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Casa Amarilla ~ Wander the Magical Heart of Santa Fe

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Passage to Casa Amarilla's private garden + the front door is through this gate.

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Last updated: 04/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes, Historical Downtown house description

If you're like many people, you'll travel a good distance to get to our beautiful town. Once here, wouldn't it be great if you could tuck your car into a private, off-street parking spot and forget it? At Casa Amarilla, only eight blocks lie between you and the Plaza, the center of old town. In fact, all of Santa Fe's charm and history is easily accessible to you by foot from this lovely home. You can walk to over a dozen fine restaurants, the Georgia O'Keeffe and several other museums, movie theaters, bookstores, coffee shops, our top-rated Farmer's Market, grocery stores, the post office, the galleries of Canyon Road, and world-class shopping at Sanbusco Center and the Railyard. They are ALL within easy reach and the walking itself is at least half the fun. Exploring Santa Fe on foot is what brings its unique architecture, rich colors, and old world charm to life. Let Casa Amarilla be your starting point for entering the heart of the City Different.

As it is, Casa Amarilla's location is only part of its appeal. Set back in a deep garden lot, the house is a quiet retreat. A contributing historic adobe, its thick, rounded walls create a soothing, cool interior in the summer. In winter, radiant heat rises silently from under the brick floors throughout to create a cozy warm ambiance. A living room air conditioner cools the house during warm summer days. Eating al fresco on the shaded portal, you'll enjoy the sound of church bells and call of morning doves carried on the clear air.

The house is arranged so that the bedrooms are separated from the living and dining rooms by a long hall. Night owls won't disturb the slumber of anyone who prefers to turn in early. Throughout the house you'll find creative touches reflecting the whimsical folk art of our area. The living room, with its comfortable leather couches and chairs, is informal and inviting. The tile and tin work throughout the house reflects the style for which Santa Fe is famous.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Two north-facing windows, ceiling fan, bureau, large closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    North + east-facing windows, closet, shelves for clothes....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (2) in the guest bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    New granite counter top and large mirror....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Plenty of closet space in the bedrooms and a spacious front hall closet for coats, ski boots and luggage. The kitchen is fully equipped with full-sized refrigerator, gas oven and cook top, microwave, coffee maker and blender....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Complete cable (CNN, ESPN, Weather Channel, etc.) and wifi provided free....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A private garden oasis a short walk from Santa Fe's vibrant center (The Plaza)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is a great hang-out spot. Central to the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    12,000 BTU Window air conditioner is installed in the living room during the summer. Master bedroom also has a ceiling fan. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free access to wifi throughout the house. It's especially nice to log on from the shady portal (porch). There's an outlet on outside wall there for power....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Energy efficient front loading washer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Lovely fireplace in the living room. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious, with fireplace and six windows....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Signals from all cell phone carriers available....moreless

  • Parking:

    Provided. Space for two cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There's room for two cars in the off-street parking area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, and color coordinated so you can tell your towels from everyone else's! Plus, we provide thick terrycloth robes for all. Look for them in the closets....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Energy efficient front loading washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free access to wifi throughout the house. It reaches to the garden surrounding the house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    A fire will be set in the fireplace for you when you arrive, with extra wood within easy reach on the porch....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes! And we supply fresh caf and decaf beans plus coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    From blender and waffle-maker to garlic press and martini glasses, the kitchen is very well stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to entertain or feed six or more. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet ASKO dish washer....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full assortment copper-bottom pots and cast iron frying pans. ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor dining table on the covered porch seats six....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Cleaning fee $80
  • Tax Rate 8.188%

Notes:

Our policy is "no refunds" but you may use the money for another visit or give it to a family member or friend.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/04/2015
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Location

13.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Vanessie of Santa Fe, 427 W Water St
9.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Marty Sanchez Links, 205 Caja del Rio Road
0.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe Rail Runner at the Railyard
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 285 - St. Francis Drive
0.16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Atrisco Cafe and Bar, 193 Paseo de Peralta
16 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Santa Fe, Highway 475 (Artist Rd/Hyde Park Rd)

Car: Not Necessary

Here's a list of 10 Santa Fe treasures that locals enjoy. We recommend you check them out. All are within walking distance of Casa Amarilla. Look them up on Google for location and details.

1. Holy Spirit Expresso...on San Francisco Street on your way to the Plaza. A teeny tiny shop serving the best coffee in town.

2. The view of the city at sunset from the Cross of the Martyrs. Climb the stairs to read about NM history on the way up, or drive to the top.

3. A cool libation at La Fonda's Bell Tower bar. Another killer site for sunset viewing. Hang out in La Fonda's lobby for great people watching, too.

4. Walking east or west along the Santa Fe River. You'll find the path just a block from the house.

5. Cathedral Park. A beauty with tall trees and benches on the north side of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ('the Cathedral').

