Michael Swain and Lara Pickle. USA- Los Angeles
Stone Cottage April 15th – 20th, 2012
Paradise, plain and simple!
Generous accommodation and even more generous hosts. Everyone at the property , other guests included, was sociable and very friendly. Pierre is obviously concerned with the comfort of his guests and extremely helpful. The room /suite was secluded and well designed. Outlets are plentiful, and although the internet connection can be spotty at the top of the hill (a bit far away from the access points) you can’t beat the view of the lake...Stunning. And what better excuse to head down to the dock, stare out at the water, and meet some of your neighbors. Travel to surrounding towns by taxi or lancha is fun and simple, and hammocks abound.
Veli and Michael- Germany
Palm cottage March 14th 2012
Guest Review from firstname.lastname@example.org - Mar 14, 2012 published on Trip Advisor.
"The most beautifull place at Lake atitlan"
We stayed a few weeks at this beautifull property in a very nice and clean bungalow. The service was great, all the facilities listed were provided. The owner was very friendly and all the staff including him were very, very helpfull and hospitable. Nothing was missing. The weather was sunny and warm. We hope we can come back soon to lake atitlan and stay again at Pasajcap, but next time longer! Thank you for making our vacation special! Veli and Michael
Micheline ane and Mike- Canada
Loft Uyuni November-January 2012
Guest Review from email@example.com - Mar 13, 20126 published on Trip Advisor
"You Will Never Want To Leave"
We actually stayed for three months; some people have stayed for 18 months. Every morning you wake to the magnificent view of two dormant volcanooes across from a beautiful lake. All of the apartments face the lake and are very private, very clean, very well maintained and comfortable. We found the staff to be attentive, capable and pleasant. Pierre and ashka, your hosts, seem to work 24 hours a day and getting to know them was a highlight of our stay. You can travel by boat to the many towns that surround the lake . The cost is minimal. Walk in to San Marcos in 15 minutes and find all you need if you cook or go to the many very good restaurants. San Marcos is a well known center for yoga, meditation and Mayan culture. The apartments are on a hillside so be prepared to climb steps and allow yourself a few days to adapt to the altitude. Occasional Bbqs allow you to meet the other guests. They were one of the many highlights ot this vacation. Don't forget to ask Pierre and ashka about a trip around Guatemala with Chema.
Alex – Belgium
Loft Copacabana February 2012
Guest Review from firstname.lastname@example.org - Mar 8, 2012 published on trip advisor.
"An affordable luxury"
We have travelled a lot, stayed in many places rentals, hotels, guest houses, and we have never been so happy. Pasajcap is an amazing property, safe and a very unique place with a special ambience. It is peaceful and it felt secluded although everything is just a short boat ride or walk away. The property has its own private boat dock so it is easy to get away and travel around the lake. It is very accessible. The landscape of this extensive property is also beautiful with stone paths and staircase (well lit at night!), colorful plants and flowers everywhere and fruit trees. It is all well kept and clean. There is a sauna, outdoor spaces for every apartment (private), BBQ areas (frequently used for getting together with the other guests), there is a dock to swim off and you can buy the wine, meat and fish at the property. Our apartment (called "Copacabana") was great with a gorgeous view on volcanoes. There is nothing quite like waking up to the breathtaking view of Lake atitlan! It was everything and more from what we saw on the website pictures. The layout is open and airy with good use of natural light. The architecture is remarkable with the perfect mix of stone, wood and glass with the quality finish and a great attention to details. The concept is functionality, modern style and privacy. It is smartly furnished with beautiful wood furniture. The house has electric outlets almost in every wall. The kitchen was fully stacked with selection of good quality cook wear, crockery and cutlery. It had everything necessary to cook (we prepared our dinners almost every night). It is definitely a very safe place to be with kids. We did not have children with us but we have seen other guests’ kids running and playing freely around the property. The staff would take care of the details like to cover the electrical outlets to “child-proof” the place…. Amazingly thoughtful! Pierre and his lovely staff are very friendly, accommodating and discreet. We have extended our stay and will be back the next year!
Leigh Whitworth - The Hiker Heysham, Lancashire, England
Loft Ouro Preto March 14th
Awesome. Come here and you will find it hard to leave!
Review Submitted and published on
www.vrbo.com and www.homeaway.com March 14, 2012 Date of Stay: November 2011
I have stayed here for 7 and 8 months for the past 2 years and I return again soon. The place is amazing. The views are breathtaking, staff very helpful and the owner is so very gracious. If you love fresh water lake swimming, kayaking and hiking then this ticks all the boxes. If you love swinging in a hammock and reading a book then again it ticks all the boxes. The premises has road and lake access and each apartment has a dedicated rancho with power and barbecue outside so you can enjoy some outdoor catering. Use the sauna in the evening and then dive into the lake to cool off. Add to all of that a great surrounding area with terrific places to eat and you have it all. Just be prepared to endure the pain of leaving! This review may sound over the top but really just go to Pasajcap and see for yourself.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Robert & Jackie Martin- Quebec – Canada
Loft Belem and guest room.
February 28th, 2012
Enjoyed our stay. The view is fantastic.
The personnel is very helpful and discreet. We felt safe here with the dogs. Very peaceful here. Would like to return, and will certainly recommend this little paradise
Bill and Cherril Landwehr
Loft Ushuaia January, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Pasajcap. Pierre could have not been more accommodating host. We loved the trip to Rio Dulce and Lanquin that you suggested to us as well as our visit to Semuc Champey, which was the highlight of the month long stay. We found everything to be more than satisfactory. Clean room, beautiful view and friendly, helpful staff. We will be back!
