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Casita Du Soleil - Historic, Downtown, Old Santa Fe

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Detached 1 Bedroom casita

Experience the peaceful slow pace of the very convenient South Capitol neighborhood, barely changed in over 50 years. Casita du Soleil is an adobe guest house behind and across the patio from main house on quiet tree-lined street one-half mile south of the Santa Fe Plaza. Relax amid fruit trees, lilacs, roses, herb, and flower gardens. Owner usually in residence to assist in orienting you for your stay. (American francophile - on parle francais.) . Easy on-street parking.

The detached Casita du Soleil consists of living room (futon couch), dining area seating four, bedroom (queen), full kitchen, bath, and Saltillo tiled floors throughout. Furnishings include treasured antiques, original art. Warm in winter (gas), adobe maintains coolness in summer. Dogs allowed.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Diane McEvilly
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Diane McEvilly

I own this one property in Santa Fe which has been my home for decades. I love my street and neighborhood and have happy memories of my children playing ball in the quiet streets. I have seen the fruit trees grow from little slips into mature giants producing cherries, apricots, peaches many years. I retired from teaching French in a local high school - then, since beginning to rent my casita, I have enjoyed meeting people from many countries. My guest book/scrap book is full of their photos, mementos and the stamps of their foreign countries. Tiling the bath, kitchen and floors myself was satisfying. My grand daughter says I'm married to my garden - I do work on it! Rates vary according to number of guests, length of stay, time of year and space occupied. Discounts apply for weekly/monthly visits.

Diane McEvilly purchased this house in 1971

Why Diane McEvilly chose Downtown

I moved here to be near the old center of this historic town and to be near the most excellent elementary school for my children. If you would enjoy walking on a tree-lined street, being surrounded by flowers, garden walls, fruit trees, lilacs, stone walks (no gravel!), you will also enjoy the peace and quiet of this centrally located retreat. It's modest and I have many repeat visitors (10 repeat bookings in 2015).

What makes this house unique

Casita du soleil is six-tenths of a mile from the Plaza - a flat walk on mostly quiet streets. Three tiny blocks to Sage Bakery, 5 tiny blocks to Whole Foods.

A few minutes to Railyard District of galleries, restaurants, SF Farmers' Market. Tranquility in the middle of everything.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Casita has one bath w/tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Casita has 1 bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Casita: queen + double futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Amenities: fully furnished talavera tiled kitchen and bath, linens (down or synthetic comforters), skylights, access to washer/dryer possible, outdoor swing, cafe tables with blue umbrellas


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Casita Du Soleil - Historic, Downtown, Old Santa Fe
average rating of 4.6744184 based on 43 reviews

Excellent location, great value

  • 5 of 5

The casita is walkable to pretty much everything in SF. The host was helpful in giving advice for tourist activities and dining. The private patio was perfect for enjoying a drink and snack (Whole Foods is very close to pick up groceries) after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, peaceful, good location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the casita! It was perfect for my bf, dog and I. We loved being in a quiet neighborhood while still having the ability to walk to some of the sites in Santa Fe. You can walk to the rail yard, the plaza or canyon road. I highly recommend trying Clafoutis for some French pastries in a cute restaurant. We would definitely stay again! Diana was very friendly and knowledgeable of Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Breanne and Clint for your kind review! It was a pleasure chatting with you and learning that you have done so many hikes and activities here! I look forward to seeing you again.
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Sante Fe is beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The casita is close to downtown. Lovely old furniture and a small TV. The apricot tree was in bloom and we could smell his lovely fragrance as we walked from the street. Canyon Road is a must feast for the senses, with amazing in and outdoor art.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here about 4 times now. Any time I come to Santa Fe I check here first to see if the casita is available. Comfortable place, great location, and friendly host!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your loyalty, Bonnie ... and the kind review. I'm happy to host you any time!
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Perfection in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. The place was immaculate and I had everything I needed. I especially loved the outdoor patio. I would try to stay here for all future visits to Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura ..... it was great to meet you and Daisy!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Has everything needed for a week-long stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
City Golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: not necessary

5 short blocks to Whole Foods & our twice-weekly flourishing outdoor Farmers' Market, 10 min walk to Site Santa Fe, SF Clay studios, Museo Cultural, state capitol, Guadalupe & Cordova Road shopping centers, numerous restaurants, galleries, coffee houses, 15 min level walk to Canyon Road & Plaza (Fine Arts, History, Indian, Georgia O'Keeffe) Museums, Besides our well-known opera, chamber music festival, Indian and Hispanic cultural events, 200+ art galleries, natural beauty & blue skies, Santa Fe is home to several cooking schools, photography, clay, art workshops, massage, hypnotherapy & oriental medicine institutes, day spas, art cinema houses & private tour guides, Not to mention skiing and related winter sports, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.31%

This is a non-smoking property indoors and out. Dog owners must clean up after pets both on and off property. Rates vary as to how many persons, length of stay, time of year, space used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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