A 5 minute walk from the town square, Casa Tula is nestled in a private courtyard garden (with fountain) on a gentle South-facing slope that boasts breath-taking views. This stunning and spacious, secure and quiet neocolonial 2BR 1.5BA casa is a balance of comforts, nature, tranquility and conveniences like Wifi, bathtub, lockable walk-in-closet, hot/filtered water and washing machine. It is an architectural beauty, filled with art, offering luxury, privacy, quiet, location, and a lifetime of good memories. INSTAGRAM:
Casa Tula is located in a sparsely developed residential neighborhood and is just a short walk to the lake, main road, and everything in town. We've recently added a secure parking area close to the house. I think it's perfectly located which is why I built the house I live in beside Casa Tula 18 years ago. Back in the 90's I could have bought land anywhere, including right on the lake, but I chose this spot because this lush valley is quiet, way more private, and has stunningly framed views. I own all of the surrounding properties of Casa Tula so it will never be over-developed. Living too close or within the commercial areas (closer to the lake) can be loud (bars, restaurants and parties) and windy because those areas are less protected. As for the house, it's a Spanish style beauty designed by my Son-In-Law and I, and built by myself and my crew. The house is named after my first grand-daughter and she may even grow old in it one day. I've built a few houses in San Marcos over the years but I have to say this is my favorite- I got a chance to refine the details and motifs that I've developed over decades. One of the details I love is the terrazo español, terra cotta ceilings supported by hardwood beams. Fine finishes like stone, tile, hardwood, terra cotta and architectural details accent all the spaces. I've always used sacred geometry in my designs but this time the golden ratio is embedded in the floor plan, windows, and even the custom furniture (check out the mirror in the foyer in the photos). The rooms were planned using Feng Shui principles and furnished with imported carpets and furniture which all contribute to a fine atmosphere. The word 'paradise' has Persian roots meaning walled garden which is clearly expressed at Casa Tula. The downstairs living areas face the courtyard and fountain which invite meditation, quiet mornings or festive dinner parties. The spacious kitchen with modern appliances is made for sharing food and making memories. The large bedrooms upstairs open up to private terraces with incredible views of volcanoes, sunrises and sunsets. When you arrive you'll be greeted my me or my Guatemalan son Ludwin. I have all the local connections guests need for a short or long stay and an authentic Guatemalan experience. My life is filled with my local family, laughter, music, and beauty and I would love for you to come experience the lifestyle at Casa Tula.