About this listing
On a quiet, safe east-side street only three blocks from the Plaza, one from Canyon Rd., around the corner from the Santa Fe River & La Posada is a romantic, comfortable cottage with parking & all the amenities of home within a private compound.
This comfortable, stand alone cottage is equipped with everything you need to make your Santa Fe vacation fabulous! The property is conveniently located within a private compound and has parking for one vehicle directly in front of the unit. Once parked, you can walk anywhere within the downtown area without worry of paying for parking or looking for a parking spot. You will find all of Santa Fe's downtown art, culture, museums, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife an easy walk from this great little cottage.
The cottage includes three rooms:
1) A full kitchen, complete with microwave, coffee maker, full sized refrigerator, four burner stove/oven, toaster and other cooking essentials. It has dishes, a dishwasher, and a stacked washer/dryer. ($4.00 per laundry load fee.)
The kitchen is stocked with gourmet coffee, creamers and light breakfast items. A bar with two bar stools is available in the kitchen from which to enjoy meals.
2) The bedroom/living room combo is equipped with a queen size bed made up with high thread count sheets, blankets, comforter and several soft pillows. Next to the bed are two side lamps on small tables. There is a digital clock with an iPod docking station next to the bed. This room also holds an Italian leather swivel club chair, an antique secretary desk with chair and an oversize southwestern chair. You will find fans and a portable air conditioner for the few warmer afternoons. in the summer.
The European style (tiny) bathroom has a shower, sink in cabinet and potty. It is stocked with towels, soap, hair blower, shampoo, cream rinse. The shower provides lots of hot water.
A gas fire place in the bedroom provides a romantic and warm setting for comfortable sleep during the winter. In addition electric baseboard heat is in the kitchen and bath to ensure your comfort.
A four drawer wooden bureau holds the 32 inch flat screen television. We offer our guests FREE high speed internet and Dish TV. Enjoy a full array of FREE movies available on HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Showtime.
In the closet you will find extra towels, sheets, blankets, pillows and a full sized ironing board and iron.
City of Santa Fe Permit # (phone number hidden)
Guest home, Front Porch, Off-Street Parking on the far north side of the drive way at 123 Delgado and access to the front courtyard at 119 Delgado.
Interaction with Guests
Enjoy complete privacy with our easy check in and check out system. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 12:00 noon.
We are highly considerate and responsive hosts that you never have to see unless you want to...we are someone you can call, text or email for any need no matter how large or small but otherwise we leave you to your complete enjoyment and privacy.
The Santa Fe Plaza, several museums, the Cross of the Martyrs, the Oldest House in the USA, Georgia O’Keefe, The Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel, the Renowned St. Francis Cathedral and the world famous Canyon Rd are a short walk away.
If you head north to the end of the street and then turn left you will run into the La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa (just around the corner). There you can book massages and treatments, eat a meal $$-$$$$ or just enjoy the intimate fireplace in the lobby and architecture that highlights the magic of the southwest.
Continue walking further down the street to 106 Faithway and you'll run into Absolute Nirvana--a luxurious spa specializing in exotic Balinese spa and facial treatments.
Just a little further down Palace Ave. you might want to enjoy breakfast at Chez Mamou French Bakery & Cafe $$. The lemon tarts are my favorite!
There are several more great restaurants on E. Palace including La Casa Sena $$-$$$ and The Shed. $$.
As you pass the shops on E. Palace you will certainly want to take a peek in at 109 E. Palace. This was the secret headquarters of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Manhattan Project who recruited scientists to live and work in Los Alamos.
You will be close to the Santa Plaza if you continue on E. Palace. There you will come across Native Americans from the surrounding Pueblos selling their jewelry and wares in front of the Palace of the Governors. These Native Americans have been selling wares for centuries at this very same place!
The Palace of the Governors was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest, This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.
On most days you will find activities abuzz on the Santa Fe Plaza. More great restaurants surround the Plaza. Enjoy a brewery beer and pizza from the balcony of Marble Brewery $-$$ as you "people watch" from above or if you decide on breakfast—try the Blue Corn Pinon Pancakes or the sinful to die for French Toast at the Plaza Restaurant $-$$ right on the square.
Also downtown you will find New Mexico History Museum located at 113 Lincoln Avenue
And just a few blocks away don't miss out on the fabulous Georgia O'Keeffe Museum located at 217 Johnson St. It is dedicated to the life, art and legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe.
Don't forget to stop by the Cathedral or enjoy arts and crafts by local vendors in the Cathedral Park. Across the Street from Cathedral Park is the Native American Museum.
