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Lake Shore Retreat.

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Lake Shore Retreat is yours to enjoy
Covered patio is perfect for dining and relaxing
Cabana is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake views.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Los Elementos is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. It is the perfect base for exploring the lake and it's Mayan villages. Spend the days hiking the mountains and volcanoes that surround the lake, or relax with a day of pampering with a massage. Book for one week and receive a one hour massage as a welcome gift. Prorated discounts available for shorter stays. Enjoy a morning swim in the lake, a mid-day kayak tour, and an afternoon siesta in a hammock. Imagine awaking each morning to the sight of majestic volcanoes just outside your window, the sounds of tropical birds, and the taste of fresh fruit grown on the property. Spanish language school nearby and restaurant next door. Chef is available to cook in your kitchen. The property h...Los Elementos is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. It is the perfect base for exploring the lake and it's Mayan villages. Spend the days hiking the mountains and volcanoes that surround the lake, or relax with a day of pampering with a massage. Book for one week and receive a one hour massage as a welcome gift. Prorated discounts available for shorter stays. Enjoy a morning swim in the lake, a mid-day kayak tour, and an afternoon siesta in a hammock. Imagine awaking each morning to the sight of majestic volcanoes just outside your window, the sounds of tropical birds, and the taste of fresh fruit grown on the property. Spanish language school nearby and restaurant next door. Chef is available to cook in your kitchen. The property has 50 meters of lakefront, with the best swim beach in the area. Private dock, kayaks, and lakeshore recreation area are yours to enjoy. This property is only accessible by boat, so the quiet tranquility, nature, and privacy are unparallel to none. While there is no road access, launchas (water taxis) run every 30 minutes and stop just next door. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. Backed by dramatic mountains, the views in all directions are spectacular. A seasonal creek runs next to the property during the summer and fall, and extensive hiking trails start just outside your door. Casa Sirena/Mermaid house: 750 sq. ft. sleeps 2-4. Large indoor/outdoor area, 400 sq. ft. (22'x18') includes kitchen, dining area and living space. Semi-open to the lake views with covered roof and protected from the elements. The fully equipped kitchen is ready to prepare the freshest of meals from our locally grown produce with fresh fish from the lake or Pacific Ocean. Interior rooms total 350 sq. ft. and include bedroom with double bed and second dining table. Second room includes a large wardrobe and dressing area, and has a single bed. Perfect for a couple, or a family with 1-2 children. Bathroom with hot water shower. Two person Kohler jetted tub. Separate 400 square foot palm-thatched cabana is included, and is perfect for relaxing in hammocks, reading, or gazing at the lake; only 50 feet away. Additional house available with large bedroom, private bath and a second kitchen for extra guests, for an additional fee. Wi-Fi Internet access on private satellite system, Stereo w/ CD player and ipod connection, TV with DVD player. Rental includes linens, towels, utilities and filtered water. Housekeeper available but not included in price. Large lawn and beautiful gardens. Extensive hiking in the canyon and mountains nearby. Kayaks available on-site. Guest Suite information - Brand new one room studio includes 400 sq. ft. of luxury space. Two orthopedic queen sized beds, quality linens, seating area, day bed/reading area, kitchen, and bathroom. Large covered patio on two sides adds an additional 400 sq. ft of outdoor area. Lakefront property includes unlimited kayak rental, wi-fi internet, and laundry. The property also has a bamboo cabana that is available for all of our guests to share. It is 600 square foot, with a thatched roof and wooden floor, and has hammocks and comfy chairs. It is the perfect place for watching the lake, sunrise and sunsets, yoga, relaxation, and happy hours. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Lee B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 16 February 2019

This was our second stay at this house, (the first was 3 years ago) and we loved it just as much this time. Lee and Elaine are wonderful hosts, always ready to help with any needs or suggestions. The casita itself is on the lake...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank yogiglo
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My partner and I had the most wonderful stay at Lake Shore Retreat. Elaine and Lee were very accommodating and offered great advice for arriving to their property. The cottage for rent is 2 bedrooms, one bath, and an awesome outdoor kitchen/living area space. We...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank puertaazulroatan
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a very tranquil place with everything we needed. My husband u slept in the cabana. It was outdoor and our host gave us a mosquito net that was draped over our beds( 2massage tables). Our rest was good and we enjoyed the sounds...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Debbie6c
Management response:Responded 30 May 2016

Review from a large group of 16 student volunteers. This is not our norm, and our guests do not normally sleep on massage tables. We occasionally host larger groups of volunteer and service groups, and this review reflects our ability to do so. Thanks to...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

My husband and I spent 4 days at this vacation home and wish we stayed longer. The view is lovely, the house fully stocked and the bed comfortable. The town of Santa Cruz is quiet and relaxing with no roads and surprisingly good restaurants But...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank yogiglo
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Spent a Wonderful Christmas week in Lake Atitlan. The views are wonderful but we were most appreciative of Lee's attention to detail and our needs. Whether it was a day excursion, activity day for children, or taking the bride and her girlfriends to the market...More

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank Miriam W
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We used the arrival service that Lee offered because we had no idea where anything was located. Lee was very helpful meeting us in Panajachel to help us go to the grocery store and then get on a boat taxi that took us to the...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Maggie Z
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We really enjoyed our experience with Lee and Elaine from the first inquiry we sent through the morning we left. They coordinated our arrival from Guatemala City (a BIG help after a red eye with a 3 year old) and even told us where to...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank MartianMartini
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had the casita nearest the lake and were pleased with the privacy we had and the beauty of the grounds. We had access to the many kayaks and took the opportunity to go out before dawn to experience sunrise at the lake. Lee and...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Ldbenhoff
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This two room casita on Lake Atitlan offers the best of everything you could want from the area. There are a few hotels in walking distance you can go to enjoy a cooked meal, drinks, yoga, or entertainment. The owners of the house- Elaine and...More

Date of stay: January 2014
3  Thank montzerra
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I traveled here with a young Guatemalan man who lives with my family in the states for a reunion with his family. In total there was 4 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 children, and 1 infant. The space was perfect with enough room to move around,...More

Date of stay: June 2014
4  Thank Jon B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Safe
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. The Mayan village has a population of 3000, and the lakeshore has 6 boutique hotels, and few dozen homes. This property is only accessible by boat, so the quiet tranquility, nature, and privacy are unparallel to none. While there is no road access, launchas (water taxis) run every 30 minutes and stop just next door.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Shore Retreat.

Lake Shore Retreat. is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Lake Shore Retreat. has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Lake Shore Retreat. has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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