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Gorgeous, art-filled adobe, lush private gardens, walk to Plaza and Canyon Rd

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1250s.f. Casita, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4 adults. (Not child appropriate.)

"Absolutely extraordinary" "Perfection" "Absolute Joy" "Magnificent" "Like living in an art gallery" "Art lovers dream” “Perfect Casita!” “Perfect location” “Sacred space" "Comfy, cozy casa" "Loved this house!"

Hello and welcome to Casa Estrella, our Santa Fe home. The comments in the Headline above are recent excerpts from what our guests are saying about Casa Estrella, a lovingly-restored historic adobe surrounded by walled gardens at the end of a private lane in the heart of Santa Fe’s Historic District. We are pleased to be able to share our casita with discriminating, like-minded adults and are confident you will thoroughly enjoy your stay in our home.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please read the 94+ other reviews by scrolling down from our picture and below "About Ed Lanford and Marilyn Burgess" to "Guest comments from the Manager." These are comments from notes left in our Guestbook, emails, and cards "love letters" and watercolors from our guests.

Casa Estrella is only 0.4 miles or an eight minute walk to Lower Canyon Road, the epicenter of Santa Fe's finest galleries and restaurants. Stroll to the La Fonda Plaza in fifteen minutes or so (0.8 miles). Explore four world class museums and a botanical garden on Museum Hill within 1.3 miles. The Santa Fe Opera is less than six miles away and SkiSantaFe is only 16 miles. The Railyard arts and entertainment district is minutes from the casita.

This authentic casita has been totally redone and has been filled with new and antique furnishings and stainless steel appliances in a contemporary New Mexico style. There are double-adobe walls, 9' beamed ceilings, hand-troweled, diamond plaster walls, skylights, wide-plank pine and white oak floors, and Saltillo tile throughout the casita. The casita is 1250 s.f. in size and sits on almost a quarter of an acre.

Warm yourself by the kiva fireplace in the living room on chilly Santa Fe nights. Enjoy a gourmet-equipped kitchen, with a dining table seating up to six. The two lovely bedrooms include a master suite with a California King bed, en-suite dressing area and bath with heated floors, a top-of-the-line Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe mattress, and two each of down, Fibrefill and Tempurpedic pillows, and comfy spa linens. As of November 2015, all spa linens and two down pillows and two Fiberfill in each bedroom are new. There are new towels in the master bath as well.

The guest bedroom has a King bed with a memory foam mattress topper, down, Fiberfill and Tempurpedic pillows (two of each). The guest bathroom is a modest shower bath suitable for one person at a time to do their daily ablutions.

The fully-equipped kitchen is roomy and light-filled with Saltillo tile floors and natural wood finishes. French doors in the kitchen lead to a ramada-shaded outdoor dining area and our extensive garden areas. There is a full-size stacking washer/dryer in the utility area.

Casa Estrella is filled with original signed Native American and Southwestern art and is surrounded by lovely garden areas on four sides. Original artwork fills the oasita with original paintings and signed proofs by Nocona Burgess, Stan Natchez, Malcolm Furlow, John Nieto, Frank Howell, photographic work by Lenny Foster and Abby Beck, sculpture by Bill Worrell, Rebecca Tobey, Alvin John, Sandy Graves, Paul Rhymer, Susan Harvey, Star York, Jim Epler, Earl Eder and glass work by Carol Lujan..

Relax to the sounds of our 'Valentine's' natural rock fountain or our Stone Forest millstone fountain. In the gardens, Find “Sanctuary” and'Freedom,' original sculptures by renowned artist Bill Worrell, other sculptures by Paul Rhymer, Alvin and Melvin John, and Chris Turri. The landscaping is softly illuminated for truly enchanting Santa Fe evenings and professionally maintained.

In the Winter/Spring of 2014/2015, we are making major landscape improvements in our already gorgeous gardens. We are adding additional native aspen trees and improving our floral color to begin earlier in spring extending later into fall. There will be a beautiful progression of more color throughout each growing season for our enjoyment and that of our guests.

