Gorgeous La Antigua Guatemala "Casa Amelia"
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- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Casa Amelia is a stunning Spanish colonial-style Antigua home, with all modern amenities and furnished completely as our second home. The lovely three-year-old house, with indoor garden and covered patio, as well as roof terrace with views of the mountains, volcanoes, and old Spanish church/convent across the street, is cozy and comfortable, yet gives the impression of living in a centuries-old home.
It is literally a hand crafted house with the wood, iron and stone artistry that Antiguans have practiced for centuries. Three wood fireplaces, two in bedrooms, add to the ambiance. Three lovely bedrooms with private baths will sleep six, with a day bed and extra mattress on the sleeping loft overlooking the living room. The "cupula" kitchen and vaulted ceiling dining room are special features that capture the charm of old Antigua.
Each week our housekeeper comes to keep the house in pristine condition. This wonderful "eternal spring" city, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, boosts of the world's best coffee grown on the skirts of its volcanoes. Antigua, a UNESCO monument of humanity since 1984, was preserved after it was abandoned following a 1773 earthquake and is full of ruins of churches, convents, monasteries, and lovely parks and fountains.
The cobble stone streets and old lighting add to the charm. Walk everywhere from our treed street situated within the 10 square block radius of the old city. We are in town, but "away" on the only tree-lined quiet street in town, 1/2 block from a lovely neighborhood park. Antigua has been largely restored in the last 4 decades, and boasts gourmet restaurants, spas, and fancy boutiques.
Spanish language schools abound (including almost next door) and provide amazingly cheap and effective one-on-one Spanish instruction for the aspiring Spanish speaker. Stroll in the Central Plaza, shop in the huge artisan market where representatives of Guatemala's vibrant modern day Mayan population show off their wares, relax at sunset as the looming volcanoes fill with color or take day trips to nearby Mayan towns each featuring its special craft. Experiencing Antigua is a true adventure; it is ready to capture your imagination.
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Member since: 2009
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Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We believe children should be at least 10 years old to stay in the house. There is a stairway to the loft that does not have a railing, a shallow pond in the garden and a circular, concrete stairway in the back of the house. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom has a queen, four-poster bed in front of its fireplace. , Double Beds (1) Double bed is in the front bedroom, in the separate part of the house from the back bedroom wing for extra privacy., Twin or Single Beds (2) The upstairs bedroom, at the top of the winding staircase, has two custom made wrought iron beds - impressively ornate. This bedroom also has its own entry to the roof patio. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The loft over the living room has a decorative day bed, with full linens. There is another identical mattress under the day bed which can be pulled out for the 8th guest, if needed...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
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- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
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Deck / Patio:
Roof deck with entrances from both the front loft and the back upstairs bedroom. patio has beautiful views of excavation underway across the street, and ruins of Spanish church. Also Volcan de Agua. Great place for breakfast or dusk drinks. ...moreless
....................... $ 925/week (generally 1 week min.) .. $2100/month. $1400/2 weeks. $1800/3 week. Christmas, New Years .. $1500/week. Easter ................ $2000/week. Security & Breakage deposit $400.
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Year Purchased: 2006
Why the Owner Chose Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala:
We love Guatemala where we spent six years working in the US Embassy in Guatemala City. Guatemala is the most varied, intriguing, colorful small country we have ever visited. The people are wonderful and the sights, sounds and colors phenomenal. We bought a small piece of land in Central Antigua in 1997 and eventually built our lovely home where we spend several months each year. It is bursting with the crafts and colors of Guatemala, hand dipped candles, and, when we are there, the gorgeous flowers that are sold on the streets. Guatemala is a feast for the senses.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is our home away from home, and is furnished and outfitted accordingly, from handmade tablecloths and Mexican pewter candlesticks to an extensive English language library scattered throughout the rooms. Having wakened to church bells (or roosters), we eat breakfast (after walking to the French bakery for fresh croissants) in the patio soothed by the sounds of our fountains. Or we eat on the roof patio, with the looming Volcan De Agua as the backdrop. Antigua is full of intrigue. Tour the monasteries, enjoy the comforts of professional spas, or travel to Lake Atitlan and the Indian market at Chichicastenango for unique experiences. Only blemish is from May to October you should bring an umbrella for the afternoon showers.
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Evening enjoying the roof patio
or sit in the downstairs covered patio and enjoy the garden and fountains
Volcan de agau also guards our roof patio
Relax on the roof
Loft provides extra sleeping space
Beautiful wooden ceilings are an Antigua speciality
Master bedroom, downstairs, with French doors to the garden and a roaring fire.
Upstairs bedroom shows Antiguan handiwork with ceiling and iron beds
vaulted ceiling adds charm for dining
All three baths are all done in handmade Antigua tiles to the ceilings
We're among the few to enjoy view of an early ruin across our cobblestone street
Volcan de Agua "guards" Antigua
Relax with a fire in the two story living room
Doors, usually closed, lead out of the garden, over the pond. Fountains are on
Excavation grounds of the Santa Rosa convent graces our view
Inviting, comfortable sofas for reading or watching TV
Stairs lead to loft, and outside to the roof patio
Ground floor bedroom with fireplace, in the front of the house
Master bedroom on the ground floor
Dining room and kitchen are convenient
Great place to experiment with Antiguan fare, under the cupola!
Gorgeous wooden ceiling frames entry to roof garden
wonderful night to enjoy the roof patio
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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