Jaibalito, Solola, Guatemala Accommodations

Accommodations in Jaibalito

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2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
Located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, in the village of Jaibailito. Very relaxing and comfortable.
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Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
The SpaceLas Vistas, an architectural gem of a round house, with a central courtyard open to the sky above, provides spectacular views in every direction of mountains, lake, volcanoes, gardens, and the amazing Lake Atitlan sky. It has rightfully been called one of the most spectacular homes on the most beautiful lake in the world. This waterfront, private home, on the north shore of the lake, is an easy five-minute walk from the Santa Cruz dock and a 15 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Although just a short walk from the restaurants and attractions of Santa Cruz, it is secluded and peaceful – an oasis in paradise. This beautiful home is decorated throughout with Guatemalan textiles, sculptures, masks, paintings, photographs and ceramics. Orchids, tropical plants and fresh cut flowers bring the beauty of the gardens inside. The entire house is NOT for rent. You will have access to all public areas in the house, but your host (and her dog) will be sharing it with you. What is available is the guest room, with a separate entrance. It has a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, and a secluded private porch with hammocks. A small loft, open to the guest room below and accessible by a ladder (see photo) is just large enough for a queen bed and a small night table. It is a cozy place for 2 extra adult guests or older children to sleep. The master bathroom (shared with your host) includes a large soaking tub (with a view to the stars), indoor/outdoor solar-heated shower and a tropical garden and is accessible directly from the guest room. The rest of the house and magnificent garden is open for your use and includes a fully equipped kitchen (for beverages or uncooked snacks) and dining room, living room with fireplace, wrap around porch, rooftop terrace, palm-roofed patio at the water’s edge, washer/dryer, half bath, 2 kayaks with life jackets, and a private dock for swimming or sunbathing. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house and porch. Las Vistas is the perfect place from which to explore Santa Cruz and the other villages around Lake Atitlan, hike or climb volcanoes, go bird watching, learn to dive, take Spanish lessons, go to a yoga or weaving class, get a massage or take day trips to other Guatemalan attractions. Or just sit back and enjoy the views. Your host is happy to connect you with tourist activities as well as shuttles and private boats as needed. Breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, freshly baked bread, granola and cereal, coffee and tea included. $15 per person per night additional for loft (maximum of 4 guests total) Children under 10 by special arrangement only Use of laundry facilities FREE with 3 night stay ---- Prices increase during holiday weeks of Christmas, New Years, Semana Santa and US Thanksgiving ----- Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as my guests would like. I love having long chats with my guests about what to see and do here (or about virtually any other topic) but also will leave you alone to enjoy the peace and tranquility for which you came to Lake Atitlan.
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1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceAtitlanArteVista is an artist retreat estate created by myself Deva Nirguna a UK architect and artist. It is searchable for more information.. One of the houses Villa Colores is available. It is a 2 storey house and has stunning views of Lake Atitlan and is a very creative place to retreat to for artists of all kinds artists writers , musicians. It is wonderful for bird watching too. The top of the house "Lotus Suite" is a large studio bedroom with hard wood floors, perfect for yoga. It has an outside patio space, stained glass windows, a fireplace and a good library of books and dvds. Create at the great writing desk, with inspirational views of Lake Atitlan. The studio room is private and lockable. On the next level down is the very well equipped kitchen/dining, filtered and ozonated water . There is also a large bathroom,with excellent hot water. There is a separate bedroom with a double bed which are also available for extra cost of $25 per night. There is a media room with a bunk bed that is also $25 a night extra. The upper studio room is comfortable for a couple and one child, with the lower bedroom the house could accommodate 7. For this no of guests we can make an extra bathroom available. WiFi Internet is available, not broadband but pretty good for voip etc.and is included . The original artwork has a bird theme. Guest AccessGuests have access to whole of the house and lower gardens apart from two extra rooms which can be made available upon request. Interaction with GuestsWe can provide a lot of information to our guests as we have lived here a long time. We know each of the villages of the lake and also can provide help and guides for hiking the volcanos , kayaking on the lake and cultural tours. The NeighborhoodWe share the valley of Paxanax with a world class yoga center Villa Sumaya , where you can eat and get healing treatments. There is also a major eco lodge in the valley with good food. The Lake is great for swimming. The local Mayan village of Santa Cruz La Laguna is ancient and interesting and its boat dock has hotels and restaurants with an excellent entertainment atmosphere at the weekends and is a 10 minute walk. The other villages of the lake are accessible easily by boat for day-trips and each has its own unique character. Getting AroundYou have to walk because in this area of the lake we have no roads. Access to the local market town of Panajachel is by a 10- 20 minute boat taxi only. Its really enchanting to get up in the morning boat to town for shopping and a good breakfast and return. We can provide private pick up from the airport in Guatemala city as we have a car and driver and also we have lived here for years and can provde detailed information on the whole area of the Mayan Highlands Other Things to NoteIt is best to stay for a week or two and really relax into the nature , the birdsong and access your creative flow and so we make the weekly and monthly rate affordable.
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1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceVilla 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. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Ramos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
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3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceThis is a large private property for the lakefront in a small Mayan village. My guardian and his wife, Cesar and Maria, who have been with me for many years and are trusted employees, have a home on the property and are at hand for any needs. We have a private boat since the village is one of the few that does not have road access. Only my guardian is licensed to operate it, but he is available when you are arriving to pick you up and when leaving. This is included in the price only for a week or month stay. He is available, however, with payment for other trips or outings. During the dry season, you can enjoy the amenities of our outdoor patio with hammocks, chairs, dining area and bar-b-que grill. Of course, there is the lake and from our dock, you can swim, kayak, snorkel, float or just relax in a chair to enjoy the view and the lovely ambiance. Guest AccessYou may use the typical Mayan temascal, wood burning sauna, which Cesar will prepare for you and needs about an hour to be ready. There is wood on our property, which comes from our land, which is also available for a fire in the fireplace on a chilly evening. This is also something which Cesar will do for you. Maria does laundry and ironing if you wish, and the cost for that is extra. Regular use of sheets and towels is included, however. The only thing that is off limits is the private office which is off the path to exit the property to the village. The back part of the property is crossed by a bridge and a path allows easy access to the main path in the village, which is where you will go if you wish to explore or go someplace for a drink or meal. If you are hikers, that is also the way to the trails which lead out of the village and offer a great outing. Bring water! There is a booklet at the house explaining more about the local amenities and the lake. I have written about the places I personally recommend in various villages and about locations in Jaibalito. Interaction with GuestsThere will be a family member at the lake to help with anything you need, if you don't speak Spanish, or just to show you around. This is a private rental only for the guests and will not be shared with anybody else. You can buy a cell phone for about $15 -$20. if you don't have an international phone, which is handy for keeping in touch if you are spending a few weeks. Although, I know when I have visitors from the states, they have smart phones which they use with my wifi. And, yes the wifi is available and usually works very well. From time to time, being where we are, it may go out for a bit, but usually comes back on. Also, we have a generator on the property if the electricity goes out, which is not as often as it once was. From time to time, I may spend a night at the office/bedroom if I had been needed over there and wasn't able to get back. Generally, the only other people on the property will be Cesar and his family. In Guatemala, it is essential to have a guardian. In the 15 years since I've been living there, we have been fortunate to have no mishaps or theft on our property. This is in part due to the fact that it is known that the land is never left unprotected. Also, Maria, cleans the house, which is included, unless you wish extra cleaning or dishwashing that is outside of her regular routine, and will make a meal or meals if you wish with extra payment. Also, I should mention that we have a lovely gardener, Juan, who you will see in the gardens from Monday through Friday. It is a big property and takes a lot of work to keep it up. Well, I hope that covers the major points and feel free to contact me if you have any extra enquiries about the property. It is a lovely place with all the comforts of home, so to say. Oh, and if you read, there are many books to choose from and if you wish to see more, ask about checking the ones in the office. Please leave them at the house when you go. And, there is an extensive DVD library as well. The honor system applies to both, with thanks. The NeighborhoodAs I have already said, there is a booklet at the house describing the village and giving information about the places in Jaibalito. Also, some points of interest about other villages you are likely to wish to visit. Getting AroundThere is also a system of public boat transportation around the lake if you would rather do that than pay for use of the launch during your stay. As I have already explained, the boat is free for pick up and drop off for guests staying a week or longer. The use of the boat however during your stay for outings will cost the going rate. Also, I wish to mention here, that it is not a prerequisite, but tipping the workers for their help and service is a nice thing to do. As for getting from the airport, we have a few trusted drivers for airport trips. The one way trip is about $100. It is a 2 1/2 to 3 hour trip to Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City Airport. We will arrange for you to picked up if you request us to, and then Cesar will meet you at the private boat dock to bring you to our home. It is about a 10 to 20 minute boat ride and quite beautiful. It is probably a good idea to stop and get some supplies in the food department in Panajachel before coming over. A member of the family could meet you and show you where to shop and translate if you need that help. If you would like to have some food waiting for you, we can make arrangements and you could pay us when you arrive. That is all up for discussion. I imagine most of you will want to visit the markets and shops after you have been settled in to the house. But, you may at least want some things for breakfast and some fresh fruits etc. In the booklet at the house, there is information about the markets in various villages. Other Things to NoteThere are a few dogs on the property already. They are always there, so if you have a problem with dogs, you should know that. If you have a pet that you travel with and don't think they would have a problem with other animals in close proximity, by all means bring them. I hope they are well trained. Our dogs do have a large dog house and are very good dogs. At this moment, there will only be two of them, as our chihauhau comes with us everywhere.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceThe house has a spacious living room, two bedrooms, two bathroom, a cozy and open kitchen, sunny dining room & an outdoor patio. In case you find this house unavailable at the time, we also have another option in the same property. Search for "House by Lake Atitlan". Guest Access4 people can fit comfortably & it is completely equipped with clean bedsheets and towels, wifi, electricity & water. It includes house cleaning once a week with a change of bedsheets and towels. It does not include gas or purified water in case the rent is on a monthly basis. Interaction with GuestsI barely interact with guests. However, my uncle who lives in the house next to this one, will take care of all the aspects of the house. He's very friendly and will make sure you have all you need. Respect for each other's space prevails and will only show up when you need to. The NeighborhoodThe Santa Cruz la Laguna is a beautiful and colorful town full of contrast where people from different countries live. People are very friendly and you will find yourself surrounded with all kinds of unique experiences. A farmers market on Saturdays near by where the foreign community get together to sell their homemade bread, organic coffee, tea, are just some of the complements this great spot. Plenty of places near by offers spa treatment, kayaking, yoga retreats, organic food and permaculture courses. You will experience a peaceful yet connected community of people. Nature is everywhere so houses and people are spread out through out town. Getting AroundThe best way to get there is taking a 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel (TzanJuyu dock) towards Santa Cruz La Laguna. Right after getting off the public dock in Santa Cruz, you'll find to your right La Iguana Perdida. From there, take the path at the shore and walk about 500 meters and right after passing Casa Rosa, you'll find a white metal door and yellow walls, that's the entrance to the property. Other Things to NotePeople from all over the world who are looking for retiring or getting away from the noisy life of cities and find a quiet time, this house becomes the perfect spot. Also, if you're looking to get to know more about the Guatemalan highlands (Sololá, Xela, Tecpán or Antigua) and experience good food and places, we can arrange a personal tour for you.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceVilla 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. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Ramos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
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1br Home/Apartment
    The SpaceThe house has a spacious living room, one bedroom, one bathroom, a cozy and open kitchen & an outdoor patio. In case you find this house unavailable at the time, we also have another option in the same property. Search for "Cabin by Lake Atitlan". Guest Access4 people can fit comfortably & it is completely equipped with clean bedsheets and towels, TV with cable & wifi, electricity, water. We also have a sofa cama in the living room in case there are more than two people wanting to stay at the house or two people wanting to share the house while having their own separate space. It includes house cleaning once a week with a change of bedsheets and towels. It does not include gas or purified water in case the rent is on a monthly basis. Interaction with GuestsI barely interact with guests. However, my uncle who lives in the house next to this one, will take care of all the aspects of the house. He's very friendly and will make sure you have all you need. Respect for each other's space prevails and will only show up when you need to. The NeighborhoodThe Santa Cruz la Laguna is a beautiful and colorful town full of contrast where people from different countries live. People are very friendly and you will find yourself surrounded with all kinds of unique experiences. A farmers market on Saturdays near by where the foreign community get together to sell their homemade bread, organic coffee, tea, are just some of the complements this great spot. Plenty of places near by offers spa treatment, kayaking, yoga retreats, organic food and permaculture courses. You will experience a peaceful yet connected community of people. Nature is everywhere so houses and people are spread out through out town. Getting AroundThe best way to get there is taking a 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel (TzanJuyu dock) towards Santa Cruz La Laguna. Right after getting off the public dock in Santa Cruz, you'll find to your right La Iguana Perdida. From there, take the path at the shore and walk about 500 meters and right after passing Casa Rosa, you'll find a white metal door and yellow walls, that's the entrance to the property. Other Things to NotePeople from all over the world who are looking for retiring or getting away from the noisy life of cities and find a quiet time, this house becomes the perfect spot. Also, if you're looking to get to know more about the Guatemalan highlands (Sololá, Xela, Tecpán or Antigua) and experience good food and places, we can arrange a personal tour for you.
