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STUNNING SANTA FE STYLE JUST BLOCKS FROM PLAZA

Katherine Ward

Advertiser since: 2008
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People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Katherine Ward

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Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2014
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STUNNING SANTA FE STYLE JUST BLOCKS FROM PLAZA

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Santa Fe - Casa de la Luz

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Enjoy charm, comfort and convenience when you visit Casa de la Luz ('House of Light'). This beautiful home on a lovely, quiet hill is just 7 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. This house boasts all the features of a classic adobe (vigas, beams, latillas, hand-troweled plastered walls, Saltillo tile, Mexican tile backslashes and accents, tin work and old wooden doors) however it feels light and modern, unlike many traditional homes. Perhaps its most unique aspect is the combination of a serene, peaceful setting in such close proximity to the color and excitement of downtown Santa Fe. What a pleasure to stroll down the hill to shop, dine and sight-see, with the option of returning to your quiet retreat whenever you tire of the bustle. And none of the hassle of driving or parking!

The house is decorated with original local art and hand crafted furnishings, and offers amenities for every season. In winter, get cozy by the wood burning fireplace, and in the warmer months, enjoy the many inviting outdoor spaces, including a balcony with wisteria trellis, a garden deck and a private walled terrace.

This newer-construction adobe boasts a great floor plan. The living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen all open on to one another. These rooms, along with the mater bedroom with king size bed and full bath are on the first floor. On the lower level, there is a large open suite, including a sleeping alcove with king bed, full bathroom and sitting area opening onto a private garden. An extra queen size sleeper sofa is provided both upstairs and down for extra guests or children.

With 1600 square feet, the home is large enough to offer privacy for all without losing its intimate feel. Amenities include 3 flat-screen T.V.'s with cable, high-speed wireless internet, dishwasher, washer, dryer and air-conditioning. There is a one car garage with parking available for a second car. New carpet and freshly painted November 2012.

Special Note: This property has a permit from the City of Santa Fe for short-term rentals, Permit # 11-00104264. Enjoy the peace of mind that your rental will not be interrupted by the City as it enforces against properties that do not have City permits.

Keywords: Santa Fe Vacation Rental, Adobe Vacation Home, Walking Distance to Santa Fe Plaza

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Katherine Ward (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Katherine Ward

A pair of world travelers, we fell in love with Santa Fe many years ago. Between stints living in Asia, we spent as much time as possible in New Mexico. When we moved to Boulder, Colorado, ten years ago, we were able to fulfill our dream of buying a home in Santa Fe. We have enjoyed creating a space that is classic, stylish and comfortable, and that sits in close proximity to all that Santa Fe has to offer.

Katherine Ward purchased this house in 2002

Why Katherine Ward chose Santa Fe

We chose this historic Eastside neighborhood for its charm and atmosphere, as well as its proximity to downtown. Here, you can wander the lovely back lanes and look for the 1920 Cross of the Martyrs, located at the top of Rosario Hill on Paseo de la Loma (Accessible by stairs from Paseo de la Loma). If you climb the wooden steps to the hill where the cross stands, you will see the following history inscribed on a plaque: In 1598 a group of Spanish colonists, led by Juan de Onate of Zacatecas, Mexico, established a settlement along the banks of the Rio Grande north of present-day Espanola. In 1610 Governor Pedro de Peralta relocated the capital of the province to Santa Fe. Between 1610 and 1680, colonists moved into New Mexico, living primarily along the Rio Grande. Franciscan friars established missions at most of the Indian pueblos. Life was not always peaceful. In order to regain control of their homeland, in 1680, many pueblo people, led by Pope', a San Juan Indian, unitedto drive the colonists out. This action became what is known as the Pueblo Revolt. At this point, the rest of the settlers fled south to El Paso del Norte. It was not until 1693 that the province was peacefully resettled under the leadership of Governor Diego de Vargas.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Centennial, CO
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 out of 5
We loved staying here at Casa De La Luz! The home is beautifully decorated, comfortable, and convenient. We could walk to the plaza, but also take quieter walks in the neighborhood. Nice little backyard to let the dog out. I'd definitely come again!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p181583vb
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Harrison, Me
5

My time in Santa Fe, October 15-17, 2014

  • 5 out of 5
We spent two days here and loved it, great location and property.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Sacramento, California
4

Great Location

  • 4 out of 5
We just spent 4 days at Casa de la Luz and it was wonderful! The townhouse is very nicely decorated and everything you need for relaxing, cooking, etc. was there. The rear yard and front patio were lovely. The bathrooms were especially nice-lots of towels and amenities-will return again!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. I just wanted to point out that this is not a townhouse but rather a free-standing home with no shared walls and plenty of distance from surrounding homes to keep it completely quiet.
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Indiana
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 out of 5
For two couples traveling together, this place was perfect. It would be the same for parents with teenage kids too! I highly recommend this home. Very clean, cute, and comfortable. Location was awesome. Homeowner was super friendly, professional, and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Quincy, IL, USA
5

Labor Day in Santa Fe

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Santa Fe. The house provided all that we needed to feel comfortable and close to the plaza along with many of the galleries along Canyon Road. It was extremely comfortable for all 4 of us, with separate bathrooms and sleeping quarters. I totally recommend this location.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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+1 -303-999-1364
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Beautiful and restful place and the owner was awesome

  • 5 out of 5
My personal assistant and I stayed here after a convention in Arizona for some R&R and loved this house. It's on two levels with the master bedroom on the first floor and a bedroom for four (including a futon) in the downstairs. Made for lots of private space for the two of us to unwind.

When we arrived, we didn't realize the cooling system hadn't been turned on, but after contacting the owner, she had the handyman out to fix it and that made for a much more comfortable stay.

But what I loved most about the owner, Katherine, is that when I left my laptop behind (and only discovered it missing when I got to the airport too late to go back), she put out a call to a friend who I then made arrangements with to go to the house to retrieve it and mail it back to me. I'm a writer and the thought of losing my laptop was very stressful, but she was almost as concerned as I was and I appreciated her caring on my behalf.

I did some great writing on the deck off the dining room area and then when the sun got in my eyes, I moved to the secluded patio between the outer adobe wall and the house. There was also a third area for sitting outside. The back of the house is within view of other houses, but the front was very private.

I'm already planning a return trip with my mother and daughter either later this year or early next year and will definitely be looking for a booking here. Simply a delight to find such an oasis when you need an escape.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Santa Fe is consistently rated one of the world's top travel destinations for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history, cultural diversity, and extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,438
for 5 nights
From
$268
$1,812
 
 
Winter Holidays
20 Dec - 6 Jan
7 night minimum stay
$1,972
for 7 nights
$1,972
 
 
Spring Break
21 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,170
for 4 nights
From
$268
$1,812
 
 
High Season
15 Jun 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$656
for 2 nights
From
$278
$1,892
$6,520
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$549
for 2 nights
From
$225
$1,438
$4,915
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful handmade tile throughout
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has traditional tile
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable Sleep Sofa and Futon
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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