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Katherine Ward

Member since: 2008
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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza

68 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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.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)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 New Mexico

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 68 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 68 reviews
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Lovely Stay in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 4 adults, all enjoyed the stay here in this charming location. Quiet, close to everything, nice beds, a great place to call home. Thank You!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the convenient location which is in walking distance to the plaza and surrounding attractions. The home is clean and attractive, and its setting is beautiful. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Excellent Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house in a terrific location. It is as described. Very clean, well maintained, with plenty of bedding and bath towels. The master bath is large and very nice. The kitchen is equipped with pots and pans, even a coffee bean grinder with coffee beans in the freezer, and dishes. It is also easy to work in. Katherine was quick to respond and gave us all the information we needed, including a list of the supplies we would find in the house along with other useful information. The walk to the plaza and museums is a pleasant walk and short enough that you don't ever need to take your car. We like Mexican food and went to 2 good Mexican restaurants in the shopping center where the Sprouts is, a short drive away. We also enjoyed the café on the plaza.

We highly recommend this property. We enjoyed the house and Santa Fe and hope to return. We would definitely stay in this house again, and I hope it is available when we plan our next trip.

Sheila

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish, comfortable and convenient town home

  • 5 of 5

During our two weeks stay my wife and I loved the convenience of leaving the car in the garage and walking to the plaza or taking the free shuttle to Canyon Road and Museum Hill. Our two little dogs were happy to walk to nearby Ft. Marcy park as well as accompanying us to some of the great nearby restaurants with outdoor seating. All in all a truly memorable trip and the accommodations suited us perfectly!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to spend time in when visiting Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

We had six family members spend a week in this nice house, four adults and two teenagers. We all enjoyed our stay very much, and the house had everything we needed to feel comfortable. The furnishings are very nice, with stuff you'd buy for your own house. One nice bed for each adult couple, a Futon for one of the kids and a fold-out couch for the other. The kitchen has everything you need, including plenty of Trader Joe's coffee which was a nice bonus. It's located in a nice neighborhood, close to historic downtown (although not walking distance, unless you're up for a good walk). One small issue came up which the owner took care of and was more than accommodating in doing so. Were we to ever visit Santa Fe again, we would not hesitate to get this house once more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, immaculate, great location and artsy.

  • 5 of 5

The Sante Fe home was just fantastic. The owner has such excellent taste in furnishings. It was apparent that the artwork and all the small details had been carefully selected. Kitchen was bright, clean and had all the needed. We fell in love with the tiles in the bathroom. The bedrooms were gorgeous and spacious. Per my sister the hide a bed was the most comfortable that she had ever slept in. Should we ever stay in Sante Fe again we would definitely stay here. Last, the owner left a welcome bottle of wine for us. Being San Franciscans, we thought it was a very nice touch. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,148
for 5 nights
From
£214
£1,518
 
 
Winter Holidays
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£719
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,518
 
 
High Season
15 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£505
for 2 nights
From
£214
£1,457
£5,019
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£423
for 2 nights
From
£173
£1,107
£3,784
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77
Pet Fee £15
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

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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