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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, (Sleeps 7), 3 Baths, 4.5 blocks from parque central

Our family bought this colonial house in 1965 and has restored it over the last 50 years. The house, built in 1568, retains old world charm... The house is simply decorated in a Spanish/Guatemalan style.

La Casa del Sol is the former residence of the 16th century Governor of Guatemala. Built around a central courtyard garden, the house has the original cupola, dome ceiling and four foot wide stone walls.

Master bedroom has a three twin beds, skylight and Colonial window. Second bedroom is equipped with 2 twin beds, sleeping loft for a child/young adult and fireplace. Third bedroom has a double bed and bathroom.

There are three bathrooms with hot showers. Small living room has local cable TV, and there is a large formal dining room. The house has wifi internet.

Self-catering with complete kitchen: gas stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, bottled water (included), dishes and cooking utensils. Eat breakfast outside under veranda in full sunlight.
Housekeeper and family on premises available for cooking, laundry, housekeeping at additional cost. Nearby bakery for fresh sweet bread and hot hand made tortillas can be delivered daily. Practice your Spanish with friendly local family.

Relax in a comfortable yet simple home. Tranquil, picturesque neighborhood, yet in center of colonial Antigua. No need for a car, everything within walking distance. Beautiful sunsets from rooftop terrace. Tropical plants and exotic bird watching from a sunny seat in the patio. Cozy fireplace for cool evenings. Restaurants of all categories nearby.

Keywords: Antigua, house, historic,


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking allowed outside in the patio....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Front patio bedroom : 1 double

    own bathroom with shower in room...moreless

  • Fireplace Colonial Bedroom: front patio: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Additional Loft bed for child ...moreless

  • Colonial Bedroom; second patio: 3 twin/ single


  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), loft sleeping mat.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bathroom not attached to this bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bathroom inroom front patio bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Adjacent to rear patio bedroom...moreless

  • 3 bathrooms with hot showers.

Other Amenities

  • Fountain, garden courtyard, outside eating area, veranda, terrace, bottled water included,...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Videos can be purchased at market or rented from video stores....moreless

  • Stereo:

    cassette player and classical music tapes...moreless

  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    three volcanos, Volcan Fuego often can be seen erupting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    wifi installed. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    street parking in front of house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace:

    firewood available for purchase at market...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, bottled drinking water included....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small rooftop terrace with volcano views...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay

2018 rates
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$680 $1,900
Standard pricing
4 night min stay
$680 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD $200
  • Taxes Not included


50% due at reservation (payment in US dollars by check or PayPal), 50% at check-in (payment in cash US or Q)

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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Visiting colonial ruins, museums, handicraft markets, Spanish classes, hand weaving classes, jade factory, exceptional restaurants, gift stores, day trips to ancient Mayan archaeological sites, volcano climbs, native Mayan villages


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1965

About: We are a family of three generations, spread over the USA who travel to Antigua as often as possible to enjoy the perfect climate and friendly local Guatemalan people and to relax in our simple, comfortable home.

Why Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala:
Antigua has a perfect climate, historic and ancient interests, a friendly diverse population of artists, expats, native Mayan people and young travelers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hearing 16th century churchbells chiming the hours through the night, watching flocks of parrots squawking overhead, feeling the warm tropical sun and watching the dramatic sunset over three volcanoes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Casa del Sol - a colonial gem

    Casa del Sol - a colonial gem

  • sunny veranda for breakfasts or viewing hummingbirds in the patio garden

    sunny veranda for breakfasts or viewing hummingbirds in the patio garden

  • two twin beds in fireplace room

    two twin beds in fireplace room

  • fireplace


  • Back patio, bath room and entrance to large bedroom

    Back patio, bath room and entrance to large bedroom

  • Front patio bedroom

    Front patio bedroom

  • back patio with stairs to terrace

    back patio with stairs to terrace

  • La pila principal

    La pila principal

  • volcano view from the terrace.

    volcano view from the terrace.

  • Volcano views from second floor sitting area

    Volcano views from second floor sitting area

  • Patio garden with fountain

    Patio garden with fountain

  • Fully equipped kitchen with table for four

    Fully equipped kitchen with table for four

  • Front patio bedroom Bathroom

    Front patio bedroom Bathroom

VRBO #408213

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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