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Lake Front Paradise-Nature & Mayan Culture Collide

SuperhostSanta Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
Entire chalet hosted by Philippa
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Nestled in the small highland bay of Paxanax, below the village of Santa Cruz La Laguna, our villa provides tranquility and stunning lakefront views of 3 unsurpassable sentinel volcanoes.

The space
• Open space living area with fire place and fully equipped kitchen with WIFI
• 3 double bedrooms (1 with Queen Bed, 2 with 2 twin beds). 1 bathroom with bathtub.
• Exterior stairs lead you to the Master bedroom with uninterrupted tree-top views of the lake and the volcanoes.
• A large front terrace with hammock & with lake views used as eating/recreational area doubles the size of the house
• WIFI, a book library, DVD's, wooden floors, fireplace and views to die for
• Lake front garden filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees
• A private dock available for sunbathing, or to take long cool swims
• Cleaning included in price (should you want it)
• Public lancha (boat) goes back and forth every half hour or hour or let us arrange a private boat
• enjoy paradise while you rock in the hammock to the rhythm of the waves.
• Fresh groceries can be purchased in Panajachel every day or at La Iguana Perdida at their Saturday’s fresh farmers market
• Lake Atitlan provides a multitude of interesting daily tours and activities around the Mayan villages (see our manual)
• Yoga Classes, massages and other therapies are available nearby at Villa Sumaya

Guest access
We will send you an email a week before arrival with a code for the lockbox by the front door where we keep the house key. Flor can arrange your pick up to take you to our Villa. You have access to the whole house. Mi casa, Tu Casa :)

Other things to note
• The home is located a short boat ride away from Panajachel. The public boats run daily, leaving every half an hour from 6am to 6:30 pm (cost is 10-15Q ($1.50-$2.00 per person).
• We can also arrange a private boat for you from Pana, (cost around $25)
• You will need to park your car in Panajachel, by the dock Kayucos Marina private packing. The cost is Q75/night.
• Shuttle service or Uber is also another way to arrive from Antigua, Xela or the City. We can help you organize your shuttle.
Nestled in the small highland bay of Paxanax, below the village of Santa Cruz La Laguna, our villa provides tranquility and stunning lakefront views of 3 unsurpassable sentinel volcanoes.

The space
• Open space living area with fire place and fully equipped kitchen with WIFI
• 3 double bedrooms (1 with Queen Bed, 2 with 2 twin beds). 1 bathroom with bathtub.
• Exterior stairs lead you…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Essentials
Hangers
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Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

If you’re looking for a "different and authentic" vacation experience, Casa Paxanax is your perfect option. Located on the shores of famous Lake Atitlan. Santa Cruz is an authentic Mayan village, which is situated at the top of the hill, from where the house is located. Feel free and safe to walk around. If you are interested in Mayan culture, this is a must! There are several nearby bars/restaurants within walking distance to connect with other fellow travelers.
If you’re looking for a "different and authentic" vacation experience, Casa Paxanax is your perfect option. Located on the shores of famous Lake Atitlan. Santa Cruz is an authentic Mayan village, which is situa…

Hosted by Philippa

Joined in August 2014
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During your stay
• Our manager, Flor, in Antigua, is just an email/phone call away.
• Our caretaker, Santos will be close by too to help you rent kayaks or get more bottled drinking water.
• We provide you with a list on favorite day trips, restaurants and walks etc... and also tips for "off the beaten path" travel.
• Our manager, Flor, in Antigua, is just an email/phone call away.
• Our caretaker, Santos will be close by too to help you rent kayaks or get more bottled drinking water.…
Philippa is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm