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Elegant, Comfortable, Quiet, Central Antigua Home With Two Equal Master Suites

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 6

Perfectly located in the central district, this elegant and comfortable home is your base to explore the beautiful Spanish colonial town of Antigua, a World Heritage site filled with baroque monuments and picturesque ruins. Enjoy the famous weather of the Land of Eternal Spring, from 60 to 80 degrees year round.

Furnished with fine contemporary art, antiques, elegance and comfort, and sweeping mountain views from the terrace, this is a patio-style home where all the rooms open from Spanish corridors around the lush central garden. The professionally decorated livingroom has an 18 foot ceiling, two generous and comfortable seating areas, an antique armoire bar, 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player, Bose stereo iPod player, and fireplace. There are many books on the art, archeology, fiction, and history of Guatemala, and regional travel. The whole house has Wi-Fi.

There are two equal master suites with queen beds, down comforters, and attached bathrooms with hand-painted tiles, one with a full tub as well as shower. Another bedroom has a double bed and separate full bathroom. All three are bright and sunny and have fireplaces for cool mountain nights. There is also an office with a fireplace, two desks, and a printer.

You will have plenty of space and comfort with all your usual amenities, including house phone for local calls, a prepay cell phone, completely furnished kitchen stocked with spices and basic kitchen needs, with 6 burner stove, built-in dishwasher, microwave, all pots and pans, tableware, and coffee maker for delicious Guatemalan coffee.

Our maid Silvia comes 3 days a week and keeps the home fresh and clean, included. She is available for a small extra charge to cook and market for you: please ask for details. The cedar and mahogany dining table seats 8 to 10, but in case you prefer to dine out, Antigua has excellent restaurants for every cuisine! Even better, many of them deliver.

On the sunny terrace you can lounge with a view of the volcanoes Agua and Fuego, surrounded by roses, camellias, lemon and orange trees, and a fragrant jasmine arch. Or, you can nap, read, and chat in several nooks surrounding the patio filled with tree ferns, palms, bougainvillea trellises, orchids, and a fountain and pond filled with water lilies.

Any on-site questions can be answered by our bilingual property manager Lorena, nearby. Secure and friendly taxis are available for your hire, available also to collect you from the airport in Guatemala City, one hour away.

Enjoy strolling the quaint streets to galleries, markets and restaurants, Spanish schools, museums and shops, and return to your quiet and secure street. Walk to the Central Park or the market in 15 minutes or anywhere in town in half an hour. 

Nearby you will find golf at the famous resort of La Reunion , adventurous mountain hiking, horseback riding, many spas, arts and crafts and the famous and picturesque Mayan culture. Side trips to the outstanding market at Chichicastenango, magnificent Lake Atitlan, or unforgettable Tikal can easily be booked through the excellent Elizabeth Bell Tours.

More Details

Property Manager
claire odland
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Why claire odland chose Ermita Santa Lucia

We love this place! Antigua is delightful, but some parts of town are a bit loud. Our place is quiet and has amazing views of the volcanos, and we can walk to everything.

What makes this house unique

Traditional Spanish-colonial corridors but contemporary comforts with high quality American standards. All the rooms open from the central garden. Plenty of room on the upstairs terrace to have dinner with sunset views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ermita Santa Lucia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2 sinks
  • Each bathroom features a different hand-painted tile and matching sink. Fluffy towels, good countertop space, lighting. Hair dryers provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Fireplace, attached bath w tub and separate shower
    Upstairs master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Fireplace, attached bath w 2 sinks and shower.
    Third bedroom - 1 double bed , Fireplace, separate bathroom w shower.
  • Each bedroom has a different, traditional style fireplace, good for chilly mountain nights. Built-in closets. Fluffy duvets, extra pillows, good lighting, and wifi or ethernet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
Be truly spoiled: our housekeeper Silvia is included 3 days a week (excluding holidays) but is available to cook, market, or for extra days. Friendly and secure taxis and English-speaking guide-drivers available. Advise in advance please.


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Elegant, Comfortable, Quiet, Central Antigua Home With Two Equal Master Suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Antigua's most sophisticated & spectacular home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many properties in Guatemala and I must say this one is light years ahead, all the previous reviews are spot on, from Sylvia's hospitality A+, the decor of the home A+, the friendliness of the Neighbors A+, Clair you have a jewel tucked away is this wonderful country that makes me yearn to come back and I do hope to come back and stay in the future! I was here for Semana Santa (Holy WeeK) and for business the second week. Here's a big Thank You for you Clair

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house in a safe and quiet place.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Dondestan is a beautiful place to stay, decorated tastefully and with a lot of nice places to sit and relax. Although it looks amazing in the website, it is actually better in real life. It is located in a gated community, with incredible views to the volcanoes.

