Casa Luminosa - Stunning Mountain Views - Walk to Plaza

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

6-NIGHT MINIMUM - Located atop Rosario Hill in a quiet setting with views of downtown Santa Fe and the majestic Sandia, Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Casa Luminosa is minutes from what makes Santa Fe 'The City Different.' Nestled in the foothills of Santa Fe’s Northside at an elevation of approximately 7000 feet, at Casa Luminosa you are poised to explore a city known for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history, cultural diversity, and an extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.

For the past 25 years we have traveled to Santa Fe. Each time we experience again and again the restful beauty and restorative energy that is the transformative nature of this city. In keeping with that spirit of renewal, we hope our home away from home will allow you to experience this peace as well.

Luminosa is Spanish for sunlit, something you will experience in the 1,350 square feet of luxurious interior living space plus two upper decks.

In the upper-level living quarters there are sun-bathed vistas stretching throughout the day across the southern horizon. Whether you are greeting a new day with your morning coffee on the upper front deck or drinking in another magnificent New Mexico sunset on the upper back deck, the tranquil light of Casa Luminosa will soothe your soul. Enjoy a gas-fired kiva fireplace, luxurious leather recliner and sleeper sofa, wide-screen cable television with access to more than 100 channels, DVD player, high-speed wireless Internet access, HP LaserJet printer, dining area, and fully equipped cook's kitchen with Jenn-Air range/oven. For outdoor cooking, a charcoal grill is available on the back deck.

Downstairs, the master bedroom contains a king bed with a luxurious Simmons mattress. The master bath features dual sinks, a jet tub and a separate extra-large shower. You will find a queen bed in the guest bedroom, also equipped with a plush Simmons mattress. The guest bedroom exits onto a private back porch. The guest bath contains an extra-large shower. A front-load washer and dryer are also available off the downstairs hallway.

Our casa is located several blocks north of the intersection of Griffin Street and Paseo de Peralta. Beware, some online maps show our casa at the intersection, but you will need to zoom in to pinpoint our location up the hill, near the end of Rio Grande Pl.

From Casa Luminosa, take a stroll down Rosario Hill to The Plaza in “the heart of Santa Fe”. The city’s cultural and geographic center, The Plaza is where the El Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Pecos Trail end. Here you will be greeted by vestiges of Hispanic, Native American, and Western traditions and will be captivated by the music, design, jewelry, Southwestern cuisine, art and dance that abound. For groceries and other shopping, you are only a six-minute drive from the DeVargas Mall at the intersection of Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta.

Whether you come to partake of the winter sports, Santa Fe Opera, distinctive Christmas festivities, ancient ruins of the Southwest, tribal artists at the Indian Market, or simply to escape the summer heat, Casa Luminosa will provide an experience that we hope will keep you returning to our tranquil sunlight year after year.

Vaya con Dios,

Pam and Paul Sternweis

Short Term Rental Permit #16-00135420

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only. No cats....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Guest Room: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    in living room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Through Sonos system....moreless

  • Television:

    Netflix available as well as other streaming....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Close view of the Sangre de Cristos, plus southern view of the Sandias....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Refrigerated air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Kiva style...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast WIFI - streaming available. (Netflix...bring your sign in info)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 spaces...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Netflix available in addition to other streaming....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck with beautiful mountain view. Back deck faces sunset....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
6 night min stay
$2,250 $5,000
Summer - July & August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,950 $5,000
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$1,440 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


We welcome long-term rentals. There is a security deposit of $700 on monthly rentals. Monthly guests are asked to pay gas & electric over $100/month.

We do not accept credit cards. Payments are requested in the form of checks payable to the owner; 50% due upon booking, 50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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Year Purchased: 2007

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Speaks: english



  • Dining


  • Gas Kiva fireplace

    Gas Kiva fireplace

  • HDTV - access to Netflix

    HDTV - access to Netflix

  • Master Bedroom - King bed

    Master Bedroom - King bed

  • Master bath - double sinks

    Master bath - double sinks

  • Queen guest room

    Queen guest room

  • Views!  Views!  Views!

    Views! Views! Views!

  • View from deck & LR of Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    View from deck & LR of Sangre de Cristo Mountains

  • Open living space

    Open living space

  • Work area

    Work area

  • Master


  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • Hall/Guest bath - shower only

    Hall/Guest bath - shower only

  • Kitchen - gas stove

    Kitchen - gas stove

  • View from front deck toward Santa Fe plaza and downtown

    View from front deck toward Santa Fe plaza and downtown

VRBO #179630

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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(505) 819-0949 (New Mexico, USA)

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Casa Luminosa - Stunning Mountain Views - Walk to Plaza

Santa Fe, NM, USA #179630

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