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An organic Architecture/ Spectacular Lakefront Property For Couples /Families

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

5 Acres of spectacular views Comfortable lofts with kitchen bathroom bedroom

It’s always kind of special to arrive at Pasaj-Cap. By boat or by road, either way it’s a feeling of heaven…. You will never forget the impressive view from the property gate or from our private dock. Situated at the far end of the world, Pasaj-Cap has a modern architecture that fuses urban concepts with wild nature. You are surrounded by contrasts of natural elements like the multi-colored stone walls, designed furniture, the “in and out” glass verandas and taffetas curtains..... An exceptional location deserves the best…Therefore our concept goes with quality from the structures to all the smaller details.

A RENTAL SOLUTION ' A LA CARTE ': Longterm, midterm, weekly, overnight...

If you decide to spend the winter down here or decide to work in a different space, our long term rentals fares are attractive and the cost of living in Guatemala too...

If you come on a week trip this is one of the best way to explore the country. Staying in an exclusive location in the best conditions away from tourist crowds, you will discover the Mayan world just like a local shopping for your groceries at the colorful markets.

Week end or overnight, it's a magic place to make a break in a spectacular location.

On your own, with friends,family, as a honeymoon, we will provide you with adjusted solution.

ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE IN WILD NATURE: Cozy and close to nature, the apartment is a wonderful place to enjoy the scenery of the majestic volcanoes

but also to watch at birds, flowers that you have you never seen before. With its high ceiling and glass structures you won't feel the limits between the inside and outside.

Dressings room or spacious closets, a working space for your computer, are the kind of details that you will enjoy everyday.

The kitchen, its large bar or your hammock by the bay window are opportunities to take advantage of a nice living atmosphere. You also may enjoy reading in the comfortable sofas around the fire place....

ANOTHER WAY OF LIFE...: The way of life in Lake Atitlan is magic. You will be surprised how rich and creative is this area with an amazing selection of activities. Therefore a lot of people from all around the world decided to stay and develop what they liked more and it is not to forget about the Mayan knowledges and resources.

Yoga, meditation center, Spanish courses, paragliding over the lake, jazz concerts.... those activities are minutes away from your door...

If you want to know more about it, we will be pleased to send you detailed information.

More Details

Owner
Pierre-Yves Diascorn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

About Pierre-Yves Diascorn

French designer, 52 fluent english, spanish, portugese,german.

After traveling all around the world for many years, he elected Lake Atitlan, as his world’s favorite place. During the last twenty two years he is sharing his time between Paris and the Lake. Atitlan is a great place to design and Paris has the international fashion and decoration trade shows…

There is a French touch at Pasaj-Cap but the owner background is more to bring over to the property a really international and cosmopolite community.

Pasaj-Cap rentals is a long story to tell … scary boat trips overloaded with the wood for your furnitures, or with the huge glasses for your bay windows… endless difficulties about land in remote places of Guatemala… It took a dozen years of patience and hard work to reach what you will be able to enjoy. It is just the result of a great team

Pierre-Yves Diascorn purchased this apartment in 97

Why Pierre-Yves Diascorn chose San Marcos La Laguna

- 5 acres of beautiful sceneries of land. Both road ( mototaxi services) and boat accesses ( public boat service).

- Excellent quality of the services provided by our team of workers .

- Best security.

- Modern architecture with all the comfort.

- Close enough to the charming village of San Marcos for shopping or going to restaurants but far enough to live away from all the noises, right in the middle of an amazing nature.

