This is your room :-) - Garden floor with window opening on our back patio with green -- bamboo, bougainvilla, jasmin, catsclaw vine........because we want to make you feel welcome and loved :-)
Nourish your Soul - Baraka Antigua: Garden Room
Hosted by Greg
Greg is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
1 guest maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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 quaintest and smallest of the rooms in our unique house (5 bedrooms available for rent including this one). The garden room is on the ground floor of the property with a little window looking into our colorful and living back garden. Scents of Jasmine, colors of the bougainvillea tree, the buzz of our resident stingless bees, the cheeky play of the local birds having a morning bathing in the fishpond, the evergreen living bamboo curtain ... just some of the energies at play that may facilitate your transition into a happy heart place during your stay with us. This room shares a bathroom (Toilet, washbasin, and shower; which is upstairs) with the Finca room. This room has its own private toilet.

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.

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]

If you are on a trajectory that will take you to Lake ATITLAN, be sure to CHECK OUT my other listing EAGLE'S NEST located in San Marcos La Laguna - it will blow your HEART & MIND simultaneously ;-) is a quick link for it:

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

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 upstairs and rooftop terrace.
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
Amenity limitations - Shower goes intermittently cold.


26 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
October 2017
The whole property is gorgeous. The rooftop terrace overlooking the volcanoes is great and there are many areas to enjoy. It is about a 25 minute walk from the centre of Antigua, but it is very much walkable, or getting an uber is no problem. The only thing I'd say is that the 'garden room' is not as nice as the other rooms. This is reflected in the price, however, I would maybe spend a bit more and stay in one of the rooms on the top level as they are fantastic. Overall, a lovely stay, highly recommend

Max User Profile
April 2016
I spent a week working here, and it was a great place for it: beautiful interior design, quiet and peaceful, spacious enough that no one need disturb anyone else. Not that that was an issue in any case: everyone I encountered there, including the property manager and Greg himself, was welcoming and pleasant.

Una User Profile
February 2015
Arriving at Gregs after a 14 hour flight was wonderful, it felt like being at home. I'd definitely recommend staying at Gregs if you're visiting Antigua and would rather be in a unique setting a little away from the centre.

Kathryn User Profile
April 2014
I really enjoyed staying with Greg. He is very helpful and kind. The house is beautiful and the perfect quiet balance to town life in Antigua. The views from the rooftop are brilliant. You can easily spend all day up there.

Jakob User Profile
October 2017
Truly a great place! It's a beautiful home Greg has in a nice quiet area. You really feel welcomed here!

Karen User Profile
March 2017
I got to stay in a beautiful and peaceful place with amazing spaces to relax and just be. Worth every penny. JB and Gregory were so kind and I will definitely be back as well as recommend this house to all my friends and family.

DK Dokyeong User Profile
January 2017
Well decorated & quiet neghbourhood. A bit far from downtown, but worth budget

Antigua Guatemala, GuatemalaJoined in June 2013
Greg User Profile
I was born in France and travel between Guatemala where my projects are and Europe where my daughter lives.
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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