COMFORT & SIMPLICITY - VIEWS, COLONIAL, MOROCCAN, ZEN, GARDENS.

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Greg Clough

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COMFORT & SIMPLICITY - VIEWS, COLONIAL, MOROCCAN, ZEN, GARDENS.

Antigua Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, lots of space, Sleeps up to 9.

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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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Greg Clough

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
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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.

Greg Clough purchased this villa in 2007

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Comfort & Simplicity - Views, Colonial, Moroccan, Zen, Gardens.
average rating of 4.96875 based on 35 reviews
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Comfort & Simplicity - Views, Colonial, Moroccan, Zen, Gardens.
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Antigua Guatemala
5

Great visit with friends

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
A group of friends and I (all former Peace Corps volunteers) returned to Guatemala in March 2014 for the wedding of a friend. There were 8 of us in total and we LOVED the house. Beautiful gardens, bedrooms, rooftop deck with hammocks and 360 degree views. Plenty of room to relax and spread out. House felt safe and secure. Location is not walking distance from the center of Antigua, but the house did come with a car which was generously at our disposal so it was easy to get around.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Antigua Guatemala
NEW JERSEY, USA
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My girlfriend and her parents stayed here for Thanksgiving "2013" weekend for a few night. The place was nice and cozy and very accommodating. Jose the caretaker was very helpful during our stay and offered his assistance for any needs.

The House has great rooftop views. It's about a 1/2hr. walk to central antigua and a 5min. car ride which the vehicle was included with the property.

As a native Guatemalan I have usually stayed @ hotels in Antigua. Staying at this property was a great experience and I would book here again.

The property has wifi, a car, hot water (comes and goes), a safe and the property is gated. We all felt pretty safe.

overall we were all very satisfied.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Antigua Guatemala
Redondo Beach, California
5

Great trip to Antigua

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My wife, two teenage sons, and I stayed at Casa de Gregorio in Antigua this summer, and we really enjoyed it. The house has enough room that we could spread out, with both kids having their own room. The wifi worked well, which kept the kids happy, and the kitchen had everything we needed to take a break from eating out now and then. Nancy, the housekeeper, is a sweet lady who made us a nice Guatemalan breakfast and dinner. She took the time to explain all of the different Guatemalan dishes to us. Even though our Spanish is not very good, we were able to figure it all out, and we had a great time talking to her as well as eating the food. J. B., the property manager took us on a couple of nice trips while we were there: to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango and to the coast at Puerto San Jose for a nice seafood lunch. He explained a lot of the local customs, and we really enjoyed travelling around with him on our trip. The trip to the market in Chichicastenango was especially nice, where J.B. helped us negotiate good prices for some souvenirs.

Staying in the house is quite convenient: I liked that the airport transfers can be arranged when the house is reserved and the use of the car for driving around town saved us the trouble of trying to rent one ourselves while we were there. Antigua is small enough that the car was mostly needed for the short (~5 minutes) drive into the center of town to find a place to park and then walk around, but it was very convenient when we bought groceries.

We also flew to Flores to go to Tikal and climbed Pacaya while we were there, and Case de Gregorio made a great base to see lots of Guatemala. Thanks Greg, J. B. and Nancy for the everything.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Antigua Guatemala
San Diego, CA
5

AMAZING TIME IN ANTIGUA!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I traveled to Antigua, Guatemala at the end of July/beginning of August 2013 with two other friends. We found Greg's home online and after looking at the photos, we decided it would be an ideal place to stay while on vacation. We were greeted at the airport by JB who was extremely helpful and friendly. On our ride from the airport to the house, he offered a ton of great suggestions and recommendations, offered his services as a tour guide, and even stopped at a grocery store for us so that we could stock up for our week's trip.

Upon arriving to the house we were impressed by the size and amenities! The house was perfect for our needs. It was very spacious, clean, and even included a great selection of books, CDs, and DVDs. I was especially impressed by the projector and surround sound that was in the living room area.

We took advantage of JB's offer to take us to Lake Atitlán (http://wikitravel.org/en/Lake_Atitl%C3%A1n). This was the perfect way to travel. JB was a great tour guide! It was fantastic to have someone familiar with the area show us around. He tailored our trip based upon what we wanted to do and our interests. As a sidenote, JB is also an amazing musician. We went to see him play piano and sing at a local coffee shop one night in Antigua. If you get the chance take advantage of the opportunity!

Another suggestion I would make is to have Nancy, who is the housekeeper, make breakfast for you. We are three guys who like to eat. She prepared an amazing breakfast and none of us left the table hungry. In fact, we even had leftovers to enjoy for later in the day.

Our trip to Antigua was that much more enjoyable and memorable because of JB and Nancy's hospitality as well our wonderful accommodations.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Antigua Guatemala
Australia
5

A palace... just outside a beautiful little town!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Really lovely house, heaps of room to hang about and relax inside/outside and just a little drive into town - plus you can use Greg's car!
A few hiccups we had were sorted out quickly thanks to Jose the house manager. Nancy the house keeper is also fabulous :) Nancy will come over and flutter around tidying and airing out the place, and we were lucky enough that Jose sang for us one afternoon!
Guatemala is beautiful, and despite being a little worried about security before we went we were met with friendly people, gorgeous scenery and plenty of laughs along our adventures - great as a base for day trips out to Lake Attitlan, up Volcan Pacaya, a jade workshop with a master craftsman and a trip to a cacao plantation or coffee plantation.
Awesome holiday, and a great place to come home to after a busy day everywhere!! And the view out the window of the master bedroom is AWESOME!!
We would all love to come back one day :)
Go there, have a great time and there will be a little smile for yourself while you sit up on the roof and watch the volcanos having your favourite beverage wondering why you ever questioned yourself!
Enjoy!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

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

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Availability & Rates

Antigua Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$210
$1,260
$2,600
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$210
$1,250
$2,600
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$165
$990
$2,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Antigua Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Guestroom with office - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Visitor's Bathroom (part of TV room - toilet , shower
    Maids Room Toilet - toilet
  • If your party has more than 8 guests, please inquire about the option of having additional guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedrrom - 1 queen , Has ensuite bathroom with bathtub
    Guest Room with ensuite Office - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Simple Guest Room - 1 queen , Has its own bathroom with shower annexed to it
    TV Guestroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV room with bed for short person with ensuite shower
    Maids Quarters - 1 queen , Small bedroom with double bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • rain forests
  • zoo
  • forests
  • churches
  • volcano
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • ruins
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
The house is strictly a smoke-free environment. Smoking permitted in the garden
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