BEAUTIFUL 5-STAR HOME; 5 MINUTE WALK TO PLAZA AND RAILYARD

Susan Carswell

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 5-STAR HOME; 5 MINUTE WALK TO PLAZA AND RAILYARD

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Free-standing House, Private Courtyard; 2 Bedrooms, Office, 2 Baths

Perfect house, perfect location. This beautiful, cozy and affordable 100 yr old upscale adobe is completely remodeled with historic touches and charm. It has a beautifully landscaped front and back yards. The totally enclosed tree and flower-filled back courtyard creates a spacious, quiet, and inviting secluded outdoor room where you can enjoy the famous Santa Fe weather for much of the year.

Located in a desirable, safe, and quiet historic neighborhood in the heart of downtown, park in the private driveway and walk only one or five minutes, respectively, to the shops, galleries, and many favorite Santa Fe eateries of the Guadalupe/Railroad and Plaza districts.

With 1400-square feet and good separation of bedrooms, the house is big enough to provide privacy for two couples and their children, but small enough to feel intimate and homey to a single person or couple.

The 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms have recently purchased, high quality king-size beds, with ample drawer and closet space. One bathroom has a marble vessel sink and shower/bathtub for a relaxing soak after a long day. The second bath has a stone sink and a large, walk-in shower with glass doors.

The long list of the desirable/designer amenities include: gorgeous diamond plaster walls, hardwood floors, high ceilings, great lighting, authentic kiva fireplace, air conditioning, 2 flat-screen HDTV’s w/ cable and DVD players, stereo center, 2 iPOD docking stations, luxury linens, ceiling fans, separate office with desk, phone, wireless internet, printer/fax, beautifully hand crafted and antique furnishings, rugs, and artwork, and so much more.

The state-of-the-art kitchen has a total upgrade package that features high quality stainless-steel appliances, silestone counters, and a copper sink. Service for 8 includes all of the appliances and utensils you need to cook and serve a gourmet dinner. The sun-filled, inviting dining area seats as many as 8 people and yet is intimate enough for 2.

The professionally landscaped back courtyard has both sunny and shady sitting areas. The yard also has a gas grill and lots of lawn furniture, including a dining table with a large tilt umbrella for added shade. The private driveway fits up to four cars, which means that parking - a prized commodity in Santa Fe - is never an issue.

The old adobe walls in the house and courtyard are great insulators of both sound and temperature. Because the house is detached and is surrounded by high fences and adobe walls, you will not have the problems of noise created by encroaching neighbors that occur in many downtown Santa Fe casitas, condos, and hotels. Despite being less than two blocks from the bustling parts of town, the inside of the house and even the backyard are remarkably quiet, allowing for wonderful, relaxing sleep and private, intimate gatherings. The house stays at a comfortable temperature during most summer days, although those guests who are most comfortable at cooler temperatures or who would prefer not to open the windows at night can adjust the temperature to their individual needs with the quiet 4-zone air conditioning system.

The diamond plaster walls, arches, original historic windows, and many other decorative touches and finishes give the feel of a past era. Yet, our house is neither pretentious nor funky. Our own previous experiences staying in rentals in Santa Fe taught us that old Santa Fe charm often comes with either a very high price tag or the cost of being shabby and rundown. This affordable, newly renovated house has neither.

This house includes the luxurious features of a top-rated hotel, but after a long day enjoying the beauty of Santa Fe or surrounding areas you will come home to your own private comfortable oasis that is just steps to dozens of Santa Fe's top-rated restaurants. And all this is at prices that are lower than most single hotel rooms in town.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Carswell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Susan Carswell

Andy Binns and Susan Carswell are residents of the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. Andy is a biology professor and Vice Provost at the University of Pennsylvania and Susan is a clinical psychologist with a private psychotherapy practice. We have a 34-year-old son who lives in San Francisco. We came to know and love the unique beauty, lifestyle, and people of Santa Fe during the 15 years that Susan’s parents lived in an old adobe house in town, also walking distance to the Plaza. Every time we visited, we felt welcomed, stimulated, restored, and at home. We bought and refurbished this historic bungalow-style adobe house in 2009 as the first step towards realizing our dream of living permanently in Santa Fe. We golf, play tennis, walk, hike, work out, and garden - and generally love being active, particularly in the out-of-doors. We also enjoy travel, eating out, and the visual, literary, and performing arts. We view ourselves as life-long learners and also involve ourselves in social and community activities. Santa Fe offers us an abundance of all of these types of experiences. Because we visit the house frequently now and plan to live in it the foreseeable future, you will discover that it is no ordinary vacation rental. We continually do everything we can to make this home ours, which we hope will make you feel like our privileged guests when you stay here. Who knows, after visiting our house, you may find yourselves so enchanted by Santa Fe and its lifestyle that you, too, will dream of living here! This has happened with several of our previous guests.

