SEMUC CHAMPEY & LANQUIN, COMFORT, PEACE,ADVENTURE & ON THE RIVER.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SEMUC CHAMPEY & LANQUIN, COMFORT, PEACE,ADVENTURE & ON THE RIVER.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Guatemala City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You must visit Semuc Champey when in Guatemala, and the most peaceful, comfortable, fully equiiped house in nearby Lanquin town is La Poza Riverside Guesthouse. The house is built by the river and designed to be an ideal location for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or as a base for a small group outing.

Set on 250m of private riverside land, in a breathtaking setting with views of the Lanquin River and nearby mountains from all rooms. The house sleeps up to 8 people in 4 queen size beds,and has a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, living room, sauna, recreation room with DVDs & books, ping pong, wirelss internet, lounge decks, hammocks, yoga platform, BBQ, laundry and private parking for up to 3 cars.

We garantee that if you are looking for nature & adventure, you will find it in Lanquin and Semuc Champey, and if you desire peace & tranquility in a natural setting you will love your stay at La Poza.

see www.raxha-rentals.com for more info on this cottage and another in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan.

We wish to make it clear that Lanquin is set in a rural area and on occasion, especially in the rainy season the electricity may fail for a day or two.

We have 2 freindly cats at the house that help keep unwanted animals away. As in any área near jungle and in the countryside insects will be present in varying amounts throughout the year. The harmless cave dwelling bats help keep the numbers of mosquitoes and other small flying insects to a mínimum however.

Keywords: Very comfortable fully equipped house on beautiful grounds with 250m of private riverside with over 8000m2 of land. The house also has a sauna, ping pong, washing machine, fans in all rooms, DVD player, books, mp3 speakers, private parking. Your ideal choice for peace, comfort and adventure.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
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About The Owner

I am originally from England, but left to travel and work in Latin America 16 years ago when i was 24. After travelling and working as a guide and English teacher all over Latin America I decide to move to Lanquin to co develop a well known Backpackers hostel in Lanquin, which I left after over 10 years . During my time developing the hostel I also built La Poza Riverside Guesthouse as my personal home. I now live in Panajachel at Lake Atitlan with my wife and two young daughters, so rent the house in Lanquin for tourists wanting to visit Semuc Champey. We also have a house in Panajachel, near the Lake that we rent for visitors to Panajachel.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Guatemala City

The house was my personal house that I built over 6 years ago. I moved to Panajachel by Lake Atitlan where my wife lived for 12 years and where we base ourselves with our two daughters. We then decided to rent La Poza as a vacation rental for families and small groups who want their own house for their vacation.

What makes this house unique

The house gives you the oportunity to 'switch off', and 'get away from it all'. The constant sound of the river, the peace of the area and the nature allows you to relax and spend quality time with your companions, but be near enough to the attractions of Lanquin to enjoy a fun vacation with adventure, nature and even fiesta at the nearby hostels. The house is a country house, and been developed to lend all the services for a very comfortable stay.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412220vb
-+00502 46855766
Guatemala City Guatemala
5

Stunningly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this house and Matt's other house in Panajachel. Both were incredibly beautiful, clean, well stocked and comfortable. Our stay here was very relaxing, and I loved sitting by the gorgeous river and reading. The property was bigger than I expected and incredibly landscaped. I can't say enough how beautiful it is here. Matt and Hector (property manager) were a pleasure to work with.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412220vb
-+00502 46855766
Guatemala City Guatemala
Catalina, CA
5

Do the package of both houses

  • 5 of 5
Matt has a house on Lake Atitlan in Panajachel, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and he has this house in Lanquin near the stunning Semuc Champey. He offers a package that includes a stay at each house and private shuttle transportation between the two. We highly recommend doing the package and seeing both outstanding locations. The houses are gorgeous and the sights are amazing at both. See the deal at www.raxha-rentals.com
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen. Come back soon!. Matt
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412220vb
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Guatemala City Guatemala
Florida
5

adilia bonneau

  • 5 of 5
Wow what an experience, lovely place my family and I truly enjoy this magical place. We arrived at night time tired and a little scare the ride was quite an adventure, at least the last 9 miles to the house. we met Hector the Great ( the property caretaker) he was so kind and patience with us( 4 women and 3 kids) we went to bed and the morning was the big wow, paradise!!!! all the property well manicured beautiful exotic flowers and the river right there , all the worries melted away. Hector was great he answer all our question and meat all our wants and needs he is truly a gem. We all enjoy our time there. we wanted to stay longer and hopefully next years we will. Thank you Matt for sharing your home and special thanks to Hector and his wife for taking such good care of us.
I am missing my favorite spot the hamaca by the river, and the sauna especially the sauna peaceful wonderful memories.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank's for the review Adilia, so happy you enjoyed your stay. Yes we are very lucky to have Hector, every guest seems to feel the support and hospitality they get from him and his wife, and they look after the house really well for us. Hope you can visit again, Matt
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412220vb
-+00502 46855766
Guatemala City Guatemala
Panajachel, Guatemala
5

If you're considering a visit to Semuc Champey and Lanquin... GO!

