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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Katherine Ward
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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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 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.


based on 70 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
average rating of 4.928571 based on 70 reviews

Superb Santa Fe sanctuary!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this lovely property for a "girls road trip". We were delighted the moment we drove up to the property, lovely Santa Fe style architecture complex with gorgeous tall sunflowers and bright yellow chamisa in bloom. The home is so tastefully decorated in keeping with the art and culture Santa Fe is so famous for. Neat as a pin, with everything a traveler could want. We especially appreciated the coffee beans and grinder provided, was nice to enjoy a great cup of coffee on the back deck that has a peep view of mountains and a lovely green terraced garden view.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa de la Luz is lovely, in an attractive neighborhood, and an easy walk to the historic areas. A+

  • 5 of 5

The Casa exceeded our expectations, and given that we had seen pictures on the VBRO website, our expectations were pretty high. The interior is lovely with comfortable Southwest furnishings and a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the access to the outside on each level from small patios and garden for sitting and soaking up the New Mexico warmth, beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds. The neighborhood is quiet and within an easy walk to the Plaza, historical sites and a plethora of good restaurants. There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoying being together, but not feel crowded.

Our owner was very helpful in advance of the trip with information and recommendations for sightseeing within Santa Fe and surrounding spots. We had a wonderful spa experience at 10,000 Waves just out of town, enjoyed the introduction to the history of the area at the Palace Museum, the Santa Clara Pueblo and the Taos Pueblo, and were wowed by the Native American Museum. The High Drive back from Taos was special for seeing the mountainous area and small villages along the way. Chimayo is special for an ancient Sanctuario and a good restaurant. Art is everywhere, indoor and outside. We loved the entire experience and Casa de la Luz could not have been a better home for the week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


  • 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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Holidays
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
15 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82
Pet Fee £16
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful handmade tile throughout
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has traditional tile
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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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