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Custom Retreat Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

A rare gem! This beautiful two bedroom one bath home 12 blocks from the historic downtown district and convenient to the Hwy 180 corridor is available for your personal retreat.

Newly renovated with brand new appliances and fixtures, comfortable and attractive furniture and amenities such as linens, towels, kitchen utensils, dishes, cookware, barbeque grill, blender and coffee maker, is sure to please.

Come for the many events throughout the year like the Silver City Blues Festival, the Gallery Studio tour, the Clay Festival, Chocolate Fantasia or the many other activities in historic downtown Silver City, and throughout Grant County where you will experience the Land of Enchantment in all it’s beauty and excitement.

Close to restaurants, theatres, and bike paths, this cozy retreat that can sleep up to six people.

Visit www.silvercitytourism.org for exciting tourist info. Tour over 30 beautiful murals located in the county (self guided map available at the house) or visit our two outstanding museums.

House features include:

* Two bedrooms – one with Queen-sized bed, one with two twins and one Queen sofa bed in the living room. Bedrooms have roomy built-ins original in this vintage 1930's home built by a respected local builder called 'the Colonel.'

* One bathroom with tub/shower, all new tile floor to ceiling, beautifully accented.

* Fully-equipped kitchen/dining area with all new cabinets, floor and appliances.

* Living room with all new sleeper sofa, TV, DVD player, beautifully refinished hardwood floors.

* Wireless Internet

* Washer and dryer

* New linoleum in the kitchen and bath.

Please check calendar for availability and email with questions. Three night minimum. Weekly or monthly rates available. Special rates during Blues Fest and Bike Race. Some pets welcome with referrals.

Keywords: Close to downtown,


Beautifully appointed,

large yard,

detached garage, laundry room,

warm and welcoming

More Details

Faye or Floyd McCalmont
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2017

About Faye or Floyd McCalmont

We have lived in Silver City since moving our family here from Seattle, WA 20 years ago. We love this community and are excited about introducing others to this beautiful region of southwest New Mexico! There is always something fun happening, beautiful places to visit and lots of history. Grant County is truly an eclectic place with friendly, creative and interesting people. We invite you to check it out.

Faye or Floyd McCalmont purchased this house in 2010

Why Faye or Floyd McCalmont chose New Mexico

Silver City is a unique and wonderful place that draws creative and interesting people to it. We wanted to own a small intimate home where visitors could feel welcome while experiencing the beauty of the surrounding area. The central location of the house makes it the perfect jumping off point for day trips or evening events.

What makes this house unique

It' a short walk to restaurants and shops as well as the park where many events are held thoughout the year. The house is small and intimate, warm and inviting - a perfect retreat for those wishing to escape into a welcome and convenient environment. Five local coffee shops, bakery, deli, museums, murals, art galleries and studios make for wonderful day trips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My son and I found the charming house to e a perfect fit. This was a great vacation in Silver City. Within minutes to shops, grocery stores, hospital, university, gym and senior center and so much more!

The location is pleasant and the birds each morning chirping and seen nearly every day - we also enjoyed the rock patio. Finding trails to walk and even a hot springs for a soak.

Now seeing the city blooming with beautiful trees! We have taken photos of the house and the various places.

Thank you both for the relaxing, comfortable home away from home.
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Silver City in Grant County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , brand new remodel - completely tiled floor to ceiling
  • Completely tiled floor to ceiling
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Roomy master with built-ins - plenty of closet space
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Built-in provide lots of closet/drawer space
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size hide-a-bed in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
This customized property is brand new and beautifully appointed with personal touches throughout. The bath is tiled wall to ceiling with accent glass tile, built-in cabinets in both bedrooms provide plenty of storage and the kitchen appliances and cabinets are brand new. A drop leaf table provides dining for four with the ability to expand to serve 8.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Custom Retreat Cottage
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 21 reviews

Great month

  • 4 of 5

We stayed the month of March. The house was very nice and convient to so many places we wanted to see. The weather was spactular. Silver City, we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful small cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean, good location, comfortable neighborhood. Owners were very responsive to our needs and supplied most everything we needed. New Bar-B- Que in back yard patio was nice when we had guests. We would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for a month, I am a smokejumper that worked in silver for the fire season and I can say that the owners were very accommodating and nice. The house had everything that was needed and was very clean. If I choose to head back to silver I will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home is a little jewel, charming inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This home is a little jewel, charming inside and out, and suited us, a retired couple, perfectly. It has comfortable beds and furniture and plenty of chairs for either bedroom use or as extra seating in the living room. We like to cook in and loved the expansive kitchen counter area, the 3 bar stools, and the well functioning stove. The cupboards held a variety of pots and pans that fit all our cooking needs, as well as a variety of basic food products for seasoning, salad dressings, and marinating. The top quality Weber barbecue grill on the back patio was wonderfully sized for grilling for us and our invited dinner guests, the Asahi Muur Zero bike team from Japan here for the Tour of the Gila bike race. We had one cooler evening and used the heat. The house warmed quickly and quietly. The owner was always available by phone or e-mail even though she was out of state during our stay. We liked the location, with easy access to shopping and local historical sights and hiking trails. A good supply of area information was available. This is a wonderful and welcoming home, and we hope to return again to enjoy the friendly local people and to visit more local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX; Tijeras, NM

Perfect for 1 Month Stay with Dog!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Custom Retreat Cottage for one month while working in Silver City. It was a challenge to find a good place that allowed a (well-behaved) dog - this place was great! Very clean throughout with comfortable bed and furniture, compact kitchen with everything needed to cook meals, even nice, sharp knives - a rarity with VRBO rentals. The central heat worked instantly for chilly mornings. Good water pressure in shower. Lots of storage, closet space. Off street parking was nice. Full size washer and dryer in separate new structure right outside. The location is good - not in the historic neighborhood, but close to it and to everything else, 4 block walk up to a bit of open space for the dog, very close to the hospital for work. The back yard is fenced only on 3 sides and does not have grass - currently packed dirt, but worked fine for pre-dog walk and quick lunch time outings for my dog. This place was very nice to come home to and only a 10 minute drive to great hiking (Gomez Peak area at end of Little Walnut Road) in Gila National Forest. The owners were great - very flexible with change of dates I needed to make, easy check in and prompt return of deposit. I would most certainly stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, 3-Month Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful three months in Silver City and would highly recommend this lovely cottage. It was comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen and a great sitting / outdoor grilling area in the back yard. In a friendly neighborhood, the cottage was within walking distance to restaurants and Silver's historic downtown. The owners were great to work with, both before we arrived and during our stay. We enjoyed the area's hiking, arts culture and terrific restaurants and will definitely be back for a future visit. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Art galleries, cliff dwellings, the Catwalk, ghost town tours 1 hr drive, two museums, university, Gila Wilderness area, mountain biking, sightseeing, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, wildlife viewing, hunting, live theatre, beauty spa, fitness center, gym, antiquing, rock climbing and hounding, camping, natural hot springs.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Silver City, USA

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £39.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £78.23

$100 refundable deposit required at booking. 1/2 full balance due 30 days before arrival. Balance due upon arrival. Deposit refunded within 30 days of departure. Cancellation is negotiable, we are fair and reasonable owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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