Our goal is to keep our casita and gardens spotlessly clean and ever-changing for the year-round delight and excitement of our guests and ourselves.

The casita has DirectTV, free streaming Netflix movies through two new 40" Samsung SmartTVs, high-speed wifi, a Bose SoundWave CD player with an iPhone/iPod adapter and a DVD player. Free wifi.

The gardens are perfect for romantic evenings for two, entertaining outdoors or the solitude a quiet garden can provide. Within the privacy of adobe and coyote walls are three garden areas. The coffee/cocktail garden is shaded by a large plum and a mature Russian olive tree. A cocktail table, seating for four, two zero-gravity lounge chairs and a chimenea with plenty of firewood are provided for our guests’ pleasure. Enjoy meals, cocktails and conversation around the dining table for six in the shade of a ramada in another area of the gardens. The front portal offers day-long shade from our own Piñon pine and refuge during Santa Fe monsoon rains and winter snow showers.

In season, savor fruit from the casita’s apple, apricot, peach and plum trees or make a cobbler. In addition to these fruit trees and the Russian olive, we have a flowering cherry, a dwarf blue spruce, a Scotch Pine, pinon, desert willow, and numerous aspen trees. These are all large, mature trees. There is a big cottonwood in our neighbor's garden that shades our ramada dining area in the mornings and early afternoons.

The house and gardens are completely private and enclosed by adobe walls and coyote fences. Aspen trees line the drive along the casita’s outer wall. During the season, the gardens and landscaping are lush and are professionally maintained year-round. For your time indoors, the casita is cooled with remote-controlled air conditioners and heated by radiant in-floor and baseboard systems.

This very popular property is perfect for romantic escapes, “girlfriend getaways,” art and museum jaunts, outdoor adventures or all combined. Casa Estrella is best suited for one or two couples! We have strict No Smoking and No Pets policies. The casita has several heavy metal sculptures that have sharp edges and points and also two low fountains that might pose as safety hazards to your little ones. Therefore, the property may not be suitable for 'small children' or toddler appropriate.

We own another home, Casa Grande, which is a beautiful four bedroom four bath adobe on almost a half acre. Casa Estrella and Casa Grande are only a 350 yard walk from one another and can be rented together, schedules permitting, for larger families and groups. The combination provides six bedrooms, five and one half baths, sleeping for 12 in six king and queen beds.

For information and reviews of other restaurants and destinations which we do or didn’t like, try these two links and please let me know if they stop working:

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https://www.gogobot.com/homeaway/guides/5330000000000037425?brand_id=vrbo

You can also scroll down in VRBO between the end of "Manager Info" and just before "Photos." Click on "View Guide powered by gogobot." This will give you our touts, recommendations, opinions and experience with quite a few options. Please try both the "Grid" and the "Map" view to see which is easier for you to navigate and a better format for your needs.

Plan now for the following summer events:

July:

Santa FE Bandstand Runs July 7th-August 28th

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market July 10th-12th

Santa Fe Opera July 3rd-August 29th

Santa Fe Wine Festival July 4th-5th

New Mexico Jazz Festival July 11th-27th

Traditional Spanish Art Market July 25th-26th

August:

Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show August 1st-2nd

Santa Fe Indian Market August 22nd-23rd

Objects of Art Santa Fe August 13th-15th

Zozobra

September:

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

Santa Fe Concorso September 25-27

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta September 23-27

Casa Estrella has a current City of Santa Fe Short Term Rental Permit #130699 and a Santa Fe Business License #130755.

