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SANTA FE OPERA OPENING WKND SPECIAL! Incredible Sunsets!! Fabulous Views!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Santa Fe Opera Opening Weekend Special: Romantic Tailgate picnic included, basket and all!

Charming Santa Fe Casita (Romantic Santa Fe Casita with Cozy Fireplace & Spectacular Views!)

Perched on a mountainside just off the historic Old Santa Fe Trail, this beautiful 800-square-foot, one bedroom casita enjoys spectacular views. Grab your camera for Santa Fe's glorious sunsets that illuminate four mountain ranges. After dark, you'll look out on a carpet of twinkly lights below and genuinely endless stars above. Enjoy our balmy high desert climate from the private wrap-around, covered portal with beautiful wildflower gardens. Inside, relax in a classic Santa Fe setting. Linger over the Sunday paper on the down-filled couch, peek up at a blanket of stars through skylights placed throughout this peaceful residence, and sleep soundly in the handsome wrought-iron, queen-size bed with luxury linens from the Sundance catalog.

The kitchen is fully equipped with old-fashioned china, Mexican wine goblets and a gourmet chef's cookware collection. The bathroom is quintessential New Mexico, decorated in colorful tiles and outfitted with plush Egyptian cotton towels. The casita is stocked with a coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, WI-FI and flat-screen satellite television. We can also provide an outdoor grill and an outdoor copper fire pit for sipping wine while the sun sets (at your request). There is no phone service, but good cell phone coverage.

Santa Fe is the pinup town for the Southwest, famous for its wildflower gardens corralled by plump adobe walls. But it's also a brainy vortex of science, art and culture, with a side of freaky-deaky New Age shamanism. Of late, some notable intelligent life has landed: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, writer Cormac McCarthy and former CIA agent Valerie Plame. As the town's polymathic tendencies have snowballed, Santa Fe has been reborn as the white-hot center of an American Renaissance.

Anointed America's first UNESCO Creative City, the nation's oldest state capital is celebrating its 400th year with a newly-minted identity: the Florence of the 21st century. Scientists here are mapping genetic codes in the human brain, developing mind-boggling agent-based computer prediction models and making giant strides in alternative energy. Santa Fe has been nicknamed Tamalewood for the plethora of films being shot here. Love opera? The Met's best come to the Santa Fe Opera every summer for a season of acclaimed new and classic operas performed in Santa Fe's architectural jewel of an opera house, constructed in a contemporary clam shell shape. Throughout the year you can snag amazing seats at some of the best rock, country, jazz and classical concerts in the country at Santa Fe's intimate venues. The Lannan Foundation brings internationally-renowned writers, artists and musicians to speak in the beautifully-restored Lensic Theater. With more than 135 galleries, Santa Fe is firmly entrenched as the second largest art market in the country.

Getting here just got easier. The Railrunner now whisks train passengers between Albuquerque's International Airport and the Santa Fe Railyard in chic Santa Fe style. A refreshingly-modern upstart sibling to the town's historic Plaza, the artistic and hip Railyard area is Santa Fe's new SoHo on Old West holy ground: the end of the spur-line for the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. The Railyard's soul (and the brain trust of the slow food movement) is the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. Stalls heaped with colorful local produce, organic lamb, artisan cheeses, and buckets of New Mexican sunflowers greet you every Tuesday and Saturday morning. The fooderati flock to Santa Fe not only for its extraordinary farmer's market. Its inventive chefs and their entertaining cooking classes, and the renowned Wine & Chili Festival draw huge numbers as well. Art collectors troll Santa Fe's eclectic galleries, prestigious museums and art festivals throughout the summer including SITE Santa Fe's International Biennial, Indian Market, Spanish Market, and the International Folk Art Market.

Northern New Mexico is Georgia O'Keeffe country: red rocks sculpted by wind and rain climb from the desert floor; mountains covered in Aspen trees frame electric blue skies. It's warm (and thanks to the altitude, never too hot) in the summer. In the winter, everything is blanketed in deep powdery snow. This stunning landscape is home to world-class skiing, biking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, golf, fly fishing, rock and ice climbing. (Santa Fe's own ski resort, Ski Santa Fe, is just 35 minutes from our door; Taos Ski Valley is two hours north.)

Feel free to contact us for many more photos of this lovely retreat and any other information about visiting Santa Fe. We hope to meet you soon!

Rates: $140 - $160/night plus tax, depending on the season. $800/week; $1600/month. 50% deposit required upon booking. For stays beyond three days there is a $200 cleaning fee/ damage deposit, but you'll only be charged for the actual cleaning required. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets. This is a non-smoking property.

Keywords: one bedroom, casita, Santa Fe style

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Anne Sides
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

About Anne Sides

My husband and I are both writers who've lived in Santa Fe for over 20 years. We live near the casita so we're there to answer any questions, recommend restaurants, galleries, hikes and day trips.

