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Paola

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Cosy & Castle-Like, Central Home with HotTub & Pool - FREE STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN

33 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Ermita Santa Lucia House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed/4 Bath, sleeps up to 8 people

WE ALSO HAVE 4 OTHER HOMES NEXT TO THIS HOME, SHOULD IT BE FULL.... Check our listings in VRBO: 136424 and 286361 and 646728 and 651882 and 802216 and 651882 and 437158. Ideal for groups (up to 42 people), families or individuals.

ANTIGUA'S HIDDEN SECRET:

Enjoy a restful stay in our centrally-located, 3 bedroom magnificent, colonial-style, vacation home (sleeps up to 8). You will find that our splendid home offers surprising extras and special touches around every corner – It is more than worthy of its majestic setting! 

What sets this home apart is that you have 1 bedroom with king size bed, 1 bedroom with one king size bed and one single bed, 1 room with three single beds. Any of the rooms can be converted to Kings or Twins. The living room has a wonderful, cozy fireplace.

All can enjoy the shared solar-heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi/Hot tub set in a beautiful and tranquil courtyard. The house itself offers: wireless internet, satellite TV, games and novels, local travel guides.. You can rest your weary feet after a stimulating day of sightseeing, by relaxing in front of a roaring fire, surrounded by old wooden, antique beams, and all the comforts of home.

For those of you ‘Chefs’ who enjoy cooking, the house comes with a fully-equipped kitchen. However, feel free to ask us to be put in touch with a cook, who you pay directly who can create delicious homemade delights to suit all taste buds.

We charge a small fee of USD40 per stay for our housekeeper to come to clean.

Imagine… a home where wherever you look there is spectacular local art and beautiful colonial architecture of exposed brick, rare-aged wood, and wrought iron. 

Located in a safe, secure neighborhood, it is only 6 blocks from the Parque Central (central square) and just 2 blocks from the main supermarket “The Bodegona” and the local produce market in Antigua.

This beautiful colonial-style home is the perfect home-base from which you and your family and friends can explore the delights that this UNESCO Heritage Site offers. The ruins, cathedrals, museums, restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops that are dotted throughout the cobble-stoned streets are all easily accessible by foot.

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Do call me on my US number with your questions, I'd love to Chat! (651 3683626)

SOME OF OUR GUEST COMMENTS:

'Immediately upon entering my breath was taken away by the beauty of the stone and wood and the magnificent artwork throughout.' Mendez, Seattle, Washington, 10/09/15

'The pictures do not begin to do it justice: I have rented many vrbo properties around the world and this one certainly is among the best!- Trish, El Segundo, CA, 07/04/15

'We have to say everything was perfect-from the volcano views to the commodious rooms to the high speed internet access and cable TV. Of course Clara was the shining jewel as both housekeeper and, on occasion, cook. Don't hesitate to rent this property-the owner, the housekeeper and the community all add up to five stars! Kathy Rose and Hal Vogel' - kathy rose, 05/13/09

'Everthing worked like clock work from beginning to end. This was my 5th trip to Antigua - we have stayed in a lovely Posada, hotels, and home of a friend - this ranks right at the top with some pretty serious competition in regards to previous accomodations! Allison H., Atlantic Beach, FL, 03/26/2014

'It was like a dream living in a castle, the interior decor was very unique. The balcony overlooking the plush tropical garden patio and the beautiful scenic view from our bedroom, viewing the volcano mountains was incredible. Helmut and Bernice Fraund ' - Bernice Fraund, 10/30/15

'Super clean, great location, and wonderful owner.' - Mike, 10/24/08

'it was the perfect place for us to begin our lives together as husband and wife. Beautifully and comfortably appointed, situated in a private, safe, and convenient part of town with multiple breathtaking, unobstructed views of Agua Volcano, and run like a luxury hotel by the lovely and amazing chef, Doña Clara. This house has to be one of the best on VRBO. Many thanks to you & to Doña Clara for providing a 'dream home' for us to start our married life together.' - Alex & Amy Kass, Brooklyn, New York, 09/10/08

'This is a great house, quiet, safe, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and in a perfect location to walk to town and to the market. .

