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Stunning Up-Scale Villa With Pool, 4-Bedroom, 3-Story, Lush Gardens, Paradise!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10. 5 Bedrooms. 4.5 Baths

Casa Valdres is truly one of the most appealing private villas on Lake Atitlan. Accessible only by boat in the peaceful lakeside village of Santa Cruz, this 3-story 4-bedroom home is filled with light and ample space and offers some of the best lake views available. Extensive outdoor patio areas surround the solar-heated infinity pool, and the lush garden of tropical flowers invites a wide range of birds. Sweeping balconies offer panoramic views from the upstairs bedrooms and living areas, and the modern but homey feel of the interior makes this an ideal spot to relax in comfort.

The incredibly spacious, modern kitchen is a dream for preparing simple meals or for lavish entertaining, with a huge island, double refrigerator, 6-burner stove, microwave and dishwasher. The equally large dining area seats 10 comfortably, and an adjacent living room with sofas and fireplace is a cozy retreat in the cool of the evening. High ceilings throughout the entire house add to the open plan and give a real sense of spacious elegance. WIFI is available throughout the house, and a DVD player with TV is here for further entertainment. A laundry room is also available with washer and dryer, and an elaborate filtration system including ultraviolet and ozone treatment ensures that all water entering the house is pure.

Rental includes maid service twice a week, and gardener/caretaker is available daily.

More Details

Property Manager
Deedle Ratcliffe
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Cruz la Laguna in Solola

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • water skiing


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Stunning Up-Scale Villa With Pool, 4-Bedroom, 3-Story, Lush Gardens, Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Incredible property with stunning views and excellent hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

I had high expectations for Lake Atitlan and Casa Valdres and it did not disappoint! My husband is Guatemalan and we live in the US. We booked this house during Semana Santa to vacation with my mother-in-law and my husbands family. It was also our first time bringing our son to Guatemala! The infinity pool and beautiful gardens were enchanting and we felt so relaxed there. Our toddlers loved the freedom of playing on the grounds. From the “lancha” boat ride to the property to the volcano views, everything about this place is enchanting. Santos, who is the caretaker of the property is just an amazing person and took care of our every need. He even was standing at the private dock one day as we returned on a public lancha and helped us carry up our provisions. I have no idea how he predicted our every need but the service he provided and pride he has for his country and his work really make Casa Valdres a 5 star experience hands down. We also paid approximately $20 plus groceries for a local woman to cook for us on the first night of arrival. We knew after traveling the mountainous roads all day with young children this would be a welcome reprieve. This was so perfect! The food was out of this world and healthy, and there were some leftovers as well which we enjoyed. Highly recommend this option for a meal or two depending our your group’s needs. As an American with Almost 100% Norwegian ancestry and my husband being Guatemalan American, you can imagine our delight and humor in seeing the Norwegian and Guatemalan flag together in the kitchen :). This trip was meant to be for our family. Only con with small children and my mother in law (whom is healthy but still 73) is all of the stairs both to the house and within the house. That being said we got our exercise in and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island in Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

A Santa Cruz Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here at Casa Valdrez with our daughter and granddaughter. As we approached the house from the dock we were blown away by the amazing gardens. The infinity pool not only provided a view of the garden but also the volcanos and the lake. The outdoor furniture was very comfortable and the umbrellas provided were really needed as the sun is quite strong. The kitchen was stocked with more than everything we needed and the filtering system provided us with nice clean drinking water and ice. The bedrooms and bathrooms on the second and third floors were large and comfortable with absolutely amazing views!!! You will need to do some grocery shopping in Pana before you arrive because in Santa Cruz you will only have access to fruits and vegetables at one stand at the public dock. There are a few little restaurants by the public dock as well. It is about a 10 minute walk to this area from the house. Everyone we met was friendly and kind. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a tranquil vacation in a stunning setting.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Valdres. Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review the house. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Toronto, Canada

Luxurious proprty for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property from the moment we arrived. Santos the caretaker arrived to help us with our bags and take us to the house. The house is fabulous with views of the lake from all levels and ensuite bathrooms. well equipped kitchen and comfortable living room all with great finishes and attention to detail. Lovely pool area to relax. Santos the caretaker was awesome and helped us with some hikes and a trip up to the local school and was most attentive to our needs. Definately a place for a family vacation for people looking for R and R as there is not much to do in the immediate area except relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Grocery shopping needs to be done in Panajachel so keep that in mind before you arrive if you plan to cook.Keep in mind that all other points of interest in the area are accessible only by boat which can add to the fun. Definately a beautiful tranquil spot away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. Santos said that he really enjoyed being your guide as well! Sorry not to have met you but hope that one day you might return.
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Newark, DE, USA

Our best vacation rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5

When we first saw the pictures of Casa Valdres online, we thought it was just too good to be true: the tasteful furnishings, the gourmet kitchen, the pool, the lush gardens, the VIEWS! But the place is even more beautiful than in the photos. We did not want to leave this enchanting spot! The caretaker and the housekeeper are thorough, kind, and helpful, and take excellent care of the house and the grounds. Deedle (the property manager) is a phone call or short walk away. All our questions were answered promptly. She has prepared a helpful guide to local activities/tourism. We especially enjoyed having lunch at the CECAP (a restaurant up in the village run by a vocational training center), as the guide suggested. There is not much to do in the immediate area (especially in the evening, when the boats stop running), so this house is best for those looking for rest, relaxation, and quality time with family or friends. We absolutely plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. I am just so very glad that you had such a special time in this stunning house and enjoyed the lake so much. Look forward to your return!
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Philly, PA

An exceptional house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Lago de Atitlan and it wouldn't have been the same without staying at Casa Valdres!

The house was absolutely beautiful and well maintained. Santos - the caretaker - stopped by at least once a day to clean the pool, drop off more firewood, and just say hello. In addition to Santos, someone came and cleaned the house twice while there so we felt quite well taken care of.

It's a short 5 minute walk (and very safe) to the public dock where there is a great tour company to organize trips as well as a fantastic hostel/restaurant Iguana Perdida run by Deedle. The views around Santa Cruz of the lake are absolutely stunning, we truly felt like we stepped into paradise - or at least the setting of Jurassic Park.

You should note that the nearest stores to get food are in Panajachel, so you should definitely grab some basics at Sandra's before ferrying over to Santa Cruz (or plan to take a ferry back pretty shortly after arriving to pick up food!).

We'll definitely be coming back to the lake and wouldn't hesitate to book here again! Can't recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Connor Many thanks indeed for taking the time to review this property. As recent property managers we really appreciate your feedback both on line and in person. We would love to have you here again some here if your travel plans include the lake. Best wishes Deedle
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Lakeside Luxury! Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, but enjoying it in this sprawling Luxury Villa made the whole experience even more amazing! We LOVED this spectacular vacation home and are already planning to return here for another trip. With three levels - each with patios that had awesome lake views - our group of 6 were able to spread out in easy comfort and luxury. We arranged with the house manager to have a cook so all our of our meals (delicious) were taken care of and the extra time allowed us to enjoy our time by the home's beautiful modern pool or in one of its many inviting living spaces. The House Manager was helpful with EVERYTHING we needed for our stay and he was also a GREAT resource for information on what to do and where to go while at the lake. I do not think we could have had a more enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this beautiful property to anyone who wants a 'top level' vacation experience. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George It was an absolute pleasure having you staying here and look forward to your return. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write this heartfelt review. Best wishes Deedle
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Guatemala city
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Iguana Perdida
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Iguana Perdida, Santa Cruz
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Cleaning Fee £19.04

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