Anne Sides purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Anne Sides chose New Mexico

We fell in love with Santa Fe on a romantic road trip 27 years ago. Five years later we had settled in and never intend to leave! This is our home, where our children were born and raised, and where we've put down real and lasting roots.

What makes this cottage unique

We offer guests a welcome basket with local New Mexico snacks, a bottle of one of New Mexico's fine wines, sparkling wine or local beer (whichever you prefer), and breakfast supplies for the first few days of your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Best of Santa Fe"

My husband and I stayed for a year we loved it so much! We were looking for close in to downtown, yet private and quiet, we love to feel like we're in the country without the drive. Searching for that unique spot to experience Santa Fe's culture and charm. This Casita fit the bill. You cannot find a better spot to overlook the city lights up where its a bit cooler in the summer. However, the best part of our entire stay was the special welcome and friendship we received from the Sides Family. If you have an opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of Santa Fe, do yourself a favor and stay at this very special Casita. May 2009-May 2010 the year just flew by.

(Copied from our guests' reviews on our website listing)
Apr 2010
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Santa Fe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa with Queen mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

SANTA FE OPERA OPENING WKND SPECIAL! Incredible Sunsets!! Fabulous Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Another great summer . . .

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a third great summer in the Sides' casita--this one the best yet. Incredible views from the property up in the hills east of town. Mornings in the 50's. Evenings in the 60's. Easy drive in. Incredibly peaceful and quiet. The Sides are wonderful and generous hosts. Already scheduled to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Escapee

  • 5 of 5

This was my second summer with Anne and Hampton in their casita, and I enjoyed it even more this summer. Very comfortable place. Beautiful views. Cooler than the valley because of its locations in the hills. Beautiful sunsets. Good privacy. Easy drive to town. Anne and Hampton are great, warm hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

A Casita With A View...and so much more

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Goodwin-Sides' castia was like visiting a little piece of heaven on earth. Heavenly describes the beautiful mountain views and heavenly is how I felt after experiencing the warmth and peacefullness of the location. From the moment of arrival until the day I left, I was greeted with kindess, a 'fridge full of breakfast goodies that lasted a week and daily visits from the owner's two friendly golden retrievers. As an artist, the casita provides everything I need to create and it was always fun to end the day watching the spectacular sunsets from either the patio or from the perfect kitchen window while I prepared dinner. Santa Fe is only a ten minute drive away and I enjoyed the shopping and close by location of Trader Joes--why oh why isn't this store in Canada?

Cool evenings are taken care of by the gas fireplace which keeps things toasty warm. The casita is clean and I must say, the queen size bed is the most comfortable one I've ever slept on. Anne is a gracious host and someone who always accommodates. I was even invited to a neighbourhood party complete with prickly pear margaritas but I guess I can't guarantee this bonus for every visitor! By the end of my month's stay, I was sad to leave as the place really did become a home away from home. I'll definitely be returning to this gem of a place.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

A Dream September Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the casita for three weeks in September of 2012. It was a delightful experience from start to finish. The casita is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished to provide a very comfortable stay. Though we did not do much meal preparation, we easily could have done so in the compact, well-equipped kitchen. The casita is well situated for privacy, yet the owners live not many feet away and were helpful and gracious at every turn.

The location of the casita near good hiking trails was a real bonus for us. We could walk out our door and up the mountain for a good hike with tremendous views. The combination of being in the country while also being only a ten-minute drive from the center of Santa Fe was perfect. The peacefulness of the casita was a pleasant contrast to the bustle of the more tourist-filled areas.

We definitely hope to return to the casita in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Little Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect location for us with all the amenities we needed. The owners were welcoming and helpful. They followed through completely on what they had said they would do and provide. The cottage was clean and well-maintained. We loved it and would return tomorrow!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review!! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back again soon! Gratefully, Anne
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A Perfect Spot for a Week of Work and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in this cozy and very well-equipped casita. Its location is perfect -- up in the hills overlooking Santa Fe, private, exquisitely quiet -- and yet only 10 minutes by car from the center of Santa Fe. My wife and I spent days working, and then we debated whether to cook dinner in the quiet of the casita, or to take advantage of one of Santa Fe's many excellent restaurants. Most evenings, I admit, the restaurants won the debate.

The casita is very spacious for a couple. The bedroom is quite large, and the living room is furnished with a very comfortable sofa, a very large table-desk, a small dining table, and gas fire place in the corner. The galley kitchen is well equipped for pretty much any cooking endeavor.

We had a wonderful week, and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't remember if I ever thanked you for writing this review. If not, thank you so much!!! But hopefully, I already had the presence of mind to thank you. If not, I'll blame it on my Momsheimers. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back again soon! Gratefully, Anne
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Marty Sanchez Links
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Rail Runner Commuter Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse and the Bourbon Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Santa Fe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Week
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cleaning fee will only be the actual time it takes the housekeeper to clean the cottage at $22/hour. The balance will be reimbursed within a few days of departure. Rental agreement furnished upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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