EXQUISITE CANYON ROAD DESIGNER'S HOME, EASTSIDE HISTORIC DIST, RIVER RUNS THRU

Albert Durand

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXQUISITE CANYON ROAD DESIGNER'S HOME, EASTSIDE HISTORIC DIST, RIVER RUNS THRU

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2 Bedrooms, A+Bath, Sleeps 4, 4 Patios, Sunset Balcony, Exceptionally Appointed

Wonderful location in oldest Historic District, on famous Canyon Road just above the art galleries, minutes to the Plaza. Superbly handcrafted and comfortable designers' cottage-home. Very Santa Fe with massive adobe walls, varnished log ceilings, and extraordinary woodwork and ironwork. Built on a low rock cliff, overhanging river & waterfalls flowing through one of the prettiest estate sites in the area. Mountain views and lovely riverside.

Surrounded by colorful, lush cottage gardens, 4 unique patios for exceptional living and entertaining. Smashing sunset views from cocktail balcony overlooking your own beautiful river valley with huge cottonwood trees and profuse wildlife.

Cheerful, sunny, private, colorful, and rich with character & surprises. Die- for cottage kitchen, charming bath, unlimited hot water. Heated stone & tile floors, extraordinary design and detailing, and beyond well- equipped and appointed. The essence of the arts and crafts traditions of Old Santa Fe!

Old Farm Estate: Unusual historic estate setting in superb location. Delicious living right in the designated Downtown and Core Area Historic District, just a few minutes from the Plaza, but secluded and private from Santa Fe's summer traffic and crowds. Casa Del Rio is a very good value for an unforgettable Santa Fe vacation.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Albert Durand (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Albert Durand

We designed and built every inch of this exotic little home with our own hands over the past 22 years, and it pleases us greatly when folks from all over the world fall in love with it and its rare and lovely riverside garden setting. We welcome you to come and see for yourselves!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

It really is that great!

  • 5 of 5
This house really is a work of art created by the owners and you get the feeling that you are a welcome guest and not just a renter. I enjoyed just walking around the house and the property noticing all the details and feeling happy for getting the chance to live in the house. I was even more fortunate to meet the owner who told me all about the construction and design that made the house a home.

Over the years I've visited Santa Fe many times, but because of this home I saw it in a whole new way this trip. I enjoyed running the trails in the open space and the public trail head is just up the road, less than a mile. Santa Fe has a lot to offer, but except for making sure I got to have breakfast at Tia Sofia's, I could go there again and be happy just to stay at the house and wander the property and trails around it without even going into town.

I've stayed at maybe half a dozen Homeaway properties, and none disappointed. Most got five stars, but now I feel like I need to award six stars because this has been the best of them all. Thank you Albert and Connie for creating such a wonderful home and for allowing my wife and I to share it. We really hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

A gem

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of visiting Casa del Rio in mid-May of last year and before we were on the plane in Albuquerque for our return home we were talking about our next trip. That little gem of a cottage was home base and home away from home for my wife and me for an unforgettable visit to northern NM.

The comfort of Casa del Rio is second only to the charm, thoughtfulness and hospitality of Albert and Connie Durand, our host and hostess and new best friends. They have thought of everything to make this "pied-a’-terre" the perfect place to start a day in Santa Fe, and a place we looked forward to returning to at the end of each day. If there is a drawback to Casa Del Rio, it’s the temptation to "stay home" and enjoy the unbelievable craftsmanship and good taste that has gone into the construction and furnishings instead of touring NM. So we did both.

If you think the information and photos on the website are too good to be true, they aren’t. If anything, they don't do Casa del Rio justice. (That said, however, please don't make a reservation. It might make booking our next visit more difficult for us.)
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Swedes find refuge at Casa del Rio

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Casa del Rio started with perfect directions! An exchange of emails and we knew exactly where to go. When we arrived we were welcomed by Albert, who opened his home, shared all the unique features of the amazing property and then generously handed over his dear treasure to us... two total strangers! An amazing show of confidence. We immediately fell in love with this unbelievably lovely creation. We discovered something new every day, little details that the owners had lovingly created and built with their own hands.
The house is truly a piece of art. We felt honored to be trusted with the use of the house as our own during our stay. We agree wholeheartedly with all the previous reviews; it is hard to top what others have written about the experience of staying in Albert and Connie's unique house, filled with love and care, inside and out. It must be very rewarding to be Albert and Connie, to trust others and give completely and to be rewarded with good friends around the world. It has inspired us greatly and we would like to follow suit.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Santa Fe Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
On this trip to Santa Fe we finally drove up to Taos and visited the Taos Art Museum, built by our favorite oil painter, Nicholai Fechin. For decades we have loved it in photos and were eager to see in person how Fechin had blended Native American, Spanish, and Russian styles.

