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Lovely Home with Gardens, Volcano Views, Quiet Safe Neighborhood

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Dramatic sunsets from upstairs patio and sunroom

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Last updated: 06/23/2014

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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 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

              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 2+ cars, 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:

                        three volcanos, one constantly steaming, with impressive sunrises and sunsets...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • 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
                       

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                      7 night min stay

                      $875

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                      • Taxes Included

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                      Reservation must be confirmed by written contract and required deposit. Deposit will be forfeited if cancellation is less that 4 weeks in advance of contracted arrival date. Total rent check is due 15 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      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: I have been dreaming about spending more time in Guatemala for 20 years, since first visiting in connection with a love of traditional textiles. I traveled here with my growing children and friends for vacations and summer adventures and volunteer engagements. In 2005, I joined the Board of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, providing educational opportunities and life-skills support for children and families in the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump, and found myself coming to Guatemala 2-3 times a year. At the same time, I embarked on project to write a cultural guide to the Ixil Region of northern El Quiche Department. Deepening my interest and involvement in Guatemala all led up to my buying this lovely property in a quiet section of Antigua and putting down excited roots in this city and country. In my other life, I live in the Boston area and help service-oriented non-profit organizations with strategic planning and monitoring & evaluation. The new guidebook is called 'Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya' -- for sale on Amazon.com and bookstores in Guatemala.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is a fabulously quiet area of town that enables us to enjoy the birds and avoid the traffic. The neighbors know and care about each other and work together to keep the ambiance clean and safe. From here, there are easy backstreets to the Antigua market for fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers , and steaming neighborhood tortillas. It really feels like home and not just a vacation.


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                      Photos

                      • Dramatic sunsets from upstairs patio and sunroom

                        Dramatic sunsets from upstairs patio and sunroom

                      • Comfortable living room w fireplace leads to veranda and gardens

                        Comfortable living room w fireplace leads to veranda and gardens

                      • Veranda and two private gardens

                        Veranda and two private gardens

                      • White house on corner, quiet cul-de-sac

                        White house on corner, quiet cul-de-sac

                      • Master Bedroom opens onto upstairs patio

                        Master Bedroom opens onto upstairs patio

                      VRBO #220963

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 09, 2014

                      $875 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      • Calendar last updated: 06/23/2014
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