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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a wonderful stay in Cynthia's condo, even though the weather was unseasonably cool. It was a delight to meet both Cynthia and Calliope, and as many other visitors have noted, they go out of their way to be sure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. The condo is in a great location, and has EVERYTHING, including many wonderful pieces of art. It is a gem!
Calliope and I both really enjoyed meeting you folks, too. I'm glad that you were able to have a good time despite the very cool (and on at least one day of your stay--very windy!) weather. It has been an unusual spring here. I'm glad that you enjoyed the condo and the art (we love our art). Thanks so much for staying with us, and thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review.
Adorable and super close to plaza
This is a great location in a very nice and expensive condo community near the plaza. Wonderful communication and tips from the owner with great local art pieces throughout condo. Great little courtyard to sit and enjoy a cocktail in the nice weather. We did not cook, but the kitchen is stocked with anything you could possibly need. Highly recommend this place.
Thank you for the kind words! I am so glad that you enjoyed the place and appreciated great communication with you. --Cynthia Baughman
More like staying at a friend's house than a VRBO!
We've had many good vrbo experiences, but this is the first one that made me want to write a review. We enjoyed 5 nights here and spent our days walking in the Plaza, biking and hiking. This was the perfect home base. Not only could the location not be beat, but the condo had absolutely everything we could've needed and the owner and property manager were readily accessible and provided great communication in advance of our trip. It will be hard for any of our future bookings to live up to our experience here.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I am so glad that you enjoyed Santa Fe and our place. Thank you for being wonderful guests and thank you for the kind words! --Cynthia
Beautiful condo, great location!
I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you staying with us! --Cynthia
Charming Casita in the heart of Santa Fe
Incredible home away from home - lovely art and amazing views of the surrounding mountains - only a few blocks from the Plaza and it’s wonderful shopping and restaurants. Thank you, Cynthia!
Thanks to you and your family for coming back! Always a joy--and you inspired us with all the things you found to do here! Looking forward to next year --Cynthia
Excellent Stay in Santa Fe
My wife and I recently stayed at Cynthia’s property and were blow away. This property has everything that you could possibly need. We were looking to get away for a few days after the passing of my mother. We both love Santa Fe and come here often. Since it was just us this trip and not the girls, we decided to stay closer to the Plaza. I was blown away by the property. Cynthia has gone over and above to provide you with the best experience you could possibly have. The kitchen was fully stocked with every amenity, the living room is comfortable with a nice large TV and the wireless worked without issue. There was a back patio with a nice space for our puppy to run around in and a table and chairs. Cynthia’s attention to detail is noticeable throughout the property. She had a very nice card and wonderful gift basket full of goodies waiting for us when we arrived. This property is perfect for couples wanting to get away for a while. It is within walking distance of many restaurants, Starbucks for morning coffee and the downtown plaza area. The property is safe and secure and the underground parking is awesome. We will be using this property again. Thanks Cynthia for a wonderful stay.
Thank you so much for staying in my place and for taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the place, and that you had a restorative time in Santa Fe. I so hope that you will come this way again. --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.