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June Special! 2 Suites, 2 Private Patios, Quiet, 10 min walk Plaza & Restaurants

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bella Casa~2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Private Patios, Kiva Fireplace, Clean & Close In!

Bella Casa is located on a quiet tree lined residential street in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Fe. South Capitol is an area less than a mile from the center of the Santa Fe Plaza. Just let the Cathedral bells guide you towards one of the most interesting spots in the entire country. Art, food, wine, sunsets, spas, golf, skiing, hiking, and great people abound here. The condo is adobe with vaulted ceilings featuring exposed vigas, an authentic Kiva fireplace, brick floors throughout, a cooks kitchen, and privacy above all. Bella Casa has both front and back private patios which allow for an indoor/outdoor feeling throughout the condo. Both patios have seating and are completely private. Enjoy the light filled living area (with upgraded queen sleeper sofa for those extra guests), a fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer, and the privacy of an upstairs King bed and bath suite and a downstairs Queen bed and bath. This two bedroom layout is especially nice for guest privacy should you travel with two couples, with your family or just a fun girls trip. No matter whether you are visiting for the ambiance, skiing, shopping, dining, hot air balloons, Zozobra Fiesta, museums, farolitos on Christmas Eve, spas, the famous Opera, Spanish and Indian Markets, Chamber Music Festival, or for some much needed peace and quiet, you will truly enjoy your time at Bella Casa. After a busy day out, just imagine yourself relaxing in front of the Kiva Fireplace or sitting on the back patio grilling your favorite meal? Or, perhaps it is a glass of wine or hot cocoa by the Chiminea on the front patio? This will be a place to call home while you are away! Come experience the City Different, we know you will want to return.


Owner
Diane and Phil Apprill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Diane and Phil Apprill

Our family grew up in New Mexico - my husband in Los Alamos, and myself in Albuquerque. Meeting at UNM in 1972 was the beginning of a fabulous journey for us. We moved around the country but always wanted to be back in New Mexico. Splitting the difference between our families, we ended up with the most amazing condo just outside of the craziness of downtown Santa Fe. Over the years we were blessed with a beautiful daughter who is now on her way to college. The condo remains our very favorite spot, and we have worked hard to make it inviting, comfortable and functional for our guests. We began years ago just occasionally renting to friends and family, and have expanded to include others. We (knock on wood) have had the best experiences with travelers, and invite you to become one of our cherished guests. We strive to accommodate the needs of each group, so let us know what you are looking for in a vacation spot, and we will be completely honest with you about our home. It is important to us that you have a great trip and everything works perfectly for you. We have great associates in Santa Fe should anything be needed, so rest assured you will be well taken care of by the best. Happy Travels!

Diane and Phil Apprill purchased this condo in 1987

Why Diane and Phil Apprill chose Santa Fe

When we finally began looking for a place in Santa Fe, we knew we wanted something very close to the Plaza and all of the galleries and museums. We looked forever it seemed, then one day we happened upon a condo for sale in the South Capitol area. Tree lined streets, residential, quiet, with the most sought after elementary in town. Turns out, the condos were designed and built by friends of my husbands in the mid 1980's. Phil is an architect by trade, and upon this discovery, we knew this was the place. At the time, it wasn't very well kept, and we strove through the years to be sure it was kept in pristine condition with traditional Santa Fe Style furnishings and art. Lots of love and care went into the unique furnishings, the acquisition of art, and maintenance.

