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Beautiful Colonial Home Set in Old Antigua City

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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.

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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

        Bathrooms

        • 4 Bathrooms
          • 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.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Just a few blocks away.
            • Mountain View
              Stunning view of the Agua volcano changes daily.

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      yes
                    • Air Conditioning
                      no need
                    • Fireplace
                      three fireplaces
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      no need
                    • Internet
                      high speed and wireless fiber optic internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All cotton sheets, each bed has a medium weight down comforter and two pillows per person. Extra blankets (all cotton) are provided for cooler seasons. All 100% cotton towels are provided.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Yes, washer and dryer and two clothes lines...
                    • Mobile Phone
                      (2) You can easily buy minutes in stores around town.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      House phone for local calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      yes/cotton
                    • Washing Machine
                      American brand Tide soap is used. Also Dial soap is provided in pump bottles in all bathrooms and kitchen.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Bedrooms have in-wall outlets as well.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      (3) Wood can be bought at the market.

                      Kitchen

                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Maid will buy and cook meals for small fee.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything but a wok.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete kitchen, dishes, cookware, glasses and cooking and eating utensils. Toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, bean grinder, filters...
                        • Kitchen
                          All pots and pans, coffee maker and grinder, plates and utensils, serving dishes for parties and linens to make a festive event.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Kitchen table seats four. Dining room table seats eight. Other tables to eat at in upstairs and downstairs corridor.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  yes, a library
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A variety of board games, and puzzles are provided
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Each bedroom has cable TV. The living room has HD cable TV (40 inch screen) and a DVD player.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose speakers for ipod
                                • Television
                                  flat screen in the living room and smaller flat screens in the four bedrooms
                                • Toys
                                  some kids toys
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Library with current movies and TV shows. It is easy to find current movies at a cheap cost in the mercado.

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The upstairs covered deck has a wonderful sitting area along with a long porch swing. It's a great place to drink a tea and take a nap. The view is of colonial roof tops going back into a beautiful mountain landscape. The large patio has a sturdy porch swing and benches to sit on to enjoy the awesome view of Volcan Agua. This view never gets boring as it is constantly changing with sky, clouds and weather. Breathtaking.
                                    • Golf
                                      La Reunion Golf Course is about a 20 minute drive from the house
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Garden is quite pretty and something is always in bloom.
                                    • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              40 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Highly Recommend this Rental!

                                                              Bette N.-

                                                              We spent a week in this house. It is in a great location, in walking distance to central square and all the sites. It is also near both the amazing marketplace and a supermarket for convenience. The house is as beautiful as the posted pictures and it was kept sparking clean. The open courtyard with beautiful gardens allows access to the outdoors while maintaining privacy. We really appreciated the large and very functional kitchen because we bought fresh vegetables and meat at the marketplace and cooked most of our meals. The assortment of fruits and vegetables grown locally is just amazing. Robin provided a great guide and information for the house and the local sites and restaurants. (We loved Hector's!). Spent a day at the Santa Teresita Spa with thermal pools and massages - also highly recommended! We felt very safe in the gated community and actually throughout the entire city. This rental exceeded our expectations!

                                                              Something out of a dream!

                                                              Ennie H.Houston

                                                              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!

                                                              Perfect in every way

                                                              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.

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

                                                              barbara c.

                                                              robin was a great hostess, attentive and thoughtful.

                                                              Beautiful, comfortable house.

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

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

                                                              margaret s.

                                                              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.

                                                              Location

                                                              Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              $171avg/night
                                                              40 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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