CR-2001a: Spectacular, 2-Bed, Lake-Front Artist’s Home in Sta Cruz

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From $80/night

From $80/night (min 3 nights), $480/week, & $1,200/month – Max. 6 people

This spectacular property was loving constructed some 15 years ago and called Sharyanka. The main house, Villa Verdad, is a fabulous, 2 bed (but sleeps 6) lake-front rental with a private dock.

A beautiful and unusually designed, 2-level, 2-bedroom house with colourful, tropical gardens rolling down to a private dock on the Bay of Paxanax, Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan. It has a wonderful, long, covered front veranda, which is just perfect to watch the sunset with a cocktail from the resident hammock!

The house is entered from the veranda through French doors into a large, airy, open-plan kitchen-dining-living area. The living area has an ornate fireplace and large Turkish day bed that doubles as a 3rd bed. The kitchen is fully-equipped and has a separate door leading to the side of the house where the sauna is and also the path to the back of the house, the Meditation Pagoda and three rustic, cosy casitas, which are also for rent (Poder, Armonia & Claridad).

At the back of the main room is the 2nd bedroom with ample cupboard space and the large bathroom, with gorgeous and unusual stone bath and inside/outside shower. Up a spiral wooden staircase is a balcony area for an office/studio and the Master Bedroom off to the side. Ribbon windows run the full length of this room providing panoramic views of the Lake and volcanoes!

The house shares a private dock, just perfect for lazing in the sun and taking a cool morning dip before the afternoon, Xocomil, wind arrives. Also shared is the sauna (which residents in Villa Verdad have priority over) and the Meditation Pagoda.

There is a very helpful and amiable guardian on premises Mon-Sat, Pascual, who can help you with all your daily needs and for when you need more drinking water or gas.

Villa Verdad is a perfect vacation rental for a family with older children, or a group. It can be rented as one whole property (Main house and 3 casitas), or the casitas behind can be rented separately, please ask for further details. It can also be rented by the month.

  • Master Double Bedroom and Study/Office, upstairs
  • 2nd Double Bedroom, downstairs
  • 1 Bathroom with shower and stone bath tub, ground floor
  • Large, fully-equipped kitchen
  • Open-plan Living space, Kitchen and Dining space with fireplace
  • Huge front veranda for sitting and eating, or lying in a hammock
  • Gorgeous gardens – shared
  • Sauna – shared
  • Meditation Pagoda – shared
  • Gardener/Guardian (daily mon-Sat)
  • WiFi Internet
  • Private Dock – shared
  • Cleaning available
  • Cat on premises
  • Delicious take-away food also available from chef in the village

The lower part of the Santa Cruz village is a short, approx. 15 min walk away. The first part of the trail along the shore is over a rocky trail, so good shoes are needed and a flashlight/torch for coming home in the dark after dinner at one of the nearby hotel/restaurants. The area is very safe.

Most of Sta Cruz is accessible along narrow wooden board walks as the lake has risen a great deal in the past 3-4 years. Therefore, we do not recommend this rental for anyone with walking difficulties.


Santa Cruz, Solola

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