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Book this 4 bedroom villa in Antigua today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 33 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $820, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 14, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Antigua,-guatemala Attractions
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 33 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect for friends travelling together”
We live here in Antigua but spent some time here with friends of ours that came to visit Antigua, again!! I must say, this house is beautiful, ample, and great for friends or family travelling together.. with 4 bedrooms, it gets the job done! It has a great location, only 2 blocks from Central Park, which puts you close to the happening bars & restaurants.. especially Doña Lupita's tacos.. only 3 tacos for $2, and they are absolutely delicious!!! The owner of the house helped us set up a private cook for one evening when we had a special event for friends of ours that had gotten engaged.. its was wonderful.. he cooked Mexican food and we had leftovers for days. The rooms are beautiful and there is a cozy terrace outside of the main bedroom upstairs with beautiful views of the volcanoes. It was also fascinating to learn that this house has the 3rd oldest "cupula" in Guatemala, which makes it a historic landmark for sure.. such beautiful architecture in a city that is easily accessible.. thanks for everything!!!!!
Response from the owner It was a pleasure (and a lot of fun) having you and your friends in Casa Blanca! I am so glad everyone enjoyed the house - you are right, Casa Blanca is the 'real deal' and close to everything too. I hope we will be seeing everyone back again soon! All the best, George
“A fabulous holiday experiencing the beautiful culture and weathe”
We received first rate service from Jim and Kara. Their home is gorgeous, clean and walking distance from everything. The grounds are picture perfect. We were served a delicious breakfast each morning before given excellent directions on where to head off for the day. We were also escorted to wonderful little places that we would not have found on our own. Antigua is stunningly gorgeous with it's cobble stone streets and old stone walls. Thanks to Jim and Kara for truly making our stay extra special.
“The genuine welcome we received was the highlight of the trip!”
We were met and treated with a warmth that made us feel like old friends. We got to know our hosts and other guests over wine and hors d'oeuvres the first evening we were all together. As we had been on the road, we were told that we were welcome to use the laundry facilities if we wished and were helped with our travel plans in the area and for our continuing travels in Central america. The breakfasts were exceptional - fresh juice, fresh baking, granola, yogurt, fresh papaya & pineapple, and great coffee! This modern home and its gardens are beautifully appointed and immaculate - and it is probably one of antigua's best kept secrets! The location is within walking distance of everything you would want to see and we enjoyed the guided tours that we did with our hosts. There are great restaurants nearby and we especially appreciated the fact that our host personally introduced to the owners of the restaurants so that we were accepted by the locals as friends as well. We felt a real connection to antigua!
“Home away From Home”
After reading all the other reviews, I don't know what I can add as I completely agree. In summary, this property is great for a comfortable stay. You feel like you're staying with your fun, zany uncle and your uber-sweet h.s.friend you re-connected with! Jim and Kara are naturals at making people feel comfortable. Their tips on local eateries and navigation strategies alone would make this a "must stay" locale, but when you add how lovely the house is, I don't know why anyone would ever stay elsewhere in antigua (and this is coming from someone who normally loves 'resort vacations'!). Now that I'm home, I feel like I should be hosting them for some upcoming family event/holiday. That's definitely the "family" feel you get with them!
“Stay for breakfast enjoy the Tours”
I have to say the owner of this house offers far more then a Bed and Breakfast. 22 e-mails back and forth between us in order to make all the arrangements I requested. We were met as promised at the Guatemala airport by armando Jim the owners driver. Jim the owner met us at his home and all I can say is took control of our Guatemala Experience. The house is lovely, gardens, terrace with views, large rooms, very clean and well maintained. Breakfast fresh fruit, organic granola and home made yogurt from a local Bakery. Bacon and eggs if you want, could not get myself past the part that eggs are not refrigerated in Guatemala. Jim took us as it appears he does with all quests for a walk about through antigua to get us aimed in the right direction. The market, where to buy what ever you need, and Jim's places he likes to eat. They range from 20Q hole in the wall lunch places to angie angie's. Not sure where angie is from but the food was amazing. We had a chance to follow Jim around for a day. Jim always appears to be seeking village adventures for his quests. For us it was treat. Hop on a Chicken Bus at the market, packed in with Guatemalans and Mayan folk all very content to enjoy the ride. The occasional stare and a smile as locals wondered where are these tourists going? Would I stay here again is a button you are to push or would you recommend this house to others. By the time we were ready to leave all of us wanted Jim to come to DC and spend a week with us.