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    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceSituated right on the shores of the world-famous Lake Atitlan, Casa Paxanax provides privacy and tranquility, along with unsurpassable views across to the lake's three sentinel volcanoes. This lake-side property is on the small bay and community of Paxanax, nestled below the Mayan village of Santa Cruz on the north side of Lake Atitlan.From the shore a pretty path leads to our charming two-story home with a large, covered terrace. The cozy open-plan living area and kitchen lead to a bathroom (with bath tub) and one double bedroom and one single bedroom. Via exterior stairs the master bedroom is accessed, and has an uninterrupted, tree-top view of the lake.The large terrace, which doubles as an eating/recreational area, greatly enlarges the atmospheric property. It is the perfect spot for a family meal or to just laze in the hammock with a good book and soak up the atmosphere.The small garden is full of beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Check out our picture of the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree! Fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available at the daily market in Panajachel (Pana). There also a couple of good supermarkets offering all other groceries.The house also offers a private dock to sunbath on, or take long cool swims in the calm morning. Accessible only by boat, it is just a 7 min lancha ride to the main hub of the lake Panajachel. Public lancha go back and forth every half hour or hour. Lake Atitlan provides a multitude of interesting day trips to other Mayan villages around the lake e.g. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Catarina, San Antonio, San Pedro and San Marcos, as well as more adventurous activities like paragliding and kayaking. For those who wish to indulge and pamper themselves, the nearby Villa Sumaya boutique hotel offers yoga classes, massages and various therapies. Although Aldous Huxley's comment that Lake Atitlan is the ''most beautiful lake in the world'', is in fact a misquote, it would be hard to dispute this statement. His actually words were: 'It is really too much of a good thing.' Come and judge for yourself, and see where nature and Mayan culture collide, creating an unforgettable experience.Situated on the shores of the world-famous Lake Atitlan, Casa Paxanax provides privacy and tranquility, along with unsurpassable views across to the lake’s three sentinel volcanoes. This lake-side property is on the small bay and community of Paxanax, nestled below the Mayan village of Santa Cruz on the north side of Lake Atitlan. The house also offers a private dock to sunbath on, or take long cool swims in the calm morning. Accessible only by boat, it is just a 7 min lancha ride to the main hub of the lake Panajachel. Public lancha go back and forth every half hour or hour. Santa Cruz is a boat-ride away from the Main town, but situated close to several bars and restaurants for easy access to entertainment and meeting other fellow travelers. Guest AccessYou have access to the whole house. Mi casa, Tu Casa :) Interaction with GuestsWe have our Manager, Paola, in Antigua, who is there to help you with any dinner reservations, or to tell our about our favorite places to visit. However, we will very much leave you to enjoy the privacy you deserve. Getting AroundYou can get around by walking to any of the nearby restaurants, yoga retreat centers or stores. Otherwise, you can always take a boat to one of the nearby villages to explore the lake!
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceAtitlanArteVista is is an artist retreat estate created by myself Deva Nirguna a UK architect and artist. It is searchable for more information. One of the houses Casa Artista, is available. Its a 3 storey house and has stunning views of Lake Atitlan and is a very creative place to retreat to for artists of all kinds artists writers , musicians. It is wonderful for bird watching too. The very top of the house a large painting studio which is also perfect as a bedroom with two twin beds. On the next level down is a separate bedroom with a double bed, great for a couple plus a nice living room with satelite tv and bathroom and then on the next level down is a separate, well equipped kitchen dining. Wifi Internet is available , it is not broadband but is 4g and suitable for voip and best reception is in the kitchen. This is included. You can purchase extra internet thru an available modem. The whole house is good for up to 4, a couple and two singles. Extra charges apply for more than two people. Guest AccessThe whole house is available and the gardens around. There is a communal washing machine. Interaction with GuestsWe can provide a lot of information to our guests as we have lived here a long time. We know each of the villages of the lake and also can provide help and guides for hiking the volcanos , kayaking on the lake and cultural tours. The NeighborhoodWe share the valley of Paxanax with a world class yoga center Villa Sumaya , where you can eat and get healing treatments. There is also a major eco lodge in the valley with good food. The Lake is great for swimming. The local Mayan village of Santa Cruz La Laguna is ancient and interesting and its boat dock has hotels and restaurants with an excellent entertainment atmosphere at the weekends and is a 10 minute walk. The other villages of the lake are accessible easily by boat for day-trips and each has its own unique character. Getting AroundYou have to walk because in this area of the lake we have no roads. Access to the local market town of Panajchel is by a 10 minute boat taxi only. Its really enchanting to get up in the morning boat to town for shopping and a good breakfast and return. Our guardian is available for a fee to help with luggage and shopping We can provide private pick up from the airport in Guatemala city as we have a car and driver and also we have lived here for years and can provde detailed information on the whole area of the Mayan Highlands Other Things to NoteIt is best to stay for a week or two and really relax into the views, the nature, the birdsong and access your creative flow. So check out the affordable weekly and monthly rates.
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    • Wifi
    The SpaceUnique bay window facing San Pedro Volcano, compact studio but big waterfront pier with lounging chairs. Guest AccessYou will be able to access all our waterfront with 2 pairs of lounging chairs, ladder to swim , a pair of double kayaks. Interaction with GuestsI live on site in the first house coming up from the lake.. Almost always present early in the morning or after 1700. Happy to answer all your questions and attend your particular needs. The NeighborhoodWe are located in the Nature Reserve of Hotel Laguna Lodge. They are our first and only neighbour. Next one is Villa Sumaya Retreat Center.. Getting AroundYou can only travel by boat to and from Atitlan Sunset Lodge.. our ground keeper Domingo can help you catch a boat or get you a private one if you want to cruise the lake on your own.The public boats pass in front of our place to take you to Panajachel and San Pedro La Laguna. Better to start early your journey by boat as in the afternoon the lake is choppy and the boat on your way back might drop you at Paxanax pier which is only 200 mts walk from our place. Also remember to come back before 1800 (night) because after it is very dark no public lights and the boat will drop you most probably at , at the best Paxanax pier, or worst case Santa Cruz municipal pier.. 15 minutes walk. Other Things to NoteOnly boat access, you need to be in good shape as steps to go up to the studio, walk ways from Atitlan Sunset Lodge to Santa Cruz municipal pier and village. Bring flashlight to walk at night.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    The SpaceThe view you see in the picture is from the porch. In terms of its uniqueness, I suppose it depends what you are used to. If you are used to cliffside rural living in an open plan wooden house with no wifi, on the quieter edge of an indigenous town in the guatemalan western highlands, this place is no great shakes. The cabin sleeps a couple and two singles comfortably. Guest AccessHouse, kitchen with gas stove and fridge, garden, pila, solar shower and composting toilet. Interaction with GuestsDepends what your needs are. We can help with general traveling advice, and we will be available in case you need something but won't get in your way. The NeighborhoodI love everything about my nabe. Your experience as a guest here will primarily depend on what you choose to focus on. If wide open plunging views make you nervous, this place is not for you, but if you are easy with off-road walking and the quieter side of a rural town with few neighbours and impressive views of the lake and the volcanos, you will enjoy your stay here. Getting AroundDuring the day, boats travel to the dock in Santa Cruz from Panajachel, San Pedro and San Marcos. From the dock tuktuks or mototaxis will take you close-by to the entrance to the cemetery, and from there it is a short walk to the house. There is public lighting only halfway there for arrivals after dark and the tuktuks sometimes go home early, but with a handheld light the walk is easier. Other Things to NoteHeavy luggage is not recommended. Comfortable shoes are.
