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Quiet room away from city noisePrivate terrace with incredible views
La Terraza I - Historic District Xela
La Terraza I - Historic District Xela
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Welcome to La Terraza, our spacious 3-bedroom apartment in the heart of Xela. We offer our guests things that can be hard to find in the city. Quiet, heated bedrooms; high-quality beds and bedding; stable, high-speed internet; a hot shower; a huge private rooftop terrace and so much more! All just a 5-minute walk from Central Park and 3 blocks from Quetzaltrekkers. We love sharing our home with travelers. You are very welcome to come stay with us!

The space

Welcome! Our apartment has 3 bedrooms and we rent 2 of them. It is located on the second floor and accessed by a private entrance and a flight of stairs. You will be provided a set of keys so you can come and go as you please. I also provide guests with a map of the center of town with a list of over 30 resources (restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, ATMs, pharmacies, etc.) all within a 5 minute walking radius.

I keep the apartment spotless so my guests can enjoy their time here and feel pampered. Free wifi, french-press coffee, seasonal fruit and filtered water are provided. Our guests have access to all of the shared spaces of the apartment - living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, covered patio and terrace. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cooking equipment. Guests are welcome to plug in the 'twinkle lights' on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine or a nice evening meal with a little ambiance.

This specific room has a very high quality, medium firm mattress. The room is especially quiet as it is located at the back of the apartment, away from any street noise. The window is shared with the covered patio but allows lots of natural light.

The main rules here at La Terraza are to enjoy yourself and respect the peace and tranquility we try to create here. We ask that only registered guests use the property and that there is no excessive noise between the hours of 10pm and 8am. No parties or drugs. Smoking is only allowed on the upstairs terrace.

Guest access

It's a pleasure to share the following with my guests:

PRIVATE ROOF TOP TERRACE: the terrace has a 2-person swing, patio table, a lounge chair, and a 360 degree view of the city, volcano Santa Maria and cerro del Baul.

COVERED PATIO: has a patio table, 4 patio chairs, a gas grill and utility sink. Guests are welcome to use the gas grill.

LIVING ROOM: with two large, comfortable couches this is a great spot for lounging.

DINING ROOM: has a large table for eating and a smaller table great for working on your laptop. With lots of light and a view of Xela's colorful city streets this is a favorite spot in the apartment.

KITCHEN: is fully equipped with a large fridge, microwave and stove. As well there are dishes, utensils and cooking equipment for your use.

BATHROOM: the bathroom is shared and always kept clean. It has a large, very hot shower.

UTILITY SINK: there is a large utility sink on the patio and clothes lines on the terrace if you need/want to wash clothing by hand. I can also recommend two very good laundry mats close to the apartment.

PARKING: there is no onsite parking but there are two paid parking lots within 3 blocks of the apartment.

Interaction with guests

I've lived in Xela for 3 years and am very happy to help with any questions during your stay. I can recommend lots of great restaurants, cafes, and day trips.

I work from home in my oversized bedroom/office so I am on-hand much of the time. However, I give my guests the space and level of interaction they desire. Guests also receive a set of keys so they can come and go as they please.

I'm here to help. Send me a message with any questions!

Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Extra people $9 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

The main rules here at La Terraza are to enjoy yourself and respect the peace and tranquility we try to create here. We ask that only paying guests use the property and that there is no excessive noise between the hours of 10pm and 8am. No parties or drugs. Smoking is only allowed on the upstairs terrace.

CHILDREN: The upstairs terrace is not safe for children under 8 years old as there is no safety railing. We are happy to rent to families with children as long as parents are aware of the risk and very careful to supervise children at all times. :)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There is a full flight of private stairs to access the apartment.
No parking on property - There is no parking on site. However, you can usually find a space on the street during the day and I can recommend a paid parking lot for the night.
Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Jordan User Profile
September 2017
5 star quality, location and communication all for an extremely fair price! We would highly recommend staying at Mary's while you're in Xela!

Jane User Profile
August 2017
I would have stayed longer at Mary's of I could've. She was prompt and friendly in her correspondence before I arrived. Her home was comfortable, clean, and hip, with a beautiful rooftop and in a great location. She provided a helpful map with her recommendations, and she was very cool about answering my questions. Loved my stay.
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
We loved having you Jane. You're an awesome guest. Hope you can pass by again. :)
August 2017

Kally User Profile
June 2017
Mary and her husdband were warm and welcoming. Their apartment is in a great location and have a beautiful rooftop terrace. The room in large and the bed is the most comfortable bed I´ve slept in Guatemala. I would highly recommend this place!

Paul User Profile
September 2017
Ist ein wunderbarer Platz um Xela zu erkunden. Liegt zentral und in einer ruhigen Gasse. Die Gastgeber sind einfach phänomenal; herzlich, zuvorkommend, hilfsbereit, ... Ich kann Mary nur wärmstens empfehlen. Werde wiederkommen.

Dani User Profile
September 2017
Una pareja estupenda, una bienvenida calurosa y dispuestos a dar mucha información sobre Guatemala, sin duda volvería

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Denver, Colorado, United StatesJoined in July 2014
Mary User Profile

Hola! I'm Mary and I'm from Colorado, USA. I've lived in Guatemala for 3 years and absolutely adore Xela. I work from home and enjoy sharing the two extra rooms in my apartment with travelers who are here to experience this amazing city.

I love traveling, cooking, trying new foods, playing the piano, reading, hiking, biking, kayaking, and meeting new people. If you're traveling through Xela, come stay with us!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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