We offer a wide selection of both luxury and affordable vacation rentals in the Lake Atitlan area of the Highlands of Guatemala: from an unforgettable honeymoon stay or a special family vacation, to a comfortable home-from-home longer-term option. Or, maybe you are coming here as a volunteer or donor to visit one of the numerous grass-roots NGOs (non-profit organizations) working around Lake Atitlan. Or, even to recuperate after some medical treatment with Guatemala Medical Tourism. We provide a professional and personal service along with expert local knowledge, not just of Lake Atitlan, but the country as a whole. We have access to great properties for rent in Monterrico on the Pacific coast and Antigua as well – just ask for our recommendations.
Whatever your reasons, we can find the perfect place for you and your pocket! We go the extra mile to help you with all your needs from initial enquiry, through booking, transport, your stay and post stay. We are known for this extra personal touch, which includes providing all our guests with extensive Welcome Notes and information on the rental houses and villages they are located.
Lake Atitlan, its shores, villages, and waters (both above and below) all warrant plenty of time for a full exploration! Most areas around the Lake provide a good base for exploring further afield too, like the colourful market of Chichicastenango, the therapeutic hot volcanic waters of Fuentes Georginas near Xela, and the black volcanic beaches like Monterrico, on the Pacific Coast. And of course around the lake itself: Maximon in Santiago Atitlan along with Cojolya to see traditional weaving demonstrations and buy beautiful fair-trade designer accessories, all made by local Mayan women; the colourful pottery of San Antonio; the vibrant blue and red trajes (local costume) of Santa Catarina, the breathtaking views from Santa Cruz plus the entrepreneurial vocational centre, CECAP; healing therapies by the dozen in San Marcos; weaving and artist cooperatives plus a coffee finca to visit in San Juan…to name but a few.
All our Vacation & Short-Term Monthly Rentals are usually fully-equipped with kitchen utensils, linens and WiFi internet. We offer everything from cosy casitas, and large, luxurious, lake-front villas, to artists’ and writers’ retreats, budget accommodation, and central Pana apartments. The services included are (these can vary from property to property):
- WiFi Internet
- Gas and drinking water are included in rentals of up to a week, otherwise generally the first bottles are complimentary and after that guests are responsible in replacing them.
And occasionally these are included:
- Cable TV (generally only in Pana)
- Outside space – Garden/Terrace/Patio/Balcony
- Laundry (a washing machine or maid service)
- Parking (generally only in Pana)
- Maid service
To secure a reservation we require at least 50% of the rent paid up front with the balance paid 30 days before check in and the security deposit paid in dollars cash on arrival. Our long-term rentals (6-12 months) come furnished, partially furnished, or un-furnished. Generally utilities are not included in the monthly rent, however on occasion some might be – just ask to clarify.
We can help you with the set up of any of the utilities or services that you wish for and are not available. Generally a rental contract will be drawn up and the cost paid by the tenant/renter (approx. Q200/$27).
We can also help you with extensive information on Lake Atitlan and its villages, Guatemala as a whole, transport and tours, including airport transfers, and volunteering.
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