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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

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 semi-private sleeping alcove with king bed, a full bathroom and a sitting area opening onto a private garden. This sitting area has a futon couch which converts into a bed for two more guests.

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. 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

More Details

Owner
Katherine Ward
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Katherine Ward

I fell in love with Santa Fe many years ago and visit as often as I can from my home in Boulder, Colorado. I have enjoyed creating a space for visitors 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 Northeast

I 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, united to 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northeast in Santa Fe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable new futon from Northern Naturals
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The master suite on the upper level has a king size bed; on the lower level there is a king size bed in a semi-private sleeping alcove and a convertible futon in the adjacent sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
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5

Great Girls Trip !

  • 5 of 5

Casa de la Luz is perfect for a getaway. Very close to the popular location, restaurants, and the house is fully stocked with items if you would just like to stay in as well. Comfortable beds !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was fabulous. We loved the house and location. Can’t wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful; location is perfect. We loved it. It’s very tastefully decorated with authentic Santa Fe touches. Perfect for family get togethers.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent an amazing weekend together in Katherine's home. It was PERFECT for our getaway. Close enough to the square to walk in if you want to - two of us went walking each morning for coffee to get our steps in, soak in the quiet streets before shops and restaurants opened. Katherine emailed us much info about Santa Fe and things to do ahead of time so that we could plan our time in Santa Fe, very helpful!

Thanks to Katherine, we had a bottle of wine our first night and plenty of firewood for a cozy fire. Our bedding and bath needs were more than adequate. We were confused as to how the upstairs shower worked, but I texted Katherine and she responded right away. Two king size beds were perfect for sharing - and her couches are very comfortable if someone fell asleep there =) Kitchen is well stocked - we cooked breakfast each morning and had appetizers at "home" in the evening.

I would definitely recommend staying here and would be happy to book here again next time I am in Santa Fe.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed, conveniently located in quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 college-age daughters found this lovely house perfect. The 2- story set up meant we had both privacy and together time. The kitchen was great, our host easy to communicate with and seems to have thought of everything. Easy walk to town, though we often drove and had a nice garage to come home to. We all commented often during our stay how comfy and cozy we found our home base. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay at this Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We love this comfortable rental and chose to stay here again after a previous visit in 2014. The location is perfect and the home is clean and cozy with great amenities. The 2 levels make it great for 2 couples and the back yard is perfect if you are traveling with pets. We will definitely be back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional stay. Close to everything yet all the modern conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exceptional. Very new yet in a great close in location near to everything. Great to also have a garage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.61
Pet Fee £17.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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