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A Sophisticated 'Villa' Retreat Nestled in the Slopes of Volcan De Agua

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Front house facade. The property is located inside a gated community.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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!!!
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Persons doing the booking of the property and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the rental of the property must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house was designed for the enjoyment of an entire family (multiple generations). It is actually kid friendly with the pool and the Jaquzzi being the main attraction for the young ones. However, some precaution should be taken with small children - not to leave them unattended around the pool. The studio bedroom is the most ideal place for the younger guest. Additionally, there is an AV entertainment system, which includes an Apple TV and Netflix movies. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Not all areas are wheelchair accessible. But, all of the 1st floor areas are easily accessible to a person in a wheelchair. The master bedroom is also wide enough for wheelchair access (turning radius)....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bedroom off exterior corridor appointed w/ antique furniture...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom): 1 king

    Large bedroom with adjacent setting area, fireplace & patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 (2nd floor independent apartment): 1 king

    Full apartment, w/ own kitchen, dinning & dinning areas....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bedroom doubles as office appointed w/ very nice furniture...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 (Master bedroom bathroom): toilet, shower

    Large bathrm. Antique tiles, wood sink cabinet & wood beams...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 (2nd bedroom): toilet, shower

    Fully equipped bathroom with large sink counter space...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    This bathroom doubles as the studio bedroom & guest's bathrm...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 (Apartment bathroom): toilet, shower

    This bathroom services the apartment on the 2nd floor...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several art rooms, National Geographic Magazines and other hard bound coffee table books and other interest books can be found throughout the house....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The living room entertainment center has a Blu-ray DVD. The main bedroom has a regular DVD. The 2nd floor apartment has a standard DVD unit. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Includes cable TV channels in all TV sets. Wireless Apple TV at living room TV. Premium movie channels available on cable line- up & Netflix movies using the Apple TV Box....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The AV stereo system in the living room plays surroundsound movies through a set of Bose speakers and subwoofer. The 'A' spkrs. feed to the living-dinning area. The 'B' spkrs. feed the exterior areas...moreless

  • Television:

    The living room has a 42' HDTV with cable, an Apple TV and Netflix services, regular and Blu-Ray DVDs. The main bedroom has a 36' TV. The 2nd floor apartment has a 32' TV and AV sound system....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    An amazing panoramic view of 'Volcan de Agua' frames the living&dinning room areas. Additional views of near-by Volcanes 'De Fuego & Acatenango' & green sloping hills complete this beautiful setting....moreless

  • Rural:

    This property is located inside a gated community, surrounded by coffee farms and tropical forests - providing a pleasant greenbelt environment. Yet, just minutes away from Antigua's Central Park....moreless

  • Village:

    Adjacent to two small 'Aldeas' (villages), 'San Gaspar de Vivar' and ' Santa Caterina de Bobadilla' - each with a beautiful churches, small grocery stores & community parks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjacent to the kitchen and with a spectacular view of the garden and pool (with the Volcan de Agua in the background) sits the formal dinning room - with a spacious hardwood table and eight chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A cloth dryer is also located in the service / storage area of the house....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The house's three fireplaces add a great feeling of ambiance and are very comfortable during cold evenings. The main fireplace is in the living room. Two others are in the main and the 2nd bedrooms....moreless

  • Garage:

    The house has an attached one care garage. But, additional vehicles can be parked outside the house - with 24/7 security provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Broadband wifi Internet available throughout the entire house. A PC computer sits in th studio. Also includes an Apple TV Box in the living room area for additional entertainment....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are provided with a complete set of bedding sheets (400 thread Egyptian sheets). Additionally we provide throws and Guatemalan blankets for added warmth during cold nights....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The spacious,light fill and well appointed living room is one of the nicest features of this house. With sitting for 12 people, an entertainment TV center and a fireplace - a great gathering space....moreless

  • Parking:

