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Exquisite Home on 10-Acre Garden Estate with pool

14 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 Egged...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 collector, and all the rooms are filled with beautiful antiques, paintings, rugs, sculpture, prints, and Mayan and world textiles. Casa Wenche is the most secluded of the Eggedal rentals. This two-bedroom home offers the best views on the estate and its simple luxury and idyllic garden surrounding make it the perfect retreat. Living room, dining area and kitchen are all combined in a spacious common room leading out onto a 32 square meter terrace with one of the most stunning vistas on the lake. The fully equipped kitchen and ample dining space make this an ideal setting for a family or group getaway, and art-filled walls and tasteful decoration abound. This well-appointed house measures 118 square meters (1270 sq ft) and offers space for five in total: one bedroom with a double bed and the other with one bunk bed and one single. The ample stone-walled bathroom is located just off the common room. An outdoor terrace and barbecue area flank the entrance to the house and provide yet another opportunity to enjoy the surrounding garden and majestic views. Small verandas, garden seats, patios, balconies, and shady lawn areas are nestled throughout the estate in a maze of winding garden paths. This is a paradise for birds and bird watchers alike with over 100 species spotted on the property alone. Papayas, avocados, citrus trees and a well-tended vegetable garden with fresh lettuce and herbs are all there for the picking to add some extra flavor to your sunset barbecue. Staff provides housekeeping twice a week, and services like grocery shopping, laundry service and additional house-cleaning can be arranged for an additional charge. Two studio apartments and a 4-bedroom home are also available on the estate, and Villa Eggedal can accommodate up to a total 17 people comfortably and privately.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Water Views
Safe
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank cagytraveler
Management response:Responded 1 March 2018

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!!

Reviewed 13 November 2015

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...More

Date of stay: November 2015
1  Thank themajoriot
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

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...More

Date of stay: July 2015
7  Thank Nereida
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We were told that this house was not for the handicapped or elderly because of the location up the hillside. On arrival, the task of getting suitcases up to the room, seemed daunting, but then Ramos appeared! This wonderful man carried my overladen bag all...More

Date of stay: April 2014
6  Thank HSF6242
Paul and Darilyn
Idaho. USA
Reviewed 14 February 2014

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Date of stay: January 2014
About the Owner
Deedle R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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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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.
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