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).
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
** 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).
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear future guests, we had a great time in Guatemala. We stayed one week at the house with a two day trip to Lake Atitlan. staying at the house was a perfect base. It's literally a five minute drive to the center of Antigua and in a very nice residential area. We travelled with two infants and one toddler and it was great. The house wa perfectly set up and cozy with a nice garden out front for the little ones to run around in and a nice place for tea or sunset cocktails. It was great to be so close to the center but be far enough away to have some privacy and quiet. We loved the security of it as well and became friends with the 24 hour guards. Everyone was so nice and helpful with the children. The house had three double rooms so we all fit comfortably. We used the fireplace every night, and some mornings, as it tends to be a bit nippy at nights. The tv room was perfect for our toddler with the selection of films one can stay a year and do nothing else! The car is a rustic older model Jeep perfect for all of us to fit snuggly for the ride to town. 5 days in Antigua was perfect.. Only wish we had more time to shop! The restaurant selection Greg recommends is excellent except not all great for children. Tartine's especially with its small upstairs terrace. I would recommend staying at the Atitlan Nature reserve. Amazing! We also used Greg's great va service to and from the airport and to the lake. Our driver, Carlos, was there whenever we called him. The house has a lot of charm and lived-in character which we chose over the newly built, more modern villas in the gated communities and I'm very happy about our decission. Thanks to you Greg and your family for our wonderful stay!
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.
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.