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Lake Atitlan Retreat - Spectacular View & Large Private Garden

Richard (Rico) Johnson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Richard (Rico) Johnson

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015
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Lake Atitlan Retreat - Spectacular View & Large Private Garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Lake Atitlan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is a place for romantics and adventures seeking rest, reflection and inspiration. Lake Atitlan, surrounded by volcanoes, is often called the most beautiful lake in the world. The lake views as well as the mountain views from this 2-story house are nothing short of spectacular. There are 3 bedrooms, a beautiful stone bathroom, a modern kitchen, living room with a fireplace and 2 amazing porches.

This house is situated in a large, well-maintained, private fantasy garden just 5 minute’s walk to the lakeshore and 15 minutes walk up the mountain to the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. The only access to this property is by boat. There are restaurants, bars & hotels nearby. We have good internet access. Take advantage of, scuba diving, yoga, Spanish lessons, kayak rental and guided hikes and tours of the lake. For a writer or artist focusing on a project or for a spiritual retreat or a family vacation in the heart of Maya country, this house is ideal.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Richard (Rico) Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015

About Richard (Rico) Johnson

My girlfriend and I spend approximately 9 months a year living in Santa Fe, NM and the other 3 months in Guatemala. This is a house that I designed and built. We have a large enclosed private garden with numerous flowers, fruits and organic vegetables. In 2013 we built a small (460 sq. ft) casita which will be furnishing during the winter months (2014-2015). The garden is a great place for bird watchers! A river is along the west side of the property. Everyone loves this place.

Richard (Rico) Johnson purchased this house in 2003

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Lake Atitlan Retreat - Spectacular View & Large Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Florence, MA, USA
5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for several weeks with two other writers in February 2015. It was my first time staying at Rico's and I will surely return. The house was just a ten minute walk from the main dock at Santa Cruz and a 3 minute walk for a dip in the lake. I could either feel involved in the local community or be a complete hermit. I divided my time evenly between those two options. The house is clean (super clean!) with inspiring views of the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who like to cook. If you aren't a cook, you can buy meals locally or amazingly, order take out meals from some the of best local cooks who even deliver. We were well cared for Carlos who maintains the property and helped us with all sorts of things like where to buy fresh eggs and how to stay supplied with bottled water. Truly a place to experience. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here with 2 friends. We are all writers and it was an idyllic spot in which to work on our novels, and when we weren't doing that we either went hiking or to the little farmers market on Saturday mornings to buy our groceries or just sat on the lovely patio reading or looking at the beautiful gardens, lake and volcano. Carlos, the guardian, a lovely man, attended to anything we needed. The kitchen was fantastically equipped. We hope to go back again soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Westhampton MA USA
5

Casa Rico is fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This winter, for the fourth time, friends and I booked Casa de Rico, and it was even more wonderful than ever. We are writers who had just led a writing & yoga retreat at nearby Villa Sumaya and needed time to work on our own novels. What a special, private, beautiful place to work, rest, cook, wander, and visit with friends. We are especially fond of Carlos and his family, who care for Casa de Rico year-round. They bring an air of warmth and friendliness, as well as delicious meals prepared by Carlos's wife, Alicia. And we have become especially fond of Alicia's mother and sisters, for their weaving, their hugs and their delightful laughs. Somehow all of this comes with the casa, along with light-filled rooms, a well-equipped cook's kitchen, comfortable beds, a delicious stone-encircled shower, laundry room and best of all, gardens Eden would envy. And, did I mention, a gorgeous view of the lake and its volcanoes rising into the sun? We will surely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Guatemala
5

Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just spent another lovely week at Rico's house. This is the second time we've stayed there, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Rico, as always, was extremely attentive and helpful, as was his caretaker, Carlos. The house is cozy and well equipped and the gardens are lush – it is a little piece of paradise. We hope to be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Philadelphia, Pa
5

Dont hesitate to rent this house

  • 5 of 5

The house did not disappoint. Everything was as promised. Fully operational and clean. The gardens are beautiful. Richard was most helpful in setting up transportation and in anticipating our needs. The house is very private, but you are a ten minute walk from the boat launch dock, and three excellant restaurants/bars/internet cafe and a small tienda that sells fruit and soft drinks. The people at these establishments are very helpful. Best advice was that each person bring a flashlight (for the walk back to the house at night). Alicia is a very good cook and baker. Her mango pie is the best we've ever had. Best house feature is the shower. We would have liked to have had a microwave oven and a CD boombox. Overall, we were very impressed with the rental and cannot say enough about Richard's attention to detail. Thank you Richard for everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Guatemala
5

Beautiful house in a beautiful town...

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed our stay at Rico's house immensely. The master bedroom has a balcony with a spectacular view of the lake... What a sight to wake up to every morning! :) The garden is lush and well kept, and the town is peaceful and quiet... Great for a fun and relaxing getaway.

The house was impeccable, and very well equipped: the kitchen has every cooking utensil one could want, and there are sheets, towels, blankets, etc. The caretaker was very helpful and friendly as well.

We will certainly be coming back soon for another visit!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Local Artisan Markets, Spanish Lessons, Massage,& Yoga.

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per week

Lake Atitlan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Dry Season
Nov 4 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$490
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Rainy Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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Refundable damage deposit $150
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Amenities

Lake Atitlan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Shower. Adjourning room has large sink and washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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