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Groups! Quiet downtown location! Big historic home for Families/Pals.Hot tub!

Downtown, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps17
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. Up to 17 sleep in 5 kings +, or 14 singly. Hot Tub seats 7!

The largest vacation home in the Historic Downtown area, Capitol Casa is located on a quiet residential street close to everything--less than a 5-minute walk to the Plaza and Canyon Road. Historic 1920's adobe home with fresh furnishings, fine linens, original art and neat antiques in cohesive, tasteful decor reflecting the region. Flexible rates enable small or large groups to afford this perfect location near the state Capitol. Flexible beds sleep 5 couples in king beds or 14 singles separately. Families and friends love it! Private outdoor luxury hot tub. Walled garden and patio with tables and seating for 18. Featured in the May 2006 Old House Journal and the November 2008 Frommer's Budget Travel.

You'll love walking 5 minutes (3/10 mile) down Old Santa Fe Trail to the historic Plaza, or 5 minutes over to Canyon Road; or strolling to museums, galleries, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping. Pop home to drop off your finds, and walk off to explore another area. Well-stocked market is just around the block. Ski 1/2 hour up the mountain, or take the kids to the playgrounds down the street. Come home and relax under the blue Santa Fe sky in the huge bubbling outdoor hot tub with waterfall, seats 7people .

Gather for drinks on the big front porch and then walk to dinner at one of Santa Fe's many fine restaurants, or cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen. Barbecue on the gas and charcoal grills, and dine outside in the private walled garden or at the oak dining table which expands to seat large groups. The kitchen is fully equipped with spices, cooking utensils, many appliances, and service for 18. Complete bar glasses, tablecloths, napkins, place mats, and candles are provided, and you can set a lovely table with colorful china, placemats, napkins, table cloths and serving pieces.

Built in the 1920's, the carefully updated adobe house is beautifully furnished with a tasteful mix of antiques, new top grain leather sofas, original art by New Mexico artists and Southwest artifacts. Richly colored Oriental rugs brighten the oak floors throughout. Hand plastered tinted walls and a big fireplace add ambiance. Firewood is supplied. Large open living room/dining room with three sofas, rocking chair, extending oak dining table. Enjoy elegant, luxurious hand-pressed fine cotton sheets in 3-sheet systems, down and down-alternative pillows and pressed cotton duvets on firm beds. Robes and plenty of fluffy cotton towels supplied. Immaculate professional housekeeping satisfies even the most particular guests.

Capitol Casa is approximately 2,600 square feet, plus the front porch with old-fashioned glider, antique bench, and patio chairs where groups can enjoy conversations outdoors. Flower gardens adorn the front and back yards. The walled garden patio has plenty of seating for up to 18, game tables, dining table under a huge shade tree, chiminea fire pot, morning sun and a view to the mountains. With a waterfall and a state-of-the-art low-chemical purifying process, the huge luxury outdoor hot tub has a cover lifter for easy access.

The main level offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. On the lower level are two bedroom/dens and a full bath. Everyone loves the double-sized large bedroom/den/viewing room with big screen TV with BLU-RAY DVD, VCR and CD/Stereo. Nicely separated from the main level bedrooms. Fully stocked laundry room.

The house is well supplied to make your stay pleasant, with three stereos including bluetooth receiver, five cable TV's, music CDs, and a collection of movies made in Santa Fe. Free secure Wi-Fi. Laundry room has full size washer and dryer, hypo-allergenic detergent, iron, ironing boards, steamer. Dish and hand soaps, bath gel, lotions are provided. Toys, books, puzzles and games are supplied--remember Skittles? Take our basketballs to the hoops at the playgrounds in the next block, where kids can play on a variety of structures for all ages.

Carport and off-street parking for 3 cars on-site, 3 more on the quiet street, plus more off-street at our office next door.

