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George Amos

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

Beautiful Mountain Views, Beamed Ceilings, 2 Fireplaces

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

New Mexico Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Guest House on the Hill is on two and a half acres with the owners' home in Tesuque, just five minutes from historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Your guest house has a living room with three French doors and an adobe-walled patio, both looking out to Santa Fe Baldy, Tesuque Peak, and the Santa Fe Ski Basin. There is a large master bedroom with a fireplace and king-size bed, a second bedroom with a queen-size bed, a sofa bed in the living room, and a fully equipped kitchen.

THE BASE RATE FOR TWO IS $150 PER NIGHT. FOR 3 0R 4, THE RATE IS $195.

The owners, George and Donna Amos, live next door and enjoy passing on tips for exploring remote Anasazi ruins, mountain and desert hikes, cross-country skiing, museums, art galleries, Indian pueblos and dances, and restaurants. The guest house has a library of books on the Southwest.

Keywords: Guesthouse

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
George Amos (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

About George Amos

George & Donna Amos, former teachers, now Realtors, have lived in Santa Fe for 35 years and enjoy welcoming people to their guest house from all over the world. We gladly provide suggestions for enjoying the mountains, mesas, opera, concerts, shopping, distinctive restaurants, museums, historic places, Anasazi ruins, pueblo ceremonies, skiing, hikes, and trips to little-known places in Northern New Mexico.

George was Chairman of the English Department at Louisiana College from 1970 to 1978. He also taught at Louisiana Tech and Arkansas Central University. He was Realtor of the Year in Santa Fe in 1998.

Donna was Teacher of the Year in 1976 in central Louisiana and taught there, at Santa Clara Pueblo and in Santa Fe.

George Amos purchased this cottage in 1979

Why George Amos chose New Mexico

Views, country setting in Tesuque yet convenient to town, cozy adobe-style casita.

What makes this cottage unique

Country quiet yet convenience to town, authentic Santa Fe adobe-style home with vigas (log beams), kiva fireplaces, patio with views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The highlight of our trip was George's recommended trip to the Jemez Mountains - spectacular scenery, Anasazi ruins, and especially lunch at Los Ojos Bar and Grill, an authentic Old West saloon, with juke box, pool table, cowboys, Indians, elk and bear skins on the wall, and great buffalo burgers.
Mar 2009
  • 1 of 25

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

Beautiful Mountain Views, Beamed Ceilings, 2 Fireplaces
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 52 reviews
5

Adobe style, mountain views, short drive to Sante Fe

  • 5 of 5

We were specifically looking for something that looked and felt old style Santa Fe and this guesthouse delivered. It looks exactly like the pictures: adobe style walls, kiva fireplace in the living room and master bedroom, wooden beams, wooden floors, tons of NM tapestry and very cosy. There is an abundance of books/games and information. The bottle of red wine and phone call to ask if there was anything we needed was a nice touch. The beds were comfortable, the towels fluffy and the mountain views from the living room and master bedroom were breathtaking. We loved that there was a washer and dryer ( plus detergent!) and a cooler to use for day trips. The place is a little older, so if you are looking for pristine and sparkly new with state of the art things, it's not for you. And yes, there is a lot of decoration on all surfaces and not a lot of empty drawers and closets. But for us it was a non issue , because this place oozes New Mexico charm and it feels like you are staying at a friends house !

We were here with cool weather so had no opportunity to use the patio, but I can imagine it would have been awesome to sit on it and take in even more of the view.

We would recommend this place and hope to be able to come again. It is most definitely good value for money in the Santa Fe area. No cleaning fees!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at the guest house! Mr. Amos was very attentive. He brought candy to our children and he put out lanterns for Christmas Eve; we truly appreciate it. This is an older building, exactly what you would expect when visiting Santa Fe and my wife loved the decoration and the style of the house. The town is only a short drive and it is also very easy to access the ski area which was important to us. If it will be available at our next visit we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henryetta, Ok
5

5th Visit

  • 5 of 5

Bottom Line: (For all renters with issues) We have been returning to Santa Fe on a yearly basis for nearly 20 years and this guesthouse is definitely the best price( no cleaning fees, pet fees, etc to run up the daily cost) and, without a doubt, a superior mountain view. Price, pets, location....you cannot beat it.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bandera, Texas
5

adobe heaven

  • 5 of 5

I was in Santa Fe 60 years ago. this house reminds me of that time period. great view of the mountains. plenty of room for two couples. far enough away from Santa Fe. read one of Dorothy l. Pillsbury books on early Santa Fe, this will give you a good idea what this house is like. very, very relaxing. the décor is very impressive. good kitchen. washer and dryer. had a bird feeder on the patio. saw a lot of birds. this would be a great retreat for newly wed, or anyone just wanting to get away for a while. We took day trips to Taos, Acoma, and several other places. there was a folder on the table as you go into the house listing the things to see and recommended places to eat. good recommendations. We plan to stay here again the next time we are in Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love guests who love the simple old genuine Santa Fe. Thank you so much for appreciating that.
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Connecticut
2

A Mixed Bag

  • 2 of 5

While we understand others positive comments - the patio, the views, the hummingbirds, location, etc. - they are able to overlook a lot of other issues.

