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Antigua's #1 Vacation Home - Central Antigua! HUGE Authentic Colonial Home!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

GREAT Deal!! Book at least 3 nights during Aug 25 to Sept 30 and get a 4th night FREE!

CASA BLANCA >> Experience the grandeur of living in a centuries-old, traditional colonial home in world-famous Antigua Guatemala! This large, historic family villa – just 2 blocks from Antigua’s Central Park – is now being made available (for the first time) to interested short-term guests.

This sprawling 2-level, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, large formal living room, internet/wifi, cable TV, washer & dryer, two central gardens, 4 working fire places and two terraces with spectacular views of all three of Antigua’s local volcanoes.

Secured parking is on premise. Weekly cleaning & gardening is included, and there is a personal chef and private car/driver available for guests at an extra cost.

The home is currently available to rent by the month, the week or by the day (2 nite minimum). If interested, please respond to this listing. Note that Holiday Rates apply for Christmas, New Year & Holy Week (Semana Santa). Note that an electric surcharge applies to groups larger than 4 people. The house sleeps a maximum of 7 people.

Casa Blanca is an excellent way for guests to enjoy the Colonial Magic of Antigua Guatemala

I can assist guests in ALL aspects of their visit here... airport transfers, Tikal & Lake excursions and more... just ask, because I also have a full-service travel agency. ! I am happy to help. George

More Details

Property Manager
George
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2018

Amenities

Antigua Guatemala Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • two bedrooms have king beds, one bedroom has a queen bed and the final/small room has a single bed
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Antigua's #1 Vacation Home - Central Antigua! HUGE Authentic Colonial Home!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Great historic house

  • 5 of 5

Historic house that is well preserved and well equipped. The rambling floor plan includes two walled courtyards a formal dining room and a grand living room with a massive fireplace. You feel as though you are inhabiting a period film. Water pressure is adequate, security seems good, the house has a washer and dryer.

Casa Blanca is situated just a couple of blocks from the main plaza in Antigua. The only drawback is that Calle 7 is kind of noisy and the traffic noise can echo into the house. This may be the case for a lot of houses in Antigua though as the city is entirely paved and constructed of hard echoey surfaces.

The owner and managers are attentive, responsive, and local.

I highly recommend this historic and interesting house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim - It was a pleasure having you and your group. SO glad you enjoyed the house, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, George, Jose & Dahr
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Indianapolis, IN
4

Close to Antigua's center; Colonial-style home that needs a few upgrades

  • 4 of 5

The home is a few blocks from Antigua's center square, on a busy street used by a regular stream of buses leaving the city. With the exception of the second floor master bedroom, all other rooms directly lead to the home's two courtyards. The decor is a mixture of antiques, Spanish, and 1970's contemporary styles. The master bath, for example, is lined with Spanish-style tiles and the sink and toilet are black. Owner Jose and real estate manager George are pleasant and responsive. I listed for them some suggested changes to the property to make the stay more comfortable, and they attested that they would be working on those issues after I left, including the replacement of linens and mattress.

- replace poli/cotton bed linens with 100% cotton sheets (the master bed sheet had pills giving the sensation of sleeping on sand)

- Master mattress is worn, and you can feel the springs (I did not try the beds in the other rooms)

- replace the relatively small and worn bath towels with full-size cotton towels

- thoroughly clean the home prior to tenant arriving (dusty from volcano ash, mold in coffee filter, stains on clothes washer rim, etc.)

- fix door to first floor bathroom as it stays ajar because it is too wide to shut

- add larger fans as interior rooms are stuffy and the bedroom on first floor leading to the street is loud from passing buses

- change the description of the home, deleting "second balcony", as the only way to get to the "second balcony is to climb on furniture, go out a window, and stand on a roof deck with out furniture or lights.

- the clothes dryer belt broke when I first used the machine, and the home owner immediately called a repair service-- he asked that I stay and let into the home the repair people to fix the machine and said that they are trustworthy. (frankly as my family and I did not want to leave cameras, passports and other valuables in the home alone with repairmen, I stayed for hours while the family toured the town. The home owner or agent should have stayed there for me to enjoy my short time in Antigua.)

I did not understand the $40 cash payment to the realtor at check-in for "electrical use" during a three night stay as the home has no A/C and the light bulbs seemed to be energy efficient.

