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2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol, Downtown, Shops, Restaurants & More!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

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.


Owner
Diane and Phil Apprill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Capitol in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol, Downtown, Shops, Restaurants & More!
average rating of 4.943396 based on 62 reviews
5

Casa Bella was absolutely beautiful and so well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect girls weekend at Casa Bella. Dianne was so great with her communications, providing us all kinds of suggestions for dining, grocery, activities etc. she even sent me a picture of Casa Bella the weekend before our trip after it had snowed. The patios were perfect, along with the chimeneas and kiva fireplace. My favorite place to relax was in the blue chairs in front of the tall windows, book in hand, and the kiva fireplace going. The walk to the plaza was easy. Loved our stay at Casa Bella.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have had you stay at Bella Casa. It was a pleasure to work with you, do hope you can come again soon! Maybe I should rename it to the House of the Blue Chairs? Diane
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5

We loved this beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, warm and inviting. This is a really charming condo that was perfect for our family Christmas get away. The only suggestion I would make is to provide a few more cooking pans, it was hard to cook for our group with the limited selection, but it's such a minute thing. I would recommend this place and I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will do! Cooking pans delivered... and so glad you had a great time over Christmas. Would love to have you again- soon! Diane
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5

Great location- very well appointed vacation place.

  • 5 of 5

A very pleasant experience start to finish. Diane was a pleasure to assist with any question.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure working with you and your group! Glad you got your Green Chili Fix in....and I will add all of your recommended restaurants to my list - Do come again! Diane
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Austin, Texas
5

Enchanting stay!

  • 5 of 5

Diane,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home! From the moment my family and I walked through the doors, we were completely enchanted. We have stayed in many rental properties while vacationing, and your lovely home is the only one I felt completely relaxed in...it exudes a sense of calm and welcomes you into the Santa Fe culture. Each one of our party of five were always commenting on how much they loved the place and that we will definitely be coming back.

Your attention to detail, from the well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms, to the beautiful art and furnishings, and even the electric blankets, creates a sense of welcome you just don't get with most vacation rentals. We truly felt we were in a home away from home.

Thank you for all your helpful tips and helping to create more great memories for my family and me! We will be back!

Lea Brimberry

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lea, I am extremely thankful for your lovely review. You were a delight to work with, and I would be honored to have your family return! Diane
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Wilsonville, OR
5

Wonderful casita

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to the Plaza. Restaurants, and galleries. Attractive and cozy with a nice kiva fireplace, dinning area, and living room. Could not use the outside patios because it was too cold.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankful for your lovely comments! So glad Bella Casa was all that you expected would live to have you back again in the future? Diane
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5

Thanksgiving visit.

  • 5 of 5

We spent thanksgiving with my son and daughter-in-law in Santa Fe. Bella casa was everything we could of asked for. It was very well furnished and had all the comforts of home. Enjoyed sitting many nights with the fireplace going. The location was great.... about 6 blocks to the plaza, which we walked to several times. We will definitely stay at Bella casa on our next visit to Santa Fe.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time at Bella Casa for Thanksgiving! Please come again!!! You were great guests! Diane
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Location

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
I-25
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South Capitol, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring Break 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£692
for 3 nights
From
£184
 
 
Late Spring 2017
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£692
for 3 nights
From
£184
 
 
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£795
for 3 nights
From
£218
 
 
Mid-Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£898
for 3 nights
From
£253
 
 
Indian Market 2017
17 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,831
for 5 nights
From
£338
 
 
Fall 2017
23 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£795
for 3 nights
From
£218
 
 
Late Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,403
for 5 nights
From
£253
 
 
Early Winter 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£744
for 3 nights
From
£201
 
 
Holidays 2017-2018
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,617
for 5 nights
From
£295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£210
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Standard Cleaning Fee £140
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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