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Casita Sombria, Your Private Santa Fe Getaway.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We would like to introduce you to Casita Sombria.

Classically Santa Fe with its adobe walls, brick floors, and kiva fireplace, our studio casita is available year round for short-term rental. Its central location in a quiet residential neighborhood is just one block north of Second Street (San Mateo) near Cerrillos Road. The casita is at the end of a dead end street giving it a secluded feel yet with easy access to the growing Second Street neighborhood as well as to the rest of town and the interstate. The Santa Fe Rail Trail is a few blocks away, the Plaza just two miles away, and Museum Hill is even closer.

The casita shares the lot with our home so we are on-site to help with any needs. It has its own off-street parking, a firm, comfortable queen-sized bed, and a well equipped kitchen. It also has a loveseat/sleeper that converts to a twin bed appropriate for an accompanying child. The bathroom is relatively large and light (a clerestory window gives good natural light) and has a combination tub/shower. Electric baseboard heat in the bathroom and a gas wall heater in the main area provide plenty of heat while a working kiva fireplace can be used for heat or just to add cozy, romantic atmosphere (we provide wood). Wireless cable internet is provided. A shaded patio area shared with the main house allows for grilling and outdoor dining.

While the casita is one-story, there is a step from the outside to get in, from the entry and kitchen to the main room, and from the main room to the bathroom. Thus, it is not wheelchair accessible or appropriate for someone with very limited mobility.

Good pets will be considered. Please inform us in advance if you intend to bring a pet.

No smoking is allowed in the casita.

We have a three night minimum. Check in time is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00am (unless other arrangements are made prior to your stay).

Pursuant to City of Santa Fe ORDINANCE NO. 2009-40, the Permit # of this vacation rental is 11-00104535.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is no fully enclosed yard and we have our own resident pets. Visiting pets must be fully supervised....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are steps to get into the casita and steps between areas of the casita....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) (love seat is a twin sized sleeper sofa)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Nice and light. Full bath has a tub with a shower.


  • Books:

    Assorted. Also lots of local area information....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable equipped flat screen TV....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A few movies....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    In main portion of casita. Ideal for 2 but enough chairs for three....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared with the main house only by prior arrangement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless high speed cable internet service....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    This could possibly be arranged with prior notice....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gated driveway directly in front of the Casita. Automatic gate opener on gates....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    And spares in linen cabinet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared with the main house only by prior arrangement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Cozy Kiva fireplace, wood provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic coffee maker with drip-stop. First morning's coffee provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pretty much anything you need to cook a meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 4, plenty of silerware and an assortment of glasses....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Shady, flagstone patio with table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill shared with the main house....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Mar 28 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
High season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Standard pricing
3 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 8.313%


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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque, NM
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Second Street Brewery
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Fe Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Rail Runner Express
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 285
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ramblin Cafe
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Santa Fe

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: A love of the mountains brought us to Santa Fe nearly 20 years ago. We have found it to be home. The natural beauty, opportunities for outdoor activities, and diversity of people keep us engaged. Having a vacation rental has introduced us to many varied and interesting people. We enjoy the opportunity to share this 'City Different' with all visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Fe, NM, USA:
I made the rookie mistake of falling in love with this property on first sight. It is hard to negotiate a purchase on that foundation. While the strength and positive presence of the main house was the immediate attractive force, the casita made it workable. We lived in the casita for four and a half years during the renovation of the main house. During that time we learned that it had it's own positive force (our marriage survived a major remodel). While not immediate to Santa Fe's most famous draws, the Plaza and Canyon Road, the feel of neighborhood makes this a wonderful place to actually live.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This casita is in an old Santa Fe neighborhood. While having easy access to the tourist draws of Santa Fe, it is quiet and off the beaten path. As on-property owners we are readily available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and generally try to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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  • Casita Sombria

    Casita Sombria

  • From the entry landing.

    From the entry landing.

  • Loveseat, twin foldout bed.

    Loveseat, twin foldout bed.

  • Kitchen and entryway

    Kitchen and entryway

  • From fireplace into room

    From fireplace into room

  • Bathroom from doorway

    Bathroom from doorway

  • Clerestory windows give great light

    Clerestory windows give great light

  • Casita Sombria in winter

    Casita Sombria in winter

  • The gate when you arrive

    The gate when you arrive

  • Lockbox with Casita key

    Lockbox with Casita key

  • More recent front view, summer

    More recent front view, summer

  • Sitting area from landing

    Sitting area from landing

  • Kiva Fireplace, living room area

    Kiva Fireplace, living room area

  • Kitchen from the living/dining area

    Kitchen from the living/dining area

  • Hallway to bathroom

    Hallway to bathroom

  • Bathroom


  • From bed toward front of place

    From bed toward front of place

  • Our house from the street.  The casita driveway is the last set of gates.

    Our house from the street. The casita driveway is the last set of gates.

  • Keypad to operate gates

    Keypad to operate gates

VRBO #86926

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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