Need to sleep more than 2? See listing #434187 Same location, $100/nite
About Donald Kotowski
Yes, dear Reader - that photo was taken atop Mt St Helens in August, 1979. Mt St Helens got a 3000 ft haircut in May, 1980. The mountain in the background is Mt Rainier. This tells you much about me - I was an avid hiker, climber, bicycler and all-round adventurer - business and health permitting. I had fallen in love with New Mexico when I attended University here in 1959. The passage of time made living in northern climes increasingly difficult. What better place to spend my "Golden Years" in the forever sunny, rarely snow covered, user friendly clime of New Mexico?
Donald Kotowski purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Donald Kotowski chose Picacho Hills
Las Cruces is located in the Chihuahua Desert and is surrounded by the incredible rocky peaks of the Organ Mountains, the San Andreas Mountains, and some of the most beautiful desert landscape in the US. The hiking possibilities are endless as are the activities for the young at heart and at least moderately fit. New Mexico State University has many activities which are community oriented throughout the year. This property is located in a country club community near all the wonders Las Cruces provides
What makes this Apartment unique
Why do I love this house, this property, this community? Among other benefits: Space! Space! Space! Additional benefits? Mature community, seasoned citizens like me (geezers), access to the university community, unique culture with roots back to the 1500's. Restaurant wait help that invariably asks "Red or Green?" (chilies) after you have ordered a spicy entree. I assure you - that is unique to New Mexico
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please advise owner you are planning a party/eve
Minimum age of primary renter:21
If you need to sleep more than two, check VRBO #434187, same location, sleeps 6, only $100/nite
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful & peaceful
The owner was great at communication, check in was a breeze! The property is nestled quietly in an upscale neighborhood. We were not at the property much, just for sleep and shower. But the kitchen has everything you need and the owner is very generous about providing anything you need for a perfect stay.
I brought my own pillow as always, the bed was very comfy. Extra blanket provided upon request.
The backyard is absolutely breathtaking!
The owners dogs are super friendly and playful, I think my husband misses them.
Donald made our stay very comfortable and he was great with suggestions on where to eat, sight see, etc
We will definitely come back here next time we're in town.
Not a bad little place to stay
An older property within a country club community. It was a little hard to find in the dark. Owner lives onsite and was very nice. Limited TV service but there was Netflix which was good.
Only minor complaint was property seemed a little dirty as tile floor needs to be cleaned, but overall was good place to stay. Owner does have 3 dogs but were very well behaved.
The tiles on the floor were installed 35 years ago. The stains are permanent. The floors are mopped prior to each guest's occuancy; The casita is thououghly cleaned each time. No mean feat. This is not a motel room with limited amenities. It is a fully equipped, one bedroom apartment. Host typically spends 4 t 8 man hours cleaning in preparation for each guest. Thank you for yor review. We do our best
Clean, Cute and Homey
Our host went above and beyond to make our stay in the Casita an enjoyable experience...for us and our dog. Casita was well stocked, no need to use any of the 'extras' I brought from home although I was a bit uncomfortable using the beautiful dish's and opted to get some unbreakable paper for our use. Anything that wasn't already there, all we had to do was ask. The yard was also beautiful and completely fenced to make it very pet friendly. Our dog got along with the 'locals' , lost a little weight from all the playing, and slept like a baby most of the way back to SD. Thank you Donald, for making our 1st experience with VRBO exceptional. This will be our preferred option for lodging on any future trips to Las Cruces and we will be sure to recommend to any body we know coming that way.
Not fancy, but comfy
Comfortable queen bed. Clean bathroom and useable kitchen. Very quiet and beautiful neighborhood. Host is very attentive and helpful. We enjoyed our stay
Dog friendly but quirky rental
This rental met my top three needs. Dog friendly, in Picacho, and less than $100 per night. I had a lot planned so the small TV and small antique settee instead of a comfortable couch was not a problem. The kitchen has everything you might need to prepare a meal. There was a nice shower with plenty of hot water. This is a budget offering in a high end neighborhood. To me, this was much quieter than a hotel and the yard was nice for my dog. There is a gate you will have to leave your car to open and close as you come and go. The owners dogs were very sweet. I was presented with a License to Use agreement to sign when I arrived. I haven't had to do that before and I didn't ask what would happen if I didn't want to sign it.
Thanks for your review, Veronica.
Re TV. I agree, too small. Issue being addressed.
RE: setee: Thr casita is 576 sq ft.. A couch suited for a two bedroom unit would overpower the room. Further, (for me) it must adhere to the decor of the casita. The setee does so. I am always looking for ways to enhance the casita. Perhaps I will find a slightly larger couch which fits the casita decor soon.
Thanks for your comments.
Comfortable Casita in a Very Nice Neighborhood!
This Casita was just right for us. Perfect size for a couple. Kitchen well supplied with everything we needed! There was even a patio in the back with barbecue grill for our use. The bedroom had lots of storage and a large closet. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom had lots of counter space and a very nice shower. The location in a good safe subdivision was convenient to hiking and state parks. The price was right and the owner very easy to communicate with. Emails are answered promptly. All of our needs were met.