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El Patio - Wonderful Adobe In Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

- A truly special place -

El Patio is located in the historic district of Silver City and boasts a five minute walk to the heart of historic downtown. Built in the late 1800's of traditional adobe block, this home is one of the earliest built in the area around the time Silver city was first settled. Post WWII, it was divided into two smaller dwellings to accommodate returning soldiers and their families. Today, the building itself is a testament to the soundness and ingenuity of adobe construction and the building methods of that time.

Named for the pleasant outdoor space it provides, El Patio offers a 500 sq. ft. flagstone patio that is bordered with many plantings, both native and otherwise, to ensure the presence of humming birds, bees and butterflies. In addition to being visually pleasing, the patio sits beneath a canopy of trees that provide shade throughout the day. There is a full size gas grill, dining seating for six, and separate lounge chairs. For evening enjoyment, the outside can be lit with soft party lights that gracefully hang between the trees and house itself. There is also a stone fire pit available for use as fire conditions allow.

Inside, you'll find the home truly defies its age; quite simply, it is bright, warm and inviting. The interior has been renovated to bring a freshness to the space, while keeping its unique features and original charm intact.

For your convenience, the kitchen is supplied with all the essentials for cooking/preparing meals, as well as, having a full size stove and refrigerator.

The bathroom has been redone with a multicolored slate floor, and a custom tile inlay that surrounds the original claw-foot bathtub. For your comfort, the towels are soft and durable, and shampoo and soap are provided.

The beds are dressed with soft, 100% cotton sheets, light quilts/down comforters, and soft or firmer pillows. The space also provides ample storage: In addition to a dresser in each bedroom, EVERY room has its own closet and shelving with plenty of room to store belongings and hang clothes for longer stays.

Not only is El Patio highly accessible to downtown galleries, restaurants and special events, it also sits directly across the street from the open space known as Boston Hill - aptly named for the Boston based mining company contracted to extract silver from the area 60 years ago. “The hill” is now home to a vast network of trails spanning 9 square miles - ideal for long or shorter hikes, mountain biking and impressive, comprehensive views of the city.

Check-In is between 2 p.m. & 10 p.m. Check-Out is 11 a.m.

El Patio is the sister property of El Pasos (VRBO #630188)

More Details

Carolyn White
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Carolyn White

Silver City has been our home for the last twelve years. The incomparable weather, beautiful landscape and friendly people have made it feel as if we have always been here. Our passion for older houses, their restoration and care, has led us to offer El Patio as a short term vacation home. We are excited to share this property with visitors and pleased to be able to continue to care for this special place for years to come. We hope that you enjoy your stay.


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis


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(56 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Silver City was completely enhanced by the enchanting home in which we stayed. The furnishings at El Patio are warm and welcoming, the scattered little touches of southwestern style were delightful. Coffee was provided, with a French press as an added thoughtful touch. There were all the needed kitchen items and everything was clean and nest. The bathroom was darling and the tub was big and roomy. The nightlight in the hallway was a perfect touch and so unobtrusive. The fans in each room were great, when we stayed it was quite warm during the day. The neighborhood is quiet but close to great shopping and lots of restaurants. We ate at Diane''s Parlour and Vicky's, both for dinner, and really enjoyed our meals at both places. We went to the Cliff Dwellings on our hosts recommendation and LOVED that. It is a twisty, fairly long drive to get there but well worth the effort. You are able to tour the dwellings yourself and actually go inside. This park is amazing. Thank you to our hosts for all the effort they put into making their place such a great place to stay. Oh, did I mention they have a great library in their home?! We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A dream stay

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn White has created a true home away from home. El Patio is impeccably put together, with every thoughtful touch - a light goes on upon entry, as it does when you walk down the hallway; the bed is luxuriously comfortable and the pillow under my head (a question whenever sleeping away from home) was divine. While here, Silver City had one of the largest storms in years, causing floods and roadways to be littered with large rocks and sand build-up. I passed the night sleeping soundly. And anything you could think of is in the kitchen; knives, bowls, scissors, pots, lids, plateware, all tasteful and complete. I can't wait for another reason to come to Silver City, as I will want to return to this very special home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were very satisfied with the space for our partybofn4 people! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and it was perfect for our party of four! Great location and lovely patio for our morning coffee. Thank you for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impeccably detailed and maintained home in a peaceful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at El Patio was one the highlights of our trip through New Mexico, along with visits to Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. The home reflects a genuine sense of place that helped us feel the Southwest spirit. The home also might as well be a show room for design there were so many neat touches like the solar lights in backyard and what I think were natural light lights, to name a couple. While it was perfectly decorated and outfitted with a library of great books, it was also functional and comfortable, albeit at over 6 feet I felt like I had to duck through a couple doorways, but that's part of its charm and likely helps keep the place cool. A nice spot to have coffee and watch the sunrise and birds is always a prerequisite for a great vacation house for me and El Patio's lower patio fit the bill. Even had a Curve-billed Thrasher (that's a bird) join me one morning.

Silver City itself must be the most pleasant town in southwestern New Mexico, at least that we found. Definitely a mountain town that invites strolling and gets you thinking of retirement possibilities. But for us it was a good base to visit the cliff dwellings. More good birding there and a remarkable hike up the canyon walls to see the ruins.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was perfect in every way. There was nothing we needed that was not there.

One morning we were packing up to go on a hike, and I wanted a little sandwich baggy to put trail mix in, and I opened a drawer, and there were ziplock baggies! There was ice in the freezer for cold drinks when we arrived, and the towels provided were quality towels.

The beds were extremely comfortable, the backyard is charming and the entire house was clean and could not have been laid out better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Outstanding! Love the location!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so attentive to our needs! The house was exactly what you see on the website. Very clean, stocked well for extended stay! Charming decor.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Grant County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Little Toad Creek
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Silver City Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Silver City is the gateway to the Gila National Forest that spans more than 3 million acres. The Gila Cliff Dwellings offer a look into the areas past inhabitants. The Gila River is nearby and offers fishing, swimming and kayaking (seasonal). There are also numerous hot springs. Annual attractions include the Tour of the Gila bicycle race, the Blues Fest, Pick-a-Mania acoustic music festival, the Silver City Clay Festival.


Prices & Availability

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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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