Stylish Moroccan-themed casita just a few blocks from NMSU, nestled into a little garden oasis. Lovely light-filled space in this converted artist studio. More spacious and fun than most hotel suites, and in a location that can't be beat! With excellent wifi it is perfect for business guests coming to the convention center or university, and with the daybed with trundle can also accommodate families more comfortably than a hotel.
Space includes two outdoor courtyards, a spacious bathroom with tile shower, kitchenette with mini refrigerator with full freezer, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, and electric tea kettle. Queen-size memory foam platform bed separated by room divider curtain from living area with cozy twin daybed and trundle underneath.
Parking is behind a locked gate, there is ample additional street parking as well. We provide basic cable plus HBO for TV service, for internet we have 25mbps high-speed cable internet with a great WiFi router. For kids we will provide a baby crib and toys, on request. There are nice gardens and a private walled courtyard area with a hammock, table and chairs, and bench.
We fell in love with this property when looking for our own home in Las Cruces. It was a little too small for what we wanted to live in, but the charm and location near the university just seemed too wonderful to pass up. So we decided to buy it anyways and turn it into a home for our friends and family when they come to visit, and we are opening it to the public when not occupied by our family. We live about 15 minutes from the property, so we are accessible if you need anything, but also will not be around constantly.
New Mexico State University is just a two-minute walk away, and the location is ideal as this is near the center of campus where the galleries and bookstores are located. The convention center of Las Cruces is about 10 minute walk or two minute drive, set at the Northwest edge of NMSU. Downtown Las Cruces has a great farmer's and crafts market every Saturday morning that can't be missed. The historic town of Mesilla is a ten minute drive to the west, and fifteen minutes to the east is the dramatic pink-tinged Organ Mountain range, now part of the new Desert Peaks National Monument, which abounds with hiking opportunities such as Dripping Springs and Soledad Canyon. White Sands National Monument and the Missile Museum on the White Sands Army Base are a short drive out Highway 70. Continue further into the mountains and you reach the Lincoln National Forest with Ruidoso and Cloudcroft, both rather beautiful. About an hour and a half drive north, you can visit beautiful Gila National Forest (Silver City, Pinos Altos) or Hillsboro, Chloride, or Kingston (old silver mining/ghost towns), also the Gila Cliff Dwellings are well worth the drive to explore.
This area isn't known for great public transit, there is a bus stop a block away, but it only runs once per hour. Still, this is a great location to explore Las Cruces and NMSU by foot, and there is free on-site parking as well as plenty of street parking.