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Casa De Colores: Walk to the Plaza and art galleries on Canyon Rd

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom divided between a 3BR main house and studio guest house

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Experience authentic Santa Fe. Located very close to the Plaza and Canyon Road, Casa De Colores is a traditional Santa Fe adobe home featuring vigas in most rooms, latillas in an expansive kitchen, indoor and outdoor kiva fireplaces, portal and New Mexican accents throughout. The original date of construction is unknown but the house was extensively remodeled in 2006 with venetian plaster, in-floor radiant heat and kitchen upgrades. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The casita is a studio with a small galley kitchen. Both houses have washer and dryer.

A portal spans the entire front of the house for cool summer evenings and morning coffee. An outdoor patio with kiva fireplace and barbecue off of the master bedroom is a guest favorite for outdoor meals. The yard is landscaped with xeric natives species, including chamisa, aspen and piñon. There are up to 4 off-street parking spots depending on the size of the vehicles.

The house is walking distance to the spa at La Posada, or a short drive to 10,000 Waves in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. It is about 30 minutes from the casa door to the lift at Ski Santa Fe.

More Details

Owner
Leigh Plesniak
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Leigh Plesniak

I grew up on the east coast in a suburban community of New York. I've been in the West since I attended graduate school in San Diego, where I now live with my family. I was a Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor at the University of San Diego for many years but retired to spend more time with my family and to develop science enrichment activities for K-12 grades.

Leigh Plesniak purchased this house in 2012

Why Leigh Plesniak chose Historic Eastside

We have visited Santa Fe many times over the years as a family and I knew exactly where I wanted to buy a house. We are thrilled with this location. It's peaceful, has a rustic rural feel but we are minutes walking to the heart of Santa Fe, the plaza. We walk to restaurants, galleries and museums. We hike up the arroyo trails right out of the neighborhood into Ft. Marcy park. La Posada is nearby (0.5 mile) for a drink on the patio or a massage at the spa. We can take the shuttle to the Albuquerque airport or to the Opera from nearby the hotels.

What makes this house unique

Normally not an adventurous decorator, the Casa was finished with vibrant colors in the plaster walls. The colors gave me the license to be more playful with the art and furnishings. Our home is decorated with the art from a good friend's gallery in Albuquerque (Sumner & Dene) and from art that friends of ours have made. The natural burl edge kitchen table was crafted by a friend from a eucalyptus tree that was destined for the landfill, victim to a construction project in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment: Ten family members (three adult siblings, spouses, 2 kids, and 2 70-year-old parents of the siblings) stayed here for a long weekend and a trip to the opera, galleries, restaurants, etc... santa fe is a great place to visit, this house's location was great, and we enjoyed having a place to cook meals and relax between activities. - Flagstaff AZ United States

Services: excellent

Cleanliness: excellent

Location: excellent

Condition: excellent

Overall satisfaction: excellent

I would recommend to family and friends!

(Original Review Posted at http://www.kokoproperty.com/vrental_reviews/view/617300)
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Guest house bedroom
  • Larger Master suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
La Posada with it's restaurants and spa are 0.4 mile walk. The famous Santa Fe iconic spa, Ten Thousand Waves, is a 10 minute drive, ~4 miles away. We are also conveniently close to the road up to the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Property managers in town can provide concierge services and have 24 hour on-call for emergencies.

Reviews

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Casa De Colores: Walk to the Plaza and art galleries on Canyon Rd
average rating of 4.909091 based on 63 reviews
5

FANTASTIC - Even better than expected!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Colores was even more beautiful than we expected. The pictures don't even do it justice!!! There was not one inch of that house that was not totally cool. It was comfortable, clean and inviting. The kitchen, front porch and back patio/fireplace were all great spaces to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Beds were super comfortable as well. We were a group of women that have been friends for over 40 years and take a vacation somewhere different every year. This house (and Santa Fe in general) was the perfect place for us to relax and reconnect. Mike, the guy who brought us to the house, was great. He recommended restaurants, showed us around and got us settled in the house. Our experience was a 12 out of 10 and we couldn't be happier!!!! I highly recommend this house and Santa Fe in general as a vacation spot!!!Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Karen. Thank you for your kind words.
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Perfect and unique

  • 4 of 5

Casa De Colores is tucked into a back road of charming Santa Fe. Here are some quotes from our group. "House was perfect.......and so unique. Great fun, company and food.", "The house was gorgeous, and we all had such a marvelous time." We appreciated the staples left for some weary travelers, the beautiful kitchen table ( we used every inch of it), the informative books, notebook, shampoo, hair dryers, and the lovely decor!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Well furnished and great location.

Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Case de Colores in October

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best time of the year to visit Santa Fe -- low on tourists and high on fall colors. The house was perfect -- no traffic, no street noise, plenty of room. Very clean and well stocked with essentials. It's just like the pictures you see on the website. The casita was ideal if a guest wanted some "alone" time. Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent all the way around

  • 5 of 5

This house and property are beautiful and spacious. My only regret was that we didn't spend more time in it. Loved being able to walk to the plaza. I would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here while in town for a wedding. We loved everything about the place. The owner was very nice and the house fully stocked. Totally worth the cost.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Santa Fe Plaza
"The Santa Fe Plaza is the center of it all. The town uses this space for its many Festival..."
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Ski Santa Fe
"We are novice skiers and brought the kids to the Ski area for full day lessons at the very e..."
Cafe Pasqual's
"Great food. Creative menu. Fun casual feel in a small space. Reservations a must!"
Tomasita's Restaurant
"Large, boisterous happy crowd. Very family friendly with great sopapillas."
New Mexico State Capitol
"It's a beautiful building filled with light and interesting works by New Mexican artists. W..."
French Pastry Shop & Restaurant
"We usually come here for crepes at least one morning while visiting. Very cosy, rustic feeli..."
Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
"Authentic French pastries served with an authentic French accent."
Pantry Restaurant
"Kind of like a diner. Breakfast here was served with the best salsa I've had."
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
"A beautiful Cathedral right in the center of town. Has a nice park next to it with some Nat..."
Palacio Cafe
"Very friendly, family owned sandwich shop. The Cuban sandwich is my favorite. They continue..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Posada
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Santa Fe Country Club and Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 25
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Staab House at La Posada
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: not necessary

Casa De Colores is located in the Plaza and Canyon Rd areas of Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe is known for its unique historic and cultural heritage, which is shaped by a mixture of Pueblo and colonial Spanish influences. It has a thriving arts culture, chamber and orchestral music, as well as the famous Santa Fe Opera. The Plaza hosts many festivals during the summer, including Spanish Market and Indian Market. There is a spa at La Posada de Santa Fe within 0.5 mile walk and the famous Ten Thousand Waves Spa is a short 4 mile drive from the Casa. During winter opportunities for snowplay, cross-country and downhill skiing are nearby. The Ski Santa Fe is 15 miles up Hyde Park Road. Santa Fe is the also the home of innovative restaurants and New Mexican cuisine.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

GRT /Cleaning 8.1875% $20.47
Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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