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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$80
$500 $1,500
Semana Santa 2016
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
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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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 patio bedroom with 3 twin beds

    back patio bedroom with 3 twin beds

  • fully equipped kitchen, with table for 4

    fully equipped kitchen, with table for 4

  • Front patio bedroom Bathroom

    Front patio bedroom Bathroom

  • 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

  • back patio Bedroom entrance and 
bathroom

    back patio Bedroom entrance and bathroom

  • Back patio bedroom with 3 twin beds

    Back patio 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

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Speaks: english, spanish
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