What makes this apartment unique

The amazing views combined with all the essential practical ( accesses, security, services, COMFORT....) for a very reasonable budget on a very large property

Amenities

San Marcos La Laguna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , tub , shower , lake view Separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Being in the bathtub will be like floating on the lake, thanks to the architect.The general atmosphere in the apartment have a magical texture inspired by the Moroccan Tadelakt, a really special touch all over floors, kitchen, bathrooms and structures. A minimalist ambiance with high ceiling, generous dressing room, roof terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Through the contemporary architecture you can take advantage of the spectacular views. You experience yourself soaring between the crystal clear water and the beautiful volcanoes. With its 6 meters wide windows, imagine the panoramic view you will enjoy ! Interior designing has been one of the main concern of this project and the purpose was to please the eye and create a comfortable living atmosphere The woodwork with mainly red cedar and other tropical essences is one of remarkable workmanship due to the special skills of the carpenters. Enjoy the beautiful view from the very pleasant wooden podium and lay down in the hammock by the window .
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes:
Private and safe, this 5 acres property located in a very quiet residential area, is a wonderful place to relax surrounded by beautiful gardens and hillsides . Enjoy a piece of heaven by taking a walk in this tropical atmosphere… How about taking long morning swims in the blue/glass looking waters and then reading in the gardens by the lake. Accesses and entrances have been carefully imagined and at some point you will not even notice if there are more people around. You are always welcome if you may need assistance to make your stay more enjoyable : maid service and cooking staff can be arranged for an additional fee and other support services (trips to Chichicastenango,Antigua, Airport, yoga sessions, boat trips where ever around the lake, Spanish lessons, guide to climb a volcano, paragliding instructor etc.) are available.

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An organic Architecture/ Spectacular Lakefront Property For Couples /Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

The Highlight of our Guatemala Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I had the fortune to stay at Pasajcap with my wife and two daughters (5 & 8) this past June. I must say that Pierre has an idyllic place, and it made our vacation. The location is perfect--near tranquil San Marcos, but outside of town. The views are spectacular, as are the gardens. The service is wonderful and kind.

But the real highlight was the sauna. There is a wood-burning stone sauna next to one of the two docks on the lake. For a modest price, they will heat it up for a specific time of day (dusk is best!). Get hot and sweaty... and then run off the dock into the lake! My daughters loved it!

Note that there are about 100 stairs between the homes/apartments and the dock...

It is only a 15 minute walk to town, and there are boats to San Marcos, San Pedro, Panajachel and Santiago that pass by the dock every 20 minutes. There is also a beautiful little walk nearby out to a point called Cerro Tzan Kumib'al.

I would highly recommend staying here for anyone who likes tranquility, nature and views--whether solo, with a spouse, friends or family!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon
5

Great Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after 3 months at Pasaj-Cap, our 7th visit in total (in apartment Uyuni). We are missing it already and can't wait to go back again next year. Obviously there are lots of things we love about it, but those that stand out the most are the views, the big open apartment, the communal atmosphere, the swimming dock and the security. The weather is great year-round (between 15-25 daily) and the apartments are set up so that the entire front opens up to give a real outside feel. And no mosquitoes mean it's not a problem to leave the windows open all night.

Pierre can organize private transport from Guatemala City or Antigua with a grocery stop to stock up for your stay. Although fruits and vegetables are cheap and plentiful in both San Marcos and San Pedro. There are also lots of small grocery stores in the villages, as well as a few that carry specialty items of interest to expats. The kitchens are extremely well-stocked and we usually eat most of our meals in.

You can be as active and social as you want with hiking, swimming in the lake, kayaking, yoga, happy hour, etc., or simply relax in the hammock and enjoy the solitude. There are 12 different units (a mix of apartments, studios and cottages), but all are nice and have terrific views. It is a 15-minute walk to either San Marcos or Tzununa and most other villages are just a short boat ride away (public lanchas run every 20 minutes or so).

We travel extensively and keep coming back since we have yet to find anywhere we enjoy more for a long stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saskatoon
5

Great Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after 3 months at Pasaj-Cap, our 7th visit in total (in apartment Uyuni). We are missing it already and can't wait to go back again next year. Obviously there are lots of things we love about it, but those that stand out the most are the views, the big open apartment, the communal atmosphere, the swimming dock and the security. The weather is great year-round (between 15-25 daily) and the apartments are set up so that the entire front opens up to give a real outside feel. And no mosquitoes mean it's not a problem to leave the windows open all night.

