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HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN HOUSE -- WALK TO MUSEUMS, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING!

Linda

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN HOUSE -- WALK TO MUSEUMS, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Santa Fe House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'El Nido' at La Casa Santa Fe. Make your stay in Santa Fe special by staying in the historic José D Sena House, within walking distance of the renowned Plaza and of the Sanbusco Center and Railyard Park District. 'Walk Score' of 92, a 'Walker's Paradise.' See our homepage at www.lacasasantafe.com for information about local food, museums, art, outdoor activities, and more.

Here in the historic Guadalupe district, you will be near the Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Sanbusco Center, the Rail yard Park, and the Santa Fe River, as well as half a dozen museums.

This is a neighborhood where families with generational Santa Fe roots mingle with newer folks who have come to love the traditional Southwestern hospitality. 'El Nido' is an efficiency apartment located in the front part of an adobe house once owned by Civil War Major José D Sena. Local legend says he lost the property and the adjoining corn fields as a gambling debt. However that may be, various parts of this multi-roomed building have served as residence and as stables. You will be staying in rooms with 12 ft ceilings, in which you can still see bits of the adobe that originally served for the roof. But never fear, there are modern touches such as electricity and indoor plumbing!

Thick adobe walls provide insulation, and high ceilings with hand-hewn vigas and boards are some of the authentic historical features. Off-street parking near your door makes it easy to lug home your finds from shopping expeditions. A high-speed internet connection is available in case you have an urge to surf the web or, alas, have to attend to business.

You will find a queen size bed with a cozy comforter and a bank of pillows, to sleep two.

Your kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare intimate meals, including recipe books featuring New Mexico home cooking recipes and a rack of basic spices. Complimentary reverse osmosis water lets you brew that perfect cup of morning coffee; we’ll give you some ground Starbucks to get you started. If you need some particular kitchen gadget give us a ring ... we can probably lend you one. Then let the dishwasher do the clean up while you relax.

A full bath followed by hefty cotton towels and a hair dryer will perk you up for a night on the town, but if you want to cozy up 'en casa,' look through the bookshelves and choose from our selection of guidebooks, novels, and historical materials with a New Mexico theme.

Sure, it's an easy walk to the famous Plaza. But look at what else there is, within a 10 minute walk of La Casa Santa Fe! Here’s a small sample of the neighborhood:

Let’s eat! Walk over and pick up fresh and prepared organic food at The Marketplace/La Montanita Co-op: 5 blocks (or drive a few more blocks to Trader Joe’s, Wild Oats, or Whole Foods). The summertime Farmers' Market is open Tuesday and Saturday mornings, we can show you how to take a walking route to shortcut through the neighborhood: also about 5 blocks.

On those days you want somebody else to do the cooking (and we all have those) at least two dozen restaurants are a stroll away, most moderately priced. For example, there's New Mexican, barbecue, Japanese, American, Continental, Thai, pizza, and mid-eastern. Look in the La Casa Santa Fe guestbook for sample menus from many of them so you can figure out where you want to go while you work up an appetite.

Maybe you're up for some unique shopping opportunities? The Guadalupe District is full of arts, crafts, quirky independent shops, antiques, and even some familiar chains. Sanbusco Center (three blocks away) has an eclectic collection of shops and four restaurants. There are also some wonderful nearby consignment shops, with clothing, jewelry, furniture, and more.

Or walk to a variety of museums . . . between the art galleries and the historical buildings, half the town looks like a museum. But seven actual museums within a ten minute walk are: The Santuario de Guadalupe, Site Santa Fe, the Georgia O'Keeffe, the Museo Cultural, the Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Bus connections to four more museums on Museum Hill are two blocks away.

When you're in New Mexico, get outdoors! This might be our favorite topic. Nearby, Hyde Park and the Santa Fe National Forest are a cool 12 miles and 3,000 feet up. Petroglyph National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, and Pecos National Monument are all within an hour's drive. We are happy to share with you our knowledge from over 40 years of traipsing around New Mexico, from day hikes to car camping to multi-day backpacks, from X-C skiing to downhill dashes, with rafting and a little rock climbing thrown in, along with some bird watching and mushroom hunting. Just let us know what interests you.

Give us a call or send e-mail if you have questions. We live around the corner from the property, and we're looking forward to meeting you!

Please note: La Casa Santa Fe offers a smoke-free environment, so we trust you will respect this policy and only smoke outdoors.

Keywords: Historic house, residential district, walk score 92, downtown

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linda (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Linda

We are 'outdoor nuts' who find something to do outdoors no matter the season ... although things don't always turn out just as planned! Our fondness for good food can take us on excursions closer to home ... there are literally dozens of restaurants within walking distance of our home and El Nido. Or we can stretch our legs with a stroll to the Plaza and museums, or to the Lensic Performing Arts space. Our kitties like the outdoors, too, but we have them confined to our back yard.

