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Beautiful, Quiet, Secure, and Close to Town

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in San Marcos La Laguna - 7 Volcanes Lower

This private, secure, and comfortable first level apartment has a small kitchen with stove/oven and refrig, its own covered porch, and a view the Lake Atitlan volcanoes. The short 5 minute walk to town makes it easy for shopping, activities, and restaurants, but far enough for quiet nights. The doors and windows and kitchen for this apartment were hand built by me, having been a cabinetmaker in the states for 25 years. The matrimonial bed is provided with 100% cotton sheets, and the bathroom, with 24 hour hot water from a brass rain shower head, sufficient towels, and complimentary shampoo and soap for stays less than a week. There's also a single bed that serves as another couch during the day and to sleep a third person.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Carlos
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Carlos

I am an acoustic blues musician, who passionately loves pre war country blues. I just recorded my first CD, Lucky Seven, in 2014 in London. Although I was born and raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I have lived on Lake Atitlan, in San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala for twenty years and am married to Catarina, a Maya woman born here on the shores of this lake. I love the Guatemalan people and culture, and also have a restaurant here, called Blind Lemon's which features good food and treating guests to some live blues. I also occasionally have acoustic blues guitar workshops here and also have private students. I have two beautiful guest apartments here in San Marcos that have great views of the lake and it´s volcanos. I have built these with local workers who have been with me for years, and I have done the woodwork and built a lot of the furniture, as I worked for years in the states as a cabinetmaker. I feel that my wonderful quiet, secure, and beautiful compound here is much more enjoyable when I can share it with guests.

Carlos purchased this apartment in 1995

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, Quiet, Secure, and Close to Town
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Very enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

Set a five minute walk from the town, it is very quiet and secluded, ideal for a relaxing time. The property is in excellent condition and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Carlos was an excellent host who went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. The place was very nice and everything was up to date. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Please come back sometime.
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Key West, Florida
4

Clean, quiet and thoughtfully constructed compound

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our 2 week stay in San Marcus La Laguna, tremendously. The apartment is well designed, clean, quiet and contained all we needed for simple home cooking. Carlos, the owner is a masterful furniture builder, who also lives in the same compound and was always accessible for any questions or needs. We had some problems obtaining cash and his 'TAP' app was a true saver for us. San Marcus has no bank or ATM machine access. His restaurant "The Blind Lemon' serves excellent food, and Katarina his Guatemalan wife and her family are wonderful hosts. Carlos is also an accomplished old timey Blues player and entertained at the restaurant on Friday nights.

The walk "downtown" is not too far, but at night a flashlight is needed. We hiked the back trails up hills and took the boats to the surrounding villages. Each one is different in its own unique way. The Mayan people at Lake Atitlan maintaining their culture and language, including weaving and other ancient skills and seem to be in harmony with alternative lifestyle seekers, travellers and tourists from all over the world.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, it was a pleasure to have you!
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5

Beautiful, quiet, secure and close to town would be my exact words!

  • 5 of 5

Our host Carlo was incredibly hospitable - available for any questions and to provide any assistance. The apartment was prefect with a nice patio to enjoy our morning coffee. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower was so nice. The bed was comfortable with the best sheets ever!. Overall a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much....it was a pleasure to have you.
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Boulder, Colorado, US
5

Incredibly comfortable, clean, modern and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this unit and another one on the same property for over a month and they are both so nice. A safe, clean, comfy, open and airy haven. Excellent bedding and fully stocked kitchen, and the best shower I have had in several months of travelling. It is quiet and super clean, and very safe and secure. Modern and luxurious are the two most important words I used when describing this rare gem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. You're welcome anytime!
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Stafford, Virginia
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The rental was just wondetful. Everything was included, view, privacy, comfort, location. All the comforts of home. The owner went above and beyond in providing hospitality and comfort. I look forward to renting again when visiting in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£118
for 3 nights
From
£39
£213
£540
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £158

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • hiking
  • swimming

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

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