upon your arrival you will be invited to our main pink house for real coffee and snackview of the house from the lake
Artist's Loft | Lakefront@View
Hosted by Dita
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Exclusive artist's loft transformed to the living area offers an unparalleled combination of fully-furnished space, luxury finish, location, and total privacy. With its own beach/road access well hidden among the pine trees just 1 mile from S.Marcos.

The space

This beautiful modern house has just been built by a Czech/American glass artist and his wife, who have transformed this and many other properties into a beautiful, charming homes. They designed the house and created almost everything themselves, from the art on the walls to the furniture and the landscaped garden. There are many outdoor spaces to relax, including a beautiful sun terrace and a private patio in the garden for BBQ.
The property features a flexible open-plan living space with a bedroom that has an orthopedic king-size mattress and a separate entrance to the wooden deck. The bedroom opens onto the living space through a large "barn" sliding door.
The living room is situated between the well equipped gourmet kitchen and the bedroom and is furnished with two comfortable reclining queen size sofas and hammock and can be used as a second bedroom. The home comfortably accommodates 3-4 people.

Each of the rooms have access to the wooden deck overlooking the lake and the volcanoes. Either open the large sliding doors between the rooms, creating one large loft-like space of 1506.82 square feet or 148 m2 or close the barn doors for privacy.

The house is conveniently located within a lovely (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) square feet, private garden and just 100m /328 feet from the lake shore in a very quiet and safe setting. It is a 20 minute walk to the village of San Marcos and has its own dock from which you can catch a public boat every 20 minutes. Restaurants and shops are within an easy walk, short tuk-tuk or boat ride. You can also dine in our home kitchen restaurant.

Guest access

Guests have access to our entire garden ( except our main house) and private dock with sitting, sun-bathing, and swimming area. There is free wi-fi and the use of a kayak. We have a many books in different languages, board games, and more than 500 movies--if you bring your computer & USB, we are happy to share. High quality bed linens and towels are included.
If you wish to stay in Antigua please let us know, we have Great Loft Apartment there.

Interaction with guests

As much as needed for suggestions or help :) but we completely respect our guests' privacy.
We suggest to our guests arriving to Guatemala City Airport to book a morning flight (before 12noon), to ensure a comfortable arrival to our property, as the shuttle direct to Panajachel takes approximately 3 hours, and the ultimate public boat leaving from Panajachel to our home at 19:30hrs, and if there are any road traffic delays, then guests would not arrive until nighttime, if taking an afternoon flight. Also, we suggest that our guests book, late afternoon departure flights from Guatemala City, due to the transportation times, to ensure that guests don't feel the need to rush their stay at the lake.

Other things to note

Organic, locally-sourced foods, family recipes and fresh flavors of the seasons inspire the breakfast menu, which includes local, organic coffee, fruit. Free-range eggs are always on the cooked-to-order breakfast menu as well as our homemade bread or corn tortillas with beans. Cappuccino, herbal tea , healthy juices and much more...... Relaxing massages or private yoga by certified therapists at your terrace or yoga/meditation classes 400m from your front door.
Optional romantic dinner upon previous reservation can be prepare and serve on your terrace with candles.
Optional bfast/dinner can be served on your terrace upon previous reservation
I'm happy to arrange for you private yoga class or massage/ meditation on the terrace, as well as guide or boat trips or Spanish or painting class , please ask.
We have Tao temple in the village, amazing practice and retreat.
Our extra services and meals are NOT included in the price.
Please contact us if visiting with small children due to our endless and open kitchen terrace.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

Our property is a paradise on earth surrounded by raw nature. We live
in a quiet environment with respect for nature and for others. We hope our clients share these values and will respectfully treat our home as their own.
Pets are allowed but are your responsibility, and you should clean up after them, please let us know upfront that you wish to bring your pet, since we have 3 dogs (we kindly ask for pets not to be allowed on the furniture). Smoking is not permitted in the house, but you may smoke outside as long as you take the leftovers with you when you leave. No parties or loud music, please. Smoking inside any area of the house (including bathrooms) will result in a $200.00 deduction from security deposit. No additional guests sleeping (overnight) on the living room furniture/beds. If you do have additional overnight guests/visitors, I wish to be informed upfront about their arrival and the number of nights as well as their arrival. NOTE: there will be additional charge for extra person. You will be responsible for your guest, or any damage during their stay. “Quiet time after 10pm.”
All household items are purchased in the City and delivered by boat or car, please appreciate our services and the effort of our workers and respect the belongings in our home.
Latest check in is 7.30pm (19.30h) by the water/public boat from Panajachel. Last public boat from Panajachel leaves at 7pm. If you wish to arrive by car or by the road access, please arrive before 4pm at the latest so we can send you our guardian to open the gate for you and help you carry your luggage to the house.
Its very difficult to find the property via road and we recommend arriving by boat. There is no doorbell at the gate, so you must communicate via phone, we won't know you are at the gate unless you call us. If you wish to arrive later or organise private boat for later arrivals, please let me know upfront, I'm happy to help. Any additional guest (after 2 adults) will be charged extra $35 per night per person.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - dogs and parrot

