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'CASA COLORES' is located in the The Otero-by-the-Plaza Compound. The Compound is just three blocks (a five minute stroll) to the Plaza and five blocks to art-studded Canyon Road. It nestles into the wooded knoll that overlooks the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Aside from its easy accessibility to all Santa Fe has to offer, the Compound's great appeal is its 2000 sq' of centrally heated and airconditioned space, its feast of rich and delightful colors, its quiet privacy, its safe residential neighborhood, and its flexibility in accommodating 1 to 6 guests (or up to 42 guests in conjunction with adjoining homes). This 3/4 acre haven adjoins the Old Fort Marcy Park with its 360-degree ring-of-mountain-views & breathtaking sunsets. Just beyond is National Forest.
Otero-by-the-Plaza is at once country and downtown; the ideal location!
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Casa Colores is a ColorfulSantaFeLLC guesthome.
Permit # 11-00104705
The 3 separate adobe guest homes in the Otero-by-the-Plaza Compound can be booked separately or in combination. (For an overview plat of the property, see final photos.) The three homes are:
1. 'CASA COLORES' (House filled with Color): CASA COLORES is our most spacious house and is set 170 feet back off Otero Street in a quiet natural bowl of cedar & sage. The home features a rich palette of 37 delightful & fully integrated colors & contains Southwest/International decor with museum quality artifacts & paintings. Three plush leather sofas, a piano, a gaming area, dining room with tribal carvings, contemplative alcove, and table that pulls out to accommodate 12!--Casa Colores' generous social areas are the gathering place for the entire compound. . .
A separate, well-equipped kitchen is just off the dining room. There are two sleeping wings: In one, two spacious bedrooms share one bath. Both offer the option of a king or two twin beds. A separate queen-bed-&-bath-suite is quietly postioned on the opposite side of the home.
A secluded ramada with barbeque provides a convivial covered outdoor gathering space. Casa Colores' 2000 square foot home provides 3 bedrooms & 2 baths to sleep up to 6 max.
2. 'CASA ADORE'' (The Endearing One): Intimate, old-fashioned with large family kitchen, LR/den, 1 bedroom and 1 1/2 baths. Ideal for couples or for reunion participants who want a space apart (sleeps 1-4). Details? Click on 'See All My Listings' below and select #15242.
3. 'CASA LINDE' (FolkArt and Mexicana): Renovated 2 bedroom/2 bath with living & dining rooms, quality-equipped kitchen, spacious patio & fenced back yard (sleeps 1-6). Details? Click on 'See All My Listings' below and select #36663.
Uniquely versatile in accommodating groups up to 42, our cluster of homes is a favorite for reunions, multi-family get-togethers, & special celebrations. We also have intimate accommodations for small families, honey-mooners, & singles. Call. We are happy to help tailor what works best for you and yours.
FROM OUR GUEST BOOK:
'To be in Casa Colores is to be inside a beautiful 'Southwest Impressionist' painting. We'll be back for thirds.' - CH, Oklahoma Dance Therapist
'Your delightful, happy hues create a Southwest atmosphere; global furnishings add thoughts of far away places. Thank you for sharing.' - CM, Colorado Physician
Proprietor, Sir Dr Russell Betts ('Russ'), has lived & worked most of his professional life in Asia, the South Pacific, & Europe, addressing through non-Governmental agencies issues relating to social, economic, & political change. His partner, Noel Bennett, has lived most of her life in the Southwest. In addition to being an artist, she has authored 9 books on Navajo weaving, history, & culture, & was a prominent national figure in the weaving world.
Guests love the local & international perspectives Russ & Noel bring to their experience, their extensive knowledge of Santa Fe & northern New Mexico, & their willingness to share:
'Russ, with your distinguished international career & knighting, you are a SIR in the truest sense. Noel, you are ever gracious, sharing, & deeply knowledgeable. What a team. What a place. Book us same time next year.' --KM, California Teacher
'Finally, a place with personality (its' & yours). Love the colors. Love the peace. Love the interactions with you & Noel.' - TN, Texas Architect
'Of all the places we've stayed in Santa Fe, OTERO-by-the-Plaza is so perfect we've stopped looking. THE SPIRIT IS HERE! --JP, Washington D.C. Non-Profit Director
Keywords: 3 Adobe Homes In 1 Compound
Sir Dr. Russell Betts ('Russ') has lived and worked most of his professional life in Asia, the South Pacific, and Europe addressing issues relating to social, economic and political change. Now calling Santa Fe 'home,' Russ brings to Colorful Santa Fe his world-traveler perspective: comfortable, engaging lodgings to enliven cross-cultural worldviews.
Noel Bennett has lived most of her life in the Southwest. She is an abstract artist and shows at Bosshard Gallery in Santa Fe. In past years Noel lived with the Navajo for eight years and authored nine books on Navajo weaving, history and culture. Noel brings to Colorful Santa Fe a well-honed sense of color and unique perspectives on native world-views......
Together we welcome the opportunity of hosting you in Colorful Santa Fe!
Years ago we hand-built a now somewhat-celebrated, environmental strawbale home in the Jemez Mountains above Santa Fe. Ten years ago we decided to purchase an in-town pied a'terre--just a small gem-of-a-place in which we could overnight during shopping trips in Santa Fe. Wanting to get the right place in the right location, we engaged in an eight month exhaustive search and ended up purchasing--not one--but two adobe homes in this historic neighborhood just 3 blocks from the Plaza. They became our first guest homes. Now, in addition to living in this same neighborhood, we manage 8 other guesthomes in the same residential block. Why are were we so seduced by this neighborhood? In short, it is partway up the ONLY knoll close to the Plaza. So from within any of our guesthomes, there is a constant sense of place: Our over-the-roof-top-views are of the historic Santa Fe Cathedral against a backdrop of mountain ranges and glorious sunsets. AND WITHIN 4-5 WALKING MINUTES WE ARE DOWNTOWN--RIGHT IN THE VERY HEART OF OLD SANTA FE! Here the glories of historic Santa Fe and our Southwest landscape are bundled into one. Our fascinating guests keep coming back and are now friends. We'll never move!
Close access to Santa Fe's best shops and restaurants, galleries & museums, cinema, & music. Abundant outdoor sporting opportunities immediately at hand
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