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Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Deedle R
Hosting since August 2019
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Reviews (18)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
A magnificent stay in a peaceful setting. The pictures do not do justice to the gardens, thoughtful landscaping and flowers, vines and cacti that grace every corner. As a family of four this was the perfect place to retreat to and have a couple quiet days. I could not wait to get up on day 1 just so I could drink my coffee on the amazing covered terrace while watching the sun rise and light up the volcanoes across the lake. During our stay the winds kicked up and the power went out for 24 hours. It barely mattered. There is a gas stove and candles provided, along with all the oil, salt, pepper, coffee and essentials. Dinner and cards by candlelight was so pretty and memorable. Regarding logistics: Manuela did some laundry for us for 50 Q per load, and returned it folded. Getting from GC Airpirt was simple- Deedle the property manager gave us emails and numbers of a reputable company and our driver Santos was safe and friendly. He stopped for the bathroom, snacks, and to take our picture at the mirador. He even took us to the tienda in Pana so we could pick up all our provisions. He made arrangements for a boat to take us to the house. He called Diego to meet us at the dock and help us with our bags. Really affable and warm service that I was not expecting, and which was welcomed after some rough travel days. Altogether wonderful :)
Visited January 2020
Written January 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We loved the property and were happy to be away from the noise of Atitlan’s larger towns. Casa Eric #2 was perfect for us and the bed and shower were the best so far in 4 weeks of traveling. The gardens are so beautiful and bring your binoculars: I added a dozen birds to my life list!
Visited December 2019
Written January 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This house was a dream house for us! There was myself, my husband and our two kids (6 and 8) and we spent 6 nights at this house. It was beautiful and the view NEVER got old. We sat out on the porch and watched the thunder storms roll through and we called it "Guatemalan T.V." The sky changes at every moment and we could have watched it all day and night. The grounds are gorgeous and we had fun exploring. The pool is a little bit of a walk from the house, but it was fine, and we visited it daily. My kids loved it and it was clean and refreshing. Diego, the grounds keeper, was helpful with our bags and getting us water. We hired Manuela to cook some meals for us and she was one of the highlights of our time there. She is kind and skilled and we just adore her. Everyone was so patient with our limited Spanish, but we were able to communicate. We were sad to leave this house and hope to come back soon. Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz, and this house are so special!
Visited July 2019
Written July 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
I have traveled around the world and never have I come across a property so special. Acres and acres of gardens and views of the lake so beautiful you feel like Alice when she went through the looking glass. My husband and I kept saying “this can’t be real.” It’s like waking up in a dream. The property manager Deedle made everything easy for us (let her set up your transportation, I made the huge mistake of getting an uber there and it was so much easier and cheaper leaving when we used her boat and car service). The owner Erick was around the property and made us feel like we were home the moment we got to the property to when we left. His warmth and hospitality made an incredible place even more incredible. We had almost all of our meals prepared by Emanuella who is an amazing person as well as cook. When she found out my husband loves bacon she went to the market and made sure to have it for him every morning. She was such a warm person to be around and you’ll want her to cook for you as once you get to the property you are never going to want to leave! We very much look forward to returning many more times and our families can’t wait to join us!
Visited January 2019
Written January 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Villa Eggedal is an easy walk to both the Lake and Santa Cruz. There are many steps on the property, not for the faint of heart or those with mobility issues . Also , not particularly suitable for babies or young children. The studio Apartment that we stayed in was small but charming, good beds and a well supplied kitchen . However, the very best part was the lovely outdoor terrace complete with comfortable ‘ Muskoka ‘ chairs, with cushions in vibrant Guatemalan covers , a loveseat, plants from one end to the other and a table that seats 4-6 for morning breakfasts. The view from this terrace never ceased to inspire us for the entire month of our stay . We were perched at eye level looking into the trees which made bird watching delightful. The Lake views , the volcanoes and the sunsets never ceased to amaze... Walking the property, sitting with coffee on the terrace, reading in the hammocks, and swimming in the pool were some of our favourite moments. Also of interest, are the varieties of tropical flowers, the cactus garden and the fruit producing trees, with many banana palms, citrus and avocado trees. While were there the gardeners were planting papaya trees . The staff were all lovely, friendly and helpful . We managed quite well together, though we do not speak Spanish, with smiles, gestures , the odd word or two and the deepest gratitude for their commitment to the nature of their work . We thank Diego, for being there at the dock to meet our boat and help us carry our luggage and again on our departure . He was there promptly to fix the shower and whenever we saw him on the grounds , he always asked if everything was ‘muy bien ‘. Manuela and Michaela kept our studio fresh and clean with bi-weekly cleanings . The gardeners worked from early morning watering and tending the plants. There is an over all feeling that those who work at Villa Eggedal and indeed the owner , Erick, are happy and share a deep sense of pride and commitment to the property and their guests . Villa Eggedal and the hospitable community of Santa Cruz itself are already calling us to return.
