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A sophisticated 'Villa' retreat nestled in the slopes of Volcan De Agua

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 bedrooms (w/500 s.f apmt), 4 baths ( sleeps 6-10). View of 3 volcanoes

Casa 'Maya-Antigua' is a spectacular home retreat in La Antigua, Guatemala, nestled between three volcanos and surrounding green hills. La Antigua, Guatemala, a 500 year old Spanish colonial town, was designated as a 'World Heritage Site' in 1978.

Antigua is an unforgettable destination, full of natural beauty, history and culture. This wonderful little city offers its visitors a memorable experience. Enjoy colonial architecture and history, the living Maya culture, museums, festivals, world class dining, sports, adventure activities and the town's famous 'Parque Central' (central park) only minutes away. Antigua is also the preferred gateway spot to the rest of Guatemala and other Central American destinations.

Casa Maya-Antigua provides the comfort of a home away from home. A magical Hacienda style retreat, this amazing villa offers a rejuvenating natural environment and first world comfort and sophistication.

In 2006 our family built Casa Maya-Antigua as a second home; as well as a place to welcome travelers from around the world. Our overall goal was to combine the local Spanish-Colonial architectural style with the best modern conveniences , functionality and light. The end result is a house which very harmoniusly fuses the best elements of an Antigua style traditional home with modern Mediterranean architectural elements. Additionally, the house was designed to make the garden and it's water features (the lap pool and the jacuzzi) central key elements of this living environment. The living-dining room space opens into the lovingly maintained garden through a large set of folding doors, bringing the exterior and the interior spaces together. Imaging seeing the Volcan De Agua in the background, framed by the folding doors - simply Spectacular!!!

Unlike traditional Antigua houses, this house offers expansive window systems which floods the interior spaces with natural light. Combined with the open corridor (which runs the length of all of the rooms), these large glass doors bring the beautiful shapes and colors of the adjacent garden areas into the interior spaces - blurring the line between the inside and the outside areas.

Be our guest and come experience nature, comfort tranquility and modernity. This stunning house offers a unique environment for an unforgettable vacation. Enjoy the lap pool, jacuzzi, lush gardens and terrace views of the surrounding volcanoes and the sloping greenbelt hills. Our property is just minutes away by car to the center of town. The perfect spot for enjoying the city of La Antigua and its surrounding 'Aldeas' (villages), without having to be too close to the noise of the surrounding streets.

The house is located inside a gated community with 24/7 security. Inside the community there are about 50 other houses, most of which feature beautifully kept gardens and a variety of nice architectural features. Walks around the wide cobble streets and the flat sidewalks (over 1-1/2 km loop) are a popular activity with home owners and guests alike. Another nice community feature are the communal gardens with ample sitting areas and water fountains.

We hope that this description, along with the photographs we have selected demonstrate how, 'Casa Maya-Antigua' can be the ideal setting for a great family vacation. A place which seamlessly incorporates the wonderful natural environment around La Antigua with the magical urban setting that this city is so well known for - all within the safety of a gated community. So, what are you waiting for? Come with us and let us show you and share with you our beautiful property; set in the midst of this beautiful corner of the world!!!

More Details

Owner
Sara Renderos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Amenities

Sacatepequez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Master bedroom bathroom) - toilet , shower , Large bathrm. Antique tiles, wood sink cabinet & wood beams
    Bathroom 2 (2nd bedroom) - toilet , shower , Fully equipped bathroom with large sink counter space
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom doubles as the studio bedroom & guest's bathrm
    Bathroom 4 (Apartment bathroom) - toilet , shower , This bathroom services the apartment on the 2nd floor
  • All four bathrooms were design using beautiful hand made colonial tiles in a variety of fun color conventions. The master bathroom features a set of rustic wood columns and beams which frame the shower area. All bathrooms have powerful shower heads for a pleasant shower experience. The sinks have large counters and wood cabinets for proper storage of your travel toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom off exterior corridor appointed w/ antique furniture
    Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom) - 1 king , Large bedroom with adjacent setting area, fireplace & patio
    Bedroom 4 (2nd floor independent apartment) - 1 king , Full apartment, w/ own kitchen, dinning & dinning areas.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom doubles as office appointed w/ very nice furniture
  • Bedroom No. 1 is a Large Master bedroom with a wood burning fire place, a large TV and entertainment cabinet. Appointed with two oversized reclining leather chairs. This bedroom also has direct access to a small private patio with a small teak picnic table and chairs - ideal for a romantic breakfast meal, or, just for sharing quiet private moments, away from all other action around the house. All bedrooms are appointed with 400 thread cotton beed sheets and beautiful Guatemalan bedcovers. Large wall to wall closets with ample space to store all of your luggage, throughout. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Wake-up to chirping bird sounds coming from the adjacent garden areas. Open up the curtains and enjoy the nice view of the pool and lush garden. The 2nd bedroom also has a fireplace. The studio bedrooms doubles as an office and is well appointed with beautiful furniture. The 2nd story Apartment is over 500 s.f. & features a small kitchen and sitting/dinning area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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A sophisticated 'Villa' retreat nestled in the slopes of Volcan De Agua
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Guatemala
5

