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Castle-like & Central Home with Pool & Hot Tub - FREE STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Landing , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Just five blocks from the Central Square (Parque Central), this beautifully decorated colonial style home is located in an authentic, friendly neighborhood, Residencial Hermita, and comes fully-equipped with all first-world amenities (broadband internet, cable/satellite TV) and the old world charms (open fireplaces, wooden ceiling beams, beautiful shared garden, courtyard and picturesque swimming pool). The home also comes with a housekeeper, who comes daily from Mon-Sat to clean & do your washing - for a slight additional charge - and will cook delicious meals for you and your family and friends during your stay.

Enjoy the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi/Hot tub set in the beautiful and tranquil courtyard, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Imagine…a vacation home where you wake up every morning to a majestic volcano right outside your bedroom window. And inside, everywhere you look there is amazing local art and beautiful colonial architecture of exposed brick, rare aged wood, and wrought iron.??

Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is the most visited city in Central America. It is centrally located in Guatemala making it easy to take short trips to other popular destinations like Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and Tikal. Known as the "land of the eternal spring", Antigua has a humidity-free average temperature of 75 degrees all year round with cool comfortable evenings, so there is never a bad time to visit.

Availabilities for this beautiful colonial home can quickly become limited, so it is suggested you book early. When booking you may want to also consider booking a deep-sea fishing trip, golf outing, or a trip to Tikal or Lake Atitlan, we would be happy to help you with organizing this for you.

We offer free maid service as we know that during your vacation, the last thing you want to do is make your bed, clean the dishes and do the housework, so this service really turns your stay into a proper relaxing holiday.

We also offer a concierge and travel service, where we can help arrange your transportation needs throughout your stay with us.

For those of you ‘Chefs’ who enjoy cooking, the house comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, However, if you feel like taking some time off from the kitchen, our wonderful cook, for an additional fee, 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 our wonderful house manager, Paola,

We provide our guests with extensive notes on what to do, our favourite restaurants, our favourite places to visit, doctor's contacts etc...

Guest Access

You will have full access to the home - mi casa, es tu casa. You will have access to both the pool and hottub during your stay.

Interaction with Guests

We have our Manager, Paola, in Antigua, who is there to help you with any dinner reservations, or to tell our about our favorite places to visit. However, we will very much leave you to enjoy the privacy you deserve. If you want to meet fellow travelers, then hang out by the pool next door, which is shared with 4 other homes.

The Neighborhood

Located in a safe, secure and quiet gated community, it is only 5 blocks from the Parque Central (central square) and just 2 blocks from the main supermarket “The Bodegona” and the local market in Antigua to get all your fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers or local crafts.

Getting Around

Since Antigua is a fairly small city, you can walk throughout the city. Otherwise, we can arrange a taxi or Tuk Tuk to come pick you up from our property.

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

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 2010

Why Paola chose Guatemala

Nestled between three dramatic volcanoes in Central America, is another of Antigua's hidden secrets - a luxurious, colonial vacation home worthy of the majestic setting in which it sits. The beauty and affordable luxury of this spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom two-story villa will enchant you. The home is perfect for you to explore the ruins, cathedrals, museums, restaurants, and shops that are dotted throughout the cobble-stoned streets of the world-famous city of Antigua.

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

Hi Philippa.

Everything was awesome. I am guatemalan and I really think we should have more places like this here to help our vacation industry.

The house is gorgeous and the attention from the people was absolutely great. Congratulations for your business.

Thank you, and again, everything was perfect.
Oct 2014
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Antigua Guatemala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be converted to 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be converted to 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to 1 King bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Castle-like & Central Home with Pool & Hot Tub - FREE STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Can't beat anything about this House

  • 5 of 5

After getting parked and opening the door and the complementary bottle of wine, we explored this amazing house. It is absolutely gorgeous and after traveling in Guate for 4 weeks the hot water with high pressure and clean cloro pool we a welcomed change. The location is literally as close as you can get to down town without payign the boutique hotel pricing we walked and were at center in 8 minutes. What a great spot the pool is lovely and it literally is beneath Volcan de Agua. We highly recommend this condo and we will be using it every time we travel through /guate which is at least once a year. Thanks for the hospitality. Oh and the staff is great the house helper even finished my load of laundry and folded it and had it waiting on the table. I am a chef and cooked breakfast and dinner with ease int his modern kitchen with all the fixins. The refrigerator is large and cold and you just can beat it. The silence in the night was welcomed as well after the travels and having dogs, buses and Gallos roaring all night everywhere else in Guate,

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best way to experience Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

We finished up our stay at Philippas rental property in antigua, Guatemala and couldn't have been more thrilled! We rented 3 homes for a group of 24 in antigua for a wedding. The first view of the homes left everybody speechless... They are stunning. And once inside we were all in awe. They haven't missed a detail, the staff is exceptional and Philippa was beyond attentive to every question I had. I would seriously recommend this anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand

Experience colonial luxury in Antigua

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking in the morning in Antigua, stepping out onto the second floor balcony from your bedroom and sitting down to sip rich Guatemalan coffee as you gaze upon the volcano straight ahead. In the courtyard below is a swimming pool & the hot tub. You are only a few minutes away from a supermarket in Antigua that carries everything you might need to self cater in a fully equipped kitchen, yet only a few streets further along is the central park replete with cafes and restaurants of every description and price range.

When I entered Las Hermitas, a group of 4 separate colonial style double story homes facing a shared central courtyard with pool and hot tub, I felt like I was stepping into the colonial past of Antigua while having access to all of the modern conveniences I could desire. Casa Espiritu Santa has 4 large double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was convenient. The security was reassuring. And the view from the balcony magical. A special experience I won't easily forget!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

A perfect place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay makes a trip that much better!

This house fits the bill. It's charming. The location lovely and close to everything in Antigua. The transaction was easy and the owner extremelly accomodating. I know we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz La Laguna

Amazing location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Casa Santa Cruz twice now and both times I've had a truly wonderful time. The house is stunning and immaculately maintained. It's close to the market which is really handy and only a short walk from the center of Antigua. However to be honest, both times I've stayed there it has been a bit of a get away and so after doing my food shopping I barely left! The complex is very peaceful most of the time and you can almost forget that you're in a busy town. The beds are super comfortable and the showers are hot which makes a wonderful change to many places in Guatemala. The property manager is friendly and helpful as are the cleaning staff. I would anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Exceptional Service & A Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The first conversation with the owner sold me on the property. She answered every question I asked her about Antigua and her home. This may sound simple, but I ask lots of questions! Working with the owner is one-stop shopping. Between her and Paola, we were able to acquire service to and from the airport as well as schedule all of our tours.

We were two couples and felt safe in the gated community. We also enjoyed talking to other neighbors staying on the property. The walk into Antigua was easy and quick. The tour (Pacaya Volcano & Santa Teresita Spa) was excellent!

We recommended this location to our flight attendent and to the concierge in the building where we live. We plan to continue telling people about this beautiful property and the excellent service we received.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Antigua Guatemala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Regular Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Semana Santa
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Regular Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Regular Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Regular Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Regular Season
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Internet & Utilities $1
cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Guatemala City Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Candelaria
Car: not necessary


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