PALATALIK: BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE HOUSE WITH VOLCANO VIEWS

Royston Delaney

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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PALATALIK: BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE HOUSE WITH VOLCANO VIEWS

Lake Atitlan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Step into a different world. Lake Atitlán is one of the most exquisitely beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by volcanoes and steeped in indigenous culture, it's an intoxicating place to spend your vacation. Palatalik is a lovely, comfortable new lakeside house, designed by a Guatemalan architect and built by local craftsmen. It's on the 'car free' side of the lake -- accessible only by water taxi from the nearby town of Panajachel.

Wake up to the sunrise over Atitlán and Tolimán, two of the three volcanoes visible from our house. Fall asleep watching the natural light show created by storms caught miles away behind them. In between, you can swim from our dock in the clear, cool waters of the lake, walk to a nearby restaurant for lunch, take a boat to a nearby village to study Spanish, climb the volcanoes, or ride horses...or just hang out on one of the three terraces and read or watch the local fisherman go by in their wooden canoes.

The house is great for families.

see our house website: www.casa-atitlan.com

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Royston Delaney (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks spanish, english

About Royston Delaney

Hi, I am Royston 'Rory' Delaney, proud,new owner of Palatalik. I am an attorney who spends most (too much) of the year in Boston, Massachusetts.

Royston Delaney purchased this house in 2013

Why Royston Delaney chose Lake Atitlan

It is said that if you swim in the waters of Lake Atitlan, you will return. That turned out to be true for me. I came here in 1995 on a meandering journey through central America and, of all the places I have seen then and since, this is where I left my heart.

So, nearly twenty years later I returned with my wife and three children (10, 8 and 6) for Christmas 2012/2013. When the family saw the splendor of the lake and the wildlife they needed no persuasion that this was the place for us and so we bought Palatalik from Debra who built it six years earlier. Now the children are planning tree houses and learning Spanish.

I was impressed by the location, but on a more mundane level I was impressed with the build quality of the house and its cleanliness! It is tidier and cleaner than my home in Boston! I hope to retire to the lake some day, but in the meantime the house is available for others to enjoy. Royston ('Rory') Delaney

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fantastic trip to Guatemala! We loved Palatalik and Lake Atitlan and had many many fun adventures."
Mar 2009
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171089
Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Portland, OR
5

Awesome Palatalik

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we pulled up to Palatalik we knew we were going to have a great time. We just got back from our week vacation at this house and my family and i had an awesome time. The house was as berautiful and clean as the pictures shows and the garden was beautiful. There were great resturaunts within walking distance in each way with incredible views of the lake.
Pablo, the caretaker was extremly helpful and kind and gave us helpful hints with any questions we had. The kids had a great time swimming in the lake as well as visting the small towns that surround the lake. We spent a week but could have stayed laonger as there was alot to do and see.
Truely one of te most beautiful views from the house that you will find.
We hope to return one day!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala
NYC
5

Paradise on Lake Atitlán

  • 5 of 5
In decades of visits to Atitlán, this was without a doubt the most relaxing time we've spent on the lake. The house is lovely and very comfortable, arguably even better than the photos. The stunning views from almost every room are breathtaking. Swimming off the dock was a highlight for adults and children, as was the charming walk to Santa Cruz. We look forward to returning for a longer visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Guatemala City
5

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5
The house is nice and clean. The garden is beautiful with different plants, flowers, and fruit trees. The view from the kitchen is fabulous. Additionally, you may find yoga classes, kayaking, and rock climbing within a few minutes walking distance from the house. We really enjoyed it.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala
United States
2

Nice House

  • 2 of 5
On arrival we walked up the beautiful landscaped garden and found other renters in the house. It turns out that Debra had made a mistake & double booked the house for one night, so we had to quickly find our own lodging.
The house was as described, cozy & pleasant.
After we returned home we spent a week sending e-mails back & forth trying to get our money refunded for the night we weren’t able to stay in the house.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Florida, USA
4

Beautiful lake view!

  • 4 of 5
This unique house sits high above the lake just past Santa Cruz. The garden leading up to the house is beautiful. The rooms are spacious. The views from the decks are spectacular. There are plenty of amenities to this house. Even during a rainy day we sat in the kitchen and played board games we found in the house. It was great to have a washer and dryer to dry our clothes after being on the lake in a boat and getting wet. Only caution is to watch out for the spiders and scorpions. Don't go barefoot. The mornings are best as the lake is calm and a good time to go swimming off the dock. We found an information book that was filled with lots of suggestions for things to do. See Lee a few doors down who rents kayaks. he also does lake tours that will pick you up at the dock in front of the house. Very nice place to get away from it all!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good trip!
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Palatalik: Beautiful Lakeside House with Volcano Views
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala
5

Wonderful house, clean, welcoming, spacious

  • 5 of 5
This house and property were even nicer than advertised. The house was beautiful, spacious, clean, and well-appointed. The grounds were a beautiful tropical garden with banana, avocado, and lime trees set on a hillside next to Lake Atitlan. There were many activities readily available in the immediate vicinity and more than we had time to do in the larger lake region. We particularly liked kayaking, swimming, hiking, visiting the nearby town for shopping, and taking a tour of the Nature Reserve where we tried zip lining. The views were spectacular throughout the region.

The owner provided plenty of information about the house and the area, including restaurants, attractions, and activities. Our three generation family of 4 had a wonderful time and felt we received full value for our expenditure. I recommend a stay of at least one week. Two weeks would be even better.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Guatemala City
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Isla Verde Atitlan
Car: not necessary

Lakeside, volcanoes, mountains, western Guatemala

Other Activities: Nature reserve with awesome zip lines!

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

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Lake Atitlan House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Inquire for monthly rates.
  • May 2012 Special: $350/week!! Please note: Rates vary depending on number of occupants.

Amenities

Amenities

Lake Atitlan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The master bath has two showers and a tub. Guest bathroom has an outdoor shower with a fantastic view of the volcano.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • The third bedroom has a bunk bed with a trundle beneath. The living room has two sofas that are the size of extra long twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Restaurant and Internet cafe with cheap wireless access located 4 minute walk from the house.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: