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Incredible!! --Location, Luxury, Art, & Views!!--

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Luxurious 3 Bedroom & 3.5 Bathroom Private Home With Mountain And Sunset Views!

View the beautiful video of our home on youtube, searching by the address: Placita del Este

Location: Conveniently located just off of Hyde Park Road with a private gated driveway less than 1.5 miles from the Plaza, this three bedroom, three and a half bathroom home is tastefully furnished with carefully collected art and antiques. There is an inspiring scenic walk to the nearby Ft. Marcy park and then on to the plaza in just 10-15 minutes (or just hop in your car and be there in 5 minutes).

Bedrooms: Each of the three ample sized bedrooms has its own en suite bathroom and private entrance to a covered outdoor portal. Each bedroom also has picturesque views of the Jimez mountains as well as the spectacular New Mexican sunsets. The beds are of premium quality with two king size and two twin beds, each furnished with ironed 1200 count cotton sheets & custom made linens. Each bedroom suite is complete with seating and writing tables, as well as flat screen TVs and DVD players.

Kitchen: The large elaborately furnished gourmet kitchen adjoins the living area, perfect for relaxing and entertaining, with service for up to 60 people. There is virtually every imaginable appliance and serving dish and stemware that we utilize with our entertaining.

Living: Bright and cheery, there is light radiating from all four window directions in the living room and kitchen, as well as from skylights above. The venetian plaster walls boast important art collections handed down through our family. There are grand 12 foot tall ceilings with beautiful wooden vigas and stately 8 foot tall doors. There is a generous full length covered portal along the living room and back of the house with large full view windows overlooking a natural valley, with the Jimez mountains and sunsets as backdrops. Warm up to the adobe corner gas fireplace, which is instantly turned on with the flip of a switch.

This outstanding adobe home has approximately 2,400 net square feet of luxurious living space for your vacation enjoyment. There is weekly maid service throughout the year to maintain the property to the highest of standards.

Make your next vacation one to remember for a lifetime!!

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John Hogg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About John Hogg

As a 5th generation Texan, we furnished the home with many family western antiques and collected art to mix with the Santa Fe atmosphere. Although a physician in Austin, TX, we love to escape to the beautiful mountains vistas at our home in Santa Fe.

John Hogg purchased this house in 2008


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Incredible!! --Location, Luxury, Art, & Views!!--
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Cary, NC, USA

Charming, Immaculate--with a triumphant balcony sunset view

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owners are a joy to deal with. Totally polite, direct and genuinely concerned that you share their joy in this incredible property. And in fact it is incredible. The property is pristine in a all aspects, provisioned extremely well, and has a wacky western charm and a convivial open floor plan on the main floor--an unobstructed open area from the kitchen over the dining table, through the living room and through the windows over the balcony (it is well elevated at the rear) off through the valley to the mountains beyond. We logged many, many happy hours just watching the weather change over the valley and the hills. It could not be more lovely or relaxing. And this haven is just five minutes and a world away from downtown Santa Fe. Grocery provisioning is about 6 minutes away. We had no idea that we would be renting a place that so seamlessly linked the joyful center city with the wide open panorama for which New Mexico is renown. One of the very best properties we have ever been privileged to enjoy. And we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with other guests!! And we appreciate your kinds words too! You were super guests! Please come stay with us again!! John
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Lakeway, Texas

You do not have to sacrifice creature comforts in order to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • 5 of 5

In July of 2016 I returned to Casa Alta Vista spending a week with my kids who are all in their 20’s. My husband and I stayed at Casa Alta Vista a few years ago and our visit was very couple’s focused. This trip was all about outdoor adventures.

The home is the perfect place for 4 to 6 adults to co-exist peacefully.

The bedrooms: Featuring three boutique hotel quality bedrooms, the boys shared the bedroom with twin beds and my daughter and I each had our own master suite. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and I do believe that is a luxurious treat for any group of adults traveling together. Extra perks worth a mention: top of the line bedding, shampoo/conditioner/body wash supplied, freshly laundered guest robes, patio/deck access from each bedroom.

The kitchen: A gourmet chef’s dream space with a large island, every conceivable kitchen utensil and designer series appliances. We cooked every day of our stay. Grocery shopping options are numerous with Sprouts, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Albertsons all within five miles of the home. Extra perks worth a mention: Keurig coffee maker, gas range, plenty of room and space for multiple cooks, gas grill on upper deck.

The living space: The home’s decor sets the stage for your vacation and is only upstaged by the unobstructed views of the breathtaking sunsets out the windows. A spacious family room as well as large decks on the upper and lower level provide plenty space for you and your group to stretch out and relax. Large dining tables inside and outside ensure game night or a multi-course meal can be enjoyed by all. Extra perks worth a mention: Board games aplenty, gas fireplace for cold Santa Fe nights, books for every interest.

The perfect place to start your next adventure.