More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Burgess and Ed Lanford
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Marilyn Burgess and Ed Lanford

We are both auctioneers and work long hours, so when we travel, we like to do it right. We seek out upscale, interesting hotels, lodges and vacation rentals. We love fresh air, beautiful gardens, and all varieties of nature, climates and cultures and try to discover new, unique and soulful experiences in exciting places. We love good food and are experimenting cooks. We dine in the finest restaurants in each destination and particularly enjoy discovering off-the-beaten-path, hidden, local and out-of-the-way gems. We hate fast food. We are daily walkers and seek out romantic sunsets wherever we are. Marilyn loves the outdoors and is an avid reader. Ed skis, kayaks, scuba dives, and likes to fish although all fish are safe in his presence. We both like southwestern and Native American art, museums and galleries of all types.

Marilyn Burgess and Ed Lanford purchased this house in 2008

Why Marilyn Burgess and Ed Lanford chose Historic Eastside

When we decided to buy a second vacation home, we considered several of our favorite travel destinations, places to which we seemed to return repeatedly. For exploration, outdoor activities and relaxation, we love the central Oregon coast, Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe, Ruidoso and, of course, Santa Fe/Taos. We evaluated each location for which place offered the most romantic, magic, spiritual qualities and in which location would we be happiest spending time long term. What area offered the most varied, yet agreeable climate year around? Where could we experience the greatest intellectual and recreational stimulation? All of a sudden the answer became obvious: Santa Fe. Where else in the U.S. could one find a settlement with 400 years of history blending three distinct cultures, the Native American, the Spanish Colonial and the northern European? What other place has the combined beauty of the arid northern New Mexican desert, the majesty of the Sangre de Christo, Jemez and Ortiz mountains and the lush, fertile ribbon of the Rio Grande? Where else provides the broad range of archeological sites and cultural traditions to enjoy and explore? In what other resort area can a person find any wider array of educational experiences, arts and entertainment such as Museum Hill, the Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the new Railyard District and a wide variety of performance venues including theatres, playhouses, and an amphitheatre. How can one compare the scope and variety of restaurants, galleries and shops of Santa Fe to any other place? What other city can match the combination of cultural choices and outdoor recreational opportunities offered by the Santa Fe area: sightseeing, snow skiing, kayaking and rafting, mountain biking, water skiing, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, archeological exploration, hot air ballooning and so on? What other city has a wonderful, 100 year-old neighborhood gourmet market and two Whole Foods Markets? NONE!

What makes this house unique

We bought the very best two bedroom vacation rental on the market, and we looked at many. The location is ideal, and the combination of features offered by this casita makes it unique to the area. It is a restored original “Pueblo Revival' or 'Santa Fe Style' adobe in the Eastside Historic District, the Camino del Monte Sol Historic District and the Garcia Historic District. It is within easy walking distance of the most important destinations along Canyon Road and the downtown plaza area. We found this casita to be immaculate, in excellent condition, beautifully furnished, very well maintained and ever so romantic.

