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This is a beautiful home that will provide a perfect setting in any season for a getaway or for an extended visit. IF YOU WISH TO STAY MORE THAN ONE WEEK, PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR DISCOUNTED RATES. The rates on this site are for visits one week or less; 'Instant Quote' does not give accurate information for longer stays as it does not take into consideration the discount we offer for all periods except Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years. We're happy to talk to you about the rates.
Nestled in the beautiful and lush Tesuque Valley this classic adobe home is a perfect retreat where attention has been paid to all the details for a memorable visit. The spacious house is situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo mountains with lovely grounds featuring fruit trees and lilac bushes. Enter through the Mexican gates to a private haven with Zen inspired gardens and beautiful views for a relaxing sojourn.
The open concept living space includes a large living room, furnished in comfortable Western style with leather sofas, easy chairs, interesting art work, including native rugs, a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of firewood. Hidden away in a lovely antique Chinese wedding armoire is an entertainment center including a television, DVD player and stereo system with CD player and iPod station. This room invites solitary relaxation, intimate conversation or festive entertaining. Enjoy board games and cards at an oak table in the adjoining sun room. Or, if you must do a little work or want to connect with friends, there is WIFI.
In a separate area, set off by a rustic wooden column and beams with hand carved detail, is a heavy wooden dining table, surrounded with wood and leather chairs, seating eight to ten people friendly in front of a bank of full-length windows. They provide an airy, sun dappled space by day, a romantic vista of twinkling lights by night.
Cooks will love the completely renovated kitchen with all new appliances, 5 burner stove, big stainless steel sink, and fabulous views from the large centerpiece window of the mountains to the west. Situated so that the cooks can easily interact with family and friends in the living and dining areas, the kitchen also has an unobstructed view to the television for glimpses of a favorite show or movie while preparing dinner. Counter seating provides a perfect spot for chatting with the chef or enjoying an early morning sip of coffee, tea or cocoa.
The cabinets are stocked by people who love cooking with All-Clad, Calphalon and Le Creuset cookware and every small appliance and utensil imaginable. You’ll find plenty of dishes and serving pieces, mugs and bowls and glasses of all types -- including a large stock of stem ware for wine -- and Southwestern-style hammered stainless steel flatware. There's a diverse selection of cookbooks to inspire you, complete with high-altitude tips, a vintage stool perfect for a young child, and, just for fun, a popcorn popper.
A bright sun room features French doors that open to a unique redwood deck with native latillas above. There you’ll be drawn to watch splendid evening sunsets or enjoy a meal al fresco at a wrought iron table - with or without umbrella - in a beautiful landscaped garden area a few steps away on a flagstone patio. Beyond the patio, a path leads to a private hot tub and deck with another table and chairs. Have a drink, a little something to eat, relax and enjoy the view to the open sky and the surrounding hills and trees. Through french doors off the dining room step onto a charming stone patio with a hand set stone wall, beautifully landscaped for a peaceful morning retreat or quiet evening with gentle lighting under a starry sky.
On the main level is a bedroom with bath that can be closed off for privacy. It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a comfortable King bed using the same system found at many spas, including Canyon Ranch. The room features a ceiling fan, large windows and ample closet space. The bath has a tub and a shower as well as a full size washer and dryer.
A few steps down from the main level is the private master suite with a King bed. A Mexican armoire holds a large television, DVD and CD players. Two magnificent Havana rockers with hand caning set off the room. French doors open to beautiful gardens and a fountain to softly lull you. Marble tiles make the master bath a serene place to enjoy the large walk-in shower with spa bench. The vanity has two sinks, ample drawer space and an expansive mirror.
Upstairs are two additional bedrooms which share a charming bathroom with wrought iron details, a Mexican tin mirror and a unique tile floor. These bedrooms have ceiling fans and are also served by an evaporative cooling system (air conditioning common in Southwest dry conditions) which effectively cools the house. Each upstairs bedroom has French doors through which to step out onto a large deck, a perfect place for sunning, watching evening sunsets or enjoying the antics of hummingbirds vying for nectar from the feeders and numerous bird species providing entertainment for all ages.
