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Luxury Mosaic Masterpiece: Santa Fe Hobbit House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Santa Fe Hobbit House is more than a place to stay: It is a DESTINATION! Gorgeous landscaping, private gardens and a waterfall (Seasonal) make it a veritable retreat atmosphere. Mosaic showers, inlaid wood, Faux walls, honed stonework throughout the house gives it a 'Live-in Gallery' feel.

Gourmet Kitchen, outdoor dining (Seasonal)

Two HD - wide screen TV's and computer with internet, printer and WiFi, allow guests to keep up with their e-mail and interests.

A quiet but convenient neighborhood, yet close to all the Santa Fe attractions. Nearby restaurants, Clafoutis, Dulce and New Baking Company 1-2 blocks away. Trader Joe's, drug store, Body for yoga and massage one block away. The Santa Fe Plaza is a short 1.4 miles away, 0.7 miles to the Railyard Park District and 1.7 miles to Canyon Road.

City Permit # 18-00148206

Keywords: House

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Terry and Sheila Northway
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Terry and Sheila Northway

My wife and I have lived in Santa Fe for the last 40 years and for the last 10, we have wanted to play 'host.' We bought a house in a key location, and for 5 years, I 'dolled it up' with an attempt to make it a 'live-in art gallery.' It was so fun, I now am doing more of this kind of work. Sheila came in with her green thumb, and designed and planted the landscaping, plus, she oversaw all the interior decoration and furnishings. Now we work together to get it ready for guests. We enjoy sharing the house with our guests.

Terry and Sheila Northway purchased this house in 2004

Why Terry and Sheila Northway chose South Capitol

Santa Fe Hobbit House is unique and comfortable situated in a quiet but centrally located neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

People who stay at our property usually make the same remark: 'What a labor of love!' That was our goal. To make the house a destination, more than just a place to stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was great, skiing was great, the accommodations were great. Our stay could have not been better. The Hobbit House is truly a well crafted, unique and very "cozy" environment to have spent time with our family. Thank you for a first class experience, and sharing your space with us. We are looking forward to a return in the future and hopefully the Santa Fe Hobbit House will be available.

Best to you both!

D&S, Austin, TX
Mar 2010
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South Capitol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • May have a 7th guest who is a child only.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom has a walk-in stone mosaic shower, toilet and roomy vanity. Guest bathroom has a combination soaking tub, stone mosaic shower, toilet and vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , onsuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 king , 2 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Child bed is a low profile roll away bed.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Low profile rollaway bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury Mosaic Masterpiece: Santa Fe Hobbit House
average rating of 5.0 based on 85 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Like being inside a work of art

  • 5 of 5

This hobbit house delighted at every turn. From the tile work to the inlaid wood and rounded doors and windows, to the sky lighted and artfully beamed ceilings, exquisite design and artistry. But yet, it’s very comfortable and inviting. Located close to the plaza, Trader Joe’s, coffee and bakeries, a traveler couldn’t ask for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

Our hobbit house was the best part of our visit to Santa Fe. It is more a museum than a rental, filled with exquisite woodwork, stained glass, beautiful art pieces, and mosaics, all in one delightful setting. We would go back just to experience the thrill of this perfect home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, and owners

  • 5 of 5

We got nor'eastered out and arrived a day late. Sheila was kind enough to rebate me the day we missed. I can't say the same for VBRO.

The house is fantastic with beautiful baths, cabinetry, and floors. The kitchen had all the cookware one could ask for as well as glasses. The beds were nice and firm and the pillows soft.

I would certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic artistry and fully appointed!

  • 5 of 5

This house was such a joy to occupy for a week. The artful design throughout the house made it a please just to walk around. Every door is custom, every room has beautiful art work, the tables and chairs are masterpieces, the tile work in the showers and the kitchen was amazing. There is just too much awesomeness to describe. The location was a fabulous base for exploring Santa Fe. Every possible thing you could need during your stay they had: every kitchen tool, the backyard grill, plenty of pots and pans, plenty of towels, plenty of pillows, plenty of everything, nothing was skimped on. The only two minor nit-picks I could come up with were: the floors are super-super slippery, becareful in socks! and the placement of the dishwasher in relation to the cabinets is nuts as it makes it so you can’t reach to put anything away. However, as I said those are very minor things. Overall, this was the nicest home I’ve ever rented on vrbo and we thoroughly enjoyed it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

The Santa Fe Hobbit House

  • 5 of 5

The Hobbit House was like staying in an exotic museum. Shiela and Terry were exceptional hosts and went out of their way to ensure our family had wi-fi and everything we needed for an adventurous week.

We can’t wait to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure to help you have a comfortable time while staying at our house in Santa Fe!
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Cozy little Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, cozy, not a detail missed! Perfect for our girls getaway and beautiful views of the valley! Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Ski Santa Fe
Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon
Bandelier National Monument
Tent Rocks National Monument
Santa Fe Farmers Market
Santa Fe Railyard Artisian Market
Palace of the Governors
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe Indian Market
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
Cafe Pasqual's
Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
Loretto Chapel
Museum of International Folk Art
Tomasita's Restaurant
Harry's Roadhouse
New Mexico Museum of Art
Ten Thousand Waves
Meow Wolf
La Casa Sena
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
La Boca
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
TIA Sophia's
Nambe Outlet Store
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
The Santa Fe Bite
Sage Bakehouse
Joseph's Culinary Pub
Bandelier National Monument
Santuario de Guadalupe
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
Tecolote Cafe
Restaurant Martin
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Marty Sanchez
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Canyon Rd
Nearest Point of Interest
The Railyard District
Car: recommended

Santa Fe Special Events, Indian market, Spanish Market,International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe Opera, Wine and Chile Festival, Canyon Road Farolito walk, Zozobra, Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. Galleries, shopping, great restaurants, hiking, rafting and Indian ruins.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Santa Fe Hobbit House Policies
We welcome you to the Santa Fe Hobbit House in hopes you will have a relaxing and enjoyable time!
We have a few policies we hope you will take time to read before your stay at our house.
Check in time is 4:00 PM MST and check out is 11:00 AM MST. The owners or housekeepers will arrive at 11:05 am promptly to get the house ready for the next guest.
NO smoking allowed inside the house this will result in an extra cleaning fee rated at how long it will take to remedy the damage. Any damages to the house during your stay will result in charges appropriate for damage; in the event of damages on the property we will discuss the situation first. Reservation fee may be withheld for cancellation or damages.
Absolutely NO pets allowed on the premises either by guests or visitors of guests.
We have a 7 guest minimum with the 7th being a child only. Violation of this will result in an extra charge of $100.00 per extra guest.
Please watch your children! Do not allow your children to play on or around the water feature or allow them to play in the shed.
Cancellation of all or part of your reservation 60 days or less before your reserved arrival date will result in a charge of $350.00. We try to be understanding but no refunds for early departures.
We are not responsible for loss of personal property or personal injury to any guest or persons visiting our guests staying at the Santa Fe Hobbit House. You may want to consider renters or travelers Insurance.
The house is situated in a quiet neighborhood, please respect our neighbors. No parking in front of our neighbor’s houses and RV’s not allowed by city ordinance. No loud parties allowed. Please respect our neighbors keeping your noise level low when arriving or departing the house.
Please do not leave the fireplace burning when you leave the house. Lock all windows and doors when departing the house for your outings.
Upon departure please see our check out list.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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