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Artists Home Downtown 3 Blocks to Plaza Near O'Keeffe Museum

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House on quiet street 5-minute walk to downtown Plaza (3 blocks - 3/10-mile!)

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Private Homes, Historical Downtown house description

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CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL for PERSONALIZED QUOTE. Rates range from $175-$275 base rate per night adjusted by use of one, two or (with the twin in a room adjoining the king) three bedrooms. Two couples? Three singles? A couple and two singles? Comfortable for all sorts of combinations. Guesthouse available for rental for 2 additional guests.

Just before New Year 2010, the Biscochito House was recreated from an artist couple's residence and gallery into an ideal vacation residence only 3 short blocks from Santa Fe's downtown Plaza. And it just gets better every year. Quality and attention have been placed into every detail of comfort, convenience and pleasure, pairing with the quiet, private and historic neighborhood for guest hospitality.

The front bedroom has a gorgeous queen bed, leather arm chair, antique bureau and excellent closet space. The romantic master bedroom with king bed also has tasteful appeal with complementary furnishings and museum-collected artwork. Adjoining the king bedroom is a jewel-like twin bedroom with hand-painted armoir and small TV to create a total of 3 separate sleeping beds or a spot for a nap. Fresh with fluffy towels and stunning tile, the immaculate Jack 'n Jill bathroom between the queen and king bedrooms offers a tub/shower. The house sleeps 4 (or 5 considered).

The light-filled open living room and dining room design invite at-home relaxation with adjustable mood lighting. Up to 6 chairs fit around a long country-style dining table and there is a convenient desk for laptop use with a standing lamp. Watch a movie on the 32' Preferred Cable/DVD flat screen TV or - depending on the season - swing on the front portal porch swing, stretch out on the lounge chair by the grapevines while food is browning on the back patio barbecue, or gaze into the crackling wood burning brick fireplace. Ahhh - the fragrance of pinon - your first log set-up is free!

The kitchen has everything you need - gas stove/oven, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, D/W plus coffeepot (and complimentary specialty welcome coffee), toaster, blender, colorful plates, wine goblets, and - yes - a complete set of stainless pots and pans, cutlery ... it's all there! And a full-size washer and dryer (W/D) with iron, ironing board and laundry supplies, too.

Park your car safely beside the house. In fact, park 2-3 cars, if need-be. You may be driving off for day trips, but otherwise, those cars might just sit there while you walk 7 minutes to the Plaza and to fabulous nearby restaurants, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (2 blocks), Fine Art Museum or New Mexico History Museum 3 blocks), or for groceries or movies or performances at The Lensic or to attend an event at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center just up the street (one block). Everything is super close!

Other amenities: Free high-speed wifi, A/C in bedrooms and kitchen that cools the house nicely augmented by ceiling fan and portables for heatwaves. Assistance with planning and recommendations (especially for restaurants, museums and music) by the owner/manager - a professional and resident in Santa Fe for 35 years.

ALSO: Exceptional and timely massage available by appointment just 1 block away (at 324 McKenzie Street). Your hostess Victoria is a retired RN and state and Nationally Certified massage therapist in private practice more than 19 years! Maximize your relaxation with a massage early in your stay - see Massage tab at www.victoria-rogers.com. Or plan to visit me for a private showing of my museum-collected art.



Keywords: House, Casita, Two Bedroom, Three Bedroom, House with Guesthouse, Vacation Rental, Plaza, Downtown, Walking Distance, Santa Fe Plaza, Offstreet Parking, Private, Quiet, Garden, Patio, Clean, Fully-Equipped, Fireplace, Private Home, Biscochito House, Massage Retreat, Family, Accommodations, Pets, Near Santa Fe Community Convention Center, O'Keeffe Museum

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    Suitable for most ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strict about no smoking in house, but okay in patio (ashtray provided)...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Tell us about your pet! Generally welcome! $40 per pet fee charged....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Gorgeous burl wood matching bed and side tables...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Handsome sleighbed with open foot board, zone mattress...moreless

