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Luxurious Villas with a Spectacular View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villas, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

Guatemala - Adventurous, Restful, Romantic, or Together with your Family – Villas Km5 on Lake Atitlan is, the perfect place to stay.

Between the picturesque village of Santa Catarina and the lively town of Panajachel, these villas perch above stunning Lake Atitlan and are a haven of tranquility and beauty.

With magnificent views of Lake Atitlan from all rooms,the villa consists of a huge living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and large covered balcony with open fireplaces. On the lower floor, the two bedrooms each have their own bathroom and balconies.

Adjacent to the villas is a large jacuzzi and wood burning sauna, a covered shared lounge area and a fireplace. Here you can relax, have a drink or a meal and perhaps, meet another traveler who like you, has come to explore this small, exotic country.

You can wander down to the shore of the lake, through the fruit and coffee trees on the property and once there; swim read a book or just sit and watch the local fishermen.

In addition, we can arrange extra services to enhance your stay at Villas Km5. Upon request: a local cook can come and prepare fresh and authentic meals throughout the day or evening, a trained masseuse can be arranged for on-site massages, a local driver can accompany you on sightseeing adventures and the guardian who lives on the estate, is always on hand to provide information on where to go and what to see.

The owners of Villas Km5 are seasoned travelers; with a keen eye for detail and an appreciation of exactly what is needed to make you, their guests, feel at home. Villas Km5 is the ultimate home away from home.

Location

Perfectly nestled on the hillside of Lake Atitlan, Villas Km5 allows for full escape, peace, and privacy…

Villas Km5 is just 2 hours and 30 minutes by shuttle from the international airport in Guatemala City and just 20 minutes away by helicopter. For those wishing to venture further afield, Lake Atitlan is an excellent base from which to explore the country.

The property offers panoramic views of the neighboring villages and the lake’s three majestic volcanoes: Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. Just a few minutes to the Panajachel, (Pana) dock and you can charter a number of private boats to take you to any of the 14 Indigenous villages surrounding the lake. Alternatively, take the public boats and meet the locals as they travel to and from their villages.

Pana is one of the larger towns on the lake with plenty to do and see. Eat at one of the many good restaurants to taste the local fare, explore the village fruit, vegetable and flower markets and watch Mayan women create beautiful, woven textiles in the marketplace.

In the village of Santa Catarina, 5 minutes by Tuk Tuk from Villas Km5, you will find hand-woven tapestries, paintings and ceramics. The main street and those running off it, are filled with quaint shops bursting with artisanal offerings from the villagers. Follow the main street down to the shores of the lake or venture to the top of the village where you will find, onion and corn plantations. Stand amongst the fields of flowers overlooking the village and soak up the beautiful views of Lake Atitlan.

Feeling more adventurous try: the zip-line through the forests on the mountainside, walk up to the local waterfall from where the views are breathtaking, or venture further on a hike up to the volcanic peaks. Just about an hour away from the lake, you can take tours of Guatemalan coffee plantations or explore the World Heritage listed old city architecture of Antigua.

End your days with a drink at one of the many hotels, local bars, or relax at Villas Km5 and watch the sun set through the peaks of the volcanoes.

More Details

Owner
Marcel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

Amenities

Santa Catarina Palopó Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Secure Parking
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • For a fifth guest on futon bed is also available for $25 per night
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Hollywood, Florida
4

Beautiful house in a gorgeous location

  • 4 of 5

The villa was beautiful, it has Avery nice design with lots of windows facing the lake. It comes with everything you will need during your stay. The terrace with the jacuzzi and sauna has a great view as well.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sun City Center, FL
5

