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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Kristen Flance
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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 Downtown

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guests have written us:

We absolutely love your house and we will definitely always think first about staying there. Michelle S. from Colorado

We certainly enjoyed Capitol Casa. It's a great property and location. We will be back. Smitty B. from Oklahoma

Thank you so much for renting your house to our family. We really enjoyed our stay in Santa Fe. Your home is beautifully furnished and very comfortable! You have wonderful taste. Julie C. from California.

The house is terrific! We all loved it! Pam A. from Michigan.
Jan 2003
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


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Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe Charm

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jones Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful city.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a reunion of college girlfriends. We live in different cities in the US. and Santa Fe turned out to be a perfect spot for our gathering.

Capitol Casa was a great home for us. The location was great for walking to attractions and the neighborhood was quiet.

The home was well appointed with a well stocked kitchen, many plush towels and great bed linens.

The home was extremely clean and well cared for. I would recommend this rental and I would rent it again if I have the good fortune to return to Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capitol Casa

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 adults went to Capitol Casa in Santa Fe for sky season, house is in a very good location and has everything we were looking for. Definitely a good option for people who want to be near to Santa Fe downtown as well as to ski areas such as Santa Fe, Angel Fire or Taos.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
New Mexico Visitors Center
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Kaune's Food Town
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New Mexico State Capitol
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San Miguel Mission Church
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Restaurants and Galleries
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Railyard District
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Guadalupe Shopping District
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Canyon Road
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Oldest House
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Gerald Peters Gallery & Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Exit clean $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.44%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.