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Santa Fe Magic in a Romantic Casita - Bienvenidos!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property


Opera, Indian Market, International Folk Art Market, Spanish Market - all in July and August!

Located in a tree-filled neighborhood close to the Plaza and museums, Casita Alegria is a one-bedroom, one-bath casita. California king-size bed in the bedroom with french doors to a lovely covered patio. The kitchen is fully equipped - a wonderful place to have your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

This beautifully and carefully furnished casita is peaceful and private, giving guests the feel of being in the country while no more than a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk to the Plaza. Lovingly designed and furnished, it has vigas, brick floors, and radiant heat throughout, with skylights in the living room and bath. The living room and bedroom lead to a brick portal facing east - ideal for morning coffee and watching the sunrise.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The last day of our wonderful stay has come too quickly. We found a home here for our "sisters' vacation" and new friends in Barbara and Chris. This is a haven, a slice of paradise. Thank you so much.
Dec 2008
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Santa Fe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Santa Fe Magic in a Romantic Casita - Bienvenidos!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Great Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5

The casita is tasteful, and I cannot understate how nice the radiant heated floors are in the winter, as is the kiva fireplace. Great location, close to Museum hill and the foothills, and a very short drive or bike ride to the Plaza.

For pet owners, the back patio is enclosed so you can let your dogs out and they would be safe. Barbara and Chris make sure you are taken care of, are available if you need them, but not intrusive at all. Great stay, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two small dogs had an absolutely wonderful stay at this casita. Barb was very gracious and helpful without being intrusive. We arrived in the late evening, and were happy to find that the kitchen was already stocked with everything we would need for coffee and a light bite in the morning, so we didn't have to go to the store. The casita was appointed with everything we needed, and was very clean and tidy. The fenced yard was perfect for our pups, as well as being private and quiet. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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vancouver, bc, canada

absolutely wonderful casita

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were completely charmed by this truly beautiful casita for our five day stay. Everything was comfortable, the way light, colour, and gorgeous touches played through the rooms lifted our hearts, all appliances worked, everything was spotless, and the silence and lovely spaces to read, cook, visit with friends, or simply rest with a coffee watching the mountains and the birds was completely delightful. This must be one of our very favourite places ever found through VRBO. Outstanding! Truly a jewel. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited Santa Fe for a week and were charmed by this casita from the moment we opened the door. We've rented a number of vacation properties in the past and this is definitely the best yet. Wonderful neighborhood, quiet and peaceful patio and yard, extremely comfortable king size bed, short walk to center of town plus easy freeway access. The gracious owners had coffee, juice, yogurts, chips, salsa and more, all awaiting our arrival. We highly recommend and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Zen!

  • 5 of 5

Where we stay when we travel is very important to us. We know what we want and are always hopeful that our choices will deliver on our likes and dislikes. Before visiting Santa Fe we spent a great deal of time searching on-line for the 'just right place' that would meet all of our needs. When we found the listing for the 'Santa Fe Magic in a Romantic Casita' we were pretty sure it would be the right place for us.

The moment we walked into this charming little 'home away from home' we knew that we had nailed it! This quiet, spacious and incredibly comfortable casita delivered on all accounts while exceeding our expectations in spades.

Our hosts, Chris and Barbara, prepared the space to be welcoming in every way. A fine red wine stood ready for our pouring during an evening of relaxation in the perfectly Zen outdoor courtyard. Fresh coffee, cream and breakfast delights awaited our morning 'get ready' routine. The large master bed dressed with its elegant soft sheets and ample pillows created of feeling of caring and love we easily embraced. In short, the hospitality we experienced defined the phrase "you are welcome here" in every sense of the word.

In review of our favorite things about this casita we would have to include the design and efficiency of this mini adobe structure, the quietness of the night, building a little fire in the fireplace to take off the morning chill (however, the radiant heat worked beautifully for this purpose, too), the flood of April morning sunlight through the French doors in the bedroom, breakfast at the outdoor patio table, hunting for our Easter eggs in the courtyard, use of the washer and dryer right there and ready to go, and, of course, it's wonderful residential location.

The next time we visit Santa Fe we will not be spending the same endless hours searching for the perfect place to stay. We have already found it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Santa Fe Casita!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this lovely Santa Fe Casita could not have been more complete. The owners are wonderful people and the casita is clean, spacious, tastefully decorated and loaded with amenities. The owners "go the extra mile" to ensure everything guests could possibly need is available. I even found a yoga mat in the bedroom closet! The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom includes a washer/dryer and the living room fireplace kept us cozy.

The location of the casita is minutes from the downtown Santa Fe Plaza and all the shops and eateries. Also very easy to find off the highway.

I highly recommend this casita!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Car: recommended

This lovely casita is within 5 minutes by car or under 30 minutes walking or biking from the Santa Fe Plaza, the Railyard District, the Museum District, a large dog park and other parks, and several walking and hiking trails.


Rates & Availability

Santa Fe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving rates subject to change.

Currently we accept Check, wire transfer or PayPal (additional fees may apply)

Half the total rent required to book; remainder due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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