About the property
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
2 Bdrms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5). Walk or take free public bus to Plaza. Love dogs
EXQUISITE ADOBE IN HISTORIC EAST SIDE--WALK 3 BLOCKS TO CANYON ROAD to enjoy scores of the city’s best galleries and restaurants, THEN WALK OR TAKE FREE PUBLIC SHUTTLE TO PLAZA AND OTHER POINTS. DOG FRIENDLY. Our beautiful, private, spacious old walled and coyote-fenced adobe compound is in a colorful, historic Santa Fe neighborhood. Master bedroom has a king bed and a twin bed; second bedroom has twin-size trundle beds and doubles as an office with desk, chair, and file cabinet; living room has a queen sofabed. Bathroom has two sinks, tub with shower--all completely tiled. Skylights; three kiva fireplaces; hardwood, tile, and slate floors. Tinwork throughout by award-winning Santa Fe artist. Chef's kitchen, hand-carved dining table seats 8, hand-carved doors; cove and viga-latilla ceilings. Lots of closets and storage space. FREE PUBLIC SHUTTLE: The Santa Fe Pick-Up makes three stops on Canyon Road before heading to the Plaza and other points. Or walk to the Plaza in 20 minutes or so. It's easy to leave your car parked on our enclosed grounds and spend time in town.
Designed for privacy and surrounded by extensive, beautiful xeric native gardens. Mature organic fruit trees and shrubs, pines, and lots of flowering plants create an oasis, perfuming the mountain air and sheltering numerous birds (including hummingbirds) and butterflies. Sit on rustic benches under the shade of old organic apple, hawthorne, and sugarberry trees and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells. Or sit on the 1000-square-foot flagstone patio and enjoy a picnic or barbecue--plenty of seating and a gas barbecue grill for you and your guests. Landscaping is by a well-known Santa Fe designer.
This lovingly renovated home-away-from-home is furnished with full electronic system including flat screen HDTV, DVD, and Ipod player, interesting and comfortable furniture, outstanding art collection. Books focus on NM art, birds, butterflies, wildflowers, fiction, etc. Parking area, inside the walled grounds, is surrounded by chamisa (covered with yellow flowers September-October), pinon and ponderosa pine, organic fruit trees, and beds of shrubs and flowers.
It is a 15-minute walk to St. John’s College and the Atalaya and Dale Ball Trailheads. A 10-minute drive will take you to the Audubon preserve, and in 30 minutes or less you'll be at the Santa Fe Ski Basin, 10000 Waves Japanese Spa, or the Santa Fe Opera.
REPRESENTATIVE RENTERS' QUOTES:
“I just wanted to let you know that Julie and I had a great time and Santa Fe and really enjoyed the apartment. Thank you very much for everything. It’s a great place. We also took your recommendations and went to La Choza and Café Sena, and hiked the Atalaya trial. It all made for a great vacation for us.
Again, thank you.”
“We really had the best time and will be in touch about coming back next year.
Is there anything you would like me to do before we leave?
Thank you again, we really had a great time!”
“We've been in a bit over a week and I haven't yet thanked you for your kind note and lovely bottle of wine - thank you for such a nice welcome!
Anyway, this photo was taken the day we arrived as we were about to set out on our first walk. Bear had been in the car for 3 days; he was ready to go! We've been on many outings since with his favorite being off leash on the many mountain trails full of other happy canines.
We love the house and its many charms. I feel like I'm just getting to know it, now that things have finally quieted down. I'd love to know the history of it if you get the chance.
Hope this finds you well and, again, thank you for everything.”
“I've been enjoying the house, and Santa Fe's great fall weather-
I'm going to hate to leave.
I hope everything is going well with you all!!
“Thank you. What a wonderful house you have! We certainly want to come back. There is so much that we did not get to do. We are eagerly anticipating a return trip.”
“We have enjoyed our time here very much. Living in this neighborhood has given us an entirely different Santa Fe experience than we have had in the past. I have explored the area and learned my way around town, which has been a lot of fun. All in all, it has been delightful. I hate to go home where the heat has been over 100 for a long time- 110 yesterday! Thanks for sharing your lovely space.”
“The stay was very enjoyable. We were wondering if your place is free in Aug. If so we would be interested in renting it again?”
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Chris Schluter
I am a retired consultant to nonprofits, mostly colleges and universities, but also hospitals, museums, etc. Before that, I was a college teacher and administrator. I love Santa Fe's cultural richness, arts, great food (especially green chile and sopapillas, which in their delectable northern New Mexico form are found nowhere else, in my view), spectacular scenery with such a variety of ecosystems, wonderful hiking, birding and other wildlife viewing.
Chris Schluter purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Chris Schluter chose Historic Eastside
It's old Santa Fe at its best--beautifully and very comfortably appointed and maintained both indoors and out, with mature landscaping by a famous designer. In minutes we can be on the trail hiking up Atalaya Peak, summit 9,121. Afterward, we can walk three blocks to dinner at Geronimo's, the Compound, or El Farol and all the shops and galleries on Canyon Road. The home is in an historic Santa Fe neighborhood; yet we have extensive, secluded grounds with beautiful, private native, xeric gardens, organic fruit trees, and a huge, completely enclosed and private patio.
What makes this Apartment unique
Great privacy and beauty very close to everything. Flocks of butterflies and birds, including hummingbirds, live here because the property is filled with mature native trees, shrubs, and perennials, and organic fruit trees. Sitting on the 1000-square-foot enclosed, private and quiet patio, or strolling paths by the front beds, it's hard to believe that we're minutes to Canyon Road and the Plaza.
