Relax in this comfortable, large 3 bedroom, triple-terraced family home with fantastic panoramic views. See the photos and video to understand! Nicknamed 'El Castillo' or 'The Castle', this beautiful lake-front property is situated in a quiet cove just a short walk from San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, with a royal view of mountains, lake, villages and dormant volcanoes.
The location offers quick access to some of the best swimming, diving, fishing, a myriad of boating activities, hiking, trail running or more relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, healing spas or your best massage ever from around the Lake.
The property is very private without being isolated, with a private meditation area, and nearby access to a nature trail and with breathtaking views from every room, including from the jacuzzi on the lower terrace. The caretaker/guardian, Nicolas, is always discreetly present to assist - to take you by row or in our power boat (modest trip fees) to San Marcos, to arrange for a private launch (lancha) trip to one or more of the indigenous villages that ring the lake, to prepare the fireplace, or even run into San Marcos for an errand.
The tranquility is magnificent. The interior of the house was also recently painted.
SAN MARCOS - This small, Kakchiquel Mayan village is known as the Holistic center of Lake Atitlan and probably Guatemala! You can receive every alternative treatment under the sun here. Plus it is a great base from which to explore the 12 villages around the Lake, each one with its own very unique character and atmosphere.
Just ask the managers for information about hiking, village & kayak tours, days trips around the Lake and further afield and for your transport needs. The house has a file with information pertinent to the house and extensive Welcome Notes with information about the whole Lake area.
If your party includes additional guests over the two covered by our nightly rate, any children who are 13 or over at the time of the stay will be charged at the adult rate for additional guests. This is $20 pp per night. Children 7-12 will be charged at $10/night and those under 7 will not be charged. Please be sure to indicate the ages of any children. This will enable you to get an accurate quote.
The access to the house may not be suitable for people with handicaps that inhibit their walking.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THIS IS GUATEMALA, a country in the tropics! We have spiders, scorpions, mosquitos, and various flying bugs. At certain times of year these are worse. However, in general none are a problem. Please also note that during the dry season (Nov-Apr), especially towards the end it is very dry everywhere and windy, so there will be dust found in the house although we do our best to keep it as clean as is possible under the circumstances. We appreciate your understanding that things are not the same as they are back home!