Cancellations

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James User Profile
May 2017
A 5 star stay from start to finish, this really was the perfect trip! Dita was hugely helpful from the moment we booked including local tips, recommendations and advice. We had the most amazing breakfast on the private dock, relaxed at the nearby infinity swimming pool/ bar and then home cooked dinner on the private terrace (including a delicious birthday cake made by Dita herself!). This was without doubt the best airbnb stay I have ever had. The views, setting and loft itself are wonderful. Thanks again Dita for everything!
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Response from Dita:
Such a pleasure to prepare food and share our place with people who really appreciate it! All the best to all of you D
May 2017

Alex User Profile
August 2016
The loft is incredible. I mean the house itself is massive, spacious, comfortable and the kitchen is fully stocked. The highlight of the property though is the deck which spreads across the lakeside of the house. My girlfriend and I, enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner on the deck. The views of the lake and the gardens that the house is situated in were amazing. I recommend popping over to San Marcos to pick up groceries and exploring the gardens to forage for many different types of tropical fruits. Definitely cook a meal whilst you are there. The kitchen is massive with everything you need. Dita was extremely helpful via email and Dita's husband and daughter were on hand to answer any question we had during our stay. Thank you for an amazing time on the lake. Alex and Maria

Hamish User Profile
March 2016
The loft is absolutely amazing. We had a fantastic time staying here for 2 nights. The view is stunning and there is a little dock out on the lake where you can sit and swim in the water from. The kitchen is also really well equipped and the indoor space is beautiful. Can't recommend this place enough for a relaxing few days! Michael, Dita and their daughter were all very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. We also stayed at the B&B in their house on the same property - Dita baked amazing fresh bread and omelettes. I would love to come back here, certainly the best Airbnb experience I've had. Thanks!

Emily User Profile
January 2016
Wow what a place !! ....... The Artists loft is just perfect you will not want to leave !! and Dita was the best host making sure we had everything we needed and helping with our onward trip ..... It was the BEST Air B and B experience ever. Amazing kitchen , huge comfortable bed , gorgeous art , sculptures and hammock to relax in not forgetting the view .....we loved it Thank you Dita and family xx We hope to come back one day soon xx

Leigh User Profile
July 2015
Wow. WOW! What an amazing treat. I stayed in Miguel and Dita's 'Guest Suite' earlier in the year and enjoyed myself and their hospitality so much that when the opportunity to stay in Guatemala again arrived I decided to go straight back. Only this time I found that I could rent an entire house, the 'Artists Loft'. It is brand new. Modern, clean and cool lines and classily finished. I was blown away by it and the price. It is located centrally in the grounds which are expansive. Road and Lake access are available and the public taxi boats happily stop at the houses private dock. When I wanted anything I found both Miguel and Dita were keen to assist but outside of that they provided me with all the privacy I wanted. I particularly liked swimming off the dock in the Lake and using the kayak they provided. Security in general was never an issue and I found the 20 minute walk into San Marcos very enjoyable. The walk back would have been just as much fun but after some food and a couple of beers I generally took up the offer of transport from a tuk tuk driver! The house has a very large living space with high ceiling and vast sliding doors. The bedroom with an amazingly comfortable bed is an equally comfortable area. I slept like a baby each night. The house is rounded off with a beautiful bathroom with a rain shower and a kitchen which made me wish I could cook. Modern and very large with quality fittings. I particularly liked the way it could be accessed via large glass sliding doors from the outside or the living space. The front of the building is wrapped in a wide deck which provides ample seating space from which to admire the landscaped gardens, Lake and volcanoes. I enjoyed sitting here in a morning with my coffee. It's also a great space for a little afternoon hammock time. The WiFi was fast and worked consistently well.

Bec User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic. Dita was very friendly and extremely helpful with directions and tips on what to do. She made us feel comfortable, like I was visiting a friends house but gave us privacy so we still felt secluded. The photos of the house are accurate, with stunning views of the lake, full sized kitchen, enough space for a few guests and a convenient distance to the surrounding towns, plus the use of the kayak for a morning paddle really made this trip special. Highly recommended!

Stephanie User Profile
September 2017
This place is stunning! About a 20-25min walk into the town of San Marcos La Laguna, the seclusion was nice and the space is beautiful and calming. Dita and her husband Michael were so lovely and helpful through our whole stay. They were there if we needed anything and were very generous with their recommendations and coffee. Can't wait to return!

Sololá Department, GuatemalaJoined in May 2014
Dita User ProfileDita is a superhost.
D. is from Czech Republic, currently based at the Lake Atitlan, often between NYC and Prague. Love good food and wine, art and books, yoga and traveling, movies prefer quality OVER quantity "less is more"
Languages: English, Español, Čeština
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Response time: within an hour

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