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Charming Air Conditioned Condo 4 Blocks to the Plaza - Artista Casita

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Artista Casita in Santa Fe

Exactly what you are looking for in Santa Fe - Plaza close location, fresh air atmosphere and artistic ambience! Be completely relaxed in your own lovely two-story condo in a quiet neighborhood just four blocks north of the Plaza. Inside you will enjoy stretching out in the approximately 1200 square feet featuring Viga ceilings, a Kiva fireplace and tile floors. Enjoy the spacious views and cobalt sky from your large patio with dining for four under the umbrella or cozy cocktails under the portal.

The main level of the house is upstairs with the Queen size master bedroom and private full bath and two walk in closets. Snuggle up in bed and watch the flat panel LCD TV with DVD while enjoying a fire in the remote controlled electric fireplace. This bedroom also has an adorable private courtyard just outside the French doors perfect for coffee and muffins in the morning sun and a BBQ at sunset. The kitchen is fully equipped. After a walk around the Plaza come home to your living room with Kiva fireplace, TV with VCR and open floor plan that is perfect for a get together with friends inside and out onto your patio. Downstairs is the second bedroom with a Queen bed & private full bath and walk in closet (also LCD TV, and VCR).

Park the car and walk! In addition to all the shops, galleries, museums and entertainment you are also only a few blocks from an indoor pool and gym at the Ft Marcy complex. Stroll over to the Plaza for fabulous dining, or walk to a movie. You are only five minutes walking distance to a full grocery store!

Extra amenities for your comfort include air conditioning for summer comfort, radiant floor heating for winter comfort, art books, art supplies and an easel for artistic pursuits of your own! You will be right in the middle of the excitement and charm of Santa Fe at the Artista Casita!

Keywords: Condominium

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Cathy Carey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Cathy Carey

I am an artist and my husband is an engineer who loves to golf! We live in San Diego where I teach art classes at my studio and at the Art Institute of California/San Diego and Brian is a program manager in the design engineering industry. We have two beautiful girls, our good natured golden retrievers. We both love music and met swing dancing, which we also enjoy when we are in Santa Fe, where there is a lively dance community!

Cathy Carey purchased this condo in 2006

Why Cathy Carey chose Historic Eastside

For my 40th birthday we took a vacation to Santa Fe, and we both fell in love with it. I started coming back to Santa Fe after that to teach painting workshops every summer. The first time I came here I knew it was someplace special! The artistic community, fantastic restaurants, culture, shopping, people, architecture and music in the Plaza, it was a full sensory experience! In 2006 my husband and I decided to purchase a condo for our own use and as a future retirement home. Now I teach here in the summer and every other week I paint in the studio I make in the garage. You will see many of my paintings adorning the walls of the condo, Artista Casita!

What makes this condo unique

Several times a year I try to get out and enjoy Santa Fe and to paint the colorful changes. September and October are my favorite times, with the aspens turning in early October. I love walking on the dirt trails all over our neighborhood and overlooking the city with the mountains all around. July and August are wonderful with the music in the plaza and all the summer foliage going strong, outdoor dining and late summer sunsets. Christmas season is magical with the pinon smoke in the air, festive decorations all around and farolitos glowing at night. Early winter is delightful with the bright blue sky and snow! One year we took a sleigh ride outside of town! Spring in Santa Fe is glorious with the fruit trees blooming and floral scents in the air with all the bulb flowers making their way back from winter. I keep my easel and chair in the garage for any artists to use during their stay. The adobe construction keeps the garage cool in the summer and warm in the winter! Anytime of year is great for long walks around the city admiring the architecture, and going to many of the local spas,10,000 waves and La Posada among my favorite! If you have any questions about Santa Fe email me - I consider myself a goodwill ambassador to Santa Fe and know lots of fun places to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This restful haven has been my retreat for all of August. Every feature and

amenity has exceeded my expectations by far. It has been a genuine pleasure to

be here, and it is actually with some regret that I leave to return home. Many

Sep 2008
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Historic Eastside Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Air Conditioned Condo 4 Blocks to the Plaza - Artista Casita
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Santa Fe Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 days at Artista Casita and found it even more comfortable and beautiful than the photos do justice to it. It is indeed an Artist's Home and her gorgeous oil paintings, watercolors and pastels adorn every wall, giving it such warmth and colorful hominess we hated to leave.