La Mejor Ubicacion y la Mejor Casa

  • 5 of 5

He arrendado varias casas en Antigua pero esta, sin duda, tiene algo muy especial. Esta en buen estado, cerca del parque, Condominio tranquilo y seguro, área social suficiente para 4 adultos y 4 niños, piscina y jacussi y bien decorada. Me gusta el estilo de esta casa porque es muy tradicional a la Antigua y no te sientes como que estuvieras en la ciudad capital, corredores grandes, vista al volcán de Agua y amplio jardín al centro.

El personal 100 puntos !!! Gracias Reinaldo por ocuparse de nuestra reservacion y organizar todo.

Gracias Rolando y Alicia que nos atendieron muy bien y se preocuparon por nosotros durante toda la estadía. Les recomiendo esta casa, nosotros seguramente volveremos pronto.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Salvador
5

Perfection in Antigua Guatemala!!!

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at the front door and walk in, you feel you are transported into a beautiful secret garden. This house excudes peace and calm and incorporates everything that is Antigua Guatemala, the decor, the weather, the views, the library books, we were charmed by the atmosphere, and even the food since Alicia, the care taker, makes delicious Chuchitos and fried beans! (typical guatemalan food). The house is in a good location if your intentions are to rest and with so much garden space and a pool for the kids to play, but you can easily visit downtown antigua since its a five minute ride, the rooms were very confortable and we loved the rooftop with a beautiful view of the volcano. It was a wonderful experience and we hope it repeats itself.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property. We stayed a few different places in Guatemala and this one was by far the best. Reynaldo was very attentive and quick to answer any questions I had.

The entire community is very quiet and secure with a 24-hour guard and all gated. The house keepers were so nice and very helpful in keeping the space cleaned up. I have never seen such a perfectly manicured garden and the pool/jacuzzi are an oasis.

I can't wait to come and stay here again soon. Don't think twice about this place, just book it!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joel, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to us! As I think I told you earlier, my mother and I have spent a lot of time and effort trying to make sure that Casa Maya-Antigua is a welcoming, warm and beautiful property, not only for our own Family, but just as importantly, for the many guest from around the World - which we are blessed to host!!! Knowing that our guest, not only enjoy their stay at our home in La Antigua, but are often restored by the energy and the feel of this magical place and its beautiful surrounding, is what is all about for us. So once again, thank you for your review, confirming for us, that we are doing a good job. As a matter of fact, beyond the "win-win" business transaction we just completed, this positive feed-back really makes us feel HAPPY INSIDE, and that, my dear guest, has NO PRICE!!!
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5

Alejandra Cossich

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home! It's peaceful and relaxing. Big space for guests to attend, pool for summer days, jacuzzi for cold nights. The best experience and the staff was very helpful and accommodatig.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Antigua experience at its best

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this villa. The property exceeded our expectations for an authentic Antigua Guatemala experience. The house is tastefully decorated with local artwork and every piece of furniture has character and history. We were 3 adults and 2 children and everyone had their own space. The beds were really comfortable and you have all the modern conveniences such as hot water, cable TV and Wifi. My daughters really enjoyed the pool and the garden.

The property is located in a gated community and it is quiet and safe. A 5-minute drive takes you to the center of town where you can enjoy parks, restaurants and lots of shopping.

The booking process with Sara was very smooth and the caretaker was there every day and on call in case we had any issues.

