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3 Blocks to the Plaza :: a View to Return to

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Southwest Ambiance: Living Room with Kiva Fireplace

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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Private Homes, Historical Downtown townhome description

:: Colorful Guesthomes :: ColorfulSantaFeLLC ::

Light filled, spacious, air-conditioned Casa La Vista is located in a gated compound 3 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. Positioned halfway up the only hillside in downtown Santa Fe, its intimate balconys offer views of sunsets and mountain ranges as backdrop to the Cathedral-by-the-Plaza. Designed by an award winning architect/builder, Casa La Vista provides classic Southwest ambiance with its high viga-beam ceilings, sky lights, brick floors and kiva fireplace.

Guests are greeted by two levels of generous living/gathering spaces. The primary level comprises a well equipped kitchen, cozy dining area and spacious, comfortable living room. Bed and bath are tucked discretely behind the kitchen. Lower level showcases a spacious master bedroom suite with copious closet space and a large, sunken Mexican tiled bath/shower that looks out onto a very private, well-maintained garden.

Sleeping accommodations include a king bed in the master bedroom, a choice of king or two twin beds in the second bedroom, and (for children under 18) a large sleeper-sofa in the living room.

Off-street parking is provided for 2 vehicles: 1 adjacent to front door; 1 in shared enclosed garage. Additional parking curbside by permit.

With its privacy, spaciousness and convenient location, Casa La Vista offers a view of the Southwest you'll want to return to again and again.
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Please note that Casa La Vista has a 7 NIGHT MINIMUM.
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TO SEE OUR ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR, to see all of our evocative Guest-Homes -- and to learn more about us -- PLEASE CLICK ON OUR OWNER WEBSITE LINK BELOW.
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Casa la Vista is a ColorfulSantaFeLLC guesthome
11-00104707.
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YOUR HOST(s):
Proprietor, Sir Dr Russell Betts ('Russ'), has lived and worked most of his professional life in Asia, the South Pacific, and Europe, addressing through non-Governmental agencies issues relating to social, economic, and political change. His partner, Noel Bennett, has lived most of her life in the Southwest. She is an abstract artist and has authored 9 books on Navajo weaving, history, and culture.

Guests love the local and international perspectives Russ and Noel bring to their experience, their extensive knowledge of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, and their willingness to share.

'Russ, with your distinguished international career and knighting, you are a SIR in the truest sense. Noel, you are ever gracious, sharing, and deeply knowledgeable. What a team. What a place. Book us same time next year.' --KM, California Teacher






Keywords: Town House, cottage, casa, bungalow

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Master Bedroom has a California King Bed. Second bedroom has option of king or two twin beds. Sleeper Sofa available. For groups larger than 4 -- or whenever the sleeper sofa is employed, there is a $100.00 flat fee extra person/sleeper sofa use fee which includes the extra linens, towels, comforter, etc . (Maximium Guest Occupancy 6)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • The upstairs bath is located steps from the bedroom and is also accessible from the living room. This is especially useful when the sleeper sofa is used. The downstairs generously sized, ensuite garden shower/tub bathroom is lavishly tiled with hand-painted talavera tile. Views of the enclosed garden from the sunken tub....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining is a heartbeat away from the balcony. Leave French-doors open and gaze over roof and tree tops to the magnificence of our sunsets where Father Sky meets Mother Earth......moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Well stocked kitchen with quality appliances throughout....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Quality appliances throughout...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Quality appliances throughout...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            The leather sofa and two leather chairs -- in the midst of a picture window and two balconies --lend an indoor/outdoor flavor to the living area. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            A/C in Living Area keeps upper level cool. Lower level just stays cool by itself!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High quality color-coordinate linens throughout...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Classic kiva fireplace. Firewood supplied....moreless

          • Heating:

            Even, radiant, in-floor heating...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • This very private, quiet! intimate grouping of 5 condos is an architectural delight. At the end of the day when walk your scant three blocks back home and let yourself into the gated compound, you can kick off your Lucchese boots and sink into the quintessentially architected Casa la Vista-- a Southwest world all your own. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                VoIP phone for free long distance and low-cost international calls available on request....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Highspeed Wireless Internet is available throughout the property!...moreless

              • Telephone:

                VoIP phone available on request...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Santa Fe public pool is located three blocks away....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The gardens -- complete with waterfall -- in this compound are maintained by a full-time artist/gardener! In addition, Casa laVista has its own private garden off the lower level master bedroom. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    The grill is located just off the living area on the covered balcony....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Intimate covered balcony with cushioned New Mexican bench....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Intimate, open balcony with table and two chairs....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of sunset and mountain ranges backdrop old Santa Fe rooftops and Cathedral-by-the-Plaza....moreless

                  • Village

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Rafting
                  • Antiquing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  RATES: High Season - June-August..$1910/wk    Mid Season- May,Sept,& Oct..$1855/wk
                  Low Season - November-April- $1645/wk.
                  Applicable taxes apply. $100/Extra Person Fee for Groups over 4.
                  Monthly Discounts available November through April.
                  Mastercard. Visa and Discover accepted.  No pets. Limited wkly disc avail.
                  Special (higher) rates apply during Holidays, Spec Evts & Fiestas. 
                  Bookings secured by 50% non-refundable deposit; balance due 30-days prior to arr.
                  Check in after 4PM and check out before 10AM (unless other arrangements are made).
                  

