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Handsome, Comfortable House In Quiet Area Of Guatemala City

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

'La casa de Yolly' is a large, comfortable, mostly wooden, two stories, house surrounded by a large garden, providing a unique close to nature experience, not far away from the center of Guatemala City.

The house is fully furnished. It has a large living room and a spacious dinning. The kitchen is newly equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave, electrical oven, coffee maker, dishes and cooking utensils and all the other equipment that you may expect in a kitchen.

Yolly's House has two bedrooms and fits comfortably up to four guests. Each bedroom has its own complete bathroom. There is also a toilet room for guests on the first floor. The master bedroom comes with two twin beds and a large closet in which the visitor can comfortably fit his belongings. The other bedroom has a full bed and of course, its own large closet. It also has a cozy TV room, with cable service. It also has a sleeping couch for one person.

Among the services provided are included internet, towels, linens, housekeeping at least twice a week and laundry.

One very attractive feature of the house is the gorgeous garden that surrounds it. The house is framed by two large pine trees, which can be fully appreciated from the corridor and terrace overlooking the garden.

This is a special place for those who want to be in the city and yet, 'away from the madding crowd' and the look alike, impersonal, hotel rooms. The house lies in a quiet area of zone 2 in the city, and only fourteen blocks away from the city's main square, which can be easily reached by foot or public transportation.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Luis

I was born in Guatemala City, in the very area in which Yolly's House is locate.Actually, the term 'Yolly's House' makes reference to my mother´s name, 'Yolanda'. Throughout the years, this property came to be known by such a term. I grew up in Guatemala and, at the age of 21, I went to study at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Mass., U.S.A. I have also lived in New York and Paris. I am therefore fluent in English and French. I also speak a little bit of German, since my son lives in Austria and my daughter in Switzerland. During 23 years I worked as a university professor, and I am now retired.

Why Luis chose Guatemala City

This house is very dear to me because I grew up in this area. Of course, when I was a young child this area looked very different from what it looks today. There were very few houses around and we were able to enjoy the vast fields that surrounded it. In what now constitutes the garden of this house, we once used to play baseball with the rest of the kids from the neighborhood.

More specially, the house was designed by my brother, an architect now living in Canada, and built, in a large part, by my father, who also planted the two large pine trees which are the emblem of our property. Nowadays, enjoying my retirement, me and my wife continue to take care of this wonderful place, 'our paradise', as we call, that I inherited thanks to the life work's of my parents.

What makes this house unique

I think the most impressive aspect of the house is the warmth it conveys its visitors. The combination of wood and brick, and its furnishing, conveys a very cozy feeling. And through its large windows, the visitor can enjoy a wonderful sight of the garden that surrounds it, which is visited by squirrels and various types of local birds.


Residenciales Villas de Alcala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Visit's Bathroom - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Secondary Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Secondary Bedroom - 1 double
    TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Handsome, Comfortable House In Quiet Area Of Guatemala City
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Shangri La in Guatemala City

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful house which was extremely comfortable , well equipped and in a very quite neighborhood

We were within walking distance of the central plaza. To visit all of the great museums Guatemala City has to offer we used taxis which never cost more that about $7. The owner Luis and his family were very helpful with information on local events and the best restaurants in town

5 stars for this home away from home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isabella and Richard are a lovely couple who stayed with us for too short a time. They are wonderful people with whom it is very easy to get along. As guests, they were very respectful of the house. They were also very curious and interested in our garden and the various things that the city offers its visitors.We enjoyed their visit very much since they were wonderful guests. They are wellcome to stay with us again in the future.
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Quiet retreat near the cultural center of Guatemala City

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return visit in the near future. I would highly recommend La casa de Yolly.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, would stay there again

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with many unique artworks, immaculately clean, well appointed kitchen, all you could need, Luis was great, would stay again

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente casa

  • 5 of 5

Nos gusto mucho el tiempo que pasamos en Casa Yoly. Jardines y area alrededor son verdes y con muchas aves que observar. La casa tiene todas las comodidades necesarias para una estancia placentera. El parqueo con garage de puerta electrica fue una agradable sorpresa.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay and were very grateful to don Luis for going out of his way to assist us in many different ways during our stay. We initially planned on staying only one week, but ended up staying two weeks!! = )

Our deepest gratitude to Doña Rosita (the housekeeper), she is absolutely amazing!! Always ready to assist with anything and readily available to help us out with whatever we needed. She is definitely a great asset in this place.

The property is maintained very neatly and clean, such an amazing and refreshing view from any angle in the house. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hi my Name is Hans i'm from Germany

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at this really nice place for more than 4 month and while this time it became a second home for me.Not only because of the fantastic garden in which i could rest and take a view naps after hard working day in the brewery.Great thanks to Luis and his family who supported me at all times ,special thanks for all the nice sunday morning chats we had.As conclusion i can say this place is an oasis in the middle of the city, i'm already looking forward to me next tripp to Guatemala i hope i can stay in this oasis again, cheers Hans

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.6 Kilometres
La Aurora International Airport
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Anillo Periférico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Altuna's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Pacific Ocean (Puerto de San José)

Relief Map of Guatemala, located in 'Parque del Hipódromo'.

Pedestrian walk towards Central Park and Downtown

Jocotenango's Park

Simeon Cañas Avenue


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.