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Spacious Home with Extensive Gardens, Volcano Views, Quiet Safe Neighborhood

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Casa #3 Callejon del Espiritu Santo -- your home in Antigua!

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Last updated: 03/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Antigua house description

Our house is located in the colonial neighborhood of calle del Espiritu Santo, six blocks from the central park of La Antigua and five minutes walk of the colorful bounty of the town’s produce and artisan market. It is a gracious, corner house on a tranquil cul-de-sac, with views of the surrounding volcanoes and the enjoyment of flowering gardens, fruit trees, and birdsong.

Modern, spacious, the four-bedroom, family-style house is a relaxed blend of Guatemalan and American styles, with modern conveniences, and a delightful a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The house is a recent purchase for us and we have enjoyed some stunning renovations and adding photographs and local color. The house sleeps 6 people; an extra fee is charged for up 2 additional people to cover utilities and service.

First floor: A welcoming entrance hall opens into a large living room with glassed doors to outdoor veranda, formal dining room seating eight, and fully equipped modern kitchen, and bathroom with shower. From the kitchen, access to laundry and dryer, outdoor traditional “pila” or washing room, and outside kitchen garden. Gracious shaded veranda with relaxing chairs and hammock leads into gardens with lion’s-head fountain and to the two additional gardens beyond.

Second floor: Off an upstairs landing are the master bedroom with king-sized bed and private bath (tub and shower), two bedrooms with twin beds, and a third bedroom with queen-sized bed; the latter share a bathroom with shower. An all-weather, glassed-in sunroom leads off the fourth bedroom. Both the master bedroom and fourth bedroom open onto the outdoor upstairs patio for morning coffee, sunning, and evening cocktails. All rooms are all spacious and sunny, with high ceilings and tiled floors.

Gardens/outdoor spaces: Within the walled compound are easy spaces for reading in the hammock, sculpting or painting in the garden, hanging laundry in the sun, a game of basketball or croquet, as well as ample garage space for one car or van. The house veranda leads directly onto a formal garden with fountain (lit at night) and a small kitchen garden near the back/kitchen door to the house. Through a lovely garden gate is a basketball court, ping pong table and a back garden where we are nurturing fruit trees, more flowers and birds.

Other Conveniences: Wireless Internet, fully equipped kitchen, gas stove, washer and dryer, DVD player, house phone. The house has its own water cistern and filter. Part-time services of talented housekeeper for general cleaning and enthusiastic gardener are included. Our house manager is fastidious about welcoming and orienting guests and taking care of guests questions or needs as they arise. We couldn't be luckier to have such a great team.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests under 18 must be accompanied by adult(s)...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We are lucky to be located on quiet cul-de-sac. Our trusted staff: house manager, gardener and housekeeper (also available for additional shopping, cooking, childcare). Enjoy flower gardens, fruit trees, basketball court, veranda, upstairs patio, screened sunroom, fountain, alarm system, international neighbors, off street parking for 1 car, maps and local guides, referrals for reliable drivers, tour guides, and Spanish teacher....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    optional for month or more stays...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Antigua is ringed by three towering volcanos, one constantly puffing; you can enjoy the drama of Volcano Fuego and spectacular sunrises and sunsets from our veranda and 'gardens....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    for local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own laptop!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Guatemalan traditional cooking can be arranged with housekeeper/cook....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    tiled, sunny upstairs patio for breakfast with birds and volcanos; completely private...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    glorious cool patio leading out onto gardens; hammock and comfortable chairs; candlelight and fountain light for romantic evenings...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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$875

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Our Monthly rate is US$2500. Longer-term rental rates are negotiable. For Christmas/New Year week and Easter Week (Semana Santa), we charge a rental rate premium of an additional 25%, so the price per week is US$1100.00.

