About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Enjoy the beautiful summer and winter weather in the comfort of Casa Alissa! Relax and enjoy this peaceful and bright two bedroom adobe Casita located in the SOHO of Santa Fe in the Baca Street Art District, centrally located with easy access to all of Santa Fe. Within walking distance of galleries, artist studios, cafe's, parks, and stores in the Baca Street Art District of South Railyard Park. This lovely Casita is in a quiet neighborhood and situated right across the street from the Acequia Rail Trail. Walk or bike a mere 10-15 minutes along the Acequia Rail Trail into the North Railyard Shopping area, Farmers Market, downtown Santa Fe, museums, art galleries, micro-breweries, or to a network of trails throughout Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. Right around the corner from this Casita is Larragoite Park with lots of green space, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and a dog walk area. Additionally, its close to a fitness center, indoor pool, shopping, entertainment, museums, and much, much, more due to its central location.
Enjoy local Baca Street activities such as glass-blowing lessons at Liquid Light Glass Studio with artist Elodie Holmes. Visit the pottery studio and galleries along Baca Street or grab a bite to eat at Counter Culture Cafe.
Optionally, you can choose to have a local chef come to the Casita and cook you a 'traditional New Mexican meal' while you enjoy margaritas and talk about your day. Local Santa Fe Chef Alma will delight you with home made tortillas, guacamole, enchiladas, and dessert or any meal of your choosing cooked right in the Casita while you relax. Please contact the owner if you are interested in a special dinner prior to booking. Times, dates, and costs are negotiated with the Chef.
Unwind over dinner on the private front porch or relax in the secluded back garden/patio area after a day of sight seeing in Santa Fe. Or just relax and curl up next to the kiva fireplace to enjoy a movie or read a book.
Recharge on the upgraded pillowtop mattresses while you enjoy the view into the private garden through the master bedroom patio entrance. Skylights in the kitchen and other rooms provide light and a feeling of openness throughout the Casita.
Casa Alissa permit #15-00129261
Enjoy some of the many festivals during the year. The following is a informal list of some of the upcoming fiestas and festivals during the summer.
Civil War Weekend - June
Santa Fe Century - June
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival - June
Santa Fe Opera Season - July 1st - August 27th
Pancakes on the Plaza - July 4th
Santa Fe Wine Festival - July
Art Santa Fe - July
International Folk Art Market - July
Spanish Market - July
Santa Fe Indian Market - late August
Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival
Santa Fe Concorso
Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - First Full Week of October
Santa Fe Film Festival - mid October
Las Posadas - mid-December
Canyon Road Farolito Walk - Christmas Eve
Keywords: Casita, Guest House, Private, Off street parking, Quiet, Baca Street Art District
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Marcy Albin
I have lived in Santa Fe since 2004. While I have spent 20+ years in other areas of New Mexico, Santa Fe is by far my favorite place in New Mexico due to the rich influences of the local cultures, the artists, and its laid back style! There is always something to do in Santa Fe!
Marcy Albin purchased this House in 2006
Why Marcy Albin chose Baca Street
I bought this house due to its central location and ease of access to all of Santa Fe. Initially I bought it as a place for my children to live in while they worked in Santa Fe however with its easy access to downtown, museums, restaurants, and more we all fell in love with it. I especially like the Baca Street Art District with its easy going atmosphere, outdoor cafes, artist studios and galleries. If you want a taste of the real Santa Fe where the locals hang out, this is it. As Canyon Road and many areas of Santa Fe have gotten more and more expensive, many artists have chosen to move to the Baca Street Art District and set up galleries and studios. Recently Santa Fe developed the Railyard Park with trails, studios, galleries, shops, and green space in the Baca Street Art District, so more and more artists are relocating to this area.
What makes this House unique
While staying at my property, I enjoy strolling down to the galleries for art openings, to the cafes for breakfast, or to the Acequia trail for a walk. Once on the Acequia trail, its an easy 15-20 minute walk or bike into North Railyard Park to the Santa Fe Farmers Market where there is more shopping, more art galleries, and great restaurants. Top that all off with a little music and some brews from the local microbrewery and stroll or bike home! Additionally, I always take my visiting family down the street to the Liquid Light Glass Studio for a glass-blowing lesson. Everyone always loves it, including the grandchildren!
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Nice, cozy property 2 miles from the center. Easy to be in, easy to get around
Nice patio, well-selected furnishings. Easy to imagine living there.
