- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
This beautiful lake-front home has a large 42' x 10' covered porch that looks out on to the most amazing views of the famous Lake Atitlan and its three resident volcanoes, situated in the heart and cradle of Mayan culture. Probably the best view of the lake and from the most peaceful bay!
The large, fully-equipped kitchen will make even the most fussy chef happy, while preparing some of the best vegetables and fruit you'll ever taste. A multitude of which are available either from the Saturday market in Santa Cruz or from the local market in Panajachel (Pana).
The upstairs master bedroom and study is combined to make an spectacul...Read more
Lake-front home Sta Cruz Atitlan
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Western Highlands, Guatemala
Additional Location Information
The area of Santa Cruz, and in particular Paxanax Bay, are amongst the quietest around the lake, and boast the most spectacular views of the sun rise, sun set, AND all-day-long views of all three volcanoes across the lake!
Santa Cruz and Paxanax Bay are only accessible by boat (10-20mins), but are the closest to the main transport hub and commercial centre on the Lake: Panajachel (Pana to locals). Here is where you find banks, ATMs, grocery stores, delis, cafes, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, and the wonderful local market overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Santa Cruz is a Kakchiquel village of approx. 3,000, the village itself it set up a steep road accessible by tuk tuk, pick up, or on foot! Here you can visit CECAP, a vocational centre for young people from around the lake, where they learn a multitude of things from cooking, sewing, computer skills, and carpentry. Be sure to check out their café with spectacular views. The small catholic village church is one of the oldest around the lake.
The rest of Santa Cruz runs along the shore, where the five hotels are (Isla Verde, Arca de Noe, La Iguana Perdida, Villa Sumaya & Laguna Lodge), which provide restaurant meals. Paxanax Bay lies about a 10 min walk to the east of the main public dock along a series of paths (some rocky) and boardwalks, and has its own public dock for access to properties in the quiet and tranquil bay. It is perfect for morning swims when the water is flat before the afternoon Xocomil wind blows from the south. Always bring a flashlight/torch for night time wanders as no street lights!
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Last updated on July 22, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $300
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no