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Discount prices for May rentals of our charming casita with pool!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths - sleeps up to 6!

May is an off-season for rentals in Antigua, so we are offering a deep discount for May renters! Look no further if you want a comfortable, charming, safe and convenient place to call home while visiting magical Antigua, Guatemala. Our fully-equipped home has all the conveniences of modern living in the timelessness of old world Central America. It was also renovated in the last two years with all new bathrooms, new couch, fresh paint, and more! And new beds were purchased in May 2017.

It is an ideal house for couples, families, groups of friends, volunteers at the many nonprofit organizations surrounding Antigua, those who are attending Spanish school, or anyone who simply wants a peaceful place to enjoy beautiful Guatemala.

The house is located within walking distance of everything in Antigua. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the Central Park, dozens of restaurants (just 5 minutes to the famous Hotel Panza Verde), the best grocery store, the food and craft markets, a wonderful spa, a gym, and even a movie theater.

The exact location is 9th Calle Poniente between 5th Avenida Sur and Santa Lucia. It is a small, gated community of townhomes with a security man on duty 24-hours a day. Our cheerful home is located at the back of the property, across from the pool, and farthest from the cobblestone street so the noise of traffic is far away and you can sleep peacefully, waking to the cacophony of birds in the trees behind the house.

The house has everything you need to make your stay in Antigua comfortable and memorable. The colorful dishes, fabrics, and wall hangings bring Guatemala indoors, and locally-made rod-iron chandeliers in the upstairs rooms hang from 15 foot ceilings. The modern kitchen has a good selection of pots, pans, and utensils to make cooking easy, and you can stay connected to the rest of the world through the cable TV and fast and reliable high-speed internet access. The comfortable beds are fitted with 100 percent cotton sheets and the bath towels and pool towels are 100 percent cotton. The full-sized washer and dryer will make vacation laundry a breeze. You'll also appreciate the screened windows (unusual in Antigua) that will keep the mosquitoes out so you can enjoy the great Antigua weather all year round. We also have pressurized water - a rarity in Antigua - so your showers will be powerful!

Upon your arrival you will find the Welcome Book, complete with helpful information about restaurants, sites, activities, excursions, and tips about the house. Our property manager lives in Antigua and our house keeper is also an excellent cook if you would like to hire her to cook you a typical Guatemalan meal.

So, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while sitting on the tiled patio watching your kids swim in the huge pool just in front of the house. Or stroll the grounds and look up to see the volcano Agua keeping a watchful eye on you, while you pick limes from the garden trees.

And at the end of a day spent in Antigua, you'll be happy to return to our quiet and peaceful community. You'll walk through the gates, be greeted by the security men who are always on duty, return to our lovely casita and feel instantly at home!

Keywords: casita, condo, house, townhouse, rental, apartment, casa, home, central location, quiet, safe, secure, pool

More Details

Owner
Julie Stewart
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Julie Stewart

We live in Washington, D.C. I run a nonprofit organization and my husband is the Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. We have two daughters, ages 17 and 14, who love our house in Guatemala!

Julie Stewart purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Julie Stewart chose Antigua Guatemala

We fell in love with Antigua during the adoption of our youngest daughter from Guatemala in 2003. After returning for visits for a couple of years and staying in other people's houses, we decided to buy our own house because we always want a connection to Guatemala.

What makes this townhome unique

Our house feels like home. It's very comfortable and welcoming and it takes no time to feel as if you belong there. It's proximity to central Antigua is perfect: you're close enough to walk to everything in 10 minutes but far enough away to escape the noise. You'll awake to birds chirping instead of the sound of cars bumping over cobblestone streets. It's also wonderful to have such easy access to the pool (which is hardly ever used) and the grassy open space. You can invite your friends over to swim or host a party in the grassy area in front of our house. The security men provide tables and chairs to seat a large group, at no extra cost. Make the most of your stay in this charming city and our welcoming house!