Accommodations: Sleeps 14 in real beds, and 17 using queen sleep sofa and roll-away twin. Fourteen singles can sleep separately: 12 singles in separate beds plus 2 more in the sleeper sofa and roll-away twin. Five couples can sleep in 5 king beds in 5 separate rooms, plus a 6th couple in the queen sleeper in the living room. Professional housekeepers will set up the beds to meet your needs. Should your group need more space, an elegant B & B right across the street has 5 rooms.

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms.

* Master bedroom: California King bed, en suite bathroom with double sink, jetted tub, and walk-in closet, T.V.

* Second bedroom: California King bed, large windows, T.V., next to a bathroom with separate walk-in shower and tub, grab bars.

* Third bedroom: option of King or 2 Twin beds, French door to garden patio.

* Fourth bedroom/large den with two dressing areas in walk-in closets, cable big flat screen TV, Blue-ray DVD/VCR/Stereo, game table. Option of King or 2 Twins on one side, 4 more Twins used as daybeds on other side facing the TV, option of 1 Roll-away Twin. Pack N Play crib. Door for privacy from small den.

* Fifth bedroom/small den has option of King or 2 Twins. TV. Privacy curtain screens beds from entrance to third full bathroom.

* Living Room: Queen sleep sofa. TV.

All rooms meet code for firesafe egress, with windows or doors large enough for firemen to enter and for guests to exit safely in an emergency. Flashlights, fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed throughout the house. New condensing heating and water system with no pilot light. Inspected and licensed,


* Small or large groups welcome. Rates cover up to 8 people for small groups, with an additional charge of $30 per person per night for larger groups. Adults and children count.

* Children welcome. High chair, pack and play crib, umbrella stroller, baby gate provided. Toys, games, books too.

* Shorter bookings are accepted for infill year-round, or for adjacent bookings, or if close to arrival, or if minimum stay rate is paid.

* $400 Exit Clean for up to 11 people, $500 for 12 or more. Weekly clean required for multiple week stays. Maid Service is available by prior arrangement.

* $500 Security/Damage Deposit, refundable if no damage, for up to 11 people. $1,000 Security/Damage Deposit, refundable if no damage, for groups of 12 or more.

Cleaning fees higher than the prepaid exit clean will be deducted from the Security/Damage Deposit.

* 15.3125% Tax. Required: 8.3125% NM Gross receipts tax and 7% Santa Fe Lodging tax.

* Commercial zoning allows unlimited legal short term rentals. License Number: 17-00144401

* Fully Remodeled daylight basement level has windows meeting code for fire-safe egress.

* Reservation deposit of 1/2 rent is due within one week of verbal reservation, paid by check or Paypal. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

* Cancellation policy: Confirmed reservations are considered binding. Refund if we are able to rebook the dates, less a $100 administration fee. Extenuating serious circumstances considered.

* Pets: Well-behaved dogs with our permission. Sorry, no cats. $100 per week or shorter stay pet fee. $500 pet damage deposit.

* No Smoking in the house; smokers may use the covered front porch or back patio.


Kristen Flance

Member Since 1999
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About Kristen Flance

Owners Kristen and Steve Flance are long-time residents and active citizens of Santa Fe. Kristen spent 30 years with the state magazine, New Mexico Magazine, as the Santa Fe, Central and Northern New Mexico advertising representative, as well as doing interior decorating for high end resorts. Steve has volunteered for many community organizations including serving as chairman of the board of the New Mexico Finance Authority for 8 years, and has developed residential communities and resorts in Santa Fe for many years. We know New Mexico well and enjoy sharing our knowledge of Santa Fe and the state with our guests. We have another wonderful property, our lakefront home at Lake Tahoe (VRBO/1946).

