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.
Great place! The casita was very clean and bigger than we expected. It was great to have our morning coffee in the little courtyard outside and Esther's recommnedation for dinner at the Tune Up Caffee was just the ticket. We definitely recommend this lovely authentic casita so close to everything old SantaFe has to offer.
This is great clean living space in a very convenient and safe location near the Railyard. If the altitude is not a problem for you, it could be walking distance to much of what you will want to see and do. It’s 10 minutes’ walk to the Railyard and Farmer’s Market, another ten minutes to a number of popular restaurants, and about a mile to the plaza. Esther is very pleasant to work with. She raises chickens and even brought me some eggs. The ceiling fans work well to cool the rooms, and you can get good cross ventilation since the windows open easily and breezes are common. Since this is an independent unit, one gets a sense of privacy. There is no TV, but the throughput on the wi-fi is excellent and easily supports streaming.
It was very hard to leave Esther's airbnb.
It was the perfect airbnb. Very excellently located in Santa Fe, we walked to the Saturday farmers market that was two blocks down. Loved the open windows and well stocked kitchen most. Esther was very responsive and helpful when we had questions. We didn't need a thing.
Great stay! Thanks Esther.
I thoroughly enjoyed staying in la casita. Perfectly located near to the railroad station area, charmingly furnished, with parking, I loved my stay there. It was very convenient for my weeklong yoga workshop. I'd easily stay again. Great value.
Esther's vacation rental is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for a stay in Santa Fe. This casita has been thoughtfully designed and works extremely well for two people.
The bed was firm and we slept extremely well in it. There was a bedside table and reading lamp on each side of the bed. The towels were thick and soft. The kitchen had all we needed and was stocked with coffee and cream, as well as complimentary fruit and chocolate upon our arrival. There was ample closet and storage space.
There were many nice touches - Mrs. Meyer's hand soap and dishwashing soap, Trader Joe's Teatree Tingle shampoo, bath gel, and conditioner, etc.
The street is quiet and the outdoor seating area is very pleasant.
The location was convenient for our activities in Santa Fe, and would be fine for guests who haven't rented a car. Everything is within walking distance.
Esther ensured that check in and check out went seamlessly for us.
The cute casita was charming, clean and perfect for our needs in every way. We loved the location and having the place to ourselves. The interior decor was delightful and Esther was perfectly communicative. We would definitely repeat this experience!
My daughter and I had a delightful time in Santa Fe, and Esther's casita added immeasurably to our enjoyment. It's modern and comfortable and within easy walking distance of both the Plaza and the Railyard District. That latter is the northern terminus of the New Mexico Rail Runner, the train service that whisks you from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in about 90 minutes. From there, it's a short shuttle to the Albuquerque airport.
Much to my delight, Esther knocked on the door late the afternoon of my second day in Santa Fe to make sure everything was going well. She's a great host — we ended up having a delightful 20-minute conversation about Santa Fe and our own histories, during which she revealed she has a good friend from Rockford, my base.
In sum: great accommodations, great location, great host. I hope to be back.
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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.