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Spectacular Mountainside Villa Near Antigua

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Last updated: 04/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The beautiful Spanish colonial villa was designed and furnished by an artist. The property is set into the mountainside of the extinct Volcan de Agua and looks out over the rolling hills and valley below and two other volcanoes. Surrounded by farmland with compesinos walking their burrows to the fields, the property is a refuge from the bustle of urban life. Birds serenade the sunrise.

There are three bedrooms, with the master suite taking up the whole second floor and the other two guest rooms on the ground floor in a separate wing. From the master bath you can watch Fuego erupting or the fireworks in the valley. There are terraces and seating on all four sides so you can sit in such or shade or take in different views depending on preference and time of day. A stepped fountain 'stream' with flowering plants and fish is in the central courtyard where you can sit out for meals or on the back terrace with umbrella.

The spacious gardens tended daily by the local gardener are filled with flowers you can cut to have in the house. Open lawns for children to play and endless walks through the countryside with the dogs just outside the gates.

Within the walled compound is one other home in addition to the guard/doorman and his wife who cleans the house three days a week (additional maid service can be arranged). The two bedrooms on the ground floor share a bathroom between them which also serves as the guest bathroom.

I just built a beautiful wood fired sauna that seats 8 people or two people can lie down on the long benches. When you step outside, there is a cold shower. We have been having sauna parties and have friends over to relax and then have supper together.

My four footed companions are Barley, an 11 year old German Shepherd and Karia a 5 year old German Shepherd both of whom are very gentle and well behaved and go on walks with me (and renters) throughout the countryside. Both quickly bond with adults and children alike and often ends up being the favorite of young visitors.

All year round one eats outside on the terraces by the cascading fountain. Downtown Antigua with its restaurants, sites and night life is only 12 minutes away by car. A four wheel drive mini-SUV is included in the rental for an additional $250 per month or $75 per week.

Please check the availability calendar before contacting me as my place is usually rented months in advance.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    I would ask that care is taken with the art work and other valuables on the property. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    I have two beautiful, sweet tempered and very well behaved German Shepherds who stay at my home. Virtually all the tenants come to love him and he is great company on the walks. My guardien can feed and take care of him if you are away or unable to. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • upstairs bathroom has full tub (hand held shower) with view of the volcanoes and downstairs bathroom has walk in shower. Both are spacious and tiled with slate...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful garden, extraordinary views of surrounding vocanoes and landscape, 24 hour security on site with an alarm system connected to security company, gardener and maid service included....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Please do not remove books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    monitor provided to connect to your computer for watching DVD's or streaming Netflix...moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    spectacular view on all sides, two volcanoes across the valley and Agua behind. Night time is even more spectacular, watch the volcano erupt from the bathtub. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    three volcanoes as well as the valley where Antigua is located are visible from the balconies. sunsets and the breathtaking vistas are perhaps the highlight of this property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    one upstairs in master bedroom and one downstairs in the living room...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    For $40 per month there are 300 minutes of calls to the US and Canada as well as of course here in Guatemala. Calls to other places may still fall within the monthly limit....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    With two transmitters, the wifi signal is available throughout the property....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    complete set of everything...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    I am a cook so have a very well equipped kitchen with things like blenders, a Cuisanart food processor, Foreman Grill, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    large two door with side by side freezer and fridge....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    I have just built a beautiful wood fired sauna in a separate out building on the property with a cold shower to cool off afterwards. It seats up to 8 people and has two long benches you can lie down on. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
rates
Apr 20 - Nov 10, 2016
4 night min stay
$175
$650 $1,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Notes:

I can answer specific questions as needed through email contact


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/02/2016
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Location

41.7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Guatemala City
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Reunion
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
best in Antigua
98.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
El paredon (recommended but not closest beach)

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am an artist and spend my winters in Guatemala and my summers in the Boston area.

Why the Owner Chose Sacatepequez, Guatemala:
This is simply the most beautiful place I had ever visited. The Mayan people have something beautiful in their spirits to match the beauty of the place. The climate was described by the Spanish who chose this as their capital as "primavera eterna" or eternal spring. The elevation means it is never hot and neither is it ever cold. Everything grows all year round and there is a profusion of wild flowers in the surrounding countryside as well as in my garden. You have to come here to believe it.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It is the tranquility and proximity to nature that restores my soul. I do wonderful creative work in this uplifting environment.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • view of front of house

    view of front of house

  • looking from kitchen to dining room

    looking from kitchen to dining room

  • view from behind house down driveway

    view from behind house down driveway

  • Chevy Tracker (available for rent) in driveway

    Chevy Tracker (available for rent) in driveway

  • view of Volcan de Fuego at sunset from upstairs terrace

    view of Volcan de Fuego at sunset from upstairs terrace

  • master bedroom towards master bathroom terraces on three sides hammock outside

    master bedroom towards master bathroom terraces on three sides hammock outside

  • outdoor dining area off the dining room and kitchen.  we eat lunch out here

    outdoor dining area off the dining room and kitchen. we eat lunch out here

  • back porch and patio off of the dining room

    back porch and patio off of the dining room

VRBO #110998

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 17, 2016

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    9
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Villa
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 04/02/2016

(508) 237-1660 (Massachusetts, USA)

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