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Vistas Quiet Stars Solitude Enchantment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,380 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled and furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath 1,400 sf with large outdoor patio

Vistas of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, The Santa Fe Opera, the stars. Quiet that rings in your ears. Solitude that envelopes you with peace. Enchantment. You have arrived at Casa Vista de Cochiti at Pueblo Encantado.

Located just 15 minutes north of the Santa Fe Plaza is this 2 bedroom 2 bath, just remodeled and furnished single family home located in the Tesuque foothills. Bright, airy, open, with high ceilings, Casa Vista de Cochiti offers luxurious and, modern accommodations and furnishings with colors and design inspired by the palette of Georgia O'Keefe. Kivas are located in the living room, master bedroom and outdoor dining patio.

Pueblo Encantado is located across from the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado. (Note: There are no resort privileges.) Casa Vista de Cochiti is a detached single family home, nestled into a hill top ridge, offering 180 degree views, complete privacy and solitude.

Living room has 13 foot beam ceiling with glass doors that open onto the patio and ceiling height windows offering vistas of the mountains, cozy banco by the kiva, television and desk for contemplating the fire and mountain vistas. Santa Fe style brick floors throughout living and dining room are covered with oriental and contemporary area rugs.

Master suite has king bed and desk, wall-to-wall Berber carpeting, kiva, 13 foot beam ceiling and floor-to-ceiling glass windows and door to private patio. New master bath has walk-in closet and very large shower - perfect for a couple!

Ensuite guest room has queen bed and chaise lounge for guests to contemplate the beautiful views of the pinion hills and horizon through the large windows! Berber carpet adds to the serenity and quiet. New guest bath has large shower, also perfect for two.

New kitchen is fully equipped with Bosch dishwasher, Kitchen Aid stove, side-by-side refrigerator, IKEA furnishings and includes Nespresso espresso machine. View from the sink is spectacular to the east and Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Other amenities include new washer and dryer. Forced air air conditioning and heat.

The large wrap around brick patio offers 180 degree views, yet feels protected. A retractable awning over the living room glass wall expands your outdoor living space. The patio dining table, with umbrella, offers spectacular views to the east to pinion ridges and the Sangro de Cristo mountains. The kiva and stucco banco (which absorbs the heat of the sun during the day) means evening dining is cozy and comfortable, with firelight and twinkling stars overhead. Speaking of stars, four reclining high back chairs are perfect for reclining to ponder the stars or for reflecting upon the vista during morning coffee. There are padded chaise lounges for some sunning or napping under the awning.

Pueblo Encantado condominiums are scattered throughout 92 acres and sited so as to create a feeling privacy. Hiking through out Pueblo Encantado, as well as dedicated easement through Los Caminitos, across the highway. Our stand alone unit, nestled into a hill top ridge, is especially private and secluded.

In the summer, the outdoor Pueblo Encantado pool is sun filled with views of the mountains and aspen tree landscape around the deck. Also, don't miss the short hike to the top of the ridge behind our home for spectacular views to the Sandias, Jemez mountains, Los Alamos and even Colorado.

Be enchanted. Be relaxed. Be renewed. Breathe. Come to Casa Vista de Cochiti.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Peter

Finance professional. Born Minnesota. Grew up Southern California. UC Santa Barbara undergraduate. Years in Vail in 1970's in luxury resort hotel business. MBA at Columbia and years on Wall Street in 80's. Back to San Francisco Bay area for past 25 years. Love Opera. Have been coming to Santa Fe Opera for decades.

Peter purchased this house in 2015

Why Peter chose Santa Fe

Love Santa Fe and Santa Fe Opera. A bucket list item for me has been to go to the same opera many times to absorb the voices, music and magic. I am living that dream now. Life is good.

Love the vistas and quiet of this second home in Tesuque. I fell in love with Casa Vista de Cochiti at the moment I walked through the portal into the patio. I was in the luxury, resort hotel business for many years and have furnished our home away home to these standards!

I want the world to experience the enchantment of Pueblo Encantado and am thrilled you are considering our corner of the world. Stop. Breathe. Look around. Relax. Enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Isolation. Privacy. Silence. Vast sky. Dark, star studded nights.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please close retractable awning and close windows any and every time you leave the house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite, chaise, views pinion juniper hills
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kiva, ensuite, 13' beam ceiling, private patio, mtn views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
15 minutes to Santa Fe Plaza, 20 minutes to Canyon Road, 10 minutes to Santa Fe Opera (one can see the open air Opera shell from our patio), Four Seasons Rancho Encantado resort across the road with great dining room, bar, spa (no privileges). Hiking on 92 acres of trails on Pueblo Encantado, continuing across the road into Los Caminitos gated community and up the highway to Mesa Encantado.


