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, 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.
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.
The European style (tiny) bathroom has a shower, sink in cabinet and potty. It is stocked with towels and the shower provides lots of hot water.
A gas fire place in the bedroom provides a romantic and warm setting for comfortable sleep.
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 Courtyards 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!
We had a wonderful stay at Bernadette's casita. Her communication before we arrived gave us everything we needed to know when we got there. Once we arrived, all the information needed about the house was printed out for us. She also left information about area restaurants and attractions. The house itself was very comfortable for the two of us and we appreciated the extras like yogurt and fruit, which gave us breakfast and snacks. We ate out both nights, but the kitchen seemed to be well stocked with necessary cooking items. The bed was very comfortable. The best part was being able to park our car and walk to dinner and attractions. The location is really perfect for visiting Santa Fe. All in all, a lovely stay and we would definitely return. Our only regret was that we were so busy, we didn't get to meet Bernadette personally.
Lots of good information beforehand including great recmendations.
Bernadette's casita was exactly as described. It was cozy and comfortable and was in an ideal location. About a block from the start of the canyon road galleries and just a 15 min walk to downtown we were able to park the car and enjoy our stay in Santa fe on foot. She communicated with us well in advance with details on checking in and directions to the house. She even provided healthy and tasty breakfast snacks and great coffee. She left maps, guide books, and personal recommendations of places to eat and things to do. Even the bed was incredibly comfortable. You cannot find a better stay in Santa fe for the price, believe me, I looked. Perfect Airbnb experience!
My husband and I stayed at Bernadette's spotless apartment for three nights, but wish we could have stayed longer. We found the space larger than expected with a very comfortable bed, enjoyed breakfast and cocktails on the front porch, and found the location prime--in a beautiful neighborhood from which we could walk to the Plaza, Canyon Rd., and elsewhere, just a couple of blocks away. Bernadette was very warm and thorough in communicating our check-in/out of the apartment, and we enjoyed having the convenience of breakfast foods, fruit, and coffee that she made available. When we return to Santa Fe, we will most definitely stay here! We miss it already!
We come to New Mexico (and Santa Fe) every year and know the area quite well. When I first saw the location of this lovely casita -- within walking distance of the plaza -- I could hardly believe how affordable it was. When we got there, it was just as we hoped: comfortable, well-equipped, with thoughtful touches throughout. The instructions were clear and accurate and we felt immediately at home. We met Bernadette on our way back from an outing and she was warm and welcoming. It was a great stay.
This cottage in Santa Fe was absolutely a delight! Given its location, we were able to park the car and enjoy so much of the city on foot. That was a big plus for us. It was quiet, well-decorated, plus close to a great bookstore, local coffee place, and more inspiring art galleries than we could enjoy. Our hostess had the dining bar set up for us, which made us feel quite welcome. Also, the family cat was a great ambassador (but never tried to get in). Communication with Bernadette was clear and prompt, and yes, the cottage was as described. The only small downside is that the bathroom is small with a low doorway, but it was still completely workable and fine.
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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.
Check out the fabulous art and jewelry just down the street from us on the way to Canyon Road in a sweet little cozy house.Delgado Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Try the Agoyo Restaurant right around the corner. Nice atmosphere and good eats after a long trip. $-$$East Alameda Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Fuego Restaurant in the La Posada; high end, good food pricey $$$-$$$$East Palace Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
Around the corner; large variety on menu though primarily New Mexican cuisine. $$-$$$Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe NM 87501
Home made breakfast burritos in a fabulous quintessential old Santa Fe home turned mini-restaurant/gallery. $-$$Canyon Road Santa Fe NM 87501
Truly one of my favorite galleries...magicalCanyon Road Santa Fe NM 87501
Love the breakfasts and my favorite are the Lemon Tarts! $-$$East Palace Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
Lovely Cathedral, reminiscent of the great cathedrals of Europe. Often artists sell their wares in the Cathedral Park right next to it.Cathedral Place Santa Fe NM 87501
Investment dinning, tiny portions, yet delicious! $$$$Canyon Rd Santa Fe NM 87501
Live music on some nights; full bar and restaurant. $$$-$$$$Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe NM 87501
Fabulous for lunch! Authentic New Mexican Cooking. My favorite the blue corn cheese enchiladas with red chili. HOT and yummy! $-$$ for lunch $$-$$$ DinnerEast Palace Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
A MUST see...the miraculous staircase and a beautiful small chapel. The story is compelling and worth the price of the admission for a short peaceful visit and meditation.Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe NM 87501
A MUST see...one of the oldest yet recently remodeled hotel in the country. On the Old Santa Fe Trail. Check out the lobby, shops and many bars.East San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Museum of New Mexicos History. Visit the local Native American Jewelers and Artists who sell their wares in front of the Palace.West Palace Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
On the Plaza. If you like excellent brewery beers. NOTE: limited drink,food, options Pizza and sparkling water and maybe a couple of salads. Fun to people watch from the balcony. $$East San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Live music, good food tapas restaurant. $$-$$$Canyon Road Santa Fe NM 87501
Delicious burgers, great breakfasts, tasty lunches; fun for dinner. One of our favorite dinning spots in Downtown Santa Fe and did I mention great prices; plus full bar. $-$$East San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Blue Corn Pinion Pancakes are good and the FRENCH TOAST is to die for! :) $$Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
Organic local foods cooked with care--always crowded. Be prepared for a wait or share a table with others. $$-$$$Don Gaspar Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
A beautiful old theater and museum; filled with treasures.West Palace Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501
Wonderful authentic New Mexico Breakfasts--Only open for breakfast. $West San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Lots of fabulous performances. Check out whats happening.W San Francisco St Santa Fe New Mexico 87501
Many events are held at the convention centerW Marcy Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
A marvelous tribute to OKeefe with some of her best work hosted here in Santa Fe.Johnson St Santa Fe NM 87501