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Gorgeous on Garcia: Lux Adobe, Stroll to Plaza and Canyon Rd, Dogs ok!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Close to Key Sites: 2 Bed 2 Bath Adobe in Historic Eastside Hot Tub!

Experience this authentic Santa Fe home off spectacular Garcia Street in the historic Eastside Santa Fe neighborhood. Nearby trails take you quickly to Canyon Road galleries, the downtown Plaza (less than a mile), the Capitol and Railroad districts. Smell the fresh mountain air and hear the Cathedral bells as you relax in the front or back portals. Soak in the new hot tub after a day of site seeing, skiing or hiking.

If this home is not available on the dates you want, please check out my other listing, Casa Kateri VRBO 859493. Please let me know! Also great for larger groups (3 BR, 2 BA)

This two -bedroom two-bath adobe is perfect for couples or a family or a group of friends exploring Santa Fe's many riches. Your dog(s) will relax in the completely enclosed patio and will love the compound's open space. If you're a larger group, consider my other home right next door, Casa Kateri (VRBO 859493)!

This renovated home is a sophisticated blend of contemporary and traditional Santa Fe, bringing casual elegance throughout. The home features beautiful hardwood floors, original thick adobe walls, and viga ceilings. Decorated with exquisite New Mexico art (both Spanish and Pueblo style) as well as traditional and contemporary furnishings, you'll be in Santa Fe style in no time.

Refrigerated air-conditioning, state-of-the-art HD flat-screen television (with premium cable, Apple TV), wireless internet, allow you to ease into perfect relaxation, with every modern convenience.

The large living room features a welcoming corner Kiva fireplace. You'll enjoy the room's light and serenity as you relax by the fire. The plush red leather sofa turns into a Temper-pedic queen bed ideal for two.

The kitchen is well-equipped with Elba gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, Keurig coffee-maker, granite counters, dishwasher, and all the accoutrements to handle gourmet at-home cooking. Enjoy outside grilling with new Weber gas grill.

The separate dining room is casually appointed with a beautiful round dining table that easily seats four or can expand into a larger buffet. You may also enjoy dining in the rear portal with it’s comfortable patio table and chairs.

The large master bedroom features a king bed, large walk-in closet, and a desk for those of you who are working and vacationing. Excellent bedding: top end Sealy Posturepedic Optima mattresses and Restoration Hardware/Hotel Collection linens for your comfort.

The ‘en-suite’ master bathroom of glass, stone, and marble, has walk-in glass shower and opens to the private patio with the hot tub. After a day of skiing or hiking you'll love to take in the starry sky while you soak in the hot tub.

The ample guest bedroom has two extra-long twin beds that can be transformed into a king bed - just let me know how you want it.The second bath also offers a jacuzzi tub/shower combo.

Near both bedrooms is a laundry room with energy-efficient washer and dryer.

The home provides two ample parking spots on either side of the home.

A perfect home to enjoy with friends and family the Historic Eastside and old Santa Fe!

Santa Fe 2018 Festival Dates

Check out Santa Fe's Visitors Bureau for more info

Pueblo Feast Days throughout the year

Santa Fe Restaurant Week - late Feb

Santa Fe Century Bike Ride - May 20

Canyon Road Spring Art Festival - May 12 - 13

ARTSmart Edible Art Tour (Canyon Road and Downtown) - June 8 - 9

Rodeo De Santa Fe - June 20-23

Santa Fe Opera - June 29- August 25

International Folk Art Festival - July 13 - 15

Spanish Market - July 28 to 29

Indian Market - August 16 to 20

Burning of Zozobra - August 31

Fiestas de Santa Fe - Sept 7 - 9

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta - Sept 26 - Sep 29

International Balloon Fiesta (ABQ) - Oct 6 - Oct 14

Indigenous Peoples Celebration - Oct 8

Santa Fe Independant Film Festival - last week of October

Las Posadas - December 10

Canyon Road Farolito Walk - December 24

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Fran

I grew up in Santa Fe and attended the nearby 'Garcia St. Club' as a young girl. I've always loved this part of Santa Fe and so pleased to own this authentic, yet modern, adobe. I left New Mexico to attend Stanford University in California and have lived in the Bay Area since, now residing in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

Professionally, I'm a veteran of several Internet start-ups most notably Match and TRUSTe (privacy solutions), and now Babierge, baby equipment rental platform.

