Historic Adobe Home 2 Blocks from Plaza-Free Bkfst Bskt & Special Summer Rates!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Las Cruces house description
Mesilla is a historic pueblo where the Gadsen Purchase was signed and many historic events have transpired. Population of 2500, traditionally Mexican-American, and rich with cultural history, adobe architecture and events on the Plaza which is 2 blocks north, shopping, and several family owned restaurants and clubs.
Las Cruces adjoins Mesilla and has most of the cultural amenities you would expect of a community of 95,000. This site is ideal for walking, and bicycle riding; long rides through the Mesilla Valley are easy to have. The river, Rio Grande runs beside the town and there is a network of irrigation ditches throughout the town that service the fields of pecan groves, and chiles. Winters are mild, and we have 325 days of sun a year.
The house is simple, with the deluxe amenities and easy to enjoy.Summer rates are now in place until September! Home is very comfortable in scale, 1400 sq ' of living space plus the enclosed garden. New this year, STAY 3 NIGHTS OR MORE AND FIND A BREAKFAST STARTER BASKET ON YOUR TABLE WITH ORGANIC EGGS, BUTTER, COFFEE, MILK AND 2 MUFFINS. YUMMY! COMPLIMENTS OF THE OWNER.
The garden is right outside the back door and is private, and intimate, well designed and inspiring. The home style is 'old mexican' and has faux finished floors and walls which are 3 ft. thick adobe. There is a handcarved king sleigh bed in the master bedroom and comfortable furnishings as well as hand made copper sinks and efficient stacked washer and dryer.
Although you have all of the comforts of a boutique hotel suite, the simplicity of its amenities is appealing to a certain simplified aesthetic. The owner does not want it to lose its historic feeling by overly modernizing it, and the home is on the historical register. Owner is an artist and walls are full of original artwork from her collection. Easel and art supplies are available upon request.
Maximum stay is 15 days.
There is parking in back for 2 vehicles and/or RV.
Keywords: Historic adobe house
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
An additional fee of $50 will be required, maximum of 2 pets. (see contract) Must be picked up after and not allowed to sleep on the furniture, be on the furniture or dig in the garden. Please pick up after pet and put waste in dumpster. Please bring pet bed and toys to keep pet happy. Pet must not be left alone in home for extended period time (all day) and additional damages will be deducted from your security deposit. Responsible pet owners need not do more than their usual caretaking and supervising. Respect for the furnishings and garden is what is most important. Thank you....moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
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- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Wood Fireplace:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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- formal garden with several seating and dining areas, carved stone 3 tier fountain in center, 2 blocks to historic plaza, numerous historic homes and scenic views of mountains, paths along irrigation ditches to walk for miles, pellet stove, floor heaters, evaporated air cooler. There is NO landline phone in this home....moreless
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- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View:
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Home is 1400 sq feet plus large enclosed garden...ideal for writers, artists, tourists, a retreat for the creative souls who like a very simple and tranquil environment. There is an independent film theater 1 1/2 blocks north of the home. It is a historic adobe theater. You will awaken to church bells in the morning, 2 blocks away on the plaza...very peaceful!Find out more about historic Mesilla at http://www.oldmesilla.org/ ...moreless
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adobe living at its best
adobe living at its best
just came back from having stayed 2 days at the home and enjoyed its ambiance and charm. it took me back to visiting my granny and her adobe home in el paso. it was nicely furnished and decorated with the owner's own art pieces. the patio was a fantastic place to read a book while taking in the wonderful weather. the doggies enjoyed sunning themselves in the completely enclosed patio. its a home i could see myself living in--it was that comfy!! having lived in the mesilla park area many years ago, i was very happy to see no "modern" updates to old mesilla. there are no big macs, no pizza huts or any fastfood joints. the home is a mere 2 short blocks from the plaza and all its restaurants and shops. there is a wonderful bookstore in the plaza the has a good eclectic mix of titles and lots on the local new mex area. unless you want a "touristy" type restaurant with all the bells and whistles--i would stay away from LA POSTA- restaurant.
- Guest cadenarich (los angeles)
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: You are very kind, Richard. I wish you had stayed longer and I hope you'll come back, doggies and all. Yes, it's a prize, a jewel, and a treasure for my guests. Thank you.
Rob and Terry
Rob and Terry
We cannot say enough about how much we loved our stay at this special little home. We immediately felt at home after Ouida met us and showed us the ropes. The home was exactly as pictured and so close to the historic Mesilla plaza. It was easy to prepare your meals with an adequately stocked kitchen and great to have a laundry as well. Ouida is a wonderful hostess and so very talented. We encourage all who stay here to visit her studio and see her work. There is more to do in the area than you will have time for in one stay but you can always come back as we plan to do. We went to Double Eagle for our anniversary-a wonderful restaurant. Took some friends to La Posta and went to the Bean often. Also enjoyed Café de Mesilla in the plaza.
