Bedroom extends outdoors to comfortable terraceGuatemalan, Indian and Shipibo fabrics decorate the bedroom

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

Open air two story loft style house with volcano views made of bamboo, stone and adobe. Large terrace to relax & open plan space to practice yoga, cool and comfortable styled in Guatemalan, Indian and Shipibo textiles. Excellent kitchen and gorgeous bathroom with large tub and separate stone shower. Wonderful garden full of flowers & vegetables!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 29%
Weekend Price: $60 / night
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The space

Eco lush comfort! Sustainably built using local and natural materials. All wood sourced from sustainable plantations. Large open spaces to relax in, two terraces, bath tub and amazing garden full of fresh food! Bedding of quality sheets, feather pillows and duvets. Ambient dimmable lights and fireplace make this house a cosy and comfortable getaway.

Guest access

Hot water shower, bath tub and kitchen. Kitchen is fully equipped with Vitamix, Kitchen Aid and Global knives and all the extras for food lovers. Good phone service on the property and WIFI. Daily cleaning service offered each day. Washing machine.
There is a safe in the house for you to place your valuables under the stairs. We offer yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps and eye pillows to enjoy yoga practice in the large open space upstairs or on the entrance patio (in the upstairs terrace drawers under the sofa).

Interaction with guests

The house is available when the owners are away from Guatemala, or in retreat or training at their yoga and Permaculture Retreat in San Marcos, The Yoga Forest up the mountain valley of San Marcos, so assistance is always close by if needed, either from the owners or their lovely staff. You can access the house easily using the lock boxes at the gate and front door without having to meet anyone for keys. Access codes will be emailed once your booking is confirmed.

The neighborhood

San Marcos la Laguna is a quiet tranquil place that receives eco-spiritual tourism. A place to reflect and rejuvenate the soul.
The Bamboo Palace is next door to Escuela Caracol and La Cambalacha Proyecto Cultural. We are a 10 minute walk to the lake and on the path into the mountains on the way the The Yoga Forest.

Getting around

You only need your legs in San Marcos, it is a small town and convenient to walk everywhere. To visit other towns on the lake we either go by lancha (little ferry boat) or tuk-tuk.
From Guatemala city, take a private or collective shuttle (US$25) to San Marcos la Laguna. We can arrange a private shuttle for you with our trusted drivers if you wish for Q800 (US$115). The trip is 3-4 hours. Arriving into town follow the riverbed (dry during the dry season) until you see a stony path leading up into the mountains. Follow the path for 200m until you see Escuela Caracol's gate and a large hexagonal white school building, and then the Bamboo Palace is the next gate up the path on the left.

Other things to note

A gardener will come by each day to water the garden and check the property, he can assist with things such as replacing the gas tank for you.
A girl comes to clean the house for an hour each day, she will sweep, remove compost, wash dishes etc.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No parties please! No smoking in the house, only on the terrace or in the garden if you feel the need. Respect the quiet neighborhood we live in and our friendly neighbors peaceful sanctuary.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

65 Reviews

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Max User Profile
May 2017
Stunning home and garden. If you'd imagine an ideal bamboo home this would be it. The fine details in decor and comfort, the gorgeous yard, the amazing hot shower (not a given here), and the ambiance, are just perfect and beautifultreat to stay here.

Matt User Profile
December 2016
The Bamboo Palace is beautiful. It's very quiet and peaceful. The landscaping and garden were beautiful. Only additional advice: make sure you bring a flashlight when you head out for dinner, as the path to the house is very dark at night.

Lisbeth User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful house! We loved to stay at Hayley's place, it has everything that we were looking for. Very comfortable and peaceful. Everything was as described in airbnb. It's around 10 min walk away from town.

Jody User Profile
November 2016
Everything about the Bamboo Palace was ideal. It's absolutely beautiful and serene. Very comfortable. Sitting out on the balcony listening to the birds and occasional raindrops was a highlight of our stay. The location was ideal, not in the middle of the hustle bustle of town but very close to it all. Hayley gave us some great recommendations for food, massage and other things to do in town. Her Yoga Forest retreat is a 20 minute walk up the hill and well worth a look. It's a magical place.

Christopher User Profile
August 2016
Beautiful spot! Thanks!

Enrique User Profile
July 2016
I had an amazing stay. Hayley's place is both beautiful and welcoming. I highly recommend it!

Beatrice User Profile
July 2016
Hayley was a very good and supporting host. Her house is a magical place for retreat, meditation, contemplating nature and cooking with herbs picked out fresh of her beautiful garden. I would totally recomend staying at her place, which is as said, a bambu palace in all the extensión of the Word!! Thank you for everything hayley!! We had such a wonderfull time!! And we love don andres!!

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala · Joined in May 2013
Hayley User ProfileHayley is a superhost.

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