In San Francisco, I often rent my home and my guests invariably remark on its comfort, style and art. I hope you will will feel the same at my house on Garcia St.

Fran purchased this house in 2013

Why Fran chose Historic Eastside

To me, Garcia St. is quintessentially Santa Fe. Beautiful homes and 'compounds' adorn both sides of the long boulevard as it climbs toward the Santa Fe foothills. My property is nestled in a historic compound with an exceptional setting and location.

This is my first house on Garcia St., I recently bought and renovated the house next door, Casa de la Luz (VRBO 859493), which is a larger 3 bedroom home. Together they make an idea "compound" for larger groups and families.

The home is quiet, warm and comfortable with all the authentic Santa Fe features you'd want: Viga ceilings, Kiva fireplace, hardwood floors and thick adobe walls.

This home also offers air conditioning, updated gourmet kitchen and bathrooms, large outside portal in back and private portal and hot tub off the Master bedroom. The home is expertly decorated and includes all the conveniences such as wireless Internet, HD TVs, and Sonos sound. Check out the incredible New Mexico art.

What makes this house unique

When you enter the quiet lane and you will immediately feel the serenity of the natural peace and quiet and take in the fresh mountain air.

On foot (and through the secret shortcut) you can easily explore the old adobe filled neighborhoods, jaunt over to Museum Hill, take an art amble on Canyon Road, and go to the historic Plaza - less than a mile - for the many restaurants and entertainment options.

During the winter, easy access up to the Santa Fe ski area (16 miles).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gorgeous on Garcia was that an so much more. It’s a lovely home in a quiet neighborhood, yet no more than 4 minutes to all the major attractions in Santa Fe. We always rent homes when we travel and this one if our favorite places to stay. We will definitely make this our home in all return trips to Santa Fe. And we can’t say enough nice things about our host, Fran. She responded to our questions quickly and provided detailed instructions in finding the house. She also provided a very detailed description of the how to’s of the home, as well a great list of things to do and tips to make our stay more enjoyable.
Dec 2017
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Historic Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read Hot Tub Precautions and Rules.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Outdoor patio
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , The two twin beds convert easily to a King bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Features door to back patio, walk-in closet, desk
  • Sealy Posturepedic Optima Mattresses Restoration Hardware Linens
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Gorgeous on Garcia: Lux Adobe, Stroll to Plaza and Canyon Rd, Dogs ok!
average rating of 4.9358974 based on 90 reviews
Lakeland, Fl

Charming House

  • 4 of 5

House was charming a few little quirks

Upon arrival made us aware of rodent problem also wanted to use hot tub for personal use while entertaining friends.

We were a little early approx 1 hr we did not think about time change (2hr difference)

my apology to the owner and thank her for allowing us to go ahead and check in.

Also need new bed linens (pillows and mattress)

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie - I’m glad you enjoyed the Home and your stay on Santa Fe. As I spoke to your daughter-in-law I want to point out that I only asked about the hot tub use (I was with friends at my home next door) if it did not inconvenience you in the least. I was emphatic that it was not a problem at all, I’m sorry that you took it as inappropriate. As I arrived well before 3 checkin for the firewood delivery I was a bit off my game since your party had already checked-in. I will look into upgrading the linens.
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Commerce, MI

Beautiful property, close to downtown with high-end finished and great personal touches

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in New Mexico. The house was perfectly appointed with quality furnishings, kitchen supplies and well-maintained hot tub. There wasn’t anything to dislike! Fran has a variety of materials to help you plan your stay. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder CO

Excellent home!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice perfect size for a small family or two couples. Quiet neighborhood off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corrales, New Mexico

Lovely Santa Fe Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Gorgeous on Garcia" in July 2017. The quaint 2 bedroom adobe home slept 6 comfortably. Beautiful furnishings throughout, nice large living area with fireplace, full kitchen with all the amenities and lovely nice size private backyard seating. Canyon Road, art galleries, shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance from the home. Check in and check out was a breeze. Would definitely stay there again. #newmexicotrue

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was there. Great bed, shower and bath, good place to read and have coffee or sit for happy hour, small enclosed area for our dog, recommendations for activities and restaurants. Convenient to the plaza, various hiking and walks, and most activities. Nothing negative to say!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay at Gorgeous on Garcia!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous on Garcia is a very nice home on a

guiet street off Garcia. Is is conveniently located to walk to town and shops and restaurants. It is also walkable to St. John's Colege which was important to us. Everything in the house, appliances, etc. worked properly.

