Come in through the gate into your own private courtyard, where you can sit beneath the shaded umbrella next to your own pear tree, or curl up in front of the fireplace in this 120 year old adobe home, where all has been kept traditional except for the newly renovated kitchen and bath.
Our casita features two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, and one that can be two twins or a queen. It has a full, large bathroom, and plenty of closet space to stow your bags. There is a full kitchen with microwave. We also have a desk and wifi internet in case you need to get some work done!
Enjoy the leather couches in the living room under the vigas and latillas, loll in the sun-filled bedroom where the morning light filters in through twin skylights, or bring your coffee mug and paper outside to breakfast in the garden. There is also an outdoor grill for you if you want to do some cooking from our wonderful Farmer's Market!
Your hosts are a Santa Fe native who is a full-time, internationally-recognized sculptor, and his wife, an author. We live next door and are available if you would like us to share our favorite places to eat, stroll, and visit – including some that are off the beaten path.
We are centrally located right between the Plaza, Railyard, and Museum Hill - making everything close and easy. But we are closest to the famous Canyon Road! Walk down the hill five minutes and you are on this street renowned for its scores of art galleries and restaurants. Closest to our house are El Farol, with nightly music and weekly flamenco shows, and the Teahouse – the perfect place to sip a drink, eat a lovely scone (including gluten-free options) and relax from your trip.
The is one of Santa Fe’s loveliest old neighborhoods, and one of the nicest things to do is simply to stroll the nearby beautiful dirt roads throughout the day and evening. Some neighbors are newcomers in million-dollar homes, others are from families who have been here for hundreds of years, since the Spanish land grants. The famous acequia madre, the life-giving stream of the town, rolls along the self-named street just three minutes away.
It is also a beautiful stroll along the Santa Fe River of a mile and a half, or about 30 minutes, to the 406-year-old Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. It is about an equal distance to the Railyard, where the Farmer’s Market is year round. The Railyard is also where Site Santa Fe and the newer, more contemporary galleries are based.
We are about a twenty minute walk to Santa Fe's Museum Hill, home to the The International Folk Art Museum, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
For more active days, we are a five minute drive to the trailhead for the Dorothy Stewart and Dale Ball Trail Systems ,which are great for a casual stroll, a vigorous hike, a trail run, or mountain biking. With trails all the way to neighboring towns, there is plenty to choose from, and we're happy to share our favorites.
And if you forget something or want a snack, there are personal items, drinks, and tamales at the very historic old local convenience store, Johnnie's Cash Store, three minutes away at 420 Camino Don Miguel.
Most places in town are easily accessible by biking or walking. We also have two off-street parking spots just in front of the casita for guests. For public transit, you can catch the Santa Fe Pickup, a free tourist shuttle, as it cruises up Canyon Road, just a five minute walk away, for connections to Museum Hill, Downtown and the Railyard. Or you can walk – it’s about 20-30 minutes to the Plaza or Railyard, a mile or amile and a half. The Santa Fe Trails, the public bus system, also has a stop at the intersection of Canyon Road and Camino Cabra, just a few blocks away, with access Downtown or to Museum Hill.
We are new to VRBO (though have an established track record on a site that starts with "air" - which also has better photos if you want to check us out there) and so are pricing our home well below market to build up some reviews on this site - we hope you'll enjoy your stay.
We are a legally permitted short-term rental by the City of Santa Fe - which means everything has been fully inspected for fire, safety, code, etc. - permit number 160014743. Check is is anytime after 3 pm, check out at noon. Sorry, no smoking, drugs, or (sadly) pets (though we love them!)