We were not disappointed.

But we want everyone to know that it really didn't hold a candle to the wonderful Casa del Rio where we stayed on Upper Canyon Road!

Casa del Rio may not be a national landmark (yet) but from site planning to bath tile it is just so perfect a little house, and we feel so lucky to have stayed there. Overlooking the Santa Fe River and beyond to the spectacular cottonwood forest, we enjoyed frequent walks through the front patio down a wooded path to a private picnic spot complete with clay chiminea fireplace and a sylvan sitting area of wicker on a raised crude wooden floor. Perfect. Never saw anything quite as charming. A private section of river a few steps away. Walking paths that seem to reach forever. Every rock placement a labor of love. And—because of Albert and Connie's tireless efforts—a well nurtured, protected, natural river valley, abundant with native plants and wildlife. It's a healing place. My failing legs actually recovered during our stay.

The house itself is an intriguing study in custom building, custom cabinetmaking, and interior design shaped for convenience and esthetic delight. There is visual interest wherever your eye rests and a surprise around every corner. And there's nothing like waking to birds singing and the sounds of the river down below. Sorry Nicholai...

Its all perfect Santa Fe. And beyond. As to the owners, how about this: they are the designers and builders/craftspeople, they are not only sweet, but are so special they even found hypoallergenic soaps for our hyper-sensitivities. We are recommending Casa del Rio to our friends who know the difference and can take the time to appreciate the very finest of vacation hospitality.

A very special Santa Fe experience! Thank you Albert and Connie!

Jack and Shelley
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Preeminently Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
It is pure pleasure....daunting albeit...to sing the praises (as a written review) of Casa Del Rio! What MORE can be said. The reviews before us have all so eloquently captured it's spirit. We want to be able to shine the brightest well deserved light possible on it!

Gene, my husband, tells me just say..."WE HAVE TO GO BACK"," Albert and Connie are two of the nicest most attentive people on earth", "There is so much more to enjoy"....he's right of course....but there is SO much more to say than that!

The first thing you need to know is TRUST the pictures....well maybe the only surprise will be the casa is even BETTER than the photos show. Just breathtaking! Albert and Connie have designed and appointed it so well. Albert is an architect and wooden boat enthusiast. He built the casa with such care and attention to detail with the BEST materials and use of space imaginable. Connie exudes "artist"! Around every corner is the delicious balance of form and function sprinkled with loads of creativity. Now that's just the inside....the outside is unbelievable with gardens at every turn, wildlife to greet you, the sound of the "Rio" babbling. You can enjoy peace and privacy beyond measure.

You can expect a kitchen and pantry awaiting you full of goodies and staples...what a welcoming! Connie takes great care in providing some wine and snacks she thinks will be a good fit for you based on your previous communication. One needs nothing....everything is thought of. Two of our guilty pleasures were, for me, basking in the sun on the bed under glorious windows feeling like a cat taking her afternoon nap and for my husband, perusing Albert's Library, settling on more than one book to sink his teeth in. (it's a capacious selection)

Albert was so forthcoming and accommodating from our very first communication to our final good-by. He supplied us with excellent restaurant recommendations as well as shops, ruins and galleries.

Everything has been thought through. It is immaculate..The ambiance is truly breathtaking and if there was an award for BEST host and hostess anywhere, EVER....these two would receive it!

We can't say enough about our visit. Gene was right....we WILL go back soon. Word of warning. Book soon because I'm sure it won't be long before word spreads and it will be impossible to get a reservation.

We want to thank our new "friends" for sharing your little corner of the sky with us!