Silvia was very helpful and tried to make our stay more pleasant.

We had a very good time!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Playa del Coco

Truly Beyond Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed at Casa Dondestan in September. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The home was spectacular. We arrived in the evening and I won't forget excitedly going through each of the rooms and wondering how we could have been so fortunate to find such a lovely home! The living room was so pleasant to sit by the fire and read at the end of a busy day. The dining room was so lovely! And the master bedrooms with their own fireplaces were wonderful with exceptionally comfortable beds. The villa is in a great location, gated and very safe and secure, within walking distance to all of Antigua. We enjoyed terrific restaurants nearby as well as meals prepared for us at home. For just the two of us, the home was large but we enjoyed the space. I enjoyed my morning coffee upstairs with all of the beautiful flowers and the amazing views of the volcanoes. It was so peaceful. My son said this was the first VRBO that truly felt like a "home".

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family experience

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a private, nice, comfortable home to stay in during your time in Antigua, this is the place. The location is great. 10-15 minute walk or less from everything you need, including the Central Square (Parque Central), Supermarket (El Bodegon), outdoor markets, boutique shops, museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and much more

My family and I very much enjoyed our stay there; it was perfect for our purposes. It felt like home. We came here to vacation for the summer and also to put our son in a Spanish language program. I was looking for a house that was in a safe location within a short walking distance from the Central Square. The house is elegant yet cozy and very enjoyable to stay in. It’s a beautifully designed Spanish style home nestled in a nice small gated community. It has comfortable furnishings with all the warmth and charm you would hope to find in a nice vacation home. We spent a lot of time relaxing in the Den next to the courtyard with the windows open. We love the gardens and the water fountain. We already miss the beautiful views of the surrounding volcanoes from the roof terrace.

We are also going to miss Silvia- the owners house keeper. Besides keeping the house smelling fresh, neat and clean, Silvia is a wonderful and caring person. We’ll never forget the time she made my wife a warm cup of apple cider herbal tea she picked up from the local market when she wasn’t feeling well. She would even check up on her during her off days until she was feeling better. She obviously takes pride in her job and genuinely cares for the guests that stay there. We are also going to miss her famous banana wrapped Pollo Pibil and Sopa de Pollo she cooked for us during the times we decided to eat-in!!

Thank you Claire for making our stay at “Casa Dondestan” wonderful. You have a beautiful home and wonderful team. We feel we made an excellent choice. You made every necessary arrangement to make our stay there pleasant. We came home with rich memories of Antigua. We hope to return sometime soon!

The Hernandez family

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jerry, Thank you for your nice words! So glad you had a happy visit. We look forward to your return. Casa Dondestan will be waiting for you! Regards, Claire
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Sophisticated Home that Feels Like a Private Inn

  • 5 of 5

I spent a full week in this beautiful home, and I can attest that it qualifies as one of the nicest houses I have rented (or ever seen) in Antigua in the several years I have traveled there, as someone who is not unaccustomed to beautiful lodgings. It is certainly a most sophisticated home in terms of furnishings and quality of building materials. Its location, nestled within a private, beautiful little gated community, adds to the overall high end feel of the place. Best volcano views in all of Antigua, from the private rooftop, and very good location, south west of the central park, a nice distance--a little removed from the busy center of town yet close enough to walk everywhere. Maid comes 3 x per week, and there is a washer and dryer, for great convenience. Security guards 24/7 at the entrance gate.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, beautiful style, convenient to town.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for guests for our daughters wedding in Antigua. It was perfect and just what our guests

needed! Sylvia the maid was amazing too! She and her friend even helped with my daughter's wedding veil when it needed some more crystals sewn on. Sylvia wouldn't accept a tip because she was happy to help because it was a wedding. Sylvia I hear is a great cook, but we weren't home long enough to have her cook for us.Its located in a nice, safe and secure neighborhood within walking distance to town. We would definitely rent again.The owners are accommodating and easy to deal with. Prompt return on deposit too was welcomed.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Guatemala City
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
La Reunion
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Monte Rico
Car: not necessary

Deep blue Lake Atitlan, 2 hours away, surrounded by dramatic volcano vistas and charming, picturesque villages. Surf beaches of the Pacific are 1 1/2 hours.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ermita Santa Lucia

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.25
Lost keys AU$13.55

Perfect for a romantic get-away, a small family gathering, or a festive wedding celebration, but not suitable for children under 6 because of a deep fountain pool. Smoking is not allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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