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Antigua's Central Hidden Secret w/ pool (1 of 4) + Free Night

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,001 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

4 Bed/4 Bath, sleeps up to 8 people

Nestled between 3 majestic volcanoes, is Antigua's hidden secret – four Spanish-style colonial townhouses based around a plant-filled central courtyard with heated pool & hot tub. Each individual, spacious & artistic 3000 ft2 home, can’t help but bring you peace & positive energy.


• ONE COMPLEMENTARY NIGHT, upon booking a 5 night minimum stay, at our home on Lake Atitlan

• Centrally located just 6 blocks from the Central Park & only 2 blocks from the Central Market to buy your fresh veggies & fruits and local crafts

• Spacious 4 bedroom/ 4 bathroom home, (1 bedroom downstairs). All beds (firm mattresses) can be converted to 2 twin beds or 1 King bed

• Idyllic for either families, couples or groups, with each individual house accommodating up to 8 people.

• Fully equipped with broadband Internet, cable/satellite TV, local cel phone, safe, washing machine & dryer

• Open fireplace, wooden ceiling beams, beautiful shared courtyard and picturesque shared heated swimming pool & hot tub. We close the pool area at 9:30pm to respect the noise level for other guests

• Housekeeping service included in price (Mon-Sat) should you want it

• Delicious meals can be prepared during your stay for a slight additional cost

• Free Parking for 2 motorized vehicles (2 or 4 wheelers)

• Concierge and travel services are available to help you arrange tours, activities and transportation

• Fully equipped kitchen for those who love cooking

• Our friendly staff will welcome you with freshly made local drinks & freshly baked goodies

• Babysitting available, to free you up to sample one of the many delicious restaurants in Antigua

• A welcome book is provided with essential notes & “off the beaten path tips” on what to do around Antigua

The home & its secluded neighborhood is the perfect safe & central place for you to explore the ruins, cathedrals, museums, restaurants & shops that are dotted throughout the cobble-stoned streets of the world-famous UNESCO town of Antigua.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Ermita Santa Lucia

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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Ermita Santa Lucia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All Monthly rentals start on the 1st of each month. A deposit of usd1000 is taken at point of reservation. Bills not included.
  • Communal pool area closes at 9.30pm. The latest entry into the condominium is midnight.
  • No drones :)
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4
  • 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!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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
Neighborhood overview Located in a safe, secure and quiet gated community & only 6 blocks from the Central Park & 2 blocks from the large local market to buy your fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers & local crafts. Getting around Antigua is a friendly walkeable small town; feel welcome and safe to walk during the day. Other things to note • We provide you with a welcome book with suggestions on what to do in Antigua including some of our inside tips! We’ve been involved in the travel industry for 25 years; so don’t hesitate to ask us for advice! • We have a social focus so please ask us if you’d like to get involved (even for half a day) with local non-profit project. We’d be glad to help out.


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Antigua's Central Hidden Secret w/ pool (1 of 4) + Free Night
average rating of 4.885714 based on 39 reviews
St. Thomas, Ontario Canada

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8staying at this property. There are as plenty of space for everyone. The house was extremely clean and had everything we needed. The staff and owner all went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They provide excellent pre arrival information and are very quick to reply. . It was a 10 minute walk to the central square and even shorter to the market.. an overall amazing rental with beautiful decorating.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We love our homes and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay there. We hope to see you back soon :)
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  • 5 of 5

Great house with lots of space in it and super nice and helpful staff!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA

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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC USA

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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: November 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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Perfect place for weekend or longer

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house because it had king sized beds in two of the 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: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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