Thanks for everything.
Chela and Bruce Burger- California- USA
Loft Ushuaia and Copacabana
We feel so blessed to have spent another month at Pasajcap. It feels the home. Pierre was so helpful and friendly. This is a well run, clean, quiet, safe and beautiful places close to San Marcos, which is a magical village. Domingo and the staff are always ready to make sure our need are met. We look forward to returning for another lovely visit right on the shores of magnificent Lake Atitlan.
Kathryn Peterson and Julian Taylor- NYC- USA
Guest room January 13th, 2012
Thank you so much! This has been the most wonderful experience, much more beautiful then we could ever have imagined (which is we extended our stay.)
Perfect location, great amenities and amazing staff. We love Diego. We hope to come back again soon. Gracias!!!
James Yonge- Cayman Islands
December 26th Loft Belem
The property is absolutely beautiful and our room had a full frontal view of the volcanoes.
Pierre and all the staff are very friendly and happy to assist you with whatever you require. We both had a fantastic stay and will recommend this place to anyone. The property has its own private boat dock and the next town San Marcos is a short way away.
Odette Boucher et Simon Gagne- Québec- Canada
Loft Belem and Guest room.
December 23rd - 30th, 2011
Nous pouvons dire que le site et tout le reste à Pasajcap est un petit paradis sur terre.
La vue sur le lac, les volcans et aussi l’accès au lac sur les quais…Absolument parfait.. Les habitations sont confos et bien équipées et le dueno M.Pierre ainsi que ses employés sont très gentils et de bon service. Et aussi tous les petits coins de repos avec hamacs sont bien disposés. Le sauna est un pur plaisir avec la baignade au clair de lune ! Mucha gracias fue estupendo !
Sylvie Leblanc - USA
Loft Belem December 15th, 2011
Everything is so nice and welcoming…clean, spacious,…
Pierre and his lovely staff are very friendly. Over all I will be back again…The great part is private life you need for your vacation is a must…
Anthony Ngan, Elyse Vidal and their three young children– Quebec- Canada
Loft Ushuaia November and December 2011
Pasajcap is THE place to be away from it all. It’s spiritual retreat where you can stop the time and find yourself. The environment is healthy and clean. The views are gorgeous and so peaceful. The house is very comfortable and is well equipped. The house has electric outlets almost in every wall. The concept of the house is functionality, modern style, good use of natural light and extremely well lit at night. Here the privacy and safety are the main elements. The community of passenger at Pasajcap is great and the service is definitely excellent. You won’t regret it. Exceptional friendly environment. Affordable luxury apartment with access to common areas. Great for kids.
This is very unique place with a very special ambience. It is also very safe and our kids roamed freely on the property. We greatly appreciate this opportunity to get away from it all. We recommend this experience to everyone looking for a peaceful place that facilitates a close encounter with nature and people from the nearby villages. Pierre is extremely friendly and caring. He’s built an amazing community where like minded people can share and feel at home. Thanks for the amazing hospitality.
Nous n’aurions pu imaginer mieux comme pied à terre pour nos 3 semaines au Guatemala !
L’appartement est très confortable , même avec 3 enfants !
Belle lumière et beau design très, très apprécié.
Diego et Domingo serviables et sympathiques…
Nous n’hésiterons pas à recommander Pasajcap à nos amis, et espérons franchement y revenir un jour. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié les arbres fruitiers !!
Merci beaucoup !
Dean Johnston - Canada
Copacabana November 28th, 2011
Another great stay. Looking forward to coming back in February.
Ryan S. + Renata E. USA
Guest House November 26th, 2011
We have stayed in many hotels, guest houses, B+Bs, rentals etc. and we have never been so pleased. Peace and tranquility is just a beginning!
We love Pasajcap and we are very sad to leave.
After 6 weeks - 6 weeks??? it felt like one long weekend!
A perfect vacation that we wish we could take forever. We will be back.
Julie Burger- USA
Loft Nazca October 15th- 22th 2011
Everything was excellent, accommodation, grounds, apartment inventory and especially the service of you, Pierre, and your staff! Thank you, we had a super time!
Nicole Strope- USA
Loft Nazca October 15th-22 th, 2011
Better than imagined
Review Submitted and published on November 16, 2011
ON www.vrbo.com and www.homeaway.com
Date of Stay: October 2011
When booking this property, I kept thinking the pictures were to good to be true--and I found that this apartment was better than imagined. My husband and I stayed for 1 week and would like to return as soon as we can for a longer stay. The staff, owner and fellow guests all made us feel very welcomed. We felt and appreciated that the property is special.
There is a short walk into San Marcos where we took Spanish lessons in the morning and convenient launches to visit the other villages around Lake Atitlan. We enjoyed going into San Pedro for their markets and restaurants and Hiking from San Juan to The Nose.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Monica Pak- USA
Loft Ushuaia September 10th, 2011
Two weeks at Pasajcap was wonderful. The location is so peaceful and quiet, but with excellent transportation connection to the surrounding towns. The staffs were so kind and patient with our limited Spanish and they really helped in making us feel at home. There really is nothing quite like waking up to the absolutely breathtaking view of Lake Atitlan. Thank you!
The Crawford Family Shawn, Leslie and Alta - USA
Loft Uyuni September 6th, 2011
Pierre, thank you for the lovely accommodation.
