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HGTV STAR 'CASA AMARILLA' COLONIAL CLASSIC MEETS MODERN LUXURY

George Crist

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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George Crist

Advertiser since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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HGTV STAR 'CASA AMARILLA' COLONIAL CLASSIC MEETS MODERN LUXURY

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Antigua House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 2-11)

This amazing home was the star of a popular HGTV series last year. We are living there for part of the year and this is your opportunity to enjoy our oasis in Colonial Antigua, a UNESCO world heritage site. Our home is situated in a lovely, safe and quiet neighborhood.

This colonial home was designed and built by the famous architect, Franklin Contreras, who builds million dollar plus homes in Antigua. It's unique floor plan is laid out in a traditional colonial style, while making the most out of the home's view of the Volcano Aqua. It has a huge master bedroom with enormous mahogany closets, and a master bath with soaking whirlpool tub. Then there are two large bedrooms, each with two twin beds that share a beautiful bathroom with tub, marble, and skylights. In the front of the house, there is an another bedroom with bunk beds and an additional twin and private bath. Finally, the TV room in the back of the home has a full-sized bed. In sum total, the home sleeps 11 comfortably. I recently brought down a pack and play for the convenience of those with young children. There are also two inflatable mattresses. The layout of the home makes it perfect for just a couple, or a large family.

The home is centered around a beautiful courtyard with local flowers, as well as herbs for cooking. The living room has a working fireplace, and wood is included. There is a brand new 46' LED television in the living room and local cable is included. The kitchen has a gigantic cupola painted the color of the sky and ample cabinets and counter-space. The kitchen is fully-equipped. There is a large pantry for all of your market purchases. The dining room has seating for eight around a beautiful Mahogany table, and there is a covered outdoor table that seats six as well as outdoor furniture if you want to dine outside.

The highlight of this property is the upstairs terrace, hands down. The terrace is immense, covering the entire footprint of the home and has an amazing pergula to provide shade while reading, working, dining or just enjoying life. There is a table for four under the pergola, as well as ample outdoor furniture for dining and relaxing. This is where I spend all of my time at the property.

There is Wi-Fi throughout the home, as well as phone, cable and a printer.

We have a two car garage, so if you have your own vehicle, you can park there. There is also ample street parking. If you are renting the home for one week or more, I will include free airport transfers (to and from) in our 12 passenger van. Our driver, Julio, is available to arrange additional transportation to the Lake, or to the beach, or to wherever you would like to go.

The home is located a fifteen minute walk from central park and ten minutes from the central market. Being in the center of Antigua sounds nice, but there is constant traffic and noise. If you like a quiet place, friendly neighbors, and experiencing the true culture of Antigua, this is it.

If you're a foodie, like me, you'll want to get to know the fresh fish guy, who comes by each Monday afternoon with his fresh catch from Puerto Quetzal. I buy sea bass, robolo, dorado, tuna, and shrimp regularly, all sushi-grade. There are fresh fruit guys that stop by on Wednesday, but I go to the open air market for pretty much everything else. Antigua is an agricultural hub for an incredible variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. But, if you're not the cooking type, there are 1001 restaurants in Antigua covering every type of cuisine imaginable. Ampero, the house-keeper, can also arrange for catering in for breakfast or other meals. If this is something you are interested in, you can speak with her upon arrival.

Housekeeping service is included in the rental rate and occurs on Tuesday and Friday. In other words, there are no hidden end-of-stay cleaning fees. If you wish to receive daily service, that is available too. Your vacation can be customized to meet your needs so that you have the absolute best experience in Antigua.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
George Crist (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014

About George Crist

Our family coordinates mission work in Guatemala and has worked there so for nearly ten years with a number of organizations providing aid in Central America. Antigua is a place we fell in love with and have come to know as our second home. Someday, we plan to move there full-time.

George Crist purchased this house in 2010

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
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Antigua Guatemala
Toronto, Canada
5

Excellent, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at the casa Amarilla with our party of 9. There was ample space and all rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Lovely garden area and roof top terrace to relax in. Well equipped kitchen for cooking. Easy commute on the local bus in to Antigua once we got the hang of it!! Everything went well and we would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
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Antigua Guatemala
Alhabra CA USA
5

Great home in Antigua

  • 5 of 5
This is a grate property, the home is very well appointed all of the amenities are available transportation is very simple to arrange the owner was very helpful at all times and caretakers were all ways available the per day rate is extremely reasonable I sincerely hope that it is available next year as I intent to visit Antigua again I would recommend this home and location to any one visiting Guatemala
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
business
HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
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Antigua Guatemala
Phoenix, AZ
5

Semana Santa (Holy Week) 2014

  • 5 of 5
I booked this lovely home to celebrate my 60th birthday as well as attend the Semana Santa celebration (one of my bucket list activities). This was my 5th visit to Antigua and for our group, this was the perfect place to stay. The pictures captured the house perfectly. We had plenty of space (there were 9 of us) and the quiet neighborhood was just what we wanted. When we were at home, the rooftop patio was THE place to hang out. Thanks to George who gave us great advise on restaurants & things to do and see, we had a perfect time. And a special thanks to Julio and his extended family for driving us all around the country and his wife for making us a delicious, authentic Guatemalan meal. By the time we left (we were here for 8 days) we felt like part of the community. The people of Antigua are friendly and beautiful and the Holy Week celebrations were something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. We have wonderful memories of our visit and this was a perfect vacation for all of us. We will definitely stay here again & I highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 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
business
HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442212vb
- 7173799371
Antigua Guatemala
5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Last week I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in this beautiful home with my family. We were in town for a family wedding, and unfortunately were not able to prolong our stay, although we would have loved to do so. The house is gorgeous by its own rights, but the decor enhances it beautifully. The rooms are large and comfortable, furniture and greenery inviting, and the placement of the skylights is hilarious. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it was all spotless, thanks to the great staff working for this owner. The location is ideal, it's very nice and quiet and accessible, and getting back and forth is a breeze. Hopefully I will get a chance to go back to this property in the future for a relaxing stay with friends or family. If I had anything negative to say, it would be that so many twin beds CAN make it a little challenging when distributing rooms. Other than that (and that detail wasn't enough for me to reduce my stars to 4!), this place is a haven I highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
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- 7173799371
Antigua Guatemala
Thompson, Manitoba
5

Quiet, perfect location and great for families

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 10 days at this vacation rental. There were 7 of us in the house (2 families) and tons of room for the kids to play while the adults relaxed. The roof top patio was the perfect spot to have tea/coffee or enjoy the sun. The kids loved lounging in the hammocks! We loved how close it was to central Antigua and how quiet the area was. We walked downtown once with the kids but we preferred catching a chicken bus daily due to our 5 year old (and the kids loved the bus). Overall, a great place to stay and highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
HGTV Star 'Casa Amarilla' Colonial Classic meets Modern Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442212vb
- 7173799371
Antigua Guatemala
4

Great Stay / private / comforable

  • 4 of 5
I came from Canada and my relatives joined me from a neighbor country.
3 kids and 5 adults . Everything was ready for occupancy ! such a big private place for a nice stay . kids had space to play and run around all day .

thank you
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Guatemala City
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Puerto Quetzal

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Antigua House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Antigua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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