Gorgeous Luxury Lakeside Sanctuary with Private Dock, Boat, Spa Tub, Solar Power(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Huge! 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living areas, gourmet kitchen, and lake views
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 gently down to the lake. There is a covered area where you can relax in a hammock or have a picnic. Like to swim? Swim in the cool Lake Atitlan waters from our private beach and dock, or explore the lake in one of our two kayaks.
Every 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--a real luxury in Guatemala! 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 can pick up guests from Panajachel and return you to Pana (included in the price of a rental of six nights or more--maximum seven people). You can also rent the boat for trips to explore the lake. The rental 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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Member since: 2015
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Towels Provided
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- Deck / Patio:
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
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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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.
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.
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Spa tub with a view
Living area. Side windows look into the garden and front windows toward the lake
Dining area. Tables can be joined allowing seating for 12
Candlelit dinner with a view of the lake
Our kitchen features locally made ceramics from San Antonio Palopo.
Room with lake view, king bed, en suite bath, and private entrance
View from the bedroom with two queen beds
Bedroom with garden view, private bath, king bed and double bed
Upper patio with comfortable chairs. Relax and enjoy the view!
View of the house and lower garden from the path to the lake
Kayaking to Cerro de Oro
Sunrise at Lake Villa Guatemala
Main living area, including piano
Living area with piano and guitar. The high ceilingswonderful acoustics
Fresh flowers from our garden
Second floor living area
Room with lake view, two queen beds, en suite bath, and private entrance
Newly remodeled bathrooms
The villa is decorated with locally made art, weavings, and handicrafts.
Enjoy breakfast and coffee on the patio overlooking the lake
From the lower patio, looking at the top two floors.
The private road heading to the property
Our private dock and boat. The boat is available for rental and tours.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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