Domingo, Diego and Andres were all pleasant and accommodating. The grounds were well tended to and I enjoyed speaking with Domingo and Diego about the projects they were working on. (My former job was in the construction industry). The apartment was well appointed and well tended to. The view, of course speaks for itself. Our time in and around the lake was as expected. We were actually here deciding if San Marcos would be our new home- we have decided it will be. So we will be back and most likely will be reaching out to you regarding temporary housing. Thank again to you, Domingo, Diego and Andres.
Timm, Kristina, Katia (age 14), and Thaniel (age 11) Wenger - Pennsylvania, USA
July 17 to August 16, 2011
It's all true!
We agree with the all other guests' positive comments about Pasajcap. Our family came expecting a month of rest and peace, and we were not disappointed. The facility and grounds are stunningly beautiful, the staff was more than helpful from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, and the view is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Pierre and Aska's hospitality was reflected in the kindness of the other guests. We met people from France, Poland, Germany, Spain, England, Canada, and the United States, and received many tips and helpful suggestions that made our stay most enjoyable.
We loved the tranquility and stillness of Pasajcap, as well as the convenient access to San Marcos (which has almost all the groceries we needed) and other towns around the lake. This vacation was ideal for our family in so many ways...listening to the waves and birds; talking with the neighbors, hosts, and staff; petting the dogs; sitting in the hammocks; reading; watching the lake in its ever changing myriad of colors; kayaking; climbing a volcano; riding boats; washing our laundry by hand; hiking to different towns; riding tuk-tuks; and the daily swims in the lake.
We recommend Pasajcap to anyone who loves serenity, beautiful scenery, and meeting people from around the world. We can't wait to come back!
Thank you again for making this the best summer of our lives so far!
Rafael Velez and Leslie A Martino-Velez (and Pablo)- NYC- USA
Loft Uyuni July 17th, 2011
Our month long stay at Pasajcap was outstanding.
The courteous and helpful staff was always present to attend to anything in the apartment or on the ground which are immaculately kept. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for cooking. They are kept clean by a cleaning staff and are safe. We felt completely at ease being here with our 20 months old. The minimalistic style was safe for him to explore and thoughtful staff even covered the electrical outlets to “child-proof” the place. The Domingo and and Diego were always attentive.
Traveling by public boat around the lake was easy since ther3e is a dock on the property. San Marcos is easily accessible by walking. The internet access and capacity was perhaps the only issue we encountered since there were blockouts and a spotty connection but that was mainly due to poor satellite connection and the rain.
Overall we had a great experience – Pierre runs a good business being honest and upfront from the start to the finish.
Deborah Foster- USA- Florida July 25th, 2011
Pasajcap is the perfect place for an extended stay vacation.
The apartments are smartly furnished with beautiful wood furniture. The layout is open and airy and feels like a second home as soon as you enter. The actual apartment/ loft was better in person then the website photos.
The views from the huge windows are breathtaking. It is the first thing I do every morning. I like to sit in the hammock and watch life on the lake as it happens. The location of the property is far away from the hustle but close enough so if you want to party – it is very accessible. I loved it.
Olga Goldovskaya, Alejandro Crespo- USA- Florida
Loft Ushuaia July 13th, 2011
Our wonderful experience started at the airport where Chema picked us up.
While getting to Pasajcap he gave us a history of Guatemala as well as political insides.
We arrived to the property already in a dark but were absolutely stricken by the breathtaking views from the wide glass windows. The rest of our 7 days stay was as wonderful as the first impression. Our room was everything and more from what we saw on the website pictures. The kitchen was fully stacked with everything necessary to cook (and we did cook dinners every night).
The landscape of the property is also amazing. The nicely laid out stone staircase lead directly to the dock where lancha pick you up every 30 minutes. Domingo was very kind and informative as well as Diego who was always around to help. Overall our experience at Pasajcap was 110% satisfaction.
Thank you all and we will see you in a future.
Mary Haliden & John Kelly- USA
Loft Copacabana July 11th, 2011
We had the most amazing week at this apartment in Pasajcap.
Everything was just perfect, the views, the architecture and the friendly staff. I would highly recommend this to anyone for a really relaxing break. Thank you so much.
Shane Singh & Leyna - USA
Loft Copacabana July 5th, 2011
Gorgeous view! The architecture is incredible.
Love the concrete/ cedar combination. Staff was top notch.
We (unfortunately) didn't get to meet Pierre, but Domingo, Diego and Rosa were fantastic.
Location is gorgeous and somewhat isolated, both a blessing and a curse.
Mostly we appreciated the quiet.
Carmen Perry and Mike Coplin- USA
Loft Ushuaia June 29th 2011
We really enjoyed how peaceful Pasajcap was during our month long stay.
If felt secluded although everything we need was just a short boat ride or walk away. The stuff was all very friendly and they did an excellent job maintaining the beautiful property. Pierre was a great host and always had a great attitude. We felt very much at home and always had a sense of security.
The apartment itself was exactly like the pictures and had the most gorgeous views. We could spend all day lying in a hammock overlooking the lake and volcano San Pedro. We couldn’t pick a better place for our stay in Guatemala.
Nathalie Stockman- Griet Van Loethem- Belgium
Stone Cottage June 18th 2011
This is a wonderful place: what a view!!!
The first place with such a clean rooms, I have seen in Lago Atitlan. Beautiful room with good bed,very friendly people that always help you and are always there for you. Also the very nice lights in the room (in comparison with the white light everywhere….) I would recommend everyone to come here! It is a relaxing place…
Stone Cottage June 10th 2011
Stone cottage was an excellent launch.
