The KING room, with 2 outside  balconies & ensuite bathroomFireplace and patio entrance, Netflix TV.
Rated Excellent, cozy, quiet.

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Beautiful, fully equipped, very comfortable cottage, for small groups, perfect base for lake visit, quiet area very close to the Lake. Comfy new beds guaranteed hot water, 3meg internet, cable, fire place. Parking, family run, private cook, serviced. Beautifully renovated with exquisit details, cypress windows and doors. Private cook available.

The space

Casa Solhana was newly renovated in 2014 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, dart board,BBQ, portable MP3 speakers, board games , 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.

Guest access

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".

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $12 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $25
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price $100 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

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Sebastián User Profile
September 2017
Loved how quiet and safe the neighborhood feels, and how easy it is to reach the main streets in Panajachel. For us this was the perfect combination. Fresh tortillas and basic goods are just around the corner. We stayed with kids who enjoyed the property a lot, and used some of the provided toys. Kitchen and amenities are top notch; Netflix, high speed Internet, you name it. I'd love to go back and spend much more time at Matt's place. Highly recommended.

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
House is great for a family of six or so. Matt was out of the country but Juanita took care of us and she was very helpful and kind. The house has a fully equipped kitchen so it's great for cooking (pans, pots, etc.) - location is secluded and close to the lake (5 min walk). My wife and I contacted a boat from Matt's contacts list and it was great! (We were picked up and dropped off at a part of the lake that is 5 min from the house) The house has a chimney that makes the whole place feel cozy and private. We would recommend.

Sylvain User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house.

Maritza User Profile
August 2017
My family and i Ioved this house it was really treat...we also are very thankful for transport it made this trip an awesome experience...

Brian User Profile
August 2017
The house was well equipped for a long stay (we stayed for 33 days with our family of 4). Kitchen amenities, laundry, wi-fi, Netflix, cleaning service, lovely garden and second story were all welcome. The house is well cared for by a weekly housekeeper and a gardener (who are wonderful people!) We liked being close to the lake (5 min walk) and being in a residential neighborhood where local families live and play. Everything in the center of Panajachel was just a 5-10 min tuk-tuk ride away (60 cents per adult). Matt was a superb host in every way. He let us borrow his daughter's bike and life jacket, he was prompt in resolving minor issues, hooked us up with a local kayak contact, a tailor for making cushions and pillows from local fabrics, etc. He was a very great host!

William User Profile
June 2017
Good place to stay. The lake is near, but it's not the best spot to view the lake from. Town is close and market is near by tuk tuk or drive. Small stores near by with some supplies. House was nice, comfortable and spacious. My kids enjoyed the place. Matt was a great host and gave great info for things to do. He has two bikes that we rode down for the sunrise by the lake. Great experience.

Arne User Profile
June 2017
Matt's house is a gem. Stylish and practical and with everything you need for cooking and relaxing. Highly recommended is the offer to have a meal cooked for you by Juana. We did it twice and enjoyed it tremendously. Matt himself is the perfect host: discrete, flexible and efficient. We guarantee a super stay cez Matt.
Matt User Profile
Response from Matt:
Thank you Arne, was nice to meet you all. Hope you make it back one day soon.
June 2017

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Matt User Profile

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 over 15 years ago. I settled in Guatemala originally in Lanquin to start what became a well known Backpackers Hostel 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 started Raxha Rentals, which is a family run business that manages a handful of fully equipped home rentals, all of which can be found on Airbnb.
I love travelling, nature, music, reading and of course spending time with my family and friends.

Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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