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Casa Serena, 2 BR/2 BA Home (Sleeps 6), Walk to Plaza! A/C, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our guests say it best ......!!

'My wife, mom, two sons, and nephew all spent a week here in June and had the most wonderful time. I will surely want to stay here again. The process was smooth and the owners answered all our questions upfront and in a timely fashion. The accommodations were very comfortable and we settled in easily. My mother was so grateful to have a nice big bedroom to sleep in and privacy on the patio to relax and read. Over all this place is very nicely located, has plenty of room, is private, and feels like home almost right away. I can surely see this being our 'homeaway' in Santa Fe.'

Attractive, colorfully-decorated two bedroom, two bath home with central air conditioning within walking distance of the Plaza. This home is situated to take full advantage of outdoor living. There is a large patio which wraps completely around from the dining room to the bedrooms. Our home is next to an acre of green belt giving a feeling of wilderness and privacy.

The Chef's kitchen is fully equipped, including an under-counter wine cooler, and adjacent sunny (South facing) breakfast room.

There are two large bedrooms (both with TVs and King beds) on the main floor, both have sliding glass doors leading to a secluded patio area to enjoy your morning coffee. The den / office, on a lower floor (with two twin beds) is the perfect 'entertainment' center, with TV/DVD, high speed cable internet connection, with both direct connection to your computer or wireless.

The main living room, with kiva fireplace, faces South with great views of the Sandia, Ortiz and Cerrillos mountains and at night, a city lights view.

There is a retractable awning on the front balcony which provides day-time shade. The lucky people who are here during the Zozobra festival in September will have a birds eye view of the fireworks and burning of old man gloom in Fort Marcy Park, just down the hill.

The overall setting of our home, like the newly-refurbished decor, is very Santa Fean; with dirt roads, no street lights and little or no traffic, yet within 0.7 miles from the North edge of the Plaza. There is a two car garage, with additional parking.

Keywords: Townhome

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Robert

My husband and I starting coming to Santa Fe several years ago to attend the summer opera performances. One thing lead to another and soon we were looking at real estate to get a permanent foothold on Santa Fe. We were lucky to find a place in a great location and have been spending more and more time in Santa Fe. We love to share our home and hope that others will enjoy it as much as we do.

Robert purchased this house in 2006

Why Robert chose North Hills

Our home is located on the North edge of Fort Marcy Park and is less than a mile from the plaza. It is in a private area with no traffic and the setting is very Santa Fean with unpaved streets and no street lights. It is very quiet and peaceful and yet it is very close to the plaza and Canyon Road.


North Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathrooms with shower over tub combinations.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Den / Office - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds on first floor off garage
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Kiva / firewood, Telephone(s), TVs/DVD, fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, wine storage unit, coffee pot, all cooking utensils and Linens/Towels provided, Garage/opener, No Smoking; Pets okay by arrangement


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Casa Serena, 2 BR/2 BA Home (Sleeps 6), Walk to Plaza! A/C, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
Glenwood Springs, CO

Perfect location for our family

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Serena with our children (ages 8 and 12) and my parents. The location allowed us to walk to the historic plaza, restaurants, and museums. The nearby park and arroyo gave us places to play and exercise. The views from the house are fabulous.

We had great weather so didn't spend too much time inside, but the house had everything we needed to do a full Thanksgiving dinner, puzzles and games for keeping us busy and lots of room.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely duplex. Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely spacious duplex for a family of 5. I would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Great location in that we were able to walk to downtown Santa Fe but felt secluded with privacy. Had everything we needed to cook and have a nice meal as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort pierce Florida

Perfect location and a lovey house

  • 4 of 5

Casa Serena is a great house in a wonderful neighborhood. The location made it easy to explore the Santa Fe area. Taos, Ojo Caliente, Bandilier, and Tent Rocks were easy day trips. It was perfect for two couples or a family. The house was well stocked with necessary supplies. Much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. I will recommend it to friends and anyone else who wants to explore that area.

The owner was very responsive. He provided information on the house immediately after the final payment and refunded the deposit quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very adequate accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time, and it was a good location. We would suggest, to make it complete, soap in the bathrooms, and adequate working lamps in the living room. Nice kitchen that functioned well for four cooks.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, we are SO sorry that you did not appreciate the large bottles of Bodywash and Shampoo that we provide in each bathroom. We will absolutely provide soap as well in the future. Thank you so much for keeping us on our toes!
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Daly City, CA USA

Large, Lovely, Quiet Northside Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Serena very much. There were 4 of us, my husband and myself, my sister and my brother. We had a bit of difficulty getting in but the issue was resolved quickly and pleasantly. The comfortable, well-appointed house was big enough to accommodate us all, along with dinner guests one evening and my cousin for several day visits. We each had a bedroom (the downstairs "bedroom" with two twin beds is also a large office/laundry room.) We spent a lot of time on the lovely patios, enjoying the beautiful evenings, The house had everything we needed- a well-stocked kitchen, lots of towels, comfortable gathering spaces, a dining room that could seat 8, large bedrooms with good beds, good wi-fi, a garage for the car. We were close enough to the Plaza for a 20-minute or so walk, (Especially during the day. At night, there was just enough traffic on the main roads to make walking less feasible than driving. Also, there is no street lighting in the complex.) There is a large shopping center nearby that had everything that we might need for our 5-day stay. We highly recommend Casa Serena for any visitors to this beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, and gracious spaces

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Serena. The house was very clean with well appointed airy open rooms, most of which open onto a deck or patio. We especially liked the breakfast nook connected to the kitchen. We didn't cook but could have with a good selection of dishes, pots and pans, and lots of cook books! The stairs to get from garage to living areas presented a challenge to one of our group with a bum knee. It is an easy drive to the Plaza but a bit of a walk if you're on foot.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants in the plaza area
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Santa fe ski basin
Car: necessary

Museums, Art Galleries, Great Restaurants, Sight seeing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Charge $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

- There is a separate, refundable security deposit of $250 which is returned within 2 weeks after the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.