Kristen Flance purchased this House in 2002

Why Kristen Flance chose South Capitol

The great location downtown is unbeatable. When the house came on the market in 2002, we realized that we could personally manage it from our office right next door. The perfect location in the downtown core close to the Capitol, Plaza and Canyon Road, the legal commercial zoning, the house's large size and excellent condition, all make it a wonderful place for visitors to stay. Kristen furnished the home with original art, antiques, historic collectibles from Santa Fe and the Southwest that are appropriate to the age of the house which was built in 1924. Plenty of places to sit, firm beds, expandable oak dining table, and the huge hot tub all make the home comfortable and fun for gatherings large or small.

What makes this House unique

Everyone loves the downtown location and being able to walk back and forth from the house to restaurants and events, galleries and stores, meetings at the State Capitol. Walk a block to Kaune's Market to pick up sandwiches and groceries and fine wine. With off-street and covered parking, plus more free parking on-street, you will be free from parking problems. The narrow, quiet street is just three blocks long--no traffic noise will disturb you. Fine art, tasteful furnishings, luxury bedding and immaculate housekeeping welcome you to this five-star home.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
      • Master bedroom suite
        1 king, California king with luxury 3-sheet system/Bathroom ensuite
      • Front king bedroom
        1 king, California king with luxury 3-sheet system, by bathroom
      • Back bedroom, king or two twins
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Your choice of king bed or two twin beds. Opens to patio
      • Large bedroom/den. King or 2 twins. 4 twins as daybeds.
        1 king, 6 twin/ single, King or 2 twin beds. 4 twins as daybeds. Rollaway twin, crib
      • Small bedroom/den
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Choice of king or two twin beds. Full bathroom ensuite.
      • Living Room with new queen sleeper
        1 sleep sofa /futon, New queen sleep sofa, comfortable--no bar, memory foam.
      • King size beds (5). California King in master bedroom. California King in front bedroom. Back bedroom offers option of King or 2 Twins. Lower level
        Large den/4th bedroom offers option of King or 2 Twins, plus 4 more Twins and 1 roll-away, 1 portable-crib. Also TV/DVD/BLU-RAY/VCR/Stereo, game table and floor area for yoga or playing. Small den/5th bedroom offers option of King or 2 Twins. Child Beds: Roll-away twin can be used in fourth bedroom/large den or in master bedroom. Pack n Play, high chair with tray, and umbrella stroller are provided. Comfy Queen Sleep Sofa in living room. Air conditioning, ceiling fans.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, Twin sinks, walk-in closet, jetted tub/shower with grab bar.
      • Central bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, grab bars in walk-in shower and by toilet. Separate long tub
      • Den Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, All cotton luxury towels provided.
      • Luxury all cotton towels, hand and bath soap, bath gel, lotion, hair dryers, are provided--plus Robes and Cabana towels for the large outdoor hot tub!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Perfect walk everywhere location in downtown Santa Fe, on quiet street just 3 blocks long--no traffic noise. 1/2 block to Capitol. 1 block to market. 3/10 mile, 5 minute walk to Plaza or Canyon Rd.
        • Monument View
          See the New Mexico State Capitol from the front porch, one-half block away.
        • Mountain View
          See the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the back patio.