  • King bedroom has handsome mahogany sleighbed with no footboard. Simmons Beautyrest mattress has separate sleep zones decreasing sense of another's movements. A small bedroom with one twin bed adjoins the king so there can be three separate sleeping rooms as needed. Queen bedroom is elegant with handsome burl wood bed with matching side tables with high headboard and below-mattress-level footboard. All rooms have beautiful rich-hued 400 thread count linens, ironed pillowcases, extra soft blankets and pillows, either a cupboard/bureau/armoire, closet space, bedside tables, lamps for reading and soft lighting, seating, exquisite rugs, original artwork and other delightful details...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Jack 'n Jill bathroom between king and queen bedrooms is light (window and overhead) with tub/shower, stunning custom tile, adorable storage freestanding cupboard plus built-in shelves, loads of towels, hairdryer and citrus shower gel, shampoo and conditioner provided, non-slip tub mat and more ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guesthouse is available for 2 additional guests - see VRBO #308734. Original art from recognized artists personalizes the house Owner is longtime resident and happy to share tips on destinations. Maps and brochures about are on-site, as well as a list of Restaurant Favorites.Furnishings are high-end and tasteful with an uncluttered interior that allows guests to rearrange and customize. A cushioned porch swing and wicker armchairs offer relaxed seating on the front portal. Special design touches and a lush garden with outdoor furniture make this vacation house a home, On-site is book by owner with original artwork of the neighborhood architecture called 'Santa Fe's Historic McKenzie Neighborhood' published in April 2011 by Sunstone Press - see Book at www.victoria-rogers.com for more details Also check out the property website created by the owner at www.biscochitoholidaycasita.com where there are more details about the house, guesthouse, book, and massage offering!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assorted reading, including some books about New Mexico and Santa Fe...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    With TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Some box games (Candyland is one) and family games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen TV/DVD with Preferred Cable channels in living room, 19' flat screen TV/DVD in twin bedroom armoire with basic cable channels...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Extraordinary location - 3 blocks (3/10-mile) from the heart of downtown Santa Fe - the Plaza! - and also to the Guadalupe Railyard District. Walk to museums/galleries/restaurants/shopping/churches...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Santa Fe is at the foot of mountains, so you actually can see a bit of the Sangre de Cristos standing on the front portal looking east!...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Long country-style wood dining table with 4 sturdy chairs and 2 more available to bring into the room to seat 6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedroom and kitchen adjustable, quiet air conditioners (or can be used on fan mode) cool the whole house in combination with overhead dining room and portable fans throughout...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size in laundry room with supplies (also ironing board and iron and sprayer)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    See Wood Fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall and floor heaters or oil-sealed electric radiators - your choice!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes, and there is a desk with a standing lamp beside it in a nook in the dining room for your laptop use....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    400 thread-count linens, ironed pillowcases with 100% cotton coverlets and shams and extra blankets - all soft and clean in rich gem hues for every bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Luxurious leather couch and matching arm chair, side tables, reading and mood lamps, cabinet with enclosed TV and of course, the big brick fireplace!...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Bring your own cell phone...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Driveway next to house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway has room for up to 3 cars in tandem...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depends on actual size, but may be possible - inquire...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Loads and loads!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size in laundry room with supplies...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free password-protected high-speed WiFi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful large brick fireplace supplied with your first set-up of sweet-smelling pinon wood - guests provide additional firewood...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    A package of gourmet French Roast coffee greets guests for a delicious first morning rescue....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nice stainless steel cookware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of colorful dishes, mugs, bowls, all the flatware you need, glassware and plenty of wine glasses (even some shot glasses - just in case!)...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Mini-D/W works nicely...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Full-size with ice cube trays and ice packs....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    With the feel of a '50s kitchen but still all the modern conveniences - 4-burner gas stove/oven, full refrigerator, mini-D/W, double stainless sink/sprayer, and full cooking/serving supplies....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-size microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Herbal teas, instant coffees, sugars, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, spices and salt and pepper, straws, paper cups and plastic eating utensils, and other assorted goodies....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size, guests are greeted with complimentary bottled water....moreless

