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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 9 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Max. 4 Guests)

*Contact us for a quote for stays of 4-6 nights. Minimum stay is 4 nights.*

Las Arcadas Condominiums is an oasis in Antigua - not in the thick of things, but close enough to walk to numerous restaurants, shops, crafts markets, grocery stores, Parque Central (Central Park), El Mercado (the market) and much more. Our neighbors include Guatemalans, visitors from around the globe, and ex-pats working on various projects and charities. Agua Volcano makes an awe-inspiring backdrop to this oasis.

Our Casita Rosita is an end unit, far from the noise of the street, and just steps away from the inviting swimming pools, large yard with flowering shrubs and mature fruit trees. It is situated so it gets lots of morning sunlight to take away the evening chill, but in the warm afternoons it is shaded. All of the windows have screens - not standard equipment in Guatemala.

We have pressurized water - an important amenity in Antigua, and uncommon most places - and potable water is provided. After a day of shopping, sightseeing, hiking and otherwise enjoying this beautiful and fascinating town, you'll be glad to return to our quiet, casual and comfortable casita.

The neighborhood is gated and there is a friendly guard on duty around-the-clock who can also help with things like hailing a tuk-tuk (a motor-scooter taxi) or setting up tables and chairs if you'd like to entertain poolside. Housekeeping can be arranged for you and the price is very reasonable.

Transportation from the airport is easily arranged (as well as other tours) and you will have an English speaking contact.

In addition to standard equipment such as a coffee maker and toaster, the condo is equipped with a blow dryer, iron, umbrella - all the things you need to make your stay comfortable.

Nuestra casa es su casa. Our house is your house. We love it and think you will, too.

MAXIMUM FOUR GUESTS. STRICTLY NON SMOKING. NO PETS.

Keywords: condo, apartment, casita, townhouse, house, rental unit

More Details

Property Manager
Robin Freeman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Robin Freeman

Guatemala and its people won our hearts as we traveled around the country and later as we fostered our daughter in Antigua during the process of adoption. A year or so after returning home with our daughter, we set up a non-profit selling goods made in Guatemala with proceeds benefiting Guatemalan charities, giving us another good reason to return to Guatemala often.

Robin Freeman purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Robin Freeman chose Guatemala

We love the beauty, vibrancy and cosmopolitan feel of Antigua and dreamed of having a home there but didn't connect with the places we saw with a real estate agent. Then, on a buying trip for the non-profit, an acquaintance from the US called out my name as I walked through Parque Central and invited me to her home at Las Arcadas. She had lived in Antigua two years but was moving and her townhouse was for sale. Her place and the neighborhood had such a comfortable feel, we knew we were 'home.' Two days later we met the former owner over coffee at Cafe Condessa, struck a deal and sealed it with a handshake.

What makes this townhome unique

We like to start off our mornings sipping coffee and tea on our deck, listening to the birds . . . but town beckons. We're always enthused to set off down the street to shop, meet up with old friends and new acquaintances, get a massage or just pass a little time in the park; but coming home to Casita Rosita is like a retreat from Antigua -- quiet and serene. Invariably we are reinvigorated to venture back out in the evening for dinner at one of the many superb restaurants, take in a lecture, movie or music, and to stroll the streets.

Amenities

Antigua Guatemala Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

Good place

  • 5 of 5

We liked staying here. The condo is just about exactly as the photos show. It's in a nicely maintained and friendly residential community. I loved the upstairs terrace that overlooks the pools and has a majestic view of Volcan Agua. The playful voices of children starts pretty early at the pools. I found it heartwarming to hear their play and chatter much of the day, and even though I'm a person who is quite noise sensitive, it didn't bother me. There is virtually no street noise. I also liked swimming laps early in the morning before the kids came. The distance from the condo to parque central, the market, the grocery was a reasonable walk for me and my daughter. The gate guards are friendly and helpful. The dryer was broken when we arrived but the rental office got right on it and it was fixed the day after I called. This was quick since the repairman rebuilt the motor!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to everything in Antigua

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place for a family. Pool, gardens, safe and within easy walking to the center of Antigua.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome oasis

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for 8 nights. It was a great location to get away from the hustle of Antigua yet close enough to get to all the attractions and great restaurants the town has to offer. It is secure and the pool was a great respite after a day of exploring. The unit offers everything you could need and want!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ann! So happy you and your daughter enjoyed our comfy Casita and the pool, and all Antigua has to offer. Saludos, Robin
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5

Great property and great location. It looked nice online but even better in person.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Las Arcadas. The home had great character and was well suited to our needs. The home was also located near the central area of Antigua yet distant enough for a relaxing and quiet stay. The outdoor garden space beside the unit was also a plus. We'd be glad to return here in the future. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed some of the things we find so special about Casita Rosita! We'd welcome your return anytime, Michael.
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Great

  • 4 of 5

Good location, private, complete and with a large common swimming pool. Made our stay in Antigua most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a true gem. Located only a 15 minute walk from the center of the city, it offers everything a family would need to enjoy their time in Antigua. I would highly recommend this house as it will be on our list for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael. So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We really think it's a gem as well. We'll look forward to having you stay again. -Robin
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Map

Mercado de Artesanias (Market)
"There are actually two large markets next to each other. This market, de Artesanias, has mo..."
Parque Central
"This is a true Central Park as it's the center of activity in Antigua. It's especially buzz..."
Meson Panza Verde
"Upscale restaurant with great entertainment"
Vivero y Cafe de la Escalonia
"Escalonia is a darling cafe set in the midst of a garden nursery where you'll dine amongst v..."
San Jose el Viejo
"A beautiful ruin which you'll pass on 5a Avenida en route to Parque Central from our place. ..."
Porta Hotel Antigua
"The food is pricey but good, the ambiance of the hotel is very nice, and the view of Volcan ..."
ChocoMuseo
"Great fun for kids and adults. Learn about the history of cacao and make your own delicious..."
Valhalla Experimental Station
"The tour of this macadamia farm is minimal but interesting, and we love the mission of Valha..."

Zip Line, Hike the Volcano, Salsa & Tango Lessons, Spanish Lessons, Tour Coffee and Macadamia Fincas (Farms), Walking Tour of Antigua

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20
Damage Deposit $200

*CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments made are refundable, less a $150 administrative fee, if your dates can be re-booked for the same rate. If we offer a discount to secure a replacement rental, you will be charged the difference in the rental amounts plus the $150 administrative fee. If we are not able to re-book for your dates, no payment will be refunded. Reservations are not transferable to another party. We suggest you purchase travel insurance to cover your costs in the event you are forced to cancel.
*Emergencies: Natural disasters, airline delays or personal emergencies can prevent or interrupt a vacation. Vacation insurance is readily available and relatively inexpensive and will protect you from many different events that might preclude or interrupt your vacation. We strongly advise that you purchase such insurance. Other than as stated in our cancellation policy, we will not provide refunds if you are unable to reach Antigua, Guatemala; or if your stay is interrupted due to any reason outside of Homeowners’ control.
*Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt by owner of deposit
*$200 refundable deposit due with final payment. Deposit, will be refunded within 7 days of departure.
*Check-in after 4:00 pm; Check-out by 11:00 am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.