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Entrance to Casa Wenche
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View from the balcony
Flower and volcano
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands

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Molly42rc
London
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An outstanding property - stunning views, excellent service, great value”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
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I stayed at Casa Wenche for a week in August with my husband and 2 teenage children and it way exceeded my expectations. The house is in a wonderful location with stunning views of the lake and volcanoes. It is beautifully and tastefully furnished and the layout is really good - 2 decent size bedrooms, a lovely open plan kitchen and living area and a huge covered terrace with comfortable chairs and a dining table. There is also a lovely terrace outside in the garden to sit and relax on. The garden of Villa Eggedal is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen and the caretaker Ramos is incredibly helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for him. My husband and daughter arrived by private boat late at night and he met them at the private dock and helped with the luggage. He was constantly coming to see us to ask if we needed anything and replenishing the water. Deedle was incredibly efficient in arranging the rental and gave us excellent advice about Lake Atitlan. She arranged a wonderful cook for us - Manuela - who cooked breakfast and dinner for us every day with her friend Michaela. Manuela and Michaela couldn't have been better - buying the food we requested for us and cooking it brilliantly. Manuela made the best guacamole I have ever eaten !

We stayed at several other locations in Lake Atitlan and Santa Cruz La Laguna was definitely my favourite location. The house was about 5 minutes walk from the dock where there were a number of nice hotels to have a drink or eat in and about 5 minutes walk up into the village where there is a lovely restaurant open for lunch run by students who have learnt how to cook through an excellent charity project. The public boat leaves from the dock every 20-30 minutes giving easy access to other villages and hotels around the lake.

The property was also incredible value for money - I would highly recommend it to anyone ( as long as you are happy to walk up a few steps to get to the house )

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Liked best: The views; the layout of the house and furnishings; the terrace; the garden
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Sydney
Reviewed June 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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MC038
NC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views, excellent service, couldn't ask for better”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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For four weeks during February and March, 5 friends and I stayed in one of the houses on this property. We had a delightful 4 bedroom home (two rooms with double beds and two rooms with queen beds) that had two bathrooms. The house was exquisitely decorated and in pristine condition.

The property managers (also owners of a local restaurant and hotel) were extremely warm and welcoming. We often ate at their restaurant, La Iguana Perdida, and I highly recommend as well for dinner or lunch. The housekeepers and groundskeeper were second to none. Ramos, the groundskeeper, lives on site and was readily available when our internet malfunctioned briefly one night. He also delivered 5 gallon jugs of clean water to our door when asked for a minimal fee. The lovely ladies cleaned our house twice weekly and would also do our laundry for a small fee. It was well worth the convenience.

The grounds themselves are phenomenal. They are lush (even in the non-rainy season) and well-kept. Limes grew on our porch and there were a variety of other fruits spread throughout the property. And then the VIEW! THE BEST PART! We woke up every morning to unobstructed (unless by clouds) views of the volcanoes and Lake Atitlan.

We were all traveling with computers and camera equipment and never had an issue with security.

I will be staying here again when I return.

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Liked best: The views and the wonderful staff
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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PlayeroCC
San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing Retreat”
Reviewed October 1, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Very nice place!
The grounds of the villa are beautiful.
If you're a plant lover, this is it.
The Stone paths , with stone benches and covered reflection sreas, are so
well done, they reach an artistic level.
To enjoy this wonderful place you must be in resonably good shape, as there are
100+ steps up from the gate to the house. Each step is very rewarding.
The beds while all new are a little "orthopedic".
Thee manager and caretaker couldn't have been more gracious.

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Liked best: The Yard
Liked least: small water heater
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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E B
PA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, secure and secluded.”
Reviewed September 26, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
1
person found this review helpful

The property is as beautiful as it is described. The caretaker and the women who do the cleaning are helpful and thorough. The water for showering is truly hot (something that is not always reliable in Guatemala). The kitchen is functional and fully-equipped; we were even able to bake in the oven. Access to a washer and dryer was a pleasant bonus. The veranda nearly doubles the square footage of the apartment and is a delightful place to spend time.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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PeterCooc...
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unbelievable views, incredible service, elegant amenities"”
Reviewed September 12, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
2
people found this review helpful

This is an amazing rental. We were treated incredibly well throughout the entire booking and rental process. The rental has great character with lots of pleasing artwork and colonial interior details. I can think of no place I'd rather eat breakfast, read a book, or watch an afternoon thunderstorm than from its porch overlooking the exquisite botanical gardens. What a find.

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Liked best: The guardian, Ramos, is a saint
Liked least: It can get a little stuffy in the back of the house
Traveling group: With Friends
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Looking for the perfect spot
Reviewed June 8, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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person found this review helpful

Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
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