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Mountain Retreat (very close to Ski area/hiking) - 5 minute drive to the Plaza

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Guest House, 1 Bedroom; 1 Bath & day bed for 3 person. All amenities!

Permit #: 17-0043552

Casita de la Paz (the Peaceful Place) is nestled among the pinon trees in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This superb location provides both the serenity of a mountain retreat AND immediate access to downtown. It is one the closest homes you can get to the Santa Fe Ski basin - a 12 mile drive up through the Santa Fe National Forest.

Casita de la Paz is a guest home in an exclusive gated community and only an approximate 5 minute drive through lovely native landscape between Casita de la Paz and downtown Santa Fe (The Plaza area).

This 850 square ft. casita is a 1 bedroom/1 bath home. The bedroom offers a King bed. The bath is slate-tiled. Large windows with views of land and sky create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. The open, light-filled great room has a Jenn-Air style kitchen and a dining area opening to a view of sunsets through junipers. From the great room, step out back onto a private outdoor deck with table, chairs and a grill—still embraced within this natural Southwest scape.

There is an additional 5-foot-seven-inch daybed in the living area. Other amenities include high-speed wireless access, Cable TV, A/C, and a washer/dryer.

Casita de la Paz is The Gateway to the best that Santa Fe has to offer. It's close proximity to the Santa Fe National Forest trail heads, the world-famous Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa, and the Santa Fe Ski basin will appeal to nature lovers and hikers. When you stay here you can easily enjoy the pleasures of both! The casita is actually only a 15 minute walk (1 mile drive) to the trail head of the Dale Ball hiking trails. These trails provide access to the network of trails throughout the Santa Fe National Forest.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard A Woodruff
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I want to spend a few of my last minutes here at the Casita thanking you for all of your help in advance of my trip and your gracious flexbility when I arrived.

The Casita has been a sanctuary -- a place of gentle lighting, fluid design, and rich art and reads within. Nooks inside and out that allowed me to wander, sit, and get lost in books or thought. A warm rock, the hammock, the reading nook, the bedroom .... lovely.

Peace and easy, endless goodness...may they always be your companions.
Oct 2012
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Nearest Ski
10 Miles
'Ski Santa Fe' is just up the hill
Car: necessary

On the way to the ski basin! Very close to hiking trails (Dale Ball Trails) and 10 Thousand Waves (Spa) yet only a 5 minute drive to the Plaza in the center of Santa Fe.


North Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Just off the bedroom--a contemporary, stone tiled bath.
  • The bathroom is of contemporary design: stone tiling; glass shelves; a glass sided shower; and of course, a skylight.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Day Bed - 1 twin/ single , A small (5'7') day bed is available for child/small adult
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Hiker's/skier's paradise, with solitude nestled in the foothills of Sangre de Christo Mountains. Minutes to hiking trails, Santa Fe Ski Basin, Ten Thousand Waves Spa and more...


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Mountain Retreat (very close to Ski area/hiking) - 5 minute drive to the Plaza
average rating of 4.75 based on 42 reviews

We loved it’!

  • 5 of 5

Great place lovely location. We were in Santa Fe for 3 days and it was a nice place to come back to, very peaceful. The bathroom sink is a bit awkward and no counter space

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very modern home in a beautiful and quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights and 2 days in Santa Fe staying in Casita del la Paz. The place is located in an upscale gated neighborhood just to the east of Santa Fe. Most of the houses in this neighborhood are on large lots spanning several acres so that you get the feeling of quiet privacy. The house is located almost equal distance between great hiking in the Santa Fe national forest and Old Town Santa Fe. We hiked the Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Trail in the Hyde Memorial State Park and enjoyed it very much. The aspens were in full color glowing bright yellow.

This is a modern style adobe bungalow with very modern kitchen and bathroom. It is decorated through out with what appears to be original works of modern art. All the cook ware and spices needed to cook with are provided. We cooked steaks on the the outdoor charcoal BBQ grill one evening and enjoyed it very much. I would highly recommend this place to a couple, or even a small family, looking for a quiet out of the way location from which to enjoy the sights and attractions of Santa Fe and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene, beautiful, majestic

  • 5 of 5

Fell in love with this little casita in the pinions. It is easy to navigate to all the local attractions. We are avid hikers and loved the proximity to trails and the spa. As long as this property is available I want to stay here. Only feedback suggestions would be....more comfy bed and storage in the bathroom to store toiletries. However those are minor things. This property has everything you need to enjoy a fabulous retreat in Santa Fe!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A restful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Although our trip to Santa Fe was a very rainy one, this casita provided a wonderful respite. It is centrally located, private, and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful guest house. Really great for trail runners!

  • 5 of 5

This great little guest house is adjacent to a 22-mile trail system. Clise to town, the ski area, and, best of all, 10000 Waves. And super quiet! Beautiful art work. Comfortable bed. What's not to love?

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our first trip to Santa Fe

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I chose this casita for our first trip to Santa Fe - primarily for its location close to the Plaza and because it is pet friendly, as we would be traveling with our two dogs. It is located in a very nice neighborhood that although a very short drive from the Plaza, gives you the feeling of staying in secluded hillside home. The home has all you will need for a comfortable stay - kitchen is equipped for cooking, plenty of blankets, nice shower and bathroom and a great back door patio that is perfect for a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.31%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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