Las Vistas, an architectural gem of a round house, with a central courtyard open to the sky above, provides spectacular views in every direction of mountains, lake, volcanoes, gardens, and the amazing Lake Atitlan sky. It has rightfully been called one of the most spectacular homes on the most beautiful lake in the world.
This waterfront, private home, on the north shore of the lake, is an easy five-minute walk from the Santa Cruz dock and a 15 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Although just minutes from the town’s restaurants and attractions, it is secluded and peaceful – an oasis in paradise.
This beautiful home is decorated throughout with Guatemalan textiles, sculptures, masks, paintings, photographs and ceramics. Orchids, tropical plants and fresh cut flowers bring the beauty of the gardens inside.
The guest room, with a separate entrance, has a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, and a secluded private porch with hammocks. A loft with queen-sized bed is perfect for 2 extra adult guests or older children.
The master bathroom (shared with your host) includes a large soaking tub (with a view to the stars), indoor/outdoor solar-heated shower and a tropical garden and is accessible directly from the guest room.
The rest of the house and magnificent garden is open for your use and includes a fully equipped kitchen and dining room (for snacks or light cooking), living room with fireplace, wrap around porch, rooftop terrace, palm-roofed patio at the water’s edge, washer/dryer, half bath, 2 kayaks with life jackets, and a private dock for swimming or sunbathing. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house and porch.
Las Vistas is the perfect place from which to explore Santa Cruz and the other villages around Lake Atitlan, hike or climb volcanoes, go bird watching, learn to dive, take Spanish lessons, go to a yoga or weaving class, get a massage or take day trips to other Guatemalan attractions. Or just sit back and enjoy the views. Your host is happy to connect you with tourist activities as well as shuttles and private boats as needed.
$10 per person per night additional for loft
Children under 6 by special arrangement only
Use of laundry facilities FREE with 3 night stay
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$400 /week|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|City:||Santa Cruz la Laguna|
We felt very privileged to have met Jeanne and stayed in her fabulous house for a few days. Jeanne is a lovely host : we felt very welcomed the moment we stepped in Las Vistas and we really enjoyed getting to know her and her friends. She made sure to arrange everything we needed before / during and after our stay and suggested really special places to go to during the day and in the evenings. The house itself is like something out of a dream, it's a perfectly round house filled with light and gorgeous views over the Atitlan lake and the volcanoes. Our room was very cosy and comfortable with a private terrace featuring 2 addictive hamocks and direct access to the most gorgeous bathroom (including a bath tub where you can gaze at the stars. Las vistas has been beautifuly decorated with unique pieces from local villages and stunning bespoke furniture from local craftmen. The landscaped garden is a work of art all on its own. Pablo, the gardener has created a gorgeous burst of colours and textures and the result is stunning, there's even a giant avocado tree at the back of the house so make sure you walk around! There are also 2 kayaks that Jeanne let us borrow, it was so much fun to paddle in the lake and the view of the house from the water is the most spectacular!
We had a wonderful time and can't recommend staying with Jeanne highly enough, we will definitely be back and hopefully for a longer stay!
Jeanne is a lovey woman as is her incredible round home filled with art! We enjoyed our stay and her great suggestions. Best Santa Cruz garden 2014! Our hammocks on her back porch were like being in the rain forest.
We enjoyed our chats with her.
We stayed in January for 4 days at Jeannes place. Santa Cruz is a village at the lake Attitlan and Jeannes house the most wonderful.
The house with the really really wonderful garden and the open bathroom is great and unique. Jeanne is a perfect host, we felt very welcome and could even use the open fire place.
Thank you very much again.
We would definitely come again.
Jeannes beautiful home was one if the highlights of our trip. It was so welcoming and peaceful we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this listing to anyone needing a proper rest from the hectic world. Very comfy beds and delicious breakfasts. i think we all left feeling inspired about another way of life... And building my own roundhouse. Thanks jeanne it was lovely to stay with you. X
Jeanne is an amazing host with an amazing house. The house is gorgeous with beautiful gardens and views of the lake. Our stay was very comfortable and we would recommend it to anyone. In fact we loved it so much we just might go back and stay at Las Vistas again.
Santa Cruz Lake Atitlan is a uniquely special place. Jeanne’s exquisitely designed and decorated round home is a treasure and her garden is beautiful beyond words! Warm and welcoming, Jeanne shared her gifts and helped us feel right at home. It was everything we could have hoped for and our favorite stay ever! Truly, our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer.
Santa Cruz itself is very small in a perfect way. The couple restaurants on the lakefront are very good, and The Iguana, where we went twice, is family style and reasonably priced. If you are OK with hills, there is a lovely dirt trail you can hike all the way to San Marcos (3hr) and then you have the option to take the boat back -- recommended.
Absolutely beautiful house with a gorgeous view. The bedroom even comes with a mosquito net for the bed for those who are afraid of bugs at night. The house in general was really well-furnished and unique. We looked forward to coming home each day.
In addition, Jeanne was a really good host, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. My girlfriend and I enjoyed breakfasts and conversations with Jeanne and her private dock on the lake has a great view of the sunset. She also went out of her way to make us comfortable, making reservations for us with local establishments and providing recommendations.
We enjoyed each second of our 3 days stay at Jeanne's handsome round house !
Jeanne has built this house with a very good taste and a lovely attention to details. The garden, with its hundreds variety of plants and flowers, is stunning. The room is very charming and so much comfortable too. You can enjoy your own private terrace with hammocks and have a shower watching mountains. What else ?
You have for sure from Las Vistas one of the most amazing view on the Lake Atitlán, cause the 2 main volcanos are set just in front of you. Located in the heart of the Mayan's part of Guatemala between Panajachel and San Pedro/San Juan, just a few minutes to San Marco, easily to reach by lancha, Santa Cruz is a good place to relax and discover the lake's areas. The place is really peaceful, connected with nature and both sunset and sunrise are magical. You can have dinner and rent kayaks just 100 meters from Las Vistas. You can also easily go to Cichicastelnango for a one or two days trip.
The icing on the cake is that Jeanne is a very nice host and we loved speak with her about her and her live, Guatemala and so much more. We had to leave but we hope coming back in the future to spend more time here with her.
Don't hesitate and come in to meet Jeanne and its beautiful round house on the lake !