- Guest Terry (Geneva,Ohio)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Some of the nicest people come to stay. This couple were eager to get out of northern Ohio and enjoy the mild weather and I am so glad we became friends and I will see them on their return visit next year. Thanks Terry and Rob!
New Mexican Enchantment
New Mexican Enchantment
This was the third time we have stayed at this lovely old adobe house, as we enjoy it so much. The many artistic touches, eclectic furniture, modern appliances, all combined with the the original walls and ceilings is very unique. The house is always clean, and we sleep wonderfully well on the comfortable bed. Each time we have visited, it has been in winter, with just peeks of spring coming in. Yet, on a sunny day, it is still lovely to sit outside in the sun. The short walk to the old plaza is wonderful, and even in winter there is a farmers market, though not with fresh produce in January. We enjoy day trips around the Las Cruces vicinity for widely diverse sightseeing, including hiking, museums, ghost towns, old Spanish Missions, while taking many pictures as we go. In the evening, we sit in the study and upload and look at the day's photos. The pellet stove is so cozy, and there is nothing like being curled up with a good book and a nice fire on a chilly night after a day full of activities. Ouida is a lovely person, and is always available for help and information, and keeps us well stocked with pellets. Love going to Andele's for New Mexican food, and St. Claire's Winery, both on her recommendation. All in all, we cannot think of a more lovely location to use as a home base for our roaming in southern New Mexico.
- Guest Fran and Gary (Green Bay, WI)
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: My goodness, this is heartening to read from my repeat guests from Wisconsin. I always enjoy having them back and only wish they could see the roses in the garden in the spring. I'll have to send a picture. Thanks very much, Ouida
This was an adventure the house was charming in it's own way and the kitchen was adequate "after I went out and bought a few pans" which I was reimbursed for. The biggest problem for us was the "garden" is right on a VERY busy street not so peaceful between the traffic and barking dogs also the gas fumes made it impossible to enjoy sitting out there for very long. I did like the walk on the canal each day as it was pecan harvest time and I found this very interesting. Mesilla's Christmas eve was nothing to brag about in my opinion and the street so crowded we went home for dinner. All in all it is was a good trip....the house could REALLY use a good cleaning and if you are short like me use the aprons provided as the stove and sink area hits you about mid chest so anything you wear will be a mess. I understand the adobe and stone floors are hard to clean but doors and such cld all use a deep cleaning and the floor a scrubbing.
- Guest Prairie Princess (Wyoming)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Well, you can't please all the people all the time.Sadly this was a complainer that found fault with everything....the pans she bought were from the cheap store and I have removed them from this wonderful old home. When a house is more than 150 years old and has 3' thick adobe walls and the original viga and latilla ceiling, there is no way to make it all shiney new like a condo or a track house. Consider the source, and then decide. Ouida
Delightful stay in Old Mesilla adobe
Delightful stay in Old Mesilla adobe
We had a wonderful time in Ouida’s historic Mesilla adobe over New Years. The adobe is cozy and provides all that one needs for a comfy home away from home. Our week long stay, which included a rare touch of snow, afforded us opportunities to visit the many shops on and around the plaza in Mesilla, and to sample several restaurants in the area. La Posta has been one of our favorite Mexican restaurants for many years (I am an NMSU graduate), and it is only two blocks from Ouida’s abode. We also enjoyed two evenings of movies at the historic Fountain Theater, only one block from our abode. Probably the highlight of our time in Mesilla was the visit to Ouida’s studio where she showed us some of the techniques used in her art. We’re looking forward to a return visit! This is our second attempt at this posting; we hope this one makes it onto the site.
- Guest Gary & Mary Ann (Torrance, California)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks very much Gary and Mary Ann, it was equally enjoyable to meet you and share the special magic I know exists in this very old and welcoming home. Come back soon and I will make sure that there is no snow (once in a blue moon) scheduled for your visit. Take care, Ouida
Wonderful place to stay-within 2 blocks of Old Mesilla plaza, beautifully decorated and plenty of room! We will definitely go back.