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                  Location

                  CASA LA VISTA is one of our eight evocative vacation rental homes located within the same city block. Situated just three short blocks northeast of the historic heart of Santa Fe--with its Plaza--these homes can accommodate up to 38 guests. As such our Colorful Santa Fe homes are a favorite for family reunions, weddings, and other celebratory occasions. Please contact us to help us fit our accommodations to your preferences and needs.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About: Sir Dr. Russell Betts ('Russ') has lived and worked most of his professional life in Asia, the South Pacific, and Europe addressing issues relating to social, economic and political change. Now calling Santa Fe 'home,' Russ brings to Colorful Santa Fe his world-traveler perspective: comfortable, engaging lodgings to enliven cross-cultural worldviews. Noel Bennett has lived most of her life in the Southwest. She is an abstract artist and shows at Bosshard Gallery in Santa Fe. In past years Noel lived with the Navajo for eight years and authored nine books on Navajo weaving, history and culture. Noel brings to Colorful Santa Fe a well-honed sense of color and unique perspectives on native world-views...... Together we welcome the opportunity of hosting you in Colorful Santa Fe!

                  Why Private Homes, Historical Downtown:
                  Years ago we hand-built a now somewhat celebrated, environmental strawbale home in the Jemez Mountains above Santa Fe. Ten years ago we decided to purchase an in-town pied a'terre--just a small gem-of-a-place in which we could overnight during shopping trips in Santa Fe. Wanting to get the right place in the right location, we engaged in an eight month exhaustive search and ended up purchasing--not one--but two adobe homes in this historic neighborhood just 3 blocks from the Plaza. They became our first guest homes. Now, in addition to living in this same neighborhood, we manage 8 other guesthomes in the same residential block. Why were we so seduced by this neighborhood? In short, it is partway up the ONLY knoll close to the Plaza. So from within any of our guesthomes, there is a constant sense of place: Our over-the-roof-top-views are of the historic Santa Fe Cathedral against a backdrop of mountain ranges and glorious sunsets. AND WITHIN 4-5 WALKING MINUTES WE ARE DOWNTOWN--RIGHT IN THE VERY HEART OF OLD SANTA FE! Here historic Santa Fe and the glories of our Southwest landscape are bundled into one. Our fascinating guests keep coming back and are now friends. We'll never move!


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                  Speaks: english, Indonesian, some German

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                  Photos

                  • Southwest Ambiance: Living Room with Kiva Fireplace

                    Southwest Ambiance: Living Room with Kiva Fireplace

                  • Light-filled Kitchen--looking toward dining area

                    Light-filled Kitchen--looking toward dining area

                  • View from Living Room into Dining and Kitchen

                    View from Living Room into Dining and Kitchen

                  • Dining Area Opens Onto Sunny Balcony

                    Dining Area Opens Onto Sunny Balcony

                  • A Second Balcony off the Living Room is Covered

                    A Second Balcony off the Living Room is Covered

                  • Handcrafted heavy beam stairway to lower level spacious bedroom suite.

                    Handcrafted heavy beam stairway to lower level spacious bedroom suite.

                  • Entry to Private, Enclosed Garden--from masterbedroom suite

                    Entry to Private, Enclosed Garden--from masterbedroom suite

                  • Entry With Adjacent Parking

                    Entry With Adjacent Parking

                  • In a quiet corner of a shared courtyard--a waterfall . . .

                    In a quiet corner of a shared courtyard--a waterfall . . .

                  • Santa Fe Icon #2: Aspens Changing Color in the Fall

                    Santa Fe Icon #2: Aspens Changing Color in the Fall

                  • Santa Fe Icon #4: One-of-a-Kind Hand-crafted Objects... to bring home.

                    Santa Fe Icon #4: One-of-a-Kind Hand-crafted Objects... to bring home.

                  • Santa Fe Icon #6:  The Plaza at Christmas

                    Santa Fe Icon #6: The Plaza at Christmas

                  • Overview of Great room from Kitchen

                    Overview of Great room from Kitchen

                  • Mexican Kitchen Trastero--from dining area

                    Mexican Kitchen Trastero--from dining area

                  • An alternative to scrumptious and noisy restaurants.  Quiet Dining At Home

                    An alternative to scrumptious and noisy restaurants. Quiet Dining At Home

                  • Living Room View of the Cathedral-by-the-Plaza

                    Living Room View of the Cathedral-by-the-Plaza

                  • Second Bedroom, on primary level, offers option of king or two twins

                    Second Bedroom, on primary level, offers option of king or two twins

                  • Spacious Master Bedroom Suite

                    Spacious Master Bedroom Suite

                  • Spacious Master Bath--with vanity mirror and talavera-tiled sink and tub

                    Spacious Master Bath--with vanity mirror and talavera-tiled sink and tub

                  • Entry-Garden in Bloom

                    Entry-Garden in Bloom

                  • Santa Fe Icon #1:  The Sunset

                    Santa Fe Icon #1: The Sunset

                  • Santa Fe Icon #3:  Shopping in Style...for style.

                    Santa Fe Icon #3: Shopping in Style...for style.

                  • Santa Fe Icon #5: The Miraculous Staircase.

                    Santa Fe Icon #5: The Miraculous Staircase.

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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