House for Rent
Two Bedroom / Two Full Bath / Half Bath
Price: $100 U.S. a night
Living Space: 1,500 sq. ft.
About the Property
2 bedroom house on the shore of Lake Atitlan with incredible views of Santiago and the 2 Santiago volcanoes. Quiet and secluded, yet just 3 minutes by boat from town, this is a tranquil place to recharge.The main floor with the living room, kitchen, and bathroom is about 30 years old and is built with stone walls and old reappropriated wood from the old Guatemalan railway. The upper floor is five years old and has a bathroom and two bedrooms. There is a stone fireplace in each bedroom and one in the living room. The whole house is modernized. It''s 100% off the grid (solar) but in a way that you won''t notice. We never have power outages here. There are no restaurants or stores, only gardens on this side of the lake. But the kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with basics and there''s a great market in Santiago for fresh picked fruit and produce, chicken and meat. The on site host couple will help you organize your sightseeing and any special interests you have. They will be on the property but in a small house nearby and can give you complete privacy if you wish or all the help you''d like. After your days exploring on the lake, the property is the perfect place to come back to. Relax in a comfortable chair on the veranda and take in the breathtaking scenery. You will have access to the entire house. The host couple will be in a casita nearby but out of sight. We have a TV with tons of DVD''s to watch, an small library of books to read, and feel free to wander about the acre and a half property and all the gardens. We can be as friendly or aloof as you''d like us to be. We like to check you in making sure that you are knowledgeable about everything in the house. And, we leave you a little manual with tips and info on the area and other details about the house and property. We are here to answer your queries but if you want privacy, you''ll hardly see us. Our neighborhood is quiet and serene most of the time. Gardeners arrive in the morning, crossing by cayuko (local form of canoes) over from Santiago to their properties. They work until midafternoon, at which time they''ll paddle back to town. We do hear the music when there is something big happening in town. But generally, the major sound is just the singing of the many birds around the property. We use a water taxi service to get back and forth to Santiago. It''s only a 5 minute ride and the launcheros work from about 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. So, you need to be back on the property before 5. From Santiago, you can catch other public launches to all of the towns around the Lake. Some of the towns are not connected by road so here, boats are the main form of transportation.