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Lakeshore Retreat, escape from it all!

Elaine User Profile

Lakeshore Retreat, escape from it all!

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
DryerThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

My place is the perfect base for exploring the lake and it’s Mayan villages. Spend the days hiking, or relax with a day of pampering at our on-site spa. It is close to the lake shore, with our own swim beach, boat dock, public transportation (water taxis), and nature. We are far from crowds, traffic, pollution, and stress.. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the ambiance, the comfy bed, the light. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events


57 Reviews

Lizzy User Profile
August 2018
Elaine's place was AMAZING in terms of location. It was really easy to get around the lake from the either the house or the main Santa Cruz docks. The view was incredible. I spent most mornings watching the sunrise over the mountains, going for a swim, and then having a coffee in…
Jeff User Profile
July 2018
This place is amazing!! Elaine and Lee were great hosts. The location is perfectly near lots of restaurants and activities while still feeling like your own secluded oasis. We were raving about the find to all our friends who stayed elsewhere. Don’t pass on this choice!
Caitrin User Profile
July 2018
This place is beyond incredible! The location was amazing and the views and gardens were like nothing I have ever experienced. It was relaxing, beautiful, and comfortable, with easy (boat) access to other towns, hiking right outside of the backyard, and very nice hosts.
Ashley User Profile
July 2018
Yes stay here! The home is amazing, especially the outside kitchen and patio. Bed was particularly comfortable for Guatemala, shower was great and hot. The stove worked better than any stove I have used to Guatemala. Lee and Elaine and very sweet, interesting and easy. Their part…
Sierra User Profile
July 2018
Very beautiful location. Was a bit nervous about getting there (didn’t want to be stuck on a tour bus up a curvy mountain road for hours) but we were able to get an Uber driver from Guatemala City that agreed to take us and pick us back up a week later. The water taxi knew exactl…
Katie User Profile
June 2018
This spot was fantastic for our trip with our kids ages 9, 7, and 5. There was lots of wonderful space for them to run and play. The location is also great - close to plenty of great dining options. Highly recommend!
Anne User Profile
May 2018
This is an adorable casita just a short boat ride away from Panajachel. It's got everything you need to stay put, but it's also a very easy jumping point to see the other Atitlan villages. Elaine and Lee are generous hosts, and they have kayaks too! A truly beautiful spot in o…

Hosted by Elaine

Santa Cruz la Laguna, GuatemalaJoined in February 2015
Elaine User Profile
114 Reviews
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I decided in 2003 to make a big change in my lifestyle. I wanted to be less consumer driven, make a smaller footprint on the planet, and to give back to the planet. Instead of giving to charitable causes by writing a check, we wanted to be working in the field offering our time…
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