One bedroom + guest room/study, 2 baths, garden patio with mountain views.
About Cynthia Baughman
Cynthia recently retired from the New Mexico Department of Cultural affairs as editor of 'El Palacio,' the magazine of the extensive state museum system. She and her husband love the cultural life and the beauty and history of Santa Fe and the whole state of New Mexico. If you would like recommendations for museums, restaurants, day trips (or longer) just ask. After many years of visiting New Mexico, Cynthia and her husband moved permanently from the Philadelphia area to Tesuque Village (a few minutes north of Santa Fe) in 2010. Born in Tennessee, Cynthia grew up in Washington DC, got a BA in English from Dartmouth College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell, and taught writing at Ithaca College and Temple University before moving to Santa Fe to work in Cultural Affairs. Cynthia and her husband have two adult children who work in the film industry (sometimes in New Mexico!) and live in New York state, and two small dogs from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. A frequent vacation destination is Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. In retirement, Cynthia volunteers in the Photo Archives at the New Mexico History Museum (on the Plaza in Santa Fe, and a few blocks from the condo). Note from Cynthia: I keep my calendar up to date and am easily accessible by e-mail and phone. If you have questions, I will get back to you as soon as I can--usually within a few minutes (although varying time zones can make for a lag). I and my small team strive to provide an exceptional experience for our guests, to stay out of your way and respect your privacy, but be quickly available if you need us. We are gratified that we have repeat visitors who have become friends.
Cynthia Baughman purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Cynthia Baughman chose Downtown
El Corazon de Santa Fe means 'The Heart of Santa Fe,' and it's the truth. This location is ideal: a quiet, residential block just steps from the best restaurants, museums, and shopping of Santa Fe. The nearby Plaza throbs with life, and the great Spanish Market and Indian Market happen around you. Marcy Street, with excellent restaurants and shopping, is one block away. The Lensic Performing Arts Center is a short 3-4 block walk away. Located on the north side of town, the condo provides easy access by car to the Santa Fe Ski Valley and the Santa Fe Opera.
What makes this Condo unique
The shady garden patio provides a quiet haven behind adobe walls, and gives you a view of the snow-capped mountains of the Ski Valley and the gentler Sun Mountain of Santa Fe's Museum Hill. Underground parking means your car is always at the ready for jaunts to the Farmer's Market, Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Ski Santa Fe, or the Opera, or for day trips to Bandelier Monument, Los Alamos, or Taos. But you may just want to keep your car parked for days---there are so many magical places within walking distance. It is possible to come without a car and spend your entire trip walking the historic Plaza area, or to rent a car just for a few days of trips to spots such as Acoma Pueblo, Taos, and the historic mining town--now arts town--Madrid. El Corazon de Santa Fe has an on-site exercise center in the Clubhouse, and a garden area with a community grill. The property is quiet and secure, in the heart of downtown, in easy walking distance to museums, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, historic sites, and performing arts.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed - Children 12 and up only. Children 12 and up only.
Pets allowed - Good dogs welcomed with agreement and $75 fee.Good dogs welcomed with agreement and $75 fee.
No parties/events - Permission required for more than 6 people.Permission required for more than 6 people.
No smoking - Absolutely no smoking, please. Absolutely no smoking, please.
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 3 adults) - There is a one-time $50 fee for a third guest. There is a one-time $50 fee for a third guest.
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Home Away From Home
This condo was perfect for our group. We rented 3 condos in the El Corazon community and this one (the smallest) was so well equipped for cooking. Kitchen is not big but does have everything you could possibly need. The bed was very comfortable. The location is fabulous. And the owner checked in on us to make sure everything was fine. Very nice nine days in Santa Fe.
You folks put together a lovely family gathering and I am so glad that my place was able to be a part of it. Thank you for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to report back. Wishing you all the best--Cynthia
This was our second year to stay for two weeks in this wonderful condo. A short walk to the Plaza, restaurants, shopping, and the arts. We walked 5 min to the Lensic Theater to see the symphony and an amazing performance by Flor de Toloache. We hiked nearby on the Dale Ball trails and further up the mountain. Enjoyed visiting Taos and hiking the Rio Grande Gorge. This unit is well equipped, nicely decorated, quiet, and comfortable. Cynthia has thought of everything and is a wonderful host. We're looking forward to another winter getaway next year!
It was such a pleasure having you folks back this year. Thanks so much for staying with us and thanks for posting this lovely review, full of good tips for travellers. We would love to see you again. --Cynthia
Home Away From Home
A very comfortable home near downtown Santa Fe..amazing fireplace for those cold winter nights. Would definitely stay here again
Thank you! We'd love for you to return. You sure were a terrific guest and I'm glad that you enjoyed the fireplace! --Cynthia
Beautiful downtown Sante Fe Condo
A real gem. Beautiful condo nicely furnished and convenient to all activities in downtown Sante Fe. The recommendations and tips from the property manager and owner really helped us to maximize our stat— everything from restaurants to day trips outlined in a detailed fashion. We had a wonderful stay and would come back happily!
Thanks so much for the kind words here and in the note you left in our guestbook. You folks sure made the most of the area, with excursions to Taos and Los Alamos. And I have to add Mass at the St. Francis Cathedral to my list of recommendations. Come back any time! --Cynthia
A Great Stay
A most pleasant vacation rental. Immaculately clean, comfortable bed and furniture , interesting works of art. Thoughtfully supplied with everything you need in kitchen and bath. Lots of printed tips on where things are and how things work in the unit. Will return.
I'm so glad that you had a great stay, and we would be delighted to have you return. Thanks for staying with us. --Cynthia
Casita Cynthia is in the heart of historic Santa Fe, a few short blocks (a five-minute walk) from the Santa Fe Plaza, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico History Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the sites of the famous Spanish Market and Indian Market. Fabulous restaurants in all price ranges and legendary shopping are within a block or two on Marcy Street, Guadalupe Street, Johnson Street, Lincoln Avenue, Washington Avenue, Palace Avenue, San Francisco Street, and the Plaza. The Lensic performing arts center is an easy 3-block walk down Grant Street and through historic Burro Alley.
Canyon Road, lined with art galleries, is about a 15-minute walk away.
Within easy driving distance are the Santa Fe Farmer's Market (5 minutes), the Santa Fe Opera (8 minutes), Ten Thousand Waves Spa (12 minutes), and Ski Santa Fe (20 minutes).
Free underground parking comes with the unit. You can see the historic center of Santa Fe without a car, or have your car conveniently tucked away for when you need it.
LOCATION NOTE: The VRBO/HomeAway "Distance from Downtown" filter is, unfortunately, and frustratingly, very inaccurate. I've tested it many times, and properties that are miles from the Plaza show up before properties, such as mine, that are close walking distance to the Plaza.
The physical address of my condo complex is at the intersection of Catron and Grant Streets, and my unit faces Grant Street and Federal Place. If you have any questions about location or anything else, feel free to call or text me.