Its dIFeReNt!! What can I say - become immersed in a creative and inspiring space that will hopefully touch your soul in more than one way! Aesthetic, worldly, cosy, comfortable, alive, colorful, private, convivial, joyful, regenerative. Come play!
This room is The Finca Room (one of 5 bedrooms available in our mystical home). I called it by that name because its views (to the East) are of the awesome Coffee Finca (Finca=farm) next door. You'll be gazing directly at the main estate house and gardens - reminiscent of Tuscany with its poplar skyline and also of grand british gardens. A sense of expansiveness and serenity eminates. The room itself is located on the top floor of the house, adjacent to a full bathroom (shower designed "open" - no windows - where the open space is towards the Finca once more).
Ample!... With many small universes within the whole, each carrying it's own inspiring energy. To make but a few:
- Garden aesthetic, green, colorful, tropical, healing, culinary.
- Spiritual room symbolism, colors, chakras, energy, 5 elements, peacefulness, light & darkness, candles & incense
- Library inspiring, fiction, healing, reality, beauty, humanity, living, serenity
-Moroccan lounge travel, exotic, romanticism, music, informal connections, bohemian, evenings in good company, escape to another world
-Front porch rocking chairs, candles, garden views, sheltered, outside, glass of wine, conversations, scents of the night, read a book
-Outdoor lounge BBQ, another space, fish pond, plants, mural, bamboo wall, jasmin
-Kitchen heart of the house, social hub, good coffee grown 5 minutes away, home cooking, quality ingredients, slow food, imagination is the limit
You will have access to the whole house. The exceptions are: other bedrooms (obvious.... But there it is (;-) ) and the office (unless invited).
Interaction with Guests
You will usually be hosted at the house when I am in residence. So chances to interact are pretty high. We are likely to share breakfast or some of our meals together, maybe cook and enjoy a glass of wine together. Its up to your mood, mine too...and the magic of the flow (:-)
The neighborhood is Antigua-like (cobbled stone street) yet 1.5 miles out of town center (less than 1 mile from the edge of town). It is very quiet around here - hearing countryside like night critters, roosters, different owls sometimes. No mainroad pass within hearing distance.
I would definitely encourage you to visit some of the neighboring colonial village around Antigua. Maybe we'll take a trip there together. They are so much more low key than Antigua... One almost gets a feeling of a forgotten era of Spanish colonialism when walking around some of the old main squares with pristine churches [... well sometimes crumbling... But still...]
I offer use of a 1 mountain bike, and will offer you a ride if I happen to be driving into town. You can also walk to/from town (25mins), walk to the main road and take a chicken bus (5mins) or take a tuktuk back (a few minutes).
Other Things to Note
[there are 3 other rooms available should you find this one booked for your desired dates - check out our other listings. Also the house is available as a complete rental]
If you are on a trajectory that will take you to Lake ATITLAN, be sure to CHECK OUT my other listing EAGLE'S NEST located in San Marcos La Laguna - it will blow your HEART & MIND simultaneously ;-).
Its mostly common sense! Respect the space, its art and layout. Its a beautiful space where you may find lots of inspiration. I hope you make the most of it and enjoy the peacefulness beauty of the house. If you have any questions, ask Nancy the housekeeper, Jose the property manager or myself.
Attention SMOKERS: In order to respect my space and the possible desire for other guests to breath clean air, you are invited to smoke anywhere outside (rooftop terrace, entrance porch with rocking chairs or any of the garden space)
Amazing house in a lovely area! JB and Greg were both great! They went out of their way to help me out and to ensure a fabulous stay in Antigua.
I very much enjoyed my stay at Greg's house. The finca room is upstairs and has a bathroom located outside the room which is usually just for the person staying in the room, but occassionally is shared with another guest if the house is full. The room itself is comfortable, with windows and a nice bed. The house is AMAZING and during my month stay I really felt like it became my home. I will definitely try to stay here again when visiting Antigua!
We loved every moment in this amazing place. A beautiful house with a great Yoga room. It has such a nice design and we felt at home with the way Greg treated us and helped us in any thing we asked for and more. Thank you for this great experience. We hope to come soon again
The place is like a fairytale. Look at the photos and trust me that the reality is better. Staying at Greg was an amazing experience and we are very happy that we had the chance to stay here and discover Antigua. The neighborhood is very clean, friendly and quite. You have to walk 5 minutes to the chicken bus station and you pay just Q1 to go to the center. If you take the Tuk Tuk will cost Q15. Greg is a very nice host. He makes you feel like home. Kitchen, library, fireplace, roof terrace, washing machine, beautiful yard, projector, etc
Greg is a great host and made us feel totally welcome in his lovely home. The place is fully of energy and there are many fab places to hang out and enjoy Greg's and other's company. There are also many places that you relax alone enjoying the views, gardens and the sun if you choose.
Sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed from the roof terrace.
The kitchen is well equipped assisted in the listing.
Our room was spacious, comfortable and peaceful.
Although the home is located 25 to 30 minutes walk from the centre of the city, the distance from town is worth it because of the picturesque and peaceful neighbourhood.
We recommend Greg's house as a wonderful place to stay in Antigua.
Finally popped my Air BnB cherry.. and what a way to do it at Casa de Gregorio, Antigua..
A welcoming casa with Morrocan vibes, getting cozy in the Mayan sweat lodge and incredible night time views of a volcano spewing lava! A great host, helpful but not intrusive. Thanks! x
Greg was an awesome host. We'd stayed with him at a previous place of his, and dealing with him on both accounts was seamless and efficient.
The house is beautiful, with plant-life, painted-mural walls and decor encompassing each room with a little bit of Greg's personality and experience. His rooftop terrace is epic, offering an incredible view of the surroundings, particularly the Volcanoes :-)
Antigua is a beautiful city, and offers a very different perspective of the country than the rest of Guatemala. It's rich with culture, people, architecture and cuisine. If you're flying into Guatemala, I would recommend using this city as your launching pad in and out of the country, skipping Guatemala City entirely.
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