If you head towards San Francisco Street stop into the La Fonda Hotel. The Pueblo-style architecture features thick wood beams, latilla ceilings and carved corbels. Special touches such as hand-crafted chandeliers, tin and copper lighting fixtures, and colorful tiles add character and charm. Beautiful hand-carved and hand-painted furniture and displays by local artists create a rich ambience. La Fonda has always been a local gathering spot and a hub of activity with two restaurants, one indoor bar, two patio bars and several shops. Frequently you will find music and dancing in the evenings.
Two of our favorite restaurants can be found on San Francisco St. The San Francisco Bar and Grill is excellent for lunch or dinner $-$$ and Tia Sophia's is great for breakfast $.
There is a Star Bucks on San Francisco St., and you might want to check out the Lensic Performing Arts Center located at 211 W. San Francisco St.
You can get tickets to concerts and performances at the box office or (email hidden)e historic Lensic Theater is an absolutely beautiful building reminiscent of the grand old theaters. It was one of two movie theaters we went to as children when I was growing up in Santa Fe. It was built in 1931.
Of course on the way back you must not forget to visit the Miraculous Staircase found at the Loretto Chapel which adjacent to the Inn and Spa of Loretto located at 211 Old Santa Fe Trail. The Chapel itself is beautiful but more importantly the staircase known for its unusual helix shaped spiral has baffled scientists and architects for years. IMO it is a "must see". During most days there is an artisan market in the courtyard outside of the Loretto Chapel.
The bar at the Loretto often provides wonderful classical guitar music by the fireplace in the beautiful and comfortable lounge.
Walk south on Delgado and you will run into the famous Canyon Road where you will find dozens upon dozens of Art Galleries. You can spend entire days browsing through the art, sculptures and many artifacts you will find on this road.
Restaurants on Canyon
The Teahouse $-$$ (Open 8-7, all week) on Canyon Rd is another great place for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy your meal or tea on their pebble stone patio in the sunshine. The baked goods are usually very good as are their salads. The coffee drinks are a little better than average. Casual atmosphere, great magazine selection for design and fashion. They have the NY Times.
El Farol on Canyon Rd. $$-$$$ Check out their entertainment line-up, everything from salsa night, to blues bands, to trivia night (Monday). They have a tapas (small Spanish plates) menu, as well as a dinner menu. There’s usually a place to (email hidden) and get to know people, visitors and residents alike
Geronimo's on Canyon $$$$ offers fine dining. But don't be intimidated, go inside and check out the inner bar room. The friendly bartender will make you feel at home. There is a great bar menu. For a more formal evening, the restaurant has excellent service and top-notch food and wine. The building is from the 1700's.
The Compound $$$$ Small portions, expensive—but some people enjoy it.
Cafe Artiste $-$$ Casual breakfast or lunch. It is west on Canyon close to the Paseo de Peralta. Friendly, small, coffee and pastries, crepes.
Downtown Subscription is at the corner of Garcia St and Acequia Madre. Nice coffee shop with loads of magazines to peruse. Patio out back and in the front. The espresso drinks are decent. Lots of local people. The coffee shop is on the corner in a strip with a nice book store, photography gallery (Photo-eye). Pick up the local paper out front.
Kakawa Chocolate House on the Paseo de Peralta is a darling chocolate house offering delicious hand crafted chocolate creations.
Old Santa Fe Trail
At the corner of SF Trail and Alameda is the Bite $-$$ where you can get one of the best burgers in the USA or continue South and you will find the Guadalupe Café for lunch or dinner $$. The food is consistently delicious and is one of my favorites. For a casual lunch or dinner you might want to try a gourmet pizza at the Upper Crust. Two other noteworthy restaurants are the Pink Adobe and the Rio Chama Steak House. At the end of this block you will find yourself at our State’s Capitol fondly referred to as the Round-House.
Most of all the popular attractions in Santa Fe are an easy walk downtown or Canyon Road from this convenient apartment location. Public transportation is available at the corner of Delgado and E. Alameda. (Three houses away from the apartment).
We want you to have a fabulous Santa Fe vacation and ask the following:
1. No smoking is allowed inside the house.
2. Please turn off the coffee maker and other appliances when you leave.
3. "Small pets" ONLY with permission. Pet fee is an extra $25.00 per night.
4. Clothes washing is on the "honor system" at $4.00 per load.
5. A $10.00 movie charge will be assessed if you download any movies. Please pay for downloaded movies before you check out.