We fell in love with the gardens at first sight. Even before we went in the house, we knew this was the perfect place for us. Once inside, we found the cutest casita we had yet seen, but the private outdoor spaces are what we love most. The garden areas are exceptionally generous for the Historic District and offer four distinct areas for entertaining friends and family or for a romantic evening for two. Adobe walls and coyote fences completely enclose the casita and three distinct gardens for complete privacy. The gardens are perfect for dining and cocktails al fresco or for enjoying the sounds of a summer night. The lounge area is shaded by a bearing plum tree and a large Russian olive tree. This garden has a cocktail table with seating for four plus two Zero Gravity lounge chairs and a chimenea. There is a lovely flagstone patio shaded by a new ramada (pergola) with dining for six. Sit under the front portal and enjoy the smell of a summer rain or the whisper of a snowfall. A fourth garden shaded by giant apple and apricot trees lies along the Aspen-lined drive bordering the casita’s outer wall. In season, savor fruit from the casita’s apple, apricot, peach and plum trees. Outdoor sculptures abound throughout the gardens. We continue to add art and additional plantings to enhance the outdoor enjoyment of our guests and ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Casa Estrella is the most wonderful casita we have rented in 15 years of visiting Santa Fe. The Gorgeous property and gardens, wonderful decorating, great kitchen, every amenity provided, interesting artwork, yet comfortable and gracious. The owners have really attended to details to make the casita feel like home, not a rental. This was our second stay at Casa Estrella and we can't wait to return next year.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom with hand rails in the tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Modest hall bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California king, Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe mattress, 6 pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King pillow top mattress with six pillows
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe California King in master bedroom. King bed in guest bedroom with a plush mattress topper. Six pillows: two new down, two Tempurpedic, and two new Fiberfill pillows with Claritin "Ultimate Allergen Protector Barrier" Pillow Protectors in each bedroom. Guests rave about the comfort of the beds. Each bed has fabulous spa sheets that are softer than high thread count Egyptian cotton. One guest with chronic back pain said his nights at Casa Estrella were the first nights he had slept without back pain in years. He bought the same bed for his home when he returned. Although we do not feel the need for it, we have a hotel-style safe for guests in the master closet for their convenience and peace of mind. It can be operated with a unique PIN or with the swipe of any magnetic card belonging to the guest. There is also a portable humidifier in the master closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Security system with remote arm/disarm key fob. Signed Native American art throughout by Bill Worrell, Malcolm Furlow, John Nieto, Frank Howell, Nocona Burgess, Sandy Graves, Chris Turri, Susan M. Harvey, Earl Eder, Alvin John, Rebecca Tobey, and Lenny Foster. Bali top-down, bottom-up shades, LED candles throughout. track lighting w/dimmers. emergency flashlight. weather station, Natura bath products. four bathrobes, hair dryers and lighted magnifying make-up mirrors, landscape lighting, There is a backpack and umbrella for guest use. 1½ blocks to Canyon Road, 6-1/2 blocks to Plaza, ½ block to Downtown Subscription, a newstand/bookstore/internet café, 2½ Blocks to Kaune’s Foodtown historic grocery (They deliver!), 4 Blocks to La Posada de Santa Fe Spa and Fitness Center, 1.3 Miles to Museum Hill and four world class museums/Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the Museum of International Folk Art

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Gorgeous, art-filled adobe, lush private gardens, walk to Plaza and Canyon Rd
average rating of 5.0 based on 140 reviews
5

Comfy, Cozy, Casa!

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of your every comfort in this home. The kitchen is beautifully equipped, the beds are heavenly, firewood, robes, music, umbrellas and backpacks were also provided. An unexpected snow storm blew in (in May!), and we were snowed in for a day and a half. What a wonderful place to be held captive. We were warm, relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the storm.

This home has enormous outdoor space by Santa Fe standards. Though we were unable to spend much time outside, the gardens are lovely. They inspired me to get to work in my own.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. I would highly recommend this casa to anyone looking for beauty, comfort and a great central location.

Cynthia

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, this is music to our ears! Our neighbor, Don, sent us an image of the casita that morning showing seven inches of snow on the parapets and our peach tree inside the front gate just laden and drooping with snow. Our initial response was worry that you would be disappointed that you couldn't get out to see Santa Fe, but you did experience it in the most wonderful way. Most locals and really "get it" guests take a relaxed, laissez faire, "just roll with it" attitude. You could very easily become a "local." There is so much to see and do, it is easy to charge around and try to do it all. Letting Santa Fe reveal itself to you can be exceptionally rewarding and surprising. We are so happy that you had such a good time. Heavy snow in May, who new? We saw light snow in August 20+ years ago when we were staying at the Inn at Loretto. We opened the windows as soon as we checked in, and stuff started drifting into the room. We thought it was ashes from some incinerator until we noticed the ashes were melting! It left a light dusting you could see along the roadways and in the mountains. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, and please, consider Casa Estrella your home in Sante Fe even if you cannot return. Remember the gracious way the culture says it in Spanish, "Mi casa es su casa!" My house is your house. Don't you just love it? Warmest regards, Marilyn and Ed
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A joy!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this lovely home. It was well appointed with everything we might need for our stay. The location was perfect and after our outings each day we returned to light a fire - sometimes in the living room and sometimes in the outdoor fireplace - and relax in our art-filled surroundings.

