The Grey Owl’s Nest

The Grey Owl’s Nest is something of a unique VRBO experience. It’s run by Roy Peers and his wife Hezey. In fact it’s right next to their house. It’s on the cheaper side and is almost comparable to a cheaper, longterm B&B.The Nest is in the next town over, Benque Viejo del Carmen, which is the border town on the Guatemalan side of the country. It’s with in walking distance of rivers, buses and taxis.

The house, as you can see it the photo, is a studio, with hot and cold water in the bathroom. It has two beds, a tv, fridge, there’s no A/C but it has fans and big windows. Out side you’ll find the kitchen area. It has a large working area and the mayan version of an oven. If that is a little over the top for you, a regular burner is always available.

Roy and Hezey really make this place unique and not in a “this is a resort and we are going to call it unique because it sounds good” kind of way. Roy is into caving and is always up for taking his guests to some rarely seen places like¬†Actun Chapat. His wife Hezey is Maya and knows all sorts of Mayan goodies. She also teaches Mayan cooking classes, so you can actually learn how to use the crazy mayan oven in the kitchen. They are both well connected in Guatemala and can set you up with trips and tours on the other side too. All in all, if you are looking for something a bit different, on the cheaper side and a good time, you might want to check in with the Grey Owl’s nest.

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