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McKenzie - Cozy Adobe in the Heart Of Santa Fe

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 (Sleeps 1-3)

McKenzie Casita features hand plastered adobe walls, gorgeous Mexican tile floors throughout and a full bath. The fully updated kitchen has high-end stainless steel appliances to add to the sophisticated ambiance of this home. McKenzie Casita was built in 1881. Lovingly remodeled to blend the best of the old and the new defining all that is Santa Fe today. This home has been designated historic home by the city Santa Fe.

Three blocks, an 8-10 minute walk, from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, and one block from the famed Georgia O'Keeffe museum. The McKenzie Casita is the only residential neighborhood right off of the Plaza. It is in the heart of Santa Fe with a very high rating of 95%."walk ability" to the Plaza. (Check out the web site Even being so close to town this home is completely quiet, private and peaceful. If you are looking for a tranquil yet convenient experience, this little jewel is perfect for you!

The home shares an interior courtyard with the one bedroom house McKenzie Suite and the two homes can be rented together or separately. The out door area has peach trees and is graced with wisteria on the portal. The lovely shaded patio with table, chairs and charcoal barbecue are right off the kitchen. The shared patio is enclosed by a traditional coyote fence. The furnishings are tasteful, contemporary and impeccable. The architectural elegance and design of these homes give light and beauty to your stay.

City permit number 16-00139757

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Two Casitas, Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, Wendy Kapp
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016
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About Two Casitas, Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, Wendy Kapp

A note from Wendy Kapp- Owner of Two Casitas Santa Fe Vacation Rentals

Having been raised in Chicago, my soul longed for the massive blue skies and mountains I first saw when my mother, well-known watercolor artist Phyllis Kapp of Waxlander Gallery, introduced me to this magnificent area when I was 6 years old.

While returning west in 1975, I came through Santa Fe and fell in love with Northern New Mexico once again. I found the people here, especially back in '75, to be the most authentic people I had ever met and I decided to make Santa Fe my home. My extensive knowledge from living here for since 1975 makes me the perfect, local hostess to give you tips on making your stay memorable. I hope you come to love Santa Fe and, in-turn Two Casitas, as much as I do.

Why Two Casitas, Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, Wendy Kapp chose New Mexico

Location, location, location is why I chose these homes for our visitors. We want our guests to have the convenience of walking everywhere.

What makes this house unique

When you stay with Two Casitas you stay like a local, not like a tourist, and experience Santa Fe like you live here. Who knows, maybe you will someday!


based on 12 traveler reviews

McKenzie - Cozy Adobe in the Heart Of Santa Fe
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Houston, TX

Perfect Santa Fe Getaway Casita

  • 5 of 5

We found the McKenzie Casita the perfect place to stay for our week in Santa Fe. It was very comfortable and within a few minute's walk to the Plaza. It's a compact space but had every amenity we needed - a great bed, modern kitchenette, good shower, wi fi, cable TV, heating, outdoor area with a grill and a parking space right in front. We definitely recommend this rental and look forward to returning on our next visit to Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! McKenzie's location is absolutely its best quality, but it is also a wonderfully efficient and charming space despite its small size. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the home has to offer. We hope to see you in Santa Fe again some time soon.
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Dripping Springs, TX

Adorable Adobe

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little adobe close to the Plaza and everything wonderful in Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We always want our homes to provide our guests with a complete Santa Fe Experience, and it sounds like that is what you got! We hope to see you in Santa Fe again some time soon.
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McKensie 1: Private, secluded, perfectly equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Quick responses from staff. Enjoying every minute. Very short walk to plaza. Wine, chips, salsa waiting for us. Grill ready to go for tonight. Perfect and spotless.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Location and good value

  • 5 of 5

This little casita was perfect for us; walking distance to the Plaza, safe off-street parking, and having a full kitchen plus small patio with a BBQ made such a difference. The location is amazing for such a low price point, we were pleasantly surprised how easy we could get around on foot. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with Two Casitas! The McKenzie Casita has a great location being less than a 10 minute walk to the Plaza. We are so glad you were able to take advantage of the location as well as the amenities like the BBQ. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you back soon!
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Cute and Clean With a few Suggested Improvements

  • 3 of 5

Things we loved: Cute casita. Clean, bright, updated and well appointed. Quiet street, very conveniently located within easy walking distance to downtown. The welcome package of local products (chips, salsa, wine) was a nice touch.

