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.
Excellent, everything was clean and the room is lovely. You can walk safely on the zone. We had problems with the WIFI but they immediately took care of it.
We had a lovely stay with Marco's grandparents. They were so sweet and kind - made me feel like I was living with my own grandparents! The house was clean and spacious and close to the airport, which was convenient as we were flying in and out from Tikal
Marco's family were amazing with their hospitality. Above and beyond what we expected. We had a few delays with flights and Marco's mum came to pick us up and was very patient. She took us to get local food and a SIM card for Guatemala. We stayed with Marco's adorable Grandparents which was special. They love the company of travellers and love cooking. I would so love to come back and stay again. Hugs from the Australians. Jan & Mark
I had a very nice stay with Cesar and Carmen. I especially enjoyed my evening conversations with them after dinner. Their home is comfortable and welcoming, and my room was cozy, too.
The hosts offer good food and chauffeur service for a modest price. Experienced travelers can find cheaper alternatives, but the convenience cannot be beat. The wifi was fast and reliable, but the signal was only available in the common areas. This was not a problem for me, but some travelers might want it in their rooms.
I would absolutely recommend the place for travelers looking to stay with a nice Guatemalan family.
I can't get over what pure and generous people marco's grandparents are. :) endlessly accommodating. I couldn't be happier with my stay.
the house is in a neighbourhood that felt very safe and has a beautiful park across the street. the breakfast was delicious and I can't stress enough on how hospitable marco and his family were. highly recommended!
Por suerte, encontramos en la casa de Marcos a su familia, una gran casa, comoda habitada por personas maravillosas, toda su familia, muy amable, gente muy interesante para conversar y muy predispuesta a colaborar con sus huéspedes, la verdad que nos sentimos muy comodos y a gusto. Muchas gracias a Cesar, Carmen y paco.
What a wonderful stay I had with César and Carmen, Marco's grandparents. All I can say is this: I felt like I had died and gone to Airbnb Heaven.
They are the most attentive hosts imaginable. I was welcomed and embraced like a member of the family.
My stay could not possibly have been any better. César, Carmen, and the rest of the family struck a perfect balance with regard to helping me when I needed their assistance and leaving me to my own devices when I wanted to explore Guatemala City on my own.
It was wonderful -- could not possibly have been a better experience.
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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 :)
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