    A one car garage is provided inside the property. Additional, parking is available outside the house - with 24 hour security....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a lineline phone number in the house for making local telephone calles....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide a full set of bathroom towels for all our guests. There are also 4 large beach towels for use when going into the pool. Kitchen towels are also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The house has its own washing machine. A small amount of detergent is provided for our guest's convinience....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and two additional coffee pots....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes a full set of dishes and utensils for up to twelve people. Additional serving dishes and other microwave safe dishes. Includes other multi-purpose dishware, cutlery and other accesories...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with all of the accessories needed to prepare a gourmet meal. Well lit open room featuring a Colonial style 'Fumarola' ceiling....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One 'Magic chef' microwave oven sits behind one of the large kitchen cabinets....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The house comes with basic staples, including condiments and a spice rack, salt & sugar. We provide two five gallon water bottles, napkins, paper towels, coffee and filters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity refrigerator / freezer unit....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with six burners and a gas oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The house has a huge 2nd floor 'Spanish Terrace'. The balcony has two tables and multiple chairs, multiple flower pots, and amazing views of 'Volcan De Agua'', surrounding hills & the neighborhood....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a small patio just off the main bedroom with a wood table & a set of chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    This home's garden is one of its most beautiful features. It is a mature (8year old) garden - fill with amazing tropical plants, full of bright colors and textures. A great lawn next to the lap pool...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The house has a 11x2.5 mts. (35x7 ft) lap pool and a heated Jacuzzi pool for 8 people - with jets. The pool feature underwater lights for a beautiful evening effect....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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3 night min stay
$250 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750

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Fees:

  • Daily Cleaning (per day) $20
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional 'La Aurora' GuatemalaCity
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Antigua
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
El Encuentro
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Antigua
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
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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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Front house facade. The property is located inside a gated community.

    Front house facade. The property is located inside a gated community.

  • Garden view from the 2nd story apartment.  W/ surrounding green hills in backgnd

    Garden view from the 2nd story apartment. W/ surrounding green hills in backgnd

  • Fully equipped kitchen. Great for cooking Gourmet Meals.

    Fully equipped kitchen. Great for cooking Gourmet Meals.

  • A spacious Masterbedroom with an adjacent sitting area & an exterior patio.

    A spacious Masterbedroom with an adjacent sitting area & an exterior patio.

  • Evening view of the garden - from the dinning room.

    Evening view of the garden - from the dinning room.

  • The Spanish Balcony. Enjoy a cup of coffee, while listening to chirpping birds

    The Spanish Balcony. Enjoy a cup of coffee, while listening to chirpping birds

  • 2nd Bedroom.

    2nd Bedroom.

  • Livingroom Chimeny, flat screen TV & AV entertainment system.

    Livingroom Chimeny, flat screen TV & AV entertainment system.

  • 1st floor office studio / bedroom.  Decorative shelves w/ curios & books.

    1st floor office studio / bedroom. Decorative shelves w/ curios & books.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Exterior corridor.

    Exterior corridor.

  • Surrounding neighborhood - from the outside edge of the Spanish terrace/balcony.

    Surrounding neighborhood - from the outside edge of the Spanish terrace/balcony.

  • The dinningroom - w/space for 12 to 16 people&views of the neighborhood & garden

    The dinningroom - w/space for 12 to 16 people&views of the neighborhood & garden

  • A view of the 11 mtr. Lap pool from the dinning room.the Agua Volcano in backgrd

    A view of the 11 mtr. Lap pool from the dinning room.the Agua Volcano in backgrd

  • The main corridor - next to the garden.  A great place to sit & enjoy the house.

    The main corridor - next to the garden. A great place to sit & enjoy the house.

  • Evening view of the Volcan under the stars - from the Spanish Terrace/Balcony.

    Evening view of the Volcan under the stars - from the Spanish Terrace/Balcony.

  • 2nd Floor Apartment.  This space has spectacular vistas from all four sides!

    2nd Floor Apartment. This space has spectacular vistas from all four sides!

  • Volcan De Agua from the 1st floor corridor.

    Volcan De Agua from the 1st floor corridor.

  • Common Areas on the 1st floor.

    Common Areas on the 1st floor.

  • 2nd floor apartment bathroom.

    2nd floor apartment bathroom.

  • Studio Trundell Bed.

    Studio Trundell Bed.

  • Garden & Pool w/ the 2nd story apartment in the background.

    Garden & Pool w/ the 2nd story apartment in the background.

  • 2nd floor apartment's sitting & kitchenett areas.

    2nd floor apartment's sitting & kitchenett areas.

  • Heated Jaquzzi & Pool.

    Heated Jaquzzi & Pool.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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