Suggestions for improvement: The bed and pillows are well beyond their lifespan and did not make for very comfortable/restful sleep. The A/C unit should be moved into the bedroom since the priority for cooling is typically during the sleeping hours. Also, if the A/C is in the bedroom window, closest to the bathroom, it will blow directly into the living area thereby cooling the whole casita more efficiently. Lastly, there should be a curtain between the bedroom and living area to 1. Block the very early sunlight that streams in the living area skylight and 2. Provide privacy b/w the spaces, in the event 2 or more people are staying at the casita that are not married/related.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Dripping Springs, TX

Clean, quiet, comfortable and close to the action

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this casita. Perfect for a couple that want a quiet escape, yet an easy walk to the Plaza, Canyon Rd. and the Railyard District. As a bonus, we were welcomed with nice bottle of Spanish Rioja and local snacks! Four thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with Two Casitas! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the welcome gifts and the location of McKenzie. We hope to see you back in Santa Fe and wish you safe travels!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Santa Fe Plaza
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: not necessary

World-class skiing is available from Thanksgiving through the first week of April at Santa Fe's Ski Basin high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles northeast of Santa Fe. Seven lifts, 43 trails, 1650 ft vertical, complete rentals and lessons, children's center and an average of 225 inches of powder per year!

Try a round of golf at the Towa Golf Course offering incomparable views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia and Ortez mountain ranges. This amazing course is part of Hilton's Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino offering a driving range, large putting green, full pro shop, full food services, rental clubs and spectacular year-round golf. Located just 15 minutes north of historic Santa Fe.

Our 30 unique homes are located in Santa Fe's finest neighborhoods, only blocks away from The Plaza, our town’s historic center. Nearby are Canyon Road’s world-class galleries and restaurants; a short walk takes you to the newly modernized Rail Yard historic district.

Two Casitas’ vacation homes are tucked away in the city's most tranquil residential streets, yet strategically situated so you can experience our beautiful city on foot.

We offer everything from cozy romantic studios perfect for romantic getaways, to one, two and three bedroom homes.

Each home is thoughtfully decorated by the individual owners, with emphasis given to historic design themes, local materials and artisans, yet fully equipped with every modern comfort. Step across the threshold of your Two Casitas vacation rental and you’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore---or New York, or Chicago, or Seattle. Santa Fe's distinctive adobe buildings and architecture evoke the city’s history as a confluence of Spanish and Native American cultures. Two Casitas promises our guests an authentic Southwest experience.

Whether you are looking for a century-old adobe home or a contemporary Santa Fe Style home, Two Casitas is sure to have something that will suit your taste. Santa Fe itself offers a unique and enchanting experience rich with breathtaking vistas, award-winning cuisine, phenomenal dining, art, and shopping, excellent museums, and a cultural heritage unlike any other in the United States.

Come and visit Santa Fe during one of our remarkable seasonal Festivals like Santa Fe Indian Market , Spanish Market, Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival, Come for one of many New Mexico Art tours, Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe Century bike ride, Santa Fe Wine and Chili Festival. Sofa West, Santa Fe Fiestas. Just name a few. Any season of the year some mayor event is going on in Santa Fe. Just ask your hostess Wendy for any local tips you want. Venture out of Santa Fe and in one hour or so you can visit famed New Mexico artist Georgia O’Keefe Country

in Abique. River raft on the Rio Grande. Take a day trip to Taos. Ride the Santa Fe rail train to Albuquerque or Lamy, NM. Visit Bandelier national park. Visit at least one of Northern New Mexico’s Native American Pueblos. There are many Golf courses and casinos nearby as well. I could go on and on.

Experienced travelers know that their choice of lodging defines their journeys. Sustain your Santa Fe memories with Two Casitas.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 5 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damge Protection Fee $20
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.5%

Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night Min-Nights
Low Season $120.00 3
High Season $140.00 3
All Holidays $140.00 3

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Processing fee included in tax rate.

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Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized sleeper
  • One queen bed, one full futon sleeper
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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