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Private, Quiet Country home just 20 minutes from Santa Fe.

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Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Country House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy the quiet solitude of a rural retreat just a short drive to Santa Fe. Located on a private road on 7.5 acres you can relax by the fireplace in the comfortable living room or under the stars on the private patio. One bedroom sleeps two and a loft with mountain views sleeps additional 2 or more.

I built the house myself which is adjacent to my main house. Watch the sun rise and set from the adobe meditation tower. Have a dinner party with large dining table and full kitchen. Sink into the goose down couch and rest easy. Santa Fe Style.

Keywords: studio, casita,private,santa fe style, adobe,country home,inexpensive

More Details

Thomas Berkes
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Thomas Berkes

I built my home and have enjoyed Santa Fe country living for many years. Traveling, sailing, cooking playing music are a few of my interests.

Thomas Berkes purchased this chateau / country house in 1985

Why Thomas Berkes chose Santa Fe County

The casita was originally built as a music studio, then having rented it for a few years long term I wanted visitors to get the country experience while visiting Santa Fe.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peaceful with a tower for meditation, prayer or just enjoying the view.


Santa Fe County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 shower/tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), queen size futon (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
meditation tower, large vigas


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(63 traveler reviews)

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Private, Quiet Country home just 20 minutes from Santa Fe.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 63 reviews

Nice place to return to

  • 5 of 5

3 of us appreciated the privacy and quiet of the house and property after returning from a day of hiking or exploring the landscape, city and villages. The BBQ and patio offer a place to relax outside. The tower is a sweet spot to reflect and enjoy the big sky in daylight or starlight with views to the hills and horizon. We were comfortable in the roomy interior and had everything we needed. All amenities appreciated and we thank you for those considerations!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always makes me smile when someone enjoys the space I built as I too enjoy it. Thanks for staying at Coyote Spring
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. Beautiful scenery and great Santa Fe charm.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shana, I am happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for caring for my home. Happy new year.
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Cozy, tucked away spot for a low key get away.

  • 4 of 5

I would have given it a 4 1/2 star if it was available. I suppose the loft was the only issue.

We felt like we were home. For the few days we were there we spent 1/2 the time there, cooking, sleeping and enjoying games and dining on the long beautiful table. The upstairs loft was okay for my daughter (23) as she didn't mind climbing the ladder and not standing up straight. It got a little hot up there too and hard for her to sleep. If it had been for a wedding or a huge occasion I don't think it would have worked as well as it did for our laid back Christmas. The couch was perfect for my son...comfy! The one bedroom my husband and I shared was off the bathroom and with the four of us there were no issues sharing the facilities. Highly recommend if looking for a quiet get away with much beauty and culture surrounding the guest house and nearby towns. Thanks Tom for the bottle of wine! Loved your place too!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay just outside of Santa Fe, a great location to explore this part of Northern New Mexico. The home itself is well put together and cozy and lets you really enjoy the high desert climate.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet,peaceful,cozy space in the mountians of new mexico

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful,magical space, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hearing the coyotes at night,having coffee in the meditation tower watching the sun rise was beautiful. Tom was very respectful of our space, a lovely warm hearted man. I would certainly return

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your care. You make delightful guests!
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Casita escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this perfect hideaway. Tom has provided everything one could need including a meditation tower with a view and the quiet and beauty of nature. In 20 minutes or so we could be in Santa Fe or Madrid enjoying the art and activities of Santa Fe. There is so much to do in the area and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Fe , Albuquerque 55 miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Mine Shaft in Madrid
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Railrunner, 599 station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
San Marcos
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cochiti , Elephant Butte 200 miles

Tent Rocks is a spectacular and unexpected treat. 25 minutes near Cochiti lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39

Check in 3:00pm Checkout noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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