Our house, 2 blocks from the Central Park, has a large living room/dining room, a cozy library, and a fully equipped kitchen. All four bedrooms open into gardens. The washing machine, utilities (internet, cable, electricity, water, gas), gardener twice a week, and maid three times a week are included. The rooftop terrace has beautiful mountain views. The one-story house is tastefully decorated in colonial and Mayan styles. The bathrooms are newly remodeled. There is indoor secure parking, although one does not need a car unless you go on excursions out of town. The house is just steps away from great restaurants, shops, and delis.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay6 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7, Fireplaces In Each Room, Three Gardens
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 18, 2018
About Roberta Hendrick
Our parents bought this house and retired here, and our family and friends have spent many happy hours in the house. Antigua, the land of eternal springtime, is an ideal place to spend your vacation. We think that you will feel right at home in our house, and hope that you, too, pass many happy times there.
Roberta Hendrick purchased this Villa in 1970
Charming, convenient, and affordable
Casa Chicap was our home for a wonderful three week stay in June. The home is clean, well decorated, and much larger than it appears in the photos. The gardens are decently cared for and the cleaning service (which I didn't think we would need) was a real gift (things get dirty quickly in homes with this open/courtyard style configuration). We still miss the calming fountain in the courtyard! The view from the garden and the rooftop is spectacular. The location of the home can not be beat; you count on one hand the minutes it takes to walk to Parque Central, El Arco, Dona Luisa's for banana bread each morning, and dozens of other local eateries and attractions. When the hot water went out one morning, Irma had a plan to fix it in no time. We were well taken care of by Irma and by the owner, Bobbie!. Finally, the home is perfect for a family as there are three large bedrooms (spaced apart for privacy) and easy to return to for peace and quiet after short excursions with kids. There is no way that you could find Casa Chicap's privacy and space at a local hotel -- especially for the price. We have already recommended it to friends in Guatemala and in the US. Don't think twice about it -- book Casa Chicap!
Thank you, Sean! We are so happy that you were happy. See you soon again, I hope!
Rent this comfy home for its convenient location to restaurants, tourist sites and main plaza.
We brought two couples who’d never been to Antigua. From the moment we walked through the door of Casa Chicap, we unanimously agreed that the cool porches, gurgling fountain, comfy sala, and authenticity of this place would assure us we were in a colonial city in ways that tiny trendy rooms could not. We enjoyed the quiet and privacy of coffee in the morning on the porch after restful sleep in comfy beds and private rooms with baths. Nearby bakeries provided our breakfasts and we enjoyed restaurants (like Epicure) around the corner or nearby The Mediterranean. Fifth Avenue was about three blocks away or so for my friends to shop. The Choco shop as well as that bakery was in the same block as our house. We have already recommended it to other friends who frequently visit Antigua.
We plan to stay here again when we bring other friends to discover the welcoming ambience at Casa Chicap— from owner to house staff, as well as the more than reasonable per night fee, makes Casa Chicap our home away from home in Antigua.
Restful Historical Haven
Chicap has been a wonderful home for us this week, exceeding all expectations. Location is perfect for walking and exploring this bustling town. Resting among these beautiful furnishings and garden has made for a perfect vacation. There are many gathering places in the home but also many places for solitutude. Morning coffee in the large center atrium was a family favorite as we plannned our day. We had easy access to many great restaurants but cooking at home and nights by the fireplace was a wonderful option. All questions, concerns and procedures of the home were communicated easily. My 86 year old mother was unable to get out and explore Antiqua as much as she has in the past, but staying home was almost just as enjoyable!
A wonderful stay!
My husband and I rented the house for three weeks and we had a wonderful experience. The location of the house is absolutely great and it is easy to walk everywhere. There are very good restaurants around. The house is spacious and comfortable. The staff (cleaners and gardener) are great and very pleasant. In addition, Netflix is provided which was very appreciated since we are very much 'home body' in the evenings. The owner was very pleasant to deal with. Our only regret was that we could not rent the house for next year as it was already booked. We hope to be able to go back at some point as it was just the perfect fit for us.
Thanks, Marie-France. I hope we can find another time in the future for your return!
Gorgeous home, peaceful courtyard and garden, central location and considerate staff!
My second opportunity to stay in these beautiful surroundings proved to be as wonderful as I remembered. The house is spacious and comfortable and the inviting courtyard, fountain and garden provide a volcano view. The location of the property is ideal and the house offered opportunities to relax and enjoy life in Antigua. I will look forward to returning!
Thanks, Kathy! I'm so glad you had a good trip again. We'll see you next year!
Relaxing oasis in the heart of Antigua
It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Casa Chicap. We still just feel so grateful. My family stayed at the house for a week for my sister's wedding and it was the most perfect, not to mention massive, home-away-from-home. The pictures are pretty and the map is helpful, but you do not realize just how gorgeous the house is and how centrally located it is until you arrive. We spent our days drinking coffee on the terrace or in the courtyard, walking around town, etc. and our evenings around the fireplace playing games. We were able to walk anywhere in the city we wanted to go, because of just how central this house is located (2 blocks from the central park). Many of the other wedding guests had to take tuk-tuks or taxis to and from their houses because they were either far away or in a more dangerous part of the town, whereas we could walk EVERYWHERE. I would not only recommend trying to book this house for your stay, but would recommend planning your trip specifically around the availability of this house. It really was perfect. Not to mention how sweet and helpful Irma (property manager), Clara (housekeeper), Miguel (house maintenance manager), and Bobbie (owner) were. They were so kind to us both before and during our trip. We are so grateful for such a refreshing and joy-filled space, during the sweet time leading up to my sister's wedding.
Thank you, Sarah. I'm so glad you had a good stay, and I hope you can come back again.
Picturesque and charming colonial city with fascinating Mayan culture and international cuisine.
Monthly rentals have a discounted rate:$2000.00/month with $2000.00 damage deposit and $4000/month for the months containing Christmas, New Year's, and Holy Week, with a $2000.00/damage deposit.