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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

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 Santa Fe

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Authentic Adobe, Gardens, Hot Tub: Perfect for Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Unique traditional adobe guest home close to Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with flowers, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables when we arrived. The owner, Jason, was very helpful with recommendations specific to our interests! The view from the large kitchen windows and the front porch were fantastic. Loved the experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, particularly for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cozy adobe home. This was the perfect place for our family with two young children. After long days of touring Santa Fe, being able to come back and free free space to hike, play, and jump on the trampoline was a real gift for the kids! The home was so comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The hosts, Jason and Angela, could not have been kinder or more accommodating. We particularly loved the gifts of fresh veggies and herbs and the beer tastings! I highly recommend this house, especially for young families looking for a home base in Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet place, still close to town

  • 5 of 5

It's a really beautiful gem, 15 mins from Santa Fe downtown, in a beautiful area right outside Santa Fe. The house is cosy and fits 4-5 ppl great.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: February 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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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.




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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