Within walking distance to downtown Santa Fe, this historic adobe house is the epitome of Santa Fe charm. It provides a comfortable home away from home for you to explore what this great historic city has to offer.
The unit is perfectly located for visitors on Don Gaspar Avenue within walking distance to the Plaza and the Railyard and half a block from the State Capitol rotunda.
The apartment is a territorial adobe set in a historical house built when Santa Fe was a part of Mexico in the mid 1800's and retains many original features. My family has lived in this property since 1952.
The apartment comprises a large open plan living room, one bedroom with a spacious en-suite bathroom with a full bath and a separate shower. The living room has a comfortable leather couch that converts to a queen size bed. For extra sleeping accommodation, there is an additional full size sofa bed in the room adjacent to the living room, which is a Shikibuton Trifold Foam Bed, 4 " thick.
The apartment measures approximately 1200 square feet, has four rooms (including kitchen) and can comfortably accommodate 4 people. There is another bathroom in an adjoining corridor between the two units, which can be used if necessary for more people and if available. The apartment/unit is totally self-contained and separate from the other unit.
The kitchen has full amenities with a table for 4. There is another table for 4 in the living room by a large picture window, which can be used for dining as well as a work space. It is important to note that real adobe is cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.
This unit is listed as a separate one for fewer people or can be combined with my other listing as an entire, whole house for larger parties or more space. (Please see my other listings on my profile page for more details.) This apartment is NOT available when the entire house is rented and visa versa.
With this self-contained, separate unit you have access to two porches, one entrance/exit from the bedroom and one entrance/exit from the living room. There is also an exit from the full kitchen. Parking is available for 2 or 3 cars near the front entrance on the property.
Interaction with Guests
As a native Santa Fean, I can provide any information on dining, shopping, local attractions, events and local history you may need. I can provide guided historical tours of downtown Santa Fe as well. Just ask me a.s.a.p, so I can plan for it ahead of time. I love to interact with my guests and would be happy to give you a tour around town.
Also, I run a "mini-spa" on the property and can offer massage therapies, facials and BodyWalking if you wish. Same prices as for locals: 60 Min. massage or BodyWalking $50. Facials $60. Please schedule with me in advance if you are interested.
Don Gaspar Ave. is located in one of the best and most beautiful neighborhoods in old Santa Fe. It is also one of the safest places to live. Bandelier once resided in this house until he built a bigger one on Canyon Road. In the sixties, only families occupied the homes on this street, which was near schools, shopping, etc. Now the block is in a commercial district, which means it is near where the action is on weekdays and quiet on the weekends.
Shopping, food are all within walking distance. The Railrunner and bus systems are nearby, but actually you don't need a car in this area.
Other Things to Note
Our gentle Collie in the backyard has sadly passed away, so there is now access to the back porch. Just finished a courtyard with outside furniture on the south side as well.
We live in the apartment upstairs, so we will be close by, if you should need anything. Thank you, Virginia
PLEASE, NO SMOKING inside the apartment. Some people are allergic to the smoke smell that lingers after. As there is absolutely NO SMOKING allowed only inside the house, please be aware of the dry climate in Santa Fe should you choose to smoke outside.
When you arrive you may read the simple information sheet on location and sign a one page agreement.
Thank you, Virginia
Virginia was so welcoming! She met us when we arrived and took the time to show us around the space, which was great. She also left us some chocolates & a bottle of wine, which was an extra special touch! The apartment was spacious and clean and had everything we needed for our family of 4 (with two toddlers).
The neighbourhood was very nice, and a pretty easy stroll to the plaza which was important to us. We would definitely stay at Virginia's place again, it was wonderful!
We couldn't have asked for a better stay in Santa Fe. Virginia and Ed went out of their way to make our trip effortless and enjoyable!
The house is on a safe, quiet street and just a short walk away from the best of Santa Fe. Virginia arranged the sleeping situation so that all four friends could have our own place to sleep. And we really appreciated sitting on the back patio, enjoying the weather and some wine.
Bottom line: I'd definitely recommend it to anyone and will be staying there myself next time I visit Santa Fe!
Hello Carson, wanted to let you know that I had fun hosting you and your friends. We're happy that you could enjoy home-cooked meals and fires in the patio chiminea. It was amazing that I could give all four of you massages in one afternoon and then go back to the October Fest/Fiesta. Thanks for considering my home, the location and massages great. Until next time, Virginia
The listing is accurate and reception was most warm. The hosts went beyond the call of duty to make sure everything was perfect. The premises were spacious and well appointed; the ambiance of Santa Fe was well felt. The location is magnificent. We look forward to returning.
We had a wonderful stay in Santa Fe. Virginia was a gracious host and very helpful with local restaurants nearby. Her home is conveniently located to the plaza and within easy walking distance to great restaurants. We never had to use our rental car just walked downtown Santa Fe. Parking is hard to find around the plaza, so it is nice not to worry about it. Would definitely stay again. The home was spacious and had all the comforts of home.
Virginia and I texted throughout the day of our arrival, and met up with us when we arrived. She gave us a full tour of the house, and explained its great history. The location is excellent, a short 5-10 minute walk to everything downtown. We hated to leave, and hope to come back soon!
Virginia was an exceptional host and the place was ideal, exquisite, and convenient. I was in town for a wedding / family reunion and it made the perfect staging area for family members after dinner / before breakfast to get sorted and have chit-chat in a quaint, private abode. Cannot say enough good things about how wonderful both the home and Virginia are.
What a delightful home and a delightful host. The place gave us a very authentic Santa Fe experience. The little courtyard in back was a wonderful place to eat our meals. It was close to the plaza just as advertised. You can't go wrong renting out this little piece of paradise.
Thank you Heather, we're glad the four of you enjoyed your meals in our little courtyard. Since unfortunately our Collie passed away, we can now include his former lounging area in the back porch for our guests, which is especially inviting in the Summer. You are always welcome to come and stay with us again. Gratefully, Virginia
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Born and bred in Santa Fe, my family has been here since 1598. I'm a retired teacher, a licensed massage therapist and esthetician. I'm trilingual, fluent in Spanish and German as well. My husband, Eduard, was an attorney from Munich, Germany. I am very knowledgeable about the local history and can offer guided historical tours of Santa Fe. I also run a mini-spa on the property. I would be very glad to help you make the most of your visit in Santa Fe.