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Bonita finca/ Beautiful Guatape Finca/ Lakehouse With Pool/ Piscina / Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 330 m²
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

5 habitaciones, 6 baños 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15

*La finca tiene una capacidad para15 personas (si son mas de 15 personas deben pagar 40.000 COP por cada persona extra} tiene una linda sala con TV plasma con Direct tv, DVDs, equipo de sonido, 5 dormitorios, para 2 adultos por cama y una habitación con 3 literas { 6 camas}. 6 baños, una amplia cocina. zona de juegos billar, piscina grande, jacuzzi climatizado con capacidad para 13 personas, BBQ para asados, muelle, 3 kayaks, agua caliente y WIFI!!! la finca tiene platanos, aguacates, bananos, naranjas, limas, piñas todo disponible. ( el mayordomo es la unica persona autorizada para entregar frutas solamente durante su estadia en la finca)

Esta finca es maravillosa para pasar unas buenas vacaciones en familia, relajados en la piscina o en el jacuzzi mientras se disfruta de un delicioso asado y se disfruta del bello paisaje com vista de la PIEDRA. o al lago esta a 5 minutos de Guatape o el Penol.

* Sleeps 15, ( if you are more than 15 each extra cost 13,00). the house has a big living room with flat TV with Direct tv and DVD's, music sound box, 5 bedrooms, for 2 adults per bed including one bunk bed room with 6 beds. It has 6 bathrooms, a big kitchen. game room, large pool, and big 13 person heated Jacuzzi, BBQ, dock,3 kayaks, hot water and WIFI!!. the land has bananas, avocados, oranges, plantains, limes, pineapples. all available!! (our housekeeper is the only one who can collect the fruits for you while you are at the house)

El Peñol/Guatapé is located on the outskirts of Medellín, and is about 45 minutes from the International airport (MDE) or about 1.5 hours from Medellin. The reservoir was created by the Colombian government for a hydro-electric dam, built in the late 1960s which supply's much of the power for the country.

This quaint town is the gathering place for the people of the small farms in this area. It is also a fast growing area of recreation for citizens of Medellín, and has become a tourist destination for many foreign travelers. Just recently 2 new hotels have been built to keep up with the large demand to play on the lake.

In town there is a wonderful farmers market to get all kinds of fresh produce very cheap along with any supplies you may need.

The people here are very friendly and there are many things to do in town and around the lake. There are plenty of restaurants, boat rentals, fishing, horse back riding, hiking just minutes away. If you are up for a real challenge hike up to the top of the rock and witness one of the most breath taking views you have ever seen.

This home has 4 bedrooms that will sleep 8 adults with a 5th bedroom that has bunk beds and can sleep 12 children, two per bed. There are 5 bathrooms with showers around the home. This resort type setting will accommodate 8-15 easily. The house is located between the towns of Guatape' or El Penol only 4 or 5 minutes away in either direction.

The hot tub and swimming pool are a wonderful way to spend the day relaxing while having a BBQ or head into town to mingle with some of the friendly local people.

Keywords: This Villa is a wonderful place to spend a week relaxing in the swimming pool or Jacuzzi. BBQ and enjoy the resort type setting with views of Piedra. The huge rock just a couple miles away. Head into town and visit with the friendly people of Guatape or El Penol just 5 minutes in either direction.

330m2 o/or 3600 sq feet inside/interior And much more area outside, to use for sitting and lounging.

More Details

Viktor or Lorena
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Viktor or Lorena

Traveled the world. loved many places to visit. Grew up in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Spain. Schooled in North American style of business. I am very direct, and will answer any questions. Nothing is a "surprise" with me. ;-)

Viktor or Lorena purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Viktor or Lorena chose El Penol

I must say. I have traveled to many corners of the world. And climate is always a battle- too cold, too hot, too humid(my worst enemy...), Too many bugs etc etc... This area of the world, is ALWAYS in Spring.. always growing... always green... it's incredible. The people that have lived here, their entire lives do not know, they are in Eden.. ;-)

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The climate, and the quiet... the rain storms, the green and the fruit available on the trees.... it's everywhere. And I do NOT like bugs- mosquitos, flies etc.. and for SOME reason, this area has FEW! I can't explain all the green, the perfect humidity and NO bugs... maybe someone can explain it to me... because it doesn't makes sense to me....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in El Penol, Colombia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , dentro del salon de billar . inside billard building
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , ducha de la piscina Pool shower, located next to pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 5 - 6 single bed , 1 bunk bed , bunkbed, cama apilada. cama, y otro más elevados.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • la habitacion principal de arriba tiene 2 banos tambien tenemos disponible 2 colchones inflables y hamacas the master bedroom upstairs has 2 bathrooms, we also have 2 Inflatable mattresses and Hammocks
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Hay muchas cosas por hacer cerca a Guatape, tour en botes, pesca, montar caballos. es un lugar muy tranquilo pero si quieres rumba y fiesta puedes ir a Medellin a solo una hora!! Many things to do close by, in Guatape- Zip lining, boat tours, Fishing, quad rentals, horseback riding. This is a quiet place. but if you want to do the nightclubs in Medellin, is only an hour away! If a dedicated car service or a private car, with driver are needed, please contact owner. He has connections to Quad rentals, private cars with drivers, Nice European owner restaurants etc...


