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Recent Antigua property reviews

  • charming home in gated community

    "Nicely decorated Home with rooms that open into courtyards and covered walkways. 20 min walk to center of town...we took taxis back to the home most of the time. Slow wi.fi."
    Guest: Henry Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 18, 2014
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  • Best accommodation in Antigua!

    "I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful vacation home! The home exceeded our expectations in every way. It was so nice to enjoy the spaciousness of the home and the beautiful gardens that accompanied it. As you know, we were there with 2 other families who rented two of your other homes in the same complex. It was like we had our own resort to ourselves! All of us enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. This is a gem you have in Antigua. The pictures of the house are just like it is but you really must come here to see it youself. The view of the volcano was spectacular! The cleaning staff were unintrusive and very friendly. The house was always cleaned spotless! They even did a little ironing for us as the clothes we brought for the wedding just needed a light pressing. We will definitely stay there again when we return. I almost forgot.....Sophia operates a very exclusive and professional travel service for you and your guests. The level of service she provides is exceptional! She was always available and accommodating even at unreasonable last minute requests. I was having trouble renting a car and decided last minute to use her service. She provided me with a driver and van to go visit our friends who were in Monterrico. The extra cost (minimal and worth the extra dollars) to have someone else drive who knows the route not to mention the driving habits of locals, was well worth it. Our driver was knowledgable of the local area and was able to answer our many questions along the route to the beach. Same for our airport transfers...5 star service in new shuttle vans. Very impressive! This level of service is outstanding, it's appreciated and worth every penny. We did a lot of looking around at other houses when we were there and I can tell anyone who is wondering, you will not want to leave once you arive!"
    Guest: Greg W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 2, 2014
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  • Beautifull and relaxing house

    "Catherine house was a very relaxing place to stay. We were lucky to be able to stay at the house before and after the delivery of my baby girl helping me and my husband to be tranquil and get prepared for the geat day, with the beautifull views of the volcanoes and the contryside, and with the special presence of the two charmy and clam dogs (Barley and Kaira) who accompanied us for long walks which helped me a lot. Catherine and her employees were always available during our stay at her house, they always were accessible for any questions that we had. I really really recommend to stay in that magical and spectacular house. I know that you will not regret it."
    Guest: ... Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: January 2, 2014
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  • Absolutely love it!

    "My family and I stayed here for Semana Santa and we love it! The house is beautiful! Actually the pictures are no showing how beautiful the house is. We were very comfortable, the rooms and the house was very spacious. Furthermore, Eugenia had everything that you need it to star off. It fell more like you were in a hotel with the convenience of having your own privacy. One thing that I like, was the fact that we were close to all the action but not that close that you have your privacy. It is about 15 minutes’ walk to Parque Central (the main plaza) relatively short. In case that you get tired, you can always catch a tuk tuk or cab. I definitely recommend to anyone stay here if you go to Antigua."
    Guest: WS Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
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Antigua Travel Tips

Historical Beauty near Antigua Vacation Rentals

Antigua is a city known for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. In almost every part of city, there are magnificent churches, stately homes, and ancient and ornate facades. Even in the places where the architecture has been reduced to ruins as a result of earthquakes, there is still an air of former elegance. Visitors with an architectural or historical interest will love visiting Antigua where they can meander the streets and marvel at the city sights. Antigua is also a city rich with traditions and culture. When visiting the city, you'll find its cultural charm is captivating. Travelers who enjoy browsing through colorful markets for handcrafts will love the artisan stalls and beautiful, handcrafted items that represent age old Antiguan traditions.

Best Time of Year to Stay at Antigua Vacation Houses

Antigua is located in a highland valley and has a mild and temperate climate. The warmest months are April and May when temperatures average between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. April is also the start of the rainy season which tends to last until November. The dry season is between December and April. The majority of travelers come to Antigua in the dry season as the temperatures are still warm; getting around to sightsee is more pleasant in the dryer months.

Benefits of Renting Homes in Antigua

While Antigua is a beautiful city, it is a place where you need to be a little cautious. Tourists are often targets for theft and pickpocketing. Renting a vacation home in Antigua will give you an opportunity to mix with the locals and blend in. You won’t be hanging around hotel lobbies and advertising that you’re a foreigner. Many rental apartments are located close to the major tourist sites. This means you can get around easily using local transport. Most of the locals are friendly and will assist you in getting fresh produce from the markets or pointing you in the direction of the local grocer. It does help to be able to speak a bit of Spanish as that will make getting around much easier. The vacation homes in Antigua are characterized by the culture of the city and you can expect colorful vibrant décor and warm hospitality. Most are well equipped, providing you with a comfortable haven in a bustling city.

Must-See Attractions in Antigua

The Central Park or Plaza Mayor is at the very heart of the city. Beautiful landscaped gardens have paved walkways that expand in concentric circles and wind their way through tall trees. There are benches for sitting and people watching. The park is a popular leisure spot for the local Antiguans during the day. A fountain is at the center of the park. At night, the trees are often lit up with lights but visitors should exercise caution about hanging around the park after dark on their own. Surrounding the park are several majestic historic buildings which house the city hall and police office, the Inguat Tourist Agency and several smaller tourist-related stores, the city’s main banks and the magnificent cathedral.

If you would like to get a view of the city, follow the trail that runs up from the central park to the Cerro de la Cruz. This is a large cross located on a prominent hill just to the north of the city. The tourist police lead a free walk up to the cross twice daily and this is the best option for visitors. The walk is moderately strenuous and takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Once up on the hill, you can enjoy spectacular views over the city.

Guided cultural walking tours are great ways to learn about the history and culture of Antigua. The city lies in an earthquake zone and because of this, some of the city’s prominent historical sites are tumbled ruins. They are nevertheless still beautiful and if you catch the light just right, you can get some excellent photographs.

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