Double room clean and simple. This is a waterfront property, with 30 meters of private beach over Lake Petén Itzá. Now with Wi-Fi!
We have a total of 3 rooms to rent, by the room or you can rent the entire property. Please check my other listings if you wish to reserve the whole property. Now with Wi-Fi!
- Non accessible for wheelchairs and there are steps down to the house and down to the lake.
- Located right on the lake, for people who want to relax in nature
- Sometimes the road gets bad but 99% of the year you're ok with a normal car
- Limited access to internet (500Mo a day, more than enough to browse and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), not to stream movies or upload big files) as we don't have a landline nearby
- 1 mile from basic shops, 20 miles from supermarket, bring your food if you want to cook)
THIS LISTING IS FOR ROOM 3, SMALL DOUBLE ROOM.
This is a waterfront property, with 30 meters of private beach over Lake Petén Itzá. There is a small thatched house with 2 bedrooms sharing one bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a separate unit with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, summer kitchen and panoramic terrace. I generally live there, so if you rent a room I will be there too. If you rent the whole property while I am traveling, there will be a gardener and a maid coming to clean and upkeep the property.
This part of Lake Petén Itzá is still wild and quiet, at night you will hear hawler monkeys and frogs, you can fish, hike in the jungle, etc. We also have a chicken coop on the property. They will be there even if we are not but the handyman will feed them, so no work is required on your side. Just know they are there.
Big room, about 20sqm 220sqft, plus en-suite bathroom with shower. This room has A/C. One queen size bed (Guatemalan queen size is a little smaller than US queen size, at 160cm), bedside tables and lots of space to store your things, desk, a dozen plugs to charge your laptops and phones.
The bathroom has a walk-in closet, and the shower has hot water via an electric system, meaning the water is hot but not boiling hot.
This room has huge 8 sqm French door that offers a gorgeous view over the lake. This is also the room with the most privacy of the property.
This is a medium room, about 12 sqm, 125 sqft, with a big wardrobe, two single beds and a bedside table. I has a partial lake view and you see the garden as well. The room has no A/C, we can provide a fan if nights are hot. All the windows are closed by mosquito nets.
It is a simple, clean room with a couple of plugs too if you need to charge things.
The room shares a bathroom with room 3, although it is quite unlikely that we would rent both room to different travelers, so you would either share it with your family, or have it to yourself.
The bathroom has an electric shower, meaning the water is hot but not super hot. Compared to most Guatemalan showers it is above average, but quite simple by Western standards.
This is a small room, about 8sqm, 80sqft, with a double bed that is 140cm wide, a desk and a couple of bedside tables. It has no view, because its two windows that are mosquito nets are over the corridor that leads to room 2, so you can see partially the lake and garden but through that double mosquito net from the room’s windows and the corridor.
It has weaved carpets on the ceiling to keep it fresh and is the freshest room of all, when you don’t count the A/C in room 1. It has a couple of plugs for your things, and you can store your belonging in the desk’s drawers but it does not have a formal wardrobe.
Room 3 shares a bathroom with room 2, see above for description.
If you rent by the room, you will have access to the little house’s kitchen, with a gas oven and hob, big fridge and chest freezer. If you rent the whole property, there is also an open air kitchen on the roof of room 1 that you can use to barbecue and eat outside.
We have a nice panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, ideal to rest, there is a hammock, a bean bag, and a table big enough to sit 12 people.
BEACH AND DECK:
The private beach is 30 meters wide, it has a deck with a couple of hammocks, and the water is generally crystal clear, it gets a bit muddy on the rainy days. The best sunsets are from October to February. The lake is around 30 degrees/80F year round so you can swim at any time.
GETTING THERE / AMENITIES
It is better if you have your own vehicle, at the moment (April 2015) the road is in good shape, it gets bad with the rains around September but safe for a few days per year you can access with a normal car. Otherwise by public bus, there are 4 buses a day from Flores to San Pedro, or you can take a microbus hourly from Flores to San José, 6 miles away, and hire a tuktuk from there. It takes about 40 minutes by car to go to Flores and one hour to Tikal, 1 hour by bus to go to Flores, we can book you a tour to Tikal but there are no public buses where we are that will take you there. You can take a bus to Flores, then to Tikal if you prefer.
Our village is small and you will find basic shops that sell a few fruits, vegetables, dry goods and drinks. The nearest supermarket where you will find more choice is 20 miles/30km away. We recommend you bring your food on arrival if you like to cook.
We can provide meals for you as well. The rate is $4 for breakfast, $10 for dinner. We can prepare vegetarian meals too.
We have no landline to get fast internet, so we use a USB modem to connect to the internet, and the quality of connection varies greatly from day to day.
The wifi works in a 5 meter radius of where you plug it, so if you are on your own you can take it to your room, otherwise it will be in the living room for all to use.
It has a data limit of 500Mo a day per 24 hour and when it is up you can purchase more credit or we will put a new plan the next day.
Accès des voyageurs
Room 3, small double room, shared bath, shared kitchen, private beach.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are happy to welcome travelers from all over the world, during the day we are here to help, we like to sleep early and may not always be there but we have staff to take care of you.
Hey I am Pauline, originally from Paris, France, I have been living since 2012 on the shores of beautiful lake Petén Itzá.
I love Guatemala and am happy to help you arrange details of your stay in the North. I rent part or all of my house which has its own private beach and deck.
I often travel back to Europe or elsewhere, so am both a host and a guest.