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+50%OffSale $79/$99/$125 nt thru May 15. Elegant SantaFe Retreat Mtn View

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Santa Fe - Casa De La Vaca

2 Bdrm,1 Ba, Dining Rm, Kitchen, Living Rm,sunroom, 1 fireplace BDR, Cable, Wifi

Santa Fe's Finest Enchiladas at Check In! Although the calendar may look not filled on line, approx. 50% is booked through 2016 as I leave the calendar open to refer to other homes I own that may be avail. ( Casa St. Francis- Vrbo #325257, Casa Apache VRBO # 485186, Casa Marquez Loft Vrbo #329808) So be sure to enter dates for your desired stay so I can confirm availability and specials. 63- FIVE Star Ratings given by our pleased guests at our VRBO Santa Fe listings. Casa de La Vaca is nestled in the secluded Canoncito Valley on the Galisteo Creek on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest near Eldorado/ Santa Fe exit.. Just 3 miles off the Eldorado exit, even closer than most Eldorado homes from the exit and much more private, picturesque as if you were driving through Georgia O'Keeffe country! Enjoy this sustainable, solar, Green Built Santa Fe style home with exposed vigas, latillas, plastered adobe walls, brick, wood and tiled floors. Lots of Santa Fe charm. Enjoy right in your backdoor, the Santa Fe National Forest, dark night skies for stargazing and Santa Fe country, canyon, mountain living. COZY with wood burning fireplace in master bedroom. We just added my favorite perk to this house, an outdoor trail leading to a private canyon with adirondack chairs, a gas firepit and stunning canyon NM scenery to star gaze at night. Fully stocked kitchen ready for you to bring your food to prepare. WIFI, Satellite Cable TV loaded with popular movie and sports channels. Just 3 miles from the interstate but you'll feel like you left all the hustle and bustle behind. Washer /Dryer, outdoor furniture and grill. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy this vacation, charming retreat! 2 Bedrooms with Queen Beds. Sleeps 4. Tranquil, serene, stunning canyon views, nearby hiking, bird watching, nature retreat! New outdoor deck just installed for outdoor dining, gardens to bloom......

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Francis Phillips
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2016

About Francis Phillips

Owner of 4 VRBO/Homeaway Santa Fe rentals with 5 Star Reviews. Mortgage Banker, National Speaker, Property Manager.

Francis Phillips purchased this house in 2014

Why Francis Phillips chose New Mexico

Cozy, Santa Fe Charm- Adobe experience. Just 3 miles from the Eldorado exit yet you'll feel like you're driving through stunning, Georgia O'Keeffe country. Country, Santa Fe private charm yet fifteen minutes to the Plaza!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

+50%OffSale $79/$99/$125 nt thru May 15. Elegant SantaFe Retreat Mtn View
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews


  • 3 of 5

While we enjoyed our two week stay at this home in late July 2016, having stayed at probably a dozen outstanding Santa Fe area VRBO homes over the years, this one earns a three star rating, as it could use some attention in a number of spots.

Inside - at the base of the stairs there is a sunken area in the brick floor that is filled-in by covering with two or three rugs/mats; the glass pane one one of the kitchen cabinets is cracked, as is a portion of the tile counter-top; and at least one of the kitchen drawers has an ill-functioning guide. The bathroom sports a bathtub that is quite small - so much so that I (and I'm only 6'1") couldn't fit to take a traditional bath and instead had to shower only.

Outside - the backyard deck substructure is not adequately supported and has flooring that is visibly bowed (we learned during our visit that the deck covers the septic tank system, as a sewer service person interrupted our day to do some sort of work), and the Adirondack chairs are quite wobbly and should be replaced.

It was quite hot during our visit and while the A/C unit in the master bedroom was effective, it did little to cool our friends who were using the guest room just down the hall. Fans that were provided helped a bit.

All in all the setting is quite lovely, but the house itself needs some attention. I won't be adding this home to my list of recommended rentals that I share with friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of the 5 VRBO homes I have over the past 4 years, all have received 100% 5 star ratings including this home which earned 5 starrs form the past ten visitors until this reviewer. The guests were allowed to bring 2 dogs which left pet hairs everywhere including sofas and we never complained and cleaned behind them. A great weekly rate was offered and much lower than the Santa Fe average priced home. We did find two wood plans ob the deck warped and had them replaced immediately. I am sure the other homes this guest stayed did not offer the same low price and accommodations. Our first 3 star rating ever in 4 years as we have always earned 5 stars.. Guess you can't please this visitor at the great weekly rate negotiated. Thanks for the commentary and hope the other guests consider that 10 of the other 11 ratings were all 5 stars and with a great price till this one.. This guest left the home in not so great shape and we still refunded their deposit in full in good faith. $142 a night for 4 adults and 2 pets in Santa Fe high season? We hope others view the other ten 5 star ratings as this is a beautiful home with a/c offered for the home with fans to cool the rest of the home. We could have assisted and shown this guest how to cool the home had they asked. Never heard a peep from them till after they checked out and left hits review.
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clean and nice home

