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Old World Elegant Guest House just off Canyon Road

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

Casita, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath

Old World Elegant Guest House

Charming traditional adobe casita, in a gated compound, located in a historic, upper eastside, quiet neighborhood with off street parking. This is a new home built in 2008, authentic adobe construction in old style with all the modern conveniences. It consists of a large open living/dining/kitchen room, one large bedroom and one full bathroom. There are viga beams throughout and the walls are finished in diamond plaster. Various skylights allow natural light into the living spaces.

Master bedroom has Santa Fe style King bed, Teak hardwood, floors, with large walk-in closet and ceiling fan. Dresser and shelved cabinet afford ample storage space. Decor is persian carpets, antique furniture and original art.

Open living/dining/kitchen area has diamond plaster, vaulted ceilings with exposed vigas and ceiling fan. The saltillo tile floors include radiant heat. A working wood kiva fireplace is in the corner of living room. Furnishings are southwest style with leather sofa, original art and artifacts, Persian rugs, cable TV with movie channels and Bose stereo system. Futon pulls out to accommodate two additional guests. A large oak desk is available to use the high speed internet.

Custom African mahogany cabinetry and marble counter tops accent the kitchen which has high end appliances and is fully furnished with cooking equipment and tableware. A large Mesquite dining table with leather chairs seats 6-8 easily.

A private brick covered portal enjoys the morning sun and faces a gate with direct access to Dorothy Stewart and Dale Ball hiking trails. Canyon road, galleries, restaurants, coffee shop, the Tea House, Patrick Smith park, Santa Fe river and shops are all in walking distance.

Please note: although we are happy to welcome mature dogs, we are unable to have puppies or cats as guests.

Also, since we only rent by the month, the rates you are quoted are already based on longer term rental times.

Check out VRBO 340320 and 632767 in the same compound, or 1150751 just down the street.

Keywords: Casita, cabin, guest house, home, apartment, cottage, bungle

More Details

Nancy Alexander
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2018

About Nancy Alexander

I am a retired professional, currently practicing as and artist in Santa Fe. I enjoy meeting the travelers who pass through as guests at my casitas.

Nancy Alexander purchased this house in 2010

Why Nancy Alexander chose Historic Eastside

The Santa Fe weather, outdoor living, the majestic mountains, the beautiful sky, artistic atmosphere and excellent restaurants are all part of my choice of location.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the views, the portals and the hiking trails. We have the unique combination of a feeling of country living combined with close access to the city amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED our stay here. Your casita is a gem and we enjoyed it very much. We will certainly be back to Santa Fe and if I had a clue about when that would be I'd be booking with you now.
Jul 2012
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Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No campers, trailers or RV can be accommodated inside the compound (outside arrangements are available) One parking spot is provided inside compound.
  • Winter guests may need front wheel, four wheel or all wheel drive to make it to the front door every day. Alternative parking is available, for others
  • Prior arrangements must be made for additional overnight guests.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Bed(1) with new memory foam mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Old World Elegant Guest House just off Canyon Road
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Charming Casita

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful casita is quiet and comfortable. It comes with a fully stocked kitchen, large bedroom with a new king bed, walk-in closet, and open living room.

Your host Nancy is truly a wonderful person. Very helpful if you need it.

I can recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so glad you found everything in order and enjoyed your stay! Nancy
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Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We spent a snowy 3/12 months in Santa Fe (thanks to El Nino), but the casita was always warm and cozy...thanks to radiant floor heat and double adobe walls. It is a pleasant space! The neighborhood is authentic Santa Fe, and very convenient to city center, museum hill, Canyon Road....quiet too. The kitchen is large and sunny, and the washer/dryer is very new and large. Nancy is available but respectful of the tenants' privacy. Her dogs are most welcoming and fun to have around.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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441 Apodaca Hill Street Santa Fe New Mexico

  • 5 of 5

Experience the real feeling of Southwestern Adobe living in this spacious, beautifully appointed casita within walking distance of Canyon Road art galleries and El Farrol restaurant. This gated compound is private and secure.

