An Opportunity to Purchase Paradise
Nestled in a quiet picturesque cove outside the charming village of San Marcos la Laguna in the highlands of Guatemala lies the place of your dreams. The stunning lakefront property offers two luxurious villas, separate and private from each other, set amid an acre of lush gardens and overlooking one of the world’s most breathtaking lakes – Lake Atitlan.
Each villa offers spectacular views of the ancient volcanoes that formed the lake thousands of years ago. The area, among the best kept secrets of world travelers, is featured in “The 100 Places You Must Visit before You Die.” Known as the “land of eternal spring,” Lake Atitlan presents perfect weather year-round, averaging 78°F/25°C in the daytime and no cooler in the winter evenings than 55°F/12°C. The sun shines pretty much all year round!
Lake Atitlan, described by natives as “the land where the rainbow gets its colors”, is a 2.5-3-hour journey from Guatemala City’s modern airport and a 20-minute private boat ride from Panajachel (Pana), the main transport and commercial hub of Lake Atitlan. There are nonstop flights from most major US cities to the new modern Aurora airport in Guatemala City. The American owners lived in Casa Colibri and rented Casa Colina for ten years, from 2007 – 2017. The rental income covered maintenance, a housekeeper and gardener salaries, as well as local annual property taxes. Both villas are now highly-popular and profitable rentals on Airbnb.
In addition to the stunning villas , the sale includes a caretaker cottage where the full-time gardener/manager of many years and his wife and two young children. Francisco is an excellent gardener and a highly responsible caretaker, who is super helpful with all rental guests . He is willing to remain as the manager for the new owners. Also included is a spacious “bodega” , a stone storage shed . The property offers two private docks for sunbathing and and has , without a doubt, the best and safest swimming area on the lake. A small row boat is included in the sale. The property is best reached by boat, but there is a steep pathway offering access up to the road which leads to San Marcos and to the next closest village of Tzununa .