The adobe tile floors add to the southwest feel and the fact that they are heated is even better. The decor makes it clear that you are in the southwest, with the wood beam ceilings the kiva fireplace and all the unique Santa Fe decorations, there is no question you are in New Mexico.

And the location is just great. It's so close to the Plaza, we walked to lunch or dinner every day. We're always concerned about traffic noise whenever we travel, but this is as quiet and peaceful as being in the country!

Will definitely choose this lovely place again, hoping our next Santa Fe visit will be in the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you’ll revisit and enjoy Artista Casita again!
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  • 5 of 5

Always love the ambiance of Santa Fe wherever you go.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It is a special place!
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Phoenix, AZ

A very homey vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Cathy's vacation home has a very warm and welcoming feeling. Her decorations and art work is exquisite. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Cathy also provided us some very useful tips around Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Burlington, VT

Charming well equipped condo close to the plaza. We loved nightly sunsets on the deck.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. We would definitely put it on our return to list for future visits

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Artists Casita!
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Very Nice Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

The Artista Casita is a really nice place to stay in Santa Fe. The location, just north of the Plaza, is quite good and the Casita itself is well equipped and comfortable. The group of condos is well maintained and attractive. We did some cooking and found the kitchen very workable. The upstairs main bed was comfortable and the bathroom served us well. Nice place - recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I chose beautiful Santa Fe as a mother/daughter retreat this summer. How very fortunate for us that we also chose the lovely Artista Casita. It is beautifully decorated with comfortable seating areas inside and also on the great outside deck. We were delighted with the owner's artwork and interior decorating. Stayed for two weeks and found we could walk to the Plaza or easily access nearby roads for day trips north. Absolutely a perfect location for all adventures or spending the day on the covered deck with a glass of wine and a good book! The small complex is very attractive, quiet and beautifully landscaped. Just a very special, tucked away, wonderful surprise. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at Artista Casita! We love Santa Fe so much and it's great to share it with people!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
De Vargas Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Canyon road
Nearest Point of Interest
The Railyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants along Marcy
Nearest Point of Interest
Ft Marcy Rec Center

Just 4 blocks to the world famous Santa Fe Plaza, with the museums, shopping and dining you come to Santa Fe to experience. Browse the galleries on canyon road and the plaza, go to the opera, see the many live theatre and music performances. The winter skiing is just 15 miles to the local lifts, also enjoy sledding, cross country skiing, and snow boarding. Or try a unique winter pastime like sleigh rides through the beautiful National forest in a horse drawn sleigh!

Park the car and walk! In addition to all the shops, galleries, museums and entertainment you are also only a few blocks from an indoor pool and gym at the Ft Marcy complex. Stroll over to the Plaza for fabulous dining, or walk to a movie. You are only five minutes walking distance to a full grocery store!

Other Activities: Opera, art galleries, shopping, dining, casinos

Golf: Golfing in Santa Fe and the area is a real treat. Because many Indian Pueblos have spent millions on creating golf courses and resorts locally, some of the most beautiful and rewarding golf is in this area.

If you are just making a quick visit to the area, and want to get in a quick game, the municipal golf and local club offer that for you as well.

Below are a sampling of golf facilities to check out on your next visit to Santa Fe and the area.

Isleta Eagle Golf Course is just 10 minutes south of Albuquerque or 80 minutes from Santa Fe. -

Black Mesa is only about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe off Hwy 399 -

Santa Fe Country Club

Marty Sanchez Links De Santa Fe Golf Course -

Twin Warriors Golf Club -

Ski: Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles from the heart of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States. The Millennium Triple Chairlift will take snow sport enthusiasts to a new height of 12,075 feet and some of the southwest's finest skiing. The vistas atop Ski Santa Fe are unsurpassed and act as the gateway for thrills including steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, gladed tree-skiing, and plenty of groomers.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.44%

$100 cleaning fee, $50 accidental non-refundable damage fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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