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Judy Hansen

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

25% discount 8/21-9/30. Purified water system. Walk to town center.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Antigua Guatemala House Rental Photos and Description

Purified water system, window screens, 8 bed, 5 bath. Layers of security.

Casa del Oasis is about a five minute walk to the Mercado, the artisan market and the main grocery store. 15 minutes to the center of town.

The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, at the end of a private gated drive. It is an easy walk to the park in the center of town, all the ruins and churches, as well as the many wonderful places to eat and shop.

There is a maid who comes three days a week to clean the house and wash linen as needed. If you need a maid to cook, shop for groceries, or wash laundry and iron, this can be arranged. You will need to pay her for her extra hours. Hourly rate is minimal.

The property offers secure off road parking for one car.

The house is laid out in the traditional Spanish colonial 'U' shape with an enclosed courtyard which includes a fountain, lovely plants, outside dining and seating areas.

There are two bedroom and three baths downstairs in the main part of the house. Directly across the courtyard is the servant's wing. There are two bedroom (one has twin bunk beds and bath), as well as full laundry area.

Upstairs is the master bedroom/bath, as well as an exit to the terrace with dining and relaxing areas, as well as a hot tub. There is also a trundle bed in the upstairs hall.

The bottom part of the 'U' contains the living room, dining room, kitchen and garage area. All furnishing are new or antiques. There is WIFI and cable TV.

The property also has a hot tub and several seating areas on the upstairs terrace and a small quiet garden to one side of the house that is a nice space to sit and read.

There is an extensive water purification system so you can drink the water straight out of the tap. There is also a cistern so when Antigua is out of water, you are not. There are also several levels of security.

Having rented houses in Antigua before buying this home, we stayed in some lovely places but they were either very noisy, had poor ventilation, lack of security, impure water, to far from town or just not comfortable. We have made this home as comfortable and convenient as we can for ourselves and our guests.

Airport pickup can be arranged. If you are staying for a month or more, we will provide airport pickup free of charge. We can also arrange groceries to be in the home when you arrive and a cook if you need one.

Hotel Soleil is close by and for about $10 a day you have pool access. There are also other hotels with pools that are available for a small fee.

When staying for a month or more, we will pay the first $75 a month of the electrical bill. Electricity is expensive here so we encourage renters to conserve.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy Hansen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Judy Hansen

We live in rural Washington state on a small farm where we have raised and trained hunter and jumper horses for the past 20 years. Our farm is about 90 miles south of Seattle. After having vacationed in Antigua for three years, we decided that was where we wanted to spend part of the year once we retire. At present we can only make it down to Antigua a couple of times a year for short stays.

Judy Hansen purchased this house in 2012

Why Judy Hansen chose Guatemala

After traveling around for several years we went to Antigua when a friend recommend the town to us; she said we would love it because of its history, ruins, (UNESCO site), fabulous restaurants, rural farming areas close by, the cosmopolitan feel to the town and of course the climate. She was right. On the third trip down we decided to buy this home.

What makes this house unique

There were several things we were looking for in a house and this house met those requirements: close in, formal courtyard, larger home in a quiet neighborhood. A plus to this house is that it has a water purification system, several levels of security and mosquito screens on all the bedroom windows.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Enjoyed our stay at the lovely home which included a maid three days a week. Friendly neighbors, some Guatemala and some ex pats, in a quiet neighborhood. The house is close to the downtown area, yet far enough away from all the traffic and noise. It was a short walk to all the sights.
Apr 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
25% discount 8/21-9/30. Purified water system. Walk to town center.
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week in April 2016. This was the perfect property for our family to spend the week at. We had more than enough room to spread out and enjoy our week in Antigua. The furnishings were beautiful and the gardens were an excellent place to spend the morning or afternoon reading and relaxing. The house is not too far from the market and main store to buy the necessary items that were needed for the weeks stay. Denis, the manager was available anytime we needed him and checked in with us via email or personal visit to make sure everything was ok for us. Angelica the maid and the gardeners were very nice and a pleasure to talk to when they were at the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything and more than advertised. From the moment we arrived until the time we left we felt totally taken care of. Our group stayed here during a week of building a house for FromHousesToHomes.org. Staying at this house made it easy for us to have breakfast at home, make our lunches, and arrange for Angelica to fix evening dinner for us. Her food was amazing. Walking into the house at the end of a hard work day and smelling dinner was a great treat. In addition, the hot tub before retiring for evening was also a great addition. Also, I cannot say enough about the property owners and Denis, the property manager. One person in our group took quite ill toward the end of the week. Denis was right there to assist us and assist in arranging for an ambulance. Denis and his father were invaluable in helping us through this stressful situation. Both Denis and Greg and Judy, owners, have continued to check in with us on how things are going. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the house was and how wonderful it was to have the support of Denis and the Hansons. We are sure hoping to return again.