We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed Santa Fe. The home was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the fireplace and the washer/dryer were great to have since our 7 year old got sick in the truck on the way there. Marcy was very responsive to communication and easy to deal with. Would recommend to everyone.
Beautiful house, great location
House was clean and tastefully decorated. Loved the location, lots to do within walking distance. Backyard is small but just the right size for my little dogs. Marcy was quick to answer any questions I had, and the house had tons of information for things to do in the area. Definitely coming back.
Wonderful property, centrally located. The owners provided everything you would need and then some. It was really comfortable and nicely appointed. I would actually live there permanently!!!!
Great space and location
Really enjoyed staying at the casita. It's centrally-located, and close to all downtown Sante Fe has to offer, as well as to major highways that can bring you out of town to explore the beautiful NM landscape. Bonus points for being within walking distance to Counter Culture Cafe, and the Santa Fe Railyard Park and arts district, where there's a fabulous farmer's & artisan market on the weekends. Also close by are antique stores, art galleries, and a huge Mexican import business selling everything from metal sculptures to pottery. The house is a good size to share - as each bedroom is a good size, and on either end of the house. The house is very clean and well-appointed, the beds are comfortable, and there's plenty of pillows and towels. Also has a nice deck out back and a small garden, which is a pleasant spot to enjoy coffee or a glass of wine. One thing to mention - if you enjoy sleeping with the windows open, some traffic & sirens can be heard faintly in the distance, and a dog who lives next door does bark a bit in the morning; since I live in a city, it sounded familiar and wasn't an issue for me. Overall, it's a generally quiet neighborhood, and a very comfortable house.
OK; several safety issues, however
Good stuff first: well-equipped and generally comfortable space; TV fairly easy to use and a charming porch.
1. Parking a challenge when both sides are occupied. Although there are four marked spaces, two vehicles was tight.
2. Both the wide use of slippery rugs and a jagged, irregular set of steps to the bathroom made the place seem a continuous falling risk, especially at night. Perhaps some florescent tape on the stairs?
3. Room A/C units both noisy and ineffective: one from not enough power, the other with too much.
Egad. Partying neighbors across the fence, YARD PEOPLE WITH BLOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON REST TIME, and the A/C roar made it practically impossible to rest during the day.
5. Odd and confusing house and rule instructions that made the lock more problematic than it really was and left us with the impression that they wanted US to clean the place before we left. We did so, but wondered what the "cleaning fee" was for, in that event.
Enjoy outdoor recreation at Larragoite Park with playground, basketball & tennis courts, dog walks, and green space right around the corner from Casita. Bike or walk Acequia trail into the heart of Santa Fe to visit the Farmers Market or a microbrewery. Explore the network of trails that runs throughout the town and into the mountains. Do some sightseeing and walk to Galleries, Studios, and Cafes all along Baca Street. Easy access to grocery shopping, entertainment, and the Plaza area. Participate in the many festivals that happen in Santa Fe throughout the year. Enjoy Spring, Summer and Fall in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Opera, Spanish Market, International Folk Art Market, the famous Indian Market, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Juan Siddi Flamenco Performances. Fall rocks and rolls with the Zozobra Festival, the Santa Fe Wine and Chili Festival and the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in October in Albuquerque, NM. Don't miss out on all the winter sports and fun from skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing all over the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Santa Fe is also full of beautiful museums and art galleries. Make sure you don't miss the Georgia O'Keeffe museum downtown. Anytime of the year, there is always something to do in Santa Fe!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CANCELLATION POLICY. If Tenant cancels their occupancy more than 60 days prior to arrival of the commencement of the Term of Occupancy, Tenant’s payment of 50% (fifty percent) of the Balance Due will be refunded, less a handling fee in the amount of 10% (ten percent) of the gross amount of the Lease, plus New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax. If Tenant cancels Tenant’s occupancy 60 or fewer days before the commencement of the Term of Occupancy, Tenant will receive a refund only if we are able to find a substitute occupant for the Term of Occupancy who will pay the same rent. If a substitute is found, all sums paid by Tenant shall be refunded to Tenant, less an administrative fee equal to 25% (twenty-five percent) of the total Balance Due, plus New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax. If a substitute occupant is not found, there will be no refund of any sums paid by Tenant. Travel insurance is recommended to ensure refund on travel costs. Confirmation email will be sent one week prior to stay with address, directions, and entry instructions.