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Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfortable Cottage close to Lake, private cook and nanny.

Bedrooms 3
Space 200 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, cozy cottage, Sleeps 8, quiet, wonderful decoration.

Casa Solhana is one of 2 family run homes that we have for rent here in Panajachel that provide excellent service and fully equipped homes for families and small groups. (please see the other - Casa kiara # 780305)

Newly renovated, this home allows your group to stay with comfort, peace and security close to Panajachel's center, and only 3 minutes walk from the Lake, in the most peaceful area of Panajachel.

The house was renovated using cypress windows, doors tables and wardrobes with attention to detail that give it a warm cottage feel.

Our house provides you with a fully equipped kitchen , 8 person dinner table, 3 bedrooms that sleep comfortably up to 8 people and 2 bathrooms with twin head showers. Other facilities include a beautiful 'Santa Fe Style' fireplace, large flat screen smart TV, DVD player, a local smart phone, DVDs, cable TV, fast wireless, washing machine, iron and ironing board, and dart board,BBQ, portable MP3 speakers, board games , sand box, toys and slide for young kids.

To maximize the ease and comfort of your stay we can offer a morning cleaning and washing service whenever requested at an additional cost. A mobile phone for your use during your stay and 2 push bikes for popping to town and the market are provided.

We have a fantastic private cook and trusted child minder available at an additional cost.

The main bedroom with private bathroom has a pillow top King size bed, 2 open air balconies which look towards the lake and over the garden. This room has a comfortable sofa bed, coffee table, fan, dimmer lighting and wardrobe. The 'garden bedroom' with queen size bed, and wardrobe has private access to the lush flower filled garden, hammock and gazebo area. Next door we have the 'Twin room' with 2 single beds, large wardrobe and toys for kids. All bedrooms come with cotton sheets, new fluffy pillows, and tasteful decoration. We provide complementary flowers throughout the house and a large seasonal fruit basket upon your arrival.

If you visit us in your private or rental vehicle you will be happy to find that we have private parking for 2 large cars.

The water is heated by a solar system with electric backup that ensures constant piping hot water.

The house is situated in a very quiet part of town and surrounded by lush greenery and trees and has a view towards the nearby hills, and a small a part of the Lake and one of the Volcanoes. Most of the year the walls that separate the house from the road are blooming with vibrant multi colored bougainvillea and other flowers that attracts hummingbirds.

Casa Solhana is ideal for families. Having 2 young kids ourselves means we took pleasure in adding the touches of a sand box, small slide, dart board, netflix and DVDs for all ages. Welcome home!

More Details

Matthew Mcleod
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Matthew Mcleod

I am originally from the UK but have been living abroad for 18 years.

After traveling and working in Latin America for nearly 3 years I decided to settle in Guatemala where I co-developed a well known hostel in Lanquin, where you can find the breathtaking Semuc Champey National Park. About 5 years ago I decided to move to Panajachel with my wife and 2 Young daughters 8 years ago. I have a degree in Tourism management and have specialized my work in this area for over 20 years.

Matthew Mcleod purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Matthew Mcleod chose Panajachel

I decided to renovate this house, mainly for its location and for having 3 bedrooms. It´s situated in a peaceful part of town only 3 minutes walk from the lake,and 3 minutes from our family home. It´s a fantastic point to base yourself for a visit to Panajachel and all of Lake Atitlan. Private boats can be hired from near the house for trips to other Lake side towns.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has a property next door that has a large garden, which makes the house feel even more spacious and green. Few Tuc Tucs pass by this road. The security is fantastic in this quiet part of town, and the house has a large main gate and walls which give it superior privacy. Being only a few minutes walk from the lake means that it´s easy to pop off to see the sun set or rise. The house has a very intimate cottage feel, a quaint front porch and green garden. The community where the house is situated is very friendly and has plenty of small shops nearby for buying food and drink for the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Panajachel, Guatemala

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin. 1 shared bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • 1 ensuite King size bedroom with large sofá bed and 2 private balconies. 1 Queen size bedroom with private garden access 1 Twin bedroom, with 2 single beds.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfortable Cottage close to Lake, private cook and nanny.
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Child friendly house with a private retreat feel.

  • 4 of 5

This was a good house for my family with three small kids (6, 3 and 1). I appreciated all the kid friendly elements like a box of toys, highchair and slide. I felt safe and comfortable there. We were concerned about not being closer to the main area, however it turned out to be a nice walk that we enjoyed each day. This house is also located in a mellower part of town with a great spot only a block away to check out the lake. I would recommend this house for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing stay, close to beach and town.

  • 5 of 5

The home provided all the comforts of home. Matt was very easy to get ahold of for questions, needs. Juana does a beautiful job cleaning home before arrival. We enjoyed her company at dinner one night even though we spoke different language.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairytale perfect VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Great home with classy designer artistic amenities and a picture perfect front porch that opens up to a patio complete with lawn furniture and a hammock with a private tropical garden...the perfect place to have your morning coffee..,and then enjoy your breakfast cooked to order with the VRBO owner's cook and maid! The house includes everything you could wish for in a VRBO from kitchen gadgets, a library with board games, bicycles and a laundry.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home to relax in after a day out and about.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful days in Pana and Casa Solhana was a perfect place to come home to each day. It was beautiful, with personal touches that made it feel like home. The patio garden was our favorite place to relax and visit anytime we were not out exploring. It was very comfortable for everyone in our 7 person group from age 9 to 67 and fairly quiet at night. We hired Juana to cook and not only was her food delicious we also really enjoyed spending time with her. Matt was very helpful with questions that we had leading up to our trip. It was easy to get all around either by tuk tuk or walking. We particularly enjoyed walking home on the waterfront. Fresh tortillas, bread, and meat were close by and we enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We plan to return and would book Casa Solhana again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean beatiful and safe

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this location. The house was clean and confortable. It has a lovely garden . Matt organize our transportation from Antigua with a stop at Iximche. We had cooking lesson with Juana. Everything has been perfect.Thanks to Matt and Juana. It is a safe and recommended location.

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peace and wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Really was a wonder and peaceful experience, in a pretty and comfortable house. Thelake of Atitlan is near, yhe weather wonder. All was a beautiful experience in this place.

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Guatemal city
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Panajachel centre
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Panajchel centre
Nearest Beach
155 Miles
Car: not necessary

Visitors to Lake Atitlan will enjoy the peace and beauty of Lake Atitlan, and enjoy visiting the villages around its shores. The lake´s inhabitants are mainly indigenous who speak 3 main Maya languages and dress in a wonderful variety of colorful hand made textiles. Panajcahel can be a lively town at night and a great place to shop by day. It is the capital town of the lake and therefore it´s main hub. If you like adventure you can also find this at the lake. World class paragliding, kayaking trips and volcano hikes make it an ideal location for adventure and relaxation.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Panajachel, Guatemala

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$133.73
cleaning AU$35.66
Pet Fee AU$26.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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