BEAUTIFUL 16TH-CENTURY COLONIAL HOUSE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 16TH-CENTURY COLONIAL HOUSE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7), 4.5 blocks from parque central

Our family bought this colonial house in 1965 and has restored it over the last 45 years. The house, built in 1568, retains old world charm... The house is simply decorated in a Spanish/Guatemalan style.

La Casa del Sol is the former residence of the 16th century Governor of Guatemala. Built around a central courtyard garden, the house has the original cupola, dome ceiling and four foot wide stone walls.

Master bedroom has a two twin beds, skylight and Colonial window. Second bedroom is equipped with 2 twin beds, sleeping loft for a child/young adult and fireplace. Third bedroom has a double bed and bathroom.

There are three bathrooms with hot showers. Small living room has local cable TV, and there is a large formal dining room. The house has wifi internet.

Self-catering with complete kitchen: gas stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, bottled water (included), dishes and cooking utensils. Eat breakfast outside under veranda in full sunlight.

Housekeeper and family on premises available for cooking, laundry, housekeeping at additional cost. Nearby bakery for fresh sweet bread and hot hand made tortillas can be delivered daily. Practice your Spanish with friendly local family.

Relax in a comfortable yet simple home. Tranquil, picturesque neighborhood, yet in center of colonial Antigua. No need for a car, everything within walking distance. Beautiful sunsets from rooftop terrace. Tropical plants and exotic bird watching from a sunny seat in the patio. Cozy fireplace for cool evenings. Restaurants of all categories nearby.

Keywords: Antigua, house, historic,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Property Manager
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks spanish, english

About The Owner

We are a family of three generations, spread over the USA who travel to Antigua as often as possible to enjoy the perfect climate and friendly local Guatemalan people and to relax in our simple, comfortable home.

The Owner purchased this house in 1965

Why The Owner chose Antigua

Antigua has a perfect climate, historic and ancient interests, a friendly diverse population of artists, expats, native Mayan people and young travelers.

What makes this house unique

Hearing 16th century churchbells chiming the hours through the night, watching flocks of parrots squawking overhead, feeling the warm tropical sun and watching the dramatic sunset over three volcanoes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

So hard to leave this ancient, peaceful paradise. We felt so “at home” here and what really made our stay so special was the family. Our son had so much fun playing with Johanna. They are our amigos nuevos and we are sad to leave.



We love the location and the beautiful view of Volcan Agua as you step out the door. We are leaving a portion of our hearts here but will be back to Antigua and Casa del Sol.



GUEST BOOK ENTRY
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
5

A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5
Casa del Sol exceeded all our expectations during our recent Guatemala travels. The delightful historic character, coziness and comfort made this our most memorable stay in Antigua. The caretaker family is gracious, warm and welcoming. The location was terrific, just a few minutes walking to the plaza and within walking distance to sites and restaurants. We will happily return to Casa del Sol!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
5

A gem

  • 5 of 5
We’ve been traveling to Guatemala from California since 2002 and only recently discovered Casa del Sol. The beautiful house is our new favorite place to stay. The paintings, the masks, the textiles, the carvings—every detail is historic, authentic, and lovely. As a group of seven, including 2 tweens and one young adult, we especially appreciated the well-appointed kitchen and cozy living room with cable TV—the former a gathering place for breakfast and snacks; the latter, a comfortable escape for reading, resting, World Cup-watching, or reviewing the day’s purchases of handicrafts. The bedrooms are simple, elegant, and clean.
While in Antigua, we walk everywhere, and the location of Casa del Sol is ideal: close to everything, but far enough away from the central square and main streets to feel like a sanctuary. Communication with the Jinklings was professional and efficient; the on-site managers were helpful and kind.
We're already planning our next trip. Thank you.~
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
5

Beauty, comfort, and tranquility at Casa del Sol

  • 5 of 5
I spent 3 weeks at Casa del Sol along with different friends and family, some staying a few days, others staying for as long as 2 weeks. We have visited Antigua several times and this is by the by far the best place we've stayed...the most historic, beautiful, and comfortable. Everywhere you look, there is a beautiful piece of Guatemalan folk art or antiquity. The photos on this website don't completely capture the beauty and tranquility of Casa del Sol. The patio area is also much bigger than it looks in photos. As many other reviewers have mentioned, Maria, Victor, and the children are delightful and very helpful. Excellent communication with Jon, the owner. Thank you to the Jinklings for restoring this home and now sharing it with us. It was easy to imagine their family enjoying it all those years. We are already making plans to return for a month next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
5

Perfect Accomodations in a Lovely City

  • 5 of 5
Wow! We were extremely impressed with the accommodations at the Casa del Sol house in Antigua. Jon is easy to work with and the onsite assistance is fantastic. So much better than a hotel or hostel. Rooms are spacious and the outdoor patio will make you feel like you have arrived! It is a historic home in a historic community. Beauty every where you turn. We had a group of 6 and we were all very comfortable in the home.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Casa del Sol is Case de mi Suenos

  • 5 of 5
Want to step back in time? Spend a week (or more, if you can manage it) at Casa del Sol. The house is an oasis, tranquil and a wonderful way to enjoy the sites of Antigua and the local area. We were four persons ranging from 21 to 54 (US to South Korean to German) and we all LOVED this home! The family caretakers on site are as charming and hospitable as anyone could be, the patio garden is a dream, the home is charming. Personally, it was like a dream come true for me! Recommended without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
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Antigua Guatemala
Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Casa de Sol is a Casa of Dreams

  • 5 of 5
Truly a memorable experience staying in this historic home in Antigua! Casa del Sol radiates good cheer and good memories in the making and will always be my Casa del Suenos!

Don Victor, Dona Maria and family who are the caretakers are very sweet, helpful and charming. The house is like being back in time with modern amenities. We were a total of four guests: two from U.S., one South Korean, and one German; we all enjoyed the experience tremendously.

Antigua is truly a delightful location a first trip to Guatemala. The only problem was that some days we were so relaxed and lazy, we couldn't leave the house for very long! What an oasis! Thanks to the Jickling family for opening up their home.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Brooke,
Were very happy that your visit to Antigua was such a success. It is our pleasure to share Casa del Sol and hope you return soon.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Central Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Antigua Market

Visiting colonial ruins, museums, handicraft markets, Spanish classes, hand weaving classes, jade factory, exceptional restaurants, gift stores, day trips to ancient Mayan archaeological sites, volcano climbs, native Mayan villages

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Availability & Rates

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Antigua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
$500
$1,500
 
 
Semana Santa 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
8 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$110
$660
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes 50% due at reservation (payment in US dollars by check or PayPal), 50% at check-in (payment in cash US or Q)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Antigua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom not attached to this bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom inroom front patio bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to rear patio bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms with hot showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front patio bedroom - 1 double , own bathroom with shower in room
    Fireplace Colonial Bedroom: front patio - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Additional Loft bed for child
    Colonial Bedroom; second patio - 3 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), loft sleeping mat.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Fountain, garden courtyard, outside eating area, veranda, terrace, bottled water included,
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