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Classic 1940's Adobe...Walk or Bike To Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Quiet Area With Mountain Views

Located just a brief walk from the upper WNMU campus, performing arts center and Mimbres Museum, Casa Serena is an enchanting, classic 1940's adobe perched on the edge of town overlooking the Gila high country and surrounded by native Juniper, Oak and Pinon Pine.

If you are looking for the charm and warmth of a southwestern New Mexico adobe experience, Casa Serena can take you there...and back to a simpler time. With its hand peeled Viga ceiling beams in every room,thick adobe walls and cozy Kiva fireplace...it doesn't get much more authentically 'Southwest' than this. Our two bedroom, one bath 'edge of town' retreat is surrounded with native planting, provided with plenty of off-street parking...dine and relax outdoors in the sun or shade... in the south or east patio or enjoy the great views from the front porch. Enjoy a soak or shower in our graciously remodeled bathroom with its extra long and deep tub. With hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms you'll be surrounded by natural building materials (that are also easy on the feet). Take advantage of our location to nearby Historic Downtown Silver City and bike or walk to great restaurants, galleries and shops.

Casa Serena is provided with the following amenities:

TWO BEDROOMS...master is provided with a comfortable double bed. A twin is provided in the second bedroom/office

SOFA BED... is provided in the living room for visitors of our long term quests

BATHROOM...has a great tub for relaxing soaks or showers after a jog through the local trails

KITCHEN...A generous galley style kitchen comes complete with cookware, dishes, coffee maker, micro wave, ceramic top range with oven and high efficiency clothes washer/dryer as well as even higher efficiency clothes dryer (outside clothes line complete with clothes pins).




FIREPLACE...(ask us about fireplace use and policy)

PRIVATE PATIOS...along with covered front porch and mountain views

CHARCOAL GRILL...(outdoor restrictions may apply occasionally)

VACUUM...ironing board and cleaning supplies provided

HEATING...provided by central forced air in every room

COOLING...provided by central evaporative cooling along with a window mounted refrigerative unit in the master bedroom for those few humid days of late July and August. (remember that our night-time temperatures plummet at sunset to 35+ degrees of the daytime highs...so opening a window to cool clean night air is the best and healthiest air conditioning possible)

More Details

Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel

We are native Californians smitten by Southern New Mexico, its own timeless beauty, history and magic... also its uncanny similarity to parts of California 'Gold Country' and other great places we have lived or visited. We left California after selling our interest in 'TEKA-ILLUMINATION', an outdoor lighting manufacturing company in Templeton near San Luis Obispo. We can be found at TATIANA MARIA GALLERY during the day at our 1884 historic building in the Historic District of downtown Silver City. Tatiana started this business from a porch sale in Rosendale, NY then known as 'MIDTOWN ANTIQUES'

Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel purchased this house in 2000

Why Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel chose New Mexico

We acquired the property next to Casa Serena in 1997 while still living and working in California. After an extensive renovation of 1412 Mississippi (Casa Encantada) and having always been intrigued by the gracious little adobe next door we finally purchased it in 2000. It had always seemed like a 'companion' home and we later discovered that the properties had been built roughly at the same time from 'on-site' clay and were both built by a WNMU university professor. A quick walk around and through Casa Serena will explain without words how the land of enchantment enchants.

What makes this house unique

Before us, Casa Serena was the home of the dean of women at WNMU...namesake of the university tennis courts that are dedicated to her. We have pictures of her and her friends around the dinner table having a great time...her landscaping efforts won the Silver City garden club 'best of show' in 1972. There is a unique spirit about Casa Serena that is better felt than explained, it is part of our quiet neighborhood, great neighbors and proximity to everything we enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Silver City in Grant County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , extra long and deep tub for great soaking
  • fully tiled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Classic 1940's Adobe...Walk or Bike To Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Very nice cottage in town perfect for one or two people

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed staying close to historic district

