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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Santa Fe Artist's Retreat:Luxury&Location; Spacious&Beautiful

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Santa Fe Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This beautifully remodeled home will delight your senses and be a quiet and inspiring spot to spend your vacation in The City Different. The wonderful new RailYard district is just a 10' walk, the historic Santa Fe Plaza is just another 10' farther. The Plaza and Canyon Road are both a 5' drive or less.

This special place is fully furnished and decorated with an artist's eye. The space is light and bright with skylights and French doors to the garden from the bedrooms and living room. Exterior walls are solid earth and stone; windows are double- and triple- paned. The warm, evocative lighting and wood-burning fireplace create a magical ambience for romantic evenings.

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, jacuzzi tub, office/painting/music studio, living room, large kitchen. The open-concept living and kitchen area are great for entertaining.

NEW KITCHEN UPGRADES: The kitchen has new Frigidaire appliances with super-quiet dishwasher, a semipro gas range with 18,000 btu burner, and pro cookware.

INTERNET & TV UPGRADES: HIGHEST SPEED Internet connection available from Comcast - speeds up to 120mbps - 10 to 20 times faster than most residential connections. 3 TVs have built-in streaming on demand including activated HBO, SHOWTIME, 24-hour News, Netflix, Amazon Prime, FOX, A&E, PBS, sports channels and many many more including Broadcast channels in HD.

Beehive fireplace, walled private garden, 3 flat-screen TVs, Hi-Speed internet, Wi-Fi, cell phone amplifier for excellent connectivity, 24' LCD computer monitor for your laptop (DVI).

The friendly local caretaker is an amazing chef with years of experience catering weddings, fundraisers, museum events, and small to large private dinners. Let her show you what local New Mexican home-cooked food is all about and share a meal with friends and family in the privacy of your home-away-from-home. She is a Santa Fe native and can help you with just about anything you might need during your stay.

We want you to have a beautiful experience here - be sure to check out the reviews and see how our guests have appreciated their stays here. Many have returned for subsequent visits.

Full cleaning and laundry services available through the duration of your stay.

Long or short term leases, rates variable based on lease term.

Keywords: from $100-$150/night; generous long-term rates;

Your restful and private retreat from which to explore;

2 baths

Casita, House, Home, Artist Studio;

New washer and dryer

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I lived and worked in Santa Fe for 17 years and found my career as an artist there. Santa Fe has a charm and 'vibe' that is addictive - one of the most artistically stimulating places in the world - the natural beauty, native Hispanic and Native American heritage, and lovely people permeate this place with positive, creative energy. I bought this house and renovated it thinking I would move back to Santa Fe permanently. Although my work has taken me elsewhere, this house is a treasure and I love to share it. My primary work has been the restoration and renovation of the interiors of several historic churches including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis 1 block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza as well as San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church on the plaza in Old Town Albuquerque. Google John Alan Design to see some of this work.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose New Mexico

Old world charm, smaller community, world-class opera, galleries, museums, skiing, hiking, - truly 'the city different.'

What makes this condo unique

10 minute walk to beautiful new railyard district with world-class art galleries, shopping, and fine dining. 15'-20' walk to historic Santa Fe Plaza. Fully and beautifully furnished with an artist's eye. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, jacuzzi tub, office/painting/music studio, living room, large kitchen, open living and kitchen area great for entertaining. Beehive fireplace, walled private garden, 3 flat-screen TVs 2 WITH BUILT-IN ROKU, cable and hi-speed internet, Wi-Fi, cell phone amplifier for excellent connectivity. Light and bright with skylights and French doors to garden from bedrooms and living room. NEW WASHER AND DRYER! NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCES! Full catering, laundry, and additional cleaning services available with prior arrangement. Long or short term leases, rates variable based on lease term.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)
Santa Fe Artist's Retreat:Luxury&Location; Spacious&Beautiful
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Really Nice Place, Very Reasonable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and comfortable, and loved being in the Railyard district ... close to everything ... restaurants and Wholefoods Market. Rose, the manager, cooked a wonderful authentic Santa Fe dinner for the four us that was ready the first night we arrived. The Chocolate Maven nearby is a MUST for a full breakfast or a sweet treat. The owner is easy to deal with and we definitely plan on staying there again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Santa Fe before but after reading all the reviews for the artist retreat, we couldn't wait. This place was beautiful and convenient to everything. Rose, the care taker, was amazing! She waited for us to get in from our late flight, showed us around the home and was just a phone call away if we needed her!!! We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a charming place to stay while in Santa Fe!!!! And definitely eat at the Tuneup, which is within walking distance, very yummy!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just the best. Great location, very clean with comfortable beds and good lighting. This was our first time in Santa Fe and I have to say when we drove up and saw the gate and the wall, we were a little worried. But, inside it looks exactly like the pictures - beautiful! We were there in a chilly March, but it was fine. Big heavy curtains for nighttime that pull back to let the sun shine in everywhere. Parking was easy; the caretaker was so helpful and full of information and there was a well-stocked library to help us decide where to tour. If we are ever in Santa Fe again, we will try to stay here. In the meantime, I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don't Look at This!!

