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Diane McEvilly

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Casita Du Soleil - Historic, Downtown, Old Santa Fe

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

South Capitol House Rental Photos and Description

Detached 1 Bedroom casita

Experience the peaceful slow pace of the very convenient South Capitol neighborhood, barely changed in over 50 years. Casita du Soleil is an adobe guest house behind and across the patio from main house on quiet tree-lined street one-half mile south of the Santa Fe Plaza. Relax amid fruit trees, lilacs, roses, herb, and flower gardens. Owner usually in residence to assist in orienting you for your stay. (American francophile - on parle francais.) . Easy on-street parking.

The detached Casita du Soleil consists of living room (futon couch), dining area seating four, bedroom (queen), full kitchen, bath, and Saltillo tiled floors throughout. Furnishings include treasured antiques, original art. Warm in winter (gas), adobe maintains coolness in summer. Dogs allowed.

Keywords: Guest House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Diane McEvilly (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

About Diane McEvilly

I own this one property in Santa Fe which has been my home for decades. I love my street and neighborhood and have happy memories of my children playing ball in the quiet streets. I have seen the fruit trees grow from little slips into mature giants producing cherries, apricots, peaches many years. I retired from teaching French in a local high school - then, since beginning to rent my casita, I have enjoyed meeting people from many countries. My guest book/scrap book is full of their photos, mementos and the stamps of their foreign countries. Tiling the bath, kitchen and floors myself was satisfying. My grand daughter says I'm married to my garden - I do work on it! Rates vary according to number of guests, length of stay, time of year and space occupied. Discounts apply for weekly/monthly visits.

Diane McEvilly purchased this house in 1971

Why Diane McEvilly chose Santa Fe

I moved here to be near the old center of this historic town and to be near the most excellent elementary school for my children. If you would enjoy walking on a tree-lined street, being surrounded by flowers, garden walls, fruit trees, lilacs, stone walks (no gravel!), you will also enjoy the peace and quiet of this centrally located retreat. It's modest and I have many repeat visitors (10 repeat bookings in 2015).

What makes this house unique

Casita du soleil is six-tenths of a mile from the Plaza - a flat walk on mostly quiet streets. Three tiny blocks to Sage Bakery, 5 tiny blocks to Whole Foods.

A few minutes to Railyard District of galleries, restaurants, SF Farmers' Market. Tranquility in the middle of everything.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Casita Du Soleil - Historic, Downtown, Old Santa Fe
average rating of 4.521739 based on 23 reviews
4

Casita and apartment stay

  • 4 of 5

Casita - Excellent location and accommodations were comfy though a little cramped. The only thing we'd recommend is a little better ventilation - it was stuffy at times. Very retro and perfect for a couple looking for a quiet place to sleep after exploring Santa Fe and all it offers.

Apartment - again, quite comfy and accommodating, but we preferred the Casita (more private).

The owner lives on site and is very gracious and helpful providing directions and recommendations for sites to see and the best (possibly unknown) restaurants. We walked everywhere, so the location was perfect in it's proximity to down town. We'd definitely do this one again if/when we visit Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely simply place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfectly as described and had all of the necessary items for a comfortable place to stay. The proximity to Whole Foods, the town center, and the Farmers Market and Rail yard made this place an amazing place to stay! We walked everywhere and truly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Kat .... my location is indeed a great plus for my casita. I love living so close to the center of things, but on such a quiet street!
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Location was great for walking into Santa Fe. Nice area to sit outside for morning coffee or afternoon reading.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, cozy and immediately welcoming. Three of us stayed at the casita and were quite comfortable with plenty of space for musical instruments and ski gear. Diana got in touch with me within hours, was wonderfully hospitable and accommodating in our last-minute plans to stay in Santa Fe. Great location, too! We took advantage of a great ski weekend and the lovely post-Christmas sights of Santa Fe. The well-stocked kitchen of the casita made cooking several meals easy, plus being located close to Whole Foods was convenient. We took advantage of good downtown restaurants as well (India Palace and Upper Crust Pizza). I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne ..... Thanks for your kind remarks. I get a lot of joy out of the visits from skiers/snowboarders since I no longer go up the hill for that myself!
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5

I'll be a repeat customer!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed both in the apartment and the casita. Both spaces were charming, well-kept, and well-outfitted. I was fortunate to be in town while the lilacs were blooming. Diana's garden is quite lovely. I often ate my lunch outside in the patio. The location is great for walking into town and exploring the South Capital area. Street parking is easy. I found the hostess to be helpful, considerate, and unobtrusive.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little place close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at this cozy casita and loved it. Walking distance to the town square and has everything you need: living room/dining nook, full kitchen, bedroom w/ closet and bath. Owner was very nice and helpful and allows pets. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
City Golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Roadrunner
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Martin's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: not necessary

5 short blocks to Whole Foods & our twice-weekly flourishing outdoor Farmers' Market, 10 min walk to Site Santa Fe, SF Clay studios, Museo Cultural, state capitol, Guadalupe & Cordova Road shopping centers, numerous restaurants, galleries, coffee houses, 15 min level walk to Canyon Road & Plaza (Fine Arts, History, Indian, Georgia O'Keeffe) Museums, Besides our well-known opera, chamber music festival, Indian and Hispanic cultural events, 200+ art galleries, natural beauty & blue skies, Santa Fe is home to several cooking schools, photography, clay, art workshops, massage, hypnotherapy & oriental medicine institutes, day spas, art cinema houses & private tour guides, Not to mention skiing and related winter sports, etc

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Rates & Availability

South Capitol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Mar 1 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$95
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$80
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

This is a non-smoking property indoors and out. Dog owners must clean up after pets both on and off property. Rates vary as to how many persons, length of stay, time of year, space used.

Usually a deposit of $100 holds your reservation - more is required for longer bookings.
State and local taxes are not included in listed nightly rate and will be added to final bill.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Capitol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Casita has one bath w/tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Casita has 1 bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Casita: queen + double futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Amenities: fully furnished talavera tiled kitchen and bath, linens (down or synthetic comforters), skylights, access to washer/dryer possible, outdoor swing, cafe tables with blue umbrellas

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