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Lake Front Paradise - Nature, Adventure & Mayan Culture Collide

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
• Open space living area with fire place and fully equipped kitchen with WIFI • 3 double bedrooms (1 with Queen Bed, 2 with 2 twin beds). 1 bathroom with bathtub. • Exterior stairs lead you to the Master bedroom with uninterrupted tree-top views of the lake and the volcanoes. • A large front terrace with hammock & with lake views used as eating/recreational area doubles the size of the house • WIFI, a book library, DVD's, wooden floors, fireplace and views to die for • Lake front garden filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees • A private dock available for sunbathing, or to take long cool swims • Cleaning included in price (should you want it) • Public lancha (boat) goes back and forth every half hour or hour or let us arrange a private boat • Enjoy paradise while you rock in the ham...• Open space living area with fire place and fully equipped kitchen with WIFI • 3 double bedrooms (1 with Queen Bed, 2 with 2 twin beds). 1 bathroom with bathtub. • Exterior stairs lead you to the Master bedroom with uninterrupted tree-top views of the lake and the volcanoes. • A large front terrace with hammock & with lake views used as eating/recreational area doubles the size of the house • WIFI, a book library, DVD's, wooden floors, fireplace and views to die for • Lake front garden filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees • A private dock available for sunbathing, or to take long cool swims • Cleaning included in price (should you want it) • Public lancha (boat) goes back and forth every half hour or hour or let us arrange a private boat • Enjoy paradise while you rock in the hammock to the rhythm of the waves. • Fresh groceries can be purchased in Panajachel every day or at La Iguana Perdida at their Saturday’s fresh farmers market • Lake Atitlan provides a multitude of interesting daily tours and activities around the Mayan villages (see our manual) • Yoga Classes, massages and other therapies are available nearby at Villa Sumaya Although Aldous Huxley's comment that Lake Atitlan is the ''most beautiful lake in the world'' His actually words were: 'It is really too much of a good thing.' Come and judge for yourself, we will be delighted to host you!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
The house is located right on the lake-front in a beautiful and remote part of Guatemala, only accessible by boat. It is paradise, but the terrain can be a bit rocky, so it is NOT SUITABLE for people who are not in good physical health. * CLEANING- we are following COVID 19 suggested regulations of having guest do their own cleaning. Please ask if need help. * I agree that no occupants will smoke within the house. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas.
Bedrooms
1 Double4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Sagesse
Hosting since March 2010
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 84%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests• Our manager, Flor, in Antigua, is just an email/phone call away. • Our caretaker, Santos will be close by too to help you rent kayaks or get more bottled drinking water. • We provide you with a list on favorite day trips, restaurants and walks etc... and also tips for 'off the beaten path' travel.

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Reviews (10)
Ana V
Ana V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
I was in love with this place. Thank You for the amazing attention. I recommend this place if You won't to stay calm.
Visited June 2023
Written June 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fernando A
Fernando A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excelente servicio.
Un hotel muy bello para disfrutar de las vacaciones en familia o con amigos, muy recomendado una bella vista.
Visited March 2021
Written June 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lauren S
Lauren S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect house with a perfect view
We absolutely loved Casa Paxanax! It's perfectly located and has everything you need. The house is honestly my dream house. It's a blend of natural, earthy, modern, Guatemalan and very stylish. The bathroom is gorgeous, amazing bathtub looking out of a bay window at the gorgeous nature around. The land is booming with plants and greenery. We love to cook so we wanted a nice kitchen and it was well stocked with everything (olive oil, spices, every kitchen product you would desire). They even had coffee, tea, and a pineapple waiting for us. I was also grateful for the well stocked library and the yoga mat. My favorite part was the huge front porch with an epic view and a nice outdoor table, cozy chairs, and a hammock. Highly recommended!
Visited November 2018
Written February 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lesly G
Lesly G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical Place
I had the chance to spend some time in this beautiful house. It was a magical experience being by the Lake and seen every morning the sunrises from the master bedroom and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on the front house patio. The house has all you need and even more. We cant wait to come back!
Visited March 2018
Written March 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle O
Michelle O
Golden, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet retreat
Paola was a very attentive host. The view from the upstairs bedroom is amazing, best on the lake. We really enjoyed our stay and found the house very welcoming and relaxing.
Visited May 2017
Written May 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sofía C
Sofía C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lake Atitlan Paradise
This place was amazing, the best experience on our Guatemal trip. They also get a professional chef that cooked for us for every meal, his name is Juan Carlos, ask for him, you would not regret, and he cooks for a very good price. We stay there for two nights and if I came back it would defenitley be here. Thanks for everything.
Visited April 2017
Written April 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gracewins2017
gracewins2017
Ontario, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely place on the lake
This lovely home on Lake Atitlan was a wonderful place to come home to while visiting the area. Communication beforehand was excellent, including an email containing a comprehensive guide to the house and the area, with phone numbers for local contacts. We were concerned about finding the small dock in front of the house but we called Santos when leaving Pana and he met us on the dock and helped with our luggage (thankfully we had a Spanish-speaker with us). The home was very clean with beautiful, fresh flowers in vases in the kitchen and bedrooms. The photos are a true representation of the space and we thoroughly enjoyed eating on the large deck overlooking the water and relaxing in the hammock. We walked the path to the Santa Cruz docks a few times. Remember to stock up on all the supplies/food you'll need while in Pana and enjoy the quiet beauty.
Visited March 2017
Written March 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

