Set up in the valley of the Mayan village of San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, is this large, just over an acre prime property, surrounded by trees and vegetation. It has a high, 8-foot walled garden enclosing this 2-level property of 2 separate apartments each with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, or one large, 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. There is also a large piece of land behind the construction.
The building is accessed through a large, colourful garden in front and up some steps on to a large, stone-flagged, covered terrace. This leads into the high-ceilinged, kitchen-dining area of the lower level. Off this are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Just off to the side is a spacious living room with fireplace and a staircase that leads up to the upper level and is the way the two level can be connected. All wood features are Cypress.
Upstairs there is large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Off this space are also two double rooms along with another bathroom. There are also French doors into a balcony and at one end access to a terrace area and steps down into the garden, which is full of flowers, ferns, poinsettias and orchids.
To one side of the building is a large storage bodega and the laundry area with a metal door leading to the land behind that is space to build more and extend the property.
The property would make an excellent location for a retreat centre as it is set back from the village so is peaceful and quiet, but close enough to access all the amazing restaurants, bars and holistic therapies offered in San Marcos.
The property is about a half hour walk along trails from the centre of San Marcos which is accessible by both road and boat.
Land: 1.2 acres / 53,173.72 square feet / 4,940 square metres
Construction: 2,400 square feet / 223 square metres
Utilities / Power:
- 800-gallon water tank connected to local village water (title is transferable)
- 2-panel solar system, recently updated with a 1-year guarantee (3rd panel available)
- Washing machine
- Gas generator
- Both units have 30-foot stone-flagged patios/balconies
- One large locked bodega 10ft x 10ft
- One smaller storage area underneath outer stairs
- Outdoor solar shower
- Most windows have security bars
- Sold partially furnished with white goods
Sololá Department, Guatemala