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Legislators!!! 2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol Bldg, Monthly Rates available!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

South Capitol Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Diane and Phil Apprill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Legislators!!! 2 Private Suites, Walk to Capitol Bldg, Monthly Rates available!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 57 reviews
5

Thanksgiving visit.

  • 5 of 5

We spent thanksgiving with my son and daughter-in-law in Santa Fe. Bella casa was everything we could of asked for. It was very well furnished and had all the comforts of home. Enjoyed sitting many nights with the fireplace going. The location was great.... about 6 blocks to the plaza, which we walked to several times. We will definitely stay at Bella casa on our next visit to Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time at Bella Casa for Thanksgiving! Please come again!!! You were great guests! Diane
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5

Home run in Santa Fe!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I went to Santa Fe in early November and stayed at Casa Bella. Let me tell you-where you stay and how you interact with your host/hostess is a big part of a successful trip. I did a lot of researching before I contacted Diane, Owner of Casa Bella-the reviews were impressive which was important to make a short list of properties, but her responsiveness and helpfulness was the deciding factor to book Casa Bella.

We flew into Albuquerque and took the shuttle (free and 3 minute trip) from Sunport to the rail station where we took the train to Santa Fe. It costs 18 per person one way and takes a little over an hour. It gave us a chance to see the countryside. Once we got to Santa Fe we walked to Casa Bella. The instructions were perfect, easy to get into the condo, it was SO CUTE, so clean and exactly as advertised. Diane checked in with us the evening we arrived, the next day, and the last day as we were leaving. The walk into town/the plaza takes a little over 10 minutes but it is an easy walk and so enjoyable. It was easy to find a convenience store, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, etc.

I plan to go back with my mother next Spring.

You will not be disappointed-Casa Bella was a fantastic place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightfully beyond expectations.

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautifully appointed and every possible need was addressed. 3 great spots to share our time together with lots of firewood to make for a cozy stay. Everything we wanted to do was within a 7 minute drive. We will definately return.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! It was wonderful working with you. I am glad I was able to accomodate your late departure as well - hope that helped you with your return trip? Please do come again! Diane
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5

It was an excellent choice. I would not hesitate to stay again if I return to Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

House layout exceptional, great working kitchen. Quiet neighborhood. Ample parking. Easy walk to town. Pleasant and responsive owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad it worked perfectly for you and your friends. Come back when you have time for another art seminar, would love to have you! Diane
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, the property was clean and well organized. love the way the two master suites were separated, perfect for two couples or a friends getaway. Our owner recommended great restaurants and things to do. The location was awesome, we could walk to downtown. I would recommend having drinks at the bell tower restaurant at the LaFonda.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you had a good experience at Bella Casa!!! Come again! Diane
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Hidden Gem in Santa Fe!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience at Casa Bella. First, the owner was very communicative and checked in with us upon arrival to make sure everything was in proper order - which it was! They even had fresh flowers, chocolates and a personal note waiting for us! Second, it was a perfect little oasis in the middle of Santa Fe - just a few blocks from the square. We enjoyed it so much we ended up eating late lunches/early dinners and coming back to the house and enjoying the back courtyard with a bottle of wine and some snacks. We lit the chiminea with the pinon wood they provided and sat out under the stars. It was PERFECT! The kitchen was well appointed for cooking if you wanted. Everything was in great condition! We had two parking spaces available which was nice. We will try to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found everything helpful and accomodating! Thank you for your kind words, appreciate your review. When you think about coming back, remember Fall is great, but Spring is bursting with blooms and Winter sports abound, as do all of the Summer activities. Would love to have you back anytime! Diane
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"Lovely, with a great location close to the condo and fun for parents and kids alike!"
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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
 
Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,250
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter 2017 Phase 2
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
$2,850
 
 
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$2,850
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,575
$2,850
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,575
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,650
 
 
Mid-Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,750
 
 
Indian Market 2017
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,550
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
 
Holidays 2017-2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,600
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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Amenities

South Capitol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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