Met the owners extremely nice people

Excellent place to get away

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this house mid-October and the weather couldn't have been any better! The house itself is just as advertised, no surprises at all. It was very comfortable for the 2 of us...cozy, but enough room to relax. The bed was very comfortable with nice pillows and linens, made for a few nights of great sleep! The bathroom was large with a nice soaking tub and a great shower. The kitchen had everything we needed, I really appreciated the French Press for coffee! We enjoyed the outdoor space to sit in the evening and have a cocktail as we talked about our daily adventures. Our only regret is that we didn't plan to stay longer, so much to explore in the area! I highly recommend this property and Jim and Tatiana were very pleasant and easy to work with!! Thanks for the great stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Scenic

  • 4 of 5

The house has 2 bedrooms, though I used just one, the master. It did not

have a TV, which was in the living room. Clean and quaint with good views

from the porch. Built of adobe, the cottage was cool for August, and has a good

circulation system. The reception for cell phone (AT&T) didn't work inside the house,

perhaps because of the thick walls. Reception was fine in the front yard, however.

Good kitchen, plenty of room, and very good location for proximity to town, collage,

and trails, with very friendly and accommodating owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Comfort, New Mexico Style

  • 5 of 5

It's fun to stay in a true adobe, but even more pleasurable when the hosts provide exceptional hospitality. This home featured a fully furnished kitchen with wine, coffee and cream ready to be enjoyed. Fresh flowers were nicely arranged in a large vase on the dining table. Every room was created with comfort in mind, and we were so happy to use the washer/dryer. The home was "turnkey" in every way. We saw shooting stars from the front porch and toasted our "happy hour' on the private back patio. There were many books and magazines highlighting local points of interest. The hosts Jim and Tatiana were very helpful in suggesting places to eat and showing us all the treasures in their downtown gallery. The house became our home. The renovated bathroom was perfect with a great shower/tub combo. The bed was very comfortable. All the nice touches throughout the house really made our stay one of the best in our travels through southern New Mexico. We have only a few suggestions which might have added to our pleasurable stay: 1) reading lights on both sides of the bed; 2) repair of the defective window seals in the common area for better viewing of the beautiful mountains. We would gladly return to this classic adobe home in Silver City to experience the thoughtful touches provided by the hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom and Donna, Thank you for taking the time to review our property and giving us such a great review! We certainly enjoyed meeting both of you and visiting together over wine and cheese. So interesting how our paths sort of paralleled over the years. Good idea on the reading lights....the window seals are high on our list. Love to have you again, stay in touch! Best regards, Tatiana & Jim b
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Outstanding property, quaint, clean and delightful.

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as depicted. It was a quiet little getaway. Close to town, but tastefully private. The owners were a joy to work with. I highly recommend the owners and the property if you ever go to Silver City New Mexico.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't Hesitate

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Serena for the month of January and found it perfect for us. It's even nicer than the photographs. Tatiana and Jim ensured we were comfortable and that we had everything we needed. We loved the location - beautiful yard, quiet neighborhood, great views, and an easy walk to downtown. The casita has a good heating system including a warm floor in the bathroom - a delight on cold winter mornings. A basic supply of kitchen items got us started. Wifi connectivity was OK but not great ... but that's not the reason you're in Silver City!

The Silver City golf course is worth a round or two, hiking the Boston Hill trails was great exercise as were the trails near Gomez Peak and Eighty Mountain. Don't miss the drive on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits. And we can recommend the Little Toad Creek Brewery downtown if you like craft beers.

Next time we're in the Silver City neighborhood we'll definitely look to see if Casa Serena is available.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grant County Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Buckhorn saloon
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Silver City golf course
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

At an elevation of 6000 ft.,the Silver City/Grant County area has pleasant, high desert summers with plenty of sunshine and refreshing 'monsoon' rains. Winters are mild with occasional snows that melt quickly with the strong sunlight and clear blue New Mexico skies. Being at the end of the continental divide high country, a trip North quickly gets you into the Spruce, Fir and Ponderosa pine high country...head South and you're in the rolling high desert grass-land and cattle country... complete with 'real deal' working cattle ranches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Silver City, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50.85
Refundable Damage Deposit £156.47
cleaning fee £58.68

rates shown are for two people.....there is an additional charge for more people based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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