El Capricho, please search location, House is in Cerro de Oro south side of Lake AtitlánGoogle Earth view. Please search area well.
Lago de Atitlan Guatemala elCapricho
Lago de Atitlan Guatemala elCapricho
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, enjoy an unforgettable vacation. Cerro de Oro, on the south side of the lake, one of the most peaceful communities of Atitlán. Private dock, access from San Lucas Tolimán by car. Please take time to search area and plan your transportation, the house is NOT near Panajachel.

The space

Modern Architecture. With all amenities, just take your food to cook. Please review house rules and location before you make your reservation. House is located by a road to appreciate the community life. There is more space to acomodate 2 persons please request more people to include this second house, elBunker.

Guest access

After reservation is confirmed you will get a message with the keepers phone to check in. The property is located in the south part of the lake in a peaceful community Cerro de Oro. To get there from Guatemala City you need to take the coast road, CA2, Escuintla, Cocales, San Lucas Toliman, Cerro de Oro. There is a dock and for extra you can solicit Diego the keeper of the house a boat to go to other towns.

Interaction with guests

Always, I am available to answer any questios as for location or other services. After you make reservation the exact location will be displayed, Waze directions will take you to the door of the house.

Other things to note

A tip to Diego the keeper is appreciated for good service.
Search for map location before going and it is a must to travel during the day. Plan your drive in advance with gps phone map or Waze.

Remember you are in a rural place, bugs are normal inhabitants. We clean and fumigate the house very well, but if you don't pay cleaning service for longer stays you might have bug visitors. I get less stars on location and bugs, we work hard for the super-host status.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Security Deposit $216 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

We do not accept check in after 6pm. Please plan your transportation well. We work hard for 5 stars and have been Superhost for a year. It is recommended to study the location map and travel by day and to please follow the driving instructions. If you come from the city of Guatemala take the coast road, CA9, then toll road CA2, turn right on Cocales go trough Patulul and enter San Lucas Toliman, from there you turn left towards Santiago, go 5 km turn right on Iglesia Shalem sign. Travel with GPS and please follow driving instructions described in your reservation e-mail.

We take care of washing towels and linens, but no plates, pots and pans.
If you rent both houses please return things to original location. If you stay for more the 2 nights I recommend hiring a person to help you clean, you can request to Diego the keeper. Cerro de Oro is a rural place and bugs are regular visitants, bug spray is available at both houses.

There will be cleaning fee of $20 extra charged to your credit card if the house is left unorganized.

NO SMOKING ALLOWED inside house, you can smoke outside in the garden if you dispose of butts in trash not in garden please!

Take care of the property and its contents. The house comes with toilet paper, napkins, soap, and other amenities in the kitchen, it's for personal use and should not be taken as a souvenir. (I'm not a hotel. :)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Master is one fight downstairs
Potential for noise - House is located by a road, tuktuks and cars go by.
Some spaces are shared - Garden and dock with the other house. You can request the guesthouse for a small additional fee.
Amenity limitations - Not available right now. Wifi is limited to 10 gigas, after its finished you can add 1 giga at a time for additional Q50, can do it only with a PC


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018 the minimum stay is 8 nights.

64 Reviews

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Steven & Chelsea User Profile
October 2016
The house was lovely and Diego the keeper was absolutely amazing. Everything was lovely and clean and all ready for our arrival. Would definitely go back for another trip.
Susan Marie User ProfileSusan Marie is a superhost.
Response from Susan Marie:
Thank you very much for great review, you are always welcome.
October 2016

Lee User Profile
August 2017
I would definitely recommend staying here! The house is a beautiful, modern home in a tourist-free village. Everything in the house was clean and comfortable. We loved taking walks through the town and we recommend the nearby hike (right in Cerro de Oro). The one thing to be aware of before booking (although it is mentioned already) is that the house is on the main road, so there is a lot of road noise from all the cars and people going by . Regardless, we would love to come back next time we're in Guatemala!

Hugo User Profile
August 2017
Susan's place is awesome. Diego is a great person and he is always willingly to help you in case you need assistance and/or guidance. We are definitely going back.
Susan Marie User ProfileSusan Marie is a superhost.
Response from Susan Marie:
Thank you for your visit, hope you come back again!!!
August 2017

Mary User Profile
August 2017
WOW what an amazing place . the quiet side of the lake affords a peaceful setting for your trip. the house is perfect and the view crazy !!humming birds in the tress, squirrels running up and down collecting the avocados that hang. really it was enchanting. we spent hours on the patio with a fire burning and the sounds of the lake charming us. We rented both houses for a family reunion and had all the help we needed from Diego. Getting around was simple , if you speak a tiny bit of spanish it will be a bit easier , if not it will still go smoothly. susan was an amazing host, quick to answer any questions or if we needed anything. i would recommend this property to anyone! I can't wait to return.

Israel User Profile
June 2017
An awesome place with state or the art architecture, a great location very close to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world not only because of its majestic scenery but also because of the warmth of the people, the locals, the weather and the peacefulness of the region. A great place to go if what you're looking for is to disconnect from the routine and the stressful lifestyle from the city.

Guillaume User Profile
May 2017
Everything was perfect from day 1. We stayed 4 nights and Susan had Diego help us with all things (including getting the charcoal for the BBQ). I would recommend the stay! The main bed is huge!
Susan Marie User ProfileSusan Marie is a superhost.
Response from Susan Marie:
Thank you for your visit, you are welcome always!!
May 2017

Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
March 2017
We loved our stay at this very well designed, modern, clean and comfortable lake house. Susan Marie answered all our questions and her caretaker, Diego is very helpful too. The lake and volcano views from the house are amazing and the garden is like having your own lovely park with flowers and trees. This home has everything you need to have relaxing and special stay. We enjoyed the neighborhood and nearby towns as well. Make sure you get clear directions to arrive there easily and stay more than 2 nights. We want to come back and stay longer next time!
Susan Marie User ProfileSusan Marie is a superhost.
Response from Susan Marie:
Hello Kate thank you for your visit. I will tell my husband and son your comments. I will revise driving instructions again. I do recommend to travel with Waze app, it is better than the gmaps, imaps or any other off line app. Hope you come back!
March 2017

GuatemalaJoined in June 2014
Susan Marie User ProfileSusan Marie is a superhost.

I am a watercolor and ink (Sumi-e) artist and my passion for painting has brought me to teach this incredible medium, @sushanest. I find the peacefulness in Lake Atitlán to be my favorite place for inspiration. My husband and son are architects and they designed and constructed elCapricho and elBunker in Cerro de Oro, with a rustic concrete style. These houses have been used exclusively for renting, with Diego the keeper doing a fantastic job at keeping the place. Becoming a Superhost has been hard work because there are many opinions on what people expect. It is sad when people are not satisfied at our work. I speak fluent english and spanish. Muchas gracias, Saludos

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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