Kitchen area with gas burners and toaster ovenElectric hot water shower (a good one!)
Casita on Lake-Front Property SEPT OCT DISCOUNTS!

Entire home/flat

2 guests


2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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This simple but cosy casita with a palapa (straw) roof is set on a large, lake-front property on the bay of Paxanax, Santa Cruz. One of the most peaceful places on Lake Atitlan and yet easily accessible to everywhere! Poder, is one of 3 casitas on this property and is the perfect idyllic, peaceful spot for a retreat of any kind. A perfect budget getaway!

Monthly rentals deals available! Please ask.

The space

Please ask for monthly rental prices.

Poder has an open-plan main area with a balcony running along the front with view through the trees and garden out to Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes. It is part of a wonderful, lake-front property called Sharyanka on the bay of Paxanax, Santa Cruz.

On the balcony is the sink and a perfect place for painting or sitting and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Inside is a double bed, which doubles as a large sofa, along with round table and well-equipped kitchen. A small bathroom with a good-quality electric shower is just off this.

A wooden stepladder lead to an upstairs mezzanine/loft area where there is a second bed. These steps can be raised out of the way to provide more space downstairs. (The price is for up to 2 people, a 3rd person would be an extra $10/night).

The gardens of this property are wonderful and there is even a Meditation Pagoda and a Sauna shared with the other houses. A private dock provides a wonderful place to sunbath and dive off into the cool, calm morning waters for an early swim before the afternoon Xocomil wind comes from the south side of the lake.

- 1 double bed (best for 1 person or a couple, but can sleep 3)
- 1 single bed in loft
- Well-equipped Kitchen with gas burner, toaster oven and fridge
- Living - dining space
- Bathroom with electric shower
- Large Balcony
- Shared gardens, sauna, meditation pagoda and private dock
- WiFi included
- 3rd person charged $5/night

Guest access

Guests have access to the shared mediation pagoda, sauna (although those staying in the main house have priority) and private dock.
A comprehensive set of Welcome Notes are in the house for guests information.

We can happily arrange transport via public or private shuttle bus/van to Pana, and then private boat direct to the Sharyanka property if you wish.
Please be sure to give your arrival time at least 24 hrs in advance, so we are prepared. We will need to be called or contacted half an hour before you arrive in Pana.

From Pana it is a 10-15 min boat ride to the Bay of Paxanax (part of Santa Cruz and before it). Just ask the local boats for Pash-a-nash - Q10pp. OR, we can arrange a private boat to take you directly to the Sharyanka private dock for Q125.

Please be sure to arrange all this with the managers prior to arrival. Thank you.

There is a guest book for comments and suggestions too, to share for future guests

Interaction with guests

There is a guardian on the premises, Pascual who works a 5.5 day week. He lives in the village of Santa Cruz and is available if needed. Both he and the managers can be contacted at any time.

Property Managers provide excellent, personal service from enquiry through to check out.

Other things to note

No Pets
Min 2 night stay
Please respect the other guests on the property and keep the noise down especially after 9pm at night and early in the morning.
We would like to bring to guests attention that this is a rural area of Guatemala. As a result, from time to time there may be electrical outings. Usually this doesn't last for much longer than 5-20 mins, but it can affect the internet.

Also, most of Guatemala does not have the high speed internet that guests might be used to at home. Please be aware that this rental, and pretty much all rentals and hotels that offer WiFi, will only be offering about 1-2 mb of speed. This is usually plenty to check emails and video chat, but not for streaming.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 24
Security Deposit: 184
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

No pets
Min 2 nights
Please respect the other guests on the property and keep the noise down especially after 9pm at night and early in the morning.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

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Panajachel, GuatemalaJoined in September 2013
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I'm from the UK, but live in Guatemala now with my El Salvadorian partner/boyfriend. I have lived in various parts of Guatemala on and off for nearly 20 years, but permanently in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan for over 8 years.
I have been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world on a shoe string, but it was to Guatemala that I kept on being pulled back to, like a magnet! It is now my home.
I love to be able to share the wonders of this amazingly varied and fascinating country with others.
Be warned, once you come, you may never leave!

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