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Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with Pool

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Villa Eggedal is one of the largest and most luxurious estates around Lake Atitlan. Spectacular is the only word to describe this ten acre walled villa located near the shore in the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel and you’ll arrive to privacy, luxury, spacious comfort, incredible views of the lake, mountains and volcanoes, and immaculately tended gardens and grounds.

Villa Eggedal is located 150 meters from the lake shore, which offers a sandy beach for swimming. A winding, uphill walkway leads to the estate and then through the grounds to the two studio apartments, two houses, and the owners private home with pool. (This property is definitely not suitable to handicapped renters or people with difficulty walking.)
Villa Eggedal is owned by a European aristocrat and art collector, and all the rooms are filled with beautiful antiques, paintings, rugs, sculpture, prints, and Mayan and world textiles.

Casa Wenche is the most secluded of the Eggedal rentals. This two-bedroom home offers the best views on the estate and its simple luxury and idyllic garden surrounding make it the perfect retreat. Living room, dining area and kitchen are all combined in a spacious common room leading out onto a 32 square meter terrace with one of the most stunning vistas on the lake. The fully equipped kitchen and ample dining space make this an ideal setting for a family or group getaway, and art-filled walls and tasteful decoration abound. This well-appointed house measures 118 square meters (1270 sq ft) and offers space for five in total: one bedroom with a double bed and the other with one bunk bed and one single. The ample stone-walled bathroom is located just off the common room. An outdoor terrace and barbecue area flank the entrance to the house and provide yet another opportunity to enjoy the surrounding garden and majestic views.
Small verandas, garden seats, patios, balconies, and shady lawn areas are nestled throughout the estate in a maze of winding garden paths. This is a paradise for birds and bird watchers alike with over 100 species spotted on the property alone. Papayas, avocados, citrus trees and a well-tended vegetable garden with fresh lettuce and herbs are all there for the picking to add some extra flavor to your sunset barbecue.

Staff provides housekeeping twice a week, and services like grocery shopping, laundry service and additional house-cleaning can be arranged for an additional charge.

Two studio apartments and a 4-bedroom home are also available on the estate, and Villa Eggedal can accommodate up to a total 17 people comfortably and privately.

Keywords: Luxury, Lake view, Garden, Bird Watching
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided:

    Linens will be changed twice a week with housekeeping....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available for additional charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$840 $2,940
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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150 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Guatemala city
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Iguana Perdida
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Santa Cruz
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Iguana Perdida, Santa Cruz

Bird Watching with over 100 species on the grounds alone - local English speaking guide available


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: Villa Eggedal is owned by an aristocratic Norwegian art collector who visits for a few months every year. After first visiting the lake in 1980 he vowed to return one day. Since breaking ground in the 90's, the homes, gardens and decoration of this villa have been his labor of love.

Why Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala:
Looking for a place to live part of each year in paradise, and the sheer beauty of Lake Atitlan is unparalleled. As for climate, the Guatemalan highlands are known as the 'land of the eternal Spring' and the chirping birds, flourishing gardens and warm breeze are a welcome change from cold winters and city traffic.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Although you're staying in a luxurious villa, you're by no means removed from local culture. A five minute walk to local restaurants, two minutes from a swim in the lake, and a 10 minute boat ride to the local market mean that privacy doesn't have to mean isolation.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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  • View from the balcony

    View from the balcony

  • Pool on the property

    Pool on the property

  • View from the house

    View from the house

  • Pool on the property

    Pool on the property

VRBO #348511

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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