Visited January 2018
Written February 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Stunning property and beautiful home with a great view. We have stayed here 5-6 times. It is always where we return when visiting the lake. We love coming back. Ramos, the caretaker, is a wonderful man. Deedle, the manager, is easy to work with.
Visited November 2017
Written November 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We stayed at this amazing location for 8 days over Christmas. It did not feel long enough. This is an incredible property with amazing gardens and views to die for. The caretaker of this property Ramos is very helpful and we are grateful for his delivery of water each day. We loved our meals at the Iguana Perdida which is right off the dock and run by Deedle and Dave the managers of the property. We hope to be back to visit again soon.
Visited December 2015
Written January 4, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We spent 5 days at Casa Wenche and would definitely return. The grounds are breathtaking, with impressive landscaping and endless views of the lake and volcanoes. This property is away from the hustle and traffic of Panajachel but easily accessible by boat. The house is well appointed and will be best enjoyed by the physically fit who are able to navigate the many stairs that connect the home to the village and dock. You also need to be able to board and disembark small boats easily. Casa Wenche is quiet and peaceful, with access to expansive grounds and a nice pool. The caretaker, Ramos, was always available (he lives on the property) and attentive. We also met the welcoming owner, Erik, as he was in town at the main house while we were there. Short boat rides will connect guests with other Atitlan lakeside villages worthy of exploration. A scenic trail connects to a few nearby villages as well. Bring your own groceries from Panajachel and pack light for minimum hardship in traveling by boat. There are some small restaurants within walking distance, too. Casa Wenche is a great value and a rejuvenating place to be. We recommend staying for several days to get the most out of it. Our only wishes for an even better stay would be for a stand-up fan in case of hot days and some screens on the interior windows to help keep the bugs out.
Visited November 2014
Written January 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
My wife and I rented this property for a week and both agree that it was worth every penny. The rooms and decor were great. The grounds and garden amazing. And the customer service all around from Deedle to Ramos and the girls who cleaned the house twice a week was nothing but professional. I would definitely return to this property if I find my self in Santa Cruz again. The view from outside our house of the two volcanoes was picture perfect!
Visited October 2014
Written October 21, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
All key aspects of the stay were great. This includes the view, the quality of the home, the pre and post service, the cooking and caretaker. You absolutely cannot beat the view - sunrise, sunset and everything in between. The grounds were equally interesting for my son and I to wander through. Claudia (the cook) was very sweet and did an amazing job for breakfast and dinner (we had her pick all the meals). Ramos was a big help with carrying the bags up the hill/steps (please note that it is a bit of a trek from the dock so be prepared) and being sure we had all we needed. As you may already know, boating is the way to get around to the surrounding villages that are great experience. Though there is limited to see/visit/shop in Santa Cruz, it is worth the trek to visit their vocational center to buy some of their wonderful textile work and enjoy lunch (the best purchased lunch we had in Guatemala). It is a wonderful cause too! The Nature Preserve (in Pana) is a must for kids for the waterfall, monkeys and coatis (and zip lining for those not faint of heart). Lastly, Deedle was a big help in planning the trip and her staff at the nearby La Iguana hotel were always kind and helpful when advice or money exchange was desired. DEFINTELY worth the visit and comes highly recommended.
Visited August 2014
Written September 1, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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Frequently Asked Questions about Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool

Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Exquisite Home - Volcano & Lake View on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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