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Historic Adobe Home in Upper East Side Compound

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Charming traditional adobe home located in a historic, upper eastside, quiet neighborhood with off street parking in a gated compound. The location is secluded, but with easy access. The house has been recently renovated.

Master bedroom has Santa Fe style queen bed, oak hardwood floors, ceiling fan and large walk-in closet. A leather sofa and Persian rug ajoin the kiva fireplace. A large oak desk is used with high speed wireless internet. Original art work and artifacts decorate the walls.

The spacious full bathroom is decorated with slate and turquoise surrounding the tub/shower. Marble vessel sink is positioned on the antique oak cabinet beneath the large oak framed mirror.

Oak cabinets, marble counter tops and saltillo tiles decorate the separate fully equipped kitchen. Modern new appliances are in place. An arched doorway leads to the sunny dinning room with large rustic teak table which seats up to 6 people comfortably. There is a total of 1200 square feet of living space and it is quite comfortable for two people.

A private covered brick patio ( portal ) is surrounded by an adobe walled courtyard with gardens. This west view enjoys afternoon sun and spectacular sunsets.

Canyon road, galleries, restaurants, hiking trails, Patrick Smith Park, coffee shop, The Tea House, Santa Fe River, and shops are all in walking distance.

Check out VRBO 302386 and 632767 in the same compound or 1150751 just down the street.

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.

Keywords: casita, guest house, home

More Details

Nancy Alexander
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Nancy Alexander

I am a retired professional, currently practicing as an Artist. I enjoy meeting all the travelers who come through as guests.

Nancy Alexander purchased this house in 2001

Why Nancy Alexander chose Historic Eastside

The natural beauty of Santa Fe, big skies, mountains and incredible weather. This property has the best combination of being away from the traffic and crowds, but close enough for easy access. The hiking trails out the back gate.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the authentic neighborhood, with the mix of people. My neighbors are descendants of some of the early settlers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a marvelous August I've had at Casa Vieja. Your graciousness and hospitality has been wonderful, we hope to return soon.
Jul 2013
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Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Mattress and box spring are new and firm with memory foam over it., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A double futon is in the dining area for additional sleeping space.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Massage table and massage chair in house


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Historic Adobe Home in Upper East Side Compound
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Couldn't have been any better!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Vieja for the entire month of August with our two small dogs and it was pretty much perfection. The house is a genuine old Santa Fe adobe that the owner keeps immaculately maintained. Casa Vieja is cozy, comfy and tastefully decorated. It is located in a gated compound with three houses on the property, in a quiet neighborhood in the interesting (to us) historic older part of Santa Fe. A great deal of thought and care was put into the interior decoration of the house, which is filled with beautiful furniture, oriental rugs, art, and antiques. The mattress was comfortable, the sheets and towels were high quality. The tile work in the bathroom is especially exquisite. The kitchen is a pleasure to work in and is fully stocked with plates, cutlery, pots & pans. The thick adobe walls keeps the house cool, even when it is hot outside and there are plenty of windows to open for a good cross breeze. The house has a fenced courtyard garden which is a lovely place to sit in and drink coffee in the morning. Everything was spanking clean when we arrived and for a reasonable fee, we had Nancy's housekeeper come in and clean once a week.

Apodaca Hill is an interesting neighborhood and you can walk to Canyon Road, The Plaza or Museum Hill from Casa Vieja.

I've saved the best for last -- Nancy was the perfect hostess, she was attentive and responsive to our needs, but not obtrusive. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 1/2 months this winter and even though El Nino brought lots of snow the casita was always warm and cozy, radiant heated floors and adobe do the trick! The neighborhood is quiet, real Santa Fe, and near enough to the center of town and Museum Hill. The kitchen is open and large, easy for two to share cooking duties. Nice fireplace, fun design. Great washer and dryer, very new. Closet is more than adequate. Nancy attends to any problems/concerns right away, yet she never intrudes on your privacy. Final note, her two dogs are very friendly and fun to have around.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, if there were ratings for guests you would get 5 stars also. It was great having you here and would love to have you return one day.
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casa vieja: the perfect place to stay in santa fe

