That is the room's French door overseeing the lakeShared sitting area
Near Tikal/Flores, queen bed AC
Near Tikal/Flores, queen bed AC

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

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About this listing

Double room with its own private sitting area in front, has a comfy queen bed and private bath, AC, mosquito net, lake view from your bed through huge French doors.

The space

We have a total of 4 rooms to rent, by the room or you can rent the entire property. Please check my other listings if you wish to reserve the whole property. Now with Wi-Fi!


- Non accessible for wheelchairs and there are steps down to the house and down to the lake.
- Located right on the lake, for people who want to relax in nature
- Sometimes the road gets bad but 99% of the year you're ok with a normal car
- Limited access to internet (500Mo a day, more than enough to browse and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), not to stream movies or upload big files) as we don't have a landline nearby
- 1 mile from basic shops, 20 miles from supermarket, bring your food if you want to cook)

THIS LISTING IS FOR ROOM 4, PRIVATE DOUBLE; PRIVATE BATH WITH AC

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

This is a waterfront property, with 30 meters of private beach over Lake Petén Itzá. There is a small thatched house with 2 bedrooms sharing one bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a separate unit with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, summer kitchen and panoramic terrace. I generally live there, so if you rent a room I will be there too. If you rent the whole property while I am traveling, there will be a gardener and a maid coming to clean and upkeep the property.

This part of Lake Petén Itzá is still wild and quiet, at night you will hear hawler monkeys and frogs, you can fish, hike in the jungle, etc. We also have a chicken coop on the property. They will be there even if we are not but the handyman will feed them, so no work is required on your side. Just know they are there.

ROOM 4 (this room):

Medium room, about 12sqm 130sqft, plus en-suite bathroom with shower. This room has A/C. One queen size bed (Guatemalan queen size is a little smaller than US queen size, at 160cm), bedside tables and lots of space to store your things, desk, and plugs to charge your laptops and phones.

The bathroom has a walk-in closet, and the shower has hot water via an electric system, meaning the water is hot but not boiling hot.

This room has huge 8 sqm French door that offers a gorgeous view over the lake. It has a lot of privacy as you have your own little living room area in front, with a L shaped sofa, a low table and a hammock.

KITCHEN:

If you rent by the room, you will have access to the little house’s kitchen, with a gas oven and hob, big fridge and chest freezer. If you rent the whole property, there is also an open air kitchen on the roof of room 1 that you can use to barbecue and eat outside.

PANORAMIC TERRACE:
We have a nice panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, ideal to rest, there is a hammock, a bean bag, and a table big enough to sit 12 people.

BEACH AND DECK:

The private beach is 30 meters wide, it has a deck with a couple of hammocks, and the water is generally crystal clear, it gets a bit muddy on the rainy days. The best sunsets are from October to February. The lake is around 30 degrees/80F year round so you can swim at any time.

GETTING THERE / AMENITIES

It is better if you have your own vehicle, at the moment (April 2015) the road is in good shape, it gets bad with the rains around September but safe for a few days per year you can access with a normal car. Otherwise by public bus, there are 4 buses a day from Flores to San Pedro, or you can take a microbus hourly from Flores to San José, 6 miles away, and hire a tuktuk from there. It takes about 40 minutes by car to go to Flores and one hour to Tikal, 1 hour by bus to go to Flores, we can book you a tour to Tikal but there are no public buses where we are that will take you there. You can take a bus to Flores, then to Tikal if you prefer.

Our village is small and you will find basic shops that sell a few fruits, vegetables, dry goods and drinks. The nearest supermarket where you will find more choice is 20 miles/30km away. We recommend you bring your food on arrival if you like to cook.


MEALS

We can provide meals for you as well. The rate is $4 for breakfast, $10 for dinner. We can prepare vegetarian meals too.

INTERNET

We have no landline to get fast internet, so we use a USB modem to connect to the internet, and the quality of connection varies greatly from day to day.
The wifi works in a 5 meter radius of where you plug it, so if you are on your own you can take it to your room, otherwise it will be in the living room for all to use.
It has a data limit of 500Mo a day per 24 hour and when it is up you can purchase more credit or we will put a new plan the next day.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: House
Room type: Private room

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Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Sandra User Profile
August 2017
We would stay here again, regardless of the fact that it takes 1 hour to get there from Santa Elena / Flores. Breathtaking views, equipped kitchen (bring your food from Santa Elena) and a good room with AC and private bathroom. Quiet place, far away from the noise. Nice terrace to share quality time with your loved ones. Congrats

Kori User Profile
Kori
April 2017
Pauline's place is beautiful ! Had some difficulty with wifi and water but she tried to help as much as she could without being there. I didn't have a car and she always responded very quickly to help me figure out public transportation. Overall great stay and definitely recommend her spot for some secluded time on the lake.

Mike User Profile
March 2017
This spot is simply amazing! Very peaceful with amazing views. A bit far from any town so bring all your food and drinks but kitchen is great for cooking and many spots to enjoy your meal. Lots of privacy, clean and showers and bathroom work great. Highly recommend this spot. Great place to stay in between Flores and Tikal but you'll regret not spending more days there.

Rebecca User Profile
January 2017
Absolutely lovely place to stay. Peaceful and beautiful. Great accommodations. 45 minutes from Flores. A good landing place for travel to Tikal.

Richard User Profile
January 2017
This place is perfect for relaxing after long days of trekking or looking around Tikal! If you have a car this place is a must! There is public transport if required. You won't be disappointment here, loved it!

Richard User Profile
January 2017
This place is beautiful!

Cinthya User Profile
June 2016
We had a wonderful 3-night stay here. The room was private with an amazing view. It was exactly what we were looking for: clean, quiet, relaxing, surrounded by nature. Pauline made us some very delicious meals at a very reasonable price. It was easy to get there by bus from Santa Elena, and we caught the bus back on the road outside of the house.

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Pauline User Profile

Hey I am Pauline, originally from Paris, France, I have been living since 2012 on the shores of beautiful lake Petén Itzá.
I love Guatemala and am happy to help you arrange details of your stay in the North. I rent part or all of my house which has its own private beach and deck.
I often travel back to Europe or elsewhere, so am both a host and a guest.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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