The location: Just a few miles from the Plaza, in the foothills overlooking the Santa Fe River valley, the home is located in the northeast part of Santa Fe.

Road cycling, hiking and white water rafting all right outside your door. Rent a road bike or a townie from Mellow Velo just down the street. We went with the SF River Rafting Co in SF because they provide a ride to the Rio Grande as part of the package. Add to those local adventures, within an hour or so, you've got historical sites such as Bandelier National Monument and world class mountain biking trails in the Jemez Pueblo region.

The homeowner's exquisite taste and attention to detail rivals the best hotels in the world.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, and for choosing us again for your vacation! So glad you had a wonderful time and made great memories! You are the best! Thank you! John & David
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Perfectly beautiful place and location.

  • 5 of 5

As the other reviews are stating this place is purely wonderful. Clean and very comfortable, chefs kitchen with every imaginable gadget (coffee maker and a Keurig)! The view is spectacular and the back porch is wonderful to sit and enjoy the view. Three bedrooms, two downstairs and one upstairs. I went with three other women and we all said how comfortable the beds were with top of the line linens.

Wonderful trail to downtown. Spa, skiing, horseback riding, first class restaurants all minutes away. Look no further, John is the best to work with. Easy, breezy #509166 is the way to spend your time in Santa Fe!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth!! You and your friends are welcome any time!! And thank you for the tip on the horseback riding too! I'll have to share with everyone! Yours, John & David
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Absolutely Magical

  • 5 of 5

Stop what you are doing. Close all of the other browser windows with the 'maybes' vacation rentals. You've found the place you need to stay in Santa Fe. Gorgeous from stem to stern, lovingly appointed, with a foodie's kitchen and stunning views, honestly, you'll never want to leave. And between a 20 min ride to the slopes, a 5 min ride to a Japanese style 'onsen' spa, not to mention down town Santa Fe with all its various charms, you just can't go wrong. Our sincere gratitude to John and David for being such wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We certainly enjoyed hosting you and your family! Please come stay with us again! Thank you! John & David
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You Can Stop Researching Now

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay for your visit to Santa Fe. My sister has lived in town for over 20 years but when I came with my family on a cross country driving trip and wanted to stay for a week, I spent hours looking at the VRBO options in Santa Fe. I live in Maine in a house with a terrific view and I wanted a house with a sense of place. John's home is perfect. The gorgeous, spacious house has the view of the mountains you wanted, you are minutes from downtown, a very short drive from 10,000 Waves, Canyon Road and many other Santa Fe area venues. Best of all you are staying in a spectacularly decorated, plush, high-end but warm home. We were surprised with how quickly we felt at home in the house--it is stocked well and comfortable in every way. The kitchen open to living area open to porch and view brings the outside in. There were days when we had to drag ourselves out of the house to explore Santa Fe because simply being at the house was a vacation--you can stare at the view with the varying colors on the mountains for hours. We hated to leave after our week there last January and when I had plans to come back this February for a visit, I contacted John immediately to reserve this place. John is extremely prompt and friendly in his contacts--you're never left wondering how long it will be until you get a response to an inquiry. HIs emailed instructions and helpful hints left nothing uncovered. I'll jump at the chance to stay here the next time I visit Santa Fe, assuming all the great reviews don't shut me out. Thank you so much John for opening your wonderful and obviously well loved home to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG! I am totally blushing! Thank you for such a kind review! You are such a talented writer, expressing your experience so eloquently! We were so excited to host you again this year, and hope that you will make this your home away from home! Thank you! John & David
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Beautiful view & fabulous house!!

  • 5 of 5

I love Santa Fe and this house sure makes is special and easy to enjoy. When we arrived there was a beautiful welcome basket full of treats, snacks and wine on the kitchen island courtesy of the owners. The house was sparkling clean and so very welcoming we almost didn't want to touch anything. Yet it is also very inviting and comfortable so we were quickly right at home. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies, there is a large gas grill on the porch so if you are into cooking and hanging out at home with an amazing view this is a great house for you. There is a large dining table inside and on the porch so if the weather is nice the outside porch is a great spot for meals. Otherwise the house is just minutes from the downtown square, so you can quickly be at any of the many delicious restaurants in and around Santa Fe. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed and when it comes to sleeping, get ready for total luxury because the sheets are some of the finest I have ever slept on and I have stayed in some pretty amazing 5 start hotels! And the bath towels are super soft too. Our group also appreciated the wireless high speed internet access for those times we needed to check-in with work and family. I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind response! So happy you had a super vacation at our home! Please come back to Santa Fe and stay with us again! Yours, John
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The home is conveniently located just off of the road to the Santa Fe Ski Basin, and only a brisk walk downhill to the Plaza.


Rates & Availability

North Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Skiing & Spring Season
Jan 5 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall Season
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Color & Balloon Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Holiday Season
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

This is a non-smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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