Casa Carolina is a beautiful, newly remodeled home with a fully-equipped kitchen providing modern elegance, comfort and security for your stay. Tropical gardens with many paths, patios, running water and traditional Mayan sauna make it a paradise of beauty - your own private sanctuary a short walk from town with on-site parking. House manager Carmelina will greet you with the keys and give a tour of the house and property. Fresh flowers and a breakfast basket with coffee/tea await your arrival.
Casa Carolina is newly remodeled and furnished to provide comfort, beauty and luxury to our guests. It is open and full of light from many sky lights and windows. The decor is a contemporary Guatemalan style with modern comfortable furniture combined with traditional hand made Guatemalan "roperos" and "trasteros." Original paintings and antique Guatemala textiles provide color and accents in the unique decor. Fresh flowers and a breakfast basket await your arrival.
The house has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, as well as a single day bed in the living room to comfortably accommodate up to 3 people. The beds have new orthopedic mattresses with a mosquito net, although mosquitoes are rare in the Highlands. The spacious Mexican-tiled bathroom has a tub and shower with on-demand hot water. The living room has a new flat screen 22" TV with both English and Spanish Cable TV. There are two work stations - one in the living room and one in the kitchen area. The Wifi high-speed internet allows you to use your computer and electronic devices at these stations, as well as outside on the patios.
The kitchen is large and fully equipped with a 4-burner gas stove, oven and a full size refrigerator. There is also a new microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender. Contemporary style dishes and silverware are provided along with pots, pans and utensils for cooking and baking. Basic cooking items of salt, pepper and vegetable oil, as well as coffee and a variety of teas, are provided. There is a separate indoor dining area, as well as 2 outdoor patios with dining tables and chairs. A third patio has chairs for relaxing outdoors.
The extensive and magical gardens have tropical plants and flowers, pathways, and a creek with small bridges. The forested mountainside towers steeply above making it feel like your own peaceful sanctuary. The property is very secure with a high traditional adobe wall with "tejas" tiles and inside parking for one vehicle. The newly remodeled sauna also has an outdoor cold shower. There is a new washing machine for our guest's convenience with a clothesline to dry the clothes.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to the entire house and property, except for a locked upstairs storage room and the guardian's house in the back.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Casa Carolina has a full staff available to serve you as needed.
Carmelina, the house manager who speaks Spanish, is very friendly, professional and eager to assure your stay is enjoyable. She will greet you upon your arrival, give you the keys and a tour of the property. She is available 24/7 by phone to serve you.
Juan, the house guardian and gardener for over 30 years, lives in a small house at the back of the property and is available to assist you in any way needed. Juan also only speaks Spanish, but his grown son Samuel is an English-speaking tour guide and can be called to help translate if needed. Juan is friendly, reliable and very respectful of your privacy and personal property. He is glad to help carry your luggage, will make fires for you in the sauna and fireplace, will open the parking gate for you, and generally assist in any way needed.
Francisca, our Mayan indigenous Spanish speaking housekeeper, helps Carmelina prepare the house for your visit and cleans the house after your stay. She does not come daily, as our nightly rentals do not include full maid service. For monthly rentals, Francisca will come on Saturday mornings to clean. For an additional charge, Francisca is available to come more frequently to clean or provide services such as washing and ironing your clothes.
If you don't feel like cooking on your vacation, you can also make arrangements for Marina, a nearby professional cook, to come to freshly prepare your lunch or dinners as described and priced in a menu in the House Guest Book. Not only are these meals delicious, but it gives you an opportunity to interact more extensively with our lovely staff.
The owner, Carolyn Dailey, who lives in the USA, is available for questions and assistance at anytime. You can contact her by internet via Airbnb or at her private email or phone once you have booked the property.
Weitere wichtige Infos
We prefer to have at least two days advance notice of your stay.
Juan has a timid, but very sweet and well behaved outdoor dog trained to not come inside the house. "Paloma" is a young pure white female recently rescued off the street. We also recently rescued a sick older dog named "Negro" that stays in the bamboo area in the far front of the property and does not come into your garden space. Because of these two dogs we are unable to accept pets of any kind at this time.
We have a very clean irrigation ditch that runs through the property making a lovely sound of running water. However, even though the water is not deep, it is potentially dangerous for children. Children must be cautioned to not run and play around the water. Young toddlers of 1 to 3 years in age are absolutely not permitted. Children from 4 to 6 years old are allowed by special permission granted by the owner. Older children and infants who do not walk are welcome! Parents are responsible at all times for the safety of their children both inside the house and on the property.
We request a 48 hour advance notice of your stay.
1. Smoking is not allowed inside of the house. Guests may smoke outside on the patio located out in the garden.
2. Children from 3 to 6 years old are permitted to stay on the property by special permission from the owner because of a possible danger of them falling in the creek. Toddlers (small children who have learned to walk) from 1 to 3 years old are prohibited. Babies (who do not walk) are welcome. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
3. Persons under 21 are not permitted to rent the house unless accompanied by an adult.
4. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7 am.
5. No large and noisy parties are permitted on the premises.
I am a very active person - an artist and traveler - and enjoy living and visiting beautiful places. I own a home in Panajachel, Guatemala which I am just starting to rent out as a high end vacation rental. I am very quiet, responsible, and respectful of other's property.