Stay in one of the finest and most luxurious villas on Lake Atitlan! Private and secluded waterfront property with a spectacular view of three volcanoes but just a ten minute walk from the bustling village of San Marcos. Amenities include the only heated pool available on the rental market along with lush botanical gardens, a spacious waterfront deck and private pier with swimming ladder, large hot tub with adjacent outdoor fireplace and lounging area, multiple terraces, and three floors of spacious living verandas overlooking the Lake and spanning the length of the house. The house itself is very well appointed with fine Guatemalan antiques and outstanding examples of local ceramics, textiles, crafts, and an exceptional art collection throughout including works by Palma, Guillermo, and Maldonado amoung others. Plush towels abound and high thread count bedsheets complement high quality mattresses, multiple pillows, and fine bed linens. Wifi throughout the house and extending to patio and pool areas, satellite DIRECTV with U.S. stations, and a fully equipped kitchen ( and we mean "fully" including spices and many condiments), and twice weekly house cleaning with optional laundry services available round out the house amenities. AND we offer full CONCIERGE SERVICES- transfers to and from the airport in Guatemala City or Antigua and the house, chef services, food shopping services, on site massage, on site language lessons, private daily boat rental, and the booking of a variety of activities around the Lake ranging from volcano climbing to horse back riding to paragliding. We may not be the cheapest alternative around the Lake but there is a reason for that. This house has everything and is designed for relaxation and comfort. Why not the best?
- Villa4900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
4900 sq.ft. 3 BR, 3 1/2 Bath,Heated Pool,Hot Tub,3 WBFP,1 Outdoor WBFP, WI-FI,TV
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- property manager also speaks spanish and french, english
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
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THE BEST HOUSE ON THE LAKE! AMAZING VACATION!
WOW, WOW WOW! OUR EXPECTATIONS WERE FAR EXCEEDED WITH THIS HOUSE, IT IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS, THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE, AND THE STAFF ON SITE WERE SO KIND AND WONDERFUL. HAVING A HEATED POOL AND HOT TUB WAS A SUPER PLUS AS IT DID GET COLDER AT NIGHT, THE PROPERTY MANAGER ON SITE ALWAYS EAGER TO PLEASE. ANYTHING WE NEEDED...A CALL TO THE TUK TUK FOR A RIDE INTO TOWN, OR TAKING THE POOL COVER OFF, HEATING THE SPA, ETC. THE FURNISHINGS AND DECOR ARE GORGEOUS IN THIS HOUSE. WE SIMPLY HAD AN AMAZING VACATION, WE DID TRAVEL TO MOST OF ALL THE OTHER VILLAGES, AND SAN MARCOS WAS OUR FAVORITE, AND I AM 100% SURE I CHOSE THE BEST HOUSE ON THE LAKE!!!
Thank you so much for your generous review. We will be sure to pass on your favorable remarks about our staff to them!
Phenomenal house and views
We (me, husband, 2 boys age 8 and 11) just came back from 12 days in Guatemala (8 of them at the house). As others said, the home and grounds are absolutely stunning and comes very well-equipped. Edgar and the weekend keeper (argh I'm blanking on name) are very friendly/helpful and understand a very decent level of English (better than my Spanish!).
Weather was perfect, 60 at night, 80 during the day, and it only rained 3 times -- all at night.
Yes, bring earplugs, and sleeping mask if you don't wish to be up with the sun (starts getting light around 5:30am). Around the lake, we traveled to San Juan, San Pedro and Santiago. Visited chocolate factory, weaving co-ops Almost walked to town daily for small items or to eat. I highly suggest stopping at a "Real" grocery store in Panajachel on your way, especially for meat or items you cannot live without (this would be Nutella for my kids), as the small shops in San Marcos have limited selections but they do have enough basics to survive: milk, bread, cheese, veggies, fruit, rice... Also they do not take dollars. The ATM is inside a small store past the main plaza on the right hand side after the spillway.
We stayed in Antigua the first 3 nights, which was the perfect amount of time for us (kids can only walk through so many buildings/churches/museums). It is a beautiful town and I recommend a guide at least for one day. We saved lots of time and learnt a whole lot more than we would have on our own -- we used Columbus Luxury Travel for several excursions and transfers and were extremely pleased.
Blaine reimbursed our security deposit within 24 hours and is very responsive, so do yourself a favor and rent this one!!!
The Atitlan rental exports made accommodations accordingly. I had to make cancellations with tours and meals because my son got sick. Andrea Helped as best she could.
Edgar looks after the home and asks if we need anything. We had the pleasure of meeting Maria who made two meals for us. Both are wonderful people who are helpful in wanting you to enjoy your stay.
Exceptional house and location
Five of us adults crossed the lake to Chirij ju' yu, a trip we were all looking forward to. The boat arrived at the pier allowing us to take in a 360 degree view of breathtaking volcanoes, the immense lake, surrounding pueblos tucked into the mountains and above us, the huge white house we had rented. We stood there in awe at where we were!
We followed the steps up to the main house, admiring the beautiful gardens, the sparkling pool and finally the lovely house. What a beautifully appointed work of art it is! The rooms are thoughtfully furnished and spacious, inviting each of us to be surprised at every turn by an enchanting piece of local art or Guatemalan artifact. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms roomy and we easily settled in.
The goal was relaxation. We kayaked on the lake, swam in the heated pool, lounged in the sun and under umbrellas, cooked our meals, relaxed in the living room and then repeated the above activities multiple times. We enjoyed an evening out in San Marcos at Fe Restaurant, but otherwise ate all our meals in the house. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking implements and we even grilled corn on the barbecue.
Begrudgingly we packed our bags as the essence of the place had lulled us into a gentle relaxation. The house, the views, the lake, the tropical rains, everything was magical. Even as we were leaving we were talking about when we would return. All of us highly recommend a long stay at Chirij ju' yu...
Second time as good as the first!
This house is like a small paradise! This is the second time that our family has rented the house, and we had another marvelous trip. The property is well-maintained, and the on-site staff are very helpful. We used the heated pool almost every day, looking out across the stunning lake. The walk into town is about 10 minutes (definitely up a step hill), and a great way to start your day.
Little slice of heaven
This home is very beautiful in every respect....furniture, amenities, staff, location...sit in the jacuzzi and stare across the lake to the distant volcanoes, paddle out on the water and go for a swim, walk into town for dinner....you will return home completely relaxed!
Xmas, New Year's, and Easter week rates are $2,500 per week $500 refundable damage deposit locks in reservation - rent due two weeks prior to onset of rental period. Full refund if cancelled more than two weeks ahead. Cancellation within two weeks of onset of rental period results in 50% rent charge.