Our newly renovated beautiful, fully equipped and very comfortable cottage is designed for families and small groups looking for a base at Lake Atitlan in a quiet area very close to the Lake shore and Panajachel centre. Welcome home!
Casa Solhana was newly renovated in 2013 to create a rental for small groups and families wanting a home away from home. This fully equipped house allows your party a stay with comfort, peace and recreational facilities, close to Panajachel's center, and only 3 minutes walk from the Lake, in the most peaceful area of Panajachel.
The house was renovated using cypress windows, doors tables and wardrobes with attention to detail that give it a warm cottage feel.
Our house provides you with a fully equipped kitchen , 8 person dinner table, 3 bedrooms that sleep comfortably up to 8 people and 2 bathrooms with twin head showers with strong water pressure. Other facilities include a beautiful 'Santa Fe Style' fireplace, large flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, cable TV, fast wireless, washing machine, iron and ironing board, ping pong table and dart board,BBQ, portable MP3 speakers, board games , safe box and alarm system, sand box, toys and slide for young kids.
To maximize the ease and comfort of your stay we can offer a morning cleaning and washing service whenever requested at low additional cost. A mobile phone for your use during your stay and 2 push bikes for popping to town and the market are provided.
The main en suite bedroom with 2013 pillow top King size bed has 2 open air balconies which look towards the lake and over the garden. This room has a comfortable sofa bed, coffee table, fan, dimmer lighting and wardrobe. The 'garden bedroom' with 2013 queen size bed, and wardrobe has private access to the lush flower filled garden, hammock and gazebo area. Next door we have the 'Twin room' with 2 single beds, large wardrobe and toys for kids. All bedrooms come with cotton sheets, new fluffy pillows, and tasteful decoration. We provide complementary flowers throughout the house and a large seasonal fruit basket upon your arrival.
If you visit us in your private or rental vehicle you will be happy to find that we have private parking for up to 2 large family cars, and still leaving space for the ping pong table.
The water is heated by a solar system with electric backup that ensures constant piping hot water.
The house is situated in a very quiet part of town and surrounded by lush greenery and trees and has a view towards the nearby hills, and a small part of the Lake. Most of the year the walls that separate the house from the road and neighbours are blooming with vibrant multi coloured bougainvillea and other flowers that attracts hummingbirds.
Guests will have access to all the houses facilities including the washing machine.
Interaction with Guests
As me and my wife and 2 young daughters live only 5 mins walk from the house we are able to support your stay as much as you wish. We enjoy getting to know our guests, but also respect your privacy. We usually greet you, show you around the house and help you organize trips and answer any questions you may have about the Lake and help you with what you might need. the house comes with a in depth information booklet to help you get the most from your stay at " the most beautiful lake in the world".
The neighborhood of Jucanya is well known for being friendly, safe and quiet. Few Tuc tucs pass by the house, which makes it even more peaceful.
A Tuc tuc from the nearby corner to anywhere in town costs Q5 (60 cents of $).
We expect our guests to treat the house and neighbors with respect. We of course will clean the house after your stay, but don't expect to clean up excessive mess and piles of dishes. We allow pets as long as informed before your stay, and as long as they don't stay in the bedrooms or on the furniture. We ask you to please smoke outside, especially outside of the bedrooms.
Matt was an excellent host! He made sure we connected with the housekeeper and got checked in without an issue. The house is just gorgeous, the pictures truly don't do it justice! Between the garden, the beautiful rooms, and the location, we never wanted to leave. We highly recommend this location for your stay at Lake Atitlan!
My family and I truly enjoyed Casa Solhana and loved the peaceful setting. The house was super comfortable and has a lovely garden that we shared with hummingbirds, butterflies and a chocolate colored squirrel. Our grandson loved running around and made ample use of the slide and the sand box. The lake is is super close--only about a five minute walk from the house. A genuinely lovely place.
In terms of the house--it had everything we needed, and was beautifully appointed with artwork from Mexico and Central America. We felt completely at home.
Juana cooked Guatemalan dishes to die for--definitely something you should ask for if you are lucky enough to stay here. Her cooking was quite a treat and more affordable than eating at the local joints. José, the gardener, was extremely helpful and treated our grandson to homemade ice cream. Both of these individuals made our stay more comfortable and homey.
We have promised ourselves that we will be back!
Beautiful house, we felt as at home! Matt has done of the house a real home sweet home. It is a great place to stay with kids, with a garden and toys for them. Wish we could have stayed longer!
This home in Panajachel was the perfect place to relax in comfort after our trek. Matt was extremely helpful, even left us a phone and bikes. The house is beautiful - secluded, with a nice front yard, and all the amenities we could have wanted. There was hot water, a washing machine, and plenty of space for 7 of us to eat and sleep comfortably. It was in a quiet location, but still an easy walk to the main street. We had a wonderful time there and wish we could have stayed longer in this luxurious home! Thanks Matt for all of your help.
This house made our trip. Matt is a wonderful and attentive host and was extremely accessible whenever needed. If you are making a trip to Panajachel with a family or group, this house is perfect. The bedrooms are clean and spacious, the garden is beautiful, and the location is spot on. Tuk Tuks are easily caught nearby and the lake is a 5 minute walk away. I highly recommend both Matt and this house for any travelers passing through Pana and Guate.
Excellent experience, beautiful house. If you need to be near Panajachel this should be your first choice of places to stay. The location is incredibly convenient, the rooms are spacious with private bath couldn't be more comfortable and the host is friendly, attentive and great communicator.
Once he knew I was arriving to Panajachel, he provided me with spot on directions and guided me on his bicycle; he provided information to restaurants within walking distance and made sure I had everything I needed for great stay. Although the house is not located in front of Lake Atitlan, you can easily walk for 5 mins and you will find it.
You can go to Panajachel by Tuc Tuc or car, and it is about 5 mins.
Again, excellent experience--this is now my go-to place to stay whenever I'm back. I highly recommend it.
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I live in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan with my wife and 2 young daughters. After travelling and working in tourism for many years I settled in Guatemala nearly 15 years ago and was involved in a well known Backpackers Hostel in Lanquin near to the beautiful Semuc Champey natural Park. Having lived in Lanquin for 10 years I built my house which I also rent on this site.... La Poza Riverside Cottage. I later moved to Panajachel with my family and recently renovated Casa Solhana.
I love travelling, nature, music and reading and of course spending time with my family and friends.