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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


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,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 1965

Why The Owner chose Antigua Guatemala

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well I guess this place is named "Casa del Sol" for a reason! Not only did it warm our hearts and spirits to be in such an incredible house, but seeing little Ignacio's face everyday was like being showered in sunbeams!

When you first walk into the house and are welcomed by a garden and a precious family... along with little artifacts from history, it makes you feel like you are a part of something very special.

We are so blessed to have come and stayed in such an amazing home! ...

Copied by owner from Guest book from August 2015
Aug 2015
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Antigua Guatemala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom not attached to this bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom inroom front patio bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to rear patio bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms with hot showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front patio bedroom - 1 double , own bathroom with shower in room
    Fireplace Colonial Bedroom: front patio - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Additional Loft bed for child
    Colonial Bedroom; second patio - 3 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), loft sleeping mat.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fountain, garden courtyard, outside eating area, veranda, terrace, bottled water included,


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(26 traveler reviews)

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cedar Falls Iowa

Old world charm with the comforts of today!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Casa Del Sol was not only a perfect location to walk to sites in Antigua but also a delightful residence to return to at the end of the day. Rooms open onto the large central courtyard offering the life style of a colonial residence. We cooked many meals in the very serviceable kitchen, loved coffee on the veranda and the fresh air at night. The wonderful caretaker family sharing the location is available but not intrusive. We love them and this charming historical house. Casa del Sol is our choice for visiting Antigua! Scheduling and arrangements were reliable and efficient.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. its always a pleasure to have you at Casa del Sol. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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cedar Falls Iowa

Return stay at Casa Del Sol

  • 5 of 5

We love the fresh open -air living in this historic Casa in the center of town. We are comfortable and welcomed by the caring family that looks after the property. It really becomes a home for our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael

Wonderful Antigua get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this historical Antigua home. Every day was a new experience in seeing some new artifact or Guatemalan collectible hanging in the wall or decorating a table top!

It was so very relaxing sitting in the breezeways reading or eating and hearing the birds in the courtyard and the rooster over the fence! I miss his crowing every morning now that I'm home!!

Maria and her family, who are the care takers of the house, are an added bonus to staying at Casa del Sol! They were so helpful and her three children were a delight to get to know!! My Spanish was very limited but we did fine anyways!

I would highly recommend Casa del Sol as a vacation get away.... it allows you the luxury of just relaxing after a long day and cooking your own meals if you are tired of eating out.... my favorite room was the kitchen!

Gracias Jon and Lucy for sharing your lovely home and what is almost a family museum with us!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Casa del Sol was such a special experience for my family. The house was large enough that we each had our own bedrooms and bathrooms and never felt crowded. It was close enough to everything in town that we could walk anywhere we needed to go. Maria, Victor and the kids living in the back were extremely helpful around the house and when we had questions about Antigua in general.

If I ever return to Antigua, I would definitely choose to stay in this house again! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic home for a week in June and had a wonderful experience in Antigua. It was a perfect fit for my husband, our 3 kids and my parents. It was great to have all of the outdoor space within the home. We loved having coffee in the morning looking out at the garden. It was also nice to have the space for the kids to run around and play in the courtyard. The kitchen was fully equipped and it was handy to have the option to have some meals at the house. The owners even thoughtfully left coffee and fruit which was so nice to have on hand the morning after we arrived. We couldn't ask for a more convenient location. It was easy to walk everywhere we wanted to go and if the kids got tired we could take an inexpensive tuk tuk or taxi ride home.

We loved our time in Antigua and would definitely stay in this house again if we ever get the change to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that your family enjoyed casa del sol. We hope you and your family come back real soon.
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Absolutely perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those reviews I hesitate to write because I want to keep this place a secret so it won't be booked forever. Casa del Sol was perfect for me, my 14 year old daughter and her friend. We stayed for a week and wished to stay longer. It is beautiful, comfortable, and safe. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Becky, We hope you will return to Casa del Sol soon! Warm regards, Jon and Lucy
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Nearest Point of Interest
Central Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Antigua Market

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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