- Guest kibb (Payson, Arizona)
- Date of stay 01/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: Thank you Virginia! I am so glad you feel that way and as I always remind my guests, your rate will be the same with each return visit. Warm regards. OT
This is a special place for special people: those who appreciate the charm of a place that is redolent of time and history, who like a very relaxed atmosphere that has enough modern comforts but not all the ones that they may be used to at home. It's the kind of place where you wake up in the morning and sit out in the garden with a fresh cup of coffee and read, listen to the water flow in the fountain, and/or just contemplate. My favorite spot is the built-in sectional in the living room, which is also the coolest spot in the summer, where I can curl up with a good book and forget the world. The dining room is also very cozy and wonderful for informal dining. The location is also very convenient to just about every place we would want to go. Good restaurants nearby, and some within short walking distance. The owner is charming, interesting, and very accommodating. We are definitely coming back here.
- Guest Les (Columbus, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/23/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: It's such a pleasure to find my guests feel comfortable and welcome!
When my brother and I walked into this beautiful adobe we both said WOW! It was everything and more than expected. The owner's art work hangs throughout the house so bring your checkbook because you will have to have one or more of her works. The owner, the house and the people of the area will make you feel like you have always lived here. There is a reason New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment and this home is the essence of that enchantment, The property is only 1 block from the Plaza of Mesilla so the walk is easy. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, one of which we really enjoyed was the St. Claire Winery. The menu was extensive and delicious. The Bean does a great breakfast. If you are here on Sunday go to the Double Eagle for their buffet. It's worth the trip just to see the big shell serving bowls. (Can you tell I don't get out much?) Do not miss the shops around the plaza. Every shop keeper will make you feel welcome. And last, but not least, a trip to this part of the world will be one of the least expensive vacations but one of the richest experiences you will have. Just let the rest of the world go away and sit in the stillness and be at peace.
- Guest Alissa (Dallas, Texas)
- Date of stay 01/30/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: I think we call this a happy guest experience! These were great people and I'm pleased to say that all of our guests have found their own unique and meaningful experience by being here. Thank you dear Guests, please come again. Ouida
A lovely and interesting place to stay.
A lovely and interesting place to stay.
The home is comfortable and very clean. Ouida made us feel right at home. The location is great and we would recommend staying here.
- Guest Kathleen & Michael (Fremont, CA)
- Date of stay 08/15/10
- Review Submitted 09/01/10
We recently spent a week in October at this home in Mesilla. It was our second visit having been there in October, 2008. We have thoroughly enjoyed out vacations there and it was great "coming home" to Mesilla after a day of sightseeing. The home and patio are comfortable and cozy and 2 blocks up the street is the historic Mesilla Plaza. This year on the Plaza we enjoyed a 2 hour Mariachi concert and in 2008 we attended a political rally there for VP nominee, Joe Biden. During both stays the owner, Ouida, invited us to her art studio for a tour of her current projects. Also, this year the Mesilla Valley Bosque has opened and is a short 5 minute drive from the home. We spent an early Saturday morning bird watching on the Rio Grande. Our week in this Mesilla home went by all too quickly.
- Guest Tom and Kiersten Watkins (Memphis, TN)
- Date of stay 11/15/09
- Review Submitted 11/15/09
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Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2014
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 30
3 night min stay
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3 night min stay
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- cleaning fee: $25 + tax
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 7.563%
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- Nearest Airport: El Paso Int'l at 40 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: 2 blocks, La Posta, among others at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Artist/Designer with wonderful historic property and her own home near-by. I love to restore and design functional and artistic spaces to live in and enjoy. The home is actually larger than the photos allow, and has a definite wow! factor for those who appreciate historic environments.
Why the Owner Chose Las Cruces:
This home was originally my studio, where I would make art and greet visitors. As it turns out, after going through the process of restoring it from a ruinous rent house to a gorgeous historic home, I couldn't bear to paint or make creative messes in it any longer and so I was able to offer it to others to enjoy while I found a less precious dwelling nearby to put into home and studio.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most appealing thing about this property is the tone of relaxation and comfort that it offers. All of the details for a pleasing stay are considered, and the owner will do her best to meet your special requests. Be prepared to let go of your cares and still stay in touch with the world you left behind (that is, if you choose to!)
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from the back gate and back parking, looking through the garden to the bedroom.
dining room area of kitchen, sitting area, looking through bedroom to garden
King size sleigh bed and a view of the garden.
from the sala, into the kitchen/family room..note the big couch on the right.
a tub for soaking or shower, authentic tiles brought back from Dolores Hidalgo
walk along the ditches to get your exercise safely and enjoyably!
Garden view, from the bedroom door.
Kitchen, dining and sala beyond. An entrance door, hand made copper sink etc.
library w/ antique desk and wireless/wired highspeed, fold out futon queen size.
flat screen tv and cozy banco and chairs, hand painted floors and artwork.
The Organ Mountains to the East of Las Cruces
San Albino Catholic Church on the Plaza, recently designated a NM minor Basilica
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