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Cojol'Ya - Landmark at Lake Atitlan Guest House

SuperhostSantiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala
Entire guesthouse hosted by Candis
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 baths
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Go back in time in traditional Tzutujil Maya architecture, fused with elegance and modern comfort. Built in the style of a traditional Tzutujil family compound, our off-the-grid, lush garden setting on the shore of Lake Atitlan is a glimpse into living lightly on the Earth.

The space
Featured in Architectural Digest's Exotic Homes in August 2002, "From the Ground Up: An American Activist Honors Tradition in Guatemala," your visit to Cojol'Ya will be inspiring on many levels. Experience the unique architecture and back-strap loom woven textiles designed by Candis and used through the rooms. Especially interesting to bird watchers, naturalists and those interested in experiencing organic, sustainable systems, our home blends seamlessly with its environment....invisible architecture is the specialty of the owner. We have two charming spaces available for individuals, couples or groups of four traveling together (see our other listing for the Tree Tops Room). The spacious Guest House, with breakfast included, is a suite -- a bedroom and a sitting area with table and chairs. The space has an in-suite wash basin, hot water shower and china commode. The water-less toilet is shared. Our grounds are designed to impart the essence of the native flora and geological formations and not suitable for people with difficulty walking.

Guest access
Guests will enjoy the gardens and lake shore. We have a row boat and a dock for swimming. The main house is our dining area, living room and our kitchen where you will enjoy your breakfasts and can have meals by special arrangement. The roof terrace is available to enjoy for yoga, reading or sipping a glass of wine while watching the moon rise. From our home as your base, you can climb San Pedro Volcano, hike in the mountains to see the Resplendent Quetzal as well as other exotic bird species, visit Santiago Atitlan and its many interesting attractions, as well as other towns around the lake. There are restaurants in town we can recommend.

Other things to note
We have one very friendly mature dog, a Labrador puppy and a cat. Our dog greets you with a wagging tail and does not jump.
Go back in time in traditional Tzutujil Maya architecture, fused with elegance and modern comfort. Built in the style of a traditional Tzutujil family compound, our off-the-grid, lush garden setting on the shore of Lake Atitlan is a glimpse into living lightly on the Earth.

The space
Featured in Architectural Digest's Exotic Homes in August 2002, "From the Ground Up: An American Activist Honor…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Breakfast
Hangers
Essentials
First aid kit
Dedicated workspace
Private entrance
Paid parking off premises
Wifi
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala

Although our home is located on a small, wooded island in the middle of the cornfields and at the edge of Lake Atitlan, we are just a short walk to "pop up" bistros, musical jam sessions, artists' studios and the active life of a Guatemalan Mayan town. Even the town hospital is just a few minutes away by foot. Be aware that one must be an active walker to be comfortable here.
Although our home is located on a small, wooded island in the middle of the cornfields and at the edge of Lake Atitlan, we are just a short walk to "pop up" bistros, musical jam sessions, artists' studios and t…

Hosted by Candis

Joined in May 2015
  • 41 Reviews
  • Superhost
Beauty, Harmony and Authenticity are what I search for in quality experiences whether they be travel, food, art, fine crafts or friendships. I love the music of the Caribbean islands, especially the Dominican Republic and Cuba. I appreciate attention to detail and hope to provide that for my guests.
Beauty, Harmony and Authenticity are what I search for in quality experiences whether they be travel, food, art, fine crafts or friendships. I love the music of the Caribbean islan…
Co-hosts
  • Cameron
During your stay
We live on the property and we will be at home to welcome you and help arrange your activities, if you wish. Isabel is a professional chef and she can prepare meals for you for additional charges. She can also prepare vegetarian meals and her traditional Tzutujil fare is delicious. For those into fermented foods, we make our own kombucha and sauerkraut.
We live on the property and we will be at home to welcome you and help arrange your activities, if you wish. Isabel is a professional chef and she can prepare meals for you for add…
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House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
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