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Casa la Vista: Historic Location - 2 Bedroom Townhome - 3 Blocks to the Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


North Hills Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome with 2 Bedrooms and 2 Baths

Permit #: 16-00135634

Light filled, spacious, air-conditioned Casa La Vista is located in a gated compound 3 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. Its intimate balcony offer views of sunsets and mountain ranges as backdrop to the Cathedral-by-the-Plaza. Designed by an award winning architect/builder, Casa La Vista provides classic Southwest ambiance with its high viga-beam ceilings, sky lights, brick floors and kiva fireplace.

Guests are greeted by two levels of generous living/gathering spaces. The primary level comprises a well equipped kitchen, cozy dining area and spacious, comfortable living room. Bed and bath are tucked discretely behind the kitchen. Lower level showcases a spacious master bedroom suite with copious closet space and a large, sunken Mexican tiled bath/shower that looks out onto a very private, well-maintained garden. Access to the lower level is via a wide spiral stair case.

Sleeping accommodations include a king bed in the master bedroom, and two twin beds in the second bedroom and a sleeper-sofa in the living room.

Off-street parking is provided for 1 vehicle: adjacent to front door. There is also a garage that may be used upon request if you have a 2nd vehicle.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Richard A Woodruff
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

The casa was so relaxing and the details that surrounded us spoke of hospitality. It has been like a good book; each day has revealed a new treasure to notice.
Dec 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa la Vista: Historic Location - 2 Bedroom Townhome - 3 Blocks to the Plaza
average rating of 4.928571 based on 18 reviews
Plymouth, Michigan

The perfect spot! A cozy, private haven within walking distance of great restaurants, & shopping.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a two week stay at Casa La Vita; it suited us perfectly. The layout is open, yet cozy. It is comfortably furnished and has some wonderful examples southwestern artwork. While the casa is part of a complex and shares a common courtyard, we found it to be both quiet and private. There are several lovely spots to sit and relax including the two balconies and the walled garden off the master suite. Another asset is that the views from the kitchen, dining room, and sitting area face west affording a great view of some wonderful sunsets. The master bedroom suite is quite large with a huge closet including a washer and dryer tucked into one corner - very convenient!

While staying here, we often walked to the local shops, museums, and restaurants. Although we had a car it was nice not to have to worry about parking. The walk back to the casa does include an uphill stint on Otero. We noticed it, but it wasn’t that much of a challenge – and were senior citizens.

In addition to visiting the local sites, like the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (both highly recommended), we also went on some longer forays. Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch, Los Alamos, Taos, the Earthship Biotecture, and the Turquoise Trail were adventures easily accomplished within a day.

Often after having spent the day exploring, we decided to return to the sanctuary of the casa and have dinner in the comfort of "our home". We found the kitchen had everything we needed rather we were just having coffee in the morning or making dinner in the evening.

An added plus to all of this is Richard. Whenever we had a question he always got right back to us with just what we needed to know.

Next time we are in Santa Fe we will definitely return to Casa La Vita!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very lovely home tucked away in a compound off of Otero St.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay very much. The house is very comfortable and clean and has very nice furnishings, linens and kitchen ware.

It is a short 3 block walk to the Plaza, which was very convenient for shopping and dining without having to park the car. (Just be prepared for a steep incline on the walk back home going north on Otero St!! You'll get your exercise!) There is a fairly steep winding staircase from the first level down to the master bedroom. There are no window coverings on the master bath window or on the door out to the master bedroom patio. While the backyard is fenced and has many trees, bushes , shrubs, etc, it was a little unnerving to use the large master bath/shower minus window treatments. The master bedroom has a huge storage/closet area. There are some nice views from the veranda off of the dining area looking west, so we could enjoy a few sunsets and a very small view of some mountains west of Santa Fe. The view of the Cathedral out the living room window is nice, although trees are beginning to interfere with the view. All in all, it was a really quiet, peaceful area with nice landscaping. We met Annie, the caretaker of the property - she was so nice! We did have to deal with parking off property for several days due to concrete work in the driveway, but we were notified both by email and personally by Annie in advance, which we appreciated. I definitely hope to return at some point!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples visiting from Toronto and Denver. We were in Santa Fe to attend the Santa Fe Concoursa which is a wonderful auto show.

Casa La Vista was so much more than we expected. It was walking distance to almost every place we wanted to go. The rooms were perfectly appointed, beds comfortable. The master bath was a work of art with matching hand painted tiles, sink, drawer pulls and hooks. The living area was comfortable and colorful. The three porch areas were great spots for some quiet time. Kitchen perfect. Without question we will try to get this home again.

Thank you, Richard, for making this happen. I had made reservations in March for the September weekend of the car show and did not realize the car show dates had been changed. Richard, you made it work and you were absolutely correct when you said we would enjoy this home just as much. It was a pleasure to work with someone so well organized and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Casa La Vista

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Casa La Vista, Santa Fe. A charming, well kept, home in a quiet compound just a few blocks from the Plaza. Will definitely book again! Richard is just a phone call away if you need anything. All around thumbs up!! Claudia

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great experience

  • 5 of 5

My 2 adult daughters and I spent a week at Casa La Vista in Santa Fe. The home was perfect in every way. So Comfortable and beautifully appointed in true Santa Fe Style.

We were close to the plaza and galleries, great restaurants , and shopping.

We needed a car as we did 4 amazing hikes , and toured around the surrounding area.

It was a fabulous holiday and we will surely return to Casa La Vista.

Many thanks for assuring me it would be was.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Fantastic Townhome in Prime Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Four of us stayed very comfortably at the house and will definitely be staying here on our next trip to Santa Fe. It's in an excellent location - walking distance to great shops and restaurants. The property is decorated in high-end Santa Fe style, which really added to the whole experience. I highly recommend Casa La Vista!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Casa La Vista is located close (0.4 miles) to the historic Plaza in the center of Santa Fe. It is an easy 10 minute walk to shopping, restaurants, museums, churches and other Santa Fe attractions.

Rates & Availability

North Hills Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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May 13 2017 - Sep 15 2017
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Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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My Standard Rate
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.31%

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North Hills Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The upstairs bath is located steps from the bedroom and is also accessible from the living room. This is especially useful when the sleeper sofa is used. The downstairs generously sized, ensuite garden shower/tub bathroom is lavishly tiled with hand-painted talavera tile. Views of the enclosed garden from the sunken tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom has a California King Bed. Second bedroom has two twin beds. May be put together if requested in advance. There is a sleeper sofa available upon special request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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