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    2br Home/Apartment
      The SpaceThe house has a spacious living room, two bedrooms, two bathroom, a cozy and open living room and dining room with spectacular view to the lake, an outdoor patio and a garden. In case you find this house unavailable at the time, we also have another option in the same property. Search for "Terrace by Lake Atitlan". Guest Access4 people can fit comfortably & it is completely equipped with clean bedsheets and towels, wifi, electricity & water. It includes house cleaning once a week with a change of bedsheets and towels. It does not include gas or purified water in case the rent is on a monthly basis. Interaction with GuestsI barely interact with guests. However, my uncle who lives in the house next to this one, will take care of all the aspects of the house. He's very friendly and will make sure you have all you need. Respect for each other's space prevails and will only show up when you need to. The NeighborhoodThe Santa Cruz la Laguna is a beautiful and colorful town full of contrast where people from different countries live. People are very friendly and you will find yourself surrounded with all kinds of unique experiences. A farmers market on Saturdays near by where the foreign community get together to sell their homemade bread, organic coffee, tea, are just some of the complements this great spot. Plenty of places near by offers spa treatment, kayaking, yoga retreats, organic food and permaculture courses. You will experience a peaceful yet connected community of people. Nature is everywhere so houses and people are spread out through out town. Getting AroundThe best way to get there is taking a 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel (TzanJuyu dock) towards Santa Cruz La Laguna. Right after getting off the public dock in Santa Cruz, you'll find to your right La Iguana Perdida. From there, take the path at the shore and walk about 500 meters and right after passing Casa Rosa, you'll find a white metal door and yellow walls, that's the entrance to the property. Other Things to NotePeople from all over the world who are looking for retiring or getting away from the noisy life of cities and find a quiet time, this house becomes the perfect spot. Also, if you're looking to get to know more about the Guatemalan highlands (Sololá, Xela, Tecpán or Antigua) and experience good food and places, we can arrange a personal tour for you.
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      Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceThe apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom, a cozy and open living room and dining room with spectacular view to the lake, an outdoor patio and a garden. We also have a sofa cama in the living room in case there are more than two people wanting to stay at the apartment or two people wanting to share the apartment while having their own separate space. Guest Access2 people can fit comfortably & it is completely equipped with clean bedsheets and towels, wifi, electricity & water. It includes house cleaning once a week with a change of bedsheets and towels. It does not include gas or purified water in case the rent is on a monthly basis. Interaction with GuestsI barely interact with guests. However, my uncle who lives in the house next to this one, will take care of all the aspects of the house. He's very friendly and will make sure you have all you need. Respect for each other's space prevails and will only show up when you need to. The NeighborhoodThe Santa Cruz la Laguna is a beautiful and colorful town full of contrast where people from different countries live. People are very friendly and you will find yourself surrounded with all kinds of unique experiences. A farmers market on Saturdays near by where the foreign community get together to sell their homemade bread, organic coffee, tea, are just some of the complements this great spot. Plenty of places near by offers spa treatment, kayaking, yoga retreats, organic food and permaculture courses. You will experience a peaceful yet connected community of people. Nature is everywhere so houses and people are spread out through out town. Getting AroundThe best way to get there is taking a 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel (TzanJuyu dock) towards Santa Cruz La Laguna. Right after getting off the public dock in Santa Cruz, you'll find to your right La Iguana Perdida. From there, take the path at the shore and walk about 500 meters and right after passing Casa Rosa, you'll find a white metal door and yellow walls, that's the entrance to the property. Other Things to NotePeople from all over the world who are looking for retiring or getting away from the noisy life of cities and find a quiet time, this house becomes the perfect spot. Also, if you're looking to get to know more about the Guatemalan highlands (Sololá, Xela, Tecpán or Antigua) and experience good food and places, we can arrange a personal tour for you.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceThe house has a spacious living room, one bedroom, one bathroom, a cozy and open living room and dining room with spectacular view to the lake, a balcony, a third floor room/work studio, an outdoor patio and a garden. In case you find this house unavailable at the time, we also have another option in the same property. Search for "Apartment by Lake Atitlan". Guest Access3 people can fit comfortably & it is completely equipped with clean bedsheets and towels, wifi, electricity & water. It includes house cleaning once a week with a change of bedsheets and towels. It does not include gas or purified water in case the rent is on a monthly basis. Interaction with GuestsI barely interact with guests. However, my uncle who lives in the house next to this one, will take care of all the aspects of the house. He's very friendly and will make sure you have all you need. Respect for each other's space prevails and will only show up when you need to. The NeighborhoodThe Santa Cruz la Laguna is a beautiful and colorful town full of contrast where people from different countries live. People are very friendly and you will find yourself surrounded with all kinds of unique experiences. A farmers market on Saturdays near by where the foreign community get together to sell their homemade bread, organic coffee, tea, are just some of the complements this great spot. Plenty of places near by offers spa treatment, kayaking, yoga retreats, organic food and permaculture courses. You will experience a peaceful yet connected community of people. Nature is everywhere so houses and people are spread out through out town. Getting AroundThe best way to get there is taking a 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel (TzanJuyu dock) towards Santa Cruz La Laguna. Right after getting off the public dock in Santa Cruz, you'll find to your right La Iguana Perdida. From there, take the path at the shore and walk about 500 meters and right after passing Casa Rosa, you'll find a white metal door and yellow walls, that's the entrance to the property. Other Things to NotePeople from all over the world who are looking for retiring or getting away from the noisy life of cities and find a quiet time, this house becomes the perfect spot. Also, if you're looking to get to know more about the Guatemalan highlands (Sololá, Xela, Tecpán or Antigua) and experience good food and places, we can arrange a personal tour for you.
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      Nice
      7 reviews
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceSanta Cruz La laguna no es un lugar de concreto. Vivimos inmersos en la naturaleza; lo cual implica estar en contacto directo con los 4 elementos naturales. Como consecuencia de esto, tal vez tengamos visitantes indeseados como arañitas, mosquitos o alacranes.. intentaremos hacer todo lo posible para mantenerlos fuera de la casa, pero es inevitable que alguno quiera darle las buenas noches. Interaction with GuestsEstare disponible en el Hotel La Casa Rosa para atenderles. Tambien existe la posibilidad de contratar servicio adicional de limpieza o recados por un recargo de 10$ la hora. Getting AroundEl unico acceso a Santa Cruz de la Laguna es vía acuatica, en lancha. Pueden tomar una colectiva desde Panajachel, en el muelle Tzanjuyu a Q.10 la persona. Al llegar al muelle público de Santa Cruz camine 50 metros a la derecha y dirigase al Hotel La Casa Rosa para recoger la llave. Other Things to Note*Notas importantes: -El lago subio en los ultimos 5 años y la casita quedo a escasos 2 metros del lago. Esto implica ventajas y desventajas dependiendo del ente y gusto y la personas que lo vea; Cuando el oleaje es intenso puede salpicar los vidrios de las ventanas y causar empañamiento. - El lago subio y se comio los caminoos de tierra firme. Se contruyeron puentes de madera los cuales se pueden evitar tomando lancha a otros lugares a orilla del lago; Desde el muelle del hotel isla verde no hay necesidad de caminar en los puentes de madera. Se camina detras del restaurante hotel isla verde y despues hay que bajar unas 20 gradas.
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      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      The SpaceThe glass south facing wall gives a beautiful sense of being a part of nature. Especially in the winter months, migratory song birds fill the bird baths and are a beautiful delight. The volcanos can be seen though its not a 180 degree view. Greenery surrounds you here; there are several avocado trees, pomegranate, bananas, papaya, loquats, jocose, passionfruit vines, and lemon and lime trees. Its a very private space. As opposed to walking up 150 stairs, or walking up a mountain, the house is only 200ish feet from the lakefront via an easy walking path. Interaction with GuestsWe wont see each other because if you're renting the space, I am off traveling! However, my fabulous neighbors live next door (the houses face opposite directions giving everyone privacy) and can fix any issues that could arise with the house. I am available by email and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). The NeighborhoodWithin a 3 minute walk is Posada Jaibalito and Club Ven Aca for meals and drinks. 6 minutes to the Casa del Mundo. Getting AroundBoat access only to the village of Jaibalito from Panajachel or San Pedro (15q). You can walk 20 (Isla Verde) to 30 minutes (La Iguana Perdida, Arca de Noe) to hotels and boat dock of Santa Cruz. Other Things to NoteI hear from other Jaibalito houserenters that my home is too good of a deal. Instead of a room, you are getting a 900 sq ft. house. Though it is not fancy or luxurious, it IS comfortable, colorful, private, and well stocked. The dog will come to visit on occasion, more if you like her presence!
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      The SpaceLocated on the shores of Lake Atitlán under the San Pedro, Atitlán, and Toliman volcanoes, La Fortuna at Atitlan is tucked into the private bay of Patzisotz, only a 5 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Here you can relax in our lush jungle and gardens, and take in the view of Central America’s most spectacular lake. We have two bungalow suites with king size beds, and luxurious private spa like outdoor garden bathrooms with hot tubs, and two regular bungalows with queen beds, and private luxurious garden bathrooms. Breakfast and dinner is available. Hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and exploring the indigenous villages around the lake can be organized through the lodge. Come and experience the natural and cultural wonder of Lago Atitlán at La Fortuna in Guatemala's most beautiful tourist destination. Suites are $99 a night, and regular rooms are $66. High season rates may be slightly higher (December and Holy Week). We are the only hotel on a private bay - and attract lots of birds including nesting herons because of the tranquility and being off the beaten track. We have a lake front hot tub and free wi-fi on the property for all guests to enjoy. Please note that this location is not ideal for those with mobility issues or small children.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      The SpaceLocated on the shores of Lake Atitlán under the San Pedro, Atitlán, and Toliman volcanoes, La Fortuna at Atitlan is tucked into the private bay of Patzisotz, only a 5 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Here you can relax in our lush jungle and gardens, and take in the view of Central America’s most spectacular lake. We have two bungalow suites with king size beds, and luxurious private spa like outdoor garden bathrooms with hot tubs, and two regular bungalows with a queen bed and single, and private luxurious garden bathrooms. Breakfast and dinner is available. Hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and exploring the indigenous villages around the lake can be organized through the lodge. Come and experience the natural and cultural wonder of Lago Atitlán at La Fortuna in Guatemala's most beautiful tourist destination. Suites are $99 a night, and regular rooms are $66. High season rates may be slightly higher (December and Holy Week). We are the only hotel on a private bay - and attract lots of birds including nesting herons because of the tranquility and being off the beaten track. We have a lake front hot tub and free wi-fi on the property for all guests to enjoy. Please note that this location is not ideal for those with mobility issues or small children.
