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Tranquility in the Home of the Anasazi

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Check out www.estrellabella.com

If you would love to connect to nature, yet have easy access to the joys of Santa Fe, Galisteo, Nambe and beyond ... we think you will love our home sitting on 28 acres in the beautiful Galisteo River Basin. And, if 28 acres isn't quite enough, our 'backyard' is 10,000 acres of pristine BLM land.

Galisteo River Basin is an environmentally protected area. This area is also considered one of the historical locations of the Anasazi, the 'original people', who may have lived here as long as 10,000 years ago. The Basin had as many as 20,000 inhabitants in 8 different Pueblos as recently as 1,000 years ago. Today, you'll only see 3 man-made lights at night but every star you can imagine.

The river is damned up stream, so it flows only during heavy rains. If you are there during the rains, it is fun to walk over to see the raging rapids.

Casa de Estrella Bella gets its name from the amazing amount of stars you'll enjoy in the evenings after a spectacular sunset.

The home is a little over 1,700 square feet and has:

2 Bedrooms - 1 King and 1 Queen Bed

Master Bath and a Half Bath

Loft

Amazing light and views from every direction.

2 Portals for eating under, enjoying the views and grilling (on the south side).

Spacious Living Room and Kitchen in the 'Old Adobe', which has 2 foot thick walls of rammed earth coated in sumptuous traditional plaster. 12 foot ceilings with old beams from an decommissioned brewery add to the relaxed atmosphere. Its warm, cozy and feels like a comfortable pair of shoes.

The home is all new construction with modern appliances, fully equipped everything (including telescope, games, and TV if you really need your fix), and small details that bring the home to life. By the way, Sarah (owner) is an architect and builder ... hence all the wonderful spaces and small details.

If you have extra people, the Airstream fits 5 easily on a Queen, Double and Twin Bed. We've had as many as 11 people stay comfortably, though you may need to take turns with the bathrooms.

Satellite internet and wifi. Its not super fast, but it does the trick. It will not work during big storms, but those do not last too long.

Amtrak rails are on our southern border. They cruise by only 2x a day.

And, the home is filled with both old and new furniture and some nice (at least to us) art we hope you will enjoy and respect (please, no touching).

As for central location:

- 75 minutes from ABQ airport

- 30 minutes to the Plaza, i.e. historic downtown Santa Fe

- 20 minutes to South Santa Fe for movies, malls, etc.

- 35 minutes to Opera House

- 60 minutes to Tent Rocks and fewer to Lake Cochiti

- 75 minutes or less to Bandelier National Park, Puye Cliff dwellings, Los Alamos, Chimayo and Nambe.

- 8 minutes to Madrid (old mining town turned art colony with a couple restaurants and coffee house)

- 0 minutes to hiking, nature, sun, moon and stars.

More Details

Owner
Matt Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, We speak a little spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Matt Brown

We've been happily married 21 years. We have a daughter getting ready for college. And, 3 crazy dogs. We met in New Orleans and live in the Bay Area.

Matt Brown purchased this house in 2002

Why Matt Brown chose New Mexico

We were travelling around the Southwest for about a month with our young daughter and dogs, after years of over-working in start-ups. We needed a break. Upon returning to Santa Fe (we'd lived there right out of college (sarah) and law school (matt)), we stumbled upon the land. It captured our heart immediately. The views, the colors, the creatures, the history, the sky, the petroglyphs... everything about it. We bought it on the spot. Raw and ready for us to design and build a home of our dreams. Sarah is an architect and a builder, so the home we are listing represents our efforts to create a sustainable, beautiful, thoughtful space for everyone to connect to and enjoy the land, sky and creatures big and small.

Amenities

Los Cerrillos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shower has dutch door, if you want to open up to nature.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , This is open loft on the second floor.
    Airstream - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , We've had teenagers crash out there, as well as families.
  • We want to be extra clear that there are 2 bedrooms, that sleep 4 people comfortably. The Loft in the house can sleep another 1-2 (it is roughly a Double sized bed). Other sleeping options are the Airstream (which is heated and air conditioned) or the couches downstairs. The Airstream is a work in progress. It is clean and nice, but has some wires where light fixtures are going to go, and some of the walls have not yet had final coats of paint or had the maps applied (Sarah is wallpapering the entire interior in maps). The couches in the house are NOT pull-outs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Tranquility in the Home of the Anasazi
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
5

One of the top two VRBO's we've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely top notch!! Beautiful home, very well appointed, well supplied, and nestled into an unbelievable setting. Thank you so much, Sarah and Matt. (We found the petroglyphs!!!)

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always amazing and this time i got a freak snow storm to add to the magic.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful getaway. Third visit and will be back.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, serene, relaxing, modern, nature

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. The owners have clear attention to detail. Love the property. We drove to Santa Fe and enjoyed the spa at Ojo caliente, but we could have easily stayed at the property the whole time. Hope to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our time at Casa Estrella Bella. You feel connected to nature but with all the comforts of home. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in Santa Fe. The property was all we hoped for and more. It was so quiet and peaceful but also close enough to the city that it was easy to go back and forth. We enjoyed the interior decorations!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking to relax, unplug and reset. This house was prefect! The tranquility and the beauty of this house and the property it sets on were simply lovely. The house has everything you could need to be very comfortable, and the views out every window were amazing. Architecturally this house doesn't miss a step- it is so well done, and a pleasure to call home for a few days.

The drive to Santa Fe was easy, and not too long. We explored Bandelier and the small town of Madrid and we were always happy to end our day back here.

Thank you to the owners for sharing this wonderful place with us! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mindshart
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Paa-Ko Ridge or Las Campanas
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
25
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hollar
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: recommended

From our home, you can hike to ancient petroglyphs, adobe ruins and throughout the environmentally protected Galisteo River Basin.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Los Cerrillos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
Fall 2017 Holidays
Nov 13 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$170
From
$240
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,400
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.75%

Cancellation Policy:

During standard times, our cancellation policy is

100% if cancelled 14 days prior to Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 8 days prior to Check-in Date
Non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days prior to Check-in Date

For Holiday and High seasons, our policy is

100% if cancelled 30 days prior to Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 14 days prior to Check-in Date
Non-refundable if cancelled within 13 days prior to Check-in Date

Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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