Linda purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda chose Santa Fe

We have lived in this area for over 30 years, and enjoy the neighborhood mix of families descended from the early settlers and newcomers who have adopted Santa Fefor their hometown. Since our vacation rentals are next door, now we get to meet people from all over the world!

What makes this house unique

Our guests tell us they feel like they are staying in a real home. And they are right, this house has been home for local folks for over 130 years. Ask us about Great Grandmother Montoya ... and her canary mausoleum! If you want to be able to tell your friends you vacationed in a 130 year old house made out of dirt (adobe) this is the place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda, our stay here has been perfect! It is such a great place to walk a dog, too! And the best of Santa Fe is just blocks away! Mac and I walked to the Sunflower store thru the neighborhood with no problem. Everything is so convenient.



We have done Santa Fe, Taos, Taos Pueblo, Los Alamos and Bandelier. Loved it all.



I will tell my friends about El Nido.
Nov 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 41 reviews
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Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our first anniversary with Linda at El Nido and loved it. She was an excellent hostess and the property was everything we wanted - walking distance to the Plaza, small kitchen, safe and clean. If ever we're back in the Santa Fe area, we'll certainly stay here again. We'd recommend it to any couples.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Miami, Florida
5

Cozy and very convenient studio in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5
Recently stayed for the second time at "El Nido" in Santa Fe. The studio is small but immaculate and stocked with plush bath towels and all the kitchen utensils one would need to prepare meals when you might want a home cooked meal as a break from the admittedly great restaurants. Linda, as other reviewers have observed, is the most gracious host--always available, informative and gracious. The apartment is in the historic Guadalupe residential neighborhood yet only a short walk from the Plaza and all of downtown Santa Fe with its many museums, churches and other historical sites. You feel like you are actually living in Santa Fe rather than a tourist staying in a hotel. "El Nido" is also just a few blocks from the Railyard, which has several restaurants, a farmer's market, and is also the terminus for the Railrunner, so one can easily take the train to or from Albuquerque and walk right to the studio. Thanks again for everything Linda, and I hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
5

Couldn't ask for more

Couldn't ask for more
  • 5 of 5
Our stay was pretty much perfect. The location was great - a very friendly neighborhood but only a few blocks from everything. There was even a little stream for our dog to play in. Linda, the owner, is fabulously nice and graciously stayed up until we arrived at a late hour. The apartment was beautifully finished and had everything we needed. The other permanent neighbors in the building (also renting from Linda) were exceptionally nice and helpful. All in all, we couldn't think of anything we could improve on. We can't wait to go back for a longer trip.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5
The stay at La Casa exceeded our expectations. The 1 bedroom was larger than we expected and was very comfortable for 2 people. It has all the kitchen conveniences needed to eat at the rental. Linda was great and provided information about places to eat and to visit and was good about confirming the reservation, as soon as we contacted her. She even let us borrow a cooler which we used for day trips. It was nice to be in walking distance to the plaza which has all the amenities needed. It also has a little inside and outside place to eat which was nice to choose depending on the weather. I would not recommend any other place to stay in Santa Fe and the price can't be beat!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5
This place was in a wonderful location, just one block from the Santa Fe River park where I could walk my dog in the mornings. it is a few blocks from the Railyard and just a little further to the Plaza. I don't think I could have had a better location. The property is located in a quaint residential district that really reflects "Old Santa Fe" and you get a feel for what it is like to live in town. The studio apartment is well equipped with everything you need, including excellent high speed internet. Linda was very friendly and helpful. This is a wonderful place to stay, especially considering the very reasonable price!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic, downtown house -- walk to museums, restaurants, shopping!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154580vb
-(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
New Hampshire
5

A great stay

  • 5 of 5
From our intial contact with Linda until the end of our stay everything went smoothly. The apartment is super clean, the bed is comfy with great linens, the shower is hot and the kitchen is very well equipped. There are a multitude of books to orient you to the area. It is an easy walk to all that Santa Fe has to offer and access is easy to services and main roads to nearby attractions. This quiet location in a neighborhood can't be beat. What a great find!
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Car: not necessary

Please enjoy the library shelves, stocked with books and maps of local interest. Learn about the local history or arts, enjoy the Tony Hillerman mysteries, peruse the cookbooks to cook something with New Mexico flavor. The Santa Fe Opera is a 15 minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

From $78 Per night

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Savings Season
Oct 19 2014 - Dec 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$78
$546
$1,240
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$99
$693
 
 
Savings Season
Jan 7 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$78
$546
$1,240
 
 
Regular Season
Jun 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Pet fee per day $6 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.19%
Notes Call before booking for CURRENT SPECIALS 505-231-6670. Nights beyond 7 at reduced rates; 3 night stay may be available; monthly stays, no tax. Doggies welcome for $6 additional/night, plus $40 cleaning. Our homepage www.lacasasantafe.com has links re nearby restaurants, museums, shopping, etc. Non-refundable reservation of 50% can be transferred to other dates or to friends or relatives.

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Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size tub, with shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This studio apartment has 362 sq ft of relaxing living space.

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