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The living room with fireplace, television, view of pool, and lots of seating

The living room with fireplace, television, view of pool, and lots of seating Dining area and fully equipped kitchen, and door to courtyard Lots of kitchen appliances! Fresh bottled water provided Computer with high-speed internet access Large master bedroom with queen bed and balcony overlooking the pool Large master bathroom Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool Twin bedroom with large closet Tiled patio faces the grassy yard and pool.  Courtyard behind the patio. View of pool from master bedroom and master bath. The lane to our house Our "Casa Alegre" Casa Alegre "Welcome Book"

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Antigua townhome description

Looking for a warm, comfortable, charming, safe and convenient place to call home while visiting magical Antigua, Guatemala? Look no further! Our fully-equipped home has all the conveniences of modern living, with the old world charm of Central America.

It is an ideal house for couples, families, groups of friends, volunteers at the many nonprofit organizations surrounding Antigua, those who are attending Spanish school, or anyone who simply wants a peaceful place to enjoy beautiful Guatemala.

The house is located within walking distance of everything in Antigua. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Central Park, dozens of restaurants (just 5 minutes to the famous Hotel Panza Verde), the best grocery store, the food and craft markets, a wonderful spa, a gym, and even a movie theater.

The exact location is 9th Calle Poniente between 5th Avenida Sur and Santa Lucia. It is a small, gated community of townhomes with two security men on duty 24-hours a day. Our cheerful home is located at the back of the property, across from the pool, and farthest from the cobblestone street so the noise of traffic is far away and you can sleep peacefully, waking to the cacophony of birds in the trees behind the house.

The house has everything you need to make your stay in Antigua comfortable and memorable. The colorful dishes, fabrics, and wall hangings bring Guatemala indoors, and locally-made rod-iron chandeliers in the upstairs rooms hang from 15 foot ceilings. The modern kitchen has a good selection of pots, pans, and utensils to make cooking easy, and you can stay connected to the rest of the world through the cable TV and desk top computer with fast and reliable high-speed interent access. The comfortable beds are fitted 100 percent cotton sheets and the bath towels and pool towels are 100 percent cotton. The full-sized washer and dryer will make vacation laundry a breeze. You'll also appreciate the screened windows (unusual in Antigua) that will keep the mosquitoes out so you can enjoy the great Antigua weather all year round.

Upon your arrival you will find the Welcome Book, complete with helpful information about restaurants, sites, activities, excursions, and tips about the house. Our American property manager lives in Antigua and is available to help you book tours and transportation, and answer other questions you may have.

So, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while sitting on the tiled patio watching your kids swim in the huge pool just in front of the house. Or stroll the grounds and look up to see the volcano Agua keeping a watchful eye on you, while you pick limes from the garden trees.

And at the end of a day spent in Antigua, you'll be happy to return to our quiet and peaceful community. You'll walk through the gates, be greeted by the security men who are always on duty, return to our lovely casita and feel instantly at home!

Keywords: casita, condo, house, townhouse, rental, apartment, casa, home, central location, quiet, safe, secure, pool

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking
          • Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Computer Available
          • Telephone
          • Mobile Phone
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Family

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Medical Services
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Antiquing

                  Other Activities

                      • La Antigua Guatemala was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America. It is a World Heritage site, and is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Guatemala. Antigua is very compact and easy to walk around. Most tourist destinations are in an 8-by-8 block area less than 1 km across. You can walk across it in 15 min....moreless
                       

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                      • Cozy and Relaxing Stay

                        Cozy and Relaxing Stay

                        • Guest Michelle N.
                        • Date of stay 12/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/11/14
                        We very much enjoyed our stay at this cozy townhouse in the lovely gated community. Flowers and limon trees, a pool, friendly neighbors, plenty of room inside and outside for the children (ages 6, 8) to play. We awoke with a view of a volcano and the sounds of birds (and fireworks due to the new year's holidays!). The townhouse itself was well-equipped - lovely kitchen/outside eating areas + living area + 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A washer/dryer plus clothes line. The Internet and TV worked well, plus there were toys /games /books to share. The location was close enough to walk to town even with children.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • exceptional quality en Antigua

                        exceptional quality en Antigua

                        • Guest guatelahna (Arizona/USA)
                        • Date of stay 12/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                        I was very pleased with this casa, very well decorated, beautiful location, very safe, but especially with the fully functioning kitchen. Since I do not eat out much, with the exception of at the Traveller´s Menu...a small bar that serves awesome curried vegetables with tofu...meat if you so choose, I was happy to see all the pots-pans, bowls, serving pieces needed, plus the very basic spices, which were especiallyappreciated. And of course WiFi...an absolute necessity, in my opinion! It is about a 15 minute walk to the Parque Central, whether you go up 5th Ave or Santa Lucia, past the mercado. For me that is perfect as I like to walk. The Bodegona is easy to access from Santa Lucia, though you have to breath the buses belching. Do remember to stock up way before the holidays as almost imposible to get in the Bodegona immediately before Christmas or New Years. Nancy, the person in charge of the casa, was most responsive to any questions, answering promptly to either phone or email. That was also very appreciated. We only used the pool once but I did see that they clean the leaves out every a.m. The property is well maintained. You cannot go wrong with this excellent location and casa. Several games for children was a special touch. And some books...I always appreciate that.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Welcoming home with everything to make our holiday relaxing and easy.