We ask for a US$ 250 security deposit to confirm all bookings; full payment of the rental rate is due 10 days before arrival. We accept personal checks and electronic bank transfers. We will refund the $250 security deposit within 10 days of guest departure.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Amazing golf course w magnificent scenery
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Central American Hwy
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
World-class gourmet options 5 min walk

Car: Not Necessary

Easy access to fabulous cultural, archaeological, and ecological explorations, Spanish lessons, volunteering opportunities, wonderful restaurants, fresh produce, art galleries, lectures and workshops, and all the treasures of colorful cultural Antigua.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We have dreamt about spending more time in Guatemala for 30 years, since Susanna first traveled here to study traditional textiles and Scott worked here as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the mid-1970s. Now that our children are older, we decided to put down roots. We purchased this easy, spacious house in a quiet neighborhood, and have enjoyed renovations to add comfort and art, and we purchased an additional empty lot to expanding the gardens so we could pick our own avocados and fruit in the backyard! Scott is a sculptor and Susanna volunteers with Safe Passage/Camino Seguro and pursues interests in the Ixil Region of northern El Quiche Department. Her new guidebook is called 'Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya' -- for sale on Amazon.com and bookstores in Guatemala.

Why the Owner Chose Antigua:
This particular neighborhood, at the south-western side of Antigua, is quiet, well-maintained, and just beyond the constant swirl of dust and noise of central Antigua. It remains very easy walking distance to the central park, restaurants, and the market -- where we shop for produce on an almost daily basis. We deliberately did not choose a gated community, and enjoy daily exchanges with our neighbors --a mix of Guatemalans and expatriates -- who socialize regularly and actively attend to neighborhood developments. It really feels like home and not just a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Huge gardens, room for kids to play ball or ping-pong, a variety of spots for sunbathing, reading in the hammock, yoga, listening to the birdsong, and viewing the magnificent surrounding landscape.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Casa #3 Callejon del Espiritu Santo -- your home in Antigua!

    Casa #3 Callejon del Espiritu Santo -- your home in Antigua!

  • View of volcanos, colonial neighborhood from upstairs patio, off master bedroom

    View of volcanos, colonial neighborhood from upstairs patio, off master bedroom

  • Veranda and two private gardens

    Veranda and two private gardens

  • Cheerful, tiled kitchen, fully appointed with everything a cook needs!

    Cheerful, tiled kitchen, fully appointed with everything a cook needs!

  • Master bedroom, king, armoir, dresser, own bathroom, closet, leads onto patio

    Master bedroom, king, armoir, dresser, own bathroom, closet, leads onto patio

  • Twin bed room

    Twin bed room

  • Second twin bedroom, 2 beds, desk, leads onto patio and enclosed sunroom

    Second twin bedroom, 2 beds, desk, leads onto patio and enclosed sunroom

  • Upstairs patio w lounging chairs, hammocks and fabulous views

    Upstairs patio w lounging chairs, hammocks and fabulous views

  • Large back garden with avocados, limes, bananas, very peaceful and beautiful

    Large back garden with avocados, limes, bananas, very peaceful and beautiful

  • Kitchen garden for fresh herbs

    Kitchen garden for fresh herbs

  • Yoga in the garden or on the upstairs patio?!

    Yoga in the garden or on the upstairs patio?!

  • Dramatic sunsets from upstairs patio and sunroom

    Dramatic sunsets from upstairs patio and sunroom

  • Front garden with fountain, just outside living room and spacious veranda

    Front garden with fountain, just outside living room and spacious veranda

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen detail

    Kitchen detail

  • Queen bedroom, large armoir, chest of drawers, desk w chair

    Queen bedroom, large armoir, chest of drawers, desk w chair

  • Second twin bedroom, 2 beds, desk, leads onto patio and enclosed sunroom

    Second twin bedroom, 2 beds, desk, leads onto patio and enclosed sunroom

  • Upstairs patio for breakfast, sunsets, and active volcano watching!

    Upstairs patio for breakfast, sunsets, and active volcano watching!

  • Amazing variety of fruits and flowers in the huge gardens

    Amazing variety of fruits and flowers in the huge gardens

  • Entrance to our back garden; house includes  3 joined lots and gardens.

    Entrance to our back garden; house includes 3 joined lots and gardens.

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Speaks: english, spanish
  • Calendar last updated: 03/11/2015
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