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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 two 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,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    smoking allowed outside in the patio....moreless

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    30 years old...moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  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.

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Oven
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  Amenities

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    firewood available for purchase at market...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    street parking in front of house...moreless

                  • Living Room seats 6
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Linens Provided

                  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

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        cable television...moreless

                      • Television

                      Communications

                          Outdoor Features

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Small rooftop terrace with volcano views...moreless

                              Theme

                              • Family
                              • Historic
                              • Tourist Attractions

                              Location & View

                                  • Mountain View:

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

                                  Activities

                                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                                  • Hiking
                                  • Tennis
                                  • Medical Services
                                  • Massage Therapist
                                  • Laundromat
                                  • Hospital
                                  • Groceries
                                  • Fitness Center
                                  • ATM/Bank
                                  • Antiquing
                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Wildlife Viewing
                                  • Sight Seeing
                                  • Shopping
                                  • Museums
                                  • Restaurants
                                  • Ruins
                                  • Cycling
                                  • Swimming
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Low season
                                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $80
                                  $500 $1,500
                                  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: 06/19/2014
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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.


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                                  Speaks: spanish, english

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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

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

                                    sunny veranda for breakfasts or viewing hummingbirds in the patio garden

                                  • Living and Dining rooms

                                    Living and Dining rooms

                                  • decorated with local artwork and handicrafts

                                    decorated with local artwork and handicrafts

                                  • Patio and walkway towards veranda, kitchen window on right

                                    Patio and walkway towards veranda, kitchen window on right

                                  • two twin beds in the fireplace room

                                    two twin beds in the fireplace room

                                  • Veranda seating

                                    Veranda seating

                                  • Garden grotto in patio.

                                    Garden grotto in patio.

                                  • Bathroom for second bedroom.

                                    Bathroom for second bedroom.

                                  • Large bedroom in back patio, two twin beds

                                    Large bedroom in back patio, two twin beds

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

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

                                  • entrance from the street to the patio.

                                    entrance from the street to the patio.

                                  • Fountain in the patio with pomegranate tree.

                                    Fountain in the patio with pomegranate tree.

                                  • TV viewing in the Cupola room.

                                    TV viewing in the Cupola room.

                                  • Back patio, circular stairway to terrace where you can see volcanos

                                    Back patio, circular stairway to terrace where you can see volcanos

                                  • Fully equipped kitchen.  Eating options include kitchen, veranda and dining room

                                    Fully equipped kitchen. Eating options include kitchen, veranda and dining room

                                  • Quiet reading nook in domed room.

                                    Quiet reading nook in domed room.

                                  • Fireplace bedroom

                                    Fireplace bedroom

                                  • Second bedroom in front patio with private bath, double bed

                                    Second bedroom in front patio with private bath, double bed

                                  • Colonial windows on the street

                                    Colonial windows on the street

                                  • front patio

                                    front patio

                                  • Separate caretakers living quarters in second patio at the rear of the house.

                                    Separate caretakers living quarters in second patio at the rear of the house.

                                  VRBO #408213

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

                                  $80 - $110 per night (USD)
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                                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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