Response from the owner Morning; Thank you for the kind review. How is the weather? Talk soon. Jim
“A home away from home with gracious, friendly welcoming hosts!”
In November of 2012, we four girlfriends from Vancouver Island, ranging in age from 63 to 74, spent ten days in Guatemala. We made our arrangements via e-mail with Jim prior to our arrival and paid in advance. Every arrangement Jim had set up for us worked like clockwork! We were met at the Guatemalan City airport late at night by a very nice taxi driver, Armondo, who drove us to antigua to Jim and Kara's beautiful home. As we drove into the colonial city of narrow walled and cobbled stone streets in the dark of night, I felt a bit apprehensive. That feeling quickly dissolved when we embarked from the cab at two big wooden doors in the wall, and Jim, our host, came and gave us each a big hug. I felt like he was an old friend welcoming me home. His home is a beautiful Spanish-style structure with open courtyards and lovely gardens. It is centrally located, right across the street from the Iglesia de San Francisco, a large white cathedral with a huge dome that is a great landmark. Every day, Kara served us a wonderful, healthy breakfast with home-made grenola, delicious sweet breads from the bakery, fresh papaya and pinapple, coffee and juice. We generally didn't have to eat again until dinner time. Our rooms and bathroom were beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and well appointed. On the first day, Kara took us on a walking tour to orient us so we'd be able to find our way around on our own. She and Jim introduced us to excellent local restaurants within walking distance of their home. The local restauranteurs were incredibly gracious and welcoming. It was a wonderful introcution for all of us to Guatemala, a beautiful country with warm, friendly people. Jim was extremely helpful in providing us with another contact for our Lake atitlan experience, and later on, he organized a trip to Tikal for two of us, and helped the other two with their further travel plans. Jim and Kara are warm, friendly people and we left their home feeling as if we'd made new friends.
“This B and B is a great place to stay in antigua and the hosts”
The location is excellent. It is in a quiet area and you can walk to the Central Park and shopping areas. It is located near the church of San Francisco and the Stations of the Cross.The Hop on Bus services this area as well. The house has a lovely garden area and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Breakfasts are served and clients can give input. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They take you on walking tours and assist you in arranging tours to other areas. Transpotation to the airport is arranged for you.
“"Gentleman Jim' and his lovely Kara - our new found friends in a”
Have you ever left a B&B; asking yourself how can they possibly make any money doing this? Or how can we possibly reciprocate given such kindness and hospitality. Or left planning how best to talk them into coming to Canada so you can play host to them instead!!! The home is spectacular as you can see from the web-site but what was the highlight for me and my three travelling companions was the time spent with our hosts. How about arriving to a big hug after a day of travelling, ushered into a room where the wine is abundant,conversation easy and where you can plan or not plan your days with expert advice from Jim and Kara We trotted along beside our hosts as they took as to their favourite haunts, ex-pat restaurants as well as the "hole in the wall best place visted by locals." We learned more than we ever could possibly know about the history of the city as well as the local characterz - of which Jim is defintely one - and the Mayan villages and culture. Laid back, but involved if asked to be in every aspect of our trip, our stay with Jim and his lovely Kara wsads by far the highlight of a five week trip through Central america. If you are fortunate enough to get a reservation - grab it it right now!!
“Stay at Villa San Francisco in antigua Guatemala!”
Just back from antigua, Guatemala . Had an excellent stay and trip. If you like nice people, lots of shopping, good food, quaint villages, wonderful sights to look at and / or to photograph, Antigua is the place to go. The B&B; Villa San Francisco was a great find. The hosts Jim & Kara were great people and excellent at suggesting areas of interest in downtown antigua and beyond. I give this trip and the B&B; 5 plus stars. Kim
“Great Place to Stay in antigua”
We wish we could give 10 stars! Jim and Kara treated us like favored guests in their home. Villa San Francisco is a walled Colonial villa with a manicured garden and a rooftop patio with volcano views. It is well located in the Historic District close to all things tourists look for, including the Central Park. All of this was terrific, but the difference between a delightful visit and our experience was due to Jim and Kara. They gave us an insight into the non tourist antigua and surrounding villages. Often, they accompanied is on these excursions, making us feel part of the experience with their favorite places. Jan
Response from the owner Yes we shall miss both of you in many ways. Your kindness to Sabina is appreciated. Yes is was great fun, from walks to chicken buses. Keep in touch.