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De la Peña Historic East Side - Experience Santa Fe from the inside out!

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Space 9,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Experience Santa Fe from the inside out! Enjoy the artists and the stories that make Santa Fe the ‘City Different’, the mystique and the beauty that has put Santa Fe on the short list of the most desirable destinations in the world! De la Peña house is in the cultural center of Santa Fe. Walk to Museums of NM, Canyon Road galleries, cafes, Saint Francis Basilica, Santa Fe Plaza or along the famed canal, the Acequia Madre.

Old Hacienda ambiance offers a feeling of New Mexico enchantment; Hi-tech amenities are juxtaposed with thick adobe walls, outdoor fireplaces and chile ristras create a rich Santa Fe experience. Welcome retreats, reunions, couples, business travelers, families, kids and pets!

For the art savvy and/or collector, the estate offers select opportunities to view and live with certain notable originals from the collections of O’Keeffe, Hockney, Warhol, Kahlo, etc.; bicycles are available to tour Santa Fe (we have most of our best things stuffed into 1.9 square miles!); and we love special requests: Chef’s, tour & adventure guides, and other concierge services are available directly by phone and via our app which is included in your reservation!

The Story:

De la Pena is the only remaining hacienda in Santa Fe. Set in the midst of the historic east side, this 6 bedroom, 9000 sq ft. estate has been the passageway for many of the most notable figures in the contemporary ascendence of the region. Ansel Adams has a series of photos which he took of the home that are still here! Also, Georgia O’Keefe, D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Mary Austin, and others have stayed here as they discovered Santa Fe. The story begins nearly 200 years ago when the original structure was built, Sergeant de La Pena of the Mexican army became the first notable owner of a much smaller home in 1845. This era saw many traditional features built into the home. Notice the low archways: to keep marauding horsemen of yesteryear from entering! By the time Frank Applegate acquired the property after the turn of the century, there was already a legendary status to the home which was accented by a feature in House and Garden magazine in 1929! The estate has also been featured in Architectural Digest since then.

The so-called ‘Father of Folk-Art’, Applegate was host to many of these young artists who were making history as they went! He also put his artistry to work in expanding and creating the home you see today. As we have recently had another turn-of-the-century, the estate endures with many of the authentic features intact! De La Pena is a grand adobe structure set amidst gardens and vast lawns, arching fruit trees surround, and a clay tennis court and a chicken coop beckon for outdoor fun!

Casitas on the acreage available with the main estate:

Casita Caminito (studio/1ba)

Casita de la Pena (1bd/1ba)

Casita Francisco (1bd/1ba)

Casita Encanto (2bd/1ba)

More Details

Property Manager
Santa Fe Luxury Rental
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Historic Eastside in Santa Fe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 4 King beds, 2 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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De la Peña Historic East Side - Experience Santa Fe from the inside out!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

50 and Fab!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Could not have been a more beautfiful place to spend my 50th with my best friends! Everything was perfect and was more than we had hoped it to be!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eastham, MA
5

A perfect college reunion at the de la Pena estate

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our group of 6 couples thought the de la Pena estate more than exceeded our expectations for a long weekend in Santa Fe. It was beautifully furnished in southwestern style with incredible outwork all around. fresh flowers were in many of the rooms. Each bedroom was equipped with bottles of water. The kitchen and bathrooms were amply stocked. The house was big with so many rooms to enjoy that we did not have time to appreciate it all. But since we liked it so much we decided it would be more fun to cook in or order in. There were a few glitches with the lights, and some of the fixtures in the bathrooms showed their age but did not impact our stay at all. We were overwhelmed with how well suited the house was for our group.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM
5

Perfect wedding venue

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a beautiful wedding in the backyard and there were enough rooms and bathrooms for our immediate family to stay with us there for several nights. The house has a lot of items that we utilized for our reception, like candles, a gas grill, dishes, decorative wood bowls, etc. The garden made a lovely backdrop for our ceremony and everyone was wowed by it's grandeur and magic.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Santa Fe Luxury - Vacation Homes
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Washington, DC
4

Historic Santa Fe home

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Totally unique, historic home close to everything in Santa Fe. Our group(8 adults) was able to come together for dinners and chats while at the same time doing what each enjoyed - walking, biking, hiking, shopping or just relaxing. Plumbing in the house (baths particularly) could use some update and guests should be advised that there is no A/C. Fans in every room are needed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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sonoma, CA
5

Great Girls Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

There were 9 good friends that wanted to have an experience of art, opera, food and friendship in a classic and comfortable upscale residence in Santa Fe and this was a great experience with all of these components. It was truely a 5 star experience.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bell Canyon
5

A slice of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a wonderful time roaming the different rooms. Loved the outdoor bed. Spent an entire day lounging around the courtyard and backyard. The staff was simply the best ever!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Santa Fe Luxury - Vacation Homes
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