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DOWNTOWN HISTORIC CASITA THAT IS MEMORABLE AND WALK TO EVERYTHING!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

New Property Listing In Downtown Santa Fe: A Historical, Beautiful Casita!

How many can say "we stayed in downtown Santa Fe"? Our casita (little house) is above the Turquoise Butterfly gallery and adjacent to our incredible courtyard and deck overlooking the Santa Fe River. Located two blocks from the plaza (the heart and soul of Santa Fe), our casita is close to so many great restaurants, galleries and shops. We are walking distance to Canyon Road and the Railyard, both stellar art districts. Speaking of walking distance, a gourmet grocery, fine wines and liquors is just up the block. And then there's the mountains and more high-desert landscapes just short day trips away. And don't forget Ski Santa Fe! Conde Nast Traveler ranked this ski resort #4 in Best Ski Resorts in the US and Canada. And Travel & Leisure said Santa Fe is one of the Top American Best Cities for Winter Travel! So come see what they are all talking about!

Let's talk about this casita a little more...Enter by climbing a mosaic art stairway and onto a private portal with flowers and tree tops.

Built in the early 1900’s, our place has old-world charm indicated by carved wood doors, tall ceilings, and hardwood floors. Open the door into a cozy, light filled room which has a skylight with wooden architectural highlights. An arched fireplace adorns your view with it's high mantel. Nice leather couch and TV with a small eating area are part of the charm of this room.

A beautiful master bedroom with a king size bed covered with Pendleton bedding and accented with old turquoise doors and a kiva fireplace welcomes you to a wonderful night’s sleep in the cool weather of Santa Fe. A third bedroom connects to this bedroom and has a beautiful Queen size bed. Off of this bedroom is a lovely master bathroom with 2 petrified wood sinks and a tub/shower combination and an alcove containing new Washer and Dryer available for your use!

The second bedroom has a four poster queen size bed. The second bathroom includes a lovely, spa quality large shower.

The kitchen has a full size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, oven and microwave---all appliances are new! Handmade tiles of red and turquoise reflect Santa Fe colors and make the kitchen an inviting place to cook.

The casita is above an amazing gallery called the Turquoise Butterfly. In fact, many of the items from our gallery have made their way upstairs and our casita is furnished and decorated with them. If any of the items appeal to you, just ask our gallery staff. It is probably available for sale!

There is a private porch and deck where you can relax and enjoy just being here in Santa Fe. Best of all, there is a wonderful large courtyard next to you. The crystal quartz fountain in the courtyard is very beautiful and the sound of falling water will take your stress away! This place is "oh, so Santa Fe" so book it today!

More Details

Owner
Barbara Rice
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Barbara Rice

I owned a gallery in Cloudcroft called the Copper Butterfly that burned to the ground in 2010. It was filled with different types of amazing art and it was a devastating loss. I waited 2 years to decide if I should open a gallery again, and I missed it so much. So we went to Santa Fe where we loved to visit and began to look. What we found was meant to be...the Casita Turquoise is an extension of our amazing art. Beautiful furnishings, great art, and that "Santa Fe" feel.

Barbara Rice purchased this condo in 2012

Why Barbara Rice chose Downtown

This property was not for sale when I made my husband stop and look at it. It was lonely and vacant, and I knew it had a story. We found the owners, told them our story, and the rest is history! The building is so unique with its old doors, fireplaces, and rooms that wander. The rooms are adorned with art from the store and so it is not only a place to stay, but it is a show place! Santa Fe is so full of art, history, culture, food, and wine which makes it a great place to visit---and our casita the best place to stay!

What makes this condo unique

Casita Turquoise is in such a great location right in the downtown area. With the Santa Fe River and park right across the street, it is a nice place to just sit and people watch. The building is historic, with high ceilings, vigas, adobe plaster with bit of hay in it, but yet with all the modern conveniences! The full kitchen makes it nice to have breakfast right out your door or in the courtyard. Casita Turquoise is in walking distance of just about everything! Restaurants, the Plaza, Canyon Road, the Railyard, Museums, the State Capitol, and all of the hotels. Plus, shopping right below and all around! You will love the beautifully decorated southwestern décor and everything will make you comfortable!

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice bath with petrified wood sinks-bdrm 3 shares this bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Master - 1 king , Master bedroom with fireplace
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful Brazilian Walnut Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding

Reviews

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DOWNTOWN HISTORIC CASITA THAT IS MEMORABLE AND WALK TO EVERYTHING!
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Casita Turquoise was a great place to stay in Sante Fe. Centrally located within walking distance to everything downtown. Interesting decor and a great porch for coffee made it a special place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great retreat! Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We enjoyed our stay very much. The decor, the location, the comfort and the amenities have left us feeling so grateful that we chose this property. Checking in was a breeze, the home was clean and nicely decorated. Snacks and water and coffee were left for us. The property is very comfort and a joy to be in. Don't hesitate to rent this property. Everything that is Santa Fe is within walking distance!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Charming Turquoise Casita!

  • 5 of 5

Turquoise Butterfly Casita was perfect in every way! Location! Location! Location!

It is in the heart of the Plaza, and we walked everywhere. The casita is charming with 3 comfortable bedrooms, well stocked kitchen and wonderful patio. To whom it may concern, there are a few steps 15? to the front door. Barbara, Karen and Bernadette make a great management team answering every question and taking care of every need. We felt blessed to have lived here 5 glorious days!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great Location, beautifully appointed

  • 4 of 5

For many reasons this was a great place for our recent stay in Santa Fe, but we did not like the layout as it did not afford privacy to anyone. Fortunately we are family so we were able to deal with this concern. The decor was exceptional and we easily could walk to the downtown square. The porch was lovely and we had room for a jigsaw puzzle to be on the living room table until we completed it. Compared to other properties in the area the price was good. We didn't have hot water the first day but as soon as we mentioned it, the owner fixed it quickly. We had no problem with the parking that was provided. Overall we all thought this was a good choice for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location! Comfortable and very Southwest. Great patio.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the casita was very nice and comfortable. It has an excellent location. We were 10 minutes from just about anything. All rooms were nicely done and kitchen was up to date and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, the home clean and fill of character, and the owner, Barbara, extremely responsive...although I did not need to contact her much. The welcome packet explains all you need to know, thoroughly. Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SANTA FE
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
INN AT LORETTO,DEL CHARRO,BELL TOWER AT LA FONDA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
QUAIL RUN, MARTY SANCHEZ PUBLIC GOLF COURSE
Nearest Train
5 Miles
SANTA FE
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
284-85 and 599
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
MANGIANOS
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
SKI SANTA FE
Car: not necessary

This casita is located right in the historic downtown area where all the shopping, restaurants, museums, events, festivals, and so much more are! This is the place to be when you are in Santa Fe. The art, the history, and the culture are amazing and this casita is in the heart of it all! Located in a historic building with old doors, wood floors, kiva fireplaces and more! There are restaurants on each corner, the oldest house and oldest church one block away, the Inn of the Loretto is just steps away and the La Fonda is one block away. The Loretto Chapel with the mysterious staircase is right around the corner, and the Santa Fe River is across the street. The State Capitol is one block away and you can walk to the plaza in 2 minutes. Adjoining the Casita is a beautiful 10,000 sf courtyard with a crystal quartz fountain that flows continuously. Spinning minerals, beautiful flowers, and a view of the locals. Cant find a better place!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Contact owner with any questions. We do require a credit card for any damage or missing items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.