This unique exquisite property, which is for sale, lies nestled into the hillside overlooking the world’s most beautiful lake, Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala.
The acre/4,000 square-metre property has two stunning, spacious, and luxurious three-bedroom villas: Casa Colibri and Casa Colina. Casa Colibri was designed by an international architect and constructed in 2009. Casa Colina, originally built in 1998, was thoroughly renovated in 2011. Both villas, private and quite separate from each other, are set amid lushly planted gardens and afford breathtaking views of the Lake and its surrounding volcanoes.
Beautifully designed with high ceilings and tastefully furnished with antiques and Mayan paintings, both villas offer fireplaces, tiled floors, fully-equipped chefs’ kitchens, dining patios, spectacular vistas from all rooms, covered and open balconies, beautiful master suites, attractive guest bedrooms and marble baths. Each villa combines local beauty with modern amenities including high speed Wi-Fi and security alarm systems. Casa Colibri has a six-person, cedar wood Swedish sauna.
Included in the sale is a caretaker cottage where the full-time gardener/manager and his family live. Guests enjoy two private docks for swimming and sunbathing, one where public boats/lanchas, stop by to pick up guests and transport them to the nearby, charming village of San Marcos la Laguna (a 3-minute ride) and to the other unique Mayan villages that ring Lake Atitlan. A small row boat is available for guests to use and is included in the sale.
The house is best accessed by boat, but there is now a pathway up to the road between San Marcos and Tzununa as well.
If this property were in any other resort area, it would be $2 million plus. Lake Atitlan is one of the last exquisite vacation destinations to be discovered and still offers buyers incredible bargains and investments, such as this.
Lake Atitlan is a 2.5-3-hour journey from Guatemala City’s modern airport and a 20-minute private boat ride from Panajachel (Pana), the main transport and commercial hub of Lake Atitlan. There are nonstop flights from most major US cities to Guatemala City.
The American owners lived in Casa Colibri and rented Casa Colina for ten years, from 2007 – 2017. The rental income covered maintenance, a housekeeper and gardener salaries, as well as local annual property taxes. Both villas are now highly-popular rentals on Airbnb.
The area, among the best kept secrets of world travellers, is featured in “The 100 Places You Must Visit Before You Die.” Known as the “land of eternal spring,” the Highlands, where Lake Atitlan is situated, presents perfect weather, averaging 78°F/25°C in the daytime and no cooler in the winter evenings than 55°F/12°C. The sun shines pretty much all year round!
The $595,000 price includes all furnishings and appliances in Casa Colina. Some furnishings, paintings and appliances may be included with Casa Colibri.
Size of property: 1 acre / 43,560 square feet / 4,050 square metres
Casa Colibri: approx. 4,000 square feet / 372 square metres
Casa Colina: approx. 2,500 square feet / 232 square metre
- 3 double bedrooms en-suite
- Large living room with fireplace
- Large dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Several large terraces
- Snug/meditation room
- Views throughout
- 1 master bedroom en-suite
- 2 double bedrooms
- 1 shared bathroom
- 1 half bath
- Open-plan living, dining, kitchen area with fireplace
- Large terrace
- Views throughout
- 2 Private docks
- Row boat
- Extensive gardens
- Caretaker/guardian house
In the process of being registered with Ocret. Please contact us for more information and for a viewing.
San Marcos la Laguna