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Beautiful Southwest House 3 Blocks Plaza, 2 to O'Keeffe - Casita Ristra

Bedrooms 1
Space 835 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Freestanding Private House by Artist, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Note: VRBO Online Booking is available for Casita Ristra, but payment is directly to Owner. A decade of practice makes this a pleasant process! Once you reserve, we will talk or email directly for full details on your stay. Thank you!

Newly built in 2010 (purchased by Victoria July 2015), Casita Ristra is a freestanding house artfully created to give one couple or one single that perfect luxury downtown home experience. Read my reviews, please, as even my great photos don't quite show how exceptional the feeling in the casita truly is! You will find the newly furnished interior wonderfully inviting and enjoy the outdoor privacy. This luxurious property is quiet and yet only three blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, two short blocks from the Georgia O’Keeffe museum and one from the Santa Fe Convention Center.

A generous, tastefully designed beautiful space, Casita Ristra has high ceilings, hand-carved beams in every room, numerous skylights and historic-style divided-light windows. The Southwest rugs and entire interior color scheme warm and brighten the spirit. The private coyote-fenced flagstone patio in the front courtyard is perfect for coffee or barbecue at the umbrella table seating 4 (for your old or new friends!) The bedroom patio is protected by a pergola so you can relax and stay cool with drinks or a book even during a hot afternoon Summer rain shower.

You will feel at home with the ample kitchen and bathroom cabinet storage and supplies, granite tile and custom countertops, stainless steel appliances, comfortable leather sectional couch (facing TV AND the traditional woodburning kiva fireplace!), Canadian birch dining table with attractive upholstered chairs, a stunning bathroom with walk-in shower. The king bed in the large bedroom has fine linens, soft pillows, a new top-quality mattress and a 32" Smart HD flatscreen TV and Preferred Cable. The livingroom has an extra large Smart HD flatscreen TV and Preferred Cable and kiva fireplace (with complimentary first-fire pinon firewood set-up). The kitchen is fully and thoughtfully equipped with added conveniences, a gas stove, double-door stainless refrigerator (filtered water and ice), high-end microwave, and handsome tableware.

Other amenities include "real" refrigerated central air-conditioning and forced air heating system, free super-high-speed wireless internet, washer/dryer/laundry basket, good closet space with lots of hangers, full-length mirror, luggage racks and extra blankets. One off-street parking space is included as well.

We clean the casita ourselves, so it is CLEAN (read: immaculate) and everything works! You will love the sense of how much care has been put into making this your favorite place to retreat, while being right downtown Santa Fe.

Ask about combining this casita with others nearby. Or for my assistance in your real estate interests - I am a New Mexico licensed Santa Fe Realtor, devoted to my clients!

More Details

Victoria Rogers
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Victoria Rogers

I am Victoria Rogers - retired RN and practicing massage therapist of 20 years and now caring for others wanting homes in Santa Fe as a conscientious NM Real Estate Broker! I own and manage my property finding usefulness for a lifetime of professional experiences, too many and numerous to mention. Bringing beauty to the environment, love to the people and happiness to every experience is my specialty, and meeting guests who expect less but get so much more also gives me a lot of pleasure. I was enchanted by New Mexico in 1979 and since then, I've had an artist's romance with the land and the culture that is wonderful to share with new and return discoverers of the region. I continue with my photographic work, some of which is permanently archived at the New Mexico Museum of Art. In April 2011, my collaborative book 'Santa Fe's Historic McKenzie Neighborhood' was published with history and original artwork of the architecture of the area where the casita is located. For a few years, I presented more than 80 jazz concerts in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos. You are invited to contact me for the benefits of an exceptional massage at the casita so you can reset and really fully enjoy your vacation. Or request special tips on what Santa Fe has to offer (from a local), for short-term or longterm visits or life change (happy to show you around and give you insighti into Santa Fe's real estate market).

Victoria Rogers purchased this house in 2015

Why Victoria Rogers chose Downtown

Having created and managed a number of vacation rentals in this wonderful historic neighborhood since 2007, I am delighted to be giving all my attention now to the comfortable and ideally located Casita Ristra to bring a quality experience to visitors to Santa Fe. Other properties you can reserve are right next door, so ask me for options to mix 'n match for your friends or family!

