Wintry scene on a recent snowy day!  
Sunny dining area with Santa Fe style nicho.
Charming 1BD adobe casita downtown
Charming 1BD adobe casita downtown
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Our 100 year old historic one bedroom adobe casita is newly renovated, but retains its Santa Fe charm! We're in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the buzzing Railyard district, in walking distance to Santa Fe's sights and entertainment, and with easy access to the highway for day trips out of town. Our spacious casita is perfect for couples and families, with a private bedroom and a new state-of-the-art queen bed, and a sunny breakfast patio.

The space

This historic casita has solid adobe walls, 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. Due to the unusually warm temperatures this summer, we have installed a window air conditioner in the bedroom to make the space more comfortable.

We have just purchased a new queen bed, to enhance the comfort of our guests. We'd love feedback as to how comfortable it is! The mattress manufacturer - Tuft & Needle - was recommended to us - it's a small company in the Bay Area that makes nothing else but top quality mattresses. So far we've had excellent reviews from our guests!

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, electric kettle, and double sink. The bathroom is brand-new; and there is a comfortable living room with a couch (that makes into a bed) and an easy chair to lounge on.

We can easily accommodate 3 people as the casita is very spacious. Two can sleep on the queen bed n the bedroom, and there is room for one adult (or two children) on our new upgraded sofa bed in the living room. The casita is about 600 sq ft in size.

Guest access

We have a sunny patio area for guests, 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.

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! Our new sofa bed in the living room has plenty of space for 2 children - it is just a little smaller than a regular double bed size.

We care deeply about the environment, and call this our "eco-casita." We avoid toxic cleaning chemicals, provide organic and natural products for our guests to use, utilize organic gardening methods in our landscaping, and hang all our linens out to dry naturally in the New Mexico sun! We have even made it a priority to provide organic cotton sheets. We have found that our guests really appreciate these efforts!

Every season has its attractions here, although fall and winter are exceptionally beautiful. 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! Summer is the rainy season, so we often get afternoon thunderstorms.

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Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $99 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking inside, please. And no pets. Please be considerate of our neighbors who use the same driveway.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

196 Reviews

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Diane User Profile
October 2017
Look no further as if you want a place close to everything this is the place you want. Ester leaves special extras like fruit, chocolate, coffee and many other items that are so helpful. The place is so quiet and quaint, it’s just lovely.

Jennifer User Profile
October 2017
Esther’s casita was the perfect location to explore Santa Fe! You can walk to the Railyard and downtown to access events and great restaurants. The casita had everything we needed. The sofa bed was comfy and warm despite the drop in temps outside. We loved it!

Roxanne User Profile
October 2017
Esther's place was perfect for us...

Donna User Profile
September 2017
I love the location of Esters place. You can walk to the farmers market, the plaza, movie theatres and many restaurants. Ester is great about being available if you need her. I have stayed at her place twice this year for a total of 2 weeks and hope to go back soon.

Karen User Profile
September 2017
We stayed for a week in Esther's casita, which is spacious and well equipped. It's in a great city location close to the Railyard and not far from the Plaza. She is the consummate host, making herself available for anything that comes up, but also respecting one's privacy. We would definitely recommend staying here and will likely be back!

Laura User Profile
September 2017
This airbnb stop was perfect. I didn't expect such a great, full kitchen and living room. Esther was very kind. I'd recommend this casita highly! A pretty little stay, and easy walking to the plaza.

Simone User Profile
August 2017
My spouse and I stopped in Santa Fe on a cross country road-trip, and we were so lucky to find this spot! Very quiet, spotlessly clean, and conveniently located, the casita is a very charming and welcoming place, nestled in a neighborhood of little one-story adobes. Our host Esther made us feel right at home--she introduced herself on our arrival, gave us lots of useful advice, and even gave us some delicious grapes from her own yard! Her hike and restaurant recommendations are spot on. Thanks again, we hope to come back soon!

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Esther User ProfileEsther is a superhost.

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.

Languages: Español, Français, Magyar
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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