We would be delighted to return to this house on a future visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peggy and Mid, thank you for the wonderful review. It was a special pleasure meeting you. We have only had that opportunity with two other guest couples in the nine years we have been renting our home. We are so pleased that you listened to our suggestion to try the outdoor chimenea in the cocktail garden as well as the kiva fireplace in the house. Those chilly times bundled up in front of a fire outdoors can be both elaxing and exhilarating at the same time. We hope you can return to Santa Fe in the not too distant future. Don't forget that we have a larger home just a short walk up Garcia Street that will accommodate eight people. We rent it on a short term basis, too. The VRBO number for Casa Grande is 844068. We wish you a joyous and wonderful holiday season. Marilyn and Ed
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Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the casa was wonderful! Our expectations were exceeded. Thanks go to the leasing agent and to the gracious owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrounded by comfort and beauty - 547 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87505

  • 5 of 5

Casa Estrella is the perfect pied-a-terre for your stay in Santa Fe. From the rustic entry gate and gorgeous yard to the beautiful art filled interior, this casita sets you down in the New Mexico of your imagination. Fully equipped, with comfortable beds and furnishings, and excellent kitchen/laundry facilities, you will rest and relax well here. It's just a short walk to Canyon Road, and Casa Estrella makes you feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was over the Labor Day holiday 2017.

We just returned from one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations we have had in quite a while. And, as my husband said, Casa Estrella was a major contributing factor. This home is wonderful. It is beautiful, relaxing , well thought out and extremely comfortable both inside and outside. The location was great for us. We walked to Canyon Road and even to the Plaza at times. Many great restaurants were close by as well as Whole Foods. The owners and the management company were fantastic to work with. Our family could not be more pleased.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! We are so glad you all had such a wonderful stay in Santa Fe. This is such a gorgeous time in and around the town. We don't think a lot of people realize how astoundingly lush and beautiful the blooming flowers and trees are in a high desert climate. We hope you had a lot of great food and art experiences while there as well as the walks and getting out in the fresh mountain air. We hope you can return to Santa Fe soon and would choose to stay with us. If your party grows, we have a larger 4 bed 4 bath adobe just 350 yards up Garcia. It is equally beautiful and has great indoor and outdoor spaces for larger parties, and it is a vacation rental as well. The two houses can be rented together for even larger groups. We want to thank you for being so gracious and understanding about the AC not cooling sufficiently that first night, and thanks to our property manage for getting it fixed immediately. If you are ever in Fort Worth, give us a call. Maybe we could meet for dinner or have you over to our house. Better yet, let's meet in Santa Fe! We are so very fortunate to have guests as nice and appreciative as the four of you. Warmest regards, Ed and Marilyn
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Like living in an art gallery

