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Legislators!!! 2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol Bldg, Monthly Rates available!

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in South Capitol - Bella Casa

Bella Casa~2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Private Patios, Kiva Fireplace, Clean & Close In!

Bella Casa is located on a quiet tree lined residential street in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Fe. South Capitol is an area less than a mile from the center of the Santa Fe Plaza. Just let the Cathedral bells guide you towards one of the most interesting spots in the entire country. Art, food, wine, sunsets, spas, golf, skiing, hiking, and great people abound here. The condo is adobe with vaulted ceilings featuring exposed vigas, an authentic Kiva fireplace, brick floors throughout, a cooks kitchen, and privacy above all. Bella Casa has both front and back private patios which allow for an indoor/outdoor feeling throughout the condo. Both patios have seating and are completely private. Enjoy the light filled living area (with upgraded queen sleeper sofa for those extra guests), a fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer, and the privacy of an upstairs King bed and bath suite and a downstairs Queen bed and bath. This two bedroom layout is especially nice for guest privacy should you travel with two couples, with your family or just a fun girls trip. No matter whether you are visiting for the ambiance, skiing, shopping, dining, hot air balloons, Zozobra Fiesta, museums, farolitos on Christmas Eve, spas, the famous Opera, Spanish and Indian Markets, Chamber Music Festival, or for some much needed peace and quiet, you will truly enjoy your time at Bella Casa. After a busy day out, just imagine yourself relaxing in front of the Kiva Fireplace or sitting on the back patio grilling your favorite meal? Or, perhaps it is a glass of wine or hot cocoa by the Chiminea on the front patio? This will be a place to call home while you are away! Come experience the City Different, we know you will want to return.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diane and Phil Apprill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Diane and Phil Apprill

Our family grew up in New Mexico - my husband in Los Alamos, and myself in Albuquerque. Meeting at UNM in 1972 was the beginning of a fabulous journey for us. We moved around the country but always wanted to be back in New Mexico. Splitting the difference between our families, we ended up with the most amazing condo just outside of the craziness of downtown Santa Fe. Over the years we were blessed with a beautiful daughter who is now on her way to college. The condo remains our very favorite spot, and we have worked hard to make it inviting, comfortable and functional for our guests. We began years ago just occasionally renting to friends and family, and have expanded to include others. We (knock on wood) have had the best experiences with travelers, and invite you to become one of our cherished guests. We strive to accommodate the needs of each group, so let us know what you are looking for in a vacation spot, and we will be completely honest with you about our home. It is important to us that you have a great trip and everything works perfectly for you. We have great associates in Santa Fe should anything be needed, so rest assured you will be well taken care of by the best. Happy Travels!

Diane and Phil Apprill purchased this condo in 1987

Why Diane and Phil Apprill chose Santa Fe

When we finally began looking for a place in Santa Fe, we knew we wanted something very close to the Plaza and all of the galleries and museums. We looked forever it seemed, then one day we happened upon a condo for sale in the South Capitol area. Tree lined streets, residential, quiet, with the most sought after elementary in town. Turns out, the condos were designed and built by friends of my husbands in the mid 1980's. Phil is an architect by trade, and upon this discovery, we knew this was the place. At the time, it wasn't very well kept, and we strove through the years to be sure it was kept in pristine condition with traditional Santa Fe Style furnishings and art. Lots of love and care went into the unique furnishings, the acquisition of art, and maintenance.

What makes this condo unique

Let me start with what to expect when you arrive at Bella Casa. We have 2 private off street parking spaces, which make entry with all of your bags very easy to accomplish no matter the weather...just steps from the front patio door. The patios are truly the best ones we have ever seen in a condominium. There are only a few homes in our complex, and we are in the corner of them. This means we have a great sized flagstone front patio, complete with a Chiminea, seating, greenery and a beautiful shade tree. The living room windows look onto this patio, and the view is lovely. Both front and back patios are surrounded by tall adobe walls, so they are completely private. The back flagstone patio is very large, with a grill, easy access to dry firewood, seating, a cocktail table and a beautiful wrought iron bench under a mature pine. There will always be a spot of shade to enjoy a quiet moment outdoors. If you are ever lucky enough to be at Bella Casa in May, you will see the magnificent Lilac bush in bloom by the kitchen window. The family story states that Arch Bishop Lamy gave a cutting to my husband's Grandfather, and it traveled to Santa Fe to our garden. The dining area and kitchen look out to the back patio, which makes for another great view. The two bedrooms are very separate. Upstairs there is a King bed, with great light and a private tub/shower full bath. Plenty of storage, and a full wall of closets. Brick floors, vaulted ceilings with vigas, and a great view to the back patio and beyond. In the winter months when the leaves have fallen, you can see the top of the Capitol building from the window, and the mountains surrounding Santa Fe. Downstairs there is a queen bed, with a window to the back patio and an adjacent tub/shower full bath. Vigas, brick floors, and a very large closet complete this room. Flatscreen TV's are in both bedrooms and the living area. The Kiva fireplace speaks for itself in the living area. Just check out the photos!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, all got her Safe & Sound. Later than planned, several delays. Your home is even nicer than the pictures! So comfortable and nicely decorated. We are going to enjoy our stay here very much.
Jul 2016
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Legislators!!! 2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol Bldg, Monthly Rates available!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 53 reviews

