Retreat, Lakefront Cozy Home to Inspire Creativity!
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Situated right on the shores of the world-famous Lake Atitlan, Casa Paxanax provides privacy and tranquility, along with unsurpassable views across to the lake’s three sentinel volcanoes. This lake-side property is on the small bay and community of Paxanax, nestled below the Mayan village of Santa Cruz on the north side of Lake Atitlan.
From the shore a pretty path leads to our charming two-story home with a large, covered terrace. The cozy open-plan living area and kitchen lead to a bathroom (with bath tub) and one double bedroom and one single bedroom. Via exterior stairs the master bedroom is accessed, and has an uninterrupted, tree-top view of the lake.
The large terrace, which doubles as an eating/recreational area, greatly enlarges the atmospheric property. It is the perfect spot for a family meal or to just laze in the hammock with a good book and soak up the atmosphere.
The small garden is full of beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Check out our picture of the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree! Or else fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available at the daily market in Panajachel (Pana). There also a couple of good supermarkets offering all other groceries.
The house also offers a private dock to sunbath on, or take long cool swims in the calm morning.
Accessible only by boat, it is just a 10 min lancha ride to the main hub of the lake Panajachel. Public lancha go back and forth every half hour or hour.
Lake Atitlan provides a multitude of interesting day trips to other Mayan villages around the lake e.g. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Catarina, San Antonio, San Pedro and San Marcos, as well as more adventurous activities like paragliding and kayaking. For those who wish to indulge and pamper themselves, the nearby Villa Sumaya boutique hotel offers yoga classes, massages and various therapies.
Although Aldous Huxley’s comment that Lake Atitlan is the “most beautiful lake in the world”, is in fact a misquote, it would be hard to dispute this statement.
His actually words were: “It is really too much of a good thing.' Come and judge for yourself, and see where nature and Mayan culture collide, creating an unforgettable experience.
Keywords: Casita, Lake Front Property, garden
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Member since: 2007
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bath, Sink and Shower
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 7 - Apr 17, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $50
- CLEANING $40
High season rates apply for Christmas and New Year and Easter week.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: From Britain, but spent my entire adult life in Guatemala, working in the tourism industry. I am now living in the Twin Cities, and trained as an addiction counselor. Very much miss Guatemala, but Paola, our lovely House manager is onsite to help you with one of our rentals. Do give me a call.... I appreciate any opportunity to be able to talk about Guatemala...the land of eternal Spring.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala:
I bought this property in 2000, not expecting to live there, but to have the perfect retreat home for weekends. Circumstances changed, and we ended up living in this home for 5 years. Due to my studies, I rent the home out. If you love it half as much as we did living there, you will be happy!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is situated right on the shores of Lake Atitlan, and is really very peaceful. Nearby, you will enjoy the benefits of a few local restaurants, where it is fun to meet fellow travelers!
- Primary: +1 6513683626 In the US
- Secondary: +502 40302928 Our manager's tel number in Guatemala!
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Enjoy evenings snuggled up to the open fireplace
Enjoy cooking in this fully equipped modern kitchen
Enjoy our cosy Fireplace!
Beautiful bedroom with a cushioned bay window
Relax in our wonderful hammock on the front porch as you gaze over the Lake
The magnificent view from our property
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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