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time in Casa Estrella for our third visit August 2017. We loved that it is a 20-minute walk to the Plaza and merely 2 blocks from Canyon Road. The casita is a art lover's dream stay, with nice collections in every room and throughout the garden. It is great for entertaining guests in the summertime outdoors, with ample spaces to mingle. The kitchen is well equipped with gear and basic ingredients. The outdoor BBQ is awesome for grilling for a crowd. We hosted a dinner/BBQ party for 7 quite comfortably and effortlessly. The place comes with fast WiFi and TV in every room. Can't wait to return to this little gem soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin and Rose, thank you for the wonderful review It was such a delight to get to have the two of you up to the big house for champagne and cheese. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you both. It is so seldom that we get to meet our guests in person that we relished the opportunity and hope to be able to spend time with you again. We want you to know how honored we are to have you as guests year after year and that we try to make the casita a little better for each of your successive trips. We hope you liked "Star Girl," the 6' tall William Rogers sculpture placed discreetly under the blue spruce (as if one can place a 6' metal sculpture anywhere in a garden "discreetly." A few days after you left for San Francisco, we had our landscaper redo the river stone border along the driveway and around the apple and apricot trees in our garden area across the drive from the house. It is really knocked out. We hope you will return next year to see it. Did you enjoy Santa Fe as much as your customary winter visits? I know the weather was a little warmer than normal, but the shade and breezes help. Late May is an exceptionally nice time of year there. We go the week of Memorial Day and find the weather to be quite pleasant, warm enough in the daytime yet cool enough for a fire in the kiva or the chimenea in the garden at night. Also, the flowers and trees have begun to bloom at that time. We will be staying in Casa Grande that week, so there would be no conflict if you wanted to change seasons again. Santa Fe is just good all the time. We were pleased to hear that your cookout was a roaring success. We really wanted to sneak down the night before when you were doing the dry run on the grill to see how it was going. Obviously, the dry run was successful without us. We thought you might benefit from some "experienced kibitzers," but from the sound of your note you really didn't need any uninvited supervision. We would really like to see you again sometime. If you are ever in the FW/Dallas area, please give us a call, and we will treat you to dinner or have you over to the house. With our warmest regards, Ed and Marilyn
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Manitou Galleries
"Either of the Manitou Galleries is really good. The art work varies so visit both. The Pal..."
Santa Fe Design Center
"if you are interested in Native American flute and classical guitar, we highly recommend cat..."
El Meson
"We really like El Meson better than either El Farol or La Boca. The food is consistently of ..."
Dinner For Two
"One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Family-owned and operated, they are ..."
Palace of the Governors
Coyote Cafe
"Marilyn and I grabbed a drink and late lunch at the Rooftop Cantina for the first time in ye..."
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
"#9 Most Popular Thing To Do in Santa Fe Contrasting to the more traditional art forms sold a..."
San Miguel Mission
"Oldest church in the U.S."
Gateway to Canyon Road
"#2 Most Popular Thing to Do in Santa Fe Santa Fe has over 250 galleries and has been rated t..."
Santa Fe Plaza
"The focus of 400 years of multi-cultural settlement and history of the opening of the West! ..."
Canyon Road
"Canyon Road is a world-famous and world class arts and restaurant district with over a hundr..."
Loretto Chapel
"Visit the chapel to get the full story. "At the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail stands the Lo..."
The Shed
"Unspectacular food with tourist overload. Some people love it, but our recent guests had th..."
Tomasita's Restaurant
"Don't waste your time or money, we don't care what the reviews say. There is nothing specia..."
TerraCotta Wine Bistro
"It is a charming place with a lovely little patio. We have never eaten inside, only al fres..."
Pueblo of Pojoaque
"#7 Most Popular Thing To Do in Santa Fe The nineteen Pueblo tribes that form the majority of..."
Rooftop Pizzeria
"Excellent pizza on the Plaza with friendly, accommodating staff, and they serve pretty late."
High Desert Healthcare & Massage
"We have heard good things about High Desert."
