Lake Villa Guatemala is a luxurious lake-front villa on the south shore of Lake Atitlan, between Cerro de Oro and Santiago Atitlan.
This lovely, secluded space is perfect for family groups or those looking for a retreat or private get-away. The home is beautifully furnished and spacious (4000 sq ft); on 3 levels leading to the garden and the lake shore.
The upper, entrance level has a huge open-plan area with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, and a large living area with fireplace leading out to a large terrace with hot tub. This is the perfect spot for morning breakfast or sunset cocktails! Musicians will appreciate the piano and guitar in the living room.
The second floor has a large bedroom with King and Matrimonial (Double) beds. There is an additional Futon bed in the living/meditation space on this level. This is the perfect place for your yoga practice!
The bottom level has two large bedrooms, both with views of the lake, en suite full bathrooms, private entrances leading to the balcony and the lake. One room has two Queen beds; the other has a King bed.
The lush, landscaped gardens slope gently down to the lake. Like to swim? Swim in the cool Lake Atitlan waters from our private beach and dock, or explore the lake in one of our two kayaks.
Furnishings through the home are handmade by Guatemalan craftsmen. The whole house has a water-filtration system, so that water is safe to drink from the faucets--a real luxury in Guatemala! The house runs on grid-tied solar power with battery backup, so you don't even notice those occasional Guatemala power outages. The solar water heater supplies plentiful hot water, with a gas water heater backup for those extra cloudy days.
WiFi is available throughout the house.
Our private boat is available for trips to explore the lake. The boat rental rate includes the boat captain and fuel. We will send the rental agreement and price list upon request or after booking.
The property is part of a large gated community of lake-front properties, accessed by a private road. Santiago Atitlan, which has a couple of good restaurants, is easily accessible by taxi (only about 15 minutes away).
We recommend arriving by car or private van. If you have a car, please pay close attention to the driving directions. Google Maps will often lead you the wrong way! In general, you want to arrive via the coastal road from Guatemala City or Antigua. You do not want to take the InterAmerican hwy to Panajachel. If you do not have a car, please let us help you arrange transportation!
Please note that there are no large grocery stores on this side of the lake--just small tiendas and the local mercados. We recommend that guests stop on the way and pick up groceries. There is a small but well-stocked store in Santiago (Simone's) on the tourist street across from Coffee Eiffel. Panajachel has several grocery stores, and San Pedro has an excellent health food store.
Please note that the chalet is in a wooded area. While we do our best to keep spiders out of the house, they do come inside--especially when there is a change in the weather. Our staff looks for and removes spiders, but if you see one they missed, please tell them so they can take care of it for you.