The home, Casa Colina is a nearly new (2015) two storey house of approximately 100 sq.m. set in a lovely garden overlooking overlooking the lake and volcanoes. The house features a cozy living room with fireplace, a comfortable dining area opening onto a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom next to a spiral staircase leading to the two upstairs bedrooms, each with 1/2 bath and each leading on to a balcony overlooking the garden and the lake. Upstairs balcony and downstairs deck are perfect places to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon refreshments. For nature lovers, the squirrels and great variety of birds enhance the interest of the garden. Fruit trees in the garden include banana. papaya, avocado and lime. The large walled and fenced lot (1317.6 sq.m.) is located about 250 meters from the lake in a central location handy to the boat launch area, hotels, restaurants, the Mayan village, etc., and the district is inhabited by expats from many countries. One of the attractions of the property is the safety and security, not just of the property but of the entire district. The quiet and serene surroundings is another important feature of the property. The lovely tropical garden is irrigated automatically using lake water and the property has its own power, high speed internet and water supply. The sewage system is trouble free, consisting of a septic tank followed by a Rotoplas biodigester and leach field. The property (currently rented) is ideal for rental to small groups or people with pets and is maintained by an excellent local Mayan guardian on a three day/wk basis. There is also a maid service, 1/2 day per week for housecleaning and laundry, for which is a washing machine on site. Shopping is usually done by taking the water taxi to Panajachel, Boats arrive and leave every 20 minutes. There are some small shops in Santa Cruz and and there is a weekly market where many people buy their fresh vegetables, home baked bread, etc. There are no fast food outlets but there are several fine hotel dining rooms and restaurants as well as home delivery of pizza. local cuisine, etc.
Land: 1318 square meter (1/3 of an acre)
House: 100 square meter (1000 square feet)
$ 143,000 US