If you're considering a visit to Semuc Champey and Lanquin... GO!
  • 5 of 5
Six of us stayed at Matt's house for three nights/four days, and both the house and the region are must visit Guatemala Bucket List places. I have no idea how many other of the world's rivers emerge at full flow from natural caves... but the Lanquin does. That means that it's never muddy, goes up and down very little, and the color is constant throughout the year. As it flows right past Matt's house, innertubing is a sublime joy, floating beneath the canopy of deep green foliage on a blue-grey river... right to the house. Perfect for little kids, even.
Semuc... I won't comment on as there is plenty of info elsewhere... just GO!

All up, the house was perfect, neat, clean, and comfortable .., all of which made the natural beauty of the region that much more enjoyable. Matt is a great owner to deal with, and his local guy, Hector, couldn't have been nicer.

So... If you're considering a visit to Semuc Champey and Lanquin... GO!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time Alison. Thanks very much for the review, much appreciated. Come back soon! Matt
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412220vb
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Guatemala City Guatemala
United States
4

Rural Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Family of 4 (2 teenagers) stayed for 3 days and 4 nights. As part of a larger 2 week vacation in Guatemala, we wanted to see Semuc Champay. We had initially looked at local hotels, but we were intrigued by the riverside location and the tranquility that the private grounds might offer.

The listing description and the pictures are accurate of what you will get, but you should read the fine print closely. Lanquin is off the beaten track down 10km of unpaved road. The town is rustic and you should get groceries in Coban. Electricity is supplied, but not consistently (there is load shedding). The internet is available but through a portable modem connection to a computer with limited daily access time. And there are bugs, particularly mosquitoes in the rainy season, and a good part of the house is not screened.

So with all those caveats out the way, we had a great time. The location is unbeatable; the gardens are glorious with so many places to sit and enjoy tranquility, watch the river, the humming birds in the flowers or snooze in hammocks. For the kids there was table tennis, tubing, a surf board (the river was high and flowing strong, so Hector tied the tube and surf board to a tree and we did wake-tubing!), and of course a TV and DVDs. The house is well furnished and the kitchen had everything we needed to make meals and drinks. This is where you come to get away from it all.

The Lanquin caves are magnificent and to swim in the crystal clear pools and slide down the waterfalls at Semuc Champey should be added to every Guatemala trip. Mark was helpful and the Hector, the housekeeper, was friendly and responsive.

In all, we were very satisfied, but I don't think we realized the full potential of the property in the rainy season.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review Alistair, glad you had a good time at the house, around Lanquin and enjoyed the peaceful location and gardens around the house.
Lanquin is an " off the beaten track" destination, and for many that is it´s attraction. You came from Las Flores via Saxyche and Raxruja, so sadly your trip was more arduos than most,although more adventurous, and Lanquin must have seemed extremly isolated From Coban it is a smooth 1.5 to 2 hour ride up until the last 10km, which can be a bumpy ride, and definatly better in a 4 X 4, although not necessary.
The electricity service this rainy season has been especially poor, and we are working to get the service improved. If it does not improve soon, i will be investing in a back up generator. The modem internet should function 24/7 on 1 computer as long as there is electricity in the village. It has been proven by Zephyr Lodge to be a better service than a private satalite dish, which is reliante on electricity and no cloud coverage.
Your trip was at the worst time for bugs, and generally due to the bats there are fewer mosquitoes and bugs than in most áreas at a similar altitude (330m). One of the reasons I chose to live in Lanquin was because it had few mosquitoes and is cool at night. Having said that I am thankful for your comments and am going to screen the open areas of the house in August of this year and make sure that all bed mozzy nets are hole free. The house is in a beautiful rural área and therefore animals and insects do tend to be present at varying amounts throughout the year. It is important to stress this, and I hope you don´t feel the house was misrepresented. In all it seems you had a great time and enjoyed the house as a base for your family to explore the área. Again, thanks for chosing the house for your stay,
Take care, hope to see you and your family again, Matt
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Semuc Champey & Lanquin, comfort, peace,adventure & on the river.
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Guatemala City Guatemala
NorCal USA
5

Blissful river retreat

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week and had such a great time. Moi tranquilo. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex, so happy you both had a great time, hope you can visit again. Matt
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Lanquin Caves
Nearest Point of Interest
Semuc Champey
Nearest Point of Interest
River lanquin
Nearest Point of Interest
Kan Ba caves

River surfing. We provide a surf board, which can be used to surf the river from a rope tied to a tree. This can only be done when the river is at a medium or high level. Tubing, the house has various truck inner tubes that you can use to float down the River Lanquin from the Lanquin caves back to the house for a hot drink or cocktail on the balcony overlooking the river.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Guatemala City House Rental Rates

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Discounts: 3 nights or more: $120 Nightly; 5 nights or more: $95 Nightly

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Fees And Taxes After a 4 adult base rate we charge $10 / person / night extra to a máximum of 8 people. Children under 16 stay for free.
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Amenities

Amenities

Guatemala City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) All 4 beds are queen beds., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has 250m of private riverside land, where river swimming and even surfing is possible.We provide a full cleaning service every 3 days if your stay is longer than this period. The house has a gardener who is available to help with any problems and organize any extras you may need.
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