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Our family first moved to Guatemala in 1995-6. We are a classic example of the couple who comes to Antigua, falls in love with the country and culture, and somehow never leaves... 23 years and 3 kids later, we are happy to call it home!
Ellen purchased this House in 2006
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside of the house.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
No body guards or large gatherings allowed.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Travel back in time with charm.
Antigua, Guatemala is a city on it's own, you have to be there to feel it, and in a house like this one, you are certainly transported!
I’ve been visiting Antigua for more than 30 years, this last time, was just the 2nd time using a vacation rental instead of a traditional hotel. The first time not enough research was done and the experience was ok. This time we took our time deciding and honestly, I can say we found a Gem!
The property is located, in my opinion, in a great spot, close enough to walk to the central plaza but not too close, to hear the bustle of weekend nights or even the noises of the busy streets near the plaza, cars are much common than they used to be. It is indeed an Exclusive location.
The house is described as elegant, I would add charming, even cozy. From the colonial style of the architecture, to the selection of materials and furnishings, and the well thought out distribution of spaces, you can tell that the effort put into the design and habitation was exceptional. You can feel that you are in Antigua, but without the noise pollution and modern contamination. This feeling is enhanced by the beautiful surrounding garden and the green views which are reminiscent of Antigua back in time... hard to top! Additionally, the house is spacious and has different room settings which provide privacy if needed, or more than enough common areas to share with those in the house. The price was great, significantly lower than what we would’ve paid for 5 rooms in a 5 star hotel.
The service team, Tere and Ricardo were very nice and easy going, we felt very comfortable with them, even though we had just met them. Last but not least, Ellen the property owner/hostess went above and beyond to help, inform and make us feel right at home. Great communication, attention to detail and exemplary service is how I would describe my experience with Ellen.
Thank you Ellen we all did in fact feel Homeaway, hope we can return sooner rather than later!
Beautiful Home in Antigua Guatemala
We were two families traveling to Antigua for the holidays and stayed for 9 nights in this beautiful home. The check-in process was very smooth, the house is just like it is featured in the photos and the accomodations are great for large parties. We cooked, sat by the fireplace and enjoyed playing ping pong and bean bag toss in the back yard. The house is in a safe, gated community and all of Antigua is easily accessible by Uber or walking. What would have made our stay 💯� % perfect would have been if the junior master would have had black out shades and if the rooms had portable pillow-top paddings for the beds as they are firm mattresses. Otherwise, all was amazing! Will definitely consider coming back here again. Great host!
Thank you for giving such a candid constructive review! It is super helpful to know about your experience at our home. I will be sure to take you recommendations into consideration. Mil gracias!
Truly Amazing, Has To Be the Best House in Antigua
When we drove thru the gates, all of us just said WOW. This house is a true oasis in a gated area off of the best street in Antigua. The pool, sauna, hot tub, view, caretakers, host...it's all amazing. You have a view of one of the inactive volcanoes from the kitchen. They have Netflix and other US TV which was nice after a long day of sightseeing.
Ellen, the owner, met us there and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants, activities, etc. and she set it up so that the housekeeper, Teresa, made us a great breakfast. She was so helpful leading up to the visit as well. She definitely goes the extra mile and wants your stay to be perfect.
Each room is spotless and very tastefully furnished. There's an organic farm, just a short walk down the road, that was amazing. Yoga is also just down the street the other way. Everything is right there.
You really can't go wrong with this property. We absolutely loved it and it really made our vacation so much more memorable.
Thanks so much for sharing about your time here in Antigua! You have such a fun crew and I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
Beautiful retreat in Antigua
This home is such a relaxing oasis after a full day of exploring Antigua. We came over Samana Santa and were able to walk to the central park in about 15-20 mins. The house in located in a gated area that feels like entering another world from the street, lined with trees and beautiful bird calls. The pool was great fun for the kids with an amazing volcano view. The home had everything we needed and Ellen was quick to made us feel welcome. We would definitely come back to stay here since it is the best of both worlds in a vacation: relaxing stay with easy access to amazing historic town!
Great House and Location
We rented this house for a small working research retreat. The house is in a great spot with easy walking access to central Antigua. It is very spacious with a beautiful garden and pool. There is a huge kitchen with several places to sit, eat, work, or relax both inside and outside. As it is a family home the owners take a significant amount of pride in the home's upkeep, so everything was super clean and in order. Additionally, despite the owners being out of town support staff was available to assist with any question that we had. Communication was great before, during and after our stay. We would be thrilled to rent again!
In February my husband and I, along with 3 other couples rented this property for almost a week. It was everything we wanted. The house was elegant, with huge sliding doors that opened into the garden. The kitchen and seating areas were perfect for hanging out together. We really loved the outdoor dining room and fireplace!
Ellen the owner, was really helpful when we arrived. Very nice and easy to work with overall. The beds and linens were high quality, and the kitchen has loads of dishes and cooking tools. Also, there are two water filters that are very handy. The pool and hottub are even prettier than the photos.
The location of the house is fantastic as it is on a very quiet, gated street, but you can walk anywhere in Antigua. This house was a great find for us. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Thank you for taking good care of our house. You were such a fun group!