                        Welcoming home with everything to make our holiday relaxing and easy.

                        • Guest Judith (Cumbria, UK)
                        • Date of stay 08/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                        It was wonderful to walk in and feel so much at home so quickly. Casa Alegre was our home for 3 weeks and we did several excursions away - so it was especially fantastic to know we had such a secure and lovely base to leave and come back to. Our two children settled into their own rooms really comfortably and never tired of the delightful pool - or - a real bonus - the trampoline! We had wifi problems due to the storms I think and Nancy, the house manager was marvellously persistent in getting it sorted for us, and we really felt she was there for us whatever happened. We had our birthfamily meeting here, which felt exactly right - plenty of space for the children to run around together, loads of garden furniture, and completely private. The time seemed to fly by. Having visited other hotels in Antigua, we really appreciated the independence, quiet and privacy of Casa Alegre. It's location meant it was quiet but still only a 10 min stroll into Central Park, and the main supermarket. Really great place to combine hanging out in Antigua with long trips away visiting places further away like Tikal and Lake Atitlan. We only wish we were still there!!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Antigua week

                        Antigua week

                        • Guest Carrie (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 12/26/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                        Thank you so much for opening your home to our family. It was bigger and nicer than we imagined. It felt like we were walking into our own home. The thoughtful finishing touches make it feel warm and homey. It was the perfect size and location for our family with 2 little kids. Your neighbors were so kind and welcoming, too. It was perfect for our stay in Antigua. Thank you.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: I'm so glad you liked staying in our Antigua house. We love it there and it always makes me happy when others experience the magic of Antigua and house little home, also. Thanks for posting your comments! - Julie (the owner)

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                      • Great Condo ! Will return...

                        Great Condo ! Will return...

                        • Guest Peter S. (Lafayette, Louisiana USA)
                        • Date of stay 10/12/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/12
                        My friend and I stayed at Las Arcadias for 5 days. The condo was exactly as described and the pictures were very accurate. The condo was very clean and well maintained. Nancy (Guatemalareservations.com) was very, very helpful in all aspects of our stay....always answered her phone and was so patient in answering all of our many questions without hesitation. The condo has a great floor plan and the security is top notch...the pool is fine, although the pump was not working. The BBQ pit could use some cleaning up....you need charcoal if you're going to use it. The grate needs to be covered with aluminum foil. Also, be aware that you can't flush toilet paper in this condo due to the plumbing...but this is the case in most of Antigua. All in all, I would recommend renting vs a hotel ...cheaper and you have all the amenities. Be aware that all the bedrooms are upstairs, with only a half bath down....not for the elderly or disabled. Great TV and computer....although the computer had a few problems , but Nancy was getting it fixed when we were leaving. Grocery store is close by and cheap. Would definitely come back and I recommend this property 100% !

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: I'm belatedly thanking you for your really nice posting about our townhouse in Antigua that you stayed at in October. I'm so glad it worked out for you and that it was pretty much what you expected it to be. Nancy is, indeed, a jewel and really makes it possible for us to offer our home to renters like you. I hope you will return! I'm ready to get away and enjoy the peace of Antigua! Again, thanks - Julie (the owner)

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                      • Perfection in Paradise

                        Perfection in Paradise

                        • Guest Joel (Chicago, IL)
                        • Date of stay 05/31/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/11/12
                        Our family of 5, including 3 teens, enjoyed our recent week in Guatemala. The property manager was incredibly helpful with all our questions before we traveled, and the townhome couldn't have been more perfect for us. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and well located to enjoy all that Antigua offers. Our teens enjoyed the pools, within sight of the condo, while my wife and I relaxed with coffee on the patio. The complex guard helped us negotiate pizza delivery for the kids our first evening and arranged for a tuk tuk so my wife and I could enjoy dinner out. Day trips for climbing the Volcano Pacaya, kayaking on Lake Atitlan, and zip lining at Finca Filadelfia were favorites with our teens. We won't hesitate to stay here on our next vacation in paradise.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: I am very belatedly thanking you for posting your kind comments about our townhouse in Antigua that you stayed at last Spring. I'm so glad that it worked out for you and your family. We love it there and try to visit at least once a year. Hopefully, you'll get a chance to return, too! Again, many thanks -- Julie (the owner)

