|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Casa Alegre can provide the perfect ambiance for your short visit or extended stay.
Everything you’re looking for can be found in this beautifully decorated, four-bedroom, three-bath home that can sleep 8…..and at an affordable price. Located in the recently developed Tierra Contenta neighborhood, Casa Alegre has magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is on an arroyo, providing natural greenery and privacy. The décor is strictly Santa Fe style, with many pieces from Mexico, as well as an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories, giving an international flavor.
Casa Alegre has a king master suite upstairs with balcony and views all around. The master bath provides separate shower and tub. There are two queen bedrooms, one upstairs, and one downstairs on the main living level. The fourth bedroom (also upstairs) has a trundle bed that can be made into two twins or the room could serve as an office. There is internet hookup at the desk in this room (or there is Wireless), which also has a deck with a beautiful view to the west. There is a full bath upstairs which serves two bedrooms.
The downstairs is fully tiled and accented with colorful area rugs. The open living space is light and bright, highlighted by the mountain view. The living room has comfortable seating, a gas kiva fireplace, and a complete satellite TV/Stereo System with surround sound. The entire house is wired for sound. The dining table can seat eight. There is also a dinette/game room off the kitchen. The kitchen is fully-equipped for all your cooking and dining-in needs. There is also a full bath on the living level.
There is a patio off the living/dining room providing outside dining and a gas grill. It looks to the east with a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There is also an enclosed yard should you happen to bring your dog.
Situated near the public Santa Fe Golf Course, right off Airport Road, the location puts you only two miles from the Santa Fe Place Mall and Albertsons, and three miles from the Chavez Center where there is an Olympic sized indoor pool, ice rink, and workout facilities. You are within a mile of the 599 By-Pass (south to Albuquerque, north to Taos). The Santa Fe Community College is within easy driving distance. There is a bus stop within a few blocks which can take you all over Santa Fe. All this is only a 15 minute drive from the downtown Plaza.
Additional amenities include satellite TV, a double garage, washer-dryer and all linens. Wireless DSL high-speed internet is also provided.
Short-Term Rental Permit #16-00135933
For the most part, our group of six (three baby boomer couples in one family) found this home satisfactory. We do have suggestions for the owner if they want to attract more visitors:
1. The toilet in the master bedroom had issues. We did alert the owners who sent out their handyman. This is an older toilet that requires two flushes each time. It was having problems refilling with water. I recommend it be upgraded to a water saving toilet.
2. Bicycles in the garage need repairs or replacement. One essentially had only one gear. I didn't ride them but my husband who rented an electric assist bike, rode with his brothers-in-law on local bike trails.
3. They found a black widow spider inside a box in the garage. Mark got a picture before smashing the spider.
4. We did throw out much of the spices in the cupboard because they were so old.
5. I had been overruled about booking a place so far from downtown Santa Fe. I would not recommend this location if you don't want to drive everywhere.
6. I really think this home would benefit if they had a hot tub on the deck.
The beds were comfortable. The appliances worked and the home was clean upon our arrival. The home did have a two landing staircase to the second floor. This might be difficult if a guest has hip or knee problems.
My husband overbought some food that we had to leave. I hope the cleaning people were able to use it.
Casa Alegre is a perfect home-away-from-home. We love Santa Fe and have enjoyed this property so much that we have now done 2 'extended-stay' vacations here. The location is only minutes from downtown, and close & convenient to shopping areas for the everyday necessities like groceries.
This home has everything you could need, plus much more. For us the extra rooms enabled our children to visit us on weekends; for everyone else just try to find somewhere that you and your family can really be together and still feel at home.
The kitchen is well equipped for meals in, and a BBQ is at the ready if you so desire.
The in home library is filled to the brim with superb reading material for all ages and there's a public library within walking distance in the neighborhood. There are all kinds of reading materials to learn about the history & special places to visit in the surrounding area that we wouldn't have known about if it weren't for the great literature provided.
The walk out patios on the upper level provide amazing views of the ever beautiful NM skies,and the office/bedroom area with WIFI available 'just in case' you need to work on your laptop while visiting.
This home also has Direct TV with a large screen in the open family room area where our evening glass of wine while watching TV provided for the always relaxing time we have spent here.
As far as we are concerned this home provided the best part of our vacations in Santa Fe; a relaxing home away from home.
Casa Alegre is situation on the south side of town near the Santa Fe Country Club. This location is only a 15 minute drive to downtown. The ski area (Ski Santa Fe) is about 50 minutes away.
Santa Fe has great shopping, restaurants, and a multitude of museums and events.
|Final cleaning fee||$180|
There is a $700 security deposit on monthly rentals. Guests pay gas & electric over $100/month. There is no tax on monthly rentals.
We accept checks or money orders only. We do NOT accept credit cards. 50% due upon booking, 50% due 30 days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.