Entryway to the patio garden and casitaPrivate and shady patio garden

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Enjoy Old Mesilla in our enchanting casita, which resides behind our historic adobe home in a quiet and very private, tree-shaded patio garden. It's peaceful, inviting, intimate and perfect for relaxing.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: $99 / night


The space

Built in traditional New Mexican adobe-style but with modern comforts, this 850 sq.ft, light-filled studio space has thick hand-plastered adobe walls, saltillo tile floors, wood "viga" ceilings, and Mexican-tile accents.

It has a queen-size bed, duvet bedding (in cooler months), skylights, talavera-tiled bathroom w/shower, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerated air, heating, an eating area, large HDTV w/cable, and Wi-Fi.

Location! Location! Stroll to historic Mesilla Plaza in less than 5 minutes and experience the area's premier visitor's destination, with shopping, Sunday farmers and crafts market, restaurants, bars, art galleries, movies, and much more. This includes one of country's top ranked Mexican restaurants. And we're only a few minutes drive to both the I-10 and I-25 freeways.

From the house you can wander or bike along miles of irrigation ditches, farms and pecan orchards. Nearby outdoor recreational attractions include the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park along the Rio Grande, our spectacular Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument and the one of a kind White Sands National Monument.

On street parking along a safe and quiet street.

Guest access

We invite you to enjoy relaxing in the private patio garden.

Interaction with guests

We strive to be accessible to our guests yet give them the space and privacy they may desire. We welcome you to contact us if you have any questions!

The neighborhood

What we love about our neighborhood is the peace and tranquility as well as its proximity to the plaza.

Other things to note

One to two people fit comfortably, but will consider a third person if they're ok sleeping on a couch.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking, please. Quiet hours are usually between 10pm and 6am. One to two people fit comfortably, but will consider a third person if they're ok sleeping on a couch. Please leave items clean and intact. Other than that, enjoy!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

293 Reviews

Check In
Dan User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful guest house just a short walk from the plaza. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Nadia User Profile
April 2017
This is one of the best places I've stayed. It is so nicely built and designed with books, games, bottled water, fresh fruit, bath products and other conveniences readily available to make your stay EASY. It's only a short walk to the town plaza with restaurants and things available. This is a perfect place to stay when visiting White Sands, on your way to El Paso, or for other area hiking. I highly recommend!

Ange User Profile
March 2017
A lovely sanctuary in the heart of historic Mesilla! We stayed here with our 10 month old baby and loved everything about it- the charm, the comfort, the accessibility to the historic plaza, delicious restaurants, shopping, and a car ride away to fabulous hiking and White Sands National Monument. The hosts were just a delight too!

This is our 4th visit to Melanie's casita and each time has been wonderful. We very highly recommend it.

Jacqueline User Profile
March 2017
Such a beautiful Casita! Neighborhood is safe feeling, quiet and beautifully located. Extremely close, within walking distance, to shops, cafe's, coffee, restaurants. Would 10/10 recommend.

Kathleen User Profile
March 2017
please refer to the guest book.

Kris User Profile
March 2017
This lovely casita was located in Mesilla within walking distance the the historic city center where there are shops and dining. We really enjoyed the ambiance of the casita. The hostess provided thoughtful touches for her guests comfort. We would love to come back for a longer stay!

Mesilla, New Mexico, United States · Joined in August 2012
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.

I live in historic Old Mesilla, NM in an historic adobe home that my husband and I lovingly restored. We love where we live and hope to share that joy with others. We also love to travel, eat great food, and garden.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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