Upon booking a 5 night minimum stay, you receive a 1 free night at our property in Lake Atitlan!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Paola (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Paola

From Britain, but spent my entire adult life in Guatemala, working in the tourism industry. I am now living in the Twin Cities, and trained as an addiction counselor. Very much miss Guatemala, but Paola, our lovely House manager is onsite to help you with one of our rentals. Do give me a call.... I appreciate any opportunity to be able to talk about Guatemala...the land of eternal Spring.

Paola purchased this house in 2005

Why Paola chose Guatemala

Antigua's hidden secret:

Enjoy a restful stay in our centrally-located, 4 bedroom/4 bath, luxurious, colonial-style, vacation home (sleeps up to 8). You will find that our luxurious home offers surprising extras and special touches around every corner - It is more than worthy of its majestic setting!

What sets this home apart is that you have 2 bedrooms with king-size beds. The master bedroom has a wonderful, cozy fireplace, as well as an en-suite bathroom and adjoining patio. From here you can absorb the magnificent volcanic views as your chose to either have a private yoga class, or relax and watch the sunset with a chilled glass of Chilean Chardonnay. The breathtaking views speak for themselves!

What makes this house unique

Kids and adults alike can enjoy the shared solar-heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi/Hot tub set in a beautiful and tranquil courtyard - right next door. The house itself offers: wireless internet, satellite TV, games and novels, local travel guides, and bicycles. You can rest your weary feet after a stimulating day of sightseeing, by relaxing in front of a roaring fire, surrounded by old wooden, antique beams, and all the comforts of home.

The flower-filled private garden can be appreciated as you enjoy a delicious meal outside, or from the gentle swing of a hammock - don't forget to watch out for the rainbow hummingbirds!

For those of you ‘Chefs' who enjoy cooking, the house comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, including such luxuries as a Magimix and Juicer! However, if you feel like taking some time off from the kitchen, our wonderful housekeeper, Dona Clara Luz, can create delicious homemade delights to suit all taste buds. This, plus babysitting, if you wish to sample the multitude of restaurants in Antigua, can be easily arranged by Paola, who is onsite.

Dona Clara Luz comes for a couple of hours every day to clean and do the laundry, and is always very willing to help out with any small errands, like going to the market. You will certainly enjoy her great s

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed with my 2 daughters and my son in June. We were blown away. I have been traveling for years and this was by far the best ever. Rooms are beautiful and large, kitchen was to die for. The kids used the pool and hot tub and The location was central. We found it a short enoyable walk to the central market and anywhere else we decided we wanted to stroll. Great service and hospitallity We will be back 100% for sure.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Nov 2011
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4.9
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Cosy & Castle-Like, Central Home with HotTub & Pool - FREE STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN
average rating of 4.878788 based on 37 reviews
Rockland, Ontario Canada
5

Vladislav de Leon, Rockland, Canada.

  • 5 of 5

I know I’m posting this a little late. SORRY better later than never? We stay at this Magnificent home myself, my wife and two kids (4 and 6 years old) and my brother in law, his wife and daughter one year old. It was well located so we could walk into town during the day or night. It was also a very secure sight with 24 hours security. The location is by far the best in Antigua for a furnished house. Market, restaurants, and central park is such a treat. We were 7 people and had plenty of space if we needed something the house is a quick five minutes walk from the market, and ten minutes to the town square at night it was so quiet and peaceful. The architecture and design features are stunning the colours, cushions everywhere and attractive art touches. Really the house should be in a MAGAZINE. The house is so well decorated and equipped that it immediately feels like home. As soon as you think it's too good to be true, you get to meet the full-time housekeeper. She's simply amazing. She keeps the house impressively clean and organized and has a sweet and friendly spirit. Our Kids LOVE THE POOL and Jacuzzi There is TVs, and a lot of dvds for all ages and we love the fireplace with some wine just to relax. The beds have great mattresses, good linens, and the master bathroom has my ideal of the ultimate bathtub - the owner even provided romantic candles everywhere to enjoy it with. Oooohh don’t forget the incredible view of volcanos surrounding Antigua great view of the volcan de Agua in the morning from the master Room. Wow what a view!!!! Philippa the owner is incredibly accommodating helpful at every turn, with great insights on the local culture, restaurants, tours, transportation, you name it - she is well connected and an incredible resource. She's simply wonderful to work with and has been so flexible with us. My brother-in-law and I decided to get a massage the girls came to the house. It was great. My wife was a little disappointed because we just stay 3 days. She wanted to stay longer but for sure next time. We are going to spend more time in Antigua and you bet that we are going to rent this place again and again. In summary - just stay here! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA
5

