This beautiful one bedroom house is located between the two Mayan villages San Marcos and Tzununa. Pasajcap is known for it´s stunning lake views, nature & tranquility....
“Karsten’s place is amazing. Not only does it offer an immense amount of privacy, it also carries with it a peaceful vibe and everything you need to enjoy your stay in San Marcos / Pasajcap. Karsten’s place is very open. It has a large studio feel to it. The bedroom is connected to the living room / kitchen, which is connected to the balcony, so everything flows very nicely (especially when the balcony doors are open to let in that cool lake breeze). If you’d like extra privacy, a beautiful curtain can be rolled down to separate the bedroom from the other living spaces. The large glass balcony doors, windows throughout the kitchen, and small translucent roof covers, allow lots of natural sunlight to penetrate the space. This makes for an awesome opportunity to connect with mother Earth and make your circadian rhythm really happy. The natural light also helps the place heat up and remain insulated at night when the temperature drops. Karsten has done an immaculate job with retrofitting this property with small touches that really made it feel luxurious. For example, the dimmable living room globe lights, super large and comfy couch, and balcony with gorgeous views. He’s also included lots of things you might find at home: lots of kitchen supplies, cookware, silverware, cups, generic sauces/spices, and some of his homegrown bananas and lemons! This way, you can have guests over to share a home-cooked meal, some drinks, or simply prepare anything you’d like. Some other things I felt made this home away from home very enjoyable were the hammock and garden just outside the cabin, high-speed wifi, closets for your clothes and belongings, large desk space to work or organize things, lock-safe for your valuables, and mosquito/bug netting for your bed. Oh, and the bathtub/shower... As long as there was sunlight, I had hot water all day/night. And it got VERY hot, so I never had to worry about potentially taking a cold shower. This allowed me to take showers during the day as the lake was waking up or at night with the chirping of the crickets. Both equally relaxing. If sunlight is not available, you can simply turn on the water heater (takes anywhere from 45min - 1.5hrs to heat up I was told). As far as location goes, Karsten’s place is great. It’s a 15-20 minute stroll / 5 minute Tuk-Tuk to the center of San Marcos. This ensures you’re not kept awake at night by local commotion or woken up by the bustling of the city. And as I mentioned earlier, this also provides you with a lot of privacy. Karsten’s place is close enough to the lake and main road that you may hear the sounds of boat engines whip across the lake, Tuk-Tuks driving by, and light conversation from local hostels throughout the day. But at night, all you hear is crickets, owls, and every now and then, dogs barking. I think the noise level I experienced at Karsten’s place was great. It made me feel like I was never too close or too far from everyone else. Just right. Karsten was a great host as well. He quickly responded to any questions I had, greeted me when I arrived, gave me a tour of the space, provided me with recommendations for things to do, and checked up on me during my stay. One last thing I’ll mention is... if you’re terribly afraid of spiders or scorpions, I would think-twice before booking this place. For the most part, the home is well secured and you will not see many creepy critters. You might catch a spider or two hanging around your ceiling, but they’re harmless and there to protect you from mosquitos and flies. However, in the case that you see a scorpion, you might have a heart attack. I experienced this first-hand during my stay, when I, for the first time in my life, saw a pitch-black scorpion, crawling on one of the bathroom walls. I could have left it alone (they’re relatively harmless too) but I couldn’t live with the fact that there’d be a scorpion crawling around my living space. So I decided to grab my shoe and obliterate it. This left me with slight paranoia throughout my stay; slowly entering rooms, checking my bed before going to sleep, shaking my clothes before putting them on, etc. This may sound like a negative experience, but it truly made me appreciate some of the luxuries I have back home. And it definitely made me feel much closer to nature. Being on my toes was fun, exhilarating, and made me feel alive. Of course, this may not be everyone’s experience, so just take this into consideration! Anyway... Sleeping in a cabin tucked into the Pasajcap wilderness, waking up to natural sunlight cast by beautiful sunrises over Lake Atitlán, hearing the colorful morning songs of the native birds, relaxing in a hammock with ultimate privacy, and watching the sun set over volcanic mountain ranges is an experience I will forever cherish. I think Karsten’s place is a great spot to make your San Marcos / Pasajcap experience worthwhile. If you enjoy open, liberating living spaces with small touches, insanely gorgeous views, and privacy, then this is the place for you.”
Great for staycation, work-home alternative with family. 10 min walking to the most tranquil side of the lake, 20 min walking to Calle Santander. Grab tut tuc easy and by this you can go anywhere just in 5 minutes: . Popular not fancy but safety neighborhood. Beautiful decorated with raw cotton curtain and cypress wood roof and floor. The garden has furniture where you can read, drink a coffee or just take a nap. Garden is shared with other guest. Parking is available, see other things to note
“FANTASTICO!! Isabel has created a tranquil, beautiful oasis. Open, light drenched, two story windows, modern lines and furniture are the first things one sees. All of this great space is surrounded by a peaceful and calm garden. The location is wonderful! I loved being a tuk tuk ride (71 cents US $) away from great restaurants, markets and the beach. The house is clean, the WIFI excellent. It was fun to have Netflix and YouTube streaming. I enjoyed hearing English being spoken after so many months on the road. The all cotton linens were lovely, the bed comfy; there is a great shower, with lots of hot water. Check in was a breeze! Emma and Henry, the housekeeper and gardener/IT guru we’re kind, thoughtful and efficient. Communication with Isabel was OUTSTANDING. Isabel is the benchmark for immediate, responsive connection. I couldn’t quite believe the speed at which she responded to me. Well done Isabel!! Staying at Casa Aparicio was like having my own private villa for a week. For a wonderful experience in Panajachel, stay at Casa Aparicio!!”
***As featured by Airbnb's social media accounts worldwide!*** The best volcano views at the lake! We should have called it "Volcanoview Lodge"! A wonderful getaway from it all. Peace, nature, tranquility and spectacular views await you here above Lake Atitlan, nestled between nearby San Marcos and Tzununa. Enjoy the tranquility of nature and the absolutely stunning views, 180 degrees+ of the lake in this private modern-designed new villa perched high upon the hills of peaceful Pasajcap.
“It is hard to imagine that their is any place better to stay than here across Lake Atitlan. The view is stunning - words and pictures truly do not do it justice. We regret not having more time at the lodge itself because it was truly the most serene and rejuvenating place to be. The hosts (Morgan and Veli) are incredibly responsive and helpful with any questions you have or help booking yours. Bartolo the caretaker is also amazing and so helpful. The location between Tzununa and San Marcos was a perfect jumping off point. Yes as others have said the steps up to the lodge are not for the weary but it is totally manageable and was a good mini work out! We are already planning for another trip to Guatemala just so we can stay here again - it is that good.”