Susan Carswell purchased this house in 2009

Why Susan Carswell chose Santa Fe

We are drawn to Santa Fe for so many reasons. The fabulous weather is like none other that we have experienced and is one of Santa Fe's biggest assets, with moderate temperatures and conditions year-round. Santa Fe lives up to its advertised 300 days of brilliant sun a year. Yet, because of the altitude ( 7000 ft), summer daytime temperatures rarely go higher than the mid-80s, while winter days usually warm up to comfortable sweater temperatures that feel like East Coast early spring days. Evenings are always cool – and so pleasant in the summer. Snowfall in town is minimal and any accumulation usually vanishes by midday, which invites outdoor activities, even in the heart of winter. The vegetation is lush and beautiful during all but the coldest months. Downtown is typically in bloom from March to November. Showy Russian sages, hollyhocks, roses, and a variety of plants put on a lavish display that will surprise those of you who are expecting a desert with little vegetation. Northern New Mexican cooking is entirely unique and has become our favorite cuisine. If you like spicy food, you owe yourself a visit to Santa Fe just to experience this. The chilies are flavorful, not just hot, and the dishes are quite different from Mexican or TX-Mex. But, Santa Fe is also a food mecca, with dozens of affordable, excellent restaurants that serve virtually every cuisine imaginable. Santa Fe is haven for all forms of art, intellectual vibrancy, and ethnic and cultural diversity. The blend of Hispanic and native American cultures lends a unique and fascinating backdrop that gives this town the feel of an old world European city. The people of Santa Fe is its greatest hidden resource. Their warmth, helpfulness, and friendliness contribute to making this a relaxing, welcoming place to visit or live.

What makes this house unique

As experienced Santa Fe visitors, we immediately knew that this house was the one for us, not simply because of the beautiful and desirable features of the house itself, but also - and especially - because of its unbeatably central location. Despite being in a surprisingly quiet neighborhood, the location enables us to do anything in or out of town with ease. Because of its walking proximity to everything we need, we hope to live in this house long after we can no longer drive. Just a few steps out the door finds us in the midst of the most happening parts of town. We love that short strolls take us to all of the downtown shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, government buildings, convention center, and venues with entertainment, as well as to the many historic neighborhoods with their fascinating adobe architecture and beautiful gardens. In addition, walks of 30 minutes or less, take us to the serene, rural outskirts of town where we can enjoy spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. With longer walks (or short drives), we can also reach the well-maintained network of wilderness hiking trails that lie on the outskirts of downtown. Andy is an addicted golfer, who finds the many reasonably-priced, well-maintained courses that are within comfortable driving distance from our house to be a huge draw. Our snow boarding son loves that the very good skiing of Santa Fe ski basin is only 15 miles north of town, while the world-renowned ski slopes of Taos is only about an hour’s drive away. Santa Fe is also a shoppers paradise. It has innumerable boutiques with unique, often locally and crafted clothing, jewelry, art, rugs, furniture, and housewares. You will be struck (and we hope charmed) by the paucity of chain stores or restaurants. Susan waits to do virtually all of our Christmas and other gift shopping there. But it isn't even necessary to buy anything. The endless window shopping possibilities enlivens any walk or stroll through town.

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Reviews

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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 60 reviews
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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267211vb
+1 -610-891-9366
Santa Fe New Mexico
Chevy Chase, MD
5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5
We spent a delightful five days in this house! The house is well appointed and has everything you need to enjoy Santa Fe! It is walking distance to the Plaza and to many great restaurants and other sites, including the SF farmers market. We loved the house -- the two bedrooms and bathrooms met our needs perfectly and we were very comfortable. The common space was great -- for being together inside and out -- since the garden is delightful and the dining area and living room have comfortable seating! Parking was easy, though we only used our car for outside of the city excursions. The owners are extremely knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. A great experience for us in every way!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267211vb
+1 -610-891-9366
Santa Fe New Mexico
Texas
5

GREAT Location!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at several homes in Santa Fe. This home is ideally located to the plaza, and it is a beautiful place to stay. The house is comfortable, clean, and well-equipped.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267211vb
+1 -610-891-9366
Santa Fe New Mexico
Atlanta, GA & Rochester, NY
5

Outstanding Home, Amenities, Location, Owners, Santa Fe Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed everything about this meticulously kept, absolutely beautiful home. It was a perfect place for the four of us to stay during our first visit to Santa Fe.
The outstanding location enabled us to walk to many of the wonderful attractions: The Plaza, great restaurants that the owners recommended, Loretto Chapel, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum...We enjoyed our morning coffee and afternoon happy hour on the beautiful, private, hollyhocks-blooming-all-around patio, relaxed near a roaring pinon wood fire in the pretty living room kiva fireplace and slept soundly in the comfortable beds. We have already recommended this home to friends who are planning to visit Santa Fe. Don't hesitate to contact Susan and Andy, the owners, who are knowledgeable about the area and will assure that you have a comfortable, enjoyable vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267211vb
+1 -610-891-9366
Santa Fe New Mexico
Oak Park, IL/Midwest/USA
5

Home again - away from home

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from a Santa Fe getaway in late June/early July. It was our third stay in this lovely house, which is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the governor's palace and local restaurants, galleries, etc. The house is nicely appointed, with great beds/linens, comfortable furniture, quiet AC units, and good bathrooms. A real bonus is the outdoor patio; wonderful at all times of day, but particularly in the early morning and after dinner. The whole setting has a "vibe" that really appeals to us; we feel very much at home at Agua Fria.

