About the property
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning little gem short walk to plaza
We had a great girls trip to Santa Fe and this homey, beautifully adorned casita was just what the doctor order. We parked the car and walked everywhere. Cute little balcony, wood fireplace. Owner is very responsive and friendly. Highly recommend.
Very Comfortable with Great Proximity to Plaza/Santa Fe National Forest
Casa de la Luz offers a very comfortable setting and terrific location from which to explore Santa Fe and surrounding areas. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a 5 min. walk from the plaza and 15 min. drive to great hiking trails, the home has lovely decor with classic southwestern touches and comfortably accommodated us (up to 5 adults and 2 dogs) for a two week visit. Katherine was very attentive and provided timely responses to all our questions; Juan (the handyman) quickly resolved an issue we encountered with the faucet. Katherine and Estela (housekeeper) were extremely helpful when we discovered we'd left a package in the home post departure. Thanks for making our visit very memorable! We look forward to returning to Casa de la Luz in the future.
Wonderful stay in Santa Fe!
The casita was very comfortable, well-equipped and beautifully decorated. It was the perfect size for me, my husband and teenage son (who loved having his own huge bedroom and sitting area). The casita was conveniently located just a five-minute drive or 10-15 minute walk to the center of historic Santa Fe. I highly recommend this rental.
Property was great., Very clean and comfortable. I would stay there again!
Great Home for Girls Trip!
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!
Perfect Santa Fe getaway!
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!
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