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      Excellent
      6 reviews
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      • Wifi
      The SpaceThis space is on the second floor of a modern two-storey building. The casita is comfortable and beautifully decorated, with an amazing view of Lake Atitlán, and the volcanoes on the south side of the lake. The property has a lush garden with a fountain, and colorful murals for art lovers. Our casita has the best of both worlds: it is a modern dwelling a minuet walk from the public dock in the the center of a true Mayan village! Guest AccessThere is a temazcal (Mayan sauna or sweatlodge) available for an extra charge per use. Please note: there are three different entrances to this property so each resident has their own entrance. Interaction with GuestsGardner and care taker is available at all times. Private boat could be arranged for $15 to bring the guests to Jaibalito. Care could meet the guests in panajachel with private boat to at the dock in Jaibalito to help the guests. The NeighborhoodThis an authentic Mayan village with a small number of expats who form a welcoming community. There is excellent food – reasonably priced and high-end – available in town. There is a restaurant/bar on the lake with a daily happy hour, along with a pool and hot tub. We are very proud of our neighborhood trash and recycling program. Getting AroundThe village of Jaibalito is only accessible by boat. It is a 20-minute boat ride from Panajachel. There is only one tuk tuk in the village. It is easy walk to everywhere in the village. Santa Cruz is a scenic 30-minute hike. Other Things to NoteThere are two more houses on the property; one is occupied by a housesitter and the other is occupied by the owner for part of the year.
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      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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      Good
      7 reviews
      Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      This charming studio casita is situated on a hillside with the best views of sunrise and moonrise over Lake Atitlan as well as fantastic canyon views. Very private, quiet, lovely gardens, kitchen. Perfect for a single person or a couple. Min. 2 days
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      The SpaceLocated on the shores of Lake Atitlán under the San Pedro, Atitlán, and Toliman volcanoes, La Fortuna at Atitlan is tucked into the private bay of Patzisotz, only a 5 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Here you can relax in our lush jungle and gardens, and take in the view of Central America’s most spectacular lake. We have two bungalow suites with king size beds, and luxurious private spa like outdoor garden bathrooms with hot tubs, and two regular bungalows with queen beds, and private luxurious garden bathrooms. Breakfast and dinner is available. Hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and exploring the indigenous villages around the lake can be organized through the lodge. Come and experience the natural and cultural wonder of Lago Atitlán at La Fortuna in Guatemala's most beautiful tourist destination. Suites are $99 a night, and regular rooms are $66. High season rates may be slightly higher (December and Holy Week). We are the only hotel on a private bay - and attract lots of birds including nesting herons because of the tranquility and being off the beaten track. We have a lake front hot tub and free wi-fi on the property for all guests to enjoy. Please note that this location is not ideal for those with mobility issues or small children.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceThe main house at Casa en la Piedra is quiet, private, and ruggedly remote. The surroundings are lush and green all year around. This house is unique! It is located lakeside on a mountain just west of the small village of Jaibalito. The house gets its name from the fact that it is literally built into rocks. It is located high above the lake-shore with spectacular views of three volcanoes, and all the activities on the lake, with beautiful sunrises and romantic sunsets. It has two levels with the main living area on the first floor and a cozy bedroom and wonderful patio below. It has queen size bed and room for third person on a couch in the living room area. The house is fully equipped for comfortable living and includes regular housekeeping services. It is much quieter than being in the village itself. There are spiders and other insects common to the region. Please be advised that you might be seeing them inside the house. Guest AccessThere is a private dock for swimming, and a private terrace just above the dock for sunbathing. Interaction with GuestsHosts may or may not be on the property at the time of your visit, but there is a caretaker ("guardian") who lives on the property. The NeighborhoodThe residents of Jaibalito are mainly Mayan with a population of 800-900 people. There is a small friendly community of foreigners who reside there year around. It is one of the smallest communities on Lake Atitlán. Residents speak Kakchiqel with some Spanish. The women still dress in traditional Guatemalan traje. Jaibalito is only accessible by "lancha" (water taxi), with no roads leading in or out of the village. So there are no cars in the village, just one tuk-tuk (auto-ricksaw). There are four restaurants, and one small locally-owned café. The lake is the deepest in Central America, and is cool but wonderful for swimming. Kayaks are available for rent in the neighboring village of Santa Cruz, a 30-minute hike over the mountain east of Jaibalito, or a short boat ride. Getting AroundGetting to Jaibalito: At the Panajachel dock, ask for a "publico" lancha to Jaibalito. When you arrive at the Jaibalito dock, simply ask the captain of the lancha to bring you to Casa en la Piedra, just one minute to the west. There are orange flags on the dock itself so it is easily recognized. You can tell the captain "Casa en la Piedra" and/or "las banderas naranja", and point west towards our dock, which you can see from the Jaibalito dock. There is a scale for lancha prices. Locals pay the least, expat residents pay a little more, and tourists pay the most. Approximate lancha prices: Panajachel to Jaibalito: Q10-20 Jaibalito to our dock: Q5-10 Jaibalito to Santa Cruz: Q10-20 Jaibalito to San Marcos: Q10-20 Jaibalito to San Juan: Q20-25 Jaibalito to San Pedro: Q20-25 Getting around: It is a 10-minute walk to the village. It is a somewhat challenging but short hike up 100+ stairs and then down over the side of the mountain. Just continue going up the stairs past the caretaker's home until you reach the gate to the path above, turn right, and go east into the village. If you travel west on the path, you will reach the village of Tzununa in about 20 minutes. Hike another 3 hours and you will reach San Marcos, a mecca for yoga/massage/meditation enthusiasts. These villages can be reached by lanchas from the dock. Private lanchas are also available. To visit the village of Jaibalito from Casa en la Piedra, it is a one-minute boat ride. The orange flags on our dock can be removed and used to flag down a lancha. They come at least every 20 minutes. If the lancha arrives from the right of our dock, it will then go to Jaibalito and eventually back to Panajachel. If the lancha is coming from the left (after having stopped at the Jaibalito dock), it will go on to Tzununa, San Marcos, etc. until it gets to San Pedro, and then it will return via the same route back to Panajachel. Please note: Because we have many, many stairs, this house is best suited for able-bodied people who enjoy a bit of a physical challenge. :) Other Things to NoteWe provide your drinking water (agua pura), as the tap water is not drinkable. Complimentary locally grown and roasted coffee is provided. Housecleaning is provided after our minimum three-night stay. This includes a changing of bed linens and towels. Personal laundry service is available by the caretaker. Garbage and recycling is removed for guests. The oven in the stove does not work and cannot be repaired. However, a large toaster oven is provided. Please note: the internet is not 100% reliable in Jaibalito, so trying to stream Netflix is not recommended, and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)ing can be challenging at times.
