This recently renovated, artist-designed house has been built in a totally unique location with the most spectacular lake views. Perch on top of a large rock formation like a monastery looking down at the village and looking strait at the most beautiful lakes in the world. The house is nest in nature with TOTAL privacy, (1.5 acres of land) to enjoy birds watching, wild life and lush tropical gardens.
This powerful place use to belong to a local Shaman who was using it for Mayan ceremony.
Today it is a lovely, peaceful and healing retreat, where Indoor and outdoor areas have been designed to capture the most exquisite lake views and to make you feel like you are floating in the crisp, clear air of the lake. The master Bedroom, living room, bathroom, covered terrace and hot tub have the same stunning lake view. Kitchen and bathroom are facing the garden, and have access to the same great view of the lake.
I love to cook, and the kitchen is practical and esthetic.
I have been designing and building this house for the past nine years, turning a dream into reality, focusing on unique features and artistic design. The gardens are green and lush, providing tranquil areas for relaxation and privacy with lots of fruits trees, herbs and the veggie garden.
The outside palm roof terrace is 600 sqFeet, perfect for outside dining, dancing, party, gathering, yoga and meditation.
The Shaman's rock is comfortable and classy retreat form the stressful world, an ideal honeymoon suite or a quiet retreat for artists, writers and yoga practitioners.
The house has spring water from the mountain.
The hot tub with the cozy wood heat is built on the side of the cliff with view of the lake and the cliffs. It is quiet a spectacular spot from where you can also enjoy watching the sunset, the stars and the moon.
And the garden light give it a special ferry like feel.
Note : To get to the house it is a little bit of a walk. 12 minutes from the public dock. And about 120 steps.
But it is all worth it! And you can have all your shopping and meals delivered to the house.
The house doesn't have a generator but usually the power shortage are not very long not so frequent.
I am a European Designer/Photographer.
When on the rock, It feels like you're flying! It's one of the most unique place on earth. It has a spectacular view of the lake. It's is very private and peaceful. I love to be immerse in nature and feel it all around me. The village of Jaibalito has no road access it's safe and tranquil. The weather is perfect almost 350 days a the year. And I love the rainy season, it's all green. It only rains in the afternoon or at night and we have usually have sun in the mornings until about 2pm.
The house location is totally unique in this world. It's an amazing retreat from the world, peaceful and stunningly beautiful and inspiring. The ever-changing views of volcanoes from every room provide a unique environment for writing, meditation, photography and yoga.
Experience traditional Mayan living in the village below and many other villages dotted along the lake edge.
See and purchase traditional Mayan textiles, ceramics and art from the surrounding villages.
Venture out to the lake by public or private boat to visit villages or just take in the views.
Dive, paddle and swim in the cool, clear water of Lake Atitlan
The writer Aldous Huxley called it 'the most beautiful lake in the world.
The climate is high tropical (about 5,000 feet), meaning warm sunny days most of the year with cool breezy nights that sometimes dip to delightful fleece temperatures. The rainy season may means a downpour or two in the evening, but the days are generally dry. Jaibalito is located in the middle of Lake Atitlans North shore and is a great base for day trips. A half hour water taxi ride East takes you to Panajachel and a half hour boat ride West takes you to San Pedro. San Marcos is 15 minutes by water taxi or a 2 hours hike and Santa Cruz is 5 minutes by boat or a half hour hike. Jaibalito is the smallest of the shore villages and is the only with absolutely no motorized vehicles. There is great hiking to other towns or in Jaibalitos 2 valleys. However, all arrive by water taxi. After you arrive at the Jaibalito dock, it is a 12 minute walk to the house. Jaibalito is a small authentic Mayan Kachiquel village of about a thousand people. Most women still dress in traditional clothing. The small churches with their live bands are quiet folkloric. The Kachiquel people are busy gathering wood, picking the coffee harvest and making tortillas as the kids play hopscotch and soccer. You can buy fruit, veggies, hot meals, homemade brown bread, wine, beer sodas, cigarettes, cheese ... at Posada Jaibalito in the center of town. And you can have it delivered to the house. The town is a small and true Kachiquel village.
First But first it's a perfect place to relax, treat yourself with a nice massage, join a yoga class. There is many activities and services here that are heath and well being orientated.
Dentist are really cheap here and do good work.
Also I would suggest you hire a private boat to do a lake tour.
Best is early morning to enjoy a quiet lake.
All the village a something different and unique to offer.
You can also walk from village to village.
The main town is Panajachel, you'll find ATM, banks, travel agency, bus connection and shops. It's a 20 minutes boat ride from Jaibalito. The village of San Antonio Palopo has very nice pottery, and it is worth visiting. Santiago is on the other side of the lake and a bit difficult to access direct unless with private boat. It is the biggest town on the lake.
You can visit The nature reserve in Panajachel and the do the Sunday market, find lots of souvenirs and gift to bring home from calle Santander.
And If i am in town, i offer private photography workshop.
You will find at the house the phone number and information for the activities and services at the lake.
20% discount, Minimum stay: 7 days
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Jun 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.