  • Stove:

    4-burner gas stove with full oven and broiler....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio umbrella table seats 4 plus lounge chair in flagstone area bordered by landscaped yard with trees, shrubs, grapevines, lilacs. High stucco walls/coyote (cedar post) fencing - private with gate...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Front covered portal with wicker chairs and porch swing stays cool in the summer with shade from two very tall pine trees...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large private walled-in landscaped garden with trees, flagstone patio, umbrella table and 4 chairs and lounge chair...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full-size charcoal grill with utensils provided (guest provides charcoal and lighter supplies)...moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March Base Rate
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

April Wild Card! (My B'day!)
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
$3,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

May Base Rate
May 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season Base Rate
Jun 1 - Aug 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Indian Market
Aug 17 - Aug 24, 2015
5 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Aug 25 - Sep 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mid-Season Fall Base Rate
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season Fall Base Rate
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$175
$3,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Any Holidays/Markets Base Rate
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season Winter Base Rate
Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$175
$3,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
  • Exit cleaning / 1b $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15.187%

Notes:

"ACCOMMODATIONS" MEANS: I WORK TO MAKE IT WORK!

PLEASE INQUIRE FOR PERSONAL QUOTE - RATES VARY! Discounts may apply.

Nightly Base Rates on chart are for 1 bedroom use, add $25/night per additional bedroom

Exit Cleaning: $120 for 1 bedroom use, $140 for 2 bedroom use, $160 for 3 bedroom use

Pet Fee: $40 one-time charge per pet

Taxes: 8.1875% State and 7% Lodger's

Vacation Rental Agreement provided as substitute for damage deposit

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


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Airport (Albuquerque Sunport 60 miles)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Numerous
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe Railrunner
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-25 or Hgwy 285 and Bypass 599
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous fabulous walking distance
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe Ski Basin

Car: Not Necessary

Incredible restaurants ( local favorites list provided), top-notch museums (Georgia O’Keeffe, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art, Wheelwright Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the wonderful new New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Palace of the Governors), art galleries on Canyon Road or contemporary galleries on Guadalupe or Railyard Space, performance arts (Santa Fe Opera, Chamber Music Festival, Lensic Performing Arts Center, and much more!) the International Balloon Festival (day-trip to Albuquerque), Indian Market, Spanish Market, and outdoor recreation from skiing at the Santa Fe Ski Basin to hiking to Tent Rocks or Bandelier National Monument or bicycling the trails or through the mountains. Train rides on the double-decker Railrunner. Limitless entertainment or relax in your casita with an exceptional massage by a your hostess - a highly experienced and Nationally Certified massage therapist (see Massage at www.biscochitoholidaycasita.com or www.victoria-rogers.com).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Victoria Rogers - retired RN and practicing massage therapist - owns and manages her properties finding usefulness for a lifetime of professional experiences, too many and numerous to mention (see http://www.victoria-rogers.com)! Bringing beauty to the environment, love to the people and happiness to the experience is her specialty, and meeting guests who expect less but get so much more gives her pleasure. She was entranced by New Mexico in 1979 and since then, has had a romance with the land and the culture that is wonderful to share with new discoverers of the region. Her photography is permanently archived at the New Mexico Museum of Art. In April 2011, her 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. Victoria has presented jazz concerts in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos. Ask about music schedules! Best of all, contact Victoria for the benefits of an exceptional massage at the studio just a block from the house at 324 McKenzie Street.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Historical Downtown:
As an artist, I felt fortunate to have such a wonderful downtown lifestyle living in this house in the midst of the history and new cultural offerings in Santa Fe. When the time came to move elsewhere for more studio space, I enjoyed the creative opportunity to make a special home for visitors to have their own unique experience. Since the sweet guesthouse had already been named the Biscochito Holiday Casita, I called this the Biscochito House. The biscochito is New Mexico's State Cookie, served for special occasions!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walking into town for a stroll on a Summer's eve or when snowflakes are falling, 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 fabulous fireplace while fragrant pinon is burning, relaxing on the porch swing, listening to the quiet during siesta or at bedtime, not having to get parking when going to a nearby museum, restaurant or performance. Finding out about Santa Fe and receiving a massage from Victoria (a retired RN in private massage therapy practice more than 19 years).


