The 1/2 acre property is terraced with rock walls framing the beautiful organic gardens ....it is a short 3 minute walk from the private dock where we catch the boat taxis to the main town for shopping...there are no cars here ....only (safe) foot paths .......Santa Cruz is a safe and secure place .......in our valley, it is quiet and peaceful .........there is a yoga center nearby ....
The house has THE VIEW and many renters just sit on the sofa on the deck and look out ....seeing the valley with its lushness, the wonderful lake, and the volcanoes across the lake.... it gets very comfortable .....Francisco, the caretaker for 13 years maintain the property...washer/dryer, internet are all available ........it's a meditative environment ........ we are eco friendly ....we take care of all garbage and compost, bidets on toilets, recycle everything .... the house has 1500 sq. ft living space, large living / kitchen combo ...Japanese Sitza bath (soaking tub) ....all beds have orthopedic mattresses ........
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to help make your decision renting in Guatemala a little easier.
I am a world traveler and this year, I spent two months at Joel and Joyce's upper home on Lake Atitlan. I highly recommend their place for many reasons.
The view from the large comfortable porch is priceless. It is among the best on the Lake. It is amazing. It's not only a spectacular view of the Lake but also of the two volcanoes as well. It is a wonderful place to also take in the beauty of each sunrise and sunset.
The home is in a convenient and safe location and I found it be comfortable and clean. The kitchen and bathroom were spacious and more than ample.
Joel and Joyce were very accommodating and fulfilled everyone of my personal requests.
A real plus was the Wi-Fi, as not all of the places there have this feature.
I cannot express in words the beauty and great adventure I found there.
Hopefully, you will too!