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Charming Private Casita on Acreage, in Town! Stunning Views, and Pet

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Darling One Bedroom, Kitchen, Jetted Tub At Foot Of Sun Mountain, Sunset Views

Nestled among two acres of pinons at the foot of the sacred Sun Mountain, your casita beckons. Sunsets and sunrises greet you daily, with Sun mountain to your back only being about a 30 minute hike to the top. There you'll understand why people move to Santa Fe. A mile away is Museum Hill. A few blocks further are the art galleries, restaurants, and the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. Georgia spent her last years only a couple blocks from Sun Mountain Casita. After a day here, you'll understand why. It is the perfect quiet place to watch the skies change over the city and mountains after a day in the land of enchantment. Step into your jetted tub, grill some salmon, and enjoy a glass of wine while the Santa Fe light lingers on your private patio. Enjoy the bird feeders, flowers and the sounds of coyotes as the lights twinkle before you. The perfect retreat, Sun Mountain Casita will cast her gentle spell on you, beckoning you to return.


Owner
Nancy or George Roberts
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Nancy or George Roberts

George grew up a missionary kid in Zimbabwe, and met Nancy in California. After raising two boys, they set out to find their perfect paradise, Santa Fe, although they call the world their home. Avid travelers, they have been to 75 countries. They are devotees of Argentine Tango, and love dogs of all kinds.

Nancy or George Roberts purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Nancy or George Roberts chose New Mexico

The property is unusual as it is so close to downtown, yet on two view acres. Most people say it is the best view they've seen in Santa Fe, and Sun Mountain is literally at your back door. Close to everything yet in a peaceful paradise, we felt completely blessed to be able to purchase this property, and now share it with you. The house was built in 1930, and the floors are old 18 in wide plank pine...a rarity now. Harold Littlefield built the place and we've done our best to restore it, and not change it much. We call it rustic elegance.

What makes this cottage unique

Well, to us and our friends, this property has soul, as soon as you turn in the long driveway, shaded by pinons. The views will take your breath away, as Santa Fe skies change each hour. You can watch summer storms come in and go out all across the valley, from Albuquerque to some say, Colorado. The living room floor has 18 inch wide boards from the 1930's and vigas across the living room ceiling. The Jotul fireplace heats the whole casita. Charm oozes from each room, with lovely original art, to the mosaic bathroom. Bird feeders are all around, and the curved walls of the patio drip with purple wisteria in the summer, framing other flowers. You won't want to leave!

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
El Farol
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Marty Sanchez
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Roadrunner
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
El Farol, Geronimos
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: recommended

Santa Fe has hundreds of art galleries, and Indian Market, Folk Art Festival, Spanish Market, Wine and Chile Festival, Culinary Classes, Celebrity Chefs, Santa Fe Institute, Independent Film Festival, Folk Art Museum, Wheelwright Museum, Spanish Colonial Museum, New Mexico History Museum, Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Ojo de Caliente Hot Springs, Chamber Music, Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Opera, Tesuque Flea Market, Christmas Caroling, Historical Churches, Canyon Road, Site Santa Fe, Railyard District, Farmers Markets, Outlet Malls, Ice Skating, Skiiing, Indian Pueblos, biking, rafting, and hiking galore

Amenities

Santa Fe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Bath has unique mosaic in tub and vanity. Jetted tub, and large mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • queen bed with desk and reading chair, 32' TV, built in drawers, two windows, en suite bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Charming Private Casita on Acreage, in Town! Stunning Views, and Pet
average rating of 4.2173915 based on 23 reviews
5

Charming in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent looking out at the beautiful view from the patio will be cherised.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
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Did not meet expectations.

  • 2 of 5

The hosts, Nancy and George were very nice and quick to respond to requests for help. The absolute best asset of the rental was the evening view from the patio of sunsets and the city of Santa Fe. The bed, bedding and towels were first rate.

Unfortunately, the unit itself had problems. There was an overall need for repairs. Cleanliness was substandard. The only TV was in the bedroom, furnished with one easy chair and a rickety kitchen chair. The living room was hardly used because lighting was too poor to read.

Finally, the kitchen was so small and poorly arranged the only real use was for a bagel or cereal breakfast and possibly a sandwich lunch. Even though there was a nice selection of kitchen utensils there was not enough room to actually cook and the 10” X 12” sink, with no counter space, made dishwashing a joke.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temple, Texas
5

Quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was was great and the view was spectacular. It was quiet and peaceful but yet close enough to downtown that it was easy to go to restaurants and other attractions there. We really liked it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the casita and hope you return soon. All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Lexington, TN
5

Cozy casita with a lot of personality!

  • 5 of 5

This stay was perfect for us. It is walking distance to Sun Mountain trailhead and a very short drive to the plaza. We love to tent camp and the casita allowed us to feel like we were connected to the outdoors. The bed is comfortable. The house is perfect for a couple but tight space if add additional people although another family member would be fine. We were there in July and the afternoons heat up but it cools back down at night so never posed a problem as long as windows are kept open. No screens on the windows but was not a problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pansy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope you will visit us again soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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5

santa fe funky charm

  • 5 of 5

excellent location with a killer view of santa fe below, mountains in the back to enjoy

or hike....close to downtown and shopping and restaurants.

the casita itself is funky, charming , quaint , with the spirit of the southwest.

wish list: king size bed....garden patio needs some TLC.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vic- Thank you for your review and kind words! We will consider getting a king bed..it is a good idea...I will get the gardener working on the patio some more...things can get out of control in summer. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Santa Fe NM
5

Wonderful property with great views of the city lights, sunsets and Sun Mountain

  • 5 of 5

I had a relaxing and restful stay for almost 2 weeks. Convenient to town. Fully equipped kitchen. Ample outside space and not fussy at all. Nancy and George really thought it through in what a guest might need and it was all there. I highly recommend their casita.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trisha, thank you so much for your review. You have a most remarkable, well behaved dog! We hope you will visit us again. All Good Things, Nancy
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.