About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Santa Fe Charm
Relish the serenity of this 3-bedroom Eldorado Community home with mountain views out every window. Casa Toquí is just 16 miles from the exciting activities of downtown Santa Fe. It’s the perfect retreat for your Santa Fe stay if you don’t want to be right in the heart of the city.
Located on 1-1/2 acres, you will find quiet and privacy as well as spectacular views in all directions. Western sunsets are especially breathtaking.
Adobe southwest design, colorful décor and furnishings throughout depict the typical southwestern home. There are viga ceilings in the living room and slate floors throughout.
Great for entertaining, Casa Toquí boasts an open living plan encompassing the kitchen, dining and living spaces. A large picture window in the living room provides a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the north/east. In the living room you will find a sizeable wood-burning fireplace to provide ambience or extra warmth on a cool evening. In addition to the sofa, furnishings include a comfortable lounge chair and ottoman. Not to be forgotten is the 47” HDTV and DVD/CD/BluRay/Bluetooth stereo with sound bar.
The adjacent dining room seats six comfortably and has a southwestern mountain view toward the Cerrillos Hills.
The kitchen has new appliances including gas stove with convection oven and broiler. All amenities are provided and there is plenty of countertop space for your culinary ventures.
There are 3 bedrooms in total. The master suite is located at one end of the home, while the two additional bedrooms are at the other. The master suite has a king bed, large walk-in closet and overlooks the courtyard and beyond to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Keeping with the theme of views from every window, you can even take in the sights while soaking in the huge tub in the Master bathroom, which includes double sinks and a separate shower.
Moving to the opposite side of Casa Toquí, the colorful second bedroom has a queen bed, views to the southwestern mountains, and plenty of closet space.
The last room is designed for dual use. It is fitted as an office/study, but also has a new full-sized futon with innerspring mattress. The desk is situated with a northeast mountain view. There is also a large closet for clothes or storage.
The hall bath serves both bedrooms and has a single sink and tub with shower.
One of the nice things about New Mexico is that we are able to enjoy the sunlight during all seasons. Spending time outside is something we can do at least 3 seasons of the year. Casa Toquí has a fully-enclosed patio/courtyard off the living room…especially nice if you are bringing your pet. Here you will find a gas BBQ and outdoor seating in spring, summer, and fall.
Amenities include WiFi, washer-dryer, double garage, additional off-street parking, fully-equipped kitchen, gas BBQ, and enclosed courtyard.
Destino Santa Fe is a cooperative, private group of homeowners and we are proud to represent Casa Toquí.
NOTE: VRBO QUOTES ARE OFTEN INACCURATE. PLEASE SEND AN INQUIRY BEFORE BOOKING TO GET ACTUAL QUOTE. WE GIVE DISCOUNTS ON STAYS OF 14 DAYS OR MORE.
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- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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We stayed at Casa Toqui for 3 months. The rental was very comfortable and well appointed and I think much better looking than the photos. It has really amazing views and is just incredibly quiet and peaceful. The house itself is about 30 minutes from the Santa Fe plaza, so if you like to be in town the drive could get old. It is however a beautiful drive. Eldorado has great trails, greenbelts and a community preserve that is very well maintained. There is a grocery store in Eldorado that really has everything you need and the prices are really just as good or better than the stores in town. There are also a couple of restaurants nearby and Santa Fe brewing has a taproom at the entrance.
We really loved the radiant heat in the winter and saw just a ton of wildlife--including lots of birds and rabbits. The coyotes in Eldorado are not shy, so I would keep a close eye on pets (we saw quite a few just behind the fence at all times of the day). The house is also on one of the few paved streets in Eldorado, so if you are there in the winter you don't have to worry about 4WD or AWD.
The only potential issue could be the lack of AC in the summer especially for the guest bedroom that faces south. Most of the homes in Eldorado and Santa Fe do not have AC, but it is something to be aware of especially if there is an unusual warm spell.
Overall, I would definitely stay again! The property manager was very east to work with and very responsive to any questions that I had.
Regular New Mexico visitors
We've been coming to NM every year for 30 years but didn't realize Eldorado at Santa Fe existed until we booked Casa Toquí for a month in September. What a great community! The house is very well thought out and will easily accommodate 5 people. With the split bedroom plan there is plenty of privacy for everyone. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you will need and the local grocery is very good. If you don't want to cook however there is an abundance of good eateries everywhere you look in all price ranges. Not every home in Eldorado has a good view but from Casa Toquí you can see all your favorite mountains in every direction AND spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Eldorado is a "low light" community so at night you will have fabulous celestial views as well. Highly recommended. Pick a time and go.
Corsicana , Texas Folks
We stayed for the months of July and August and found the home to be very comfortable with fantastic mountain views. This is a great place to enjoy the area with a short 20 minute commute to the Santa Fe Plaza. The kitchen was completely stocked beyond our expectations. The restaurant recommendations were great. Don't forget to go to the Pantry for breakfast. Met lots of very nice people in Eldorado during our frequent walks. The water heater went out the second day we were there and was promptly replaced by the property manager's plumber the following day. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone visiting the Santa Fe area.
Charming Casa Toqui was perfect for the two of us and our little dog. Very attractively decorated, it was the best-stocked rental we've ever had. The house was immaculately clean, full of light and so cozy. Radiant heated floors were welcome on crispy mornings, and the patio let us enjoy sunny afternoons. We stayed there for two weeks while we shopped for a house, and it was a great introduction to the quiet, easy pace of Eldorado. We will soon be neighbors, and I definitely plan to recommend Casa Toqui to our friends who want to spend some time in Santa Fe. It's a short 15-20 minutes to restaurants and museums in the city. At Casa Toqui you can have the best of both worlds-city and country-plus gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the mountains.
Very quiet and peaceful
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in Casa Toqui and loved every minute. We wanted to spend some time in Eldorado to see if we might want to retire there.
Casa Toqui was very clean and had recently been updated. The kitchen was very modern with all the appliances that you could want, except for a toaster oven, but we brought our own and it was no problem.
The neighborhood is very quiet and if you are from a large city, like us, you will find that very relaxing. I really miss being in Eldorado and hope to return soon. We want to retire there.
When we arrived, the TV was not set up for high definition. We contacted Sue, who contacted the owner, and within a few days they had arranged for the cable company to upgrade the cable box and dish.
There are bird feeders in the back yard that attract a lot of birds and you will frequently see a cottontail rabbit.
Casa Toqui is an excellent place to spend a vacation and to make things even better, while we were there Herrada road was paved.
Every detail to truly feel at-home
My husband and I have stayed in vacation rentals for over 10 years, and Casa Toqui was truly one of our best experiences. So many little "nice-to-haves" everywhere we turned - in the kitchen, in the utility room, in the bedrooms, on the patio. Someone has put a lot of thought and heart into creating a wonderful vacation home. This is a beautiful home and well-managed. You'll enjoy every part of the experience.
A note to anyone unfamiliar with Santa Fe (we're originally from NM): 1 - If you're looking to relax and take in the beauty of NM, save your money and have a more enjoyable experience by staying outside the plaza (this neighborhood is particularly special). Simply drive and park when you want to visit plaza destinations. 2 - This home like many homes does not have A/C. We stayed in the hottest month of the year, and we were fine. If you're warm-natured and stay during the warm months, bring a small fan to place in the window.
The Eldorado community is just 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe with its museums, restaurants and shops. It also has its own grocery store, coffee shop, restaurants and more, just a few miles away.
Additional pricing information
Monthly rentals require a $700+ security deposit. Long-term guests are required to pay gas & electric over $100/month.