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Retreat Estate For Sale in Santacruz La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
AtitlanArteVista, Stunning Magical Personal Retreat Estate.
Asking Price: $314,000 USD
This superbly situated retreat estate is accessible by boat or helicopter. A series of Mayan villages, each with its own unique dress, color and customs , circle Lake Atitlan. The Bay of Santa Cruz La Laguna with its mayan pueblo has no roads but is easily accessible by boat in 20 minutes from the market town of Panajachel . Walking trails weave through the stunning nature. At one end of the bay is the Paxanax valley with a famous retreat center, a luxury eco-hotel and higher up with bird-songs and great views is AtitlanArteVista. This is an area of the lake that is rapidly developing into one of the most exclusive on the lake, the rapid development over the last 10 years is a testament to its exclusive and unique nature. The whole valley is now virtually built out and yet it still maintains its place as an oasis of silence peacefulness and tranquility which are priceless in todays modern world.
- Would consider an equity trade.
- Perfect for a couple who want to set themselves up in a turnkey business for personal or small retreats, or a bed and breakfast business in a proven power spot of exceptional beauty in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala at majestic Lake Atitlan.
Atitlan ArteVista is architect owned, built and designed. The property is a work of art. Every detail shows the finesse and awareness of very intelligent design.. The property is dividable into seperate houses and is useable in many combinations of rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. You can easily setup private family quarters seperate from the retreat area
The properties are very well functioning with drinkable water systems, internet access, grid electricity and now with the Tesla batteries the real possibility of adding solar electric.
The build, started in 2000, took 18 years to complete.
You could not build for the sales price these days giving the cost of building materials and the fact that everything for the construction and furnishing has to brought in by boat and carried to the site. The main construction is concrete frame and cement block infill with a lot of cypress wood finishing.
Atitlan Artevista is best sold as one estate, but is in fact two separate properties, independently surveyed and titled. Interested parties could sell one of the properties to friends .
There are 3 seperate building complexes.
Villa Colores... the main retreat house. See 2-10 photos in the series below.
A two story house top floor has The "Lotus" meditation suite. A meditation room with a King bed, a private patio and sitting alcove and use of the garden bathroom.
This is used for personal retreats or becomes the group leader and and meditation room for group retreats.
The floor below has a very extensive kitchen with dining facilities plus and outside dining patio and first and gardens. there is also the "Luna" dsouble and the "Maya" twin bunk house. There is a large shared bathroom with excellent hot water.
Hummingbird Tree House Complex, (11-16) has 3 tree house rooms. Behind the Solar hot-tub is the very cute caboose style "Spa" suite witha sitting area and a small double. The art studio too has a double bed and the library room a singlebed and also houses the internet.
Casa Artista. Is a 3 storey property. the top floor is currently a large music studio with an outside porch with spectacular views. This could easily become a a 4-5 bed dormitory it has a sink. The next level down is dividable into the front family area bedroom with seperate office and an back bedroom with a large king bed and fireplace. There is a good bathroom on this floor.
The lower floor is a seperate family kitchen.
The price includes furniture and appliances and kitchenware but not the orignal art and art objects.
There is a comprehensive website with videos.
There is an excellent internet connection that is good for e-mail and Skype with solar battery backup.
Our well trained and hard working local staff are excellent gardeners, skilled craftsman; have a good hearts and a warm sense of humor. They can provide normal cleaning and maintenance duties but also can food shop and prepare food. They also are very affordable;
Property taxes are around $250 per annum, electricity a $100 per month. We have a community water sytem in Upper Paxanax and pay according to metered neighbors together make a small water co-op. The water is pumped to gravity tanks and the distributed to each house which has its own water treatment systems using reverse osmosis, UV bulbs and ozonation. We are in the process of developing a rainwater collection system.
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Santacruz La Laguna
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- Lake View
- Laundry Room
- Studio Room
- Solar Hot Tub And Water.
- Community Water And Electrics
- Good Rental Business Model.
- Very Safe, No Roads, Only Boat Access And Walking.
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