Gorgeous Paradise Property on
Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
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This exquisite property lies nestled on a hillside in the breathtaking western highlands of Guatemala, overlooking the world’s most beautiful lake, Lake Atitlan. The area is featured in the “100 Places You Must Visit …” publication. Known as the “land of eternal spring,” Lake Atitlan presents perfect weather, never hotter in the daytime than 78 degrees nor cooler in the evening than 58 degrees. The sun shines 360 of 365 days of the year.
The acre property has two spacious three bedroom villas: Casa Colibri and Casa Colina. Casa Colibri was designed by an international architect and constructed 2009. Casa Colina, originally built in 1998, was thoroughly renovated in 2011. Both villas, private and quite separate from each other, are set amid lushly planted gardens and afford breath taking views of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes.
The American owners lived in Casa Colibri and rented Casa Colina for ten years, from 2007 – 2017. The rental income covered the maintenance, housekeeper and gardener salaries and annual property taxes. Since 2016, both villas have been popular rentals on Airbnb.
The acre property is a 2.5 hour ride from Guatemala City’s new airport and 20 minute boat ride from Panajachel, the gateway village at Lake Atitlan. There are nonstop flights from most major US cities, several a day from the New York area.
Included in the sale is a caretaker cottage where the full time gardener/manager and his family live. Guests enjoy two docks for swimming and sunbathing, one where water taxis, called “lanchas”, stop by to pick up guests and transport them to the nearby charming village of San Marcos la Laguna ( a 3 minute ride) and to other Mayan villages that ring Lake Atitlan. A small row boat is available for guests to use and is included in the sale.
Beautifully designed with high ceilings and tastefully furnished with antiques and Mayan paintings, both villas offer fireplaces, tiled floors, fully equipped chef’s kitchens, dining patios, spectacular vistas, covered and open balconies, beautiful master suites, attractive guest bedrooms and marble baths. Each villa combines local beauty with modern amenities including high speed Wi-Fi and alarm systems. Casa Colibri has a six person cedar wood Swedish sauna.
The $595,000 price includes all furnishings and appliances in Casa Colina. Some furnishings, paintings and appliances may be included with Casa Colibri.
If this property were in any other resort area, it would be $2million +. Lake Atitlan is one of the last exquisite vacation destinations to be discovered and still offers buyers incredible bargains such as this.
Status: For Sale
Beds: 6 (3 in each villa)
Property: One Acre
Caretaker Cottage included
Multiple Outdoor Spaces