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Orchids by the Lake - amazing views!

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Nestled on the slopes of San Pedro Volcano and overlooking the two volcanoes (all inactive) and town of Santiago, is the acreage called Orchids on the Lake. It's the perfect quiet natural retreat and a very special place to experience the lake.

Secluded and yet close to civilization, the property is just a 5 minute boat ride across the picture perfect bay to Santiago and connecting boats to all other parts of the lake.

The main floor with the kitchen, dining area, living room, and bathroom offer great character with its volcanic stone walls and fireplace and wood re-appropriated from the old Guatemalan railway.

With its two spacious bedrooms and bathroom, the upstairs of the house offers simply incredible views. Its sunny 50' foot veranda makes for a nice place to tuck away with a book or just to enjoy the views across the lak...
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Listing #FKN3153879
About the Owner
Cynthia C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests
When we have guests, myself or the host couple stay in the casita, a smaller house near but behind the main house. There is always someone on the property during your stay and we are always readily available if you need advice or help. If privacy is what you prefer, we will stay out of your way.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for a quiet retreat from the business of life, Cynthia's property is great. The house is beautiful and it's very easy to reach other parts of the lake by boat at very low cost. I believe Cynthia is in the process of...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This place is just amazing ! Quiet, only reachable by boat, surrounded by a beautiful garden full of colorful flowers and with stunning views of the lake and two volcanoes across it. This images will keep you in such a peaceful state of mind and...More

1  Thank Paulo G
Management response:Responded September 8, 2017

Thanks so much Paolo. I'm glad you and the family enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Our host Cynthia lived on the property and was always available to help us with transportation arrangements since none of us speak very good Spanish. She gave us a phone to use while there and told us lots about the local customs, textiles, etc.The grounds...More

1  Thank Culture712489
Management response:Responded August 7, 2017

Thanks Cathy. It was a pleasure having the four of you. I hope you come again too as we have many more conversations to finish.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The house was built with adults in mind and is simply not suitable for children under 6. Children over 6 under supervision and infants can be considered. Smoking is allowed on...
    2 Full baths
    2 Queens
    1 Sofa
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Default 3 nights
Dec 20, 2018 -
Jan 4, 2019
3 nights
Jan 5, 2019 -
Apr 14, 2019
3 nights
Apr 15, 2019 -
Apr 22, 2019
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning : $20 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $200 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
There is boat-access only to the property itself - allowing for a great secluded getaway. There are local farmers who row over in their cayukos a few days each week to work on their gardens and return to town in the afternoons, though our property is big enough not to even notice them - truly surrounded by trees and nature. The property is 5 minute boat ride away from the town of Santiago, where there are facilities like restaurants, shopping, etc. This means that you are in a quiet, private environment while here. Very special with an incredible view. But not for people who are looking for more action. We work with a private boat operator who is on call for transport for trips across to town and elsewhere around the lake. He works from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. so you should be prepared to spend... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Guatemala City: 124.3 mi
From the airport, you can take a tourist shuttle to Antigua and then, either stay the night and come to the Lake the next day on another shuttle (recommended if you arrive in Guatemala after noon) or if you are arrive in time, you can make it to the Lake in one day. You would reach Panajachel by shuttle, then take a half hour public launch ride to Santiago and then a private boat to the property.
Or, we can arrange a private shuttle to pick you up at the airport or your hotel in Antigua to bring you directly to Santiago. $100 cost for this.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby.
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