It doesn't appear as if any maintenance has been done to this place in years.

Welcome to the patio, duck every time under the unprunded plant. Open the door, which sticks mercilessly. Set down your stuff, get comfortable, except that nearly every surface is covered with clutter, nearly every drawer is full, every closet is filled. Your stuff will just have to stay in your suitcase. Photos on this sight don't reflect the level of clutter. Take a hot shower, but without temperature controls be prepared to get frozen and scalded in the course of seconds. The shower heads are crusted with mineral deposits and only put out half volume. Don't worry about seeing in the shower with little light and opaque shower curtains. It's a private place, unless you want to close the door of the second bath that has been broken for ??? long. Don't bump the bare light bulb in the main bathroom. Grill a meal, but the grill is inoperable and not even hooked up. Probably been that way for years. The "back yard" and entry look uncared for.

The kitchen is well equipped, with items that look to have been procured from second-hand stores or are just that old. The can opener doesn't work. Don't expect to do much prep work with all of those surfaces covered with clutter. The stove isn't level - eggs all go to one side of a skillet, but none of the cooking pots or pans have flat bottoms anyway and non-stick ones are worn through. Ignore the electical outlet that's pulling away from the wall and has a 3-gang plug to accommodate extra items being plugged in, or the extra ground wire that runs from the light switch to the incoming gas line (?) right in the way so your hand hits it every time you turn the light on or off. You'll barely notice with the scarce amount of light in the kitchen, anyway. Eat at the quaint dinning room table, but beware the rungs that are falling out of the quaint chairs least you find yourself on the quaint floor.

Cleanliness lacked in some areas. The bed sheets were good, but the bed sags in the middle. Open windows for fresh air if you can, some are missing cranks, won't open well or won't close.

The last two days, we were driven from the nice patio by cigarette smoke that was nearly constant. We even had to close the front screen doors.

So it is quaint, has views, location and, for us, issues galore.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have gone over the issues in this review with the current tenants, and they did not agree that they were true concerns except for the window which wasn't closing fully, though we will address the things mentioned. They have not been mentioned by others over the twenty-plus years we have been renting.
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Strasburg Co
2

Wonderful location, intrusive host!

  • 2 of 5

I feel like I am in the twilight zone as far as the previous reviews seem to go. We rented the main portion of the house as the guest house was not available, maybe our experience would have been different. The house was fine nothing special, a bit dirty, but okay. The views were marvelous. The owner was intrusive, he was on site three of our first four days, on one occasion we returned to find him in the house! Very uncomfortable to say the least, a phone call to ask permission would have been appreciated for sure, he had our #. We left a day early as we no longer felt comfortable leaving the property .We weren't sure what our dog might do to this stranger, to her, coming in on her, and we couldn't take her to the final National Park we wanted to see. Very disappointed in our experience, I only gave in an extra star because the area the house was in was so beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have sent our apologies to Mrs. Hermann before receiving this review. Except for one occasion, when for an emergency I had to look as soon as possible for some files, I asked permission to come in. We've also already contacted her to ask for a mailing address (I can only find an email address) to send a refund for the day they didn't stay, but I have not heard back. This is the first really negative review we've had in over 25 years and a sad occasion for us. I believe all our other reviews reflect the positive experience our property has provided over those many years.
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Map

Santa Fe Plaza
"Historic Plaza and Palace of the Governors, from 1610. Native American vendors certified by ..."
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel
Tesuque Village Market
St. Francis Cathedral
Museum of Fine Arts
Madrid Town At NM
Loretto Line Tours of Santa Fe
New Mexico History mMuseum
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: necessary

Shidoni Foundry and Sculpture Garden, Tesuque Village Market, San Ildefonso Pueblo (art and native dances) Santa Fe Opera, Bandelier National Monument, casinos, Ancient ruins, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Native American Culture, International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe Children's Museum, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
MLK
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates listed are for two people. 3-4 people = $195/night. 5 people =$250/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

New Mexico Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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