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Casa Artista, Elegant, Quiet, on Greenbelt but very close to Village Center

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Eldorado at Santa Fe - Casa Artista

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Mountain Views on Greenbelt

PLEASE NOTE: We DO accept all major credit cards directly through contact with the Owner. The online booking form may say otherwise.

Casa Artista - This beautiful artist's home is now available for guests.

Here is a comment that was posted on Facebook by a former neighbor:

"Having lived next door to this little charmer since it was built (although I moved away last year), I know it's a wonderful and peaceful place for visitors and guests of Santa Fe residents to spend a few days or a week. The sunsets are beyond description, and the little breakfast/morning tea setting in the front courtyard is an inviting place to listen to the birds, watch the hummers and experience the sights and smells of the high desert. It's bound to be a people-pleaser for those who want more tranquility than the City Different can offer. And, it's under-priced for all that it is--sweet and cozy."

Stunning but simple Santa Fe style throughout, and everything you need for comfort and cooking, and relaxing. Fully equipped kitchen even has a slow cooker and waffle maker!

As a special treat, we provide the makings of some delicious Santa Fe snacks upon your arrival.

Casa Artista sits on an acre and a half on one of Eldorado's greenbelts, providing quiet communing with Nature and wildlife sitings from a large patio with dining tables and fruit trees. Protected night sky star gazing is a special treat. At this altitude, you are truly up among the stars.

You would think you were away from it all, but only a mile away is the Eldorado village commercial area with a great market, restaurants, wine bar, craft beer tasting room, and varied shopping activities.

And only 15 minutes away is the bustling Santa Fe Plaza area where the property owner has a lovely gallery which provides some of the amazing artwork in Casa Artista.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 6 . Sorry, but we are unable to make exceptions.


No Pets

Children must be 12 years or older

No Smoking Inside or Outside. (Would present a fire danger to the greenbelt area.)

Our home can sleep six. The master suite has a queen bed, flat screen TV, comfy rocking chair, walk-in shower, and circular soaking tub. Guest room one has a queen bed and reading area, and Guest Room 2 has two twin beds and a rocking chair.

We DO NOT have extra sleeping space like pull-out sofas, futons, cots, etc. and do not allow sleeping bags to accommodate extra guests.

The high-ceilinged central living area (kitchen, dining, living room) divides the master suite from the guest wing. The two guest rooms are served by a guest bath with walk-in shower.

All the beds have thick memory foam mattress toppers for ultimate comfort, and every window in the house has a wonderful view.

With 1300 square feet of living space, a large patio in back, and a large, walled courtyard in front (with a covered swing), Casa Artista offers plenty of living space without being too large.

Ideal for a romantic getaway, a girlfriends' weekend, a family vacation with older children, or two couples traveling together, but also perfectly sized for a single vacationer to feel comfortable. Our home is NOT suitable for children under 12.


Start by Clicking the Instant Quote to get a total for your stay. If the calendar says the property is available, it is, as we keep our calendar updated.

Owner will respond (usually within 15 minutes) to confirm your reservation.

Just like a hotel, you call the owner with a credit card to confirm the reservation. The first night's stay will be charged to the credit card. This deposit is refundable until 60 days prior to check-in.

All major credit cards are accepted for payment.

BALANCE is payable upon check-in. Damage Deposit will be refunded as soon as we find that the house has been left as it was upon arrival (with the exception of used linens, etc.).


Washer/Dryer in a separate laundry room with iron and ironing board.

WI-fi (high-speed) and Comcast Cable (220 channels plus HBO).

40" Flat screen in Living Room and 32" Flat Screen in Master

All cooking, serving, and dinnerware (for 8) is provided along with wine glasses (for red or white wines). Hand carved dining table seats four, counter island seats two very comfortably, and there is outdoor seating for 8 at two tables.

Spacious outdoor parking for 3+ vehicles.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jessica Wesolek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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About Jessica Wesolek

I am a Santa Fe artist and gallery owner who bought this house with my mother and brother in 2010 so my mother could live close-by. This was wonderful until she got homesick for Michigan, and moved back to her home town. We have kept the house as a family guest house and studio/getaway for me, but have now decided to offer its wonders to others as well.

Jessica Wesolek purchased this house in 2010

Why Jessica Wesolek chose New Mexico

When we shopped for a home for my Mom, we were looking for a perfect little "castle", and that is what Casa Artista looks like as you drive up the road. It is perfectly sited on a rise and has wonderful views in every direction.

My main home is also in Eldorado - just 5 minutes away - and I love this community for its beauty and serenity. Eldorado used to be a huge ranch and when it was sold for development, there were many covenants put in place to keep the low profile, natural rolling, landscape looking unscathed. All architecture is one story, Pueblo or Territorial style, adobe colored, and blends beautifully into the natural surroundings. All power and phone lines are buried so nothing obscures your views, and the protected night sky is even more surreal than the amazing sunsets and cloud formations of the Santa Fe area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We had a great visit and it's a great house.

Dec 2015
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Casa Artista, Elegant, Quiet, on Greenbelt but very close to Village Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Perfect house, perfect weather, spectacular landscapes

  • 5 of 5

Three sisters from right and left coasts converging at Casa Artista for a warm week in the fall. House met all our needs, from barbequing to baking. Backyard visitors included quail, magpies, a giant jay, ubiquitous ravens, and lots of LBBs (little brown birds). The coyotes called at night, the night sky was beautiful, and we had a full moon. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, easy to keep tidy. And you can eat the apples. House is easy to find, has easy freeway access to all points, and Jessica was a pleasure to work with.

Grocery store met all our needs, including fish, and offers some bulk/bin purchasing. Not so good on Sunday or Monday until they restock from the weekend. Whole Foods and Trader Joes easy to find in Santa Fe.