Amenities

Antigua Guatemala Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower , Huge bathroom with iron chandelier and large shower
    First floor half bathroom - toilet , Conveniently located on first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue bedroom - 1 double , with view of pool
    Orange bedroom - 2 twin/ single , with large closet
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Huge room with fireplace, balcony & view of the pool
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Ideal for a maximum of 4 adults + 2 children. Slightly small for 6 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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5

Perfect setting and perfect set up...

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week stay at Julie's place. My two children and I spent a week viewing Antigua's special Holy Week. Her place was perfect for the three of us and would have comfortably housed four or five of us. The town house is cozy and very nicely done with all the essentials you need in a home away from home. It is set at the end of a small lane that is part of an enclosed guarded small group of townhomes. Her place is right in front of the shared garden and pool. It is also easy access to walk into the heart of Antigua the central square. We spent the entire week walking to the main square about 2-3 times a day. There are multiple places to eat and shop along the way. We will be back to stay here on our return to Guatemala in the near future! It was a pleasure to rent and we hired her cook twice and had two wonderful traditional Guatemalan meals. There is also room for a car if you rent one too. Nice working with Julie! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Antigua.

  • 4 of 5

This is a well equipped home within walking distance to the local market, central plaza and local supermarket. The owner, Julie was quick to respond to our questions and the housekeeper (optional) was very pleasant. On the plus side, this property is directly across from the swimming pool, which we used almost everyday. On the down side, the swimming pool area also contains the local BBQ area where local residents gather on weekends to celebrate life. I’m a senior who enjoys the sights and sounds of people having fun so this was OK for me. It may not suit people looking for a quiet getaway. We would take our wine out to the patio area so we could enjoy kids playing soccer or families around the BBQ. We met some nice local people at the pool. Antigua is one of my favourite winter locations and I would definitely use this rental again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, pleasant location in Antigua

  • 5 of 5

Safe and quiet with very friendly guards at the gate; condo is at the back of the complex so no traffic noise or diesel fumes (in a city and on a street with lots of both from trucks & busses). The condo is as-advertised: fully equipped (coffee-makers, blender, bathrooms up and down stairs, good mattresses & Wifi), good washer (we never used the dryer) and two very nice pools (one lap pool, one shallow pool for kids or wading) kept to pristine conditions. Gardens & pool area very pleasant and well-maintained; condo is clean, well-stocked and easy to use; we liked our recommended driver Victor Aviles and booked his services for trips out of town.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely casita close to town

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this lovely casita! The home is well equipped with everything one could need. It is clean and cozy. The grounds are very well maintained - with a swimming pool and lovely gardens. The condo is conveniently located - only a short walk to town or a very short tuk tuk ride. The casita felt like our home away from home. We loved waking up to 'our volcano' view and sunny skies.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!

  • 4 of 5

We were here for 3 weeks. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for our family. We loved the pool. The kitchen had everything we needed. Having a TV with HDMI connection was also nice. Washer and dryer came in handy. Julie was easy to het a hold of and was very helpful when unforseen circumstances came up. Easily walked into town and it was right around the corner from the Antigua Montessori School.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A cosy home far away

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time at the house. It was nice to come 'home' after a tour in the city or the region. We stayed with our three children one week in the house and the girls enjoyed the pool a lot. Every day they jumped in.

We did enjoyed a fully equipped house and everything was arrange well: our pick up at the airport with the firm house owner Julie advised us, getting in the house, etc. a place to come back to!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Guatemala City
Car: not necessary

La Antigua Guatemala was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America. It is a World Heritage site, and is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Guatemala. Antigua is very compact and easy to walk around. Most tourist destinations are in an 8-by-8 block area less than 1 km across. You can walk across it in 15 min.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $30

Maximum occupancy is 6 people. Depending on availability, last minute discounts may apply. PLEASE NOTE: WE ACCEPT PAYPAL AND VRBO PAYMENTS ONLY. DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING TO WESTERN UNION - THAT IS A SCAM. Cancellation policy: 100% (minus credit card fee) 90 days out; 50% (minus credit card fee) 45 days out; 25% (minus credit card fee) 30 days out; no refund 29 days or less before reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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