Master bathtub - fit for kings and queens...Master bedroom with king size bed and views of the volcanoes
Nourish your Soul - Baraka Antigua: Kings&Queens
Hosted by Greg
Greg is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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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.

Welcome to the Master bedroom fit for Kings & Queens! The ultimate experience in our unique house (contains 5 bedrooms including this one). Part of the charm of this room are the extra exclusive facilities dedicated to this room. These include the private balcony terrace - just outside the French bay window. Enjoy quiet time sitting in one of our two chairs soaking up sun rays, volcano views, jasmine scent, plant energy... You will also have your very own walk-in closet, full-size dressing mirror & iron/ironing board. Also a little cozy sitting or meditation pad is there inviting you to take some time for yourself or with your partner. Last but not least, the Master Bathroom - with its just perfect bathtub for a romantic bathing date with yourself or your partner. Dual wash basin for him&her or her/him.

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 and the office space are private.

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


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people $7 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $58 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

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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Tomas User Profile
October 2017
Greg and JB were very attentive. The bed was large and comfy, decor and lighting were cozy, bathroom was clean and ample, closet was huge. Even though Greg's place is a bit off the center of Antigua, it's not too far away, it ain't hard to reach, and it's quiet and peaceful. And the house cat is friendlier than any cat I've ever seen in my life. He (or she) just came to us when we were leaving and rolled over for pats and belly rubs, which my wife provided promptly. I just wish we'd had more time to enjoy a longer stay.

Elvia User Profile
July 2017
Very pretty. We loved the place and would definitely stay there again.

Dan User Profile
May 2017
This home couldn't have been a better escape. It literally may have been the best home I've ever stepped foot in. If I ever do design a home I would want to be in touch with the architect and interior designer. The detail of wood and brick and glass and metal is breathtaking. Even the landscaping is impeccable. The flowers on the bed similar to jasmine was blissful and brought many pleasures. JB the other property manager and private driver was immensely professional and attentive. What a glorious experience.

Austin User Profile
March 2017
Greg didn't actually meet us there but his house manager JB did and was very helpful throughout our entire stay. The house itself was amazingly decorated and had so much character. The roof offers views of the surrounding volcanoes around Antigua which serves as a great spot to drink coffee in the morning and watch the active volcano erupts. The neighborhood is very quiet and the master bedroom we stayed in was very large and very comfortable to sleep in. The shower and bath are very nice as well, although we did find the hot water to be a struggle between ice cold and burning hot and no where in between.

Martin User Profile
December 2016
We stayed at Greg place for three days. We had the house for ourselves which was great. The house is well decorated and has all the comfort. JB (Greg co-host) arranged everything from Guatemala City Airport and check-in / communication was great. The only thing is that the place is not in the center of Antigua. You can walk (~25 minutes) or take a bus. We couldn't find one one night on our way back to the house and we walked in the night which was a bit sketchy.

José User ProfileJosé is a superhost.
March 2016
Beautiful house, comfortable and very unique. Location is not a problem unless You need to be right on the middle of the action. The main suite, although beautiful, does not offer complete privacy as it does not have a door. Also, the French style tub is not my cup of tea. Great experience overall. Highly recommended.

Julien User Profile
March 2016
Greg's house is just amazing. The room we stayed in was really spacious and the private bath ideal to relax. There is also a private balcony, a dressing (for longer stays). The rest of the house is also great, plenty of space to hang out with others, a garden all around the house and a rooftop patio with a hamac. I wish we could have stayed longer! Don't worry about the location a little outside of Antigua: it is a short tuc-tuc ride and you really will appreciate the calm of the neighborhood. Close to Hotel Soleil for shuttle pick up if necessary. Highly recommend this place!

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.

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