OCTraveler23
OCTraveler23
Lake Forest, CA110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house, beautiful views
This place was amazing! Casa Paxanax is right off the lake. It was big enough for our party of 5 and was big enough for a family member that visited us for the day. The view is amazing and the view on the top room was even better. I would definately return to this house.
Visited March 2017
Written March 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

maia
maia
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a great place to stay!
This was a perfectly lovely place to stay. I rented it for a week's vacation with my two adult children and their partners.. The nearness to the lake, the incredible view, the wonderful Guatemalan people all made this a beautiful trip. The house is beautiful, clean and in a perfect location for people who would prefer to be away from the more touristy areas. Paola, the property manager is great at communicating and helping.Jacinta kept the place immaculate without ever bothering us and Santos helped arrange the boat on our arrival and departure. I can only say positive things about this beautiful home.
Visited December 2016
Written January 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

colomingle
colomingle
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Place to Relax with Easy Access to local culture
This house was in a beautiful location, very clean and with every amenity we needed. The view from the terrace is stunning. There is a beautiful hammock and the gardens were lush and full of flowers. We had lots of hot water for our group of 5. Be aware that the Queen bedroom is on the second story with a beautiful view from the bed. The kitchen was well-equipped and we cooked several meals there. You will need to bring in all your groceries from Pana. There were no bugs in the house and it was very quiet at night. The walk to Santa Cruz was an easy 15 minute walk, however it did involve boardwalks over the water and it did have several flight of stairs. Flashlights are necessary to do it at night. We were able to easily find the private dock and were able to arrange for a private boat that would pick us up at the house at a prearranged time. We paid 150Q each way for 5 people... Maybe more expensive than a public boat, but we loved not having to flag down a boat.We also reserved a private boat to take us to San Antonia Atitlan and Pana. Please be aware that you can't get a boat back to the house after 5-7pm. Las Iguana Perrida in Santa Cruz had an amazing buffet style BBQ on Saturday night, but you must make reservations before 3pm for dinner. We also walked about 20 minutes to Isle Verde for breakfast one day. This house is perfect for someone who wants to get away from the sometimes hectic environment of Guatemala. It is ideal for the fit traveler who wants an amazing view with a gorgeous, clean home to stay in.
Visited November 2016
Written November 23, 2016. 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
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Staff on property
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views

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About the neighbourhood
If you’re looking for a 'different and authentic' vacation experience, Casa Paxanax is your perfect option. Located on the shores of famous Lake Atitlan. Santa Cruz is an authentic Mayan village, which is situated at the top of the hill, from where the house is located. Feel free and safe to walk around. If you are interested in Mayan culture, this is a must! There are several nearby bars/restaurants within walking distance to connect with other fellow travelers.
Getting around
In the village, get around by walking to any of the nearby restaurants/bars or retreat centers. Santa Cruz is a 15 minute boat-ride away from the main town of Panajachel, but situated close to several bars and restaurants for easy access to entertainment and meeting other fellow travelers. Otherwise, you can always take a boat to one of the nearby villages to explore the lake!
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We will send you an email a week before arrival with a code for the lockbox by the front door where we keep the house key. Flor can arrange your pick up to take you to our Villa. You have access to the whole house. Mi casa, Tu Casa :) • The home is located a short boat ride away from Panajachel. The public boats run daily, leaving every half an hour from 6am to 6:30 pm (cost is 10-15Q ($1.50-$2.00 per person). • We can also arrange a private boat for you from Pana, (cost around $25) • You will need to park your car in Panajachel, by the dock Kayucos Marina private packing. The cost is Q75/night. • Shuttle service or Uber is also another way to arrive from Antigua, Xela or the City. We can help you organize your shuttle.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

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).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Front Paradise - Nature, Adventure & Mayan Culture Collide

Lake Front Paradise - Nature, Adventure & Mayan Culture Collide is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Lake Front Paradise - Nature, Adventure & Mayan Culture Collide has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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