This private first floor apartment is furnished with a double and single bed. It is situated in a secure walled garden setting, and is an easy five minute walk to town where you can enjoy shopping, socializing, and restaurants easily any time.
This private, secure, and comfortable first level apartment has a small kitchen with stove/oven and refrig, its own covered porch, and a view the Lake Atitlan volcanoes. The short 5 minute walk to town makes it easy for shopping, activities, and restaurants, but far enough for quiet nights. The doors and windows and kitchen for this apartment were hand built by me, having been a cabinetmaker in the states for 25 years. The matrimonial bed is provided with 100% cotton sheets, and the bathroom, with 24 hour hot water from a brass rain shower head, sufficient towels, and complimentary shampoo and soap for stays less than a week. There's also a single bed that serves as another couch during the day and to sleep a third person.
The apartment is located inside a secure walled garden and has wifi internet access and use of the washing machine. There's a wonderful private garden to enjoy and often other guests staying with me in the house, or the other apartment, from all destinations, to chat and exchange information with. We can meet you at the public dock, or at Blind Lemon's Restaurant in the central area of San Marcos to help you with your luggage, or even arrange transportation from the airport in Guatemala City if you like.
Interaction with guests
I've lived in San Marcos for twenty years and know the culture and the people well and can give you many insights and ideas about what to see and do. I play at local festivals, venues through out Guatemala, house concerts in other countries, and at my restaurant Blind Lemon's in San Marcos, as well a my front porch. I enjoy sharing music, ideas, and conversation with my guests.
Other things to note
I also give private lessons and group workshops on playing acoustic and slide guitar blues.
I like to say to my guests that the most important rule is that you enjoy yourself. The buildings, most of the furniture, and surrounding have all been constructed with love and care, and we appreciate you appreciating them. Smoking is permitted outside or on the porch. Please collect your butts. "Mi casa es tu casa". Pets can be permitted on a personal ask basis.
I am an acoustic blues musician, who passionately loves pre war country blues. I just recorded my first CD, Lucky Seven, in 2014 in London. Although I was born and raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I have lived on Lake Atitlan, in San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala for twenty years and am married to Catarina, a Maya woman born here on the shores of this lake. I love the Guatemalan people and culture, and also have a restaurant here, called Blind Lemon's which features good food and treating guests to some live blues. I also occasionally have acoustic blues guitar workshops here and also have private students. I have two beautiful guest apartments here in San Marcos that have great views of the lake and it´s volcanos. I have built these with local workers who have been with me for years, and I have done the woodwork and built a lot of the furniture, as I worked for years in the states as a cabinetmaker. I feel that my wonderful quiet, secure, and beautiful compound here is much more enjoyable when I can share it with guests.