Outdoor with a view

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Daily Maid Service
                                                  • Housekeeper
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • museums
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • volcano
                                                      • waterfalls

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water skiing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: Flexible

                                                                    Check-out: Flexible

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    16 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    The villa was very comfortable and the view was spectacular.

                                                                    Mom

                                                                    We enjoyed our time in this exquisite villa. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains are breathtaking. Marcel, the owner, was quite responsive to us. Josphefina, the housekeeper, prepared on our request a couple delicious authentic Guatemalan meals. Andreas, the house caretaker, was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this property.

                                                                    Beautiful house in a gorgeous location

                                                                    Alejandra F.Hollywood, Florida

                                                                    The villa was beautiful, it has Avery nice design with lots of windows facing the lake. It comes with everything you will need during your stay. The terrace with the jacuzzi and sauna has a great view as well.

                                                                    AWESOME, STUNNING, LUXURIOUS AND MORE

                                                                    Manya O.Sun City Center, FL

                                                                    My friend and I spent a month in paradise! We have traveled the world and stayed in many lovely homes, hotels and condos in mountains, deserts, jungles and beaches, but Villas Km5 is unequaled when you factor in the unbelievable climate (perennial spring), the magnificent view of Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes, the gorgeous flowers and shrubs, and the spacious, immaculate, well-equipped villa. Completely private yet within 15 minutes of both Panajachel and the village of Santa Catarina, it is the perfect place to stay. We either walked to both places, took a Tuc Tuc or hopped on board a pickup truck filled with colorfully attired Mayans. Lots of good restaurants in Pana plus a wonderful outdoor market with the freshest fruits and vegetables imaginable at ridiculously low prices. Marcel, the owner, arranged for us to be met at the airport in Guatemala City and on our way to the lake stop at an excellent supermarket, bakery, and ATM. Throughout our stay he corresponded via email to insure that everything was to our satisfaction and to answer our numerous questions. Federico, the affable caretaker, guardian and gardener was always available to prepare the sauna and/or Jacuzzi, light one of the 4 fireplaces, help carry groceries or in general just pamper us. Josefina, the housekeeper/cook, was always cheerful and gracious. Neither speaks English but we always managed to be understood. One of the nicest places on the property is the outdoor seating area. We spent many hours lounging there, the perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and sip a cocktail. Most afternoons clouds rolled in, literally! We'd be sitting on the spacious balcony when suddenly we were enveloped in mist. Within minutes it would be gone and the crystal clear lake would appear. Sunsets were magical, always different, always glorious. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. In fact we are already selecting dates for next year, hopefully 2 months in paradise!!!

                                                                    Be sure to bring home delicious cinnamon buns from Sandra's Tienda in Pana. Our daily breakfast feast was a fruit plate of fresh pineapple, papaya, strawberries, and Chiquita bananas with strong coffee made in the French press and warm pastry. Don't miss the nature reserve with its zipline and state of the art butterfly house, and be sure to spend a day traveling by boat from village to village. Bring binoculars; lots of birds as well as activity on the lake.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear Manya and Harriet,

                                                                    Thank you very much for your lovely words and I will pass on the compliments to Josefina and Federico, I am sure they will be delighted and proud to have done such a good job.

                                                                    Thanks again and we are all looking forward to seeing you next year.

                                                                    Kind regards

                                                                    Marcel

                                                                    Absolutely Stunning

                                                                    Derek J.Salt Lake City, UT, USA

                                                                    My Wife, brother, friend and I spent 3 nights here in June of 2014. I cannot say enough good things about the lake, towns, or villa. Federico lives next door and works full time to maintain the house and grounds. He is very helpful and always available to heat up the hot tub or prepare a fire in the outside fireplace (we did both every night!). There is also a woman (can't remember her name) that comes in every morning to clean. The house is very luxurious with an incredible view. It is also very easy to get to Panajachel in one of the tuk tuks that passes every ten minutes or so. The only thing I would change about the trip is that we didn't stay here long enough!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi Derek,

                                                                    Thank you very much for this and I am very happy that you had a great time in our villa. I will pass on to Josefina and Federico your compliment and I am sure they will be delighted with it.

                                                                    Thanks again and look forward to have you with us again.

                                                                    Kind regards

                                                                    Stunning view - tranquility and comfort

                                                                    Clotilde C.PARIS

                                                                    The house is set on a cliff facing the lake and the volcanoes - the view is just stunning, sun or fog.

                                                                    The house offers great modern comfort and a lot of space. You can really sense that the house is also used for family purposes as every detail is well thought, the decoration is really nice and you just feel at home.

                                                                    The location is also perfect: you havee access even by foot to the nicest village around the lake, Santa Catarina and it is close enough from Panajachel if you want more activities and dining opportunities.

                                                                    Clotilde and Alain from France

                                                                    A Peaceful Haven in a Glorious Setting

                                                                    Gill N.

                                                                    I loved this place- the photos really do not do it justice. It is quiet, peaceful and the perfect place to retreat to and relax after experiencing the sights and sounds of Guatemala. The views are magnificent and the villa is beautifully appointed. The owners have paid attention to detail and thought about everything a guest could need.The outdoor entertainment area is a little piece of heaven

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    $150 to 295/nt or $900/wk to $1770/wk, For an additional guest above the 4th and to a maximum of 5 the daily rate is $25.00 Please inquiry about pricing for longer stays as well as last-minute discounts! All rates include daily maid service as well as use of our communal recreational area Each villa has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds.

                                                                    $167avg/night
                                                                    16 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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