HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME, WALK TO THE PLAZA!

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME, WALK TO THE PLAZA!

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'El Primero' 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' 92, a 'Walker's Paradise.' See our homepage at www.lacasasantafe.com for clickable links to information about local food, museums, art, upcoming events, 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 Railyard Park, and the Santa Fe River, as well as seven 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 Primero' is 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!

The thick adobe walls which provide insulation, and the 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 king size bed with a cozy comforter and a bank of pillows, to sleep two. Check out the antique walnut petticoat dresser, with the huge oval mirror.

Two single-size thick foam mattresses can be folded out to provide floor sleeping for the kids.

Watch HDTV in the living room, or maybe you just want to enjoy a fire in the kiva fireplace, wood provided.

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, and there is a coffee grinder for your own beans. 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 Farmers’ Market is open Tuesday and Saturday mornings in summer, and Saturday in winter -- 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, barbeque, Japanese, East Indian, American, Continental, Thai, pizza, mid-eastern, and . . . Swiss pastries!.

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 Museum of Fine Arts, and the just-completed New Mexico History Museum. 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 twelve 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.

Our guests have left us some kind comments, click on the 'Reviews' link to read them. 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, adobe, fireplace

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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 Primero. 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 house and 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 Fe for 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, Thank you for a wonderful stay in Santa Fe! Your casita was very comfortable, clean, and well equipped. We enjoyed the fireplace!



We found our way around and did lots of "touristy" things -- museums, shopping, eating, etc.



Great visit in your city.



Joanne & Corby
Feb 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 56 traveler reviews

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Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
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Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Vancouver, B.C.
5

Wonderful place and location

  • 5 of 5
Linda is a lovely landlord - very knowledgeable and friendly, even told us where to buy the tin tissue holders in the suite.
Great location - easy to walk to either the Railyard District or downtown plaza (don't miss the sangria margaritas at Tomasita's beside the train track!). It's very quiet in the neighbourhood and with the thick walls, you don't hear anyone around you.
Very comfortable bed and cozy living room. Would be great in either summer or winter!
Thank you, Linda for a wonderful stay - we will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
4

Great Location, quiet & clean; caring owner!

Great Location, quiet & clean; caring owner!
  • 4 of 5
April in Santa Fe: this house was within a 10-15 minute walk to everything in the old town. Very affordable public transportation nearby for times when you want to go farther afield. Owner was very attentive and caring. House was perfect as it provided a quiet place to work on my novel. Highly recommend this old adobe house!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Canada
5

Wonderful stay in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have just enjoyed a wonderful 5 days in Santa Fe at El Primero in La Casa Santa Fe. La Casa Santa Fe is comfortable, well equipped and very centrally located. We spent time in the Plaza, New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors, etc. There are a countless number of great restaurants in the Guadalupe district.

A highlight were a visit to Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Bandellier National Monument and cycling trip on the rail trail with bike rentals from a great shop called Mellow Velo.

Thanks to Linda (owner of La Casa Santa Fe) for all her wonderful advise. We would love to come back to Santa Fe and we would absolutely stay at El Primero.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
conifer,Colorado
5

Traveler

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! Linda, our hostess greeted us and shared the history of the house which is fascinating . Since she has lived in Santa Fe for 35 years she has all the information you will need.
It is located In a charming historic district that gives a real feel for the area. Everything is within walking distance....the Plaza, Canyon Road, and the Guadalupe District itself has a great deal of interest as well.The train station and Farmers Market are nearby, along with some amazing re sale shops.
The property was spotless and the kitchen well equipped . It was very spacious and great for the 2 of us.
We have been to Santa Fe many times...we will stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
Asheville, NC
5

Charming and great location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The casita was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The owner was very helpful and well informed.The neighborhood was very quiet. Perhaps the best part is the location. We were able to walk to a great restaurant every evening. It was nice to to have to drive after enjoying a great Margarita. We would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic downtown home, walk to the Plaza!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141822vb
(505) 231-6670 (New Mexico,USA)
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

So much better than a hotel!

  • 5 of 5
My SO and I stayed here for a week in late May and we couldn't be any happier. Great location, walkable to plenty of grocery stores and the Railyard. Plenty of room for 2 people, gigantic and comfy bed, well equipped kitchen. Solid flat-screen TV with satellite and plenty of channels. The owner was very helpful and communicative, and stopped by to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.

The shower is best suited for smaller people, but since i'm shorter it worked out fine.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I - 25
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanbusco Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
New Mexico Museum of Art
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza and the Palace of the Governors Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
New Mexico State Capitol
Nearest Point of Interest
Railrunner Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus stop - for busses to Museum Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
New Mexico History Museum
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. Walk over to the Farmer's Market to get fresh, local produce and meat. The Santa Fe Opera is about a ten minute drive from El Primero.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Regular
May 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$135
$2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.19%
Notes Holiday Season runs December 22 through January 6.
Sometimes a 3 night stay is possible; inquire.
We do not need to charge the city Lodger's Tax, as we have only two vacation rentals. Rates per night go down with extended stays, see complete information on our homepage www.lacasasantafe.com, or call 505-231-6670.
PayPal is possible, but it is more economical to pay by check. A 50% deposit is required to hold a reservation. This is not refundable, but -- should your plans have to change -- can be applied in full toward a stay at some other time, or transferred to your friends or relatives.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 651 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Foldable, single-size thick foam mattresses and bedding for floor use.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • coin laundry
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
With 651 sq ft to enjoy, there is room to spread out and relax.
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