About this listing
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- Aurora International Airport (GUA).
- Museo Ixchel and Popol Vuh: Mayan history and Guatemalan Art
- Zona 1: Historic Downtwon and government buildings
- Centro Comercial Los Próceres,
- Zona Viva: Restaurants, bars, and clubs.
- Convention Centers: Camino Real, Inter Continental, Barceló.
- Concerts: Domo Zona 13, Estadio del Ejército, Campo Marte
- Streets: Avenida Reforma, Las Américas, Diagonal 6, Blvd. Los Próceres
- Farmers Market
- Oakland Mall: Movie theaters, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Crepes Saul.
You'd be able to walk to a lot of places, or take a taxi almost anywhere for Q25 ($3).
- Wi-Fi available and you can use the computer if you don't have one.
- Access to: both living rooms, dining table (that could also be a work table), kitchen, outside terrace, and back yard.
- Nice and quiet place to read, work, rest, or just have some tea.
As an added service, we offer to pick you up at the airport or bus terminal for Q55.
- Coffee and tea are complimentary.
Full breakfast has an extra charge of $5
- Desayuno Chapín: Eggs, beans, oatmeal, tortillas.
- Desayuno Atitlán: Fresh fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola.
Lunch and Dinner options are also available ($5-8)
The real hosts are my grandparents. Carmencita (76), a retirered secretary, speaks both English and Spanish, loves to hang out with foreigners, and cook awesome food. Cesar (79), an active arquitect, former member of the National Basketball Team, and retired politician, loves to talk about Guatemala's culture, history, and current events. He can do better French than English, but he'd rather speak Spanish.
Availability: Write us if you are interested, even if it looks like there isn´t space. There are two rooms.
We'll ask you for your ID when you come in.
-> We prefer users with good reviews.
-> If you don't have reviews, please at least have a picture and a good sized description of yourself and your plans while you are here.
Está muy bonito el lugar, la zona es muy tranquila. Lamentablemente estuvimos muy poquito tiempo pero por lo que pudimos platicar con Marco, Carmencita y César fue exquisito. Este hogar te abraza cuando entras, se siente paz y tranquilidad. Además de que es muy interesante escuchar las distintas historias que pueden compartirte. Son unas maravillosas personas.
Respecto de la casa, todo está muy bien, el cuarto es confortante y amplio, hay espacio para guardar algunas cosas, la zona es muy segura y te permite moverte rápidamente al centro o al aeropuerto.
¡Feliz cumpleaños Carmencita, te mando un montón de abrazos!
Espero verlos muy pronto.
Fue la segunda estancia con la familia de Marco. Todo tan perfecto como la primera vez: amabilidad, atención, calor de hogar. Un nuevo saludo para los encantadores abuelos.
When my friend and I arrived, the extended family was there having a nice dinner/birthday party. We were able to sit down and meet everyone, they offered us food and drinks- it was lovely. Marco talked to us a bit about the area and the house.
Two other guests were staying at the house, long-term. Marco's grandparents' house (this listing) is very warm and inviting, but I believe they prefer long-term guests with regular schedules. My friend and I had a flight booked for Tikal the next morning, and so we had to be up at 4 AM. I had asked Marco about making coffee in the mornings, and he let me know that he would leave the coffee pot out for us. We got up the next morning and it was not out, so I had to rifle through the cabinets to find it, and was later told by email that his grandmother preferred that I not look through her things. This could have been avoided if the coffee pot were out, as I certainly did not want to wake anyone up to ask about it. Further, a map of the area with recommendations for places to eat, etc., would have been very helpful. Be aware that the house is very clean, but it is quite warm in the bedrooms. Pack very light clothing for sleeping.
No creo que haya un lugar más acogedor en GUATEMALA. En la zona más segura y cerca de las zonas de más vidilla.
I had a great experience staying with Marco's grandparents in their very nice home. The neighborhood is pretty, residential, and safe. The house is big and I was very comfortable in my room, which had plenty of closet space etc. for my things. Getting to know Carmencita, Cesar, and many of the other members of the family was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. They are extremely attentive to their guests. There is a nice space to work and wifi (although you cannot get the wifi in your room if you are on the top floor). If you are looking for a "homestay" type of experience, this is an excellent option.
La pasé muy bien en casa de los abuelitos de Marco. Fue agradable conocerlos. El lugar tiene muy buena ubicación y la habitación es muy cómoda. Excelentes anfitriones.
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About the Host, Marco
Guatemalan, but lived in California for almost 7 years. Trained as an engineer but been working as a teacher and cultural guide. I love science, but also art, literature, and latin american film and music. I'm also a triathlete and a dancer.
Ask about mtb tours, coffee tasting, salsa lessons, hikes, volunteering, airport pick ups, and availability even if it looks booked.
Feb-March: I'll be in Peten, but my family will take care of you :)