If you choose this property you can be assured you will receive the best customer service ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for five nights....loved every minute staying in this wonderfully maintained property. Close to downtown. The staff and property manager were absolutely great and accommodating! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking. I hope to go back and this would be my pick for a repeat stay. Loved it! Alana

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Advisory Board Friendship Bridge --Puente de Amistad

  • 5 of 5

It was the most wonderful experience to stay in a home in Antigua. I have been going there for 15 years and renting some elegant hotels but having a home to return to gave the city a different feeling. Besides the beauty and convenience I loved relaxing in the hot tub after walking miles in the city. The cook was fabulous. This house can accommodate many people with plenty of room to spread out. As an extra treat we were able to see the volcano erupt from the wonderful roof top seating area. What a wonderful treat.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Colorado Springs, CO USA
5

AWEsome!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews all proved true. One of the most delightful moments was returning from a day of viewing ruins and shopping the markets to cool serenity of the house and sinking into the hot tub! Angelica's chile rellenos dinner (after an adventure to Panajachel) might have been the best meal of the week. Your gardens have some exquisite plants- one with duck shaped flowers and the blue jade, fabulous! I enjoyed testing my Spanish with the young gardener who was testing his English. The beds - so comfy; the kitchen, well stocked! One clear night we heard the rumble of the volcano and we were able to see the eruptions! They seemed to come about 15-20 minutes apart. It was truly an AWEsome place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Austin, TX
5

A perfect spot for a family trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to find Casa del Oasis to share my love of Guatemalan with my family. It was a perfect home base as we both toured Antigua and also made some over night trips to other villages. It was such a treat to come home to an amazing tipica meal cooked by Anjelica which outdid almost any other meal we had in country. The staff and location and the house itself made it the perfect place for a group ranging from 5-82 years of age. Everyone was comfortable and my 5 year old grandson loved the "big house". Gardens are phenomenal as are the gardeners. Nothing has been overlooked here, thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Parque Central
Mercado de Artesanias (Market)
"This is the place to buy all your groceries. Quite a cultural experience. "
San Juan del Obispo
"Very much worth a bus ride up the hill. Large convent that is now a museum. Great restaura..."
El Calvario
Capuchinas Convent
"A must see if you are interested in the ruins in Antigua. "
Recoleccion
"My favorite ruin in Antigua. It's behind the bus station and I never even knew about until ..."
Dona Luisa Xicoteneatl
"This is an okay restaurant. The food is inexpensive and it is in a courtyard in one of the ..."
Tartines
"An absolute must for sunset drinks!! Best when there are clouds so the sun reflect off of th..."
Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Guatemala City
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Pacific Coast
Car: not necessary

Our house is located at the end of a private gated neighborhood of 14 homes. We have a small community garden and playground where kids can play or you can just sit and relax. There is a mix of Guatemalans and expats living in the neighborhood. All homes are nicer properties. Neighbors are friendly and welcoming.

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Rates & Availability

Antigua Guatemala House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Antigua Guatemala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Just outside the door. Shared with another bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In-suite.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , across the courtyard. Shared with bedroom 2
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of garden area with bath just outside bedroom door.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , View of courtyard and in-suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Smaller bedroom with bath across courtyard
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , 2 twins with in-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed in upstairs landing/hall area.
    Bedroom 1 master - 1 king , Bathroom with tub/shower. Separate toilet room.
  • Three bedrooms with in-suite bathrooms. The other two share bathrooms. The three bedrooms in the main part of the house are nice and airy, the other 2 are smaller and in what was once the servant's wing. All have been furnished with locally made wood furnishing and local textiles, paintings and handicrafts. All beds have quality sheets and new mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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