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Beautiful Historic Casa Rosa in Downtown Santa Fe

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Significant Historic Eastside Home walking distance to all things in downtown

This Historic Eastside home on one-half acre, is located on the beautiful Garcia Street between Canyon Road and Acequia Madre. The 2,622 home has original wood floors, hand carved corbels, vigas and a grand sculpted fireplace in the salon-like living room. It is warm and cozy in the winter with three fire places and fresh and airy in the summer with many windows, portals and outdoor spaces to enjoy.

The historically significant Casa Rosa (also called the Leonard Smith House) was designed and built by the architect W. M Rapp, designer builder of the La Fonda Hotel and Santa Fe's New Mexico Museum of Art during the 1920's. This home is a beautiful example of the Spanish-Pueblo revival style architecture of the early 1900's of Santa Fe. With a wonderful large front and back yard and west facing back portal, this home has large amount of outdoor space for barbequing, outdoor dinning and room for pets within the gated backyard. There is plenty of private parking behind an automatic gate, which can easily park 3 cars. The home has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with four bedrooms with direct access to bathrooms. The home has 3 porches and can comfortably accommodate outdoor dinners and events.

The Residence is half a block from Canyon Road and a ten minute walk to the Plaza. Many of the wonderful sites in Santa Fe are within walking distance of the home.

The Plaza, The Railyard, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, The Cathedral, San Miguel Mission, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Palace of the Governors, Loretto Chapel and many more.

To come to the house from the airport:

If you take the Sandia Shuttle, the closet drop off location is La Posada Hotel, the home is just 3 blocks away.

Driving Directions from Albuquerque Airport:

Once entering Santa Fe on I25, take the Old Pecos Trail exit and turn left. Stay on Old Pecos Trail until it hits Paseo de Peralta, turn right on Paseo de Peralta, right on Canyon Road and right on Garcia Street. The house is halfway down the block on the right side.

Interaction with Guests:

Interaction with guests is as much or as little as guest would prefer. If interested we are happy to arrange guided tours of New Mexico and/or gallery tours of the Peters Projects and GP Gallery of Santa Fe which is located directly next door.

The Neighborhood:

Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside

With some homes dating back centuries, these neighborhoods boast some of Santa Fe’s most photographed adobe homes and gardens. Hosting a mix of multi-generational families and newcomers, the homes, often hidden behind high walls and accessed by narrow, dirt lanes, recall the city’s early history and lend Santa Fe a unique heritage. Views are scarce here, but authenticity and atmosphere dominate.

Canyon Road

Long famous for the galleries, restaurants and specialty shops, Canyon Road has become one of Santa Fe’s most popular attractions. Upper Canyon Road has long-established residences and the Randall Davey Audubon Center, encompassing 135 acres and miles of hiking trails, a nature store, and the historic house of artist Randall Davey.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Old Santa Fe Trail

Stretching from the heart of Santa Fe to Missouri, this historic westward route has carried thousands to the Southwest. Now, Old Santa Fe Trail boasts gracious, adobe homes and newer architectural wonders. Around the ‘museum district’, housing the Museum Of International Folk Art ,The Museum Of Indian Arts and Culture, The Wheelwright Museum Of The American Indian, the terrain is dotted with piñon and juniper.

Old Pecos Trail

Bordered in the northeast by Old Santa Fe Trail and in the southwest by the South Capitol area, the length of this road comprises a professional district and established communities. The hospital is located here as are many of the doctors’ offices.

South Capitol

Established in the early part of the Twentieth Century to accommodate the growing railroad industry, this area has many different architectural styles. From bungalows to brick homes to older adobes, the different styles all work together to create a lovely mosaic. The trees are old and large, the sidewalks broad and well-planned. Wood Gormley elementary school is centrally located.

Guadalupe Historic District

Bordered on the east by the ancient Santuario de Guadalupe, the end of the Camino Real, and in the west by St. Francis Drive, this little neighborhood is a collection of beautifully-renovated adobes and up-and-comers.The lots are small and tidy. Short walking distance from the Plaza, shops and a quaint movie theater.

Please ask about ten nights or longer.

Permit application submitted.

More Details

Krista Peters
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Krista Peters

Born in New Mexico and raised between New Mexico and NYC. I am a native new mexican with a deep appreciation and admiration for the culture of Northern New Mexico. The home I am hosting was originally built for my great great aunt, Rosina Brown, in 1920. Like many things in New Mexico, this home is a treasure of history and unique design. It has been a gathering place for many generations and loves to host family gatherings and parties.

