Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths - sleeps up to 6!
About Julie Stewart
We live in Washington, D.C. I ran a nonprofit for 25 years and am now retired and my husband is the Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. We have two daughters, ages 18 and 15, 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!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great experience at Casa Alegre. It was the perfect place to stay so we could walk or take a short Uber/Tuk-Tuk ride to the market, supermarket, parque central, etc. as well as easily get to Panorama for activities for our son. The location within the condominium was also lovely, as it was away from the street and right in front of the green area and pool. We had some initial bumps with the internet not working, but the property manager worked diligently to get it fixed as soon as possible. The rest of our 5 weeks there was uneventful, in the best possible way.
Warning: if you rent a car, know that while parking is available, the alley is very tight and there were often other cars parallel parked making it hard to squeeze by. We had a van, which made this worse, but it is something to consider. The parking situation is probably the only reason why we would possibly consider staying somewhere else in the future. If you’re not renting a car, don’t hesitate to stay here!
Would highly recommend Case Alegre
The house was so perfect for our family of 6. It was beautiful and in a safe, gated community. The house had enough space for all of us too. We loved hanging out outside on the patio day and night. The pool was great too. It isn't heated but it worked well for our kids and my husband. I got in once, but was chilly! The kitchen area worked well for us to prepare meals as well. The laundry room was so great too as we did laundry often throughout our stay.
The condo is located very close to restaurants, markets, shopping, activities, the Central Park square. We walked most places and always felt safe. we were there during Semana Santa, which was an amazing time to be in Antigua. I would highly recommend this facility.
My family loved our stay. It is an excellent location and great to relax by the pool when not exploring beautiful Antigua. The guards were very kind. I highly recommend this place.
The casita was even better than the pictures!! We couldn’t believe that a place this charming was to be our home for a month!! Tiled floors, vaulted wood ceilings, and a covered patio to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine after dark.
Julie or the property manager promptly answered all our questions.
The recommended driver, Victor, was truly fantastic!! He was kind and courteous. His prices were reasonable, he spoke good English and was so much more than a good driver....making recommendations, giving advice (when asked) and most importantly....he had a great sense of humor!!
We had a beautiful view from the front patio of grass and trees and flowers and birds. And the sparkling blue pool was a refreshing sight after a hot day of walking thru the cobbled streets of Antigua, where you have hundreds of good restaurants to enjoy, lots of atmosphere, colorful shops, churches, ruins, markets and a beautiful town square for people watching.
It was comforting to have 24 hour security and gate guards. Especially upon arrival, when everything felt strange and “foreign”....but after a few days they became friends always with a smile and a friendly greeting. Never once in Antigua did we feel anything but safe and welcome. Even walking home in the early evening after dark.
Drinking water....there is this amazingly simple pottery purification system....and we drank the tap water constantly and had no “issues”. It was safe as promised. In fact...once back in The States....I realized how refreshing and pure it tasted compared to the tap water here.
In summary....we can’t say enough about our Guatemalan stay. Both the accommodations and Antigua were wonderful. I almost forgot to mention the birds!!!! Every morning amazing,unusual birdsong....so different from the song of American birds. An experience in itself!!
Splendid getaway in Antigua
Safe quite secure location with easy access to the activities in Antigua.
The Condo has all that is needed for comfort. The suggestions from Julie for travel and things to do in Antigua were very helpful. It was an excellent place to stay for us as first time visitors to Antigua. I would strongly recommend this property to others.
Great and cozy house om secure area. Perfect for families.
This house has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Antigua. The house is spacious and clean. Swimmingpools are perfect. It's close to everything and we really enjoyed our time here. It really felt like home.
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.