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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
MESSAGE ME AND IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO GIVE YOU A BETTER PRICE, DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES!! Specify if you want the whole house or a LEVEL with shared amenities. THE PRICE SHOWED IS BASED ON ONE (1) LEVEL NOT THE WHOLE HOUSE. Check in at 2PM or later and check out is at 12 noon. Fully furnished, terrace and garden. Walled with motion lights. There are Ecofiltro water purifying filtering units located within the house. This saves you the money you would normally spend on bottled water! Our rooms are fully furnished and offer Wifi and Ethernet connections, a sitting area, full length mirror, a drawer that locks for your valuables, computer desk, and private bathroom and shower. There are two (2) bunk beds in each room. One (1) bunk bed is a queen on the bottom and a twin bed on top. The o...MESSAGE ME AND IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO GIVE YOU A BETTER PRICE, DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES!! Specify if you want the whole house or a LEVEL with shared amenities. THE PRICE SHOWED IS BASED ON ONE (1) LEVEL NOT THE WHOLE HOUSE. Check in at 2PM or later and check out is at 12 noon. Fully furnished, terrace and garden. Walled with motion lights. There are Ecofiltro water purifying filtering units located within the house. This saves you the money you would normally spend on bottled water! Our rooms are fully furnished and offer Wifi and Ethernet connections, a sitting area, full length mirror, a drawer that locks for your valuables, computer desk, and private bathroom and shower. There are two (2) bunk beds in each room. One (1) bunk bed is a queen on the bottom and a twin bed on top. The other bunk bed is a twin on top and on bottom, which enables you to sleep up to five (5) people per room or more. Each bunk bed has three (3) large built in drawers for all your clothes. All trash must be separated ORGANIC and INORGANIC. There is no smoking in the house, but it is allowed on the terrace. please use the sand buckets provided. Please be respectful of the other guests and the locals. All issues or repairs must be done WHENEVER it is available, in San Pedro repair men will only work on their scheduled time. Please stay off the grass in the garden, and DO NOT flush toilet paper, please put it in the garbage. Thank you. San Pedro Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Indian Nose view. A five (5) min walk to San Pedro Market, Bank, and ATM. San Pedro is known for its great international and local food. San Pedro is also known as the best place to visit on Lake Atitlan for learning Spanish, weaving, and much more. The many international bars and great food make for a lively night life! Shared Amenities: Kitchen, Living Room, Garden, and Terrace with a million dollar view of Lake Atitlan, San Pedro Volcano, and Indian Nose. You may rent a room and have shared amenities or rent the whole house for ultimate privacy. Two (2) day minimum.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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Meet the host
Cliff M
Hosting since August 2015
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (8)
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There’s a small store located next-door to the house where a man and his wife offered to make us breakfast lunch or dinner at anytime we chose for very reasonable price we took advantage of this several times throughout our trip and never let us down .they even would deliver us fresh made juice in the morning or soup for hangovers if there heard us up late !!the house was very beautiful ,the courtyard is amazing ,so is the gardener dolphino! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for somewhere secluded Interested in their own space but would still like to have enough room to entertain or relax on the beautiful rooftop! 10 out of 10 I would definitely book this house again on my next trip thank you so much for letting me enjoy your home
Visited February 2018
Written February 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mitch S
Mitch S
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
We were more than pleased with our stay at Casa Merrell, and recommend it for anyone that plans on spending some time in San Pedro la Laguna, particularly if you will be there a week or longer. We stayed three weeks. GETTING THERE Unfortunately we took the hard way, when it was so easy (don't drive all the way unless you are with a tour operator). If you are coming in from Guatemala City, take a shuttle or bus to Antigua. From there take a shuttle/bus to Panachel and pick up a water taxi to San Pedro la Laguna. As you get off the ferry grab a Tuk Tuk and they will take you there. LOCATION The home is at the top of the hill overlooking town and the lake. Walking into town is about ten minutes downhill. If you walk back the steep hill will take you twenty mins, but you will lose weight. A tuk tuk gets you there in five mins for $10 Q, which is about $1.50. We preferred this to being right on the water, as it gets you away from the crowds and noise at the foot of the hill. THE CASA The building is of solid concrete block construction, tastefully painted and decorated, with quality furniture and an immaculately kept garden out front. There are two hammock chairs right on the front porch. There are three levels: the bottom with the main kitchen and an adjoining bedroom that sleeps four, with a bathroom and shower with hot water. The second floor has a separate apartment that sleeps at least four, so if you have a large group of people they can easily fit in the home. You can check with Cliff to see if one or the other will be rented while you are there. The top level is a rooftop terrace that the owner has taken special care with. There is a large hand crafted bar, tablets and chairs, and a built in counter out front for sitting and admiring the view over dinner or drinks. And the view will blow you away. There are two TVs (99 channels) on the lower level, though we just used our iPads. WIFI is fastest in the morning, but you can access it all day, and I watched Netflix or Youtube at night. The kitchen has a modern ceramic stove top that heats up fast as lightning. All of the plates and pans and pots you need are there. There is a cistern for the blue large containers of water, though we preferred to use gallon jugs kept cold in the fridge for drinking. We washed our dishes (heated on stove) and rinsed our tooth brushes using the tap water, and had no issues you often find in Central America.There is a tub for washing clothes at the side of the house, and a clothesline on the rooftop for quick drying. OTHER INFO We ate 90 % of our meals at home, shopping daily at the market in town, and ate for less than five dollars a day. When we did go out, every restaurant we tried was excellent, and for the most part inexpensive, walking away with dinner for two, and two or three drinks for 100-140 Q. Lots of coffee shops and ALL of it is superb. The action is right down at the water from running pretty much the full length of town.You can get anywhere on the lake cheaply by water taxi. From our review of other facilities, Casa Merrell is one of the better facilities in town, with many of the comforts you often have to do without when travelling the backroads of Central America. We will stay here again.