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Nourish your Soul - Baraka Antigua:Volcano enSuite

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1 bedroom

1 bed
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We invite you to call this special place your home.

Definition of baraka
plural -s
: a blessing that is regarded in various Eastern religions as an indwelling spiritual force and divine gift inhering in saints, charismatic leaders, and natural objects.

Become immersed in a creative and inspiring space that will touch your soul.

Emblematic of Antigua's historic style & Betraying of world travel influences.

Take time for yourself!

The space

Why come to Baraka Antigua?

A getaway from Antigua's charming buzz. Looking for serenity whilst maintaining easy access to the colonial city? Baraka Antigua is minutes away. Jardines de Antigua is our neighborhood - peaceful, beautiful, safe.

Choose from numerous intimate spaces to occupy - both indoors and outdoors with over a dozen shared spaces: informal kitchen gathering space, panoramic rooftop terrace, fireside lounge sofas, formal dining table, library reading corner, yoga&meditation room, relaxing front porch rocking chairs, garden coffee table corners, traditional Guatemalan sauna, garden dining room, outdoor lounge & sweetheart coffee table.

- Garden: aesthetic, colorful, tropical, fish pond, plants, mural, green bamboo wall, jasmine.
- Yoga&Meditation room: symbolism, colors, chakras, energy, 5 elements, peacefulness, light & darkness, candles & incense.
- Library corner: 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.
- Kitchen: heart of the house, social hub, home grown organic coffee, cook at home.

Views of Agua Volcano are the guardians of your restful time in this room - as they are watching your back whilst you sleep. This ample room is one of 5 bedrooms for rent in our mystical and inspirational house. Separate by a ceiling to floor thick curtain is the office space, which you will have access to, as a perk of using this room. This ample bedroom space has its own awesome en-suite bathroom. Hot water with full pressure shower, toilet and decorated porcelain wash basin. The wooden bathroom floorboards letting the shower water drain through;....a beach cabaña feel.

Our Rooftop Terrace: watch erupting volcanoes from the best vantage point! Savour mesmerizing scenery over your breakfast while you spend time with your morning coffee soaking in the view of the volcanoes and dissipating mists as the sun rises above the hills.

We love the social buzz - inviting you to connect with some new friends:
- cute (yet discreet) garden hens,
- tropical bees: reassuringly they are stingless! They are much smaller than regular bees, often mistaken for funny flies. See if you can find the different beehives and let use know!
- our garden cat: Indie! She talks a lot and is rather social. She lives outside, but will come inside if invited.
- our other guests. Yes, if you are just renting a room then you will likely not be alone in the house. (there are 4 other rooms that we rent out aswell - so why not bring your friends?). We offer you the opportunity to relate with some interesting people during your stay - sharing your stories and their's.

Nowadays with our often complicated lives, luxury lies in simplicity.

After you complete your reservation with us, we will offer logistical services for booking:
- private transportation/taxi
- private tours
- at home massage
- at home sauna experience
- at home Guatemalan Cooking classes
- home-cooked breakfast, lunch and/or dinner
- pre-arrival shopping
- at home spanish classes
- Guatemalan organic coffee grown by the property owner
- any other private service you may require

More than a building - where the sum of the parts deliver so much more! Nourish yourself from the wholeness of the spaces here. Please visit our other magical rentals on Lake Atitlán.

We also offer retreat hosting facilities on Lake Atitlán: teachers/facilitators please inquire.

Guest access

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 (:-)

Other things to note

[there are 4 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]

Our Lake Atitlán rentals may also interest you:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3369707?s=8


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 29%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3 bedrooms and rooftop terrace upstairs
Pet(s) live on property - 1 Cat named Indie! She mostly lives outside, but likes to wonder in if you let her.
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, living room, library, outdoor spaces and yoga room.

Cancellations

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Lovely quiet home. I truly enjoyed the decor and the freedom to be in different areas of the home. If you're planning to cook your own food there be sure to bring supplies with you as it's a good 25 - 30 minute walk back into town.

Martin User Profile
March 2017
To stay at Gregs Home isn't just only a place where you can sleep. It is so furthermore! I had luck to spend my time there when Greg was present (normally he is at San Marcos/Lake Atitlan where he has built a great Yoga-Refugium which you can also book). To meet him was mind-opened! We had breakfast together at the wonderful terrace at the top with a great view at the volcanos around. And we cooked together in the kitchen (which can be used if wanted) with other guests the last night and had an extraordinary meal. The home itself is as it looks like at the pictures - but the greatest thing is the energy there. I loved it to discover all these little details and things full of sense and full of heart. There are several places to be and if you want you can be alone or interact with others. There is great space enough! And although a little out of center this is no problem. Tuc-tuc bring you for around 20.- Quetzales. I couldn't have had a better start for my trip round Guatemala! Come as a stranger and go as a friend! Thanks Greg!

Jenn User Profile
October 2016
What a nice place... I loved this place... Kind of far as a walking distance, but you must stay here when you visit Antigua. JB was an excellent host. It was a last minute booking and they really helped me out with my questions and needs. Thank you JB and Greg. Definitely will come back. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Brianna User Profile
October 2016
The house is absolutely beautiful! We had a wonderful time! JB, the manager, was friendly and helpful. Overall, a fabulous value for the cost. Hope to be back here again!

Austin User Profile
May 2016
Stunningly beautiful house. I've been doing remote computer work while here, and it's been an inspiring, quiet place...just what I needed. I've had the pleasure of spending time with the host Greg, as well. He's really put a lot of attention and care into the details of his home. Highly recommend staying here, especially if you want to get away from town but still be very close.

Alex User Profile
May 2016
Another great stay. Why would I want to stay elsewhere ?

Alex User Profile
April 2016
Greg's home is a gem situated in a lovely quiet part of town but within easy reach of the centre of Antigua. It is tastefully decorated and well appointed in terms of amenities and a pleasure to spend time in. Greg has obviously gone to great lengths to incorporate the many beautiful artefacts that he has collected on his travels, in his home. I would not hesitate to return on my next trip to Antigua and hopefully I will find him present. On this particular occasion he was away.

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Antigua Guatemala, GuatemalaJoined in June 2013
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I was born in France and travel between Guatemala where my projects are and Europe where my daughter lives.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
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