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Authentic Adobe, Gardens, Hot Tub: Perfect for Families

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

Bright and authentic adobe, located on 5 acres in the foothills. Serene courtyard with cedar hot tub. Nestled among pinon trees on a secluded road - a serene rural setting complete with a hiking trail out the back door, while offering the convenience of being only 7 miles from the historic plaza.

The guest house is a 2 bedroom / 1 bath pueblo style home of 900 square feet (accommodates 4 comfortably in the two bedrooms, but a sofa bed in the living room can sleep two more). It offers privacy, with a separate driveway and walled courtyard. We have been gradually updating the guest house, but you will find that it maintains its authentic Santa Fe style and rustic charm. Bright open-plan kitchen / dining room with colorful Mexican tile counters, and wood, brick, and flagstone floors throughout. It is fully furnished, and the kitchen is fully equipped.

A charming outdoor courtyard area is enclosed by a commanding and artful hand-built adobe wall complete with perennial flower garden, landscaping, and mountain views, where you can sit and relax or cook dinner on the gas grill.

Beyond the courtyard there is a play fort for children, vegetable gardens, and a beautiful walk in the arroyo, which is shaded by cottonwood and ponderosa pine trees.

A cedar hot tub (accommodating up to 6 people) awaits in a secluded courtyard. Perfect for stargazing or relaxing sore muscles after hiking or skiing on cold winter afternoons or cool summer nights.

Guests enjoy a lovely welcome basket with fresh baked bread and, seasonally, fresh vegetables and flowers from the property's gardens. Jason has been brewing beer for 20 years and is proud to offer a sampling of what he has on tap and a bottle or two of your favorite, upon request. Our electricity, including the energy to heat the hot tub, is 100% solar. With your cooperation, we recycle your containers and compost your food waste for use in our gardens and greenhouse.

More Details

Angela and Jason Kirkman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Angela and Jason Kirkman

Angela and Jason have been married for 21 years. We enjoy cooking, gardening, and brewing beer. We have traveled extensively and love to photograph and glean recipes as we explore the world. We are incredibly proud of our three children, ages 19 16, and 12, and are very busy following them in their various pursuits. As a family we enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping in the Sangre de Christo Mountains.

Angela and Jason Kirkman purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Angela and Jason Kirkman chose New Mexico

We fell in love with this property when we first laid eyes upon it. We were attracted by the unique and funky design of the structures and the tranquility of the tree-lined arroyo. On one hand it is on 4 1/2 acres and affords lots of privacy and plenty of space for gardening, and on the other hand it is a quick drive into town. In fact, we bike into the plaza area several times a week, often taking the Rail Trail, which passes close by out home.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guest house offers plenty of private outdoor space, which we always value when looking for accommodations, especially when travelling with children. The kitchen is large enough and well enough equipped to easily and comfortably cook a wide variety of meals. There is less light pollution out here in the South East Hills, and the stars are incredibly brilliant at night. Enjoy them while reclining in the hot tub.


Santa Fe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , antique claw foot tub
  • Recently remodeled bathroom with brick floors and antique claw foot tub. Washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa (double)
  • Tile bedroom has a full size bed, wood stove and hand-built nicho closet. Flagstone bedroom has two twin beds and a view of the courtyard garden and private entrance to the front patio. All beds have Sealy Posturpedic mattresses.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
We offer a TV with a PS3 which serves as a DVD player, but have satellite service as well. We can provide a small DVD library (including children's DVDs) upon request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Authentic Adobe, Gardens, Hot Tub: Perfect for Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Austin, Texas

Great stay at a funky little house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable, just as advertised, and the owners were friendly and responsive. The layout of the house is a little quirky (all rooms open into the bathroom, basically), but we like quirky. Our family of 4 had plenty of space and no complaints. Hope we get to go back for a longer stay sometime.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monterrey, Mexico

Amazing hosts and very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Our flight was canceled the same day of our arrival. Jason and Angela aloud us to move the days of our stay one day without any penalty. They even received us with fruit and beer!