Stone cottage was an excellent launch to the rest of Lake Atitlan! We found our accommodation to be clean, spacious, rustic and with the most unbelievable vista of the lake and volcanoes. Making our coffee and breakfast in our outdoor kitchen and setting into one of the many small hammock and table huts scattered over the property made this trip relaxing, invigorating and inspiring. Pierre and Diego were both excitedly hospitable and accommodating. Overall, a fabulous experience.
Christine and Michael Stocke-USA
Loft Uyuni June 8th 2011
A wonderful time with fantastic hosts,
Helpful staff and a view of paradise. A la Buena Vida!
Richard Trow and Samantha Howie
Loft Nazca June 8th 2011
Relaxed, chilled, tranquil….etc,etc,etc!
Great place, great apartment, great view, great location, great hosts with helpful staff! Get the picture! Everything has just been great!
Miles and Georgia –Portland- Oregon- USA
Loft Nazca and Copacabana June 5th 2011
We loved our stay at Pasajcap.
The accommodations far surpassed what we expected to find, the staff was kind and helpful, and the view was excellent. The bird-watching from our window was excellent, with grackles, tanagers, and other species we'd never seen before. We enjoyed all the little perks arranged by the friendly and competent staff, such as fresh fish and local produce delivery, and helpful directions for getting around the San Marcos area. With the property's nearness to town and its dock on a public lancha route, it was easy and convenient to get around the lake. We'd stay at Pasajcap again in a heartbeat, and we recommend it to anyone interested in visiting lake Atitlan in style.
Kelly Klein-New Mexico-USA
Loft Usuhaia May 30th 2011
It is difficult to convey the majestic views, the sense of peace and tranquility, the friendliness and generosity of the people who work here.
I spent one month looking across the lake to Vulcan San Pedro from a room with glass windows from nearly the floor to ceiling, which open almost completely, providing a sense of being a part of the beauty around me. The sound of the rippling of the lake, the breeze and the constant chatter of birds will not be forgotten.
For me, the most endearing part of my stay here were the gentleness, compassion and endless generosity of Domingo and Diego. They were always ready to help in any way and made my experience here unique.
Pierre is delightful and has chosen well: his helpers, the architecture, the ambience. It was the recreation I so badly needed. I thank you all from my heart.
Kasey and Karen- Virginia-USA
Guest room-Usuhaia May 23rd
Beautiful place. Best view on the lake!
Always greeted by everyone with a smile and Hola! Enjoyed my stay very much, glad to have stayed here. The photos on the internet showcasing the views from our front window were exactly the same beautiful view in person. The layout of the apartment is spacious and clean. Domingo, Diego and Pierre were wonderful at accommodating our wants and needs. Any problem we encountered or extra requests were immediately taken care of. The packet left for us in our room was full of helpful information, regarding restaurants, banks, shopping, boat times etc…Thank you for a wonderful place to refresh.
Veli Stanchev and Michael- Hamburg-Germany
Loft Belem and Uyuni April 18th 2011
We are looking forward to coming back!
Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful apartment. It is like a dream! Everything was perfect. Thank you for your generosity.
Leonardo and Gery Perkins –
Retired military and retired nurse-Atlanta- Idaho- USA
Palm cottage April 14th 2011
We shall return!
Pasajcap steals our hearts with its peace, tranquility, smiled and natural beauty! The vistas of the five volcanoes on a clear day, the sunrise and stillness of the morning with doves cooing, everything was wonderful during our three months in Pierre little casita. Our every need and request was met. The special sensitivity of Domingo , Pierre’s foreman and Diego our friend, the hardworking , kind watchman, gardener who kept us safe and made in our world a “jardin” with our own banana tree.
Loft Nazca April 1st 2011
It has been the perfect place on the lake for my stay.
Very quiet and relaxing! The other guests I encountered were wonderful and seemed, as I, very happy to be at Pasajcap. This is truly a beautiful, clean, wonderfully designed place to stay on the lake Atitlan. I will return next spring.
Sandra Louis -Bill Erickson Canada
Loft Usuhaia March 30th 2011
Our stay at Pasajcap was relaxing and beautiful
The location was perfect for outstanding views of the lake Atitlan and the majesty of the volcanoes. We loved visiting all the little villages around the lake-each one unique. For us travelling everywhere by boat was a fun experience and reminded us that a leisurely pace of life is a positive thing.
Pierre is a gracious host who welcomed us and offered lots of suggestions about what to see while we were here. The staff was friendly and helpful in every way. Pasajcap is a little piece of paradise.
Joke Krauwell- Holland
Loft Copacabana March 23rd 2011
From the end of January till April, we rent a nice apartment in Pasajcap. We are very satisfied about service quality and housing/housework. The team is very helpful and kind. We had felt like at home.
Our compliment for your kind business.
Paule Levesque et Jean Robillard- Canada
Loft NAZCA March 19th 2011-06-19
L’espace de vie est superbe ! Bien aménagé
Catherine Molle- France
Ouro Preto March 3rd 2011
Le plus costaud de tous les JO. Gracias Pedro todo es muy, muy, muy bien!
Merci Pierre pour tes chapeaux, tes sourires, tes yeux rieurs, ta construction, c’est la plus belle de tout le lac Atitlan qui est le plus beau que j’ai vu !
Pierre, ton Diego, faut le garder il est parfait, courage pour les travaux à venir. Dés que nous pourrons nous reviendrons, ces 3 jours sont gravés dans notre disque dur jusqu’à…. ?