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So hard to leave...
Our stay at Christine's house was absolutely wonderful. As a couple (and dog) moving to Santa Fe, it was a perfect home base for getting to know the city - and if it wasn't so popular, we would love to rent it long-term.
The location, in the historic east side, a short walk from the galleries and restaurants of Canyon Road, is ideal. It's an easy walk to the Plaza and downtown, a quick drive to shopping and groceries. There are numerous great hiking trails within a mile or so. If you want to spend a month or more in Santa Fe, this is the perfect place to be.
The house is spacious yet cozy, with wood-burning kiva fireplaces in the living room and both bedrooms, a great king-size bed, and beautiful, artistic details everywhere. The huge, lovely flagstone patio is great for enjoying the fresh air or firing up the grill. The kitchen is large and well-stocked, with lots of counter space, good appliances and a big, unique dining table. The gated front entry, set way back from the street and beautifully landscaped, lends the whole place a very private feel.
The owner was incredibly warm and welcoming, and has been a HUGE help to us as we get to know the area. The property manager, who lives in a nearby casita, was also wonderful - very responsive when we had questions or requests, and always great to chat with.
The reviews here really say it all - this is not just a nice vacation rental, it's a real home away from home. Like Santa Fe itself, we can't recommend it enough.
Just like Home
Spending a month in May at what I feel like is my New Mexico Casita is what I look forward to every year. The kitchen is spacious enough for me to set up as my printmaking studio with an etching press and still room to have dinner. With two bedrooms I also have room for any guest that might pass this way. The bathroom has a beautiful tiled tub and shower and two sinks makes it extra nice. There are windows throughout to open and let the New Mexico breeze in. Skylights in the living room adds extra light. A fireplace in both bedrooms and one in the living room makes for a warm homey feel. The large patio is great for that morning coffee. Now to the front yard. Cactus and lots of flowers, (wish I could name them but that will have to be next time).
The location is close enough to Canyon Road Galleries and restaurants that you can easily walk. I would highly recommend Chris’s Casita to anyone who wants to explore Santa Fe and all of New Mexico. Working with Chris is like working with a friend. She responds quickly and wants you to have the best time while in Santa Fe.
This was my husband's and my first visit to Santa Fe, and we did not want to leave at the end of the week. Chris's casita was perfect for us--charmingly decorated and comfortably appointed, extremely quiet at night, light-filled during the day (loved the skylights!), with a comfy king bed in the Master bedroom, a spacious eat-in kitchen, and a cozy living room with a kiva fireplace that we enjoyed several times. The house is even more spacious than it looks in the photos. And the location was so convenient, especially to Canyon Road's galleries and restaurants. From the first communication, Chris was extremely helpful. We ate at many of the restaurants she recommended, all great, and visited local museums as well as driving to Taos one day (highly recommend!). This was one of our best VRBO experiences ever. We plan to return to Santa Fe, and we hope to stay again in what we are now calling "our casita."
Charming, comfortable home in perfect location
This comfortably furnished casita is unusual in that it gets more light than many Santa Fe homes, so the sunshine streams in all winter long, yet the thick adobe walls keep it cool in hotter weather.
It has all the amenities you need for an extended stay. The location is accurately described as 'walk anywhere.' We lived there without a car and enjoyed the easy access on foot to coffee shops, galleries, museums, and the downtown plaza area, as well as Dale Ball trailheads for hiking in the hills.
The casita is on a very quiet street, and there is no traffic noise at all.
The separate bedrooms allowed for privacy to relax or work, and yet there is a spacious openness to the living room, kitchen/dining room areas that give the house a warm, connected feeling.
Chris is a responsive and friendly landlord whose concern that guests have all they need for a pleasant stay is paramount.
I highly recommend this casita for a visit to Santa Fe of days, weeks, or months. It is delightful in every way.
This was my second stay at this casa. I had such a great experience one year ago that I wanted to stay for a whole month this time around. The house is like a home away from home. When I walked in it was like coming home. The house is well appointed, art filled and very clean. It is very quiet and private. This time around I was able to meet Chris who is the owner. She had many great ideas on places to go for sightseeing,meals and entertainment. The house is very close to nice little pubs and Canyon Road galleries. If you have never been to Santa Fe before this is the perfect place have a home base. I will return!
Charming place to stay
From start to finish we loved our time in Christine's vacation rental, we would highly recommend staying here and she was a delight to work with in every way. We came to Santa Fe with our dog to enjoy hiking in the mountains, walks around town, delicious food, and relaxation....we found it all. This place really is charming, a pretty blue gate leads you into the front entry, thick adobe walls, fireplaces, a well-equipped kitchen, pretty artwork everywhere, nice rugs, very comfortable bed, it felt like home. We were sorry to leave after a week and will definitely be back for another stay. The location was great, a short walk to Canyon Road galleries, the Friday night open galleries were especially fun, quiet neighborhood, nice walk to the plaza, east side of town was perfect for accessing Hyde Park Road up to great hiking in the Ski Valley, as well as Atalaya Mountain just a few miles away. We feel very fortunate to have found such a great place to stay, it's a gem!
Highly cosmopolitan small city with outstanding Opera, chorale, chamber music festival, flamenco, ballet, Native American dance, enormous art and literary communities (Native American, Hispanic, Anglo), third largest art market in US, unique spas in area, wide variety of cuisines available nearby, close to great coffee shop with large newspaper selection