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VILLAS B’ALAM YA - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

From $130 - $420 Per Night· Please Call To Inquire About Availability

Villas B´alam Ya, Mayan for "The Water Jaguar", is your perfect home away from home, offering you luxurious comfort with privacy, tranquility, seclusion and stunning views of the lake and volcanoes from every corner of the property. For the art lover, every villa features an impressive selection of original art, complementing the panoramic views of the lake, mountains, and gardens. Each villa is uniquely handcrafted and carefully appointed to be a haven of contemporary luxury.

B´alam Ya is located eastward at km 2 on the paved road between Panajachel and Santa Catarina Palopo. Each of our four villas nestles the lakeside and or on the hillside among tropical gardens, each with an unobstructed view of the lake and surrounding volcanoes.

Each luxurious villa is self-catering, well equipped with cooking and dining appliances. Guests need only bring food for cooking, or utilize our personal shopping service to have your refrigerator fully stocked prior to check-in. Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy the luxury of a private chef who can prepare a gourmet meal in the comfort of your own villa.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the complimentary kayaks, canoes, sculling shells, numerous outdoor lounge areas and swimming and snorkeling areas. Take a siesta in a secluded hammock, experience the sunset from your private dock, watch the abundant bird life from a private corner in the tropical garden, meditate on the lakeside, do yoga while listening to rhythmic waves, or enjoy a relaxing outdoor massage on your private terrace. The magic of the lake is everywhere.


BALAM ‘YA

$300 - $420 PER NIGHT

The original villa on the property directly above Lake Atitlan, B´alam Ya is spacious and artistic, casual-zen in spirit, and furnished with an impressive selection of art that lends it an oriental sensuality. B´alam Ya has two luxurious and private bedrooms that accommodate up to four guests. On the ground floor the master bedroom has a king-sized bed and an unobstructed, floor-to-ceiling panoramic view of the lake and volcanoes. The spacious adjoining bath has a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The second bedroom upstairs has a grand four-poster canopy-draped queen-size bed under a thatched cathedral ceiling and adjoining bathroom.

Both levels have expansive outdoor terraces with panoramic lakeside views, and a large corner fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the comfortable and spacious living area. The fully equipped kitchen will tempt the inner chef in you, or pamper yourself and have our private chef prepare a gourmet meal. There is also a private outdoors grilling and dining area, perfect for barbecuing. Lastly, Villa B’alam Ya enjoys access to our outdoor Jacuzzi. Relax and sip champagne under the stars alongside the tranquility of the lake.

VILLA FEATURES

Two bedrooms |  two baths | Full Kitchen | Hot water bathtub | Burning fireplace


VILLA MIRADOR

$300-$420 PER NIGHT

Villa Mirador offers our most spectacularly expansive views of Lake Atitlan. Newly constructed and designed by a respected local Guatemalan architect, it was designed and built with the utmost care using local materials. Rich original artwork and cypress wood lends luxurious warmth to this villa. The spacious and high-ceilinged living area features a corner wood-burning fireplace with an expansive outdoor terrace, giving you the option to lounge or dine either in or outdoors. Villa Mirador has two bedrooms and a large open studio that can be converted into another sleeping area, accommodating up to six guests.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, converts into 2 twin beds that faces a curved wall of windows overlooking the lake and volcanoes. The adjoining bathroom and dressing area is richly appointed using wood, marble and glass. The second bedroom upstairs is furnished with a queen-size bed and sleeper sofa and adjoining bathroom. The upstairs bedroom also has a spacious, and private open-air terrace perfect for enjoying the sunset.

Please note: this villa is high above the lake, and has many stairs

VILLA FEATURES

Two bedrooms |  two baths | + sleeping loft | second Bedroom | Bathtub|  Full Kitchen | Hot water bathtub | Burning fireplace


VILLA BAMBU

$255-$320 PER NIGHT

Newly constructed, handcrafted from local materials with a warm luxurious feeling, every window from this two-bedroom villa offers picturesque views of the lake. It has a fully equipped kitchen overlooking a grove of bamboo. The cozy living room with its corner fireplace leads to a comfortable covered terrace for outdoor dining and lounging.

The master bedroom is located on the upper floor with a king-size bed that converts into 2 twins and adjoining bathroom with an oversized marble tub. The second bedroom downstairs has a queen-size bed and sleeper sofa, also with a private adjoining bathroom.

The tri-level Villa Bambú has three outdoor terraces, two of which have lakeside views.

Please note: this villa has many stairs

VILLA FEATURES

Two bedrooms |  two baths | second Bedroom | Bathtub|  Full Kitchen | Hot water bathtub | Burning fireplace


JADE COTTAGE

$130-$195 PER NIGHT

Jade Cottage provides the perfect cozy getaway for two. The glass walls throughout the spaces provide a stunning western view of the lake peeking through tree branches, over the lush tropical gardens to the water and volcanoes. The charming bedroom has a canopy-draped queen-size bed, tastefully decorated with a blend of modern and rustic creating a romantic atmosphere.

The spacious bathroom, tiled with local Tikal dark green marble, has a claw-foot tub as well as separate glass shower.

Through a separate entrance there is a fully equipped kitchen and a private veranda, where you can enjoy BBQ grilling or just sit and commune with nature, watching the ever-changing view of the lake as the sun sets over the volcanoes.

Please note: this villa has many stairs

VILLA FEATURES

One bedroom |  one bath |  Full Kitchen | Hot water bathtub


VILLA SOLUNA

$130-$195 PER NIGHT

Our cozy Studio Soluna is the owner's favorite get away, located at the top of the property with the most spectacular view of the lake. Studio Soluna's balcony and wraparound sliding windows give you the feeling of being perched on a cliff above the lake.

This charming studio is fitted with a queen bed, TV, fully equipped compact kitchen, ensuite marble bathroom with shower and a small uncovered balcony to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the lake. A romantic cozy getaway for two or an ideal retreat for one to meditate on the peace and tranquility of this unique space

Please note: this villa has many stairs

VILLA FEATURES

One bedroom |  one bath |  Full Kitchen | Private balcony


THE LOFT

$130-$195 PER NIGHT

Our cozy loft is located at bottom of the hill near the water's edge. It has a beautiful view of the lake looking through a beautiful tree. The loft's balcony and bedroom give you the feeling of being perched in a tree house above the lake.

This charming loft is fitted with a queen bed, TV, fully equipped compact kitchen, ensuite bathroom with shower and a small covered balcony to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the lake. A romantic cozy getaway for two or an ideal retreat for one to meditate on the peace and tranquility of this unique space

Please note: this villa has many stairs

VILLA FEATURES

One bedroom |  one bath |  Full Kitchen | Private balcony


This is a magical spot on earth, this lovely place tucked into the hillside overlooking Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes. From the second we set foot on the property we knew we were in for a treat. We were greeted by Nisa, the manager, who showed us around and then took us to our amazing villa. It was beyond what I might have wished for. The rooms are spacious, light-filled, immaculate and welcoming. The refrigerator stocked, and a take-out menu for in-room delivery at the ready. The views from the floor-to-ceiling windows are incredible. The balconies private and expansive. We had pizza delivered the first night, and are excited about our in-room local Guatemalan prepared meal tonight. (Breakfasts are prepared in-room, too! Amazing.) Nisa arranged a private boat tour, booked our room at our next stop and gave us all sorts of insider travel tips. One of the best stays this frequent traveler has had anywhere!
— K.E.