About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 2(People: 3)
One full bathroom
Toilet · Bath with shower
- Air Conditioning
- Pets Welcome
- Satellite or Cable
- Washer & Dryer
- No Smoking
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Please contact owner, small dog on property.Please contact owner, small dog on property.
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Hosted by Mary Helen RatjeAsk a question
About Mary Helen Ratje
My husband and I decided to renovate and use the casita for vacation travelers after living in it for a number of years before building our current home close by on the property. I am a teacher and my husband has a small business. The property belonged to my mother and father and my childhood home is close by. We have kept the character of the historic property intact but have added modern conveniences such as a quality roof, refrigerated air etc. We love Mesilla and have worked hard to protect the history and character of the property.
Why Mary Helen Ratje chose Mesilla
My husband and I renovated the casita two years ago to make a vacation rental for people to enjoy. The casita was originally a barn which my mother and father purchased along with the adjoining property in the early 1950's. It is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Properties. My parents had the barn renovated to be used as a living space for my grandmother. The casita has thick adobe walls along with a traditional ceiling with latillas and vigas which was the customary way of building homes in our village.
What makes this House unique
The property, as I mentioned has thick adobe walls and traditional ceilings of vigas and latillas. It is decorated in the New Mexico/Mexico style with folk art and art covering the walls and nichos. It is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places and a few steps away from the Historic Mesilla Plaza. It has plenty of beautiful areas to walk or ride bikes. Las Cruces is close by with many attractions in and around it. The Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument is nearby, along with the Rio Grande River and Mesilla Valley Bosque Park. There are plenty of art galleries, shopping and wonderful restaurants both in Mesilla and Las Cruces.