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Casa Encantado-Sleeps 10-Minutes from the Plaza

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

4,800 Sq. Ft. Nanny Apartment, Outdoor Dining, Spa and Steam Shower

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.

- 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 

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Property Manager
Bob Gonzalez
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Bob Gonzalez

Moved to Santa Fe in 2003. Born in Dallas, TX father worked for Republic Bank in Dallas. Moved to New Orleans in 1970, then relocated to San Francisco, CA. Currently residing in Hillsborough, CA., after eleven years in Santa Fe decided to move back to the Bay Area.

Bob Gonzalez purchased this estate in 1995

Why Bob Gonzalez chose Santa Fe

There is not a better value for the amount of people this property sleeps, it's location and the amenities. The property has amazing views and everything you will need to feel right at home. You feel like you are in your own private Idaho but you are minutes from the Plaza.

What makes this estate unique

Outdoor dining, Spa, Steam shower, 4.5 acre property where you can let go of all your stress. Amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Casa Encantado-Sleeps 10-Minutes from the Plaza
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Ladies' Annual Get Together

  • 5 of 5

This house was fabulous for the five of us. Everyone had their own sleeping room and the house was more than spacious enough for us. We enjoyed the outdoor hot tub, outdoor fireplace, the pool table and breakfast at the large patio table. The drive to local restaurants was only a couple of miles away. Would recommend this house for an adult family that would enjoy the large space it offers

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect place. Four siblings and spouses and our mother stayed here while we attended our dads funeral at the national cemetery. We could not have asked for a better place for all of us to stay. It allowed for every couple to have their own bedroom and bathroom as well as our mother. We went and hiked in tent rocks and it was so beautiful. Such a great place to celebrate our dads life. Thanks so much for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful Santa Fe style home

  • 4 of 5

Our multi-generational family group stayed at Casa Encantado for a wedding weekend, and it was the perfect home for outdoor entertaining in the back patio area. There is a nice, small lawn area with an outdoor fireplace that makes for a great gathering place as the evening cools down. The barbecue grill worked great, and had plenty of propane. The kitchen is pretty small for a house this large, but it has everything you would need, including a completely empty, large refrigerator, which is great in a vacation rental. This home does have some big steps and stairs, as well as no "step-in" showers, so it is not recommended for elderly grandparents who may be visiting with you, as in our case. But it works well for all other ages, so I would recommend it for groups that need a large house with 4-5 bedrooms and baths. There is an attached studio apartment with a full kitchen that is a real bonus to this property, and works well for anyone who might need a quieter, more private sleeping area. It should be noted there is no air conditioning, but there are ceiling fans in most of the rooms, so that helps when it gets hot in the afternoon during the summer and fall. The property manager was very accommodating and answered my calls and questions as quickly as he could. The house is located just a few minutes by car from the plaza and the CVS and Albertsons grocery at the De Vargas Mall, but it is not within reasonable walking distance. All in all it's a great vacation rental for larger groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House for Family Reunions

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 people loved Casa Encantado, which is just 2 miles north of the Santa Fe Plaza. The house is filled with lovely Southwestern furniture and decor. The seating areas are great for groups and are comfortable both inside and outside. The house is big enough that everyone had "space" to get away. Big fireplaces and three Master suites were a plus. The hot tub was a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.

Location note: Even though the house number is an odd number, the driveway is on the south side of the street.

The property was clean and nicely maintained. Lots of pots, pans, plates, cups, and bowls for our voracious family. Professional grade gas stove. We would definitely come here again.

We had a variety of ages on our trip. The 20-year-olds loved the crazy virtual world of "MeowWolf." The middle-aged folks enjoyed shopping at the Santa Fe Art Festival at the Plaza and wandering through the art galleries on Canyon St.

We had many dinosaur lovers and Georgia O'Keefe fans with us, so our trip to Ghost Ranch 1.5 hours away was exciting and memorable. We got a private tour of the Paleontology Museum with curator Alex Downs, who took us on a walking tour where we picked up small dinosaur fossils off the ground.

We went on an Astronomy Adventure at night and saw incredible stars and planets (including Saturn with its rings). Host Peter Liscombe did a great job.

We went to all of the top restaurants in town, including Tabla de los Santos at the Hotel St. Francis, and Chez Mamou (French). All were good, and the price was a little lower than what we would pay on the West Coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect House, Management Lacking

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was perfect for our group of 10. The location is handy to the downtown plaza, but removed enough to feel like we were outside the busyness of the city. We had plenty of room to gather, and plenty of room to sleep comfortably. The house is decorated beautifully and we could not have been more pleased.

There were a few issues with management, though. We called 2 hours prior to check in and were told by the manager that he thought our check in date was the following day and the house had not yet been cleaned, even though we had corresponded with him two weeks prior to our check in date. It is more than a minor inconvenience when you have a group of 10, including children, ready to move in to be told you must now wait for a cleaning crew to show up and clean a 4500 sq ft house. We sat in the backyard while it was being cleaned and then finally left for dinner and were able to move in upon our return, around 8pm. The other issue we had was a mouse in the house, which we discovered when food on the kitchen counter was eaten the first morning and droppings were on the floor of the half bathroom off the kitchen. We let the manager know upon our departure and he did not seem to be overly concerned about the situation. Also, just for clarity, there was no air conditioning, which is not stated in the description of the house. The house temperature was comfortable as long as windows and doors were kept open, even overnight. Overall, very beautiful property, with a few bumps in the road along the way.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Our vacation at this property was excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We especially enjoyed the back patio and fire pit area. We ate all our meals out there and enjoyed our coffee there I the mornings. . Several late nights were spent by the fire. The property has a great location, very handy to everywhere . Privacy was appropriate and the house was large enough for all to have their own space when needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
13.4 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Santa Fe Ski


Rates & Availability

Vista Encantada Estate Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $300

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Vista Encantada Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Nanny Apartment
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 3 & Bedroom 4 Share
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Five Bedrooms; One King in the Master One Queen in the second Bedroom One Queen in the Nanny Apartment-(Attached) Downstairs; Two twins in Bedroom 3 Two twins in Bedroom 4
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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