|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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 three 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,
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
Antigua has a perfect climate, historic and ancient interests, a friendly diverse population of artists, expats, native Mayan people and young travelers.
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.
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
Our stay in Casa del Sol was for 9 weeks, including Semana Santa, although we travelled around Guatemela for short jaunts too. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need while fitting so beautifully into the colonial ambience of Antigua. I used the kitchen a lot and found it easy with everything I needed and a beautiful view of the garden, which was our favourite place.Fresh Guatemalan fruit is the best in the world!
The caretaker family and their 3 wonderful kids were so helpful but entirely respectful of our privacy. We do not speak spanish and they were very patient, supportive and helpful. The location of the house is ideal for sightseeing and still quiet at night.
Antigua is a wonderful place to visit and Casa del Sol is the perfect place to stay. Take time to wander and really get to know the city.The people of Guatemala were friendly and helpful and so nice. What a welcoming country to visit!
Antigua's biggest draw seems to be the history embodied in its centuries-old buildings. Casa del Sol allows you to literally dwell in that history. You could spend hours just examining all the fascinating artifacts on display throughout the house. Or you can just sit and relax in the peaceful courtyard. The location is perfect, just a few blocks from the central park, with lots of restaurants nearby.
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!
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.~
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!
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.