About the property
- House2600 sqft
- 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,
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* 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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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.
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The Perfect Choice
This house, Capital Casa, was the perfect choice for eight girlfriends who all went to high school together to gather for a reunion. We have all just turned 70 and we wanted to place where we could walk to the Plaza and the galleries. This house is more than charming, it exudes old Santa Fe charm. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well-stocked. We were able to easily walk to the plaza, Canyon Road, the Georgia Okeefe museum and restaurants where we made reservations. The beautiful patio complete with hot tub provided space for connecting and storytelling. The management bends over backwards to make this stay easy and is quickly responsive to questions. I highly recommend this charming house and plan to return here with my extended family.
Excellent location! Perfect for a large group!
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!
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!
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!
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
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...
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
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.