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Comfort & Simplicity - Views, Colonial, Moroccan, Zen, Gardens.

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Antigua villa description

Elegant colonial architecture mixed with world travel texture influcences makes this house a very unique experience. Our cozy home is perfect if you want to experience the beauty of Guatemala and feel at home at the same time.

Wake up to the sound of the Guatemalan countryside (roosters in the distance, chanting birds...). Open up your eyes as the sun rises and watch the face of the nearby volcano transform from a shadow to a pink/yellow morning glow inviting you to experience another wonderful day in the tropics. Walk up to our newly added roof-top terrace for a good morning stretch or a serene yoga session amidst the colonial roof tops, taking in the 360 degree breathtaking view. You suddenly learn to feel alive again! Come cocktail time: just pluck a lime from our Gin & Tonic tree and shake away to a cocktail mix. whilst your very own personal chef tends to tonights Caribbean food theme on the outdoor BBQ. Wait ... its sauna time in our backyard Mayan sauna!


The Living Space: Our house has 3 wonderful bedrooms upstairs (each unique and pleasant to be in), and a further 2 bedrooms downstairs, an office, 4 full bathrooms with shower (one has a bathtub), a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area with dining table seating 6, a fireplace lounge, a music lounge (Moroccan style where you can lay back on a myriad of pillows), a storage room and a covered outdoor lounge. There is a front and back garden as well as a 2 car parking area. At no extra charge, we also leave at your disposal our LandRover Discovery (for driving around Antigua and its valley only).

The Bedrooms:
1. Master Bedrooms (Queen bed): w/ Balcony - views of pink/purple bougainvilla & volcanoes (also seen from bed!), en-suite wood-deck bathroom (ergonomic bathtub) with volcano views also! Large walk-in closet.
2. Junior Suite (Queen bed): w/ views of volcano, en-suite wood-deck bathroom (shower), large office space (divided by floor-to-ceiling curtain).
3. Finca Room (Queen bed): This is the brightest room in the house when the sun shines in the morning - fill up with vit. D happiness (:-). Views on the neighboring Coffee Finca. Next to our only open air wood-deck bathroom (shower). Charming!
4. Garden Room (single bed): This downstairs bedroom opens up to sights of Bougainvilla Colonial Spanish Terrace garden area. En-suite toilet.
5. 'Chapin' Guatemala Room (Queen bed): This downstairs central room is also used as our media room as it sports a flatscreen TV/DVD. En-suite bathroom (shower).

We also OFFER you...: ** Private SHUTTLE pickup direct from airport to our villa
** Pre-Arrival grocerie SHOPPING
** FREE celphone use (just pay for your call-credits)
** Personal CHEF: Guatemalan & International recipes
** Babby-Sitter
** Antigua RESTAURANT Recommendations
** Private DRIVER/Security
** SPANISH Lessons @ home or @ spanish academies

We also offer use of a vehicle for convenience between house, Antigua and the close surroundings (under 20km away).

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Included
          • Housekeeper
          • Car Available
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside only please....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Master Bedrrom: 1 queen

            Has ensuite bathroom with bathtub...moreless

          • Guest Room with ensuite Office: 1 queen

            Ensuite bathroom with shower...moreless

          • Simple Guest Room: 1 queen

            Has its own bathroom with shower annexed to it...moreless

          • TV Guestroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            TV room with bed for short person with ensuite shower...moreless

          • Maids Quarters: 1 queen

            Small bedroom with double bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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          • Guestroom with office: toilet, shower

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          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Visitor's Bathroom (part of TV room: toilet, shower

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          Other Amenities

              • The house is strictly a smoke-free environment. Smoking permitted in the garden...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Piano
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Rain Forests
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Surfing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Surf Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Safe
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Extra charges apply for use if the dryer ($5 per load)...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Kitchen:

                            Fully equipped....moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Bicycles
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Gated Community

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Sauna
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmas
                              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $210
                              $1,250 $2,600
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $149
                              $894 $2,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              All rates subject to change until booking is confirmed.

                              INCLUDED: All utilities & Broadband & WI-FI Internet.

                              INCLUDED: Housekeeper 3X per week.

                              RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE of house bills. meal requests are extra.