Peace and Joy,
Susie & Gene
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Exquisite Canyon Road Designer's Home, Eastside Historic Dist, River Runs Thru
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340189
+1 505 660-2282
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

A Real Haven

  • 5 of 5
My stay in Casa del Rio was divine, beginning to end. I came to Santa Fe alone for some peace and quiet, and found the house to be remarkably cozy and peaceful, with every amenity you could ever want in a rental property and then some--comfortable bedding, a fantastically equipped kitchen, beautiful views, a shelf of good books, a stocked fridge upon arrival, a nice deep tub, and all in a serene, private setting that's just a few minutes from downtown Santa Fe. I enjoyed morning fires in the kiva fireplace; birds flitting outside the window; and walks along the river. The house is gorgeously designed. The love and care that's gone into it is evident in every room and I'll forever be grateful to Albert and Connie for creating such a perfect spot. I hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

Within walking distance of Historic Plaza, Indian Market, International Folk Arts Market, Spanish Market, Canyon Road Gallery District, 60 miles of public mountain trails, Audubon Center, Nature Conservancy Reserve, 150+ galleries, 150+ restaurants; world-class Shopping.

Museums: Wheelright American Indian, Georgia O'Keefe, Spanish Colonial, SF Fine Arts/ Historical , Palace of Governors, Folk Arts, American Indian, more.

Day Trips: Santa Fe Ski Basin 18 miles. Bandelier, Tsankawi, & Puye Cliff Dwellings; Taos; Pecos National Monument; 8 Northern Pueblos Indian Dances, Markets, and Festivals; much more.

Other Activities: Indian Pueblos, 7 Museums, Indian/ Spanish/ Folk Art Markets, Art, Shop, Food

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2
Dec 26 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $175
Notes *Additional guests include adults and children.
**Pet fee is $25.00 per day, per pet/ & $175 per week
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Town
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , superb bath
  • Coved viga-log ceiling, sky-lighted hand-crafted Talavera tile soaking tub, Kohler full-spray shower, unlimited hot water at any temp you select with push of button; pure crystal-clear well water, spa towels, gloss-varnished mahogany handcrafted woodwork, white-enameled handcrafted doors & drawers and his & hers med cabinets, hanging antique brass candle-lantern. Giant yellow roses and purple clematis climbing in the window!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Asko WD
    Living room - 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , river balcony
  • Lives & sleeps 4, and sleeps 1 more (or 2 children) on a comfortable Taos Trundle Bed in living room with sunset river balcony and pretty cottage garden views. Second bedroom has wonderful character & accomodation with log ceiling, ' clothes & storage closet, dresser, hidden Asko high speed W&D, builtin desk/ computer alcove, skylights, and pretty valley views. Master bedroom features a big curl-up chair with reading light, facing a kiva fireplace; surprisingly capacious built-in his & hers dressers; matching Mexican bedside chests, a sky-lighted walk-in his & hers closet; a high varnished-log ceiling; triple curved panoramic windows overlooking lovely Cerro Gordo and the river valley; and a French door to the shaded and colorful 'Mexican Patio' with cafe table and gas grill. Unique built-in library-alcove bookshelves, filled with great books, lead through a massive castle door to a portal & the intimate white garden patio under a spreading apple tree.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Sunny, exquisitely-crafted Dining Room and compact but extraordinary Cook's Kitchen feature antique French Chestnut trestle-table seating 4-6; Hidden Coffee Shrine with water supply; multiple pretty table settings and glassware; Surprise Pantry, loaded; Lazy Susan; high, radiating varnished log ceilings, 14 skylights; large mahogany divided-lite windows; Polished cherry counter tops, tumbled stone tile back splashes; multiple cutting boards. profusion of one-touch drawers and 'hidden' drawers & cabinets; Kitchen aid/ Cuisinart blender, food processor, stand mixer; Slow Cook crock pot, multiple serving dishes & blooming interior flowers...& much more for enjoyable living inside or out. French door to 'Sunset Cocktail Balcony' off Living Room...overhanging river, a waterfall, the valley and ancient hills & farms on the other side, seats 4 on stools, more for drinks. French windows wrap living room; flat screen LCD Sony TV, hi-speed internet and WIFI.

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