Pierre can organize private transport from Guatemala City or Antigua with a grocery stop to stock up for your stay. Although fruits and vegetables are cheap and plentiful in both San Marcos and San Pedro. There are also lots of small grocery stores in the villages, as well as a few that carry specialty items of interest to expats. The kitchens are extremely well-stocked and we usually eat most of our meals in.

You can be as active and social as you want with hiking, swimming in the lake, kayaking, yoga, happy hour, etc., or simply relax in the hammock and enjoy the solitude. There are 12 different units (a mix of apartments, studios and cottages), but all are nice and have terrific views. It is a 15-minute walk to either San Marcos or Tzununa and most other villages are just a short boat ride away (public lanchas run every 20 minutes or so).

We travel extensively and keep coming back since we have yet to find anywhere we enjoy more for a long stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place - Best View of Lake

  • 5 of 5

Spent about a week here - it is the perfect location. Very easy walk/tuk tuk into San Marcos...or boat launch from private deck. Pierre was very easy to work with, his staff was prompt/helpful and the property itself is just stunning. It is hands down the best view of the lake...we would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Beautiful lakefront retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Pasajcap is the most amazing property I have ever seen in life! Pierre's vision of having a lakefront paradise with modern amenities is truly spectacular. Upon arrival to the property we were greeted by Pierre and his 3 German Shepards that are very friendly and welcoming, we were then introduced to our amazing apartment with incredible volcano views. Our apartment was spotless and the design was simply amazing as we loved the overall feel of the place. The shower is positioned where you have a great view of the volcano yet it's far away from the windows this detail was truly impressive. The open space is very well planned as you have plenty of room to lounge by your fireplace or cook some great meals as there is everything you need for your stay. Pierre was nice enough to provide us with firewood for our entire stay along with a tank of drinking water, he truly is an amazing host! Everybody on the property is very friendly especially Domingo he's just very nice all around. The cleaning ladies are very friendly as well and they will even do your laundry for a small fee. We loved the private dock where you can just catch a boat right off the property and lake hop to neighboring towns. We love Copacabana it's one of the best units as it has an amazing view from uptop and an awesome rooftop patio all to yourself. We will definitley be back to enjoy this amazing property for a longer period of time, thanks to Pierre and his lovely staff for taking such good care of us!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, VA
5

Peaceful, Serene, Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

What more can I say that has not been said by the past guest? This place is simply amazing. The view itself will make your jaw drop. There was times when I woke up and it felt like you woke up in another part of history because the volcano and the serene waters make you feel like you are in a period where civilization did not exist. Pierre is a great host and I am amazed what his imagination has been able to do with the place, it truly is an escape and if you are looking for some relaxation this is the place to be. When you stay in Pasaj-cap you do not only rent the apartment which is simple, comfortable, with windows that make it seem like you're sleeping outside, but also all the wonderful green-space and the wonderful pier (great for taking a dip in the lake). Do not hesitate to book this location, you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Guatemalal City La Aurora
Nearest Ferry
35 Metres
Public boats to main village every 20 minutes
Car: not necessary

Prime location to discover Guatemala Antigua, Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango and the colorful Mayan villages around are day trips that could easily be arranged from the property as well your trips to/from the airport. With its road and boat access, you have the freedom to go around at any time, the way you like, taking at the same time advantage of those contrasts like the party town of Panajachel (30 minutes), the holy mystic ambiance of San Marcos (5 minutes), the traditional and colorful Mayan village of San Pablo (10 minutes) and your own backyard.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

FROM $250/WEEK LS TO $525/WEEK HS ; FROM $600/month LOW SEASON
For larger party you could rent as a set two apartments together or an apartment with our guest room. Our apartments are 650SQF² or 850 SQF² ; don't hesitate to ask us to provide you with more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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