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.
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!
We had a wonderful stay at Esther's casita! Esther came over to greet us when we arrived and spent the time to give us suggestions for hiking in the area. She even brought over an additional hiking guide for us. The casita was clean and comfortable. Esther left coffee, half-and-half as well as some other goodies for us. The casita is in an excellent location. It is walking distance from old town and close to grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. I definitely recommend staying here!
The casita is beautifully furnished and immaculately clean. There's a small kitchen and Esther kindly left out coffee, tea and milk as well as clementines and chocolate. Although it's on a quiet residential street, it is very close indeed to the Railway Yard--5 minutes walk, and an easy walk to the Plaza. Apart from visiting Museum Hill, we left the car at the casita.
Esther and Emile are absolutely lovely. They made us welcome, and we spent an enjoyable and very helpful half hour with Emil planning the third week of a three week trip. Emil used to work on the National Parks and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the area show. We'd highly recommend discussing your plans either before or during your trip!
The casita was immaculate just as other reviewers have described. The heating worked really well for the chilly nights, and the location was good. It was a little further walk than I expected – about 20 minutes – to get to the Plaza, but it was still very doable. The kitchen had all the necessities and we cooked breakfast every morning before going out for our adventures. Esther was very responsive to questions. I did have some problems with Wi-Fi, but Esther is hard at work to make sure others don't experience the same difficulties. I would definitely stay here again if I am lucky enough to get back to Santa Fe.
The casita is lovely and had everything we needed. Esther and Emile are warm and welcoming. Their restaurant recommendations were fantastic and we were glad we followed them. The casita is an easy walk to Santa Fe attractions but nice and quiet. It was perfect for us.
Esther's casita was a very comfortable, roomy space. It is very light with windows on both sides. The interior is immaculate and had just been redone. It is very open with the living, kitchen and dining space being one area. The neighborhood is quiet and I felt very comfortable walking any direction. I liked that I could walk to Whole Foods in about fifteen minutes for grocery shopping. The Farmer's Market was just a few minutes walk down the street. Downtown is easily accessible as well. I loved the central location. Esther and her husband, Emile, live right next door. I liked that. They were always friendly and kind and made me feel very comfortable. If you want a centrally located place with a great host, this is your place! I would stay again and I highly recommend this casita!
Our host, Esther was able to meet me at the casita when I arrived in Santa Fe, and was most welcoming. The casita is beautiful, fully upgraded, and very comfortable. The neighborhood was extremely quiet. My sister and I stayed here for a week and since it was winter we spent a lot of time indoors. Esther has a starter kit of tea, coffee, sugar, and even half and half to welcome guests, along with some fruit and chocolate. The bed is very comfortable and the bedding and towels are high-end. This was by far one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. The casita is located near downtown Santa Fe, and there is a shuttle to downtown and Canyon Road which you can catch few blocks away at the Railyards if you don't want to drive.
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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