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Mitch, Thank you guys so much for such a great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Merrell. It is always a plus when your guests love your house as much as you do, and treat the home as well as you guys did. Our goal is to have our guests experience the local culture, but still have the comforts of home during their stay. We are always working on making our home better. We will be back in San Pedro in a couple weeks (for the whole summer) and plan on doing many more improvements for our guest’s enjoyment. For example we are installing a fire pit, a propane grill, sitting area on the other side of the home, and much more! Thanks again for treating our home with such great respect, and we can’t wait to have you stay again. Happy travels! Cliff & Susie Merrell
Written May 30, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Micah C
Micah C
Gulfport, MS2 contributions
This gorgeous home in San Pedro overlooks the city and provides quick access to shops/restaurants/boats via a short 5-10 minute walk. The walk up to the home can be a workout (the road is steep) so if you aren't up for it you can always get a tuk-tuk on the way back up. The keeper of the home and landscaper were both extremely friendly and helpful. The view of Indian Nose Mountain, el lago, and the volcanoes is absolutely spectacular on the deck above the home and as far as amenities, we never felt like we were missing anything! I look forward to coming back, thanks again and cheers!
Visited January 2016 Travelled with friends
Written March 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Micah, Thank you very much. You are welcome back anytime! They just finished both the bars on the terrace, so you will love it even more on your next visit. We cant wait to have you again! -Cliff
Written March 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth D
Ruth D
1 contribution
El año pasado mi familia y mi buen amigo Robert Rogers visitamos san pedro la laguna, y mi amigo Rob nos sugirio quedarnos en la casa merrell, simplemente increible fue una decision muy acertada, la vista al lago, es increible, la casa Merrell es hermosa, deseo regresar otra vez con mis hijos para quedarnos otra vez alli, los niños disfrutaron de la tranquilidad de la casa,
Visited March 2016
Written March 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Que eras grandes invitados . Nos encantaría contar con su familia cada vez que está listo para volver!
Written March 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex T
Alex T
Houston, TX1 contribution
I spend a lot of time in lago de atitlan San Pedro and I have never had a better value in this area this this place. As soon as you walk in you will be blown away by all of the wonderful colors popping out at you. The landscaping is spectacular and extremely well manicured. The home itself was very comfortable and tastefully decorated with everything that we needed during our stay, even TV in every room. Also, the wifi connection was great, this was important for us to stay in touch. But, my favorite part about the whole place was the top floor roof deck. Goodness!!! The view is absolutely incredible. waking up and laying out in my hammock upstairs with a cup of coffee was like no other sunset I have ever seen over looking the whole town and volcanos. You couldn't ask for a better person to rent from. Cliff was always extremely fast with his responses and treated all of us guys great. He also has a great heart for the community and gives back which was a huge plus for all of us. I will definitely be staying here every time I return.
Visited January 2016
Written March 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Thank you so much for all your kind words. We couldnt have asked for better guests, and it is always a plus when the guest loves your house as much as you do!! You are all welcome back anytime, we cant wait to see you again!
Written March 7, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert R
Robert R
Yukon, OK1 contribution
My Spanish teacher Ruth Reyes, her husband, her kids and I spent 3 days in San Pedro and used Casa Merrell as our base. The house decor is beautiful. The front yard landscaping is beautiful, and the view of the lake from the 3rd floor terrace was awesome. One evening we ate dinner on the terrace. Afterward, we sat and watched the sunset while we drank mescal. The kitchen has everything one needs to prepare meals there or one can walk downhill and eat at one of the many restaurants in San Pedro. One tip: The place is very secure. It is surrounded by high walls. BE SURE you don't lock the keys to the front gate in the house. If you do you will need to call the local caretaker to let you out :-)
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written March 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Thank you so much Robert and we would love to have you guys back anytime!! You guys were great!!!
Written March 7, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eloraguy
eloraguy
24 contributions
House is as described. Beautifuls views from the roof. Good kitchen with utensils, beds and blankets are good. Tv with 2 english channels(all we found) quite adequate. Very secure property. Short walk to downtown.We took tuk tuks back up the hills for 75 cent for both. San Pedro I think is the best town for long term. Lots of good bars and restaurants.Would and already have recommended this house to others.The owner will take care of any problems that arise very quickly. Don't hesitate to book this house.
Visited February 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written March 4, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Thank you and it was a pleasure to have you as guests! Please come back anytime. We are constantly trying to improve and will do our best to make your next stay even better!
Written March 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susie A
Susie A
1 contribution
Stayed 3 nights with 2 friends, owners were very helpful. Great house for a cheap rate. I plan on staying again!
Visited July 2015 Travelled with friends
Written August 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
cliffm1964
cliffm1964
Thank you, we cant wait to see you again!
Written August 17, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
Great neighborhood! Quiet, a short five (5) min walk to everything!
Access
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Casa Merrell is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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