|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Looking for a warm, comfortable, charming, safe and convenient place to call home while visiting magical Antigua, Guatemala? Look no further! Our fully-equipped home has all the conveniences of modern living in the timelessness of old world Central America. It was also recently renovated (October 2015) with all new bathrooms, new couch, fresh paint, and more!
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 two security men 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 interent 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!
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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
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.
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!
We brought our kids back to Guatemala for a visit over their spring break. We were looking for a more economical option than a hotel. The condo had all of the options that we needed for our teenage daughter (15) & son(12). Three bedrooms which gave everyone their own space. There was a TV so kids got their TV time. A kitchen where we could cook. Our son enjoyed the pool. It was a safe and security. We’d definitely consider staying here again for a future visit; as well as recommended to the other Guatemalan Adoptive families that we know.
My husband and I spent four weeks at Casa Alegre from mid January to mid February. It was truly everything that we wanted/expected! The pictures accurately show the features of the home and condo property. The home has a very well equipped kitchen, great living area, excellent laundry facilities, comfortable bedroom and beautiful bathrooms. The home is well equipped but has a down-to-earth sense ...tile floors, wood furniture and Guatemalan decorations give the home a comfortable , local feeling .
We attended a nearby language school that was a 3-5 minute walk from the condo. We watched TV and made use of the desk and excellent wifi when we were studying.The outside patio area was a lovely place to sit in the afternoon when we were studying, relaxing or watching the residents visit and play.We SO appreciated the safe environment of the condo property....it was great to head out to explore Antigua but then retreat to the welcoming smile of the security guard as we returned "home".
Julie, the owner was prompt in replying to my emails; she was very accommodating and helpful from my first inquiry to my last email. I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Alegre as an excellent choice for Antigua accommodation.
This was our first trip back since adopting our boys. We wanted them to experience their culture on a budget. Renting this house for 10 days was the answer. Very comfortable and roomy. Very safe and secure which was our priority. Beds and towels very clean which made me happy since that is the first thing I check in any hotel. Guards at gate very helpful and friendly even when we were up early (4 AM) several mornings to travel. Will definitely stay there again when return Thanks Julie!
My husband and our 11 year old daughter and I stayed at Casa Alegre for one week. The purpose of our visit was a reunion with our daughter's family. We had a get together of 12 people and the setting was perfect. There was a huge lawn, a trampoline and a pool for the kids to play on. Julie helped me make arrangements for someone to cook a lovely meal for us on that day. We ate outside and it was just lovely.
The house itself has everything you need. We cooked many of our meals in the kitchen and having the laundry machines was a great help. The WIFI was a huge plus, as my husband had work to do. It worked very well. The guards were helpful, and we felt very secure. The distance into town was a little more than I had expected, but we made do. A quick tuk tuk ride had as where we wanted to be.
We thoroughly enjoyed a few days in the condo. It was quiet and convenient for our family (admittedly, we do prefer to be a bit away from the action). We were easily able to walk around town. The pool was lovely - chilly, but the kids enjoyed it. The house was comfortable, had everything we needed and the full size washer/dryer was a bonus. The patio with table & chairs was also really nice.
My 10 year old and I spent 10 wonderful days here. It is close enough to all the activities and restaurants while being far enough away to relax. My daughter especially enjoyed having a pool to go back to after a day of activities.
The unit had everything you need to call it home for your stay. I will certainly return!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.