3 Bed, Lake-Front, San Marcos, private home
From $87 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
El Castillo, San Marcos La Laguna: please ask about SPECIAL OFFERS.
Relax like royalty in this large triple-terraced home with royal-style panoramic views. See the photos and video to understand! Nicknamed 'El Castillo' or 'The Castle', this graceful lake-front property is situated in a quiet cove with a king's view of the lake, mountains, villages, fabulous cloud formations. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with a large, open living, dining and kitchen area on the ground level. Also on the ground level is a terrace with hammock and jacuzzi. On the next level are 2 bedrooms, the Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
San Marcos La Laguna Chateau / country house description:
Our home is located in one of the most beautiful and tranquil bays on Lake Atitlan that is well protected from the wind storms that sometimes affect other parts of the lake. We are adjacent to the village of San Marcos, which is just a ten minute walk from the house. The lake is picturesque and it is fun to visit the lake villages of San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro which are near by and can be reached either by boat launch or by road in a tuc-tuc.
San Marcos is filled with much to see and do. These include fine restaurants, nice cafes and bars, saunas, boating and lake activities, grocery and pharmacy stores, open market days, and other tourist accommodations. The Maya community of San Marcos itself is also an enjoyable an colorful experience. Community security is excellent. Hiking, lake activities, yoga, massage and other spiritual retreat activities are many. The location offers quick access to best swimming, diving, a myriad of boating activities, hiking, trail running or more relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, healing spas or excellent massage.
The property is very private without being isolated, with a private outdoor meditation area, private docks and nearby access to a nature trail. There are breathtaking views from every room, including from the jacuzzi. The caretaker is always discreetly present to assist -- to take you by row boat to San Marcos, to arrange for a private launch trip to one or more of the indigenous villages that ring the lake, to prepare the fireplace.
Catering can be supplied from the nearby Jinava Bay Inn and our housekeeper and cook can upon request, prepare meals (at guest expense) .
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Master: 1 king panoramic bay window view of lake and access to terrace
Guest: 2 queen. private bathroom and shower, view of lake, access to terrace.
Eagle's Nest: 1 queen Private terrace looking directly on lake
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, sink
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, sink
Bathroom 3: toilet and sink
Canoe and kayak rental are available in San Marcos for touring the lake. Fishing and crabbing with caretaker can be arranged any day you would like. There is great cliff diving and sunbathing from the 'Trampoline' located 5 minutes walk east along the shoreline. I suggest you check out the TzanK'ujil Nature Trail and hike to the top of the mountain to the sacred Mayan ceremonial area. There is also a wonderful little restaurant less than 50 yards west of the property and there are restaurants, massage spas, natural health centers in nearby San Marcos village and at most of the villages around the lake there are great opportunities for shopping, dining, tours, cultural experiences and socializing.
Entertainment: Books, Jigsaw puzzles, CD player/radio provided, along with a few CDs. Best to bring your own favorite CDs.
Theme: Romantic, Family, Away From It All, Artist's retreat
Tourist Attractions around lake: Botanical Gardens; Churches, Library, Marina, Museums, Playground, Water Parks, Butterfly park, Restaurants, Ruins, Health/Beauty Spa, Fitness Center, Massage Therapist, Groceries,
Leisure Activities: Horseback Riding, Walking, Bird Watching, Eco Tourism, Scenic Drives, Boating, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Sight Seeing
Internet: Yes, excellent service via 2 pre-pay USB modems. Caretaker will assist in making prepayment, Q75 will buy a week of broadband connection.
Parking IS available in guarded lot in Panajachel 40 min away by launch, or in San Marcos, 5 minutes away. The caretaker will gladly help with luggage transfer.
Lawn / Garden: There is a terraced garden on the left of the house that is wonderful for meditiation or just a snooze under the trees.
and we have Balcony on each of the three levels.
Bicycles: We have no bicycles on site but they can be rented in Panajechel. Bike trips on the roads around the lake can be very enjoyable
Water Sports Gear: 2 sets of snorkels and swim goggles.
Hot Tub: Secluded private Jacuzzi with lake view situated between terrace and garden. Cost of gas to heat the Jacuzzi will be applied.
Communal Pool: The lake is right out the front door and the private dock is used as a sun deck and swimming platform.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Guatemala City , 109.98 miles
Car is not necessary