This beautifully remodeled home will delight your senses and be a quiet and inspiring spot to spend your vacation in The City Different. The wonderful new RailYard district is just a 10' walk, the historic Santa Fe Plaza is just another 10' farther. The Plaza and Canyon Road are both a 5' drive or less.
This special place is fully furnished and decorated with an artist's eye. The space is light and bright with skylights and French doors to the garden from the bedrooms and living room. Exterior walls are solid earth and stone; windows are double- and triple- paned. The warm, evocative lighting and wood-burning fireplace create a magical ambience for romantic evenings.
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, jacuzzi tub, office/painting/music studio, living room, large kitchen. The open-concept living and kitchen area are great for entertaining.
NEW KITCHEN UPGRADES: The kitchen has new Frigidaire appliances with super-quiet dishwasher, a semipro gas range with 18,000 btu burner, and pro cookware.
INTERNET & TV UPGRADES: HIGHEST SPEED Internet connection available from Comcast - speeds up to 120mbps - 10 to 20 times faster than most residential connections. 3 TVs have built-in streaming on demand including activated HBO, SHOWTIME, 24-hour News, Netflix, Amazon Prime, FOX, A&E, PBS, sports channels and many many more including Broadcast channels in HD.
Beehive fireplace, walled private garden, 3 flat-screen TVs, Hi-Speed internet, Wi-Fi, cell phone amplifier for excellent connectivity, 24' LCD computer monitor for your laptop (DVI).
The friendly local caretaker is an amazing chef with years of experience catering weddings, fundraisers, museum events, and small to large private dinners. Let her show you what local New Mexican home-cooked food is all about and share a meal with friends and family in the privacy of your home-away-from-home. She is a Santa Fe native and can help you with just about anything you might need during your stay.
We want you to have a beautiful experience here - be sure to check out the reviews and see how our guests have appreciated their stays here. Many have returned for subsequent visits.
Full cleaning and laundry services available through the duration of your stay.
Long or short term leases, rates variable based on lease term.
Keywords: from $100-$150/night; generous long-term rates;
Your restful and private retreat from which to explore;
Casita, House, Home, Artist Studio;
New washer and dryer
I lived and worked in Santa Fe for 17 years and found my career as an artist there. Santa Fe has a charm and 'vibe' that is addictive - one of the most artistically stimulating places in the world - the natural beauty, native Hispanic and Native American heritage, and lovely people permeate this place with positive, creative energy. I bought this house and renovated it thinking I would move back to Santa Fe permanently. Although my work has taken me elsewhere, this house is a treasure and I love to share it. My primary work has been the restoration and renovation of the interiors of several historic churches including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis 1 block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza as well as San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church on the plaza in Old Town Albuquerque. Google John Alan Design to see some of this work.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2006
Old world charm, smaller community, world-class opera, galleries, museums, skiing, hiking, - truly 'the city different.'
10 minute walk to beautiful new railyard district with world-class art galleries, shopping, and fine dining. 15'-20' walk to historic Santa Fe Plaza. Fully and beautifully furnished with an artist's eye. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, jacuzzi tub, office/painting/music studio, living room, large kitchen, open living and kitchen area great for entertaining. Beehive fireplace, walled private garden, 3 flat-screen TVs 2 WITH BUILT-IN ROKU, cable and hi-speed internet, Wi-Fi, cell phone amplifier for excellent connectivity. Light and bright with skylights and French doors to garden from bedrooms and living room. NEW WASHER AND DRYER! NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCES! Full catering, laundry, and additional cleaning services available with prior arrangement. Long or short term leases, rates variable based on lease term.
You can never get too much of a good thing--so we'll be returning to John's artist retreat for the third time! The home is graciously appointed, roomy and comfortable. The courtyard and fountain are perfect for an end-of-day martini and the neighborhood is quiet and convenient. We like early morning walks on the hike and bike trail around the corner and breakfast at the Counter Culture Cafe at the end of our walk. If I feel like cooking, the kitchen is well equipped and Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are nearby. The farmers' market is a 15 minute walk to the Railyard. Rose, who cares for the property, is delightful and attentive. All in all, a perfect base from which to explore Santa Fe and the surrounding area.
We had the pleasure of staying at “Santa Fe Artist’s Retreat” for three weeks in March. The property is meticulously maintained, beautifully designed, and provided a spacious, relaxed, and lovely “home away from home” for us. We particularly appreciated all of the original art in this lovely home. The walks to both the Railyard District and the Plaza are easily accomplished by persons with even a moderate degree of fitness. It is a short and easy walk to busy St. Francis Drive and then the route is very pleasant providing innumerable stops for sightseeing, picture taking, shopping, and cafe or coffee breaks. Both the owner and manager provided prompt and helpful responses to any and all questions. One feels well taken care of by both of them. We loved discovering the “Community Yoga Center” just a short and walkable mile away and for those staying for longer than a few days - the usual “box” stores are readily available for household supplies and staples. There are TWO “Whole Food” stores within short distances and we utilized both for groceries and delicious take-out food. Although the weather during our stay was cool enough to preclude us utilizing the patio and garden as much as we had hoped, we can imagine how absolutely delightful it would be to use the patio for relaxation, reading, drinks, or dining during the warmer weather. It is absolutely private with a handsome fence surrounding the property. We would highly recommend this property and would stay there again with no hesitation.
This was the best vacation rental! We were a party of 3 women with two of us over the age of 55. The walk to the Railyard was easy and if one doesn't have a car (two of us were without for a day), a free shuttle will take you from the Railyard to the Square or even Canyon Road and Museum Hill. If you miss the shuttle on Museum Hill, the bus can take you down to the Square for $.50 or $1.00 depending upon your age. We decided that Thomasitas had the best sopapillas. Everything is within striking distance and very affordable! I can't say enough about the house for it was clean, warm, beautifully appointed and LARGE. Super roomy which gave us privacy if and when we needed it. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine and appetizers in the garden. The beds were comfortable, so comfortable some looked forward to sleeping in. I for one really enjoyed the whirlpool tub. Wow, what a touch. Our stay of 4 days was not enough. Thanks to the manager for her warm welcome and efforts to keep the house in beautiful condition and thanks to the owner for creating such a lovely environment! We're coming back!
The owner has furnished the home with incredible style. All desired amenities are provided. The homeis reasonably close to the downtown plaza area and very close to the railyard district. I highly recommend this vacation rental.
This place was better than expected. We stayed for 5 months and didn't want to leave. Warm, beautiful and very very comfortable beds. Super clean. Large rooms. Very close to everything that one would want to do in Santa Fe. Quite and relaxing, with one of the best restaurants around within 3 blocks, became my hang out, "The Tune Up Cafe". Rose who takes care of the place is at your beck'n call , very sweet. I could go on and on, but just try it for yourself. You can walk to Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's for groceries. Wishing it was my place wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you John for such a wonderful stay. Cheers.
This was our first trip to Santa Fe and New Mexico. The condo was easily accessible and close to the center of the attractions. It was spacious, clean, attractive, and very well appointed. We were planning to also visit Taos during our four day stay, but the condo was so nice and relaxing that we ended spending more leisure time in Santa Fe and at the condo. We look forward to coming back and recommending John's lovely property to friends.