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Walk to the plaza & railyard! Classic & charming 2br/2ba adobe casita

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

** Casa Sonrisa is a fully-licensed short-term rental property. (City of Santa Fe short-term rental license #11-00049485) **

Welcome to Casa Sonrisa! Walk everywhere from this darling casita in the hip & historic Guadalupe/Railyard neighborhood. Available to rent year-round, for multi-day, weekly, and monthly stays.

In this sweet adobe home, every effort has been made to assure you of a comfortable and memorable stay, starting with a 'welcome' bottle of New Mexico wine. We've decorated our casita with local art and furniture, and hope that it will feel like your own cheerful home in Santa Fe.

2 bedrooms sleep 4 people, with a queen bed in one room and a king bed in the other. Each is made up with a down comforter (non-down/hypo-allergenic comforters available upon request). There is also a sofa in the living room that folds out into a full-size bed, accommodating 1-2 more people. The master bedroom boasts its own kiva fireplace, and both bedrooms share a private outdoor patio. There is a bathroom adjoining the master bedroom, and another large bathroom in the main hallway. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan.

(Please note that the queen bed is somewhat high off the floor for some elderly or very young guests.)

The house is equipped with all the conveniences you might need during your stay: wifi, 2 televisions and DVD players, cable, a stereo, iPod speakers, W/D, D/W, linens/towels, hairdryers, terrycloth spa robes, and extra toiletries.

Traditional in style, the casita features extra high viga (beam) ceilings, 2 kiva fireplaces, brick floors throughout, and Mexican tile in the bathrooms and kitchen. Casa Sonrisa is a one-level home, making it a comfortable option for those who prefer no stairs.

There is off-street parking in front of the house for 1 vehicle.

We are pleased to offer a non-smoking environment.

Pets (1) considered on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: noon

More Details

Taru Helne
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Taru Helne

We're a mother and daughter who own the house together. Our family is originally from the Washington, DC area, and we also lived in Rome, Italy for 4 years. Currently, my mother lives in Virginia, and I live in Washington, DC. We're avid fans of the arts, especially music (our photo is at the Santa Fe opera), and lovers of the outdoors. Santa Fe is a great place for those things and more.

Casa Sonrisa is our family's home when we're in town, but primarily a vacation rental property for most of the year. While we are not local, our gracious caretaker will be available for any questions or concerns you may have during your stay. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Taru Helne purchased this house in 2004

Why Taru Helne chose Santa Fe

The Guadalupe/Railyard neighborhood is thriving, with lots of shops, restaurants, galleries, and a great farmer's market within walking distance. Plus, the Santa Fe's famous plaza is just a short 10-minute walk away. Since we put down roots in this part of town 12 years ago, it continues to evolve and become more interesting every time we visit.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our casita because it is sweet and unique. With architectural touches such as viga ceilings throughout, banco seating in the main room, and even a little nicho tucked into the hallway wall, our casita offers a cozy and traditional environment to our guests. Also, the location can't be beat!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Walk to the plaza & railyard! Classic & charming 2br/2ba adobe casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Loved the location!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Casita that's in a wonderful location. Easy walking to the Plaza, plenty of nearby restaurants and things to do. Although we had a car seldom used it except to venture up the mountain to for some hiking. Ample onsite parking so no need to worry about your vehicle or pay extra to park. Within a block to Radish and Rye where we ended up eating twice during our trip because it was great and convenient. The Casita was clean and well appointed with everything we needed. Definitely consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The casa is super cozy. Great for a small family. We had everything we needed to feel at home. Its in great location....minutes from everything and only about half hour from skiing. Taru is extremely responsive. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home at a fair price...location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with Taru's home. Everything went as expected from check in to check out. The house easily and comfortably accomodated two couples and allowed for entertaining as well. The location to the plaza, railyard and Canyon Road area is great. Easy walking to plaza, longer walk to Canyon Rd. Great restaurants within two blocks. We enjoyed eating in with our friends and being able to get out to walk to restaurants. A clean and comfortable home which we will definitely use again on another visit to Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well located

  • 5 of 5

The casita was an excellent home base for exploring Santa Fe. It's a quiet area but still walking distance to the Plaza and Railyard Arts District. It was nicely decorated with southwestern art and furnishings. The bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen) and baths were a good size and had everything we needed. The property managers were responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful casita with great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is tastefully decorated with all the amenities and very clean, located on a quite street and yet only 10 minutes walk to the center of old town. We had 2 couples stayed there for 3 nights, fully enjoyed the place and surrounding restaurants. The owner, Taru, is very accommodating and helpful, our final payment for some reason did not go through before we arrive, Taru provided a courteous reminder so we can get it resolved with no problem. Will definitely stay here again next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best location to experience Santa Fe and New Mexico Outdoors!

  • 5 of 5

Casita Sonrisa is located in walking distance to "The Plaza" which is old Santa Fe...shops, galleries and restaurants galore... As well as the Railyard, an up and coming area with galleries and eateries.. Tired of shopping and are positioned to experience the great outdoors..Bandolier National Monument, Taos, Kasha-Katewa Tent Rocks National Monument.and so much more. The home is warm and inviting, and an authentic flavor of true Adobe New Mexico style. Taru, the owner, is so accommodating and in touch to be sure all is well. Clean, comfortable, and truly a home away from home... My friend and I were on a girls vacation and couldn't have been happier here.... We went to the Radish & Rye , just across the street and a short stroll away on our last night! Great food, good service..but most of all..we met a wonderful local couple whom we exchanged contact info with....Yes, we plan to return..New Mexico is, indeed, The Land of Enchantment!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

NM Railrunner, Farmer's market, Plaza, Opera, Chamber Music Festival, Indian Market, Art Galleries, and more...


Rates & Availability

West Manhattan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Winter season 1
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Presidents' Day Weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 Winter Season 2
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer High Season
May 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 15.31%

- 7% lodging taxes and 8.313% state gross receipts taxes are required by the City of Santa Fe. (Total 15.31%)
- Also, for stays of 30 days or longer, a housekeeping fee of $150 applies.
- To ensure that your quote is accurate for stays over 30 days, please contact owner for a revised quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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West Manhattan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • (*Please note that the queen bed is somewhat high off the floor for some elderly or very young guests.)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Plush Frette robes, complimentary 'Welcome' wine, extra toiletries (shampoos, razors, etc), hair dryers, curling iron, board games, plenty of books, viga ceilings, brick floors with radiant heat (in the winter).

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