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Near Tikal/flores, 4b House With Private Beach On Lake Petén Itzá, Sleeps 8

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About the property

Near Tikal/flores, 4b House With Private Beach On Lake Petén Itzá, Sleeps 8

Lovely four bedroom on lake Petén Itzá, 30km from Flores, 40km from Tikal, sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. Two double with private bath and AC, one double and one twin that share a bath. Kitchen, terrace with panoramic views over the lake, and your own private deck with hammocks to swim and relax. This is the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy the lake and get some R&R.

Now with Wi-Fi!

Please bear in mind:

Not wheelchair accessible.

We're in the jungle so no broadband, internet is a bit slow and data capped.

The road to get there is dirt (5 miles), usually a bit rough during rain season (Oct-Nov mainly), having your own car is easier to visit Tikal.

This is a quiet place to enjoy nature, you may hear monkeys at night, restaurants are 5+ miles away and the nightlife is in Flores.


This is a waterfront property, with 30 meters of private beach over Lake Petén Itzá. There is a small thatched house with 2 bedrooms sharing one bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a separate unit with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, summer kitchen and panoramic terrace. There will be a gardener and a maid coming to clean and upkeep the property.

This part of Lake Petén Itzá is still wild and quiet, at night you will hear hawler monkeys and frogs, you can fish, hike in the jungle, etc.


Big room, about 20sqm 220sqft, plus en-suite bathroom with shower. This room has A/C. One queen size bed (Guatemalan queen size is a little smaller than US queen size, at 160cm), bedside tables and lots of space to store your things, desk, a dozen plugs to charge your laptops and phones.

The bathroom has a walk-in closet, and the shower has hot water via an electric system, meaning the water is hot but not boiling hot.

This room has huge 8 sqm French door that offers a gorgeous view over the lake. This is also the room with the most privacy of the property.

Room 2:

Room 2 is also pretty private, it has a queen bed overlooking the lake, big French doors, its private bathroom and AC. It is smaller with 12sqm /130sqft, but has its own private area in front with a sitting area, table and hammock.


This is a medium room, about 12 sqm, 125 sqft, with a big wardrobe, two single beds and a bedside table. I has a partial lake view and you see the garden as well. The room has no A/C, all the windows are closed by mosquito nets.

It is a simple, clean room with a couple of plugs too if you need to charge things.

The room shares a bathroom with room 4.

The bathroom has an electric shower, meaning the water is hot but not super hot.


This is a small room, about 8sqm, 80sqft, with a double bed that is 140cm wide, a desk and a couple of bedside tables. It has no view, because its two windows that are mosquito nets are over the corridor that leads to room 3, so you can see partially the lake and garden but through that double mosquito net from the room’s windows and the corridor.

It has weaved carpets on the ceiling to keep it fresh and is the freshest room of all. It has a couple of plugs for your things, and you can store your belonging in the desk’s drawers but it does not have a formal wardrobe.

Room 4 shares a bathroom with room 3, see above for description.


Fully equipped, with a gas oven and hob, big fridge and chest freezer. There is also an open air kitchen on the roof of room 1 that you can use to barbecue and eat outside.


We have a nice panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, ideal to rest, there is a hammock, a bean bag, a bar and sitting area


The private beach is 30 meters wide, it has a deck with a couple of hammocks, and the water is generally crystal clear, it gets a bit muddy on the rainy days. The best sunsets are from October to February. The lake is around 30 degrees/80F year round so you can swim at any time.


It is better if you have your own vehicle, at the moment (Jan 2016) the road is in good shape, it gets bad with the rains around September but safe for a few days per year you can access with a normal car. Otherwise by public bus, there are 6 buses a day from Flores to San Pedro, or you can take a microbus hourly from Flores to San José, 6 miles away, and hire a tuktuk from there. It takes about 30 minutes by car to go to Flores and Tikal, 1 hour by bus to go to Flores, we can help you book a tour to Tikal but there are no public buses where we are that will take you there. You can take a bus to Flores, then to Tikal if you prefer. That’s a long day.

Our village is small and you will find basic shops that sell a few fruits, vegetables, dry goods and drinks. The nearest supermarket where you will find more choice is 20 miles/30km away. We recommend you bring your food on arrival if you like to cook.


We can provide meals for you as well. We can prepare vegetarian meals too.


We have no landline to get fast internet, so we use a USB modem to connect to the internet, and the quality of connection varies greatly from day to day.

The wifi works in a 5 meter radius of where you plug it, so if you are on your own you can take it to your room, otherwise it will be in the living room for all to use.

It has a data limit of 500Mo a day per 24 hour and when it is up you can purchase more credit or we will put a new plan the next day.

