All of those in our family of 15, ages 9-85, have traveled extensively to many different parts of the world, but our stay here was one of the best we have ever had. We enjoyed this stunning location for Thanksgiving week and our stay could not have been better. As one of our family said, this raises the bar for our future travels! The pictures don't do the accommodations justice and they don't reveal the personal attention and care given to them by everyone involved in their operation. The houses, though new and with plenty of modern conveniences, are spacious and architecturally beautiful replicas of colonial residences that fit perfectly into the local environment. The greenery, the volcanic scenery, the pool, heated by solar panels, and the hot tub were enjoyed by all.
Located in a quiet gated community, the residences are within an easy 10 minute walk to the center of town, historical sites, a grocery store, a bakery, a barbershop, and many little shops with lots of treasures. Philippa, the owner, could not have been more hospitable, and her staff, including the friendly housekeepers, Magno, the jack-of-all-trades, and Flor, the attentive hostess and administrative assistant responded quickly and warmly to every question. A suggestion made on the website to contract with a local cook was one which we all thoroughly enjoyed, more than we could have imagined. The authentic cuisine prepared nightly by Mayda and her daughters was scrumptious, abundant, and beautifully and lovingly presented. She offered ideas for menus, did all the purchasing, preparing, serving and clean-up. I only wish we could have copied her recipes. Our stay here was literally awesome. We were all sorry to leave, but can't wait to go back. I cannot recommend the residences highly enough. If you get a chance to stay here, don't miss it!
A great place to be for a stay in Antigua especially if your family is big. It is vefy spacious and the swimming pool is a plus. The environment is quiet even if it is situated close to the center of Antigua. From there you can easily reach all Antigua points of interest. The fact it is part of a condominium brings more safety too. We all loved this house.
We just returned from our second visit to Antigua, Guatemala and stay in this beautiful villa! It is WONDERFUL! The accommodations are excellent, and the staff is attentive and readily available. It is the perfect place for our group of 8, with 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have one large bed, and the other with twin beds. Also has 4 bathrooms. Plenty of space in the common areas, and it includes a full sized fridge, washer/dryer unit, and dishwasher.
The location (on the SW side of old Antigua) is great for us as we have a vehicle. Walking to the market, Central Park, and other great sites would be a breeze. Some sites might be a little far to walk, but tuk-tuks and taxis are readily available, and I'm sue the friendly guards at the front gate of the community would be happy to call one for you.
We will be returning next year for sure!!
Great place and a very attentive owner. The check in was smooth and everything in between was very self explanatory. The housekeepers and chefs are amazing! The place was always clean and the food was authentic and delicious. The pictures are accurate and show the place just as it is. I highly recommend this place. The only two improvements I could suggest is have better wifi coverage on the ground floor (if possible) and finally since the water isn't potable, there should always be a couple extra blue water jugs available for the duration of the stay. Again, what a great place and an awesome value for a large family.
It's nice, but somehow they miss on some details to make things easy... you have to buy toilet paper and water.... and the hot water heaters run out of gas, while you are using them and you have to hunt some down to change the gas tank. Seems they could add a little to cover the cost of water and toilet paper, and the staff could monitor the gas level if there was a gauge.....