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Beautiful, Quiet, Secure, and Close to Town

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, Quiet, Secure, and Close to Town
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Loved every Minute

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a total of 6 seeks at 7 Volcanoes and loved every minute of it. The apartment was very well constructed and maintained. Comfy accommodations that were walking distance to everything was perfect. The secure property was perfect for our black lab, Aspen, to be able to play fetch and lay about in the sun. Carlos was super helpful, even finding us secure parking for our truck nearby. His restaurant, Blind Lemons, offered up tasty dinners and we enjoyed many a fun evening watching movies on the big screen or listening to his Funk Blues. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah, and I enjoyed it too! Thanks so much....it was a great six "seeks"! haha Look forward to you coming back!
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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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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

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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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

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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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £162

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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Portable wifi hotspot

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