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Charming Air Conditioned Condo 4 Blocks to the Plaza - Artista Casita

Historic Eastside, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • Condo1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Artista Casita in Santa Fe

Exactly what you are looking for in Santa Fe - Plaza close location, fresh air atmosphere and artistic ambience! Be completely relaxed in your own lovely two-story condo in a quiet neighborhood just four blocks north of the Plaza. Inside you will enjoy stretching out in the approximately 1200 square feet featuring Viga ceilings, a Kiva fireplace and tile floors. Enjoy the spacious views and cobalt sky from your large patio with dining for four under the umbrella or cozy cocktails under the portal.

The main level of the house is upstairs with the Queen size master bedroom and private full bath and two walk in closets. Snuggle up in bed and watch the flat panel LCD TV with DVD while enjoying a fire in the remote controlled electric fireplace. This bedroom also has an adorable private courtyard just outside the French doors perfect for coffee and muffins in the morning sun and a BBQ at sunset. The kitchen is fully equipped. After a walk around the Plaza come home to your living room with Kiva fireplace, TV with VCR and open floor plan that is perfect for a get together with friends inside and out onto your patio. Downstairs is the second bedroom with a Queen bed & private full bath and walk in closet (also LCD TV, and VCR).

Park the car and walk! In addition to all the shops, galleries, museums and entertainment you are also only a few blocks from an indoor pool and gym at the Ft Marcy complex. Stroll over to the Plaza for fabulous dining, or walk to a movie. You are only five minutes walking distance to a full grocery store!

Extra amenities for your comfort include air conditioning for summer comfort, radiant floor heating for winter comfort, art books, art supplies and an easel for artistic pursuits of your own! You will be right in the middle of the excitement and charm of Santa Fe at the Artista Casita!

Keywords: Condominium


Cathy Carey

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Cathy Carey

I am an artist and my husband is an engineer who loves to golf! We live in San Diego where I teach art classes at my studio and at the Art Institute of California/San Diego and Brian is a program manager in the design engineering industry. We have two beautiful girls, our good natured golden retrievers. We both love music and met swing dancing, which we also enjoy when we are in Santa Fe, where there is a lively dance community!

Cathy Carey purchased this Condo in 2006

Why Cathy Carey chose Historic Eastside

For my 40th birthday we took a vacation to Santa Fe, and we both fell in love with it. I started coming back to Santa Fe after that to teach painting workshops every summer. The first time I came here I knew it was someplace special! The artistic community, fantastic restaurants, culture, shopping, people, architecture and music in the Plaza, it was a full sensory experience! In 2006 my husband and I decided to purchase a condo for our own use and as a future retirement home. Now I teach here in the summer and every other week I paint in the studio I make in the garage. You will see many of my paintings adorning the walls of the condo, Artista Casita!

What makes this Condo unique

Several times a year I try to get out and enjoy Santa Fe and to paint the colorful changes. September and October are my favorite times, with the aspens turning in early October. I love walking on the dirt trails all over our neighborhood and overlooking the city with the mountains all around. July and August are wonderful with the music in the plaza and all the summer foliage going strong, outdoor dining and late summer sunsets. Christmas season is magical with the pinon smoke in the air, festive decorations all around and farolitos glowing at night. Early winter is delightful with the bright blue sky and snow! One year we took a sleigh ride outside of town! Spring in Santa Fe is glorious with the fruit trees blooming and floral scents in the air with all the bulb flowers making their way back from winter. I keep my easel and chair in the garage for any artists to use during their stay. The adobe construction keeps the garage cool in the summer and warm in the winter! Anytime of year is great for long walks around the city admiring the architecture, and going to many of the local spas,10,000 waves and La Posada among my favorite! If you have any questions about Santa Fe email me - I consider myself a goodwill ambassador to Santa Fe and know lots of fun places to explore.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Town


                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Firewood
                          • Garage
                            1 car
                          • Gas Fireplace
                            Electric fireplace in master bedroom w/remote control
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Air conditioning
                          • Linens Provided
                            Beautiful colors - fine quality
                          • Living Room
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Shampoo
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wood Fireplace
                            Living room


                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Blender
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Freezer
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Room


                                      • Audio Tape Player
                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • VCR


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Barbecue
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Patio
                                          • Porch / Veranda
                                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                          • Wood Deck


                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • museums
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • ski lift privileges
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                12 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful and convenient

                                                                Brett H.United States

                                                                We had a wonderful week-long stay in this beautiful home. Comfortable and filled with beautiful art work, it made a perfect home away from home. The porch and back yard were wonderful outdoor spaces, and the living room was great for relaxation at the end of the day. Beds were very comfortable, and every amenity was provided. Large open kitchen and dining room. Having a garage (with remote opener) was very handy. Just a few blocks from the Plaza in a quiet neighborhood, it was super convenient. This would definitely be our first choice for any return visits to Santa Fe.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Brett! I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay at Artista Casita!