We will for sure book this property again when visiting Antigua Guatemala.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

MAS QUE UNA CASA, UN HOGAR...

  • 5 of 5

Disfrutamos muchísimo nuestra estadía en esta hermosa casa... desde que llegamos nos sentimos como en nuestro propio hogar ya que todo tiene sabor y olor a familia. Nos encantó la decoración tan estilo Antigua y con tan buen gusto. Es un lugar espectacular y además muy seguro. Las personas que nos atendieron hicieron que nuestra visita fuera muy cómoda y agradable. Definitivamente regresaremos!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Aeropuerto Internacional 'La Aurora' GuatemalaCity
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
La Antigua
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
El Encuentro
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Antigua
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Pacific Ocean Beaches. El Salvador Beaches (180ms)
Car: recommended

La Antigua, Guatemala, one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in the new world, has not only survived the passage of time and the ravages of natural phenomena over the past 500 years, but it has re-emerged like a rising phoinix to shine in all it's beauty in the last 50 or so years!!! This is the background and the surrounding environment, which, above all else makes 'Casa Maya-Antigua' such a magical place to visit.

A living meuseum, steep in colonial Spanish history, and yet, possesor of an even more ancient past, associated with the Kaqchikel Maya people and beyond, La Antigua stands as an amazing combination of old traditions, sincretic cultural exchange, proud heritage, and an optimistic outward view toward the future.

We welcome you to fall in love with this small little city, which some have called 'the greatest little 'Pueblo' in the world. Although, not really a Town (since it was designated the seed of 'La Capitania General de Centro America' for several centuries) La Antigua is a place which manages to keep the a very intimate feel. Despite its monumental architecture, this is a very approchable and throughly walkable city. A place where you can spend a whole afternoon sitting in one of the benches at El Parke Central, people watching, while having an ice cream listening to the sounds of the municipal Marimba band. Full of tourist year round, shering the space with 'Los Panza Verdes' (as the local Antiguanos are often called, or, with the Native Mayas which come from the surrounding Aldeas, or, even from further out, to sell their wears, La Antigua pulsates with a mix of travelers from around the world looking for adventure and the human desire to meet other fellow travelers and locals alike. El Paque Cental is one of those unique, not often seen places, where a Backpacker can meet and strick-up a conversation with a Fortune 500 CEO, just as easily as, a Maya woman from the highlands can have an English exchange with a tourist as see tries to sell a beautiful Maya weaving...

Our home has been lovingly decorated with many of the beautiful arts and crafts, as well as, other artwork, often found in La Antigua. By doing this not only do we pay tribute to the amazing creativity and the fushion of styles found in this city, but we are also able to feast our senses in all of this manmade beauty.

We have also taken full advantage of the rich volcanic soil, the sun and the maild tropical wheater which surround our little Villa to create a natural garden surrounding that engages and satisfies the senses. This amazing profusion of beautiful plants and water features is another bonus of visiting La Antigua, Guatemala. Dubued, 'The Land of the Eternal Spring' because of its year round mild wheather / temperatures (64-80 degrees farenhith). Must places in the city are decorated with beautiful gardens featuring all kinds of colorful and exotic tropical plants and flowers.

Here, each season of the year has its charm: each street, monument, house, plaza, not to mention each 'Antigueno'have something to offer. A chance for the traveler to expirience and apreciate the many beautiful things this city and its people have to offer.

So it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to come and explore this small bu amazing part of the world...

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20

The property is equipped with beds, and their associated bedding items, for up to eight (8) guests. Two additional guests may be accommodated (sleeping in inflatable air mattresses), on a case by case basis, for an added charge of $25.00 USD per person / per night.
Depending on the length of stay and the number of guests, a daily cleaning fee will be assessed. A $500.00 security deposit, in the form of a personal check, or in the form of a PayPal deposit is required to complete a booking. Following departure and acceptance of the house in good condition (by our property manager) the check, and, or, the deposit will be returned by mail, or credited back.

A "non-refundable" 50% deposit is required in order to book the property. Upon arrival to the property the remaining 50% balance needs to be paid to our local property manager. Any mutually agreed to discount are applicable and final at the time of the first payment.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Also, reservations are not confirmed until a deposit is made.