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Casa Grande is a place for romantics and adventurers seeking rest, reflection and inspiration. This is a home-from-home providing a great base from which to explore the wonders and magic of Lake Atitlan. Set is a peaceful oasis garden with views.
3 Bedrooms provide accommodation for up to 6 people, making if the perfect family house or a group of friends.
The house is available to rent by the month, depending on length of stay and season.
The Lake views, as well as, the mountain backdrop, are nothing short of spectacular. It is the perfect place to indulge yourself with all the comforts of home and use as a base from which to explore the Lake's magic, mysticism and 12 colourful Mayan villages.
There is also a small studio casita, Casa Aguacatel, for rent on the property (1 person or a couple), but each house has their own privacy. The advantage is that if you have a group of 8, then both houses can be rented together. Please ask for more details about renting the casita as part of the package or on its own.
The comfortable home has 2 double bedrooms with queen size beds and a twin room, a beautiful stone bathroom, a modern, fully-equipped kitchen, cozy living room with a fireplace, and 3 amazing porches.
This house is situated in a large, well-maintained, oasis-like private fantasy garden just 5 minute’s walk to the lake shore and 15 minutes walk up the mountain to the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna.
The house is accessed from a set of circular steps up to a large terrace with quiet seating area. French doors lead into the main open plan area. The living area with fireplace is two stories high with the fully-equipped kitchen and dining area off to the right. At the back of the room is a large bathroom with a shower, gas hot water and a washing machine. There is also the 3rd bedroom: a twin.
Up a wooden staircase is a second double bedroom with its own private patio facing the mountains. Then along the gallery is the beautiful and spacious Master Bedroom with French doors leading to another private patio with table and chairs.
The whole house is beautifully decorated and styled to make you feel like it is a home-away-from-home.
The only access to Santa Cruz is by boat. However in Santa Cruz all five, nearby hotels have restaurants and bars. You can also take advantage of, scuba diving, yoga, Spanish lessons, kayak rental and guided hikes and tours of the lake. For a writer or artist focusing on a project, for a spiritual retreat, or a family vacation in the heart of the Maya's Land of Eternal Spring, this house is ideal. Lake Atitlan has a temperate climate as situated at 1,500 meters or 5,000 feet above sea-level, hence, "the land of eternal spring"!
3 NIGHT MINIMUM
Guests will be helped with directions, transport and checking in and out via the Bookings Manager. Once at the property the Guardian and housekeeper will be there to help them.
Interaction with guests
There is a guardian/gardener on site most days and a cleaner once a week, who should be able to help you with most things.
The Bookings Manager can also help with some things including transport to and from the lake and around the Lake.
Other things to note
Prices are for 2 guests. Any additional guests from 3-6 will be charged at a rate of $20pp per night.
Strictly NO SMOKING
Min 3 nights
I'm from the UK, but live in Guatemala now with my El Salvadorian partner/boyfriend. I have lived in various parts of Guatemala on and off for nearly 20 years, but permanently in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan for over 8 years.
I have been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world on a shoe string, but it was to Guatemala that I kept on being pulled back to, like a magnet! It is now my home.
I love to be able to share the wonders of this amazingly varied and fascinating country with others.
Be warned, once you come, you may never leave!