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Authentic Santa Fe Charm near the Plaza-Casita del Sol

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full-size fold-out couch, sleeps 3

Casita del Sol is the epitome of the charming, authentic casita that everyone looks for when visiting Santa Fe, located within a 10-15 min. (.7 mile) walk of old Santa Fe's picturesque plaza. In the summer, enjoy our walled garden (shared with our other casita) as well as a private bistro table and chairs in the rear of the casita. In the winter, cozy up by your own kiva fireplace. It is very secluded and quiet, featuring authentic hand-painted Mexican tile and coved ceilings with original vigas, furnished with hand-carved Southwestern style furniture. The bedroom features fine linens for a wonderful night's sleep. There is a full-size sleeper sofa in the living room area. The sunny atmosphere is the result of skylights throughout. Tastefully decorated with attractive artwork and hand-woven rugs. Off-street parking available as well as laundry facilities. Upon your arrival, you will find all the ingredients for a continental breakfast! The casita is maintained with care and pride.

Long-Term Owners: My husband and I have owned this property for over thirteen years. In that time we have established a number of return guests who come year after year, saying that this is the best accommodations they have ever stayed in while in Santa Fe.

Cooling: A/C: The property does not have air conditioning and it is not necessary. This is the original adobe construction which has been used in New Mexico for centuries. The adobe walls keep the casitas cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The only kind of air conditioning that I could put in these historic buildings would be window units and I refuse to do that as they can be quite noisy and unsightly. We do have fans, as well as a portable air conditioner available for the summer months if people want to use them. In addition, in Santa Fe, the nights are 25-30 degrees cooler than the days, so we do not have warm summer nights. We have guests who return every summer and know that the casitas are very comfortable. I remember a couple from Southern California who stayed with us a few years ago. They were concerned that there was no air conditioning, but they decided to stay anyway. They later told me that they were totally comfortable and were very pleased to have stayed in our property.

Miscellaneous: One week stay minimum. No cleaning fees, no security deposit, no contracts.

Please see our other listings #133266 and #3582276

Santa Fe Short Term Rental License #17-00143567

More Details

Roxanne Connan
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Roxanne Connan

My husband and I have had the pleasure of owning 102 Peña Place for 15 years. I really enjoy managing the property and knowing the people who come back year after year. We have lived in Santa Fe for over sixteen years and live a little bit outside of the city limits. We have a 19-year-old son, two collies and a cat.

Roxanne Connan purchased this house in 2002

Why Roxanne Connan chose Santa Fe

When I first saw it, I knew it was the one because of the privacy, quiet and peacefulness. Short walk (10-15 minutes) to the plaza, but less expensive than staying on the East side. A few blocks from the new Railyard.

What makes this house unique

I always put in the makings for a breakfast (cereal, milk, juice, bread, jam, fruit, butter) so people won't have to arrive in the afternoon and then immediately go find a grocery store.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very authentic 'casita' compound! Charming and comfortable with a great kiva fireplace. We used and enjoyed it nightly due to the unseasonably cool weather. Very well appointed and enjoyed the surprise breakfast goodies. We spent a very romantic seven days with great privacy and quiet!
May 2015
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Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

Casita del Sol is located in the historic Guadalupe district, at 102 Pena Place. It is a short walk to the Santuario de Guadalupe, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Palace of the Governors, etc. Restaurants within easy walking distance include the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the well known Coyote Café, the renowned Pink Adobe, as well as many others. There are many shops and galleries filled with lots of interesting and attractive merchandise. Enjoy hiking, golf, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, live theater, opera, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and sledding.

Other Activities: World famous Santa Fe Opera summer season.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-size
  • Queen-size bed in bedroom, full-size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Flat screen television, satellite service with HBO. Washer and dryer available.


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Authentic Santa Fe Charm near the Plaza-Casita del Sol
average rating of 4.925 based on 52 reviews
Richmond, VA

Does Not Disappoint

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, I have stayed in a number of places in Santa Fe - some of them very expensive and all very nice. However, Casita del Sol became my favorite the minute I walked in. It balances charm with functionality and comfort. There is great attention to detail in terms of the amenities that are provided, the space is well laid out and the architecture and decor are classic and welcoming. The location is good - close to everything but quiet. The owners are great to deal with - organized, friendly and responsive. I would stay here again in a NY minute (well actually, I guess that should be a NM minute). Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sherry, Wow! This is high praise indeed. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to add them to our HomeAway listing. I know this will help others in the future who are looking for an accommodation. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Roxanne
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Adventure in Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

One measure of a rental property's success is determined by how the owners respond to a glitch. Because of weather related events, (rain and an unexpected heavy wet snowfall in late April), sugar ants made an appearance and the bedroom skylight sprung a leak. Roxanne and Andy, quickly addressed both issues and I was able to continue my sojourn with little inconvenience. I will heartily recommend Casita Del Sol to friends and I hope to return for another adventure in New Mexico.


  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larry, Thanks so much for your patience with the snow-related events in your casita. I am glad that you feel we addressed your concerns quickly. You were a wonderful guest and we would be pleased to have you come back anytime. Roxanne
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This is a beautiful property, plenty of privacy and quiet at night.

  • 4 of 5

I was here for about six weeks, leaving tomorrow. Roxanne is very responsive if anything needs doing. This casita has a new dishwasher and stove. Laundry is very convenient and the neighborhood is convenient to many parts of Santa Fe which I enjoyed exploring. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

102 Pena was a great place to stay. It was within walking distance from Downtown and the Farmers Market. The place itself was equipped with just about everything you needed. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. & Mrs. N, Many thanks for your kind review and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that I was not able to meet you as we were out of the country. I would hope to be able to rectify that if you come again. Regards, Roxanne Connan
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Cohasset, CA, USA

Very comfortable, well appointed, special touches!

  • 5 of 5

This casa was just like a home away from home! It's obvious that the owner wants folks to enjoy themselves, relax, and feel as if they are in her home. She left a basket of goodies for us (cookies, local coffee, shampoo, toothpaste and much more!!) The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The bedroom had ample space to hang our clothes, as well as a large dresser for folded things. And, the location was perfect. We walked to town nearly everyday (the others we drove to take in the many historical and interesting sights!) And, the price was VERY reasonable!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wellington, New Zealand

Delightful Santa Fe stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this charming adobe cottage in Santa Fe. There is one bedroom with an ensuite, and a pull-out sofa bed in the lounge. The owner was very easy to deal with and even rang the day after arrival to check we were ok. I was attending a course at the La Fonda Hotel, which was an easy 15 min walk each day. There were numerous restaurants within a 5 min walk, including a very good Indian restaurant. We cooked a few meals, and appreciated the kitchen supplies as well as the continental breakfast provided for the first morning.

Only a few minor quibbles, which were not big issues, but may be useful for others. The en-suite nature of the bathroom means that anyone using the sofa bed has to go through the bedroom first to get to the toilet, potentially waking the other person up. We had a small infestation of ants in the kitchen, which was our fault for leaving out a knife covered with strawberry jam.

Overall a very enjoyable stay and would recommend to all other travellers.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Regarding the ants, I wish you had let us know. We do have a service that could have come over that same day to take care of the problem. But otherwise, it seems that you enjoyed your stay. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this up, as future guests will benefit from reading your review. Although New Zealand is a long way, we hope that you can come again in the future! Regards, Roxanne
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to arrival date. With notification of desire to cancel 30 days or less before arrival, we will make every effort to re-rent the casita and if we are able to, we will happy refund all or part of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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