  • 5 of 5

i recently stayed here with family and it was such a nice little getaway. we were very impressed with the home, lots of room and is so peaceful. we had a group of four and had all kinds of room. it was so easy to get to town and yet you felt like you were out in the middle of nowhere. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Allen, Virginia

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a paradise getaway for my family. It was accurately depicted in the pictures, and was even more magical than we had imagined! We were greeted by Michael and felt very welcome. A delicious dish of chicken enchiladas awaited us in the refrigerator, and they became our first night's dinner. We loved eating in the dining area while watching many birds feeding, not to mention the two large rabbits who also fed on the birdseed. It looked like something out of a Disney movie! The beds were sooooo comfortable; the quiet and beauty of the surrounding area lulled us to sleep, and the night sky with bright stars was incredible. The adobe home was super clean and cozy, and was very accessible to Santa Fe, which we visited for two days. We loved touring the historic city most of the day, but equally enjoyable was going home to this vacation rental at night. Thank you, Michael and Francis!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

I can't rave enough on this home. We have stayed in other VBRO homes and this one by far was the best. The home has everything one could or would possibly need to cook as if you were in your own home. The view is stunning. The bird watching from the dining room window could almost make you late for whatever your doing, because you just don't realize how much time has passed while you are watching the birds. I will say that I am a big bed person and that makes or breaks a stay for me, but I have to say the beds in this home are extremely comfortable!!!! The location isn't to far from to ski, we even made the drive to snowmobile while we were there and the drive was great the scenery was fanastic as there was snow everywhere. We will certainly be back next year for the ski season. This home would also be great for a couples get a way. Thank you Francis/Michael for such a wonderful stay (the enciliadas were a hit).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Country Casita

  • 5 of 5

Each December, my husband and I take a short vacation to unwind after the fall semester. This year, we spent 5 wonderful nights in this charming casita. The surroundings were quiet and peaceful (and beautiful in snow). Michael and Francis were great hosts --- they even brought us delicious enchiladas. The location of the property is convenient for trips into Santa Fe and into the mountains for snowshoeing and outdoor fun. And on days when we felt like staying in, the casita was a quiet and cozy place to relax and read. A great rental with great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edwards, Colorado

Quiet Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Grayson (my dog) and I spent 4 lovely nights at this lovely home. It was quiet, peaceful, safe and comfy. I especially appreciated Michael being nearby, being so nice and helpful yet allowing me total privacy. He left me fantastic enchiladas which were greatly appreciated as I arrived tired and did not want to go out. I found the home a wonderful place to write and relax. Grayson and I enjoyed the quiet walks during daylight and I was totally stunned at the night sky when we went out at night. The stars and Milkyway were a treat to see so clearly. Definitely recommend the place and Michael. Thank you again. Will look forward to seeing you in February.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Fe, AIrport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Eldorado Village
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Throughout Santa Fe
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Fina, Eldorado ,Harry's Roadhouse,Steaksmith
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas/ New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
15 May 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79 + Tax
Rental Insurance Policy £47 + Tax
Housekeeping £79 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Santa Fe's Finest Enchiladas at Check
+50% OFF SALE $79/$99/ $125 a nt thru May 15, 2017 Except Holidays and Spring Break
$125 nt Nightly
$ 99 a Nt Min 7+ Nts ($693 a wk)(Except Holiday Weeks, Balloon Fest,Wine Chile, INdian, Spanish, Folk Mkts
$ 79 Nt Min 30 + Nights Excluding Holiday Weeks and Spring Break listed above.

Spring Break March $149 a night

May 15, 2017 thru High Season October 31, 2017
$189 a night Mon- Wed Nights
$225 a night Thur- Sun Nights
$175 a Night Min 7+ Nights
$225 a nt Holiday Weeks- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

$100 Cleaning/$100 Pet Fee/ $59 Rental Insurance/ 7% Santa Fe Tax
Additional Pet fee or Refundable Security Deposit may occur with multiple pets,,,,

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One Full Bath with tub/Showr
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with fireplace
  • 2 Bedrooms with Luxury Linen Queen Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful Outdoor COurtyards including gas fire pit and chairs in what feels like a Georgia OKeeffe canyon setting.

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