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      3br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceLakefront with a view of the lake and the vulcanos in this very special Mayan environment. WiFi in the house and near the house outside. On the property you can walk down to the public beach, where at least three Mayan fishing canoes have its place. I myself swim in the lake every morning during our stay. Guest AccessYour apartment (first floor),(just two apartments in the phouse and one house at the property). The garden with a barbeque. Washingmachine and dryer in the rainy season (40q a load) . Services from our exellente guardian. Washing of the apartment once a week together with change of bedclothes and towels. Interaction with GuestsWe live in Norway, but are happy to answer your questions by e-Mail as soon as we can. Our guardian understand some English, and speaks fluently spanish. The NeighborhoodTo sit on the poach and look at the view, the birds and the squirrels are as a dream. You can take a hike along the Lago or up to the village without the disturbanse from any vehichle. It is quiet. It is safe. Getting AroundIt is only 5 minutes to our dock. From there you can take the public boat to Pana. The ride takes about 15 minutes. You can also walk to the main dock in St. Cruz. That takes about 15 minutes and there you find some hotels and resturantS. From there you can take a tuctuc up to the village. From Guatemala city you take a shuttle or a car to Panahachel, about three houers. Then you take the boat to Xepoj. Other Things to NoteTry the resturant up in the village, the Sebour, at Seacap. The view and the food are more than exellent.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceThis house is unique! It is located lakeside on a mountain just west of the small village of Jaibalito. The guest house at Casa en la Piedra is quiet, private, and ruggedly remote. The surroundings are lush and green all year around. The house has a beautiful main room with a king-sized bed with a mosquito net, and an amazing view of the lake. The entrance has a built-in desk and two large closets. The outdoor bathroom is accessible through the sliding window-doors in the bedroom. The shower is built right into a giant rock, and has hot water. It is much quieter than being in the village itself. There are spiders and other insects common to the region. Please be advised that you might be seeing them inside the house. Guest AccessThere is a private dock for swimming, and a private terrace just above the dock for sunbathing. Interaction with GuestsHosts may or may not be on the property at the time of your visit. The NeighborhoodThe residents of Jaibalito are mainly Mayan with a population of 800-900 people. There is a small friendly community of foreigners who reside there year around. It is one of the smallest communities on Lake Atitlán. Residents speak Kakchiqel with some Spanish. The women still dress in traditional Guatemalan traje. Jaibalito is only accessible by "lancha" (water taxi), with no roads leading in or out of the village. So there are no cars in the village, just one tuk-tuk (auto-ricksaw). There are four restaurants, and one small local café. The lake is the deepest in Central America, and is cool but wonderful for swimming. Kayaks are available for rent in the neighboring village of Santa Cruz, a 30-minute hike over the mountain east of Jaibalito, or a short boat ride. Getting AroundGetting to Jaibalito: At the Panajachel dock, ask for a "publico" lancha to Jaibalito. When you arrive at the Jaibalito dock, simply ask the captain of the lancha to bring you to Casa en la Piedra, just one minute to the west. There are orange flags on the dock itself so it is easily recognized. You can tell the captain "Casa en la Piedra" and/or "las banderas naranja", and point west towards our dock, which you can see from the Jaibalito dock. There is a scale for lancha prices. Locals pay the least, expat residents pay a little more, and tourists pay the most. Approximate lancha prices: Panajachel to Jaibalito: Q10-20 Jaibalito to our dock: Q5-10 Jaibalito to Santa Cruz: Q10-20 Jaibalito to San Marcos: Q10-20 Jaibalito to San Juan: Q20-25 Jaibalito to San Pedro: Q20-25 Getting around: It is a 10-minute walk to the village. It is a somewhat challenging but short hike up 100+ stairs and then down over the side of the mountain. Just continue going up the stairs past the caretaker's home until you reach the gate to the path above, turn right, and go east into the village. If you travel west on the path, you will reach the village of Tzununa in about 20 minutes. Hike another 3 hours and you will reach San Marcos, a mecca for yoga/massage/meditation enthusiasts. These villages can be reached by lanchas from the dock. Private lanchas are also available. To visit the village of Jaibalito from Casa en la Piedra, it is a one-minute boat ride. The orange flags on our dock can be removed and used to flag down a lancha. They come at least every 20 minutes. If the lancha arrives from the right of our dock, it will then go to Jaibalito and eventually back to Panajachel. If the lancha is coming from the left (after having stopped at the Jaibalito dock), it will go on to Tzununa, San Marcos, etc. until it gets to San Pedro, and then it will return via the same route back to Panajachel. Please note: Because we have many, many stairs, this house is best suited for able-bodied people who enjoy a bit of a physical challenge. :) Other Things to NoteWe provide your drinking water (agua pura), as the tap water is not drinkable. Complimentary package of locally grown and roasted coffee is provided. Housecleaning is provided after our minimum three-night stay. This includes a changing of bed linens and towels. Personal laundry service is available by the caretaker. Garbage and recycling is removed for guests. Please note: the internet is not 100% reliable in Jaibalito, so trying to stream Netflix or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)ing is not recommended.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceWe are located only 15 minutes boat ride from Panajachel in a very private bay.. Next to Hotel Laguna Lodge and surrounded by their private natural reserve. You will enjoy unique views of volcanos and sunset of Atitlan. The tree house is build next to an Amate tree, big tree and you will see squirrels passing by , lots of birds. We provide coffee, teas, oil, vinegar, sugar and salt.. for your basic cooking need.. Our kitchen has a direct view to the lake. And the big open covered terrace in front is a great spot to enjoy the sunsets. Guest AccessThe Guest will access all the waterfront pier with a couple of lounging chair, direct access to the lake through ladders, kayaks available. Interaction with GuestsWe are a family of French, with our 3 kids (14-14-16) ,living on the premise and will be happy to suggest/arrange tours, hikes, guide, shuttle ... I'm an ex-French tour guide so I have ample knowledge of the area and the country. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is composed of hotel Laguna Lodge and eco-chic establishment and Villa Sumaya a retreat center. So not much neighborhood but still walking 20 minutes you get to Sta Cruz village . Getting AroundYou can only travel by boat to and from Atitlan Sunset Lodge.. our ground keeper Domingo can help you catch a boat or get you a private one if you want to cruise the lake on your own.The public boats pass in front of our place to take you to Panajachel and San Pedro La Laguna. Better to start early your journey by boat as in the afternoon the lake is choppy and the boat on your way back might drop you at Paxanax pier which is only 200 mts walk from our place. Also remember to come back before 1800 (night) because after it is very dark no public lights and the boat will drop you most probably at , at the best Paxanax pier, or worst case Santa Cruz municipal pier.. 15 minutes walk. Other Things to NoteFrom the bed you have a straight view to volcano San Pedro.. and some guests end up being neighbor .. If you want to invest in the area just come talk to me.. as I'm a realtor for the area..
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      The SpaceLocated on the shores of Lake Atitlán under the San Pedro, Atitlán, and Toliman volcanoes, La Fortuna at Atitlan is tucked into the private bay of Patzisotz, only a 5 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Here you can relax in our lush jungle and gardens, and take in the view of Central America’s most spectacular lake. We have two bungalow suites with king size beds, and luxurious private spa like outdoor garden bathrooms with hot tubs, and two regular bungalows with a queen bed and single, and private luxurious garden bathrooms. Breakfast and dinner is available. Hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and exploring the indigenous villages around the lake can be organized through the lodge. Come and experience the natural and cultural wonder of Lago Atitlán at La Fortuna in Guatemala's most beautiful tourist destination. Suites are $99 a night, and regular rooms are $66. High season rates may be slightly higher (December and Holy Week). We are the only hotel on a private bay - and attract lots of birds including nesting herons because of the tranquility and being off the beaten track. We have a lake front hot tub and free wi-fi on the property for all guests to enjoy. Please note that this location is not ideal for those with mobility issues or small children.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      The SpaceThere is a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan from your rental in the authentic Maya village of Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Here you will be immense in the Modern Mayan culture and lifestyle. It is conveniently located only a 20 minute ride from Panajachel. After arriving in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, the only way to get to Jaibalito is to hike from Santa Cruz or via the Lancha/Boat. There are no cars, trucks or Chicken buses in Jaibalito! This rental offers a private, spacious suite. It is great for one or two guests. It is set up with one new queen bed. With advance notice we can accommodate up to 4 people by adding another bed to the suite. The studio style large bedroom also has a complete bathroom and a hot shower. The completely furnished kitchen includes a microwave, toaster oven, stove top and refrigerator. Enjoy a free sample of our infamous coffee grown and roasted on the property. You can relax at the dining room table under the semi-enclosed covered patio. There is a two-seater tree swing awaiting you. There is a private stairway down to the (seasonal) river for another place to relax and explore. The property is surrounded by flower gardens, culinary and medicinal herbs and towering Avocado trees, a variety of banana trees and an Arabica coffee grove.Casita de la Sirena was remodeled and refurnished January 2013. An unlimited supply of purified water is provided. Weekly Housekeeping service is also included. Hand washed/line dried laundry service is available, upon request, for a small fee. Free Wifi Internet access is also available. We do have a laptop that we can lend out for use here on the property for a small fee. Our tradiptional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room can be prepared for you. Casita de la Sirena is a short walk to five, local distinct restaurants. See details below. After leaving the public pier, walk up the Main Street 30 meters and look to the right for the turquoise posts. Casita de la Sirena, Lake Atitlan, is one of the quietest locations of the village. Enjoy the beautiful Volcano Toliman lakeside view from the patio or the hammock.The interior walls are made from volcanic rock from across the lake. The beautiful handmade furnishings come from the village of Nahuala. The flat stone walkways are made of local materials. The wooden framed windows are constructed from locally renewable Cypress. Come and visit Lake Atitlan, one of the "Most beautiful" lakes in the world. Please feel free to ask for assistance at any time. Scott, Leisa and Sirena are living in the adjoining separate adobe house. We speak Spanish and English. Our traditional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room will be 150 Q/20 USD per use. We will be happy to prepare the Private Temascal/sauna room for you. Please advise 2-4 hours in advance to allow for preparation.The fire will be started and after one hour, you pour a small amount of water over the rocks. This creates a steamy sauna room where you will sit and relax. You will be relaxed and cleansed when the treatment is complete. Laundry Service available for a fee. Your laundry will be washed and dried at the Casita property. Extra Housekeeping: 3.00 USD/ 25 Q per hour. We can also assist with arrangements for your transportation free of charge. If you need a light bulb replaced, the gas tank is empty or the drinking water bottle needs to be replaced, just ask! NO SMOKING INSIDE PLEASE! _______________________________________________ Local information and travel tips: After arriving in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, the only way to get to Jaibalito is to hike from Santa Cruz or via the Lancha/Boat. There are no cars, trucks or Chicken buses in Jaibalito! Although there has been an occasional motorcycle, they were just visiting. The well marked and most amazing scenic and safe hiking trail to Santa Cruz is about a 45-60 minutes hike with a medium loaded backpack. It has always been a safe and gorgeous hiking trail. IT IS RECOMMENDED BY LOCALS TO NOT HIKE the trail to TZUNUNA , where there have been cases of robberies reported. ________________________________________ The Public Lancha's that travel around the lake arrive/depart from the Jaibalito public pier (muelle) about every 20 minutes. At Panajachel, you may have to wait for the boat to fill up before it departs. To/from Pana is about 30 minutes. The Lanchas operate from 7AM to about 7:30PM every day. From Jaibalito, they go Left to Panajachel via Santa Cruz and Paxanax. From Jaibalito, they go Right to the villages of Tzununa, San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan then to San Pedro. Lancha/Boat taxi to and from the Jaibalito pier is Q 15 per person to/from Panajachel. It is generally Q 7.5 per major village. IE Panajachel to Santa Cruz, then Santa Cruz to Jaibalito. Do not pay more than listed above, but do not argue with the Crew if you don't have close to the correct change. Remember Q10 = 1.25 USD! Yes, Locals pay slightly less, tourism is what supports the local economy. If you have more than a few suitcases, treat them as an extra passenger, Q 15, for 3-4 suitcases. Have your money ready to pay the First Mate as you leave the pier. A Private Launcha may be rented for between Q 150-200. They will take you direct from Panahachel to the Jaibalito pier. No waiting required. Just ask at the pier "Quiero un Lancha privada por favor". ___________________________________________________ While visiting many of the Villages around the lake, take advantage of the little Red Tuk-Tuks (3 wheeled covered scooter carts) for an inexpensive ride from the pier to destinations within city limits. Generally the fee is 5Q per person per one way trip. Tip for extra services. _________________________________ If you plan on fixing some of your own meals, when in Pana ask a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to Chalo's tienda, Sandras or the Dipensena Familia. All have have a good selection of groceries. Heavier items like soda, bottled water or cerveza can be purchased in Jaibalito. No need carrying them on the boat if you don't have too. _________________________________________ While in Jaibalito, business is conducted with Guatemalan cash, Quetzals. There are a few ATM's (Cajero 5 B) in Panahachel. Just ask around, "? Por favor, donde esta a Cinco Bay (5B)?" The ATM will only dispense 100Q bills. The banks do not allow you to come in to make change and the armed guard will usually tell you at the door, "No cambio!". Get some small bills 5Q, 10Q and 20Q before you leave Panajachel (Pana) and head to Jaibalito. Try a restaurant or tienda (small store) for change. _________________________________________ There are four resturaunts in Jaibalito. The newest is the El Pato Negro, The Black Duck, offering Guatemalan cuisine with a flair. