Antigua House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
This luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located just 10 minutes walking to the Central Park of Antigua in a quiet and secure, gated, off-road location. It is just 3 blocks from the local and artisan market and there is a supermarket just 2 blocks away and small local shops just down the street.
This elegant home away from home is perfect for single travelers, couples, families or groups of friends and is a wonderful base for exploring Antigua & the surrounding area, visiting the main sights of Guatemala, attending Spanish School, volunteering or whilst going through an adoption process.
Antigua is a great base from where to visit the local sights such as Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango market, Tikal etc. You can play golf, go deep sea fishing, mountain biking, hiking, yoga or helicopter sightseeing. There are many cultural activities such as learning to weave on a back strap loom, learn Spanish or dancing salsa, coffee farm tour, chocolate farm tour, tour with a textile or Maya spiritualism specialist.
The house has all the facilities you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay including a fully equipped modern kitchen, satellite TV, large flat screen TV with surround sound and wi-fi internet with fast and reliable connection. There is a lovely garden and lots of patios & outdoor seating areas. The interior is spacious and stylish with wooden floors throughout and open fireplaces.
The property comes with a housekeeper who will clean daily for 2,5 hours on weekdays.
You will receive a welcome pack upon arrival with lots of information on local tours and activities, restaurants and things to do in the area. You will also have an English speaking emergency contact.
Upon arrival we provide a welcome basket with essentials such as fruit, coffee, tea, etc and if you would like further provisioning just let us know.
We look forward to receiving you in Guatemala and to doing everything we can to make your stay the most enjoyable possible.
Keywords: House, off street, central location
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About The Owner
Becky Harris was born in the UK and moved to Guatemala in 2002 after having lived and traveled in Latin America for a few years. She owns an internationally renowned tour operator which provides travel arrangements in Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Becky started life as a mechanical engineer and then went to work for Save the Children in Colombia and Peru. After traveling through Latin America and the USA she ended up back in Guatemala where she started a travel company which is now the premier tour operator in the region. She loves to be active, dance salsa and travel the world with her daughter She is a keen photographer and you will appreciate some of her work displayed in the rental property.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
Why The Owner chose Antigua
I bought this property in 2002 as my home. I recently moved back to the UK but didn’t want to sell the house as I visit regularly and like everyone here still love Antigua so started to rent it out as a vacation property.
What makes this house unique
The property is really close to the centre of Antigua and in walking distance to all the main sights, restaurants and night life. The house is elegantly decorated yet still extremely cozy and comfortable. The area is quiet, secure and relaxing. The house is very well equipped with all modern conveniences and you will feel at home right away. There is a housekeeper provided to do cleaning and laundry and access to English speaking assistance and travel planning services.
Guestbook comments from the owner
There are a million things we wanted to say to you, and only wish we could sit with you in the Rainbow Cafe or on the roof at Cafe Sky and share some beers and talk. The house was wonderful *(and beautiful) and your hospitality and that of Leonore were so greatly appreciated. We found ourself growing fonder of Guatamala with each passing day, and we walked probably every street and ally in town (measured 12 to 15 miles per day just walking in town!) getting to know all of Antigua. Just what we wanted on this trip!
Your commitment to wise use and conservation of resources (recycling, minimizing waste, saving electricity and water with careful use, etc.) impressed us and we are grateful to you for sharing that philosopy with the people of Antigua (and visitors).
Carlos is a treasure for your company that you need to protect! Our friends never were able to join us, so it was just us going and coming in the van, and we spoke energetically in both Spanish and English with Carlos, as he shared travel information, political information, philosophical information, talked about the NGOs in Guatamala, and on and on. He holds you in highest regard, couldn't say enough good stuff about you, and loves working for your company. He is humble and warm, and was a perfect introduction to the Guatamalan people for us.
Thanks for all you did to make our stay enjoyable, I know it's a business venture for you, but you've managed to infuse a sense of hospitality that truly was appreciated.