Vista Del Rio is surely one of the most unique properties in all of Northern New Mexico. With easy access, ( to Santa Fe just 20 miles south), Vista Del Rio overlooks the Rio Frijoles River Valley. The nearby Village of Cundiyo, (1) mile away, is one of the oldest Spanish Land Grants dating back to the 1,680's, granted by the King of Spain. The Home is designed with 2 master suites with an extra bedroom, (with) a Chefs Kitchen, and has a (40 year history), of entertaining (families) and friends. The property is very private, surrounded by Land Grant, BLM, National forest, and the Pecos Wilderness.
Vista Del Rio sits on 4 acres surrounded by National forest, and Pecos Wildernes
Salve and Rich Van Steenis
- Calendar last updated:
- 29 Nov 2018
About Salve and Rich Van Steenis
My wife Salve and I have enjoyed this wonderful home for many years. We have entertained lots of friends with our property. Its fun to see people really relax when they come to Vista Del Rio. The Rio Frijoles which runs though our front yard is our favorite place on the planet. Salve is a award winning Thai Chef. We spend our summers in Traverse City Michigan, where we own Hawkins Farm Cellars. We serve Michigan Wines and Thai food. In the winter we retreat to Vista Del Rio to rest and relax. Please enjoy our home and all it has to offer!
Salve and Rich Van Steenis purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Salve and Rich Van Steenis chose Cundiyo
Vista Del Rio offers many wonderful features. If you treasure peace and quiet, and a Dark night sky, and the enchantment of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, This property is for you.
What makes this Villa unique
Vista Del Rio is private, quiet, and no road noise with wonderful neighbors. I really enjoy the sound of nature. The bird population is abundant and will connect you to our inner self. I find nature watching really helps me de- stress. A dive into the pools of the Rio Frijoles refreshes and awakens who we really are. This place has a way of transforming us to be better people, with our friend and family.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This property checked all the boxes!
We so enjoyed our stay at this spacious handcrafted home in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. All of the bedrooms are massive, deliciously cozy & quiet for sleeping in. The kitchen was fully stocked & with the seating around the center island it was a perfect place to gather & enjoy a glass of wine while meals were being prepared. The outdoor spaces were great to nest in & enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee as well as sunsets followed by spectacular starry skies. We took a quick 10 minute drive over to Rancho de Chimayo for a luscious New Mexican supper with icy margaritas. We definitely plan to return for another stay with our children & grandchildren as there is so much to explore!
Hello Victoria, Wow you guys hit the nail on the head! We are so fortunate for 40 years of having so many great experiences here at Vista Del Rio. We have really enjoyed sharing this wonderful place with the world. Thanks Rich and Salve VS.
Vista del Rio is off the high road to Taos. Which is the most scenic drive in all of Northern New Mexico.