Secluded & Unique Artist' Mountain Home

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Mescalero House is 'rustic luxe' at it's finest and is a gem nestled in Ponderosa and pinon pines on 5 acres in the foothills of southeast Santa Fe. This unique mountain home is furnished with textiles and decor from around the world making it an exotic & private romantic getaway for two or perfect for a family looking to do something out of the ordinary while on vacation. Built of adobe bricks, the house is a cool haven in the summer and cozy in the winter.
Accommodations include a queen bed in the master suite with attached master bathroom, and a queen bed in the guest suite with access to the guest bathroom. All bedrooms are supplied with high quality linens, down comforters, pillows, and overhead fans.
The artist' home features high viga ceilings throughout, acid-stained concrete floors with radiant floor heat in the winter, several kiva-style fireplaces, plenty of overhead fans, and a bright and open floor plan that lets the Santa Fe sunshine in!
In the living room, there is a large HDTV with an Apple TV streaming device (Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Now accounts included, however, there is no cable TV!!!), a Denon surround-sound system/DVD/stereo, as well as an extensive DVD/CD music library, games and books for you to enjoy while relaxing here. The home is fully equipped with high-speed internet access, including wireless networking throughout the house & grounds.
Surrounded by flagstone patios and colorful perennial gardens in the summer & fall, there are several outdoor living areas where you can enjoy the beautiful weather day and night. Curl up with a book or your morning coffee in one of the many chaise lounges & chairs, take a siesta in one of the hammocks, or enjoy great star gazing at night from the hot tub and patio areas.
Unique features include an outdoor gas grill and a dining/seating area for 6, an outdoor hot tub, and an exotically furnished tipi with a full bed and hanging Moroccan lights where you may be lulled to sleep by the night sounds of chirping crickets and the soft glow of the moon.
You will have no problem relaxing and entertaining here while enjoying all the many sites and wonderful things to do in Santa Fe! Come and see for yourself!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed on the premises...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Notes: Includes ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower...moreless

  • Guest bedroom: 1 queen

    Notes: Attached guest bathroom with antique clawfoot bathtub...moreless

  • Master bedroom features include a kiva-style fireplace, an overhead fan, and French doors which open onto a semi-enclosed split-level patio with outdoor fireplace, hammock (summer only), and lounge furniture. Guest bedroom features include a sunken (step down) round room through a beaded curtain entry, and an overhead fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Small guest bath with antique clawfoot tub/shower....moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Single sink, mosaic tiled walk-in shower, & dressing room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • In addition, this property features an 18-foot diameter tipi which is delightfully furnished with a double-size bed, Moroccan light fixtures, rugs, and furnishings for an unforgettable sleeping experience! Ask the owner for more details. There is also a full-size trampoline on the premises which you may enjoy for exercise or simply viewing the magnificent sky & stars at night! (Renters will be asked to sign an agreement/waiver assuming all responsibility for its use during their stay). Driving and/or renting a four-wheel drive vehicle is MANDATORY while renting this property during winter months (typically Dec, Jan, and Feb) due to snow-packed roads and/or mud....moreless


  • Books:

    Wide assortment of books which are the owner's personal collection and available for your reading pleasure throughout your stay and not meant to be borrowed or traded...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Sony DVD player...moreless

  • Games:

    An assortment of family games and cards are available...moreless

  • Music Library:

    An extensive music CD collection which is the owner's personal collection is available to use during your stay and not meant to be borrowed or traded...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose docking station available for your personal iPod; as well as a Philips 5-disc CD stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    Philips 32' HDTV (includes 5-speaker surround-sound system) with Apple TV streaming device (includes Netflix, Hulu, PBS, and HBO Now)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Nature at your fingertips!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A moderate size DVD library is available for use during your stay which is property of the owner and not meant to be borrowed or traded...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Set in the foothills of the Santa Fe National Forest...moreless

  • Rural:

