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After taking two day trips out to Guatape, I knew that it was finally time to escape Medellin for a longer trip. Daniel and I landed a sponsored stay at the Castle Finca in Guatape, a gorgeous lake house located between El Penol and La Piedra, and we couldn’t be happier that we did!
This finca in Guatape is situated at the end of a small peninsula and boasts gorgeous lake views. In front of the house, though, was our own gated paradise. The courtyard features a pool, jacuzzi, multiple hammocks, and a bar and grill that are all surrounded by lush green gardens. Medellin disappeared from my mind the second I took a deep breath of the fresh clean country side air.
The Castle features 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, so it took quite a bit of exploring to get our bearings around the unique home. It also has plenty of staircases, balconies, and deck spaces scattered on all sides, showcasing every possible view from the home.
One of my favorite areas to relax was the large two story dock on the water behind the house. It was the perfect place to lean back and relax with shisha, watch the sunset, and soak in the simple quietness that we forget that we need so badly sometimes.
The next morning, we woke up with the sun rising over the water right outside the master windows. After snapping a few shots of the colorful show, we headed down to the dock for an early morning kayak trip out on the water. Sean, the manager, provided everything that we needed at the home, so it was easy to grab them and get our adventure started.
Paddling along on the water was beyond serene. The multitude of houses built along the lake area are dream come true for any house hunter enthusiast. They range from ultra modern to flowery cottages to everything in between. Time slipped away imagining the different lives we would lead in each one. After our workout, it was time for a hard day’s work… laying out in the sun by the pool, while Daniel lounged reading in the hammocks in the shade.
When we wanted to head in to Guatape for dinner or drinks, it was easy to catch a ride. We just walked out to the road and waited for, well, anything to pass by. Buses, taxis, jeeps, tuk tuks, they all know where we’re heading and will stop to make sure we get there.
I easily could have spent a week out here away from it all. The worst part about the stay was saying goodbye to our lakeside home to return to Medellin.
If you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, this quiet lakeside finca in Guatapé is the place for you.
Check it out here, and plan your trip today!
All my love,
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