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                      • My stay at Las Arcadas

                        My stay at Las Arcadas

                        • Guest Connie (Maine)
                        • Date of stay 03/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/03/12
                        The townhouse we stayed in was terrific! Clean, safe, quiet and comfy. The property manager was very responsive to everything we needed. The only issue we had was we thought the attendent at the front gate could arrange a taxi for us, but he said he didn't have a phone. We worked around that just fine. All in all, a great place for a family to stay and highly recommended. However, I was not comfortable walking down the street after dark and recommend a taxi into town or food delivery after dark. Frida's has great Mexican food, though a bit pricey, and they deliver.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Antigua

                        Antigua

                        • Guest MC (Arlington Virginia)
                        • Date of stay 12/29/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/10/12
                        The condo was well appointed with great kitchen stuff, great towels, sheets and bed spreads. The location was very quiet even on New Years Eve. The only thing I would ask for would be a working cold water faucet to the washing machine. Everything else was wonderful.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

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                      • Antigua Trip

                        Antigua Trip

                        • Guest Ian T. (Ontario, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 10/30/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/14/11
                        On our recent trip to the Guatemalan highlands we rented this townhouse with a group of friends. The home was in a quiet area of a gated complex, yet still easy walking distance to most of Antigua. The house was very well furnished and had everything we needed for a very enjoyable week.Any questions we had were promptly replyed to. Antigua is a beautiful city with much to see and many great restaurants. Don't miss a coffe at least at what has to be the most beautiful McDonald's anywhere. All in all a most enjoyable stay that I would recommend to anyone wanting to visit Antigua

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Just what we were looking for!

                        Just what we were looking for!

                        • Guest Marian (Binghamton, NY)
                        • Date of stay 07/02/10
                        • Review Submitted 11/12/10
                        We loved your house and can't wait to return. The kids loved the pool and hanging out outside. The location was great and all the info in the Welcome Book was very helpful.Really appreciated the washer and dryer. Would definitely recommend to others. Thanks again and hope to do this again!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      Base rate (except high season) = $450./week or $90./night (5 night min.)
                      HIGH season: Dec 15-Jan 05 & Easter (check dates)= $550.- $650. /wk  Min stay req.
                      *$225 refundable deposit (minus $25. admin fee)
                      Reservation confirmed with receipt of rental and deposit payment in full.
                      *Cancellation policy: 90+ days in advance = full refund;
                      46-89 days in advance - 50% refund;   No refund less than 45 days before occupancy
                       4 adults + 2 children maximum occupancy.    No smoking.   No pets.
                      *** PAYMENTS and deposit refunds via PayPal
                      

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                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We live in Washington, D.C. I run a nonprofit organization and my husband is the Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. We have two daughters, ages 14 and 11, who love our house in Guatemala!

                      Why the Owner Chose Antigua:
                      We fell in love with Antigua during the adoption of our youngest daughter from Guatemala in 2003. After returning for visits for a couple of years and staying in other people's houses, we decided to buy our own house because we always want a connection to Guatemala.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                      Our house feels like home. It's very comfortable and welcoming and it takes no time to feel as if you belong there. It's proximity to central Antigua is perfect: you're close enough to walk to everything in 10 minutes but far enough away to escape the noise. You'll awake to birds chirping instead of the sound of cars bumping over cobblestone streets. It's also wonderful to have such easy access to the pool (which is hardly ever used) and the grassy open space. You can invite your friends over to swim or host a party in the grassy area in front of our house. The security men provide tables and chairs to seat a large group, at no extra cost. Make the most of your stay in this charming city and our welcoming house!


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                      Photos

                      • The living room with fireplace, television, view of pool, and lots of seating

                        The living room with fireplace, television, view of pool, and lots of seating

                      • Lots of kitchen appliances!

                        Lots of kitchen appliances!

                      • Computer with high-speed internet access

                        Computer with high-speed internet access

                      • Large master bathroom

                        Large master bathroom

                      • Twin bedroom with large closet

                        Twin bedroom with large closet

                      • View of pool from master bedroom and master bath.

                        View of pool from master bedroom and master bath.

                      • Our "Casa Alegre"

                        Our "Casa Alegre"

                      • Dining area and fully equipped kitchen, and door to courtyard

                        Dining area and fully equipped kitchen, and door to courtyard

                      • Fresh bottled water provided

                        Fresh bottled water provided

                      • Large master bedroom with queen bed and balcony overlooking the pool

                        Large master bedroom with queen bed and balcony overlooking the pool

                      • Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool

                        Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool

                      • Tiled patio faces the grassy yard and pool.  Courtyard behind the patio.

                        Tiled patio faces the grassy yard and pool. Courtyard behind the patio.

                      • The lane to our house

                        The lane to our house

                      • Casa Alegre "Welcome Book"

                        Casa Alegre "Welcome Book"

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