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Gorgeous Luxury Lakeside Sanctuary with Private Dock, Boat, Spa Tub, Solar Power

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Huge! 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living areas, gourmet kitchen, and lake views

A luxurious lake-front villa on Lake Atitlan, between Cerro de Oro and Santiago Atitlan.

This lovely, secluded space is perfect for family groups or those looking for a retreat, get-away rental. The home is beautifully furnished and spacious (4000 sq ft); on 3 levels leading to the garden and the lake shore.

The upper, entrance level has a huge open-plan area with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, and a large living area with fireplace leading out to a large terrace with hot tub. This is the perfect spot for morning breakfast or sunset cocktails! Musicians will appreciate the piano and guitar in the living room.

The second floor has a large bedroom with King and Matrimonial (Double) beds. There is an additional Futon bed in the living/meditation space on this level. This is the perfect place for your yoga practice!

The bottom level has two large bedrooms, both with views of the lake, en suite full bathrooms, private entrances leading to the balcony and the lake. One room has two Queen beds; the other has a King bed.


The lush, landscaped gardens slope gentle down to the lake with a covered area to relax in a hammock or have a picnic. There is a private dock for those who wish to dip in the cool Atitlan waters. There are even two kayaks for guests to use to explore the lake.

Every last detail is attended to with all the furnishings throughout the home. The whole house has a water-filtration system, so that water is safe to drink from the faucets! The house runs on grid-tied solar power with battery backup, so you don't even notice those occasional Guatemala power outages. The solar water heater supplies plentiful hot water, with a gas water heater backup for those extra cloudy days.

WiFi is available throughout the house.

Our private boat will, if necessary, pick up guests from Panajachel and return you to Pana (included in the price of a rental of six nights or more). You can also rent the boat for trips to explore the lake. The hourly rate includes the boat captain and fuel.

The property is totally secure, as it is part of a large gated community of lake-front properties, accessed by a private road. Santiago Atitlan, which has a couple of good restaurants, is easily accessible by taxi or tuk tuk (only about 15 minutes away).
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside on the lower patios only....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We wish the property were accessible, but like most places around the lake, there are many stairs and no ramps...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • 2nd floor Garden View: 1 king, 1 double

    Private bathroom...moreless

  • Lower floor - Lake View Queen: 2 queen

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Lower floor - Lake View King: 1 king

    En suite bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

    On the top floor, by the living room and kitchen...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Next to the Garden View room on the second floor...moreless

  • Lower floor bathroom - queen room: toilet, shower

    En suite bathroom for the Lake View room with queen beds...moreless

  • Lower floor bathroom - King room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite bathroom for the Lake View room with king bed...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have several books by local authors that give insight into Guatemalan life and Mayan culture....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV (Claro), premium services. Most stations are in Spanish, with some English available....moreless

  • Television:

    One television is hooked up to satellite TV on the second floor....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Most of the rooms in the house have a lake view....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We have a small private beach and private dock. From there you can swim, kayak, or just enjoy the beautiful views....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Toliman volcano is behind us and visible from our upper garden. Our dock has a beautiful view of San Pedro volcano....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are 3km from Cerro de Oro and 5km from Santiago, and 1km down a private, gated road. The area is very private and quiet, without the noise that is common in Guatemalan towns....moreless

  • Village:

    Santiago Atitlan is a traditional Mayan village, filled with history and culture. Many guests visit the Catholic church-the oldest in the lake area-built on the steps of a Mayan temple in the 1540s....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two tables can be used separately to seat 8 or joined to seat 12. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The dryer is available for rentals of two weeks or longer. Laundry service is available....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in the main living area. From the sofa in the main living area, you can see both the fireplace and the lake....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mats, kettlebell weights, rowing machine...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters are available if needed, but the house generally stays a comfortable temperature....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi is available throughout the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality cotton bedding is provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open living space with lake views, opening onto a large patio. We even have an electronic piano and a guitar for the musicians!...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample free parking, including a covered carport that fits two cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone is available for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is available for rentals of two weeks or longer. Laundry service is available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Ten cup coffee maker, plus french press coffee carafe. There's also a coffee grinder and local whole bean coffee!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, flatware, glassware and mugs for 12 people. A full array of pots and pans, baking dishes, and storage containers are available for use...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full gourmet kitchen with large work spaces and lake view! A small herb garden is within easy reach, just outside the kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Whirlpool countertop microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full gas oven with electronic controls...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and essentials are included. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Energy efficient full size Samsung refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner gas Frigidaire stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The lower two bedrooms open on to a small balcony with access to the path to the lake....moreless

  • Boat:

    See the lake in style in our private boat. The cost of the boat rental depends on how long you're out and how far you go, and includes the fuel and boat captain. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The top deck has three small tables and seating for 8. The lower deck is open and is a lovely spot for yoga....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Full use of two kayaks are included in your rental. Both are sit-on-top style. One is a single and the other a double....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Our covered picnic area has a large table with two benches, and two hammocks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are several small lawn areas, including on the lake shore, and at the top of the property surrounding the fountain area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We have an energy-efficient SoftTub that comfortably seats four. Sit in the tub looking out at the view of the lake....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Years
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,900 $4,500
Semana Santa
Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,900 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$215
$1,500 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Please be aware that there are no grocery stores in this part of the lake. There are wonderful local markets for fresh produce, and small stores with some staple items. If you are coming from Guatemala City or Antigua, we recommend picking up groceries there before coming to the lake.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

125 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Guatemala City
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Quila's
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Las Lagartijas
130 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sipacate (Pacific Coast)

Car: Not Necessary

Lake Atitlan is home to 12 Mayan towns and villages, each with a distinctive personality. Most of our guests visit Santiago Atitlan, only 15 minutes by car or tuk tuk. Many take our private boat to the charming village of San Juan, which is home to several painting and weaving cooperatives. San Juan specializes in natural dyes for their cloth: something you won't find in the rest of Guatemala.

A trip to San Juan is often combined with a stop in San Pedro, which has good restaurants and the lake's only health food store.

A visit to Lake Atitlan isn't complete without a stop in Panajachel. Our private boat takes you there in about 20 minutes, or you can travel like the locals on public boats. In Pana you'll find restaurants, handicrafts from all over Guatemala, a couple of small museums, and a great zip line and nature reserve.

If you're more adventurous, the hike up Cerro de Oro is short but steep trek, with beautiful views and a stunning Mayan altar. The trail head is only a 10 minute drive from our location.

If you're extra adventurous, take the boat to San Pedro and hike San Pedro volcano. The trail is well-maintained but steep. Unless you're in stellar shape, plan on 5-6 hours hiking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Traci is from San Diego, California. She left a career in technical communication with a Fortune 100 company and moved to Guatemala in 2011. She bought Lake Villa Guatemala to host personal retreats and welcomes guests for either vacation rental, personal retreats, or all-inclusive vegan workshops. Mark has lived at Lake Atitlan since 1981. He is a musician who has played all around the world. He regularly plays in Panajachel, and he and Traci perform together in Panajachel and Santiago Atitlan.

Why the Owner Chose Solola, Guatemala:
Have you ever gone someplace new that immediately felt like home? That's how Lake Atitlan felt to both Mark and Traci, though 30 years apart. When Traci knew she wanted to move to Guatemala, she looked at several properties. Stepping off the boat onto the Lake Villa Guatemala beach, she knew this was the place.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
There is nothing like sitting out on the patio, surrounded by nature: the sights and sounds of the birds, the wind in the trees, and the gentle lapping of the lake down below. We love to have our morning coffee or watch the changing colors of sunset from the patio. Trees surround the house, and the property feels like a luxurious oasis in a private park.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • Spa tub with a view

    Spa tub with a view

  • Living area. Side windows look into the garden and front windows toward the lake

    Living area. Side windows look into the garden and front windows toward the lake

  • Dining area. Tables can be joined allowing seating for 12

    Dining area. Tables can be joined allowing seating for 12

  • Candlelit dinner with a view of the lake

    Candlelit dinner with a view of the lake

  • Our kitchen features locally made ceramics from San Antonio Palopo.

    Our kitchen features locally made ceramics from San Antonio Palopo.

  • Room with lake view, king bed, en suite bath, and private entrance

    Room with lake view, king bed, en suite bath, and private entrance

  • View from the bedroom with two queen beds

    View from the bedroom with two queen beds

  • Bedroom with garden view, private bath, king bed and double bed

    Bedroom with garden view, private bath, king bed and double bed

  • Upper patio with comfortable chairs. Relax and enjoy the view!

    Upper patio with comfortable chairs. Relax and enjoy the view!

  • View of the house and lower garden from the path to the lake

    View of the house and lower garden from the path to the lake

  • Kayaking to Cerro de Oro

    Kayaking to Cerro de Oro

  • Sunrise at Lake Villa Guatemala

    Sunrise at Lake Villa Guatemala

  • Main living area, including piano

    Main living area, including piano

  • Living area with piano and guitar. The high ceilingswonderful acoustics

    Living area with piano and guitar. The high ceilingswonderful acoustics

  • Fresh flowers from our garden

    Fresh flowers from our garden

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Second floor living area

    Second floor living area

  • Room with lake view, two queen beds, en suite bath, and private entrance

    Room with lake view, two queen beds, en suite bath, and private entrance

  • Newly remodeled bathrooms

    Newly remodeled bathrooms

  • The villa is decorated with locally made art, weavings, and handicrafts.

    The villa is decorated with locally made art, weavings, and handicrafts.

  • Enjoy breakfast and coffee on the patio overlooking the lake

    Enjoy breakfast and coffee on the patio overlooking the lake

  • From the lower patio, looking at the top two floors.

    From the lower patio, looking at the top two floors.

  • The private road heading to the property

    The private road heading to the property

  • Our private dock and boat. The boat is available for rental and tours.

    Our private dock and boat. The boat is available for rental and tours.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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