  • 5 of 5

My conscience got the best of me. I wasn't going to review this property because it's so good that I wanted to try to keep it a secret. Obviously that's not possible and my guilty thought is out now.

I've rented many times through VRBO as well as other rental sites and am very picky about certain features such as lighting. Almost didn't rent this house because the photos showed too few lamps in the living room. The ceiling lighting was so well done! I abhor ceiling lighting but the way this was so expertly lit it lent a truly cheerful atmosphere to the living room. Non-obtrusive, dimmable ceiling lighting was throughout the home.

Next on my ''picky list'' are linens and beds. I thought I had the best at home but after sleeping on the bed here, well just say it's going to cost me a ton of money. The usual morning aches and pains were ''cured'' and I now realize I have to buy a new bed.

Seriously this house is a find! The bathrooms, though not shown in the photos, were exceptionally clean and very adequate. Huge plus was the hand held shower in the master bath although the diverter from the main shower head was a challenge to find.

This home is exceptionally appointed. The artwork is off the scale beautiful as are the furnishings. The bedspread in the master bedroom is so beautiful I was afraid to use it! The kitchen is well equipped and very clean. Since we were there in the cold, we didn't use the outside garden area but it did look very inviting. This home is on a quiet street and nicely located. Rose met us upon arrival and she is a gem.

Often I am in Santa Fe on business and will look no further for my next place to stay. This is IT!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our very first experience with VRBO and a very positive one!! Our month at this retreat was nothing short of spectacular! Home is exactly as photos project - very large bedrooms with plenty of drawer space and very comfortable beds. Kitchen is well stocked though we only used it for breakfast and lunch as there were so many good local restaurants which we visited once a day. Enjoyed many lunches and happy hours on our private patio. Do not miss as previous tenants have recommended: La Choza (make reservations), Tomasitas (splurge on the stuffed soapapilla dessert), Tia Sophia's for breakfast or lunch, Orlando's in Taos, Rancho de Chimayo in Chimayo; all were wonderful!!

Other adventures were the flea market in Teseque, shopping in Taos, driving up into the Santa Fe National Forest north of Pecos when aspens were at their peak, shopping local artisans at Governors Palace, Los Alamos, Bandolier Monument, Cumbre-Toltec railroad and hiking to top of Tent Rocks. There are 2 Whole Foods and 1 Trader Joe's within walking distance. Santa Fe Farmers market at the Railyard district on Saturday should not be missed! Be sure to visit the large Catholic church just off the Santa Fe plaza - St. Francis Basilica - owner of retreat headed up interior remodel/painting several years ago. Absolutely beautiful!!. Highlight of our trip had to be the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - magical is the word that comes to mind. Once in a lifetime experience. Should we ever travel to Santa Fe again, I know where we will be staying!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Santa Fe Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (with high school and college kids) just returned from a week at this lovely home. It is exactly as pictured and we felt like guests in someone's home rather than a "rental property" like other VRBO properties we have stayed in. We appreciated the local decor, comfortable beds and a private patio area. It was a great place to return to after day trips to Taos, Tent Rock, Albuquerque, Bandalier, and a rafting trip. If we return to Santa Fe we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World-Class Fine Dining, Unique Local Cuisine, International Museums and Galleries, Great Skiing in winter (X-country and Downhill), 3rd largest art market in the US

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Rates & Availability

Santa Fe Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Holidays
May 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$950
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

RATES VARY FROM $85-$150/night depending on number of guests and time of year. $500 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH FINAL PAYMENT. CONTACT OWNER FOR EXACT QUOTE. Payment by check or via Paypal, credit card via Paypal.

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Amenities

Santa Fe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Wonderful Jacuzzi tub for after-ski or after-hike soak.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Fantastic luxury mattress from Denver Mattress Co. Not too firm, not too soft, Queen size Beds (1) Another super quality mattress from Denver Mattress Co., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High-quality inflatable queen mattress available for use in office/studio
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very nice 88-key electronic piano in studio - fully weighted keys for true piano touch and feel

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