Paradise Pond Casita Perfect for Nature Lovers(62 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
One bedroom, 1 bath, living room w/kitchenette, stunning pond views on 8 acres
The casita is one bedroom with a king bed, a living room/kitchen combination room with a kiva fireplace and large glass patio doors with the pastoral view of the pond and fields, 1 bathroom with a tub/shower and a private patio. It is connected to the main house through a sunroom. Owners will help you plan your trips or give you total privacy. Private entrance, lots of parking. The living room includes a full size futon bed. Sleeps 2-3.
Chimayo is the home of the Sanctuario most well known for it's Easter pilgramage still practiced by many locals. Pilgrams walk day and night to come to Chimayo for the Easter holiday. The Sanctuario is open for visitors and is still an active congregation. The traditions of Chimayo are still practiced today including the room of blessed healing dirt. You will also find the best vendors of Chimayo authentic chili there and sample it's green and red goodness. Historians credit Chimayo with having the most intact (still lived in) Spanish Colonial Plaza in New Mexico. Many if not most of the residents of Chimayo are descendants of the Spanish settlers from the 1600's. A museum open in the summers next to Ortega's Weaving Shop will explain. Many art galleries and weavers are in Chimayo and the region. There is a wonderful local restaurant with beautiful hillside tables called 'El Rancho de Chimayo' that has great classic northern New Mexico meals.
Paradise Pond is perfect for artists, writers, photographers and others who want a peaceful and inspiring natural place to work. For the adventurous it's also centrally located for day trips: 35 minutes to Santa Fe, 60 minutes to the Santa Fe Ski Basin, 55 minutes to Taos, 45 minutes to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, 45 minutes to Abiquiu (and Ghost Ranch) or Bandelier National Park. There are hidden treasures throughout the region and the hosts have a lot of knowledge of some off the beaten path spots to visit. We will help you plan your trips if you need local advice. Many events are also worthwhile such as the Native American Ceremonial Dances, Santa Fe's numerous Markets, the Christmas Eve Canyon Road Walk and many more.
So stay and relax or go exploring or both. Either way you will enjoy your stay in beautiful Northern New Mexico.
Please be aware, there is no television in the casita and our internet can be very slow at times.
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Member since: 2013
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The living room includes a full size fouton to sleep 1. This passive and active solar home welcomes and lives seasonally. In summer, you open the windows in the cool nights and embrace the sounds of nature - birds and frogs entertain. In winter, the kiva fireplace and the solar hot water floor heat keeps you warm. A four season climate welcomes the joys of the seasons and we use passive solar means to comfort whenever possible. Come to Paradise Pond to immerse yourself in the sounds and joys of each season. Tom and Jan are always available if you want local advice to plan your trips, but we also respect your privacy. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
Note that cell phones sometimes don't work inside adobe houses like ours. We provide a land line that is reliable. Your cell phone will work fine outdoors - the adobe walls may block reception....moreless
- Towels Provided
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- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6.5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Centrally located between Santa Fe and Taos just off the High Road to Taos Scenic By-way - Highway 503. Driving times to Santa Fe - 40 minutes, Taos - 50 minutes, Los Alamos - 30 minutes, Espanola - 10 minutes, Ojos Caliente - 30 minutes. Many local attractions are within 45 minutes driving time - ruins, parks, Indian festivals, Nambe falls and lake, Santa Cruz lake, fishing, skiing, hiking, scenic drives, it is the heart of Northern New Mexico.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Tom is a Solar Project Manager for Positive Energy in Santa Fe and Jan is a lifetime student of growing food and living sustainably. This is their biggest project yet - a 3200 square foot active and passive solar house with solar radiant heat, solar hot water, and the water in the house is all rain catchment. The eight acres will be developed into a working organic farm and permaculture food forest. If you have interest in energy or food sustainability we will be glad to give you that tour of the house and grounds.
Why the Owner Chose La Puebla, NM, USA:
After living south of Santa Fe for eleven years, Tom and Jan looked around for a place that might allow for a large hobby farm. When they saw Paradise Pond, that was it. Perfectly located in a traditional acequia village that still operates in the traditional way of the local people digging the acequias by hand each year and creating community and distributing water through the work of the local people - no fossil fuels required. Throughout the world there are few viable acequias left. Some of the best are in Northern New Mexico. Tom and Jan are thrilled to have found such a unique and beautiful spot and want to share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house and property was developed in 1997 by Frances Harwood, a well known local anthropologist and solar pioneer. She lived here completely off grid - but this isn't your usual conception of an off grid house. She combined abundance, elegance and beauty with ecological nature-based solutions to create an oasis of beauty that also provides own energy and water. She founded Ecoversity in Santa Fe and was a true visionary in eco living. Her untimely death in 2004 for a while left her vision behind. We want to honor what she started and have felt that her vision was in kindred spirits with our own. In the Santa Fe tradition, her work does live on and we are enjoying discovering all the wonders of her life's work through this land and this house. Since we only have the one vacation rental, we can provide the service you want to make your vacation ideal for you. If you need quiet and privacy, that's what you will get. If you prefer someone to help you plan your day, we can do that too. Let us know if you need something unique - this is a unique place and you deserve some individual attention.
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The casita sits on the side of a half acre pond
Huge parking area and private entrance
The garden has a covered brick patio for shade to view the pond
Living Room with Kiva Fireplace looking out to the pond in mid winter
Kitchenette table with pond view can seat up to four people
Southwest style turquoise diamond plaster, lots of light with view of pond
Colorful casita with pink accent wall in full Bath with tub/shower combination
Sunroom connects your casita to our home used for info, supplies, privacy
Fall color is spectacular and peaks in October
Snowstorm on the pond in November - centrally located to many ski destinations
Winter sunrise over the pond - the magical famous light of New Mexico
World famous heirloom Chimayo Chile grown and available only in Chimayo.
Four Season Climate - View from the casita living room in summer
Shady covered brick patio with comfortable furniture and grill
Comfortable light filled living room with new inner spring mattress futon bed
Kiva fireplace warms the mid winter
Full kitchenette so you can cook at home or eat out as you choose
View of the pond and bird feeders from the turquoise bedroom
Handmade tiles add to the charm
The lush green of summer
One of many beautiful views on the well marked trails throughout the property
A trail on our property takes you to the Santa Cruz River
Good Friday Pilgrimage to the Sanctuario de Chimayo - a 3 mile walk away
From your casita hike in the nearby Barrancas for miles!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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