This newly renovated (summer 2012) condo offers beauty, elegance, and all modern amenities; it is your quiet gated community retreat within the heart of downtown Santa Fe. This is the only condo at El Corazon with no stairs, and first floor access to the master bedroom. Drop off your luggage and shopping from the parking area just outside your unit before parking your car in your reserved space in the secure, heated, underground garage. Experience the understated luxury of this impeccably maintained sanctuary, from sinking into the Mitchell Gold sofa and leather chairs, to turning in on new, top of the line Stearns and Foster pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms (king in master, full in second bedroom). Crisp white 600 thread count sheets and duvets await you. The entire condo is a high speed WI-fi zone.
You may park right outside your unit, and/or park in your reserved spot in the heated underground parking area. Keycards provide secure entry to the parking garage. Several pedestrian gates to the community are accessed with keycodes that you will be given upon arrival.
Your residence is a scenic three blocks from Santa Fe's 400 year old central plaza, complete with world class dining, shopping, and most importantly, the authentic historic flavor that truly marks Santa Fe as a world class destination. Santa Fe is the second largest art market in North America, with galleries throughout downtown and all along the length of Canyon Road. Excellent skiing is just 30 minutes up the mountain, and the hiking to be had up near the ski area or even closer to town (near St. John's College) is stunning. Take a day trip to Taos on the 'high road' through the small and picturesque towns that help define the special place that is Northern New Mexico.
In summer, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is just a few minutes walk, while the Santa Fe Opera is just 10 minutes away.
Central air conditioning and heat ensure your comfort, while opening the bedroom windows to the sweet mountain air coming from one of the largest private walled terraces at El Corazon is also an excellent choice.
Both bedrooms and the living room have large flat screen HD televisions with super crisp and beautiful satellite signals. Begin a program in the living room, pause, and finish in either one of the bedrooms. Of course, different programs may also be simultaneously viewed in each location. Enjoy Blu-ray DVD's in the master bedroom and living room, as well as excellent clear sound from our ZVOX sound bar in the living room. Connect your iPhone or iPod to the ZVOX with our universal ipod dock and listen to your whole playlist. You can also connect your iPhone/ipod in the master bedroom to your am/FM/clock radio dock.
The modern bathroom has a large glass walk in shower, a granite vanity, and silent drawer storage. A large, full length mirror aids your preparation for the day or evening.
There is a new fitness center housed in the clubhouse building just steps from your unit that includes recumbent bicycles, treadmill and elliptical machines, as well as an all-in-one strength training machine, free weights and balance balls. When you're finished, throw your workout clothes into the HE washer and dryer in your unit; it's supplied with hypo-allergenic and fragrance free detergent.
Access your private outdoor walled terrace directly from the master bedroom and enjoy relaxing with coffee in the morning or wine as the evening commences! There is a Kitchen-Aid stainless steel grill in the patio area ready for your aged steaks or fresh wild (seasonal) salmon; both available along with almost anything else your gourmet cook can dream up from the nearby and very well-stocked Whole Foods. Enjoy using our stainless Kitchen-Aid appliances, Cuisinart pots and pans, and all of the gourmet cooking tools you might need.
Of course, top culinary options in downtown Santa Fe abound, and you'll be able to walk to most of them.
You have access to world class dining as well as local specialties, from award winning Spanish tapas at 'La Boca' and prime steaks at the 'Bull Ring', to the award winning 'Coyote Cafe' where gastronomical wonders await in an elegant dining atmosphere. 'Geronimo' or 'The Compound' make an enticing finish to a stroll up Canyon Road. A visit to 'The Shed' is really not to be missed for their fabulous northern New Mexico chile, truly stunning margaritas and experiencing local Santa Fe flair.
The European ambiance of downtown Santa Fe combined with our bright days and clear nights conspire to make your stay enchanting. Bienvenidos!