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Casa De Colores: Walk to the Plaza and Art Galleries on Canyon Rd

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Portal and front door of Casa De Colores in Snowy January.

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Experience authentic Santa Fe. Located very close to the Plaza and Canyon Road, Casa De Colores is a traditional Santa Fe adobe home featuring vigas in most rooms, latillas in an expansive kitchen, indoor and outdoor kiva fireplaces, portal and New Mexican accents throughout. The original date of construction is unknown but the house was extensively remodeled in 2006 with venetian plaster, in-floor radiant heat and kitchen upgrades. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The casita is a studio with a small galley kitchen. Both houses have washer and dryer.

A portal spans the entire front of the house for cool summer evenings and morning coffee. An outdoor patio with kiva fireplace and barbecue off of the master bedroom is a guest favorite for outdoor meals. The yard is landscaped with xeric natives species, including chamisa, aspen and piñon. There are up to 4 off-street parking spots depending on the size of the vehicles.

The house is walking distance to the spa at La Posada, or a short drive to 10,000 Waves in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. It is about 30 minutes from the casa door to the lift at Ski Santa Fe.

For a floor plan and a description of the restaurants and activities nearby, visit our website. (www.casa-de-colores.com)

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are a couple steps down from the parking area into the yards of the main house and guest house have stairs, but otherwise it is all on one floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • La Posada with it's restaurants and spa are 0.4 mile walk. The famous Santa Fe iconic spa, Ten Thousand Waves, is a 10 minute drive, ~4 miles away. We are also conveniently close to the road up to the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Property managers in town can provide concierge services and have 24 hour on-call for emergencies....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    small selection of books on the local history and sites....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay with surround sound, pre-programmed radio stations...moreless

  • Stereo:

    integrated with the entertainment center...moreless

  • Television:

    one in the living room and one in the guest house...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    On a quiet dirt lane in the historic Eastside neighborhood and a short walk to the Plaza and to Canyon Road. Restaurants and art galleries are in very close proximity....moreless

  • Mountain:

    From the front porch, there is a peek view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. A very short drive to Hyde Park Road, which has many hiking trails and the Santa Fe Ski Basin....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The kitchen table is 10 ft long with 2 benches. Many people can be comfortably seated there....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is portable A/C in casita ONLY. Feedback from guests has indicated that it's not needed in the main house. We have thick adobe walls. Temps at night dip into the high 50's even in July /Aug...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Electrolux Dryer in 7/2012...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    1 indoor kiva fireplace and 1 outdoor kiva fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat in the main house, gas pot bellied stove in the guest house...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi in main house, intermitttent in the casita...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    LL.Bean European style duvet over feather comforter, and high thread count sheets and fleece blanket...moreless

  • Living Room:

    sofa and love seat, and a game table...moreless

  • Parking:

    up to 4 off the street parking spots...moreless

  • Telephone:

    House phone with unlimited domestic calls & voicemail...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New high efficiency Electrolux Washing machine 7/2012...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee Drip maker and stove top espresso pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New 6/13 installed Electrolux dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Jenn-Air refrigerator and oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1 microwave in the main house and 1 in the casita...moreless

  • Oven:

    Single oven in main house and additional smaller oven in the casita....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, sugar, olive oil and spices are generally stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven and simple pop up bread toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front portal on the main house, patios with both the main house and guest house. Outdoor patio with kiva fireplace and carnival lights...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    native plants in landscape. the yard is fully fenced....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane tank...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Santa Fe is 30 minutes from the door. We keep 2 soft style sleds in the house for guest use....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall - Aspen Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$325
$1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$325
$1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly

Christmas & New Year's
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$525
$3,675

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $525 Nightly

March - Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$325
$1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly

Early Summer 2016
May 27 - Jun 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$425
$2,550 $6,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $364 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Summer 2016
Jun 19 - Aug 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$450
$3,100 $7,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $443 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $233 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$325
$2,100 $5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $183 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • GRT /Cleaning 8.1875% $20
  • Cleaning $250
  • Tax Rate 7%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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Location

  • Santa Fe Plaza

    "The Santa Fe Plaza is the center of it all. The town uses this space for its many Festival..."

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

  • Ski Santa Fe

    "We are novice skiers and brought the kids to the Ski area for full day lessons at the very e..."

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  • Cafe Pasqual's

    "Great food. Creative menu. Fun casual feel in a small space. Reservations a must!"

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  • Tomasita's

    "Large, boisterous happy crowd. Very family friendly with great sopapillas."

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  • New Mexico State Capitol

    "It's a beautiful building filled with light and interesting works by New Mexican artists. W..."

