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Styling in the Soho of Santa Fe-Local Baca Street Art District

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

June:

Civil War Weekend - June

Santa Fe Century - June

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival - June

July:

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

August:

Santa Fe Indian Market - late August

September:

Zozobra Festival

Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival

Santa Fe Concorso

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

October:

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

More Details

Owner
Marcy Albin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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 The Railyard District

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!

Map

Santa Fe Plaza
"The Santa Fe Plaza is in the center of town and wonderful events happen each weekend. During..."
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
"The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum changes its exhibit every 6 months so even if you have visited i..."
Canyon Road
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
"Best Mexican food in town and 150 types of margaritas!"
Santa Fe Farmers Market
"Don't miss the Santa Fe Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. "
Tecolote Cafe
"Best breakfast place in town!! All the locals go here!"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Second Street Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Multiple Golf Courses in the area
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner Train to ABQ
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Counter Culture
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Resort
Car: recommended

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!

Amenities

Baca Street House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink, toilet, and combo tub/shower with cabinets
  • 1 Standard full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King Pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in bedroom 2
  • King size bed (1) Brand new pillow top comfort, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Casa Alissa is a lovely, clean, and bright wonderful place to stay while in Santa Fe. It is central to all activities and close to everything!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Great space and location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK; several safety issues, however

  • 2 of 5

Good stuff first: well-equipped and generally comfortable space; TV fairly easy to use and a charming porch.

Issues:

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.

4. NOISE.

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little Casa in Sante Fe

  • 5 of 5

This casa at Baca Street was very cozy, clean and perfect for our family of four. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook at home (the fan may need to be looked at; it felt as if the cooking 'air' was blowing into the kitchen rather than being 'sucked' out).

There are 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds; laundry facility available in the basement - best part was the cute little patio. Short ride to downtown and grocery stores. We will stay here again:)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
5

Great find in Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us -- including our two grandchildren -- spent a week at Casa Alissa, and loved it. It's a small two-bedroom house in a close-in neighborhood. Clean, quiet and well equipped. We could walk to a great neighborhood restaurant -- Counter Culture -- for breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded home with useful ammentities

  • 5 of 5

Great for what we needed. A bit hot and wished for a ceiling fan but may be where we're from and just used to having one. Overall, the property was clean with good atmosphere to get away on vacation at!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Clean and very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and nicely decorated with a southwestern flair. The four of us were very comfortable and the kitchen was adequately equipped for cooking.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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