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Historic Downtown Home, Walk to Plaza!

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Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guadalupe house description

'El Nido' at La Casa Santa Fe. Make your stay in Santa Fe special by staying in the historic José D Sena House, within walking distance of the renowned Plaza and of the Sanbusco Center and Railyard Park District. 'Walk Score' of 92, a 'Walker's Paradise.' See our homepage at www.lacasasantafe.com for information about local food, museums, art, outdoor activities, and more.

Here in the historic Guadalupe district, you will be near the Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Sanbusco Center, the Rail yard Park, and the Santa Fe River, as well as half a dozen museums.

This is a neighborhood where families with generational Santa Fe roots mingle with newer folks who have come to love the traditional Southwestern hospitality. 'El Nido' is an efficiency apartment located in the front part of an adobe house once owned by Civil War Major José D Sena. Local legend says he lost the property and the adjoining corn fields as a gambling debt. However that may be, various parts of this multi-roomed building have served as residence and as stables. You will be staying in rooms with 12 ft ceilings, in which you can still see bits of the adobe that originally served for the roof. But never fear, there are modern touches such as electricity and indoor plumbing!

Thick adobe walls provide insulation, and high ceilings with hand-hewn vigas and boards are some of the authentic historical features. Off-street parking near your door makes it easy to lug home your finds from shopping expeditions. A high-speed internet connection is available in case you have an urge to surf the web or, alas, have to attend to business.

You will find a queen size bed with a cozy comforter and a bank of pillows, to sleep two.

Your kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare intimate meals, including recipe books featuring New Mexico home cooking recipes and a rack of basic spices. Complimentary reverse osmosis water lets you brew that perfect cup of morning coffee; we’ll give you some ground Starbucks to get you started. If you need some particular kitchen gadget give us a ring ... we can probably lend you one. Then let the dishwasher do the clean up while you relax.

A full bath followed by hefty cotton towels and a hair dryer will perk you up for a night on the town, but if you want to cozy up 'en casa,' look through the bookshelves and choose from our selection of guidebooks, novels, and historical materials with a New Mexico theme.

Sure, it's an easy walk to the famous Plaza. But look at what else there is, within a 10 minute walk of La Casa Santa Fe! Here’s a small sample of the neighborhood:

Let’s eat! Walk over and pick up fresh and prepared organic food at The Marketplace/La Montanita Co-op: 5 blocks (or drive a few more blocks to Trader Joe’s, Wild Oats, or Whole Foods). The summertime Farmers' Market is open Tuesday and Saturday mornings, we can show you how to take a walking route to shortcut through the neighborhood: also about 5 blocks.

On those days you want somebody else to do the cooking (and we all have those) at least two dozen restaurants are a stroll away, most moderately priced. For example, there's New Mexican, barbecue, Japanese, American, Continental, Thai, pizza, and mid-eastern. Look in the La Casa Santa Fe guestbook for sample menus from many of them so you can figure out where you want to go while you work up an appetite.

Maybe you're up for some unique shopping opportunities? The Guadalupe District is full of arts, crafts, quirky independent shops, antiques, and even some familiar chains. Sanbusco Center (three blocks away) has an eclectic collection of shops and four restaurants. There are also some wonderful nearby consignment shops, with clothing, jewelry, furniture, and more.

Or walk to a variety of museums . . . between the art galleries and the historical buildings, half the town looks like a museum. But seven actual museums within a ten minute walk are: The Santuario de Guadalupe, Site Santa Fe, the Georgia O'Keeffe, the Museo Cultural, the Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Bus connections to four more museums on Museum Hill are two blocks away.

When you're in New Mexico, get outdoors! This might be our favorite topic. Nearby, Hyde Park and the Santa Fe National Forest are a cool 12 miles and 3,000 feet up. Petroglyph National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, and Pecos National Monument are all within an hour's drive. We are happy to share with you our knowledge from over 40 years of traipsing around New Mexico, from day hikes to car camping to multi-day backpacks, from X-C skiing to downhill dashes, with rafting and a little rock climbing thrown in, along with some bird watching and mushroom hunting. Just let us know what interests you.

Give us a call or send e-mail if you have questions. We live around the corner from the property, and we're looking forward to meeting you!

Please note: La Casa Santa Fe offers a smoke-free environment, so we trust you will respect this policy and only smoke outdoors.


Keywords: Historic house, residential district, walk score 92, downtown

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Alternative Lifestyle
                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    Please smoke outside only....moreless

                  • Pets Considered:

                    Doggies welcome for $5/night/dog, and a $40 cleaning fee....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1

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                  • Full size tub, with shower head.

                  Other Amenities

                      • This studio apartment has 362 sq ft of relaxing living space.

