Casa Pamakanya ~ lakeside villa on Lake Atitlan

Entire villa hosted by Katie

  1. 13 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 10 beds
  4. 3 baths
Entire home
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House & 2 bungalows on beautiful Lake Atitlan

Casa Pamakanya includes three houses and a bewitching maze of stone steps, walks and patios tucked into shady gardens with amazing views of volcanoes and a dock perfect for swimming or kayaking. It is perfect for groups of any size ranging from a small family to a larger group. It is located near the village of Jaibalito on the north shore of Lake Atitlan.

The space
House & 2 bungalows--total 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths--sleeps 1 to 13

Described by Aldous Huxley as 'the most beautiful lake in the world,' Lake Atitlan is a breathtaking cool and tropical expanse of water, dramatic cliffs and villages. Our estate, on the roadless north shore, has a parrot's eye view of 3 dormant volcanic peaks. Switzerland meets the Caribbean!

Casa Pamakanya is a 15 minute boat ride from the little town of Panajachel and a 15-20 minute walk from the village of Jaibalito. Take a public boat (they run all day) or hire a private launch for your group. Casa Pamakanya, is a work of art, literally. It's a bewitching maze of stone steps, walks and patios tucked into shady gardens, built over fifteen years by a renowned architect and a gifted local stonemason. Fruit grows all around. The dock is perfect for jumping off into clear waters or into our kayaks--paddle to nearby restaurants for smoothies, meals, a swim in the pool & delicious lunch at VenAca, rock jumping, or take a tour along the gorgeous coast.

The main house includes a large covered porch with a long dining table, hammock, couch and chairs, and a gorgeous view. The house sleeps 5-6 and serves as the primary kitchen and gathering area during your stay. The interior layout is open and includes a full newly upgraded kitchen, living room, master bedroom, loft, full bath with both a tub and shower - and the best view you'll ever have from a bathroom - plus 4 fireplaces.

The upper house is a large light-filled open space which includes a stone patio and sitting area, open but divided sleeping area, large sink, and a full bath with shower. The wide windows offer an incredible view of the lake. This house comfortably sleeps 4-5.

The lower house ('la casita'), at lakeside, is a cozy studio, which sleeps 4-5, and has an half bathroom plus an outdoor shower (accessible to all), large sink and a large covered patio overlooking the water.

All three houses include coffee makers and purified drinking water.

What this place offers

Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Jaibalito, Sololá Department, Guatemala

Casa Pamakanya is nestled into the landscape along the north shore of Lake Atitlan. It is a 15-20 minute walk or kayak to the village of Jaibalito which is home to several hotels/restaurants that you can visit. Several private homes are located in the Pamakanya cove, each with its own dock and much privacy. The boat taxis (lanchas) come by frequently so you can easily catch one and go explore other villages and towns around the lake. Casa Pamakanya is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gardens, swimming in the lake, kayaking, hiking, etc... but it is also the perfect jumping off spot to hike, kayak or taxi to nearby points of interest.

Hosted by Katie

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 44 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Pamakanya is owned by two families from Takoma Park, MD. We have school age children so can only visit once or twice a year. We have owned it since 2005 and find it a magical place that we like to share.

During your stay

We email frequently with our guests to answer questions and arrange the rental including the accommodation of specials needs and setting up a schedule for meals if desired. We ensure that our rental manager is available during the rental period and that our guardian is present upon the guests' arrival.
We email frequently with our guests to answer questions and arrange the rental including the accommodation of specials needs and setting up a schedule for meals if desired. We ensu…
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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