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Vista Encantada Luxury Newly Renovated 3 BR Adobe Home North of the Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'Vista Encantada' is a luxury 3 bedroom home located on a north ridge overlooking the 400 year old city of Santa Fe, situated on 2 acres with large expanses of views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the North.

The property offers three bedrooms with two newly renovated luxury bathrooms, a king suite with sitting room & portal, a queen bed room, and a double twin bed room. The main entertaining area of the home consists of a large newly remodeled gourmet kitchen, with granite and marble counters, sitting area for breakfast, and a kiva fireplace. The kitchen is open to two private courtyards, with fountain, sculpture, and seating areas for private entertaining. The large living room and dining room offer fantastic views of the mountains, with a copper clad fireplace, sitting areas, and large antique dining table. The new master bathroom offers back lit mirrors, a two person soaking tub, luxury shower, travertine stone heated flooring, towel warmers, fantastic views of the mountains to the north. The new guest bathroom offers a new double vanity with back lit mirrors, with new tub w/shower, towel warmers, stone flooring, expanded space, and great views of the mountains to the north.

'Vista Encantada' is professionally decorated with European furnishings, original art and sculpture. The long portal on the north side offers great outdoor entertaining opportunities, fireplace, with multiple seating and dining areas. A new gourmet outdoor kitchen offers seating as well as gourmet cooking on a large professional gas/charcoal grill, a wood burning pizza oven, and large fireplace for chilly nights. Many outdoor seating areas offer privacy as well as great views of the surrounding forests and mountains.

Both indoor and outdoor kitchens offer professional appliances, all necessary small appliances, warming drawers, gas ranges, microwave and electric ovens, espresso machine, coffee maker, and service items.

Located near the portal in a secluded area is the Artist Casita. This building offers an artist studio, office, lounging with TV, wood burning stove, and outdoor deck with an attached arbor. This is a very private getaway for peace and views among the trees. This area is adjacent to the Zen garden located privately within the 2 acre compound.

There is plenty of parking on the grounds, with a two car garage, security system, and fire alarm security. The location is very near the downtown area, close to the Santa Fe Opera, and convenient to Tesuque as well as the roads to the Santa Fe Ski Area or Ten Thousand Waves Spa.

Throughout the house are situated LCD/LED TV's, kitchen, bedroom, and living area, with cable, DSL, Wi-Fi, Internet, DVD, CD, and library of DVD's and music CD's. Also, throughout the house are original art and sculpture, from many local Santa Fe Galleries and Artists.

Enjoy your stay at 'Vista Encantada, close to all Santa Fe venues, including the Santa Fe Opera, Ten Thousand Waves, Canyon Road Art Galleries, The Historic Plaza, The Lensic Theatre, Santa Fe Ski; mountain hiking, biking, golf, and world class shopping, dining, and touring.

Keywords: Renovated 1940's double adobe, territorial style single level home.

More Details

Herb Adcock
Member since: 2009
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Herb Adcock

My wife and I own two businesses, both associated with the hotel industry. My wife is a commercial interior designer designing hotels throughout the world. My business involves working with manufacturers who produce custom interior furnishings for hotels.

Herb Adcock purchased this house in 1997

Why Herb Adcock chose North Hills

We have loved Santa Fe for many years, were married here, and enjoy spending time in the City, with multiple interests in the Arts, including the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, and Santa Fe Chamber Music. We also appreciate the multiple Art Galleries and great restaurants located throughout Santa Fe. As well, we enjoy the beatiful outdoors, vistas, and temperate climate of the area.

What makes this house unique

Our property is ideal for the entertainer, and also for the family or person looking for space to spread out, enjoy the outdoors, and take in the beatiful scenary. The property is convenient to downtown Santa Fe, the roads to Ten Thousand Waves Spa or the Santa Fe Ski area, hiking areas, convenient to Taos and Chimayo, as well as Canyon Road.


North Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , New Large Guest Bathroom, Marble counters, Lighted Mirrors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , New Master Suite Bathroom, Tub and walk in Shower, vanity
  • New master bathroom, luxury shower, two person soaking tub, heated stone flooring, towel warmers, double sinks, back lit mirrors. New, expanded guest bathroom, with stone floors, large tub with shower, double sink vanity, back lit mirrors, great views of mountains to the north .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Vista Encantada Luxury Newly Renovated 3 BR Adobe Home North of the Plaza
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Sugar Land, TX

The views and the property were breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing trip! Took our family of five (including three children ages 12-6) on our first ski trip. The house was just amazing. Very comfortable and spacious with every upgrade you could imagine! The artist casita outback was even outfitted with art supplies so my ten year old could do her favorite thing! The outdoor area was just beautiful with views like I have never seen. The house is located very close (30 min door to slope) of the skiing and despite a warmer than usual winter, the skiing was great. We even lucked out and got snow while we were there, which the kids loved. We can not say enough good things about this property, it’s owners, and the management. All together a memorable family trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Jay for the kind words about Vista Encantada. We appreciate their enjoyment of our home and amenities. Please plan to visit Vista Encantada in the future. Herb
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This home is for relaxation and view enjoyment looking to the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

  • 5 of 5

The owners have provided their guests with several comfortable spots to view the mountains and/or visit with friends and family. The home is well-furnished in every sense. The piece de resistance is the outdoor patio, comfortably furnthished including the amazing outdoor kitchen. We stay each year two-three weeks and are never sorry.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vista Encantada. The house was decorated beautifully and filled with local art. We especially loved sitting by the fire and the huge back patio had the most amazing views. The sunrises and sunsets everyday were one of the best parts. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lovely Home on Beautiful Setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vista Encantada! The property’s setting is amazing and definitely lives up to it’s name. The house is charming, well-appointed, well-stocked, relaxing and comfortable, kitchen is well-supplied for hobby chef, quality mattresses, private setting but short drive to town. The outdoor entertaining area is like another room or two. We cooked pizza in the wood burning pizza oven, enjoyed dinners at the outdoor dining table, relaxed with a glass of wine at the outdoor fireplace - all while taking in the mountain views. Lots of room for our family of four to spread out after a day of hiking. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking with our young teens at Bandelier National Monument and Tent Rocks and seeing our first tarantula in the wild (at Bandelier - note that there are no tarantulas at this property). Finally, Herb. the owner, and Julie, the property manager, couldn’t be more helpful. We would definitely return and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kudos. We strive to offer the best experience available and appreciate the kind words. We recently added extended sitting areas in the back portal with a fireplace to accompany the fantastic views of the mountains. Glad to hear you enjoyed the new setting. Herb
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Lovely Home and Fantastic Outdoor area

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in Vista Encantada and thoroughly enjoyed it! The kitchen is beautifully appointed and equipped as is the rest of the house. The grounds and outdoor entertaining area are beautiful and many memorable moments were spent outside. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your encouraging comments! We are pleased to have added newly expanded portals in the back of the house, with additional seating areas and fireplace. We now have a dozen different areas to sit and enjoy the Santa Fe experience. Looking forward to your return visits. Herb
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Good place for families

  • 4 of 5

Good: lots of space, very nice furnishings and decor, kids (2, 5 y/o) loved looking to Dinosaurs in the junipers and short pines. Outdoor space was nice. Close to town, nice tranquil vibe. Just so nice with small kids to have some space vs even a large hotel room.

Not so Good: there was a little road noise outside that seemed less prominent as we went along. Felt like it was slightly high on the price once all the fee got added.

Overall, owner and property manager were pleasant to deal with. PS if you have kids definitely do Harry's Roadhouse Cafe; kid friendly with high end cuisine, a rarity.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to our guest for his positive comments on our property. We appreciate his notes on the expansive space with exceptional views of the mountains. With regard to the road in front of the house and some road noise, we feel this is a positive that the road is always passable, even during snow and ice periods. Additionally, the minimal amount of noise does not affect the outside areas of the house, which are sheltered from the road.With regards to comments that the cost of rental is a bit high based on added fees, we are not responsible for added fees due to bookings made through VRBO. In the 15 years of ownership of Vista Encantada, we have never had any reviews of the property that were less than 5 stars, and we appreciate the views made by our guest. Herb Adcock
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Fe to Albuquerque
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tesuque Grill
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $99

Rates shown for rentals are for 2 persons in the party and do not include final cleaning fee. Additional rates are $ 50 per extra person per day for more than 2 persons.
Cancellation Policy for rentals during Holidays, Balloon Fiesta, or Indian Market is full refund if cancellation occurs 120 days or more before rental date. If cancellation is made within the 120 day period, deposits will be held unless the property replaces the cancelled rental with a new rental.

NOTE: security deposits will be deducted appropriately if furnishings are moved, rearranged, damaged, soiled.

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.