            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Living room with fireplace (firewood provided), tv/entertainment center in cabinet, plenty of seating including three sofas.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In laundry room.
                    • Fireplace
                      Firewood supplied.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      New, fully sealed, self-condensing natural gas central heating system provides baseboard heating and on demand hot water throughout the house..
                    • Internet
                      Free wi-fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Down & down alternative duvets, down pillows, hand-pressed fine cotton sheets in 3-sheet system. Luxury cotton towels, cabana towels & robes for the hot tub. Fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic detergent
                    • Broadband Access
                      Free WiFi, also ethernet connection
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking! Free on-street parking for 3 more cars to the north of the driveway.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      2nd and 3rd cars may stack in driveway behind the car in carport. If needed, more parking is available at our office next door.
                    • Telephone
                      Local and long distance calls free.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Luxury cotton towels, plus cabana towels for hot tub.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry room with hypo-allergenic fragrance-free detergent, iron, ironing board, steamer. Opens from the small den.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free. Throughout house. Bring your laptops.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Firewood provided for the large fireplace in the living room and for the outdoor chiminea firepot in the back patio area.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          By referral. We can refer caterers and personal chefs.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully equipped with pots/pans, baking dishes, cutlery, large electric griddle, crock pot, much more.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of pretty dishes, place mats, and serving ware to set and serve up to 17. Glassware for all types of drinks.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen for cooking and baking. Many small appliances, cooking tools, spices and sundries such as tea, sugar, olive oil.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two automatic coffee makers, coffee grinder, coffee press.
                        • Oven
                          self-cleaning oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, sugar, salt & pepper grinder, tea, oil, various other items. Paper towels, paper napkins, soaps, dish & dishwasher soap, laundry soap, fully equipped.
                        • Refrigerator
                          with ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove with self cleaning oven.
                        • Toaster
                          Four slice toaster.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large dining table has two leaves stored within it so the table can be extended to seat a big group. Additional drop leaf table can be opened for more seating or buffet.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (5) Living room, Large den, Master bedroom, Front bedroom, Small den
                                • Books
                                  Books for adults and children.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Living room and blu-ray in large den.
                                • Games
                                  Games, toys and puzzles in large den.
                                • Music Library
                                  CDs for children and classical to oldies for adults.
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo Systems in den and living room, plus a portable stereo/CD player. Bluetooth system in living room. Music cds provided.
                                • Television
                                  47 inch flat screen t.v in large den. T.V.s also in living room, master bedroom, front bedroom and small den.
                                • Toys
                                  Toys, games, puzzles, cards, poker chips in large den. Basketball for shooting hoops in the wonderful school playground in the next block. Climbing structures and swings for all ages of children.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Lots of videos and DVDs, many about or made in Santa Fe and the Southwest.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private back flagstone patio with flower garden, lots of seating, dining tables, grills, hot tub, umbrella, chimenea firepot. Huge shade tree.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Cool covered front porch has glider and seating for 10.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Garden with many perennial flowering plants surrounds the house. Walled back patio and garden with shade trees, umbrella and chairs and dining tables for up to 18 people.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas and charcoal grills. Propane provided.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Huge luxury hot tub seats 7, in private walled patio with garden. Multiple jets, including foot massage jets, waterfall and lights. Easy cover lifter. Outdoors under the blue sky and stars.
                                        • jetted tub
                                          Master bathroom has jetted tub.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Staff


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Quiet residential neighborhood--no traffic noise! Our office is right next door, and our local staff offers immediate response to any problems and are available to answer questions. Playground in the next block, great market around the block. We use fragrance-free hypoallergenic laundry detergent. Soaps, shower gel, bath salts and detergent supplied. Paper towels, toilet paper, spices, coffee filters, many such sundries supplied. Down & down-free pillows and duvets, luxury cotton sheets and towels. Dens with good separation perfect for kids. Games/toys/puzzles/books. Massage therapist will come to house. Attentive professional cleaning crew keeps the house immaculate.

                                                                  65 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Excellent location! Perfect for a large group!

                                                                  Elizabeth D.

                                                                  We had a great time at Capitol Casa! The location was exceptional! It sleeps 14, but we had 10 and it was perfect.

                                                                  Wonderful house with great location!

                                                                  Sheila R.

                                                                  Our family of 11 stayed here 03/15/18 - 03/18/18 and it was wonderful! The home is so cozy and FULL of amenities! The kitchen is stocked with nearly everything you could need other than food. I've never stayed somewhere so well stocked. It was wonderful!

                                                                  The rooms and closets are very spacious and the beds are comfortable and have great linens. The bathrooms came with plenty of towels and wash cloths. Most places have 2-3 towels in each bathroom so this was a welcome surprise! Each bedroom had 2 hot tub towels plus 2 robes in each closet. Very nice touch!

