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Exquisite Home on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool

View from the balcony
14 reviews
View from the balcony
Entrance to Casa Wenche
BBQ area
BBQ area
Patio with the view
Sitting room
View from the balcony
Flower and volcano
Main bedroom
Main entrance to the property
Stunning gardens part 2
Bananas grow all over the property
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Villa Eggedal is one of the largest and most luxurious estates around Lake Atitlan. Spectacular is the only word to describe this ten acre walled villa located near the shore in the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. This Mayan village is only accessible by boat, just a ten-minute ride from Panajachel and you’ll arrive to privacy, luxury, spacious comfort, incredible views of the lake, mountains and volcanoes, and immaculately tended gardens and grounds.

Villa Eggedal is located 150 meters from the lake shore. A winding, uphill walkway leads to the estate and then through the grounds to the two studio apartments, two houses, and the owners private home along with stunning pool. (This property is definitely not suitable to handicapped renters or people with difficulty walking.)
Villa Eggedal is owned by a European aristocrat and art colle...
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About the Owner, Deedle R
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 5 properties
Interaction with guests
There is a lovely man called Ramos who is the caretaker of the property. He will meet you at the dock upon your arrival and show you to the house. He works during the day. There are two local ladies who clean the houses and they work on Mondays and Thursday. One of them, Manuela is alsoavailable for preparing food and extra cleaning at an additional cost.
I am generally around my business at La Iguana Perdida but not at the property.
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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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Portland, OR
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Lovely house perched high above Lake Atitlan near small village of Santa Cruz. It is a strenuous hike up 70 steps from the path, but well worth the climb. Attentive helpers will carry your luggage and haul up drinking water, but they are not kidding when they urge you to stock up in Panachel before taking the boat. The view...

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay here and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Lake Atitlan has a funny way of drawing people back!!


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Reviewed 13 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Absolute Paradise! We stayed 7 nights in Casa Wenche and left wanting 7 more! We will definitely come back to Santa Cruz or to one of the many surrounding communities. Brush up on your Spanish if you plan to spend time in the many cities shopping without a guided tour.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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From the moment that I made my first inquiry about the property to the moment we checked in, everything was flawless. Deedle, the property manager, answered my emails in a timely manner, and even made the necessary arrangements for private transportation from Antigua to Lake Atitlan, and a lancha to their private dock. My friend suffered a fall two months...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
You can smoke outside but not in the house. Please can pets sleep outside.
    1 Full bath
    1 Bunk
    1 King
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 -
7 Jan 2019
Christmas 2018
3 nights
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15 Apr 2019 -
22 Apr 2019
Easter 2019
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $434 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places on earth and Santa Cruz is on the northern shore of the lake. One looks across the lake to the three volcanoes that are to the south and it is unbelievably stunning.
Santa Cruz is only accessible by boat and there tuk tuks up to the village. One has to walk a fair amount in Santa Cruz to the local restaurants but the paths are safe and stunning.
Getting around
It is easy to jump onto a boat and go and discover the other villages around the lakeshore.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Guatemala city: 148.0 km
Ferry: Xepoj: 0.2 km
I can easily arrange ground transportation at very reasonable prices from anywhere in Guatemala. If you are arriving at Guatemala City airport I will need the details of your flight so that the driver will know to wait if your plane in delayed. The ride from the city generally takes between 2.5-3 hours to Panajachel. Once in Panajachel the shuttle will take you via some shops where you can to buy provisions. Afterwards the driver can take you to a private boat from Panajachel to Santa Cruz (generally $20) where Ramos will meet you on the dock and show you to the estate.
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