Overall, nice home in a convenient location. With a few minor changes the home can be much more comfortable. (I have photos but was unable to post them with my review)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 4 out of 5-star review of our vacation home, and also thank you for acknowledging our rapid response to your numerous requests made during your short 3-night stay. Our responsiveness is one reason we remain one of Antigua’s most popular vacation homes, year after year. The house’s location - just 2 blocks from Antigua’s Central Park - and the beauty, size & centuries-old history of the house are also important factors in the house’s ongoing popularity with guests - many of whom return frequently. Always seeking to improve our guests’ experience, we appreciate your input. As we discussed, we rotate new sheets & towels into the house’s inventory every 12 to 15 months. This occurred right after your departure – as did the replacement of the mattress. As you know – but do not mention in your review – you received a significant, partial REFUND from us for this inconvenience. As for the house’s cleanliness - it can be challenging to clean such a large, sprawling house. Sometimes the cleaning lady does miss something. Cleaning for your visit, however, was made even more difficult because you arrived less than two weeks after the tragic, deadly (1,000+ people perished) - and messy – major volcanic eruption of Fuego, which is less than 10 miles from the house. Antigua is still cleaning up ash! We are constantly updating and upgrading Casa Blanca and we will note the other suggestions you have made when doing this. We will, however, continue to advertise that the house has 2 terraces (and 2 brand new chaises to be used on the terrace - located in the large central garden downstairs). The 2nd terrace is NOT accessible only via an upstairs window. There is a separate access point outside the upstairs Master Bedroom. You were directed you to use the window (for your safety) because a banister is currently being replaced for the second access point to the ‘2nd’ terrace. As for your complaint that you wanted someone on the Casa Blanca team to stay at the house while the clothes dryer was being fixed - we would have happily accommodated that request, but you did not mention that was your desire – so we cannot respond to a guest request that is not made. For groups (yours totaled 7) - we must charge an electric surcharge as clearly stated in the listing for the house. This $40 fee should be no surprise to you. I suspect we will not be seeing you at Casa Blanca again, and that is fine. We wish you all the best in your future.
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Chula Vista
5

Wonderful Vacation Home in the Heart of Antigua !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a Wonderful Home. This is the place to stay in Antigua. Only two blocks from the main plaza, this home is the largest home you will ever stay in during your life !! I measured the home at 5,500 sq.ft. It has three outdoor patios, two downstairs and one off the master bedroom upstairs. You can watch an active volcano from the upper patio all day long if you like. There is a large complete kitchen and four bedrooms. Also a family room and the largest living room on earth. My family loved the place; it is 120 feet long from one end of the place to the other; unbelievable. Also, for history buffs, the house was built in 1743 and is one of the few still standing homes from that era. The kitchen has a cupola that has to be over 20 feet high from the floor to the top of the cupola. The most incredible part of the stay was meeting the owner, Jose, and the magnificent Property Manager, George, and his sidekick, Dahr. George and Dahr set us up with private shuttles from Guatemala City to the house and back to the City. Also, the most memorable part of the visit was our 6 hour countryside tour with Dahr for only $150.00. All I can say is my family loved this house and the Service we received from George and his staff !! You will too !!! Robert Palmer, San Diego, California

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert - It was a pleasure having you and your family at Casa Blanca. We are very happy you enjoyed the house and your time in Antigua. Please visit again soon. All the best, George, Dahr & Jose
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5

Excellent house in the heart of Antigua

  • 5 of 5

First, George and Dahr (his assistant) were extremely cordial, staying in touch by e-mail and asking if we needed anything. They even let us borrow a local cell phone. This alone deserves high praise.

The house itself was much more than we needed. It is big, very big. Two inner courtyards with their fountains, lush vegetation, three bedrooms, one huge living room, a dining room... The pictures in the website are a good reflection of what the house actually looks like. The two most amazing things about the house were one of those courtyards, where we would just relax at the end of the day, and the views from the bedroom and terrace upstairs. Waking up to see the Volcán Agua directly in front of those windows was a luxury.

Location wise, the house is two blocks from Parque Central, about a five minute walk. The rest of the city landmarks are within a ten minute walk radius, including the main grocery store, La Bodegona. The street where the house is has quite a lot of traffic and although some of it (buses) can be heard from the inside, it does not become a problem. I guess it is the downside of living so close to the city center but again, for us it was not an issue beyond the second night.

Lastly, our three children (11, 9 and 7) had a great time exploring, playing hide and seek and watching TV at night in their own bedrooms, something they don't get to do at home.

Clearly, this house contributed to a memorable vacation in Antigua.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ricardo - We are so happy you enjoyed the house. It was a pleasure having you and your family. Please come back soon. Best, George & Dahr
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
4

Beautiful colonial home just blocks from the Central Park.

  • 4 of 5

We have visited La Antigua over 20 times, staying both in private homes and in hotels. We found the home to be very lovely and spacious. It has two courtyards for enjoying the afternoon sun. The home is just a short walk to the Central Park in the center of town. We were able to walk to our favorite restaurants quite easily. The Master bedroom overlooks the Volcano Agua and there is a rooftop terrace for relaxing. The only reason I could not rate this home a 5* is because it is located on a main road and bus route causing quite a bit of noise starting at 4am. We did get used to the noise after a couple of days, though. We will be back in La Antigua every year or two and would be happy to book this home again. My entire family thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the home itself. My Mother flew in to spend Thanksgiving day with us and fell in love with this old home and its architecture. My daughters have asked to book this home when we return. Truly an Antiguan beauty.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the house. It was a pleasure having you and your family. Perphaps we will see you soon?? Best, George
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5

Central beliggenhed og mega stort hus

  • 5 of 5

Vi havde en dejlig ferie i huset. Måske ikke verdens reneste hus, men kun noget vi kunne leve med. Vi følte os godt modtaget. Vi nød det store hus, de forskellige udendørs områder, vi sov godt, nød den fantastiske udsigt. Kort sagt, vi følte os hjemme

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Exit Cleaning Fee $60

Published Rental Rates are for 4 people or less.
A $60 electric surcharge is charged (per person/weekly) for a 5th, 6th or 7th guest.
($10pp/daily if stay is less than a week)
A $60 Exit Clean Fee is added to each booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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