La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza
"This is a light, airy restaurant just off the Plaza. We have been served really good food by..."
Madrid Town At NM
"This was a quaint little artist colony until they made the movie "Wild Hogs" biker comedy wi..."
Museum of International Folk Art
"Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained nationa..."
El Farol Restaurant & Lounge
"Tapas and Spanish cuising are their stock in trade, and there is almost always some form of ..."
The Compound Restaurant
"Another of our special occasion places, the chef/owner is Mark Kiffin,James Beard Foundation..."
La Choza Restaurant
"We were not impressed and have not been back. Some people really like it."
Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe
" This is traditionally our last meal for breakfast or lunch in Santa Fe on our way to the Al..."
La Casa Sena
"There are too many better options based on our one time visit here."
Kakawa Chocolate House
"Beware if you are a Chocoholic! This place can become habit-forming. I have heard good thin..."
La Boca
"Crowded, cramped and indifferent the one time we ate there. We like El Meson and El Farol b..."
TIA Sophia's
"Convenient place one-half block from the Plaza, but it is often crowded. Our neighbor, Pete..."
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
"One block off the Plaza, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly known a..."
Rio Chama Steakhouse
"Another swanky, high end steak house with good food priced like very good food in a contempo..."
Nambe Outlet Store
"As you can tell from our casita, we love Nambe. It is only a couple of blocks from us on Pa..."
Luminaria
"Elegant food, elegant service at the Inn at Loretto. Their dining patio is quite nice and o..."
Los Potrillos
"We have dined here twice, and there is nothing to rave about in our experience."
Santa Fe Baking Company -- CLOSED
"CLOSED FOR TAX VIOLATIONS."
Palacio Cafe
"Good, healthy food, counter service, limited but tasty menu, sidewalk dining. Marilyn reall..."
Museum of International Folk Art
"Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained nationa..."
Thunderbird Bar and Grill
"The Thunderbird Bar and Grill has a great balcony overlooking the plaza for a refreshing dri..."
Mucho Gusto
"Mucho Gusto is a very pleasant place for lunch, really good Mexican food with Central Americ..."
Ten Thousand Waves
"Wonderful Japanese-style spa on Hyde Park Rd. on the way to the ski area. The masseuses and..."
Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
"We love this new place! At any time, they maintain approximately 150+ select cheeses from ar..."
Santa Fe Farmers Market
"Everyone raves about this place, but they say go on Tuesday because Saturday's are a zoo. T..."
Wiford Gallery
"MUST SEE: Nearby gallery with garden filled Lyman Whittaker wind sculptures and gorgeous cr..."
Sazon
"MUST! MUST! MUST! Named "Best Overall Restaurant in New Mexico" by Open Table. In our estima..."
The Reel Life
Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
"We loved it! "
Ski Santa Fe
"I have been skiing all over the U.S. for over 50 years and SkiSantaFe has the friendliest, m..."
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Subscription
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Gateway to Canyon Road
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The Santa Fe Plaza
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
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Museum Hill and Cafe
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The Railyard
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Bandelier National Monument
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San Ildefonso and Pojoaque Pueblos
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Palace of the Governors
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Institute of American Indian Arts
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St. Francis Cathedral Basilica of Assissi
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Plaza Cafe
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Pink Adobe and the Dragon Room Bar
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Coyote Cafe
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Cafe Pasqual's
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Starbuck's
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Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
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Epazote
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Trader's Collection
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Upper Crust Pizza
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San Miguel Mission
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REI
Car: recommended

