Cozy Lakeside Cabin

Private room in farm stay hosted by Luzmi

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 private bath
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Cozy Lakeside Cabin

This cute cabin is at the lake shore, in a quiet peaceful area. Ideal for a couple or a single person. Off the grid with a solar lamp, dry composting toilet and solar shower. The dock next to the cabin is great for jumping in the lake, swimming, stargazing, sunbathing and waiving to catch boats passing. To get to the cabin tell the boat capt. you are going to Pasajkap to the wide dock with a tree in the middle. If coming form Pana it's 40 min. or 4 min from San Marcos.

The space
This one of a kind little cabin sits on the shores of lake Atitlan, in Pasajcap, between San Marcos and Tzununa. It is a four minute boat ride from either of these villages. It is totally off the grid, which means there is no electricity and no fridge. The kitchen is equipped with the basic necessities for cooking. There is a dry composting toilet and solar shower outside. The cabin is surrounded in a beautiful edible garden with plenty of herbs and local fruits, depending on the season. There is a cayuco or traditional wooden canoe on site. For grocery and food shopping the closest market is in San Pedro, Panajachel offers more international options, but San Marcos also has several stores in the central park that offer pretty much anything you can need and several veggie stands with fruits and vegetables.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 1 hammock
Living room
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach view
City skyline view
Luggage drop-off allowed
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

We advise to arrive to Atitlan as early as you may. Book the 8am shuttle from Antigua, it takes one hour from the airport to Antigua and 3 hours form Antigua to Panajachel, Pana, the "Port of Entry" village on the Northeres shores of lake Atitlan. Our place in Pasajkap is located also on the Northern shore. From Pana to Pasajkap, San Marcos La Laguna, it takes 30/40 minutes.

Before coming here and once in Pana (you may do your shoping there at Chalo's or Sandra's small supermarkets and for fresh produce, the market in Pana) and when you are ready to take the boat to San Marcos go to the Tzanjuyu dock, ask for the public boat to San Marcos, pay 25 quetzales each, tell the captain or his helper you go to Pasajkap, to the dock with a big tree in the middle, next to Pierre, our neigbor. By boat, we are 4 minutes before San Marcos and 4 minutes after Tzununa.

Remember to bring food for the first one or two meals, your toiletries including toilet paper, candles, insect repelent and maybe water shoes if you want to walk comfortably on the beach.

We are a 0 waste facility, we only take your compost waste. Our chickens love it; the chicken's coop if the first station of our compost system. We kindly ask you to take with you, your plastic waste or any other non decompostable trash.

We have a Temascal, a modern Maya sauna bath. It's best to take it after 4pm. We charge a fee of $10 or Q75.

The Municipality opened a path from the road San Marcos/Tzununa to the sacred Tzan Kumiba'l Mountain November 2016. We have a trail/path to get from the lake shore to the Tzan Kumiba'l Reserve.

Pasajkap is a jurisdiction of San Marcos, bordering our neighbor village of Tzununa, that extends from the Tzan Kumiba'l sacred mountain at the East of the San Marcos bay, to the border with Tzununa, farther to the East, It is a portion of land about one and a half kilometers. It has large properties, now mostly owned by non resident Guatemalans who live in Guatemala City, a few Guatemalan residents and a larger number of residents from Europe, Canada and the United States. There are a few original San Marcos natives. It is very calm and secluded, also very safe.

The lake in Pasajkap has prestine waters and it's wonderful to swim and paddle (we have a Cayuco, Maya canoe).

San Marcos, only a 4 minute boat ride or a 20 minute walk offers many good restaurants and coffee shops. There is a large selection from vegetarian at La Paz or Medicine Food, Japanees at Seiko's, wood oven pizza at Fe or Paco Real, Special gourmet at El Giardino, French/Mexican at Paco Real, burritos and great breakfast at Moon Fish, In between good meals go to Nectar for a nice experience to have the best coffe or special teas with the opportunity to buy lovely original jewery, body care products, gourmet tapas and food and more, or juices at Circles, creps at Shambala, etc

Nightime hotspots are created from one day to the other for special events or Del Lago Hostal all weekends and for special festivities.

There is a beautiful park by the water kept by the Municipality on Cerro Tzan Kujil, West of san marcos bay. On the other end of the bay, East of San Marcos, there is the other "Guardian Mountain" Tzan Kumiba'l, great for sightseeing and cliff jumping. To walk to San Marcos, this is the mountain we hike to get to the level of the road Tzununa-San Marcos. The walk takes from 20 to 30 minutes.

Also in the center on San Marcos, the Municipal Park is nice and shady with well assorted mini markets or stores. I buy at Los Arboles and Tienda Azul oposit cornet to the basket ball court. There you may find: different types of probiotics, kambucha, gourmet sauces and preserves, cheese, pasta, rice, flour, olive oil and cocunut oil, good bread, toilet paper, soaps, etc. The best bread, sowerdough and many othres at the Circles bakery.

Check-in is at 4pm. Check-out at 11am. If you wish to come earlier, you are welcome to drop off your luggage until the house is ready. This is the best way because you have your bags taken care of, you take the key to the door and we take you to the lakefront path and hike the Tzankumiba'l Reserve to reach the level of the road Tzununa-San Marcos. You can start discovering the area and are independent of the boats because without luggage, our path is beautiful and only around 25 minutes long!

Hosted by Luzmi

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Born in San Diego California from a Guatemalan mother and a Peruvian father, both outstanding people. At 67 years old, I am a gardener, mother of 4 amazing grown-up children, grandmother of 6 lovely grandkids, social anthropologist, life learner, journalist, and artist. I worked as an independent consultant for rural community projects in many different assignments for more than 30 years. Watercolor teacher in my own studio for 14 years. University instructor at Caltech, Art Center, and CalPoly SLO, CA for 4 years. Now semi-retired, mostly conducting a personal agro ecology-eco touristic project in beautiful Lake Atitlán. I am interested in inmersión learning as a tool to spread sustainable living models. Also interested in natural medicine, and ancient nutrition.
Born in San Diego California from a Guatemalan mother and a Peruvian father, both outstanding people. At 67 years old, I am a gardener, mother of 4 amazing grown-up children, grand…


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During your stay

This is a special location, people like both the privacy and the opportunity for interaction. We have a spacious dock and pebble beach with stones of different sizes. Water shoes are a good idea to bring! You can jump of the dock to pristine water for swimming. You can also use the Maya canoe called Cayuco and enjoy close by adventures.
This is a special location, people like both the privacy and the opportunity for interaction. We have a spacious dock and pebble beach with stones of different sizes. Water shoes a…
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

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