The SpaceYou love Antigua, but you prefer less noise, countryside, calm and quiet. Ojo de la Mariposa can offer you both. In your chosen time, we'll shuttle you to Antigua and pick you up later, whether for tours and sight-seeing or just dinner. Meanwhile you can enjoy the ever-changing vistas from our home, watch a movie, play a game, or hike the local area.
Room 1 is located on the second level and is connected to the rest of the house but has total privacy as well. People describe it as like an apartment in itself (though no kitchen facilities except downstairs. It is adjacent to the huge Great Room space, and like the kitchen is communal. The Great Room has a private entry via the circular staircase off the main deck for guests in Room 2, or from the stairs of the main house. It also has its own deck from which you see Agua Volcan. Guest AccessBreakfast is served in our kitchen on the first level, while your room is separate, each one with a private bath and plenty of space to relax, check your email on wifi internet, or enjoy the communal space of the Great Room and its big screen TV. Relax with your favorite beverage in the Sitting Area or on one of the decks to take in the countryside and volcano views. Please note that our kitchen is open if you choose to bring food and prepare it.
The Great Room TV is not on cable, but there are connecting cables to get on the internet, and there are also dvds here. All Guests are free to use the Great Room, Kitchen and Main Deck areas.
One bedroom on the ground level is wheel chair accessible, but the second level is not. Interaction with GuestsZaqueo and Kari are here to help you find the activities you are looking for, or non-activity if you prefer. Language is no barrier since both Spanish and English are spoken here. Your comfort and enjoyment IS our business, so we will do everything we can to make your stay gratifying. The NeighborhoodAldea El Mirador is a quiet place, and we are located a mile further in the area called El Mirador. Our neighbors are varied, hard-working and very friendly. The now famed restaurant of Hobbittenango is up the hill from us, worth a visit for even better vistas, their activities and music, and hearty foods. You can hike through hills and valleys of farmed land where flowers and vegetables are being grown for market. Getting AroundMany visitors do not have cars, so our price includes transportation to and from Antigua each day. If you are coming to us directly when you fly in to Guatemala City, we would be happy to meet you at the airport for a $30 fee. Tell us if you have a car and you may park safely on our property. As for tours and activities, we can direct you to the main attractions and restaurants in Antigua and advise you on the better choices of many tour agencies. Other Things to NoteIf you do not have transportation, don't worry. Included in your payment is pickup and delivery to Antigua. If you are coming directly to Ojo de la Mariposa from the airport, we will meet you for an extra fee at the current rate for private shuttle or taxi. Give us a heads up.
Breakfast and coffee are available starting at 7:30, unless other arrangements are made, and we can easily meet the needs for special diets if you give us advance notice. There is no pressure to eat early. It's available until 11 am.
Cooking and preparing your own food and beverages is permitted. An area of the house refrigerator is available for storage. Ask your hosts for a kitchen tour of available cooking materials.
Lunch and/or dinner can be purchased from the Hosts for $4-$6, depending of the menu of the moment, and with advance notice. Beer or wine, when available, for additional cost.
Box lunches may be prepared for travel and tours with notice the day before.
Eating and drinking in the bedrooms is discouraged. There are other areas for this activity.