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The cobblestone lane to our house, in a secure, gated community.

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Looking for a warm, comfortable, charming, safe and convenient place to call home while visiting magical Antigua, Guatemala? Look no further! Our fully-equipped home has all the conveniences of modern living in the timeless of old world Central America. It was also recently renovated (October 2015) with all new bathrooms, new couch, fresh paint, and more!

It is an ideal house for couples, families, groups of friends, volunteers at the many nonprofit organizations surrounding Antigua, those who are attending Spanish school, or anyone who simply wants a peaceful place to enjoy beautiful Guatemala.

The house is located within walking distance of everything in Antigua. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Central Park, dozens of restaurants (just 5 minutes to the famous Hotel Panza Verde), the best grocery store, the food and craft markets, a wonderful spa, a gym, and even a movie theater.

The exact location is 9th Calle Poniente between 5th Avenida Sur and Santa Lucia. It is a small, gated community of townhomes with two security men on duty 24-hours a day. Our cheerful home is located at the back of the property, across from the pool, and farthest from the cobblestone street so the noise of traffic is far away and you can sleep peacefully, waking to the cacophony of birds in the trees behind the house.

The house has everything you need to make your stay in Antigua comfortable and memorable. The colorful dishes, fabrics, and wall hangings bring Guatemala indoors, and locally-made rod-iron chandeliers in the upstairs rooms hang from 15 foot ceilings. The modern kitchen has a good selection of pots, pans, and utensils to make cooking easy, and you can stay connected to the rest of the world through the cable TV and fast and reliable high-speed interent access. The comfortable beds are fitted with 100 percent cotton sheets and the bath towels and pool towels are 100 percent cotton. The full-sized washer and dryer will make vacation laundry a breeze. You'll also appreciate the screened windows (unusual in Antigua) that will keep the mosquitoes out so you can enjoy the great Antigua weather all year round. We also have pressurized water - a rarity in Antigua - so your showers will powerful!

Upon your arrival you will find the Welcome Book, complete with helpful information about restaurants, sites, activities, excursions, and tips about the house. Our property manager lives in Antigua and is available to help you book tours and transportation, and answer other questions you may have.

So, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while sitting on the tiled patio watching your kids swim in the huge pool just in front of the house. Or stroll the grounds and look up to see the volcano Agua keeping a watchful eye on you, while you pick limes from the garden trees.

And at the end of a day spent in Antigua, you'll be happy to return to our quiet and peaceful community. You'll walk through the gates, be greeted by the security men who are always on duty, return to our lovely casita and feel instantly at home!

Keywords: casita, condo, house, townhouse, rental, apartment, casa, home, central location, quiet, safe, secure, pool

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    All bedrooms are upstairs so this is not a good choice for anyone in a wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Blue bedroom: 1 double

    with view of pool...moreless

  • Orange bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    with large closet...moreless

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Huge room with fireplace, balcony & view of the pool...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Ideal for a maximum of 4 adults + 2 children...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master bath: toilet, shower

    Huge bathroom with iron chandelier and large shower...moreless

  • First floor half bathroom: toilet

    Conveniently located on first floor....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many people leave books behind and there are several Guatemala travel books on the shelf....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble and a few children's games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    New flat screen TV was purchased in November 2015....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few miscellaneous DVDs - mostly children's DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The round table has four chairs but two more chairs can be added to seat six people maximum....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-sized American dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces are for candles only but look and feel magical when candles are lit!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is available in front of our casita, although a car is not really needed in Antigua....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Small cell phone available for your use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size American washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Efficient kitchen with everything you need to whip up breakfast, lunch and dinner!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many staples left from visitor to visitor....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Comfortable patio with table and chairs and a view of the pool!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grassy space surrounds the pool where you can entertain friends, play Frisbee, or sunbathe. Rare in Antigua!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grills are available next to the pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautifully maintained pool right in front of the house! It is seldom used so feels private!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$600
Easter
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$600
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$90
$450 $1,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Maximum occupancy is 6 people. Depending on availability, last minute discounts may apply. PLEASE NOTE: WE ACCEPT PAYPAL AND VRBO PAYMENTS ONLY. DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING TO WESTERN UNION - THAT IS A SCAM. Cancellation policy: 100% (minus credit card fee) 90 days out; 50% (minus credit card fee) 45 days out; 25% (minus credit card fee) 30 days out; no refund 29 days or less before reservation date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guatemala City

Car: Not Necessary

La Antigua Guatemala was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America. It is a World Heritage site, and is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Guatemala. Antigua is very compact and easy to walk around. Most tourist destinations are in an 8-by-8 block area less than 1 km across. You can walk across it in 15 min.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We live in Washington, D.C. I run a nonprofit organization and my husband is the Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. We have two daughters, ages 16 and 13, who love our house in Guatemala!

Why the Owner Chose Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala:
We fell in love with Antigua during the adoption of our youngest daughter from Guatemala in 2003. After returning for visits for a couple of years and staying in other people's houses, we decided to buy our own house because we always want a connection to Guatemala.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Our house feels like home. It's very comfortable and welcoming and it takes no time to feel as if you belong there. It's proximity to central Antigua is perfect: you're close enough to walk to everything in 10 minutes but far enough away to escape the noise. You'll awake to birds chirping instead of the sound of cars bumping over cobblestone streets. It's also wonderful to have such easy access to the pool (which is hardly ever used) and the grassy open space. You can invite your friends over to swim or host a party in the grassy area in front of our house. The security men provide tables and chairs to seat a large group, at no extra cost. Make the most of your stay in this charming city and our welcoming house!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • The cobblestone lane to our house, in a secure, gated community.

    The cobblestone lane to our house, in a secure, gated community.

  • Large swimming pool with Volcano Agua!

    Large swimming pool with Volcano Agua!

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Kitchen and dining area off the living room

    Kitchen and dining area off the living room

  • Master bedroom with tree-filled lot behind it.

    Master bedroom with tree-filled lot behind it.

  • Twin-bedded room with large closet.

    Twin-bedded room with large closet.

  • Ernesto, one of the three security guards

    Ernesto, one of the three security guards

  • Our 'Casa Alegre'

    Our 'Casa Alegre'

  • Hanging orchids near kiddie pool

    Hanging orchids near kiddie pool

  • Desk for laptop with high-speed internet and WiFi access

    Desk for laptop with high-speed internet and WiFi access

  • A fully-equipped kitchen!

    A fully-equipped kitchen!

  • Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool

    Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool

  • The patio where morning coffee and an evening drink is enjoyed.

    The patio where morning coffee and an evening drink is enjoyed.

  • Casa Alegre 'Welcome Book'

    Casa Alegre 'Welcome Book'

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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