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Bonita finca/ Beautiful Guatape Finca/ Lakehouse With Pool/ Piscina / Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful property, just as you see in the photos

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property over a long weekend. Everything was great. It's only a couple miles from Peñol (there is a gas station and farmer's market there, to pickup groceries) and a few the other way to Guatapé.

There is a dirt/rock access road with some inclines - recommended that you have a car (taxis are limited in this area)

Internet is spotty, would not recommend for work or to stream videos, but fine if you're just checking email or SKYPE.

Also, there is no laundry, so plan sufficient clothes for your trip

Kitchen had everything you need. Plenty of blankets and pillows available

TV downstairs includes a DVD player with movies stocked (although we didn't have time over the weekend to try it out)

Would strongly recommend this property any time you need 3+ bedrooms

Plenty to do, must go to El Peñol Stone (which you can see from the kitchen window), take a boat tour from Guatape

(or rent a boat or jetski at the Luxe by Charlie), and Guatape is a nice village for restaurants and shops

Les & Yuly

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful finca in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there for a week with 2 other families, and enjoyed it all very much. Felt very safe, gated community with gatekeeper, great location near Guatape and El Peñol (you need a car or services of a local driver to get around).

Great rustic house; great views, beautiful garden, and jacuzzi, pool and gameroom were a lot of fun. Bathrooms are a bit dated; and there is no wifi (we went into Guatapé a couple of times where you have "zona wifi" at various localities). Communication with owner and administrator went very well, and Maria and her husband (housekeeper and caretaker, at additional cost) were a blessing! Only minus was lack of sufficient towels and bedlinnen (lots of blankets but no flat sheets), but we resolved that problem with the caretaker. Overall great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome, glad you enjoyed your time at the finca, it is a wonderful and very beautiful rustic large lake cabin/finca, with alot of history. And beings in a very rural setting, makes it all that more incredible. As far as the internet, it was never promised in the finca, and was expressly stated prior to the visit, there was no internet at the finca, at the time, and all prior renters knew internet was close by in the towns, and many enjoy the idea of "unplugging" from it all. At the time of your stay, the extremely remote location(2 hours from a MAJOR city- Medellin), and being low in the valley, to be close to the waters edge, made internet impossible. But happily, after much debate with UNE, they installed a bigger antenna on a local hill, and NOW internet/wifi IS available, and been reflected on the listing! I will still be turning off my phone, when I visit, to relax. ;-) As far as the towels, this a home rental/vacation rental, and as such changing sheets daily, and daily housekeeping clean up, a cook on demand, are an extra charge, think "your home" even if for only a week. in excess of 15 towels- one per person- is considered by many, a hotel benefit. After counting towels at finca, the count was 24. So an extra, If someone were to need a special fluffy towel, or want extra large towels(special) its should be expected, they should bring that towel. A little confused why this was an issue, since 24 towels were on hand, and the expectation of multiple towels per person, was discussed for 3 months prior to the arrival, and it was known each person would not have a different towel for every day, AND different towels for shower and pool/jacuzzi.To have towels for 15 people, two per day, times 7 days, for a one week stay. That equates to over 200 towels for one week! Oh my gosh. ;-) The bathrooms do match a "rustic" lake cabin/finca. but with HOT water! No outhouses or cold showers! Hope this helps paint a better picture, to those seeking to enjoy this beauty!
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A wonderful week's stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the property for a week, inviting 5 other friends to come up and join us for the weekend. Spectacular views in every direction. Gorgeous grounds high on a hill above the lake. Loved sipping our morning coffee, listening to the birdsongs, swinging in the hammock chairs. Enjoyed squeezing oranges and lemons from the beautiful buckets of fruit brought up by the caretakers. Loved the pool and hot tub. Two young teenage boys in our group especially enjoyed them and the billiards room. We managed without a car. One of our friends drove us up and back to and from our home in Medellin. Used the services of a local driver to take us into Guatape a couple of times. (Charming town.)

We have lived and travelled all over the world and spent years in mountain areas of Colorado, California, Navada, and 28 years in Alaska. But we have fallen in love with the unique beauty of the Colombian Andes and moved here 8 months ago. Staying at this Colombian Finca was a wonderful new experience while still having the interior rustic feel of a second home/cabin/cottage similar to those experienced anywhere in the world. We appreciated having Direct TV. No wifi, but was good to "withdraw" for a time. Take your E-readers, beach towels, paper plates, charcoal/wood for the grill! We arranged with owner to take our Yorkie, but kept him on a leash when outside - didn't want him rolling down the hillside into the lake!

