About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, (Sleeps 7), 3 Baths, 4.5 blocks from parque central
Our family bought this colonial house in 1965 and has restored it over the last 50 years. The house, built in 1568, retains old world charm... The house is simply decorated in a Spanish/Guatemalan style.
La Casa del Sol is the former residence of the 16th century Governor of Guatemala. Built around a central courtyard garden, the house has the original cupola, dome ceiling and four foot wide stone walls.
Master bedroom has a three twin beds, skylight and Colonial window. Second bedroom is equipped with 2 twin beds, sleeping loft for a child/young adult and fireplace. Third bedroom has a double bed and bathroom.
There are three bathrooms with hot showers. Small living room has local cable TV, and there is a large formal dining room. The house has wifi internet.
Self-catering with complete kitchen: gas stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, bottled water (included), dishes and cooking utensils. Eat breakfast outside under veranda in full sunlight.
Housekeeper and family on premises available for cooking, laundry, housekeeping at additional cost. Nearby bakery for fresh sweet bread and hot hand made tortillas can be delivered daily. Practice your Spanish with friendly local family.
Relax in a comfortable yet simple home. Tranquil, picturesque neighborhood, yet in center of colonial Antigua. No need for a car, everything within walking distance. Beautiful sunsets from rooftop terrace. Tropical plants and exotic bird watching from a sunny seat in the patio. Cozy fireplace for cool evenings. Restaurants of all categories nearby.
Keywords: Antigua, house, historic,
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 12, 2018
About Property Manager
We are a family of three generations, spread over the USA who travel to Antigua as often as possible to enjoy the perfect climate and friendly local Guatemalan people and to relax in our simple, comfortable home.
Property Manager purchased this House in 1965
Why Property Manager chose Antigua Guatemala
Antigua has a perfect climate, historic and ancient interests, a friendly diverse population of artists, expats, native Mayan people and young travelers.
What makes this House unique
Hearing 16th century churchbells chiming the hours through the night, watching flocks of parrots squawking overhead, feeling the warm tropical sun and watching the dramatic sunset over three volcanoes.
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Old world charm with the comforts of today!
Our stay at Casa Del Sol was not only a perfect location to walk to sites in Antigua but also a delightful residence to return to at the end of the day. Rooms open onto the large central courtyard offering the life style of a colonial residence. We cooked many meals in the very serviceable kitchen, loved coffee on the veranda and the fresh air at night. The wonderful caretaker family sharing the location is available but not intrusive. We love them and this charming historical house. Casa del Sol is our choice for visiting Antigua! Scheduling and arrangements were reliable and efficient.
Thank you for your nice comments. its always a pleasure to have you at Casa del Sol. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Return stay at Casa Del Sol
We love the fresh open -air living in this historic Casa in the center of town. We are comfortable and welcomed by the caring family that looks after the property. It really becomes a home for our stay.
Wonderful Antigua get away!
We had a wonderful time in this historical Antigua home. Every day was a new experience in seeing some new artifact or Guatemalan collectible hanging in the wall or decorating a table top!
It was so very relaxing sitting in the breezeways reading or eating and hearing the birds in the courtyard and the rooster over the fence! I miss his crowing every morning now that I'm home!!
Maria and her family, who are the care takers of the house, are an added bonus to staying at Casa del Sol! They were so helpful and her three children were a delight to get to know!! My Spanish was very limited but we did fine anyways!
I would highly recommend Casa del Sol as a vacation get away.... it allows you the luxury of just relaxing after a long day and cooking your own meals if you are tired of eating out.... my favorite room was the kitchen!
Gracias Jon and Lucy for sharing your lovely home and what is almost a family museum with us!!!
BEST VRBO EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD!
Staying at the Casa del Sol was such a special experience for my family. The house was large enough that we each had our own bedrooms and bathrooms and never felt crowded. It was close enough to everything in town that we could walk anywhere we needed to go. Maria, Victor and the kids living in the back were extremely helpful around the house and when we had questions about Antigua in general.
If I ever return to Antigua, I would definitely choose to stay in this house again! Thanks for everything!
Perfect for our family
We stayed at this fantastic home for a week in June and had a wonderful experience in Antigua. It was a perfect fit for my husband, our 3 kids and my parents. It was great to have all of the outdoor space within the home. We loved having coffee in the morning looking out at the garden. It was also nice to have the space for the kids to run around and play in the courtyard. The kitchen was fully equipped and it was handy to have the option to have some meals at the house. The owners even thoughtfully left coffee and fruit which was so nice to have on hand the morning after we arrived. We couldn't ask for a more convenient location. It was easy to walk everywhere we wanted to go and if the kids got tired we could take an inexpensive tuk tuk or taxi ride home.
We loved our time in Antigua and would definitely stay in this house again if we ever get the change to go back.
We are pleased that your family enjoyed casa del sol. We hope you and your family come back real soon.
Absolutely perfect place to stay
This is one of those reviews I hesitate to write because I want to keep this place a secret so it won't be booked forever. Casa del Sol was perfect for me, my 14 year old daughter and her friend. We stayed for a week and wished to stay longer. It is beautiful, comfortable, and safe. I will be back!
We hope you will return to Casa del Sol soon!
Jon and Lucy
Visiting colonial ruins, museums, handicraft markets, Spanish classes, hand weaving classes, jade factory, exceptional restaurants, gift stores, day trips to ancient Mayan archaeological sites, volcano climbs, native Mayan villages