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!), ensuite wood-deck bathroom (ergonomic bathtub) with volcano views also! Large walk-in closet.
2. Junior Suite (Queen bed): w/ views of volcano, ensuite 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 (Queen bed): This downstairs bedroom opens up to sights of Bougainvilla Colonial Spanish Terrace garden area. Ensuite toilet.
5. Guest Corner Room (Single short bed): This downstairs central room is also used as our media room as it sports a flatscreen TV/DVD. Ensuite 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).
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.