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Walk to Plaza, Beautifully Furnished, Romantic Adobe Casita

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

800 sq. ft., 11' ceilings w/vigas, air conditioning, new walk-in glass shower

Located a leisurely ten minute stroll from the historic Santa Fe plaza, Casita Elena is a fully restored, 125 year old, territorial-style gem featuring old world charm and contemporary amenities. The renovated building was featured in the 1999 Metropolitan Home winner's edition for its inviting elegance and Southwestern charm. Situated in the heart of the San Francisco Street district, this very special casita is within easy walking distance of the fabulous Lensic Theater, our new Santa Fe Convention Center, world famous Georgia O'Keefe Museum, endless fine dining, and wonderful shopping.

Lovingly refurbished in 2004, our one bedroom attached casita has a private entrance welcoming you into the warm coziness of double-adobe plaster walls, eleven foot viga ceilings, kiva fireplace with candles (non-working) ceiling fans, air conditioning, original wood floors, walk-in glass shower, queen canopy bed with luxurious linens, fresh organic coffee, an assortment of teas, and all the fixings for breakfast.

License #17-00144066

Keywords: Adobe Casita

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm not getting that so Ill just write it here and you write it for me and sigh it.

Dear Linda,

It took me 3 days before I noticed the mobile in the bedroom and another 10 before I noticed the rabbit in the kitchen!

What else is hidden in my charming, lovely casita?

I love that it felt like home from day one. You can see and feel the love that was put into of all Casita Elana has a sense of humor. I felt so at home, I truly did not want to leave.

I discovered De Vargus mall about a week before I left. You take a right on San Francisco St. till it practically runs into it. I loved Sprouts grocery store and the mall has a nice little movie theater.

The location is wonderful no matter which way your going. Thank you so much for my lovely stay.


Jo Butler

Chicago, IL.
Oct 2014
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in glass shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen bed, love-seat sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
fully equipped kitchen with dining counter, coffee maker, coffee grinder, luxurious robes, towels, and linens (choice of cotton, jersey or flannel). linens (cotton and flannel), washer/dryer, walk-in glass shower, full bathroom amenities including hair dryer, thick towels, plush robes and slippers, Reserved off-street parking provided, NON-SMOKING PROPERTY!, ATTACHED IS A 2 BEDROOM/1 BATH BEAUTIFUL 1100 SQUARE FOOT CASA THAT SLEEPS 4 WITH A WONDERFUL PRIVATE GARDEN! VRBO #99431


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Walk to Plaza, Beautifully Furnished, Romantic Adobe Casita
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 96 reviews
Santa Barbara, CA

Casita Elena was truly a homeaway from home

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of spending a month at Casita Elena, and cannot say enough about the wonderful landlords and the clean and beautifully decorated historic casita. I came here without my car, but it proved to be no problem, as stores and the center of town is in easy walking distance. The washer and dryer made the extended stay easy, and the generous start up provisions were very helpful. I have felt so cared for and highly recommend this beauty to anyone visiting the area. If you do bring a car, there is parking provided. The kitchen had plenty of utensils etc. to cook great meals, I really enjoyed the fireplace. You will want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2008
  • Stayed: December 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne Lise, Thank you so very much for the lovely comments about your stay at Casita Elena. You were a delight and so enjoyed meeting and talking with you. Hope your remodel turned out great! Kind regards, Linda
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Great location and a very nicely appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

Casita Elena is a beautiful property that is very nicely appointed. Everything you need is already here, including coffee beans and grinder! The host is outstanding! Linda has made this property feel like home. It is very convenient walking to downtown with great restaurants, galleries and museums. We highly recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's the best!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third "winter" stay at Casita Elena, great location, easy walk to plaza, sprouts grocery and on this visit we used public transit to explore the city different. This home away from home is an easy 10 min walk to bus stop. Our hosts do not disappoint and my husband and I are very "at home" in this 1 bedroom casita. Thanks again Linda and Tim.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Andrew and Wendy for writing such a lovely review. We are so glad that you keep coming back to Santa Fe and staying at your, "home away from home". Kind regards, Linda
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tulsa ok

Very comfortable for two, stylish and many amenities ,

  • 5 of 5

Casita Elena was perfect for our vacation—a close walk to the plaza for shopping and dining. Our hostess was very accommodating and made great dining and local event suggestions.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Elana is in a perfect location, close to the Plaza . The casita is nicely appointed. We had everything we needed plus some additional luxuries. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite place to stay in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

Linda does such a great job of making sure everything is perfect for your stay. This is our 3 or 4 time to stay there. We have stayed at several other places over the years and think her place is the best!! The home it self is just beautiful. We love the new shower. The location is only a few blocks from everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Fe airport
Car: recommended

Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Museum of International Folk Arts, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe Children's Museum, and Palace of the Governor's, There are numerous art galleries including those found on famous Canyon Road, the Santa Fe Opera, excellent restaurants, the exquisite Japanese-style bathhouse, Ten-Thousand Waves & other health spas, For outdoor enthusiasts, Indian ruins, Rrck climbing, fitness centers, nearby whitewater river rafting, alpine & cross country skiing, And don't forget the marvelous world-class festivals found only in Santa Fe, including Indian Market, Spanish Market, the Chamber Music Festival, International Jazz & World Music Festival, and the International Balloon Festival an hour away in Albuquerque, The City Different has it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 8.44%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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