What makes this condo unique

Let me start with what to expect when you arrive at Bella Casa. We have 2 private off street parking spaces, which make entry with all of your bags very easy to accomplish no matter the weather...just steps from the front patio door. The patios are truly the best ones we have ever seen in a condominium. There are only a few homes in our complex, and we are in the corner of them. This means we have a great sized flagstone front patio, complete with a Chiminea, seating, greenery and a beautiful shade tree. The living room windows look onto this patio, and the view is lovely. Both front and back patios are surrounded by tall adobe walls, so they are completely private. The back flagstone patio is very large, with a grill, easy access to dry firewood, seating, a cocktail table and a beautiful wrought iron bench under a mature pine. There will always be a spot of shade to enjoy a quiet moment outdoors. If you are ever lucky enough to be at Bella Casa in May, you will see the magnificent Lilac bush in bloom by the kitchen window. The family story states that Arch Bishop Lamy gave a cutting to my husband's Grandfather, and it traveled to Santa Fe to our garden. The dining area and kitchen look out to the back patio, which makes for another great view. The two bedrooms are very separate. Upstairs there is a King bed, with great light and a private tub/shower full bath. Plenty of storage, and a full wall of closets. Brick floors, vaulted ceilings with vigas, and a great view to the back patio and beyond. In the winter months when the leaves have fallen, you can see the top of the Capitol building from the window, and the mountains surrounding Santa Fe. Downstairs there is a queen bed, with a window to the back patio and an adjacent tub/shower full bath. Vigas, brick floors, and a very large closet complete this room. Flatscreen TV's are in both bedrooms and the living area. The Kiva fireplace speaks for itself in the living area. Just check out the photos!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, all got her Safe & Sound. Later than planned, several delays. Your home is even nicer than the pictures! So comfortable and nicely decorated. We are going to enjoy our stay here very much.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

South Capitol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs King Suite - 1 king
    Downstairs Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa with Upgraded 8" Mattress
  • Upstairs Master Suite has King Bed with attached Full Bath Suite. Downstairs Master Suite has Queen Bed with Adjacent Full Bath Suite. Living Area has a Queen Sleeper Sofa with highest upgraded mattress available - 8" deep.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are wonderful Spas located within minutes of the house. Ten Thousand Waves is my personal favorite but La Posada is lovely as well. Ojo Caliente is approximately an hours drive. Ojo has massage services, natural hot springs, as well as an excellent restaurant on site. Please ask for referrals for massage therapists and facials.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

June Special! 2 Suites, 2 Private Patios, Quiet, 10 min walk Plaza & Restaurants
average rating of 4.948276 based on 67 reviews
5

Charming Condo in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My 3 kids and I enjoyed a week at Bella Casa. The condo itself is perfectly decorated and was outfitted with everything we needed. It was a treat to sit in the blue chairs by the window or out on the patio and relax after sight-seeing all day. The location was perfect. We were able to walk to nearly everything - the farmer's market, the Plaza, great restaurants, and art museums. Communication with the owner was prompt, easy, and friendly. I wouldn't change a thing and would definitely stay at Bella Casa again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am so glad you had so much fun with your children! Here's hoping they remember the trip forever! Santa Fe is such a charming city... full of history, art, activities and interesting people! Message me sometime with your kids favorites so I can add them to my list of "Things to Do"? Thank YOU for choosing Bella Casa, and please do return! Diane
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5

Well equipped condo in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Two couples spent five nights at Bella Casa. Dianne does an amazing job of equipping this facility with virtually everything that you might need for an enjoyable stay. Secondly, everything is clearly labeled and there are detailed instructions on how to use every device in the condo. Her list of restaurants as well as things to do were very helpful. The best feature was the location. Bella Casa is extremely convenient to the downtown area as well as Canyon Road. We loved Santa Fe and we loved Bella Casa. We will be coming back to both.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I Could Live Here !!!

  • 5 of 5

Bella Casa is located on a lovely tree-lined street in a quiet neighborhood. We "oohed" and "aahed" as we entered the casita and looked at all the well-decorated rooms. April and Phil had thought of everything to make their guests comfortable. The condo was well stocked, and the beds were very comfortable. We stayed here with our daughter and three grandchildren from March 29th to April 1st. Our trip to Santa Fe was for fun and learning. We went to the Plaza once or twice a day. The children loved the market place near LaFonda, where they displayed and sold many precious gems and stones. They also loved the Children's Museum. While they were at the Meow and Woof interactive museum, we took a stroll on Canyon Rd. and were amazed at the beautiful artwork that Santa Fe has to offer. One day we drove to Los Alamos, and then on to Bandelier National Park, where we climbed the ladders to the Pueblo cliff dwellings. On the way back we stopped at Camel Rock. We always enjoyed coming back to Bella Casa each evening. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Santa Fe.