                                                                  The downstairs area was perfect for our kids and one of the moms. The kids absolutely loved being there and are still talking about how much fun they had :-) We loved the convenience of the washer and dryer (with soap included!). We all enjoyed the hot tub after skiing each day. Very nice!

                                                                  My parents walked a short 5-6 min distance to the Plaza and loved not having to look for parking downtown. We all loved the spacious covered porch and sat out there watching it snow while drinking coffee, wrapped in blankets.....ahhhh!

                                                                  Thank you for a wonderful place to stay and make great memories with our family. We look forward to returning next year.

                                                                  Location! Location! Location!

                                                                  Peg S.

                                                                  We were a group of 11 ladies from all over the US who have been friends since elem/high school (Class of '66). Capitol Casa was perfect for our annual reunion. I simply cannot say enough about the location. We were able to walk to downtown Santa Fe and enjoy many fine restaurants, historic sites, and great shopping. The Farmers' Market (Tues. & Sat.) and a Whole Foods store were also within walking distance.

                                                                  Capitol Casa had a well-equipped kitchen, lovely linens on the beds, and an abundance of towels. There were even comfortable bathrobes should we have needed them for the hot tub. We were there in October so the evenings were chilly. It did't allow us to enjoy the front porch or back patio, but you definitely would during other times of the year.

                                                                  I would definitely recommend Capitol Casa to anyone who visits Santa Fe with a group. You will not be disappointed!

                                                                  GREAT GETAWAY

                                                                  Clare H.

                                                                  We were a group of 6 (originally 7, but one had to have heart surgery so could not make it - imagine that!! ) We had a great time in this historic home with everything you could want or need! Wonderful in every way from the beautiful bed linens to the quaint and historic décor. Lots of room for a big party of people. We would recommend this beautiful older home to large parties of people!! Thanks to Kristin and her staff for making us very comfortable!!

                                                                  Santa Fe Charm

                                                                  Maureen B.

                                                                  It's hard to find a house that will accommodate a large group, and this was perfect for our reunion of eight women. Great location, with easy walking to the shuttle or to downtown and restaurants - plus a grocery store was around the corner. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms were well-stocked with all the amenities. We didn't want for anything. Nicely decorated, great outdoor space, a hot tub. What's not to like? Wish we could have stayed longer...

                                                                  Jones Family Vacation

                                                                  stacey j.

                                                                  After a long drive, everyone was so pleased to be staying at such a wonderful residence. Absolutely beautiful,the pictures don't do it justice. All were pleased with high end linens on all beds in all rooms. Kitchen stocked with more utencils and supplies than is normal. Restful and peaceful, in a great location for anyone to walk to the plaza. Management was more than helpful, more like friends, attention was immediate to any request. We made lots of great memories here and hope to be lucky enough to stay here again!


                                                                  Downtown, Santa Fe, NM, USA

                                                                  Within very close walking distance are the historic Santa Fe Plaza (3/10 mile), State Capitol, Canyon Road, San Miguel Mission and the oldest church, Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase, Santa Fe's downtown with many fine restaurants, galleries and stores for Santa Fe's famous shopping, museums, galleries, historic sites, cultural attractions, visitors center for tourist information, playgrounds, grocery store and coffee house. Drive to golf, skiing, Indian Pueblos, prehistoric ruins, and the many scenic attractions throughout beautiful Northern New Mexico.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $30 - $40
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Base rate is $500 for up to 8 people: Extra people above the first 8 are $30 per night per person + $4.59 tax = $34.59 per per person per night. Pet damage deposit: $500. Pet fee $100 per stay. Dogs only, by prior approval. Exit clean: $400 per stay or week. For large groups of 13 or more, $500. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years weeks rate: $700 nt, $4900 week for up to 8 people, plus $37.50 per person per night for 9 and more people. 1 week minimum Winter holidays, 5 night minimum Thanksgiving. Damage deposit is $500 per week. Large groups of 14 or more, damage deposit is $1,000.

                                                                  65 Reviews
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