Getting around

The easiest way for you to come is with your own vehicle. Sometimes during the rainy months the road is pretty bad, and a small 4WD is better, although the road usually gets fixed quickly and normal cars can use it 99% of the year.

There is a public bus 4 times a day from Flores to San Pedro, otherwise there are minivans every half hour to San José, then you can hitch to San Pedro or we also offer pickup service.

From Belize, Tikal and El Remate, you would have to do a bus change in Flores, or take the North road around the lake hitching one of the many pickup trucks that carry locals. There is no set schedule for those. The last bus from Flores to San Pedro is at 6pm, arriving shortly past 7pm. It stops in front of our house if you ask them to.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Pauline

I'm Pauline, originally from France I've been living in Guatemala on and off since 2003. In 2012, I bought this little guest house by the lake Petén Itzá and love the peace and quiet of the jungle. I travel often, mostly on a motorcycle, so am both a guest and a host.

Pauline purchased this house in 2012

Why Pauline chose Peten

The lake is so beautiful, it is crystal clear and warm all year for swimming, and that North shore is still little developed so locals are very friendly and helping. It is a very special place.

What makes this house unique

The private beach and deck surrounded by the natural beauty of the lake makes it quite a special place. You are on your own enjoying nature and a quiet place off the beaten paths.


Peten House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two double with AC and private bath. One double one twin no AC shared bath
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Near Tikal/flores, 4b House With Private Beach On Lake Petén Itzá, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Amazing expercience

  • 5 of 5

Dream come true

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Charming place near Tikal and lovely owner

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time there. Not too far from Tikal despite the bumpy roads. The place is very nice with direct views and access to the lake. The property is lovely, especially the 2 main bedrooms. And Pauline was a fantastic host, including as a cook! Thanks for all

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Treasure in the Peten

  • 4 of 5

Great stop in the Peten for our group of 6 for three nights. We had plenty of space and felt quite luxurious compared to the cost of nearby hotels. The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake and the adults loved the outdoor dinning and sunsets over the lake. We started Mayan site seeing early to avoid the August heat, but made it back in the early afternoon to enjoy the lake and cooling breezes we did not feel in Tikal, unless you were sitting atop the highest temples.

Descriptions are accurate. Read them. Dirt road to Flores is 9 km and then another 25 minutes of paved road. Entrance to Tikal was over an hour away in our two wheel drive Hyundai SUV; and the trip it starts out with an 18 km dirt road. So the place is remote. Be sure plan time to hang out and enjoy it. Pick-up groceries in Flores on your way in, as you will not want to leave .

I was pleasantly surprised by house cleaning everyday and Pauline's quick response to any questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Great house in Peten

  • 5 of 5

The house is great and very deserted. It has two ways you can get to the house - one from Flores with less dirt road, and one from El Remete which is much more dirt road (about 30-45 mins). The house is situated on a hill with a great view to the lake. The rooms have big windows facing the lake, so the feeling in the morning is awesome. The hangout are on the patio is also very cozy and the maid there will bring you coffee, juice or whatever you want. The maid (I forget her name) is very nice and will also cook food if you need to. Paulina, who is the owner, is very responsive and will answer any questions you might have, even if they are not related to the house but rather to the Peten area. As I mentioned earlier, the house is awesome, in the jungle, in the wild, so do expect small bugs and flies to be in your proximity. Make sure you close the doors on the rooms to avoid insects getting in the room and you will be fine through the night. During the evening make sure to use repellent. You have the wrong expectations if you go there and think this is 5 star Hilton. This is the nature and lots of animals will be around.

The stay was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Petén

  • 5 of 5

This place provided great value for our family of six, Raquel made us delicious meals and we had a fantastic time. Pauline was very prompt to answer all our questions, and even though we didn't get the chance to meet her, she was always making sure our stay was great. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Great place to relax near Tikal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights, the house is beautiful and very comfortable, views of the lake are incredible. The lake is warm and perfect for a swim after a long day.

It is remote so not for party animal but we brought food and drinks and had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Flores Mundo Maya
Nearest Beach
Your very own!
Car: recommended

The house is 20 miles from the lovely colonial island of Flores, and 30 miles from UNESCO World Heritage Maya ruins of Tikal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $138.49

We do not charge for pets, they are welcome but you are 100% responsible for them.
You are responsible for all damages made to the property.
Please be wise in your water and energy usage. Turn off the lights and AC when out of the room, etc.
We can provide meals if you warn us in advance.

We have no landline to get fast internet, so we use a USB modem to connect to the internet, and the quality of connection varies greatly from day to day.
The wifi works in a 5 meter radius of where you plug it, so if you are on your own you can take it to your room, otherwise it will be in the living room for all to use.
It has a data limit of 500Mo a day per 24 hour and when it is up you can purchase more credit or we will put a new plan the next day.

Anything else please get in touch!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.