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Beautiful Colonial Home Set in Old Antigua City

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8) with lovely Volcano (s) view

Beautiful Casa Bella is located just four blocks from Parque Central in Antigua and only two blocks from the main artisans and food markets. The house sits in a gated/guarded community and is only 10 years old. The colonial style, lovely antiques and fun art work add to the charm of this unique house, which includes all the conveniences of home. See a video tour of the house at: www.casabella112.com

The two large bedrooms upstairs share a spacious master bathroom with shower and tub. The master bedroom has a queen bed, large walk-in closet and front and back patios. The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be made into a king. It also has a large walk-in closet and a beautiful view of the volcanoes, one of which is active and can often be seen burping out smoke. (see the 2nd video!)

The bedrooms open on to a covered patio and large rooftop patio. Enjoy the garden below, the potted plants & porch swing, while gazing at the magnificent and ever-changing sky around Volcan Agua to the south. This view is stunning!

The two downstairs bedrooms have the same bed configurations as the two upstairs, except they each have their own bathrooms with walk-in showers. These bedrooms share access to a beautiful back garden and a lush central garden with a pila fountain.

All bedding is 100% cotton. Each bed is provided with a light and fluffy natural down comforter.

Garden and hanging plants surround the patios along with tasteful art and colonial antiques. The indoor-outdoor living is easy to get accustomed to, as the mild year round temperatures invite the visitor into the fresh sun shining air.There are cozy couches on the patio and table and chairs, making it easy to transition from indoors to outdoor living.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a small colonial dining table for four. There is a large dining room (seats eight) and living room with couches and seating designed for relaxation. The style is elegant, yet Casa Bella still has a down home comfort feel. It is imbued with an atmosphere of color, light, openness, and beauty. This is a truly wonderful house to escape to!

The housekeeper cares for Casa Bella Monday-Friday: makes the beds, cleans the bathrooms and maintains the casa. Her devoted attention to the tile floors keeps them fresh and looking like works of art! The house is also child-friendly, with baby changing tables, baby gates, and high chairs.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Guatemala City/ Aurora Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
One block from the house
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
La Reunion
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Main roads connect around Antigua
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
ONe block from house
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Black sand beaches are 45 minutes from Antigua
Car: necessary

La Reunion Golf Course is a 20 minute drive from Antigua. It is one of the most beautiful (and challenging) golf courses in the world.

Amenities

Antigua Guatemala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking for one car in front of the house is available. Other cars need to park near the guard gate. Smoking is okay in the garden, not in the house.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Two walk-in showers in the bathrooms off the two downstairs bedrooms. Full bath is shared for the upstairs bedrooms, shower and tub. The fourth bathroom is near the kitchen and for general use.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two single beds in two bedrooms can be made into king beds., Child Beds (1) A single bed can be pushed against the wall and a child security bar is available to slide under the mattress to avoid falling off the bed. Changing tables are in each room., Baby Cribs (1) Pak N Play
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Can help arrange transportation from airport to house if desired. Bose Ipod player, Filtered water system provided at the kitchen sink, Hairdryers provided, Massage table provided, Book library, Games, Spanish teacher referrals to come to the house, Salsa teacher referrals to come to the house, Housekeeper comes daily to clean and tidy, days can be limited or increased according to renter. Watch a video tour and contact owner at World Wide Web casabella112 dot com.

Reviews

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Beautiful Colonial Home Set in Old Antigua City
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Something out of a dream!

  • 5 of 5

There is truly no way we could express in 2500 characters our satisfaction with Robin’s home and hospitality.

Our family of nine enjoyed three full months in Antigua and Robin’s house was a perfect refuge after traveling, language school and adventuring throughout Guatemala.

Bedrooms: We all slept very comfortably in the four beautifully decorated bedrooms. The beds were very comfortable and clean. The screens on the windows and doors made for a very comfortable climate in each room. There was ample closet space as well.

Bathrooms: Hot water! Beautiful showers and even a soaking tub in the upstairs shared bathroom. Wonderful tile throughout.

Kitchen: Every appliance and kitchen utensil you could ever want or need. We had so much fun cooking each day and eating breakfast at the small kitchen breakfast table. The dining room was perfect for our large family and even additional people for a thanksgiving feast.

Outdoors: The gardens and the terrazas were absolutely breathtaking, perfect for morning coffee and reading. Views of the volcanoes and the surrounding hills were ideal for contemplation and relaxation.

Staff: Virginia and Carlos were the added bonus for out time in Antigua. Their attention to service and constant smiles made us feel comfortable and welcome. They not only helped keep the house in order, they had great advice for us to enjoy every moment of our time there. They embodied Guatemalan hospitality.

The neighborhood: During our stay, we never felt unsafe or in danger. The neighborhood is guarded 24 hours a day. The men at the gate were always friendly and protective of our children. We witnessed on a few occasions visitors stopped at the gate before getting clearance to enter. The grounds were well maintained and the neighbors were friendly.

Overall, this house is something out of a dream. You will not be disappointed. It is better than the pictures even show. Robin is the best owner that we have ever interacted with on VRBO. Look no further for your Antigua vacation home!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Robin's home is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that Antigua and Guatemala have to offer. Inside and out, it is comfortable, inviting, clean, well-appointed, and safe. Her staff is amazing and helpful. Everything about this house exceeded our expectations and we cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

a beautiful house that puts a premium on comfort. the art is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

robin was a great hostess, attentive and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great three months staying in the house. Comfortable and well situated. We will definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My guests were sad to leave. And I can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

If you want safety, security, quiet, beauty and views amidst luxury in a perfect location, choose Casa Bella!

The minute I came through the front security gate into the compound, I knew that Casa Bella was going to be exceptional in every way. From the chaos of the city streets, I found a sense of serenity and calmness in the surrounding beauty of the homes. As I stepped through the front door of the house, the inner garden greeted me with lush plantings and flowers of every color. The red hibiscus blooms were the size of dinner plates. The kitchen was welcoming, well-equipped, functional and kept sparkling clean by the housekeeper. The living areas were spotless and comfortable. The two ground level bedrooms had private baths with walk-in showers and shared a small garden. One of my guests had limited mobility and was well accommodated. The two large upper bedrooms shared a lavish bathroom and many amenities. They opened onto a huge terrace with 360-degree views of volcanoes and the old city. A spiral staircase led to another terrace with the highest views in the neighborhood. (We enjoyed many hours on these garden terraces watching sunrises, sunsets, full moons, volcanoes and shooting stars.)

Casa Bella is actually a living museum of Guatemalan art. There are collections of paintings, sculptures and textiles throughout the property that thrill they eye and speak of the local people and their customs.

The listing description and the virtual tour were accurate. The owner provided useful information about the workings of the house. Also strategic suggestions to help make our trip enjoyable. She gave tips that aren't found in guide books and stayed in touch. She anticipated our every need, including two house mobile phones. There were no bad surprises, only happy experiences. The driver/guide she suggested was a jewel. He negotiated the city traffic and mountain roads with skill.

One of my guests asked me to mention Meson Panza Verde for a special dinner. I suggest a trip up to Tenedor del Cerro for Sunday brunch for the views, food, art and people watching. All five of us agreed that the trip to Lake Atitlan was the highlight of the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michael H

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well maintained. Close to town and shopping. Full time security. House keeper was very helpful and even cooked and shopped for us when we asked. Outdoor crafts market is only a few blocks away. Town center has changed since my last visit 8 years ago, many more shops and variety of excellent cafes and restaurants at reasonable prices. Very quaint, cobblestone streets and a classic town square with a fountain surrounded by benches to sit and watch the world go by.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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