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        A selection of novels, guides, cookbooks, and history books reflecting the local area....moreless

                      • DVD Player

                      Theme

                          • Historic

                          Attractions

                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants

                          Local Services & Businesses

                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Walking

                          Location Type

                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                              • Cross Country Skiing
                              • Cycling
                              • Fishing
                              • Golf
                              • Hiking
                              • Hunting
                              • Kayaking
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Racquetball
                              • Rafting
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Skiing
                              • Snowboarding
                              • Swimming
                              • Tennis
                              • Whitewater Rafting

                              Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                  General

                                  • Heating:

                                    Gas wall furnace....moreless

                                  • Linens Provided:

                                    For our guests with longer stays, we provide fresh linens on a weekly basis....moreless

                                  • Towels Provided:

                                    A complimentary linen change every week for our longer-term guests....moreless

                                  • Wireless Internet

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Cooking Utensils:

                                    Coffee grinder and electric drip coffee maker; pots, pans, baking dishes, sharp knives -- everything you need to enjoy the bounty of the local farmers' market....moreless

                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Gas range. A selection of spices, flour and sugar are provided....moreless

                                  • Microwave
                                  • Refrigerator

                                  Outside

                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Umbrella table and chairs by the front door....moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                  House Cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      $74-$95/night for 1-2 persons, 4 night minimum; 8.1875% tax is additional.  Visit
                                      our website www.lacasasantafe.com  for rates beyond four nights.  Long-term guests
                                      receive fresh linens weekly, and may request a thorough cleaning for $40/occasion.
                                      (Doggie visitors, please add $5/day and $40 cleaning fee.)  Check or money order
                                      preferred; details on our website.  Refunds are not available, but dates may be 
                                      changed and/or deposit may be transferred to others.  Rent El Nido and El Primero
                                      (VRBO #141822) on the same dates, get a 15% discount on El Nido. 
                                      Short term rental license #11-00104057
                                      

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                                      Location

                                      0.25 Miles
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      0.5 Miles
                                      Nearest Train
                                      0.2 Miles
                                      Nearest Restaurant
                                      18 Miles
                                      Nearest Ski

                                      Car: Not Necessary

                                      Please enjoy the library shelves, stocked with books and maps of local interest. Learn about the local history or arts, enjoy the Tony Hillerman mysteries, peruse the cookbooks to cook something with New Mexico flavor. The Santa Fe Opera is a 15 minute drive away.

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2006

                                      About the owner: We are 'outdoor nuts' who find something to do outdoors no matter the season ... although things don't always turn out just as planned! Our fondness for good food can take us on excursions closer to home ... there are literally dozens of restaurants within walking distance of our home and El Nido. Or we can stretch our legs with a stroll to the Plaza and museums, or to the Lensic Performing Arts space. Our kitties like the outdoors, too, but we have them confined to our back yard.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Guadalupe:
                                      We have lived in this area for over 30 years, and enjoy the neighborhood mix of families descended from the early settlers and newcomers who have adopted Santa Fefor their hometown. Since our vacation rentals are next door, now we get to meet people from all over the world!

                                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                      Our guests tell us they feel like they are staying in a real home. And they are right, this house has been home for local folks for over 130 years. Ask us about Great Grandmother Montoya ... and her canary mausoleum! If you want to be able to tell your friends you vacationed in a 130 year old house made out of dirt (adobe) this is the place.


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                                      Photos

                                      • Your fully-equipped galley kitchen.

                                        Your fully-equipped galley kitchen.

                                      • The hand-hewn antique vigas and boards

                                        The hand-hewn antique vigas and boards

                                      • The TV unit, crafted in Mexico

                                        The TV unit, crafted in Mexico

                                      • Sanbusco shopping center - three blocks away.

                                        Sanbusco shopping center - three blocks away.

                                      • Part of our long, old adobe home.

                                        Part of our long, old adobe home.

                                      • We often go to the Pecos Wilderness for hikes.

                                        We often go to the Pecos Wilderness for hikes.

                                      • Walk over to the State Capitol building to see art, including sculptures.

                                        Walk over to the State Capitol building to see art, including sculptures.

                                      • Much of the art on the Capitol grounds has a Native American theme.

                                        Much of the art on the Capitol grounds has a Native American theme.

                                      • Historic neighborhood house with adobe plaster

                                        Historic neighborhood house with adobe plaster

                                      • La Conquistadora

                                        La Conquistadora

                                      • Hide stretching a Las Golondrinas

                                        Hide stretching a Las Golondrinas

                                      • Lake Katherine from Santa Fe Baldy

                                        Lake Katherine from Santa Fe Baldy

                                      • Southwestern colors and comfort in your Queen-size bed

                                        Southwestern colors and comfort in your Queen-size bed

                                      • Sunshine abounds

                                        Sunshine abounds

                                      • Dining in at the leather-topped table.

                                        Dining in at the leather-topped table.

                                      • Our neighbor across the street is a woodcarver.

                                        Our neighbor across the street is a woodcarver.

                                      • We love to watch the seasons change on the mountains.

                                        We love to watch the seasons change on the mountains.

                                      • La Virgen de Guadalupe

                                        La Virgen de Guadalupe

                                      • The Capitol has art displayed both outside and inside.

                                        The Capitol has art displayed both outside and inside.

                                      • The State Capitol, AKA "The Roundhouse," is shaped as a Zia sun sign.

                                        The State Capitol, AKA "The Roundhouse," is shaped as a Zia sun sign.

                                      • Sculpture near the Plaza

                                        Sculpture near the Plaza

                                      • Spiral staircase at Loretto Chapel

                                        Spiral staircase at Loretto Chapel

                                      • A view from Museum Hill

                                        A view from Museum Hill

                                      • Traditional New Mexico decoration

                                        Traditional New Mexico decoration

                                      VRBO #154580

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                                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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                                      Sleeps 2

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