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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Katherine Ward
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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 -
(78 traveller reviews)

Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
average rating of 4.9102564 based on 78 reviews
4

Cute casita within walking distance to the Plaza!

  • 4 of 5

My only complaint about this cute casita is that the cleaning crew arrived at the same time that we arrived. Check-in time was 3PM and when we drove up at 3:30PM the cleaning crew was just entering the house. It was disappointing as we would have preferred relaxing, unloading and then heading to the grocery store. Otherwise, the property was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry about the delay in the cleaning! I checked with my housekeeper, Estela, and she tells me that two of her crew were out with the flu. She didn't communicate the problem to me -- if I had known, I would have given you a heads' up and offered to send you out to dinner on my dime (this is my policy if there are glitches with cleaning). Again, apologies for the inconvenience -- Katherine
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5

Loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home and easy walk to the square and great dining and shopping. Very pleasant weather and a very special time!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely southwestern casita

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in this beautiful home which was fully outfitted throughout and decorated with an artful flair. We would happily stay in Casa de la Luz again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and conveniently located! We stayed with another couple and the accommodations were perfect for our needs with 2 master suite areas. The home is tastefully decorated, clean, and quiet. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI
5

Cozy and Light- filled Rental in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

This Casa was a lovely place to spend Thanksgiving week with family. Conveniently located within walking distance to the Plaza, the,1,600 square foot 2 bedroom rental accommodated all our needs. The space had a cozy personality with furnishings and decor, but not cramped or cluttered. The light was incredible every day; the kitchen was well- stocked; quality and ample linens and towels; separate outdoor spaces to read a book or just breathe the clean air! Katherine was responsive and helpful, and I would definitely rent here on a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Casa de la Luz. It was beautiful, clean, and inviting. We had plenty of room for our party (of 5) and very much enjoyed the southwestern ambiance. There was even a bottle of New Mexico wine waiting for us when we checked in! The owner Kathryn provided us with invaluable information about the area prior to our visit and was instrumental in helping us to plan our trip. We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
15 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£525
for 2 nights
From
£223
£1,513
£5,215
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,193
for 5 nights
From
£223
£1,578
 
 
Winter Holidays
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£748
for 3 nights
From
£223
£1,578
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£439
for 2 nights
From
£180
£1,150
£3,931
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
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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