Excellent communication with owner, caretakers. We plan to return with visiting family from the US in upcoming months!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend stay at Bonita/Guatape Finca Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly what is shown on the website. The owner always responded back when questions were asked and had the caretaker pick fresh fruit prior to our arrival. The villa has a gatekeeper which gave ease to my son-in-law and his family, only those who live/rent in the compound area are allowed in. The beds were comfortable and more towels were needed, the caretaker was able to get us more towels. The refrigerator in the house did not work but there was another nice refrigerator in the game room. Maybe leave instructions on using the stove in the house, it is both electric and gas. Other than that everything was nice and clean. The pool was nice and refreshing especially after using the hot tub, a morning swim was nice also. The grounds were well kept with a view f the famous rock El Peno. The villa is located close to a local hotel that has dinner cruise on the reservoir. We visited Guatape as was recommended by the owner, and we got hot chocolate at the local square and walked around Guatape. Overall we really enjoyed our stay here only wish it was longer. As it turned out we were late arriving, next day, as the airline canceled one part of our flights. We were able to stay an extra night which we really appreciated. We had visitors from Medellin and they were impressed with the place, inside and out. Yes I would recommend this villa for a stay near Guatape.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the fridge in the kitchen not working. A generator inside the dam had a problem, and set a massive surge of electricity into the network, and caused many electrical issues within my finca. But it was fixed two days after you left. thank goodness for my "spare" bigger fridge in the game room, saved the day! I will get some basic instructions on the wall next to the stove, I forget how some guests have never seen a combination stove as is in the finca. Hope you ended up figuring it out! ;-) Hope to see you again soon, and maybe a little longer so you can see more of this beautiful area! Look forward to seeing you again! ;-)
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Great time at the Finca.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, It is close to guatape and in a great location.

It was just like it was shown on pictures. The service was great, clean, owner and care take were great.

We had a great time. Perfect for friends gathering.

I look forward to return soon.

Close to Guatape downtown and el Penol.

My friends and I enjoyed the Pool, Hot Tub and pool table.


  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! Always nice to see people enjoying the beauty of Antioquia! Hope to see you again. Maybe longer this time, so you can enjoy some time on the lake- jet skiing or a boat ride with dinner!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
MDE José María Córdova International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Guatape and El Penol
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Llano Grande
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
El penol - guatape
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
el penol and guatape
Car: recommended

* Esta propiedad esta ubicada entre el Peñol y Guatape. viniendo del Peñol hacia Guatape, debes pasar por dos puentes. despues del segundo puente debes manejar 1.85 kilómetros y a mano izquierda esta la entrada de VILLA SUIZA o del lado oeste de la carretera . En la entrada a 'VILLA SUIZA" el mayordomo los espera hay un porton de metal que se les abrira para que puedan parquear y entrar a la finca o parcela numero 12.

* This lakehouse/finca is located between the town of El Peñol and Guatape. Traveling from El Peñol towards Guatape, you will travel over, 2 bridges. IF you reach the 3rd bridge(The Rock, the big marina etc), you have traveled too far. Is a little difficult to find, due to no actual "address" as we in Europe, US and Canada have become accustom. After 2nd bridge, watch for a left bank turn, will see a sign on right side of road, with large photo of this lakehouse, and immediately to the left, will see entrance to "Villa Suiza". It's gated community. The caretaker will be waiting for you.

Climb La Piedra (Spanish for "The Stone"), is a monolithic formation ...

Elevation‎: ‎2,135 m (7,005 ft) 659 steps. REMEMBER this is almost a mile and half in elevation! Thin oxygen! If you are from sea level, do NOT do this your first day here, allow your body some time to adjust to high altitude. This IS difficult- take your time, bring water, you WILL be sore the next day. But just DO IT! It's an accomplishment, and the pics are incredible. And NO, no elevator. haha. sorry.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house El Penol, Colombia

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$221.78

For a 3 night vacation, is only 850 000COP per night. for high season/holiday season, I offer 950 000COP per night, for 3 nights. This is a 30% discount. I offer this, because, emptying jacuzzi water, and cleaning entire house, after group leaves, is a high costs. and 1 or 2 nights, does not offset, these costs. Is reason, I give, discount for 1 week, and also for 1 month.
For cleaning finca after departure, the fee is 50 000 COP. This cleans up after your mess. If
We can arraign a driver, and 4 wheel drive or a van, or a private car for tours, and pick up from airport. etc
Also, if you desire a cook, is available for 40 000 COP per day. Sorry, no laundry service, please bring clean clothes. But, there is a hand washing station in kitchen, for small items.
I am negotiable, for pricing, if for only a couple on a honeymoon. If, no jacuzzi use. etc. please write me, with unique circumstances.
I prefer payment via Colombian bank deposit or western union to me, in europe or USA. Depends of my location, at time of 25% deposit. And remainder, 10 days before attending property. This allows me 10 days to prep property, for your arrival, and number of people. If you need food, beer etc. Please bring with you. Or, much food is available in the markets, of Guatape.
Checkin time 4pm, Checkout time 12:00/Noon. Tiempo de check-in 16:00, hora de salida 12: 00 / Noon.
Permite tiempo, para el cambio de sábanas, limpieza de suelos, limpieza de piscinas, baños de limpieza. Preparación total de finca, para el próximo familia.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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