Village Life in Casa San Juan, 6 "casitas"

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Ginger

15 guests, 6 bedrooms, 15 beds, 6.5 shared baths
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A home away from home, tucked into the village of San Juan del Obispo, 10 minutes outside of La Antigua Guatemala. Enjoy six unique rooms and lofts --concrete, glass, steel and corrugated tin-- in the middle of a fabulous garden with amazing views of all three volcanos. It's the perfect place to retreat, relax and renew. Benefit from deliciously prepared meals from fresh (and organic when possible) ingredients. Easy access by local buses, taxis or private shuttles.

The space
The main house designed by Guatemalan architect Federico Jimenez, made the most of the existing landscape and amazing views. Concrete, glass and steel lend a modern touch to the colonial surroundings. The rooms and lofts were designed by Irene de Swezey and executed in "Lamina Pop" as developed and patented by her late husband, local sculptor Pablo Swezey. The property has marvelous gardens with fabulous views of three volcanos... one of which is often puffing smoke. There are three lofts with rooftop terraces and three smaller rooms with garden views. Removed from the bustle of Antigua, you will get a taste of authentic village life.

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Breakfast
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

This is my favorite village in all of Guatemala. I first came here in 1986. The first bishop to Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin, must have thought the same because this is where his palace and first monastery were built. There are tours available daily at the back of the church. The church dates around 1500 and many of its altars have been restored. The town is well know for it's crop of nispero (loquat), wood carving and small ceramic pieces. There are two delicious restaurants in town. La Cocina del Obispo is open on weekends and doña Chichi is a wonderful cook of all kinds of typical dishes. The smaller one, La Taverna is run by doña Tere and don Beto.... more casual, but yummy.

Hosted by Ginger

  1. Joined in April 2014
  • 6 Reviews
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I'm a restaurateur in La Antigua Guatemala (Cafe Condesa), an Ayurveda Practitioner (the health science of India), a yoga teacher and Dean of the School of Yoga for Mount Madonna Institute in Watsonville, CA. I love traveling and exploring new places (always with a focus on local food offerings). I love reading --Shadow of the Wind has to be one of my all-time favorites--- and I've belonged to the same book club in Guatemala for about 25 years (all expats). I have two amazing boys... one an artist and musician and the other traveling this year before he begins med school. Cooking is my passion... always has been. I started teaching cooking classes about 40 years ago and just recently started back again.... If you're here when I am (I travel a total of about 5 months of the year to California), I´d love to cook you a meal.
I'm a restaurateur in La Antigua Guatemala (Cafe Condesa), an Ayurveda Practitioner (the health science of India), a yoga teacher and Dean of the School of Yoga for Mount Madonna I…

Co-hosts

  • Jess

During your stay

The staff is lovely! There are three marvelous young women who cover the days from 7am - 6 pm and a gardner/guard and his wife who cover the evenings. They prepare a delicious breakfast and clean your rooms. If you´d like to have lunch or dinner, you need to tell them at breakfast (additional charge).
We regularly offer free morning yoga classes in pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and asana (the postures). I also give occasional workshops in both yoga and Ayurveda. Ayurveda cooking classes have become a speciality of mine. Maybe you´ll be here during one of them! We also currently have a massage therapist on staff who offers guests massages at a discounted rate. Inquire when booking if you'd like to schedule a massage.
The staff is lovely! There are three marvelous young women who cover the days from 7am - 6 pm and a gardner/guard and his wife who cover the evenings. They prepare a delicious br…
  • Language: Español
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Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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