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

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Simple Rooftop Pleasures....for taking care of yourself whilst soaking up life!

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

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

Suitability

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

    ...moreless

  • Guestroom with office: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

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

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thx Giving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$140 $180
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,050 $2,300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$99 $125
Thu, Fri, Sat
$699 $2,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* 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
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

All rates subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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

INCLUDED: Housekeeper 2X 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 4 guests. Xtra guests $15/guest/nt (9 total guests)


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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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 House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Simple Rooftop Pleasures....for taking care of yourself whilst soaking up life!

    Simple Rooftop Pleasures....for taking care of yourself whilst soaking up life!

  • Nurturing yourself whilst the surroundings 'touch' you...

    Nurturing yourself whilst the surroundings 'touch' you...

  • Our thematic Moroccan lounge - with projector and large screen to view movies.

    Our thematic Moroccan lounge - with projector and large screen to view movies.

  • Sitting circle in front of chimney [right=formal lounge -- left=dinning table]

    Sitting circle in front of chimney [right=formal lounge -- left=dinning table]

  • Fully equipped kitchen with large center island.

    Fully equipped kitchen with large center island.

  • Our Master bedroom, with walk-in closet (through passage on Right)

    Our Master bedroom, with walk-in closet (through passage on Right)

  • Master bathroom - our comfy bathtub.

    Master bathroom - our comfy bathtub.

  • Third bedroom (Queen bed, next to bathroom with open air shower with finca view)

    Third bedroom (Queen bed, next to bathroom with open air shower with finca view)

  • Fifth bedroom (single short bed, w/ toilet ensuite).  Downstairs view on garden

    Fifth bedroom (single short bed, w/ toilet ensuite). Downstairs view on garden

  • Our native Maya Sauna (called a Temascal)...

    Our native Maya Sauna (called a Temascal)...

  • ...many ways to take care of yourself with small luxuries...

    ...many ways to take care of yourself with small luxuries...

  • ...some of our unofficial guests residing on the property - stingless bees.

    ...some of our unofficial guests residing on the property - stingless bees.

  • a gross approximation of the view (its even better....)

    a gross approximation of the view (its even better....)

  • ...your lookout spot from the entrance porch...a nice daytime and evening spot.

    ...your lookout spot from the entrance porch...a nice daytime and evening spot.

  • The formal lounge, in the same space as the chimney and dinning table.

    The formal lounge, in the same space as the chimney and dinning table.

  • Dinning table - sits 6 people + another 4 on corner stools if needed (10 max.)

    Dinning table - sits 6 people + another 4 on corner stools if needed (10 max.)

  • Upstairs landing hosts our library and cosy reading corner.

    Upstairs landing hosts our library and cosy reading corner.

  • Master bathroom - sink for him/her & for her/him

    Master bathroom - sink for him/her & for her/him

  • Second ensuite bedroom (queen bed, with shower & full office space annex)

    Second ensuite bedroom (queen bed, with shower & full office space annex)

  • Fourth bedroom (queen bed, with ensuite bathroom/shower).  Flatscreen TV in room

    Fourth bedroom (queen bed, with ensuite bathroom/shower). Flatscreen TV in room

  • ....making you feel welcome...

    ....making you feel welcome...

  • inside our sauna....it gets rather hot!

    inside our sauna....it gets rather hot!

  • Front garden sitting

    Front garden sitting

  • Garden Deck and Pond

    Garden Deck and Pond

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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