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  • French Pastry Shop & Rstrnt

    "We usually come here for crepes at least one morning while visiting. Very cosy, rustic feeli..."

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  • Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant

    "Authentic French pastries served with an authentic French accent."

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  • Pantry

    "Kind of like a diner. Breakfast here was served with the best salsa I've had."

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  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

    "A beautiful Cathedral right in the center of town. Has a nice park next to it with some Nat..."

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  • Palacio Cafe

    "Very friendly, family owned sandwich shop. The Cuban sandwich is my favorite. They continue..."

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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Posada
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Fe Country Club and Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 25
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Staab House at La Posada
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe Ski Basin

Car: Not Necessary

Casa De Colores is located in the Plaza and Canyon Rd areas of Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe is known for its unique historic and cultural heritage, which is shaped by a mixture of Pueblo and colonial Spanish influences. It has a thriving arts culture, chamber and orchestral music, as well as the famous Santa Fe Opera. The Plaza hosts many festivals during the summer, including Spanish Market and Indian Market. There is a spa at La Posada de Santa Fe within 0.5 mile walk and the famous Ten Thousand Waves Spa is a short 4 mile drive from the Casa. During winter opportunities for snowplay, cross-country and downhill skiing are nearby. The Ski Santa Fe is 15 miles up Hyde Park Road. Santa Fe is the also the home of innovative restaurants and New Mexican cuisine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I grew up on the east coast in a suburban community of New York. I've been in the West since I attended graduate school in San Diego, where I now live with my family. I was a Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor at the University of San Diego for many years but retired to spend more time with my family and to develop science enrichment activities for K-12 grades.

Why the Owner Chose Historic Eastside:
We have visited Santa Fe many times over the years as a family and I knew exactly where I wanted to buy a house. We are thrilled with this location. It's peaceful, has a rustic rural feel but we are minutes walking to the heart of Santa Fe, the plaza. We walk to restaurants, galleries and museums. We hike up the arroyo trails right out of the neighborhood into Ft. Marcy park. La Posada is nearby (0.5 mile) for a drink on the patio or a massage at the spa. We can take the shuttle to the Albuquerque airport or to the Opera from nearby the hotels.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Normally not an adventurous decorator, the Casa was finished with vibrant colors in the plaster walls. The colors gave me the license to be more playful with the art and furnishings. Our home is decorated with the art from a good friend's gallery in Albuquerque (Sumner & Dene) and from art that friends of ours have made. The natural burl edge kitchen table was crafted by a friend from a eucalyptus tree that was destined for the landfill, victim to a construction project in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Portal and front door of Casa De Colores in Snowy January.

    Portal and front door of Casa De Colores in Snowy January.

  • View from entry into the kitchen.

    View from entry into the kitchen.

  • 10 ft long kitchen table and  reading area in the kitchen.

    10 ft long kitchen table and reading area in the kitchen.

  • Master bedroom with view toward bath.

    Master bedroom with view toward bath.

  • Master bath has separate tub and shower.

    Master bath has separate tub and shower.

  • Guest bathroom.

    Guest bathroom.

  • Shaman watching over the garden

    Shaman watching over the garden

  • Outdoor kiva fireplace

    Outdoor kiva fireplace

  • Studio bedroom in the casita with seating and king size bed.

    Studio bedroom in the casita with seating and king size bed.

  • Casita kitchen

    Casita kitchen

  • Garden Fall 2014 -  The aspens have grown & there are flowers all around.

    Garden Fall 2014 - The aspens have grown & there are flowers all around.

  • Floor plan of the Main & Guest house (casita).

    Floor plan of the Main & Guest house (casita).

  • The kitchen has great appliances.

    The kitchen has great appliances.

  • Living room with kiva fireplace, leather sofas and glass door for natural light.

    Living room with kiva fireplace, leather sofas and glass door for natural light.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed.

    Master bedroom with king size bed.

  • View from master bedroom toward bathroom ( not seen on left behind a curtain).

    View from master bedroom toward bathroom ( not seen on left behind a curtain).

  • Bedroom #2 with 2 twin beds.

    Bedroom #2 with 2 twin beds.

  • Bedroom #3 with queen size bed.

    Bedroom #3 with queen size bed.

  • Patio with kiva fireplace outside the master suite.  Great fireside seating.

    Patio with kiva fireplace outside the master suite. Great fireside seating.

  • Casita Floorplan

    Casita Floorplan

  • View from bedroom to kitchen in the casita.

    View from bedroom to kitchen in the casita.

  • Casita tub/shower bathroom.

    Casita tub/shower bathroom.

  • Our new front gate!  Hoping to get a higher quality photo in May.

    Our new front gate! Hoping to get a higher quality photo in May.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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