great find, will be back

  • 5 of 5

"Philippa was great to work with and the place is like a "retreat". Very charming with amazing views. Well stocked kitchen for cooking and I would recommend getting a private boat to and from."

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC USA
5

Big, Clean, Comfortable House. Friendly And Effective Staff

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Espiritu Santo from November 8-16, 2015. The staff were absolutely wonderful -- friendly, helpful, and good at their jobs. Everything in the house worked well (although we struggled for the first day or so to understand how a couple of the showers worked, resulting in a couple cold showers - user error). If anyone ever asks me where to stay in Antigua, I will without reservation suggest that they consider this collection of townhouses, which all face a common courtyard. The townhouses all are within a small, secure neighborhood protected by a wall. The gate into the neighborhood is guarded around the clock by a security staff. The good experience started well before our visit. The detailed and timely information regarding the house, the rental terms, and the city was first rate. Also, free wifi is available.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

This place is delightful. In a quiet corner of Antigua (and surrounded by walls that make it even quieter), the house is spacious and warm at the same time. Philippa and the team were very welcoming, attentive and organized. Their welcome book was very thorough and gave us some great ideas for stuff to do. House could easily accommodate eight friendly people without crowding, the pool is very inviting and there is a beautiful view of the volcano from the upstairs terrace. Walkable to just about anything in Antigua, including great restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! The houses are indeed spacious! We look forward to seeing you back again!
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5

Perfect place for weekend or longer

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house because it had king sized beds in two of the bedrooms.it was perfect for us as we were four adults and three children . The pool and hot tub are a great attraction and even though it rained three of the four days we were there and we did not go out,we did not feel cramped as the house and the bedrooms are a very nice size.there is a nice TV set and two nice size tables where we played board games. The kitchen was also comfortable to prepare meals.

We did get in the hot tub the last day and someone came to turn it on for us even though it was a holiday. The person who came to clean was fast and efficient.

I would go back again and again and hope to do so soon with a girls getaway.

It is very close to the artisan market and not faraway from the center of town

We had a car but if it had not been raining, we would have probably walked into town.

I felt very safe as it is a gated community.

The owner and manager were very accessible and answered all my concerns.

I am only disappointed that I can't rent it in the near future as it seems to be booked up for awhile but as soon as we can, we will go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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BEST Place to Stay in Antigua!!

  • 5 of 5

Philippa was an excellent host! She was very helpful and made clear how to get into the house a week before we arrived. She was very easy to get in touch with throughout the entire process. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay while in Antigua. It was central, safe, absolutely gorgeous, had great views, was clean, and very well equipped! She even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. Our experience at her home could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maude. We hope to see you again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Guatemala City Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Spa/Tennis/Swimming Pools
Nearest Point of Interest
Central Square in Antigua
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Market in Antigua
Car: not necessary

Antigua Guatemala - Luxury Vacation Rentals:

This home is located only 45 minutes from Guatemala City Airport.

It is also centrally located, being only 5 blocks from the Central Square in Antigua, and only 2 blocks from the main market.

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Rates & Availability

Ermita Santa Lucia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
regular seson
Sep 20 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
High Season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$440
 
 
Regular Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$440
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
cleaning $40

Our rates are inclusive of taxes and cleaning fees.
A deposit of 25% of the rent is due at the time of booking and 75% is due 60 days prior to arrival For groups, payments are due 90 and 60 days prior to arrival. There is also a small usd50 refundable damage deposit due which is retured within 7 days of you leaving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ermita Santa Lucia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • If you want beds swapped for single beds, or King beds, let us know!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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