Great Location, Pool & Terrace - Ensuite Double Rm
Hosted by Helena
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
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Welcome to our family home in beautiful Antigua.

A 3 bedroom house within a condominium with 24hr security.

Enjoy the pool or our roof terrace with stunning views of 3 volcanoes.

Free WIFI, kitchen use, hot showers.

Transport service available.

The space

A 3 bedroom house situated within a residential/condominium with 24 hour security.

Guests are free to enjoy the communal pool, lawn and BBQ area.

Two of our rooms are for rent on Airbnb, one as a single and the other as a double ensuite with a small terrace.

Ground floor
All guests have access to the living and kitchen where you can help yourself to free tea and coffee and prepare meals.

Our kitchen is equipped with a microwave, coffee machine, and kettle. We also use an Eco filter to filter our water, which guests are free to access.

We have a washing machine and dryer, which you can use for a small fee per load (Q20/approx. $2.80). There is also a bathroom on the ground floor.

There are two dining room tables, as well as a breakfast bar to enjoy your meal.


Roof terrace
Our terrace has stunning views of the volcanoes. Here you can enjoy a drink or meal, read a book, practice yoga or simply enjoy the view.

Bedrooms
All bedrooms are on the 1st floor. They each have their own lock

The double room has a private bathroom, shower, bath, TV, walk in closet, and a small private terrace.


Parking
We have one available parking space. Please message before your arrival to reserve the space during your stay.

Outdoor space (pool and BBQ area)
There are two swimming, the smaller one is more suitable for children.

There is an outdoor shower and bathroom in the pool area as well as a green lawn where you can sit and soak up the sunshine or have a barbeque.

Guest access

Guests can access the communal outdoor pools and green areas. Within the house guests can access the roof terrace and use the kitchen & dining area.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with our guests depends on how much they prefer.

Lhess is a fluent Spanish and English speaker. I am a fluent English speaker with a good understanding of Spanish.

During their stay we hope that our guests share any queries they may have about the house or visiting Guatemala.

Other things to note

Transport & Tourism

We can collect and drop you off at the airport or locations within Guatemala city. We charge Q165 (about $23 US) in total for a private airport journey. It will be Q200 (about $27 US) if the transport is needed in the early hours of the morning or Friday afternoon and early evening (due to very heavy traffic leading to longer journey time).

Please contact us in advance to discuss details and price.

Alongside renting rooms we also offer bespoke day trips to surrounding areas or further afield including the Pacific coast, Amatitlan lake, Pacaya volcano, La Reunion golf resort, the region of beautiful Tecpan (famous for its restaurants) and the often overlooked Mayan sites of Iximche and Reino Poqoman.

We can provide transport to local markets and towns outside of the tourist areas to get a real feel for Guatemala, such as Pastores (order some custom made leather boots), Santa Maria de Jesús (local market), the tranquil hilltop village of San Cristóbal el Alto, and San Juan del Obispo (take a Convent tour at the site of one of the oldest Catholic buildings in Central America or sample a cup of local artisanal hot chocolate).

Guatemala city has many wonderful places to visit including having the best museums in the country. There are wonderful artisanal markets, restaurants, bars, cafes, the zoo, and shopping centres.

Please feel free to write to us before your visit or discuss when you arrive if there is something you would particularly wish to do outside or in addition to the main tourist destinations offered by tourist agencies in Antigua.


A little bit about us
We are a Guatemalan-Irish couple with one son. My name is Helena and my partner is Lhess. I grew up in the South of Ireland where most of my family still live. For many years my family ran a bed and breakfast and hosted homestays for language students.

Lhess is Guatemalan and is a Dentist in Antigua. He grew up in a home where his father was a professional writer and his mother an Anthropologist. He studied Mayan culture for four years and has extensive knowledge of Guatemalan history and current affairs.

We have always enjoyed meeting other travellers and aim to provide our guests with a comfortable and relaxed stay in our home. We are more than happy to help our guests with queries about visiting Antigua and travelling in Guatemala.

Lhess is a very safe and competent driver and takes security of his passengers very seriously, particularly when travelling in Guatemala whether in the countryside or city.

Lhess has travelled extensively in Guatemala throughout his life and over the years he has provided private tours in the country. He loves this type of work and takes great pride in sharing parts of the culture and history with visitors.


Amenities
Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a family home within a quiet condominium. We aim to maintain a relaxed and tranquil home environment and ask that our guests are respectful of this by not making loud noises that would disturb other people in the house or neighbours.

No extra guests permitted.

For the washing machine/dryer not to be on between 8pm and 8am.

Please keep the kitchen and other communal areas clean.

Please wash up once you have finished eating.


Cancellations

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Bethany User Profile
October 2017
This is a great place to stay especially if it is your first time in Antigua. They are a great family and have a ton of knowledge about the area and culture. We took advantage of the airport pick up and a tour of Lake Atitlan and both were great! Really good central and safe location. We highly recommend it!

Boris User Profile
September 2017
Helena & Lhess are wonderful hosts, what I loved the most is that they offered a parking space.

Dave User Profile
September 2017
The apartment was great. The best part was the hosts: Helena and Lhess are both so friendly and welcoming which really made a positive impact on my visit. I would definitely stay here again. The room was clean and comfortable with a great balcony. The rooftop view is amazing. The wifi in the room is not perfect but it was more than enough for my needs. If you need a strong connection the wifi works great in shared spaces. Thank you again Helena and Lhess!!

Becca User Profile
September 2017
It was really great to meet you both and learn about your travelling journey. You make ideal Air B and B hosts as you know what travellers need. The use of the kitchen and the Swimming Pool were apprappreciated. Your place is in a good safe location and the garden is lovely. We liked how our room had an ensuite & terrace (with Volcano view) and was very private. Unfortunately, the current building work across from your home from 7 am unitl 5pm was very noisy and we wouldn't recommend someone visiting who wants rest or a lie in at present. Hopefully, they will stop soon! For travellers who just want to get out and explore this place is perfect. We appriciated the offer of late checkout and all your advice on how to make our trip a success.

Becca User Profile
September 2017
A great stay - highly recommended.

Martyna User Profile
September 2017
Helena and Lhess are nice and friendly hosts, they gave us a lot of useful tips for the trip in Guatemala. The double room is spacious, clean and cozy! It's highly recommended to choose Helena&Lhess for your stay in Antigua!

Hannah User Profile
September 2017
Helena's place was great! Both she and Lhess were helpful by recommending places to visit all over Guatemala, and they helped us find the best ways for us to travel to them. Their place was very neat, and we felt very welcome there. Thank you guys for a wonderful stay!

Antigua Guatemala, GuatemalaJoined in August 2014
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We are a Guatemalan-Irish couple with one son. My name is Helena and my partner is Lhess. I grew up in the South of Ireland where most of my family still live. For many years my family ran a bed and breakfast and hosted homestays for language students. Lhess is Guatemalan …
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