Benoit and Nathalie MOLLE-FRANCE
Guest room March 3rd 2011
Super séjour, un peu court.
Un lieu idéal pour visiter et découvrir les villages alentours et puis revenir profiter de cette magnifique maison.
Merci à DIEGO et toute l’équipe pour les services rendus et toutes les petites attentions qui font qu’on se sent encore mieux dans un lieu : tous les saunas préparés, linge lavé et autres bouquets, avocats. Et merci Pierre pour l’organisation.
TJ – Oregon - Canada
Loft Nazca March 4th 2011
We stayed at Pasajcap for two months and it was a beautiful stay.
The view and contact with the lake was a wonderful treat every day. We swam in the fresh, clean water and enjoyed the privacy and peace. The apartment has caring lovely touches that allow one to appreciate Lake Atitlan all the more. The lighting, kitchen set up (such as garlic press) added beauty to our day to day living and cooking.
We felt completely safe at Pasajcap and Pierre and his staff were gracious and kind.
Tim and Carolyne Scully-USA
Loft OURO PRETO February 26th 2011-06-19
The setting could not have been more perfect.
The design of the property allows for spectacular views from anywhere inside or out. The lake is beautiful with each village having its own distinctions and so easily accessible by boat. Pierre and his staff are wonderful. The only mistake we made was staying only one week. It was one of the most relaxing and culturally rich vacations we have taken.
Les Jones and Judy – Canada
Loft UYUNI February 26th 2011
Our most relaxing vacation ever with a million dollar ever changing view of the volcanoes, lake and clouds.
It would be even more perfect with a microwave and if someone shot that mourning dove that greets every morning sunrise.
Addison John Wilson
Cochrane -Canada February 19th 2011
It's all true
Review Submitted: February 26, 2011 Date of Stay: January 2011
published on www.vrbo.com and www.homeaway.com
We stayed a month in Feb.2011. To wake up to the view across the lake to volcano San Pedro is like heaven. The temperature (important to Canadians in Feb.) was near perfect. Warm, sunny days and cool nights. Pierre and the staff are first class, helpful, very friendly and patient. The place is slightly isolated from the nearest town, San Marcos, but we found that to be no problem. It's a 15 minute walk to town. The town is small, friendly and with a couple of decent restaurants and simple grocery stores. We hope to be back next winter
Kathleen Matheos CANADA-
Loft Usuhaia February 23rd 2011
We enjoyed the place very much
We enjoyed the place very much. Everything was excellent from moment we made the inquiry, throughout our stay.
A wonderful place! Thank you so much.
Susan Hanson and Melody Doherty. Canada and Mexico
Guest room February 15th 2011
Staying at Pasajcap was delightful.
Starting with our fabulous, kind, informative host, Pierre, the community of guests is very special. We enjoyed all the comforts /commodities of home in the simple beauty of unique setting. It is private, secure…a slice of heaven. The staff is most helpful. We will certainly recommend Pasajcap.
Hans Huber- Montreal-CANADA
Loft Usuhaia - Loft Belem- Stone cottage
February 12th 2011
Beautiful lake with magnificent views of volcanoes.
The right place to spend a relaxing few weeks. Very friendly and attentive staff. Everyone and especially Pierre, who made special efforts to help and entertain us. Overall a very happy, pleasant experience!
Bruce BURGER and Chela- USA
Loft BELEM February 2nd 2011
We feel blessed that Pasajcap called to us through cyberspace.
It’s been the perfect place for a month vacation. Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable and clean. Pierre and Domingo and Diego welcomed us like returning friends. They were always helpful and responsive to our needs. The view of the lake and the volcanoes from our windows will never be forgotten. It is close enough to enjoy San Marcos but removed enough to be quiet and safe. We hope to return.
Robin, Kimberly Bares and Zoe – Chicago-USA
Loft Usuhaia January 18th 2011
We loved it once again
Hopefully we will be back next year. Good luck with all your endeavors.
Murray Ball- Canada
January 16th 2011 Loft Copacabana
What can I say that has not been said thousands of times?
Right from my initial email contact, until I climbed in a van headed back to Guatemala City. Pierre was (and is) the consummate “hotelier”!
Yes the views are stunning and the apartments are meticulously designed; but it is the people who work so diligently at Pasajcap that makes your stay so memorable. Nothing beats a friendly smile and ”como estas” when you can’t find the keys for the gate (or have simply given up looking).You know that the same friendly smile, greeting, and help with your “fumbling dilemma” will be forthcoming “manana” . To return to my original point, your needs and interests will largely dictate your length of stay at Pasajcap; but don’t discount the dictates of the welcoming ambience of Pasajcap itself!
Gracias por su bontad!
Clayton and Alyssa Leeviraphan –Portland- Oregon- USA
Loft Copacabana January 8th
Pasaj-Cap was perfect for us: serene and delightful in a wonderful setting.
The birds sing in the morning and the stars shine at night, there is plenty of privacy as well as common areas to enjoy the good company of others. There are great spaces with mesmerizing vistas and ready access to area towns and villages. Gracious staff. Friendly dogs attentive to the property.
