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Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

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,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 1965

Why The Owner chose 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well I guess this place is named "Casa del Sol" for a reason! Not only did it warm our hearts and spirits to be in such an incredible house, but seeing little Ignacio's face everyday was like being showered in sunbeams!

When you first walk into the house and are welcomed by a garden and a precious family... along with little artifacts from history, it makes you feel like you are a part of something very special.

We are so blessed to have come and stayed in such an amazing home! ...

Copied by owner from Guest book from August 2015
Aug 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 16th-Century Colonial House in Central Antigua
average rating of 4.9375 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful place for families

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this historic house was one of the highlights of our trip. We were travelling with our two year old and this place was perfect for him. He could run around the inner courtyard while we enjoyed beers under the covered patio. The caretaker family that lives there made it absolutely special for us. I was able to practice my Spanish with them and the little girl and our son played for hours. It was very nice being able to talk with a local family and find out more about Guatemalan life. It was also nice to have separate bedrooms for kids. Everything is close by and we often got take out from the local shops. The atmosphere at the house is like going back in time. The rooms are very simple and the décor told the story of the place. The only thing I would suggest is maybe new, nicer bedding especially for the two single beds they were quite scratchy. For travelling with a toddler in Guatemala, this place made it easy and totally enjoyable. Visited in December 2013/January 2014 for four nights. New Year's was amazing and we got to enjoy fire crackers in the streets but also with the family at the house. It was very special.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sanya, We are happy to read that you and your family enjoyed our home especially your 2 year old. I agree, it is great to have enclosed areas where young children can run free. Sorry the 100% natural, Guatemalan wool blankets were itchy for him. We have other synthetic blankets that might have been better. Sorry Maria did not show you where these are kept. Best regards, Lucy Jickling and family
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Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada

Living in Antigua

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Casa del Sol was for 9 weeks, including Semana Santa, although we travelled around Guatemela for short jaunts too. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need while fitting so beautifully into the colonial ambience of Antigua. I used the kitchen a lot and found it easy with everything I needed and a beautiful view of the garden, which was our favourite place.Fresh Guatemalan fruit is the best in the world!

The caretaker family and their 3 wonderful kids were so helpful but entirely respectful of our privacy. We do not speak spanish and they were very patient, supportive and helpful. The location of the house is ideal for sightseeing and still quiet at night.

Antigua is a wonderful place to visit and Casa del Sol is the perfect place to stay. Take time to wander and really get to know the city.The people of Guatemala were friendly and helpful and so nice. What a welcoming country to visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN USA

Living history

  • 5 of 5

Antigua's biggest draw seems to be the history embodied in its centuries-old buildings. Casa del Sol allows you to literally dwell in that history. You could spend hours just examining all the fascinating artifacts on display throughout the house. Or you can just sit and relax in the peaceful courtyard. The location is perfect, just a few blocks from the central park, with lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Sol exceeded all our expectations during our recent Guatemala travels. The delightful historic character, coziness and comfort made this our most memorable stay in Antigua. The caretaker family is gracious, warm and welcoming. The location was terrific, just a few minutes walking to the plaza and within walking distance to sites and restaurants. We will happily return to Casa del Sol!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been traveling to Guatemala from California since 2002 and only recently discovered Casa del Sol. The beautiful house is our new favorite place to stay. The paintings, the masks, the textiles, the carvings—every detail is historic, authentic, and lovely. As a group of seven, including 2 tweens and one young adult, we especially appreciated the well-appointed kitchen and cozy living room with cable TV—the former a gathering place for breakfast and snacks; the latter, a comfortable escape for reading, resting, World Cup-watching, or reviewing the day’s purchases of handicrafts. The bedrooms are simple, elegant, and clean.

While in Antigua, we walk everywhere, and the location of Casa del Sol is ideal: close to everything, but far enough away from the central square and main streets to feel like a sanctuary. Communication with the Jinklings was professional and efficient; the on-site managers were helpful and kind.

We're already planning our next trip. Thank you.~

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty, comfort, and tranquility at Casa del Sol

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 weeks at Casa del Sol along with different friends and family, some staying a few days, others staying for as long as 2 weeks. We have visited Antigua several times and this is by the by far the best place we've stayed...the most historic, beautiful, and comfortable. Everywhere you look, there is a beautiful piece of Guatemalan folk art or antiquity. The photos on this website don't completely capture the beauty and tranquility of Casa del Sol. The patio area is also much bigger than it looks in photos. As many other reviewers have mentioned, Maria, Victor, and the children are delightful and very helpful. Excellent communication with Jon, the owner. Thank you to the Jinklings for restoring this home and now sharing it with us. It was easy to imagine their family enjoying it all those years. We are already making plans to return for a month next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Central Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Antigua Market

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


Rates & Availability

Antigua Guatemala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Semana Santa 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 rates
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

50% due at reservation (payment in US dollars by check or PayPal), 50% at check-in (payment in cash US or Q)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Antigua Guatemala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom not attached to this bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom inroom front patio bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to rear patio bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms with hot showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front patio bedroom - 1 double , own bathroom with shower in room
    Fireplace Colonial Bedroom: front patio - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Additional Loft bed for child
    Colonial Bedroom; second patio - 3 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), loft sleeping mat.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fountain, garden courtyard, outside eating area, veranda, terrace, bottled water included,

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