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3 Bed, Lake-Front Vac Rental with Stunning views in San Marcos Lake Atitlan

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
El Castillo, San Marcos La Laguna:
Relax like royalty in this comfortable triple-terraced home with panoramic views of the lake, mountains and Maya villages. Nicknamed 'El Castillo' or 'The Castle', this graceful lake-front property is situated in a quiet cove with unequaled views of the lake, mountains, villages, and fabulous cloud formations.

The house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with a large, open living, dining and kitchen area on the ground level. Also on the ground level is a terrace with hammock, lounge chairs and jacuzzi. Level two has the Master Bedroom / en-suite bathroom and a separate bedroom with two double beds, also en-suite both. The top floor is the third bedroom. All levels have terraces with fabulous day & night views.

This home and San Marcos offer some of the best swimming, diving, f...
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Listing #FKN2391057
About the Owner
Earl d
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2014
Interaction with guests
A property manager will help you with all your requirements and send via email extensive Welcome Notes. She can also help you with your transport arrival and departure plans.
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We spent three days at this beautiful home, right on the edge of the most beautiful lake in the world. Myself, my sister, and my two young daughters (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed a magical, relaxing vacation. I have stayed on the lake several times...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Anne K
Francesca W, VR Owner at 3 Bed, Lake-Front Vac Rental with Stunning views in San Marcos Lake Atitlan, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

What a lovely review and it comes so close to our own feelings about our house,the caretaker and his family and the lake. I hope you have occasion to return and if you do, you will find many improvements to the boat dock, kitchen, and...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Our fourth visit to this wonderful house on the lake. We think of it as our weekend retreat. The location is outstanding, right on the edge of the lake with magnificent views. The terraces afford us the opportunity to relax in great comfort. The living...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Letty M
Francesca W, VR Owner at 3 Bed, Lake-Front Vac Rental with Stunning views in San Marcos Lake Atitlan, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Glad you keep enjoying the house. We continue to make improvements as we can ... poco a poco as they say.

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

We stayed here a month. When I arrived I was shocked to see the proximity of the caretaker and his family. The information says " The caretaker, his wife and young child live onsite and they are very discrete" This is totally false. Their house...More

Date of stay: February 2017
4  Thank janestach
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Not a party house.
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    3 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: C$398 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: C$27 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Check-out cleaning fee $20.00
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About the neighbourhood
San Marcos La Laguna Chateau / country house description:

Our home is located in one of the most beautiful and tranquil bays on Lake Atitlan that is well protected from the wind storms that sometimes affect other parts of the lake. We are adjacent to the village of San Marcos, which is just a ten minute walk from the house and an even shorter boat ride. The lake is picturesque and it is fun to visit the lake villages of San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro which are near by and can be reached either by boat launch or by road in a tuc-tuc.

San Marcos is filled with much to see and do. These include fine restaurants, nice cafes and bars, saunas, boating and lake activities, grocery and pharmacy stores, open market days, and other tourist accommodations. The Maya community of San Marco...
Getting around
Easiest is by public boat/lancha. This is very easy to do. Or to walk if just in San Marcos.
Lake Atitlan is at 5,500 feet/1,500m, so please be aware of this. It is a mountainous region so moving around will always involve a certain amount of up and down hill, or up and down stairs as well as in and out of boats.
Those with disabilities of any kind, we advice you to ask us first.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Guatemala City : 177.0 km
El Castillo is approx. 3.5 hours from the nearest International airport in Guatemala City.
Most visitors will then take transport from Guatemala City or Antigua and some from Mexico to Panajachel (Pana). Most arrive in Pana and then take a public or private boat/lancha to San Marcos or directly to our private dock. When you book, specific direction will be provided and we will assist you with any boat bookings if needed. Please be clear how you will be arriving.
Check in is 2-6pm.
Check out is 11am
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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