Perched on a mountainside just off the historic Old Santa Fe Trail, this beautiful 800-square-foot, one bedroom casita enjoys spectacular views. Grab your camera for Santa Fe's glorious sunsets that illuminate four mountain ranges. After dark, you'll look out on a carpet of twinkly lights below and genuinely endless stars above. Enjoy our balmy high desert climate from the private wrap-around, covered portal with beautiful wildflower gardens. Inside, relax in a classic Santa Fe setting. Linger over the Sunday paper on the down-filled couch, peek up at a blanket of stars through skylights placed throughout this peaceful residence, and sleep soundly in the handsome wrought-iron, queen-size bed with luxury linens from the Sundance catalog.
The kitchen is fully equipped with old-fashioned china, Mexican wine goblets and a gourmet chef's cookware collection. The bathroom is quintessential New Mexico, decorated in colorful tiles and outfitted with plush Egyptian cotton towels. The casita is stocked with a coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, WI-FI and flat-screen satellite television. We can also provide an outdoor grill and an outdoor copper fire pit for sipping wine while the sun sets. There is no phone service, but good cell phone coverage.
Santa Fe is the pinup town for the Southwest, famous for its wildflower gardens corralled by plump adobe walls. But it's also a brainy vortex of science, art and culture, with a side of freaky-deaky New Age shamanism. Of late, some notable intelligent life has landed: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, writer Cormac McCarthy and former CIA agent Valerie Plame. As the town's polymathic tendencies have snowballed, Santa Fe has been reborn as the white-hot center of an American Renaissance.
Anointed America's first UNESCO Creative City, the nation's oldest state capital is celebrating its 400th year with a newly-minted identity: the Florence of the 21st century. Scientists here are mapping genetic codes in the human brain, developing mind-boggling agent-based computer prediction models and making giant strides in alternative energy. Santa Fe has been nicknamed Tamalewood for the plethora of films being shot here. Love opera? The Met's best come to the Santa Fe Opera every summer for a season of acclaimed new and classic operas performed in Santa Fe's architectural jewel of an opera house, constructed in a contemporary clam shell shape. Throughout the year you can snag amazing seats at some of the best rock, country, jazz and classical concerts in the country at Santa Fe's intimate venues. Definitely check out the Lannan Foundation's series of literary evenings at www.lannan.org. With 135+ galleries, Santa Fe is firmly entrenched as the second largest art market in the country.
Getting here just got easier. The Railrunner now whisks train passengers between Albuquerque's International Airport and the Santa Fe Railyard in chic Santa Fe style. A refreshingly-modern upstart sibling to the town's historic Plaza, the artistic and hip Railyard area is Santa Fe's new SoHo on Old West holy ground: the end of the spur-line for the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Its soul (and the brain trust of the slow food movement) is the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. Stalls heaped with colorful local produce, organic lamb, artisan cheeses, and buckets of New Mexican sunflowers greet you every Tuesday and Saturday morning. The fooderati flock to Santa Fe not only for its extraordinary farmer's market. Its inventive chefs and their entertaining cooking classes, and the renowned Wine & Chili Festival draw huge numbers as well. Art collectors troll Santa Fe's eclectic galleries, prestigious museums and art festivals throughout the summer including SITE Santa Fe's International Biennial, Indian Market, Spanish Market, and the International Folk Art Market.
Northern New Mexico is Georgia O'Keeffe country: red rocks sculpted by wind and rain climb from the desert floor; mountains covered in Aspen trees frame electric blue skies. It's warm (and thanks to the altitude, never too hot) in the summer. In the winter, everything is blanketed in deep powdery snow. This stunning landscape is home to world-class skiing, biking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, golf, fly fishing, rock and ice climbing. (Santa Fe's own ski resort, Ski Santa Fe, is just 35 minutes from our door; Taos Ski Valley is two hours north.)
Feel free to contact us for many more photos of this lovely retreat and any other information about visiting Santa Fe. We hope to meet you soon!
Rates: $140 - $160/night plus tax, depending on the season. $800/week; $1600/month. 50% deposit required upon booking. For stays beyond three days there is a $200 cleaning fee/ damage deposit, but you'll only be charged for the actual cleaning required. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets. This is a non-smoking property....Read more
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The view is remarkable and the casita is charming. It has a fully equipped
kitchen as well as an outdoor grill. All of our needs were quickly taken care of by anne and Hampton who are the perfect hosts. We stayed during the opera season and found the quietude of the casita to be exactly what we wanted. While we didn't use the hiking trails, the location is ideal for outdoors activities.
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I have now stayed four months with anne and Hampton at their casita, and it is the perfect place to stay in Santa Fe. Easy drive into town, but up in the hills with great views and cool breezes. Quiet. Great star watching. Good privacy. Incredibly kind and helpful hosts.
