Charming, Quiet House with Pool Walking Distance to Everything!(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths - sleeps up to 6!
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 10-15 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 be 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 our house keeper is also an excellent cook if you would like to hire her to cook you a typical Guatemalan meal.
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
Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $30
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
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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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.
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 17 and 14, 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!
The cobblestone lane to our house, in a secure, gated community.
Large swimming pool with Volcano Agua!
Living room area
Kitchen and dining area off the living room
Master bedroom with tree-filled lot behind it.
Twin-bedded room with large closet.
Ernesto, one of the three security guards
Our 'Casa Alegre'
Hanging orchids near kiddie pool
Desk for laptop with high-speed internet and WiFi access
A fully-equipped kitchen!
Blue bedroom with double bed and view of pool
The patio where morning coffee and an evening drink is enjoyed.
Casa Alegre 'Welcome Book'
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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