Good morning! After announcing that we now offer free camping to RV and motorcycle travelers on our 90 acre land, I am pleased to announce that our lovely little house is now available to rent on Airbnb!
If you are unfamiliar with the concept, Airbnb offers the possibility as a host to rent your extra room or the whole house if you are away on holidays, and as a traveler to stay with locals or rent a place for a short time when you visit a new destination. You can read my review here and a pros and cons list of Airbnb versus Couchsurfing there.
I had a bit of a hiccup at first when Google maps wouldn’t place our address correctly so a couple of people inquired but didn’t lead to a sale as you really need to have your own transportation to get there. Or plan on spending a week just relaxing and laying in a hammock by the lake, which many sunbirds do during the winter months. Our friends who own hotels nearby often receive US or Canadian retirees who stay there for a month and then rent a car for the day to explore Maya ruins.
So if you are going to Guatemala for the holidays and plan on visiting the ruins of Tikal, Yaxha or the lovely colonial town of Flores, check out our listings!
Rent a full house, sleeps 6, with private beach on Lake Peten Itza
You can check the ad here, in this case we would leave the house for your private use with our gardener/handyman and the maid to take care of you. The can prepare meals of fresh lake fish, locally grown steak and pork, or a traditional Guatemalan breakfast.
Rates start at $150 per night for up to six people.
Rent by the room
Room 1 click here to see the ad is the big new room that we just built, it sleeps two, has its private bathroom, AC, and lake views. The rates start at $85 per night for two.
Room 2 click here to see the ad is a smaller, simpler room that shares a bathroom with room 3, it has two single beds and sleeps two. The rates start at $35 per night for two.
Room 3 click here to see the ad is a yet smaller, simple room that shares a bathroom with room 2, it has one double bed and sleeps two. The rates start at $35 per night for two.
We can cook too
You are free to use the kitchen with any booking but will need to bring your food over from Flores (20 miles away) or rely on the village’s very basic shop. We can arrange for meals to be cooked for you, breakfast is $4, lunch or dinner is $10, we try to get fresh white fish from the lake, or will serve meat, side, salad and dessert as well as a beer or soda.
We got our first booking!
A couple of weeks after putting the ad online, I received our first booking. A family of 4 will come between Christmas and New Year. It is kind of perfect as we can go away for the holidays and leave them their privacy. Will we have another inquiry later on to rent the house for a full week and end up having to pass, maybe but first come first serve.
Please spread the word!