6. There is a $15.00 LOST key charge to replace keys and the key chain.
7. Please make sure to take ALL of your belongings with you when you leave. Check under the bed, in the closet, etc. There is a $35.00 shipping charge within the USA and $75 outside of the USA which must be paid before we ship any items. We are not responsible for your left behind items and will donate them to the local homeless shelter if not claimed within 48 hours.
Thank you kindly for your attention to these details. We appreciate you!
Bernadette’s bungalow is absolutely charming. We were just there for a single night (probably less than 12 hours total), but it was the perfect spot: cozy, well laid out, and stocked with breakfast foods and coffee (a must!) Most of all, it was CLEAN. And the location is fantastic, just a few blocks off of Santa Fe’s famous plaza. Great restaurants and activities nearby. Since we were there for such a short time, we didn’t get to interact with Bernadette in person, but she was extremely prompt and professional when we communicated through the website. A+ would stay again. Thanks Bernadette!
This was a nice separate unit, which is as pictured. It's got a full kitchen, washer & dryer, and a small bathroom with a shower. Fixtures aren't new but everything is in good working order. The place is in between Bernadette's home and another she rents out with shared parking and some areas to sit and relax. The yard and grounds are adorned with flowers and plants in a garden-like setting. The street isn't so busy. We felt very comfortable and relaxed there. And, it's only a few minutes walk to the plaza.
We spent 4 great days here as our base for our first visit to Santa Fe. It parallels the city, even. Everything is close by. Compact. Comfortable. Clean. Well equipped (thank you for the items in the refrigerator for us to supplement our breakfasts even). Full of little pleasant surprises - like the drop-down desk with basic office-type needs, varied wall art and more nice touches. Our hostess answered our email questions promptly and equipped the casita well. The rolling air conditioner was just enough for the warmer days, and the screened windows let in the great overnight cool air. A quiet street, comfortable bed and everything we wanted in walking distance. All we could ask for.
We found the key, as expected and the cottage was ready and welcoming. We did not need to ask Bernadette for help--so we did not meet her. The location is excellent!! Kitchen was well equipped but leg room under the bar (the only place for meals, other than your lap) was very tight. The outside patio was nice for evening and morning relaxation. We highly recommend this little cottage largely due to the location and the nice personal decorating touches.
The place was clean and stocked with all we needed to feel at home. Great kitchen to cook in and comfy bed. The host left us to ourselves as I preferred but was available quickly when we needed assistance. Just a quick 5-10 minute walk to the Plaza made it the perfect location for our visit. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Great location, 10 min walk from downtown Santa Fe, 2 min walk to Santa Fe River trail, we didn't have to use our car and just walked to where we wanted. We only stayed for one night, and it contained all the amenities we needed. Light breakfast and coffee was available in the refrigerator, and we partook in some of the recommendations provides by the hostess. The parking was a little tight in the driveway, but we were able to fit our small SUV next to a large truck with no scrapes. There is no central a/c, and it was a little warm at night even with the recommended open windows and fan. A swamp cooler is provided which we used. Overall, would recommend for convenience and amenities.
We only met her briefly, but Bernadette seemed very pleasant. Her listing was very accurate, and her directions and other information was very helpful. The location is fantastic; within easy walking distance to the plaza, to Canyon Road, and even to the Railyard District. The unit was extremely well stocked with toiletries, spices, and simple breakfast food, and had ample supplies of dishes, glassware, and cookware. The bathroom is very tight and the unit is small, but works fine for two people. The bed was very comfortable. Overall, for the price and location, this is an outstanding place.
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About the Host, Bernadette
My husband, Rob and I are fortunate to own a compound in Downtown Santa Fe, NM. We live in one of the homes, next to the home(s) we are renting.
I am a native Santa Fean and tenth generation New Mexican. My grandfather was once the Mayor of Santa Fe in 1942 (before I was born). Rob is from New Jersey, attended Pratt Institute and is a practicing Architect here in Santa Fe. I have been blessed to have a great practice as an International Business Speaker/author who has worked throughout the USA and internationally.
We have two beautiful grown daughters Katie who is away attending the University of NM and Christy my eldest daughter who has a Masters Degree in Sociology. Christy is married to John Brown and they have ONE daughter Summer. Summer is my only grandchild and she is the "apple" of my eye.
Since, I have traveled my entire professional life--I believe I know what is important to the traveler. We are continually working to make the properties as warm, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We VALUE you and we want you to have a FABULOUS time in Santa Fe.