Krista Peters purchased this house in 1920

Why Krista Peters chose Historic Eastside

This property is has been a part of the family since its construction in 1920, besides a twenty year period in between. This property has been deeply loved by our family and we are happy to be able to share its elegance with others. The home loves having guests and hosting parties. It is warm and cozy in the winter time with its 3 fire places and airy and fresh in the summer with its many windows, portals and outdoor spaces.

What makes this house unique

The home is located in the historic east side. With acequias near by, historic adobe homes, books shops, coffee shops cafes and many galleries. It is a close walking distance to the plaza and the many historic churches of Santa Fe.


Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Historic Casa Rosa in Downtown Santa Fe
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
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A little slice of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

We felt so privileged to have been guests in this historic home. It was like stepping back into time, and after reading the story of the Pink House, we felt as if we became a part of its history. The furnishings helped tell its story, and the grounds added a whole other dimension. We loved sitting out on the patio in the evening with our cocktails and watching the western sky.

The lovely bottle of wine set out for us by the owner and the fresh flowers gracing the rooms added such a lovely welcoming touch. The kitchen was well-stocked, quite adequate for our needs. We were a group of six women, and we would have liked one more bath, but we did survive!

Perhaps one of the best parts was the location. We were ecstatic to discover we were only a half block from Canyon Road, which made our trip so much easier since we could walk to about anything around the plaza and its neighborhoods. We left many pleasant memories in The Pink House to add to its rich heritage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our Historic Family House. Please come again!! Thank you kindly for your review. All my best, Krista
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Great house and location for family group

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house, set back from the street so there is no street noise. There was no air conditioning, other than that provided by nature. That was fine the weekend we were there, but could be an issue for some folks if it's very hot. There were fans provided in every room. The only disadvantage was that bathrooms were shared. A person staying in either of the rooms with single beds has to go through someone else's bedroom to take a shower. So, you need to be comfortable with your housemates. Good internet connection.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing House, Perfect Location, Full of Character, Comfortable, and Wonderful for a Family

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a more perfect house than the Casa Rosa to serve as a base for our large family wedding/reunion. Although only 6 of our 115 wedding guests stayed at the house, the Casa Rosa was in such a central location at the base of Canyon Road with is's galleries and a block from the central city, that is was easy for family members to walk to the house and drop in for a visit on their way to museums, shopping and restaurants.

The house was so large that our single son, as well as a second son, his wife and daughter could stay with us. It was so roomy that each couple and the two singles had their own room as well as bathroom for each of the three family groups. Everyone found the sleeping arrangements comfortable with plenty of room to give them real privacy. In addition, to the sleeping rooms, the house had multiple TVs, a very large living room, a large dining room and dining room table, a cozy study, a big kitchen, as well as a long airy and shaded back porch so it was it was perfect for a small family group to work on the decorations for the wedding and, thanks to the piano, to practice the music for the wedding. The very big back year was an added blessing because the kids could to run around while the adults worked.

The kitchen was also excellently equipped with a dishwasher, a large refrigerator, all the necessary utensils and electronic equipment anyone could need making it easy to have meals together. It was warm during the time we were there, but there were fans in every room to help keep us comfortable. The large gate electric gate and parking spaces made it easy to park two cars. The wash machine and dryer even allowed everyone staying there to leave with clean clothes.

At the risk of repeating myself, we could not have found a more perfect place for our stay in Santa Fe!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely historic home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This charming, spacious, historic home is on a quiet street just a few blocks from the Plaza. As a group of 5 friends, it was great for each of us to have our own bedroom, and sharing the 2.5 bathrooms was fine. We had a wonderful time at Casa Rosa and will definitely return & recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An extraordinary home in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

If you want a centrally located, beautifully maintained home that offers an authentic Santa Fe experience, you will love the Pink House. It was the perfect place for a mini-reunion of some boarding school friends who gathered in Santa Fe for a wedding. The house is comfortable and charming. It had everything we needed and we would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Krista for providing such a wonderful historic home to stay in with family over the holiday. The home was clean, the beds comfortable, it had plenty of room for 7 people. Krista was kind enough to let us put up and decorate a Christmas tree so we could enjoy the perfect Christmas morning next to a roaring fire in the fireplace. The home is only a half block away from Canyon Road where we enjoyed walking down the street on Christmas Eve enjoying all the luminaries and Christmas decorations. All in all, a wonderful stay in Santa Fe!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.