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Colonial Villa And Guest House With Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 with a Guest House: 1 bedroom, sleeps 4 (see fees)

Exquisite colonial villa noted for its beauty and privacy, located within a gated compound. A 15-minute or less walk to nearly all of La Antigua. The furniture is handcrafted in Guatemala and the artwork was made by Guatemalan and Latin American artists. Two fountains and extensive gardens specialising in dozens of types of orchids surround the heated pool and guesthouse giving guests the perfect setting to come back and relax at.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, media room, living room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, and large covered patio area.

Guest house has two queen beds, seating area, private bath, fireplace, and kitchenette. Rented only in conjunction with the main house at a cost of an extra $200 per night.

Daily maid service. Gardener. Cook available upon request.

More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth Neff
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Antigua Guatemala in Sacatepequez

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • House: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 Guest house: 1 bedroom, sleeps 4 (additional fees apply*)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
15-minute walking distance to central La Antigua


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Colonial Villa And Guest House With Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful place to spend Christmas holidays

  • 5 of 5

The house is a Spanish colonial one story, built in the thirties, in an elegant, well maintained, secure residential compound. It has three double bedrooms, two baths, three living rooms, one outside and one with a fireplace, two dining rooms, kitchen, courtyard/patio with luxuriant planting, and several assorted other spaces. There is a decent size pool in the back, also with wonderful plantings, fit for lap swimming, but tends to be on the cool side temperature wise.

The house is nicely and fully furnished, and includes amenities like good thick towels, fresh flowers, bottled water, etc.

Marta, the housekeeper, is at the house five days a week. She straightens up, will do some laundry and will make meals (reserve in advance, extra cost). She is very cheerful and helpful but speaks no English. There is also a gardener who keeps the outside looking beautiful. A small hotel around the corner will arrange for a driver for excursions.

It is helpful if someone in your party speaks some Spanish. Many taxi drivers, restaurant people, etc. do not.

The owner is American and lives in Virginia. She will help arrange pick-up at the airport and make restaurant suggestions. She is responsive about email messages.

The house is a on the edge of the center of Antigua and it is easy to walk almost anywhere in town. It is not recommended that travelers walk the streets at night. Any restaurant will call a cab.

Antigua is a very picturesque town surrounded by mountains and active volcanoes (it is also very touristy). It is great fun to watch the locals in their bright colors and eat the interesting food. It is, however, noisy and filled with pollution from buses and trucks. What a delight to go back to our house after a day of touring, where is was very quiet and peaceful

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful home--walking distance to downtown Antigua

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth, the owner, could not have been more helpful with information and tips on the run up to our stay. The house is a home, more graceful and elegant than even the photos show. Marta, the housekeeper, was a friendly, efficient and helpful delight. The house and the small Casita are ideal for two families with kids. The gated neighborhood is safe and lovely and within easy walking distance of downtown Antigua and all the attractions. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property wow!

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with everything about this property .From the first communication with Elizabeth Neff I knew it was going to be a fantastic experience. This type of property is why I use home and away so much . Martha the housekeeper was magic everything was catered for in a lovely manner .

The property is so well maintained especially the garden and pool area . This is a home which is shown a lot of love . Suitable for families and couples lots of space for all

I cannot think of one item that was missed.Will definitely return

Anne Dublin Ireland

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous 4-Day Stay in Antigua

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this great property in Antigua, Guatemala. We were traveling with our whole family - Mom, Dad and three children in their late teens and early 20s. The home was a great family respite with it's very comfortable lounging areas for relaxing and having fun. We also rented the extra house for extended family members. They loved that small and very complete cottage area. During our stay, we also enjoyed the heated pool. We basked in the sunshine surrounded by unbelievably lavish flowers in the garden. We love that part of the home.

The maid in the house was very, very nice and helped with everything. She cooked us a great Guatemalan meal that we all thoroughly enjoyed - Pepian. All in all, I highly recommend this property. It's safe, secure and well worth the price.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures/ Paradise Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I came with our families for a wedding and stayed at El Suspiro. This place is ridiculously beautiful. Neither my words nor the pictures would do describing its beauty justice. It is close to main town, but in a safe and secluded gated area, which made me feel so secure with our 4 little girls (ages 2,3, 6 and 8) who were with us. Guatemala is amazing and there is so much to do close to this property. On days when the kids were fussy, we would simply stay put and enjoy the incredible gardens or swim in the pool.

The owner was almost like a secondary trip planner for us - she raised her kids there and goes above and beyond with making sure you have any information you need. She even arranged transportation for us - we were spoiled. The housekeeper Marta is perhaps the best perk of the house. She is there often and is willing to help in any way - including cooking delicious food for a small fee. We don't speak any spanish, but we figured out how to communicate with her and she helped us get around.

You won't find a better deal for your money. Our extended family stayed at some of the nicest resorts in antigua, and this place blew them all away. If you are considering, just book it and you can thank yourself later :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a magical two-week sojourn at El Suspiro - this beautifully appointed and well-kept villa had everything we needed and more! Upon arrival, its central courtyard and rose petal-filled fountain took our breath away. The rooms are all spacious, the kitchen is well equipped and the gardens are enchanting. The outdoor sitting room quickly became a family favorite, as did the vaulted-ceiling breakfast room. Within a 15-20 minute walk from the central plaza, the house is located in a safe, gated community - away from all noise, yet close enough to walk everywhere. Although the photos accurately represent the house, they do not convey the sense of peace and serenity that we felt while there. During the first week, we took day trips to Tikal, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala City, Chichicastenango and Pacaya Volcano. During the second week, Holy Week, we visited a coffee plantation and a textile cooperative as well as took part in many of the celebrations and processions in and around Antigua. Having walked many hours in the sun, it was a treat to get back to El Suspiro for a dip in the pool and some R&R in one of its many beautifully decorated rooms. The gardener made sure the pool was always ready for the kids to swim in and the housekeeper was just a charm. She even surprised us by having our laundry done at the end of the day! My parents and sister joined us for a few days, during our second week, and stayed in the Casita by the pool. We appreciated having a large dining room table to be able to enjoy our meals together. On most days, we had two meals at the house. Got lots of freshly baked bread, not far from the house, and a small truck selling fresh fruit and vegetables came by the house, which saved us a long walk back from the grocery store and market! The owner provided lots of helpful information, such as the schedule of Holy Week activities and a map of the city, and was a pleasure to work with. We would love to return to Antigua, in part, to stay again at El Suspiro! We highly recommend this home away from home and its beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £42.6
Damage Deposit £361.05

To rent the Guest House, it is an additional $150 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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