This romantic lakefront two-story cabin has two separate rooms, 1.5 bathrooms with hot shower, fully-equipped kitchen, veranda with hammocks, luscious garden & more.
Be mindful: The setting is a tropical paradise in the beach front of a beautiful lake. Insects are a part of the natural environment.
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This cabin was our home, designed artistically in the shape of an octagon with lots of love in every corner. The central column in the main floor resembles a tree, created by Maya artist Ambrosio Cholotio. All tiles were hand painted in Antigua Guatemala and San Antonio Aguas Claientes. The cool breeze from the lake blends with the sunny days to give this cabin an exquisite temperature. With a big garden and private dock, it is a great place for family and friends to join the fun.
Disponible para huéspedes
You can access the property by a 2 minute walk on the beach from the main dock at San Juan, through a boat to our privte dock, or by a paved road in the upper part of the property, which connects to the main town (set of stairs is considerable). The rental includes a fully equipped kitchen (stove, fridge, cooking wear, etc), hot water heater, laundry area (pila), hammocks, purified water, etc. Internet can be arranged if requested with anticipation (only for longer term rentals). If desired, cooked meals or house help can be arranged for a small fee with our former nanny Graciela, a wonderful and helpful person. Jose, our friend and house-guardian is also around to help with things you may need around the house.
Atención a los huéspedes
Currently we can not interact much with our guests, as we had to move to Guate City for the right schooling our kids needed. We come to San Juan on weekends and holiday, and can plan to meet with our guests if they want to. However, our long-time friends and neighbors are still around and are lovely people you'll also get to interact with.
Otros aspectos destacables
THIS IS A TROPICAL SETTING, and bugs are inevitable. We have placed screens in the windows, but if you leave the windows or doors open for just a minute with the lights on, you will have hundreds of light bugs on your floor in seconds. Please also be aware that local 'alacranes' (small scorpions) inhabit the lake cose to rocks or wood piles. Some may enter the house. We clean throroughly every day, but you need to be mindful that it is a possibility you find one of these critters around the property.
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No smoking allowed inside the house (but O.K. in the Veranda and open-air areas), no hairy pets allowed inside the house (i.e., the garden is big enough for having dogs live outside, and in the patio areas). We expect our guests to take good care of the house (especially mindful of the wooden floor), and to be cordial to our local community. Please do not throw the toilet paper inside the toilets, special bins are provided (this is an ecological house and the water separation method underground gets clogged if paper is thrown inside). New rules by the Municipality of San Juan town request the garbage to be separated (organic/inorganic), so we thank you for using the separate garbage bins in the kitchen area. If you wish to do a bonfire, please check with Jose (the guardian) the area in the property designated for this purpose.