AWESOME, STUNNING, LUXURIOUS AND MORE

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent a month in paradise! We have traveled the world and stayed in many lovely homes, hotels and condos in mountains, deserts, jungles and beaches, but Villas Km5 is unequaled when you factor in the unbelievable climate (perennial spring), the magnificent view of Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes, the gorgeous flowers and shrubs, and the spacious, immaculate, well-equipped villa. Completely private yet within 15 minutes of both Panajachel and the village of Santa Catarina, it is the perfect place to stay. We either walked to both places, took a Tuc Tuc or hopped on board a pickup truck filled with colorfully attired Mayans. Lots of good restaurants in Pana plus a wonderful outdoor market with the freshest fruits and vegetables imaginable at ridiculously low prices. Marcel, the owner, arranged for us to be met at the airport in Guatemala City and on our way to the lake stop at an excellent supermarket, bakery, and ATM. Throughout our stay he corresponded via email to insure that everything was to our satisfaction and to answer our numerous questions. Federico, the affable caretaker, guardian and gardener was always available to prepare the sauna and/or Jacuzzi, light one of the 4 fireplaces, help carry groceries or in general just pamper us. Josefina, the housekeeper/cook, was always cheerful and gracious. Neither speaks English but we always managed to be understood. One of the nicest places on the property is the outdoor seating area. We spent many hours lounging there, the perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and sip a cocktail. Most afternoons clouds rolled in, literally! We'd be sitting on the spacious balcony when suddenly we were enveloped in mist. Within minutes it would be gone and the crystal clear lake would appear. Sunsets were magical, always different, always glorious. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. In fact we are already selecting dates for next year, hopefully 2 months in paradise!!!

Be sure to bring home delicious cinnamon buns from Sandra's Tienda in Pana. Our daily breakfast feast was a fruit plate of fresh pineapple, papaya, strawberries, and Chiquita bananas with strong coffee made in the French press and warm pastry. Don't miss the nature reserve with its zipline and state of the art butterfly house, and be sure to spend a day traveling by boat from village to village. Bring binoculars; lots of birds as well as activity on the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Manya and Harriet, Thank you very much for your lovely words and I will pass on the compliments to Josefina and Federico, I am sure they will be delighted and proud to have done such a good job. Thanks again and we are all looking forward to seeing you next year. Kind regards Marcel
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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

My Wife, brother, friend and I spent 3 nights here in June of 2014. I cannot say enough good things about the lake, towns, or villa. Federico lives next door and works full time to maintain the house and grounds. He is very helpful and always available to heat up the hot tub or prepare a fire in the outside fireplace (we did both every night!). There is also a woman (can't remember her name) that comes in every morning to clean. The house is very luxurious with an incredible view. It is also very easy to get to Panajachel in one of the tuk tuks that passes every ten minutes or so. The only thing I would change about the trip is that we didn't stay here long enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Derek, Thank you very much for this and I am very happy that you had a great time in our villa. I will pass on to Josefina and Federico your compliment and I am sure they will be delighted with it. Thanks again and look forward to have you with us again. Kind regards
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5

Stunning view - tranquility and comfort

  • 5 of 5

The house is set on a cliff facing the lake and the volcanoes - the view is just stunning, sun or fog.

The house offers great modern comfort and a lot of space. You can really sense that the house is also used for family purposes as every detail is well thought, the decoration is really nice and you just feel at home.

The location is also perfect: you havee access even by foot to the nicest village around the lake, Santa Catarina and it is close enough from Panajachel if you want more activities and dining opportunities.

Clotilde and Alain from France

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the best views you will ever have

  • 5 of 5

The town house has the most magnificent, awe-inspiring views of Lake Atitlan. The villa is perfectly situated right on the cliff over the lake and everything you might need (and not even realise you need) has been accounted for. This town house and its views rival any at Lake Como.

The villa is only a 5 minute ride to the local town Pana and about 10 minutes from zip lining and botanical gardens for outdoor activities.

The owner, Marcel, is extremely kind and helpful and I couldn't recommend this town house any more. It is ideal for any type of trip to Guatemala.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caitlin, Thank you very much for your review it is very much appreciated and I am glad you have enjoyed your stay. I hope we see you soon. Kind regards Marcel
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5

A Peaceful Haven in a Glorious Setting

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place- the photos really do not do it justice. It is quiet, peaceful and the perfect place to retreat to and relax after experiencing the sights and sounds of Guatemala. The views are magnificent and the villa is beautifully appointed. The owners have paid attention to detail and thought about everything a guest could need.The outdoor entertainment area is a little piece of heaven

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

$150 to 295/nt or $900/wk to $1770/wk, For an additional guest above the 4th and to a maximum of 5 the daily rate is $25.00
Please inquiry about pricing for longer stays as well as last-minute discounts!

All rates include daily maid service as well as use of our communal recreational area

Each villa has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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