About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Near downtown. Private deck with views. Clean, quiet, new, luxurious adobe.
This 800 SF house sits on a hillside overlooking downtown and several mountain ranges. It is within a mile of downtown and its restaurants, shops, galleries, etc. It is walking distance to WNMU, libraries, museums, and the courthouse. It is one of three houses on a 2 1/2 acre parcel that straddles the city limits. The house sits back off the street and is backed by a wooded canyon full of wildlife. The east side of the house is on the edge of a hill, and the deck and master bedrooms have commanding views over hundreds of square miles. The house is private and quiet, with views of city lights at night to the east and dark star filled skies to the west. We see deer and quail regularly on the property, as well as over thirty types of birds. Javelinas, raccoons, foxes, and even a coati mundi have visited from time to time.
The house is an adobe that a mining family built. The house was extensively remodeled in late 2014 by the owners, who operate another very popular VRBO house as well. It has oak hardwood floors throughout the living and bedroom areas. The kitchen has granite tile counters and a large eat at counter. The bathroom is luxurious, with marble counters, slate flooring, and a multiple-setting showerhead. The bedrooms have brand new beds--a queen in the master and a full in the second bedroom--and feature fabulous Egyptian cotton sheets, warm blankets, and soft comforters. The kitchen is equipped with everything we could think of so that we could cook there just like at our own house, with all utensils, coffeemaker, microwave juicer/blender, toaster, etc.--and all of it is brand new, not our old extras or leftovers. The kitchen counters and the dining area counter are done in beautiful granite tile. We provide toiletries to get you started in case you forgot something, as well as coffee and creamer, sugar, spices, and many more items that will last you through a short stay or get you off to a good start if you are staying with us longer. The deck has tables and chairs and a propane grill for barbecuing. There is a flat screen tv with better than basic cable, wifi, and Netflix. Works by local artists adorn the walls.
CHECK OUT TIME 11:00 a.m.
CHECK IN TIME 2:00
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Gloria Harwood
The owners are a recently retired professional couple who have lived in Silver City since 1988. When this property came up for auction in 1996, the owners saw it's potential because of its unique setting and location and bought it. The owners live in one of the three homes on the property and are there if you need anything, but also respect your privacy and space. The jhouses are set apart from each other, adding to the feeling of space and privacy.
Gloria Harwood purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Gloria Harwood chose Silver City
Our property is close to downtown, yet feels so quiet and rural. Because of how close our hill comes to downtown, we are less than a mile up the street, but we are zoned rural. The three homes on this property sit on a large parcel for being this close to downtown, which gives them privacy and peace and quiet that can be hard to find this close in. The hillside setting provides great views day and night. If you like walking or mountain biking, the house is the closest in town to the Boston Hill trailhead, which is .3 mi. uphill and leads to miles of trails through city open space. There is also a running/walking track at an unused stadium 1/2 mile from the house that has amazing views east and west since it sits almost on the continental divide.
What makes this Cottage unique
No other property has the combination of views and country setting with the convenience to downtown and all its attractions. In addition, this house is extensively remodeled, luxurious, and all new. The pictures speak a thousand words. It is a great value, provided by owners with a proven VRBO track record.
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We loved our home we stayed in. What a great value. Quiet clean and beautiful!
Last Minute Find
My husband and I are traveling through the southwest on a road trip adventure (WI to CA and back). We plan our stays no more than 4 days out. We have never done the VRBO search before but glad we gave it a stab.
Gloria and Charles little bungalow was clean, cozy and adorable.
Absolutely loved it.
The property is in a great location close to downtown with great views.
Comfortable, Cozy, Convenient
We came as a family to explore Silver City and its surroundings as well as spend the New Year in NM. The reviews We read about this rental were spot on, and our hosts were truly wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we recommend this location and look forward to come back.
We had not stayed here since May 2016! This place is always nice to stay at. I like it because it is affordable and secluded, almost! It is just cozy and makes you want to stay longer. The house has everything you need, including bathroom anemities, and you really don’t need to go anywhere to eat, this place has a nice kitchen! The beds and sofa were comfortable, free WiFi, and I love that this place has XFinity, my preferred provider over Direct TV, Dish, & A T & T. We didn’t get to see Gloria, but Charles is always nice, Panther came to visit us twice, and saw another kitty on the property! Hope to stay here again in 2018, Silver City is my preferred get away over Ruidoso!
Bright and cheery. Comfortable with everything we needed.
If visiting Silver City again would certainly revisit this little gem.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check out time is 11:00 a.m. Check in time is 2:00 p.m. CANCELLATION POLICY: if a reservation is cancelled more than thirty days in advance, we will send you a check for a full refund minus any transaction fees charged by VRBO. We do not refund through VRBO because they charge US to do that! Cancellations under thirty days of checkin will be charged 20% of the total rent amount with a $75 minimum charge, also refunded by check. Any transaction fees charged by VRBO will also be deducted. Cancellations where notice is received by us less than 240 hours prior to the checkin time will be charged 35% of the total rent amount, with a $75 minimum. Where we receive 48 hours or less notice of cancellation prior to the checkin time, we charge 65% of the total rent amount with a $75 minimum.