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Casa Buena Vida - Economical, yet beautiful choice - 12 mins So of downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Stand alone home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

One month minimum.......Perfect for your long-term stay! This light and bright, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home is located in the Park Plazas neighborhood, only a 12 minute drive from the Plaza.

This community has 8 miles of walking paths, lots of green space, mature trees – and all homes are on quiet cul-de-sacs.

Casa Buena Vida has a modern, well-equipped kitchen with everything you’ll need for cooking, including new appliances and a gas stove. Off the kitchen is a laundry room/pantry with new full-sized washer and dryer.

The dining room seats six and is situated between the kitchen and the living room and seats six. The open floor plan provides visibility to the living room, which is just one step down.

The living room has a limited view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the winter. There is plenty of seating, including a leather recliner. The sofa is a full sleeper sofa for those extra guests. There is a large, flat screen TV as well as a wood-burning kiva fireplace. In the corner of the living room is a desk with printer for your use. Windows all around provide lots of light. In fact, many skylights throughout the home make it very cheerful and bright.

There are two bedrooms. The master queen bedroom has an attached, large bath with new tiled shower and built-in dressing table. This bedroom has an HDTV.

The colorful second, king bedroom overlooks the large back yard. It has a flat screen TV with DVD player only (no cable). Those guests would use the hall (full) bath.

There is a large, enclosed back yard area and a covered portal just off the living room providing lounge seating and enjoyment of our beautiful weather most any time of year. There is a second outdoor seating area iunder the beautiful pergola, where a dining table and 4 chairs provide another great space. From the back yard you will find a gate that leads to the community walking trails and open space.

Casa Buena Vida is located near restaurants, a coffee shop, and the Chavez Community Center which provides an Olympic size pool, exercise equipment, a ice rink, and various classes such as Yoga and Pilates.

Amenities included are a double garage, washer-dryer, 3 TV’s, HDTV, WIFI, telephone, and fireplace. All linens are provided as well a fully equipped kitchen. The house has newly installed air conditioning (ductless mini-split system with units in the living room and master bedroom). Pella windows, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and living room, as well as a new white roof make the home very comfortable year round.

Destino Santa Fe is a cooperative, private group of homeowners and we are proud to represent Casa Buena Vida.

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Kimberley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Our cancellation policy is NOT VRBO's dictated policy. Ours is 15% canc. fee up to 45 days before arrival, no refund within 45 days unless re-rented.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall bath - serves king bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , off Queen bedroom - has dressing table
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Uses hall bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has en-suite full bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Casa Buena Vida - Economical, yet beautiful choice - 12 mins So of downtown
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
St Louis, MO

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! The home is quite spacious (larger than we thought it looked in the pictures) with everything you could want for a lengthy stay and plenty of it (towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, laundry supplies, etc). The kitchen is well supplied with cookware, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. The response with any questions or issues is prompt. The location is great-close to everything and yet in a very quiet neighborhood with plenty of private trails right out your back door. We really appreciated the 2 car garage, fenced backyard for our little pup and the fireplace with wood. We felt very comfortable and at home here and would definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coeur d Alene, ID

First Retirement Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Casa Buena Vida was the perfect place to start my 1st vacation of retirement. It is centrallylocated to downtown, freeways, tours, hiking, art and wonderful restaurants. Loved the binder of her personal favorites in and around Santa Fe. Walking trails were an added bonus for walks in early morning and evening. I highly recommend this quiet gem for people looking for a Santa Fe getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and wonderful yard for dogs

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for the entire month of May and really enjoyed our time!

The huge walk in shower in master bedroom was wonderful and the home is very comfortable with a split floor plan if 2 couples are staying there at the same time.

Access to the walking trails right off the backyard and thru the gate was really a plus for walking and especially great if you travel with pets!

The master bed was super comforable and got a thumbs up from my husband who suffers from back issues.

Will plan another stay in the near future and hope that this property is available.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Texas

Just Like Home In Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 days in late September at Casa Buena Vida and loved every minute of our stay. The home is located in a quite neighborhood, was comfortable and furnished very nicely. We enjoyed the outdoor seating in the backyard and the private hiking trails were great and we took numerous walks late in the day with sunset views of the mountains west of Santa Fe. We are returning in 2016 for a full month.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Santa Fe Excellence

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 1 month at the end of the summer and thoroughly enjoyed the warm decor, quiet neighborhood, and walking trails. The home had all amenities that we expected and more; it was spotless and tastefully decorated. Sue, the manager, was hands on and immediately available to answer questions/provide information. The home was the perfect SF location for someone who wants to be 15 min from the Plaza but still close to shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renens, Switzerland

Ideal for Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

We spent one month in Santa Fe where we have family. We wanted a quiet and comfortable place without paying the outrageous prices of downtown locations. This home was perfect. Very comfortable and well equipped, in a nice part of town, at the beginning of a long nature trail ideal for hikers. One can reach the Plaza area in 5-10 minutes by car. But at the same time it is close to more "normal", that is non-touristic areas, with more opportunities for visits and shopping, and also restaurants. And the price was well below the Santa Fe average, with no compromise in quality. We certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe Plaza
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe Airport - 6 miles. Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Santa Fe Country Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Lamy, NM - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Joe's Diner
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Ski Santa Fe

Park Plazas neighborhood of homes and town homes is located only 12 minutes' drive from downtown. This area is an ideal choice for those who wish to have an economical, longer-term stay in Santa Fe.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer - July/Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Summer - July/Aug 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
December 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £505.47

Security deposit of $700 on monthly rentals. Monthly guests are asked to pay gas & electric over $100/month. $170 final cleaning fee taken from deposit.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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