Find your slice of paradise at the most beautiful lake in the world in the heart of the Mayan world:
Situated minutes from the centre of San Marcos Lake Atitlan, this property has private parking, tropical gardens and plenty of space to ensure all guests can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the lake and volcanoes as well as entertain in style. It is a destination for visiting facilitators to hold their retreats and workshops or for private individuals looking for a unique, romantic space to enjoy Lake Atitlan.
A comfortable, bright and spacious bedroom with queen bed and divine ensuite mosaic bathroom, uniquely tiled with domed ceiling and solar-powered shower. The bedroom opens to an ample terrace with breathtaking views of the lake and volcanoes, complete with sun loungers and hammock.
A very large covered second terrace "lounge". Designed for group retreats, yoga practice, or just an outdoor lounge and dining area with hammocks.
A second larger bedroom also with an ensuite bathroom and solar-heated power shower with bath is available for larger groups upon request.
A large eat-in kitchen with all modern appliances and large 6 ring-burner stove connecting to a spacious living room with dining table to sit up to 8 and a sofa area that can sleep one other person. Everything you need to cater for yourself including a fire place.
A third separate guest toilet and sink especially for retreats or workshops is also availabale.
The house is set amidst a tropical garden growing a variety of medicinal plants, herbs, lettuces, berries, bananas and coffee. A new 6-person traditional Mayan temascal/sauna and outdoor shower completes the property so you can retreat under the stars.TripAdvisor property ID 3454053...Read more
The Sanctuary / San Marcos Lake Atitlan San Marcos La Laguna, Western Highlands, Guatemala
Additional Location Information
The beautiful village of San Marcos on stunning Lake Atitlan is famous for its many spiritual and holsitic health therapists and classes. The main village is just 200m walk down the main road, where tropical garden cafes and restaurants, yoga classes and a diverse array of foreigners from all over the world have made their home. This truly is a little paradise on earth with abundant nature hikes and the vibrancy and colors of an indigenous Mayan community.
The house has easy access to the lake which makes it perfect for early morning swims -- 200m down a small footpath.
Carport -- included with house. Tenants can drive to the house and park their car onsite.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Guatemala City Car is not necessary
Left on 02/19/2013 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 19, 2013Stayed Mar 2011
A magical white oasis in a green jungle. A great space for sharing and chilling on the balconies and roof garden. Loved going out to go inside - rooms are arranged so they are reached via the abundantly planted terraced gardens. Also loved the magical dawn light. The many windy little paths that lead you on a Tolkien journey to discover quirky little cafes and yoga retreats etc..
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | NoonooReviewed Feb 14, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
Absolutely gorgeous place to stay... just outside the busiest part of town... but still close enough to feel safe and peaceful...so wonderful to have the view...but so wonderful to be able to have a bath...and a wonderful hot shower...beautifully equipped kitchen to... and easy to live inside or outside... depending on the rain!... so lovely I didnt want to leave...
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 14, 2013Stayed Mar 2011
1 week of pure bliss! Weary and tired after journeying overland and sea from Venezuela, idyllic Casa Blanca was the perfect place to rest our weary bones...
Casa Blanca was a luxurious treat with spacious and caringly decorated indoor/outdoor living spaces and truly magnificent views. The house is also practical: being only a short walk to/from San Marcos (the very happening lakeside community). The houses location means that it skips out on all the noise of the town while retaining the possibility of joining in at a moments notice!
Left on 02/13/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | Robert NicholsReviewed Feb 13, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
Spent a week at this beautiful property. Conveniently located in a quiet part of town. The rooms were clean and well appointed. The grounds keeper was so nice to bring us fresh coconuts :) Looking forward to my next stay.
Left on 02/12/2013 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 12, 2013Stayed Mar 2011
Stayed here for a couple of weeks during gap year travels around South america, although it's much more appropriate for families, romantic getaways etc than traditional broke backpackers roughing it. Anything but rough. Easily the nicest place I stayed during 7 months in Sa, including a 4 star hotel. Furnished with care and attention, very stylish yet very homely, and plenty of perfectly placed hammocks to enjoy the view.
Left on 02/12/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | Shakara LyonReviewed Feb 12, 2013Stayed Sep 2012
Our stay exceeded expectations on all counts. Not only is Lake atitlan exceedingly picturesque but this house is the perfect accomodation setup with spacious " cool" rooms & amazing decks to capture the views. The kitchen was well equipped with a great dinning table. Close to one of the best cafes & walking distance to super cool restaurants. We"ll be back!
Left on 02/12/2013 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 12, 2013Stayed Jan 2011
It's hard to pull oneself away from Casa Blanca to go exploring as why leave Paradise? Forget the world and all its stresses and simply be. To say that the view is incomparable is no exaggeration; in fact, to my mind it has the very best of any house on the lake. Plus all mod cons. Who could ask for more.
Left on 02/11/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 11, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
The feeling you get being in this home is something that only happens when you combine the greatest and most spectacular natural beauty on the planet with the absolute perfect location (view) and a beautiful, gorgeous home design. It's stunning. Super comfortable. Magical. Impossible to leave.
Left on 01/08/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 8, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
Its incredible views of the lake and the simplicity of the property...yet all encompassing (fully equiped kitchen, full bathroom, extra toilet downstairs)...make this the ideal retreat to "disappear" to! It is so close to the town center (2 min walk down the main road) which makes it very handy access. There is even a carport for those motorised guests.
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