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Views of Black Mesa from the Hot Tub, great for FAMILIES

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10-14)

Welcome to your own private desert resort. This 5-bedroom luxury home overlooking the Rio Grande Valley, Jemez Mountains, and the Black Mesa. Includes an outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, private flagstone patio, vine-covered pergola, a rock goldfish pond, custom-made iron gates, and breathtaking views from nearly every window.

Designed by the Chicago architect William Keck in 1942, the passive-solar building originally was the Los Alamos schoolhouse (where the children of the Manhattan Project studied) before being moved to this spur of land above the Rio Grande. The modern kitchen includes a double oven and a copper-hooded restaurant-style stove, while the dining room seats 12 and has a massive stone fireplace. Navajo rugs, art pieces, and paintings decorate the house, which includes a sunny living room (also with a fireplace) and a private study, while the bedrooms and four full bathrooms are each furnished in a distinct style. A sun room leads out to the patio, hot tub and views. Both wings have their own master bedroom with private bath, as well as a washer dryer.

A short stroll through the cottonwoods takes you to the Rio Grande; the famous El Santuario de Chimayo is 15 minutes away, Santa Fe is a beautiful 25-minute drive, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is 30 minutes away, and Taos lies 45 minutes to the north as does Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch. Three ski areas are in the vicinity as well. But you may want to stay home and enjoy the views.

We own and operate a Professional Photography business as well. www.dhamkhalsa.com

We specialize in Family and Wedding photography.

We WELCOME weddings and parties for an additional event fee of $750 per event. Three night minimum on all events. Cleaning fee is $350. Property protection is $99 for events.

Keywords: Views, Black Mesa, 5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, hot tub, river,

More Details

Owner
Amrit Khalsa
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much. We had a fabulous weekend!



This house is wonderful. The views are breath-taking, hot tub was good and really enjoyed. The walk to the river was just right. Your house is amazing, gourmet kitchen, antiques and light fixtures, navajo rugs and pots, art and photos so special. Large table and plenty of dishes was so appreciated, beds and bedding, bathrobes and plenty of showers/tubs/sauna was perfect for our retreat.
Jan 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Española in Rio Arriba County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Loft + Den - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Pack n play
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Air mattresses (1 queen, 2 Twin beds (2), (1) Pack n play cribs
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Views of Black Mesa from the Hot Tub, great for FAMILIES
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews
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Family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Our family reunion took place at this beautifully renovated schoolhouse. It was a wonderful place for us to gather multiple generations and build memories together during our week-long stay! We enjoyed being under one roof and the kitchen was a delightful place to gather and prepare our many communal meals. We appreciated having the different wings of the house to spread out our many families and young children.

Our host was always attentive to our needs and questions. Thank you for all your attention to detail and sharing this wonderful (school)house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place to stay, it exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Can you imagine 13 women all agreeing that this place was amazing? Well on our recent trip to Espanola our book group did exactly that! The house was extremely well equipped for all of our needs! We especially enjoyed the spaciousness of the house allowing for small group conversation, large group conversation and alone time. We enjoyed walks by the river, dipping in the hot tub and swinging in the hammock. One of our favorite things was being able to all eat a few meals as a large group together. The owner couldn't have been more hospitable or communicated more efficiently! I would definitely rent this place again! Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great space, gorgeous views, everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This was great for large parties. It was a little far from Taos (about an hour), but close enough to Santa Fe. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. I wish I would have known that the bed in the loft is only an air mattress. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pristine views and five star luxury. This is a must!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience at our stay here. The views of the Rio Grande Valley are amazing coupled with an incredible walk to the Rio Grande itself(bring bug spray). The house feels like home the minute you walk in… Great expenses, wonderful light, and a giant kitchen that would make grandma squeal! The details are everywhere here including plush robes and each of the bathrooms, a children's playroom To be the envy of the playground, and best of all a veranda that makes you never want to leave. It is such an easy drive to everything here. I can't recommend this home enough. Many thanks to Amrit for a warm welcome and delicious chard from the garden.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just a wonderful home in a beautiful surroundings. We absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

1st class experience! We were really happy with the home and all the amenities. The views were awesome. Just a really neat place. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Relaxing sunsets after a day of exploring!

  • 5 of 5

Amrit, your beautiful house was perfect for the three families in our party. Great common areas. We specially loved spending our time in the backyard, watching the sunset after a day of hiking, enjoying art in Santa Fe, exploring the High Road to Taos, or skiing. Being able to grill and share stories by the fire pit were our favorite!!!!

Thank you for a wonderful Spring Break Experience!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Property
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Mesa Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Movie Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Coffee Shop
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Española, 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
 
Summer - high season
1 May 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 2 nights
From
£517
£3,358
 
 
Fall- 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,166
for 2 nights
From
£455
 
 
Thanksgiving -17
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,151
for 5 nights
From
£579
 
 
Fall 17
27 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,041
for 2 nights
From
£393
 
 
Xmas-NY- 17
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,151
for 5 nights
From
£579
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,041
for 2 nights
From
£393
 
 
Spring Break
2 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,166
for 2 nights
From
£455
 
 
Mid season
25 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,041
for 2 nights
From
£393
 
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 2 nights
From
£517
£3,358
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,041
for 2 nights
From
£393
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £194.2
Damage Insurance £61.37

Stay 6 or 7 nights and receive one night free (excluding holidays).

Weddings and events- require a minimum of a 3 night stay in addition to an event fee of $750, $350 cleaning fee, and property protection plan of $99.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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