We enjoyed leisurely strolls into town for the Fourth of July festivities and Indian Market.

Nancy, the owner/operator of the estate, is on-site. She is friendly, helpful and informative. She is there if you need her, but respects your privacy.

Santa Fe has year round cultural events which are easily accessible from Nancy's casitas. We highly recommend a stay or return stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 1/2 months living in this lovely casita during the fall/winter of 2014-15. The location was ideal for us. Access to the Dale Ball trail system is at the back gate of the compound, and we hiked the Dorothy Stewart trail almost daily. Canyon Road is a short walk from the front gate, and the Plaza was only half an hour's walk away. We rarely used our car!

The casita is in a compound that consists of the owner's house at the top of the driveway, a duplex vacation rental half-way down, and then this casita, tucked away at the bottom of the driveway. It is very quiet. No road noise at all. All you hear in the morning are the birds. And it has a very private feeling. On warm mornings we sat outside and drank our coffee on the portal in front of the house and felt as though we had the place to ourselves. It was delightful.

Inside, the casita is comfortable and very completely furnished with everything you need for your stay. There are special touches - fossils embedded here and there in the plaster walls, decorative tile in the bathroom, nichos, the fireplace. The decor is in the traditional northern New Mexican style, with all its warmth and charm. The open floor plan makes the casuist feel spacious, and the in-floor heating kept us warm even on the coldest nights. The mattress was very comfortable, the water pressure good for showers, and there was plenty of hot water for soaks in the tub.

We love to cook and used the well laid out and well-equipped kitchen to prepare delightful meals. The big fridge and large pantry cupboard allowed us to store plenty of food supplies. The huge beautiful solid wood dining table accommodated gatherings with our Santa Fe family and friends. The casita has lots of storage space - the walk-in closet in the bedroom is like its own little room! - and so the living spaces stay uncluttered with your personal belongings.

The owner truly wants to make your stay pleasant and comfortable, and is very responsive to guests' requests. Her two friendly dogs don't intrude on guests at all, and are very sweet to greet when you walk into the compound.

This casita offered the best of Santa Fe for us - a pleasant and comfortable interior environment set in a location that offered access to hiking, cultural activities and venues, and coffee shops, bookstores, and restaurants. We couldn't recommend it more highly for your Santa Fe stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that my casita worked so well for you. Hope you future travels are safe and that they may bring you back this way. I certainly enjoyed having you as my guests. Nancy
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Fort Jones, CA

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd year at the casita. Loved it. A month just doesn't seem long enough. Had many chats with owners Peter & Nancy. Great people. My husband loves the kitchen, lot of prep space, and a gas stove! Good start for a bike ride down Canyon Road and into the Plaza. The casita is private and quiet. important for a relaxing stay in a busy town like Santa Fe. We have our booking for next year already, and probably will do for many year to come. We have been coming to Santa Fe for over 20 years. We really love this should you.!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a positive experience, again. We will miss you until next year. The flower beds that you tended are doing well, I will send photos later in the summer.
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DC Metro

Great temporary home in Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is spacious and modern, conveniently located to both Dale Ball trails and to town (the latter is a longish walk, but doable and easily biked). We liked the combination of newly built but in the traditional Santa Fe style; as well as feeling close in yet having a bit of country! We enjoyed the owner's dogs and especially her great hospitality. She brought fresh apricots, made sure we had easy access to a grill when I mentioned it, and did everything possible to assure a wonderful stay. We'll definitely be back and I hope my good words don't mean there won't be room at the inn!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. The features that you mentioned are the same reasons we like living here so much. We do hope you have the occasion to return as we did enjoy having you as guests.
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Nearest Airport
11.9 Miles
Santa Fe airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Farol
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Geronimo Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: recommended

It is a short walk to historic Canyon Road (0.5 mi) and a little further to the Plaza (1.7 mi). World class wilderness hiking trails, Dorothy Stewart and Dale Ball, have access just out our back gate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Because I only rent by the month, there are not additional taxes or fees.

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.