The smoke-free house, accessed through an electronically operated gate and a winding driveway, is off Bishop's Lodge Road. A carport offers shelter for your vehicles. Hard to believe you’re only three short and lovely miles from Santa Fe’s famous Plaza. Elegant Bishop's Lodge Resort and Spa, Santa Fe’s oldest inn, is one-half mile away, a perfect place to house overflow guests or to enjoy a meal or spa services.
Tesuque Village Market - the local grocery and dining place - is just two miles from the house. Keep an eye out for celebrities here while picking up fresh produce, pastries, take-out and wine for dinner or just stop by for lunch. Nearby is the Santa Fe Ski Basin which is perfect for great skiing. The marvelous town of Taos, with its highly rated ski slopes, is only 60 minutes away.
More features: - Coffee, tea and cocoa await your arrival. Selection of spices, oils, vinegars and other 'staples' for cooking.
- Guide books for local hiking trails and places of interest are on hand as well as a full selection of materials about Santa Fe and New Mexico for touring, shopping, playing and dining.
- Board games, cards, dominos, and horse shoes.
- A cooler to take along on your outdoor adventures.
- A Guest Notebook provides you with all pertinent information you might need about appliances and house systems, as well as many recommendations of things to do, places to go, and restaurants.
- All bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap and body wash.
- Closets are in every bedroom.
- There is plenty of hot water from new water heaters.
- When it is cold, reach for the firewood and pull out the comforters for the beds. When it is warm, fire up the grill and gather on the patio for dinner and enjoy the awesome beauty of nature.
An opportunity to introduce children to this most extraordinary part of the United States and to the natural beauty and unique offerings of the Southwest....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Well behaved pets are welcome. All pets must be consented to by property owner and are included in the lease....moreless
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single
This Bedroom can be made up as a King or two Twin beds...moreless
Bedroom 1: 1 king
Master Bedroom, opens to gardens, fountain, portal...moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 queen
Upstairs bedroom w/ french doors opening to upper deck ...moreless
Bedroom 4: 1 queen
Upstairs Bedroom with french doors opening to upper deck...moreless
King size beds (2) One King Bed in Master Bedroom. Another bedroom has King bed which can convert to two Twins, Queen size Beds (2) Two Queen Bedrooms, with French doors to upper deck, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twin Beds in one bedroom can convert to King, Baby Cribs (1) 'Pack N Play' for infant or small child available...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Elegant master bath with large glassed shower, twin sinks...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Spacious with Mexican Talavera tile, laundry closet...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
Upstairs, Mexican Talavera tile, hand wrought iron hardware...moreless
The bathrooms are all updated, well lit, beautifully tiled and provide every item needed for guests from hair dryers to soap, bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, wall and hand mirrors. ...moreless
Privacy and Great Views, Kiva-style fireplace, Firewood, Birdfeeders, Complete Cooks' Kitchen, fully equipped for your enjoyment and entertaining, Filtered/Softened Tap Water, Laundry and Cleaning Supplies, Large Gas Grill, Large Televisions, DVD Players, CD Players, Computer Printer (for your airline tix!), High Speed Internet Access and, WI-FI, DVD and CD Library, Board Games, Horse Shoes, Plush Down-Alternative Comforters and Pillows on Beds, High-Count Bed Linens, Bath Towels, Spa Towels, Pack 'N Play for baby, young child, Hot Tub surrounded by beautiful deck with table/chairs for relaxing, another Deck and Patio with table/chairs to dine and enjoy the Sunset, and a third High Deck with Views off Upstairs Bedrooms, Stone Patio and Wall with plantings and lighting, table and chairs off dining room, Lush Gardens with Fountain, ADT Security System, Private, covered multi-car Carport...moreless
For all ages, variety including those pertaining to the Southwest, Santa Fe, novels, non-fiction, mystery, reference...moreless
Wood is stocked in carport; no charge for wood...moreless
Programmable, stainless steel, 12 cup, New Summer 2013...moreless
