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Guest Cabin On Large Lake Front Estate.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Guest Cabin On Large Lake Front Estate.

If you have reached this site you probably already know about Lake Atitlan.

Jaibalito is a small Mayan village of about 1200 people and the last village that has no roads or mechanized vehicles. It is about a 20 minute boat ride from the public dock in Panajachel to the public dock in Jaibalito which is about 30 yards down the shore.

The Casita is a 700 square foot studio style cabin that sits behind my main house on a 2 acre fenced and gated compound right on the water. It has Directv from the US with 600 channels, full refrigerator, gas stove and oven, washer and dryer, WiFi, wraparound screened in porch with hammocks

It also has two water systems, a backup generator, 30 gallon electric hot water heater and all kitchen supplies plus linens.

More Details

Gary Hagan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Gary Hagan

I have lived in Jaibalito for 15 years and bought this compound in 2004. The casita was originally used by my two boys but they are off to college and then I had a retired couple rent it for two years.

They moved last month so I am trying to rent it again. Although I am looking for a long term renter, I will rent it for a minimum of 5 days to 1-2 people.

Gary Hagan purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Gary Hagan chose Jaibalito

Just look at it.

What makes this cabin unique

Lake front, serenity, safety but with all the modern conveniences.


Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Guatemala City
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Jaibalito Public Dock
Nearest Golf
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: not necessary

Almost all major facilities are located in Panajchel a 20 minute boat ride away. Jaibalito dose have small tiendas, a small vegetable market and 4 restaurants within a few minutes walk.


Jaibalito Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


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Guest Cabin On Large Lake Front Estate.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a wonderful week at this casita. The location is its best part. Everyhting there that you could possibly need, including wifi, laundry, TV, and extremely helpful staff. Another important aspect that makes this location so good is that it's close to the center of the village, BUT, just far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet from the ever-present barking dogs. Thanks Gary.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neal, Thanks for the kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay even though I wasn't there. I'm sure we will meet again soon as I am a wealth of information regarding the area and your construction.
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Look no further, this is the one! ¡Este lugar es perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our 6 days in Lake Atitlan. We had EVERYTHING we could need. Our host Gary was very friendly and helpful. He has lived on the lake nearly 20 years therefore is extremely knowledgeable about the area. The grounds are extremely beautiful and well kept. We spent hours in the hammocks outside our cabin. We believe this area of the lake has the best views (volcanoes) and cleanest water to swim in.

Few Tips:

-There are just a few restaurants in Jaibalito, from the more upscale (Casa Del Mundo & Ven Aca) to the backpacker-priced but still good food (Posada Jaibalito). Ven Aca has a good happy hour starting at 3:30PM, excellent food, and a infinity pool with amazing views. Casa Del Mundo has a 5 course dinner which I highly recommend for at least one night, its a bit pricier but the food was gourmet quality, you must book with them in advance. Lastly the cabin does have everything needed to cook for oneself if you're into that (stove, microwave, fridge, filtered water, etc) but in that case you'd most likely want to buy the majority of the food in one of the larger towns.

-Reasonably priced kayaks rentals are available from Casa Del Mundo and stand-up paddle boards from Los Elementos Kayak and Adventure Center in Santa Cruz La Laguna which is a 5 minute boat ride or a 35 minute easy and safe hike.

-You can swim right off one of the many docks in front of Gary's property. Nearby Casa Del Mundo also has a great swimming and lounging area (hammocks/etc) down by the water to hang out at, read a book, etc.. The friendly staff there can help you book other tours such as horseback riding, volcano hikes, etc (prices were very reasonable as we shopped around when we were in some of the larger towns).

Overall, I couldn't recommend this place more! Thank you Gary for being such a wonderful host! We hope to be back soon :)

-Travis & Rosa

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great. I could adopt you. Come back and stay longer. Thanks, Gary
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Great Retreat in Mayan Village--Take a Boat and Explore the Whole Lake

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a comfortable place as an introduction to Guatemala and Lake Atitlan for my first visit. The cabin has all the comforts of home plus a welcoming American host; great security and the main house and gardens are right on the lake for viewing the volcanoes. A wonderful German restaurant/hostel is close by, serving as a social center for expats in the community. Thanks, Gary, for the friendliness of your family during my stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, thanks for the kind words. We enjoyed your stay and only wish it could have been longer. Safe travels, gary
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A Must Stay on Lake Atitlan

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this listing and have nothing but positive things to say about our whole experience. We originally planned on staying 5 nights, but loved it so much we added an extra 2!

The guest house is in the backyard of a gorgeous lakefront property. The yard is huge, beautiful and well maintained. The guest house had everything we needed, was comfortable and completely safe. Gary was more than accommodating, letting us use the hot tub, taking us for a ride in his boat, and giving us full use of his dock and yard! We felt very comfortable and safe here. The security around the property was excellent, as were Gary's dogs who kept watch day and night. We got internet in all spots of the house and enjoyed the satellite TV at night.

Jaibalito is a tiny town, with not much to do, but was perfect for what we were looking for.

Definitely stay here, you will love it!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were such great guests I should pay you! Please come back and visit us again soon. Safe travels, gary
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Awesome Guatemala get away!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect get away for myself and my husband. The cabin was a simple, no frills, perfectly laid back accommodation on a gorgeous, well kept, safe property. Directly on the lake and in the beautiful surroundings of jaibalito, we enjoyed everything from peace and quiet to wild happy hour at Ven Aca (a pool lounge/bar within walking distance). This was the perfect solution for anything we wanted. Gary, the host, was absolutely awesome! We felt right at home the entire time! Thanks again Gary!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were the best. You just drank too much of my coffee. Ha!! I look forward to your return soon.
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Great little cabin/casita

  • 5 of 5

We were really happy to find this little place - it had everything my partner and I needed, double bed, full kitchen, movies in the evenings, beautiful quiet spots to sit and enjoy the property, direct access to the lake out front, safe, comfortable and clean. Really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I barely knew you were there. Enjoy your travels and come back soon. gary
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

5 day minimum, discount for 3 or more months. Please inquire.

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