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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

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Last updated: 01/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Antigua house description

Our family bought this colonial house in 1965 and has restored it over the last 45 years. The house, built in 1568, retains old world charm... The house is simply decorated in a Spanish/Guatemalan style.

La Casa del Sol is the former residence of the 16th century Governor of Guatemala. Built around a central courtyard garden, the house has the original cupola, dome ceiling and four foot wide stone walls.

Master bedroom has a three twin beds, skylight and Colonial window. Second bedroom is equipped with 2 twin beds, sleeping loft for a child/young adult and fireplace. Third bedroom has a double bed and bathroom.

There are three bathrooms with hot showers. Small living room has local cable TV, and there is a large formal dining room. The house has wifi internet.

Self-catering with complete kitchen: gas stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, bottled water (included), dishes and cooking utensils. Eat breakfast outside under veranda in full sunlight.
Housekeeper and family on premises available for cooking, laundry, housekeeping at additional cost. Nearby bakery for fresh sweet bread and hot hand made tortillas can be delivered daily. Practice your Spanish with friendly local family.

Relax in a comfortable yet simple home. Tranquil, picturesque neighborhood, yet in center of colonial Antigua. No need for a car, everything within walking distance. Beautiful sunsets from rooftop terrace. Tropical plants and exotic bird watching from a sunny seat in the patio. Cozy fireplace for cool evenings. Restaurants of all categories nearby.

Keywords: Antigua, house, historic,

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    30 years old...moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    smoking allowed outside in the patio....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  • Front patio bedroom : 1 double

                    own bathroom with shower in room...moreless

                  • Fireplace Colonial Bedroom: front patio: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

                    Additional Loft bed for child ...moreless

                  • Colonial Bedroom; second patio: 3 twin/ single

                    ...moreless

                  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), loft sleeping mat.

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                    Bathroom not attached to this bedroom...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                    Bathroom inroom front patio bedroom...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    Adjacent to rear patio bedroom...moreless

                  • 3 bathrooms with hot showers.

                  Other Amenities

                      • Fountain, garden courtyard, outside eating area, veranda, terrace, bottled water included,...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • DVD Player:

                        Videos can be purchased at market or rented from video stores....moreless

                      • Stereo:

                        cassette player and classical music tapes...moreless

                      • Television

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Mountain View:

                            three volcanos, Volcan Fuego often can be seen erupting....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Internet:

                            wifi installed. ...moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking:

                            street parking in front of house...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            firewood available for purchase at market...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, bottled drinking water included....moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            Microwave...moreless

                          • Oven

                          Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Small rooftop terrace with volcano views...moreless

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  from 14 traveler reviews
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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Semana Santa 2015
                                  Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
                                  8 night min stay

                                  $900
                                  flat fee
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $110
                                  $660 $1,700
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  50% due at reservation (payment in US dollars by check or PayPal), 50% at check-in (payment in cash US or Q)

                                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 01/17/2015
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                                  Location

                                  Visiting colonial ruins, museums, handicraft markets, Spanish classes, hand weaving classes, jade factory, exceptional restaurants, gift stores, day trips to ancient Mayan archaeological sites, volcano climbs, native Mayan villages

                                   

                                  Manager info

                                  Year Purchased: 1965

                                  About: We are a family of three generations, spread over the USA who travel to Antigua as often as possible to enjoy the perfect climate and friendly local Guatemalan people and to relax in our simple, comfortable home.

                                  Why Antigua:
                                  Antigua has a perfect climate, historic and ancient interests, a friendly diverse population of artists, expats, native Mayan people and young travelers.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  Hearing 16th century churchbells chiming the hours through the night, watching flocks of parrots squawking overhead, feeling the warm tropical sun and watching the dramatic sunset over three volcanoes.


                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                                  Photos

                                  • Casa del Sol - a colonial gem

                                    Casa del Sol - a colonial gem

                                  • View down our street. our home is the yellow one on the left

                                    View down our street. our home is the yellow one on the left

                                  • Living and Dining rooms

                                    Living and Dining rooms

                                  • Quiet reading nook in domed room.

                                    Quiet reading nook in domed room.

                                  • Fireplace bedroom

                                    Fireplace bedroom

                                  • Back Patio

                                    Back Patio

                                  • back bedroom with 3 twin beds

                                    back bedroom with 3 twin beds

                                  • fully equipped kitchen, with table for 4

                                    fully equipped kitchen, with table for 4

                                  • Bathroom off the Double Size Bedroom

                                    Bathroom off the Double Size Bedroom

                                  • stairs to 2nd level for volcano viewing

                                    stairs to 2nd level for volcano viewing

                                  • Veranda and white cupola from terrace, Volcanes Fuego y Acatenango.

                                    Veranda and white cupola from terrace, Volcanes Fuego y Acatenango.

                                  • TV viewing in the Cupola room.

                                    TV viewing in the Cupola room.

                                  • two twin beds in the fireplace room

                                    two twin beds in the fireplace room

                                  • Fireplace bedroom

                                    Fireplace bedroom

                                  • Veranda seating

                                    Veranda seating

                                  • Rear Bathroom

                                    Rear Bathroom

                                  • back bedroom with 3 twin beds

                                    back bedroom with 3 twin beds

                                  • Front patio bedroom

                                    Front patio bedroom

                                  • sunny veranda for breakfasts or viewing hummingbirds in the patio garden

                                    sunny veranda for breakfasts or viewing hummingbirds in the patio garden

                                  VRBO #408213

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Sunday, February 01, 2015

                                  $110 per night (USD)
                                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                                  • Sleeps
                                    6
                                  • Bedrooms
                                    3
                                  • Bathrooms
                                    3
                                  • Property type
                                    House
                                  • Reviews
                                    14
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                                  Member since: 2012
                                  Speaks: english, spanish
                                  • Calendar last updated: 01/17/2015
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