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Casa Amarilla ~ Wander the Magical Heart of Santa Fe

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

If you're like many people, you'll travel a good distance to get to our beautiful town. Once here, wouldn't it be great if you could tuck your car into a private, off-street parking spot and forget it? At Casa Amarilla, only eight blocks lie between you and the Plaza, the center of old town. In fact, all of Santa Fe's charm and history is easily accessible to you by foot from this lovely home. You can walk to over a dozen fine restaurants, the Georgia O'Keeffe and several other museums, movie theaters, bookstores, coffee shops, our top-rated Farmer's Market, grocery stores, the post office, the galleries of Canyon Road, and world-class shopping at Sanbusco Center and the Railyard. They are ALL within easy reach and the walking itself is at least half the fun. Exploring Santa Fe on foot is what brings its unique architecture, rich colors, and old world charm to life. Let Casa Amarilla be your starting point for entering the heart of the City Different.

As it is, Casa Amarilla's location is only part of its appeal. Set back in a deep garden lot, the house is a quiet retreat. A contributing historic adobe, its thick, rounded walls create a soothing, cool interior in the summer. In winter, radiant heat rises silently from under the brick floors throughout to create a cozy warm ambiance. A living room air conditioner cools the house during warm summer days. Eating al fresco on the shaded portal, you'll enjoy the sound of church bells and call of morning doves carried on the clear air.

The house is arranged so that the bedrooms are separated from the living and dining rooms by a long hall. Night owls won't disturb the slumber of anyone who prefers to turn in early. Throughout the house you'll find creative touches reflecting the whimsical folk art of our area. The living room, with its comfortable leather couches and chairs, is informal and inviting. The tile and tin work throughout the house reflects the style for which Santa Fe is famous.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why Linda chose Downtown

Owner Note: I grew up in New York City and came west in the summers as a child to work on my family's cattle ranch in Northern New Mexico. Many years later, when I had the chance to purchase a home in Santa Fe, it was important to me -- being a city girl at heart -- that I be able to walk my town. A contributing historic home situated in Santa Fe's downtown barrio neighborhood, Casa Amarillo is central to everything. I love being able to explore the sights and sounds of old Santa Fe, get my shopping and errands done, and then return home on foot to the peace and quiet of this traditional adobe casa and its lush garden. It's the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Thick adobe walls ensure a cool interior in summer months. A living room air conditioner and master bedroom ceiling fan further guarantee your summer comfort.

Radiant heat rising through brick floors throughout create a cozy warmth in winter...and you can always enjoy the added ambiance of a fire in the fireplace.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite counter top, southwestern decorative tiles
  • Mexican tiles throughout, glass block wall lets in southern light, granite counter top, shower/tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , North + east-facing windows, closet, shelves for clothes.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Two north-facing windows, ceiling fan, bureau, large closet
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (2) in the guest bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Plenty of closet space in the bedrooms and a spacious front hall closet for coats, ski boots and luggage. The kitchen is fully equipped with full-sized refrigerator, gas oven and cook top, microwave, coffee maker and blender.


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(55 traveler reviews)

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Casa Amarilla ~ Wander the Magical Heart of Santa Fe
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Great House, Great Location, Wonderful Owner and Manager

  • 5 of 5

We are veteran VRBO renters, and this house is one of the best we have rented. This immaculate, remodeled adobe is located in a quiet residential area easy walking distance to the Plaza and restaurants. I sleep with the window open at night, and I have been amazed that the street is so quiet in this high density area. The house is outfitted perfectly, and if there is anything missing or if something breaks, the manager or the owner will make things right before you can blink an eye. I can't say enough about both of these women. They are easy to work with and communicate with each other and with the renters so there is never any confusion. We have been here two months and although we are moving into our retirement home here in Santa Fe, I am leaving this little gem with a heavy heart. Our dog has loved the yard and it is safe and perfect for his needs. The kitchen has everything you need, the fireplace works great and there is an abundance of chopped wood. I love to walk back to the house at night after a wonderful meal out and smell pinion burning in someone's fireplace. Santa Fe is a magical place, the people are kind and welcoming, and you will love this special house with all the warmth of your own home.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It has been our pleasure having you stay with us. Good luck in your new home!
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Lovely, quiet and comfortable home a short walk from downtown.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week over New Year's to enjoy downtown Santa Fe which is only a short walk from Linda's home. We appreciated being in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to walk to museums, dinner, and the holiday lights. We were grateful that the home was both beautiful but welcoming and felt at ease with our young kids and dog. We are delighted to recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Casa Amarilla