Casa Estrella, our casita, is located 1-1/2 blocks from Canyon Road, the epicenter of art galleries and fine restaurants in Santa Fe. Canyon Road, the most densely concentrated area of art galleries in the world, boasts almost 100 art galleries along its length. Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the U.S with approximately 250 galleries.

At least five internationally known museums are within 1-1/2 miles of Casa Estrella as is the Plaza and the Palace of the Governors.

Santa Fe has 15 major museums and hosts more than 40 festivals and fiestas annually celebrating everything from wine and chile to jazz and Native American arts enjoying 300+ days of sunshine a year.

We are within walking distance of some of the finest restaurants in a city known for its culinary achievements and fine dining. Santa fe has over 250 restaurants and 40 bars and clubs.

Santa Fe supports a vibrant, opera, music, dance, theatre and film scene in numerous wonderful venues.

Historical, archeological and anthropological sites abound in the area including pueblos, cliff dwellings, and petroglyphs, plus a wealth of astounding geologic features and gorgeous vistas.

Snow skiing, white water rafting and kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor adventures are just minutes from Casa Estrella.

Santa Fe has been awarded the following:

• First designated UNESCO Creative City

• #1 small city to visit in the U.S. (Conde Nast)

• Top Ten destinations in the world for travel, romance, outdoors, culture, art and food (Conde Nast)

• "one of America's best girlfriend getaways (Travel+Leisure)

• The most artistic city in the U.S. by The Atlantic

• #2 Travel Destination in the Country by Conde Nast 2013

• #2 Favorite Iconic American Street by USA Today 2013

• Top ten food cities

• One of America's coziest cities

• Among the “World’s Best Award” for the eleventh time by Travel + Leisure 2012

• “Top “No. 1 Cultural Destination” by Travel + Leisure 2012

• '#1 for Peace and Quiet' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• '#1 of Top Ten Places to Visit in the Summer Time' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• '#3 City for Art Galleries' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• '#3 Best Weather' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• 'Top Ten Cities for Art Markets' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• 'Top Ten Cities for Performing Arts' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• Top Ten Mountain Biking Town - USA Today 2014

• '4 City for Museums' by Travel + Leisure 2012

• “One of America’s Greenest Cities” by Travel + Leisure 2012

• “6th most popular travel city in North America” by Travel + Leisure

• “Best Food” in 'Best of the Road' for the eleventh time in 2012 - Rand McNally/USA Today

• “Top 13 Romantic Date Destinations 2012” - Redbook

• “No. 1 Cleanest Air” by the American Lung Association

• “Best Towns” 2011 and 2007 - Outside Magazine

• “10 Best Summer Festivals” - Outside Magazine

• “10 Best Bars for Cyclists” - Outside Magazine

• “Best Southwestern Adventures: Mountain Biking” - Outside Magazine

• Silver-level Ride Center (IMBALANCE)

• “Reader's Choice for Best Town Ever: Santa Fe” - Outside Magazine

• “National Treasures” top spot three years running - American Style Magazine

2013

• Top ten international cities for art and architecture (HGTV)

• “The top city in the west to visit for art and architecture”

• “The top farmers market in the West” - HGTV

• “#3 Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation”

• “Top 3 Hot Spring Getaways” - Forbes Magazine

• “#5 of country's top historic destinations” - US News

• “One of America's top three cities for art galleries and museums” - U.S. Travel Association

• “10 Best Vacation Spots for Traveling Boomers” - Huffington Post

• “#1 place for a Cultural Getaway, for Peace & Quiet” - 2011 Travel+Leisure

• Top ten for “Romantic Escape, Museums/Galleries, Weather, Ethnic Food,

• Fine Dining, and Friendly People” - Travel+Leisure

• “Top 10 travel cities in the U.S” for the 20th consecutive year - Conde Nast

• “Third most popular travel town in the country in 2011 - Conde Nast

• “Second cleanest in the world” - 2011 World Health Organization

• :One of America's Best Cities for Fall Travel” in September 2011 Travel + Leisure

• “One of the Coolest Small Cities in America” - GQ Magazine

2013

• 10 Great places to live (Kiplinger Personal)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.31%

There will be a 3.5% Convenience Fee charged on all Credit Card payments. You can pay by E-check if you like with no convenience fee charge on reservations booked more than 30 days in advance.

Check in time is 4pm or after and Check out time is 10 am or before.

This is a NO Smoking permitted inside or outside the house at any time.

NO Pets permitted at any time - not even for a short visit. Please DO NOT bring any pets to the house at any time
Seasonal rates for future years are typically set in the fall/winter prior to the next calendar year, so any reservation made before the next year's rates are posted may be subject to change.

The $65 Damage Waiver Fee is not refundable but protects the guest against loss or damage to the property up to $3,000.00 only when the Property Manager is notified in writing during the course of your occupancy.
There may be a cleaning surcharge for removal of Christmas trees and decorations, wrapping paper or excessive trash removal which require above-normal labor and hauling beyond the limits our two rolling trash containers. This surcharge will range from $100-$200.

Any "Police Response" false alarm charges will be billed to the guest's credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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