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Guest Suite in Paradise
Guest Suite in Paradise
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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My house is on a family estate, close to the colonial city of Popayan, within easy walking distance of restaurants, museums and old churches. For two generations, the estate has been perfectly secure. You’ll love the tranquility, the perpetual springtime, the spaciousness of the house, and the lush, green setting. It's a comfortable place for travelers, business people, and medical tourists; and it's an ideal base for those who are considering a move to this beautiful area.

The space

The elegant house is about 17 years old and was designed by a prominent architect. Although it is very near to the historic district, you are in the countryside, with ample lawns, fields, and a forest. You can swing lazily in the hammocks or relax on the patios. And you can play a game of croquet.

Guest access

Guests will be able to access everything on the first floor. The suite consists of a large bedroom with an armoire, a rocking chair, a TV with Roku and black-out shades. Then there is a full bath, a storage area with a desk. and another small room with a medium-sized table and chairs in it. If your party includes a minor child, you may use an air mattress or the sofa bed in the common space. Guests may use the living room, the dining room, the laundry room, the patio and the kitchen. The wifi has two routers, so the signal is strong throughout most of the house.
Guests are welcome to use the water filter, which cleans the water of all possible contaminants.

Interaction with guests

I will be happy to recommend restaurants and other places of interest. I've lived in this city for about six years, so I am pretty familiar with it. I can direct you to the theater, grocery stores, a good cobbler, beauty salons and Parque Caldas. If you like, I can make reservations for you at the Vida Sana Health Spa or arrange for a professional masseuse to come to the house for a one-hour massage. I enjoy chatting with travelers, but I am respectful of their privacy.

Other things to note

During the rainy season, the weather is quite predictable. Almost every morning is sunny until roughly 2 pm. Then you can expect showers for a couple hours, and then it usually clears up in the late afternoon. Occasionally, it rains at night as well.
A gentle Persian cat lives here (but is not allowed in the guest suite). He is strictly a house cat. If anyone in your party is allergic to cats, this will not be a good fit for you. Sorry.
If you have a dog and a leash, there is a well-built doghouse available behind the house, but unfortunately, the dog can't come into the main house.
As a note in passing, most of the people in this city are cordial, helpful and polite. Please don't be rude or aggressive to them. Be slow to anger and quick to smile. Relax and enjoy yourselves.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

- Guests may smoke outside the house.
- The guest suite has an extra room with a table and chairs, a bedroom with an armoire, a full bathroom, and a small desk area. If guests have one or two young children, we can put a comfortable sofa-bed in the office.
This is, in general, a very quiet environment, although my neighbors occasionally host events, such as weddings. They assure me that they will always quiet down by 8 pm. If possible, I can check with them as soon as I receive a reservation request. If they are going to play loud music, I can forewarn you; or you can stay here for half price on any night that their loud music has bothered you after 8 pm.
- There is no heat or air conditioning because Popayan has one of the most comfortable climates in the world - within about 3 degrees of 74 degrees F. all year long.
- A lovely, gentle Persian cat named Attila lives here; but he is not allowed to enter the guest suite; so even if you are allergic, you might not have a reaction to him.
- Guests are more than welcome to use the kitchen to make light meals. And there is a small coffee maker in the suite. You can eat in your suite, in the main dining room, or on the rear patio that overlooks the lawn and forest.
You are welcome to use the washing machine and to hang your clothes on the lines in the laundry room.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


11 Reviews

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Monica & Jacob User Profile
October 2017
We've been on the road for a year and a half and this will be a memorable stay. Holly is a very engaging host and is a well experienced traveler. She had dinner with us and an early night turned into 3 hours. The house itself is quiet and the quarters are even bigger than described. A great stay.

Juan Cruz User Profile
August 2017
There are no words to describe how awesome our stay was in this spot in the world. Holly is a worderful lady, smart, funny and an outstanding conversationalist. We shared great moments with her and Erik who told us some fantastic stories about the world and they ecouraged us to follow our path no matter what. They earned two Argentinian friends for sure. The house is amazing: you have comfort, space, privacy, sunlight in such a beatiful green area with room for the car and excellent wifi (URL HIDDEN) an amazing place to stay, we left wishing to come back soon. No hay palabras para describir lo buena que fue la estadia en este pedacito de mundo. Holly es una mujer maravillosa, inteligente y divertida y su conversacion es muy agradable. Compratimos muy buenos momentos con ella y Erik quien nos grandes historias acerca del mundo y nos alentaron a seguir nuestro camino. Se ganaron dos amigos Argentinos. La casa es espectacular: uno tiene comodidad, espacio, privacidad y mucho sol en una espacio verde increible, con espacio para el carro y excelente conexion de internet. Es un lugar para quedarse, nos fuimos con ganas de volver pronto

Nicolette User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Holy's lovely home. Great tips conversation and place. Thanks for everything Holly!

Linda User Profile
April 2017
A great place to have a realxing week(end), a small 10 minute walk to the City centre, a great place to stay!

Lauren User Profile
April 2017
Holly's place is perfect in every way! Holly is an amazing person and provides perfect hospitality! The house is very beautiful and you have a back bedroom, office and bathroom to yourself. There is big patios all around the house to relax and enjoy the gardens. It is only an easy 10 minute walk into downtown. I very strongly suggest staying here if you are in Popayán!! Thank you again Holly! Cheers!

Jennifer User Profile
March 2017
I had a most restful and delightful time at Holly's AirBnb! Holly is a gracious host. She's very interesting to talk to and so helpful. Her knowledge of this area will add greatly to your visit. The grounds around the house are absolutely world class beautiful. We enjoyed playing croquet, resting in a hammock and just gazing at the beautiful tropical foliage. The room is very nice, with a comfortable bed and black-out shades. Very quiet with plenty of privacy. Also has its own full bathroom. The location is perfect, a short cab drive or a nice 10 minute walk takes you right into town, where you can purchase anything you need or dine at a variety of lovely affordable restaurants. If you are looking for a quiet and restful, yet interesting place to vacation, you will love your visit here.

Brigitte User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful surroundings, sweet and accommodating host, perfect location, quiet, easy walk into town or cheap taxi.

Popayan, ColombiaJoined in October 2014
Holly User ProfileHolly is a superhost.
I teach ESL / EFL at the university level and have taught all over the world, so I know how important it is find safe, comfortable housing when traveling.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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