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Cottage at Lago de Atitlán

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Guatemala | Lodging | The Places We've Been

View from the porch

We have been thrilled with our choice of lodging for the month of May, a two room cottage at PasajCap just east of San Marcos La Laguna at Lago de Atitlán in Guatemala. The property is accessible by car, boat, and helicopter (woot woot!) and features a lancha dock, a swimming dock, space for parking, a fabulous staff, gated entrance, multiple palapas for grilling or hammock-ing, and gardens galore. Though there have been a few frustrating days with internet outages, the speed when it is up and running has been great. Our cottage is the third from the gate and has been outfitted with a solid fence that allows the dogs to roam free and engage in some epic lizard chases. Also outside of the cottage amidst the beautifully flowering plants are three private porches or patios, two hammocks, a bench, and a table for four, all with electricity and lights and a mind blowing view. The cottage itself is comprised of not just one, but two rooms. Yeah, you heard me right, two rooms. Separate doors and everything. The combination living room kitchen sits on the lower level with the bedroom raised to the side. Both have desk spaces and plenty of storage for personal items, luggage, food, beer, etc. A bathroom (with volcano views from the toilet and shower) is accessible from the outside on the raised level as well. Stone walls add dimension and warmth to the modern ambiance of concrete floors, wood slat ceilings, and full wall glass doors. Especially after four months in Mexico, we’ve relished the quiet here, and with a place this comfortable, we’re not looking forward to saying goodbye.

Front Gate View

View from our cottage's front gate

Yard and Patios

Yard and Patios

Living Room

Living room from upper level

Living room / kitchen

Living room / kitchen through giant sliding glass doors

Upper Porch

Upper porch with bathroom on right and bedroom on left




Driveway just outside of our cottage


Walkway to the lake - Photo courtesy of Amelia Howard

Boat Dock

Pasaj Cap's boat dock - Photo courtesy of Amelia Howard

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