The house is confortable, well located and perfect for a small group!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome Respite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this quaint adobe casita while visiting family in Santa Fe. It was a nice alternative to a hotel room. The hot tub was most welcome after long days of sightseeing and family get togethers. While we did not have much opportunity to cook at "home," the grill was very super-convenient and kitchen supplies well stocked. We found that the internet connection was intermittent; it was strong in the early morning and at night, but not so much during the in-between hours for some reason. I did notice a moderate sewer-like odor at times, but it didn't bother us enough to seek-out the home owners. The casita is adjacent to the main house, but that doesn't interfere with the casita's privacy. We met Angela only briefly, and she was kind enough to leave some fresh lettuce and arugula from her garden; very thoughtful and delicious. The highlight of our weekend was a 2-hour sunset horseback trail ride at Broken Saddle Riding Co. in Cerrillos, recommended by Jason. Getting out into the mountains on a horse will give you a wonderfully different perspective of the area. We definitely would stay at the casita again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad yo enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I just wanted to address a few of the criticisms that you mentioned. First, the faint sewer odor that you mentioned was most likely due to the washing machine, which I believe we discovered was broken during your stay. It was not draining correctly and had been holding stagnant water. We, too, noticed the smell after you left, and had the washing machine repaired immediately. The internet connection I believe we have also addressed. Since your stay, we have run a dedicated cable to the guest house. I hope that this proves to be more reliable for future guests. Thanks again for your comments.
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were traveling with our almost four year old son so having a kitchen was a priority for us. When I found this property on HomeAway, it sounded like the perfect place for us and the price was great! After submitting an inquiry on the guest house, I was contacted by Jason. He suggested that we stay for an extra night and take advantage of the weekly rate which saved us some money. After we had already made our reservation, we decided to arrive a day later so that we could spend our first night of vacation in Carlsbad and visit the caverns before traveling to Santa Fe. Jason was very accommodating and immediately made adjustments to our reservation.

We found the guest house to be very cozy, with a rustic charm similar to some of the guest houses we have stayed at in Fredericksburg, TX. Our son loved having his own room and slept soundly every night that we were there. He also enjoyed the selection of children's books. Jason was so kind as to share several samples of his home-brewed beer with my husband. What a special treat! In addition, we also received fresh vegetables from the Kirkman's garden (collard greens, rainbow chard, garlic chives, and green onions) that we used in the meals we prepared in the guest house's fully equipped kitchen. Another treat was Angela's homemade roasted garlic artisan bread--delicious!

We look forward to our next visit to Santa Fe and staying at the Kirkman's guest house again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay - Definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the rustic charm of this Adobe guest house. Jason and Angela could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We were totally new to the area and enjoyed exploring with our hosts excellent advice. Well equipped kitchen w microwave for cooking own meals. Enjoyed the hot tub and claw foot bathtub! Wonderfully quiet and v. easy and quick access to downtown Santa Fe. Strong WiFi signal if you still need to be connected! Definitely plan to return - great for walking, and we even went skiing - about 30 mins drive away!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lubbock, TX

Delightfully Unique

  • 5 of 5

This is my second trip to the Kirkman's home in Santa Fe. In fact I can't wait to go back. As and avid HomeAway user I highly recommend this rental, it is absolutely delightful. This home has the quintessencial quaint feel that is Santa Fe. From the porch you can soak in the beautiful sights of the sun rise and peaceful environment surround you. Grab a cup of coffee and try the porch in the morning. In the evening fire up the grill and throw some steaks on, hopefully you can still grab some garden grub compliments of the owners. The hot tub is a divine highlight, we plugged in some jazz and enjoyed some wine and cheese. If you get lucky Jason might let you sample his home brew... so good we had to take some some : ))

This place feels, fresh, clean and has everything you need (from wine bottle opener to a toaster and a coffee pot), without the hustle and bustle. The cost is amazing and can't be beat.

During the day try out the town, just a quick few minutes into town and you are in the middle of everything Santa Fe offers. We took in Canyon Road, the farmers market, some awesome restaurants. P.S. grab some pastries from the french bakery attached to La Fonda (it is heavenly).

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse, Bobcat Bite
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Area
Car: necessary

The guest house shares the 5-acre property with the main house, which is also a beautiful adobe built in the early 1900s. The guest house is a separate structure with its own private drive, parking, gardens, and entrances.

Property owners, Jason and Angela, have lived in Santa Fe for ten years. We work, brew, and garden from our home, which shares our 5 acre property with the guest house. Given our proximity to the guest house, we are available to guests for key exchanges, site-seeing advice, and anything in between. We are avid hikers and enjoy pointing out the area's best trails. There is an easy arroyo path out the back door that joins with the Santa Fe Rail Trail. For more serious exploration, a short drive in almost any direction will take you into some beautiful country – the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Pecos Wilderness, or Bandelier National Monument. Jason is also a chef and micro-brewer and loves to recommend favorite restaurants and Santa Fe hot spots.


Rates & Availability

Santa Fe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 27 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fringe Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fringe Season (Fall)
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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