Location: North Hills, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (2 Miles from the Plaza)
Accommodations: House with attached apartment, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)
Casa Encantado is situated on 4.5 acres just a five minute drive from The Plaza. The four thousand + square foot house is nestled into the pinons, giving the residents a feeling of complete solitude. The territorial-style home was built in the early 1950's, and was remodeled in 2000 to have plaster walls, beautiful hardwood floors, travertine tiles in the bathrooms, and slab granite countertops in the kitchen.
The decor is tastefully done in Santa Fe style with over-stuffed leather pieces, kilim covered occasional chairs, distressed pine dining table, antler chandelier, Indian drum coffee table, and Remington bronze statues throughout, just to mention a few of the touches you will find here. You will be able to sleep ten people very comfortably. You enter the home through a beautiful set of double pine doors with peek-a-boo windows. Just off the foyer is a quiet study with a desk where you will find a home office with internet, printer and fax.
You move into the living room from the foyer which has a conversation area in front of the fireplace, a game table, and a baby grand piano for entertainment. The dining table which seats up to ten is just off of the side of the living room, with French doors leading out to the expansive outdoor portal.
Leading into the kitchen is a wet bar butler's pantry, and a powder room. The kitchen has a large butcher block island with two stools, and is completed with all the very best appliances in stainless steel.
There is also outdoor dining under the portal with a propane bar-b-q grill.
You step down off the flagstone portal onto the patio which is appointed with outdoor chairs and chase lounges. When the evening chill sets in, you can light up a fire in the outdoor fireplace which is overseen by another beautiful bronze of an Indian mother with her baby. Just inside attached to the master suite, is an entertainment room with Direct TV and Blu-Ray DVD. There is a stone fireplace in the corner, three Eames chairs to relax in, as well as a super comfy sofa covered in fun leopard print velvet. There is also another wet bar, so you don't have to go to far for a refreshment.. The master bedroom has a antique pine four poster king-size bed, furnished with fabulously comfortable linens and pillows. There is a kiva fireplace, a 27 inch television with cable and VCR, and several chairs to relax in. The master bathroom is decked in travertine tile, and boasts a huge double shower which can be filled with water and used as a tub.
The second bedroom has a queen size antique sleigh bed, and full bath.
The lower level has a fitness room, laundry facilities, and steam and regular shower in the bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the lower level with two twin beds in each room.
Casa Encantado also has an attached apartment approximately 1000 sq. ft., which has a full bath, full kitchen, big screen TV, stone fireplace, queen-size bed, and a billiard table.
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION: - Children are welcome. Please take care of the valuables within the house, keeping them out-of-reach when necessary. - No one under 18 is allowed in the Hot Tub without adult supervision