Girls Trip to Beautiful Santa Fe
Submitted: April 16, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
We stayed in this unit for 4 nights. At first glance it seemed quite nice, and it really can be. The location is great, about a mile from the plaza as the bird fly's (not walking distance), but close enough to everything else too.
The unit itself, is just as the pictures show, but a bit smaller. The master bedroom is fine, bed is comfortable. The second bedroom is very small, almost too small for two sharing adults, but a great room for your kids. The patio is large and has a nice table and chairs.
But my biggest concern was the shower head which really needs to be replaced. It was old and the water flow was pretty weak. I did mention this to the owner so hopefully he may have changed it by now.
The other concern was that even though the housekeeper keeps the unit clean, the tile grout needs serious cleaning. I have tile throughout my house and I have it steam cleaned once a year to keep it looking good. The tile is very clean, but the grout desperately needs cleaning and doesn't look very good.
While we were there, it became very cold and we needed to use the heater. (Unfortunately we couldn't use the fireplace because they are repairing the chimney or something???) The heater wouldn't go on because the thermostat was not working. I called the owner who returned my call several hours later in the day. By then I had replaced the batteries and made it work for a few hours but somehow it was preset for 55 degrees at night and we spent a cold night in the unit and were unable to get this changed.
Overall we had a good time while staying in this unit. The kitchen is well equipped and there are extra towels and sheets. There was firewood which would be nice to use when the fireplace is fixed. I am sure we would stay here again if these few items were repaired.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're grateful for this thoughtful response that confirms the great location of the condo, the faithful presentation of the web photos, and that the guest would return again if a few things are taken care of--and they will be. We've called our maintenance chief to replace the shower head and check the tile grout. The fireplaces were closed in ALL of the condos for inspection to be sure that they are safe since some were not. Now that warm weather is around the corner, all chimneys are being replaced so they will be in perfect working order by late fall or early winter. As all of our other great reviews have shown, we pay a lot of attention to the condo and our many returning guests have been happy with all the new changes: new stone tile in kitchens and bathrooms and brand new leather couch (queen sofa-bed). We ask all of our guests to know what we need to do to keep them returning and we pay attention. Please read all the reviews and call us if you have questions. We work hard to keep our guests happy and returning each year.
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