  • 5 of 5

casa vieja is located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, convenient to everything the city and environs have to offer (hiking, parks, plaza, museums, canyon road galleries). it is private, clean, quiet, and comfortable (firm bed, warm [in a cold November], hot h2o, washer/dryer, lots of storage), chock full of any/all amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. there is private outdoor sitting/eating space, a fenced yard, and private off-street parking,

the decor is a wonderful/beautiful blend of antique and southwest style. And charming with a capital CH.

nancy, peter, chi chi, and meka are great hosts and great company. And charming with a capital CH.

we stayed for a month, ‘couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more, didn’t want to go, and want to go back.

n, p, cc, and m: thanx so much.

rose and ruby

ps our people liked it too

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Rose and Ruby, you were so well behaved, you are welcome anytime and do bring your owner's as well. We enjoyed all of you and do hope you come for a return visit. Nancy, Peter, Meka and Chi Chi
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Baltimore, MD, USA

Too good to be true but it was!!

  • 5 of 5

We chose our casita with concern since we had never used VRBO and this listing seemed too good! Historic eastside, walkable to town, hiking in your backyard, gated private compound, reasonable price. This casita was all that and much, much more. Nancy and Peter (our hosts) were wonderful, and recommended all sorts of things to do in this beautiful city. Both of them went way beyond the usual host activities, and made our stay effortless and fun.

The casita is located in a private quiet gated compound on a hill above the city with city and mountain views, hiking through the gate in the fence, and morning roosters and donkey. You should be comfortable with country sounds and dogs--the hosts have two sweet friendly dogs who like to visit. This was a plus for us since we missed our own pets, and the dogs are well-behaved and easy to deal with. This casita is in a compound on 3/4 of an acre, on which there is a second guest casita and the owner's home. Nancy and Peter are always available but respectful of guests' privacy so it's a win/win situation.

The casita itself is larger and more elegant than we expected, with a well-equipped full kitchen and separate dining room and windows all around for air and light. The main room is quite large, with easy room for the queen bed (very comfortable and good for backs), lots of attractive antique furniture, and a comfy leather sofa. We enjoyed the free Wi Fi and flat-screen TV. The bathroom is large and well-appointed, there are huge closets, and the private laundry was great to have. The casita is easily walkable to town (1.8 miles) via historic East Alameda if you are moderately fit and have the time. You can walk to Canyon Road galleries very easily, and to the Plaza for nighttime events, concerts, food etc.

I started every morning with coffee on our private breezy covered portal (porch) and often ended the day there as well. My husband loved to pick delicious fruit from the apricot, apple and pear trees, and we ate grapes from the vines covering the gazebo, where we sometimes had dinner as we watched the blinking city lights. We loved opening all the windows at night to the breeze and night sounds, and felt very safe and comfortable with both doors and windows open.

We couldn't have asked for more. We had an idyllic stay in Santa Fe, and will definitely return to this wonderful casita, hopefully this Christmas.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Can't Say Enough Good Things About Casita Viejo

  • 5 of 5

I had the most wonderful six weeks staying in Santa Fe this summer for grad school. The biggest reason it was so wonderful is because of owners Nancy and Peter's hospitality. They provided a relaxing, picturesque, little-piece-of-paradise for me and only .7 miles to St. John's campus.

I ate breakfast every morning on one of the two patios where I was invariably visited by Meka their beautiful and loveable german shephard. I was able to run a route on Upper Canyon Road. The pictures of the casita don't do it justice. The unique doors in the house are gorgeous. I never got tired of looking at them. The casita is spacious. Large closets. It's well appointed with antiques and one-of-a-kind furniture. So homey and comfortable.

I read on the couch on front patio every day and even wrote a few chapters out there.

The accommodations were top quality and Nancy and Peter went out of their way to make me comfortable and were always ready with Santa Fe sightseeing and restaurant ideas.

The compound is enclosed with an electronic gate which made me feel safe and sound.

I'm going back to graduate next summer and feel very lucky to be able to stay in the casita again.

Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guest and are looking forward to your visit next year.
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Car: recommended

It is a short walk to historic Canyon Road (0.5 mi) Galleries and a little further to the plaza (1.7 mi). World class wilderness hiking trails, Dorothy Stewart and Dale Ball, are right out the back gate of the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

There will be additional refundable damage deposit required for people for pets.

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.