About this listing
WE ARE SITUATED ABOUT 2 MILES, OR 7 MINUTES FROM THE PLAZA BY CAR, IN A VERY TYPICAL SANTA FE NEIGHBORHOOD, 1/2 BLOCK FROM A FASCINATING RIVER WALK, WHICH TAKES YOU TO THE PLAZA.
THERE IS A SIDE ENTRANCE NEAR YOUR ROOM, AND A COMFORTABLE QUEEN SIZED BED. YOUR BATH IS NEXT DOOR TO YOUR ROOM, AND THERE ARE ROBES FOR YOUR USE. NO CLEANING PRODUCTS WITH HARMFUL CHEMICALS ARE USED IN MY HOUSE.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH LOCAL COFFEE OR TEA AND ORGANIC PASTRIES. I CAN, BY REQUEST, PROVIDE A VEGAN OR ALLERGY FREE BREAKFAST.
USE OF REFRIGERATOR, BUT NO COOKING, PLEASE, UNLESS BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT. PLENTY OF PARKING.
THE BEST LOCAL, ORGANIC GROCERY ON THE PLANET IS NEARBY.
I HAVE GUIDEBOOKS FOR YOU TO SEE, OR I CAN SUGGEST PLACES, RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, HIKES, ETC. EVERYTHING IS NEAR BY.
IF THERE'S ANY WAY IN WHICH I CAN HELP YOU WHILE YOU STAY, I WILL BE VERY GLAD TO DO SO.
NOTE; THE PHOTOS IN MY LISTING ARE OF MY WHOLE HOUSE BECAUSE AT TIMES I RENT MY WHOLE HOUSE. THE GARDEN IS AVAILABLE TO GUESTS SEASONALLY.
MUY BIENVENIDOS A LOS QUE HABLA ESPANOL TAMBIEN!
YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SUN ROOM IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF YOUR ROOM. THERE IS A TV THERE FOR YOUR USE ALSO. JUST REMEMBER THAT I AM SHARING A ROOM IN MY HOUSE WITH YOU IN THE SPIRIT OF HOW AIRBNB STARTED. THEREFORE, YOU WON'T HAVE THE PRIVACY OF A MOTEL OR HOTEL, AS I WILL NEED TO BE WALKING THROUGH THIS AREA.
SEASONALLY, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE GARDEN PATIO, WITH A SWING AND SOFA FOR YOUR RELAXATION, AND WHERE YOU CAN ALSO BREAKFAST.
Interaction with Guests
BESIDES GREETING YOU AND SEEING THAT YOU HAVE WHATEVER YOU NEED, I LIKE TO VISIT WITH MY GUESTS IN THE MORNING AT BREAKFAST IF THERE IS TIME. SINCE IT'S USUALLY JUST ME IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU , YOU WILL HAVE AS MUCH PRIVACY AS YOU WANT.
MY STREET IS IN A TYPICAL FUNKY DIVERSE SANTA FE NEIGHBORHOOD. A PLUS IS ITS ACCESS TO THE RIVER WALK WHERE YOU CAN WALK OR BIKE INTO TOWN, OR JUST TAKE A WALK FOR EXERCISE.
UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO BUS THAT COMES TO MY STREET. YOU WILL NEED A CAR OR BIKE, BUT A LOT OF GUESTS DO WALK TO TOWN. (ABOUT 40 MINUTES) OR BIKE ( 15 MINUTES.)
THERE IS PARKING IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE IN MY DRIVEWAY.
IF COMING BY AIR TO ALBUQUERQUE, THERE IS A SHUTTLE INTO SANTA FE. IF COMING TO THE SANTA FE AIRPORT, THERE IS ALSO A SHUTTLE THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO MY HOUSE.
Other Things to Note
I would appreciate your letting me know ahead of time what you would like to drink for breakfast, and how you like it - with milk, etc. Also, if possible, what time you wish it served.
Your bathroom will be private except in rare cases when I have a personal guest. Then, unless you request a private bath ahead of time, my guest will also use it.
No cooking, please. I don't have a microwave, but you can store some things in the refrigerator. Try one of our great restaurants. You are on vacation!
The TV should be off by 11 PM please.
No pets,no smoking, no cooking, except water for tea.
You will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Quiet, peaceful space with a comfortable bed & gracious host! I would suggest having a car, as it is a bit far to walk. Close to food co-op!
My stay with Joyce was very nice. The room is comfortable and her home is pleasant and quiet. Joyce was friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive -- available when needed, offered good suggestions about the local Santa Fe opportunities, but left me plenty of privacy. I would definitely stay with her again.
Joyce made us feel very comfortable and the house was immaculate. The bed is very comfortable ---we don't have any complaints. It was an enjoyable stay and we appreciated the comfort of her home although we didn't stay around the house much as our time in Santa Fe was short.
Joyce made us feel comfortable and welcome right away by a allowing us to check in early after a long drive. Her home is cozy with an artsy feel. Joyce has a great eye for art and her home exudes a southwest charm. We felt as if we had our privacy but Joyce was available to help with recommendations, directions and provide plenty of SF visitor information. She was so kind to prepare coffee and breakfast each day. My daughter and I both felt an instant connection with Joyce and were happy when she accepted our invention to dinner . We feel we have a new friend in Joyce and look forward to our next trip to SF and to Joyce's charming casita.
House is close to the center of Santa Fe...Around a 5 minute drive. Breakfast was fruit, coffee and sweet bread. Overall, happy with experience.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Joyce and stay in her lovely, comfortable home.. I had the best sleep. The bed is divine and the room and neighborhood quiet. Great location to access anything in any direction I needed to go. I was fascinated by her collection of art, beautiful garden, and books about Santa Fe and the SW. Breakfast in the sunroom was a special treat.
I enjoyed Joyce's company a great deal such that I asked her to join me for dinner one night. She is a delightful and interesting woman whom I hope I meet again.
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We had a lovely stay with Joyce and enjoyed our conversations with her over breakfast. Her house is absolutely beautiful and was nice and cool during our stay even though the temperatures were high outside. The space is immaculate. We walked into downtown one day (about 45 min) and found the river walk charming. We highly recommend this listing and would love to stay here again on a future trip!
About the Host, Joyce
I LEFT THE U.S. WHEN I WAS 21 AND I HAVE BEEN LIVING AND TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE U.S. EVER SINCE. NOW I AM SETTLED IN SANTA FE, THE ONLY PLACE IN THE U.S. I BELIEVE I COULD LIVE, AND I WANT TO SHARE MY SPACE WITH OTHER TRAVELERS.
LET'S SEE, 5 THINGS I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
FRIENDS, BOOKS, PUBLIC TV, MY GARDEN, AND QUIET.
SINCE I AM SPANISH SPEAKING, I LIKE TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO (WHERE MY CHILDREN LIVE) AND MY FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION OF ALL TIME IS EASTERN TURKEY.
MY LIFE MOTTO WOULD HAVE TO BE: "LIVE AND LET LIVE."