Our apartment had a sweeping, open plan with beautiful, clean lines, concrete floors (from which heat of the day radiates into the cool evenings), crisp white walls, and wood accents adding warmth. Huge sliding windows open inside to out and make San Pedro volcano seem nearly close enough to touch, and with the beautiful weather we enjoyed, these windows were open all the time. Great day lighting throughout with glas ceiling panels, clerestory windows to bring light further back into the space, and playful translucent slot windows for diffuse lighting. Good kitchen - well equipped and smartly situated. Bathroom is spacious and tastefully designed (you can even see the volcano fromthe shower!). Excellent private ranchos to laze in the hammock, bask in the sun, or pass a daywatching the boats and sun cross the lake. An idyllic place to write and relax and even get a little bit of work done if needed.
Fantastic sauna! Follow it with a jump in the cool lake. You must take advantage if you get a chance. We did not have a fire in the fireplace but it seems like a pleasant amenity.
Easy boat access to all villages around the lake. Tuk-tuk ride to San Marcos is likewise.
Pierre is a great host - inviting, knowledgeable, personable, and allowing just the right amount of space. Pierre has built a dream come true and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
In sum, an excellent value for a week's stay.
Bob Balfe- Philadelphia- Pennsylvania- USA
Loft Copacabana December 17th 2010
Everything was perfect!
The rooms were very clean and the staff was wonderful. I look forward to return soon!
Thanks for everything.
Brean and Zach Mc Cord –FLORIDA- USA
Loft Usuhaia December 13th 2010
Great place to stay!
The apartment, view, and surrounding landscape are beautiful. The owner and staff are all incredibly nice, honest and helpful. Lovely community type feel if you want it, privacy if you don’t. Overall a charming home away from home.
John Hill- NYC- USA
Loft Uyuni December 3rd 2010
Just the perfect place to spend a month.
The staff were all immensely helpful and the apartment and views (!!!) were amazing would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing gateway and plan returning very soon!
Carol Bradford and Pattie Stivender-USA-Lexington KY
Loft Nazca-December 11th 2010 Pasajcap is a beautiful place!
I love the open apartment with the big picture window overlooking the lake Atitlan and San Pedro volcano. Pierre and his workers (and his dogs!) are all very welcoming and hospitable. This is the perfect place to come relax or to have a base to tour other villages around the lake. I hope I am lucky enough to return someday.
PS: Thanks for dinner and the hospitality!
Mark and Kenda Boulder -Colorado-USA
Loft Usuhaia 28th October 2010
Better than imagined
Review Submitted: November 16, 2010 Date of Stay: October 2010
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When booking this property, I kept thinking the pictures were too good to be true--and I found that this apartment was better than imagined. My husband and I stayed for 1 week and would like to return as soon as we can for a longer stay. The staff, owner and fellow guests all made us feel very welcomed. We felt and appreciated that the property is special.
There is a short walk into San Marcos where we took Spanish lessons in the morning and convenient boats to visit the other villages around Lake Atitlan. We enjoyed going into San Pedro for their markets and restaurants and Hiking from San Juan to the (Indian) Nose.
Kin Hong- USA
Loft UyuniOctober 10th 2010
One couldn’t ask for more in such a magical place.
Words and pictures could never describe the energy and tranquility of staying in a place like this. Pierre has been able to create the unimaginable. He is very professional and hospitable always there when you are in need of something. All the workers here are genuinely kind and gracious, wanting you to have the most enjoyable time possible. There is something very special here that one should experience. I can’t wait until I return to the wonderful Pasajcap.
Carla Kenny and Nick Howe- UK
Loft Nazca-October 10th 2010
This place is incredible
From the view, clean modern apartments and the staff to the beautiful peaceful surroundings. We have had an incredible and memorable two weeks and feel totally refreshed. Thank you to Pierre, Domingo and Diego for a fantastic stay. We would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Lake Atitlan.
Brad Epp and Tricia Prosser-Winnipeg-Canada
Loft USUHAIA September 6st 2010
A week on the lake
Review Submitted: December 20, 2010 Date of Stay: August 2010
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My husband and I spent one week of our honeymoon at Pasaj Cap, and loved it. The apartment was well kept and well stocked, and the setting was gorgeous. We both enjoyed lounging in the hammock in our apartment as well as those around the property. The staff was friendly, attentive and very patient with our limited Spanish skills. We took the local water taxis to Panajachel nearly every day - a quick and always entertaining process.
Pierre was very thorough in the booking process, responding to my every query. We have plans to return to Lake Atitlan and Pasaj Cap one day - hopefully with friends and the intention to study Spanish.
Grace Ye -California-New York
August 25th 2010
All it took was a picture of the view from the guest rooms to see why
Pasajcap was worth the stay.
The rooms are beautiful and we passed many hours in the hammocks gazing out at the lake and volcanoes. If we come back we will definitely stay here again.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Pierre was on hand to make sure our needs and questions were taken care of. Domingo and Diego were very friendly and helpful.
The grounds were clean and well kept.
Thank you Pierre for all your help. We (4 from NY and 1 from SF) have a great time during our one week stay here.
Lilly & Maury
New Orleans, LA-USA
Loft Copacabana July 24th 2010
Heaven on Earth
Review Submitted: October 12, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010 published on www.vrbo.com and www.homaway.com
This is an amazing location, suitable for romance, adventure, relaxation, and much more. For us it was truly a remarkable escape from the modern world and into the most unique nature experience we’ve ever found—without sacrificing any of the comforts of modern life (except TV & phone which we were eager to give up). We found romance everywhere we went… nature, breathtaking panoramic views, relaxation, you too will find it everywhere, indoors and out. The owner has thought of every detail to make your stay an unforgettable one… from private hammocks indoors and out… to unobstructed views of the two amazing volcanoes and the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Privately tucked deep within the mountain, finding the house was an adventure full of treacherous curves that we will never forget. However, when we finally stepped foot on the beautifully manicured grounds with wonderful trees, and flowers, overlooking the lake and volcanoes, with a private dock where all the boat taxi/shuttles stop, we knew we had found a little piece of heaven on earth. Equally pleasing as the location is the architecture and warmth of the suite. At sunrise you will awake to the amazing low lying clouds that will tempt you to want to reach for them. The villagers are kind and welcoming; spending time in any of the surrounding villages is an excellent way to connect with an ever so tranquil and serene way of life.
