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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 - 5 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:
22 July, 2017

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 Santa Fe

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
average rating of 4.888889 based on 90 reviews
5

Squeaky clean, comfortable, great location, convenient, quiet and safe neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with our friends and the house was perfect for our needs. Each couple had a private bedroom suite and the common areas were very comfortable. We stayed 5 nights and would have enjoyed staying longer it was so much fun. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was just like described. Very comfortable and very close to walk to the Plaza. The owner was very informative and had everything we needed. Will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

We had a perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming, clean and exactly as described. The location is so close to everything and yet so quiet and peaceful.

We would gladly return any time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the accommodations . Had everything we needed and more. Close to everything but nice and quiet and relaxing in great surroundings. Will come back again. Hopefully very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

I look for three things in a vacation rental 1) communication with the host and ease of check in and out - Katherine was wonderful in both areas, and while we had no need to contact her directly on the trip (everything was ideal) our pre-trip interaction was wonderfully professional. 2) Cleanliness and comfort - 5 star plus on both counts. 3) accuracy of the listing - Casa de la Luz was more spacious and perfect for us than we could have guessed. Great water pressure, a bottle of New Mexico red wine, and a variety of coffee and tea were lovely bonuses.

Katherine, thank you for allowing us to utilize this home.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, CA
5

A Wonderful Spot

  • 5 of 5

This home was extremely clean, comfortable and well-maintained. It had loads of helpful info about the area and was in a convenient location. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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 Northeast, New Mexico

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
£505
for 2 nights
From
£214
£1,456
£5,016
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,147
for 5 nights
From
£214
£1,518
 
 
Winter Holidays
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£719
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,518
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£423
for 2 nights
From
£173
£1,106
£3,782
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.94
Pet Fee £15.39
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.
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