Favorite activities: Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks near Cochiti is a MUST – beautiful, mysterious, inspiring. Try the slot canyon trail – despite its warnings, you can go more than halfway up before it gets difficult (and we are all 60+). Also take the additional drive up to the veterans’ memorial for a look back down on the tent rocks. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge just past Taos offers great vistas. Chimayo for those who like fiber arts. Pecos National Historical Park is close to the house and a good introduction to pueblos. Bandelier was a closer look at cave dwellers. Next time we would make time for Los Alamos. And you can always follow the water by the aspen and cottonwoods in full fall color.

We did a restaurant food tour in Santa Fe one night – well worth the price. Jessica recommended the Terra Cotta Wine Bistro (near the beautifully curated Georgia O’Keefe museum and the Santa Fe School of Cooking )– we went there twice for lunch and wine! Also take time to pop into her gallery which is close by. We did a walk up Canyon Road, enjoying the exteriors but a bit oversaturated with all the galleries.

If you fly into Albuquerque, stop at the Visitor Information booth at the airport – they were very helpful and recommended the Turquoise Trail drive to Santa Fe instead of the freeway – a nice introduction to the landscape.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dang, Margo - you should be a travel writer! So glad you loved the house and the Terra Cotta Wine Bistro as much as I do. Look forward yo seeing you again! jessica
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A great first visit to New Mexico and Casa Artista

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I attended a wedding north of Santa Fe and chose not to go into a downtown hotel, opting to stay outside of the city. After investigating options on VRBO for places to stay we chose Casa Artista and we were glad we did. We found we could leave the hustle and bustle of our busy days behind and relax in the peace and quiet of Casa Artista. In particular we enjoyed the back patio where we could relax, enjoy a cocktail and observe the activity in the greenway behind the house. If we make our way back to the Santa Fe area we will definitely consider Casa Artista. We found the home very clean, well equipped and comfortable.

We also found Jessica very nice to deal with. One of the suggestions she made was to visit a place called MeowWolf which we did and enjoyed very much. It is hard to explain so you will have to explore yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you and although New Hampshire is a long way from here, we hope the magic of Santa Fe and New Mexico will lure you back for another visit! Glad you made it to Meow Wolf. One of a kind for sure. Jessica
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Beautiful and Serene the perfect spot to rest at the end of a day in Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

This was a girl friends get-a-way weekend for Indian Market. We split up duties to plan the trip, mine was to choose a place to stay. I'm always nervous about looking at pictures and a map to make a decision for everyone; however, we were all in agreement we hit the jackpot. The home was clean, nicely furnished and equipt with everything we needed. The outdoor patios provided a perfect spot for our end of day ritual, wine, snacks, a review of our purchases and some great bird watching. Really great hummingbirds!

The owners were always available, helpful and delightful to work with. They made parking and restaurant recommendations that proved to be highlights of our trip. The village market just a mile away made grocery shopping easy and we even visited the local Farmers Market on Friday night.

So, will we go back--absolutely! And, will this be our choosen place to stay--absolutely! And, have I recommended it friends--absolutely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to you all coming back - you were delightful tenants. - jessica
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Lovely casa!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. It was a great place to enjoy late nights and early coffee. Eldorado has a wonderful market, and La Plancha restaurant was delicious. The drive to Santa Fe was quick! A great place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO

An Oasis in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't begin to do justice to how beautifully and artfully this home is decorated. I expected something typically southwest, but Casa Artista takes it up a notch. The red accents are the splash of color that this adobe home needs to stand out. The furnishing are topnotch and the kitchen has everything you need. We had a very comfortable, relaxing, and romantic stay.

Jessica met us at the house to show us around. We knew she was only a phone call away if we needed anything, but what could we possibly need. Like most homes in this area of New Mexico, there was no air conditioning, but there were portable swamp coolers and we were able to stay very comfortable despite the 90+ heat that weekend.

We visited every morning with the hummingbirds and other wildlife in the back over a leisurely breakfast. The flowers and plants in the front courtyard and the back area are especially lush for New Mexico and give you a feeling of being in an oasis in the desert. Casa Artista is on a large lot on the Greenbelt. You have an amazing view and privacy, yet you also feel very secure. It's a very short drive into old Santa Fe, but you may feel so comfortable you won't want to leave. I would highly recommend Casa Artista, and I hope to be able to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! You were awesome guests, left the house in beautiful condition, and I certainly look forward to any time you stay with us in the future. Jessica
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Garland,TX, USA

Gorgeous & comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Jessica is very nice & her home is gorgeous. I'm a birder & enjoyed seeing a variety of birds on her patio. 2ND home to rent in a 3 part road trip with son & grandkids. Best pillows & mattress I found anywhere. I would book this home again & highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eldorado at Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Cleaning Fee £99 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Your initial payment of $225 is your first night's rent. It is refundable up to 60 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eldorado at Santa Fe, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom sleeps two in a queen size bed. Has attached master bath, flat screen tv, 2 large closets, a large tv cabinet which functions well for storage of belongings, and a very comfortable rocking chair. Bedroom 2 sleeps two in a queen bed, has one large closet, and a reading area. Bedroom 3 sleeps two in two twin beds, has one closet and a rocking chair. All mattresses are topped with 3" memory foam for your sleeping comfort. NOTE: There are no extra sleeping amenities like fold-out sofas, futons, etc.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Perfect for 1 -2 Couples, small families with older children, girlfriend week-ends, quiet retreat time. Serene and peaceful. Maximum occupancy of 6 (including children). Please leave a note with your request or inquiry describing your party and with the ages of any children in the party. We do not accept children under 12 years of age.

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