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon to 2PM and 4PM to 8PM. There is Hans Schaeffers' Posada Jaibalito, up the hill and on the Left. Meals, drinks and dormitory lodging. Club Ven Aca is down the hill and left across the creek. Bar, restaurant, Hot tub and pool. Hotel La Casa del Mundo is still a little bit further past Ven Aca. Meals and a cliff side view. They all are distinct in their services and are all highly recommended for great atmosphere and meals. Each location has their own website.They are all within just a few minutes walk from Casita de la Sirena. ___________________________________________________ The Dry season, typically from November through May averages 55*F to 80*F with low humidity, very comfortable. During the Wet season it is typical to have beautiful sunny mornings before the frequent afternoon clouds and rain. You will get wet if you forget your umbrella! You will want a light jacket for the evenings throughout the entire year. We have enjoyed the Lake every month of the year! The electricity in the village may go out for brief periods during very windy or heavy rain weather conditions. We have a backup generator for extended outages. Always carry a flashlight with you when you will be out and about after 5 PM. Street lighting is few and far between. ___________________________________________________ Do not drink the water from the any of the faucets at the Casita, either in the kitchen or the bathroom, including the shower. Although the water system in the village is fed from an underground spring, there is still the possibility of contamination.There is a five gallon container of pure water provided. Refill the smaller bottles for use in the kitchen and bathroom. ___________________________________________________ The septic system at the Casita should be no problem as long as you put all the waste paper in the trash container, as is typical in most of Central America. The only waste going down the toilet drain should be the waste out of your body. ___________________________________________________ This is a semi tropical climate and insects thrive in the area. You will probably need to apply Mosquito repellent regularly, depending on the season. ___________________________________________________ The locals are mostly Mayan and speak both their native language of Kakchiqel and Spanish. The people in Jaibalito are kind and helpful. There is a small group of Foreigners that reside here as well. There are a few small stores/tiendas where you can purchase a variety of packaged foods and common household goods. There are no retail stores, gas stations, movie theaters or night clubs. Those are at Panajachel. There are five churches in the village. You will know when they are having a service. The music is loud and catchy and the doors are wide open! You will also hear an occasional Air Raid Siren go off in the afternoon, followed by a loudspeaker. These announcements are for the Community, such as "The Doctor will be at the Clinic tomorrow" or "It is Kids movie night at Casita de la Sirena at 6 PM", not a hurricane warning or such! Barking dogs, crowing roosters, frequent "Buenas Dias" with a big smile, song birds, children playing, and the early morning corn grinder for making fresh tortilla dough are all typical sounds of Caserio Jaibalito. ____________________________________ We know you will enjoy your visit but don't tell everyone about Jaibalito. We want the village to remain simple and quaint! Thanks again, Scott, Leisa and Sirena. You will see pictures and more information if you search online: Casita de la Sirena org Guest AccessYou are welcome to stroll through the back property and the private stairs down to the beautiful (seasonal) river on the side of our property for another beautiful peaceful hang out. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as you wish. The NeighborhoodThe most beautiful place on the most beautiful Lake! Getting AroundThe lancha boats, chicken buses and shuttle vans are all quite convenient and inexpensive.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceLakefront with a view of the lake and the vulcanos in this very special Mayan environment WiFi in the hous and near the house outside. On the property you can walk down to the public beach, where at least three Mayan fishing canoes have its place. I myself swim in the lake every morning during our stay. Guest AccessYou apartment upstairs, (just two apartments in the house and one house at the property). The garden with a barbeque. Washingmachine and dryer in the rainy seasn (40q a load). Service from our exellent guardian. Washing of the apartment once a week together with change of bedclothes and towels. Interaction with GuestsWe live in Norway, but are happy to answer your questions by e-mail as soon as we can. Our guardian understand soome English, and speak fluently Spanish The NeighborhoodTo sit at the poach and look at the view, the birds and the squirrels are as a dream. You can take a hike along the lago or up to the village without the disturbanse from any vehickle. It is quiet, it is safe. Getting AroundIt is only 5 minutes to our dock. From there you can take the public boat to Panahachel. The ride takes about 15 minutes. You can also walk to the main dock in Santa Cruz. That is a 15 minutes walk. There you find some hotels and resurants. From there you can take a tuctuc up to the village. From Guataemala city you take a shuttle or a car to Panahachel, agout three hours. then you take a boat to Xepoj Other Things to NoteTry the resturant up in the village, The Sebour at Seacap. The view and the food are more than exellent.
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      4br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      The SpaceVilla 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. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Ramos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceCasa Banana because it is surrounded by banana trees. Your own house, your own kitchen with stove, fridge, cafe machine, mixer etc. Your own bathroom with good hot water pressure. Your own private garden and your own private gate. It is very safe, quiet and charming. Casa Banana has a special ambiance,good feeling. Also good for bird watching. Guest AccessWifi, hot water, potable water (lab tested) coming from the well. Near to the lake (300 feet), close to restaurants. Then possibilities of Kayak, scuba diving, hiking, para-sailing , spanish class, sleeping, dreaming etc etc. Interaction with GuestsI live close by and can help with suggestions, advice, cooking (extra). I speak French, English and Spanish. My two young daughters and I live next door and are happy to share games, conversation and fun with you and any children who might be with you. I've been living in Santa Cruz for 15 years and can introduce you to local culture and people if time permitting... The NeighborhoodI love every thing about my neighborhood, the quiet, the nature environment, living in a forest clearing is very peaceful. Looking at those beautiful sunrise and sunset over the lake. Enjoying the different light in the garden depending of the sun , Watching the birds and squirrels playing chasing each others... etc etc. You 'll understand when you get here. Getting AroundWe can organize private transportation for you here at the lake, shutles from Antigua are 12$ per pers. or 20 from Guatemala city.Private taxi would be around 65/85$ for the car but public one will give you the true Guatemala experience. Public boat in and out of Santa Cruz every 20 minutes and take about 10/15 minutes to or from Panajachel. Also private water taxi, depend on what time but around 15$ for the whole boat,( faster and will drop you at the nearest dock) Some other villages are in walking distance. Walking around in SC day AND night is safe. Other Things to NoteIMPORTANT! Please read carefully! Santa Cruz la Laguna is a remote village on the shores of Lago Atitlan. Access is by boat only. Sidewalks are few and far between. The paths can be uneven and a little challenging. It is strongly recommended you arrive before 5PM and bring one flashlight per person. Hotel reservations in Guatemala City or any where and shuttle transportation to Lake Atitlan/ Boat to Santa Cruz are available. Just let me know! I also offer my expertise as a guide at extra cost.
      Home/Apartment
      Excellent
      26 reviews
      3br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      The SpaceVilla 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. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Ramos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Swimming Pool
      The SpaceVilla 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 village is only accessible by boat and you'll soon feel the tranquility that this brings. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel and you’ll 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. The estate has a friendly caretaker who lives on-site and two lovely local girls who clean twice a week. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Ramos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
      Home/Apartment
      Excellent
      8 reviews
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      The SpaceCasa Dermot is a lovely 2-story house with all modern conveniences and a full water filtration/UV system, delivering safe drinking water to all inside faucets. There are 2 spacious bedrooms that sleep a total of 5 guests. There is a queen size bed and a singe bed in the downstairs bedroom and upstairs, in the master bedroom you'll find another queen size bed. All rooms have a view of the gardens and volcanoes. The house features 2.5 bathrooms. You will find a well-equipped kitchen, an elegant dining area, two living rooms: a lounge area downstairs and an entertainment room upstairs. The house is very secure in the center of the village of Jaibalito with easy access to the lake and public boat transportation to area attractions. There are hiking trails behind the house and on either side of the village to explore the mountains or walk to neighboring villages. You'll find that Jaibalito is an ideal location from which to explore the lovely Lake Atitlan. Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole house and garden. There is a large dining area downstairs as well as another table on the balcony upstairs. There are comfy chairs inside and outside, providing many spaces to read and enjoy the view, but also to watch a movie or enjoy music. The kitchen is equipped with toaster, food processor, stovetop coffee maker and a microwave for your convenience. Note there is no regular coffee maker. You'll find all the utensils and cookware you need to make a great meal. The bathrooms are spacious and lovely. The best part is the beautiful garden and the views of the volcanoes across the lake. There is a groundskeeper apartment on the basement level, which is not included in the house rental. There is a washer available and all gas is supplied for cooking and hot water. Interaction with GuestsWe mostly rent our house when we are traveling ourselves, so we may not be on site to greet you in person. Of course, someone will be there to meet you when you arrive in Jaibalito to help you settle in. And you can contact us with anything you need. The NeighborhoodThe quaint Mayan hamlet of Jaibalito is located on the north shore of Lake Atitlan as part of the municipality of Santa Cruz la Laguna, a town located to the east. Its location on the lake makes it ideal for exploring the lake. We are in the center of the village, about a 10-minute walk up from the public dock where the boats from San Pedro and Panajachel arrive. There are some small grocery stores in the village, the best-equipped one being Mercado Jaibalito. People in Jaibalito are very friendly. It is common to greet everyone you encounter. Nearby activities include hiking, swimming, kayaking and exploring Mayan villages. If you want to have a preview of the village ahead of time or you are interested in projects some of us residents are involved with, take a look at (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundAs there are no roads in or out of our village it is reachable by boat only. The boats (lanchas publics) from Panajachel to San Pedro leave from the Tzanjuyù dock every 30-45 minutes from 6:00 to 19:30. The ride to Jaibalito is about 30 minutes. The lanchas from San Pedro to Panajachel runs from 6:00 to 17:00 and take 40 minutes to arrive in Jaibalito. Scheduled stop are Panajachel, Santa Cruz, Jaibalito main dock (muelle publico), Tzununa, San Marcos and San Pedro. There are TukTuks (motorcycle taxi's) available in all towns on the lake to make getting around easier. We even have a few now in Jaibalito. In both Panajachel and San Pedro you will find travel agencies that provides shuttles to any destination in Guatemala. In those two locations you will also find chicken buses (camionetas) with direct or connecting services to Sololá, Quetzaltenango, San Lucas Toliman, Santiago Toliman and Quetzaltenango as well as Guatemala City. There is a hiking trail from Jaibalito to Santa Cruz (35 minutes) as well as one to Tzununa (1 hour). Please make sure to check about the trail conditions to Tzununa before undertaking this hike. We can help you with transportation arrangements and well as recommendations for activities and hikes. Other Things to Note* wireless internet available (depending on weather and reception) * washer in the back of the house * private garden * Smart TV with BlueRay DVD player, Apple TV and Netflix * extra blanket for colder nights * stovetop espresso maker, no regular coffee maker * great cookware * groundskeeper on premises Please make sure to have a full profile with photo when booking. Unfortunately we have to turn down bookings when we can't see who we're dealing with. Also tell us something about the purpose of your trip? It's important to establish a good rapport right away.