A Cook's Kitchen, with extensive collection of high end pots, pans, utensils, food processor, blender, stick blender, prep bowls, measuring cups/spoons, strainers, graters, microplanes, and more...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Extensive collection of dinnerware, glasses, flatware, serving pieces (platters, plates, pitchers and more)...moreless
New Summer 2013, Fully Equipped--Everything you could want or need in kitchen. Perfect for those who love to cook and those who love to watch those who cook! Enjoy the outdoors and views from window!...moreless
Second Floor Deck, off two upstairs Queen Bedrooms...moreless
Deck / Patio:
1) patio in front of house for dining at table, sunset views over the mountains to west, 2) back patio off dining room, 3) deck at hot tub with table/chairs, 4) upper deck off upstairs bedrooms....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
A Portal, a covered area off the Master Bedroom, at the gardens...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Beautifully landscaped gardens with native plants and on property....moreless
Spring/Summer 2015 May 22 - Sep 8, 2015 4 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 9 - Nov 19, 2015 4 night min stay
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Winter 2015 Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015 4 night min stay
Holidays Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
TO OBTAIN RATES FOR EXTENDED VISITS, CONTACT PROPERTY OWNER. Discounts are given for extended visits at this property. "Instant Quote" or other rates provided by VRBO/Home Away for stays beyond one week are NOT accurate. We do not base rates for extended visits by multiplying number of days/weeks times the rate. We're happy to work with you.
Deposit is made to hold reservation and balance is due prior to arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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The house and property are situated in an expansive and stunning natural environment perfect for enjoying the outdoors at all levels of activity, from vigorous and challenging to quiet walking and observing. Hiking on the property and nearby trails is a favorite activity of guests. The house and grounds offer privacy, comfort and relaxation. Birdwatching, perfect for all ages, is a special treat and can provide hours of entertainment. Venture out for the Opera, close by, and to the road to the Ski Basin, just a very short drive for a beautiful outdoor adventure all seasons of the year. Just north of the house are destinations most visitors to Santa Fe never see: galleries, a sculpture garden and foundry, a glass blowing studio and a Southwestern cafe and market, a favorite of the locals. And just south of the house, the Plaza is just a quick and direct drive (no turns).
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We live in Atlanta, with regular visits to Santa Fe to enjoy the remarkable beauty of this place and to keep the property and grounds in perfect condition. We are the hands-on home owners and strive to offer the best of Santa Fe hospitality in sharing the home.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: We wanted a home and surroundings completely different from Atlanta and we found it. The house is very special and we derive great happiness, not only from our personal time there, but also from the experience of sharing it with guests. Many of our guests return to the home on a regular basis, some are enjoying their first trip to Santa Fe, awed and vowing to return to this magical place. We have such varied groupings: families of three generations celebrating together, newly married couples, friends who take annual trips together, women's groups and men's groups for exploring, shopping, hiking, golfing, visiting art museums and sampling amazing restaurants. Foremost, for all of our guests, the opportunity to gather to enjoy the bond between them. A young couple was engaged at the top of the hill behind the house, another couple was married on the patio. In summer, the house provides a perfect venue for an extended stay for family and friends to visit. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are very special and the house is a perfect setting. We know all this, because we have in fact experienced nearly all of these opportunities ourselves and there is nothing quite like being with family, friends, and sometimes just with each other in a beautiful setting.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The house and location provide privacy and quiet and stunning beauty. The Plaza is close by as well as other destinations to experience Santa Fe. Enjoy all that is offered by exploring Santa Fe and then return to this beautiful, spacious, comfortable and fully equipped, well maintained home for a memorable, lasting experience.