The owner and his staff are very attentive and friendly. They go out of their way to make sure that you are pleased and enjoying your stay.
The hardest thing about our stay at Pierre’s place was leaving. This miraculous place is as ideal for a romantic getaway as it is for a large group of friends looking for adventure (hiking, kayaking, etc.) or for a family reunion, or even a small wedding ceremony. It was just the two of us this time around, but we look forward to bringing our three daughters on our next trip.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
July 20th 2010 Loft “Usuhaia”
Ophelia and Luke Resnik - Cornet- New Mexico
Wow! What a fantastic vacation spot!!!
The location is the most perfect on the lake. Close to amenities in San Marcos ( A five minutes boat ride or 15 minutes walk) where one can even find wine and Camenbert, yet secluded and peaceful. Pierre and his staff, especially Diego and Domingo create a very caring and attentive experience for their guests. One month wasn’t long enough !!! As far as for suggestions not much. May be screening on the windows so that we could enjoy opening them more. Better pillows and perhaps local textile bedcovers? A small path to the great big tree below would be a nice addition to emphasize the beauty of such a tree . Thanks Pierre for creating a perfectly designed vacation place. We will be back! Ophelia and Luke
May 20th 2010
Todd and Kyungmi Gray – Los Angeles
Fantastico! The stay at Pierre was amazing!
The architecture is beautiful done, with a lot of care in details and done with beautiful material. One of our favorite part was the shower …The shower with the lake view.! And the windows opening up to create and indoor /Outdoor living. We spent three and half weeks here working in the morning and exploring the villages in the afternoon, and Pierre’s apartment was an ideal place. The view is magnificent and the staff Domingo and Diego as well as Pierre was so helpful in making our stay absolutely wonderful. Thank you for the beautiful experience! It won’t be our last visit!
April 14th 2010
Kate Webber and Fil Guy – Jersey- UK
A truly wonderful holiday vacations!
Beautiful apartments affording the best views on Lake Atitlan!!
Thank you for your kind hospitality, you are a fantastic host! We have spent 7 glorious weeks in the most comfortable surroundings, the apartment was over and above our expectations. Really the perfect way to relax and experience the quiet side of Guatemala.
We couldn’t ask for more..Fun, outings, great encounters and a great experience
with your crazy friend Guy who took us flying.
We are so sad to be leaving but I’m sure we will return one day.
Bravo et bonne chance pour le future! Until we meet again,
Kate and Fil
April 11th 2010
Timothy Stegner New York USA
I had a wonderful time at Pasajcap. Firstly, there is the lake. The most refreshing swimming experience I ever had. Then the landscape, sublime and quietly shifting from sunrise to sunset. Even at night, a lightning storm is just as beautiful as the millions of stars that fill the sky. Then there’s the surrounding villages and towns, each with its own unique personality but full of beautiful, friendly people and rich in history and culture. Then there’s the accommodations, meeting every need.
And finally there’s Pierre a most gracious and sincere host.
Thank you Pierre for a wonderful stay.
April 8th 2010
Diane Ménard - Canada
Nous avons passé un mois à Pasajcap et c’était merveilleux.
Nous avons grandement apprécié les baignades matinales dans le lac entouré de montagnes volcaniques, l’escalade des montagnes San Pedro et Pacaya, les leçons d’espagnol à 10 minutesde marche.
Vivre parmi la culture maya a été une leçon de vie.
Le condo est super confortable avec une vue magnifique.
Pierre est un hôte exceptionel. C’est un super séjour à recommander.
Diane + Vince
April 6th 2010
Marc Thiebaut and Gwendolyn Prakash- France
Depuis bientôt deux ans que nous sommes sur les routes et les pistes d’Amérique du Sud et d’Amérique Centrale, nous avons fait de nombreuses pauses , mais c’est la première fois que nous avons autant de mal à quitter un endroit, si magique !
Bravo Pierre pour la conception et la réalisation des ces lofts, qui allient architecture et confort, dans un environnement époustouflant . Ces immenses baies vitrées nous ont permis de nous détendre et de travailler avec la plus belle vue que nous n’ayons jamais eue dans nos pauses.
Quel calme, quelle sérénité, en un mot que du bonheur !
Nous n’avons qu’une idée en tête revenir!
A bientôt, Très amicalement Marc et Gwendolyn
March 23rd 2010
Lyle and Nadene Locke Canada
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pasajcap’s. Everything we needed was supplied. The staff is friendly and willing to help.
Cannot say enough about the spectacular views, the peaceful atmosphere, flowers and birds. The lay-out of the apartment is very functional and with the large sliding windows you could feel like you are living outdoors.
We also appreciated the security of the compound. Thank you for your memorable stay. We hope to be back.
March 23rd 2010
Dean and Laynni Locke Canada
Pierre, I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. It had everything that we wanted or needed. Our apartment , with the fantastic windows +view was a joy to be in. Our two months went too fast. We will be missing our daily swim. We are planning to come back and hope you are still here.