      Home/Apartment
      5br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      The SpaceThis is one the most up market properties around the lake. A fantastic place to share with friends or to have for a family. Spacious with amazing views and stunning grounds, an opportunity not to be missed. Guest AccessLocal bars and restaurants are a ten-minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! Interaction with GuestsSantos, the caretaker is on the property whenever there are guests. Dominga, the lovely cleaning lady works on Tuesdays and Fridays. The NeighborhoodIf you would like help in organizing a shuttle to the lake from within Guatemala please let me know. A private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel (Pana) usually cost around $100 for 2 people. Once arriving you'll need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Pana to Santa Cruz. I can organize a private boat for $20 which is convenient upon arrival with bags and supplies. It is a good idea to have bought provisions in Pana beforehand as there are only a couple of simple shops in the village selling eggs and washing powder and that is about it. The nearest dock to the property is called Xepoj (shay-pok). When you first arrive it is a good idea to go to this dock since you will have luggage and provisions. Santos the caretaker can meet you at the dock and help you with your bags to the house. There are footpaths all around the village of Santa Cruz and there are a couple of restaurant/bars between 10 and 20 minute walk from the property. Every Saturday morning there is a little community market held at nearby hotel La Iguana Perdida where you can buy lovely local fresh produce and baked goods. Getting AroundThere are public boats every 20-30 minutes from Panajachel serving Santa Cruz and the other villages along the north shore of the lake. The first one starts at around 6am and the last one leaves at 7.30pm. The public boat to and from Panajachel costs 10Q per person. It is easy to catch boats to other places on the lake and there is information folder in the house with the details of the costs involved. The nearest dock to the house is called Xepoj (Shay-pok). Other Things to NoteThe only way to arrive to Santa Cruz is by boat. If you arrive by car you can easily leave it parked in a secure car park in Panajachel called Cayucos Marino for 50Q a night.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceIf there was ever a place where the adage about a picture being worth 1,000 words applies, it would be Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. There are those who say it's the most beautiful lake in the world. But see for yourself. We've tried to let the photos tell the story. Our duplex, Tzan Cruz, is on a lakeside cliff near Santa Cruz La Laguna. (In the local Mayan language, the word "Tzan" means nose, which is what the cliff resembles as it juts into the lake.) The duplex is on two levels and forms two separate apartments. The offered downstairs unit is 1,300 square feet (120 square meters) and features 1 bedroom, a living room with an extra built-in bed and a fire place, a full kitchen and bath. All rooms have spectacular views. The units have all the modern amenities including refrigerators, gas stoves and wireless internet. You have access to three acres of communal gardens and terraces, plus a herb garden. Walls, floors and cabinets are crafted from indigenous, exotic woods. Handmade tiles round off the interior. The beds have orthopedic mattresses. A maid, a caretaker are available or by request a chef and extra beds can be arranged for. Our private dock is great for sunbathing, swimming or getting one of the public shuttle boats, which pass every 20 minutes. But most of all you're on the edge of this extraordinary lake at an altitude of 5,200 feet, which means you're 5,200 feet closer to heaven!
      house
      Excellent
      12 reviews
      2br house
      • Pets Allowed
      Los Elementos is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. It is the perfect base for exploring the lake and it's Mayan villages. Spend the days hiking the mountains and volcanoes that surround the lake, or relax with a day of pampering with a massage. Book for one week and receive a one hour massage as a welcome gift. Prorated discounts available for shorter stays. Enjoy a morning swim in the lake, a mid-day kayak tour, and an afternoon siesta in a hammock. Imagine awaking each morning to the sight of majestic volcanoes just outside your window, the sounds of tropical birds, and the taste of fresh fruit grown on the property. Spanish language school nearby and restaurant next door. Chef is available to cook in your kitchen. The property has 50 meters of lakefront, with the best swim beach in the area. Private dock, kayaks, and lakeshore recreation area are yours to enjoy. This property is only accessible by boat, so the quiet tranquility, nature, and privacy are unparallel to none. While there is no road access, launchas (water taxis) run every 30 minutes and stop just next door. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. Backed by dramatic mountains, the views in all directions are spectacular. A seasonal creek runs next to the property during the summer and fall, and extensive hiking trails start just outside your door. Casa Sirena/Mermaid house: 750 sq. ft. sleeps 2-4. Large indoor/outdoor area, 400 sq. ft. (22'x18') includes kitchen, dining area and living space. Semi-open to the lake views with covered roof and protected from the elements. The fully equipped kitchen is ready to prepare the freshest of meals from our locally grown produce with fresh fish from the lake or Pacific Ocean. Interior rooms total 350 sq. ft. and include bedroom with double bed and second dining table. Second room includes a large wardrobe and dressing area, and has a single bed. Perfect for a couple, or a family with 1-2 children. Bathroom with hot water shower. Two person Kohler jetted tub. Separate 400 square foot palm-thatched cabana is included, and is perfect for relaxing in hammocks, reading, or gazing at the lake; only 50 feet away. Additional house available with large bedroom, private bath and a second kitchen for extra guests, for an additional fee. Wi-Fi Internet access on private satellite system, Stereo w/ CD player and ipod connection, TV with DVD player. Rental includes linens, towels, utilities and filtered water. Housekeeper available but not included in price. Large lawn and beautiful gardens. Extensive hiking in the canyon and mountains nearby. Kayaks available on-site. Guest Suite information - Brand new one room studio includes 400 sq. ft. of luxury space. Two orthopedic queen sized beds, quality linens, seating area, day bed/reading area, kitchen, and bathroom. Large covered patio on two sides adds an additional 400 sq. ft of outdoor area. Lakefront property includes unlimited kayak rental, wi-fi internet, and laundry. The property also has a bamboo cabana that is available for all of our guests to share. It is 600 square foot, with a thatched roof and wooden floor, and has hammocks and comfy chairs. It is the perfect place for watching the lake, sunrise and sunsets, yoga, relaxation, and happy hours. Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. The Mayan village has a population of 3000, and the lakeshore has 6 boutique hotels, and few dozen homes. This property is only accessible by boat, so the quiet tranquility, nature, and privacy are unparallel to none. While there is no road access, launchas (water taxis) run every 30 minutes and stop just next door.
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      4br house
        Pamakanya is a breathtaking waterfront villa on Guatemala's Lake Atitlan. This private retreat features three houses, lush gardens, multiple, patios, and a dock that's perfect for diving into the blue water of Central America's most beautiful lake. While always in view of three stunning volcanoes, a vacation at Pamakanya includes swimming, kayaking, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying the people, culture, and activities of the many surrounding Guatemalan towns and villages. Rents to 2 to 13 people. Could this be your dream vacation? We’ve certainly found that it’s ours. We love the verdant climate, friendly people, fresh food, boat rides, electrifying sunrises and sunsets, and refreshing dock swims. The many local cultures are evident in many ways…vibrant Mayan clothing, artwork and crafts, new age massages, and funny chats with gregarious boat drivers. The property includes a main house and two bungalows, many levels of gardens and patios, a rocky beach and a dock. The houses are equipped with electricity, hot and cold running water, appliances, and kitchen supplies, bedding, towels, recreational supplies and more. Pamakanya, which means “place of hot springs” in Kaqchikel (one of the local Mayan languages), is aptly named due to natural hot springs and warm sand that dot the edge of the lake in our cove. You’ll also find ripe fruit in the garden lining the winding stone steps. The property is only accessible by boat from the nearby town of Panajachel or by foot from nearby villages—not by car. The lake offers wonderful swimming, boating and views, while above, footpaths offer gorgeous hikes along the hilly coast.
