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Apartment with pool on huge estate

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa Eggedal is one of the largest and most luxurious estates around Lake Atitlan. Spectacular is the only word to describe this ten-acre walled villa located near the shore in the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel, and you'll immediately feel the tranquility that this provides. Arrive to privacy, luxury, spacious comfort, incredible views of the lake, mountains and volcanoes, and immaculately tended gardens and grounds. Villa Eggedal is located 150 meters from the lake shore, which offers a sandy beach for swimming. A winding, uphill walkway leads to the estate and then through the grounds to the two studio apartments, two houses, and the owners private home. (This property is definitely not suitable to...Villa Eggedal is one of the largest and most luxurious estates around Lake Atitlan. Spectacular is the only word to describe this ten-acre walled villa located near the shore in the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel, and you'll immediately feel the tranquility that this provides. Arrive to privacy, luxury, spacious comfort, incredible views of the lake, mountains and volcanoes, and immaculately tended gardens and grounds. Villa Eggedal is located 150 meters from the lake shore, which offers a sandy beach for swimming. A winding, uphill walkway leads to the estate and then through the grounds to the two studio apartments, two houses, and the owners private home. (This property is definitely not suitable to handicapped renters or people with difficulty walking.) The surrounding gardens and peaceful setting make this a bird watcher's paradise, with over 130 species spotted in the area. Villa Eggedal is owned by a European aristocrat and art collector, and all the rooms are filled with beautiful antiques, paintings, rugs, sculpture, prints, and Mayan and world textiles. There is a heated swimming pool that is available for all the renters on the property. Next to the pool is a BBQ and a covered eating area. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Smoking is allowed outside the property. Pets are welcome but they should sleep outside.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Deedle R
Hosting since May 2011
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 81%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsThere is a lovely man called Ramos who is the caretaker of the property. He will meet you at the dock upon your arrival and show you to the house. He works during the day. There are two local ladies who clean the houses and they work on Mondays and Thursday. One of them, Manuela is alsoavailable for preparing food and extra cleaning at an additional cost. I am generally around my business at La Iguana Perdida but not at the property.

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Reviews (1)
dmac08
dmac08
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
stunning
This is a lovely and large open area apartment and so comfortable. Gorgeous views, beautiful gardens, an amazing, huge and comfortable verandah which is where we spent much of our time because it was so irresistible. If you want to do your own cooking, it is well equipped but if you are only staying a week or less, I would recommend walking down the hill to the Iquana Perdida or Isla Verde or up the hill to Cecap. Fabulous food, great views and reasonable prices. If you are not a walker, this is not the place for you. The apartment is perfect for a couple, friends (2 beds) or a small family. If you need more than 1 bedroom there are other places available on this property.
Visited November 2014 Travelled with friends
Written February 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooker
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access

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Map
Getting there
La Aurora Airport
74.6 km
Restaurants
El Rincon Del Chef
5.4 km

Crossroads Cafe
5 km

Cafe Sabor Cruceno
8 min

Cafe Loco
4.7 km
Attractions
Lago de Atitlán
4 kmVolcanoes

Hotel Atitlan Gardens
3.8 kmGardens

Atitlan Nature Reserve
3.8 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
6.8 kmNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places on earth and Santa Cruz is on the northern shore of the lake. One looks across the lake to the three volcanoes that are to the south and it is unbelievably stunning. Santa Cruz is only accessible by boat and there tuk tuks up to the village. One has to walk a fair amount in Santa Cruz to the local restaurants but the paths are safe and stunning.
Getting around
It is easy to jump onto a boat and go and discover the other villages around the lakeshore.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
I can easily arrange ground transportation at very reasonable prices from anywhere in Guatemala. If you are arriving at Guatemala City airport I will need the details of your flight so that the driver will know to wait if your plane in delayed. The ride from the city generally takes between 2.5-3 hours to Panajachel. Once in Panajachel the shuttle will take you via some shops where you can to buy provisions. Afterwards the driver can take you to a private boat from Panajachel to Santa Cruz (generally $20) where Ramos will meet you on the dock and show you to the estate.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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