The Drakes

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! I am glad the kiddos loved Santa Fe too - it is quite the place for their minds to expand with the art, history and scenery. Hope you made it to the Museum in Los Alamos as well? Maybe next time.... would love to have you again! Diane
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Wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

This gem allows to enjoy Santa Fe's charms. Ideal spot for two couples.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Bella Casa! Enjoyed having you, please come again? Diane
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Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable with everything you need. Only blocks to the square. So quiet, it was like no one else was around. Diane was most helpful with anything and everything we needed to know, including sending a huge list of places to dine and things to do. We have been going to Santa Fe for 40 years and Casa Bella is by far one of my favs!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexis, I am so glad you chose Bella Casa to come and stay! We love Santa Fe, and have found that sharing our condo with fellow travelers has been a spectacular decision. Hope you come back again soon? Diane
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5

Casa Bella was absolutely beautiful and so well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect girls weekend at Casa Bella. Dianne was so great with her communications, providing us all kinds of suggestions for dining, grocery, activities etc. she even sent me a picture of Casa Bella the weekend before our trip after it had snowed. The patios were perfect, along with the chimeneas and kiva fireplace. My favorite place to relax was in the blue chairs in front of the tall windows, book in hand, and the kiva fireplace going. The walk to the plaza was easy. Loved our stay at Casa Bella.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have had you stay at Bella Casa. It was a pleasure to work with you, do hope you can come again soon! Maybe I should rename it to the House of the Blue Chairs? Diane
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Map

Santa Fe Plaza
"Historic SF Plaza always has great places to shop and eat. The artists selling their wares ..."
Canyon Road
"Ah, the art!!!! Food, interesting older homes and amazing galleries surround this quaint st..."
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
"A museum for the whole family! "
Loretto Chapel
"Amazing story and history. My husband's mother grew up in Santa Fe and this is the chapel t..."
Upper Crust Pizza
"Wow. You know you are in SF when they ask if you'd like Green Chili on that! And, they del..."
Palace of the Governors
"Another Must do for the History Buffs in all of us. Located in the Plaza, and right where t..."
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
"If they had 10 stars, that is what I would rate this place. Not fancy, just good food and A..."
The Santa Fe Opera
"So, you don't like Opera? Hmmmm, well....you may want to reconsider once you look into the ..."
Vinaigrette
"Love this place! Excellent selections and varied by the season and what their awesome chefs..."
Santa Fe Children's Museum
"Lovely, with a great location close to the condo and fun for parents and kids alike!"
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
"Too much fun! You must go if you are in town!"
Kaune Food Town
"The best. If Kaune's doesn't have it - you probably won't find it anywhere. Fabulous famil..."
Fenn-Nedra Matteucci Galleries
"Fabulous place, amazing art and set in a location both inside and out that will stun you. I..."
Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon
"Not to be missed! Your experience will be remembered for years to come. Professional, beau..."
Pink Adobe
"The Pink is a local favorite, with the Dragon Bar attached, it is a great location for a fun..."
The Shed
Museum of International Folk Art
Cafe Pasqual's
Santa Fe Farmers Market
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tomasita's Restaurant
Santacafe
La Choza Restaurant
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
TIA Sophia's
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market
Museum of Fine Arts
Canyon Road Fine Art
Randall Davey Audubon Center
San Miguel Mission
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Blue Corn Cafe
Osteria d'Assisi
Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Nambe Outlet Store
Ten Thousand Waves
Madrid Town At NM
New Mexico History mMuseum
Manitou Galleries
Loretto Line Tours of Santa Fe
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Doodlet's
Sage Bakehouse
Guadalupe Cafe
French Pastry Shop & Restaurant
La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza
Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda
Bobcat Bite -- CLOSED
The Santa Fe Bite
Bang Bite Filling Station
Second Street Brewery at the Railyard
Vanessies of Santa Fe
Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe
Ski Santa Fe
Bella Casa
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albuquerque Airport & Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Pink Adobe, The Dragon Room
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Multiple Courses Locally
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown Santa Fe in the Railyard
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Upper Crust Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Hill
Car: necessary

Bella Casa is ideally situated close to Museums, shopping, restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, the Santa Fe Children's Museum and live theaters near the intersection of Old Pecos Trail and Santa Fe Trail.

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Rates & Availability

South Capitol Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Memorial Weekend Special!
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Mid-Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Indian Market 2017
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Holidays 2017-2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Standard Cleaning Fee $155
Tax Rate 7.0%

Keys must be returned to have your deposit refunded. If your cleaning fee does not cover the cost of the exit cleaning, after discussion with the renter, appropriate monies will be withheld from the deposit. If evidence of pets, smoking, candles or incense is found, deposit is non-refundable. (Owners child is highly allergic to smoke and pets of all kinds.) Thank you for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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