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        2br house
          Casa de Juan is a beautiful lake front property in the small village of Jaibalito. The house has 2 spacious bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom/shower, a fully equipped kitchen, and a flat-screen TV in the living-room. Hi-Speed internet is provided. There are two eating areas, one of them outside on the patio facing the lake and volcanoes. For swimming in Lake Atitlan and sunbathing you have a private dock right in front of the property. Club Ven Aca, only a 5 minute walk from the house, offers gourmet meals, a swimming pool and Hot-tub. Jaibalito can be reached by boat. Boats to Panajachel and other villages leave from the nearby public dock every 20 minutes. Private boats are also available and will come to the dock in front of the house. Located near Panajachel, Guatemala
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          1br cottage
            There is a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan from your rental in the authentic Maya village of Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Here you will be immersed in the Modern Mayan culture and lifestyle. After arriving in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, the only way to get to Jaibalito is to hike from Santa Cruz or via the Lancha/Boat. There are no cars, trucks, Chicken buses or Tuk-Tuks in Jaibalito! This rental offers a private, spacious suite. It is great for one or two guests. It is set up with one new queen bed. With advance notice we can accommodate up to 4 people by adding another bed to the suite.The studio style large bedroom also has a complete bathroom and a hot shower. The completely furnished kitchen includes a microwave, toaster oven, stove top and refrigerator. Enjoy a free sample of our infamous coffee grown and roasted on the property. You can relax at the dining room table under the semi-enclosed covered patio. There is also a handwoven hammock and a two-seater swing awaiting you. This is not the biggest place at the Lake, but it is easy to access from the lake. Only a 20-30 minute boat ride from Pana. The property is surrounded by flower gardens, towering Avocado trees, a variety of banana trees and an Arabica coffee grove. The Casita de la Sirena rental was remodeled and refurnished January 2013. An unlimited supply of purified water is provided. Weekly Housekeeping service is also included. Hand washed/line dried laundry service is available, upon request, for a small fee. Free Wifi Internet access is also available. Our traditional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room can be prepared for 100 Q. Casita de la Sirena is a short walk to five, local distinct restaurants. See details below. NO SMOKING INSIDE. Please notify us when you check out of the casita. Also notify us if your number of guests changes along the course of your stay. Our traditional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room will be 100 Q/12 USD per use. They will be happy to prepare the Private Temascal/sauna room for you. Please advise 4 hours in advance to allow for (email hidden)e wood fire will be started and when it is just coals, you pour a small amount of water over the rocks. This creates a steamy sauna room where you will sit on the warm stone bench. You will feel relaxed and cleansed when the treatment is complete. Laundry Service, (please allow one to two days for drying) 3.00 USD or 24 Q per load. Your laundry will be Hand washed in the Pila and line dried at the Casita property. Extra Housekeeping: 2.00 USD/ 16 Q per hour. If you need a light bulb replaced, the gas tank is empty or the drinking water bottle needs to be replaced, just ask! The internet service here works great. There are times when the electricity may go out in the village temporarily though. There is a cat named Sambo and a dog Jamba who lives on the property, but they are not allowed at the Casita. There is a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan from your rental in the authentic Maya village of Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Here you will be immersed in the Modern Mayan culture and lifestyle. It is conveniently located only a 20 minute ride from Panajachel. After arriving in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, the only way to get to Jaibalito is to hike from Santa Cruz or via the Lancha/Boat. There are no cars, trucks or Chicken buses in Jaibalito! We do have a new Tuk-Tuk in town. This rental offers a private, spacious suite. It is great for one or two guests. It is set up with one new queen bed. With advance notice we can accommodate up to 4 people by adding another bed to the suite.The studio style large bedroom also has a complete bathroom and a hot shower. The completely furnished kitchen includes a microwave, toaster oven, stove top and refrigerator. Enjoy a free sample of our infamous coffee grown and roasted on the property. You can relax at the dining room table under the semi-enclosed covered patio. There are also a handwoven hammock and a two-seater swing awaiting you. There is a private stairway down to the river for another place to relax and explore. The property is surrounded by flower gardens, culinary and medicinal herbs, towering Avocado trees, a variety of banana trees and an Arabica coffee grove. The Casita de la Sirena rental was remodeled and refurnished January 2013. An unlimited supply of purified water is provided. Weekly Housekeeping service is also included. Hand washed/line dried laundry service is available, upon request, for a small fee. Free Wifi Internet access is also available. Our traditional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room can be prepared for our guests. Casita de la Sirena is a short walk to five, local distinct restaurants. See details below. After leaving the public pier, walk up the Main Street 30 meters and look to the right for the turquoise posts. Casita de la Sirena, Lake Atitlan, is one of the quietest locations of the village. Enjoy the beautiful Volcano Toliman lakeside view from the patio or the hammock.The interior walls are made from volcanic rock from across the lake. The beautiful handmade furnishings come from the village of Nuhuala. The cana fence and flat stone walkways are made of local materials. The wooden framed windows are constructed from locally renewable Cypress. Come and visit Lake Atitlan, one of the "Most beautiful" lakes in the world. Please feel free to ask for assistance at any time. Scott, Leisa and Sirena are living in the adjoining separate adobe house. We speak Spanish and English. Our traditional Mayan Temascal bathing and sauna room will be 100 Q/12 USD per use. We will be happy to prepare the Private Temascal/sauna room for you. Please advise 2-4 hours in advance to allow for the fire to be started. When all is heated you pour a small amount of water over the rocks. This creates a steamy sauna room where you will sit on the warm stone bench. You will be relaxed and cleansed when the treatment is complete. Other services available: Laundry Service, (please allow one to two days for drying during rainy season) 3.50 USD or 40 Q per load. Your laundry will be Hand washed in the Pila and line dried at the Casita property. Extra Housekeeping: 3.00 USD/ 25 Q per hour. If you need a light bulb replaced, the gas tank is empty or the drinking water bottle needs to be replaced, just ask! NO SMOKING INSIDE PLEASE! _______________________________________________ Local information and travel tips: After arriving in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, the only way to get to Jaibalito is to hike from Santa Cruz or via the Lancha/Boat. There are no cars, trucks or Chicken buses in Jaibalito! Although there has been an occasional motorcycle, they were just visiting. The well marked, most amazing scenic and safe hiking trail to Santa Cruz is about a 45-60 minutes hike with a medium loaded backpack. It has always been a safe and gorgeous hiking trail. IT IS RECOMMENDED BY LOCALS TO NOT HIKE the trail to TZUNUNA , where there have been cases of robberies reported. ________________________________________ The Public Lancha's that travel around the lake arrive/depart from the Jaibalito public pier about every 20 minutes. At Panajachel, you may have to wait for the boat to fill up before it departs. To/from Pana is about 30 minutes. The Lanchas operate from 7AM to about 7:30PM every day. From Jaibalito, they go Left to Panajachel via Santa Cruz and Paxanax. From Jaibalito, they go Right to the villages of Tzununa, San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan then to San Pedro. Lancha/Boat taxi to and from the Jaibalito pier is Q 15 per person to/from Panajachel. It is generally Q 7.5 per major (website hidden) Panajachel to Santa Cruz, then Santa Cruz to Jaibalito. Do not pay more than listed above, but do not argue with the Crew if you don't have close to the correct change. Remember Q10 = 1.25 USD! Yes, Locals pay slightly less, tourism is what supports the local economy. If you have more than a few suitcases, treat them as an extra passenger, Q 15, for 3-4 suitcases. Have your money ready to pay the First Mate as you leave the pier. A Private Launcha may be rented for between Q 150-200. They will take you direct from Panahachel to the Jaibalito pier. No waiting required. Just ask at the pier "Quiero un Lancha privada por ciento cincuenta Quetzals, por favor". ___________________________________________________ While visiting many of the Villages around the lake, take advantage of the little Red Tuk-Tuks (3 wheeled covered scooter carts) for an inexpensive ride from the pier to destinations within city limits. Generally the fee is 5Q per person per one way trip. Tip for extra services. _________________________________ If you plan on fixing some of your own meals, when in Pana ask a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to Chalo's tienda, Sandras or the Dipenseria Familia. All have have a good selection of groceries. Heavier items like soda, bottled water or cerveza can be purchased in Jaibalito. No need carrying them on the boat if you don't have too. _________________________________________ While in Jaibalito, business is conducted with Guatemalan cash, Quetzals. There are a few ATM's (Cajero 5 B) in Panahachel. Just ask around, "? Por favor, donde esta a Cinco Bay (5B)?" The ATM will only dispense 100Q bills. The banks do not allow you to come in to make change and the armed guard will usually tell you at the door, "No cambio!". Get some small bills 5Q, 10Q and 20Q before you leave Panajachel (Pana) and head to Jaibalito. Try a restaurant or tienda (small store) for change. _________________________________________ There are five resturaunt/lodgings in Jaibalito, besides Casita de la Sirena. The newest is El Pato Negro, offering lunch and dinner. There is Hans Schaeffers' Posada Jaibalito, up the hill and on the Left. Meals, drinks and lodging. The Vulcano Lodge is up the hill and to the right. Meals, lodging and Cactus Gardens. Club Ven Aca is down the hill and left across the river. There is a bar, restaurant, Hot tub and pool. Hotel Casa del Mundo is still a little bit further past Ven Aca. Meals, lodging and a cliff side view. They all are distinct in their services and are all highly recommended for great atmosphere and meals. Each location has their own website.They are all within just a few minutes walk from Casita de la Sirena. ___________________________________________________ The Dry season, typically from November through May averages 55*F to 80*F with low humidity, very comfortable. During the Wet season it is typical to have beautiful sunny mornings before the frequent afternoon clouds and rain. You will get wet if you forget your umbrella! You will want a light jacket for the evenings throughout the entire year. We have enjoyed the Lake every month of the year! The electricity in the village may go out for brief periods during very windy or heavy rain weather conditions. Always carry a flashlight with you when you will be out and about after 5 PM. Street lighting is few and far between. ___________________________________________________ Do not drink the water from the any of the faucets at the Casita, either in the kitchen or the bathroom, including the shower. Although the water system in the village is fed from an underground spring, there is still the possibility of contamination. There is a five gallon container of pure water provided. Refill the smaller bottles for use in the kitchen and bathroom. A water filter system is scheduled to be installed and completed by late Fall of 2015. ___________________________________________________ The septic system at the Casita should be no problem as long as you put all the waste paper in the trash container, as is typical in most of Central America. The only waste going down the toilet drain should be the waste out of your body. ___________________________________________________ This is a semi tropical climate and insects thrive in the area. You will probably need to apply Mosquito repellent regularly, depending on the season. ___________________________________________________ The locals are mostly Mayan and speak both their native language of Kakchiqel and Spanish. The people in Jaibalito are kind and helpful. There is a small group of Foreigners that reside here as well. There are a few small stores/tiendas where you can purchase a variety of packaged foods and common household goods. There are no retail stores, gas stations, movie theaters or night clubs. Those are at Panajachel. There are five churches in the village. You will know when they are having a service. The music is loud and catchy and the doors are wide open! You will also hear an occasional Air Raid Siren go off in the afternoon, followed by a loudspeaker. These announcements are for the Community, such as "The Doctor will be at the Clinic tomorrow" or "It is Kids movie night at Casita de la Sirena at 6 PM", not a hurricane warning or such! Barking dogs, crowing roosters, frequent "Buenas Dias" with a big smile, song birds, children playing, and the early morning corn grinder for making fresh tortilla dough (the only engine in the village) are all typical sounds of Caserio Jaibalito. ____________________________________ We know you will enjoy your visit but don't tell everyone about Jaibalito. We want the village to remain simple and quaint! Thanks again, Scott, Leisa and Sirena. You will see pictures and more information if you search online: Casita de la Sirena org Guest Access We do have a laptop that we can lend out for use here on the property for a small fee. You are welcome to stroll through the back property and the private stairs down to the beautiful river on the side of our property for another beautiful peaceful hang out. Interaction with Guests As much or as little as you wish. The Neighborhood The most beautiful place on the most beautiful Lake! Getting around The boats, buses and shuttles are all quite convenient and inexpensive.