It was very clean and the patio is lovely! And the guide book that Fran, the owner, put together is fabulous! Covers household info, sites to see, restaurants, shops, etc. I highly recommend Gorgeous on Garcia!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe Plaza
"The historical heart of the city. "
Loretto Chapel
"Great story"
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road
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Palace of the Governors
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La Boca
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Tomasita's Restaurant
"A hometown favorite - order the Sopappillas"
Harry's Roadhouse
"Great for brunch, actually any meal. The garden is lovely in the summer. Very inventive "d..."
Ski Santa Fe
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"Fabulous retail destination with all kinds of specialty and import shops."
TIA Sophia's
"Again, a regular destination for a "Christmas Tree" burrito or the morning bacon role"
The Compound Restaurant
"Fine dining"
El Farol Restaurant & Lounge
"Check out the music schedule and the Flamenco on Fri/Sat nights. Always dancing!"
Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
"Sometimes you have to have a good croissant or a wonderfully fresh salad"
La Fonda on the Plaza
"Guarding the Plaza, La Fonda remains authentic and beautiful. Rooftop bar is fun as is the ..."
"Fine dining and a great bar too (with a simpler and cheaper menu). Again, an easy walk from..."
Restaurant Martin
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The Shed
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Santa Fe Children's Museum
"My boys loved this hand on museum"
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
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Whole Foods Market
New Mexico Museum of Art
"Wonderful exhibit on NM art through time and context"
Cafe Pasqual's
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Museum Hill Cafe
Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon
"Wonderful spa in the mountains"
Museum of International Folk Art
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El Santuario de Chimayo
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Bandelier National Monument
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High Desert Healthcare & Massage
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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
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Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
New Mexico State Capitol
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Station at the Railyard
Cowgirl BBQ
"Good bbq and usually great music"
San Miguel Mission
"One of the oldest in US"
Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market
French Pastry Shop & Restaurant
Coyote Cafe
"Enjoy the scene from the rooftop bar"
Randall Davey Audubon Center
"A wonderful drive, walk, or bike ride to this preserve in the Santa Fe watershed"
Dale Ball Trails
"More wonderful trails in the Santa Fe watershed"
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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Contemporary Southwest Galleries
Lensic Performing Arts Center
"Santa Fe's premier performance space"
Manitou Galleries
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Cristo Rey Parish
Downtown Subscription
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Montez Gallery
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La Casa Sena
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Nambe Outlet Store
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Sun Mountain
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Kaune Food Town
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Shake Foundation
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"Offers a wide assortment of delicious salads"
Atalaya Trail
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Flying Star Cafe -- CLOSED
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La Choza Restaurant
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St. Francis Cathedral
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Santa Fe Farmers Market
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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe
"Chocolate and Pastries too"
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
"Fantastic show of craft and arts around the world. "
Ghost Ranch
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Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
Kakawa Chocolate House
"Great atmosphere and even better chocolate"
Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
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Pantry Restaurant
"Great for breakfast and tortilla burger"
Del Charro Saloon
"Fun sports bar with good NM pub firm"
Tecolote Cafe
"Yummy bisquets"
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Santa Fe School of Cooking
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Museum of Fine Arts
Atrisco Cafe & Bar
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Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
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Tesuque Village Market
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Jambo Cafe
"Well you can't eat chile everyday!"
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
Joseph's Culinary Pub
"Inventive and delicious. Fun bar."
Ten Thousand Waves
"Experience the joy of the outdoor tubs under the stars in the mountains near Hyde Park. Get..."
New Mexico History mMuseum
Manitou Galleries
"I've bought a number of pieces here including those by Fran Larsen, Miguel Martinez and more"
Ten Thousand Waves
"Experience the joy of the outdoor tubs under the stars in the mountains near Hyde Park. Get..."
Taberna -- CLOSED
"Nice for an afternoon snack"
Radish & Rye
"Inventive menu, great cocktails"
Rio Chama Steakhouse
"Great sports bar. Food is always good. Friendly bartenders."
Meow Wolf
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Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Farol
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
410 S. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Downtown Subscription Cafe
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.44%

Santa Fe Short Term Rental License # : 17-00143557

Rates may change daily as I use "Dynamic Pricing" to set price levels. The service takes into account events, occupancy (Hotels, Airbnb) and other factors. It does not adjust for longer stays, so please ask me about weekly or monthly rates.

Additional fees for pets and events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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