We Want to Return to This attractive Santa Fe Casita
Left on 06/07/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I loved our stay at this delightful casita. It is located on a beautiful property at the edge of Santa Fe. The interior amenities of the casita were first class and made for a very enjoyable stay. We felt well cared for by the owners. The casita has a wonderful library with a lot of information available on the history of the area and on current activities available. We enjoyed eating some of our meals on the casita porch and enjoying the sunset from the hammock. Great hikes are available nearby. It is a lovely property that exceeded our high expectations. We definitely plan on returning.
The Goodwin/Sides casita exceeded our high expectations in every
Left on 05/27/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Nina and John
We live in MN, a great state with one big drawback -- endless winter. This March, we took matters into our own hands and headed for the Goodwin/Sides casita in Santa Fe.
This was our first experience with Vrbo and we were hesitatnt to put our money down on a place we had not seen. Wasted worries! Our expereince at the Goodwin/Sides casita ceratinly exceeded our high expectations. Its location in the foothills east of the city is ideal -- absolutely quiet at night with a lovely view of the city lights. The casita is close to the Folk art, Indian, Wheelwright and Spanish Colonial arts museums and to good day hikes. A ten minute drive on the Old Santa Fe Trail takes you to the Plaza with all of its attractions. Hampton and anne welcomed us warmly with a week's provision of food for breakfast, a bag of chips and hot sauce (not very), a bottle of wine and a lovely bouquet on the dining table. We also appreciated their list of restaurants and other services we might need. During our stay we enjoyed complete privacy with just enough interaction with anne and Hampton Our only wish was for a washer/dryer, which, we understand, will be installed soon. Overall, the casita suited us perfectly. We hope to return next year.
Left on 02/17/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My wife and I spent a week in the Casita in mid-January. It was a perfect retreat for us. The casita is nestled in the hills above Santa Fe, and feels secluded even though it is barely 10 minutes from downtown. We spent our days working in serene surroundings, and rewarded ourselves with lunches at Pasquale's and walks around the Plaza, and drinks and dinners at one of many of Santa Fe's excellent restaurants. We had thought we would cook some of our meals -- the Casita's kitchen is well equipped -- but we were just too lazy. We'll be back! Read more
Thank you so much for your kind words, David. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves in Santa Fe! It is a foodie haven. It's so much fun to sample lots of different menus! Hampton thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and I look forward to getting to know you on your next visit!
Great time in Santa Fe!
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | LB
Location of this casita was perfect, located in the foothills but only 10 minutes from the Plaza. Casita was very comfortable and well stocked. The owners were great and offered dining and hiking suggestions. We will definitely check availability of this casita on future trips to Santa Fe.
Left on 02/13/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Scott
The casita is a lovely home perched on a hillside, offering breathtaking views of the mountains and city. It's just secluded enough, quiet and peaceful yet not far from town. The Sides and their dogs were gracious hosts and made us feel welcome from reservation to checkout.
Santa Fe is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. We went to ski as well and were greeted with lots of fresh powder. Don't miss the plaza and museums while you are there.
Left on 12/14/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | M&A
My husband and I stayed here over Thanksgiving and had a great time. The casita was very well equipped - we cooked Thanksgiving in the kitchen! The views are wonderful and the casita is still very close to town. Anne left an assortment of basics in the fridge, and other goodies for us as well. Such wonderful unexpected hospitality. Very private and quiet as well. We were so comfortable here we didn't want to go home! If you are going to stay in Santa Fe, this is the place to be. Next time we're in town, this will be our first choice for a place to stay.
I loved the house, the location, the warmth extended by the owners and well everything. Including, and maybe especially, the family dog that loved to come visit us in our little house. The kitchen was very well equipped, everything said in the description completely accurate and the Sides were so helpful with suggestions and directions. I highly recommend this place.
Left on 06/07/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | Trisha Hughes
My husband and I stayed for a year we loved it so much! We were looking for close in to downtown, yet private and quiet, we love to feel like we're in the country without the drive. Searching for that unique spot to experience Santa Fe's culture and charm. This Casita fit the bill. You cannot find a better spot to overlook the city lights up where its a bit cooler in the summer. However, the best part of our entire stay was the special welcome and friendship we received from the Sides Family. If you have an opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of Santa Fe, do yourself a favor and stay at this very special Casita. May 2009-May 2010 the year just flew by.
Rate does not include tax. There is an addition cleaning fee/security deposit of $200. Optional insurance fee through Flipkey website. Payment Terms: Half rent plus tax and cleaning/security deposit to hold reservation. Balance due at check-in.
Cancellation Policy: If reservation is cancelled more than one month before check-in, guest will receive 100% refund. If cancelled any time between one month and one week prior to check-in, a cancellation fee of 25% of the full rental fee will be retained. No refund for cancellation within 7 days of check-in.
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Romantic Santa Fe Casita with Fireplace & VIEWS!!
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Hampton and Anne Sides
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