|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our house is located in the colonial neighborhood of calle del Espiritu Santo, six blocks from the central park of La Antigua and five minutes walk of the colorful bounty of the town’s produce and artisan market. It is a gracious, corner house on a tranquil cul-de-sac, with views of the surrounding volcanoes and the enjoyment of flowering gardens, fruit trees, and birdsong.
Modern, spacious, the four-bedroom, family-style house is a relaxed blend of Guatemalan and American styles, with modern conveniences, and a delightful a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The house is a recent purchase for us and we have enjoyed some stunning renovations and adding photographs and local color. The house sleeps 6 people; an extra fee is charged for up 2 additional people to cover utilities and service.
First floor: A welcoming entrance hall opens into a large living room with glassed doors to outdoor veranda, formal dining room seating eight, and fully equipped modern kitchen, and bathroom with shower. From the kitchen, access to laundry and dryer, outdoor traditional “pila” or washing room, and outside kitchen garden. Gracious shaded veranda with relaxing chairs and hammock leads into gardens with lion’s-head fountain and to the two additional gardens beyond.
Second floor: Off an upstairs landing are the master bedroom with king-sized bed and private bath (tub and shower), two bedrooms with twin beds, and a third bedroom with queen-sized bed; the latter share a bathroom with shower. An all-weather, glassed-in sunroom leads off the fourth bedroom. Both the master bedroom and fourth bedroom open onto the outdoor upstairs patio for morning coffee, sunning, and evening cocktails. All rooms are all spacious and sunny, with high ceilings and tiled floors.
Gardens/outdoor spaces: Within the walled compound are easy spaces for reading in the hammock, sculpting or painting in the garden, hanging laundry in the sun, a game of basketball or croquet, as well as ample garage space for one car or van. The house veranda leads directly onto a formal garden with fountain (lit at night) and a small kitchen garden near the back/kitchen door to the house. Through a lovely garden gate is a basketball court, ping pong table and a back garden where we are nurturing fruit trees, more flowers and birds.
Other Conveniences: Wireless Internet, fully equipped kitchen, gas stove, washer and dryer, DVD player, house phone. The house has its own water cistern and filter. Part-time services of talented housekeeper for general cleaning and enthusiastic gardener are included. Our house manager is fastidious about welcoming and orienting guests and taking care of guests questions or needs as they arise. We couldn't be luckier to have such a great team.
We have dreamt about spending more time in Guatemala for 30 years, since Susanna first traveled here to study traditional textiles and Scott worked here as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the mid-1970s. Now that our children are older, we decided to put down roots. We purchased this easy, spacious house in a quiet neighborhood, and have enjoyed renovations to add comfort and art, and we purchased an additional empty lot to expanding the gardens so we could pick our own avocados and fruit in the backyard!
Scott is a sculptor and Susanna volunteers with Safe Passage/Camino Seguro and pursues interests in the Ixil Region of northern El Quiche Department. Her new guidebook is called 'Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya' -- for sale on Amazon.com and bookstores in Guatemala.
Scott Stoll and Susanna Place purchased this house in 2008
This particular neighborhood, at the south-western side of Antigua, is quiet, well-maintained, and just beyond the constant swirl of dust and noise of central Antigua. It remains very easy walking distance to the central park, restaurants, and the market -- where we shop for produce on an almost daily basis. We deliberately did not choose a gated community, and enjoy daily exchanges with our neighbors --a mix of Guatemalans and expatriates -- who socialize regularly and actively attend to neighborhood developments. It really feels like home and not just a vacation rental.
Huge gardens, room for kids to play ball or ping-pong, a variety of spots for sunbathing, reading in the hammock, yoga, listening to the birdsong, and viewing the magnificent surrounding landscape.
This house was all we hoped for and much more. It comfortably housed 8 people and was so well stocked with everything we needed. The owners, manager and housekeeper were super attentive and helpful. The house, gardens, patio and sunroom are beautiful! Definitely a place we want to return to.
Hi, with my family, we have spend one week in Antigua in this beautifull house. It' quiet and very close to the center. It's a great space and it's very clean. If we have a chance to come back in this great country, we'll rent again Casa3 !! Enjoy Antigua and Guatemala...
I live in a Brownstone in Brooklyn, NY with an economy of space so we were very impressed by the spaciousness, quietude and well appointed and secure house this is.The furnishings are very comfortable and the layout is conducive to watching the sunset from behind the volcano from the roof deck, or having a glass of wine on the garden patio listening to the splashing fountain. The grounds and the house are kept very well by a friendly, helpful staff. So centrally located- it's only a pleasant 5 minute walk to the great Antigua Market, yet in a perfectly quiet neighborhood. I would love to stay here again!
Our family of four stayed at this home for a week in November and arriving straight off long flights from Australia via the US, it was such a luxury to have so much space and quiet. The home is beautiful with many options of places to hang out in, including the much loved hammock on the shaded verandah.
Their house manager met us at the airport, making our arrival very easy, and we also hired him to drive us to and from our next destination - Lake Atitlan - which made it very pleasant. He is a beautiful, kind man.
The location is terrific - you can walk anywhere from the house - and we had no qualms at all about walking home from town after dinner's out. It is only a few blocks to the supermarket (La Bodegana) and the Artisans market ( a favourite place) as well as the main town market. The kitchen is well equipped and we made the most of it cooking many of our meals here.
The wireless internet was also really good.
If we came back to Antigua we would definitely return to this beautiful home. Our teenage boys loved it as much as we did.
I know I'm posting this review quite late, life just moves fast. My husband and I took our four children to Guate for Easter 2009. We had a wonderful time in this house. It was clean, comfortable, and a perfect location for us to walk everywhere! But the best part of our trip was the fact that, when my daughter became very ill and had to return to the US unexpectedly, the owners of the home were kind enough to accommodate our needs. Thank you so much for your kindness and follow up even after we got home in the US! We will return again this year and hope to stay in the same house if available.
Our family of four and friends (also family of four) stayed here between Christmas and New Year's 2009; the house is beautifully maintained, clean, and comfortable. The yard and gardens are private, the veranda perfect for relaxing while listening to the fountain. The space was ideal for the four parents and our four 20-something sons to come together to explore The Land of Eternal Springtime. The house was well equipped; the driver, housekeeper, gardener, and house manager were helpful and reliable. The location of the property is ideal... easy walk to the center of town but safe and quiet. We will return!
Easy access to fabulous cultural, archaeological, and ecological explorations, Spanish lessons, volunteering opportunities, wonderful restaurants, fresh produce, art galleries, lectures and workshops, and all the treasures of colorful cultural Antigua.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Our Monthly rate is US$2500. Longer-term rental rates are negotiable. For Christmas/New Year week and Easter Week (Semana Santa), we charge a rental rate premium of an additional 25%, so the price per week is US$1100.00.
We ask for a US$ 250 security deposit to confirm all bookings; full payment of the rental rate is due 10 days before arrival. We accept personal checks and electronic bank transfers. We will refund the $250 security deposit within 10 days of guest departure.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.