                              Not included are Tips for our housekeeper. This is welcome if you feel or housekeeper served you well during your stay.

                              Rates for up to 6 guests. Xtra guests $10/guest/nt (9 total guests)


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                              Location

                              35 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Guatemala City Airport
                              100 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Monterico

                              Car: Recommended

                              The house is located within minutes of the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Surrounded by breathtaking views of volcanoes, hillsides and coffee 'fincas' (farms), you will find yourself in a serene neighborhood. Antigua is located in the Guatemalan highlands that form part of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Beautiful lake Atitlan is only 2.5 hours drive away. If you fancied a getaway to the ocean it stands barely 1 hour away (puerto San Jose) or 2.5 hours to Salvador beaches or Monterrico. This truely is a perfect 'base' for exploring Guatemala, and a starting point for traveling in Central America.

                              Other Activities: Mayan Sauna (Temascale), Hiking, Sight Seeing, Archeological Ruins

                              Golf: The Santa Maria Country Club is a nearby 9 hole golf course on the slopes of Agua Volcano. Breathtaking views. Makes for a fun time out in the Guatemalan countryside. Caddies and golf clubs available at the club.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: I moved here with in 2002 after backpacking for a few months and waiting an alternative life. Now, Guatemala is a big part of my life. I spend half my time in Guatemala, shared between Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

                              Why the Owner Chose Antigua:
                              Just outside town was important to me because it gives me this feeling of 'getting away from it all'....yet its only a few minutes drive into the center. The coffee finca and all the trees surroundings the house gives me a feel of the countryside.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Don't be mistaken; this is a unique house! Influences from my travels are felt in the different parts of the house. Many areas to be in - creating a separateness from one room to the next - even though all the common area are in an 'open-plan' style as there are very few doors.


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                              Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

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                              Photos

                              • Rooftop terrace

                                Rooftop terrace

                              • Moroccan lounge art

                                Moroccan lounge art

                              • Dinner table

                                Dinner table

                              • Master bedroom w. queen bed (1st floor).  En-suite bathroom, balcony and closet.

                                Master bedroom w. queen bed (1st floor). En-suite bathroom, balcony and closet.

                              • Finca Room (1st floor) - queen size bed.  Next to full bathroom.

                                Finca Room (1st floor) - queen size bed. Next to full bathroom.

                              • Garden room w. single bed.  En-suite toilet. (ground floor)

                                Garden room w. single bed. En-suite toilet. (ground floor)

                              • Walk-in Closet (Master Bedroom)

                                Walk-in Closet (Master Bedroom)

                              • Chapin room ensuite bathroom

                                Chapin room ensuite bathroom

                              • Kitchen display cabinets

                                Kitchen display cabinets

                              • Library (upstairs hall area)

                                Library (upstairs hall area)

                              • Front of house

                                Front of house

                              • Front Garden

                                Front Garden

                              • The Moroccan Lounge - take a break and relax!

                                The Moroccan Lounge - take a break and relax!

                              • Entrance hall with glimpse of dinning table through arch

                                Entrance hall with glimpse of dinning table through arch

                              • Living room with chimney (dinning table behind photographer)

                                Living room with chimney (dinning table behind photographer)

                              • Junior Suite (Queen Bed) with full en-suite bathroom (1st floor)

                                Junior Suite (Queen Bed) with full en-suite bathroom (1st floor)

                              • Chapin Room (ground floor) - Queen bed with ensuite bathroom.

                                Chapin Room (ground floor) - Queen bed with ensuite bathroom.

                              • For him and for her washbasins - Master Bathroom

                                For him and for her washbasins - Master Bathroom

                              • Office table - annex to Junior Suite.

                                Office table - annex to Junior Suite.

                              • Kitchen (with our housekeeper)

                                Kitchen (with our housekeeper)

                              • Upstairs Landing with view of library corner

                                Upstairs Landing with view of library corner

                              • Meditation Room

                                Meditation Room

                              • Garden Deck and Pond

                                Garden Deck and Pond

                              • a glimpse of our rooftop terrace, breakfast & backdrop of volcano....

                                a glimpse of our rooftop terrace, breakfast & backdrop of volcano....

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                              $149 - $210 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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