6. The Plaza Cafe. Sit by the big plate glass windows to watch travelers and locals on the Plaza amble by. Great pie.

7. Collected Works Bookstore on the corner of Galisteo & Water Streets. A great local independent bookstore with couches you can sink into.

8. Doodlet's Shop on the corner of Don Gaspar Ave and Water Street. Unique, inexpensive treasures you've never seen before, guaranteed.

9. The Travel Bug - a travel specialty store for adventurous people like you! You'll find everything you need for exploring the nearby national forests, wilderness areas, hiking trails, walking paths and parks.

10. The Santa Fe Farmer's Market. A riot of savory sights and scents every Tuesday and Saturday mornings during the summer (Saturdays only in winter). Consistently voted among the top ten farmers' markets in the country. In the Railyard.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1991

Why Private Homes, Historical Downtown:
Owner Note: I grew up in New York City and came west in the summers as a child to work on my family's cattle ranch in Northern New Mexico. Many years later, when I had the chance to purchase a home in Santa Fe, it was important to me -- being a city girl at heart -- that I be able to walk my town. A contributing historic home situated in Santa Fe's downtown barrio neighborhood, Casa Amarillo is central to everything. I love being able to explore the sights and sounds of old Santa Fe, get my shopping and errands done, and then return home on foot to the peace and quiet of this traditional adobe casa and its lush garden. It's the best of both worlds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Thick adobe walls ensure a cool interior in summer months. A living room air conditioner and master bedroom ceiling fan further guarantee your summer comfort. Radiant heat rising through brick floors throughout create a cozy warmth in winter...and you can always enjoy the added ambiance of a fire in the fireplace.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Passage to Casa Amarilla's private garden + the front door is through this gate.

    Passage to Casa Amarilla's private garden + the front door is through this gate.

  • Enter into a hall with brick floor, traditional ceiling vigas & 'star' lights.

    Enter into a hall with brick floor, traditional ceiling vigas & 'star' lights.

  • A fire will be set when you arrive with additional wood stacked on the portal.

    A fire will be set when you arrive with additional wood stacked on the portal.

  • In summer months, we install a 12,000 BTU air conditioner in the west window.

    In summer months, we install a 12,000 BTU air conditioner in the west window.

  • Dining room with punched-tin chandelier seats six.

    Dining room with punched-tin chandelier seats six.

  • The master bedroom features a sublime mattress, extra roomy closet + 2 windows.

    The master bedroom features a sublime mattress, extra roomy closet + 2 windows.

  • Charming tile work frames the bathroom sink + shower. Or enjoy a deep hot bath!

    Charming tile work frames the bathroom sink + shower. Or enjoy a deep hot bath!

  • Guest bedroom's bookshelf and door to hallway.

    Guest bedroom's bookshelf and door to hallway.

  • Feathered friends.

    Feathered friends.

  • Celebrate the holidays at Casa Amarilla and enjoy the Plaza's dazzling lights.

    Celebrate the holidays at Casa Amarilla and enjoy the Plaza's dazzling lights.

  • The Sangre de Cristo Mountains stand guard over Santa Fe.

    The Sangre de Cristo Mountains stand guard over Santa Fe.

  • Night-time lights welcome you home from dinner on the town.

    Night-time lights welcome you home from dinner on the town.

  • Enjoy dining outdoors on your private garden porch in spring, summer and fall.

    Enjoy dining outdoors on your private garden porch in spring, summer and fall.

  • The living room is spacious and cozy.

    The living room is spacious and cozy.

  • Comfortable living room seating for seven.

    Comfortable living room seating for seven.

  • The well stocked kitchen's perfect for entertaining, family meals, and grazing.

    The well stocked kitchen's perfect for entertaining, family meals, and grazing.

  • This hall leads past a whimsical 'wall of monsters' to the private bedrooms.

    This hall leads past a whimsical 'wall of monsters' to the private bedrooms.

  • Bathroom hosts a granite sink counter top, large mirror + attractive lighting.

    Bathroom hosts a granite sink counter top, large mirror + attractive lighting.

  • Two twin beds in the guest room. Both bedrooms have traditional coved ceilings.

    Two twin beds in the guest room. Both bedrooms have traditional coved ceilings.

  • The shady garden is perfect for tea or cocktails.

    The shady garden is perfect for tea or cocktails.

  • The blooming Rose of Sharon.

    The blooming Rose of Sharon.

  • Visit the beautiful St. Francis Cathedral at night, a short 10-minute walk away.

    Visit the beautiful St. Francis Cathedral at night, a short 10-minute walk away.

  • Porch detail.

    Porch detail.

  • We invite you to make Casa Amarilla your home in Santa Fe! Come back soon.

    We invite you to make Casa Amarilla your home in Santa Fe! Come back soon.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/04/2015
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