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Lovely Studio In Quiet Condo With Heated Pool, Perfect for 1 or 2

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Studio Next To City Center

Comfortable, cozy and quiet studio located at the entrance of Antigua Guatemala. The villa is fully equipped and has fast wifi and cable tv, linens and towels. You will feel at home! The villa is part of a beautiful, exclusive condominium that has many green sitting areas to read a book or enjoy a coffee, tea or wine - including one right next to your villa. The condominium provides laundry services, and has a heated swimming pool. Transport to the city center is available by a personalized shuttle, but if you prefer to walk, getting you to the Parque Central takes less than ten minutes. It’s the perfect place for single travelers, couples and business travelers. Housekeeping services are included once a week.

Ria Heleen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Ria Heleen

I moved from the Netherlands to the wonderful country Guatemala in 1999 - never a dull day here! I am working in Guatemala City for the international conservation organization Rainforest Alliance, and decided to live in the beautiful town of Antigua, to escape a bit from busy city life. This is how I ended up buying this lovely place. But while the villa was built, I met my (now) husband and the plans to move into the villa changed, as we soon saw our family completed with our lovely daughter and two dogs - we just wouldn't fit. We live in a small town next door and it's easy for us to swing by if you need anything. My family and friends from the Netherlands stay at the villa when they come visit and I hope you will enjoy it as much as they do. I want the villa to be everything I personally wish for when renting such a property or going on vacation, so suggestions for improvements are always welcome and will be addressed whenever possible. Carlos and I really wish for you to enjoy Antigua and Guatemala for a reasonable price, and simply feel at home. We hope to welcome you soon.

Ria Heleen purchased this studio in 2011

What makes this studio unique

What I most love about the villa is its proximity to the city center of Antigua, combined with the comfort, quietness and beauty the place provides. The villa has all you may need, and the condominium has beautiful areas to sit down and relax or work. The heated pool and wine cellar provide additional options for relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ria and Carlos

Thank you for sharing lovely Villa Valentina with us. It's a gem. We have loved so many things about it: waking up and fixing coffee and tea; enjoying the tranquility, with just a few minutes walk into town; great-working WIFI. We're so impressed with the smart design that we're taken notes, for we're about to build a casita in San Miguel. You've done a nice job with colors and textures in decorating. BRAVO! Again, thank you.
Mar 2015
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Antigua Guatemala Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lovely Studio In Quiet Condo With Heated Pool, Perfect for 1 or 2
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Safe & luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Just confirming what most have said. Helpful hosts and appreciated the fruit etc in the pantry when I arrived and supplies for coffee in the morning.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a little paradise.

  • 4 of 5

The music they played for hours, mainly on the weekends, was annoying at 11:00 at night, but other than that, we enjoyed out stay. The swimming pool, which was opened most days was glorious.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and it was great to have you. So glad you enjoyed the pool. In case it is covered (to save energy as it is a heated pool) you can ask the condo staff to open it, so the pool is accessible as you need. As for the background music in the gardens, the condo management would be pleased to turn off the music in your area if you so like, as I had let you know. Thank you again for visiting Guatemala and Antigua. Saludos, Ria
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Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the personalized touches for our honeymoon, to the constant communication and answering of questions before and during the trip- this home was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay. The home was neat, clean and well stocked for our week. We felt very safe and appreciated the shuttle to and from the city! I highly recommend this home for your next trip to Antigua!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

First class in every way

  • 5 of 5

After a busy week of traveling in northern Guatemala, it was refreshing to meet the charming owner of this villa, Ria. She graciously made time to meet us at our hotel and drive us to the property, which is just beyond the perimeter of colonial Antiqua. The property is gorgeous. Absolutely first class. As described, the unit is part of a small, private complex; yet, it is quaint and intimate. The unit itself is comfortable and well appointed. The walk to and from town was convenient and it felt safe. I’d say it takes 15-20 minutes to get to the center with breaks to look in the shops and cafes along the way. A free shuttle service is provided as well (a pleasant surprise!). My girlfriend and I are experienced travelers - if we return to Antigua, we’ll try to stay here first. Thank you, Ria!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice words Scott. It was such a pleasure to host you. I hope you two can come back! ~ Ria
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Best Place in Antigua - our accomodation of choice

  • 5 of 5

Antigua is a beautiful colonial city but it isn’t cheap, for our sanity this house and complex was an idea home away, we could self-cater and it felt like home.

The grounds were beautiful and well maintained, the gardens were lovely, private and safe with lots of lovely areas to sit and watch the every changing seasons. This included t a well maintained and warm swimming pool, the condition was immaculate and set in a lovely seating area. A great sanctuary after the crazy cobbled streets of Antigua. Close to the pool was a gas BBQ that was ALWAYS in pristine condition, the cleaning and grounds staff always made sure it was ready to use.

The complex rocked! Attentive polite staff, brilliant security, staff that took their jobs seriously, particularly the guardhouse. The complex was walled but in no way did it feel isolated or closed off, there was always someone patrolling the grounds or within earshot. A bonus that is shared amongst all the residents is a shuttle into Antigua and back. We walked, it isn’t far but if you have done some shopping, its late of tired it is a very generous service that is provided. It isn’t always at call, sometimes patience is required and you may have to wait but it is such a godsend at times.

The complex has washers and dryers at a cost – you may buy tokens at the office during daytime hours. It isn’t great value but is convenient and possibly comparable to getting a laundry to do it in the street. This pricing is set by the complex.

Now for the lovely owners Ria and Carlos, they are the gold standard for property owners! Generous, kind, warm and great at anticipating what someone may need in a home away from home. The casita was cute, well equipped, comfortable and cleaned to a very high standard once a week. Ideal for a couple or single – we particularly loved it as we could cook and chill in our own space. If there was any problems both Ria and Carlos were very responsive, from what I recall there is nothing to note. Ria was also kind in providing any help or information which was useful in finding our feet in our adopted country.

During the week the complex was quiet – occasionally during the weekend it could get noisy but generally security would quieten down anyone that was loud late at night. Any problems with noise and a quick call the guard house and they would keep it under control.

When we return to Antigua to top up or Spanish this would be our accommodation of choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa! It was so wonderful to have you and we hope you both will be able to come back soon! Abrazos from Antigua, Carlos, Alexa and Ria.
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San Jose, Costa Rica

Your home in Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

It is the first time that I stayed at this cozy and quite spot and I felt at home instantly! It is very safe and close (but not too close) to town. Easy to walk to the center or Antigua and other beautiful hikes available in the close surroundings. Very well equipped, fast internet and very kind housekeepers. The apartment is clear and internal design is modern and cozy at the same time. It is also very comfortable to stay outside, perfect temperature, nice little swimming pool. It all comes at a very good prices and I would definitely recommend this study for couples or single persons travelling to Antigua!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Guatemala City
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Special rates may apply in low and rainy season and for guests who travel alone - please ask owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.