About This Listing
Our 100 year old historic one bedroom adobe casita has been newly renovated, but retains its Santa Fe charm! We're in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the Railyard district, an easy walk to the farmers' market and the Santa Fe plaza.
This historic casita has solid adobe walls, wall nichos and other traditional New Mexico features. It has been renovated to let in plenty of light, so it feels spacious and bright. Wisteria foliage shades the bedroom window and you'll wake up to the sound of birdsong in the morning.
There are hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with delicious new granite counters, as well as a gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and double sink. The bathroom is brand-new; and there is a comfortable living room with sofas and an easy chair to lounge on.
We can easily accommodate 3 people - 2 in the bedroom and one on a futon couch in the living room. The casita is about 600 sq ft in size.
There is a sunny patio area with chairs and a table, for morning coffee or simply soaking up our New Mexico sun. Winter is beautiful here, with most days sunny and crisp - you can often sit out in the middle of the day even in December and January!
Interaction with Guests
We live right next door to the casita, so look forward to meeting you and getting to know you a little! We can offer help in terms of outings, food, logistics, whatever you want. We do both work full-time, but we love to visit with our guests as much as we are able.
This is the best neighborhood in Santa Fe! Quiet residential neighborhood but right in the middle of everything. I walk to the farmers' market every week, and walk to shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, and the plaza for the myriad events taking place in Santa Fe.
There is easy access to several city bus lines, and the Railrunner commuter train station is 8 minutes walk from here. The airport shuttle also stops at the train station. To get out of town you do need a car, but we're located very near the main thoroughfare, so it's easy to hit the road. We have one off-street parking space.
Other Things to Note
This is a great space for a family with a small child. The bedroom doesn't share a wall with anyone else, and there's lots of room for crawling and toddling. The separate living room means that parents don't have to tiptoe around once baby is asleep!
Spring is a good time to visit Santa Fe. It's intensely sunny most days, but still cool; great weather for walking and hiking. May and June are usually the warmest and driest months - but since we're at 7,000 feet, it's rarely all that hot here!
No smoking inside, please. And no pets. Please be considerate of our neighbors who use the same driveway.
The casita was pefect! Had a great location, it was a little longer to the plaza than I though, about a mile, but a great walk really since their is art and flowers everywhere! Railroad district was super close and we did the farmers market there. Also a brewery there that looked good. Very close to The Tune Up cafe, which had the BEST food. Great space, the bed was a little too hard, but we threw an extra blanket under the mattress pad which helped. Esther left us some coffee which we had planned on buying, so that was a really nice surprise.
Esther popped round to make sure everything was OK just after we arrived. She was friendly and informative and made us feel welcome.
My husband & I recently spent 8 great nights at Esther's place in the Railyard district of Santa Fe.
The description & photos on line of the accommodation were extremely accurate. It is a well equipped, spacious and private living space for a couple. Having a separate bedroom was appreciated, as was the small outdoor patio. We found the apartment to be very clean & modern, and set up so as to allow for easy self-catering of meals, if you decide to eat in (and there is a great grocery store within easy walking distance). However, there is an abundance of great eateries close by, and Esther has taken the time to list these on her site. We tried 3 or 4 of her recommendations, and were not disappointed.
The bed is one of the firmer beds I've slept in, which tends to be to our liking, but I think it is worth mentioning, as I know not all people have the same preference.
Esther & Emile were excellent hosts, and checked in with us on several occasions to make sure that there were no problems. They are very friendly & approachable, but certainly not intrusive in any way.
The apartment is a stone's throw from the shops & restaurants of the railyard area, but is a 20-25 minute walk to the central plaza area. We did the walk several times a day, but the city provides a free shuttle service to the Plaza & Canyon Road, leaving from the railyard.
If you are coming in from Albuquerque via train or shuttle, the B&B is just a short walk from the train station.
When we travel, we have always enjoyed having easy access to the excitement of city life, knowing that we have a quiet place to sleep at night. Esther's apartment more than fits the bill. We would definitely stay here again if we are back in Santa Fe.
We enjoyed staying in Esther's cozy little casita very much. It was spacious and had lots of natural light and felt like home. In a quiet neighborhood. The patio was a very nice touch, too. It was well within walking distance to the railyard and the square which made things easy. Loved it!
This was our first Airbnb experience and it was delightful. The premises were exactly as described, Esther was a gracious hostess, and the location was perfect for us. We highly recommend 808B Manhattan Ave. as a place to stay in Santa Fe.
Frank & Ellen Savoie
I absolutely loved staying in Esther's little casita! I was in town for over a month for work and was so thankful that I found such a charming place to call home while I was there. Close to the Railyard and downtown, you can literally walk to everything you may want to see or do. Esther is an incredible host! She was very helpful and accommodating and checked in with me often just to make sure I was getting along well. I will continue to book any place she has available anytime that I am in Santa Fe!
Esther was a great host. The casita was exceptionally clean and had all the right amenities. Great location, nice quiet neighborhood. We had a great stay and would recommend it!
About the Host, Esther
I am originally from Britain, and have lived in northern New Mexico since 1989. I know a lot about the history, culture and geography of this region, and am happy to help you plan your itinerary. I love to go hiking and cross country skiing and am familiar with many of the hikes around here. I'm also a big fan of music and dance, so would be happy to direct you to opportunities for salsa, contra or tango dancing.
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