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Vistas Quiet Stars Solitude Enchantment
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Port Lavaca, Texas

Gorgeous views and excellent hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Secluded yet convenient to town. Peter was an excellent host and communicated clearly. His extra touches made for a comfortable stay. The view on the ridge at sunset/rise (although I never saw the sun rise) was spectacular. Birds galore in the trees around the house. Lovely visit over all and I will return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This home reflects in every way the professional hospitality career of the homeowner. There is nothing he hasn't thought of. When he said bring only your clothes and toothbrush, he meant it. Everything is provided, and everything is first class. There are too many little touches to name, but each delightful surprise we discovered made us feel like very special guests indeed.

We stayed four nights in early December and enjoyed the fireplace each night. The kitchen is a dream, and the linens, towels and bathrobes are right out of a four-star hotel. Every room is tastefully decorated without the personal clutter one sometimes finds elsewhere. The numerous windows and skylights welcome the New Mexican sun and vistas. There are plenty of books, a Smart TV, and cozy throws on every chair and lounger.

The host provided the best recommendations for the area's top restaurants and activities, but this is the sort of home you may not want to leave at all. If you're looking for peace and quiet, blue-blue skies, remarkable star-gazing, and the best rest of your life, this is the home for you. New Mexico is the land of enchantment, and there is something sacred about this corner of the world and this adobe retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your insights. We always yearn to get back to our home-away-from-home AND don't get there enough! So glad you enjoyed your stay. It is always relaxing to walk onto our patio, look at the vista or stars and sink into the enchantment. Welcome back. Peter & James
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Beautiful stay near Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

This small house makes a fantastic base for discovering the area around Santa Fe. The house is peaceful with wonderful views and is very tastefully decorated and very well equipped. The kitchen contains everything you need and the knives are sharp and the chopping boards clean. There are two nice double bedrooms with good bathrooms. The living room is a lovely space with a good cable TV. The patio area is lovely, with quality loungers, dining table and gas barbecue. Hummingbirds abound and eating breakfast in the sun admiring the views is a great treat. Peter, the owner, was simply the best host I have ever encountered and I have rented many many homes! He went out of his way to provide a lot of information to ensure we had the best visit possible. The house is situated not far from the opera ground close to the Four Seasons Resort, which was nice for evenings out. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are lovely. We so love being at our home-away-from-home and want to feel that special thrill and relaxation whenever we arrive and walk onto the patio. It is magical place. We are pleased to share our vacation home and strive to make it special.
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Very private, comfortable and pretty

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and the owner, Peter, makes you feel at home. It is private but not far from the Plaza as well as great hiking and other neighborhood places that make you feel like a local when you go. Peter has a lot of information about the area we found very helpful. Not to mention, all the steps he took to make sure the home has everything you will need for a relaxing visit. Thank you for a great vacation! We look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder-filled location!

  • 5 of 5

Peter was the perfect host. Helpful but not overbearing. Whenever I had a question about the house, Santa Fe or the region Peter had a quick and thorough answer. He made my family's week in NM a joy.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hummingbirds & Starry Nights

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Pueblo Encantado. Peter's place was great and we really appreciated all of his restaurant suggestions as well things to do in the area. The unit was very well maintained and there was very little he had not already thought to have on hand. There was even hummingbird food in the refrigerator which we went through quickly. It was so pleasant to sit out on the front patio and watch the humming birds plow through their food. In a week's time we had to make two batch of additional supplies! We were looking for a quiet place and starry nights and we got both. The first night or two it rained but by the third night there were stars galore. I would point out that there was some road noise as the unit overlooked a nearby road but it did not spoil our time. We would definitely recommend Casa Vista de Cochiti to anyone looking for a New Mexico getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque (60 miles - best) or Santa Fe (7 miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: necessary

Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the United States, established in 1610, with world class restaurants, second largest art market in the U.S. (Canyon Road is 20 minutes). The world famous Santa Fe Opera is four miles from Casa Vista de Cochiti. Nearby attractions include cliff dwellings, Native American Pueblos, Taos, Los Alamos, winter skiing at Santa Fe Ski Basin and at Taos. The sky, the clouds, the clarity of air. These are some of reasons Santa Fe and New Mexico are called the Land of Enchantment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31
Damage Deposit £180.52

Pueblo Encantado pool is seasonal - usually opens Memorial Day and closes end of October. Uncovered parking.

Housekeeping services can be arranged. Please contact Owner who can direct you to a cleaning service used for Check Out. Guest responsible to pay cleaning service directly. The service does NOT take credit cards.

Monthly rental includes one mid-stay cleaning. All stays include check-out cleaning service and fee.

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado resort is a short walk across Highway 592 from Pueblo Encantado. There are NO RESORT PRIVILEDGES. You are welcome, as every person is, to the dining room, bar and spa services. However, these are arrangements you make and pay.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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