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Photos

  • House on quiet street 5-minute walk to downtown Plaza (3 blocks - 3/10-mile!)

    House on quiet street 5-minute walk to downtown Plaza (3 blocks - 3/10-mile!)

  • Back patio retreat with greenery, umbrella table and lounge chair

    Back patio retreat with greenery, umbrella table and lounge chair

  • Spacious clean open floor plan with flexible furnishings and table seats 6

    Spacious clean open floor plan with flexible furnishings and table seats 6

  • Inviting queen bedroom with deluxe bedding is sheer beauty and peace

    Inviting queen bedroom with deluxe bedding is sheer beauty and peace

  • Pristine Jack 'n Jill bathroom with stunning tile, fluffy towels and bath/shower

    Pristine Jack 'n Jill bathroom with stunning tile, fluffy towels and bath/shower

  • Romantic king bedroom has plenty of room for two

    Romantic king bedroom has plenty of room for two

  • King bedoom adjoins twin bedroom for added napping or sleeping space

    King bedoom adjoins twin bedroom for added napping or sleeping space

  • Handpainted armoire originally from historic hotel has 19' TV in twin bedroom

    Handpainted armoire originally from historic hotel has 19' TV in twin bedroom

  • Full-size refrigerator and washer-dryer make this house your home

    Full-size refrigerator and washer-dryer make this house your home

  • Santa Fe skies inspire everyone, not just artists!

    Santa Fe skies inspire everyone, not just artists!

  • Spring blooms brighten the garden at the Biscochito House ... fresh and sweet

    Spring blooms brighten the garden at the Biscochito House ... fresh and sweet

  • Plantings alongside the driveway with space for parking two cars in tandem

    Plantings alongside the driveway with space for parking two cars in tandem

  • Old-fashioned porch swing relaxation with wicker chairs to read or street watch

    Old-fashioned porch swing relaxation with wicker chairs to read or street watch

  • Designer leather couch/chair, big brick fireplace, concealed TV/DVD, soft rug

    Designer leather couch/chair, big brick fireplace, concealed TV/DVD, soft rug

  • Your laptop or your creative writing desk has nearby electrical and its own lamp

    Your laptop or your creative writing desk has nearby electrical and its own lamp

  • Antique bureau and reading chair with adjustable lighting in queen bedroom

    Antique bureau and reading chair with adjustable lighting in queen bedroom

  • Stunning tub/shower and floor tile complements bathroom decor

    Stunning tub/shower and floor tile complements bathroom decor

  • King bedroom with bedside desk/table, pretty cupboard, good-sized closet

    King bedroom with bedside desk/table, pretty cupboard, good-sized closet

  • Newly created twin bedroom is already a favorite!

    Newly created twin bedroom is already a favorite!

  • Spanking clean kitchen, first morning coffee supplies, D/W, fully equipped

    Spanking clean kitchen, first morning coffee supplies, D/W, fully equipped

  • Make an appointment for an expert massage by your hostess. What could be better?

    Make an appointment for an expert massage by your hostess. What could be better?

  • Vegetable garden has a great start! Pumpkins, butternut and yellow squashes

    Vegetable garden has a great start! Pumpkins, butternut and yellow squashes

  • Red and green botanical garden exhibits New Mexico chiles before you eat them!

    Red and green botanical garden exhibits New Mexico chiles before you eat them!

  • Winter is magical - snowy walks, skiing, or lounging with a fragrant pinon fire

    Winter is magical - snowy walks, skiing, or lounging with a fragrant pinon fire

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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