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The sabbatical house
The sabbatical house
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Set in a coffee farm by a unique wetland area, this home is about twenty minutes away from Antigua. Still, it feels a world away.

You'll spend peaceful days in the lush gardens and cycle to the Mayan towns of San Antonio and Santa Maria. Should you like, you can also get to know the kids who visit the "Caldo de Piedra" library next door. (Proceeds go to support it.)

Pickup and drop-off is in Antigua is provided free of charge.

Bike-, pet-, nature-, book-friendly.

The space

The house is set in about a half square block of coffee and fruit trees. There are stone paths to a deck area by an (unnamed) wetland, which locals use to harvest "tul" - a kind of reed - which they use to make baskets and mats ("petates").

The wetland is full of life: you'll hear frogs, ducks, and lots more birds that you may identify (but I cannot). The effect could be described as "lakeside". The place is truly magical.

While the house is well equipped, don't expect luxury. The furniture is rustic and made of pine. You will have the doors open, letting in the breeze but also the occasional sound from the nearby town and and probably some insects.

You will be accompanied by Oso and Solavino, our two chatty dogs. They are extremely friendly.
The library is a few steps away, and is open 2pm to You are welcome to join in. The children are between the ages of 7 and 14, mostly.

Guest access


Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 8AM - 7PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 2 story house with bedrooms upstairs
Pet(s) live on property - Two dogs and 2 cats- all beautiful
Amenity limitations - A modem provides wifi access but limited to mails (no netflix), however there is cable tv.

18 Reviews

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Jasmin User Profile
October 2017
Staying at this house is magical, everything from the house itself, the surroundings, the library for kids and especially the host are incredible! Even though the pictures are already great, they do not do the residence justice. Rosa is and very communicative and super kind host. Cannot say enough good words about my stay!

Sophia User Profile
October 2017
Amazing place surounded by nature and good vibes!

Annabell User Profile
August 2017
If you're looking to get away from the city to enjoy the scenery or just keep to yourself, this is your place. Stunning views, comfortable house, and lovely hosts. Would definitely come back!!

Bo User Profile
August 2017
Rosa welcomed us the first day we came to Antigua. Rosa's such a kind and loving person. She helped us with everything and gave us a ride to the home. The home itself is beautiful, even better than the photo's!

Abigail User Profile
July 2017
This house is beautiful, serene and lives up to it's name as the Sabbatical House. It is great for some peaceful time away. There are plenty of books in both English and Spanish and many quiet nooks to relax and read. The grounds are lovely and inviting. I especially love all the stained glass windows and the spacious shower. A wonderful place to relax and recharge!

Colette User Profile
June 2017
Kyle and Rosita are kind, helpful people! My son stayed here for 2 weeks while working on his Spanish and he (we) were blessed to have found the Sabbatical house for him to stay and take in this village gem! We will be back, also thanks to Carlos, Nayo and Tomas.

Maia User Profile
June 2017
Amazing place for a weekend away. Will be back!

Guatemala City, GuatemalaJoined in February 2012
Kyle User Profile
I mostly work in software engineering, but I'm also really interested in art & architecture. Lately I've been doing a lot of carpentry.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Kyle’s place.
Rosa helps host.

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