                                                                Wonderful Santa Fe Getaway!

                                                                Cathy C.USA

                                                                We recently spent 5 days at Artista Casita and found it even more comfortable and beautiful than the photos do justice to it. It is indeed an Artist's Home and her gorgeous oil paintings, watercolors and pastels adorn every wall, giving it such warmth and colorful hominess we hated to leave.

                                                                The adobe tile floors add to the southwest feel and the fact that they are heated is even better. The decor makes it clear that you are in the southwest, with the wood beam ceilings the kiva fireplace and all the unique Santa Fe decorations, there is no question you are in New Mexico.

                                                                And the location is just great. It's so close to the Plaza, we walked to lunch or dinner every day. We're always concerned about traffic noise whenever we travel, but this is as quiet and peaceful as being in the country!

                                                                Will definitely choose this lovely place again, hoping our next Santa Fe visit will be in the summer!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you’ll revisit and enjoy Artista Casita again!


                                                                Raymond C.

                                                                Always love the ambiance of Santa Fe wherever you go.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you! It is a special place!

                                                                A very homey vacation home.

                                                                Victor C.Phoenix, AZ

                                                                Cathy's vacation home has a very warm and welcoming feeling. Her decorations and art work is exquisite. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Cathy also provided us some very useful tips around Santa Fe.

                                                                Charming well equipped condo close to the plaza. We loved nightly sunsets on the deck.

                                                                Susan S.South Burlington, VT

                                                                Great spot. We would definitely put it on our return to list for future visits

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Susan for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Artists Casita!

                                                                Very Nice Vacation Rental

                                                                Donald I.Tucson

                                                                The Artista Casita is a really nice place to stay in Santa Fe. The location, just north of the Plaza, is quite good and the Casita itself is well equipped and comfortable. The group of condos is well maintained and attractive. We did some cooking and found the kitchen very workable. The upstairs main bed was comfortable and the bathroom served us well. Nice place - recommended.


                                                                Historic Eastside, Santa Fe, NM, USA

                                                                Just 4 blocks to the world famous Santa Fe Plaza, with the museums, shopping and dining you come to Santa Fe to experience. Browse the galleries on canyon road and the plaza, go to the opera, see the many live theatre and music performances. The winter skiing is just 15 miles to the local lifts, also enjoy sledding, cross country skiing, and snow boarding. Or try a unique winter pastime like sleigh rides through the beautiful National forest in a horse drawn sleigh! Park the car and walk! In addition to all the shops, galleries, museums and entertainment you are also only a few blocks from an indoor pool and gym at the Ft Marcy complex. Stroll over to the Plaza for fabulous dining, or walk to a movie. You are only five minutes walking distance to a full grocery store! Other Activities: Opera, art galleries, shopping, dining, casinos Golf: Golfing in Santa Fe and the area is a real treat. Because many Indian Pueblos have spent millions on creating golf courses and resorts locally, some of the most beautiful and rewarding golf is in this area. If you are just making a quick visit to the area, and want to get in a quick game, the municipal golf and local club offer that for you as well. Below are a sampling of golf facilities to check out on your next visit to Santa Fe and the area. Isleta Eagle Golf Course is just 10 minutes south of Albuquerque or 80 minutes from Santa Fe. - Black Mesa is only about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe off Hwy 399 - Santa Fe Country Club Marty Sanchez Links De Santa Fe Golf Course - Twin Warriors Golf Club - Ski: Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles from the heart of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States. The Millennium Triple Chairlift will take snow sport enthusiasts to a new height of 12,075 feet and some of the southwest's finest skiing. The vistas atop Ski Santa Fe are unsurpassed and act as the gateway for thrills including steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, gladed tree-skiing, and plenty of groomers.

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                                                                Cleaning Fee
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                                                                $100 cleaning fee, $50 accidental non-refundable damage fee

                                                                12 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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