About This Listing
Centered in the heart of Antigua, just 3 blocks to the park, this home is spacious and secure for a one nights stay or a month long retreat.
Feel free to ask questions as the owner is very accommodating and friendly.
Charm and luxury to this family house with character of the late 19th century, situated in the heart of beautiful Antigua between three beautiful volcanoes. Spacious terrace, spacious rooms, stone walls, and perfect location. A short block or two from shops (bakery, supermarket, grocery, post office, pharmacy ...) and the typical market every Tuesday and Saturday morning. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room and a large living room with kitchen and an extra lounge area.
If you would like to request the privacy of having the whole house, please let me know. If not I will plan on staying in my little room on the roof. Please note that the price will change slightly.
***The best location in Antigua. 3 Blocks from the Central Park!!!***
1 double bedroom with shower and wc
1 bedroom with 2 single beds
1 half bath
a large living room / kitchen
a large rooftop terrace
3 Blocks from Central Part
2 Blocks from Large Market
10 Minutes to the first settlement of Spain in the Western Hemisphere
Tons of beautiful Cathedrals within a 15 minute walk from the home
International airport near Guatemala City 45 Min
Acatenango Volcano 1 hr Drive 6 hours to sumit
Black Sand Beach 2 hours
Lake Amatitlan 1 hour
Lake Atitlan 2.5-3 hours
Semuc Champe 4 hours
Xela 5 hours
Rio Dulce 6 hours
El Salvador 6 hours
- Hiking, cycling, local festivals, fishing, sailing, climbing volcanoes, typical local markets, and an amazing amount of history in the area.
- Historic sites: The Cathedral in the Central Park is an amazing site, especially during mass. La Merced Church is a block or so away and is so incredible to see. The Coopericion de Espana is across the street from the home and is beautiful to walk through. The list goes on and on for places to see within walking distance to the home.
- Beaches: Monterrico is famous, but I highly recommend Hawaii, which is 15 minutes from Monterrico. Rio Dulce is beautiful but a 6 hour drive.
*** Please watch out for people that note they are close to Antigua. It is very difficult to get around here in Guatemala. Especially at night. Please be careful how you book your stay. Your life could depend on it. This home is in the heart of central Antigua. A very safe walk to anywhere in the city. No dangerous streets or alleyways. ***
Please have a great time!!!
This was a very disappointing stay. I was fooled by the reviews and should have scrolled down a bit further as there are actually plenty of bad reviews about Blake and his home. Blake's listing is one of the most expensive in Antigua (even more than some premium hotels) and he as a host, as well as the home itself do not match the inflated price. The first day we had a leaky toilet that would not flush. Upon contacting Blake, and him taking 18 hours to respond, he let us know that the people before had had the same issue and had turned the water off. It would have been nice if this was fixed prior to allowing new guests to stay. Additionally, there was no hot water. We were there for 3 days with only 1 day of hot water. After notifying Blake of this and him attempting unsuccessfully to fix it with no other suggestions he offered us a meager $15 off of our meal at his restaurant. $15 for 2 days of cold showers is absolutely not worth it. Upon checking out I filed a refund request for just one night of the three nights stayed because of the lack of hot water. I think this is a fair consolation. Blake however fought it hand and teeth. He was a horrible host (didn't respond to messages, and when he did was not timely with his responses) and he offers a service sub par to any other Airbnb's I've ever stayed in. I am a HUGE fan of Airbnb and am a host myself (Superhost status), however, Blake's home and the way he treats his guests do not hold up to Airbnb's standards. I highly recommend for you to choose another location as this one is sure to be a frustrating experience.
Blake's apt is located in a perfect location to enjoy Antigua. The apt is quiet and clean. Enjoyed the hot water shower!
Blake is a good host and communicated well with us in making our plans.
Together with three friends I stayed in the house of Blake and Nidia, for 9 nights. And we had such a blast!
The house is perfectly located in the beautiful town of Antigua. It is beautifully decorated. We had our own made breakfasts at the sunny roof terras and the house is very quiet, so we had good nights sleep there.
We would highly recommend this lovely place!
We ( 2 women between 60&70 )
enjoyed our place of residence very much. The house, cituated very central, allowed us to reach all important things that tourists needs or want to see by foot.
We also enjoyed the ambience of the house with its patio and roof-terrace. The house is perfect for two single persons or two couples. The internetacces was good.
Blake is a good host. Whenever there was something to take care of, he reacted with despatch.
The only negative thing were arriving guests during the night of the hostal adjoined, they often made a great hullabaloo because the door was closed and there was nobody there to open it.
But on the whole it was really a very good decision to stay in Blakes house and we can faithfully recommend this place.
Blake's house is perfectly located near the center, yet provides a quiet haven in the middle of the action. Nidia greeted us when we arrived, and gave us an insider's list of local eats and activities. She was really friendly and helped make our visit more meaningful.
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