Leslea and Mike Clarke Canada
Even with the impressive photos and descriptions posted on the website, Pasajcap exceeded our expectations. Pierre the most cordial owner and architect of this property has achieved creating a complex of six apartments , all beautiful , all somewhat different from each other , all very private and all with magnificent views of the lake and the mountains beyond. His staff are very efficient and friendly, without being intrusive. The property is located within ten minutes of San Marcos, itself a lovely community with a nice “vibe”. For us it is a little like “revealing a favorite fishing hole”. We plan to return and hope there will be avaibility for once the secret is out, this establishment will be very, very busy .
March 2nd 2010
Pam Ellefson USA
Beautiful location. Breathtaking and close-up views of lake Atitlan and the volcanoes. What a sight to wake up to every morning! My apartment was clean, bright ,well appointed and secure. Attentive staff. Can’t think of anything that would have made my stay more pleasant. May be a couple of kayaks would be a nice addition.
February 20th 2010
Annette LLosch and Harold Kuhn- Germany
Wir haben das schöne Ambiente in vollen Zügen genossen. Es war einfach, wundervoll mit diesem Blick auf die Blumen und den Vulkan zu erwachen. Wir wunschen dir und deinen Mitarbeiter alles Gute , damit noch alle weiteren Projekte so toll verwirklicht werden!
Linda Blue USA
I recently had the pleasure to stay at Pasaj Cap from Sept. 09 thru Jan 10. I rented the apartment site unseen from the website and can say in hind site that it was a great decision. I showed up in the middle of the night with 2 pugs in tow and was greeted by Diego - who helped me settle into my apartment (he also hauled my 2 large dog crates and 2 large plastic tubs with all of my worldly belongings). From there, things only got better - from Domingo who was always watching out for me and all of the other guys who were my constant companions. I very much appreciated their kind gestures of tending to my wants and needs. Especially to Diego for opening my coconuts with his big machete! A million thanks. And a special thanks to the girls who kept my apartment nice and tidy - that was a huge task because I shared my apartment with 2 pugs who shed a lot!
And lastly to Pierre - he truly is the "host with the most"! Whatever I needed - I asked Pierre and he made it happen. Currently I am next door in Honduras - serving in the Peace Corps and can't wait to return to my beloved Guatemala and once again return to Pasaj Cap.
Enduring Memory: Serene and Timeless
Azotea Ponte Vedra, Florida, USA
Review Submitted: January 31, 2009 Date of Stay: November 2008
My husband and I spent a week here November 2008 and are now considering retiring on Lake Atitlan. Pierre was responsive in booking and even had to come guide us to the gate. If you drive plan on arriving by daylight as the roads are rough and hard to negotiate. The apartments are new with the scent of the local mesquite from the furnishings and cabinets. Each has enormous picture windows that you can slide open to hear the lapping of the Lake not far below. The view is breathtaking. We used the well equipped kitchen for breakfast and many dinners and enjoyed the view from the dining room table. Pierre advised us on our trips around the Lake and to both Antigua and Chichi. Though we did rent a car, you can get around by launcha/boat to places on the Lake and can take a bus, or private car, to Guatemala City from Panajachel.
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January 11th 2010
Cara Linzmayer CANADA
Muchas gracias !
Thank you Pierre. Everything was fabulous. The staff was very helpful. It is so beautiful here.
We definitely be back
December 28th 2009
Peng Oh USA
The view is absotlutely and “to die for”. By far the most beautiful setting my wife and I have been to.
We are very sad to leave!
The apartment is bright, modern and airy. All in all we had a wonderful time
December 22nd 2009
Liz Sorgenfrei USA AUSTIN TX
Pasajcap is truly a magical place. From the moment I entered the gates and saw the panoramic view of the lake with its towering volcanoes, I knew I’d chosen the right spot to vacation.
The apartment exceeded my expectations and Pierre and his staff were incredibly accommodating.
After spending a month here I can’t wait to return!
December 19th 2009
Ellen Stoner USA
We particularly enjoyed the roof top terrasse-
What an absolutely wonderful amenity!!
Your staff is absolutely helpful and kind. We hope to see you again soon.
August 31st 2009
Erin Rodoni and Yatindra Pandga
We have spent two and half months here and still it is not long enough.
That apartment is one of the nicest homes we ever stayed in.
The view is amazing to wake up to everyday.
The bed is firm and comfortable.
The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly.
Thank you all so much for an incredible experience.
We will definitively come back
July 31st 2009
Mark Petersen Canada
Published on homeaway.coml
Property/Unit : 185715 - "An organic Architecture/ Spectacular Lakefront Property For Couples /Families"
Property Location: World, Central America, Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, San Marcos La Laguna.
Reviewer NickName: marcos555
Reviewer Location: Canada
Date of Arrival : Jul 1, 2009
Name on Contract : Mark Petersen
Review Rating : 5/5
Review Title : 338410 - "Beautiful tranquil location"
"My wife and I spent a month in one of the apts this year ... the entire stay was memorable and worth repeating. The apts are clean, fresh, and each one has spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes. Each one is outfitted with everything you need to make it home. Swimming off the dock in the crystal clear lake is refreshing.
Choose these accommodations if you want peace and rural tranquility, not nightlife. The apartments are about a 15 min walk to San Marcos village over a dirt road. There is easy and frequent access to other lakeside towns by boat -- just flag them down as they meander along the coast.
Best of all: the owner Pierre is a gracious and warm host