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I returned to Casa Amarilla last week -- we first stayed here two years ago. We love this home. It's nice to stay in the Guadalupe St. area because you are close to the Plaza but not TOO close. You don't feel inundated with tourists because the neighborhood is a nice blend of visitors and locals. The house is full of charm and that beautiful northern New Mexico light, and Linda is a gracious host. We love it here and will return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deming, NM

Full of character and charm!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Adobe home with so much character! Everything you could possibly want is available in the kitchen. The outdoor patio was perfect for sitting out and enjoying the afternoon. It would be nice if there was a ceiling fan in the 2nd bedroom. And, HD TV would be an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Santa Fe Rental

  • 5 of 5

This adobe rental has the best location . A few easy walking blocks to the Plaza and Old Town. Also, so close to most every restaurant .The amazing thing is the neighborhood was peaceful and quiet with it being in heart of the city. The house was decorated in a welcoming manner and was totally organized from the kitchen to the bedrooms. Space for us to settle in. Our dogs enjoyed the lovely yard! The owner was super efficient .

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Beautiful well equipped and comfortable house in a very convenient location easy walk to the Plaza

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarilla was a wonderful place to stay for our week in Santa Fe. A beautiful and comfortable home away from home extremely well equipped with everything we needed. The location in a quiet area just west of the plaza was superb and an easy walk to all the sights of old Santa Fe. Our host Linda was very prompt and helpful in her responses and we felt very welcomed by her. We hope to return someday in future and would strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.8 Miles
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Vanessie of Santa Fe, 427 W Water St
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Marty Sanchez Links, 205 Caja del Rio Road
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Santa Fe Rail Runner at the Railyard
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 285 - St. Francis Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.16 Miles
Atrisco Cafe and Bar, 193 Paseo de Peralta
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Santa Fe, Highway 475 (Artist Rd/Hyde Park Rd)
Car: not necessary

Here's a list of 10 Santa Fe treasures that locals enjoy. We recommend you check them out. All are within walking distance of Casa Amarilla. Look them up on Google for location and details.

1. Holy Spirit Expresso...on San Francisco Street on your way to the Plaza. A teeny tiny shop serving the best coffee in town.

2. The view of the city at sunset from the Cross of the Martyrs. Climb the stairs to read about NM history on the way up, or drive to the top.

3. A cool libation at La Fonda's Bell Tower bar. Another killer site for sunset viewing. Hang out in La Fonda's lobby for great people watching, too.

4. Walking east or west along the Santa Fe River. You'll find the path just a block from the house.

5. Cathedral Park. A beauty with tall trees and benches on the north side of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ('the Cathedral').

6. The Plaza Cafe. Sit by the big plate glass windows to watch travelers and locals on the Plaza amble by. Great pie.

7. Collected Works Bookstore on the corner of Galisteo & Water Streets. A great local independent bookstore with couches you can sink into.

8. Doodlet's Shop on the corner of Don Gaspar Ave and Water Street. Unique, inexpensive treasures you've never seen before, guaranteed.

9. The Travel Bug - a travel specialty store for adventurous people like you! You'll find everything you need for exploring the nearby national forests, wilderness areas, hiking trails, walking paths and parks.

10. The Santa Fe Farmer's Market. A riot of savory sights and scents every Tuesday and Saturday mornings during the summer (Saturdays only in winter). Consistently voted among the top ten farmers' markets in the country. In the Railyard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $20

Our policy is "no refunds" but you may use the money for another visit or give it to a family member or friend.

Manager'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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