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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Mountain Views on Greenbelt

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

Because so many folks miss this info in house rules, Casa Artista is not suitable for children under 12 and we cannot make exceptions.

This house is wonderful for grown-ups, but full of fragile artwork, and lots of ways for little kids to hurt themselves by just running around as normal, healthy kids do.

This lovely comment about the house 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

Jessica Wesolek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe in Santa Fe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • 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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Casa Artista, Elegant, Quiet, on Greenbelt but very close to Village Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Dream Home!

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you could possibly want in a vacation rental. Just open up the screen door and breath in that aromatic Santa Fe air, or watch the multitude of birds, including hummingbirds! When the sky is just right(no cloud cover) you can see billions of stars, satellites and meteors! One morning we even heard coyotes calling. The area has walking paths and a very nice grocery store. Jessica, the owner, was so wonderful to give suggestions of local places to eat and new adventures to explore! My sister and I could not have asked for a better place to spend our mornings and evening after long days walking the streets of Santa Fe. I look forward to returning to this peaceful setting that is Casa Artista as it met all of our needs and more. Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leesa - It was such a pleasure to meet you and your sister, and especially to see your obvious appreciation for the natural "little miracles" of wildlife, stars, and bird watching that make this area so special. Thank you for taking such good care of the Casa and I sure do hope to see you both again soon. Next time, maybe we can get together for a happy hour or something! jessica
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Highly recommended, clean, friendly host and very private.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the privacy it was also very close to highways and downtown Santa Fe. The inside and the outside was very inviting.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kathy. Hope to see you again. jessica
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The home is very comfortable in a nicely secluded part of town.

  • 5 of 5

The owner takes a lot of personal interest in making sire the guest are comfortable...and it shows. The area is very peaceful and quiet, yet has a full service grocery store near by along with restaurants and a gym.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home, peaceful and quiet, with everything needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to get away for the Thanksgiving holiday week with our two teenage children for fun and relaxation. Having recently lost my mom, we took my father with us so that he could enjoy family time with us as well. We wanted a peaceful, quiet place in the Santa Fe area but not in the city. After looking at various options online, when we came across Casa Artista we were sure we had found the perfect place. Once we got there, we were very happy to discover that we were right!

The house was everything we expected it to be and it met all our needs, with three spacious bedrooms, a comfortable living room, a well-equipped kitchen for cooking and baking, and a great table for dining and playing family board games in the evenings. There was even a really nice BBQ grill available, which we enjoyed using one day. The house was clean, well-maintained, and elegantly decorated, with the special touch of Jessica's artwork throughout. The house is in a great location, easy to find and with easy highway access only a few minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but with a secluded, private feeling due to being on a large lot with a greenbelt behind the house. It was super quiet and serene. The night sky was awesome with great star viewing. The grocery store nearby had everything we needed.

Jessica was very friendly and helpful. She met us at the house when we arrived, showed us around and made good suggestions. It was comforting to know that she was close by and that we could call if there was anything we needed (which we didn't since everything was already provided). We also had the opportunity to visit her gallery in Santa Fe and my daughter bought a nice pair of earrings there. Jessica offers her guests a small discount on purchases at her gallery, which was an unexpected bonus.

Activities we enjoyed included: the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe (a must if you're into art like my daughter and I are), the Loretto Chapel (you've got to see the spiral staircase to believe it), hiking and seeing the Anasazi cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Park (about an hour's drive from the house). My kids also really enjoyed doing a horseback trail ride with Broken Saddle Riding Company in nearby Cerrillos. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to see MeowWolf, which Jessica recommended, but it sounds really cool and now we have a reason to go back.

I would definitely recommend Casa Artista as we had a very comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed meeting your family, Ron, and knowing that Casa Artista was full of family fun for the Thanksgiving Hoiiday. You were perfect guests, and we would love to have you stay with us any time.
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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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Prices & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.22
Damage Deposit £194.2

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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