|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Enjoy charm, comfort and convenience when you visit Casa de la Luz ('House of Light'). This beautiful home on a lovely, quiet hill is just 7 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. This house boasts all the features of a classic adobe (vigas, beams, latillas, hand-troweled plastered walls, Saltillo tile, Mexican tile backslashes and accents, tin work and old wooden doors) however it feels light and modern, unlike many traditional homes. Perhaps its most unique aspect is the combination of a serene, peaceful setting in such close proximity to the color and excitement of downtown Santa Fe. What a pleasure to stroll down the hill to shop, dine and sight-see, with the option of returning to your quiet retreat whenever you tire of the bustle. And none of the hassle of driving or parking!
The house is decorated with original local art and hand crafted furnishings, and offers amenities for every season. In winter, get cozy by the wood burning fireplace, and in the warmer months, enjoy the many inviting outdoor spaces, including a balcony with wisteria trellis, a garden deck and a private walled terrace.
This newer-construction adobe boasts a great floor plan. The living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen all open on to one another. These rooms, along with the mater bedroom with king size bed and full bath are on the first floor. On the lower level, there is a large open suite, including a sleeping alcove with king bed, full bathroom and sitting area opening onto a private garden. An extra queen size sleeper sofa is provided both upstairs and down for extra guests or children.
With 1600 square feet, the home is large enough to offer privacy for all without losing its intimate feel. Amenities include 3 flat-screen T.V.'s with cable, high-speed wireless internet, dishwasher, washer, dryer and air-conditioning. There is a one car garage with parking available for a second car.Special Note: This property has a permit from the City of Santa Fe for short-term rentals, Permit # 11-00104264. Enjoy the peace of mind that your rental will not be interrupted by the City as it enforces against properties that do not have City permits.
Keywords: Santa Fe Vacation Rental, Adobe Vacation Home, Walking Distance to Santa Fe Plaza
A pair of world travelers, we fell in love with Santa Fe many years ago. Between stints living in Asia, we spent as much time as possible in New Mexico. When we moved to Boulder, Colorado, ten years ago, we were able to fulfill our dream of buying a home in Santa Fe. We have enjoyed creating a space that is classic, stylish and comfortable, and that sits in close proximity to all that Santa Fe has to offer.
Katherine Ward purchased this house in 2002
We chose this historic Eastside neighborhood for its charm and atmosphere, as well as its proximity to downtown. Here, you can wander the lovely back lanes and look for the 1920 Cross of the Martyrs, located at the top of Rosario Hill on Paseo de la Loma (Accessible by stairs from Paseo de la Loma). If you climb the wooden steps to the hill where the cross stands, you will see the following history inscribed on a plaque: In 1598 a group of Spanish colonists, led by Juan de Onate of Zacatecas, Mexico, established a settlement along the banks of the Rio Grande north of present-day Espanola. In 1610 Governor Pedro de Peralta relocated the capital of the province to Santa Fe. Between 1610 and 1680, colonists moved into New Mexico, living primarily along the Rio Grande. Franciscan friars established missions at most of the Indian pueblos. Life was not always peaceful. In order to regain control of their homeland, in 1680, many pueblo people, led by Pope', a San Juan Indian, unitedto drive the colonists out. This action became what is known as the Pueblo Revolt. At this point, the rest of the settlers fled south to El Paso del Norte. It was not until 1693 that the province was peacefully resettled under the leadership of Governor Diego de Vargas.
This Casa was a lovely place to spend Thanksgiving week with family. Conveniently located within walking distance to the Plaza, the,1,600 square foot 2 bedroom rental accommodated all our needs. The space had a cozy personality with furnishings and decor, but not cramped or cluttered. The light was incredible every day; the kitchen was well- stocked; quality and ample linens and towels; separate outdoor spaces to read a book or just breathe the clean air! Katherine was responsive and helpful, and I would definitely rent here on a return trip.
We had a wonderful time staying at Casa de la Luz. It was beautiful, clean, and inviting. We had plenty of room for our party (of 5) and very much enjoyed the southwestern ambiance. There was even a bottle of New Mexico wine waiting for us when we checked in! The owner Kathryn provided us with invaluable information about the area prior to our visit and was instrumental in helping us to plan our trip. We can't wait to stay here again!
The owner is extremely diligent and professional. Location is great. We had a wonderful time.
Everything about this home was perfect. It was a pleasure to be there...
I rented this lovely property for a "girls road trip". We were delighted the moment we drove up to the property, lovely Santa Fe style architecture complex with gorgeous tall sunflowers and bright yellow chamisa in bloom. The home is so tastefully decorated in keeping with the art and culture Santa Fe is so famous for. Neat as a pin, with everything a traveler could want. We especially appreciated the coffee beans and grinder provided, was nice to enjoy a great cup of coffee on the back deck that has a peep view of mountains and a lovely green terraced garden view.
The Casa exceeded our expectations, and given that we had seen pictures on the VBRO website, our expectations were pretty high. The interior is lovely with comfortable Southwest furnishings and a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the access to the outside on each level from small patios and garden for sitting and soaking up the New Mexico warmth, beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds. The neighborhood is quiet and within an easy walk to the Plaza, historical sites and a plethora of good restaurants. There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoying being together, but not feel crowded.
Our owner was very helpful in advance of the trip with information and recommendations for sightseeing within Santa Fe and surrounding spots. We had a wonderful spa experience at 10,000 Waves just out of town, enjoyed the introduction to the history of the area at the Palace Museum, the Santa Clara Pueblo and the Taos Pueblo, and were wowed by the Native American Museum. The High Drive back from Taos was special for seeing the mountainous area and small villages along the way. Chimayo is special for an ancient Sanctuario and a good restaurant. Art is everywhere, indoor and outside. We loved the entire experience and Casa de la Luz could not have been a better home for the week.
Santa Fe is consistently rated one of the world's top travel destinations for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history, cultural diversity, and extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.