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, the property was clean and well organized. love the way the two master suites were separated, perfect for two couples or a friends getaway. Our owner recommended great restaurants and things to do. The location was awesome, we could walk to downtown. I would recommend having drinks at the bell tower restaurant at the LaFonda.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you had a good experience at Bella Casa!!! Come again! Diane
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Hidden Gem in Santa Fe!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience at Casa Bella. First, the owner was very communicative and checked in with us upon arrival to make sure everything was in proper order - which it was! They even had fresh flowers, chocolates and a personal note waiting for us! Second, it was a perfect little oasis in the middle of Santa Fe - just a few blocks from the square. We enjoyed it so much we ended up eating late lunches/early dinners and coming back to the house and enjoying the back courtyard with a bottle of wine and some snacks. We lit the chiminea with the pinon wood they provided and sat out under the stars. It was PERFECT! The kitchen was well appointed for cooking if you wanted. Everything was in great condition! We had two parking spaces available which was nice. We will try to stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found everything helpful and accomodating! Thank you for your kind words, appreciate your review. When you think about coming back, remember Fall is great, but Spring is bursting with blooms and Winter sports abound, as do all of the Summer activities. Would love to have you back anytime! Diane
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Nice cozy accommodation near all the sights in Santa Fe

  • 4 of 5

Good location, easy to find; if you like walking, located well for heading to the Plaza; quiet street; unit is small and cozy, furnished nicely; clean and comfortable; owner communicates well and aims to please.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Bella Casa! It was very nice working with you and your friends. Would be happy to have you come again...I would like to try and earn 5 stars next time! Let me know what I can do to make that happen for you? Diane
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Wonderful and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Bella Casa celebrating my mom's birthday! Would definitely go back. Dianne was the perfect hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karin! I am pleased you had a wonderful time with your Mom. I know you said it was a surprise for her Birthday, and after reading your review and having spoken with you during your stay, I know it was a great one. Thank you for being such a lovely guest, as well! Come again! Diane
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Bella Casa, perfect for a sisters reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely condo is in a great location for visiting Santa Fe. The owner, Diane April, was wonderful to work with. The condo is well designed, comfortable, and has a patio in the front as well as off the kitchen. We enjoyed our stay immensely!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ladies! It was a pleasure working with you. Please come again!!! Diane
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Lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

This property is a two bedroom condo in an five condo complex. It is located in a quiet neighborhood near the State Capitol building. For the athletic, it is within walking distance to all major attractions. For everyone else, the condo is a short drive from the plaza and Canyon Road.

The facility comes with a full kitchen, three TVs and two patios. It has off-street parking. Its only drawback, if it has one, is that the bedrooms are either a half flight up or a half flight down from the other living areas, and that could be a challenge for someone with mobility difficulties.

We found the owners to be easy with whom to work. Their pre-arrival directions were accurate and thorough. It would be a good choice for anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great descriptions of the condo! Appreciate it very much. Yes, we are located one mile from the center of the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. I am not sure that you need to be "athletic" to walk to the Plaza or the surrounding museums and restaurants, but you do need to have the time to do so at your own pace. I estimate it takesabout 10 minutes to walk. The bedrooms being 1/2 flight up and down is detailed in the description of the condo, so I don't believe anyone is surprised with this feature. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albuquerque Airport & Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Pink Adobe, The Dragon Room
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Multiple Courses Locally
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown Santa Fe in the Railyard
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Upper Crust Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Hill
Car: necessary

Bella Casa is ideally situated close to Museums, shopping, restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, the Santa Fe Children's Museum and live theaters near the intersection of Old Pecos Trail and Santa Fe Trail.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South Capitol, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
September Special
4 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
28 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holidays 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 12 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MLK Weekend
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017 Phase 2
16 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
President's Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring 2017
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid-Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Indian Market 2017
17 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
23 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holidays 2017-2018
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Standard Cleaning Fee £143
Tax Rate 7.0%

Keys must be returned to have your deposit refunded. If your cleaning fee does not cover the cost of the exit cleaning, after discussion with the renter, appropriate monies will be withheld from the deposit. If evidence of pets, smoking, candles or incense is found, deposit is non-refundable. (Owners child is highly allergic to smoke and pets of all kinds.) Thank you for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Capitol in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs King Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs Queen Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa with Upgraded 8" Mattress
  • Upstairs Master Suite has King Bed with attached Full Bath Suite. Downstairs Master Suite has Queen Bed with Adjacent Full Bath Suite. Living Area has a Queen Sleeper Sofa with highest upgraded mattress available - 8" deep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
There are wonderful Spas located within minutes of the house. Ten Thousand Waves is my personal favorite but La Posada is lovely as well. Ojo Caliente is approximately an hours drive. Ojo has massage services, natural hot springs, as well as an excellent restaurant on site. Please ask for referrals for massage therapists and facials.

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