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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Enjoy charm, comfort and convenience when you visit Casa de la Luz ('House of Light'). This beautiful home on a lovely, quiet hill is just 7 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. This house boasts all the features of a classic adobe (vigas, beams, latillas, hand-troweled plastered walls, Saltillo tile, Mexican tile backslashes and accents, tin work and old wooden doors) however it feels light and modern, unlike many traditional homes. Perhaps its most unique aspect is the combination of a serene, peaceful setting in such close proximity to the color and excitement of downtown Santa Fe. What a pleasure to stroll down the hill to shop, dine and sight-see, with the option of returning to your quiet retreat whenever you tire of the bustle. And none of the hassle of driving or parking!

The house is decorated with original local art and hand crafted furnishings, and offers amenities for every season. In winter, get cozy by the wood burning fireplace, and in the warmer months, enjoy the many inviting outdoor spaces, including a balcony with wisteria trellis, a garden deck and a private walled terrace.

This newer-construction adobe boasts a great floor plan. The living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen all open on to one another. These rooms, along with the mater bedroom with king size bed and full bath are on the first floor. On the lower level, there is a large open suite, including a semi-private sleeping alcove with king bed, a full bathroom and a sitting area opening onto a private garden. This sitting area has a futon couch which converts into a bed for two more guests.

With 1600 square feet, the home is large enough to offer privacy for all without losing its intimate feel. Amenities include 3 flat-screen T.V.'s with cable, high-speed wireless internet, dishwasher, washer, dryer and air-conditioning. There is a one car garage with parking available for a second car. Special Note: This property has a permit from the City of Santa Fe for short-term rentals, Permit # 11-00104264. Enjoy the peace of mind that your rental will not be interrupted by the City as it enforces against properties that do not have City permits.

Keywords: Santa Fe Vacation Rental, Adobe Vacation Home, Walking Distance to Santa Fe Plaza

More Details

Katherine Ward
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Katherine Ward

I fell in love with Santa Fe many years ago and visit as often as I can from my home in Boulder, Colorado. I have enjoyed creating a space for visitors that is classic, stylish and comfortable, and that sits in close proximity to all that Santa Fe has to offer.

Katherine Ward purchased this house in 2002

Why Katherine Ward chose Northeast

I chose this historic Eastside neighborhood for its charm and atmosphere, as well as its proximity to downtown. Here, you can wander the lovely back lanes and look for the 1920 Cross of the Martyrs, located at the top of Rosario Hill on Paseo de la Loma (Accessible by stairs from Paseo de la Loma). If you climb the wooden steps to the hill where the cross stands, you will see the following history inscribed on a plaque: In 1598 a group of Spanish colonists, led by Juan de Onate of Zacatecas, Mexico, established a settlement along the banks of the Rio Grande north of present-day Espanola. In 1610 Governor Pedro de Peralta relocated the capital of the province to Santa Fe. Between 1610 and 1680, colonists moved into New Mexico, living primarily along the Rio Grande. Franciscan friars established missions at most of the Indian pueblos. Life was not always peaceful. In order to regain control of their homeland, in 1680, many pueblo people, led by Pope', a San Juan Indian, united to drive the colonists out. This action became what is known as the Pueblo Revolt. At this point, the rest of the settlers fled south to El Paso del Norte. It was not until 1693 that the province was peacefully resettled under the leadership of Governor Diego de Vargas.


Northeast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful handmade tile throughout
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also has traditional tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable new futon from Northern Naturals
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The master suite on the upper level has a king size bed; on the lower level there is a king size bed in a semi-private sleeping alcove and a convertible futon in the adjacent sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Stunning Santa Fe Style Just Blocks from Plaza
average rating of 4.8971963 based on 107 reviews

Great Home for Girls Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Great home for our 2018 Girls Trip! We loved the location and the lovely decor of this home. Close to shops, the plaza, and restaurants. Great find!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Santa Fe getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa de la Luz! It's exactly as pictured and described, a perfect Santa Fe home. We had 4 adults and 2 young kids, and we were all so comfortable. The location was great for us, as it gave us some privacy away from the Plaza (with outdoor space for the kids), but also close enough for a quick 10 minute walk into the heart of Sante Fe. Close to Trader joes too, so it was easy to stock up on some snacks (and wine). Katherine was a pleasure to deal with and answered any questions prompt;y. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girls Trip !

  • 5 of 5

Casa de la Luz is perfect for a getaway. Very close to the popular location, restaurants, and the house is fully stocked with items if you would just like to stay in as well. Comfortable beds !

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was fabulous. We loved the house and location. Can’t wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful; location is perfect. We loved it. It’s very tastefully decorated with authentic Santa Fe touches. Perfect for family get togethers.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent an amazing weekend together in Katherine's home. It was PERFECT for our getaway. Close enough to the square to walk in if you want to - two of us went walking each morning for coffee to get our steps in, soak in the quiet streets before shops and restaurants opened. Katherine emailed us much info about Santa Fe and things to do ahead of time so that we could plan our time in Santa Fe, very helpful!

Thanks to Katherine, we had a bottle of wine our first night and plenty of firewood for a cozy fire. Our bedding and bath needs were more than adequate. We were confused as to how the upstairs shower worked, but I texted Katherine and she responded right away. Two king size beds were perfect for sharing - and her couches are very comfortable if someone fell asleep there =) Kitchen is well stocked - we cooked breakfast each morning and had appetizers at "home" in the evening.

I would definitely recommend staying here and would be happy to book here again next time I am in Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed, conveniently located in quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 college-age daughters found this lovely house perfect. The 2- story set up meant we had both privacy and together time. The kitchen was great, our host easy to communicate with and seems to have thought of everything. Easy walk to town, though we often drove and had a nice garage to come home to. We all commented often during our stay how comfy and cozy we found our home base. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe is consistently rated one of the world's top travel destinations for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history, cultural diversity, and extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.