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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • Amazing lake front on Lake Atitlan

    "Villa Verdad is an amazing and spectacular place to stay on Lake Atitlan. This was our second time at Villa Verdad and it was just as amazing as the first. It was even so amazing that my partner proposed to me in the garden on our last day here. It will always be a place that we remember as somewhere special. It is in a perfect location because it is close to the boat launch in Pana but far away from all the backpackers. You can take a boat ride to any of the other villages if you want o go shopping or out. For the most part, we just stayed in the house and enjoyed the beautiful landscape. Francesca is amazing to work with. While we were in our shuttle bus from Antigua, the rain was so bad that I was just able to email her and she was able to arrange for a private boat to pick us up at the dock and bring us straight to the house. I was able to email her anytime and she always got back to us right away. They are also very good about getting the security back to us as soon as we leave the house."
    Guest: Nick Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
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  • Perfect for our Families

    "Given the option, I don't think my family (4 adults, three teenagers) would have ever left this hacienda. It's hard to describe the tranquility here and the posted photos don't accurately convey it. I've tried to add a few of my own images but they too are insufficient. The experience of watching the erupting Vulcan Fuego from the roof terrace was one of the peak experiences of our lives. One of our group wanted a cook for the duration of our stay. In a food town like Antigua, I was resistant to the idea but I can't praise the cook and house-keeper enough for serving us. At our request, they made typical Guatemalan cuisine and we enjoyed pepian, hilachas, pulique and other wonderful morsels. The other staff, particularly our driver, were very kind and attentive. The driver took us to Lake Atitlan through the back country (at our request) and we had a wonderful journey. We intend to return soon and our visit will be timed to the availability of this property. Our only regret is that we did not stay long enough."
    Guest: Tom B. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 27, 2016
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  • Great property and great location. It looked nice online but even better in person.

    "We really enjoyed staying at Las Arcadas. The home had great character and was well suited to our needs. The home was also located near the central area of Antigua yet distant enough for a relaxing and quiet stay. The outdoor garden space beside the unit was also a plus. We'd be glad to return here in the future. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home."
    Guest: Michael H. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 5, 2016
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  • My guests were sad to leave. And I can't wait to go back!

    "If you want safety, security, quiet, beauty and views amidst luxury in a perfect location, choose Casa Bella! The minute I came through the front security gate into the compound, I knew that Casa Bella was going to be exceptional in every way. From the chaos of the city streets, I found a sense of serenity and calmness in the surrounding beauty of the homes. As I stepped through the front door of the house, the inner garden greeted me with lush plantings and flowers of every color. The red hibiscus blooms were the size of dinner plates. The kitchen was welcoming, well-equipped, functional and kept sparkling clean by the housekeeper. The living areas were spotless and comfortable. The two ground level bedrooms had private baths with walk-in showers and shared a small garden. One of my guests had limited mobility and was well accommodated. The two large upper bedrooms shared a lavish bathroom and many amenities. They opened onto a huge terrace with 360-degree views of volcanoes and the old city. A spiral staircase led to another terrace with the highest views in the neighborhood. (We enjoyed many hours on these garden terraces watching sunrises, sunsets, full moons, volcanoes and shooting stars.) Casa Bella is actually a living museum of Guatemalan art. There are collections of paintings, sculptures and textiles throughout the property that thrill they eye and speak of the local people and their customs. The listing description and the virtual tour were accurate. The owner provided useful information about the workings of the house. Also strategic suggestions to help make our trip enjoyable. She gave tips that aren't found in guide books and stayed in touch. She anticipated our every need, including two house mobile phones. There were no bad surprises, only happy experiences. The driver/guide she suggested was a jewel. He negotiated the city traffic and mountain roads with skill. One of my guests asked me to mention Meson Panza Verde for a special dinner. I suggest a trip up to Tenedor del Cerro for Sunday brunch for the views, food, art and people watching. All five of us agreed that the trip to Lake Atitlan was the highlight of the trip."
    Guest: margaret s. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 25, 2016
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