- english, spanish
About Vince DeGarlais
As background, I built the home about ten years ago in a gated community in back of the Iglesia Santa Lucia and lived there full-time with my labrador retriever until very recently. I have a small project in an indigenous village near Parramos, Chimaltenango and built another house there to avoid the commute. I nonetheless consider the house my home and am very particular with who we have accepted and will accept for rentals. My neighbors are still my neighbors and never would want them to be inconvenienced with a "party house" or loud neighbors next door. Similarly, I would consider you more as a guest than a tenant. The home is well-appointed with my personal furniture and keepsakes that I have purchased through the years. You will not encounter the cheap and uncomfortable furnishings of most rentals. If you decide to rent the home, we would insist that you are respectful of the neighbors and the home's contents. If you meet this profile, I truly believe that you have uncovered a beautiful home in which you can enjoy your stay in Antigua.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
Excellent during a stressful time
We unfortunately had to cancel our reservation 3 days prior to arrival due to Clovid 19 govt travel restrictions. However, we were in close communication with the owner and he was EXTREMELY helpful. We received a full refund quickly. I hope to reschedule our reservation!
A beautiful home in lovely La Antigua
Vince’s property is beautiful, located in a very attractive gated neighborhood that is within walking distance to all of the attractions Antigua has to offer. The rooftop garden gives a view of 3 volcanoes. El Fuego constantly sends out puffs of smoke which is fascinating and was a delight for our resident photographer. We highly recommend Vince’s attractive, comfortable casa for a stay in beautiful Antigua.
Nice, comfortably equipped house; great location for walking out
Clean, large, very-comfortably equipped house in a lovely
gated community. As well, the location was terrific --
we could walk anywhere in historic Antigua from it;
for example, in a leisurely 15 to 20 minute walk we'd
be at (a) the local market (and chicken bus station),
or (b) the adjacent large supermarket, or (c) the central plaza and cathedral. We had a lovely month's stay, with every
day being interesting and varied. The owner was most
helpful initially, and also later when we e-contacted him
on a minor item.
Home Sweet Home
Superb Accommodation. Host a nice guy. The condo is a mini castle. All 3 bedrooms have en-suite bath. Roof top terrace with flowers and a covered pergola for morning coffee while viewing smokes emanating from the volcano El Fuego. The architecture of this place is quite stunning. So many places to sit and relax. The bank is one block away. Each person can cash up to $500 a month with proper identification. The market is about 4 blocks away. The housekeeper comes twice a week. She does not speak any English but with some gestures, you will do just fine. If you need to get in touch with the owner, he is just a phone call away. If you need a taxi, just ask one of the friendly security guards to call one for you. If you need a local tour guide, Vince, the owner, might be able to recommend one for you…she knows her stuff. Whenever we return to Antigua, Guatemala this will be our home away from home. Thank you Vince for everything.
Excellent stay. Wifi a bit weak but everything g else was great! Lovely home. I would not hesitate to stay again!
The property is located in Residenciales Ermita Santa Lucia, a gated community in back of the Iglesia Santa Lucia. There are two guards assigned to the property at all times and guests must check in at the front entrance.