    Only 12.6 miles to downtown Santa Fe (the Plaza)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    An open dining area within the living area which seats four in addition to the kitchen island which seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size Kenmore dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 indoor kiva-style fireplaces (one in the kitchen area and the other in master bedroom), and 1 outdoor kiva fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Large trampoline (13 foot diameter) outdoors...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered carport for one vehicle ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat in winter...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi internet access throughout and surrounding outside grounds/patios...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of high-quality bedding...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Adequate parking for 2-3 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size Kenmore washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    DeLonghi 12-cup automatic coffee brewer with separate Bodum coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of pottery & ceramic dinnerware, coffee mugs, glassware, flatware, and all cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch EcoSense dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchen for entertaining, tiled counters & island which seats four: also includes a sunken pit kiva-style fireplace with pillows...moreless

  • Oven:

    KitchenAid convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Completely stocked spice cabinet and many pantry & baking items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE Performance Profile refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    KitchenAid 4-burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Proctor Silex 4-toast/bagel toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Property is surrounded by many flagstone patios and outdoor living spaces with plenty of outdoor furnishings including outdoor dining options (one with outdoor umbrella & seats up to six)...moreless

  • Golf:

    6 different golf courses less than 30-45 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Multiple perennial gardens abound!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Kenmore 4-burner gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Santa Fe ski area 21 miles away...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts less than 7 miles away...moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2016
4 night min stay
High Season
May 15 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%


Cancellation policy: If guest wishes/needs to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: 45 days 100%, 30 days 75%, 15 days 50%, and 7 days 25%

Payment: Acceptable payment methods are personal check, PayPal, MC, VISA, Discover, or e-check.

Christmas & holiday rates apply - please inquire of owner for rate.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
7.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bourbon Grill at El Gancho
16.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Fe Country Club & Golf
10.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (Lamy station)
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Fina
27 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe Ski area

Car: Necessary

This property is located 18 miles from the Pecos National Monument which showcases amazing Indian ruins. It is also close to one of the major entry points into the Pecos Wilderness and many hiking trails.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: My name is Kristen Hoke and I built this home in the year 2000, fulfilling a life long dream to design and build a home in the mountains. I lived in New Mexico as a child and returned here again in 1986. I have been an Emergency Room nurse for most of my life until recently and am now pursuing my love for textiles through my own business Posh By Gosh, Inc. My passions are traveling, design, music, and nature. This photo was taken with my dear friends' children, Alexandre and Claire, who were visiting from France.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Fe, NM, USA:
I was drawn to this particular area after house-sitting for a friend years ago. In my search for land in 1999, my realtor brought me out here (by my surprise) and I knew as soon as I drove up on top of my knoll that I had found my spot. I love that it is close and an easy drive to town but that it feels like you are miles from nowhere!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the setting for its' beauty and tranquility. It is a true haven and special place.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish



  • Side patio off of master bedroom

    Side patio off of master bedroom

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • From kitchen looking into living room/stairs leading to loft studio

    From kitchen looking into living room/stairs leading to loft studio

  • Side patio off master bedroom

    Side patio off master bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Walk-in mosaic tiled shower in master bathroom

    Walk-in mosaic tiled shower in master bathroom

  • Flagstone path in front

    Flagstone path in front

  • Hammock for relaxation!

    Hammock for relaxation!

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Tipi in front of house

    Tipi in front of house

  • Side patio at night

    Side patio at night

  • View from dining/living room looking towards kitchen

    View from dining/living room looking towards kitchen

  • Sunken kiva fireplace in kitchen area

    Sunken kiva fireplace in kitchen area

  • THE "view" looking southwest

    THE "view" looking southwest

  • Looking into master bedroom

    Looking into master bedroom

  • View into master bath

    View into master bath

  • Kiva fireplace in master bedroom

    Kiva fireplace in master bedroom

  • Front patio

    Front patio

  • Tipi in front of house

    Tipi in front of house

  • In guest bedroom

    In guest bedroom

  • Front patio area/entry

    Front patio area/entry

  • Inside tipi

    Inside tipi

  • Front entry at night

    Front entry at night

VRBO #484999

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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