What makes this house unique

Dashing out to an event or gallery around the Plaza or strolling into town or along the river on a Summer's eve or when snowflakes are falling after dark, spontaneously stopping into a cafe for delicious New Mexican cuisine just a couple of blocks away, snuggling up in the living room in front of the kiva fireplace while fragrant pinon is burning, listening to the quiet during siesta or at bedtime, not having to get parking when going to a nearby museum, restaurant or performance - these are a few of my favorite things staying downtown in our area. I'm pretty sure you'll consider a massage with me in the casita a "unique benefit" (reminder: I'm a retired RN in private massage therapy practice more than 20 years) or invite me to bring my portfolio for some inspiration. You can also talk real estate with me - I'm experienced and happy to share my knowledge and expertise!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 835 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lots of cabinets, drawers, shower head and hand spray, seat
  • Truly lovely bathroom with skylight, roomy vanity space, lots of cabinets and drawers, custom-tiled deep shower with magnificent showerhead and second hand spray, grab bar, seat, European glass shower door, high ceillings, adjustable mood and bright lighting, plenty of towels/washcloths, hairdryer, lighted magnifying make-up mirror, and supplies you will have handy if needed.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed with superb new mattress and divine gel-topper
  • Bedroom is spacious with superior new mattress and gel topper, 400 TC 100% cotton linens, genuine down pillows, cotton throw, leather arm chair, 6-drawer bureau. Preferred Cable 32" Smart HD TV, high ceilings with beams, blinds for afternoon nap darkness, great overhead dimmables for atmosphere, jaunty bedside lamps and tables, overhead fan (plus central A/C), beautiful Southwest rug, two luggage racks, ample closet space with full-length mirror, shelves and interior light, extra bedding supplies and hangers of all kinds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
I'm your hostess - a retired RN, museum-collected artist and fine-tuned real estate broker. As a local resource - a Santa Fe resident for 40-plus years - I am your personal concierge!


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Beautiful Southwest House 3 Blocks Plaza, 2 to O'Keeffe - Casita Ristra
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect casita for us. Victoria has made this a wonderful place to stay in Santa Fe. The property is very clean and well care for. There wasn't anything we needed that wasn't provided. The casita is only 2 blocks from the O'Keeffe Museum and another short walk to the Plaza. In addition Victoria is great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The casita is warm and inviting and has everything you need in it. It's also conveniently located to the Plaza and all that has to offer. We spent a relaxing week here and definitely would rent it again. The owner is very prompt and pleasant to work with too.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in Santa Fe!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is perfect! The location, the outdoor space! The house is outfitted with quality items. Not cheap stuff like you find at most rentals. The host was kind, attentive and chock-full information about Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfort and Convenience to the Plaza

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful visit to Santa Fe was made that much better by staying at this lovely casita. Victoria couldn't have been easier to work with, very responsive from my very first inquiry and adjusting our arrival date at the last minute when it turned out we could make it to Santa Fe from Maine (we were driving) a day faster. Victoria welcomed us to her place full of information, guidance and enthusiasm. Plenty of details regarding the casita were available, plus suggestions for local restaurants and where to get groceries. The casita itself was perfect for my husband, me and our dog and we all especially enjoyed the enclosed patio. The layout and design of the place are exactly as shown with plenty of space and comfort for us, and set up well for the time we spent there. The plaza was really only a few minutes away. Unlike many Santa Fe rentals that claim you can "walk to the plaza" you really can be there in about 4 minutes from the casita. A great place to stay for any visit to Santa Fe!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our cozy and beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time staying at Casita Ristra (twice for Christmas)! It is a fantastic home in the perfect location!! Victoria is awesome to work with and considers every detail to make you feel right at home! The property is kept very clean and is always in perfect codmdition. My husband and I instantly feel that we are in cozy and familiar surroundings. We look forward to our next visit!! Thank you Victoria!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous locations all around Santa Fe, and this is our very favorite. It is close to everything while still feeling like a retreat. It also has that rare combination of beautiful modern design and amenities while still feeling like it is part of the beating heart of historic Santa Fe. We highly recommend Casita Ristra. Victoria, the owner, will take great care of you!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Fe Airport (Albuquerque Sunport 60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Fe Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-25 or Hgwy 285 and Bypass 599
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous fabulous walking distance
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: not necessary

Emphasis is on the extraordinary location - 3 short blocks (3/10-mile) from the historic heart of downtown Santa Fe - the Plaza! - and also to the Guadalupe Railyard District. Walk to museums/galleries/restaurants/shopping/churches, absolutely everything (even the buses that can take you the 3 or so miles to Museum Hill for the Folk Art Museum, Wheelright, Spanish Colonial Museum and Botanical Gardens!)

Owner is HAPPY to make suggestions for the places not to miss seeing, special events, share links for more information, provide tips on daytrips and routes.

There is so much to see and do in Santa Fe. Hopefully you are coming for a bunch of days and can really enjoy the visit and also have a wonderful retreat in your quiet, private, luxury casita.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Last Minute Reservation
20 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
26 Jul 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Indian Market
15 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season
22 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
25 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit cleaning £91.78 + Tax
Pet Fee £30.59 + Tax


VRBO Guest Services Fee is paid directly to VRBO with your Online Booking credit card.
Payment is 50% by personal or electronic check transfer to reserve, total due by 30 days in-advance of arrival.
Taxes: 8.44% State on total, 7.13% Lodger's only on nightly rental fee
Cleaning is $120. Additional cleanings are required and charged for stays longer than 10 days
Vacation Rental Agreement requires credit card information by the time of check-in as a substitute for damage deposit

Indian Market and Christmas/New Year's reservations are paid-in-full at the time of making the reservation

MONTHLY RENTALS WELCOME! Please request quote (no taxes added to stays of 30 nights or more)

Cancellations receive refunds by the number of nights re-rented, pro-rated plus $25 handling fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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