With that in mind, we strongly disagree with the recent reviewer who found that the house had "too many rules." The rules don't amount anything more than practicing the "Golden Rule" to treat others (and their houses) the way you would want to be treated. Common sense, really, and nothing that we haven't seen in other rental properties. We love the Santa Fe area, and plan on making more trips there in the future. When we search for lodging, we'll start by seeing if our house on Agua Fria is available.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
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Santa Fe New Mexico
VERNONIA, OREGON
5

Judy & Bob

Judy & Bob
  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely comfortable home with all the amenities. We were very impressed that the cabinets were stocked with the necessities you need if you want to do a little cooking while on vacation, I.e. Spices, oils, coffee, etc. The house was furnished with great care and everything was to be used,had instructions for usage and what to do if you had problems. everything was within walking distance if you are coming for the art scene and cultural activities with many good restaurants close by. The house was spotless when we arrived and definitely did not look like a rental, but someone's much loved home. We would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family and will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 5-Star Home; 5 minute Walk to Plaza and Railyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267211vb
+1 -610-891-9366
Santa Fe New Mexico
amherst MA,
5

lovely get away close to everything

  • 5 of 5
House is with in walking distance of plaza, art museum, wonderful art galleries at the renovated rail station. Lovely place to stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
multiple
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Restaurant
0.1
dozens within a mile
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Guadalupe Street (Railroad/Historic Guadalupe restaurants, s
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza area shopping, restaurants, galleries extend to here
Nearest Point of Interest
DeVargus Mall- 2 grocery stores, pharmacy, other stores
Nearest Point of Interest
Canyon Road world-famous galleries
Nearest Point of Interest
walk here to scenic/sunset views
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to walking trails, 10,000 Waves, Santa Fe Ski Basin
Nearest Point of Interest
OUR HOUSE - in the heart of town!!
Car: recommended

Santa Fe Ski Basin 15 Miles Away, Santa Fe Opera, Canyon Road, Dozens of Other Art/Sculpture Galleries and Museums, Including Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Many Lecture Series and Live Concerts, Casinos, 27 Movie Screens, Much Live Music in Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Several Indian Pueblos, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Park, Los Alamos National Lab, Cooking Schools, Many Yoga, Pilates, Healing, Meditation, Etc. Studios and Spas, Including World-Famous 10,000 Waves; Wide Range of Classes and Workshops; Special Santa Fe Events (Most Held on the Plaza) and Traditions, Such as Indian Market, Spanish Market, International Balloon Festival, Fiesta, Chili and Wine Festival, Christmas Town-Wide Faralita (Luminary) Displays, Christmas Eve Walk and Caroling on Canyon Road, Etc.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-Oct., 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Nov
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
early Dec,2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Christmas-New Years 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
Jan-Feb, 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Mar-Apr, 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
May-June, 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
July-Oct, 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
early Nov, 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Thanksgiving, 2015
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
early Dec., 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Christmas, New Year's, 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning $150
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes For inquiries call owner (Susan) at 610-891-9366 (H) 8AM-10PM ET;
484-802-8544 (Cell) any time; or email her from this ad
Santa Fe Short Term Rental Permit #10-00100359

See new April-June,2014 specials!

Jan-Feb 2015: $125/night
Mar-Apr, 2015: $175/night
May-June, 2015: $225/night
July-Oct., 2015: $250/night
Nov-Dec, 2015: $200/night
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's periods: $250/night
Payment by check. 1/2 of rent due at time of reservation. Remaining rent + 7% city tax on rent + $150 cleaning fee +$300 refundable security deposit due 60 days prior to check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large walk-in closet with dresser.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautifully tiled walk-in shower; cabinet for toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King-size beds with recently purchased, high quality mattresses; one plush and one firm 2. Sofa/Day Bed in office can sleep one person
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Notes:
Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms, Printer/Fax Machine, 3 Clock Radios, 2 iPod Docking Stations, Iron and Ironing Board, 2 Hair Dryers, Oriental Rugs; Large Bedroom Closets; Dressers in Both Bedrooms; Quiet Gas Furnace; Santa Fe Artwork and Dishware; Mexican Tin Mirrors
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