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Lake Shore Retreat.

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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
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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 5 days ago

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 18 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
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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 Debbie C
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 9 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
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Water Views
Safe
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Shared Garden
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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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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