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

Bedrooms 5
Space 200 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

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 can also inquire about use of our vehicle for convenience between house, Antigua and the close surroundings (under 20km away).

More Details

Greg Clough
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Greg Clough

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 house in 2007

Why Greg Clough chose Guatemala

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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!
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Antigua Guatemala

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
    Guestroom with office - toilet , shower enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Visitor's Bathroom (part of TV room - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedrrom - 1 large double bed , Has ensuite bathroom with bathtub
    Guest Room with ensuite Office - 1 large double bed , Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Simple Guest Room - 1 large double bed , Has its own bathroom with shower annexed to it
    TV Guestroom - 1 sofa bed/futon , TV room with bed for short person with ensuite shower
    Maids Quarters - 1 large double bed , Small bedroom with double bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 5 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • car included
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The house is strictly a smoke-free environment. Smoking permitted in the garden


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Comfort & Simplicity - Views, Colonial, Moroccan, Zen, Gardens.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 44 reviews

Secure, Private, Quiet, we felt like at home

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of six with two couples and two singles. We used four of the five bedrooms in Greg’s house. Each one of our rooms had its own bathroom for personal privacy. The master bathroom was as modern as I have seen anywhere. The whole house deserves to be in a house beautiful magazine. The attention to details makes this house feel like your home. Greg has decorated it tastefully with the details of his life. There are several gathering areas for socializing. The roof deck is challenging to get up to but it is well worth it for the views and ambiance. The house is surrounded by beautiful, well-kept gardens (both visual beauty and you can eat some of the growing herbs). The whole compound is surrounded by high walls to keep you feeling very safe and with ultimate privacy. The kitchen is well stocked and a crowd gathered when any meal was cooking. The neighborhood was very quiet but close enough to walk to dine or find entertainment. The house manager, JB, was always available, for a fee, to provide transportation and a personal guide to the major attractions around Antigua. He speaks excellent English. He also runs a shuttle business that will provide transportation to and from the airport. I highly recommend Greg’s house and JB’s services. If you have a group like ours, it is the perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving to the home I could not believe how mesmerizing the house looked. Pictures give it no justice when it comes to the nature surrounding the home and how wonderfully decorated the house is. You must use the entertainment/projector room; Greg has a huge selection of DVD's to choose from. The fully equipped kitchen is absolutely stunning with beautiful window views of foliage and we even had some friendly bees collecting nectar outside the window. The master bedroom was perfect for us and the energy in the entire home was very welcoming. From the Terrace you are able to see all 4 volcanoes (Agua, what the locals call Gemelos because there are two side by side, and Fuego) and the Fuego volcano, which means fire, was erupting during our entire stay! Take binoculars to get a closer look. The only downside to the home are the mosquitoes that live in the cute little pond outside (which needs to be cleaned). We were getting bit every night, so try not to leave any windows open after sunset. Also, JB the keeper was nice but a bit pushy about hiring him to take us on tours but we had already booked with other companies. Nancy the house maid was very friendly and kept the house extremely clean during our entire stay and kept to herself to allow us to have our own space. Other than the annoying mosquitoes, we had a wonderful time enjoying the house. If I could give this home more than 5 stars I would! If you love nature, waking up to birds chirping, stunning views, peaceful surroundings, and a safe neighborhood, this house is perfect for you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 3 kids stayed here in May. Everything about our stay was lovely. JB ended up being our tour guide for much of our stay and he was great! He picked us up at the bus station in Guatemala City and brought us to Pacaya Volcano (where we road on horseback and roasted marshmallows in the heat vents) and Chichicastenango market. On the way, he brought us to some fabulous local restaurants, and told us lots of great stories. The house itself was roomy and decorated with all kinds of eclectic furnishings. We loved the little rooftop area, and one of our favorite memories was sitting up there with a bottle of wine on the hammocks watching a pink sunset over the volcanoes and rooftops and pink lightning from faraway storms all around us. The house was very close to Antigua and the neighborhood was quaint and felt very safe. We'd love to go back again someday!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Such a lovely house. It's just outside the city center but the car provided allows to go to town in a few minutes. We never had any issues finding a place to park. It is in a safe neighborhood, not as quiet as expected but very good overall. The property manager JB was a great help, came to pick us up at the airport (and back), took us to the Pacaya volcano and Lake Atitlan, it was nice talking to him and learning more about the country. You can not beat the views from the roof top! We were lucky enough that Fuego was erupting when we were there, what a night show!! Antigua is an awesome place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House at a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults stayed over Christmas 2015 at this beautiful home! What a wonderful week! The rooms were uniquely decorated and all had the amenities we needed to feel at home. JB picked us up at the airport and expertly transported us to Antigua safely while pleasantly giving us tips about the house and the area. Having the maid come by mid way into our week was also a special treat!

Our favorite spot was the rooftop deck, where we watched Del Fuego erupt on clear nights plus watched the Christmas fireworks displays that were going on throughout the town and as far away as the valley of Agua volcano.

Second favorite was the video room, where we would gather for afternoon movie-nap! After a great day of shopping or sightseeing, it was nice to have a room for everyone to lay comfortably and either enjoy a good movie or sleep. Then we’d head out again to town.

Speaking of heading out, the use of the jeep was so very convenient and helpful! It was a terrific addition to the amenities offered with the house, thank you so very much! The jeep has a parking pass, so that also was a great time/money-saver.

Hints: Love coffee? Head out early in the morning to the downtown square and eat at one of the two cafés on the square. Our favorite was Café Condesa – excellent coffee, breakfast and lunches! The town is just waking up and the solitude juxtaposes the hustle and bustle at other times of the day. There’s a hidden gem of a market next door – you’ll find great prices and great shopping – go on in!

We enjoyed the tour to walk up to the top of Pacaya Volcano. Bring 100 Quezales to ride a horse unless you are fit enough to walk up-hill for an hour.

There are also coffee tours, which are interesting and fun, plus a coffee farm nearby the house!

Restaurants we liked were: Sky Café, Frieda’s, Café Condesa, Fusion.

Suggestion for the owner: Label the light switches. It was difficult to remember which light switch turned on or off lights. We liked the idea that many lights were on sensors, but when you don’t know which switch to use, it’s more complicated.

Thank you,

David and Arden Trevino

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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breathtaking serenity offers a slice of heaven in antigua

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this property was nothing short of spectacular, so much so that I quite nearly extended my stay in Guatemala just to be able to remain in the house a few extra days. Greg was an excellent host who communicated with me both before and during my stay to help me situate myself in Antigua and also to give me ideas for day trips in the area.

The house itself is fantastic, and your stay there will want for nothing. The property offers a luxurious and beautifully maintained accommodation for several people as well as breathtaking views from the roof deck of the surrounding natural beauty of the area. The main street of Antigua is just a few minutes' drive away, either by taxi or in the Jeep that Greg makes available with the house rental.

I would return to this place in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Guatemala City Airport
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Antigua Guatemala

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Thx Giving
17 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$661.58
Cleaning Fee A$66.16

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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